Symmes Elementary School


April 16, 2021

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Mark your Calendar

April 27 - Flower Pick up day, details coming soon

Virtual Classroom AIR Testing

(Additional Information will come from VLC)

4th Grade

April 21 or April 23- Math, Part 2

3rd Grade

April 20- Math, Part 1

April 22- Math, Part 2


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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Thank you!

We are thankful to these parents who have agreed to serve as members of the PTO Board for 2021-2022!

Co-Presidents - Megan Haring and Brittany Haines

Treasurer - Becky Lange

VP Student Programs - Julie McClendon

VP Family Involvement - Victoria Titchenal

Co-VP Ways and Means - Sally Allen

Recording Secretary - Jenny Krieger

Corresponding Secretary - Megan Day

Symmes Ambassadors - Jackie Ogden

Flower Sale Delivery

Date: Tuesday, April 27

Time: 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm for pick up

Location: Montgomery Community Church Parking lot ( there will be signs)

11251 Montgomery Rd. | Cincinnati, Ohio 45249

Want to help? Volunteer Opportunities on 4/27 from 11:00 am -1:00 pm or 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Please sign up here to help!

Symmes 21-22 Return to School and Placement Information

Please complete this brief questionnaire regarding your child's enrollment for the 2021-2022 school year. This information is essential as we plan for our new school year in August. Please submit one form for each child and complete by April 19.

Sycamore Robotics

Click here for more information about Sycamore's Robotics Program

Dear Symmes families,

JLG@Home Book Fairs

Book Fair Highlights

• Hundreds of books hand-selected by our book fair vendor Junior Library Guild for quality content and ultra-readability

• A list of my book recommendations

• Teacher wish lists for gifting books to classroom libraries

• Detailed information about each book, including synopsis, reading level, genre, reviews, awards, potentially sensitive content areas, and more.

• Hard-cover, first-edition books starting at $5—with FREE shipping for orders over $30

• Direct-to-home delivery The book fair will open first thing tomorrow.

Get ready to shop this selection of the best children’s and young adult books available!

Let me know if you have any questions!

Symmes Steppers is Back for the Spring with a 1,000 Mile Challenge!!

Symmes Steppers is returning this Spring and will be trying something new – a schoolwide 1,000 Mile Challenge! We are challenging all the Symmes Students, virtual & face-to-face, to Step Together Toward 1,000 Miles!

Virtual & Face-to-Face Students will take part in completing as many “laps” as they can each week. Virtual families will send their distance each week to the Symmes Steppers Coordinators while the face-to-face students will be tracked by their homeroom teacher. All miles completed by virtual & face-to-face students will be colored on a 1,000 mile Shoe Poster to be displayed at Symmes! Our goal is to fill multiple posters by the end of the school year! Updates will be shared each week via announcements and the Symmes PTO Facebook page. We will also have a fun weekly grade level competition!

Virtual Families – Please send an email to Sara & Jaime ( We will track their progress and make sure their total is added to the Symmes Shoe Poster and counted toward their individual grade level’s total miles. Please be on the lookout for more information, including ideas for tracking your child’s distance, on the Symmes PTO Facebook page!

If you have any questions, please contact Sara O’Hara & Jaime Magee at

Honoring Our Past, Building Our Future Contest

Calling all creators! Help us honor our past and celebrate our future as we get ready to break ground on a new E.H. Greene Intermediate and Sycamore Junior High School.

From April 6-April 28, Sycamore Community Schools will be accepting creative entries for our Honoring Our Past, Building Our Future contest. The randomly selected winners will have the opportunity to be a part of our groundbreaking ceremonies on May 5.

Who can enter?

All Sycamore Community Schools students in Grades K-12 can enter.

How do I enter?

Draw a picture, write a poem, record yourself performing a song, take a photo, create a model... the skies the limit! We just ask that whatever you decide to create pay tribute to the Sycamore spirit, E.H. Greene Intermediate, and/or Sycamore Junior High.

Take a photo or video of your entry and upload it by clicking here by April 28 at noon.

You will receive a confirmation email once you have submitted your entry.

What can I win?

The contest will have eight winners: four in Grades K-6 and four in Grades 7-12. The winners will have their work displayed at our groundbreaking ceremonies on April 13 as well as the opportunity to “turn dirt” during the ceremonies. Four winners will be a part of the E.H. Greene Intermediate ceremony on May 5 at 10:00 a.m. The other four winners will be a part of the Sycamore Junior High ceremony on May 5 at 11:00 a.m.

Winners will be randomly selected and announced during the week of April 28. Winners will be contacted via email.

All entries will be shared on Sycamore School’s website and social media after the contest ends on April 28.

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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Symmes 4th Grade Celebration!

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 in the subject line to Lindsey at

More details to follow in the coming weeks!

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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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Virtual Picnics

Here are the dates for upcoming lunches:

*Please only have your child attend their grade level meet so we can more easily manage our numbers.

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.

We know that there will be some months that we will not be able to get together, but we look forward to seeing you all as often as possible!


3rd Grade from 11:50 am -12:30 pm with Mrs.O'Connor


4th Grade from 11:50 am -12:15 pm with Mrs. Gausmann


1st Grade from 11:50 am - 12:10 pm with Mrs. Lobert

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