Symmes Elementary School

Symmesational News!

Friday, May 4, 2018

Important Dates for your Calendar

May 10 - Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon 11:00 a.m. - 1:30 pm

May 11 - Dodgeball Event - all day

May 11 - Madagascar 7:00 p.m. High School
May 12 - Madagascar 7:00 p.m. High School
May 13 - Madagascar 2:00 p.m. High School

May 16 - Move-Up day for 4th Grade at Greene School 10:00

May 18 - Field Day
May 21 - Field Day - Rain Date

May 23 - 4th Grade Celebration 7:00 p.m.

May 24 - Last Day of School!!

Symmes Players presents Madagascar - A Musical Adventure JR.

Congratulations to our hardworking Symmes Players cast!

Symmes Players performed a few weeks ago at Wednesday’s school board meeting at E. H. Greene School, as well as at the Wee Deliver assembly and they were fantastic! Students performed a scene and song from the upcoming musical, Madagascar a Musical Adventure Jr. Performances will be at Sycamore High School’s Little Theater this year. Tickets for Friday and Saturday nights performances are SOLD OUT! We do have tickets available for Sunday, May 13 at 2pm. Tickets are $7/seat, children under 3 are free, if seated in a parents lap. To order please contact either: Jackie Ogden (513) 288-3636 or Marion Messerle (513) 368-8674.


Field Day! Friday, May 19th
(rain date Monday, May 22rd).

Parent volunteers are needed to help make this a FUN event for all students.

Contact Joni Green with questions:
Call or text: (312) 371-3217

Please return the below form by Friday, May 12th


Parent volunteer name:__________________________________

Phone #:_________________ Email:_______________________

Student name:_____________________ Grade:__________


Please check which shift you would like to volunteer

Morning Session (1st and 2nd grades) __________ 9:00am –12:15

Afternoon Session (3rd & 4th Grades) _________ 12:30 – 3:35 pm

Kindergarten (Stanford & Goddard AM) ­­­­­­­­­­­­­________ 10:30-11:45am

Kindergarten (Houston, Holcak & Goddard PM) __________ 1:00 – 2:15 pm

I can be available on the rain date (May 22th) yes______ no_______

PTO Spotlights our Staff: Sunshine Board

PTO would like to highlight the following sunshine staff members this week:

Mrs. Bollmer

Ms. Goddard

Mr. Reinke

Mrs. O'Connor

Check them out on the Sunshine Board located in the main hallway, across from Room 15!


Sycamore Schools is offering an optional summer MAP administration for grades 2-8. Please click on the link for more details and to register your child for this opportunity. If you have any questions, please email Mindy Zellner, District Gifted Coordinator, at

Summer 2018 MAP Testing Sign-Ups


Yearbooks were sent home this week. If you forgot to order one, we still have a small supply available in the school office! They are $16.00 each, cash or check made out to Symmes PTO. Please call the office if you would like one! 513-686-1740
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Sycamore Community STEAM Showcase

You are invited to Sycamore Community Schools first-ever K-12 STEAM Showcase on Saturday, May 12 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at E.H. Greene Intermediate.

The purpose of the event is to spotlight district-wide STEAM learning and local businesses and organizations that utilize STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, math) in their work. The showcase will consist of live demonstrations, presentations, competitions, giveaways, and hands-on activities for all ages.

Some of the local organizations who will be participating include UC Blue Ash, Kroger Technology, Apple, Gorilla Maker, and the city of Blue Ash and Montgomery.

We are also excited to show off some of the work that is happening in our classrooms, including live demos of the AVES electric car, Blue Ash GeoCity, Montgomery PBL Carnival, and FIRST LEGO League. There will be opportunities for families to work with robotics, Makedo, and virtual reality. Come make a Mother’s Day present on our 3D printers!

Local food trucks will be serving food and refreshments from 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

We anticipate a large turnout for this indoor/outdoor event. A free shuttle service from Maple Dale Elementary to E.H. Greene will run between 11:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

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