Sycamore News

February 2021

February Events

1 - School Site Council Meeting @ 2:45 https://meet.google.com/pdv-nsgb-hfa?hs=122&authuser=0

2 - 3rd Grade GATE testing for online students (come to the school office at 9:00 with your device)

5 - Last day to complete LCAP survey

8-19 - Hero Squad Fundraiser for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

11 - Lockdown Drill

11 - Wear Pink, Red or White

12 - Holiday

15 - Holiday

22 - Spring picture day for in-person students

23 - Spring picture day for online students

23 - Fire Drill

24 - Orange HS Showcase online event!! Check out OHS!

School Site Council Meeting on 2/1

Open to all community members!

We will be welcoming 2 new official members, reviewing the Facilities Master Plan Proposal for Sycamore and taking input on the Safety Plan, as well as, Sycamore Budget for next year. We would love to hear your ideas!

3rd Grade GATE Testing for online students on 2/2

If your child is in 3rd grade and is learning online and you would like them to be assessed for the Gifted and Talented Education program, please bring your child to the school office on Tuesday, 2/2 at 9:00 with their device. They will be completing their assessment in a safe, socially distant classroom with Mrs. Ashmore. If you choose to schedule an appointment at the district office, please see the notice that was sent to you via Dojo with that information.

LCAP Survey - due 2/5

Please take a few moments to complete our LCAP survey. We want to get your feedback about our district and school. We would love to hear what programs are going well for your child, as well as how we can improve. Please click the link to complete: https://www.orangeusd.org/departments/educational-services/lcap-lcff

Hero Squad Fundraiser for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

February 8-19! Stay tuned for information coming about our annual fundraiser for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. All donations this year will be online - no need to gather coins to bring to school.

This is a great way for our students and families to support others going through a health crisis in their home. The LLS helps provide support for families by providing housing near their child's treatment center/hospital, gas cards, food, and emotional support and services.

We can all be a member of the Hero Squad!!

Kindergarten Enrollment

If your child will be 5 years old by September 1, we would love to have them join our Sycamore Kindergarten!!

Please complete online registration if you live in the Sycamore area by clicking the link: https://www.orangeusd.org/enrollment/transitional-kindergarten

If you do not live in our area, please complete the online Open Enrollment form for Sycamore beginning Monday, 2/1. https://www.orangeusd.org/enrollment/open-enrollment

Valentine's Day Celebrations

Unfortunately, due to health and safety procedures, students will not be able to exchange Valentine cards or candies. Teachers have other resources and activities they will be doing with their students to celebrate and show their appreciation for each other in a safe manner.

Spring Picture Day!!

All pictures must be ordered online. If you have an e-mail in our system, you will receive an e-mail reminder and a link to purchase pictures. I will also post reminders and ordering information in Dojo.

Feb 22 - All in-person students will have their picture taken on this day. Students do not need to wear a uniform, but do need to wear school-appropriate shoes so that they are safe at recess.

Feb 23 - All online students (Please bring your child to the large parking lot entrance on Palm street according to the schedule.) Students do not need to wear a uniform. Students must wear a mask when entering campus, but will remove it for pictures. Please follow the schedule as much as possible, as it allows for social distancing and does not interfere with your child's online learning time with their teacher.


8:20-9:00 6th grade (Abrica & Patino)

9:00-9:40 5th grade (Shelton & Nussbaum)

9:40-10:10 4th grade (McBrien)

10:10-10:40 Kindergarten (Chen & deLeon)

10:40-11:00 1st & 2nd grades (Lawrence & Shaw)

11:15-11:30 TK/K/1 (Gay & Fraser)

11:30-12:00 3rd grade (McBrien & Mouradian/Newman)

12:00-12:30 4th grade (Shelton)

12:30-1:00 5th & 1st grades (Abrica & Chen)

2:00-2:30 2nd grade Villalpando

Perfect Attendance!!

This is the percentage of each grade level that had perfect attendance for the month of January! Nice job 2nd & 6th grades!!

K - 50% of students had perfect attendance

1 - 54% of students had perfect attendance

2 - 82% of students had perfect attendance

3 - 74% of students had perfect attendance

4 - 70% of students had perfect attendance

5 - 76% of students had perfect attendance

6 - 88% of students had perfect attendance

Let's see these numbers increase in February!!