The Principal's Desk At Sycamore ES

May 1, 2016


May is here! What a great week we had with our wonderful students. I am excited about how hard they worked on the Georgia Milestones Assessment. You should be very proud too of their efforts! We should receive their results within 2-3 weeks. At that time, we will notify you if there is a need for additional support over the summer.

The month of May will be extremely busy with celebrations, parties, and events. Please make sure that you look at our calendar online periodically and consult with your child's teacher about events that you may want to attend.

Lost and Found Area

We were able to send over 160 items that were lost and left behind to Ecuador! We were saddened that our students lost items, yet overjoyed that those in Equador could benefit from these items. Since Friday, we already gained 3 items back to our lost and found area. Please make sure that you write your child's name in their items and check that they have all of their belongings when they get home each day.

Kindergarten Registration- This Thursday, May 5th 1-5

Parents, please register on-line for your upcoming kindergartner in advance, so that you can get a FAST PASS to get through registration quicker. Please bring your child with you so that we can assess them to see all that they know on Thursday. We promise to make it fun and enjoyable! This new Kindergarten Readiness Entry Profile system will provide us with a lot of information to help us in teaching your child in the best way next year.

If your kindergartner is coming next year to Sycamore please go ahead and begin registering at the link below:

Substitute Teachers NEEDED!!

Substitute teachers are needed for all grade levels and subject areas. Substitute teaching candidates must complete an online application and have a minimum of 60 semester or 90 quarter hours from a Professional Standards Commission (PSC) approved college or university. Substitute employees are required to be fingerprinted and have a criminal record check. Substitutes employed in Gwinnett County Public Schools work on an as-needed basis.

Teacher Appreciation Week: May 2-6

We are excited to launch the official PTA Teacher Appreciation Week

Feel free to love on our teachers and staff this week for educating your child socially and academically each and every day. Each of our teachers and staff members work late hours and early mornings to make sure that your child is given the best education and experience while they are attending Sycamore. Thank you for recognizing them in any way you can. Teachers will have some fun theme days scheduled and many treats and events just for them!

***Tuesday, May 10th- PTA hosted luncheon (no adult bar available)

You are welcome to give gifts of love next week as well! The whole month is open for appreciation and recognition!

Class Placements: Due this week

We sent out the yearly class placement link this past Friday for students in grades K-4. Please fill this out if you want to have us consider your child's placement next year.

The following teachers will be leaving Sycamore ES to experience schools or districts closer to home next year: Congratulations to them! They will be missed...

Krissy Gravel:Pre-K Autism

Heather Horne: Special Ed. Teacher

Joanie Whigham: Special Ed. Teacher

Paige Turner: IRR Teacher

Mandy Gunter; Music Teacher

Stephanie Shin: 5th grade teacher

Deborah Walston; 5th grade teacher

Important dates this week: District Assessments

Monday: Teachers are Superheros! Kick off to Teacher Appreciation Week

Tuesday: Relay for Life Fundraiser-Wear Pink for $1.00

Wednesday: Spanish Club

Thursday: Cinco d Mayo/Kindergarten Registration/3rd grade field trip to the Zoo

Friday: Student Leadership Trip to the Aquarium (Permission slips due)/Beta Club/Student Council Meeting

Saturday: Lanier Fine Arts Festival (Dance Team Dances)

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!