Symmes Elementary School

Symmesational News

Friday, December 6, 2019

Important Dates to Remember

  • December 12- 4th Grade Music Concert - 7:00 pm
  • December 19- End of 2nd Quarter
  • December 20- January 5- NO SCHOOL, Winter Break
  • January 6- Classes resume

A note from our nurse

Please see illness guidelines on keeping children home from school due to illness. They are located on the sycamore website under health services. We are sending this out to the entire school as a simple reminder of the common illnesses we see at this age and whether or not they should come to school. Your child’s health and wellness is important to us and with the upcoming flu season we are requesting that you follow these guidelines.

If your child has had diarrhea, vomiting or a fever they should not come to school. If your child’s temperature is 100 degrees Fahrenheit or greater (or 1 or 2 degrees above the child’s normal temperature) she/he should remain home until they are without fever (and without medication) for a full 24 hours. They need to be free from Diarrhea and vomiting for 24 hours before coming back to school.

Handwashing is the number one way to prevent the spread of germs! Next week Nurse Ferron is doing her handwashing lessons. Please remind your children to wash their hands and cover their coughs and sneezes appropriately even at home so they can develop good health habits early on.

Our custodians do a great job cleaning our building and classrooms daily but we need your help when students are not feeling well keeping them home so other students including your child can remain healthy. If you are not sure please feel free to call Nurse Ferron 513-686-1743 for advice. We thank you for helping us keep Symmes a healthy place to be!

4th Grade Winter Concert

Please join us for the 4th Grade Concert "Tacky and the Emperor." This music performance will include singing, dancing, and instrument playing. All the music will be created and played by 4th grade students on percussion instruments and recorder. A special treat will be to have Agnes Wang (professional pianist and 4th grade parent) accompany students during the concert.

The story follows Tacky, an odd penguin, who teaches his penguin colony that being different is what makes things exciting and fun! Tacky brings his own unique brand of humor and entertainment to the emperor’s visit.

Concert is December 12th at 7:00 P.M. Also, a daytime performance will be for students at 2:45 P.M.

Mrs. Bethune

Reserve your yearbook online!

You can pre-order this year's yearbook online. It's easy and convenient. Reserve your copy today at using the Yearbook ID Code: 2211620.

Not sure if you've pre-ordered? Click here to view your order history for the 2019-2020 school year.

Thank you!


COSTUMES - Wait! Don't get rid of your Halloween costumes yet! There are a ton of fun fairy tale characters in our show this year. Please look HERE to see what costumes are needed and email if you have a costume that could work for our show. Thanks!

Registration continues for all 3rd or 4th grade Symmes students (and parents) that wish to participate in the 23rd annual Symmes Players' production - SHREK, Jr! The registration packet was sent home with all 3rd and 4th graders. You may also read, register and pay online at

Questions? Email

Part Time Job Opportunity

The Sycamore HS PTO is looking for an individual to serve as the store manager and merchandise buyer for the Aves Hangar Bookstore and Spirit Shop, located on the school’s campus, anticipated to begin mid to late January 2020. This is a new position and will replace the role currently held by volunteer managers.

Retail experience and knowledge of sales and marketing principles are necessary. This is a contract position, with an average expected work-load of 20 hours/week. Schedule is somewhat flexible. Incentive opportunities are also available.

For more information on responsibilities, time commitment, requirements, etc, please visit:

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