Symmes Elementary School

Symmesational News!

Friday February 23, 2018

COME ONE...COME ALL...CARNIVAL TONIGHT 5:30 - 9:00!!

Important Dates for your Calendar

Feb. 23 - Carnival - 5:30 - 9:00 pm

Mar. 7 - Donuts with Dad 8:30 am

Mar. 8 - Spring Picture Day

Mar. 8 - PTO Meeting 9:30 am

Mar. 9 - Donuts with Dad 8:30 am

Mar. 15 - 3rd Grade Music Concert 7:00 pm

SPRING PICTURE DAY IS COMING - MARCH 8

Flyers went home this week regarding spring pictures. We will be offering class pictures as well as individual pictures. You can choose to send the form with exact payment on March 8th or order on-line at mylifetouch.com. Our picture day ID is: JC017558Q0

"SHED THE EXCESS THREADS" CLOTHES BIN CHALLENGE

When: February 12, 2018 - March 23, 2018

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.


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