Greene Notes

October 21, 2016

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


Attendance Line: (513) 686-1756



IMPORTANT DATES FOR YOUR CALENDAR



October 24 - Picture Re-Take Day

October 27 - Parent Teacher Conferences 3:30-7:30 pm (There will be NO after school activities)

October 27 - November 4 - Book Fair in the Media Center!

October 28 - No School for Students - Parent Teacher Conferences 7:30 am - 3:00 pm

November 3 - Parent Teacher Conferences 3:30-7:30 pm

Tips for Parent Teacher Conferences

Next week our teachers will be meeting with parents. We are lucky to have fabulous students who will lead part of this process. Here are some tips for families as you prepare for conference night.

The Joseph-Beth Book Fair is Coming Soon!

We’re excited about our upcoming Book Fair. There will be hundreds of books available for the students to purchase. Prices will range from $2.50 to about $25.00, with the average price of a book being $6.00 or $7.00.


There will be something for all ages, so perhaps plan to get a head start on your holiday shopping. The Greene Book Fair will also have some of the more popular and newer books written by this year’s visiting author, Margaret Peterson Haddix.


The first day of the Fair is Thursday, October 27 and the final day is Friday, November 4. It will be open each weekday from 7:45 am -3:00 pm, and will also be open during ALL conferences times.

Your child’s class will visit the Book Fair during their regularly scheduled Home Base time. Students are also encouraged to visit the book fair independently any time during the week by getting a pass from their teacher.


Conference time is an excellent time to come with your child to shop at our Book Fair. We will remain open during the evening conferences on Thursday, October 27 and Thursday, November 3 until 8 PM. We will also be open on Conference Day, Friday, October 28. So . . . be sure to stop by the Media Center. We’ll be looking for you!

Additionally, we will be collecting loose change (or dollar bills) to help buy new books for the Operation Give Back library in Blue Ash. You can go to www.ogiveback.com to learn more about that organization. There will be a jar at the Fair in which to donate your loose change (or dollar bills). Our goal is to donate $100 worth of new books to OGB.

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Author Visit: Margaret Peterson Haddix

The Greene School is excited to announce that the guest author for the 2016-2017 school year is Margaret Peterson Haddix! She has written over 35 books and will be coming to Greene School on February 16, 2017 to speak about her experiences as an author. The Greene School is having a contest to see how many books by Margaret Peterson Haddix your child can read before her visit. Your child can win cool prizes as they progress through the levels of the contest. If you talk to your child about the author visit and contest, you are likely to sense great excitement. Perhaps you could read some of Haddix's books yourself if you want to join in on the fun. Some of her most popular books will be available for purchase at the upcoming Greene book fair Oct 27 - Nov 4.

Vision Screening Sign Up!

Vision screening for all 5th graders is coming up on November 3rd and 4th. We are looking for volunteers from 9:00-11:00 and 11:00-1:00 on both days. A short training will be provided before we start. Please contact Julie Wolf at wolfj@sycamoreschools.org if you have any questions. You can sign up here: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0c4bafac23a20-vision1 if you are interested! This is a great opportunity to help out, and provides an important public health service! Thank you in advance!

Immunizations for Junior High

There are 2 shots needed before 7th grade (New State Requirements for 2016/17).


If the child goes for Wellness checks every year, most likely they have had them. The Tdap is (Tetanus, Diptheria and Pertussis) and the Meningitis or MCV4.


Both shots are recommended at age 11.


***Check with your doctor to verify if your child has already had both shots. If your student has them fax, copy or send them to Julie Wolf at Greene, ASAP.


Make an appointment (months in advance) for the child when he/she turns 11 to receive both shots if you know these have not been given to your child. At the time of the appointment ask the doctor/nurse to have the record faxed to Julie Wolf, School Nurse at Greene.


We would like all shot records to be received by May 12, 2017.


Please only send the records to the Greene school (health records stay in that building until summer).


Please try to do this at your earliest convenience and know we appreciate your effort to make this transition the best.


Information can be found at the CDC (Center for Disease Control Website). Search vaccine for 7th grade.