Greene Notes

April 8, 2022

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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.

E.H. Greene Intermediate School

Address: 5200 Aldine Drive, Cincinnati, Ohio 45242

Office Hours: 7:30 am - 3:30 pm

School Hours: 8:10 am - 2:45 pm

Phone: (513) 686-1750

Attendance Phone: (513) 686-1707 or

Important dates for your calendar

Letter Days for the week of April 11, 2022:

Monday - C, Tuesday - D Day, Wednesday - A Day, Thursday - B Day, Friday - No School

Important Upcoming Dates:

Friday, April 8 - Report Cards available in e-backpack

April 11 - 14 - Wellness Week

Tuesday, April 12, Wednesday, April 13 - Ohio's State (AIR) Testing - Math

Friday, April 15 - Spring Vacation Day

Tuesday, April 19, Wednesday, April 20 - Ohio's State (AIR) Testing - Science (5th grade only)

Monday, April 25 - No school - Teacher Professional Development Day

Monday, April 25 - Friday, April 29 - Spring BookFair - Media Center and virtual

Saturday, April 30 - Miami University Math and Science Conference - 8:45 am - 11:30 pm

Friday, May 13 - Walk-A-Thon (new date)

Ohio's State Tests

The following is a list of dates that your student will be participating in Ohio’s State Tests .

April 5th -English Language Arts (Part 1): Grade 5 and 6

April 6th-English Language Arts (Part 2): Grade 5 and 6

April 12th-Mathematics (Part 1): Grade 5 and 6

April 13th-Mathematics (Part 2): Grade 5 and 6

April 19th-Science (Part 1): Grade 5

April 20th-Science (Part 2): Grade 5

Ohio’s State Tests tell us how well our students are growing in the knowledge and skills outlined in Ohio’s Learning Standards. These tests help guide and strengthen future teaching so we can be sure that we are preparing our students for long-term success in school, college, careers and life. Test results also allow citizens to know how their local schools are performing compared to others around the state.

We appreciate your help in making this a positive and successful experience for your student. A few suggestions to help your student:

1. Make sure your student gets a good night of sleep prior to each test date.

2. Make sure your student has a healthy breakfast at home and/or takes advantage of the school's free breakfast.

3. Make sure your student arrives at school on time. We test in the morning on these dates. If a student arrives late, they will not be allowed to enter the classroom once testing has begun and will end up utilizing a make-up date to complete the test.

4. It is very important to minimize student appointments and/or your student being absent on these dates. If a student is absent or has an appointment during these dates, they will end up utilizing a make-up date to complete the test.

5. Gently encourage your students to do their best. While we all want our students to do their best, we also want the students to not feel excess stress or anxiety.

If you have additional questions, please reference the state’s testing website for more information:

Transition to the Junior High

We will keep this section in the newsletter to share information about transition to the Junior High.

Hello 6th grade families!

Verification Sheets were uploaded to everyone’s “My eBackpack” last Friday evening. The Verification Sheet is a simple list of the courses planned for next school year. Please take a moment to review your child’s courses and if you have any questions, you can reach out to the Junior High counselors for assistance.

In addition, any Course Adjustment Request (CAR) forms are due no later than April 8th. If needed, the form can be found here, and is also available on the District website: Junior High → Counseling → Course Adjustment

Thank you,

The JH counseling team

Ben Brenner A-K:

Kristin Suter L-T:

Rachel Morris U-Z and ESOL:

JH Cross Country

For all incoming 7th graders who are interested in running cross country this fall, please join our JH Cross Country 2022 Google Classroom. This will allow you to view the summer running plan and tentative fall meet schedule, as well as view ideas for dynamics & stretching, strength training, and cross-training. The Google Classroom code is arcfboi. We are hoping to coordinate some voluntary summer group runs in July. Our first day of mandatory practice is Monday, August 1st. Please be sure to sign up for cross country on Final Forms as early as possible so that you are part of my email distribution list. Final Forms registration for fall sports opens on June 7th. If you have any questions, please contact Coach Hromadka (

Thank you so much,

Meredith Hromadka

(JH Head Cross Country Coach)

Greene Walking Program is back!

