Montgomery Elementary News

August 18, 2017

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Linda Overbeck, Principal

Amy Debelak, Asst. Principal

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Montgomery News

Principal's Pen

The first week of the 2017-18 school year is behind us and we had a wonderful smooth and positive start! Students are already learning so much, from our new Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) , getting to know each other and forming strong classroom communities, to all of the academic content areas.

Thank you all for TEAMING with us as we together educate your children, meeting all of their individual needs socially, emotionally, and academically!!!!

Thank you!!!

Linda Overbeck


You are going to be hearing a lot this year about the 4 BE's! They are our new school wide rules which are:

BE Respectful

BE Responsible

BE Safe

BE A Problem Solver

Look for more information about this initiative coming home next Wednesday!

Positive Character Trait Word for the Week of 8/21/17

RESPECT – A respectful person treats others with kindness, acts courteously, accepts differences among people, and helps to protect the environment.

RESPECT means recognizing the value of all people, property, and the environment.

Specials Schedule for the week of August 21, 2017

Monday 8/21 - D Day

Tuesday 8/22 - A Day

Wednesday 8/23 - B Day

Thursday 8/24 - C Day

Friday 8/25 - D Day

Sycamore Schools Opening Day 2017 "Can't Stop The Feeling"


Dear Sycamore Families,

On Monday, August 21, a rare total solar eclipse will be visible during the school day. The eclipse will occur in our area beginning around 1:00 p.m. and ending around 3:50 p.m. with nearly 91% of the sun covered by around 2:30 p.m. Sycamore Community Schools will use this scientific event as a teachable moment for our students while maintaining their safety.

While we truly appreciate the significance of this rare scientific event, the safety and security of our students is one of our utmost priorities. During an eclipse, the sun's UV radiation is incredibly powerful and has the potential to severely burn the retina, causing temporary or even permanent blind spots in one's vision. According to the American Optometric Association, no one should look directly at a solar eclipse without specialized eye protection. Regular sunglasses are not safe to view the eclipse.

In order to ensure the safety of our elementary students, our teachers will engage students in age-appropriate indoor classroom activities centered on the science behind this phenomenon. Your student(s) will be able to observe the solar eclipse via a NASA live stream from the safety of their classroom. All PE classes and recess will be held indoors on Monday afternoon.

Families who choose to remove their student(s) from school on Monday, August 21, to participate in parent supervised activities around this event will be permitted to do so. The absence will be counted as an excused absence.

Because this event will occur near dismissal time, we will remind students of precautions related to the event and the importance of following bus rules. We encourage you to have a discussion with your student about the eclipse, when it will happen, and how to observe this exciting event safely. The attached fact sheet from NASA contains great information for students of all ages.

We appreciate your understanding and assistance with all aspects of this event.

Linda S. Overbeck


Montgomery Elementary

Sycamore Community Schools

Sycamore Community Schools, in collaboration with the Hamilton County Educational Service Center, is proud to offer Head Start classes for families who meet income qualifications. Head Start is a federally-funded early childhood program designed to provide comprehensive services to young children and engages parents in their children’s education. Interested in enrolling your child? Please call 513.674.4329.

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