Symmes Elementary School

Symmesational News!

Friday, Oct. 19, 2018


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!

Symmes Clothing Drive ~ One more week to donate!!

Help support our local community and donate your gently used clothes! Coats are urgently needed! Please turn in your items to the bin in the front office lobby by October 24th!

Sizes needed:

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:

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:

  1. Tympanometry- Screening of middle ear function

  2. 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

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!

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.
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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!

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Picture Retakes

You should have received your child's pictures this week. If you would like a re-take, please send in the original package that you ordered on Wednesday, Nov. 14th and your child's picture will be taken again. If you missed picture day or are new to our school, you can have your child's picture taken on November 14th. More information to come!