Greene Notes

April 29, 2022

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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.

E.H. Greene Intermediate School

Address: 5200 Aldine Drive, Cincinnati, Ohio 45242

Office Hours: 7:30 am - 3:30 pm

School Hours: 8:10 am - 2:45 pm

Phone: (513) 686-1750

Attendance Phone: (513) 686-1707 or ehgattendance@sycamoreschools.org

Important dates for your calendar

Letter Days for the week of May 2, 2022:

Monday - D Day, Tuesday - A Day, Wednesday - B Day, Thursday - C Day, Friday - D Day


Important Upcoming Dates:

Saturday, April 30 - Miami University Math and Science Conference - 8:45 am - 11:30 pm

Tuesday, May 3 - Spring Reading MAP

Wednesday, May 4 - Spring Math MAP

General PTO Meeting - 10:30 am - virtual

Wednesday, May 11 - Spring Choir Concert - 6:00 pm - Greene Cafeteria

Friday, May 13 - Field Day

Monday, May 16 - Spring Band Concert - 6:00 pm - Sycamore High School

Wednesday, May 18 - Media Center closed for rest of year

Saturday, May 21 - "Forever Greene" - 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Tuesday, May 24 - Spring Orchestra Concert - 6:15 pm - Sycamore High School

Tuesday, May 31 - 6th Grade Celebration - 5:00 - 7:00 pm

Spring MAP Testing

On May 3rd and May 4th (Tuesday and Wednesday), your child will take a MAP Growth test. MAP Growth scores help teachers check student performance by measuring achievement and growth. MAP Growth tests are unique and adapt to your child’s responses to measure your child’s skill level. If your child answers a question correctly, the next question is more challenging. If they answer incorrectly, the next one is easier. These results will provide a more complete picture of what your child knows and is ready to learn. Since MAP Growth tests provide immediate and accurate information about your child’s learning, it’s easy for teachers to identify students' needs then plan instruction accordingly. MAP Growth reports also provide typical growth data for students who are in the same grade, subject, and have the same starting performance level. This school year, your student will take the test three times a year in the fall, winter, and spring.

We appreciate your help in making this a positive and successful experience for your student. A few suggestions to help your student:

1. Make sure your student gets a good night of sleep prior to the test date.

2. Make sure your student has a healthy breakfast at home and/or takes advantage of the school's free breakfast.

3. Make sure your student arrives at school on time. We test in the morning on these dates.

4. Gently encourage your student to do their best. While we all want our students to do their best, we also want the students to not feel excess stress or anxiety.

If you have additional questions, please consult the MAP parent toolkit: https://www.nwea.org/parent-toolkit/


6th Grade Celebration

It is almost that time! Our sixth graders are going to be Junior High students in just one short month and we want to celebrate the past two years with them! On May 31st we will have our first ever 6th Grade Celebration Night from 5:00-7:00 at Greene. This event has been designed by a select group of 6th grade students after receiving input from their peers. It will include bounce houses, outdoor games, indoor games, pizza, snacks, cake, and DJ Spicy Noodle!! Please complete this short form to let us know if your child will be attending.


Though the evening is for students only, we will need parent volunteers to make this event a success. Please sign up to volunteer using this link.


If you have any questions regarding the event, please contact Tricia Constable (constablep@sycamoreschools.org).

Advanced Art for Rising 6th Graders

Attention Rising 6th Graders. Advanced Art is a program for visual arts students who demonstrate an extraordinary interest in the development of their skill and creativity. The class is designed for artistically talented students who strive for more depth of knowledge and have a willingness to be challenged.


To be considered for Advanced Art for next school year, students will need to complete a self portrait along with a permission form. HERE is the link to the permission form. All entries must be submitted to the art teachers by May 13, 2022. The art teachers will assess the students’ self portraits and notify families of student placement. Please note that all students who are currently in Advanced Art will need to reapply.


The art teachers will use the email listed on the form to communicate the result of your child’s placement.


Staff Appreciation Week

Staff Appreciation Week is just around the corner and we need your help! Please see the sign up below and help the Staff Appreciation Committee provide a delicious lunch for our wonderful staff! Thanks in advance!!


"Greene School Breakfast for Lunch! "The Greene School Staff Appreciation Committee is hosting a Staff Appreciation Week "Breakfast for Lunch" buffet for all teachers and staff on Thursday, May 5th. We would love your help! If you are able to make/purchase a delicious contribution, we would be most grateful! Please review the available slots below and click on the button to sign up. Thank you!


Greene School 'Breakfast for Lunch'!

Teacher Appreciation - Desserts needed!

