Symmes Elementary School

Symmesational News!

March 8, 2019

IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER!

March 15 - End of 3rd Quarter

March 18 - 22 - Spring Break

March 28 - Spring Picture Day

March 29 - Report Cards distributed

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

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 15, 2019. 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 Thursday, March 28, 2019, at Symmes.


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. Sign up at this link:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScg9l0bR1IxKZSu6PDirp8YuLVt43QRz3g05o4Ht3-slgXTLg/viewform?vc=0&c=0&w=1

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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

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Thanks to our wonderful PTO for providing donuts for our students and their dad/special friends! We had a great turn out!

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