Symmes Elementary School

Symmesational News

Friday, December 20, 2019

Important Dates to Remember

  • December 19- End of 2nd Quarter
  • December 20- January 5- NO SCHOOL, Winter Break
  • January 3- Matthew 25 Ministries Family Volunteer Day- 10:00 am- 12:00 pm
  • January 6- Classes resume
  • January 24- Cultural Heritage Night- 6:00 pm- 8:00 pm
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Warm Wishes

The Symmes Elementary Staff wishes our families a wonderful holiday. We hope you enjoy a fun and relaxing winter break. Please remember there is NO SCHOOL beginning December 20. Our first day back is Monday, January 6, 2020. Enjoy the time off with family and friends and we look forward to seeing you in 2020!

Symmes Cultural Heritage Night

Mark your calendars now!

Plan to enjoy one of Symmes Elementary's great traditions- a school-wide celebration of the various cultures represented at our school.

To sign up to participate please visit -

To check out photos from the 2018-2019 Cultural Heritage Night visit here.

If you would like to join our core planning team for this event, email Bhawana Bhat at

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Reserve your yearbook online!

You can pre-order this year's yearbook online. It's easy and convenient. Reserve your copy today at using the Yearbook ID Code: 2211620.

Not sure if you've pre-ordered? Click here to view your order history for the 2019-2020 school year.

Thank you!

Optional CogAT Testing

An optional administration of the CogAT for gifted services will be offered on Saturday, January 11, 2020, at Maple Dale Elementary School from 9:00-12:00. Please note parents are responsible for transportation to and from testing. Thank you!

2020 January CogAT Testing Sign-Ups for Elementary Schools


You may request that your child be tested on the Cognitive Ability Test (CogAT). If you wish to have your child participate in this round of testing, all requests must be made through the below online link by January 3, 2020. If you have a child in 2nd and/or 4th grade, they will take the test during school with their class and do not need to be signed up. For other grade levels, we are offering an optional testing opportunity. In order to decrease disruption to your child's instruction, this testing opportunity will take place on Saturday, January 11, at Maple Dale from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm for all four elementary buildings.

Please note it is the parents' responsibility to provide transportation to and from Maple Dale on morning of testing.


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 mid to late 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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