Sycamore Leaf

February 6, 2021

A SWEET Fundraiser

From February 1 to 8, we'll be enjoying a "sweet" fundraiser. The Cookie Trio allows you to order customized cookies as a treat for your family, neighbors and friends. Simply visit to order cookies and include "Sycamore School" in the notes of your order. The Cookie Trio will deliver the cookies by February 12 and our school will receive 15% of the proceeds. Free delivery to locations in a 10-15 mile radius. See the flyer for additional details.

Bring on the Talent Show!

Each February, we host our Annual Sycamore Talent Show. The Talent Show gives students an opportunity to share their talents and skills with an audience of friends and family. All students are able to participate and need only to “audition” to ensure their performance is well-planned and appropriate for our young audience.

This year, our show will be virtual via FlipGrid. Students will use Flipgrid (an app on their iPad) to upload a video of their act between February 10 and February 16. Mrs. Stanger will contact students if any revisions need to be made before the event. Video uploads must be .MOV, MP4 or .WEBM files. We do recommend preparing the videos with iMovie, or AppSmashing with apps like Chatterpix, Screencastify, or Adobe Spark BEFORE uploading them to Flipgrid.

On Sunday, February 21, we will open the FlipGrid Talent Show for the entire school family to enjoy.

Start planning now using the following guidelines:

· Students may appear in only one individual or group act. Accompaniment may be provided by those in your home.

· Joint acts with those outside your home can be done by editing separate videos into one.

· Acts are limited to 3 minutes maximum.

· All acts (lyrics, background music, spoken material, movement, dress, etc.) must be appropriate for elementary aged students.

· Parents will need to provide permission for students to submit a video.

Click here for an information sheet with a link to download the fillable permission slip.


*No School February 8 - Lincoln's Birthday

Wednesday, February 10 - Governance Council Meeting, 6:00 PM

February 10-16, Talent Show Auditions (see below)

*No School February 15 - Presidents' Day

Activities beyond the classroom

The following activities will be available to students this week.

All links are available on the Sycamore Student Canvas page.

12:00-1:00 Tuesday: Upper Grade Math Club

12:30-1:00 Tuesday: Grades 2-3 Math Club

12:30-1:00 Tuesday: Grades K-1 Club

1:00-1:30 Tuesday: K-6 Picture Book Reading in Spanish

12:30-1:00 Wednesday: Grades 4-6 Equity and Inclusion Club

12:00-12:30 Thursday: K-6 Sign Language Club

12:30-1:00 Thursday: Grade 4-6 Book Club

12:00-12:30 Friday: Grades 1-6 Student Leadership

12:30-1:00 Friday: Grades K-6 Lunch Bunch (select the Elementary Chill Out button)

Publishing House Authors and Volunteers

Students who have signed up as this year's Publishing House authors will have PH author support time Tuesdays/Thursdays from 12:30-2:30pm on Zoom, during WIN (What I Need time). The zoom link for WIN time is on the Sycamore Students Canvas page.

Upcoming PH Speakers:

Feb 17th - Naomi Howland (Author & Illustrator)
Mar 3rd - Liz Thomas (Professional Hiker & Author)
Mar 17th - Lina Patel (Writer & Actress)

Mar 24th - Kreffan Bunker (Writer)

Insurance for recently deployed iPads

Many students recently returned their K2 iPad for a new one. Those who chose to purchase iPad insurance this fall will need to log back into their insurance portal and update the serial number to the number for the new iPad.

Questions? Email for help.