Symmes Elementary School

Symmesational News!

Friday, September 7, 2018


Thursday, Sept. 13 PTO Meeting 9:30 am
Tuesday, Sept. 25 Picture Day
Tuesday, Sept. 25 4th Grade Group Picture 9:45 am
Thursday, Sept 27 Family Fun Night 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Thursday, Sept 27 Cookie Dough Sale Kick-Off
Friday, Sept. 28 NO SCHOOL for students


We would love to have you join our PTO. To join the PTO, access the online membership form here:

We hope you will join us for our first PTO meeting on Thursday, September 13th at 9:30 a.m.

Bill Fritz, who is the Director of Technology in Sycamore Schools will be the invited speaker at our first meeting. If you have any questions about technology and education, this is the meeting to attend. As always, free babysitting will be provided.


Are you interested in getting more involved at Symmes this year? We would love to have your help and your company!

You can fill out the volunteer interest survey here:

If you have any questions or concerns you'd like to bring to the PTO's attention, please contact us at

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Cincinnati City Saver Book

Dear Parents,

The PTO has discovered a fantastic new item that has tremendous value for our families. The attachment shows you how you can get started by registering your child and sending e mails, text messages, or share on social media our new program.

On Monday, 9/10, your child will come home with a "Cincinnati City Saver Book" that has outstanding savings at many local restaurants and several entertainment venues for students and adults. This book covers the entire tristate area. For example if one Dairy Queen wanted to support our school by being in the book, all

area Dairy Queens had to join in as well. Also, you will notice that each merchant gave two BOGO offers or 50% off an entrée in order to participate.

We believe that this product sells itself, as every page is the value of the book. Our school will keep 50% of the cost of the book to help us with funds needed for this school year. Our goal is 1,000 books sold or $12,500 profit. This means that we are asking each family at least 3 books. Students will receive very exciting Space Coop Keychains, and every student that sells at least 7 items will be invited to our special "in school IHOP breakfast party".

Please look at the book carefully, and if you do not wish to purchase the book, please return it to your child's homeroom in the envelope provided.

We believe that you will see value and purchase the book, so take a close look and show your friends and neighbors. They will thank you!

Thanks for your support, Your Symmes Elementary PTO

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Have you ever wondered about the gifted program at Sycamore; what programs are offered, how to qualify and who the teachers are? Well, now’s the time to get those questions answered.

For more information about GEAR, how to join, and other upcoming activities and events, check out our website at

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FALL 2018 Sycamore Positive Parenting Workshops

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 staff 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!

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

Sept. 25 - Oct. 23, 2018

Where Blue Ash Elementary School- University of Cincinnati Wing

Who Any Sycamore family, parent or guardian.

Cost Free! Childcare is also available at NO additional cost.

Questions? ❖ Emily Williams, ESOL Supervisor: 513.686.1700


(or type the following into your internet browser: )

Thank you for your interest in Sycamore Positive Parenting Workshops!

We are excited to have you join us!

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8th Annual Sycamore Junior High Aviator Flight Fest

Mark your calendars for the 8th Annual Sycamore Junior High Aviator Flight Fest 5k/10k Race & Festival on Saturday, October 20, 2018! Please visit our website at to Register for the Race and get more Flight Fest 2018 information.

NEW THIS YEAR! All Race Registrants receive the First Official Aviator Flight Fest 2018 Finishers Medal in addition to a Flight Fest T-shirt and Swag Bag. Students registering for the race be sure to vote for your favorite SJH teacher to win a Prize and a “Surprise”. Stay posted for details on what that “Surprise” entails! Hint-teachers may not like it, but students definitely will!

Online Silent Auction will be available for viewing Tuesday, September 4th! Don’t miss Instant Buy Opportunity for 2 tickets to Chris Stapleton concert on Oct.4th at Riverbend. Go to to see Flight Fest Silent Auction.

Follow us on twitter @avesflightfest to get race updates and information on new items added to Silent Auction.

Please contact Michelle Ciotola at to learn about business and family sponsorships, volunteer opportunities, or any questions regarding Aviator Flight Fest.

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