Symmes Elementary School

Symmesational News!

Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017


We hope you can join us at Family Math Night tonight at Symmes Elementary School!

TIME: 6:00 - 7:30

Important Dates for your Calendar

Oct. 13 End of the 1st Quarter

Oct. 16 NO SCHOOL - Teacher Records Day
Oct. 17 Symmes Ambassadors 7:00 pm
Oct. 19 4th Grade Spelling Bee

Oct. 20 Report Cards sent home
Oct. 27 NO SCHOOL - Parent Teacher Conferences
Oct. 31 Halloween Parade 2:30 pm


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The Aviation Station has been at Symmes all week! We are so excited! All of our students will get "on board" for some great challenges! Each classroom will get to spend an hour on the bus this week. Encourage your child to let you know about their engineering design that they created with Keva planks!

Symmes Stars Help


The Symmes Stars program is underway, and we are having fun getting to know the wonderful students at Symmes Elementary School! This is a fabulous opportunity to volunteer and help our children share information about themselves with the rest of the Symmes community. The volunteers interview each student, and their certificate is placed on the Symmes Stars bulletin board for the week. The students get a prize, and a special note is sent home to their family informing them that their child is a Symmes Star. Parents are encouraged to share lunch time with their child during the week as well. The students are excited when it is their turn to be a Symmes Star and look forward to their week!

We meet most Mondays during the school year. We start around 9:05 am and finish by 9:45 am - it’s only a 30-40 minute commitment per week.

Please, consider sharing your time to get to know some of our amazing children! You may view the signup sheet (Google doc link below) and add your name to the schedule. Then, email Tulika Prasad at to let us know so that we can remind you of the date.

Thank you for considering this opportunity!

Sunny Pitt and Tulika Prasad

Symmes annual fall clothing drive time!

We are still collecting clothes for our annual clothing drive!

Please donate your gently used FALL and WINTER clothing. All sizes- infant through adult would be greatly appreciated. Winter coats and shoes would be wonderful too! There is a collection bin placed in the school lobby labeled “clothing drive”, please feel free to place your clothing donations in the tote. Should you want to donate but may not have the time to drop off to the school, feel free to contact me and I can pick up your donations.

The clothes and shoes donations are used to help our school community. Nothing is more special than helping families in need.

We will be collecting clothes from Monday, October 9th through Friday, October 27th. Should you be interested in helping to sort and bag clothes, contact LaToya Goshen at

Thank you for making a difference for our students!!!!!!!!!

Symmes Ambassadors' Meeting

“You’ve got QUESTIONS ??? We’ve got ANSWERS !!!” Join SYMMES AMBASSADORS! We are on a mission to answer your questions Assistant Principal, Jessica Ralston, will give a special presentation on MAP testing. Other topics: Parent-teacher conferences, gifted qualifications, report cards, Developmental Readiness Assessments, PTO events and more. Meet us on Tuesday, October 17th at 7 pm in the MPR at school. All are welcome (kids too!). Refreshments will be served.

Aviator Flight Fest

Please join us for a 5K walk/run, 10K run and festival (a.k.a. carnival) on Saturday, Oct. 21. Registration is now open!

New this year – take advantage of the early bird registration perk and receive a custom race bib with your name!

Immediately after the race, come join the festival fun!

There will be inflatables, games, bid-n-by, karaoke, food and more!

Aviator Flight Fest help support over 20 extra-curricular clubs and activities for our 800+ students in grades 7 and 8 at Sycamore Junior High School.

This is the only school fundraiser for the year so we need your support! Interested in volunteering – please email

The date for this forum is Tuesday, October 24th NOT Wednesday, October 24th as had been previously published!
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It's almost time for parent teacher conferences! This is a very important time for you to talk with your child's teacher and see what progress your child/children are making. Please watch for a Sign-Up Genius to come from your teacher's email tomorrow afternoon and be sure to sign up for a time that is convenient for you.

Dates for conferences are: Oct. 26 (from 4 - 8 pm), 27 (NO SCHOOL for students on Oct. 27) and Nov. 2, from 4 - 8 pm.


Our 4th grade group picture has been rescheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 15th. at 9:45 am. More information will come soon about ordering! Thanks!