Sycamore Leaf

January 13, 2020

Calendar

Wednesday, January 15 @ 6:00 PM...Governance Council Meeting, Rm 4

Monday, January 20...NO SCHOOL...Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Wednesday, January 22 @ 9:00-10:15 AM...Kindergarten Open House, MPR

Wednesday, January 22 @ 6:00 PM...Parent Night: Understanding Conflict at School, MPR

Wednesday, January 29 @ 9:00 and 10:30 AM...Imagination Machine Assemblies

Thursday, February 6 @ 6:00 PM...Parent Presentation, "How and Why to Talk to Our Kids about Race"

Math Fun!

Upper grade math club will start meeting this Wednesday at lunch in Room 3. Everyone is welcome to join as we puzzle through an assortment of challenging math problems.

Kindergarten Open House, January 22

On January 23, we'll welcome soon-to-be kindergarten parents to this year's Kindergarten Open House. From 9:00-10:15 AM, parents will have an opportunity to hear from Centia Batz, our Governance Council Facilitator, myself and our students during a meeting and school tour. Student tour guides in grades 4-5-6 will meet to prepare during at recesses this week. Each of the CUSD Kindergarten Open House dates are posted on the CUSD website along with detail about Transitional Kindergarten. If you know someone with a child born on or before September 1, 2015, encourage them to attend.

Understanding Conflict at School

On the evening of Wednesday, January 22, we'll offer a parent information night focused on understanding peer conflicts at school. Staff will share our school's language for conflict, describe types of bullying and common conflicts at various ages, and discuss how we can work together to support students. Please RSVP to Tina in the school office and join us in the MPR at 6:00 PM.

Parent Workshop: Talking about Race

On Thursday, February 6, the Equity and Inclusion Committee will be hosting a guest speaker, Farzana Nayani, speaking on the topic, "How and Why to Talk to Our Kids about Race." Our speaker is a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion specialist and intercultural trainer with experience supporting schools, higher education, corporations and public agencies. The presentation will run from 6:00-7:30 PM. Childcare will be provided. Please call the office to RSVP and to register your child for childcare.