Symmes Elementary School

Symmesational News!

Friday, Sept. 15, 2017

Important Dates for your Calendar

Sept. 21 Symmes Ambassadors 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.

Sept. 26 School Picture Day

Sept. 28 Family fun Night 6:00 - 8:30 pm

Sept. 28 Cookie Dough Sale Kick-Off

Sept. 29 No School - Professional Delevopment Day

Grandparent's Day - September 15, 2017

What a great day we had celebrating our special grandparents and grandfriends! Our children were excited to show them their school and their classroom! Thanks to our PTO for helping us organize this special day! Look on our facebook page for more pictures!

Symmes Ambassadors

Symmes Ambassadors invites you …

To a time for “Questions & Conversations”

September 21st from 6:30-8pm in the MPR.

Social Time and Guidance 6:30-8:00pm

You will have the opportunity to meet other families and also have your questions about Symmes Elementary answered by the

Symmes Ambassadors team.

Special guest presentation Keys to School Success”

by Dr. Patricia Barros, pediatrician and parent coach. She has 3 children and has lived and raised her kids in many countries.

This presentation will be held in 2 sessions:

6:30pm - English

7:15pm - Spanish

Refreshments will be served. All are welcome (children too!).


School pictures will be taken on Tuesday, September 26th. Flyers were sent home last week with information about how to order pictures. If you order on line at, use the picture day ID: JC017220Q0. Fourth Grade group picture will also be taken on the same day at 9:30 a.m.

Developing Growth Mindsets

Dear Parents,

Thanks you for supporting our first PTO meeting on Thursday. If you were unable to attend, the live broadcast has been archived on Symmes Elementary PTO Facebook page (!

Beth Hill, our Symmes Counselor, gave a magnificent presentation about Developing Growth Mindsets in our Children. She has graciously shared her presentation slides with the PTO if you'd like to look through it:

If you haven't had a chance to join the PTO, we are still accepting members!

Healthy Students are Better Learners


It can be difficult to decide when and how long to keep an ill child home from school. The timing of the absence is often important in order to decrease the spread of disease to others and to prevent your child from acquiring any other illness while his /her resistance is lowered. Please do not send your sick child in because the have a test to take. You can work with the teacher to make it up.

  • If your child has a fever, is vomiting or has diarrhea they must stay home until they no longer have the symptom for 24 hours without the use of medication.

Please contact our School Nurse, Mrs. Ferron at 686-1743 if you have any questions.

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Substitute Nurses Needed!

The Sycamore Community School District is currently looking for registered nurses who would like to be employed as substitute nurses. Applicants must have current nursing experience, preferably ​with children,​ special needs​,​​ diabetes and an active nursing license.

If you qualify and are interested, please call Julie Ferron, R.N. at 686-1743 or email at

Get Ready for Family Math Night!!

On Thursday evening, October 12, 2017 from 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. Symmes Elementary will hold an exciting event called Family Math Night! Students, parents, siblings and other relatives are invited to attend a fun-filled evening of mathematical pleasure! The intent of Family Math Night is to participate in math standards in action as we strengthen the mathematical application, problem solving, and communication skills of students through the power of family interaction. We encourage you to continue to support your child's mathematical growth through your participation in 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

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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 or 460-7441 to volunteer.
We can ALWAYS use extra help!