Greene Notes

November 2, 2018

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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 at our school. You can expect this in your inbox each week on Friday afternoon.

Attendance Line: (513) 686-1756


Saturday, November 3 - Miami University/Greene Math & Science Conference - 8:45-11:45 am

at the Greene School

Sunday, November 4 - Time change - Set your clocks back one hour!!

Wednesday, November 7 - CoGAT Testing - 6th grade - 8:30-12:30 pm; 5th grade - 8:30- 10:45 am

Thursday, November 8 - Canned Food Drive through November 20th

CogAT Test

A reminder to all 6th-grade parents: Your child will be taking the CogAT Test (Cognitive Abilities Test) Wednesday, November 7th from 8:30-10:45 a.m. This test measures reasoning and problem solving skills in verbal, non-verbal, and quantitative areas. The CogAT will be used in combination with scores from MAP and AIR, as well as classroom grades, for junior high math placement using this MATRIX.

Please be sure that your child gets a good night's sleep and eats a healthy breakfast Wednesday morning. Also, it will be very important that your child arrives on time to school Wednesday morning. Results from the CogAT will be returned from the district after the first of the year.

All 5th-grade students who are registered for the CogAT will also be taking the test on Wednesday, November 7th from 8:30-10:45 a.m. If your child is registered, please remind him/her. Every 5th grader signed up for the test will receive a pass from their homeroom teacher Wednesday morning and will report to the cafeteria for the CogAT.

Canned Food Drive - November 8-20

Student Council will be leading the canned food drive this year through the Freestore Foodbank. We will begin collecting on November 8th, continuing through November 20th. We ask that donations be non-perishable items; also, we cannot accept any glass items. Thank you so much for donating to the canned food drive!

PBIS at home - Be Safe

Being safe at school means having a calm body at all times, staying in your designated area, watching out for others around you, walking instead of running and using materials and tools correctly. This is extremely important in hallways, the cafeteria, the playground and on the bus, as well as in classrooms. Part of being safe at school also involves another one of our sayings, “If you see something, say something!” We want our students to feel emotionally safe as well as physically safe.

How does this translate to home? Having a calm body around the house or out in the community is important so no one gets injured. If your child is home alone, does he know what to do to be safe? Does she check to see that doors are locked? Does he know rules about answering the phone and what to say if someone calls?

When she is out in the community, talk about safe behavior and don’t be afraid to set limits! Remember, children need boundaries! Don’t forget to talk about what to do if they happen to find themselves in an unsafe situation. It can be a scary conversation, but one that is needed! Don’t forget to reward those safe behaviors when you see them or when your child tells you about a situation where he made a great choice. Being aware of your surroundings, looking at for others, and making great choices are life skills that will keep your children safe! Next week, we’ll look at how to “Be a Problem Solver” at home!

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Blue Ash Elementary Haunted Festival - November 2, 5:00 - 9:00 PM

Please join us November 2nd, from 5:00 - 9:00 pm, for Blue Ash Elementary's Haunted Festival, our annual family-friendly night of fun for the entire community. There will be food, games, baked goods, prizes, class baskets, Bid 'n Buy, Blue Ash Bashes, and much more. Come in your favorite family-appropriate (non-spooky) costume. Haunted Fest is Blue Ash Elementary PTO's biggest fundraiser of the year. We are so excited to have you join us! Invite your friends! The flyer and all details can be found online at:

STRIKE UP THE BAND FOR HUNGER! Friday November 2nd, 2018 A food drive for Operation Give Back

What is “Strike Up the Band for Hunger”?

An opportunity for any community members, family, faculty, and students to watch Sycamore High School Marching Band perform their award winning 2018 show, “Prehistoric”, while helping fight hunger in our community!

How does this work?

Admission into the performance is two nonperishable food items. We are happy to accept additional nonperishable food items. No donation is required for elementary students and younger. Your donations will be delivered to Operation Give Back immediately following our performance.

Why is the Marching Band doing this?

The Sycamore Marching Band is a vibrant and vital part of the Sycamore Family. We experience such tremendous support from the Sycamore Community and this event provides us an opportunity to give back. This is a great opportunity to come out and support our community and see our Marching Aviators as they give a final performance before they compete in Mid States Band Association Championships.

I want to be a part of this! What are the details?


Friday, November 2, 2018, 7:00pm - 7:30pm (Rain or Shine)


Sycamore High School Soccer Stadium, SHS, 7400 Cornell Road

  • Other accommodations on the High School Campus will be made in the event of rain.

What should I donate:

Protein is always a need. Consider canned meat: tuna, ham or chicken. Easy to

prepare canned meals: soup, ravioli, chili, ramen noodles and stew. Canned fruit, jelly &

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2018-19 Activities 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.

Activities Brochure 2018-19