Greene Notes

April 27, 2018

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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


May 3 - Spring Choral Concert

May 8 - Spring Band and Orchestra Concert

May 12 - STEAM District wide Showcase at the Greene School - 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

May 15 - 4th Grade Parent Orientation at Greene - 6:00-8:00 pm

May 16 - Meet the Teacher Day (Move Up Day)

May 17 - 6th Grade Picnics at Swaim Park - Blue Team 10:00-12:00 and Purple Team 12:00-2:00

May 18 - 6th Grade Picnics at Swaim Park - White Team 10:00-12:00 and Gray Team 12:00-2:00

May 23 - 6th Grade Celebrations: 8:30 am - Gray and White Teams

May 23 - 6th Grade Celebrations: 10:30 am - Purple and Blue Teams

May 24 - Field Day and Last Day of School

Trial Dismissal and Bus changes starting April 30, 2018

Parents, we will be trying a new dismissal procedure beginning the week of April 30th. The time your child is picked up in the morning and the time they are dropped off in the evening will not change. Students will still be picked up and dropped off at home on the same bus. We will pilot a single bell dismissal, which means there may be a change in the dismissal bus for some students. Letters were sent home today with those students who will have a change in bus number. Please be sure to go over the change with your child. The reason for the change is to reduce the time students are on the lot at the Junior High, which will increase the time we have with them here at Greene.

If you received a letter indicating your child will be riding a different bus, the homeroom teacher will give him/her a yellow bus tag with the new bus # and the transfer bus # (your child will transfer back to his/her usual bus# at the Junior High). The homeroom teacher will also review where the bus will be parked on the Greene School to insure your child gets on the correct bus.


Our district spends a considerable amount of time working on transition. We will reserve this section of the newsletter for information to help you and your children with this process. For the purpose of clarification, we will use the following terms for each grade level: Rising 7th Graders (current 6th graders, class of 2024), Rising 6th Graders (current 5th graders, class of 2025), and Rising 5th Graders (current 4th graders, class of 2026).

Rising 5th Graders

Here are important dates to keep in mind for transition.

Elementary students visit the Greene School

This week we welcomed 4th grade students and their teachers from Blue Ash, Symmes and Montgomery Elementary Schools. They attended a specials presentation, toured the building and enjoyed lunch in our cafeteria. On Monday, April 30, students from MapleDale will visit the Greene School between 10:00 and 1:00 pm.

This year we will have you select your child's specials classes through an electronic form. We will share that on May 11. It will be in this newsletter and sent through a Black Board Connect Message.

Rising 6th Graders

Here are important dates to keep in mind for transition.

This year we will have you select your child's specials classes through an electronic form. We will share that on May 11. It will be in this newsletter and sent through a Black Board Connect Message.

Rising 7th Graders

We are excited to announce that “JH Launch” is now open for registration. JH Launch is a 2 day adventure designed to support your child’s successful transition to the Junior High School experience. Our enthusiastic staff has planned activities to engage your child in understanding their schedule, the facilities, extra-curricular offerings, how to navigating the building, teambuilding, and important people to meet and know. Registration is currently open via parent portal. For any student that is anticipating playing football in the fall and would also like to attend launch, our coaches have requested that they attend launch on the seventh and eighth of August.

Dates for JH Launch are as follows:

Session A: August 7,8

Session B: August 9,10

Launch will run from 8am-12pm each day. Your child only needs to attend one session to be ready to Launch! If you have questions please email Chris Gutermuth, summer school administrator, at

Thank you to all who have sent in proof of your child’s

Tdap and MCV immunizations!

  • If you are going to the doctor over the summer, please email me with your plans.

  • If your child already has had them please send a copy via email, fax or with your child.

  • If you have any difficulty getting these immunizations please call me and I will do my best to help you.

Laurie Dobrowolski BSN, RN

513-686-1753 clinic

513-792-6172 fax

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Lunch Accounts

Elementary School parents

Attention parents! The end of the year is quickly approaching, and the Sycamore Child Nutrition Department is working hard to collect the debt on student's accounts before we are out for the summer. This year we are being generous and allowing students to charge at the k-6 buildings through the end of the year, but with that being said we need your help paying off overdue account balances. Please be diligent about checking to see if your child owes money. He/she can check at lunch, or you can get on your parent portal account and find the account balance there. You can also call the Child Nutrition office, and we can help you with any questions you might have. Any debt accrued during the 2017/18 school year WILL roll over to the 2018/19 year.

