Symmes Elementary School

Symmesational News!

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Important Dates for your Calendar

Feb. 19 - No School - Presidents' Day

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

Mar. 7 - Donuts with Dad 8:30 am

Mar. 8 - PTO Meeting 9:30 am

Mar. 9 - Donuts with Dad 8:30 am

Mar. 15 - 3rd Grade Music Concert 7:00 pm


Thank you to our PTO and the Staff Appreciation committee for providing a nice breakfast on Valentine's Day! We all enjoyed the delicious treats!


Did You Order a Yearbook Yet?

You can still place an order online at

Our school code is 2211618.


Please check out our Symmes PTO Facebook page for more information about our carnival at:
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Did you know that our amazing carnival needs LOTS of volunteers to operate? We still have over 100 SuperVolunteer positions to fill! Please take a look and sign up to work a game shift, concessions, ticket sales, etc! We need our devoted Symmes community to pitch in for the fantastic event!

And, we need LOTS of SuperDonors to send in snacks and food items for our concessions area! Sign up here to send in items listed on the Sign Up Genius:

We still have need of baked goods for the Cake Walk. Contact Carrie Preissler at if you'd like to bake a cake or cupcakes for Cake Walk prizes!

Thanks so very much to our awesome Symmes community for the support to make our Carnival so SUPER!


The Young Scholars of Sycamore High School are sponsoring a drive to benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Cincinnati. During the month of February toiletries will be collected at each school. SYMMES ELEMENTARY has been asked to donate deodorant! Please pick up some extra deodorant when shopping and have your child/children bring it to the school office! Questions? Contact Dr. Yejide Mack at


When: February 12, 2018 - March 23, 2018

Who: All 7 Sycamore Schools competing to be the winner

How: Collect the most textiles during the challenge period

What: Shoes, clothing, rags, towels, blankets, sheets, stuffed animals, etc.

Why: 85% of textiles end up in the landfill. These will be recycled and our schools will earn 7 cents for every pound. Collect more, earn more! Money goes into the school accounts!

Winning school will be recognized with an award and featured on social media.

*Did you know??? The average American discards approximately 70 pounds of clothes, shoes and textiles each year. Most of these items end up in the local landfills, which amounts to an astounding 16.9 billion pounds of preventable waste each year. We need your help to reduce this number!

PTO Spotlights Our Staff: Sunshine Board

A little appreciation goes a very, very long way! This week PTO is spotlighting the following staff members:

Ms. Sprong

Mrs. Goldfarb

Mrs. Blair

Mrs. Wilkerson

We encourage parents and students to write a quick positive note to 1 or All of our wonderful Sunshine staff of the week.

Thank you, Symmes Staff Appreciation Committee