Greene Notes

December 20, 2019

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.

Important Dates for your Calendar

Wednesday, January 8 - General PTO Meeting - 10:45 am - 12:45 pm - Media Center

Wednesday, January 8 - Board of Education Meeting - 7:00 - 10:00 pm - Cafeteria

Thursday, January 9 - Yearbook Activity Picture Day

Friday, January 10 - Report Cards distributed.

Friday, January 10 - Elvis impersonator for Author Visit - 10 am - 1:00 pm - Cafeteria

Letter Days this Week:

Monday, January 6 - B Day

Tuesday, January 7 - C Day

Wednesday, January 8 - D Day

Thursday, January 9 - A Day

Friday, January 10 - B Day

Author Visit

In preparation for author Shelley Pearsall's visit in February, the Greene School cafeteria will host a FUN event:

On Friday January 10, Elvis will be IN THE BUILDING. A professional Elvis Presley impersonator (from Pearsall's book All Shook Up) will be performing live on the cafeteria stage during the

students' lunch times. We'd love to have the parents and staff stop by or eat lunch in the cafeteria. We know you will enjoy the show! Maybe even get your picture taken with Elvis!

***Also, there will be prizes awarded for the best costume. Will you be an Elvis look-alike, or will you dress like you live in the 1950's rock-and-roll era? If so, you could win a prize!

There will be gift cards awarded to 3 lucky students who have read the Pearsall book being celebrated.

News from the Junior High

Dear Rising 7th Grade Parents/Guardians:

The Junior High has begun the process of transitioning your son/daughter as a seventh grader! We are confident that the outstanding academic foundation Greene has established will carry on here at the Junior High. In addition, the Junior High has a dynamic after school life with many athletic opportunities and clubs. We look forward to your family joining our Junior High community. While the transition process is in the early planning stages, we are very excited to think about your son/daughter joining us in August! Please put the following dates on your calendar:

  • Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020 at 10:45am: The Junior High administrative and counseling team will attend the Greene PTO meeting to discuss the transition process.

  • Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020 at 7:00pm: Rising 7th grader orientation and academic fair at the Junior High.

  • Thursday, March 5 2020: Rising 7th grade student tours at the Junior High.

There are many more details that I will communicate to parents and students over the next few months. Please watch our spot on the S'more for the most up-to-date information regarding the sixth to seventh grade transition.


Andy King

7th Grade Assistant Principal

Music Changes for Second Semester

If your child would like to change his/her music class for second semester, please send an email to your child’s counselor requesting the music class to drop and the music class to add in its place.

Last names A-K; Mrs. Asher;

Last names L-Z; Mrs. Bachmann

Music classes include: Choir, General Music, Band (instrument class) and Orchestra (instrument class). While instrument classes may be dropped, they cannot be added at the semester.

Requests must be made by Wednesday, January 8th. After that date, students must remain in their chosen music class until the end of the school year.

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Carnival Basket Raffle Donations - Shop on Amazon!

The Greene Carnival Team has started collecting items for our famous Basket Raffle. The kids LOVE using their carnival tickets for a chance to win a basket. Each year, we ask parents to donate items so that our baskets will be!

This year, our #1 techie parent volunteer Leigh Grause has made it even easier for you to donate items through Amazon. Click on the link below for your child’s team and purchase items from the list. There will be a shipping option to have the item sent directly to our Carnival Team. There's no need for you to make extra trips to the store or to school in order to purchase and drop off your donations! AND, if you would prefer to let us do your shopping, we also have a link to place an online donation (

It couldn’t be any easier than that!

We are so appreciative of the generosity of our Greene School families! Stay tuned for more info related to Greene Fest 2020 coming soon!

Questions about the Basket Raffle - contact Alison Moss ( or Kristen Poast (

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Crisis Response Information for Families - Holidays 2019

The holiday season is often viewed as a time of togetherness and happiness. But for some, it can be a very difficult time of year. Should you or a loved one need support over this break from school, community support is available.

Sycamore Community Schools is providing local and national resources to support those experiencing crisis:

PIRC (Psychiatric Intake Response Center) Cincinnati Children’s Hospital

(513) 636-4124

Hamilton County Mobile Crisis

(513) 584-5098

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 24 hour crisis text line

Text 4HOPE to 741741

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

800-273- 8255

Talbert House Crisis Hotline

Text 4Hope to 839863

Talbert House Crisis Hotline

(513) 281-CARE (2273)

Lighthouse Youth Crisis Center

(513) 961-4080

As we have shared through our #SpeakUpAVES campaign throughout this year, it is ok to not feel ok. Some people may find themselves feeling especially off amid the holiday season.

While not every difficult situation may rise to the level of a crisis, we all need support at times.

Cincinnati Warmline is a safe, judgment-free way to talk to someone. The crisis prevention measure recently featured on WCPO provides someone on the other end of the line who can provide emotional support. They can also connect you to a peer coach or support group, a mental health agency or general resources that can help with everyday life.

Cincinnati Warmline (24 hours)

(513) 931-WARM (9276)

We wish you a safe and healthy new year!

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2020 Wingman Water Polo Camp

Here is your chance to become a part of the Water Polo Squadron. Dive on into our Winter Water Polo Camps. You will get a chance to learn the game of water polo with members of the high school Varsity and Junior Varsity program.

This year we have put all 3 groupings on the same day to help those involved in winter and spring sports to get a chance to play.

2020 Wingman Water Polo Camp

3-4th, 5-6th & 7-8th Grade Levels

Introduction to Water Polo Camps

Sunday Afternoon Sessions

Jan 12,19,26 & Feb 9, 16

Team T-Shirt Included

At Sycamore High School Pool

Water Polo Camp Options

Option A :Grade 3-4: from 3:15-4:15 pm

Option B: Grade 5-6 from 4:15-5:15 pm

Option C: Grade 7-8 from 5:15-6:15 pm

Costs $50 for a 5 Practice Sessions

Register on parent portal.

Registration is open NOW!

Please select “online fees” then “Click here to pay fees”. Once there select “sports camp registration” and find the correct session of the water polo camp you wish to register for.

Why Water Polo?

Promotes high level of physical conditioning.

Builds hand eye coordination & swimming skills

Encourages leadership and communication skills

Fosters self esteem.

We hope to see you in the pool.

Activity 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.

Greene School Activity Brochure 2019-20