Greene Notes

September 8, 2017

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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


September 11-15 Parent Lunch Week - 11:00 am -12:30 pm (more information below)

September 14 - Greene Machine Auditions

September 15 - Progress Reports go home

September 28 - Walkathon

October 2 - Picture Re-Take Day

Parent Lunch Week!

To All E. H. Greene Intermediate School Parents,

Although you are welcome any day to have lunch with your child, during the week of September 11th we will be having a special time for you to join your child for lunch. It is an opportunity for you to spend some time with your child and his or her classmates. Please feel free to bring in your child’s favorite lunch. You may also purchase a school lunch for yourself for $3.50 (regular lunch) or $3.75 (“Super” lunch). The schedule is listed below.


Monday, September 11 - Green (11:24-11:56) & White (11:40-12:12)

Tuesday, September 12 - Red (11:16 -11:48) & Blue (11:48 – 12:20)

Wednesday, September 13 - Orange (11:08 – 11:40) & Purple (11:58 – 12:30)

Thursday, September 14 - Yellow (11:00 – 11:32) & Gray (11:32 – 12:04)

Friday, September 15 If you are unable to attend on your child's assigned day, you may attend on this day during your child's usual lunchtime.

Please enter the building at the cafeteria lobby doors and sign in there. You will be able to meet your child as he or she enters the school cafeteria.

Another activity sponsored by our P.T.O. and the Edwin H. Greene Intermediate School Staff.

CLICK on link to volunteer

Walkathon Information!

Our 11th Annual Walk-A-Thon will take place during the school day on Thursday, September 28th, rain or shine. The Walk-A-Thon is an exciting opportunity for students to raise money to benefit our school, simply by enjoying a walk on the school track with their friends and teachers! Students will collect pledges from family members and friends in the weeks leading up to the Walk-A-Thon, with a promise to walk at least one mile as a thank you for their support. Students will have the chance to earn prizes based on the pledges that they collect, including gift cards, gift baskets, and more!

The Walk-A-Thon is one of our leading fundraisers, and all of the money collected goes directly back to our students and staff at EH Greene. Last year, the Walk-A-Thon raised over $21,000, and we would love to do that again!! Please consider supporting this great cause by sponsoring your child and seeking the support of those around you. If you are interested in volunteering to help with Walkathon, please email Carrie Dippold at, or Diane VanderBrink at Additional information and pledge envelopes will be coming home with students in the Green Envelopes next week on September 14th.

Also we will be giving back to our local community by collecting GENTLY used adult and kid shoes(*no cleats or dance shoes*) to Cincinnati's Freestore FoodBank 'Back on Track' program. A shoe collection bin will be in entrance starting next week.


Haven’t joined the PTO yet? Becoming a member of the PTO is a simple way to show your support for the many important programs organized and funded by the PTO at Greene. There is no obligation to volunteer or attend meetings, although we will always welcome your input and support! Your PTO membership will also give you access to the online student directory through DirectorySpot.

NEWS FLASH: You can now join the PTO and make your payment online HERE!

Backpack Drive

Last week we collected 56 backpacks! If you have any new and gently used backpacks please help us support students from Milstead Middle School in Pasadena ,TX. Your student can drop them off in the blue barrels in the main lobby.

Greene Machine Auditions

Greene Machine auditions are coming soon! Greene Machine is an audition only show choir for both 5th and 6th graders. All interested students should pick up an audition packet from Miss Parks or from the activities bin at the front office. There will be an audition clinic on Wednesday, September 13 after school until 4:15. Students will learn the music and choreography required for their audition, so the clinic is mandatory. Auditions will be held the following day, September 14, and students will sign up for a 10 minute audition time between 3:10 and 5:00 pm. They will audition in groups of up to 10 other students.

Picture Re-Takes

Any student who did not get their photo taken on "Get Connected Day" , any student who is new, and anyone who needs a re-take, should plan on having their photo taken on October 2nd. Photos will be taken between 8 am and 12 pm.
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August PTO Minutes

Did you miss the first PTO meeting held on August 23? Please click here to see what was discussed. If you have any questions, please contact Lori Drasnin at


Please begin clipping and mark your calendars for our fall Box Tops collection, October 2- 9. The wing in each grade that collects the most box tops will receive an extra recess! Students should please turn Box Tops in to their homeroom teacher. For more information including a list of participating products, visit

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

PBIS for Parents - Hallway Expectations

This week’s spotlight video demonstrates hallway behavior. You’ll notice we expect students to quietly walk on the right side of the hall, keeping their hands to themselves. Locker time is also featured in the video. This can be a challenge at Greene with lots of kids in a small space. Talking with your child about how to handle this challenging time is a great help to our teachers! This is a time when being safe, responsible and respectful is an absolute must! Good problem solving skills help too! Enjoy the video and talk with your child about these challenging times of the day.


NEW THIS YEAR! We are excited to work with the District in collecting your contact information for our Directory. You should have received an email from Sycamore Community Schools in the last two weeks asking you to "OPT IN" to provide your information to the PTO. Please take a minute to respond to this email (even if you filled out the PTO Directory form) to streamline our process of collecting data. Questions? Contact Wendy Andersen at
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Student T-Shirts

Order forms for student T-Shirts were sent home in the Green Folder the past two weeks. If your student would like one please click on the appropriate link to submit your order. You will need to send $8.00 cash or check (payable to E.H. Greene School) to your child's homeroom teacher in order to receive your shirt.

5th Grade Order Form

6th Grade Order Form

Blue Ash Elementary PTO’s Haunted Festival

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 opprutunity for grandparents, aunts, uncles, and high school students. 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

Sign up here!

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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!!