Greene Notes

September 13, 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


Friday, September 13 - Interim Reports Distributed

Friday, September 20 - 1st Walk-a-Thon Pledge Turn in Day

Thursday, September 26 - Walk-a-Thon

Friday, September 27 - NO School for students - Professional Development Day

Monday, September 30 - Picture Re-take Day

Monday, October 14 - NO School for students - Teacher Records Day

Tuesday, October 15 - 2nd Picture Re-take Day

Building access

Due to safety concerns, we are limiting access to our building. Doors will be open to students at 7:15 am (please note the district sent a message with a conflicting time). After school they will be locked. Office staff is in the building until approximately 3:30 pm. Previously, these doors have been unlocked due to after school activities and other events.

If you are picking up your child from an after school activity, you will need to wait outside for him or her, as you will not be able to enter the building at this time.

Walk-A-Thon is coming!

We kicked off our Superhero Walk-A-Thon fundraiser this past Tuesday! Students received their envelopes and can start collecting pledges! This year we will be using an online platform in addition to paper packets to make collecting pledges easier! You can check out the site and register here: Students can earn a pencil buddy just by signing up!!

REMINDER: The first pledge envelope turn-in date is Friday, September 20th! The final turn-in date is Thursday, September 26th.

Superhero Walk-A-Thon will be held Thursday September 26,2019!! Money raised through the Superhero Walk-A-Thon goes to support the school including Arts Alive, Aviation Station/STEAM bus, teacher appreciation lunches, field day, playground upgrades, and teacher/school gift requests. In addition, this year, we will be donating 15% of our proceeds to Sycamore Bridges, a non profit organization that directly serves individuals and families in need in our district!

After the students participate in the Walk-A-Thon we like to provide a healthy snack. We will have bananas, oranges and apples. We would greatly appreciate snack donations of either apples or oranges (small ones only that are easy to peel). Sign up to send in snack donations here:

Sign up to help count cash/checks and distribute prizes for our first turn in day, Friday Sept. 20.

Camilla Millar & Megan Lee are your co-chairs please contact us with any questions.

Walkathon Schedule

Walkathon Schedule

September 26, 2019

5th Grade - 8:30 - 9:00 am - Green Team (Rooms 53, 53, 55, 56)

5th Grade - 9:00 - 9:30 am - Red Team (Rooms 16, 17, 18, 19)

5th Grade - 9:30 -10:00 am - Orange Team (Rooms 10, 11, 12, 13)

5th Grade -10:00 -10:30 am - Yellow Team (Rooms 3, 4, 5, 6)

6th Grade - 12:30 - 1:00 pm - Purple Team (Rooms 41, 42, 43, 45)

6th Grade - 1:00 - 1:30 pm - Gray Team (Rooms 20, 21, 22, 23)

6th Grade- 1:30 - 2:00 pm - White Team (Rooms 24, 25, 26, 27)

6th Grade - 2:00 - 2:30 pm - Blue Team (Rooms 33, 35, 36, 37)

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Greene School Shoe Collection

In conjunction with our upcoming Walkathon, we will be giving back to our local community by collecting GENTLY used adult and kid shoes (*no cleats or dance shoes) for the Cincinnati Freestore Foodbank's "Back on Track" program. A shoe collection bin will be located outside the cafeteria during Parent Lunch Week September 9-13, and then will be relocated to the main lobby.

Get Involved!

There are so many ways you can get involved at the Greene School. Our PTO offers many programs from whole school events like the Walk-a-thon to classroom activities facilitated by homeroom parents. Below you will find information and links to get involved!

Join the EH Greene PTO

Your membership dues support many activities and programs at E.H. Greene including assemblies, field day, science programs, new technology, community outreach, staff appreciation, and much more! PTO members also receive access to an app called “Directory Spot “ which allows you to access the student directory electronically. Follow this link for information on how to join. . Questions contact Kim Hueil, PTO Membership and Directory Chair at

Chairpersons needed......

We have Chair & volunteer positions available for events throughout the remainder of the year. If you are interested in volunteering, please go to to sign up. If you have questions, please email us at and we will help find the perfect spot for you! Chair and volunteer positions are well supported and can have multiple individuals.

In order to make sure we reach our goals and offer the best programs for our children this year, we're asking for your help.

Here is the list of available opportunities that we need help with:

Carnival (2 co-chairs for each): Bake Sale / Sponsors & Silent Auction/ Basket Raffles/ Decorations & Signs / Games/Green Bucks/ Prizes / Food/ Publicity / Carnival volunteers Chair

Author Visit(2 co-chairs for each): Book Sales / Contest / Hospitality

Lost and Found

Community Outreach

Picture Days

6th Grade Celebration / 6th Grade Picnic (2 co-chairs for each)

Photographers for the Yearbook

Field Day

Health and Welfare


Math and Science Convention

Wellness Community

Thank you for your consideration and help!


