Sycamore Leaf

February 19, 2022


February 23

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.

March 1

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

March 4

Scrip Raffle (see below)

March 16-25

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.

March 21

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 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

Are you missing something? Cold mornings and warm days cause students to shed their jackets, and many leave them around campus. Items in "lost and found" have increased. This past week, we laid the lost and found items out for students to look through, but many items remain. As you come for pick-up or drop-off this week, we're asking families to find a moment to look through the lost and found items. You will find lost and found on tables near the front of the MPR. We will donate any left items at the end of this week.

Educational Opportunities for Families

CUSD will be offering two helpful family education nights over the coming weeks. On February 23, Lori Getz, Cyber Education Specialist will present a discussion and strategies related to healthy technology use. Some of you attended this training when Sycamore hosted Lori Getz in January. If you missed it, here's your second chance. See the flyer for details.

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.

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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

From Wednesday, March 16 to Friday, March 25, we will have Student-led Conferences, a time for reflecting on and celebrating student growth so far this year. We've lots to celebrate, and it's time well spent to do that together. We will dismiss students at 1:00 PM daily to make time for these meetings between students, their grown-ups and teachers. 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 this online conference for you and your child. More information will be coming soon. Thank you!

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.


🍁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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Health Update

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

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:

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:

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 and be on the watch for more details in next week's LEAF!

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.

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.

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.