Symmes Elementary School

Symmesational News!

Friday, April 5, 2019

IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER!

April 11 - PTO Meeting - MPR - 9:30 am

April 11 & 12 - 3rd Grade Ohio State Testing (AM)

April 15 & 16 - 4th Grade Ohio State Testing (AM)

April 19 - NO SCHOOL - Spring Vacation Day

April 22 - NO SCHOOL - Teacher Professional Development Day

April 25 - WEE Deliver Assembly - 9:30 am

April 26, 27 & 28 Symmes Players Performance at Sycamore Junior High School

HELP NEEDED!

Parents,

We are looking for some additional help shelving books in the Media Center. Volunteers would need to be available any time from 8:30-10:30am. Previous experience in shelving is not required, Mrs. Beckman can train you! If interested, please email Melanie Beckman at beckmanm@sycamoreschools.org

Thank you!

"Greene 101" for 4th Grade Students

For students attending EH Greene school next year, Greene 101 is a very popular and effective camp for our students transitioning to Greene School. Please click on the link below for more information.


Here is the link to the "Greene 101" brochure (the 4th transitioning to 5th camp).

https://bit.ly/2I23zDE

Attention All Fourth Grade Parents!

Human Growth and Development parent night is Wednesday April 10th at 7pm. Nurse Ferron will be presenting at this parent only night, an overview of our curriculum and video shown to all 4th grade boys and girls in the district. Please mark your calendars to attend if you have not done so in the past. Students will attend the class in the afternoon of Friday, May 3rd. Nurse Ferron will present the girls and Mr. Pierce and Mr. Phou will present to the boys.


James and the Giant Peach, Jr.

PURCHASE TICKETS FOR : JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH JR.

Symmes Players is proud to present: Roald Dahl's James and the Giant Peach JR!


Based on the beloved book by Roald Dahl and tells the story of a young orphaned child who finds a loving family in a most peculiar way. Sent by his mean, conniving aunts to chop down their old fruit tree, James discovers a magic potion which results in a tremendous peach occupied by somenot-so-normal characters. From the center of the gigantic fruit, James and the unlikely crew launch a journey of enormous proportions. Together they discover that while we are all born into a family, we then go on to create a family of our own.


Performances are at the Sycamore JUNIOR High School Auditorium

Friday, April 26 @ 7pm

Saturday, April 27 @ 7pm

Sunday, April 28 @ 2pm


Enjoyable and fun for the whole family! Tickets are only $7 and should be purchased online at https://bit.ly/SymmesPeachTix

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Student Information Sheet

K - 3rd Grade Parents:

If you would like to share information for the upcoming 2019/20 school year, please go to the link below. This form is completely optional. Please complete the form by April 26th, 2019.


https://docs.google.com/forms/d/155QBCuDF47kIf18h_rvxStLUqWMPxUgkjYV4pfOXJsE/edit

Sycamore High School Theatre Presents, Fiddler on the Roof.

The perfect musical that promises to delight and educate an audiance of all ages. Bring your children, parents, grandparents and ENJOY!


Tickets can be purchased online for April 11th-13th @ www.avestheatre.org. It is assigned seating and tickets are $10 online. They will also be sold at the door for $12. Show starts at 7:30pm!

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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

WEE Deliver

Wee Deliver is coming!! For those new to Symmes, we will be running a school wide postal system, with Mrs. Wuebbolt's class as the Main Post Office! All students will be given an address and will be able to write letters to all their friends and siblings throughout the month of May. The student's address will coordinate with their homeroom number. For example, a student in Room 1 will have this address: 1 Symmes Lane, Loveland, OH 45140 and so on according to their homeroom. We will have mailboxes in the hallways for the children to place their mail. This is a wonderful time to teach students about how our mail system works. Each classroom will have postal workers and will be able to purchase stamps for ONE PENNEY! The money collected from the stamps will be donated to a charity. The stamp design winner will be announced soon. We encourage parents, grandparents and extended family to write to the children. Stamps can be purchased through our front office. Our opening assembly will be on Tuesday, April 25th at 9:30 a.m.. Parents are welcome to attend.

Nature Trail Volunteer Day

Our Nature Trail is a great resourse of learning for our students at Symmes! We have outdoor classrooms that our teachers use when weather permits! We take care of the trail several times each school year by cleaning specific areas of the trail. Our Nature Trial Volunteer Day is quickly approaching. If you would like a fun day with your family working on our Nature Trail, please email Mr. Reinke at reinkes@sycamoreschools.org to let him know how many can come to help!


This event will take place on Saturday, April 27 from 10:00-2:00.


Thanks so much for volunteering!

TECHNOLOGY ASSISTANCE

If you need Sycamore technology assistance as it relates to your child's education (difficulty finding or logging into websites or finding assignments, difficulty with Parent Portal, etc) you can send an email to helpdesk@sycamoreschools.org for help.

SAVE THE DATE!

We love our Grandparents! Symmes will be hosting Grandparents Day on September 6, 2019! Please put this very important date for next school year on your calendar!

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