Greene Notes

March 25, 2022

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.

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 ehgattendance@sycamoreschools.org

Important dates for your calendar

Letter Days for the week of March 28, 2022:

Monday - A, Tuesday - B Day, Wednesday - C Day, Thursday - D Day, Friday - A Day


Important Upcoming Dates:

Thursday, March 31 - End of 3rd Quarter

Tuesday, April 5, Wednesday, April 6 - AIR Testing - Language Arts

Friday, April 8 - Report Cards

Tuesday, April 12, Wednesday, April 13 - AIR Testing - Math

Friday, April 15 - Spring Vacation Day

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

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

Friday, May 13 - Walkathon (new date)

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!


The Junior High counselors enjoyed getting to meet all your wonderful children before spring break. We met to finish selecting courses for next year and will now be uploading Verification Sheets to everyone’s “My eBackpack” this 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: brennerb@sycamoreschools.org

Kristin Suter L-T: suterk@sycamoreschools.org

Rachel Morris U-Z and ESOL: morrisra@sycamoreschools.org

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 ericaarmstrong3@gmail.com or Melissa Moeddel melissamoeddel@gmail.com for more information.


https://www.signupgenius.com/go/904054EA9AA22A0FF2-ehgreene

Walkathon - New Date!

The PTO announced that the Walk-a-thon fundraiser will take place on April 14th this year at the March PTO General Meeting. However, after careful consideration and taking Spring Break into account, we have decided to move the date to Friday, May 13th. We want to make sure this is a successful fundraiser for our school but most importantly a FUN day for our students.

Please be on the lookout after Spring Break for more information!

OPTIONAL COGAT TESTING FOR GIFTED PLACEMENT - Registration deadline extended!

Optional CogAT Testing (Rising 6th/7th Grade Students)


We are offering an OPTIONAL test for gifted placement for the 2022-2023 school year. If you are interested, you may register your student for the CogAT that will be held on Thursday, March 31st.



Here is the sign-up link: CogAT Optional Testing Link for Parent Sign-ups. This registration link is open and will now be accessible through Sunday, March 27th.


For your reference, the Gifted Requirements f​or advanced language arts and accelerated math placement are receiving a 128 cognitive score on the CogAT and scoring in the 95th percentile on the Math and/or Reading MAP assessment. Requirements for double accelerated math placement are receiving a 144 cognitive score on the CogAT and scoring in the 98th percentile on the Math MAP assessment.


If you have any questions about this testing, please contact one of the following people:


Gifted Subject Leader: Tracy Coleman colemant@sycamoreschools.org

Assistant Principal: Jay Meno menoj@sycamoreschools.org

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 ferronj@sycamoreschools.org.

From Our School Nurse

Immunizations

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 dobrowolskil@sycamoreschools.org, 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


Attention: Parents of 6th Grade Students

Two immunizations are required by the state of Ohio (ORC 3313.67) before the start of 7th grade. Tdap (tetanus, diptheria, and pertussis booster) and Meningitis (MCV4). Your child may already have had them at their 11 year old check up. If so, please obtain a copy of those immunizations. If not, please make an appointment for your students to get these two immunizations. Once you have obtained copies of TDAP and MCV4, send them to Laurie Dobrowolski RN at E.H. Greene Intermediate School by May 14th.

Email: dobrowolskil@sycamoreschools.org

Fax: (513) 792-6172


If you plan on getting them during the summer, please remember to provide a copy for the Junior High Clinic.

Email: jhimmunization@sycamoreschools.org


Thank you!


Reminder

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


Thank you.

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 - warrenk@sycamoreschools.org 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!!


https://m.signupgenius.com/#!/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.)


REGISTER AT THIS LINK: REGISTRATION FORM

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:_________________

T-SHIRT SIZE: YS YM YL AS AM AL

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 dennemannm@sycamoreschools.org 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.


ACTIVITY BROCHURE 2021-22

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