Principal UpdateCourtney Orning2/18/20192/28/2019
Principal Update
  Success of our  Global Family Festival Our 1st ever Global Family Festival:  Love in any Language was a huge success thanks to all of you!  We were hoping for 100-200, expecting 50, and were delightfully surprised to have about 1,000 attend including 450 children!  We were completely overwhelmed in the best kind of way!   Please check out all the pictures on our Twitter feed or on our webpage!   Special Thanks to our families who shared more about their countries and cultures.  We learned so much from all of you:  Damrek Family, Bennett Family, Keeton Family, Distefano Family, Badgley Family, Cruz Family, Haile Family, Costello Family, ... read full article
M. BRUNSON'S PRINCIPAL UPDATES FOR FEBRUARY 4, 2019Courtney Orning2/4/20192/9/2019
M. BRUNSON'S PRINCIPAL UPDATES FOR FEBRUARY 4, 2019
  Volunteers Needed We are in need of additional drivers to help transport the books collected from the Student Council Book Drive. If you are interested and available to help please sign up below.  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c054ea5af28a2f58-book1. Thank you to all of the volunteers who came in to make 1200 hearts for our Global Family Festival.  We appreciate YOU!   Backpack Buddies Our Backpack Buddy program is running extremely low on reusable shopping bags, fruit, and snacks. If you are able to help, please sign up here:  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/508084CAEA822A2F94-20191 . If you have any questions or comments, please do not hesitate to reach ... read full article
M. BRUNSON'S PRINCIPAL UPDATES ON JANUARY 28, 2019Courtney Orning1/28/20192/3/2019
M. BRUNSON'S PRINCIPAL UPDATES ON JANUARY 28, 2019
  Welcome Back Track 4! We are so glad to have Track 4 families returning after such a long break!    Family Event at Triangle Rock Club  Thank you to all of our families who came out last night to support Sycamore Creek at the Triangle Rock Club!   New Sycamore Creek Staff Please join us in welcoming our newest SCES staff members: Jennifer Fox - Track 4 IA in first grade Raquelle Pollock - Track 4 IA in the AUII classroom Alycia Benson - maternity sub in 2nd grade Betty Stephan - maternity sub in AIG   Welcome New School Board ... read full article
Brunson's BeatCourtney Orning1/16/20191/30/2019
Brunson's Beat
Friday, January 18th, is a Full Day Don't forget that Friday, January 18th is now a full school day.  Originally it was an Early Release Day but was changed to a full day as a make-up day.   Holiday Don't forget that Monday, January 21st, is a holiday and there will be no school that day.   Track Change Request Window   Our track change request window is January 22nd -February 8th.  Due to the NC Class Size Mandates and K-3 class sizes reducing each year, we do not anticipate being able to accommodate many track changes, if any.  However, if you are interested ... read full article
M. BRUNSON'S UPDATES Courtney Orning12/12/201812/21/2018
M. BRUNSON'S UPDATES
I hope you all enjoyed the winter wonderland and extra time with your family the past two days!     SCES Staff Shoutouts Congratulations to Ms. Ritter!  She was just named as Sycamore Creek's Instructional Assistant of the Year.   Ms. Ritter is an IA in first grade on Track 3.  We are so thrilled for her and so proud! Congratulations to Ms. Burdeau!  She was just named as Sycamore Creek's First Year Beginning Teacher of the Year.  Ms. Burdeau is a Special Education teacher on Track 1.  We are so proud of her!   Saturday Make-up Day - December 15th Saturday, December ... read full article
M. BRUNSON'S PRINCIPAL UPDATES ON DECEMBER 2, 201812/2/201812/11/2018
M. BRUNSON'S PRINCIPAL UPDATES ON DECEMBER 2, 2018
I hope that everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday with your families!  As we kick off a new month we wish Track 1 a Happy Track out and Happy Holiday, and we welcome back all of our Track 2 families!   Readvolution Field Trip  On Friday, we sent home a parent information letter with permission slip and lunch form for our February 25th event.  Please be sure to check your child's folder or backpack for this information and return to your child's teacher this week.     December BackPack Buddies Please consider contributing to the December BackPack Buddies at  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/508084CAEA822A2F94-20183 . ... read full article
Principal's MessageCourtney Orning11/18/201812/2/2018
Principal's Message
