Greene Notes

October 13, 2017

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 afternoons.

Attendance Line: (513) 686-1756


October 16 - No School for Students - Teacher Record Keeping Day

October 20 - Report Cards will be Distributed

October 26 - Book Fair Begins

October 26 - Parent Teacher Conferences

October 27 - No School for Students - Parent Teacher Conferences

Sycamore Remembers Late Supervisor of Music

The Sycamore Family suffered a deep loss last weekend. Beloved music teacher and Sycamore Schools Music Supervisor Lonnie Stover passed away after a courageous battle with cancer. He was 50 years old.

Mr. Stover served our students and families for more than 20 years, encouraging and inspiring countless students to pursue and excel at musical opportunities. Mr. Stover joined the Sycamore Community Schools Music Department in 1997. In addition to serving as the district’s Music Supervisor, Mr. Stover taught band grades 5-12, junior high choir, elementary general music, music theory, guitar, study of rock music, percussion ensemble, indoor percussion ensemble, junior high jazz ensemble and marching band.

Mr. Stover once said the best job he ever had was teaching Fifth and Sixth Grade Band at the Greene School. Under his direction, interest in both programs grew rapidly.

Lost and Found

We will have tables set up near the front lobby during Conference Nights with lost and found items. This year we seem to have an increase in items that are lost and never found. After conferences, we will be donating all items that remain to a local charity.

PBIS for Parents - 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!

Haunted Festival 2017 Friday, October 13, 2017 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Do you want free food and game tickets?

For each shift you volunteer the night of haunted festival you will receive 5 tickets good for games, food and drinks!!!

Haunted Festival is the Blue Ash Elementary PTO’s largest annual family fun night. Many volunteers will be needed to set up, run games, activities, and tables during Haunted Fest! We would love your help by working one shift such as running a game or selling food. We need 300 volunteers to make this festival run smoothly! Adults and children in 5th grade or higher are welcome as volunteers. This is a wonderful opportunity for grandparents, aunts, uncles, and students 5th grade and up. Choose the shift and assignment you want and you may select to work with a friend. We can’t wait to see you! If you have questions please contact Debbie Flinchpaugh-Kirby at

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Flight Fest

Please join us for a 5K walk/run, 10K run and festival (a.k.a. carnival) Registration is now open!

New this year – take advantage of the early bird registration perk and receive a custom race bib with your name!

Immediately after the race, come join the festival fun!

There will be inflatables, games, bid-n-by, karaoke, food and more!

Aviator Flight Fest help support over 20 extra-curricular clubs and activities for our 800+ students in grades 7 and 8 at Sycamore Junior High School.

This is the only school fundraiser for the year so we need your support! Interested in volunteering – please email

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National School Bus Safety Week is Oct. 16-20

National School Bus Safety Week serves as a reminder for students, parents, teachers and the community to keep school bus safety in the forefront. This year’s theme is STOP ON RED!

School bus transportation plays a critical role in the education of Ohio's students as the direct link between home and the classroom. It would take 550,000 cars daily to transport the 800,000 students to school who ride Ohio's 14,500 school buses. Ohio ranks 10th in the nation for the number of students riding a bus. Only six states have more buses than Ohio. Buses travel nearly 1 million miles each day, or 20 times around the nation’s interstate highway system.

The Ohio Department of Public Safety produces an annual report on traffic crashes. In the 2015-16 school year, of the nearly 400,000 traffic crashes, 1,205 involved school buses. The school bus crash rate is 0.31% — 3 in 1,000 crashes — the lowest for all vehicles.

The biggest risk facing Ohio's buses is a distracted driver. As the bus travels its route, it is a moving intersection. Each time the bus stops to load or unload students, traffic must stop. Bus drivers perform many traffic checks before stopping and when students enter and exit the bus. Drivers also check nine different mirrors before resuming their route.

Who can help?

Parents — Help your children put everything in a backpack or school bag so they won’t drop things along the way. Also, help your children leave home on time. Running after the bus is very dangerous.

Students — Wear light-colored clothing walking to the bus stop so you can easily be seen by drivers. Stand in your place of safety away from traffic.

Teachers — Remind students of bus-riding safety rules. Make sure securely store items in their bags or backpacks.

Bus drivers — Remind students of the safety rules and correct student misconduct that is distracting or dangerous at the bus stop.

School administration — Use school bus safety week to show bus driver appreciation, offer media ride-alongs, promote your school bus safety record and complete your students’ safety training.

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Aviation Station is coming to your neighborhood!

The Aviation Station will be rolling into your neighborhood to provide Homework Assistance, STEAM activities, and free wifi on the following days each week of the school year:

Mondays 4:00-6:00 p.m.: Fields Ertel Townhomes

Tuesdays 4:00-6:00 p.m.: Hazelwood Community Center

Wednesdays 4:00-6:00 p.m.: Sycamore Terrace

Thursdays 4:00-6:00 p.m.: Blue Ash Kohl’s parking lot (Plainfield & Hunt Roads)

If you would like your child to participate in this free service, please fill out the permission form and return it to your child’s school prior to the day of the Aviation Station visit in your community. For more information regarding the Aviation Station, please visit our website at

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PTO Membership and Directory

The Greene School Directory App will soon be ready. Specific instructions on how to access will be e-mailed to those families who have joined the PTO. If you have not yet done so, there is still time to join and receive the app. Click here to be directed to the PTO Membership webpage which gives instructions on how to join either electronically or with a paper form. Any questions about Membership or Directory, please contact Betsy Rinehart at or Wendy Andersen at

Greene School Activity Brochure

Is your child looking to get involved at the Greene School? Below is a link to our 2017-2018 Activity Brochure. You will find information on all of our clubs, including the dates they meet. Please tell your children to watch our video announcements for information on how and when to sign up.

2017-2018 Activity Brochure

Pictures for the Yearbook

Calling all parents! Those cell phones take great pictures! When you capture a moment at the Greene School that you are proud of, PLEASE email the picture in its ORIGINAL SIZE to

At the music program, kids having fund together, walk a thon, carnival…as long as it is Greene students, pass it on so we can fill our yearbook with some great photos! Don’t wait til the end of the year! Email your photos right away! THANK YOU!!