Symmes Elementary School

Symmesational News

Friday, November 8, 2019

Important Dates to Remember

  • November 11-15- Joseph Beth Book Fair, Symmes Media Center
  • November 13- Muffins with Mom for last names beginning with A-L, 8:30 am- 9:15 am
  • November 14- Make-up Picture Retake Day
  • November 15- Muffins with Mom for last names beginning with M-Z, 8:30 am- 9:15 am
  • November 27, 28, & 29- NO SCHOOL, Thanksgiving Break
Thank You For Your Support of Issue 18!


PTO has extended the City Saver coupon book fundraiser until Monday, November 11. We hope you take advantage of the weekend to sell a few more coupon books.

Make-up Picture Retake Day

Due to technical issues experienced by Lifetouch during this week's Picture Retake Day, Lifetouch will be back on November 14, 2019 to complete retakes.


If you utilize our morning drop off line please:

  • DRIVE SAFELY and pay attention to our staff and other vehicles.
  • Remember that adults should stay in their vehicle.
  • Pull your vehicle forward as much as space allows.
  • Understand that the drop off line closes at 9:13 am and after that you must park and walk your child into school. Students are considered tardy after 9:15 am.

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!

Symmes PTO General Membership Meeting- Thursday November 14 at 9:30 am. Symmes Elementary Cafeteria.  Learn more about the GoMath! program from Mrs. VanKirk & Mrs. Wuebbolt, Hear from Mary Winn Haupt about this year’s exciting Symmes Players production, and a Media Center Update from Mrs. Beckman. Hope to see you there!
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The Joseph Beth Book Fair will be the week of November 11th-15th and PTO needs volunteers to help with this event. Students will visit the book fair during their scheduled media center time and volunteers will assist children with making their book selections. Please sign up here to help. Thank you!

Coloring Contests

The City of Montgomery is having a holiday coloring contest and has invited elementary school students in Sycamore to participate. To get more information and access the coloring pages please go to

Also, the annual SCHOOLSin Turkey Coloring Contest starts November 1. SCHOOLSin is an educational supply company and will offer a variety of prizes for contest winners including gift cards, art supplies, classroom furniture and more. The big prize they are offering this year is a complete GaGa ball pit which will be sent to the school with the best participation in the contest. Here is a link to the coloring page, prize list and official rules. We hope you can participate!

Leftover or Extra Halloween Candy?

The Carnival committee is still collecting any extra NUT-FREE Halloween candy for one more week! Please drop off any extras at the office where there is a collection box. Some examples; Skittles, Twizzlers, Tootsie Rolls, lollipops, Starburst, gummies, etc! Drop off by next Friday or bring to the PTO Meeting on Thursday morning.

Symmes PTO Ladies Night at deSha’s American Tavern


Symmes Moms/Ladies


Come buy yourself a drink or appetizer and mix and mingle with other Symmes moms and friends in a casual atmosphere!


Thursday November 14 at 7:30pm


deSha’s American Tavern

11320 Montgomery Rd

Cincinnati, OH 45249

Hope to see you there!

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