Symmes Elementary School

Symmesational News!

Friday, November 3, 2017

Important Dates for your Calendar

Nov. 4 Nature Trail Volunteer Day 9:30 am - 4:00 pm (come whenever you can!)

Nov. 6 - 10 Book Fair

Nov. 8 Muffins with Mom 8:30 am (cafeteria)

Nov. 8 Cookie Dough pick-up 2:30 - 6:30

Nov. 9 PTO Meeting 9:30 am - Media Center

Nov. 10 Muffins with Moms 8:30 am (cafeteria)

Nov. 15 4th Grade Group Picture - 9:45 am

Nov. 15 Picture Retake Day

Nov. 22 - 24 NO SCHOOL -Thanksgiving Break


Did you know we have a hidden treasure behind our school? Your children are so fortunate to have a wealth of knowledge just waiting for them outside! We have outdoor classrooms where the children can not only learn about our world, but enjoy the sounds and feel of nature as they learn! We need help to take care of this great treasure. Please join us for our Nature Trail Volunteer Day!! Tomorrow, Saturday, Nov. 4, between 9:30 - 4:00, we have a wonderful day planned on our Nature Trail! We would LOVE your help! Even if you only have an hour or two, please come and join us or stay all day! If you have loppers to cut branches please bring them AND bring some work gloves!!

Participate with your kids!

~Grilled food and other treats served!

~A campfire to warm your hands, conversations with others to warm your heart.

~A great way to model our PeaceBuilders pledge by building peace at our school and community through volunteer activities!

~ A fun time to work together with your family!

We hope you will join us!

The Magic of Reading Awaits You at our Symmes Book Fair! Monday, November 6 - Friday, November 10

Book Fair opens on MONDAY and WE NEED YOU!

All students will visit book fair during their scheduled library class next week. Please consider being a Book Fair helper during your child’s class visit at Book Fair! We especially need help with our kindergarten and first grade classes.

Click this link to see the Book Fair class schedule:

Click the sign up genius link below to sign up to volunteer.


Thank you all so much for supporting the Otis Cookie Dough Fundraiser! All orders have been submitted and the delivery of goods and prizes will be on Wednesday, Nov. 8th between 2:30-6:30pm. Mark your calendars!

Where: Symmes Cafeteria (the doors nearest to the cafeteria will be unlocked that afternoon to make it easier for you to load your car)

When: Wednesday, Nov. 8th between 2:30-6:30pm.

Products must remain frozen!

Symmes PTO is grateful for your help.


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Our next PTO meeting is Thursday, November 9th at 9:30. Please come to learn what is happening in your school and to see what you can do to help! As always, we provide FREE babysitting! Hope see you there!!


Great Gatherings are get-togethers hosted by Symmes families and friends outside of the normal school routine. You can host or attend for the fun experience and help raise money for our school. They may be held at night, during the day or on weekends. Some may be just for moms or dads, for couples only, or grade or gender specific. The possibilities are endless!

All GG signups are now posted in the Symmes PTO Great Gatherings SignUp Genius group. Each event has its own tab on the site that includes the event details, cost and contact information. Cost will vary with the type of experience created by each gathering, but our goal is to have something for everyone! Payment must be submitted to reserve your spot. Please double check your family calendars before submitting payment!

We need more hosts! Join your friends or neighbors and host an event together! Want to host but need an idea? We can help with that too. Please email us at with any questions!


Our 4th grade group picture has been rescheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 15th. at 9:45 am. If you would like to purchase a picture of the 4th grade class, please go to, put in our school name and city (Loveland). The picture code is: JC047583R0.
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Sycamore High School will host a Variety Show on November 18th @ 7:00pm in the Auditorium. Tickets are $10 available pre-sale at starting November 1st, and at the door. Family ticketing available too! Families (up to a family of 5) can get in for $30. Family ticketing available at in-person sales only (11:36am - 12:36pm in the HS Commons on November 16th and November 17th) and at the door.

Acts feature groups and soloists who are members of the student body including vocal and instrumental groups, cool human tricks, gymnastics, a performance by all choral ensembles and more! Proceeds benefit the Sycamore Vocal Boosters.