Greene Notes

May 11, 2018

Electronic Course Selector for Rising 5th and 6th Graders

The link to the Electronic Course Selector is below. The purpose of this form is to allow students and families to rank the specials they would like to take for the 2018-19 school year. Please note that most students will be able to take all of the specials we offer.

Students who take two music classes or students involved in intervention programs may not be able to participate in all courses. We will use your responses on this form to build your schedule.

The last day to submit a response is Sunday, May 20, 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 afternoons.

Attendance Line: (513) 686-1756


May 12 - STEAM District wide Showcase at the Greene School - 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

May 15 - 4th Grade Parent Orientation at Greene - 6:00-8:00 pm (details below)

May 16 - Meet the Teacher Day (Move Up Day)

May 17 - 6th Grade Picnics at Swaim Park - Blue Team 10:00-12:00 and Purple Team 12:00-2:00

May 18 - 6th Grade Picnics at Swaim Park - White Team 10:00-12:00 and Gray Team 12:00-2:00

May 20 - Electronic Course Selectors last day to submit

May 23 - 6th Grade Celebrations: 8:30 am - Gray and White Teams (details below)

May 23 - 6th Grade Celebrations: 10:30 am - Purple and Blue Teams (details below)

May 24 - Field Day and Last Day of School


Our district spends a considerable amount of time working on transition. We will reserve this section of the newsletter for information to help you and your children with this process. For the purpose of clarification, we will use the following terms for each grade level: Rising 7th Graders (current 6th graders, class of 2024), Rising 6th Graders (current 5th graders, class of 2025), and Rising 5th Graders (current 4th graders, class of 2026).

Rising 5th Graders

Here are important dates to keep in mind for transition.

Rising 6th Graders

Here are important dates to keep in mind for transition.

Rising 7th Graders

We are excited to announce that “JH Launch” is now open for registration. JH Launch is a 2 day adventure designed to support your child’s successful transition to the Junior High School experience. Our enthusiastic staff has planned activities to engage your child in understanding their schedule, the facilities, extra-curricular offerings, how to navigating the building, teambuilding, and important people to meet and know. Registration is currently open via parent portal. For any student that is anticipating playing football in the fall and would also like to attend launch, our coaches have requested that they attend launch on the seventh and eighth of August.

Dates for JH Launch are as follows:

Session A: August 7,8

Session B: August 9,10

Launch will run from 8am-12pm each day. Your child only needs to attend one session to be ready to Launch! If you have questions please email Chris Gutermuth, summer school administrator, at

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 them please send a copy via email, fax or with your child.

  • If you have any difficulty getting these immunizations please call me and I will do my best to help you.

Laurie Dobrowolski BSN, RN

513-686-1753 clinic

513-792-6172 fax

STEAM Showcase

You are invited to Sycamore Community Schools first-ever K-12 STEAM Showcase on Saturday, May 12 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at E.H. Greene Intermediate.

The purpose of the event is to spotlight district-wide STEAM learning and local businesses and organizations that utilize STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, math) in their work. The showcase will consist of live demonstrations, presentations, competitions, giveaways, and hands-on activities for all ages.

Some of the local organizations who will be participating include UC Blue Ash, Kroger Technology, Apple, Gorilla Maker, and the city of Blue Ash and Montgomery.

We are also excited to show off some of the work that is happening in our classrooms, including live demos of the AVES electric car, Blue Ash GeoCity, Montgomery PBL Carnival, and FIRST LEGO League. There will be opportunities for families to work with robotics, Makedo, and virtual reality. Come make a Mother’s Day present on our 3D printers!

Local food trucks will be serving food and refreshments from 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

We anticipate a large turnout for this indoor/outdoor event. A free shuttle service from Maple Dale Elementary to E.H. Greene will run between 11:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

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6th Grade Picnics at Swaim Park

The 6th Grade Picnics Are On!

May 17 - Blue 10:00-12:00, Purple 12:00-2:00

May 18 - White 10:00-12:00, Gray 12:00-2:00

Next week, each 6th grade wing will walk to Swaim Park for an end of year celebration picnic. Pizza, water, fruit, veggies and other snacks will be served. Thank you for sending food donations to school the morning of the picnic in ziploc bags or containers labeled with your name and wing color. Volunteers arriving early are asked to meet at the large shelter next to the gazebo at 8:30am or any time that is convenient. Special thanks to the Harte family and neighborhood friends for covering tunes for Blue and Purple wings. Parent and student DJ help is still welcomed for White and Gray wings. No DJ experience required!

Please click on the link below to view food donation and volunteer opportunities by wing.

6th Grade Celebration - Invitation for Parents

All parents of 6th grade students are invited to attend our annual "Sixth Grade Celebration" on Wednesday, May 23rd. This is a recognition ceremony for all our sixth grade students. Each program will be held in our cafeteria and will last approximately 60 minutes. After each classroom receives their recognition awards, there will be a photo opportunity while they are up on the stage. There will also be a reception in the Cafeteria Lobby immediately following each awards ceremony .Please see the schedule below for the assigned program time for your child's homeroom.

