The Principal's Desk At Sycamore

December 20, 2018

Dr. Crystal Cooper Thompson, Principal

Happy Holidays!


Thank you for supporting our school, staff and students. It has been a joy watching our students grow and perform at such high levels. We are excited to see what the second half of the school year will bring.

Today, our campus will be filled with exciting students and families for our class parties. We ask that you follow the parking procedures and attendants who are here to serve you. We also ask that you limit guests who will be attending parties today. Our classroom parties are designed to support the students in the classroom. Parties that have many guests, cause a hardship on needs for the classroom. Thank you for understanding.

Yesterday, I received notice from the state that we were recognized for the 2018 Greatest Gains Category for exhibiting high growth in student achievement. This means that our academic growth over the last three years has been in the top 3% of schools in the state. For 2017 we were at the Silver Status and this year, we were recognized for Gold Status. What an amazing accomplishment! Thank you to each and every one of you for your continuous support of our students and their academic progress. This is a notable accomplishment and you should be proud of your and our amazing Lanier Cluster Community.

We hope that your holiday break is joyous, exciting and memorable. We will see you all back on January 3rd.

Dr. Thompson and the Sycamore Staff

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Friendly Reminders

  • All visitors will be asked at the door who they are and their reason for entering the building by our front desk clerk. Always have your ID ready to show every time. Vanessa Camacho-Chapparo is our new front desk clerk and is happy to join our team. Please be patient with our new district requirement that ensures a stronger and safe environment for our school community.
  • We will begin our morning announcements at 8:45 AM daily and ask that all car riders are in their seats ready to begin their day prior to 8:45 AM.
  • We are going to use Mypaymentsplus for all of our monetary transactions besides small fundraisers throughout the year. Please make sure that you sign up for this with the information below.
  • We are infusing social emotional learning with our PBIS discipline program. Every classroom will have morning meeting daily where they will greet one another, share something based on a focused topic, engage in an activity and end with a morning message. This 10 minute activity every day ties to our AKS, but also helps to start the day off positively. Ask your child about the amazing experience.

Sycamore Elementary School Sponsors

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