Weekly Update – April 29

Upcoming Events

Monday, April 29 – Wear Blue

  • News Team | 7:35AM-8:00AM and 3:10PM-4:30PM
  • IESA Scholastic Bowl Sectionals @ Barrington | 4:30PM

Tuesday, April 30 – Wear White

  • News Team | 7:35AM-8:00AM and 3:10PM-4:30PM
  • High School Soccer Informational Meeting | 7:45AM
  • Vocabulary Extravaganza | 3:00PM-6:00PM

Wednesday, May 1 – Wear Pink

  • West Elementary School 5th Grade Tour of SMS | 9:00AM
  • 7th and 8th Grade Math Tutoring | 3:00PM-4:30PM
  • Track Invitational @ Genoa Kingston High School | 4:30PM
  • Spartan Food Pantry @ West Elementary School | 4:30PM-6:30PM
  • NCJC Music Fest @ Duke Ellington Ballroom Northern Illinois University | 7:00PM

Thursday, May 2 – Wear Gold

  • Builders Club | 7:35AM
  • New Kids on the Block Officers Meeting | 7:45AM
  • Middle School Football Informational Meeting | 7:45 AM
  • South Prairie Elementary 5th Grade Tour of SMS | 9:00AM
  • 7th and 8th Grade Art Club Meeting | 3:10PM-4:00PM

Friday, May 3 – Wear Lavender

  • Student Council | 7:30AM
  • North Grove Elementary 5th Grade Tour of SMS | 9:00AM
  • Chess Club | 3:00PM-4:00PM

Saturday, May 4

  • Saturday School | 8:00AM-11:00AM
  • NCJC Track Meet @ Burlington Central | 9:00AM

Announcements

VOCABULARY EXTRAVAGANZA

Attention to all Sycamore Middle School families: SMS students’ hard work on vocabulary.com has paid off! SMS is ranked #1 in Illinois, and we have our eyes on the prize. The contest ends on the eve of Tuesday, April 30. We are thrilled to have our first ever Vocabulary Extravaganza to ensure that we hold our first place title until the contest ends. SMS students are invited to stay after school on Tuesday, April 30 until 6PM for pizza, snacks, and an exciting session of vocabulary practice. Thank you for encouraging your child to aim high and work toward this great achievement!

MAP TESTING

Next week, all students will take their final MAP assessment for the year. 6th and 8th Grade will test on Tuesday and Wednesday. 7th Grade will test on Thursday and Friday.

SMS FOOTBALL INFORMATIONAL MEETING

If your sixth or seventh grade child is interested in playing football in the fall, there will be an athlete only meeting at 7:45AM on Thursday, May 2 in the SMS Library.

HS SOCCER INFORMATIONAL MEETING

If your eighth grade boy is interested in playing soccer at SHS, there will be an athlete only meeting at 7:45AM on Tuesday, April 30 in the 8th Grade ELA.

SCHOOL TOOL BOXES – ON SALE NOW

School Tool Boxes for the ‘19-’20 school year are on sale now! Log on to: www.schooltoolbox.com and look for Sycamore Middle School. Each grade level box has all the essential items for next year, all conveniently delivered right to your door for one low price.

YEARBOOK SALES – IN SCHOOL ONLY

Yearbooks must now be purchased in the Main Office. The cost is $30; you may pay by cash or check made out to Sycamore Middle School. Yearbooks will be distributed on the last day of school.

PTO ASSISTANCE

We are looking for some help with the May PTO Staff Lunch (Ice Cream Social). If you are able to donate or help please sign up here.

SPARTAN FOOD PANTRY

The Spartan Food Pantry located at West Elementary School is open this Wednesday, May 1, from 4:30PM-6:30PM. The Pantry is open to any family that has a student attending a Sycamore School. Just bring a photo ID.

The pantry is a choice-pantry that offers frozen foods (burgers, chicken tenders, other meats), fresh produce, dairy products, canned goods, snacks, treats, and much more. Families can come to the pantry every time it is open and choose what items they would or would not like to take. The next one is May 15.

2018-2019 SCHOOL CALENDAR UPDATES

The last day of school will be Thursday, May 30. Students will be dismissed at 11:00AM. Other end of the year events and activities will be updated on our website calendar.

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