March 12, 2022
6:00 PM virtual presentation, "Parenting Outside the Lines"
6:00 PM Sixth Grade Parent Zoom Meeting
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.
The In-N-Out Truck comes to Sycamore for an evening fundraiser (see below).
Student-Led Conferences start Wednesday!
Students will likely notice a good amount of mask wearing by adults. That said, we are eager to be able to smile with one another again. We're also glad to be able to support students with valuable facial cues for reading and spelling. Above all, staff will support students who are most comfortable wearing a mask and those who will be lifting them.
At morning drop-off, you'll notice we're no longer asking students all the health screening questions. We will continue to greet students at the gates and depend on parents to ensure students are well before they come to school.
Upper grade students enjoyed meeting for their first student club last Friday! Students who were interested in being a part of our upper grade Green Team joined in the courtyard to discuss short and long-term plans for our garden and school sustainability practices. Forty-nine students joined in the meeting! I was thrilled by their energy and interest for supporting our school and their fellow students. Upper graders will begin meeting for the track team soon.
I'll keep you posted on additional changes as we move forward. To read more about the decisions on masking, please see the District's website and review Dr. Wilson's letter emailed to families on Friday, March 4.
Information Night for Sixth Grade Families
Virtual Presentation: "Parenting Outside the Lines" by Meghan Leahy
On Monday evening, March 14, Mehan Leahy, certified parent coach and author of "Parenting Outside the Lines" will help us learn more about how children connect to their caregivers, and how we can facilitate ease, cooperation and joy by understanding these connections. The discussion regarding how the common strategies of consequences, punishment and praise don't work. Register here.
Monday, March 21st at 6pm just got exciting! In-N-Out is coming to Sycamore!
Get ready for a casual evening of burgers, friends, music and board games!
On Monday, March 21st the In-N-Out Truck is making a stop at our school! Meals will be served on the blacktop from 6-7pm.
- Click here to order In-N-OUT Meal tickets.
- Tickets are $5/meal and include a Hamburger or Cheeseburger, Chips and Drink. (Plain or Grilled Cheese request available onsite.)
Tickets are available NOW thru March 17th but not available for purchase at the event. We encourage you to use the order form, or stop by Memorial Park for a pop up ticket sale after school on Wednesday and Thursday of this week.
What to bring to the event?
- You and your family!
- A picnic blanket
- A family board game to play with your family!.
- Option to Donate a Game: 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.
- No other concessions available the night of this event - the event is designed to be simple and casual - just enjoy being on the other side of the gate. We missed you all!
**Families may choose to pick up dinner and enjoy off campus if they feel more comfortable, or have a scheduling conflict. While on campus, please follow all school guidelines. Parents must stay with their children. This is not a drop-off event. Use of playground equipment must be monitored by a student's grown-up. No staff supervision is available.
SCRIP Raffle - Win a Sycamore WATER BOTTLE!
How do you enter? It's easy - use the SCRIP RaiseRight app on your smartphone and purchase a gift card! Use your card for groceries, gas, clothing, sports items and more. The minimum purchase for the raffle is $50!
TO ENTER the SCRIP RAFFLE -
🍁Download the RaiseRight app onto your smartphone.
🍁Select “Join a Program”
🍁Enter Sycamore’s enrollment code - AEFE49A43L158
🍁Create your account
🍁Follow the instructions in the app to start earning for our school.
🍁Purchase a card!
🍁You automatically are entered into our March 18th raffle, with a minimum $50 purchase.
Visit https://www.memorybook.com/online-pay/parent-pay/ 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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange for pickup.
Save the Date - Friday, April 29
Mt. Sac Math and Science Day for upper graders
We received notice that Mt. Sac will host the Dr. Deborah Boroch Discovery Day on Saturday, April 23 from 8am-2pm. Fifth to seventh graders and their parents are welcome to join for a full day of math and science activities. Registration is open and space is limited!
More information and registration at:
For questions email:
El Roble Cheer
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 SYC_Attendance@cusd.claremont.edu.
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.
CUSD's Weekly Testing Sites this week-*timing has changed
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:
- LA County COVID testing locations: https://covid19.lacounty.gov/testing/
- San Bernardino County COVID testing location: https://sbcovid19.com/testing-sites/
- CUSD contracted testing location: Upland Ontario Medical Clinic, 1520 N Mountain Ave #128, Ontario, CA 91762, (909) 949-9299 (let them know you are a CUSD family).
Tina Hensley, Office Manager email@example.com
Norma Perez, Attendance and Health Assistant firstname.lastname@example.org