Greene Notes

May 17, 2019

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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 afternoon.

Attendance Line: (513) 686-1756


May 22 - 6th Grade Celebration - 8:30 am - Gray and White Teams

May 22 - 6th Grade Celebration - 10:30 am - Blue and Purple Teams

May 23 - Field Day/Last Day of Classes


August 5 - Get Connected Day at Greene - 8:00 am - 4:00 pm - Cafeteria

6th Grade Celebrations - May 22, 2019

Here is the schedule for the 6th Grade Celebration on Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019 – B Day

The 6th Grade Celebration assembly will take place in the Cafeteria with a reception immediately following each awards ceremony in the cafeteria lobby.

8:30 – 9:30 am - Classrooms of: Mrs. Ahr, Mr. Staggs, Mrs. Dorko, Mr. McGranahan, Mrs. Allred, Mr. Kelly, Mrs. Pihl, and Mr. McCalla

10:30 – 11:30 am - Classrooms of: Mr. Rains, Mrs. Marks, Miss Davis, Mrs. Harris, Mrs. Walter, Mrs. Mulvaney, Mrs. Fox, and Mr. Bogdan

Lunch Procedures for May 22

With the 6th Grade Celebrations taking place in the Cafeteria, students will be purchasing and eating lunch in the Old Gym. For lunch on this day, students will be asked to bring a beach towel and sunscreen and have the option of eating in the Old Gym or outside in a designated area since the cafeteria will be in use. School lunch that day will be a sack lunch (with milk). Cost of school lunch will remain the same. Lunches will be picked up in the Old Gym. Students may bring a packed lunch from home if they wish. There will also be a limited choice of snack items along with water and milk available. Recess will be held in the field behind the yellow wing. Homeroom teachers will need to pick students up there at the end of recess.

Special Lunch Note: The automated computerized pay system for the pre-paid student lunch accounts will be available on this day. It will be set up in the old gym. Free and reduced lunch students will be accommodated as usual.

Field Day - Thursday, May 23rd!

EH Greene Field Day is Thursday, May 23rd!

Please us the link below to volunteer for a slot to help make our students' LAST DAY OF SCHOOL fun & memorable!!!

In order to reduce waste, please send your student to school with a refillable water bottle on Field Day!!

Summer School Registration now open

Summer School Registration opened on April 1st. Registration for all courses is done online via the links below.

Here is the link to the "5/6 Summer School" Catalog.

*Here is the link to the "Greene 101" brochure (the 4th transitioning to 5th camp). * . Greene 101 registration opens on May 17th.

* Parents of Rising 5th graders, please note that your student will find out on May 15 which team he or she will be on so that you can register them for Greene 101.

Here is the link to "JH Launch" brochure. (the 6th transitioning to 7th camp).

Attention: Parents of Rising 6th Graders

Your child’s SPECIALS classes for 6th Grade will remain exactly the same as his/her current 5th Grade SPECIALS classes UNLESS you email Mrs. Gould requesting a change for next year by May 17, 2019.

Email any requested changes to our school secretary, Mrs. Gould. (

The email should follow this format….

Student name:

The specials class to DROP is……

The specials class to ADD in its place is……

(* the class that the student is dropping and the class that the student is adding must meet the same number of days)


Jack Smith

Drop: Band (2 days)

Add: Choir (2 days)

(*Remainder of the special classes will remain the same)

Specials Classes/Days:

Band (2 days)

Orchestra (2 days)

Choir (2 days)

General Music (2 days)

Computer Science/STEAM (2 days)

P.E. (2 days)

Art (1 day)

Multimedia Explorations (1 day)

*Advanced Art is a try-out class. If a student is accepted into Advanced Art, it will automatically replace Multimedia Explorations.

**If your child is in reading or math intervention, ESL, or on an IEP, you have already received information about specials scheduling in the mail.

Transition to the Junior High

We will use this section to keep you up to speed as we transition students to the junior high.

Rising 7th Graders (current 6th graders, class of 2025)

Hello Greene Parents,

If you were unable to attend the rising 7th grade Academic Fair, here is the presentation.


Thank you to all the parents who have already provided proof of your student’s immunizations. Documentation of Tdap (tetanus, diptheria and pertussis booster) and MCV (meningococcal) vaccines are required by the State of Ohio to begin 7th grade. For those of you who have not done so yet, please call you physician and have a copy faxed or emailed to Laurie Dobrowolski the School Nurse at E.H. Greene Intermediate School. Thank you for your attention to this matter.

Fax; (513) 792-6172



Please click on THIS LINK to order your tee shirt for next year. The tee shirt for the Class of 2025 (incoming 7th graders) will be GREEN and the tee shirt for the Class of 2024 (incoming 8th graders) will be GOLD. If you ordered one last year, the Class of 2024 shirt is the same and has not changed.

Orders may be placed up until August 31st, 2019. On August 31st, the window will officially close and the tee shirts will be printed. The students will be able to pick up their tee shirts AT LUNCH in the middle of September once they are printed. Please contact Ms. Farroh if you have any questions.


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Sycamore Junior High Summer Reading

Help prevent summer reading loss by reading a great book! Studies have shown that reading proficiency levels can decrease over the summer. To help lessen the loss of reading skills, students at Sycamore Junior High are encouraged to keep reading all summer. All of the language arts classes at the junior high have summer reading expectations. Assignments and instructions are located in Google Classrooms that students access using their Sycamore student accounts. See below for the Google Classroom codes. All summer reading assignments are due on the first day of school.

Honors Language Arts 7

Students enrolling in Honors Language Arts 7 for the 2019-2020 school year need to use the Google Classroom code q5ayxvm to access the summer reading assignment and instructions. Students must use their Sycamore provided student account to join the Google Classroom.

