Message from the Principal

Mr. Graff

Happy Holidays! I am very thankful to be part of an amazing school community. I very much appreciate the dedication of our staff, supportive parents and our hard working and caring students. During December, Sycamore has many exciting activities which highlight our students, community and staff. These events also reinforce our positive school culture at Sycamore. Some of our events include:

16th Annual PTA Pancake Breakfast and Craft Fair: Saturday, December 1 from 7:30 am-11 am
Book Fair: November 26-December 1st
1st Grade Holiday Performance: Thursday, December 13 at 6:30 pm
Kindergarten Holiday Performance: Tuesday, December 18 at 6:00 pm
Staff Talent Show: Thursday, December 20 at 9:00 am
Pajama & Polar Express Day: Friday, December 21 (School Dismisses at 11:45)

An easy way to support your child’s school is to loan money through the State of Arizona’s Credit for Caring to support extracurricular clubs and activities. The State of Arizona allows you to help expand educational opportunities for our children under law AS 43-1098.01 which grants tax payers a tax credit of up to $400 married, filing jointly or $200, filing single, per household for donations that benefit schools. Smaller donations up to those amounts may also be made. It’s a WIN/WIN for everyone!

Visit to learn more how you can support student clubs and activities at Sycamore and in the Vail School District. Tax Credit donations are win-win. Our student activities include: Band, Choir, Strings, Sign Language Club, Wright Flight, Peace Patrol, Student Council, Honor Society, Engineering Club, Book Club, Drama Club, Tutoring, and many, many more. Every dollar you donate you will refunded back when you file your taxes in either the form of a reduction of what you may owe in taxes or an increase in your refund. Any Arizona resident may make a Tax Credit donation. A receipt for your donation will be mailed to by the Vail District Business Office. Contributions from employees of Raytheon and other companies will be matched dollar for dollar. I encourage you to call me directly at 879-2504 if you have any questions on how you can donate to our schools.

Thank you again for your continued support, and I hope everyone has a peaceful holiday season.

Ken Graff

Golden BellA+ School of Excellence!

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