Greene Notes

October 12, 2018

Our Flight Pattern

Welcome to the E.H. Greene Intermediate School Newsletter! We will share important information and highlight the great things our students and teachers are doing at our school. You can expect this in your inbox each week on Friday afternoon.

Attendance Line: (513) 686-1756


Friday, October 12 - End of 1st Quarter

Monday, October 15 - No School for students - Teacher Records Day

Monday, October 15 - Author Sean Barron - "Living with Autism" - 6:30 -8:00 pm - Cafeteria

Friday, October 19 - Report Cards Distributed

Thursday, October 25 - Parent Teacher Conferences - 3:30 - 7:30 pm

Friday, October 26 - No School for students

Friday, October 26 - Parent Teacher Conferences - 7:30 - 3:00 pm

Thursday, November 1 - Parent Teacher Conferences - 3:30 - 7:30 pm

Saturday, November 3 - Miami University/Greene Math & Science Conference - 8:45-11:45 am

at Greene School (see registration form below)

Enjoying an outing in the neighborhood!

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If your child is NOT currently in Accelerated Math and/or Advanced Language Arts, but he/she has scored in the 95th percentile or above on the MAP Test in reading or math within the last year, you can register your child for the upcoming CogAT Test for possible gifted placement in 6th grade.

If your child IS currently in Accelerated Math and has scored in the 98th percentile or above on the MAP Test in math, you can register your child for the upcoming CogAT Test for possible placement into Double Accelerated Math in 6th grade.

The CogAT Test will be administered to all 6th graders and REGISTERED 5th graders on Wednesday, November 7. You must register your child by October 12. Use this link to register for 5th grade CogAT.

Greene gifted requirements can be found here.

National School Lunch Week, October 15-19

Next week is National School Lunch Week and Sycamore Child Nutrition is celebrating by supporting local farmers:

October 16 - Local apples - Great Lakes Apple Crunch!

October 17 - Local Green Peppers (K-12) & Kale on Salad Bar (7-12)

October 18 - Local Butternut Squash

October 19 - Basil Seed Packets at Elementary Schools; also Greek Salad w/ Kale on Salad Bar

PTO Directory

Last week this school year’s PTO Directory was updated on Directory Spot, our online directory app. All families should have received notification about how to access. This year the data came from Final Forms, specifically the new Student School Directory (Opt-In) form. All families have access to Directory Spot and the EH Greene School Directory through October 1, and it is recommended that you log on to review the directory information for your student and make any updates. After October 1, the directory will only be open to those families who have joined the PTO. If you have not yet joined the PTO you can find information on how to on this webpage - Please direct any questions about the Directory to Thank you for supporting the PTO.

E.H.Greene PTO Fall 2018 Gifting Requests

Our PTO is now accepting Requests for Funding (Projects) for the Fall and staff and Greene School families are invited to submit a request form. Please submit your form by Monday, October 29, 2018. The Project Committee will respond to your request by Monday, November 12, 2018.

Here is the link to access the PTO Fall 2018 Gifting Request Form:

PTO Staff Appreciation - Conference Meals Sign-Up

Did you know our Staff Appreciation Program organizes dinners for our hardworking teachers during conference nights? Please consider contributing so our teachers can grab a quick dinner the night of conferences.

Click on the links below to see how you can help:

Link for the October 25th-Mexican Night:

Link for the November 1st-Chili and Potato Bar:

Joseph-Beth Book Fair is Coming Soon


in the Greene School Media Center

We’re super-excited about our upcoming Book Fair. There will be hundreds of books available for the students to purchase. Prices will range from $1.99 to about $25.00, with the average price of a book being $6.00 or $7.00.

There will be something for all ages, so perhaps plan to get a head start on your holiday shopping. Teachers will also have Wish Lists if you’d like to buy a gift for your child’s classroom.

The first day of the Fair is Thursday, October 25 beginning at 3:00 and the final day is Friday November 2 ending at 12:00. It will be open each weekday from 7:45am -3 PM, and will also be open during ALL conferences times.

