February 19, 2022
Talent Show permission slips and videos are due (see below). You can see the acts through your student's Canvas page. Those will be shared on Sunday, February 27.
Last day of the Citrus Exchange
"Honeybird Restaurant Night" from 11 AM to 8 PM (see below)
6:30 PM Cyber Education-Creating a Family Plan around Texting, Gaming, Surfing, YouTube, Social Media and More, by Lori Getz.
6:00 PM Understanding and Managing Stress and Anxiety in Elementary Students, hosted by Renee Kavanagh, CUSD Clinical Therapist
Scrip Raffle (see below)
Student-led Conferences. We'll have a 1:00 dismissal daily for grades 1-6 (regular dismissal time for Kindergarten). Each family signs up for a conference with their teacher.
The In-N-Out Truck comes to Sycamore for an evening fundraiser.
The Talent Show is coming soon!
Each February, we host an Annual Sycamore Talent Show to give students an opportunity to share their talents and skills with an audience of friends and family. All students are able to participate. They need only to ensure their performance is well-planned and appropriate for our young audience. This year, our show will be virtual. On Sunday, February 27, we will open the Talent Show for the entire school and families to enjoy through their child's Canvas page. The acts will be viewable for a week.
Participants will upload a performance-ready video of their act to Mrs. Stanger between February 15 and February 23. The video needs to formatted as .MP4 and submitted to the Talent Show Google Folder using this link. Students will be notified by February 24 if their act needs to be revised in any way. Students need to submit a signed permission slip to participate. Please email the completed permission slip to Mrs. Stanger at firstname.lastname@example.org or bring it to school by February 23. Here are the parameters for acts:
· Students may appear in only one individual or group act. Accompaniment may be provided by those in your home.
· Joint acts can be created by editing separate videos into one or by having participants follow the current protocols for masking and distancing.
· Acts are limited to a maximum of 3 minutes.
· All acts (lyrics, background music, spoken material, movement, dress, etc.) must be appropriate for elementary-aged students.
Lost and Found
Educational Opportunities for Families
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 save the date for this helpful and relevant presentation. See the flyer below for details on how you can join this virtual meeting.
Restaurant Night - "Honeybird" This Wednesday, February 23
Get ready for SYCAMORE - HONEYBIRD DAY on Wednesday, Feb 23rd, 11am till 8pm. Pick up lunch, a snack, or dinner at Honeybird restaurant and leave your receipt in the Sycamore box next to the register. A portion of sales will be donated back to Sycamore! Let’s welcome this new restaurant at 175 N. Indian Hill and enjoy a night off from cooking!
Spring's Student-Led Conferences are coming soon
Sycamore and Uncommon Good Citrus Exchange
Over the past few months we have gathered together, shared and donated a few hundred pounds of citrus fruit. This Wednesday will be our last “Citrus Exchange” for the season. Please bring your citrus fruit to the side gates and enjoy the season's bounty. We will donate any extra fruit to Uncommon Good. Thank you to everyone who enjoyed, tasted, donated and helped provide local produce to families within our community.
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.
TO ENTER the SCRIP RAFFLE -
🍁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.
This Wednesday, the requirement for students and staff to wear masks outside was lifted. Of course, we will continue to support students if they elect (or you encourage them) to wear masks outside, but they are no longer required. We continue to encourage social distancing on campus, and students and staff wear masks indoors. We'll continue to share updates as they are given to us.
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 SYC_Attendance@cusd.claremont.edu.
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.
CUSD's Weekly Testing Sites this week:
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:
- LA County COVID testing locations: https://covid19.lacounty.gov/testing/
- San Bernardino County COVID testing location: https://sbcovid19.com/testing-sites/
- CUSD contracted testing location: Upland Ontario Medical Clinic, 1520 N Mountain Ave #128, Ontario, CA 91762, (909) 949-9299 (let them know you are a CUSD family).
Save the Date!
Information Night for Sixth Grade Families
El Roble's Middle Years Program International Baccalaurette
During the 2022-2023 school year, all El Roble students will be exposed to the philosophy and curriculum of the Middle Years Program (MYP) International Bacceloreate (IB). As an introduction, El Roble staff have been hosting parent meetings to share tenets of the program and information on how the practices at El Roble will be shifting next year. The last meeting date is February 22. See the flyer for details.
Visit https://www.memorybook.com/online-pay/parent-pay/ 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 email@example.com.
Tina Hensley, Office Manager firstname.lastname@example.org
Norma Perez, Attendance and Health Assistant email@example.com