Greene Notes

January 20, 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 here. You can expect this in your inbox each week on Friday afternoons.

Attendance Line: (513) 686-1756


January 30 - PTO Box Tops Week

February 4 - Greene School Carnival


Carnival Presale Tickets: Check out the form that was included in last week’s green folder. Special pricing if ordered by 1/27!! You can also buy them on-line at

Reverse Raffle Tickets: Did you receive your flyer and tickets?? Notice the $2 RHINO’S Coupon on the back! Sell, sell, sell as this is a chance to win $1500 if your ticket is the last one picked!

Volunteers Needed Volunteers…Good games and stations still available! Please pitch in a few hours and help us make this carnival a success.

Go to: to indicate adults or students (grades 7 and up), who can help!

Bakers!! Everyone wants a treat at the Carnival! We need people to meet the demand. Brownies, cookies, cookie bars, muffins, Rice Krispie treats, sweet or salty snack mixes, etc. We’ll take them all! Please individually wrap all donations in plastic wrap. If you are sending nut-free, vegan, or gluten-free treats, clearly label each wrapped item. NO frosting please!

Please go to and indicate what type and how many items you intend to bring, if you know.

Class Basket Raffle Donations: Check out the pink Carnival packet for a listing by wing of each “themed basket”. You don’t have to donate to your wing…we’ll take any extra cash or item donations for the Class Basket Raffle! Send the items into school at the front desk or donate on-line at

Math Honors 7th and 8th Grade

Several years ago, the Junior High eliminated Math 7 Honors and Math 8 Honors as course offerings. This decision was made with an understanding that the student data and stakeholder input would be closely monitored. It became apparent after reviewing the data and gathering stakeholder input, that reinstating Math 7 Honors and Math Honors 8 is necessary. Therefore, beginning with the 17-18 school year, adjustments will be made. The following are the 7th grade offerings: Math 7, Math 7 Honors, Math 7 Accelerated and Algebra I Accelerated. The following are the 8th grade offerings: Math 8, Math 8 Honors, Algebra I Accelerated and Geometry Accelerated. More information about theses courses will be forthcoming in our Scheduling Planner.

Basket Raffle Collection

We need your help with the Greene Carnival Basket Raffle Collection! The Basket Raffle has always been a popular feature of the Greene Carnival. We hope to assemble 20-25 baskets with the chosen themes below. All items in each basket will depend solely on your generous donations. Please consider helping by sending in cash, check (payable to Greene PTO), or suggested items related to the theme for your child’s wing - the table below shows the chosen themes for each wing. Remember that cash or a check ($5– $10) is always welcome; we will be happy to do the shopping! Homeroom teachers will be collecting the cash/check/item donations over the next two weeks.

Please have all donations to school by January 27th so we have enough time to shop and assemble the baskets. Thank you for your generosity! Questions? Please contact Jill Franke at or Jane Sullivan at

See more here!

Cleats for Kids

Community Outreach will be hosting a collection drive for Cleats for Kids starting Jan. 23rd - Feb. 10th.

Donate your new or gently used sporting goods/equipment/shoes – for all sports and in all sizes in specially marked blue Ohio C4K donation bins. The bins will be located near the front office and near the gym.

Ohio Cleats for Kids (Ohio C4K) collects, recycles and distributes new and gently used sporting equipment and athletic shoes and gives them to kids in need in our own city!

What Every Parent Might Not Know, But Should Know About Online Safety

It’s 2017. Are your kids glued to their gadgets? Stuck to their smartphones? Find out what they are really up to online!

Join us for a Discussion on Parenting in the Digital Age

February 1, 7:00-8:30 p.m.

E.H. Greene Intermediate Cafeteria

Leave the kids at home and come get social media savvy! Educate yourself on the ins and outs of internet safety and what Sycamore is doing to keep your student safe.


Please mark your calendars for our next Box Tops collection, January 30 - February 3. The class in each grade that collects the most box tops will receive a small prize! Students should please turn Box Tops in to their homeroom teacher. For more information including a list of participating products, visit



The Sycamore High School Dance Team is hosting their annual dance clinic on

Saturday, January 28.

**NOTE: there will be 2 clinics this year, one for younger dancers and one for the older dancers.

All dancers will perform with the team during the halftime of the Boy’s Varsity Basketball Game on

Tuesday, January 31.


Rock Concert!

Check out your Green Folder for an order form to see the Sycamore Electric Ensemble. The concert will take place Friday, February 24, 2017, 7:00 pm at the Sycamore High School Auditorium. There will be Greene School students performing with this group. Don't miss out!

Lego League!

Congratulations to FLL team Scientific Touch with Sycamore Junior High student Arushi Sharma on its recent advancement to state tournament. The team won the Judge's Award at the Dayton event on Jan. 7.

Two Junior FLL teams will also present their project and LEGO model in an expo at iSpace. These teams are:

- LEGO Cats, a neighborhood team with students from Blue Ash Elementary and Reading's Hilltop Elementary

- LEGO Knee Bop, a neighborhood team with students from Blue Ash Elementary, Maple Dale Elementary, Seven Hills, and Mason schools

Last but not least, Sycamore's new high school FIRST Tech Challenge team, Aves Ablaze, finished in fourth place and won the "Newcomer" award at a scrimmage this past Saturday. Aves Ablaze as well as the Radical Six neighborhood team will have their official FTC tournaments on Sat., Jan. 28 at Walnut Hills HS.

Please join us in wishing congratulations and good luck to these teams.

A memory book for Sarah Sheblessy

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Past students and parents of Mrs. Sarah Sheblessy (second grade teacher at Blue Ash Elementary), can you believe Mrs. Sheblessy will be retiring at the end of this school year?

We would love your help in giving her a final present of writing a thank you note for being a wonderful teacher and mentor. We are also requesting photo submissions of you with Mrs. Sheblessy during your teaching/learning experience with her.

Please turn in your notes and/or pictures in one of the following ways. A) Turn in to the main office at your school by Friday, March 10th. B) Email your letter and/or digital or scanned picture to Michelle Shade (email below) by Friday, March 10th. This will give us enough time to assemble a nice book for Mrs. Sheblessy. Remember, this is a SURPRISE!

Thank you for your help.

If you have questions, feel free to contact:

Michelle Shade (

Amy Chima (