Symmes Elementary School

Symmesational News!

Friday, August 17, 2018


Monday, Aug. 20 Symmes Ambassadors "Help Night" 7:00 - 8:30 pm
Tuesday, Aug. 28 Curriculum Preview 6:00 - 7::30 pm
Monday, Sept. 3 NO SCHOOL - LABOR DAY
Thursday, Sept. 13 PTO Meeting 9:30 am
Tuesday, Sept. 25 Picture Day
Tuesday, Sept. 25 4th Grade Group Picture 9:45 am
Thursday, Sept 27 Family Fun Night 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Thursday, Sept 27 Cookie Dough Sale Kick-Off
Friday, Sept. 28 NO SCHOOL for students


What a great start to our school year! We hope your children had a great week! We look forward to an exciting year at Symmes Elementary!


Symmes Ambassadors presents… Multicultural Help Night! Do you need help completing forms? Would you like another school tour? Do you have any questions about lunch? Are you worried about how to communicate with your teacher? What to do if your child is sick? Let us help you! When: Monday, August 20 at 7pm Where: At Symmes Elementary School in the Multi-Purpose Room What: A chance for families to get help in their primary language Please come and join us! Kids are welcome. Snacks and a play area will be provided. Questions? Or you would like to help? Please contact Jackie Ogden at (513) 288-3636 or email:
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FALL 2018 Sycamore Positive Parenting Workshops

Sycamore Positive Parenting Workshops bring parents the best practices in youth

development. Each week you will gain more manageable, effective parenting skills, including effective discipline. Classes will be taught by Sycamore staff and parents and will cover several topics including:

● Positive Parenting: Building on Strengths and Practical Tools

● Creating Confident Kids: Building Grit, Curiosity and Resilience

● Communication that Works: Listening and Setting Expectations

● Deflecting Arguments and Setting Boundaries: Avoiding Power Struggles

● The Discipline Difference: Effective Consequences and Consistency

● What Kids Need to Succeed: Helping Our Students Maximize School Opportunities

The Sycamore Positive Parenting Workshops believe that every parent is a leader and can make a profound contribution in the life of their child. We look forward to working with you and hope you can join us for this interactive and fun class!

When Tuesdays from 6:00-7:30 p.m.

Sept. 25 - Oct. 23, 2018

Where Blue Ash Elementary School- University of Cincinnati Wing

Who Any Sycamore family, parent or guardian.

Cost Free! Childcare is also available at NO additional cost.

Questions? ❖ Emily Williams, ESOL Supervisor: 513.686.1700


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Thank you for your interest in Sycamore Positive Parenting Workshops!

We are excited to have you join us!


Part of Enyart Road will be closed beginning on Monday, August 20 through Friday, August 31 (weather permitting) at Shallow Creek. (This is closer to McKinney Rd.) Traffice will be detoured to McKinney Road and then to East Kemper Rd. Please be aware that this might effect some bus routes, so please expect delays if your bus travels down Enyart Rd.


Hello Symmes Families! Thanks to all of you who have collected plastic bottle caps over the summer to make a bench for our school. Next week (week of August 20) there will be a bin in the front lobby to collect the bags of caps. Please make sure there is nothing else except plastic caps and lids. Also, please rinse and allow the caps to dry before you bring them into school.

The following week we will sort and weigh all of the caps that have been collected to see how far we have to go. Please keep collecting plastic caps all semester!! Our goal is to make sure we have enough for at least one or two benches by Winter break. We will do the final collection sometime in December.

If you have questions, please email Evan at his mom’s email address:

As a reminder, here is a list of acceptable, rinsed items:

medicine bottle caps drink bottle caps milk jug caps flip-top caps (ketchup, mustard) detergent caps spout caps hair spray caps spray paint caps toothpaste cube caps ointment tube caps deodorant caps caps W/RECYCLE NUMBERS of 2; 4; 5 cottage cheese container lids cool whip container lids mayonnaise jar lids plastic coffee can lids plastic yogurt lids cream cheese container lids peanut butter jar lids butter container lids plastic ice cream bucket lids under 8" prescription bottles after labels removed

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