Symmes Elementary Newsletter
November 17, 2023
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November 20 - November 24
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Announcing Symmes Players 2024!
Mrs. Haupt and Mrs. Bethune are excited to announce the opening of the Twenty-seventh season of Symmes Players! Symmes' beloved after-school program returns, and we can't wait for our third- and fourth-grade students to sign up! Registration is now open - please visit http://www.sycamoreschools.org/Page/2926 for MUCH more information and to register your child. Rehearsals begin in January for our show - Disney's Aladdin, Jr! Please note that regular rehearsals will again be on Mondays and Wednesdays this year.
Have you heard about our Beehive Market?
A HUGE thank you to the families who have already donated to our Beehive Market. We had many happy shoppers this week with the new selection of small, medium and large prizes because of your generosity.
It's not too late to donate... please consider supporting this school-wide initiative by purchasing something from our Amazon Wishlist to add to our market. We could not do this without the generous support of our families. Thank you in advance!
📣 Call for Volunteers: Help with our Symmes Spotlight Program
2023-24 Symmes DirectorySpot is Now Available!
We are excited to announce that the 2023-24 Symmes Elementary Directory App is now updated and available for use.
If you were a DirectorySpot user in prior years, then you don't need to do anything! Just log in (same username and password) and you will see the new data. Please make sure you have the latest version of DirectorySpot to see all available features.
If you are a NEW user, you have been set up and can download DirectorySpot for free from the App Store (iPhone users) or Google Play (Android users), or you can also access the data from any internet browser.
For Smartphone & iPad Users:
2. Launch DirectorySpot, enter your email address as your Username, and click on "Reset Password."
3. Click on the link in your email to set your password, relaunch the DirectorySpot app, and login with your username and password.
For Internet Browser Users:
1. Go to directoryspot.net and click on "Login" in the upper right-hand corner.
2. Enter your email address as your Username, and click on "Reset Password." An email will be sent to you with a link to set your password.
3. Click on the link in your email to set your password and login.
We have included directory information for all families who gave permission in Final Forms for the Sycamore School District to release this information to the PTO. Please note -- all families now have the ability to add, modify, or delete their information in DirectorySpot. Please review your information and make any changes to the entry for your family.
At Symmes, we do not require families to be PTO members to have directory access. We hope you will use the directory to connect with other families and volunteers! The directory is for personal use only, and may not be used for commercial or political purposes. PTO Membership supports many important programs for our students and staff, and donations of any amount are appreciated. To fill out the online membership form and get more information about how to get involved in the programs and events sponsored by the PTO, visit https://www.sycamoreschools.org/Page/3047
Thank you for your patience as we build this resource, and please let us know if you have any questions about the school directory!
Erin Metz, PTO President
Amy Thornley, PTO Recording Secretary
Keith Thornley, Directory Chair
A former Symmes student has started his own t-shirt business and is donating
profits to the Playground Fundraiser!
Event and Activity Flyers
After receiving feedback from families, all district-approved flyers will now be listed on Sycamore Schools' website instead of in our weekly newsletters. This will help condense our newsletter to important school information. If you are still interested in viewing community flyers about events and activities for students, please click here:
Give Back this Holiday Season
Looking for a meaningful way to help your neighbors? Sycamore Bridges is working with Operation Give Back to stock their shelves for the 2023 OGB Holiday Store. This year, OGB expects to serve over 1,000 children and their families. We curated an extensive AMAZON REGISTRY to make sure every child receives something they wished for with gifts at every price point. Simply select "OGB Holiday Store" as your shipping address and items will be delivered directly to us. Send us an email if you would like a tax receipt for your purchase. Also be sure to visit bit.ly/SycamoreBridges and enter your email address so you never miss an opportunity to spread kindness in our community!
Symmes Office Contacts
Principal: Jessica Ralston, email@example.com
Assistant Principal: India Chambers-Richardson, firstname.lastname@example.org
Administrative Assistant to the Principal: Alyssa Schmeling, email@example.com
Administrative Assistant to the Ass't Principal: Heather Shults, firstname.lastname@example.org
School Nurse: Julie Ferron, email@example.com
School Counselor: Beth Hill, firstname.lastname@example.org
Children's Hospital School-based Therapist: Erica Koe-Krompecher, email@example.com