Symmes Elementary School

Symmesational News!

December 14, 2018


Dec. 17 - Last day to register for Symmes Players
Dec. 20 - Last day to collect lids and caps

Dec. 20 - End of 2nd Quarter
Dec. 21 - Jan. 6 - Winter Break - NO SCHOOL!

Jan. 7, 2019 - Classes resume

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

Symmes Players News!

Important Dates to Remember

Dec 17 - Last day to register and pay for Symmes Players!

Jan 8 - Symmes Players Workshop 4:00-5:30

Symmes Players

Third and Fourth grade families: If your child plans to participate in this year's Symmes Players production, all registrations and payments are due on Monday, December 17th! Don't miss being a part of this year's show - James and the Giant Peach! Limited spots will be available to register after the 17th, but the late registration fee increases to $100. Please contact Nurse Julie Ferron if your family needs assistance with the registration fee.


Just a reminder there is NO SCHOOL beginning December 21. Our first day back is January 7. Enjoy the time off with family and friends!

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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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January 22, 2019 through February 15, 2019

District Office

5959 Hagewa Drive

Cincinnati, OH 45242


Daytime and evening appointments will be available

Beginning January 7th, families must complete all online forms.

The 2019-20 school year will not open in Final Forms until January 7th, 2019. Any forms completed prior to January 7th will result in registration for the 2018-19 school year.

Instructions for completing these forms can be found on our website under the registration tab at

Once all forms are complete, follow the instructions to make an appointment online.

*All appointments are made electronically.

*If Final Forms is not complete, your appointment will not be accepted.

Lottery deadline for full day kindergarten is February 15th, 2019.

*Full day selection is NOT based on your appointment date.

*All students registered by the deadline will be entered in to the lottery if you choose.

A $100 deposit is required at your registration appointment

to be included in the full day lottery.

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Congratulations to Sycamore LEGO League teams!

Nine Sycamore FIRST LEGO League Teams have advances to the district competition and/or won awards at the 2018 regional competition. INSERT LINE BELOW HERE. Learn more about Sycamore Robotics:

Junior high: Two of those teams included students from Sycamore Junior High.

Greene: Six of those teams included students from E.H. Greene.

Blue Ash: One of those teams included students from Blue Ash Elementary.

Montgomery: Two of those teams included students from Montgomery Elementary.

Maple Dale: Three of those teams included students from Maple Dale Elementary.

Symmes: One of those teams included students from Symmes Elementary.

Cosmic Builders

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Family Volunteer Day Matthew 25 Ministries!

Looking for family-friendly, fun and FREE ideas to keep busy over winter break?

Join us for the Symmes PTO Family Volunteer Day!

Where: Matthew 25 Ministries

11060 Kenwood Rd., Cincinnati OH 45242

When: Thursday, January 3rd, 2019

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Come for an hour or stay the whole time!

How: Follow the link below to the SignUp Genius.

Details: M25M provides basic necessities, supplies and disaster relief worldwide. They rescue materials that would otherwise be discarded, and re-route them to those in need. M25M needs a constant flow of volunteers to help organize supplies and ready them for distribution.

Kids of all ages are welcome (not just Symmes students), but please see the guidelines below. Extra adults are needed, so feel free to invite grandparents, babysitters, neighbors, etc.!

VOLUNTEERS: All children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

· Children under 8 yrs old – 1 adult for every child

· Children 9-11 yrs – 1 adult for every 2 children

· Children 12-16 yrs – 1 adult for every 3 children

· 16 yrs and over – may work alone, but groups of 5 or more require an adult.

Questions: See the SignUp Genius link for additional details. Please contact Leigh Grause,, with any questions. We hope to see you there!

Aviation Station - Homework Help Cancelled

There will be NO homework help next week 12/17 - 12/21 in the Aviation Station STEAM BUS.

News from our Nurse


** Remember your children should remain at home until they are fever/vomiting/diarrhea free for a full 24 hours without fever-reducing medication before coming back to school.

Hamilton County Public Health Department keeps schools updated on current illnesses happening throughout the county. The Health Department is currently seeing cases of hand, foot and mouth disease and pertussis throughout the county. Flu season is also right around the corner so it is important to be aware of signs and symptoms to protect your child and others. As always, Sycamore Community Schools likes to keep families aware of precautions to take to keep our students and families healthy this time of year.

  • Frequent handwashing for at least 20 seconds

  • Covering the mouth and nose with the inner elbow when sneezing and coughing

  • Staying home from school or work when ill until you are fever/vomiting/diarrhea free for 24 hours without fever reducing medication.

  • Avoiding close contact with sick people

  • The health departments strongly recommends up-to-date Tdap vaccination and Flu shots - which are still available

The following are resource links for each illnesses mentioned. Please take the time to review signs and symptoms and consult your School Nurse or physician if you have any questions.


Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease=

Influenza (Flu)=