Symmes Elementary School

Symmesational News!

December 21, 2018


Dec. 21 - Jan. 6 - Winter Break - NO SCHOOL!

Jan. 7 - Classes resume
Jan. 11 - Report cards distributed

Jan. 17 - PTO Meeting 9:30 am

Jan. 14 - 18 - Basic Aid Training for 3rd Grade
Jan. 21 - NO SCHOOL


The Symmes Elementary Staff would like to wish our families a wonderful Holiday and a nice relaxing break! We look forward to a great second half of the school year in 2019!

Skate with the AVES

Come join your Sycamore High School Hockey team for a FREE night of skating!

Who: All Sycamore students, staff, friends and family

What: FREE ADMISSION, bring your own skates or $5.00 skate rental

When: Saturday, December 22, 2018 6:00 - 8:00 pm

Where: Sports Plus, 10765 Reading Rd


Just a reminder there is NO SCHOOL beginning December 21. Our first day back is January 7. Enjoy the time off with family and friends!

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Symmes 7th annual International Night

We need volunteers! If you would like to help, please sign up below!
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January 22, 2019 through February 15, 2019

District Office

5959 Hagewa Drive

Cincinnati, OH 45242


Daytime and evening appointments will be available

Beginning January 7th, families must complete all online forms.

The 2019-20 school year will not open in Final Forms until January 7th, 2019. Any forms completed prior to January 7th will result in registration for the 2018-19 school year.

Instructions for completing these forms can be found on our website under the registration tab at

Once all forms are complete, follow the instructions to make an appointment online.

*All appointments are made electronically.

*If Final Forms is not complete, your appointment will not be accepted.

Lottery deadline for full day kindergarten is February 15th, 2019.

*Full day selection is NOT based on your appointment date.

*All students registered by the deadline will be entered in to the lottery if you choose.

A $100 deposit is required at your registration appointment

to be included in the full day lottery.

Family Volunteer Day Matthew 25 Ministries!

Looking for family-friendly, fun and FREE ideas to keep busy over winter break?

Join us for the Symmes PTO Family Volunteer Day!

Where: Matthew 25 Ministries

11060 Kenwood Rd., Cincinnati OH 45242

When: Thursday, January 3rd, 2019

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Come for an hour or stay the whole time!

How: Follow the link below to the SignUp Genius.

Details: M25M provides basic necessities, supplies and disaster relief worldwide. They rescue materials that would otherwise be discarded, and re-route them to those in need. M25M needs a constant flow of volunteers to help organize supplies and ready them for distribution.

Kids of all ages are welcome (not just Symmes students), but please see the guidelines below. Extra adults are needed, so feel free to invite grandparents, babysitters, neighbors, etc.!

VOLUNTEERS: All children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

· Children under 8 yrs old – 1 adult for every child

· Children 9-11 yrs – 1 adult for every 2 children

· Children 12-16 yrs – 1 adult for every 3 children

· 16 yrs and over – may work alone, but groups of 5 or more require an adult.

Questions: See the SignUp Genius link for additional details. Please contact Leigh Grause,, with any questions. We hope to see you there!

News from our Nurse for 3rd Grade Families

Attention Third Grade Parents,

Your children are being taught Basic Aid Training (BAT) by our school nurse, Julie Ferron on the week of January 14th. This is a Red Cross course designed for third graders. Your children will learn the following:

1. Steps for an Emergency Action Plan.

2. How to treat for shock.

3. Hands only CPR

4. Where to call in an emergency.

5. What to do if someone chokes.

6. How to treat wounds.

7. How to treat animal bites.

8. What to do if someone falls.

9. Poison and water safety

The boys and girls will be asked to share their knowledge with you. Please, encourage them to teach you what they know.