Symmes Elementary School
Important Dates for your Calendar
Nov. 5 Nature Trail Workday 9:00 - 4:00
Nov. 7 - 11 Book Fair - MPR - 9:00 - 4:00
Nov. 9 Moms and Muffins 8:30
Nov. 10 PTO Meeting 9:30
Nov. 11 Moms and Muffins 8:30
Nov. 16 Picture Re-Take Day
CORN HOLE TOURNAMENT FUN WITH MR. PHOU
3rd & 4th Grade Symmes Corn Hole Tournament
Team should consist of a parent/special person and 3rd or 4th grade student
No younger siblings can attend the event
Come join in a friendly competition of corn hole!!!
The winning team will win a gift card to Dave and Busters!!!
Date: Saturday November 12, 2016
Location: Symmes Walking Track rain or shine!! (will move inside if it rains)
Host: Mr. Phou
Pizza and drinks provided
Face painting by Julie Paterson!!!!
Cost: $20 per team
Please send in check made out to Symmes PTO, write” GG Corn Hole”in Memo Line
You must type a memo when paying online, “Great Gathering: Corn Hole”
Brackets will be made in advance so you must RSVP by November 4th to be in the tournament (sorry no exceptions and no refunds can be issued)
Student name: _______________________
Parent/special person name: ________________________I volunteer to bring a corn hole set to the school the week before the event: YES NO
Book Fair is coming!!
See you at the Book Fair!
Exciting News from the Carnival Committee
Have you heard what the Carnival Committee is up to this year?
We’re planning the sweetest holiday shopping event Symmes has ever seen!
What to expect: Grab N Go Gift Card Wall, Kids’ Holiday Gifts, Teacher and Staff Holiday Gifts, Great Gathering Sign Up Table, Specialty Clothing Vendor, Themed Gift Baskets for Kids & Adults And TONS of other great items for EVERYONE on your holiday list!
Details: The Shopping Event and Silent Auction will be held during Moms and Muffins and the Bookfair – on Nov. 9th & 11th from 8 am – 11 am. We will be located in the Science Lab in Room 31 in the 4th grade hallway…just follow the Candy Land Carnival Signs! We will have items for sale, as well as items that will be part of the Silent Auction. You will be assigned a Bid Number at the door. Use your Bid Number to place a bid on an auction item – with the highest bid winning the item on Friday at 11 am. See an item that you don’t want to risk losing to a higher bidder? You can purchase the item at the “Buy It Now” price and take the item with you that day! We will be accepting cash, checks, and credit cards this year. So come prepared to get a head start on your holiday shopping! What if I can’t make it to school on Nov. 9th or Nov. 11th? We will post an Online Preview with the option to purchase some items online starting Nov. 2nd . We would encourage EVERYONE to check out the Online Preview on Nov. 2nd – even if you plan to come to the event on Nov. 9th or 11th! There are quite a few items that are certain to sell fast! Online purchases can be made with a PayPal account on our PTO website. You can check it out at www.symmeselementarypto.blogspot.com. Questions?? Contact Anna Hartz @ firstname.lastname@example.org or Kim Hueil @ email@example.com
America Recycles Day contest
To remind all of us how important recycling is to our environment we will have
"Recyclable Accessory Day"
What do you need to do? Create an accessory out of recyclables, or something that you've used before and wear it to school on Tuesday, November 15th. This could be a hat, necklace, pin, purse, or even a bow-tie. Be creative! Every participant will be entered into a raffle and there will be a prize for each grade level. Have fun! We can't wait to see what you come up with!
The Cookies are coming!!!
When: Wednesday, November 16th between 2:00-6:30pm
Where: Symmes cafeteria
Please mark your calendars.
Products must remain frozen!
Questions? Jackie Ogden (513)288-3636 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Symmes PTO thanks you for your support.
Picture Re-Take Day
GIRLS ON THE RUN - 4TH GRADERS
SYCAMORE HIGH SCHOOL VARIETY SHOW
Sycamore High School Hosts Variety Show November 19th @ 7p in the Auditorium. Tickets $10 available pre-sale at www.aveschoir.org and at the door. Acts feature members of the student body including vocal and instrumental groups, juggling, the Flyerettes, SEE1 and a performance by all choral ensembles. Proceeds benefit the Sycamore Vocal Boosters.
ANNOUNCEMENT OF CogAT TESTING
All 2nd graders will take the Cognitive Ability Test (CogAT) the week of December 5, 2016, during the school day. For those students in the other grades, you may request that your child participate in this round of testing. This is in accordance with HB 282, which requires that school districts provide two opportunities for testing to identify students as gifted. PLEASE NOTE THAT SCORES ON KINDERGARTEN and FIRST GRADE TESTS WILL NOT BE TAKEN INTO CONSIDERATION FOR PULL-OUT GIFTED SERVICES.
Parents of 2nd graders do NOT need to request testing since it is an automatic process. However, if your child is not in 2nd grade and you would like to have your child participate in the December administration of the CogAT, use the below link to request testing. The deadline to submit your request is November 30. In order to decrease disruption to your child's instruction, this testing opportunity will take place on Saturday, December 10, at Maple Dale Elementary from 9:00 until 12:00. Please note that it is the parents' responsibility to provide transportation to and from Maple Dale.
All testing requests must be submitted using the below link. Email requests cannot be accepted. If you have any questions, please email Mindy Zellner, District Gifted Coordinator, at email@example.com.
Click here to request CogAT Testing for December 2016