Our PTO Teacher Appreciation Committee is going to set up a dessert bar for teachers on May 6th. If you would like to make a dessert, please use this SignUp Genius link. Thank you!

Volunteers Needed for Field Day Festivities - May 13th!

We are looking for Volunteers for our Field Day Festivities on Friday, May 13th! There are limited spots and even more limited parking (a small section of the playground will be roped off for volunteers) so sign up fast! Here is the link for the sign up for field day:


https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050A4EADA72AA5FD0-ehgreene


Thank you!

Media Center Dates

Please keep in mind the following dates that materials and books will be due back at the Media Center. The timeline is earlier than usual due to the construction that will be coming soon to the Media Center. Thank you!


May 2nd: All books/materials due back to Media Center for students

May 17th: Last day in the Media Center before construction begins

Are you planning to move out of the district before next school year?

Dear Parent:

As we plan for the next school year, it is important for us to know how many pupils plan to attend Sycamore Schools.

If you know that you will be moving out of the Sycamore School District, or that your child will be attending a private or parochial school and will not be attending Sycamore Schools next Fall, please complete the form attached below and return it to the Greene School office by Tuesday, May 17th. You do not need to send in a form if your 6th grader is just moving up to the Sycamore Junior High as a 7th grader. If you plan to withdraw from Sycamore Schools, it is important that you notify the school office so that we may process records for your child’s new school. Thank you for your cooperation.

Sincerely,

Matthew A. Tudor

Principal

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To Families Who Are Not Returning to Sycamore Next Year

If you are not returning to Sycamore Community School District for the 2022-23 school year, you are to return the school issued Chromebook and charger before you leave school in May 2022. Please return the Chromebook and charger to the school library/media center and give it to the librarian or technician. If you leave the district during the summer, please return the Chromebook and charger to the District Office: 5959 Hagewa Drive.


If the Chromebook and charger are not returned, you will be charged $250, and the device will be permanently disabled for use on the last day of school. If the charger is not returned with the Chromebook, you will be charged $25. The fees can be paid in your Parent Portal account - Online Fees.


If you have any questions, please send an email to helpdesk@sycamoreschools.org

Thank you,

-Bill Fritz

Director of Technology

Summer School

Please read the following letter for information regarding summer intervention and enrichment courses as well as information regarding Greene 101 and our rising 5th grade transition program. If you have any students that are being recommended for intervention, a teacher from your student's team will be reaching out regarding individual recommendations. Registration for all courses is completed through Parent Portal. Registration is currently open. If you have any questions, please reach out to Chris Gutermuth, Summer Learning Director, at his e-mail or by phone: gutermuthc@sycamoreschools.org or Dial 1-513-686-5405.


Summer School Parent Information 2022

Gifted Summer Opportunities

Every year the HCESC (Hamilton County Educational Services Center) generates a list of Gifted Summer Opportunities. Please click on the link to see the listing.

Transition to the Junior High

We will keep this section in the newsletter to share information about transition to the Junior High.


Sycamore Junior High Fall Sports Start Dates 2022


Coed Cross Country

Coach Meredith Hromadka hromadkam@sycamoreschools.org

Mandatory practices begin on Monday August 1st from 8-9:30 am. Practices take place everyday, Monday through Friday.


For all incoming 7th graders who are interested in running cross country this fall, please join our JH Cross Country 2022 Google Classroom. This will allow you to view the summer running plan and tentative fall meet schedule, as well as view ideas for dynamics & stretching, strength training, and cross-training. The Google Classroom code is arcfboi. We are hoping to coordinate some voluntary summer group runs in July. Our first day of mandatory practice is Monday, August 1st. Please be sure to sign up for cross country on Final Forms as early as possible so that you are part of my email distribution list. Final Forms registration for fall sports opens on June 7th. If you have any questions, please contact Coach Hromadka (hromadkam@sycamoreschools.org).


Football

Coach Andy Winkle 7th winklea@sycamoreschools.org

Coach Victor Harris 8th harrisv@sycamoreschools.org

August 1st 8:30-11:00 for 8th Grade (equipment handout)

8:30-10:30 for 7th Grade


August 2nd 8:30-11:00 for 7th Grade (equipment handout)

8:30-10:30 for 8th Grade


August 3-5 8:30-11:00 (Everybody)

August 8-12 8:30-11:00 (Everybody)

August 15-19 8:30-10:30 (Everybody)

August 18th Scrimmage at Hopewell Jr High 7th grade 4:30 8th Grade 5:45

August 22nd After school practice: 3:15-5


Girls Soccer

Coach Lindsay Brinck brinckl@sycamoreschools.org

July 26-28 Open Field 8-10 am

August 1st and 2nd Conditioning 8-10 am

August 3-5 Tryouts 8-10 am

August 8-12 Practice 8-10 am

August 15-19 Practice 8-10 am

August 22nd After School Practice 3:30-5


Note: Attendance is mandatory for all tryout and practice dates!

