Symmes Elementary School

Symmesational News

Friday, November 22, 2019

Important Dates to Remember

  • November 27, 28, & 29- NO SCHOOL, Thanksgiving Break
  • December 2- Symmes Players Parent Meeting, 7:00 pm- 8:00 pm, Symmes Cafeteria
  • December 6- Symmes Ambassador Gathering, 9:30 am- 11:00 am, Symmes Cafeteria
  • December 12- 4th Grade Music Concert - 7:00 pm
  • December 19- End of 2nd Quarter
  • December 20- January 5- NO SCHOOL, Winter Break
  • January 6- Classes resume
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We would like to wish everyone a wonderful Thanksgiving! We are so thankful for each student and family represented at Symmes. We hope that you all have an opportunity to be with family and friends over the holiday.

Please note: Due to the short week, there will NOT be a newsletter next week.

A note from our nurse

Please see illness guidelines on keeping children home from school due to illness. They are located on the sycamore website under health services. We are sending this out to the entire school as a simple reminder of the common illnesses we see at this age and whether or not they should come to school. Your child’s health and wellness is important to us and with the upcoming flu season we are requesting that you follow these guidelines.

If your child has had diarrhea, vomiting or a fever they should not come to school. If your child’s temperature is 100 degrees Fahrenheit or greater (or 1 or 2 degrees above the child’s normal temperature) she/he should remain home until they are without fever (and without medication) for a full 24 hours. They need to be free from Diarrhea and vomiting for 24 hours before coming back to school.

Handwashing is the number one way to prevent the spread of germs! Next week Nurse Ferron is doing her handwashing lessons. Please remind your children to wash their hands and cover their coughs and sneezes appropriately even at home so they can develop good health habits early on.

Our custodians do a great job cleaning our building and classrooms daily but we need your help when students are not feeling well keeping them home so other students including your child can remain healthy. If you are not sure please feel free to call Nurse Ferron 513-686-1743 for advice. We thank you for helping us keep Symmes a healthy place to be!


COSTUMES - Wait! Don't get rid of your Halloween costumes yet! There are a ton of fun fairy tale characters in our show this year. Please look HERE to see what costumes are needed and email if you have a costume that could work for our show. Thanks!

Registration continues for all 3rd or 4th grade Symmes students (and parents) that wish to participate in the 23rd annual Symmes Players' production - SHREK, Jr! The registration packet was sent home with all 3rd and 4th graders. You may also read, register and pay online at

Mandatory Parent Meeting - MONDAY, Dec 2 at 7:00 in the Symmes Cafeteria
Registration and payment is due by December 18.

The fun starts Tuesday, January 7!

Questions? Email

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Directory Spot Reminder!

In case you missed it: check your email for an email inviting you to download the Directory Spot app! If you don’t see it- check your spam folder. (Email went out on 10/18.)

The email will guide you to download the app and begin using. This is where you will be able to find contact info for any Symmes families who “opted in” to the directory when completing Final Forms before school started.

The app is comprehensive and super easy to use! Don’t miss it!

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Part Time Job Opportunity

The Sycamore HS PTO is looking for an individual to serve as the store manager and merchandise buyer for the Aves Hangar Bookstore and Spirit Shop, located on the school’s campus, anticipated to begin in January 2020. This is a new position and will replace the role currently held by volunteer managers.

Retail experience and knowledge of sales and marketing principles are necessary. This is a contract position, with an average expected work-load of 20 hours/week. Schedule is somewhat flexible. Incentive opportunities are also available.

For more information on responsibilities, time commitment, requirements, etc, please visit:

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