Symmes Elementary School

Symmesational News!

Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017

REMINDER: NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS TOMORROW! PARENT/TEACHER CONFERENCES

Important Dates for your Calendar

Oct. 27 NO SCHOOL - Parent Teacher Conferences

Oct. 31 Halloween Parade 2:30 pm

Nov. 2 Evening Conferences 4:00 - 8:00 pm

Nov. 4 Nature Trail Volunteer Day 9:30 am

Nov. 6 - 10 Book Fair

Nov. 8 Muffins with Mom 8:30 am

Nov. 8 Cookie Dough pick-up 2:30 - 6:30

Nov. 9 PTO Meeting 9:30 am - Media Center

Nov. 10 Muffins with Moms 8:30 am

Nov. 15 4th Grade Group Picture - 9:45 am

Nov. 15 Picture Retake Day

LOST AND FOUND ITEMS

We will have tables set up in front of the Media Center during Conferences with lost and found items. This year we seem to have an increase in items that are lost and never found. After conferences, we will be donating all items that remain to a local charity.

SYMMES ELEMENTARY NATURE TRAIL - VOLUNTEER DAY!

Did you know we have a hidden treasure behind our school? Your children are so fortunate to have a wealth of knowledge just waiting for them outside! We have outdoor classrooms where the children can not only learn about our world, but enjoy the sounds and feel of nature as they learn! We need help to take care of this great treasure. Please join us for our Nature Trail Volunteer Day!! On Saturday, Nov. 4, between 9:30 - 4:00, we have a wonderful day planned on our Nature Trail! We would LOVE your help! If you only have an hour or two, please come and join us or stay all day! If you have loppers to cut branches please bring them AND bring some work gloves!!


Participate with your kids!

~Grilled food and other treats served!

~A campfire to warm your hands, conversations with others to warm your heart.

~A great way to model our PeaceBuilders pledge by building peace at our school and community through volunteer activities!


We hope you will join us!

OTIS COOKIE DOUGH FUNDRAISER

Thank you all so much for supporting the Otis Cookie Dough Fundraiser! All orders have been submitted and the delivery of goods and prizes will be on Wednesday, Nov. 8th between 2:30-6:30pm. Mark your calendars!

Where: Symmes Cafeteria (the doors nearest to the cafeteria will be unlocked that afternoon to make it easier for you to load your car)

When: Wednesday, Nov. 8th between 2:30-6:30pm.

Products must remain frozen!

Symmes PTO is grateful for your help.

THANK YOU ~ THANK YOU ~ THANK YOU

The Magic of Reading Awaits You at our Symmes Book Fair! Monday, November 6 - Friday, November 10


Students will shop at book fair during their library class visit

Monday - Thursday.

Parents are welcome to shop with their child during library class visits.

Look for the Book Fair Flyer and class schedule in your child’s book bag.

Last Chance Shopping Day is Friday, 9 a.m. - noon.

Come to Moms and Muffins for breakfast on

Wednesday, November 8 or Friday, November 10 at 8:30

AND visit Book Fair!


Book Fair is a great place to shop for holiday gifts!

Gift your favorite teacher with books for their classroom!


We need YOU!

We need volunteers to help with our book fair during class visits and Moms and Muffins mornings! Please email if you can help.

Mrs. Ashton: ashtonc@sycamoreschools.org


Our book fair is sponsored by Joseph Beth Bookstore. A percentage of all proceeds from book fair benefits our school. We accept cash, checks, and credit cards.

BOOK CLUB FOR PARENTS!

BOOK CLUB FOR PARENTS

ON GROWTH MINDSET

A PTO INITIATIVE FOR OUR AMAZING PARENTS

If you could


  • Motivate your child to learn more
  • End homework battles
  • Foster a positive attitude toward challenges


WOULDN'T IT BE AMAZING?

Join Dr. Patricia Barros for weekly discussions of the book Mindset, by Carol Dweck. Sessions will be filled with rich conversations and practical tools to support your child's learning experience and your parenting.

Beginning on Wednesdays, starting on November 1st from 9:30-11:00 am in the MPR through December 20th (no meetings on Nov 8 and 22)

Want to know more about Growth Mindset? Watch this TED talk: http://tinyurl.com/ybjnnpmk

Questions? email barros.patricia2012@gmail.com

REFRESHMENTS WILL BE SERVED

Sign up here: https://tinyurl.com/yde56wpg

SYCAMORE HIGH SCHOOL VARIETY SHOW

Sycamore High School will host a Variety Show on November 18th @ 7:00pm in the Auditorium. Tickets are $10 available pre-sale at www.aveschoir.org starting November 1st, and at the door. Family ticketing available too! Families (up to a family of 5) can get in for $30. Family ticketing available at in-person sales only (11:36am - 12:36pm in the HS Commons on November 16th and November 17th) and at the door.


Acts feature groups and soloists who are members of the student body including vocal and instrumental groups, cool human tricks, gymnastics, a performance by all choral ensembles and more! Proceeds benefit the Sycamore Vocal Boosters.

FOURTH GRADE PARENTS - GROUP PICTURE INFORMATION

Our 4th grade group picture has been rescheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 15th. at 9:45 am. If you would like to purchase a picture of the 4th grade class, please go to mylifetouch.com, put in our school name and city (Loveland). The picture code is: JC047583R0.

YEARBOOK PICTURES

Do you want your student to be in the yearbook?

Do you have photos from Symmes activities and events that you could share?

We need as many candid photos as we can get in order to make sure the 2017-18 yearbook represents our entire school! Please email photos that you would like to be considered for the yearbook to Kim Hueil. (khueil@icloud.com) Please include the name of the event, grade level, or classroom teacher represented in the photo.


Pictures need to be of the highest quality and lowest compression settings in order to be accepted by the Lifetouch online program. If you’re sending photos from your phone - send original pictures in their 'Actual Size.’ Please try to use your flash and don’t crop or edit your pictures before emailing them! Thanks!