Symmes Elementary School

Symmesational News!

Friday, April 7, 2017

Third and Fourth grade students are rocking the AIR testing this week! Parents, please remember the testing continues through April 19th. Thank you!

April showers~~~bring May flowers!!!

Enjoy the week-end!!

Important Dates for your Calendar

Apr. 4 - 19 AIR Testing days ( 3rd & 4th gr)

Apr. 13 PTO Meeting - 9:30

It’s Ticket Time!

The Symmes Players Production of Disney’s Alice in Wonderland Jr is just 3 short weeks away! The performances will be at Sycamore High School’s Little Theater this year and tickets are expected to move quickly. Ticket order forms were sent home with your students today, so be on the lookout for the flyer in their communication folder. Performances are Friday, April 28 at 7 pm, Saturday, April 29 at 7 pm and Sunday, April 30 at 2pm. Tickets are $7/seat, children under 3 are free, if seated in a parent’s lap. You can also order tickets online For questions, please contact either: Jackie Ogden (513) 288-3636 or Marion Messerle (513) 368-8674.

Nature Trail + students + tech = new website!

The website for the Sycamore Nature Trail at Symmes ( has actually been up for a month or so but today marks the grand unveiling!

For years now, the 9+ acres of the trail behind Symmes Elementary have been available for all Sycamore students and the greater community to enjoy.

But, since Fall 2016, thanks to a grant from the Ohio EPA as well as parent donations, the students at Symmes have been collecting observational data using 30 tablet computers.

Test-drive our new website to see some of their efforts! There are interactive visualizations, tables, photos, and some environmental-themed games to try.

More will be coming. We hope to use this site to share what Sycamore K-12 students, teachers, parents, and community members have done and are planning to do on the trail.

Tell us what you think. Go to Contact us and share an idea!

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Although your child may or may not have taken the CogAT in December, you may request that your child be tested on the Otis-Lennon School Ability Test (OLSAT). If you wish to have your child participate in this round of testing, all requests must be made through the below online link by April 16, 2017. In order to decrease disruption to your child's instruction, this testing opportunity will take place prior to the start of the school day. We have scheduled this 45-50 minute testing session to be administered from 8:00 to 9:00 a.m. on Monday, April 24, 2017 at Symmes.

Please note that it is the parents’ responsibility to provide transportation the morning of testing to your child’s building. Additionally, know that Sycamore cannot use kindergarten or first grade scores for gifted placement.

Symmes Testing Sign-Up

AVIATOR Summer Tennis Clinic!!!

1st thru 5th Grade Boys & Girls (grades for 2017-18)

Hosted by Mike Teets, Boys & Girls Varsity Tennis Coach

Assisted by varsity boys & girls players

Mondays - June 12 & 19, July 10 & 17

6:00 - 7:00 pm at the High School Courts

Cost is $35 (includes t-shirt & prizes!)

Questions & To Register:


Wee Deliver is coming!! For those new to Symmes, we will be running a school wide postal system, with Mrs. Wuebbolt's class as the Main Post Office! All students will be given an address and will be able to write letters to all their friends and siblings throughout the month of May. The student's address will coordinate with their homeroom number. For example, a student in Room 1 will have this address:

1 Symmes Lane, Loveland, OH 45140 and so on according to their homeroom. We will have mailboxes in the hallways for the children to place their mail. This is a wonderful time to teach students about how our mail system works. Each classroom will have postal workers and will be able to purchase stamps for ONE PENNEY! The money collected from the stamps will be donated to a charity. The stamp design winner will be announced soon. We encourage parents, grandparents and extended family to write to the children. Stamps can be purchased through our front office. Our opening assembly will be on Thursday, April 27th at 2:30. Parents are welcome to attend.

AVES Hangar Bookstore & Spirit Shop News

Bonus Shopping Hours: Wednesday, April 12, 6-8 P.M.

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