Weekly Update – January 7

Upcoming Events


Monday, January 7

  • News Team | 7:35-8:00 AM and 3:10-4:30 PM
  • Spartan Singers | 7:35 AM
  • Jazz Band | 5:00-6:30 PM

Tuesday, January 8

  • News Team | 7:35-8:00 AM and 3:10-4:30 PM
  • Spartan Singers | 7:35 AM
  • Winter Running | 3:00-4:00 PM
  • Yearbook Club Meeting | 3:00-4:15 PM
  • Board of Education Meeting @ West School | 7:00 PM

Wednesday, January 9

  • 7th and 8th Grade Math Tutoring | 3:00-4:30 PM
  • Newspaper Meeting | 3:00-3:45 PM
  • Engineering Club | 3:00-5:00 PM
  • Spartan Food Pantry | 4:30-6:30 PM

Thursday, January 10

  • Builders Club | 7:35 AM
  • New Kids on the Block Officers Meeting | 7:45 AM
  • Scholastic Bowl | 3:00-4:30 PM
  • Interact Club | 3:00-5:00 PM
  • Wrestling @ Sycamore High School | 4:00 PM

Friday, January 11

  • Student Council | 7:35 AM
  • Chess Club | 3:00-4:00 PM
  • PTO Dance | 7:00-9:00 PM

Saturday, January 12

  • Saturday School | 8:00-11:00 AM
  • Wrestling @ DeKalb High School | 9:00 AM



Due to the snow day on Monday, November 26, school will be in session on Monday, February 18.


Auditions for the spring musical, The Little Mermaid, will begin this Wednesday, January 9 and Friday, January 11. Additional dates may be added due to demand, so sign-up soon! Check out the SMS Musical Google Classroom or see Mr. Kowalski for more information.


Builder’s Club will be collecting gently used or new coats, hats, and gloves to be donated to the Sycamore Food Pantry and Katie’s Closet. Please leave them in the Commons. Collection will end on January 31.


The second PTO Dance of the year for Sycamore Middle School students will be this Friday, January 11, from 7:00-9:00 PM. Doors will close promptly at 7:30 PM, and students are asked to stay the entire time. Pizza and other snacks will be available for sale during the event. The cost is $5.00 with a student ID, $10.00 without. Replacement ID’s can be purchased in the main office through Friday morning at 10:30 AM. For information on donating treats or chaperoning click here.


The Spartan Food Pantry located at West Elementary School is open this Wednesday from 4:30-6:30 PM. 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 January 23.


At least every other year, districts throughout Illinois are asked to participate in the 5Essential survey to gather information from our faculty, students and parents to gain insight in the key components of all successful schools. These areas include effective leaders, collaborative teachers, involved families, supportive environments, and ambitious instruction.

The results of the survey responses are reported back to the schools for their review and planning for future school improvement focus items within the five areas.

We need your assistance and your feedback. As a district, we have chosen to provide the opportunity for you, the parents/guardians of our students, to offer us feedback via the 5Essentials parent survey. The survey takes about 10 minutes to complete and can be completed on your smart device.

Your participation in the parent survey will help us understand the conditions here at the school and guide improvement. Your identity and individual survey responses will be kept completely confidential and will never be connected to you or your child.

To take the survey, click here.

For more information about the Illinois 5Essentials Survey, please visit https://illinois.5-essentials.org.

Thank you, in advance, for your time and participation.


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