Symmes Elementary School

Symmesational News!

Friday, Nov. 2, 2018

Important Dates to Remember

Nov. 3 - Nature Trail Volunteer Day 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Nov. 5 - 9 - Book Fair (following media center schedule)

Nov. 7 - Moms and Muffins 8:15 am

Nov. 9 - Moms and Muffins 8:15 a.m.
Nov. 9 - Veteran's Day Assembly 2:15 p.m.

Nov. 14 - Picture Re-Take Day

Nov. 15 - Cookie Delivery 2:00 - 6:30 p.m.

Nov. 21 - 23 Thanksgiving Break - NO SCHOOL!

nature trail volunteer day - tomorrow!!

Want to spend some quality FAMILY time in nature working together? Sign up for our volunteer day on Saturday, November 3rd out on our Symmes Elementary Nature Trail! This is a great way to spend time with your own family and other Symmes families! Come and stay all day or just a few hours! Lunch will be provided! Sign up on the link below!

Joseph-Beth BookFair....Let the Legendary Journey Begin!

Next week will be our annual BOOKFAIR! Students will have time to purchase books during their normal Media Center time. You should have received information about our BOOKFAIR this week after your child's Media Center special. The Bookfair will also be open in the mornings during Moms and Muffins.

Moms and Muffins

The Symmes PTO would like to invite all moms (or any special person) to enjoy a muffin and coffee with your child in the cafeteria before the school day begins! Our Book Fair will be open in the MPR so please stop by.

If your child’s last name begins with the letter A-L, please join us on Wednesday, November 7th, from 8:15 a.m. until 9:15 a.m.

If your child’s last name begins with the letter M-Z, please join us on Friday, November 9th, from 8:15 a.m. until 9:15 a.m.

If you cannot make it on your designated day and would like to come on the other day, please indicate on the RSVP. (Flyers went home on Thursday)

To make appropriate food calculations, please RSVP if you plan on attending. Complete and return the lower portion on the flyer to school no later than Monday, November 5th. As an incentive, your RSVP will be entered in a raffle for door prizes! We’re looking forward to another great Moms and Muffins!


This year on Friday, November 9th, we are excited to have a Veteran's Day celebration at Symmes!

We would love for active military members and veterans of current Symmes Elementary School students to join us with honor for a Veterans Day Assembly on Friday, November 9, 2018, from 2:15 - 3:30 p.m.

We wish to extend a special invitation to the veterans or active military members who are family members of our students. If you are a veteran, or an active member in service, please fill out the section below and respond to this link ASAP, so that we may plan for your attendance.

Due to parking and space limitations, we ask that only veterans and active military members attend this celebration. Thank you for your understanding.

Volunteers Needed!


Please check your schedule to see if you can help with Symmes Spotlight. This program is every Monday morning beginning at 9:15! The students depend on us to make this program successful so they can all get a turn!

Here is the Sign Up link:


If you ordered from Otis Spunkmeyer, you can pick up your order on Thursday, November 15th between 2:00 and 6:30 pm in the Symmes Cafeteria.
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In an effort to keep you informed, we had a lock down drill today during lunchtime. We purposefully planned the drill for this time as it is important that we plan for the safety of all children during all times of the school day. The children and staff responded appropriately and we were able to move all children to a safe place. We will practice drills throughout the school year so we can always keep your children safe.

Easy ways to help us make money for our PTO!

Want an easy way to help our PTO? Check these out!

Join Amazon Smile!
Amazon donates .5% of the price of eligible AmazonSmile purchases to Symmes. Shop on amazon as usual (works with Amazon prime). The only catch is that you must shop through the Amazon Smile site (it is the exact same shopping experience). Bookmark and use it to make your purchases.

Cash for Trash (Box Tops, Campbell’s labels, Tyson labels)
Earn money for Symmes by simply doing a little clipping! These products all offer cash incentives to our school when we send in their labels. You can send in box tops at any time via backpack mail...each teacher has a box outside their room for collection. Also, watch for further information about classroom collection contests!

Join Kroger Rewards

    • Go to

      • select location. On next page, choose "enroll"

      • if you have an account, then log in... if not, create an account (bottom of 2nd column)

      • find "community rewards" and select Symmes Elementary PTO as your organization

If at some point you need an organization number... ours is 81716

City Saver

Did you purchase a City Saver book? Did you know you can order additional books, magazines and other items and support Symmes PTO as well? Check it out at:

Picture Retakes

If you would like a re-take of your child's picture, please send in the original package that you ordered on Wednesday, Nov. 14th and your child's picture will be taken again. If you missed picture day or are new to our school, you can have your child's picture taken on November 14th. Your child should have brought home a picture packet if you are a new student or you can go online to order at: Symmes Elementary picture ID is: JC018225Q1