The PTO is excited to start the Greene Walking Program back up this spring. The program is a great opportunity for you to get some exercise, burn off some energy during recess, and earn prizes at the same time. The program will be available every Tuesday and Thursday during recess, starting on March 1st.

All you have to do to participate is add your name to the google doc that was included in the email you received about the program.

There is no obligation to walk each week, but that is how we will keep track of the laps you have walked. 7 times around the track is 1 mile. For the first mile you walk, you will receive a sneaker keychain. Different prizes will be given out for each mile after that.

There will be a parent volunteer at recess keeping track of your laps so make sure you check in with him/her after each lap. Simply give them your name each time you pass and start earning prizes!

So grab a few friends, enjoy some fresh air and exercise and have fun!

Greene Walking Program - Parent Volunteers Needed

We are looking for parent volunteers to help with the Walking Program to take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays during recess, starting March 1st. Volunteers will help tally laps walked and hand out prizes during 5th and 6th grade recesses. Please see sign up genius below or contact Erica Armstrong or Melissa Moeddel for more information.

PTO Health and Wellness

Wellness Week is April 11th-14th!

Attention EH Greene families! E.H. Greene is celebrating Wellness Week April 11th-14th with a Wellness Week Bingo Challenge and wellness activities during recess.

Introduction to Wellness Week on Monday, April 11th

Video from Flight Crew to be shared with homerooms

Recess opportunities 4/11-4/14

Monday, April 11th: Yoga and meditation with Wendy Andersen from Shine Yoga

Tuesday, April 12th: Chalk! Chalk your happiness!

Wednesday, April 13th: Dance party and bingo prizes

Thursday April 14th: Preview of Greene's walkathon with guest DJ Spicy Noodle.

Overview: This past week, students should have received this wellness bingo card from their teachers. They will have until Tuesday, April 12th to complete and return them to their teachers/front office or they can drop off Wednesday April 13th during their recess when we will hand out the bingo prizes.

One row completed = 1 prize. A complete bingo card = 2 prizes!

Questions? Email

Attention Registered Nurses

The Sycamore Community School District is currently looking for registered nurses who would like to be employed as substitute nurses. Applicants must have current nursing experience, preferably with children, special needs, diabetes and an active nursing license.

If you qualify and are interested, please call Julie Ferron, R.N. at 686-1743 or email at

From Our School Nurse


If you are new to the district, please provide a copy of your child's most current immunizations. Feel free to reach out to the school nurse if you have any questions: Laurie Dobrowolski BSN, RN, LSN, phone 513-686-1753, and FAX 513-792-6172.

Reporting a COVID related absence

Thank you for your patience as we navigate COVID at EHG. To report your child's absence due to a positive test, symptoms or recent exposure call 513-686-1707 option #1. You can also go online and report their absence by clicking on the link below. Thank you for your help with this matter.

2nd Semester COVID Attendance Google Form

Rising 7th Grade Parents

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 these vaccinations please send a copy via email, fax or to school with your child.

Thank you for your cooperation with this matter

Laurie Dobrowolski BSN, RN

513-686-1753 clinic

513-792-6172 fax


Please send your child to school everyday with a refillable water bottle. The water fountains are only accessible for refilling bottles.

Thank you.

Spring Book Fair is Coming!

The Scholastic Spring Book Fair will run from April 26 - April 29 in our Media Center, and it will also be available virtually. Please check out this link for more information on the upcoming Book Fair. If you would like to volunteer to help with the Book Fair, here is the link to sign up. Thank you!

Save the Date!

6th Grade Celebration on Tuesday, May 31st from 5:00-7:00.

