June 23, 2021

Parting notes

As we leave for the summer, I want to share a few parting notes...actually a song full of them! The link below will allow you to listen to our students singing the Sycamore song. Over several days, Mason Hensley, our music teacher, met with students to record each classroom as they sang. In a year like this one, hearing our voices as a collective is especially sweet. Thank you to Mason and our students for their patience in making this possible. I hope you and your students will enjoy singing along:

We are cool! We are proud! Hear us say it clear and loud.

Yes, it's true. At our school, we learn there's so much we can do.

Yeah, we grow, and we share, and we give and we get and we care!

Sycamore! Oh, Sycamore. Today, as in days before-

We stand for learning and so much more.

You're a part of us, Sycamore.

Enjoy your summer! I'll look forward to seeing you again, soon.

Amy Stanger


Kindergarten Play-Based Observation Day-TENTATIVELY August 25

In early August, letters with specific dates and times will be sent to enrolled kindergarten families.

New Student Tours-TENTATIVELY August 26

We look forward to welcoming new students and their grown-ups for a student-led tour to help acquaint them with our school. Letters with specific dates and times will be sent to enrolled students in mid-August.

FIRST DAY of the 2021-2022 SCHOOL YEAR: Wednesday, September 1, 2021

Supporting new Sycamore families

Much like our students, distance learning has impacted our parents' ability to connect with their school-based friends. We'd like to improve upon that and make sure every family feels connected and informed as a member of our school. This fall, we hope to offer new(er) families the option of having a "buddy family," a Sycamore family who would communicate via email, phone or in person to welcome and acclimate them to the routines, activities and unique learning environment of Sycamore. If this idea is of interest to you, either as a new(er) family or as a supporting "buddy" family, please send me an email. We thank you for your help!

Need after school care next year?

Registration for BLAST, CUSD's childcare program for before and after school, is open for the upcoming school year. Interested families can sign up at the Child Development webpage Fees for next year are explained on the website.

Summer Programs

Here's a new community-based summer opportunity bringing art and yoga together. Many of you will recognize teacher, Jac Tardie's name from Sycamore's art lessons. This one starts right away, so reserve your spot now! Have fun!

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Next year's school t-shirt design

We have a winner! Students have voted, and we are ready to share the design. Dexter Estrada from Room 4 created this striking image. We look forward to seeing a lot of it this fall!


Amy Stanger, Principal

The school office will be closed from June 25 until August 18. If you have questions, please feel free to send me an email, knowing my responses may be delayed. District offices will remain open. Call 909-398-0609 for assistance throughout the summer.