Greene Notes

March 10, 2017

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 afternoons.

Attendance Line: (513) 686-1756


March 17 - Last Day of the 3rd Quarter

March 17 - Student Information Forms Due to Greene (see below).

March 17 - Course Selectors due to the Junior High (see below)

March 10-17 - The Book Fair is back! Details Below.

March 20-24 - Spring Break - School Resumes March 27

March 27-31 - Promise to Care Week

March 31 - Report Cards will be Mailed


For the next several weeks we will include a section on transition. This will have information for students transitioning both to Greene as well as to the Junior High. The grade level below represents the grade you will be in NEXT SCHOOL YEAR.

Rising 5th Graders:

A reminder to our rising 5th graders, the Student Information Form is due to the Greene School next Friday, March 17. We will use this information as we determine team placements for next school year. Please send forms directly to the Greene School.

Rising 6th Graders:

A reminder to our rising 6th graders, the Student Information Form is due to the Greene School next Friday, March 17. We will use this information as we determine team placements for next school year. Please send forms directly to the Greene School. We will also be making changes to the scheduling process. You can find more information here.

Rising 7th Graders:

Course Selectors are due to the Junior High by next Friday, March 17. Please turn them into the Greene school or Junior High main office. Also, if you missed the Academic Fair, you can click the link below to view the presentation.

The Joseph-Beth Book Fair is Going On Now! March 10 - 17

We are excited to announce that the book fair opened today, March 10, and continues through Friday March 17. It will be open each day from 7:45 – 3:00 pm.

All of the classes will visit the book fair with their homebase class. (see media center calendar on website). You can send money with your child or come during that time to help them purchase books. Students can also get a pass from their teacher to come any time independently of their class, including recess time. In addition, we accept credit cards, checks, and "library money".

Shopping at the spring book fair is a great way to stock up on books your child will want to read over spring break or this summer, and help the school at the same time. It’s really fun to read anytime, but especially when you are traveling, sitting on a beach, or just relaxing around the house without any homework to do.

If any student or family would like to donate loose change or dollar bills, we will happily accept them. All of this money will be used to buy books for Operation Giveback. (

THANK YOU for encouraging your child’s reading endeavors, for donating to Operation Give Back, and for supporting the Greene School Media Center.

Thank you so much for your enthusiasm and participation. We look forward to serving your family. Proceeds will be used to buy books and technology for the E.H. Greene School Media Center.


Please mark your calendars for our final Box Tops collection, April 3 - 7. 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


We would love for you to donate some of your gently used middle school books to the Greene School media center. Your child will receive 10 cents in library money for each book donated. Some of the donated books will be added to our library shelves, and others will be put on the “50 cent cart” for students to purchase with their “library money.” Thank you in advance for providing more literacy opportunities for our students !

Camp Invention is coming to Sycamore Community School District!

Since 1990, Camp Invention has taken summer fun and transformed it from ordinary to extraordinary!

In partnership with the National Inventors Hall of Fame, Edwin H. Greene Intermediate School is pleased to offer the nationally-acclaimed Camp Invention program to children entering grades 1st-6th. It’s an exciting, weeklong summer adventure with lessons that explore connections between science, technology, engineering and innovation. Children will work together to seek solutions to real-world problems and sharpen critical 21st century learning skills while rotating through several fascinating modules. The week begins on June 5, 2017 with Chris Gutermuth serving as Director of the Launch program!

Here is how young innovators will be spending their time:

  • Engaging creative thinking to design and build their own duct tape creations

  • Experiencing the power of rocket science by building and launching rubber band rockets

  • Exploring aerodynamics to blast water rockets made from plastic bottles more than 50 feet in the air

  • Taking apart nonworking machines and devices to investigate their inner operations

All activities give participants the opportunity to explore, discover and achieve while having fun!

Local educators will facilitate program modules and enthusiastic high school students will serve as Leadership Interns ensuring that one program team member is in place for every eight children.

Register on or before March 20, 2017 using promo code Discover25 to receive $25 OFF the base price of $225. Every registration includes a complimentary Camp Invention t-shirt. Availability is limited, so visit or call 800.968.4332 to secure your child’s spot today!

Flight Fest 2017

Please join us for a 5K walk/run, 10K run and festival (a.k.a. carnival) Registration is now open!

New this year – take advantage of the early bird registration perk and receive a custom race bib with your name!

Immediately after the race, come join the festival fun!

There will be inflatables, games, bid-n-buy, karaoke, food and more!

Aviator Flight Fest helps support over 20 extra-curricular clubs and activities for our 800+ students in grades 7 and 8 at Sycamore Junior High School.

This is the only school fundraiser for the year so we need your support! Interested in volunteering – please email

Sycamore Band & Orchestra Boosters Mattress Sale Fundraiser!! Saturday, April 29

The Sycamore Band & Orchestra Boosters will be sponsoring our Second Annual mattress sale on Saturday, April 29. This has been a very successful fundraiser in local school districts for the past 10 years. We are very excited to be able to sponsor this event here at Sycamore High School once again this year.

Brand new, name brand, top quality mattress sets with full manufacturer warranties. Much higher quality for price than a retail store! All sizes, price ranges, delivery and free layaway will be available. Floor models will be on display at Sycamore High School from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 29. If you, or anyone you know is in the market for a new mattress… check out this fundraiser!! If you need a new mattress before this sale or have any questions, please contact Ultimate Fundraising Solutions at

Proceeds from every sale will benefit SBOB