Symmes Elementary School
Friday, Oct. 19, 2018
IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER
Friday, Oct. 19 - Report Cards distributed
Saturday, Oct. 20 - Flight Fest at JH
Thursday, Oct. 25 - Parent-Teacher Conferences 4:00 - 8:00 pm
Friday, Oct. 26 - NO SCHOOL - Parent-Teacher Conferences
Wednesday, Oct. 31 - Fall Parade 2:30 pm
Thursday, Nov. 1 - Parent-Teacher Conferences 4:00 - 8:00 pm
Saturday, Nov. 3 - Nature Trail Volunteer Day 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
2018-19 Symmes Parent Survey
We value your opinions and feedback. In a continuing effort to provide the best possible educational experience for your child, we would appreciate your response to the survey below
Nature Trail Volunteer Day
Want to spend some quality FAMILY time in nature working together? Sign up for our volunteer day on Saturday, November 3rd out on our Symmes Elementary Nature Trail! This is a great way to spend time with your own family and other Symmes families! Come and stay all day or just a few hours! Lunch will be provided! Sign up on the link below!https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0f49a8ab2aabfd0-fall
Symmes Clothing Drive ~ One more week to donate!!
BOYS shirts/pants sizes needed:
4, 5, 7/8, 10/12, 14/16
BOYS shoes sizes needed:
9, 11, 12, 13, 1, 2, 3, 3.5, 5
MENS shirts sizes needed:
AS, AL, AXL, A2XL
MENS pants sizes needed:
30, 34, 36/32
GIRLS shirts/pants sizes needed:
18 mos., 4, 5, 6, 7/8, 8/10
GIRLS shoes sizes needed:
9, 11, 1, 3
WOMENS shirt sizes needed:
AS, AM, AL, A2XL, 18/20
WOMENS pants sizes:
AS, AL, AXL, 1/2 (jr.), 2, 5 (jr.), 6, 9/10, 12, 13, 18/20
WOMENS shoe sizes needed:
6, 8, 8.5, 10, 10.5, 11
These items will be distributed in our community. Clothes with holes and stains can not be used and will be thrown away.
School Vision and Hearing Screening Information Letter
October 19th, 2018
Vision and Hearing screenings will be administered on October 23rd ,24th ,25th and 29th, 2018 to all children in kindergarten, first, and third grade as required by state law. Students new to the district in second and fourth grades will also be screened.
Why is it important to have your child’s vision screened?
Young children with vision problems do not know the way that they see the world is not the way they should be seeing it! Without early detection and treatment, children’s vision problems can lead to permanent vision loss and learning difficulties.
Vision screening will consist of one or more of the following:
1. Distance visual acuity - ability to see objects far away
2. Binocular vision - how well your child’s eyes work together
3. Color vision - ability to see colors
Why is it important to have your child’s hearing screened?
Hearing is important for speech, language development, reading and learning.
A hearing screening can detect if your child needs further hearing testing.
Even if your child has passed a hearing screening previously, their hearing can change.
Hearing problems can be related to medical problems.
Hearing loss is invisible and child may appear to be not paying attention.
Hearing screening will consist of one or more of the following tests:
Tympanometry- Screening of middle ear function
Audiometry- Screening of hearing acuity
How will the results be shared?
If your child passes the vision and hearing screening, you will not be contacted. You are welcome to contact Nurse Ferron to learn the screening findings if you wish.
If your child does not pass the vision and/or hearing screening, Nurse Ferron will share the results with you and may make a recommendation for further evaluation by a specialist. If you have any questions about the school vision and hearing screening program please call the Nurse Ferron at 513-686-1743 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Julie Ferron MS, RN, NCSN
Symmes School Nurse
PTO Conference Dinners for staff
We still need some items and volunteers for our staff dinners for our conference evenings! If you can help, please sign up on the following link! Thanks so much!https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080e4faca92ea6f85-conference
Veteran's Day Program - Reminder!
This year on Friday, November 9th, we are excited to have a Veteran's Day celebration at Symmes!
We would love for active military members and veterans of current Symmes Elementary School students to join us with honor for a Veterans Day Assembly on Friday, November 9, 2018, from 2:15 - 3:30 p.m.
We wish to extend a special invitation to the veterans or active military members who are family members of our students. If you are a veteran, or an active member in service, please fill out the section below and respond to this form by October 31st, so that we may plan for your attendance.
Due to parking and space limitations, we ask that only veterans and active military members attend this celebration. Thank you for your understanding.
Sycamore PTO Scholarship Fund
Show your Support for the Sycamore PTO Scholarship Fund!
City BBQ will donate 25% of any sales on 10/19, 10/20 and 10/21 (Flight Fest Weekend) with the attached flyer.
Feel free to share with friends and family!