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M. Brunson's Principal Updates on January 13, 2019


Friday, January 18th, is a Full Day

Don't forget that Friday, January 18th is now a full school day.  Originally it was an Early Release Day but was changed to a full day as a make-up day.



Don't forget that Monday, January 21st, is a holiday and there will be no school that day.


Track Change Request Window 

Our track change request window is January 22nd -February 8th.  Due to the NC Class Size Mandates and K-3 class sizes reducing each year, we do not anticipate being able to accommodate many track changes, if any.  However, if you are interested in submitting a track change request, forms will be available during this window and we will be glad to consider.


NC Check-ins (Benchmark Tests in Math)

3rd grade-Tuesday, January 15

4th grade-Friday, January 18th

5th grade- Thursday, January 17th 


Spelling Bee Winners

Congratulations to Lara who is the Sycamore Creek Spelling Bee Champion this year!  Congratulations to all of our classroom Spelling Bee Winners - Arthur, Lindley, Jadon, Saloni, Georgia, Olivia, Myles, Wyatt, Charlie, Caleb, Holland, Jamie, Tyler, Kailey, Caroline, Nolan, Jayla, Olivia, Ryan, Brendan, Jonas, Will, Reid, Max, Grant, Seamus, Maria, Zia, Reece, Maya, Lucian, Keeley, Avery, Conner, Dean, Kendall, Andrew, Gretchen, Aki, Breeland, Gavin, Krish, Lara, Maddie, adn Kylie!  They all showed great perserverance and bravery!  We are all so   P-R-O-U-D!


Girls on the Run

We are really excited about spring session of Girls on the Run at Sycamore Creek!  Registration opens on January 10th and girls are added to the program based on a lottery system. The Girls on the Run office will run the lottery on January 11th and you will be notified soon after if your daughter is on the team. You will need to register your daughter through the official GOTR website on January 10th. The season runs from the week of February 4th to April 22nd. The end of season 5K will be held on April 22nd. Please be sure to visit the GOTR website,,  for more information regarding the season. Questions concerning payment and scholarships should be directed to Kelley Seebeck, our GOTR Program Coordinator at Questions about practice at Sycamore Creek should be directed to Mary Beth Gruenewald at We are looking forward to an AWESOME season! 


Sycamore Creek's Global Festival "Love in Any Language"

Mark your calendar now and plan to bring your family to celebrate with us on February 15th!  We will have a variety of international food trucks, and you can travel around the world to learn more about our Sycamore Creek families and staff! It is also the night of the Book Fair!!!  More details to come!