Posted in Front Page News | Leave a comment

Bus Incident

Dear Parents:

This afternoon, December 11, 2014, the Pima County Sheriff’s Department was contacted by a Vail bus driver.  The driver reported hearing students talk about having a gun on the bus.  The driver pulled the bus over and contacted 911.  The Sheriff’s Department responded.

Deputies interviewed students on the bus and verified that there was no gun.  It was determined that two older students were “joking” to alarm other students on the bus.

The two students who created the disturbance were cited by the Sheriff’s Department and released to their parents.

Comments regarding the safety of our students and staff are taken seriously. Please use this incident to talk to your student about the seriousness of making comments about weapons.

I encourage you to call Ken Graff, Principal of Sycamore, or Margaret Steuer, Principal of Corona Foothills Middle School, if you have any questions or concerns.

Ken Graff
Sycamore Elementary

Margaret Steuer
Corona Foothills Middle School

Posted in Front Page News | Comments Off

Family Movie Night, Dinner, & Snowfall!

PTA will be hosting another fabulous Family Movie Night!  Join us Friday, December 12, for a Christmas Medley under the snow and stars!  Instead of our usual pizza dinner, we’ll be serving a Spaghetti Meal for $5.00.  Mama Louisa’s Italian Restaurant on Houghton was so thoughtful in sponsoring this event!   All proceeds from the evening will go to the Wright Family.  The snow will start falling at 5:00 p.m. – Hope to see you there!  Click here for more information!

Posted in Front Page News | Comments Off

Pancake Breakfast – Tomorrow!



Just a reminder that our fabulous Holiday Pancake Breakfast & Craft Fair is tomorrow Saturday, December 6th!  The fun starts at 7:30 a.m. and continues until 11:00 a.m.   Don’t miss out on your opportunity to get your picture taken with Santa!  Click here for more information.  We can’t wait to see you there! 

Posted in Front Page News | Comments Off

Girls on the Run Program!

Sycamore offers an amazing program, just for girls!  Some of our amazing advisors,  Mrs. Stone, Ms. Parker, and Mrs. Gorjidooz are dedicated to this after school running program that is designed for girls from 3rd-5th grade.  This program, Girls on the Run, teaches life skills through dynamic, interactive lessons and running games. The program culminates with the girls being physically and emotionally prepared to complete a celebratory 5k running event. The goal of the program is to unleash confidence through accomplishment while establishing a lifetime appreciation of health and fitness.  Join our fabulous coaches in Mrs. Stone’s Classroom for an informational meeting about the program on Tuesday, December 9th at 7:15 a.m. Click here for more information!

Posted in Front Page News | Comments Off

Thanksgiving Break!

Screen Shot 2014-11-25 at 10.01.52 AM

Just a reminder!  School will resume as normal on Monday, December 1st.  Have a safe, and enjoyable long weekend!

Posted in Front Page News | Comments Off

Late Buses November 19th…

November 19th, 2014 @ 12:52 PM:
From our Transportation Department: Elementary and Middle School Buses will be ON TIME picking up students and getting them home! Activity buses are canceled this afternoon for Sycamore and Corona Foothills Middle School. We’ll keep you posted if there are any changes.

November 19th, 2014 @ 8:19 AM:
Just an update on buses for today… Thanks to everyone for their patience and understanding for this unexpected delay this morning. Since there is a shortage of drivers today, activity buses will be canceled. If your child normally takes an activity bus home after school, other arrangements will need to be made. We will keep you posted if there are any changes or updates.

November 19th, 2014 @ 6:20 AM:
This morning, we have a critical driver shortage in the Transportation Department due to illness. Transportation is working hard to cover routes this morning, however, all routes in the Corona de Tucson area will be at a minimum twenty minutes late. A second run will occur after the first run to pick up any students that missed the bus. Please call the school office if you have any questions.

Posted in Front Page News | Comments Off

No School Tomorrow – November 11th

Just a reminder, there is no school tomorrow, November 11th, in observance of Veterans Day.  Thank you to all of our brave men and women who have served and are currently serving our country!  We are forever grateful for your service.

Posted in Front Page News | Comments Off

Mother-Son Sports Night

Join us Friday, November 7th from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
for our
1st Annual Mother-Son Sport’s Night!  

PTA is hard at work to make sure this event will be a muddy evening of fun!  Be sure to come ready to get muddy!  Tickets are $10 (Mother/Son) and additional children are $5 each.

We can’t wait to see you there.  Registration is due Wednesday, November 5th.  Click here for the flyer.  Do you have more questions?  Feel free to give our office a call at 879-2500 to get more details!

Posted in Front Page News | Comments Off

Read-A-Thon Reminder!

Reaching New Heights, One Book At A Time!

We’re getting closer to the finish line of this year’s Read-a-Thon & we hope all of our Sycamore Stingers are still reading and working to meet their goals.

Just a few quick reminders for our students -

1.  Check in with sponsors and let them know about your progress.
2.  Keep reading & mapping your progress on your reading log.
3.  Start collecting your donations as you complete your goal
4. All money must be returned to office or teacher by Nov. 7th!!
* Make sure Checks are made Payable to Sycamore PTA *
* Check with Employers about donation-matching *
5. Get ready for a fun awards assembly with the Mayor of Tucson on November 21st!

Overall Top Earner: Tablet
1st Place: iPod Touch
2nd Place: YFliker F1 Flow Series Scooter
3rd Place: Gift Card

* Pizza Party for the Primary & Secondary class with the most participation *

Posted in Front Page News | Comments Off