Honors Language Arts 8

Students enrolling in Honors Language Arts 8 for the 2019-2020 school year need to use the Google Classroom code nb9tv3i to access the summer reading assignment and instructions. Students must use their Sycamore provided student account to join the Google Classroom.

Language Arts 7 and 8

Students enrolling in Language Arts 7/8 for the 2019-2020 school year need to use the Google Classroom code ruvf8v to access the recommended summer reading. Students must use their Sycamore provided student account to join the Google Classroom.

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Medication Pick up

Medication Pick up

If your child has daily medications, emergency medications or as needed medications in the clinic, please plan to pick them up on May 23rd and 24th anytime 7:30 - 4:00. After June 3rd they will be disposed of. Please contact the nurse if you would like to make other arrangements.

Summer MAP

Sycamore Schools is offering an optional summer MAP administration for grades 2-8. Please click on the here for more information and to register your child for this opportunity. If you have any questions, you can email Mindy Zellner, District Gifted Coordinator, at


We hope you’ve enjoyed our “PBIS Corner” this year and found some of our tips and information helpful! As we wind down, we will remind the children that, even though it’s summer, you are still an Aviator everywhere you go! Wherever your travels may take you this summer, near or far, you should always strive to BE RESPECTFUL, BE RESPONSIBLE, BE SAFE and BE A PROBLEM SOLVER! We hope you have a wonderful summer!

Child Nutrition

A friendly reminder to check your student's lunch accounts and pay any debt currently owed. Click here to check via parent portal. This will follow your student from building to building. Contact the Child Nutrition Department with any questions (513) 686-1796.


As you can see, we have many lost and found items just waiting to be claimed! Please have your child check the lost and found on their way to and from lunch for items that may be theirs! Parents are welcome to come in and look also.
There are tables lining the hallway by the office in hopes the kids will see their items folded on the table. It’s overflowing. Anything not claimed will be donated to OGB.

KNOW - Empowering Parents to Raise Their Children to be Substance-Free

In the previous tip, Know! Underage Drinking is a Big Deal, we talked about the widespread prevalence of underage drinking and the destructive consequences it continues to create. We discussed the fact that alcohol is a powerful, mood-altering drug and that alcoholism is a chronic disease. In this tip, we focus on the role parents play when it comes to alcohol and other drugs.

According to Dr. Joseph Lee, addiction specialist and medical director of the Hazelden Center for Youth and Family, parents are the first line of defense in the prevention and intervention of underage drinking and other substance misuse.

Dr. Lee shares the following parental tips to help protect our children from the dangers of alcohol and other drugs:

Set expectations: Make it clear to your child you are against underage drinking and drug use of any kind. Let the consequences be known should the family rules be broken.

Address mental health issues: There is a link between mental health and substance misuse in youth. More than two-thirds of youth who struggle with substance misuse also struggle with mental health issues, including anxiety, depression, ADHD, and eating disorders.

Know that experimenting with substances is dangerous: Far too many parents believe that experimenting with alcohol is a “rite of passage.” While experimentation doesn’t necessarily lead to addiction, it can cause big problems, including car crashes, injuries, sexual assault, and alcohol poisoning.

Set a good example: Research shows that youth are watching and taking cues from their parents. We must model the behavior we want our children to follow. That doesn’t mean we, as adults, have to abstain from drinking alcohol to be good role models, but we must be appropriate and responsible if and when we partake.

Remain open-minded: Being judgmental and close-minded is a surefire way to shut down communication between you and your child. Remain calm when talking through potential issues. You want them to feel comfortable talking to you so that they will continue to come to you for help.

Consider family history: Just like cancer and heart disease, alcohol and drug misuse problems can run in families. If it runs in your family, be sure to talk to your child about it and let them know their risk for addiction is increased. On the other hand, a child can develop substance misuse problems without any prior family history.

Consider other risk factors: Just as obesity is a risk factor for diabetes, substance misuse has its risk factors, including early aggressive or disruptive behaviors, depression, ADHD, and anxiety.

Know that intelligence doesn’t necessarily equal maturity: Just because a child is smart doesn’t mean he or she is mature enough to have good judgment about alcohol and substance use. The teen brain is impulsive and primed to take risks, and it doesn’t fully mature until a person is in their mid-20s.

Lock the liquor and medicine cabinets: Easy access and availability are major risk factors for young people using substances. If you have alcohol and/or medications in your home, keep both locked up and monitor the quantities. For over-the-counter and prescription medications, rid your cabinets of leftovers once they are expired or you no longer have a need for them.

Be aware of changes in your child: Changes in sleep, mood, friends, activity level, academic performance, weight, and personal hygiene can all signal alcohol or other substance misuse problems. Pay attention to your child, ask about their day, and know that times of transition (puberty, new school, relationship breakups, etc.) increase risk.

Seek help when needed: While two million children ages 12–17 experience substance misuse problems, only about 13 percent ever receive the treatment they need. If you think your teen may have a problem, seek help immediately. Reach out to your family physician, pediatrician, a child psychiatrist or other expert.

Dr. Lee also says parents can do all the right things and a child may still end up with an alcohol or drug problem. He says to skip the guilt and blame game, as it can divide a family at a crucial time when the family needs to pull together as a team. Dr. Lee says not to ignore the past, but to keep your eyes on the present; and that if you get your child in therapy, there will be ample time to make things right.

For more information on prevention and early intervention visit Prevention Action Alliance’s website.

Source: Dr. Joseph Lee, CBS News: Teen drug abuse - 14 mistakes parents make.

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Laffalot Summer Camp

DON't FORGET! LAFFALOT SUMMER CAMP at the BLUE ASH REC CENTER the weeks of June 10th, June 17th, July 8th and July 22nd. Openings still available. Sign up today at .

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