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M. Brunson's Principal Updates on December 5, 2022


Good afternoon Sycamore Creek Families!  Today has been such an amazing day to kick off the week.  We had an incredible Number Drummers Cultural Arts program provided by the PTA!  Mr. Hudson and I were finally taped to the wall to celebrate meeting the Croc Mile Goal.  Plus, it was a track out day for Track 1!  We look forward to seeing our Track 2 students back tomorrow. 


Countdown to the Holidays

We have 13 more days!


Student Spotlights

Congratulations to all of our 4th and 5th grade Chorus students!  They performed beautifully at the Holiday Chorus Performance last week.  It was so great to have so many parents and staff here for the event and PTA meeting. Special thanks to Ms. Yardley and Mrs. Chitty for leading the Chorus students. 


Congratulations to our Girls on the Run team who participated in the 5K Reindeer Romp at Koko Booth Amphitheater on Saturday morning!  They did such an amazing job and the support of the running buddies and parents was incredible.  Special thanks to our PTA for providing a new Sycamore Creek tent to stand out at this community event. Also, a shout out to our Girls on the Run coaches - Mrs. Gruenewald, Mrs. Roman, and Mrs. Lawson!


A special shout out to our new Student Ambassadors for hosting the Open House for Prospective Families and for select Chorus students who sang the Sycamore Creek song for this event!  I was so proud to hear the students welcoming prospective families and sharing why they loved Sycamore Creek.  Special thanks to Mrs. Fox for sponsoring this student club.  


Our amazing newspaper club has been working so hard all quarter to bring you the first edition of the Quarterly Croc for 22-23! Check it out and share with your children:  Special thanks to Mrs. Boyer and Ms. Hains for sponsoring this student club. 

Lunch Changes

Wednesday - General Tso’s Chicken & Rice, Veggie Lo Mein, and Stir Fry Vegetables



Sycamore Creek Beautification Day is this Saturday

SCES PTA is looking for volunteers, parents, and students to help us clean up the outside of Sycamore Creek ES! We will be preening trees and clearing brush and picking up litter along Leesville Rd and school grounds.  This event is part of the larger Beautification Committee efforts to help maintain campus grounds, including the turf, pedestrian sidewalks adjacent to SCES, and other needs as they arise.  


The event will start at 10am on Saturday December 10th in the SCES bus loop. Please bring work gloves, rakes, and a can-do attitude! Trash grabbers, trash bags, and safety vests will be provided.   Please SIGN UP otherwise you may miss out on important volunteer day information (inclement weather, illness, etc)



Sycamore Creek Staff Retirement

Congratulations to Mr. Miller, our PE teacher, who will be retiring at the end of December.  We are so happy for him but will also miss him so much!  Mr. Miller does so much for our students and our school community.  Please be sure to send your love and shoutouts to him for his many years of dedication and service, especially here at Sycamore Creek Elementary.  His last day will be Wednesday, December 21st.  


Special Thanks to our PTA

Special Thanks to our PTA for the delicious Staff Holiday Luncheon!  What a wonderful time for us to be together and kick off the holiday season.  We are so appreciative of all of the ways our PTA is showing love and appreciation to the Sycamore Creek staff!


Sycamore Creek PTA Clothing Drive

Please support the PTA clothing drive to benefit Note in the Pocket through December 16. The mission of Note in the Pocket is to provide quality clothing to homeless and impoverished children and families with dignity and love. We will be collecting NEW socks, underwear and long sleeve t-shirts in all sizes from child to adult. Thank you for helping us show the holiday giving spirit SCES is known for. 


Donations for Makerspace Cart

We are in need of donations for our Makerspace Cart. If you are able to help, please check your grade level below and send in donations with your child. Supplies do not have to be brand new. Email with questions.


Kindergarten- Cotton balls, Q-tips, string, yarn

1st- Styrofoam balls/ shapes, tissue paper

2nd- Play- Doh, modeling clay, clothespins

3rd- Pom-poms, feathers, googly eyes 

4th- Popsicles sticks, craft sticks, pipe cleaners, straws

5th- Tiny toy figures & stickers (people, plants, animals), pieces of fabric/ felt

ALL- Cardboard toilet paper & paper towel rolls


Upcoming Important Dates

  • December 10 - Beautification Day, 10 AM

  • December 13 - Spirit Night at Leesville Tap Room

  • December 21 - Early Release at 1 PM
  • December 22-January 2 - Winter Holiday

  • January 3 - Tracks 1, 2, and 3 Return to School

Weekly Wellness Check for SCES Families

We want to know if your family needs any assistance and support throughout the school year.   Please complete the survey if you have any specific needs or questions we can help you with.

Weekly Wellness Check 


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