Sixth grade students are invited to celebrate their time at Greene at a 6th Grade Celebration Night on May 31st from 5:00-7:00. We will have snacks, bouncy houses, DJ Spicy Noodle, and many outdoor/indoor games. This event is for students only unless a parent is volunteering at the event. More information for drop off and pick up logistics will be coming at a later date.

District Wellness

We are looking for individuals (parents OR school staff) for our district wellness committee for next school year. We normally meet 4-6 times per year to discuss and plan events for student and staff wellness for the district.

We are also looking for individuals who want to be on our district Wellness Festival Planning Committee. This committee will meet before the end of this school year, once during the summer and then frequently next school year.

For both opportunities please contact Kelsey Warren - or 513-686-1796.

Volunteers Needed in the Media Center

We are looking for volunteers for our Media Center.

We need 1 volunteer per shift (60-90 minutes) to help stack books and other tasks.

If you are able to help, please sign up on the (updated) link below. Thank you!!!/showSignUp/8050b4dafa92da7ff2-media1

Sycamore Aviator Volleyball Academy

This training academy is for all 5th/6th grade students that have a serious interest in learning the game of volleyball! It doesn’t matter if you are a beginner or have been playing for a few years. This 10 day/ 15 hour training session package will focus on all aspects of the sport of volleyball, with a higher level of instruction and intention on fundamentals and the mental game. Instruction will be LED BY GREATER Cincinnati’s best trainer/coach - GREG ULLAND and assisted by current and former Sycamore volleyball coaches and players. There will be an emphasis on fundamentals in a fun and safe environment that will focus on serving, passing, setting, attacking, and game play strategies.

WHEN: APRIL 25th and 26th MAY 2nd, 4th, 9th, 11th, 17th, 18th, 23rd and 25th

TIME: 3:15 - 4:45pm

WHERE: E.H. Greene Intermediate School (Old Gym)

COST: $250/player

Price includes over 15 hours of quality volleyball instruction, an AVA T-Shirt and a TACHIKARA VOLLEY-LITE $30 (player will be responsible for bringing to each session and use at home for their “take home instruction” packet.)


PAYMENT: VENMO to @aviatorvolleyball - make sure to include your first and last name OR - checks payable to: AVIATOR VOLLEYBALL ACADEMY - Confirmation will be sent via email when payment has been submitted.

(Send this signed slip and ($)check written to AVIATOR VOLLEYBALL ACADEMY to 5200 Aldine Dr, Cincinnati Oh 45242) or VENMO @aviatorvolleyball and give permission slip to Coach Garland at the first session.

NAME:____________________________________________ GRADE:_________

EMAIL ADDRESS:___________________________________ PHONE:_________________


I,______________________________ date:_________, acknowledge that my child is physically capable of participating in any and all activities within these training sessions. The AVA instructors and/or Sycamore Schools will assume NO responsibility in the case of any medical emergency and/or injury while attending these training sessions.

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Camp Invention Coming to Blue Ash Elementary August 1-5, 2022

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Are you interested in becoming a Substitute teacher?

Parents, we have a need for substitute teachers!! If you would like to become a substitute teacher for Sycamore and work at Greene, we would love to have you! Please feel free to contact Mrs. Dennemann at if you have any questions.

To get started, please click here to learn how to apply for a substitute teaching license. You do not need a teaching degree, but you will need a bachelor's degree. All of our classroom substitute teachers are employed by the Comprehensive Substitute Solutions of Hamilton County and the Clermont County Educational Service Centers. Thank you!

Staff of the Month - Nomination form

If you have a staff member at Greene that you would like to recognize and nominate for staff member of the month, please fill out this form: Staff Member of the Month 21-22

Thanks for your nomination!

Activity Brochure

We are excited to release the Activity Brochure. These activities are a great opportunity for students to get involved and meet new friends. The sponsor of each club will come on our video announcements to share about the club and how to sign up a couple of weeks before they begin.


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