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M. Brunson's Principal Updates on February 10, 2019


Happy Valentines Week to all of our Sycamore Creek Families!  Thank you for giving us, the Sycamore Creek staff,  the privilege to love and serve your children each day.  We appreciate how much all of you do to make our school community such a supportive inclusive learning environment!  OUR CROCS ROCK!


Early Release Dismissal ths Friday

Don't forget that this Friday, February 15th, is an Early Release Day.  School will dismiss at 12:30 PM.  Please make sure your child's teacher knows how your child will be going home on Friday.


Newest Recognition at Sycamore Creek

Sycamore Creek was just recognized for earning the 2018-2019 WCPSS DHAM SILVER AWARD in the WCPSS SCHOOL BANNER CONTEST for the WCPSS Disability History & Awareness Month Campaign.  Sycamore Creek also earned the 2018-2019 WCPSS DHAM BRONZE AWARD in the WCPSS TWITTER SCHOOL ENGAGEMENT CONTEST.  We have been commended for our efforts to spread awareness throughout our school community.  We are so proud and thrilled!

Parent Homework Help for Math

How many of you have heard your child tell you as you try to support them with homework, "That's not how my teacher taught me"? Just know you are not the only one!   There are so many new math strategies that help students build conceptual understanding and if you have never seen them it makes it hard for you to help your child at home.  There are resources available to help you!!   WCPSS has created many quick videos to model and explain the strategies so that you can understand and help your child.   You can access this at or on our school website under Parents.  There are also additional Homework resources under the Parent tab as well.


Global Family Festival:  Love in Any Language

You have heard all month about our first ever Global Family Festival, and now it is finally here!!  Please come out to support us Friday night anytime between 5:30-7:00 PM.   There will be food trucks in our bus loop and the cafeteria will be available for your family to have dinner.  All students will receive a SCES passport and will get stickers for each country they visit.  These passports can be turned into your child's teacher for a free homework pass.  Additional parking is available at St. Francis Assisi and shuttle service will be provided by Raleigh Parks and Recreation.


Plus it is also...BOOK FAIR NIGHT!!!



Mark Your Calendars for these Upcoming SCES Events:

  • Love the Bus Week:  February 11-15
  • Book Fair: February 12-February 21st
  • SCES Global Family Festival and Book Fair Night -   February 15, 2019, 5:30-7:00 PM
  • Read Across America -  February 25-March 1
  • Backyard Burger & Goodberry’s Family Night - February 22nd - 5-8pm
  • Super Crocs Day:
    • Tracks 1 and 3 - April 5th and rain date on April 12th
    • Tracks 2 and 4 - April 26th and rain date on May 3rd
As always we love having parents to volunteer, visit, or have lunch with their children at SCES.  However, we ask that you communicate with the teacher so he or she will be expecting you.  If you are coming to have lunch or volunteer in one child's class, we ask that you not pop into another child's classroom unexpectedly to have a quick check-in or conference with a different teacher.  Our teachers would love to meet with you but we ask that you schedule a time with them.  This will allow them to prioritize providing instruction to their class during the school day and protect time to meet with you individually.  Thank you!