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M. Brunson's Principal Updates on January 3, 2022


Happy New Year Sycamore Creek Families!  We hope you had a restful holiday, and we are so glad to welcome back our Track 1, 2, and 3 students!  Here's to a successful 2023 for all of our Sycamore Creek Crocs!


New Staff Welcome

Please join me in welcoming Ms. Katie Reed back to Sycamore Creek!  She will be our new Kindergarten Instructional Assistant on Track 1.  


Lunch Changes

No lunch changes.  The January lunch menu is linked under Quick Links below. 


Kindergarten Registration

Our Kindergarten spots for the 2023-2024 school year are filling up fast!  If you have a rising kindergarten please go to the WCPSS website to register your child now.


Media Circulation Awards

Mrs. Lyons has announced the highest circulation awards for the first semester. 


Class Awards:








Student Awards:

K-Madaline (Sayles)

1st - Kade (Atkins)

2nd-Savannah (Wagner)

3rd-Makenna (Kodweis)

4th-Jason (Mallian)

5th-Moira  (Tomaszewski)



Volunteers Needed for Club Photos

The PTA yearbook committee needs a couple of volunteers to help with club photos for Tracks 1 and 3 on January 13th and Tracks 2 and 4 on February 6th. Please see this link to sign up if you are able to assist. Thank you in advance for your help! 


Volunteers Needed for Kindergarten Technology Specials

If you are interested in helping Ms. Hains during Kindergarten Technology Specials for 3rd quarter, please sign up here.


Girls on the Run Spring Season

Sycamore Creek is excited to bring back another season of Girl's On The Run! The spring season starts on 2/28 and will end with an end of season 5K on May 20th.  Practices are held at Sycamore Creek on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:30- 4:45. 


Early Bird Registration runs through January 8th. General Registration will continue from 1/9-3/6.  Registration is a first come, first serve basis. Spots on the team will fill as you register your daughter. If you are interested in having your daughter participate in the program you can register her through the GOTR website which can be found here:


We understand that Springtime can be a very busy time for our runners. Before registering, please be sure that your runner is able to commit to coming to practice on Tuesdays and Thursdays when she is tracked in.  Our spots are very limited this season. Please also have a discussion with your daughter about your child being a participant in this program. Your child does not need to be a runner but we do ask that she be excited about learning more about how to be a better advocate for herself and for her community while also learning about how to take care of herself both physically and mentally. 


If you have any questions about the program, please reach out to Mrs. Gruenewald at



Literacy Night and Book Fair

Mark your calendars now!  We are planning a special Literacy Night Family Engagement Event to coincide with the Book Fair at Sycamore Creek.  Our goal is that families will actively partner with us to focus on student growth in Literacy. You will receive specific data from your child’s teacher on how your child is performing in literacy, and you will walk away with specific strategies to use at home to help your child improve in target areas.   



Monday, February 13 - Tracks 2 and 4

Wednesday, February 15, Track 1 and 3



  • Family Book Fair will be open from 5:00-8:00 PM.

  • Literacy Night in the classroom will be 5:30-6:15 PM and 6:30-7:15 PM (to allow parents with multiple children to attend two grade levels)

  • Science of Reading Presentations will be provided throughout the night in the gym led by our Literacy Coach and Instructional Facilitator.  This will be a perfect time to find out how we teach reading now and what the foundations of LETRS training that all teachers across our district have been learning. 


Upcoming Important Dates

  • January 9 - Report Cards Go Home for Tracks 1, 2, and 3

  • January 13 - Club Photos for Tracks 1 and 3

  • January 26 - Report Cards Go Home for Track 4

  • February 3 - Interims Go Home for Track 1 and 2

  • February 6 - Club Photos for Tracks 2 and 4

  • February 8-17 Book Fair

  • February 13 - Literacy Night and Book Fair,  Tracks 2 and 4

  • February 15 - Literacy Night and Book Fair, Tracks 1 and 3 

  • February 16 - Spirit Night at Papa John’s

  • February 20 - Spirit Night at Urban Air

  • February 24 - Interims Go Home for Tracks 3 and 4

  • February 28 - Spring Individual and Class Pictures for Tracks 1 and 3

  • March 16 - Spring Individual and Class Pictures for Tracks 2 and 4

  • April 19 - Spirit Night at Two Roosters


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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