Symmes Elementary School

Symmesational News!

Thursday, September 13, 2018


Monday, Sept. 24 MAP TESTING Informational Meeting 7:00 pm

Tuesday, Sept. 25 Picture Day
Tuesday, Sept. 25 4th Grade Group Picture 9:45 am
Thursday, Sept 27 Family Fun Night 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Thursday, Sept 27 Cookie Dough Sale Kick-Off
Friday, Sept. 28 NO SCHOOL for students
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Picture Day is coming!

Picture day is coming to Symmes on Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018. Order forms went home last week or you can order online at Our Picture Day ID is: JC018225Q0. If you decide to send in your order form, please remember that you can pay by check or cash, but exact change is required. We cannot make change.


Family Fun Night is coming! This is a FREE event hosted by our PTO! We need several volunteers to make this event a success! If you can donate some time on Thursday, September 27th, please click the link below. Thanks so much!

Learn and grow with Champions before and after care

I’d like to remind you about our before and after school partnership with Champions. The Champions program provides children a place to participate in fun, educational activities right here onsite, including:

• Daily options for learning adventures according to children’s interests

• Physical activities and games that get children moving

• Exercises that support development of science, technology, engineering, arts and math skills

• Opportunities to make new friends

• Healthy snacks provided

• Homework help available at parents’ request

We’re proud of this partnership, and I encourage you to consider it if you’re in need of before or after school care. A perfect time to check out the Champions program is during the Champions Open House on Tuesday, September 18th from 6:00pm to 8:00pm in the cafeteria.

To learn more or enroll, visit, call 800-246-2154, or speak to Jamie Morton at 513-560-6596 or e-mail at

Free and Reduced benefits

The roll off date for Free and Reduced benefits from the 2018 - 2019 school year is Septemeber 26th. On Sept. 27th if you have not reapplied for the Free and Reduced Price Meal Program for the 2018-2019 school year your benefits will revert to full pay. The district will not cover any negative funds accrued after this cut off date, so it is imperative the form is turned in before Sept 26th. Please contact the Child Nutrition Department with any questions - (513) 686-1796.

Click here to apply online.

Sycamore High School Variety Show

Sycamore High School Hosts Variety Show Saturday, October 6th @ 7p in the HS Auditorium. Tickets: $10 available pre-sale at starting September 21st / $12 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

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FALL 2018 Sycamore Positive Parenting Workshops

Sycamore Positive Parenting Workshops bring parents the best practices in youth

development. Each week you will gain more manageable, effective parenting skills, including effective discipline. Classes will be taught by Sycamore staff and parents and will cover several topics including:

● Positive Parenting: Building on Strengths and Practical Tools

● Creating Confident Kids: Building Grit, Curiosity and Resilience

● Communication that Works: Listening and Setting Expectations

● Deflecting Arguments and Setting Boundaries: Avoiding Power Struggles

● The Discipline Difference: Effective Consequences and Consistency

● What Kids Need to Succeed: Helping Our Students Maximize School Opportunities

The Sycamore Positive Parenting Workshops believe that every parent is a leader and can make a profound contribution in the life of their child. We look forward to working with you and hope you can join us for this interactive and fun class!

When Tuesdays from 6:00-7:30 p.m.

Sept. 25 - Oct. 23, 2018

Where Blue Ash Elementary School- University of Cincinnati Wing

Who Any Sycamore family, parent or guardian.

Cost Free! Childcare is also available at NO additional cost.

Questions? ❖ Emily Williams, ESOL Supervisor: 513.686.1700


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Thank you for your interest in Sycamore Positive Parenting Workshops!

We are excited to have you join us!

8th Annual Sycamore Junior High Aviator Flight Fest

Mark your calendars for the 8th Annual Sycamore Junior High Aviator Flight Fest 5k/10k Race & Festival on Saturday, October 20, 2018! Please visit our website at to Register for the Race and get more Flight Fest 2018 information.

Bring paid receipt showing you registered for Flight Fest 2018 race to Kenwood Athleta on 9/29/18 to receive 20% discount off one item!

Silent Auction is live for bidding on items. Bidding will close on 10/20/18. Don’t miss Instant Buy Opportunity for 2 tickets to Chris Stapleton concert on Oct.4that Riverbend. Check out some of the new items added: Blue Jackets tickets, Main Event game passes, tickets for SJH choir concerts, reserved parking for SJH choir and band concerts, and more! Go to to see Flight Fest Silent Auction.

Follow us on twitter @avesflightfest to get race updates and information on new items added to Silent Auction.

Please contact Michelle Ciotola at to learn about business and family sponsorships, volunteer opportunities, or any questions regarding Aviator Flight Fest.