Do any of these items look familiar? Please remind your child to check the Lost and Found (by the Cafeteria). Items not claimed by the end for the quarter will be donated. Thank you!
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Child Nutrition

The date for the roll-over cut off for free and reduced-price meals benefits is quickly approaching. On September 25th, if you have not filled out a new free and reduced-price meal application your student(s) will lose their benefits. Apply online today: or fill out a paper application and turn it into the office. Contact the Child Nutrition Office with questions - (513) 686-1796.

#speakupAVES Mental Health Awareness Month

Sycamore Community Schools has made mental health, fighting its stigma, and advocating for its awareness, a priority among all buildings and within all grade levels. For the entire month of September, we will be engaging students, staff, and families in important conversations through our #speakupAVES campaign.

Unfortunately, mental health issues are a drastically rising problem among adolescents. According to research performed by the Child Mind Institute, one in five teens and adults suffer from mental illness and 20% of children ages 13-18 live with a mental disorder. It impacts people of all ages, demographics, and income levels. That is why Sycamore is committed to caring for the whole child and providing support for students, families, and staff.

#speakupAVES and Warrior Run

Sycamore Community Schools continues to collaborate with 1N5, a local nonprofit organization committed to stopping the stigma and starting the conversation by increasing awareness and education about mental health.

#speakupAVES Month is focused on raising awareness and will culminate with Sycamore High School’s participation in the 1N5 Warrior Run on October 5. As a part of the high school challenge, every dollar raised by the team will be reinvested back into Sycamore High School for mental health, mindfulness, and suicide prevention programming. Click here to sponsor the “Sycamore sAVES” team and select “donate.” You can also join the team by registering to be a part of the race by clicking here and select “join the team.”

School-Based Therapy Services

Meanwhile, Sycamore Schools continue to provide better access to mental health services for students. All seven Sycamore schools are now staffed with school-based therapists for the 2019-2020 school year. Children’s Hospital provides on-site independently licensed therapists at all seven schools at no cost to the district to confidentially serve students with significant mental health challenges.

Medication Management Services

Beginning in September, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital will also begin offering medication management services to families engaged in school-based therapy. These services include the evaluation, prescription, and management of medication for clients. Medication management services are delivered by an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN). The APRN will be at our District Office at 5959 Hagewa Drive two half-days per month. If parents are interested in engaging with medication management services, parents can schedule appointments directly through their building therapist. To receive these services, students must be active clients of the school-based therapist.

Help Us Start the Conversation, Stop the Stigma

But it doesn’t end with therapy and medication. It’s about providing a safe environment for students so that they can come to school feeling comfortable and ready to learn. District administrators have initiated the process of developing a comprehensive, three-year strategic plan based on feedback from a voluntary survey on mental health. Simply put, mental health awareness is not limited to the month of September in Sycamore Community Schools.

As a superintendent, I am proud of the work our school counselors, teachers, and staff are doing to increase their own awareness while supporting the whole child. As a parent, I am continually reassured by the commitment our educators have to student social and emotional wellness.

So for the month of September, let’s engage in tough and important conversations with one another around mental health. But let’s not let it end there. This is a year-long, lifetime battle, and Sycamore Community Schools is committed every day.

To discuss any of our mental health services available or with questions regarding services, Lisa Zelvy, Pupil Services Supervisor, is available to assist you. She can be reached at (513) 686-1700 or

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Mark your calendars for the 9th Annual Sycamore Junior High Aviator Flight Fest 2k/5k/10k Race on Saturday, October 19, 2019! Please visit our website at to Register for the Race, Sign Up to Volunteer or learn more about Family Sponsorships.

The first 100 people to register for the race will be entered in a raffle to win one of two fun gift cards!


Check your mail next week for your very own Flight Plan to be delivered to your home! The Flight Plan will provide you with the information for you and your child to participate in and enjoy all the great activities taking place with Flight Fest this year!


The online auction is open! Be sure to check in weekly for new items as they are added. Items will continue to be added up to October 9th! The online auction closes on October 19th at 10am. The link to view the auction is below.

Please contact Michelle Ciotola at to learn about business and family sponsorships, volunteer opportunities, or any questions regarding Aviator Flight Fest.

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Volunteers needed for Blue Ash Elementary 2019 Haunted Festival

Friday, October 25, 2019

4:30 pm to 8:30 pm

For additional information and to sign up:

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Activity 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.

Greene School Activity Brochure 2019-20