Symmes Elementary School

Newsletter

May 21, 2021

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Mark your Calendar


May 21 and May 22: Symmes Players Performances

Announcements!

Each Friday, we record and share the morning announcements in this newsletter. During these announcements, we:


  • Highlight and give a Shout out to a Virtual Classroom Grade Level
  • Share highlights and or events for the upcoming week
  • Share birthdays of face to face and virtual students
  • Announce Bee Buck Winners for virtual and face to face


We hope that you can tune in each Friday!

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Notes from our Nurse

In preparation for next school year, if your student has food allergies or other allergies, asthma, seizure, or diabetes you will need to complete additional health forms located at the following link: http://www.sycamoreschools.org/Page/2309. If your child will have a prescription or over-the-counter (OTC) medication for school next year, the doctor must sign a new medication administration form for each new school year.


Please plan to have the medication administration form completed early in the summer, so orders are on file for the first day of school. No medication may be given without a new medication administration form signed by the health care provider and parents each school year. Please email ferronj@sycamoreschools.org for further questions or concerns regarding your student’s health at school or medications.


If your student will be attending summer school and will need to have access to emergency medications, please contact Benjamin Schneider-

schneiderb@sycamoreschools.org


I hope you and your family enjoy a healthy and safe summer.


Sincerely,


Julie Ferron MS, RN, NCSN

Symmes School Nurse

Yearbooks have arrived! Please see below for details.

Face-to-face students:
Yearbooks will be passed out by the teachers during the week of May 24th.


Virtual students:
Yearbooks can be picked up at the Virtual Commons starting Wednesday, May 26. The last day for pick up is June 3rd. Please note that the Virtual Commons office hours are 7:30 am until 1:30 pm and the office will be closed on Monday 5/31.

Contact Brittany Haines at bhaines618@gmail.com with any questions.

Hello Symmes Parents!


During the month of May, there will be a collection of used or new shoes to help support YOU TO THE RESCUE in downtown Montgomery. You to the Rescue is a non-profit, upscale resale boutique that sells donated men's, women's, and children's clothing, accessories, home goods, and small furniture items. The proceeds for the shoe drive will benefit the Animal Adoption Foundation. Collected shoes are used to support micro-enterprise vendors who are small businesses in developing nations. ANY type and size of gently worn shoes are accepted. We are hoping to meet a collection goal by the end of the month. There will be a bin placed outside the front door of Symmes to place donations in or you can drop them off at the store at 9510 Montgomery Rd.


Thank you very much for your support.


If you have questions, please feel free to email Mrs. Chuey at chueym@sycamoreschools.org.

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School Supplies for the 2021-2022 School Year

Helping Teachers. Serving Parents. Equipping Kids.

With School Tool Box, parents can check school supply shopping off their to-do list! Students will receive quality, name-brand supplies that match their school supply list. It’s the easiest way to equip your student and teacher for a successful school year! All products are backed by a school year guarantee. One meal is donated to Feed My Starving Children for every box ordered.


Ship-to-School Offer - Deadline: June 27, 2021

  • Purchase the entire kit with just a few clicks
  • 11% Discount (already included in the price on the website)
  • Colorful keepsake box
  • Personalized name labels
  • FREE delivery by freight directly to Symmes Elementary in the Fall.
  • Supplies placed in the classroom and waiting for the kids on the first day of school.



Ship-to-Home - Available from June 28, 2021, to October 1, 2021

  • Extended ordering throughout the summer
  • Customizable boxes – change quantities or remove items you don’t need
  • FREE shipping directly to each parent’s home on orders over $50
  • Expedited options for even later ordering

Visit https://schooltoolbox.com/school-supplies/school/list-boxes/?schoolId=75488 to order!



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Symmes 4th Grade Celebration!

Reverse Parade for all 4th Grade Sycamore Students

Tuesday, June 1

An e-mail was sent with route and timing details


The Day the Crayons Celebrated Moving Up to Greene!

Wednesday, June 2nd, 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Symmes Elementary Walking Track

All face to face and virtual 4th Grade Symmes students


Video Watch Party

Evening of Wednesday, June 2nd

From your own home!


Parent Volunteers Needed for June 2nd

Due to Covid protocols, a very limited number of volunteers can attend. Please e-mail to:

syptovpstudent@sycamoreschools.org to express your desire to volunteer.

Please send an e-mail with interest no later than Tuesday, May 25th


A sign-up for a request of supplies/donations will be coming soon!

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Dear Parents,


I wanted to share a reminder for those parents who have medication in the school clinic. At the end of the year, an adult must pick up medication by June 3rd. Medication is NOT allowed to be transported by a child. Medication remaining in the clinic office past the last day of school must be discarded. This includes inhalers and Epipens. Please email Mrs. Ferron (ferronj@sycamoreschools) to set up a date to pick up your child’s medication. It will be brought out to you at the designated time scheduled.


Julie Ferron MS, RN, NCSN

Symmes School Nurse


Drop up/Pick up Reminders


If you drop off or pick up your student please remember the following:


  • Use care when entering and exiting our driveway. Please don't block the driveway intersection at Enyart.
  • Stay in your car.
  • Pull your car up to the car in front of you.
  • Turn off your car while you are waiting.
  • At pick up, flip your car tag to the white side once all your students are in the car. This is an easy way for the adults helping to know that you are ready to go!
  • At pick up, students will enter your car from the CENTER aisle and find their appropriate seat once in the car. Please DO NOT encourage your child to walk around the front (or back) of your car in order to get into your car.

Thank you!
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LOST AND FOUND

We accumulate a number of lost and found items. As a reminder, please clearly label all belongings with your child’s last name. Here is our process for attempting to reunite items with their owners:



  • Every Friday in our building newsletter we will include a picture of current lost and found items.

  • If you see an item that belongs to your child, please remind them to claim that item in the cafeteria during their lunch. They can notify any staff member in the cafeteria that they need to claim their item.

  • If your child forgets, you can email their teacher to ask for help reminding the student.

  • Your child will have 1 week to claim the item.


After 1 week, all items accumulated in the Lost and Found will be removed from the building.


Here are this weeks' lost and found items:

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