Montgomery Elementary News

October 27, 2017

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 10/30/17

FAIRNESS – A fair person plays by the rules, takes turns, makes decisions after getting all the facts, doesn’t show favoritism or prejudices, and shares with others.

FAIRNESS means being understanding and open-minded.

Specials Schedule for the week of October 30, 2017

Monday 10/30- B Day

Tuesday 10/31 - C Day

Wednesday 11/1 - D Day

Thursday 11/2 - A Day

Friday 11/3 - B Day




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The Super Carnival Committee is looking for nut-free candy donations to help make our Carnival better than ever! Please consider donating your leftover Halloween candy, or take advantage of the post-Halloween candy blowout sales! Your nut-free candy donations can be placed in the box located near the PTO mailboxes in the main office.




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With the help of our PTOs and local business sponsors, Sycamore Community Schools recently rolled out a “first-of-its kind” classroom on wheels aimed at getting kids excited about science and math! The Sycamore STEAM Aviation Station provides our K-6 students the opportunity to explore science, technology, engineering, art, and math (STEAM) opportunities at school under the guidance of our science leaders and the help of classroom volunteers. Equipped with high tech items such as touch screens, Raspberry Pi computers, and virtual reality equipment, as well as low tech materials such as Keva planks and Makedo tools, activities have been designed to explicitly teach design thinking and collaboration through grade-level, standards-based challenges.

Another exciting component to this new classroom on wheels is our Homework Assistance outreach. Four days a week (M-TH), we travel to local neighborhoods after school (4pm-6pm) to provide homework help on the Aviation Station after school.

Monday: Fields Ertel Townhomes

Tuesday: Hazelwood Community Center

Wednesday: The Villages at Symmes Crossing

Thursday: Blue Ash Kohl’s

Our students bring their homework assignments with them as they enjoy a light snack and assistance from an adult or student helper. Once they complete their homework, students are provided with the opportunity to participate in STEAM challenges of their choice on the Aviation Station in small groups. Helpers provide guidance and direction

as needed.

We are looking for parent volunteers to assist us with this outreach endeavor. A certified Sycamore staff member will always be present to answer any specific questions. You can sign up here to assist at any location. SignUpGenius-Aviation Station Homework Assistance

Please go to our website to find out more about the AVIATION STATION.

If you have additional questions, please contact Chris Beech at

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Did You Know?!? The neuroscience of singing shows that when we sing our neurotransmitters connect in new and different ways. It fires up the right temporal lobe of our brain, releasing endorphins that make us smarter, healthier, happier and more creative. When we sing with other people this effect is amplified. -Imperfect Harmony: Finding Happiness Singing with Others (Horn).