Symmes Elementary School


April 30, 2021

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Mark your Calendar

May 21 and May 22: Symmes Players Performances


Each Friday, we record and share the morning announcements in this newsletter. During these announcements, we:

  • Highlight and give a Shout out to a Virtual Classroom Grade Level
  • Share highlights and or events for the upcoming week
  • Share birthdays of face to face and virtual students
  • Announce Bee Buck Winners for virtual and face to face

We hope that you can tune in each Friday!

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Hello Symmes Parents!

During the month of May, there will be a collection of used or new shoes to help support YOU TO THE RESCUE in downtown Montgomery. You to the Rescue is a non-profit, upscale resale boutique that sells donated men's, women's, and children's clothing, accessories, home goods, and small furniture items. The proceeds for the shoe drive will benefit the Animal Adoption Foundation. Collected shoes are used to support micro-enterprise vendors who are small businesses in developing nations. ANY type and size of gently worn shoes are accepted. We are hoping to meet a collection goal by the end of the month. There will be a bin placed outside the front door of Symmes to place donations in or you can drop them off at the store at 9510 Montgomery Rd.

Thank you very much for your support.

If you have questions, please feel free to email Mrs. Chuey at

Save the Date!

The 3rd & 4th grade Symmes Players have been working tirelessly on a fun yet slightly different concept this year! Mark May 21st or 22nd on your calendar and be prepared to be dazzled and wowed by some of “Broadway’s Best!” Look for tickets to be released on May 7. More details to come!
Sycamore Robotics

Click here for more information about Sycamore's Robotics Program

Free Meals Extended

For all of the families that have been taking advantage of the free breakfast and lunches for ALL Sycamore schools and students this opportunity had been EXTENDED until the end of the 2020-21 school year!

All Sycamore families can enjoy free breakfast and free lunch all school year long.

Click here for more details for face to face families.

Click here for more details for virtual families.

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Click here to see what the plans are for Champions Summer Camp this summer.

Snapshot of Events for Champions Summer Camp

Click here for an overview of what Champions will offer this summer.

TriHealth Pavilion Summer Camp

Click here to view a flyer about Summer Camps at TriHealth

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Symmes 4th Grade Celebration!

WATCH for an e-mail coming from your 4th grader's teacher!

Forms to complete, instructions for baby pic and new details provided!

Reverse Parade

Tuesday, June 1, 5:30 - 6:30

The Day the Crayons Celebrated Moving Up to Greene!

Wednesday, June 2, 12:30 - 3:30 at Symmes Elementary Running Track

For all in-person and virtual classroom 4th Grade Symmes students.

Outdoor, carnival-style celebration with games, prizes, pizza lunch, certificates, and more. Masks, sanitation of items, and distancing protocols will be in place!

Send your 4th grader's baby pic with full name & homeroom teacher in the subject line to Pictures due by Friday, May 7th.

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Drop up/Pick up Reminders

If you drop off or pick up your student please remember the following:

  • Use care when entering and exiting our driveway. Please don't block the driveway intersection at Enyart.
  • Stay in your car.
  • Pull your car up to the car in front of you.
  • Turn off your car while you are waiting.
  • At pick up, flip your car tag to the white side once all your students are in the car. This is an easy way for the adults helping to know that you are ready to go!
  • At pick up, students will enter your car from the CENTER aisle and find their appropriate seat once in the car. Please DO NOT encourage your child to walk around the front (or back) of your car in order to get into your car.

Thank you!
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Optional Gifted In-Person MAP Testing for Virtual Learners

Optional Gifted In-Person MAP Testing for Virtual Learners - please note the registration deadline is May 4, 2021. (All grade 1-4 students who are face to face learners will take the MAP with their classes in May, so should not sign up for this testing opportunity.)

An optional administration of MAP testing for gifted services will be offered for our virtual second through fourth graders on May 12 and May 13, 2021. The MAP test takes approximately 45-60 minutes per subject - reading and math; we will offer the reading test on May 12 and the math test on May 13 at the Virtual Learning Commons. You may sign your child up for one or both test(s). You can indicate which test your child will take during registration.

We will adhere to the district's safety protocols and also require that any student who signs up for testing wear a mask. Once we receive all the registrations, groups will be created and staggered times will be assigned to avoid crowds congregating. You will receive an email on May 7th with the time and further instructions for testing. Please note that the parents are responsible for transportation to and from testing.

The email address you use to sign your child up will be the email address used for any communication regarding this optional gifted testing opportunity. Additionally, we are asking you to include a phone number we can reach you at to notify you on the day of testing when your child is done and ready to be picked up.

Click on the button below to access the google form and sign up. If you have questions, please contact Mindy Zellner at

Thank you!

Virtual Picnics

Here are the dates for upcoming lunches:

This is optional for students and is an additional time for us to stay connected. Your child's teacher will share the link to your grade level meeting with you.


All virtual students welcome

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