Sycamore Leaf

February 26, 2022


March 1

6:00 PM Parent Information Night: Understanding and Managing Stress and Anxiety in Elementary Students, hosted by Renee Kavanagh, CUSD Clinical Therapist

March 4

Scrip Raffle (see below)

March 7 6:00 PM Equity and Inclusion Meeting

March 9 6:00 PM Governance Meeting

March 15

6:00 PM Sixth Grade Parent Zoom Meeting to hear about special activities for this year's sixth grade class

March 16-25

Student-led Conferences with 1:00 dismissal daily for grades 1-6 (regular dismissal time for Kindergarten). Each family signs up for a conference with their teacher.

March 21

The In-N-Out Truck comes to Sycamore for an evening fundraiser.

Time for the Talent Show!

This Sunday, we'll open this year's Sycamore Talent Show! You can view the Talent Show on your child's class Canvas page at your leisure. You'll be impressed by over 30 unique acts highlighting student creativity and skill in skits, dance, magic, poetry, vocal and instrumental music, equestrian riding, digital drawing, video production, and more! We are very proud of our courageous and talented performers. Thank you all for participating.

Students will view the acts of classmates over the coming week.

Parent information night: Understanding and Managing Stress and Anxiety in Elementary Students

On March 1, Renee Kavanagh, CUSD's Clinical Therapist, will offer an informational meeting titled, "Understanding and Managing Stress and Anxiety in Elementary Students." I strongly recommend you join for this helpful and relevant presentation. See the flyer below for details on how you can join this virtual meeting.

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Student-Led Conferences are coming soon

From Wednesday, March 16 to Friday, March 25, we will have Student-led Conferences. During these meetings, students, their grown-ups and teachers will reflect on and celebrate student growth so far this year. We've lots to celebrate, and it's time well spent to do that together. As a school, we will dismiss students at 1:00 PM daily to make time for these meetings. Please make arrangements to pick up your child at 1:00 PM each day from March 16 to March 25. Your child's teacher will provide directions for setting up an online conference for you and your child. Thank you!

Enter our SCRIP Raffle

Are you heading to the grocery store soon? Maybe you need some gas? Our SCRIP gift card fundraiser needs a little extra boost and we need some help. Did you know that purchasing SCRIP gift cards is one of the easiest ways to support Sycamore, while paying for items you already purchase. We highly encourage you to download the RaiseRight app (it is free) and give it a try. The best part - the RaiseRight app even has E-CARDS you can use right away!

To thank you for giving it a try and seeing how EASY it can be, we will enter you into a RAFFLE for a FREE Sycamore 2021/22 Yearbook. Just download the app, create an account, select your cards and purchase using your own bank account, a credit card, or by clicking "pay coordinator" (you can then pay Sycamore directly using cash, check, or zelle). If you do choose to purchase your cards by clicking "pay coordinator" Sycamore will place an order as a group on March 4th and they will be shipped to school. Tina Hensley will contact you when they arrive.


🍁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 raffle, with a min $100 purchase.

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Information Night for Sixth Grade Families

Sixth grade families will meet virtually on Tuesday, March 15 at 6:00 PM to discuss and prepare special activities for this year's sixth grade class. Mark your calendars to join us as we talk about Outdoor Science School, the 6th Grade Memory Book, Comprehensive Health Instruction and our special end-of-year traditions.

Save the Date!

We have exciting news to share! The In-N-Out Truck is making a stop at Sycamore on Monday, March 21st. We are planning on inviting families to enjoy dinner outside at Sycamore. Families may also choose to pick up dinner and enjoy off campus if they feel more comfortable, or have a scheduling conflict. Please be sure to Save the Date on your calendar!

El Roble Cheer

6th and 7th graders can show their El Roble school spirit by trying out for El Roble Cheer. See the attached flyer for details on the upcoming parent information Zoom, cheer clinics and cheer tryouts. Go Panthers!

Family Plans for Social Media

Lori Getz, Cyber Education Specialist, provided a family information night last week with strategies related to healthy technology use. If you missed it, you can view a recording here: Creating a Family Plan around Social Media by Lori Getz

Yearbook Orders

It's time to start ordering yearbooks!

Visit 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

Thank you.

Health Update

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

PCR testing for COVID-19 will continue to be required prior to the return to school if COVID symptoms are present. CUSD will continue to provide testing at school sites (see below). If this is your first time attending one of our testing sites, see the link below to access a one-time testing form.

Student Testing Form

Adult Testing Form

CUSD's Weekly Testing Sites this week:

Monday: at El Roble from 2:00-4:00 PM and Sycamore from 2:45 to 3:45 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 3:30-5:00 PM

Testing can also be obtained through one of the resources below or your physician: