The Principal's Desk At Sycamore

August 24, 2018

Parents/Guardians,

Thank you to those who were able to join us for Curriculum Night this week. We had a great turnout! We value our partnership with our parents and Curriculum Night is an important part of that partnership. If you were not able to attend, we encourage you to reach out to your child's teacher to find out about the many ways you can provide support for your child's success at school. We are excited about all that is ahead for the 2018-2019 school year!


I have enjoyed my first week at Sycamore Elementary School as the "substitute principal". The outstanding staff and assistant principals are working together to ensure that teaching and learning continue at high levels for every student. Sycamore is blessed with an incredible staff! It has been a successful week for our students!


Don't forget... the Back to School Dance is tonight from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Remember, that all students must be accompanied by an adult to attend. We hope to see you there!


Dr. Truett

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.

Go Gold Day

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Grandparents Day Celebration

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Scholastic Book Fair

Scholastic Fall Book Fair Dates

September 7. 2018

September 10, 2018

September 11, 2018

September 12, 2018

September 13, 2018


Please look for additional information to come home with your student next week!

CogAT Testing (1st, 2nd and 5th Grade)

CogAT testing is scheduled for grades 1, 2 and 5 on the following dates:


  • Wednesday, September 12, 2018: Verbal Battery - Sections 1, 2, & 3
  • Thursday, September 13, 2018: Quantitative Battery - Sections 4, 5, & 6
  • Friday, September 14, 2018: Nonverbal Battery - Sections 7, 8, & 9


Parents of students in grades 1,2 and 5 will be receiving a letter next week about CogAT testing in their child's Friday folder.

Sycamore Elementary School Sponsors

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!