Symmes Elementary School

Symmesational News!

Friday, April 21, 2017

Important Dates for your Calendar

Apr. 21 Summer Bridge Book orders due

Apr. 22 Earth Day

Apr. 25 4th Grade to EH Greene for lunch

Apr. 28 Symmes Players - Alice In Wonderland, Jr.- SHS - 7:00 PM
Apr. 29 Symmes Players - Alice In Wonderland, Jr.- SHS - 7:00 PM

Apr. 30 Symmes Players - Alice In Wonderland, Jr.- SHS - 2:00 PM


The Symmes Staff invites you to a luncheon in honor of Volunteer Appreciation! Thursday, May 11 between 11:30 am - 2:00 pm in the Multipurpose Room at Symmes.

Whether you give your time or skills, let us show our appreciation for all you do for our school!

Please return the bottom portion of the flyer that was sent home last week so we can reserve a spot for you! (Or send an email to your child's teacher)

#weloveourvolunteers #bestptoever #weappreciateyoumore


Field Day! Friday, May 19th
(Rain date Monday, May 22rd).

Parent volunteers are needed to help make this a FUN event for all students.

Contact Joni Green with questions:
Call or text: (312) 371-3217

Please return the below form by Friday, May 12th


Parent volunteer name:__________________________________

Phone #:_________________ Email:_______________________

Student name:_____________________ Grade:__________


Please check which shift you would like to volunteer

Morning Session (1st and 2nd grades) __________ 9:00am –12:15

Afternoon Session (3rd & 4th Grades) _________ 12:30 – 3:35 pm

Kindergarten (Stanford & Goddard AM) ­­­­­­­­­­­­­________ 10:30-11:45am

Kindergarten (Houston, Holcak & Goddard PM) __________ 1:00 – 2:15 pm

I can be available on the rain date (May 22th) yes______ no_______

Summer MAP testing

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

Sycamore Schools offers a new mobile app!

Sycamore Community Schools is excited to announce our new mobile app designed specifically to keep families better informed and connected to what's going on in our schools.

The app features:

  • The latest district and school news

  • Push notifications about breaking news, closures, weather, events, and more

  • Easy access to lunch menus and calendars

  • School and staff directory

  • Parent log-in to access grades, fees, attendance, and bus information

The app is FREE and available for download today!

**"Having trouble logging into the app? Please reset your Parent Portal password online. You will need to wait 24 hours for the system to refresh before trying to log back into the app."

Congratulations to our hardworking Symmes Players cast!

Symmes Players performed at Wednesday’s school board meeting at E. H. Greene School and they were fantastic! Students performed a scene and song from the upcoming musical, Disney’s Alice in Wonderland Jr. 2017 marks Symmes Players 20th year in existence and in addition to “Alice”, the students will also be performing a

Symmes Players Review, a special nod to past Symmes Players musicals. Performances will be at Sycamore High School’s Little Theater this year and tickets are selling quickly, with less than 100 tickets left at each show. Tickets are still available for performances on Friday, April 28 at 7 pm, Saturday, April 29 at 7 pm and Sunday, April 30 at 2pm. Tickets are $7/seat, children under 3 are free, if seated in a parent’s lap. You can also order tickets online For questions or orders, please contact either: Jackie Ogden (513) 288-3636 or Marion Messerle (513) 368-8674. Don’t miss out on celebrating 20 years of Symmes Players!


Earth day is Saturday, April 22nd. As a "green" school we will be celebrating with a variety of activities next week.

MONDAY: Second grade will be joined by some high school students to clean the stream on our Natural Trail.

TUESDAY: Second grade will have a visit from Krohn Conservatory to learn more about Monarch butterflies.

WEDNESDAY: Each grade level will participate in an assembly, STEAM! Powered Recycling. presented by Crystal Clear Science.

THURSDAY: Nature Trail Volunteer Day for the older grades and Nature Trail scavenger hunts and activities for Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grades. More information will go home to 3rd and 4th grades about this.

FRIDAY: All school Wasteless Lunch in the cafeteria today! More information on how to pack a lunch with NO WASTE will come home next week. Also, Friday will be spirit day and all students are invited to wear GREEN in celebration of our EARTH!


AVES Hangar Bookstore & Spirit Shop News

Bonus Shopping Hours: Tuesday, April 25, 6-8 P.M.

​For more information, including a complete schedule of hours & parking directions, please visit our webpage

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