Symmes Elementary School

Symmesational News!

Friday, May 12, 2017

Important Dates for your Calendar

May 17 Move-Up day for 4th grade 9:20am - 11:30am

May 19 Field Day

May 22 Field Day (rain date)

May 24 4th Grade Celebration 7:00 pm

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


Thank you so much for all the wonderful lunches, breakfast, goodies, flowers and well wishes for Teacher Appreciation Week! We are so blessed to have such wonderful families who allow us to teach, love and nurture your children everyday. Thank you so much!


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.

Fidget Spinners


We have been having some issues with children bringing fidget spinners 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.

Fourth Grade Evening Celebration, Cookies Requested

The fourth grade celebration team is looking for cookie donations on May 24th for the 4th grade celebration.

Would you consider 'paying it forward' to this year's 4th graders by donating a dozen cookies?

Cookies are to be dropped off at the school on Wednesday, May 24th. THANK YOU IN ADVANCE!

To sign up, please visit this link:

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Friday, May 19th

(rain date May 22rd).

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

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.


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

AVES Hangar Bookstore & Spirit Shop News

Great end-of-year gift ideas! Tervis tumblers, mugs, coffee tumblers, Camelbak water bottles, pennants, and more!

Come in and check out the amazing deals on our clearance rack. Now through May 19 take an additional 50% off the lowest marked price on Red Tag Clearance items.

Upcoming Bonus Shopping Hours: 3 nights to shop! Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday 6-8 P.M.

The last day the store will be open for this school year is Friday, May 19.

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