Symmes Elementary School
Friday February 23, 2018
COME ONE...COME ALL...CARNIVAL TONIGHT 5:30 - 9:00!!
SPRING PICTURE DAY IS COMING - MARCH 8
"SHED THE EXCESS THREADS" CLOTHES BIN CHALLENGE
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!
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 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.