Greene Notes

May 5, 2017

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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 9 - Band & Orchestra Concert in the Greene School Cafe. Concert begins at 5:45 pm. We will run shuttle buses from Maple Dale to Greene from 5:00-9:15 pm.

May 10 - PTO Volunteer Luncheon

May 11 - All books must be returned to the Media Center

May 16 - 4th Grade Parent Orientation 6:00 pm

Interested in Summer School? Chick here for details on courses and how to sign up!


For the next several weeks we will include a section on transition. This will have information for students transitioning both to Greene as well as to the Junior High. The grade level below represents the grade you will be in NEXT SCHOOL YEAR.

Rising 5th Graders:

We will be mailing Course Selection forms home next week.

Mark your calendar for the 4th grade Parent Orientation on May 16 at 6:00 pm at the Greene School. We will run shuttle buses from Maple Dale from 5:30-8:30 pm. A more detailed agenda will be coming soon.

Instrument Fitting at Blue Ash May 11 & 12


Important Dates

Specials Course Descriptions

2016-2017 Activity Brochure

Rising 6th Graders:

We will be mailing Course Selection forms in May, more details to come. Click here to see the Course Descriptions for our specials classes next year.

Rising 7th Graders:

JH Schedule Pick Up is going to be:

Wednesday, August 9th: 1:00PM - 5:00PM and Thursday, August 10th from 8:00am - 12:00pm.

Don't forget your TDAP. All rising 7th graders will need this before school begins. Talk to your doctor to ensure the correct documentation is in place.

If you missed the Academic Fair, you can click the link below to view the presentation.


All parents of sixth grade students are invited to attend our annual “Sixth Grade Celebration” on Wednesday, May 24th. This is a recognition ceremony for all of our sixth grade students. Please consult the following schedule for the assigned program time for your child’s homeroom. Each Program will be held in our cafeteria and will last approximately 60 minutes. You will enter through the cafeteria doors.

8:30 – 9:30 a.m. Classrooms of: Mrs.Ahr, Mr.Staggs, Mrs.Dorko, Mr.McGranahan,

Mrs.Allred, Mr.Kelly, Mrs.Pihl, and Mr.McCalla

10:30 – 11:30 a.m. Classrooms of: Mrs. Carlton, Miss. Davis, Mr.Rains, Mrs.Harris,

Mrs.Walter, Mrs.Mulvaney, Mrs.Marks, and Mr.Bogdan

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.

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Having trouble logging into the app? Please reset your Parent Portal password online. You will need to wait 24 hours for the system to refresh before trying to log back into the app.

Donating books to .50 cent cart

SPRING CLEANING? We would love for you to donate some of your gently used middle school books to the Greene School media center. Your child will receive .10 cents in library money for each book donated. Some of the donated books will be added to our library shelves, and others will be put on the “.50 cent cart” for students to purchase with their “library money.” Thank you in advance for providing more literacy opportunities for our students !


The annual 6th grade picnics will take place May 18th and 19th at Swain Park. The PTO will provide pizza and water and lots of fun! Please consider donating other items needed from a Sign-up Genius below.

Thursday, May 18th 10-12 Blue Team; 12-2 Purple Team

Friday, May 19th 10-12 Gray Team; 12-2 White Team

We need your help! Please sign-up to help provide food in your child's wing. We also need volunteers to help serve food.

Purple Wing Sign-up

Blue Wing Sign-up

Gray Wing Sign-up

White Wing Sign-up

Pertussis Notification

I am writing to inform you of a confirmed case of pertussis at the Greene School. Here is a letter from the Hamilton County Public Heath Department. We have followed through with all necessary protocols to ensure our staff and students are safe and healthy. Please read through the attached letter for more information. I would also like to share this fact sheet with you. As stated in the letter, if you have any questions please follow up with your child's doctor.

Apply for FIRST LEGO League

Applications for FIRST LEGO League (FLL) are now available for students entering grades 4 to 8 in all elementary schools, Greene, and Junior High. FLL involves research, robotics, presentations, and teamwork. Download the form at and follow all instructions. Applications need to be postmarked by Saturday, May 20. We also need volunteer coaches. Please indicate on the form if you are interested or know someone interested.


E.H. Greene raised over $1350 in box tops this school year! Thank you to our students and parents for collecting and submitting so many box tops, to our parent volunteers for all your efforts counting and tallying, and to the office staff and teachers for your support of the program.
Congratulations goes to all our winners:
- Fall: Yellow and White wings earned an extra recess
- Winter: Mrs. Kelly and Mrs. Dorko’s classes earned a sugarless gum prize
- Spring: Yellow and Blue wings earned an extra recess
Please keep clipping all summer long!

AVES Hangar Bookstore & Spirit Shop News

Great end-of-year gift ideas! Tervis tumblers, mugs, coffee tumblers, Camelbak water bottles, pennants, and more!

Upcoming Bonus Shopping Hours: Wednesday, May 10, 6-8 P.M.

We will also have Bonus Shopping Hours three nights the following week:

5/16, 5/17, 5/18 (6-8 pm each night).

The last day the store will be open for this school year is Friday, May 19.

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7-8 Summer Learning and Enrichment

Sycamore Community Schools’ 7-8 Summer Learning and Enrichment is a four week program beginning on June 12 and concluding on July 7. There are no classes on Tuesday, July 4th. Classes will be held at Sycamore Junior High School. Enrollment must be completed online. Invitations and teacher recommendations will be mailed home as needed. For more information, contact Chris Gutermuth, 5-8 Summer Learning Director, at or 513-686-1739 /press 2 for Chris Gutermuth. You can also view the course and information catalog by CLICKING HERE.

Summer Volleyball Camp

WHO: Any incoming 3rd - 8th grader

WHEN: June 5th - 8th

WHERE: Sycamore H.S. Main Gym

Time: 9am - Noon

Cost: $90

Register online @ click on Camps and Clinics and select Summer Volleyball camp or print out the form and Mail to:

Sycamore Athletic Department

7400 Cornell Road

Cincinnati, OH 45242

Checks made out to: Sycamore Community Schools

Summer MAP Testing

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 MAP Testing Sign-Up

Youth Writing Camp

The Ohio Writing Project is offering a Youth Writing Camp for students entering 5th - 8th grades again this summer, July 17-21. It's a camp full of engaging activities that inspire writing in many genres along with learning from authors and sharing their own writing. The writers also spend time swimming, playing frisbee golf, eating pizza, and enjoying other campus and camp-like activities. It is a camp for kids who like to write and create, and it is a joy to watch them grow in their writing and confidence. I've been leading this camp for over ten years and I never grow tired of watching the campers write and share with such enthusiasm.

Click here for more information.

Summer Girls Soccer Camp

GOAL! GOAL! GOAL! Whether you are an accomplished player or just like to have fun, the Sycamore Girls Varsity Youth Camp is for you. Come join Coach Brian Fallon and some of the varsity players for 4 days of training, teamwork and fun. The girls soccer youth camp runs June 19-22 from 3pm-5pm at the high school turf. You can register at, see you in June"

Summer Tennis Clinic!!!

5th, 6th, 7th grade Boys & Girls

Hosted by Mike Teets, Boys & Girls Varsity Tennis Coach

Assisted by varsity boys & girls players

Thursdays - June 15 & 22, July 13 & 20

5:30 - 7:00 pm

Cost is $50 (includes t-shirt & prizes!)

Questions & To Register:

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!