Sycamore Leaf

March 5, 2022


March 7

6:00 PM- 8:00 PM Pepo Melo and Nosy Neighbors fundraiser

6:00 PM Equity and Inclusion Meeting

March 9

6:00 PM Governance Meeting

March 15

6:00 PM Sixth Grade Parent Zoom Meeting

March 16-25

Student-led Conferences: 1:00 dismissal daily for grades 1-6 (regular dismissal time for Kindergarten). Each family signs up for a conference with their teacher.

March 21

The In-N-Out Truck comes to Sycamore for an evening fundraiser.

Principal's Message

As you saw in Dr. Wilson's letter last night, mandatory indoor masking requirements will be lifted for CUSD beginning on March 14. Though indoor mask wearing will no longer be required, we will welcome and support mask wearing for all who choose to do so. I would encourage families to use the coming days to prepare students for the changes and discuss what they feel is appropriate for their student(s) at this time. We will continue to screen all students as they enter campus in the morning and encourage the practice of social distancing. To read more about this decision, please see the District's website and review Dr. Wilson's letter emailed to families on Friday, March 4.

Student-Led Conferences start next week

From Wednesday, March 16 to Friday, March 25, we will have Student-led Conferences. During these meetings, students, their grown-ups and teachers will reflect on and celebrate student growth so far this year. We've lots to celebrate, and it's time well spent to do that together. As a school, we will dismiss students at 1:00 PM daily to make time for these meetings. Please make arrangements to pick up your child at 1:00 PM each day from March 16 to March 25. Your child's teacher will provide directions for setting up an online conference for you and your child. Thank you!

MONDAY, MARCH 7th 2022 - Pepo Melo and Nosy Neighbors Night

Monday just got a whole lot better! Pepo Melo and Nosy Neighbors will be open on the first Monday of every month from 6-8pm with a special menu! Join us MONDAY, MARCH 7th 2022! Sales from this special opening time will be counted towards "dollars donated". Please share this opportunity with your friends and family members! See you there!

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Governance Meeting this Wednesday

Our Governance Council meeting is this Wednesday, March 9th at 6pm. Mrs. Stanger will highlight plans for upcoming academic and social activities of the school day and explain the process of the annual state testing. We'll discuss upcoming activities and fundraisers for families and hear from each of our committees. Join us through Zoom at

Equity and Inclusion Committee Meeting

Sycamore’s Equity & Inclusion Committee will hold its monthly meeting this Monday, March 7th from 6-7pm. Come share your thoughts about our programming thus far and support our planning for a potential May event.

Zoom link is below. Contact Anthea Kraut at with any questions.

Meeting ID: 981 7696 3043 Passcode: equity

Information Night for Sixth Grade Families

Sixth grade families will meet virtually on Tuesday, March 15 at 6:00 PM to discuss and prepare special activities for this year's sixth grade class. Mark your calendars to join us as we talk about Outdoor Science School, the 6th Grade Memory Book, Comprehensive Health Instruction and our special end-of-year traditions.

Webinar Recording: Understanding and Managing Stress and Anxiety in Elementary Students

On Monday evening, Renee Kavanagh, CUSD's Clinical Therapist, presented on the topic, "Understanding and Managing Stress and Anxiety in Elementary Students." The webinar was recorded and is available here: Understanding and Managing Stress and Anxiety for Elementary Students

In-N-Out + Family Board Game Evening - Monday, March 21 at 6pm

Get ready for a casual evening of burgers, friends and board games on Monday, March 21st. Sycamore families are invited to enjoy dinner outside at Sycamore. We encourage you to bring a family board game to play while enjoying In-N-Out! Perhaps you also have a game or two you are ready to donate. We will have a table available for "pass it on games". Donation games must have all pieces and be in good condition. Teachers will first be given an opportunity to add to their classrooms and any additional board games will be donated to a local non-profit. Families may also choose to pick up dinner and enjoy off campus if they feel more comfortable, or have a scheduling conflict. Dinners are five dollars each and include a cheeseburger, hamburger or grilled cheese with chips and a soda. On order form is coming soon. For now, you may send your order to Tina Hensley in the office by paying cash or email at and send payment via Zelle to the account: Please be sure to Save the Date on your calendar!

Yearbook Orders

It's time to start ordering yearbooks!

Visit and use our school code 164860 then click on the link below "Sycamore." Purchase your child's book for $15.00 by April 2. If you have any questions, please contact Tina Hensley via email at

Thank you.

Claremont Educational Foundation Car Raffle

The Claremont Educational Foundation (CEF) supports Claremont students with funding for art and music instruction, technology and teacher-generated curricular grants. Last year, Sycamore received over $12,000 in support of art and music instruction. You can further the work of CEF and Sycamore by participating in CEF's annual car raffle. Tickets are $20 each or 6 for $100. For each ticket sold, Sycamore will receive $7. The owner of the winning ticket will receive their choice of a Buick Encore, Chevrolet Equinox, or a GMC Terrain, vehicles donated by local dealerships. Tickets are available in the school office. Feel free to email Tina at to arrange for pickup.

El Roble Cheer

6th and 7th graders can show their El Roble school spirit by trying out for El Roble Cheer. See the attached flyer for details on the upcoming parent information Zoom, cheer clinics and cheer tryouts. Go Panthers!

Health Update

Please ask your child how they are feeling before leaving for school, and keep your student at home if any symptoms are present. Use our 24 hour attendance line, 909-398-0325, to contact Norma or email her using our NEW ATTENDANCE email at

As mentioned in Dr. Wilson's weekly update, our regular PCR testing will follow a new scheule. Sycamore will no longer be a weekly testing site; options are listed below. If this is your first time attending one of a testing sites, see the link below to access a one-time testing form.

Student testing link

Adult testing link

CUSD's Weekly Testing Sites this week:

Monday: at El Roble from 2:00-4:00 PM

Tuesday: at Vista del Valle Elementary from 2:45-3:45 PM

Wednesday: at Sumner-Danbury Elementary from 1:00-2:00 PM

Thursday: at Taylor Hall, just above CHS from 3:30-4:30 PM

Testing can also be obtained through one of the resources below or your physician: