Sycamore Leaf

November 7, 2020


*Wednesday, November 11: No School-Veterans' Day

*November 16-29: All-School Online Scholastic Book Fair (more info soon!)

*Wednesday, November 18: 6:00 PM-Governance Council Meeting

*Monday, November 23: PIZZA DAY-open on Monday due to the holiday week

* November 23-27: No School-Thanksgiving Week,

Going beyond the classroom

This week, the following activities will be available for students.

12:30-1:00 Monday: Grade 2-3 Book Club

12:00-1:00 Tuesday: Upper Grade Math Club

12:30-1:00 Tuesday: Grade 2 and 3 Math Club

12:30-1:00 Tuesday: Grades K-1 Book Reading with Tina

12:30-1:00 Wednesday: Upper Grade Equity and Inclusion Club

12:00-12:30 Sign Language Club with Leslie Roberts

12:30-1:00 Thursday: Grade 4-6 Book Club

Take note of this week's addition, a special time just for K-1 students. This is the first of four sessions offered by our K-1 teachers. Simply click on the K-1 button on the Sycamore Student Canvas page to access the Zoom link.

Coming Up:

  • Soon, we'll offer a library link so students can order library books for curbside pickup.
  • Publishing House activities are rolling out very soon with information and guest speakers on November 18 and December 9. More soon!

Links to all student activities are available on the Sycamore Student Canvas page. Please email Mrs. Stanger if your student needs help accessing the page.

Elementary Chill Out Space

A new Canvas course called “Elementary Chill Out Space" is being added to each student’s dashboard. The Elementary Chill Out Space has three “rooms” full of resources for students and parents/guardians to access when they need it. I highly recommend it!

The Elementary Chill Out Space includes the following:

  1. A introduction room to the resources in the Elementary Chill Out Space
  2. A library with links to various social emotional read aloud books
  3. A coping skills room with ideas and links for breathing strategies, calming games, grounding techniques, yoga videos and much more

Each student needs to “accept” the invitation to this course. If your student missed the invitation, please let us know. We can ask for the invitation to be sent again.

Simple Scrip

Scrip is a gift card fundraising program. When our community members purchase a gift card, a percentage of the purchase is returned to our school. Typically we sell scrip out of the school office, offering both a holiday order and scrip to local businesses. We now have an app that will take your order and accept payment without the hassle of forms and checks. This is an incredibly easy way to raise funds for the school. This is such a handy way to purchase! Purchases can be mailed to your home (there is a small fee) or received as e-cards. Please share this information with friends and extended family members so they can join in.

1. Simply download the RaiseRight app on your smartphone

2. Select "Join a Program"

3. Enter Sycamore’s enrollment code AEFE49A43L158

4. Create your account

5. Follow the instructions in the app to start earning for our school

Please be aware: you may pay with a credit card or by connecting to your bank account. The app's “Pay Coordinator Directly” is NOT an option for our school.

In addition to purchasing through RaiseRight, we have the following local scrip still available for purchase: Eureka Burger, Rhino Records, Starbucks, Stater Bros, Vons, Sprouts, Wolfe’s, Eddie’s, Walters

To place an order for local scrip, please email Centia at

Make-Up Pictures

School Portraits by Adams will be hosting in-house picture make-ups in their Studio next week, Nov. 9th – 13th. Pictures will be taken by appointment only. The times will vary and can be found on the appointment scheduling link:

These pictures will be used for the school yearbook.