January 6th 2023
A note from the office....
Happy New Year
Welcome back Sycamore Creek! As we look ahead into 2023, we are excited for all of the wonderful learning and growing that happens here each day. A few dates to be aware of as we jump back in to learning include:
Monday January 9th : i-ready reading begins
Wednesday January 11th: Student Ambassador meeting
Monday January 16th: MLK day, No School
Tuesday January 17th: i-ready math begins
Thursday January 19th: 4th grade school wide Spelling Bee
Updates and More
i-ready Winter Diagnostic begins
As we get back into our day to day, students will be completing their i-ready winter diagnostics in both reading and math. Reading begins next week, followed by math the week of the 17th. These diagnostic assessments are important for a number of reasons, but specifically to see a student's growth, areas of strengths and weaknesses, and it adjusts their individual learning paths. We are sure to give students a heads up and reminders of getting lots of rest prior to taking their assessments. Please reinforce the importance of trying their best and to show what they know. We are pushing our students to LEVEL UP!!!
We look forward to 2023.
Updated Calendar of PTO Events: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1NZP-YpZ5I_YjeEG0lxjHw7-6y1BtntXL4onUsRl9bgs/edit?usp=sharing
Staff Appreciation: Thank you for donating cookies to this year’s cookie exchange for the staff.
SCE Boys Event: Voting forms went home before break for the SCE Boys Event please return the forms by Tuesday January 10. The themes are Sonic the Hedgehog or Pokemon.
Yearbook Flyer is attached to this newsletter. You can order yearbooks until April.
Happenings around SCE
4th Grade Spelling Bee
Our 4th graders have been hard at work on the written portion of the Spelling Bee. Students qualified as "top spellers" to represent the SCE fourth grade class.
The next portion of the Spelling Bee will consist of an oral spell-off that will take place on Thursday, January 19th at Sycamore Creek.
The winner of the SCE oral spell-off will be given the chance to advance to the Regional Spelling bee. More information will be sent home with the final SCE winner.
Please wish our 4th graders good luck as they prepare for the next stage of the bee.
Calling all creative HERO's
Would you like to have your artwork featured on the cover of the 2022-23 Sycamore Creek yearbook? There will be one winner chosen from EACH grade level!! See the flyer for more information. Entries are due by 01/31/23
Nothing Bundt Cake Fundraiser
Sycamore Creek PTO Nothing Bundt Cakes Fundraiser!!
Dates of Fundraiser: Monday 1/9/2023-Monday 1/23/2023.
Pick Up Date: Wednesday 2/8/2023 4:30PM-6:30PM
You will pick up your orders from the cafeteria (Double doors facing the parking lot). You must be able to pick up your orders this day!!
Cost of each Bundtlet: $6.00
Flavors of cakes: Oreo Cookie and Cream, Red Velvet, Chocolate Chocolate Chip, White Chocolate Raspberry, Confetti, Snickerdoodle, GF Chocolate Chip Cookie
Please use the attached form to gather orders from family and friends. On the back of the order form is a place to include parent contact information should we need to contact you regarding your order.
Submit your order form with one check or cash for the total amount no later than Monday 1/23/2023. CHECKS should be payable to Sycamore Creek Elementary PTO!!
Magical Tea Party
ADD IT TO YOUR CALENDAR
Friday February 24th 7pm-9pm for our Daughter and Someone Special Dance
Girls are invited to ask one special person to accompany them to the "Magical Tea party" for a special night they won't forget. A formal invitation will be coming home in the very near future. There will be a special opportunity for professional pictures during this event. The order form is attached and can be brought with the guests on the evening of hte dance.