Symmes Elementary School

Symmesational News!

Friday, March 16, 2018

Important Dates for your Calendar

Mar. 26 - Mar. 30 NO SCHOOL - Spring Break

Apr. 2 - Return from Spring Break

Apr. 11- 4th Grade Growth and Development Parent Night 7:00 pm
Apr. 12 - PTO Meeting - 9:30 am
Apr. 16 - NO SCHOOL for students...Professional Day for teachers

Apr. 25 - STEAM DAY - more information to come!
Apr. 28 - Nature Trail Volunteer Day (changed from May 5th) 10:00 - 2:00


Although your child may or may not have taken the CogAT in December, you may request that your child be tested on the Otis-Lennon School Ability Test (OLSAT). If you wish to have your child participate in this round of testing, all requests must be made through the below online link by March 21, 2018. In order to decrease disruption to your child's instruction, this testing opportunity will take place prior to the start of the school day. We have scheduled this 45-50 minute testing session to be administered from 8:00 to 9:00 a.m. on April 2, 2018 at Symmes Elementary.

Please note it is the parents' responsibility to provide transportation the morning of testing to your child’s building. Additionally, know that Sycamore cannot use kindergarten or first grade scores for gifted placement.

"SHED THE EXCESS THREADS" CLOTHES BIN CHALLENGE (2 more weeks to bring items!)

When: February 12, 2018 - March 23, 2018

Who: All 7 Sycamore Schools competing to be the winner

How: Collect the most textiles during the challenge period

What: Shoes, clothing, rags, towels, blankets, sheets, stuffed animals, etc.

Why: 85% of textiles end up in the landfill. These will be recycled and our schools will earn 7 cents for every pound. Collect more, earn more! Money goes into the school accounts!

Winning school will be recognized with an award and featured on social media.

*Did you know??? The average American discards approximately 70 pounds of clothes, shoes and textiles each year. Most of these items end up in the local landfills, which amounts to an astounding 16.9 billion pounds of preventable waste each year. We need your help to reduce this number!

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PTO Spotlights Our Staff: Sunshine Board

PTO would like to highlight the following sunshine staff members this week:

Mrs. Bethune
Miss Hake
Mrs Hill
Mrs. Haverkos

Check them out on our Sunshine Board, located in the main hallway, across from room 15.

Thank you, Symmes Staff Appreciation Committee

Sycamore Tennis 2018

Grades 1 - 5 Summer Clinic (Boys and Girls)

Registration Form

(For students entering grades 1 through 5 in 2018-19)

Location: Sycamore High School tennis courts (7400 Cornell Rd)

Time: 6:00 to 7:00 pm

Dates: (Mondays) June 11, 18; July 9, 16

Cost: $35 (4 sessions, includes a t-shirt and prizes!)

Instructors: Coach Teets and the Sycamore High School players



Grades 1-5 Clinic Registration (Please fill out the bottom portion of this sheet & return it to Coach Teets)

Name: ____________________________________________________ Age: _____

Male_____ Female_____ Grade for 2018-19: ________

Parent Cell Phone: ___________________

Parent Email: ____________________________________________

T-Shirt Size (circle one): Youth Sizes : S M L XL Adult Sizes : S M L XL

Please make checks payable to : Sycamore Athletic Boosters

Please return this registration to Coach Teets at the junior high. The address is:

Sycamore Jr High School

℅ Mike Teets

5757 Cooper Rd

Cincinnati, Ohio 45242