Symmes Elementary School

Symmesational News!

Friday, January 26, 2018


Tonight is our Cultural Night! So many fun things for our familes to see and do! We hope you can join us! If our parking lot is full on tonight for our Cultural Night, please go to the Morning Star Coffee, off of Montgomery Road. We will have a Sycamore School Bus run every 15 minutes to transport families to and from Symmes!

Important Dates for your Calendar

Jan. 26 Cultural Celebration 6:00 - 8:00 pm

Feb. 8 PTO Meeting - 9:30 am - MPR

Feb. 9 Interim Reports Distributed

Feb. 19 No School - Presidents' Day

Feb. 23 Symmes Carnival! 5:30 - 9:00 pm

Pre-Sale Ticket Order Information

Symmes Carnival 2018!!

It’s time to order your pre-sale tickets to the BIGGEST event at Symmes Elementary School!

Tickets are used as “money” on Carnival night (Feb. 23) to purchase food and games.

Most children use $20 worth in tickets.

Most games cost 1-4 tickets

Most entrée items cost 6-10 tickets, drinks 2 tickets, and snacks 1-4 tickets.


Pre-sale orders can now be made online with a credit card!! Tickets are sold in bundles at $5 increments, for example $5 for 12 tickets. This is a big savings as tickets will cost $5 for 10 tickets on Carnival night!

Go to the Symmes Carnival website:

Click the ‘Order Tickets’ Button under Live Event Details on the homepage.

Click ‘Register’ to create a BiddingForGood account and confirm payment details. **Note: This account also sets you up to bid on great items in our optional online auction.

Choose the number of tickets you wish to order. Be sure to fill in your child’s name and homeroom teacher in the comments section!

Click ‘Order Tickets’ at the bottom of the page to complete your purchase.

Orders will then be processed, and you will receive your order via your child’s backpack mail.


This year, we will use both parts of the ticket roll. This means: It doesn’t matter whether a ticket says “Ticket” or “Keep This Coupon”. Both types will be accepted to buy food and games on Carnival night!

Contact Sunny Pitt at with questions.

Kindergarten Registration

Now registering for the Class of 2031!
NEW THIS YEAR! In an effort to streamline the registration process, Kindergarten Registration will now take place at District Office by appointment only.

  • Beginning January 1, 2018, you can start the registration process by going to our website, and completing all of our final forms.
    Once you have completed all forms, contact the Registrar’s Office to set up an appointment at District Office at (513) 686-1709. Appointments will not be made until all forms are completed.

    Registration Dates:

    January 22-February 23
    If you are interested in applying for full day kindergarten, please bring a check (or cash) with you to your appointment for $100.00 for the deposit. The cost for Full Day Kindergarten for the 2018-19 school year is $3400.00.

    *Limited evening appointments will be available

  • If you have neighbors with kindergarten age children, please share this information! Thanks so much!

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Sycamore Vocal Boosters presents....CABARET!

The Sycamore Vocal Boosters proudly present the 2018 Cabaret @ Sycamore High School in The Hub starting at 7p on Saturday, February 10th. The Cabaret features members of the HS Choral Program as soloists and in small ensembles in a coffeehouse atmosphere, singing jazz standards, musical theatre, folk, classical and foreign language pieces. Tickets are $10. Tickets available starting February 1 @ Limited seating. Proceeds benefit the Sycamore High School Choral Program and Sycamore Vocal Boosters.


Help us make some “Super” awesome auction baskets for the Carnival Auction! We are putting together 5 great baskets that will go to the winning bidders on February 23rd. Please see details below for each grade-level theme and for some basket item ideas. Be creative!




  • Kindergarten - “I’m So Crafty”

· Coloring books

· Pens or makers

· Washable paints and brushes

· Construction paper

· Glue sticks

· Gift card to craft store

· Stamps and ink

· Jewelry making kit

· Loom bracelet kit

· Play-doh

· Beads

  • 1st Grade - “Chop It Like It’s Hot”

· Kitchen gadgets

· Measuring cups and spoons

· Apron, potholders, mitts

· Cutting board

· Cookie sheet

· Muffin pan or cake pan

· Kids’ or adult cookbooks

· Wooden spoons

· Spatula

· Spices or non-perishable mixes

· Olive oil

  • 2nd Grade - “There’s No Place Like Home”…..for Movie Night

· DVDs (family-friendly)

· Microwave popcorn

· Movie passes

· Blankets

· Small soda bottles

· Popcorn bowl

· Pizza gift card

· Boxed candy

· Flavored popcorn seasonings

  • 3rd Grade - “Game On!”

· Classic Family Games (Monopoly, Sorry, Life)

· Popular New Games

· Card Games

· ‘Little hands’ card holder

· Dice

· Card shuffler

· Snacks munchies

· Cups, drinks, fun straws

· Paper pad and pencils for scorekeeping

· Pizza gift card

  • 4th Grade - “Take a Hike”

…..Outdoor Adventures

· Sleeping bag or tent

· Citronella candles

· Kids’ fishing pole

· Bug spray

· Gift card to outdoor store

· First aid kit

· Cooler

· Aim N’ Flame

· Battery lamp

· Canteen

· Folding chairs

· Flashlight

Items can be sent into school with your child - collection boxes will be in each grade level hallway. Don't want to go out shopping? Cash donations for basket raffle accepted too... let us do the shopping!

Please contact Leigh Grause at with any questions.

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