The Principal's Desk At Sycamore

September 30, 2018


As our 2nd month of the year closes, I would like to pause and say, "Thank YOU!" We continue to see great growth with our students' academic success and display of positive behaviors. I know that this growth also comes from your support. We continue to also assist our students in remaining focused and motivated to succeed every day.

Thank you for all of your emails and kind comments regarding my mother's health. She is on the road to great recovery and has been able to return to many of her activities that she was happily to participate in prior to the health event. I am hopeful that she continues to heal, however, for now we are extremely pleased with how fast she recovered from such a traumatic event.

Our 2nd and 5th grade students have just completed their IOWA testing that tests their basic skills. We are eager to have our students return to a "normal" schedule this week. Still, while standardized testing is over, when 1-5 students return from Fall break, they will begin their Interim tests for the 1st semester. Please make sure that your child is reading every night and able to have some quiet time to study and reflect on their studies.

Key Dates:

9/28/18: Lanier Cluster Night at LHS Football Game

10/3: Kindergarten field trip to Jaemor Farms

10/4 and 10/5: No School for Teachers and Students (Fall Break)

10/18: Parent University at 6PM- Literacy and eCLASS

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College and Career Night

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Sycamore PTA

Thank you to all of our board members and supporters of our PTA. At this time, our PTA membership drive is on hold. We will let you know when PTA will be able to return to activities, call for membership and student and community support. Thank you!

PTA Fundraiser- Krispy Kreme

PTA ‘s Krispy Kreme Fundraiser is complete and we have received the certificates and prizes to give to students on Wednesday, October 3rd. Thank you for being supportive of our PTA and asking your family, coworkers and friends for support. The PTA was able to earn $2,551 from the proceeds after the prizes were purchased and Krispy Kreme was given their portion. Way to go!

Congratulations Mr. Torres on being selected as Sycamore Elementary Schools 2018-2019 Teacher of the Year!

Congratulations Mr. Gibby!

Check out the video of Sycamore's very own Mr. Gibby being highlighted on the GCPS Focus Moment for a very successful Jump Rope for Heart campaign. Congratulations to Mr. Gibby and all of the students who supported a successful campaign. Their work will impact many lives!! It's exciting to see the students learn at such an early age what a positive difference they can make. Check out how well Mr. Gibby represented Sycamore Elementary on camera! Congratulations!

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Friendly Reminders

  • All visitors will be asked at the door who they are and their reason for entering the building by our front desk clerk. Always have your ID ready to show every time. Vanessa Camacho-Chapparo is our new front desk clerk and is happy to join our team. Please be patient with our new district requirement that ensures a stronger and safe environment for our school community.
  • We will begin our morning announcements at 8:45 AM daily and ask that all car riders are in their seats ready to begin their day prior to 8:45 AM.
  • We are going to use Mypaymentsplus for all of our monetary transactions besides small fundraisers throughout the year. Please make sure that you sign up for this with the information below.
  • We are infusing social emotional learning with our PBIS discipline program. Every classroom will have morning meeting daily where they will greet one another, share something based on a focused topic, engage in an activity and end with a morning message. This 10 minute activity every day ties to our AKS, but also helps to start the day off positively. Ask your child about the amazing experience.

Sycamore Elementary School Sponsors

Sycamore Elementary School

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