The Principal's Desk At Sycamore
May 7, 2019
Dr. Crystal Cooper, Principal
Thank you for supporting our teachers for Teacher Appreciation Week! There is still time to show your care toward our entire staff. They have had a ball celebrating their hard work for the year and are excited about closing out with your children on a positive note.
Tonight is our PTA meeting where we will vote on our new executive board. Please join us at 5:30 PM in the cafeteria to hear updates about our new PTA and meet our new leaders. We are excited to get ourselves back on board with our PTA. Please join us!
Moms are invited on Friday for our annual Muffins for Mom event to celebrate Mother's Day. If you are a dad and want to stand in for your child's mom, please feel free to join us too! WE can't wait to celebrate you!
Field Days are upon us and we want to make sure you are prepared. Please make sure that your child has sunscreen, sunglasses, hats and plenty of water. The weather will be rather warm and we want to make sure they are comfortable and prepared. We are ready for our best Field Day yet!
We have many students this year with perfect attendance. We will celebrate them with their very own ice cream party. Thank you for making sure that your child comes to school each and every day. This is a huge accomplishment and we are proud of them. Please make sure that all students are coming to school every day so that we can give them all they need academically for the rest of the school year.
Please continue to check out our Facebook page which shows many of our daily and weekly events. Specifically, check out our amazing Gwinnett Daily Post article that showcased our successful Kindergarten Registration yesterday. We registered 75 new kindergartners with more to come!
Check out our feature in the Gwinnett Daily Post:
5th grade Parents-Update
We had a wonderful meeting this week for planning for our 5th grade end of year activities. We appreciate all who have already paid their 5th grade dues. As of today, we have collected $1,950 toward our students' activities and supplies. Way to go! We can't thank you enough for your contributions! Please go on to MyPayments Plus to pay your dues so that we can make sure that this year's 5th grade celebration is amazing for our hard working kids! Hats are ordered and t-shirts are being printed now. We are so excited that Sycamore hasn't skipped a beat with supporting our 5th graders.
We were able get some ideas for our picnic and it was discussed that it will be a "Fiesta,"theme with taco stations. Please click on the link below to sign up for donated items. This is their party day, so your contributions will support their end of year party.
Last year, the funds were dispersed as follows:
Store Items for Last Day $180
Game Truck $345
College Hats $2300
SES TOTAL $2825
Food for Last Day-Zaxby’s $850
Bounce House $280
PTA TOTAL $2451
Without the ability to use the funds from the PTA at this time, we will need to try to raise as many funds as we can to curb the cost and maintain the same experience or better for our students. You have until May 1st to pay toward the 5th grade end of year activities. We will also find places where we can curb the cost to try to save money. If you have resources, outlets and ways to support, please don't hesitate to let us know.
Lanier Thundering Herd Summer Track Program
All Pro Dad- Rising 6th Graders
Did you miss Kindergarten Registration?
PTA IS READY TO RETURN 2019-2020
So far, we have collected 55 memberships, which allows us to conduct business for our new executive board. Please feel free to still contribute your $5.00 on MyPayments Plus when you get a chance.
Here are some key dates:
April 16th- Interest Meeting with district PTA members and Principal 12PM and 5PM (repeated meeting) DONE!
April 26th- Nominating Meeting (need members)- Done!
May 7th Membership Meeting and voting for executive board
June 7th and June 8th- Mandatory leadership training/meeting for executive board
The Nominating Committee met on April 26th and the following individuals were selected to run for the executive board: Congratulations!!
President: Co-Presidents to share
Marcos Ortiz, Parent
Concepcion Connie Hilario-Parent
Vice-President-Share as Vice-Presidents
Donna Roy, Sycamore Para
Syliva McCall- Sycamore Para
Yasiris Davila Fuentes
Thank you to our nominating committee and to all who showed interest. Please join us on May 7th at 5:30 PM to hear updates about our PTA and to vote on our new executive board.
In order to expedite a promising return and training for next year, we will have to collect membership dues. It will only be $5.00 but only to serve for this year. You may go on to MyPayments Plus to support and pay. All of the funds will remain in this PTA account and be provided for PTA state and local dues.
SAVE THE DATE-Parent Involvement
May 2- Kindergarten Registration 1-5
May 3-All Pro Dads 7:30 AM
May 6-10 Teacher Appreciation Week
May 10 Muffins with Mom 7:30 AM
May 8,10- Field Days
May 15- K & 1st grade Awards 9AM and 10 AM
May 16- 3rd & 4th grade Awards 9AM and 10 AM
May 17- 2nd grade Awards 9AM and 10 AM
May 21- 5th grade Celebration 6 PM Sugar Hill Church
May 22-5th grade day and last day of school
Please continue to look for additional information for times and support on our website and flyers home
- 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
4737 Thompson Mill Road
Buford, GA. 30518
Publix- Sugar Hill Corners
5885 Cumming Hwy
Sugar Hill, GA. 30518
Champion Taekwondo Academy
5965 Cumming Hwy NE
Sugar Hill, GA 30518
Sycamore Elementary School
Please go to the links below for essential updates and exciting news!