Greene Notes

September 1, 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


September 4 - No School - Labor Day

September 5 - Begin Backpack Drive (see information below)

September 11-15 Parent Lunch Week - 11:00 am -12:30 pm

September 28 - Walkathon (more info to come)

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

Backpack Drive

Beginning Tuesday, we will be collecting new and gently used backpacks to support students from Milstead Middle School in Pasadena ,TX who are recovering from the effects of Hurricane Harvey. If you can help, please have your student drop them off in the blue barrels in the main lobby.

Parent Lunch Week!

To All E. H. Greene Intermediate School Parents,

Although you are welcome any day to have lunch with your child, during the week of September 11th we will be having a special time for you to join your child for lunch. It is an opportunity for you to spend some time with your child and his or her classmates. Please feel free to bring in your child’s favorite lunch. You may also purchase a school lunch for yourself for $3.50 (regular lunch) or $3.75 (“Super” lunch). The schedule is listed below.


Monday, September 11 - Green (11:24-11:56) & White (11:40-12:12)

Tuesday, September 12 - Red (11:16 -11:48) & Blue (11:48 – 12:20)

Wednesday, September 13 - Orange (11:08 – 11:40) & Purple (11:58 – 12:30)

Thursday, September 14 - Yellow (11:00 – 11:32) & Gray (11:32 – 12:04)

Friday, September 15 If you are unable to attend on your child's assigned day, you may attend on this day during your child's usual lunchtime.

Please enter the building at the cafeteria lobby doors and sign in there. You will be able to meet your child as he or she enters the school cafeteria.

Another activity sponsored by our P.T.O. and the Edwin H. Greene Intermediate School Staff.

CLICK on link to volunteer

PBIS for Parents - Classroom Expectations

Your children have been taught the “Four Be’s” of Greene School using videos for each of the settings. Some of our current 6th grade students are the stars of the show, demonstrating the “Aviator Way” of behaving in each setting. Our staff members had a great time showing the “Non-Aviator Way.” This could be a great conversation starter and a way to review those expectations with your child. Here is our Classroom Expectations video. We hope you enjoy seeing our students and teachers in action!

Reporting Harassment, Intimidation, and Bullying Incidences

In an ongoing effort to provide a safe learning environment, Sycamore is requesting parents, students, and staff to inform administration (or whoever) of any perceived incidences of harassment, intimidation, or bullying.

Per the Sycamore Board of Education policy JFCF, harassment, intimidation, and bullying are defined as any provoked and intentional written, verbal, electronic or physical act that a student has exhibited toward another particular student more than once and the behavior both:

  1. causes mental or physical harm to the other student; and

  2. is sufficiently severe, persistent, or pervasive that it creates an intimidating, threatening, or abusive educational environment for the other student.

To view the complete policy, visit, under the Board of Education tab, scroll down to “Policies”, search for policy “JFCF”.

Sycamore will do everything possible to address any complaints of harassment, intimidation, and bullying. We encourage students, staff, parents, and community members to report this type of behavior to the district if help is needed to solve a problem.

To report an incident of harassment, intimidation, and bullying,

  1. Go to the website,

  2. Under the tab “Forms”, scroll down until you see the Harassment, Intimidation, and Bullying Incident Reporting Form for the individual schools.

  3. Fill the form on-line and submit it electronically.

  4. Hard copies of this form are available in each of the schools.

Complete the hard copy of the report form and turn it into the building principal.

The building principal or designee will promptly investigate all reported incidences.

It is difficult to investigate reported incidences that are anonymously submitted. However, every effort will be made to maintain the confidentiality of the reporter. Deliberate false reporting of harassment, intimidation, and bullying is prohibited.

Greene Machine Auditions

Greene Machine auditions are coming soon! Greene Machine is an audition only show choir for both 5th and 6th graders. All interested students should pick up an audition packet from Miss Parks or from the activities bin at the front office. There will be an audition clinic on Wednesday, September 13 after school until 4:15. Students will learn the music and choreography required for their audition, so the clinic is mandatory. Auditions will be held the following day, September 14, and students will sign up for a 10 minute audition time between 3:10 and 5:00 pm. They will audition in groups of up to 10 other students.

Student T-Shirts

Order forms for student T-Shirts were sent home in the Green Folder the past two weeks. If your student would like one please click on the appropriate link to submit your order. You will need to send $8.00 cash or check (payable to E.H. Greene School) to your child's homeroom teacher in order to receive your shirt.

5th Grade Order Form

6th Grade Order Form

Healthy Students are Better Learners

Substitute 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

Blue Ash Elementary PTO’s Haunted Festival

Haunted Festival is the Blue Ash Elementary PTO’s largest annual family fun night. Many volunteers will be needed to set up, run games, activities, and tables during Haunted Fest! We would love your help by working one shift such as running a game or selling food. We need 300 volunteers to make this festival run smoothly! Adults and children in 5th grade or higher are welcome as volunteers. This is a wonderful opprutunity for grandparents, aunts, uncles, and high school students. Choose the shift and assignment you want and you may select to work with a friend. We can’t wait to see you! If you have questions please contact Debbie Flinchpaugh-Kirby at

Sign up here!

FALL 2017 Sycamore Positive Parenting Workshops

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Sycamore Positive Parenting Workshops bring parents the best practices in youth development. Each week you will gain more manageable, effective parenting skills, including effective discipline. Classes will be taught by Sycamore teachers and parents and will cover several topics including:

  • Positive Parenting: Building on Strengths and Practical Tools

  • Creating Confident Kids: Building Grit, Curiosity and Resilience

  • Communication that Works: Listening and Setting Expectations

  • Deflecting Arguments and Setting Boundaries: Avoiding Power Struggles

  • The Discipline Difference: Effective Consequences and Consistency

  • What Kids Need to Succeed: Helping Our Students Maximize School Opportunities

The Sycamore Positive Parenting Workshops believe that every parent is a leader and can make a profound contribution in the life of their child. We look forward to working with you and hope you can join us for this interactive and fun class!


Tuesdays from 6:00-7:30 p.m.

Sept. 26 - Oct. 24, 2017


Blue Ash Elementary School- University of Cincinnati Wing


Any Sycamore family parent or guardian.


Free! Childcare is also available at NO additional cost.



Workshops are offered in English y en Español!

Click HERE to register in ENGLISH or go to

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Thank you for your interest in Sycamore Positive Parenting Workshops!

We are excited to have you join us!

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Pictures for the Yearbook

Calling all parents! Those cell phones take great pictures! When you capture a moment at the Greene School that you are proud of, PLEASE email the picture in its ORIGINAL SIZE to

At the music program, kids having fund together, walk a thon, carnival…as long as it is Greene students, pass it on so we can fill our yearbook with some great photos! Don’t wait til the end of the year! Email your photos right away! THANK YOU!!