8:30 - 9:30 am Classrooms of: Mrs. Ahr, Mr. Staggs, Mrs. Dorko, Mr. McGranahan, Mrs. Allred, Mr. Kelly, Mrs. Pihl, Mr. McCalla

10:30 - 11:30 am Classrooms of: Mr. Rains, Mrs. Carlton, Miss Davis, Mrs. Harris, Mrs. Walter, Mrs. Mulvaney, Mrs. Marks, Mr. Bogdan

Field Day

Field Day is Thursday, May 24th!
We need several awesome volunteers to help make the day awesome for the kids!
(and it's a great opportunity to enjoy watching your kid hang out with their friends & classmates)

6th graders = morning session

5th graders = afternoon session)

Follow the link to sign up - Greene Field Day 2018

Lunch Accounts

Elementary School parents

Attention parents! The end of the year is quickly approaching, and the Sycamore Child Nutrition Department is working hard to collect the debt on student's accounts before we are out for the summer. This year we are being generous and allowing students to charge at the k-6 buildings through the end of the year, but with that being said we need your help paying off overdue account balances. Please be diligent about checking to see if your child owes money. He/she can check at lunch, or you can get on your parent portal account and find the account balance there. You can also call the Child Nutrition office, and we can help you with any questions you might have. Any debt accrued during the 2017/18 school year WILL roll over to the 2018/19 year.

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Operation Give Back - School Supplies Collection

Operation Give Back is a local organization that supports families who are in need. One of the ways OGB helps students is to provide new school supplies. We are collecting now for the August giveaway. Check your closets and drawers for excess school supplies. Collection barrels are located in the front lobby of Greene School.

Thank you for your support. For donations in June and July, take them directly to OGB at 10891 Millington Court, Blue Ash 45242

Apply Now for Sycamore FIRST Robotics Teams for the 2018-19 School Year

Online applications are now available for the following FIRST Robotics programs at the Sycamore Community School District.

  • FIRST LEGO League Jr. (for rising 3rd graders)
  • FIRST LEGO League (for rising 4th through 8th graders)
  • FIRST Tech Challenge (for rising 7th through 9th graders)

Visit the Sycamore Robotics website at to get started.

The applications include parent and student portions as well as instructions to submit a participation fee.

Apply by May 19 for on-time submission.

Note that junior high students will have the ability to choose between FIRST LEGO League and FIRST Tech Challenge. Be sure to select the program you desire. Note also that applicants who are rising high schoolers will receive additional details following the application submission deadline for joining the high school team.

For information about all of these programs, visit

Want to see more Sycamore Robotics teams in action? Visit our booth at the district-wide STEAM Showcase on Sat., May 12 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at E.H. Greene Intermediate.

Questions? Contact the Sycamore Robotics Boosters Board at

Moving before next school year?

If you are moving out of the District and will not have a student attending schools in Sycamore next year, please see the link below for a form that you will need to complete as soon as possible. Thank you!

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Lost and Found

We have many items in our Lost and Found bins. Please come in and check for your student's lost articles before the end of the year. Any unclaimed items will be donated to charity after the close of school. Thank you.

Summer School

Sycamore "Summer Learning and Enrichment" is now accepting registrations on Parent Portal. Summer Learning begins June 11th. For additional information, please see the "Summer Learning Course and Information Catalog".

Optional summer MAP administration , grades 2-8

Sycamore Schools is offering an optional summer MAP administration for grades 2-8. Please click on the link for more details and to register your child for this opportunity. If you have any questions, please email Mindy Zellner, District Gifted Coordinator, at

Summer 2018 MAP Testing Sign-Ups

Aviation Station in your neighborhood!

The Aviation Station rolls into your neighborhood to provide Homework Assistance, STEAM activities, and free wifi on the following days each week of the school year:

Mondays 4:00-6:00 p.m.: Fields Ertel Townhomes

Tuesdays 4:00-6:00 p.m.: Hazelwood Community Center

Wednesdays 4:00-6:00 p.m.: Sycamore Terrace

Thursdays 4:00-6:00 p.m.: Blue Ash Kohl’s parking lot (Plainfield & Hunt Roads)

If you would like your child to participate in this free service, please fill out the permission form and return it to your child’s school prior to the day of the Aviation Station visit in your community. For more information regarding the Aviation Station, please visit our website at

Greene School Activity Brochure

Is your child looking to get involved at the Greene School? Below is a link to our 2017-2018 Activity Brochure. You will find information on all of our clubs, including the dates they meet. Please tell your children to watch our video announcements for information on how and when to sign up.

2017-2018 Activity Brochure