Montgomery Elementary News

November 9, 2018

Contact Us

Linda Overbeck, Principal

Amy Debelak, Asst. Principal


Office 686-1730

Absence Line 686-1736

FAX 792-6131

School Nurse 686-1733

Cafeteria 686-1735

Transportation 686-1785

Positive Character Trait Word for the Week of 11/12/18

CITIZENSHIP – A good citizen follows rules, obeys laws, protects the environment, and respects authority.


CITIZENSHIP means being loyal to our country and trying to make our neighborhood, community, and country better places in which to live.



SPECIALS SCHEDULE for the week of November 12

Monday 11/12 - D Day

Tuesday 11/13 - A Day

Wednesday 11/14 - B Day

Thursday 11/15 - C Day

Friday 11/16 - D Day

THANK YOU TO OUR VETERANS!!!!!

ANNOUNCEMENT OF OPTIONAL TESTING FOR IDENTIFICATION OF GIFTED STUDENTS

You may request that your child be tested on the Cognitive Ability Test (CogAT). If you wish to have your child participate in this round oftesting, all requests must be made through the below online link by December 6th. If you have a child in 2nd and/or 4th grade, they will take the test during school with their class. For other grade levels, we are offering an optional testing opportunity. In order to decrease disruption to your child's instruction, this testing opportunity will take place on Saturday, December 8, at Maple Dale from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm for all four elementary buildings. To sign up your child for this opportunity, please click here.


Please note it is the parents' responsibility to provide transportation to and from Maple Dale on morning of testing. Also please note Sycamore cannot use kindergarten or first grade scores for gifted placement.

NEWS FROM OUR MEDIA CENTER

THE PUBLIC LIBRARY

OF CINCINNATI AND HAMILTON COUNTY

is an excellent resource for all ages for print, digital, and audio books. Did you know that you can download e-books and audio books from the comfort of your own home? Here are a few websites that will help you get started:

https://www.cincinnatilibrary.org/eBranch/ebooks.html

https://www.cincinnatilibrary.org/eBranch/catalogsearchtips.html


If you have any difficulty, the librarians at any of the branches are happy to assist. Our local branches include Blue Ash (513-369-6051) and Symmes (513-369-6001).

CANNED FOOD DRIVE

The canned food drive starts November 1st and will end November 15, 2018. These cans provide needed food for families in our area during the holidays. Let’s all help take care of others by providing food to families who need our support. Please bring in Thanksgiving non-perishable foods starting today. Other food items always needed are corn, green beans, peas, baked beans, fruit, soup, peanut butter, jelly, tuna, ravioli, beef stew, chili, and cereal. Just have your student take their donated goods to the classroom for storage until Thursday, November 15 at which time they will be called to the cafeteria to bring their canned goods for donating.


VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

Volunteers are needed to help sort and box our canned food collection on Thursday, November 15th from 9:30 am - 11:00 am in the cafeteria. If available, please contact Susan Linton at 686-1733 or email at lintons@sycamoreschools.org. Thank you!

CLICK HERE FOR A PTO MEMBERSHIP FORM

WHAT IS THE PTO? THE PTO IS A PARENT-TEACHER ORGANIZATION THAT PROVIDES PROGRAMS, SERVICES AND SUPPLIES TO SUPPLEMENT THE STAFF AND STUDENTS AT MONTGOMERY ELEMENTARY. PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR A MEMBERSHIP FORM.

PTO VOLUNTEERS NEEDED - CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP

Montgomery Elementary PTO is looking for volunteers to help make the 2018-2019 school year a success! There are many opportunities for members of the Montgomery Elementary family to volunteer as volunteers are needed to support various programs.

CLICK HERE FOR HASSLE FREE MONEY FOR MONTGOMERY ELEM.

Did you know that the school has partnered with businesses in the community to have those businesses donate money directly to Montgomery Elementary for the everyday items you purchase? Kroger, Pipkin's & Box Tops for Education......

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SYCAMORE GEAR

Calling all parents! Please join us as we learn together about how stress

and worry may be affecting our children at school and ways we can help

them overcome.


For more information about this and other events see

www.sycamoregear.org

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