The Principal's Desk At Sycamore ES

Week Beginning January 18, 2016

Happy New Year!

Sycamore Parents,

This week at Sycamore will be a busy one as we celebrate some fun and exciting moments for our students. This week beginning on Wednesday we will celebrate our students' accomplishments for the 2nd quarter of school. Students who received an honor have received an invitation to attend. Thank you in advance for all you have done to help your child be successful. We couldn't do it all without you!

We will celebrate our 100th day of school on this Friday. We love this time of year because our students will have a fun day to honor this special day. It is amazing how fast times flies. This will mean just 80 more days of school left!

3rd-5th grade parents:

Our students will be taking the Georgia Milestones state assessment in April. As a staff, we will continue to keep you informed about how this assessment is designed and how your children can best succeed. Students will need to do well on this test to pass on to the next grade, so it is imperative that they work especially hard this last semester. Please reach out to us if you feel like you need additional support or explanation on its requirements.

Week of January 18th:

Monday: MLK Day- No School

Tuesday: Dance Club @ 7:45 AM; Math Club @7:45 AM;Art Club @ 7:45 AM; Honor Orff Parent Meeting @ 8:00 AM; iSTEAM Club 3:45-5:00 (Media Center)

Wednesday: Spanish Club @ 7: 45 AM; 2nd and 3rd grade Awards 9:00 AM & 9: 30 AM

Thursday: 4th and 5th grade awards 9:00 AM & 9: 30 AM; Parent University- Writing/eCLASS 9: 30 AM and 6:00 PM

Friday: 100th Day of School; Spirit Day; K/1 Awards-9:00 AM & 9:30 AM; Bingo Night; Lures Parent Event

Sycamore Elementary School

Proud member of the Lanier Cluster of Gwinnett County Public Schools

Please go to the links below for essential updates and exciting news!

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FREE text service for parents of 4 & 5 yr olds

    This FREE text service for parents:
    • provides literacy & math tips and resources
    • now available in English and Spanish.
    What: Collaborative effort between Georgia Department of Education and Stanford University to create a free text service for parents of 4 & 5 yr olds that includes tips, facts and suggestions to promote early literacy and mathematics.
    When: Text messages are sent every 2 to 3 days.
    Text "GAREADY4K" to 313131 to join! It's Free!
    Envíe el mensaje de texto “GAREADY4KESP” al 313131 para comenzar a recibir mensajes en español totalmente gratis!

    2016-2017 Kindergarten Registration will be held at Sycamore ES on Thursday, May 5th (Time will be determined and communicated at a later date.)

Counselor's Corner

PAWs for Attendance News

The month of December was a Fantastic attendance month for the students of Sycamore. We had over 570 students or 75.1% of our school have perfect attendance. The second grade won the perfect attendance crown for the second time this year, with 82.9%, very impressive second grade! And finally, in a very tight competition, Mrs. Moses' class won the class title with over 92% of her students achieving perfect attendance for the month of December. Keep up the great work!

Child Lures Parent Information Session

January 22nd from 1:00 PM -1:40 PM you will have the opportunity to preview the Child Lures personal safety lessons.

The Great Kindness Challenge

The Great Kindness Challenge is coming to Sycamore. During the week of January 25th-29th all students will receive a GKC checklist with 50 kind deeds. Please encourage your child to complete the checklist and show the world that, KINDNESS MATTERS! In addition, students will be encouraged to participate in school-wide theme dress days (Monday- Wear Pink or Read Tuesday- Dress Like a Friend Day; Wednesday- Sock Day; Thursday- Favorite Character T-Shirt Day; Friday-School Spirit Day) and other activities during the school day to promote a culture of kindness.

Lanier Student Leadership Conference: January 15th-Gwinnett Heritage Center