Symmes Elementary School

Symmesational News

Friday, November 1, 2019

Important Dates to Remember

  • November 2- Nature Trail Workday, 10:00 am- 12:30 pm
  • November 5- Picture Retake Day
  • November 11-15- Joseph Beth Book Fair, Symmes Media Center
  • November 13- Muffins with Mom for last names beginning with A-L, 8:30 am- 9:15 am
  • November 15- Muffins with Mom for last names beginning with M-Z, 8:30 am- 9:15 am
  • November 27, 28, & 29- NO SCHOOL, Thanksgiving Break
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If you utilize our morning drop off line please:

  • DRIVE SAFELY and pay attention to our staff and other vehicles.
  • Remember that adults should stay in their vehicle.
  • Pull your vehicle forward as much as space allows.
  • Understand that the drop off line closes at 9:13 am and after that you must park and walk your child into school. Students are considered tardy after 9:15 am.


Have you been waiting for access to the online student directory? The DirectorySpot App for 2019-2020 has been updated! You should have received an email with directions for accessing your account. Remember that the email with instructions may be in your "junk mail" or "spam" folders. If you have questions about DirectorySpot, please contact

Nature Trail Cleanup Day!

Spend time with your family and help keep our Nature Trail clean and beautiful. We’ll be removing brush and debris, planting new trees and having fun! Enjoy snacks around the camp fire. This is a family event – parents/guardians please accompany your children. Come for an hour or stay the whole time. All volunteers are welcome!

Please note : our workday will end by 12:30 pm due to the cold and windy conditions.

Saturday, Nov 2nd, 10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. on the Symmes Nature Trail. Please contact Steve Reinke at reinkes@sycamoreschools if interested in volunteering.

Coupon Books

The Symmes Elementary PTO is getting ready to kick off the City Saver Fundraiser next week. Last year was our first year selling the City Saver Books and it was a huge success! Your child brought home with a City Saver Book on Tuesday, October 29th. Your family can purchase that book or if your family is not interested in keeping it simply return it to school. If your child wants to sell additional City Saver Books to friends, family or neighbors he/she can use your family’s book as a reference. If someone would like to order a book, your child will collect the money and receive the books in their backpacks to be distributed.

There is also a code in the book that connects to an app and enables you to receive double the savings. These discounts on the app are updated throughout the year. The savings include thousands of dollars in discounts from more than 160 area restaurants, attractions and shops. Any child that sells just one book will receive a lanyard and a Coop. Last year the children received collectible Space Coops. There are opportunities to earn special Aqua Coops, short stack coupons from IHOP, Adrenaline Play Passes, a free book and more. Our goal is for each child to sell just five books. The PTO will be collecting orders until Friday, November 8th.

Thank you for your continued support of Symmes PTO.

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The Joseph Beth Book Fair will be the week of November 11th-15th and PTO needs volunteers to help with this event. Students will visit the book fair during their scheduled media center time and volunteers will assist children with making their book selections. Please sign up here to help. Thank you!

Coloring Contests

The City of Montgomery is having a holiday coloring contest and has invited elementary school students in Sycamore to participate. To get more information and access the coloring pages please go to

Also, the annual SCHOOLSin Turkey Coloring Contest starts November 1. SCHOOLSin is an educational supply company and will offer a variety of prizes for contest winners including gift cards, art supplies, classroom furniture and more. The big prize they are offering this year is a complete GaGa ball pit which will be sent to the school with the best participation in the contest. Here is a link to the coloring page, prize list and official rules. We hope you can participate!

Leftover Halloween Candy?

Did you end up with TOO MUCH Halloween candy? The Symmes Carnival Games & Prizes committee is collecting any of your NUT FREE extras!!! There will be a box in the office to drop off nut free candy to be used for carnival games & prizes.

Candy like lollipops, Skittles, Starburst, Swedish Fish, etc is especially appreciated!

Reunification Plan

In the event of an emergency where an evacuation of the school building is necessary, students will be transported to safety at Sycamore Community Schools’ reunification site. Please watch this video regarding the emergency reunification plan.
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