Symmes Elementary School

Symmesational News!

Friday, August 25, 2017

Important Dates for your Calendar

August 29 Curriculum Preview 6:00 - 7:30

Sept. 4 NO SCHOOL! Labor Day

Sept. 14 PTO Meeting 9:30 am

Sept. 14 Monarch Butterfly Night! 6:00

Sept. 15 Grandparents Celebration! (more information to come)

Curriculum Preview

Please plan to attend this extremely important night for parents. It is your opportunity to meet your child's teacher, to hear about curriculum and expectations for each grade level, to meet parents of other students in your child's room and to sign up for volunteer opportunities. Your presence makes an impact.

There will be two 45 minute sessions. Please note the sessions are repeated for parents who have more than one child. Both sessions are the same.

Session 1: 6:00-6:45

Session 2: 6:45-7:30

Intervention Services at Symmes

Are you curious to learn about the Intervention services at Symmes Elementary?

Join the Intervention staff on Tuesday, August 29 at 5:30 (just before Curriculum Preview) in the Media Center to learn more about our program. In addition, we will provide practical tips and strategies of ways you can help your children at home to improve their reading and comprehension skills!


School pictures will be taken on Tuesday, September 26th. Flyers will be sent home soon. Fourth Grade group picture will also be taken on the same day! More information to come!

Chess club at Symmes

Want to learn how to play chess?

Want to get better at chess?

We are starting our 2nd semester with the chess club at Symmes, all levels are welcome from people who have never played chess to those who have played chess before.

If you would like more information let me know (eric simon thomas, and if you would like to register the registration form is included in this post.


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.

  • 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.

Healthy Students are Better Learners

Substitute Nurses:

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


For your convenience, we have a student drop-off opened from 9:00 - 9:10 on the left side of our building. We often have a constant stream of cars, so we ask that you please follow these few tips: Please pull up to the last waving adult. We try to unload 3 cars at a time. We ask that children be seated on the passenger side of the car, so they can exit next to the sidewalk and NOT cross in front of cars. We ask that parents DO NOT exit the cars in order to keep the cars moving in a timely manner. If you arrive AFTER 9:10, please park and walk your child into the office. Children will be marked TARDY if they arrive after 9:15.

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FALL 2017 Sycamore Positive Parenting Workshops

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Sycamore Positive Parenting Workshops bring parents the best practices in youth development. Each week you will gain more manageable, effective parenting skills, including effective discipline. Classes will be taught by Sycamore teachers and parents and will cover several topics including:

  • Positive Parenting: Building on Strengths and Practical Tools

  • Creating Confident Kids: Building Grit, Curiosity and Resilience

  • Communication that Works: Listening and Setting Expectations

  • Deflecting Arguments and Setting Boundaries: Avoiding Power Struggles

  • The Discipline Difference: Effective Consequences and Consistency

  • What Kids Need to Succeed: Helping Our Students Maximize School Opportunities

The Sycamore Positive Parenting Workshops believe that every parent is a leader and can make a profound contribution in the life of their child. We look forward to working with you and hope you can join us for this interactive and fun class!


Tuesdays from 6:00-7:30 p.m.

Sept. 26 - Oct. 24, 2017


Blue Ash Elementary School- University of Cincinnati Wing


Any Sycamore family parent or guardian.


Free! Childcare is also available at NO additional cost.



Workshops are offered in English y en Español!

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Thank you for your interest in Sycamore Positive Parenting Workshops!

We are excited to have you join us!