Week of 9/19 - 9/24



Are you an RN with an active license and recent nursing experience who would like to work occasionally as a substitute in one of our school buildings? If you have nursing experience and have an interest in filling in occasionally when needed, please contact our district nurse coordinator - Susan Murphy, MS, BSN, CSN - at 686-1773 between 7 am and 3 pm or email at murphys@sycamoreschools.org Requirements are an active RN license, current nursing experience - preferably with pediatrics, Type I diabetes, G-tubes, and/or special education, and current CPR certification.

Transition Night for high school parents

Esther Adams, Sycamore's transition coordinator, will be holding a Sycamore Parent Transition Night for high school parents.

About: This is an informational session for Sycamore parents who want to learn more about the transition process from school to adult life for their student with a disability.

Date: Tuesday, September 27th

Time: 6:30pm

Location: Sycamore High School (Room 233)

Questions? Please contact Esther Adams at adamse@sycamoreschools.org

1st quarter interims

1st quarter interims will be distributed on 9/22/16

Professional Development Day

There will be no school on Friday, September 23rd, due to teacher professional development day.

Coffee with the Counselors

We hope you'll plan to attend the first Coffee with the Counselors on Wednesday, Sept. 21, at 9 am in the Staff Lunchroom. All of the counselors will be present for some portion of the meeting. The starting topic will be the "Making a High School Success Plan" and it will be appropriate for parents of all grades. There will be a 15-20 minute presentation and then 30-40 minutes for interactive questions and answers. Whether you feel you have something to learn or something to share, we hope you will come!

PTO News

Volunteer Opportunities

Want to get involved with the PTO this year? Fill in the online volunteer form and you will be contacted at the appropriate time. If you are like most of us and have a schedule that changes weekly and can’t commit to a specific committee, feel free to mark “Help PTO as needed” (specify during school hours and/or evening hours) and you will be contacted as needs arise and then you can decide if you are able to help at that time.

Any questions, please contact elainekerr321@gmail.com. Thank you for your consideration!

PTO Projects

The PTO is now accepting project requests.

We are committed to supporting the SHS community and we want to help meet your needs. We have $10,000 budgeted to cover project grants this year. We will review project requests only one time this year. Per PTO bylaws, requests must be for one time needs (not a recurring funding need), not be able to be funded by other sources, and not be for consumables such as travel or food.

Please access the online application form through the PTO website, project page. You will also find the process, guidelines, and past accepted projects listed there.

Requests can be made by any SHS student, student organization, faculty member, faculty organization, administrator, that is a member of the PTO. (Membership fees may be paid at the time the request is submitted using the staff PTO membership form)

Requests for this funding cycle must be completed and submitted by October 7, 2016.

Contact Suzanne VanDenBrink, PTO VP, at 469-7968 or vdbgolf@yahoo.com with questions.

This will be the only project cycle for 2016-2017

2017 Odd Couples Dance

2017 ODD COUPLES planning has begun! This popular event, featuring dinner and dancing for students and their favorite adult, will take place in March. Joining the Odd Couples committee is a great way to get involved and to meet other parents—and it’s fun! Our first meeting will be in early October. To volunteer, please contact Brynn Fossett (513.290.8928 BrynnFossett@gmail.com) or

Lindsey Johnson (802.342.0519 lindzlee@aol.com).

HS picture retake day

Picture retake day has been rescheduled to Tuesday, October 18th from 7:30-10:30 a.m. Mark your calendars!

aves hangar bookstore

AVES Hangar Store Hours - Week of September 19, 2016

BONUS HOURS! No School, but we are OPEN Friday 9/23 from 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Regular Hours:

Monday - Wednesday: 6:50 - 8:15 am & 11:30 am - 12:40 pm

Thursday: 6:50 - 8:15 am & 11:30 am - 1:45 pm

Friday: 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

For more information, please visit our webpage (includes link to online ordering, school supplies, etc.).