Symmes Elementary School
Friday, Sept. 8, 2017
Special Thanks to Special People!
Monarch Butterfly Night!
Grandparent's Day - September 15, 2017
Grandparents and other older adults can be very important people in children’s lives. Children feel a sense of pride and accomplishment when they know that people in their extended family and community are interested in their education. So, we’re having a special celebration! “Grandparents and Grandfriends Day” recognizes the importance of our heritage, our community, and relationships across generations.
We’re inviting grandparents of our students on Friday, September 15th, to Symmes Elementary for this special celebration. Your child’s teacher will be sending the schedule of events and an RSVP request home today so that we can acquire an accurate count of people who are planning to attend.
This event is intended for children and their grandparents/step-grandparents or a special “grandfriend.” Since our space is limited, parents and siblings will not be able to attend this particular event nor will they be able to stay for lunch.
We understand that all children do not have grandparents, and that some grandparents will be unable to attend. We encourage these children to bring another special older adult – a family friend, another relative such as an aunt or uncle, or a neighbor. Some children are also happy to share their grandparent with a classmate. If you have questions about who to invite, please talk with your child’s teacher.
If your child has a grandparent who cannot attend the event, please ask him/her to write a note to the grandchild and place it in a sealed envelope for the child to open and read on “Grandparents and Grandfriends Day.” Grandparents can mail the note directly to the school or pass it along through you. “Grandparents and Grandfriends Day” is a special day for both young and old. Thank you for your cooperation in making this event a success and a positive, memorable experience for your child.
SYMMES PICTURE DAY!
SYMMES PTO NEWS
Thank you for stopping at the PTO tables during curriculum preview night. It was great to visit, and we thank the many of you who are offering time or services on our students' behalf.
The first PTO meeting of the year will be held on Thursday, September 14 at 9:30 A.M. Childcare is provided. Beth Hill (Symmes Counselor) will be teaching us how we can help promote a healthy attitude toward school in our children. In addition, you can come take a look at the PTO's budget for 2017-2018! We will be broadcasting the meeting LIVE on the Symmes Elementary PTO Facebook page. Please "like" us in order to join in or watch the meeting live or at a more convenient time for your schedule. (Facebook Live posts are archived). Find the Symmes Elementary PTO Facebook page here: https://tinyurl.com/symmeselemptofb. If you are concerned about attending the meeting and being seen on camera, don't worry, we will have a 'digital-free' zone where you will not be seen on camera.
If you have not yet signed up to be a PTO member, we would love to have you join our ranks. The online membership form can be found here: https://www.sycamoreschools.org/Page/3048 Although you do not need to pay a fee to become a member of the PTO, we welcome your $5, $10, $15, or $20 donation to our school.
The PTO is also desperately looking for volunteers: daytime, nighttime, weekends, one-time, or recurring! However you can help, we welcome your efforts. Please fill out a volunteer survey so we can match you with your volunteer interests and abilities: https://www.sycamoreschools.org/Page/3051
Thank you in advance from the PTO Board for your time and monetary donations!
Exposing your child to a second language is one of the most valuable gifts you can give your child. Here is why:
- Higher scores on the SAT: Students who study a foreign language for four or more years tend to score higher on the verbal section of the SAT.
- Higher grades in high school: Foreign language classes are a requirement for colleges and universities; learning Spanish early on will make high school Spanish so much easier, ensuring higher grades.
- It enhances reading ability in English: Starting a second language early enhances reading abilities and general literacy in the first language. Children also demonstrate better focus and multitasking skills.
Children will study Spanish vocabulary through fun games, songs, hands-on activities, etc. Cultural activities like Salsa Dance Classes, celebration of “El Día de los Muertos”, etc. will be also available during the year for parents as well!
Fall Session: Option of Tuesdays or Wednesdays 8:05 to 9:05 am starting September 19.
Grades: K- 4th
Cost: $74 for a 7-week session per student, 20% discount for the second sibling, third sibling attends at no cost! Classes require textbooks, an approximate one-time fee of $28 additional for the year.
TO REGISTER: contact World of Spanish at (513) 739-9516 and register online at World of Spanish
Family Fun Night - Thursday, September 28th
September 28, 2017 at 6:00 p.m.
Enjoy a FREE night of food, BINGO, crafts and fun!
NEW this year: Every BINGO player has a chance to win a Pizza, Popcorn or Popsicle party for their entire class, extra recess time and much more!!!
This event is brought to you by the Symmes PTO and can only be a success with YOUR help.
Please contact Dana Auer at firstname.lastname@example.org or 460-7441 to volunteer.
We can ALWAYS use extra help!
Get Ready for Family Math Night!!
Light refresments will be served as well as the opportunity to win one of two math games: Equate or Money Bags. A special reader will be reading two engaging books during the evening that will be raffled off.
Please watch for more information to come home through back pack mail!
If you have any questions email Mrs. Wuebbolt at email@example.com