Thankful for You On behalf of all of the staff at Sycamore Creek Elementary, we want you, our school families, to know how thankful we are for you!  Thank you for always supporting us, encouraging us, and partnering with us to make our school the BEST school in the world.  We are so appreciative for you!  Most of all, we are thankful and privileged to have the opportunity to be in your children's lives....to love them, teach them, inspire them, and support them.  May this Thanksgiving holiday be a blessing for you and your family!     Holidays Tuesday, November 20th ... read full article
Principal's MessageCourtney Orning10/22/201811/5/2018
Principal's Message
Thank you! Thank you again for your support of our school through the Croc Mile.  I am just shocked and amazed at the level of support provided.  Thank you to the PTA for such strong organization and planning to ensure such a successful event (even with a make-up date).   Thank you to those of you who brought your families out to enjoy Sycamore Creek's Movie Night on Friday.  It was a fun event and I was glad to see you there!   Our next event will be McTeacher Night at McDonalds on November 13th!!  This will be a new experience for ... read full article
M. BRUNSON'S UPDATESCourtney Orning9/19/20189/19/2018
M. BRUNSON'S UPDATES
  Saturday Make-up Day This Saturday, September 22, 2018 is a make-up day.  Our morning start time is the same but we will dismiss at 12:00 PM.  Lunch will not be served.  Be sure to send in a snack.  Be sure that your child's teacher knows how your child will be going home on Saturday.   WCPSS Make-up Days Please check out the WCPSS webpage for more information about our make-up days. We will have only one Saturday make-up day on September 22nd.  Also September 28th and October 19th are no longer Early Release days.  They will be full school days. Track 1 -  ... read full article
Mrs. Brunson's Principal Updates 8/12/20189/4/2018
Mrs. Brunson's Principal Updates
Outreach to our Spanish Speaking Sycamore Creek Families Mrs. Post, our Music teacher, will be in the office every day from 8:00-8:30 AM.  She will be available to help families on the phone or in person with questions, concerns, or messages that need Spanish translation.   ¡ Hola Padres! Bienvenidos al año escolar 2018-2019 de Sycamore Creek Elementary. Estamos muy entusiasmados de tener a sus hijos en nuestra escuela. Mi nombre es Mrs. Natalie Post, Profesora de Música en Sycamore Creek Elementary, y estoy disponible para servirle como traductor. Si necesita ayuda para traducir con el maestro de su hijo, la administración y llenar ... read full article
M. BRUNSON'S UPDATESCourtney Orning7/15/20187/30/2018
M. BRUNSON'S UPDATES
Sycamore Creek Families: The Crocs "Rocked" the First Week of School!   I am so proud of our students and staff who quickly immersed themselves in learning.  The minute you walk into the classrooms, you can sense the enthusiasm and excitement.  We are looking forward to having all of our kindergartners here this week!   Open House We look forward to seeing you at Open House this week.  Open House for Track 1 is this Wednesday, July 18th at 5:30 PM and Open House for Track 2, 3, and 4 is Thursday, July 19th at 5:30 PM.  Open House is an event for parents ... read full article
Bus, Carpool, and Meals7/9/20187/15/2018
Bus, Carpool, and Meals
What an awesome first day of school! Learning is already taken place in every classroom.  Students are CHOMPING.  Excitement fills the hallways.  Be sure to check out all the pictures and tweets!  Find us on Twitter at @MCBrunson and @SycamoreCreekES!  You can also view SCES tweets from our school webpage. I wanted to share a few reminders for you to keep you in the loop: Bus Routes This year we have only 8 bus routes (last year there were 10) and no double routes.  Be sure that you know what bus your child rides this year.  Go to our school ... read full article
M. BRUNSON'S UPDATES7/8/20187/15/2018
M. BRUNSON'S UPDATES
Happy New School Year!! We are so excited about our first day of school for the 2018-2019 school year!  The Sycamore Creek staff have been busy all week getting ready for our students.  Our theme this year is WE TEACH ROCKSTARS and we are dedicated to Love All. Serve All. Challenge All!  We are creeating a new School Improvement Plan focused on meeting the social emotional needs of students and strengthening instruction of the standards. We can't wait to share more with you at Open House. Special thanks to our amazing PTA for helping us kick off the year on ... read full article