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M. Brunson's Principal Updates on March 22, 2019


Student Led Conferences

Thank you to all of our Track 1, 3, and 4 families who have come out to participate in student led conferences!   I appreciate your enthusiasm and participation supporting your children in such an important leadership role.  We are looking forward to seeing our Track 2 families on Tuesday evening for their Student Led Conferences.


Please give us feedback on our Student Led Conferences this year.  You can complete one for each child that participated.   Your feedback is important to help us improve!


NC Lottery School Hero Award

Three of our staff members have been nominated for the NC Lottery School Hero Award: Mrs. Lyons, Ms. Brand, and Mr. Gentile!  Go to to vote now!  Winners receive $10,000 and the winner's school receives $10,000!

New Sycamore Creek Staff

Please join me in welcoming new staff to the Sycamore Creek Family:

  • Lovo Kollie, Instructional Assistant in Structured Teaching 1
  • Alyssa Estrella, AIG teacher
  • Sarah Thoma, 3rd grade teacher, Track 4

Feedback for Meet the Teacher 2019-2020

For the upcoming school year, our Kindergarten Orientation will be an interactive event for rising students and their families.  We are making improvements based on feedback from parent surveys last year.  One of the major changes, is that Kindergarten will not be having a separate Meet the Teacher.  Instead students and parents will be able to meet their teacher at the Kindergarten Orientation.  This eliminates the need for the kindergarten families to come three times for K Orientation, Meet the Teacher, and Open House.


Now we would like to get some feedback from you about Meet the Teacher for 1st-5th grades.  Please go the link to give your feedback.


NC Check In Math Benchmark Dates for 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades

Tracks 3 and 4 - March 25, 2019

Tracks 1 and 2 - April 11, 2019


Raleigh Parks and Recreation Online Registration for 2019-2020

Raleigh Parks and Recreation School programs online registration for school programs (Before School, After School, and Track Out Program) for the 2019-2020 school year begins on April 8 at 6:30 AM.  


First in Fitness Croc Stars

Congratulations to all of our 50 students who competed in this year's First in Fitness team!  They were Croc Stars!   Our Sycamore Creek team came in 1st place for our 5th consecutive FIF championship!  We are so proud of each student!  A huge thanks to Mr. Miller for keeping the tradition of excellence going!


Odyssey of the Mind Croc Stars

Congratulations to our three Odyssey of the Mind teams!  They competed in the Eastern Regional OM Tournament in Durham, NC.  One team placed third, one team place fifth, and one team placed fourteenth!   Outstanding!  We are so proud of our OMers for their creativity, critical thinking, and collaboration!  Thank you to Ms. Hochbrueckner and all of our OM parent coaches for leading these winning teams!


Innovation Croc Stars

We had over 100 students participate in the Innovation Expo this year!!  We are so proud of each of the student participants for their hard work, innovative thinking, and willingess to share with others!  A huge thanks to Mrs. Wright for coordinating this incredible event!


Pieces of Gold Croc Stars

Congratulations to the 35 5th grade students who performed in Pieces of Gold at the Raleigh Memorial Auditorium!  You did a phenomenal job and once again made Sycamore Creek Shine!  A huge thanks to Mrs. Post for preparing and leading these students!


Kyle's Kindness Challenge

Student Council kicked off our annual Kindness Challenge! They are spreading a little extra kindness at school, home, and in our community!  Once their kindness grid is complete please turn in to your teacher. Your child's name will appear on the scrolling news and they will be entered to participate in a pizza party lunch! Please tag kind deeds using #kyleskindnesschallenge and by tagging @CrocCouncil & @SycamoreCreekES. 

  • Tracks 2, 3, 4: March 4th - March 29th
  • Track 1: April 1st - 18th
Career Day Spirit Week
Career Day for 4th and 5th grades on Tracks 2 and 4 is Friday, March 29th!  Career Day for 4th and 5th grades on Tracks 1 and 3 is April 17th. 
The whole school is celebrating college and career readiness:
  • College Day - Wednesday, March 27 and Monday, April 15th- Wear your favorite college spirit wear.
  • Future Career Day - Thursday, March 28 and Tuesday, April 16th - Dress up like your future career.
  • Dress for Success Day - Friday, March 29 and Wednesday, April 17th- Dress as though you were going to an interview.
We are still looking for more chaperones to help transition students from one speaker to the next.  Please sign up on the links below if you can help us:
Tracks 2 and 4 Career Day Volunteer Sign up:

Tracks 1 and 3 Career Day Volunteer Sign up:


Save the Date

  • Moe’s Family Night - April 11th 
  • Sycamore Creek Spring Carnival - May 4th
  • Volunteer Luncheon - Tracks 1 & 2 - May 9th
  • Volunteer Luncheon - Tracks 3 & 4 - May 10th
  • Arts Night - May 15th
  • Aladdin Performance  - May 16th and 17th at Pine Hollow MS