STEAM Showcase

You are invited to Sycamore Community Schools first-ever K-12 STEAM Showcase on Saturday, May 12 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at E.H. Greene Intermediate.

The purpose of the event is to spotlight district-wide STEAM learning and local businesses and organizations that utilize STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, math) in their work. The showcase will consist of live demonstrations, presentations, competitions, giveaways, and hands-on activities for all ages.

Some of the local organizations who will be participating include UC Blue Ash, Kroger Technology, Apple, Gorilla Maker, and the city of Blue Ash and Montgomery.

We are also excited to show off some of the work that is happening in our classrooms, including live demos of the AVES electric car, Blue Ash GeoCity, Montgomery PBL Carnival, and FIRST LEGO League. There will be opportunities for families to work with robotics, Makedo, and virtual reality. Come make a Mother’s Day present on our 3D printers!

Local food trucks will be serving food and refreshments from 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

We anticipate a large turnout for this indoor/outdoor event. A free shuttle service from Maple Dale Elementary to E.H. Greene will run between 11:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

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6th Grade Picnics

6th Grade Picnic - Request for Food Donations and Volunteers

The 6th grade picnic will be held at Swaim Park on May 17 for the Blue and Purple wings and May 18 for the Gray and White wings. Food donations and volunteers are needed each day. Click on the link below to view details and sign-up opportunities. Thanks in advance for your help!

Greene School Rocks Earth Day!

Greene students had up-close-and-personal encounters with four rescued raptors last Tuesday, as rain made it necessary to hold Earth Day inside. Raptor Inc. brought a peregrine falcon, a great horned owl, an eastern screech owl, as well as Storm, a beautiful barn owl, who the students chose as Greene’s sponsored bird for 2018.

Students also made birdfeeder necklaces and received tree seedlings. Student Council promoted, bagged, and distributed the trees, which were enthusiastically received by both staff and students.

Text selfies planting trees or hanging feeders to Sarah Newman (348-3070)—we’ll post them online!

If you would like to plant a tree but don’t have space (or would just like to plant more trees), the City of Blue Ash invited Greene families to plant seedlings in the Nature Park on Saturday, May 5th. Meet us in the parking lot at 10:00 a.m.

Apply Now for Sycamore FIRST Robotics Teams for the 2018-19 School Year

Online applications are now available for the following FIRST Robotics programs at the Sycamore Community School District.

  • FIRST LEGO League Jr. (for rising 3rd graders)
  • FIRST LEGO League (for rising 4th through 8th graders)
  • FIRST Tech Challenge (for rising 7th through 9th graders)

Visit the Sycamore Robotics website at to get started.

The applications include parent and student portions as well as instructions to submit a participation fee.

Apply by May 19 for on-time submission.

Note that junior high students will have the ability to choose between FIRST LEGO League and FIRST Tech Challenge. Be sure to select the program you desire. Note also that applicants who are rising high schoolers will receive additional details following the application submission deadline for joining the high school team.

For information about all of these programs, visit

Want to see more Sycamore Robotics teams in action? Visit our booth at the district-wide STEAM Showcase on Sat., May 12 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at E.H. Greene Intermediate.

Questions? Contact the Sycamore Robotics Boosters Board at

Moving before next school year?

If you are moving out of the District and will not have a student attending schools in Sycamore next year, please see the link below for a form that you will need to complete and return to the school by April 24, 2018. Thank you!

Moving Letter EOY

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Final Community Engagement Session

You are invited to attend our final Master Facility Planning Community Engagement Session on May 1 from 6:30-8:00 p.m. Learn more about the state of our facilities and provide input on what our schools should look like in the future! We will also live stream this session at
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Summer School

Sycamore "Summer Learning and Enrichment" is now accepting registrations on Parent Portal. Summer Learning begins June 11th. For additional information, please see the "Summer Learning Course and Information Catalog".

Summer Tennis Camps

Hello Aviator Parents!

Are you interested in having your son or daughter participate in a summer tennis camp?

Sycamore Coach Mike Teets and some of his players will conduct four evening sessions during the summer at the high school tennis courts.

For more info or to register, contact Coach Teets at


Aviation Station in your neighborhood!

The Aviation Station rolls 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

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