Greene Notes

March 8, 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.

Attendance Line: (513) 686-1756


ARTS ALIVE WEEK - March 11 - 15 - presentations during lunch - Cafeteria/Lobby

Spring MAP Testing:

  • Wednesday, March 13- Reading Test (approximately from 8:30-10:30 am)
  • Thursday, March 14- Math Test (approximately from 8:30-10:30 am)

End of 3rd Quarter - March 15

Spring Break: No School March 18 - 22

Report Cards distributed - March 29

Spring AIR testing - April 2,3,11,12,16,17

Please note the correct dates for our 6th Grade Celebrations and Field Day. (They are incorrect on the printed District Calendar; they are correct on the district website calendar.)

Wednesday, May 22- 6th Grade Celebrations

Thursday, May 23 - Field Day/Last Day of Classes



March 11-15, 2019


Traditional Indian Dancer - Hip Hop Artist - Glass Blowers - Juggler - Clarinetist - Ice Sculptors - Interior Designers - Calligrapher - Painters - Found Object Drummer - Quilters - Woodworker - Ballroom Dancers - Folk Artists - Piano Trio - Ceramicist - And More!

Every student will have the opportunity to meet the artists

all week long during the lunch/recess bells. Artists will be stationed in the cafeteria, in the lobby, and on the playground (weather permitting).

Parents are welcome to stop by and enjoy the performances.

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Student Information Forms for 2019-2020

Welcome to Greene Intermediate School! We are looking forward to the arrival of your child in the fall. Below is a link to a letter that explains our placement process. Within the letter you will find the link to our Student Information Form. This form will be used to place students on teams. Please submit the form no later than Sunday, March 24, 2019 at 11:59 pm.

Rising 5th Grade Parent Letter - Current 4th Graders

Rising 6th Grade Parent Letter - Current 5th Graders

Rising 5th Important Dates (Current 4th Graders)

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Save the date! Screens and Tweens - a Series for Parents

This event is FREE! We need to get an idea of how many people will be attending. Please CLICK HERE and complete the sign up genius so we can plan appropriately.

Keeping our children safe in this digital age is a concern we all face as parents, especially with the easy access to screens that our children have. With that in mind, the PTO has organized a 3-week series for parents where you will learn cutting edge information and tools that can immediately be applied at home.

  • Tuesday, April 2 (6:30-8:00 pm): Screen Agers Documentary screening followed by parent discussion and breakout sessions.. Click HERE for a preview
  • Tuesday, April 9 (6:30-8:00 pm) : author and speaker Steve Smith will talk about how we have become a distracted society, how social media and video games can impact mental health, and more. Click HERE to learn more about the presentation.
  • Tuesday, April 16 (6:30-7:30 pm) : Sycamore Tech Dept. will lead a training on how parents can manage the off campus filter for student devices. Click HERE for more details about this presentation.

More information to come!

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,

The Junior High Counselors had the pleasure of meeting with your wonderful children this past Monday and Tuesday to work on scheduling selections. This coming Monday, March 11th, 6th grade students will come home with a Verification Sheet outlining their courses for next school year. Please take a moment to review this with your child, and if you have any questions, please reach out to the Junior High Counselors.

(A-G) Mr. Brenner:

(H-N) Mrs. Suter:

(O-Z) Mrs. Morris:

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Junior High Tennis

Jr High Tennis - 2019/20 will be No Cut!

Hello Greene School Students & Parents!

We have exciting news regarding the Jr High tennis teams for 2019-20! For the first time, the girls and boys JH tennis teams will be no-cut teams. This means that beginning players do not need to fear being cut and they can focus on becoming part of a team and improving their skills!

There will be one team that plays a league schedule. This team will consist of the stronger players. The remaining players will play a different schedule and will rotate playing time, depending on how many players come out for the team. The main goal for this second group is to develop their skills and to have fun being part of a team!

Questions? Please contact the Jr High Athletic Director, Jim Dejoy, or Mike Teets, the varsity tennis coach.

2019 AIR testing Schedule

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If you’ve been enjoying the Love and Logic articles from the past couple of weeks and have found some helpful hints you can use with your children. HERE is a link to the Love and Logic YouTube channel where you can hear examples and advice on a variety of topics right from the experts! We hope you find these helpful.

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Earth Day 2019 - Announcing Bus Walk Bike to School Day!

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Earth Day 2019 - Announcing Bus Walk Bike to School Day!

In honor of Earth Day, we at Greene School are excited to reduce our carbon footprint by Busing, Walking, and Biking to School with our fellow students, teachers, and neighborhood police officers! On Thursday, April 18, 2019, we are asking every parent to help us reach our goal of Zero Drop-Offs by allowing your student to:

  • ride the bus to the Jr. High and walk to Greene from there
  • meet at one of three bike meeting spots and bike to school
  • walk or bike directly from home
At our recess Rodeo, students will have more opportunities to bike and walk: they can ride through an obstacle course set up by the Blue Ash Police (bikes provided by local shops and the Greene PTO), or walk through a par course designed by Student Council.

In the event of rain, BWB Day will be postponed to Thursday, May 9. For more information or to get involved, email us at

Volunteer opportunities

Sycamore Community Schools is seeking Adult Volunteers

for April 22nd - Professional Development Day

The certified staff of Sycamore Community Schools will be participating in a professional learning activity called “Cost of Poverty Experience (COPE)” led by facilitators from Think Tank Inc. on April 22nd. The purpose of the activity is to engage our staff in authentic, empathy-building experiences to better understand the daily struggles some of our families may experience as a result of economic fatigue.

Each session will include 120 staff participants. We are in need of 20 volunteers (COPE Resource Leaders) for each session to “role play” various community and business members. As a COPE Resource Leader, you will be given your role by the COPE facilitator during training. Training will be provided in the first hour of the volunteer shift. The time commitment will be approximately 3-1/2 hours. Unfortunately, we will not be able to provide babysitting services on this day, therefore volunteers are asked not to bring their children along.

Volunteer Times and Locations

Morning Session: 7:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m., Junior High Gym and High School Gym

Afternoon Session: 11:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., Greene Gym and Maple Dale Gym

Sign-up on Eventbrite

For the morning session at Sycamore High School, click here.

For the morning session at the Sycamore Junior High School, click here.

For the afternoon session at Maple Dale Elementary, click here.

For the afternoon session at Greene Elementary, click here.

Additional Information

Contact Chris Beech, Associate to Assistant Superintendent

e-mail address:,

phone number: 513.686.1700, ext.#5003

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2018-19 Activities 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.

Activities Brochure 2018-19