Symmes Elementary School

Symmesational News!

Friday, May 19, 2017

Important Dates for your Calendar

May 22 Field Day

May 24 4th Grade Celebration 7:00 pm

May 25 Last Day of School
May 25 4th Grade bowling and celebration day



Watch for yearbooks to be coming home in backpacks soon! We have a limited number of extra copies that are available for purchase in the front office! Purchase your copy for $16 - checks payable to Symmes PTO!


If your child has medication remaining in the Nurse's Clinic at the end of the year, an adult must pick it up. No medication is to be transported by a child. Medication remaining in the Clinic past the last day of school must be discarded. This includes inhalers and Epi-pens.

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This will be a day filled with fun, games and a picnic lunch with music by

DJ “Steve the Greek” from Kiss 107.1

In order to ensure a safe and fun Field Day, please remember these important items:

1. Students should wear gym shoes. Please no flip flops or slip-on shoes.

2. Apply sunscreen to your student before school.

3. Please send a refillable water bottle.

4. Please send a beach towel for the picnic lunch.

5. Students should wear their assigned class color – yellow or green.

6. All students will eat a picnic lunch on the field. Students may bring a lunch & drink from home or purchase a “brown bag” lunch from the school cafeteria.

Parents are welcome to come join the fun at the picnic lunch from 12:15-12:45

Volunteers please be there at your assigned time.

(1st & 2nd grades 9:00 A.M., 3rd & 4th grades 12:30 P.M., Kindergarten 10:30 & 1:00)

Class Color Assignments


Burn, Egan

Blair, Pierce, O’Connor

Schafer, Reinke

Pappas, Matula

Houston, Stanford, Holcak


Jones, Wilkerson

Brochu, Wuebbolt

Matacia, O’Gara

Lobert, Dam

Goddard AM/PM


Aves Cross Country Camp

Proudly sponsored by

Fleet Feet Cincinnati

I would like to invite your son/daughter to the first annual Sycamore Aves Cross Country Camp. The camp will introduce key concepts and training associated with our junior high and high school programs. We also want the runners to come away with positive experiences and benefits associated with cross country. - Coach Shomo

GRADES: 2017-18 incoming 5th - 8th graders.

CAMP DATES: Choose one of the following sessions. Will accept up to 50 runners for each session.

  • June 5th – June 15th with a 2 mile Race on June 16th (Please arrive 15 minutes early on Monday, June 5th)

  • July 3rd – July 13th with a 2 mile Race on July 14th (Please arrive 15 minutes early on Monday,July 13th)


CAMP LOCATION: Sycamore High School (will meet by track)

CAMP COST: $50 Please pay through Sycamore Parent Portal prior to first day. If space is available, walk up registrations may be accepted the first day. Checks would be made out to Sycamore Community Schools.

Campers will receive

  • Discounted and fitted footwear from Fleet Feet 9525 Kenwood Rd #42, Blue Ash, OH 45242

  • Instructions on how to warm-up and cool down properly

  • Instructions on strengthening exercises

  • Instructions on correct running form and gait

  • Teaching on how to train for distance running

  • An introduction to injury prevention and nutrition

  • A camp t-shirt


Sycamore Schools is offering an optional summer MAP administration for grades 2-8. Please click on the link for more details and to register your child for this opportunity. If you have any questions, please email Mindy Zellner, District Gifted Coordinator, at

Summer MAP Testing Sign-Up

Apply for FIRST LEGO League

Applications for FIRST LEGO League (FLL) are now available for students entering grades 4 to 8 in all elementary schools, Greene, and Junior High. FLL involves research, robotics, presentations, and teamwork. Download the form at and follow all instructions. Applications need to be postmarked by Saturday, May 20. We also need volunteer coaches. Please indicate on the form if you are interested or know someone interested.

Fidget Spinners


We have been having some issues with children bringing fidget spinners (AND ALL TYPES OF FIDGETS) to school. The spinners are highly distracting to students and those around them. Children are trading them, loosing them and spinning them instead of doing their work. We would like to ask that the children please keep these at home. If a student has one, it will be taken from them and turned into the office. A parent must come to the school office to retrive it. This also applies to our Champions program and all school busses. Thank you for your cooperation.