All practices will be held at Grooms Field


Boys Soccer

Coach Peter Tanaka tanakak@sycamoreschools.org

August 1st and 2nd Conditioning 8-10 am

August 3-5 Tryouts 8-10 am

August 8-12 Practice 8-10 am

August 15-19 Practice 8-10 am

August 22nd After School Practice 3:30-5

Note: Attendance is mandatory for all tryout and practice dates!

All practices will be held at Grooms Field


Volleyball

Coach Tom Villani 7th villanit@sycamoreschools.org

Coach Abby Cydrus 8th cydrusa@sycamoreschools.org

July 21, 26, and 28 Open Gym, 9:30-11:30

Aug 1--5 Volleyball Tryouts 7th Grade 10-12 8th Grade 8-10

Aug 8-12 Volleyball Practice 7th Grade 10-12 8th Grade 8-10

Aug 15-19 Volleyball Practice 7th Grade 10-12 8th Grade 8-10

Aug 22nd Start of After School Practices 3:15-5 for both teams


Note: Attendance is mandatory for all tryout and practice dates.


Tennis

Coach Rose Endreola endreolar@sycamoreschools.org

Aug 8-12 Tennis Tryouts 9-11 am Weller Park

Aug 15-19 Tennis Practice 9-11 am Weller park

Aug 22nd Start of After School Practice 3:30-5


Note: Attendance is mandatory for all tryout and practice dates.


Girls Golf

Coach Paul Alexander spalex101@hotmail.com

Aug 1 Practice @ Tri County Golf Ranch 6:30-8 pm

Aug 2 Practice @ Tri County Golf Ranch 6:30-8 pm

Aug 3 and 4 9 holes Tryouts @ Tri County Golf Ranch 10-12 am

Aug 5 Practice @ Tri County Golf Ranch 10-11:30 am


Note: Attendance is expected for all tryout and practice dates. Exceptions should be pre-arranged with Coach Alexander.


Boys Golf

Coach Jeff Wolkoff wolkoffj@sycamoreschools.org

Aug 8-12 Tryouts @ Eagle’s Nest Golf Course TBA


Note: Attendance is mandatory for all tryout and practice dates.


Cheer

Felicia Ormond 7th ormondf@sycamoreschools.org

Stacy Lawrence 8th stac_mcdowell@yahoo.com

May 16,18 Cheer Clinic 3:30-5:30 Jr High New Gym

May 19 Cheer Tryouts 3:30-5:30 Jr High New Gym


Note: Attendance is mandatory for all tryout and practice dates.

Symmes Players "The Claw"

April 29- Symmes Players tickets to The Claw are going FAST!

The students in Symmes Players Production of The Claw have been working hard and the weekend is now just 1 week away! Performances will be on the new stage at Symmes Elementary and tickets are expected to sell quickly. Performances are Friday, May 6 at 7:30 pm, Saturday, May 7 at 7:30 pm and Sunday, May 8 at 2:00 pm. Tickets are $7/seat and children under 3 are free if seated in a parent’s lap. Ticket order forms went home with your students last week in their communication folder. You can also order online until May 4th: https://www.sycamoreschools.org/Page/2971. For questions, please contact either: Jackie Ogden jakey_07@yahoo.com (513) 288-3636 or Ashley Werthaiser ashleyw333@hotmail.com (513) 478-9108.


Greene Walking Program

The PTO has started the Greene Walking Program. The program is a great opportunity for students to get some exercise, burn off some energy during recess, and earn prizes at the same time. The program will be available every Tuesday and Thursday during recess, starting on March 1st.


All you have to do to participate is add your name to the google doc that was included in the email you received about the program.

There is no obligation to walk each week, but that is how we will keep track of the laps you have walked. 7 times around the track is 1 mile. For the first mile you walk, you will receive a sneaker keychain. Different prizes will be given out for each mile after that.


There will be a parent volunteer at recess keeping track of your laps so make sure you check in with him/her after each lap. Simply give them your name each time you pass and start earning prizes!


So grab a few friends, enjoy some fresh air and exercise and have fun!

