Symmes Elementary School

Symmesational News!

Friday, April 27, 2018

Important Dates for your Calendar

Apr. 28 - Nature Trail Volunteer Day (changed from May 5th) 10:00 - 2:00

May 2 - 2nd Grade Field Trip (2 classes) - Cincinnati Nature Center
May 3 - 2nd Grade Field Trip (2 classes) - Cincinnati Nature Center
May 4 - NO SCHOOL for current Kindergarten - Incoming Kindergarten Orientation
May 11 - Dodgeball Event - all day
May 11 - Madagascar 7:00 p.m. High School
May 12 - Madagascar 7:00 p.m. High School
May 13 - Madagascar 2:00 p.m. High School

ATTENTION 4TH GRADE PARENTS!

WE NEED YOUR HELP IN COLLECTING A BABY/TODDLER PHOTO OF YOUR 4TH GRADER

TO INCLUDE IN A VIDEO THAT IS SHOWN AT THE 4TH GRADE CELEBRATION!



You may submit your picture via e-mail. Please enter in the subject line: “Baby Photo” and be sure to include your child’s name and his/her teacher’s name in the email. Submit the photo via email to Kim at khueil@icloud.com.

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You may send an actual photograph, with your child’s name on the back, to school in an envelope marked “4th Grade Video - PTO.” Please write your name and your child’s teacher’s name on the front of the envelope. I will collect the photos, scan them for the video, and return the photo to you.

PHOTOS NEED TO BE RECEIVED BY FRIDAY, APRIL 27TH!

STUDENT INFORMATION SHEET DEADLINE MONDAY

K - 3rd grade parents,


Parents, If you would like to share information about your child for the upcoming 2018/19 school year, please go to the link below. This form is completely optional. Please submit your information by April 30th.


https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1hYg8P_GfiqC7OxqCUeeOpNNzPFu24c1OvMhYsgFEoPM/edit?ts=5ace6ed4


Thank you!

Symmes Players presents Madagascar - A Musical Adventure JR.


Madagascar Tickets are going FAST!

The students in Symmes Players Production of Madagascar a Musical Adventure Jr have been working hard and the weekend is now just 2 weeks away! Performances will be at Sycamore High School’s Little Theater this year and tickets are selling quickly. We are almost sold out for Friday and Saturday's performances. Performances are Friday, May 11 at 7 pm, Saturday, May 12 at 7 pm and Sunday, May 13 at 2pm. Tickets are $7/seat, children under 3 are free, if seated in a parent’s lap. To order please contact either: Jackie Ogden jakey_07@yahoo.com (513) 288-3636 or Marion Messerle mtmesserle@gmail.com

(513) 368-8674. Don’t miss out!

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FIELD DAY IS COMING!! VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!

Field Day! Friday, May 19th
(rain date Monday, May 22rd).

Parent volunteers are needed to help make this a FUN event for all students.

Contact Joni Green with questions:
Call or text: (312) 371-3217
Email: jonimgreen@gmail.com

Please return the below form by Friday, May 12th

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Parent volunteer name:__________________________________

Phone #:_________________ Email:_______________________

Student name:_____________________ Grade:__________

Teacher:________________________

Please check which shift you would like to volunteer

Morning Session (1st and 2nd grades) __________ 9:00am –12:15

Afternoon Session (3rd & 4th Grades) _________ 12:30 – 3:35 pm

Kindergarten (Stanford & Goddard AM) ­­­­­­­­­­­­­________ 10:30-11:45am

Kindergarten (Houston, Holcak & Goddard PM) __________ 1:00 – 2:15 pm

I can be available on the rain date (May 22th) yes______ no_______

Our FINAL Master Planning Community Engagement Session - May 1


You are invited to attend our final Master Facility Planning Community Engagement Session on May 1 from 6:30-8:00 p.m. Learn more about the state of our facilities and provide input on what our schools should look like in the future! We will also live stream this session at goav.es/masterfacilityplanning

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Sycamore Community STEAM Showcase

You are invited to Sycamore Community Schools first-ever K-12 STEAM Showcase on Saturday, May 12 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at E.H. Greene Intermediate.


The purpose of the event is to spotlight district-wide STEAM learning and local businesses and organizations that utilize STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, math) in their work. The showcase will consist of live demonstrations, presentations, competitions, giveaways, and hands-on activities for all ages.


Some of the local organizations who will be participating include UC Blue Ash, Kroger Technology, Apple, Gorilla Maker, and the city of Blue Ash and Montgomery.


We are also excited to show off some of the work that is happening in our classrooms, including live demos of the AVES electric car, Blue Ash GeoCity, Montgomery PBL Carnival, and FIRST LEGO League. There will be opportunities for families to work with robotics, Makedo, and virtual reality. Come make a Mother’s Day present on our 3D printers!


Local food trucks will be serving food and refreshments from 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.


We anticipate a large turnout for this indoor/outdoor event. A free shuttle service from Maple Dale Elementary to E.H. Greene will run between 11:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.


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Apply Now for Sycamore FIRST Robotics Teams for the 2018-2019 School Year


Online applications are now available for the following FIRST Robotics programs at the Sycamore Community School District.

  • FIRST LEGO League Jr. (for rising 3rd graders)
  • FIRST LEGO League (for rising 4th through 8th graders)
  • FIRST Tech Challenge (for rising 7th through 9th graders)

Visit the Sycamore Robotics website at http://sycamorerobotics.weebly.com/ to get started.

The applications include parent and student portions as well as instructions to submit a participation fee.

Apply by May 19 for on-time submission.

Note that junior high students will have the ability to choose between FIRST LEGO League and FIRST Tech Challenge. Be sure to select the program you desire. Note also that applicants who are rising high schoolers will receive additional details following the application submission deadline for joining the high school team.

For information about all of these programs, visit www.firstinspires.org.

Want to see more Sycamore Robotics teams in action? Visit our booth at the district-wide STEAM Showcase on Sat., May 12 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at E.H. Greene Intermediate.

Questions? Contact the Sycamore Robotics Boosters Board at SycamoreRoboticsBooster@googlegroups.com.