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M. Brunson's Principal Updates on March 13, 2023

Good morning Sycamore Creek Families! 


Silent Auction

SCES Parents we need your help! One of our favorite fundraisers from the past is coming back! The PTA is gearing up for their Silent Auction that will begin on Tuesday, April 18th and close at the Global Festival on Tuesday, April 25th. We are looking for anyone willing to donate products or services to be auctioned off. 


If you are interested in donating, please fill out this form: Global Festival Auction DonationsAuction items are due by March 31st.  If you have any questions, please contact April Blanks at Thank you in advance for your consideration. 



Global Family Festival

On April 25, 2023 from 5:30-7:30 PM Sycamore Creek Elementary is hosting our Global Family Festival to celebrate its wonderfully diverse population of students. This year's theme is "We are the Light of the World". Because the event is all about celebrating the diversity of our students, we would love Sycamore Creek families to share about their own cultures and heritage by presenting about their cultural traditions. Each family presenting will have table space to present cultural artifacts, demonstrate arts and crafts, offer language lessons, etc.  If you would like to participate, please sign up at this link and we will contact you with more information. Please sign up by March 17, 2023.  As a reminder, the following are prohibited; incense, candles, hot plates, homemade food or beverages.  Any food being served must be store bought, wrapped, with an ingredient list. 


Student Led Conferences

We can’t wait to see our students grow their own leadership skills at upcoming Student Led Conference!  Your teacher will be sending you a sign up form to schedule your spring Student Led Conference.  Tracks 2, 3, and 4 will be having Students Led Conferencing next week!

  • March 21 - Student Led Conferencing for Track 4

  • March 22 - Student Led Conferencing for Tracks 2 and 3

  • April 5 - Student Led Conferencing for Track 1



Open PTA Board Positions

The PTA is looking for passionate and caring Croc parents to give back to SCES through volunteering for open Board Member positions and Committee Chair/Co-Chair positions in the new school year!   We would love your help to keep Sycamore Creek Elementary one of the best schools in the county, supporting our students, teachers, and families to achieve amazing heights! Please consider sharing your time and talent with us! The deadline to apply is April 7th!  For more information on positions please email


Sycamore Creek Campus Spring Beautification

We need you and community volunteers for a Spring Time Spruce Up! Lunch will be provided!


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. We are also going to be tackling a huge pile of mulch - spreading it all over school grounds so we need help! If you have wheelbarrows, rakes, and shovels, we need you to come please! 


The event will start at 10am on Saturday March 25th in front of SCES main entrance. Please bring work gloves, rakes, and a can do attitude! Trash grabbers, trash bags, and safety vests will be provided. We will also break at 12pm for lunch provided by the PTA (pizza anyone!?). We anticipate this to be roughly 3 to 4 hours worth of volunteering, so please plan accordingly with your time!



New Volunteer Registration Guidelines

Volunteer Registration is now permitted off site!  The modified WCPSS process allows for all volunteers to sign up from any location, instead of being required to sign up at a school or WCPSS facility.   Please visit, click on community, volunteer, new volunteer register here. The time of the volunteer process is taking 2 weeks, this includes from the time of submission of volunteer google form and the required criminal background check.

Please note that if you don't complete both the volunteer google form and the criminal background check your application will not be complete.  Once you complete your google volunteer application you will receive an email to complete your background search, scroll to the bottom of the email click on blue link to complete background check.  Once you complete your background check you will receive a copy of your background check report, it doesn't mean that you are approved to volunteer. Sycamore Creek will receive New updated approved volunteers on Mondays, please reach out to school to see if you are approved to volunteer. 

If you have any questions, please reach out to Mrs. Robinson (Receptionist), or 919-841-4333.


Lunch Changes This Week

No changes this week.



Upcoming Important Dates


  • March 15 - Optional middle school virtual parent meetings with school counselors from 7:30-8:00 AM or from 4:00-4:30 PM  - Middle School Meeting Link

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

  • March 20-24 - Tracks 2,3,4 SCES SSA Test Request at

  • March 21 - Student Led Conferencing for Track 4

  • March 22 - Ident a Kid for Track 2

  • March 22 - Student Led Conferencing for Tracks 2 and 3

  • April 5 - Student Led Conferencing for Track 1

  • April 13 - SuperCrocs Day for Tracks 1 and 3

  • April 19 - Family Spirit Night at Two Roosters

  • April 25 - Global Family Festival, 5:30-7:30 PM

  • April 28 - SuperCrocs Day for Tracks 2 and 4

  • May 11-12 - Spring Musical

  • May 22 - Reading EOG for Track 1

  • May 23 - Math EOG for Track 1

  • May 24 - Science EOG for Track 1

  • May 25-26 Make-up Testing for Track 1

  • June 2 - Last Day of School for Track 1 and 5th grade Ceremony

  • June 8 - Arts Night

  • June 15 - Kindergarten Orientation, 5:00-6:00 PM

  • June 16 - Science EOG for Tracks 2, 3, and 4

  • June 20 - Reading EOG for Tracks 2, 3, and 4

  • June 21- Math EOG for Tracks 2, 3, and 4

  • June 22-23 Make-up Testing for Tracks 2, 3, and 4

  • June 28 - Student's Last Day of School for Tracks 2, 3, and 4 and 5th Grade Ceremony



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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Have a wonderful week,


Mrs. Brunson, Principal