Greene Walking Program - Parent Volunteers Needed

We are looking for parent volunteers to help with the Walking Program to take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays during recess, starting March 1st. Volunteers will help tally laps walked and hand out prizes during 5th and 6th grade recesses. Please see sign up genius below or contact Erica Armstrong ericaarmstrong3@gmail.com or Melissa Moeddel melissamoeddel@gmail.com for more information.


https://www.signupgenius.com/go/904054EA9AA22A0FF2-ehgreene

Attention Registered Nurses

The Sycamore Community School District is currently looking for registered nurses who would like to be employed as substitute nurses. Applicants must have current nursing experience, preferably with children, special needs, diabetes and an active nursing license.

If you qualify and are interested, please call Julie Ferron, R.N. at 686-1743 or email at ferronj@sycamoreschools.org.

From Our School Nurse

Immunizations

If you are new to the district, please provide a copy of your child's most current immunizations. Feel free to reach out to the school nurse if you have any questions: Laurie Dobrowolski BSN, RN, LSN dobrowolskil@sycamoreschools.org, phone 513-686-1753, and FAX 513-792-6172.


Reporting a COVID related absence

Thank you for your patience as we navigate COVID at EHG. To report your child's absence due to a positive test, symptoms or recent exposure call 513-686-1707 option #1. You can also go online and report their absence by clicking on the link below. Thank you for your help with this matter.

2nd Semester COVID Attendance Google Form


Rising 7th Grade Parents


Thank you to all who have sent in proof of your child’s Tdap and MCV immunizations!

  • If you are going to the doctor over the summer, please email me with your plans.

  • If your child already has had these vaccinations please send a copy via email, fax or to school with your child.


Thank you for your cooperation with this matter

Laurie Dobrowolski BSN, RN

513-686-1753 clinic

513-792-6172 fax

dobrowolskil@sycamoreschools.org


Reminder

Please send your child to school everyday with a refillable water bottle. The water fountains are only accessible for refilling bottles.


Thank you.

District Wellness

We are looking for individuals (parents OR school staff) for our district wellness committee for next school year. We normally meet 4-6 times per year to discuss and plan events for student and staff wellness for the district.


We are also looking for individuals who want to be on our district Wellness Festival Planning Committee. This committee will meet before the end of this school year, once during the summer and then frequently next school year.


For both opportunities please contact Kelsey Warren - warrenk@sycamoreschools.org or 513-686-1796.

Volunteers Needed in the Media Center

We are looking for volunteers for our Media Center.


We need 1 volunteer per shift (60-90 minutes) to help stack books and other tasks.

If you are able to help, please sign up on the (updated) link below. Thank you!!


https://m.signupgenius.com/#!/showSignUp/8050b4dafa92da7ff2-media1

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Greene PTO hosting MPH Family Night

Since our regularly scheduled PTO meetings have had to remain virtual this school year due to parking/construction we have been brainstorming other ways to get everyone together at least ONCE before the end of the year!


Please stop by MPH on Thursday, May 19th to meet current Greene families, PTO Executive board members (current and next years), Greene Staff, and current fourth grade (incoming fifth grade) families are encouraged to attend as well!

The PTO will provide light appetizers but we hope families will stay and eat in support of Sycamore Bridges as well!


Mark your calendars and we can’t wait to see everyone at MPH!

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Sycamore Summer Tennis

TENNIS CAMP!

With: Sycamore Varsity Coach Mike Teets & his players

For: Boys & Girls grades 1 - 8

When: June 13 - 15

For more info: click on the links below


Tennis Camp Grades 1 - 5

Tennis Camp Grades 6 - 8

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Camp Invention Coming to Blue Ash Elementary August 1-5, 2022

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Are you interested in becoming a Substitute teacher?

Parents, we have a need for substitute teachers!! If you would like to become a substitute teacher for Sycamore and work at Greene, we would love to have you! Please feel free to contact Mrs. Dennemann at dennemannm@sycamoreschools.org if you have any questions.


To get started, please click here to learn how to apply for a substitute teaching license. You do not need a teaching degree, but you will need a bachelor's degree. All of our classroom substitute teachers are employed by the Comprehensive Substitute Solutions of Hamilton County and the Clermont County Educational Service Centers. Thank you!

Staff of the Month - Nomination form

If you have a staff member at Greene that you would like to recognize and nominate for staff member of the month, please fill out this form: Staff Member of the Month 21-22


Thanks for your nomination!

Activity Brochure

We are excited to release the Activity Brochure. These activities are a great opportunity for students to get involved and meet new friends. The sponsor of each club will come on our video announcements to share about the club and how to sign up a couple of weeks before they begin.


ACTIVITY BROCHURE 2021-22

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