Your child will visit the Book Fair during their regularly scheduled Multimedia Exploration class. Those not in that class are encouraged to visit the book fair independently any time during the week by getting a pass from their teacher.

Conference time is an excellent time to come with your child to shop at our Book Fair. We will be open during the evening conferences on Thursday October 25 and Thursday November 1 until 8 PM. We will also be open on Conference Day, Friday October 26. So . . . be sure to stop by the Media Center. We’ll be looking for you!

Additionally, we will be collecting loose change (or dollar bills) to help buy new books for the Operation Give Back library in Blue Ash. You can go to to learn more about that organization. There will be a jar at the Fair in which to donate your loose change (or dollar bills). Our goal is to donate $100 worth of new books to OGB.



PBIS for Parents - PBIS at home - Be Respectful

Ideally, the Aviator Expectations are used in every setting at school, on the bus, in the community and even at home. How can I use this at home? Simply take our “Four Be’s” of Be Respectful, Be Responsible, Be Safe and Be a Problem Solver and talk about what that looks like at home! What can kids do to “Be Respectful” at home? Behaviors such as not interrupting, listening when others are talking, talking about disagreements in a calm manner, getting along with siblings, and doing chores without arguing are some examples of things kids can do at home. Pick three or four behaviors that you might want to target at your house, and have a family discussion about it. Don’t forget to acknowledge those respectful behaviors when you see them! You may even pick a reward to work toward! Have fun with it! Check back next week when we talk about how to “Be Responsible” at home!

Stay Connected with the Greene School PTO!

In an effort to become more eco-friendly and streamline our communications with families, we will be increasing our use of social media to help everyone stay connected. We’ll be posting to the PTO Facebook page and private Facebook group to share news about upcoming events and activities. Log in to your Facebook account and follow "Edwin H. Greene PTO” ( and ask to join the private "Greene School PTO” Group ( You’ll receive PTO updates in your regular Facebook newsfeed…making it so much easier to Stay Connected!

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Junior High Aviator Flight Fest



Join us for a wonderful community event ! Starting with a Race promoting health & wellness and a Festival immediately afterwards. An entertaining social event for Sycamore students and families to enjoy with food, games, prizes, a raffle, and a Silent Auction! Meet and mingle with current Sycamore Junior High students, their families, and teachers. Visit the the Junior High, whether it is a first time or your first time back since you graduated.


It's Not Too Late To:

Race registrations will be taken at Flight Fest right up until the Start of the Race!

SILENT AUCTION (formerly Bid-n-Buy)

Auction Is Live, Bid Now!

Go to to see and bid on Flight Fest Silent Auction items. Auction Items will be displayed at Flight Fest. Bidding closes 1:30pm 10/20/18.

Follow us on twitter @avesflightfest to get race updates and information on new items added to Silent Auction.

Pick Up Your Registration Packet At:

Fleet Feet on Thursday, Oct 18 from 4-8pm

The Crossings Of Blue Ash, 9525 Kenwood Rd., Cincinnati, Oh 45242

Please contact Michelle Ciotola at with any questions regarding Aviator Flight Fest.


Blue Ash Elementary Haunted Festival

It is time for the Blue Ash Elementary Haunted Festival! This is a fun volunteer opportunity. The Haunted Festival 2018 is Friday, November 2nd, 5:00-9:00 pm. There are 3 shifts: 1st Shift 4:50-6:30 pm, 2nd Shift 6:20-8:00 pm, and 3rd Shift/Clean Up 7:50-9:30 pm. Volunteers may choose the shift and assignment and may choose to work with a friend. We can provide a certificate for all hours worked. For additional information and to sign up
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2018-19 Activities Brochure

Is your child looking to get involved in after school activities? Check out our Activities Brochure. We will announce to students before clubs start and how to sign up. This post will stay at the bottom of our newsletters if you are looking for it later.

Activities Brochure 2018-19