M. Brunson's Principal Updates on January 7, 2019
Happy New Year Sycamore Creek Families!
National Unified Champion Banner Celebration
As you know before the holidays, Sycamore Creek was honored to receive a National Unified Champion School Banner. I wish you all could have been there to celebrate with us, but I wanted to be sure you knew what a HUGE event it ended up being. We were so honored to have dignitaries there from Special Olympics North America, Special Olympics International, and Special Olympics North Carolina. In addition, many Wake County dignitaries were there to support us including WCPSS Superintendent, Cathy Moore, our Area Superintendent, Seydric Williams, the Assistant Superintendent of Special Education Services, Karen Hamilton, and other Special Education staff. Former Principal Kristen Faircloth and Former Assistant Principal Destinie Hartman were also there to share in the excitement. Mr. Ken Smith from WRAL News, was our MC for the event. Our celebration included a parade for our Crocs Unified members, inspiring words from former students in Crocs Unified and our club sponsors, Mrs. Hoke and Ms. Kronen, everyone reciting the Inclusion Pledge, and huge cheers when our National Unified Champion School Banner was finally revealed. After the celebration, Special Olympics guests observed Crocs Unified yoga and met with staff to learn more about our school and how our model of inclusion can support their efforts across the world. It was the most inspirational day and I have never been more proud of Sycamore Creek than I was at that moment!
Check out these two videos so that you too can share in our accomplishment and feel proud of your school too:
Highlights of the Event:
Greeting from Dr. Tim Shriver, Chairmen of Special Olympics (takes a minute to download but worth it):
SCES Global Family Festival: Love in Any Language
Plans are amping up for our first ever multicultural festival. It is February 15th between 5:30-7:00 PM. The purpose of this event is to celebrate the diversity of our students and staff. This is your family's chance to teach our school community. Did you know that the languages represented this year from students at Sycamore Creek are: Arabic, Vietnamese, Spanish, Greek, Ethiopian, Chinese, Creoles, Bengali, Korean, Farsi/Persian, Adanghie/Krobo, Kurdish/Zimanu, Portuguese, Russian, Slovak, Filipino, and Wolof/Gambian? Mark your calendar now to celebrate with us! Also if any of you want to have a table to showcase your family's culture and heritage please let us know! More details to come in email and in Friday folders this week.
Wake Up and Read Book Drive
From January 5 – February 15, SCES will be collecting new and gently-used books for children ages birth-12 to support WAKE up and Read. Donated books will be shared at 13 schools, as well as community centers and child care facilities across Wake County. Please consider donating any books your kids have outgrown, or bring in favorites of your own, so that we can help Wake county children grow up loving books. Look for the book collection bins in front of the gym, and please help us fill them! Want to volunteer in another capacity? If you or your child are interested in helping sort books for Wake Up & Read you can find their SignUpGenius HERE.
Please continue to support our BackPack Buddy program by making donations of food or your time. Here is the sign up link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/508084CAEA822A2F94-2019 . If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to Lauren Brand at email@example.com or (919) 841-4333 x 25476.
SCES Recent Celebrations and Student Data
If you haven't already, be sure to check out the PTA Winter Croc Chronicle! Our recent celebrations, student data, and important upcoming dates are included: http://scespta.com/Doc/Croc%20Chronicle/CROCCHRONICEL_NOVDEC2018.pdf
Have a wonderful week!