Symmes Elementary School

Symmesational News!

Monday, November 27, 2017

Important Dates for your Calendar

Nov. 27 - 4th Grade CoGat Testing - 9:30 - 11:30am

Nov. 28 - 2nd Grade CoGat Testing - 9:30 - 11:30am
Dec. 5 - Grades 1 - 4 MAP Reading Testing - 9:30 - 11:30

Dec. 6 - Grades 1 - 4 MAP Math Testing - 9:30 - 11:30

Testing Dates

Please have a good breakfast and be on time for school during these testing times coming up in the next few weeks!


Nov. 27 - 4th Grade CoGat Testing - 9:30 - 11:30am

Nov. 28 - 2nd Grade CoGat Testing - 9:30 - 11:30am
Dec. 5 - Grades 1 - 4 MAP Reading Testing - 9:30 - 11:30

Dec. 6 - Grades 1 - 4 MAP Math Testing - 9:30 - 11:30

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Symmes Players Registration


We are very excited to announce the Symmes Players show for 2018: Dreamworks' Madagascar, Jr! Information and registration paperwork was sent home with all 3rd and 4th grade students this past Friday. If you did not receive a copy, visit www.sycamoreschools.org/Page/2926. If your child plans to participate, a mandatory parents' meeting will be held Thursday, Dec 7 at 7:00 pm in the Multipurpose Room. Parents of children unsure as to whether he/she would like to participate are also encouraged to attend to learn about the program. Registration deadline is December 18. Questions? Email SymmesPlayersOH@gmail.com. We're looking forward to a great 21st season of Symmes Players!

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GREAT GATHERINGS

Great Gatherings are get-togethers hosted by Symmes families and friends outside of the normal school routine. You can host or attend for the fun experience and help raise money for our school. They may be held at night, during the day or on weekends. Some may be just for moms or dads, for couples only, or grade or gender specific. The possibilities are endless!


All GG signups are now posted in the Symmes PTO Great Gatherings SignUp Genius group. Each event has its own tab on the site that includes the event details, cost and contact information. Cost will vary with the type of experience created by each gathering, but our goal is to have something for everyone! Payment must be submitted to reserve your spot. Please double check your family calendars before submitting payment!

http://tinyurl.com/symmesgreatgatherings


We need more hosts! Join your friends or neighbors and host an event together! Want to host but need an idea? We can help with that too. Please email us at symmesptogreatgatherings@outlook.com with any questions!

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ANNOUNCEMENT OF OPTIONAL TESTING FOR IDENTIFICATION OF GIFTED STUDENTS

You may request that your child be tested on the Cognitive Ability Test (CogAT). If you wish to have your child participate in this round of testing, all requests must be made through the below online link by December 6th. If you have a child in 2nd and/or 4th grade, they will take the test during school with their class. For other grade levels, we are offering an optional testing opportunity. In order to decrease disruption to your child's instruction, this testing opportunity will take place on Saturday, December 9, at Maple Dale from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm for all four elementary buildings.


Please click on this link to sign up.https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSecsNhqehn9sybRBKhofOXOk6jAVRsNgP_BwuqLpH6rVV4wcw/viewform?usp=sf_link

Please note it is the parents' responsibility to provide transportation to and from Maple Dale on morning of testing. Also please note Sycamore cannot use kindergarten or first grade scores for gifted placement.