Symmes Elementary School

Symmesational News!

Friday, November 30, 2018



Dec. 3 - Symmes Players Parent Meeting 7:00 pm MPR

Dec. 6 - Gift Drive ends

Dec. 11 - 4th Grade Music Concert - 2:45 & 7:00 pm

Dec. 20 - Last day to collect lids
Dec. 20 - End of 2nd Quarter
Dec. 21 - Jan. 6 - Winter Break - NO SCHOOL!

Jan. 7, 2019 - Classes resume



You may request that your child be tested on the Cognitive Ability Test (CogAT). If you wish to have your child participate in this round of testing, all requests must be made through the below online link by December 6th. If you have a child in 2nd and/or 4th grade, they will take the test during school with their class. For other grade levels, we are offering an optional testing opportunity. In order to decrease disruption to your child's instruction, this testing opportunity will take place on Saturday, December 8, at Maple Dale from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm for all four elementary buildings. To sign up your child for this opportunity, please click here.

Please note it is the parents' responsibility to provide transportation to and from Maple Dale on morning of testing. Also please note Sycamore cannot use kindergarten or first grade scores for gifted placement.


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Symmes Players 2019

It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year! No, I don't mean all of our upcoming holidays....It's Symmes Players Time! Registration has begun for all 3rd or 4th grade Symmes students that wish to participate in the 22nd annual Symmes Players' production - James and the Giant Peach, Jr! A registration packet was sent home with all 3rd and 4th graders. You may also read, register and pay online at Parents - Please mark your calendars, and plan to attend our mandatory Parent Meeting on Monday, December 3 at 7:00 in the Symmes Multipurpose Room. Registration is due by December 17. We can't wait to get started on this really fun show! Questions? Email

Parent Portal Information

Below is a link to a very brief tutorial that explains how parents can set up missing assignment/low marks notifications in Parent Portal.

It is very easy for them to do. Once set up, parents will receive an email when the student has a "missing assignment" in ProgressBook. But, please remember to use the specific "missing assignment" designation in ProgressBook when you enter grades.

Also, parents can choose to receive an email notification when an assignment is assigned a specific (low) grade.

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Plastic Caps

LAST CALL! Please send in all of the plastic lids and caps you've been collecting before winter break. At that point we will stop the collection for the year. We are on track to order THREE benches as we have collected around 750 pounds of plastic!! A very special THANK YOU to Mr. Bishop who has been helping collect, store and weigh the caps for us all semester!

We are hoping to get the benches ordered in time to be installed for early spring!

Holiday Gift Drive

If your family is participating in our Holiday Gift Drive and you received a blue snowman, please send in the unwrapped gift with your child BY December 6th! Thanks so much for helping!
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Skate with the AVES

Come join your Sycamore High School Hockey team for a FREE night of skating!

Who: All Sycamore students, staff, friends and family

What: FREE ADMISSION, bring your own skates or $5.00 skate rental

When: Saturday, December 22, 2018 6:00 - 8:00 pm

Where: Sports Plus, 10765 Reading Rd.

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Symmes 7th annual International Night

We need volunteers! If you would like to help, please sign up below!
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