Symmes Elementary School


January 22, 2021

Mark your Calendar

  • January 28- End of Second Quarter
  • January 29- No School- Teacher Records Day
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Each Friday, we record and share the morning announcements in this newsletter. During these announcements, we:

  • Highlight and give a Shout out to a Virtual Classroom Grade Level
  • Share highlights and or events for the upcoming week
  • Share birthdays of face to face and virtual students
  • Announce Bee Buck Winners for virtual and face to face

We hope that you can tune in each Friday!

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Symmes Cultural Heritage Celebration

We're wrapping up our Symmes Cultural Heritage Celebration as we head into our final Week 4, spotlight on Europe! Mystery Phrases are due by Sunday, January 31 to be entered into the prize raffle drawings on Monday, February 1 Morning Announcements! Asia was so exciting, did you see your friend there? Visit daily as more countries are posted. or

The Symmes Cultural Heritage Recipe Book is Under Construction

Please share your recipes with us!! These can be celebration dishes, family favorites, quick and easy meals, anything goes.

If there is a cultural significance to the recipe or a story behind why a food is special to your family, we'd love to share that as well.

Any format is fine, but please see this link to a recipe template if needed.

If a recipe is copied from a website or cookbook please include that information so we can give credit to the original creator.

Recipes may easily be submitted to

Symmes Players News-

Attention all parents of Symmes 3rd and 4th graders! Please read THIS NOTE and follow the link to complete a brief survey about your family's interest in participating in Symmes Players this year. Your response will greatly help us plan our next steps!

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Time to order your 2020-2021 yearbook!

Cost is $16 for a standard cover and $18.75 for a personalized cover. Enter the school code and register as a "New User" to purchase. Deadline to purchase is April 8th. Yearbooks will be delivered in May and limited copies will be available to purchase in person so order online today!


School Code: 201541

Contact Brittany Haines at with any questions.

Free Meals Extended

For all of the families that have been taking advantage of the free breakfast and lunches for ALL Sycamore schools and students this opportunity had been EXTENDED until the end of the 2020-21 school year!

All Sycamore families can enjoy free breakfast and free lunch all school year long.

Click here for more details for face to face families.

Click here for more details for virtual families.

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The Sycamore High School PTO has arranged some restaurant fundraisers to support the work of Sycamore Bridges and Operation Give Back. All proceeds will be split between these valuable organizations in our district.

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Valentine’s Day is Coming!

We want to enjoy and celebrate Valentine's Day at school SAFELY. Please be aware of the following guidelines we are following for our Valentine's Day celebrations:
    • Valentine’s cards and other party items should be brought to school no later than 2/8/21.

    • Teachers will sort the cards for their students and allow them to sit in the classroom until 2/12/21.

    • Students will receive their cards on 2/12 to open.

    • Prizes, games, and other party items should also be delivered by 2/8/21 and will sit in the classroom until 2/12/21.

    • Room parents may send in treats that are:

      • Individually wrapped

      • Store bought - no homemade items

      • Sent to school by 2/8/21

    • Students will be allowed to eat in class if they are more than 6 feet apart.

    • Additional communication about Valentine's Day Celebrations in your child's classroom will come directly from his/her teacher.

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Virtual Families - Ordering Curbside Meals for 2021

Reminder to all virtual families to continue to order meals for your virtual students for pick up every Wednesday. You will need to fill out the order form and choose which weeks you will pick up meals.

Please, only order for the weeks you can be there. We prepare enough meals for every family that orders each week, and when no one shows up, some parts of those meals will have to go to waste. ORDER VIRTUAL MEALS HERE

More information can be found here.

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