The Navigator Newsletter

Sycamore Junior High's Parent Communication

March 11-15

Building Goals

*Ensure Safety of Students and Staff

*Cultivate a Positive Climate

*Implement Formative Instructional Practices

Coming Up at the JH

Tonight and Saturday

March 8 & 9: JH Theater presents Seussical 7:00pm


This week

March 15: End of Quarter 3

March 18-22: Spring Break NO SCHOOL

Lost and Found

If your child has lost an item at school (sweatshirt, coat, lunchbox, etc) please encourage him or her to check the lost & found. Items can be found in the back of the cafeteria and are donated, recycled or disposed of every two to three weeks. If you have any questions, please contact the office.


For photos of items currently in L&F click HERE.

PTO: Aviator Bash Thank you

About 300 Aviators remained after school on 2/15/19 for the 2nd Annual Aviator Bash. Great music in the gym, a roaming Magician, and food and games greeted the students for a Magic-themed Bash. Students completed scavenger hunts, danced and took selfies all while having a blast with fellow students. A big thank you to the Administration and volunteers for a magical event!
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Reminder of winter procedures

While we wait for spring to arrive, the administration would like to remind parents of our procedures around recess. If the temperature is 30 degrees or above, students will go outside for a 10-minute recess. In the 6 minutes between when they leave class and are expected outside, students are encouraged to go to their lockers to get their coats and their lunch. Students are allowed to carry a coat during 5th bell.


If students need to use the restroom during this transition or recess time, they should ask a teacher or administrator. They will be allowed to reenter the building to do so.

ANNOUNCEMENT OF SPRING OPTIONAL TESTING FOR IDENTIFICATION OF GIFTED STUDENTS

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 29. We have scheduled this 45-50 minute testing session to be administered at 7:15 am on April 5 at the Junior High.


Testing Link

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In case you missed it

Safer Schools Ohio

1-844-SAFEROH

A multi-agency effort created to assist schools in continuously improving the safety of our students. By calling or texting the statewide anonymous hotline parents, students or community members can report anything that is suspicious or endangering you, your friends or your school.

Immunizations for 7th graders

If you have not turned in your child's proof of immunizations from a doctor's office, please do so ASAP. The cutoff date was September 5th.

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Around Sycamore

Volunteers Needed

Sycamore Community Schools is seeking Adult Volunteers for April 22nd - Professional Development Day


The certified staff of Sycamore Community Schools will be participating in a professional learning activity called “Cost of Poverty Experience (COPE)” led by facilitators from Think Tank Inc. on April 22nd. The purpose of the activity is to engage our staff in authentic, empathy-building experiences to better understand the daily struggles some of our families may experience as a result of economic fatigue.


Each session will include 120 staff participants. We are in need of 20 volunteers (COPE Resource Leaders) for each session to “role play” various community and business members. As a COPE Resource Leader, you will be given your role by the COPE facilitator during training. Training will be provided in the first hour of the volunteer shift. The time commitment will be approximately 3-1/2 hours. Unfortunately, we will not be able to provide babysitting services on this day, therefore volunteers are asked not to bring their children along.


Volunteer Times and Locations

Morning Session: 7:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m., Junior High Gym and High School Gym

Afternoon Session: 11:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., Greene Gym and Maple Dale Gym


Sign-up on Eventbrite

For the morning session at Sycamore High School, click here.

For the morning session at the Sycamore Junior High School, click here.

For the afternoon session at Maple Dale Elementary, click here.

For the afternoon session at Greene Elementary, click here.


Additional Information

Contact Chris Beech, Associate to Assistant Superintendent

e-mail address: beechc@sycamoreschools.org,

phone number: 513.686.1700, ext.#5003

Support Sycamore Varsity Lacrosse

The team is having a mulch sale. Download the pdf order form below if you are interested.
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In The Community

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