Greene Notes

March 3, 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 4 - Pancake Day at Sycamore High School

March 6 - JH Counselors are coming to Greene to meet with 6th Graders

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

In case you missed the Academic Fair at the Junior High, here is a link to view the presentation!

The Joseph-Beth Book Fair is Coming Soon! March 10 - 17

At the Greene School, we are very excited that the Book Fair will be here shortly.

The Book Fair will be open March 10th – March 17th from 7:45am-3:00pm. Every student will have a scheduled time to visit the book fair with his or her class. Students are also encouraged to visit the book fair during the week with a pass from their teacher, during their recess, or before school. Please feel free to shop at the book fair with your child, perhaps during recess or before school. If you are unable to shop with your student, consider sending a bit of money for your child to buy books. We also accept credit cards, checks, and “library money.”

The book fair provides families the opportunity to get involved in a universal mission: encouraging kids to enjoy reading every day so they will become lifelong readers and learners. As I think you would agree, reading is one of the most important skills a child can have. It is also a skill over which parents can have a huge influence. Our book fair is a great opportunity to exercise that influence. Our book fair is a celebration of reading that brings to school a wonderful selection of engaging, fun, and affordable books kids want to buy and read. Giving kids access to good books and the opportunity to choose their own books will motivate them to read more. Like most acquired skills, the more kids practice reading, the better they get at it and the more they enjoy it..

Additionally, we will be collecting loose change (or dollar bills) to help buy new books for the Operation Give Back library located in Blue Ash. You can go to to learn more about that organization. Our goal is to donate $75 worth of new books.

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.

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-by, 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

Aves Hanger!

The Aves Hangar will be open during the Sycamore Fine Arts Festival & SBOB 55th Annual Pancake Day this Saturday.

Fun, NEW novelty items just arrived this week. Stop in and check them out!

We will also have bonus shopping hours next week - Tuesday, March 7 from 6-8 p.m.

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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


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 (