North Notes: September 13, 2021

IMPORTANT DATES

Monday, September 13

  • PTO Meeting (North School Library) | 6:30PM

Tuesday, September 14

  • Board of Education Meeting @ Southeast School | 7:00PM

Wednesday, September 15

  • Spartan Food Pantry @ District Warehouse | 4:30PM-6:00PM

Thursday, September 16

  • Late Start Thursday- Doors open at 9:15 school starts at 9:30AM

Friday, September 17

  • Have a Great Weekend!

Full Calendar

 

IN THIS ISSUE

 

PTO MEETING

Our first PTO Meeting of the year will be Monday night at the North School Library. All attendees will need to wear a mask. We hope to see you there!

 

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

The District is working to fill several positions. We are seeking several part and full-time positions. If you are interested, please click the link to see what might fit you best. If you are not interested, please feel free to pass around the information! We could really use your help with these positions.

View Positions

 

SPARTAN FOOD PANTRY OPEN THIS WEEK!

The Spartan Food Pantry is excited to welcome guests to shop every other week on Wednesdays. On Wednesday, September 15, patrons can collect food at the District Warehouse on 520 N. Maple Street, Sycamore. Pantry patrons are in-person shopping!  Please bring a mask. The pantry hours are 4:30PM-6:00PM. The Pantry is open to any family that has a student attending a Sycamore School.  

The pantry offers frozen foods, fresh produce, cereal, canned goods, snacks, treats, and much more.  Sycamore School District families can come to the pantry every time it is open.  Park in the lot next to the warehouse, come on in the front door, and a volunteer will guide you from there.

Community members can now volunteer at the pantry! If you or your organization want to help out, please email spartanfoodpantry@syc427.org for more information. 

 

4TH GRADE RECORDER

We are getting close to the first recorder lesson in music. Please be sure your child has a recorder in their backpack ready for the dates listed for their 4th grade class.

North- Mrs. Brown’s Class- Friday, September 24th

North- Mr. Egan’s Class- Thursday, September 23rd

North Grove- Mrs. Berry’s Class, Tuesday, September 28th

North Grove- Mr. Ferst’s Class, Monday, October 4th (Later date because of Labor Day Holiday)

North Grove- Mrs. Walter’s Class-Wednesday, September 22nd

If you are in need of a recorder, they are available for purchase through the school district for $5 through the online store. All students who have purchased a recorder through the district will receive them from their music teacher on the first day they begin recorder.  Thank you for all you do to support your child for their classes in Sycamore.

Order Now

 

5TH GRADE RECORDER

We will be playing recorder again this year during the 5th grade music special. All 5th grade students will need to bring their home recorder to class beginning the week of October 4th. We will begin with a review of recorder basics and then each child will be working on recorder music at their individual level and will each be setting goals for their progress. If you purchased a recorder last year, that recorder will still work for this year's music class.  

If you did not participate in music last year, you may use an older sibling’s recorder (they can be washed in hot soapy water and air dried. If they are Yamaha recorders, previously purchased through the school district, they are washed through the dishwasher.)

If you are still in need of a recorder, they are available for purchase through the school district for $5 through the online store.  All students will need a recorder for their class starting October 4th.

We will be playing recorder again this year during the 5th grade music special. All 5th grade students will need to bring their home recorder to class beginning the week of October 4th. We will begin with a review of recorder basics and then each child will be working on recorder music at their individual level and will each be setting goals for their progress. If you purchased a recorder last year, that recorder will still work for this year's music class.  

If you did not participate in music last year, you may use an older sibling’s recorder (they can be washed in hot soapy water and air dried. If they are Yamaha recorders, previously purchased through the school district, they are washed through the dishwasher.)

If you are still in need of a recorder, they are available for purchase through the school district for $5 through the online store.  All students will need a recorder for their class starting October 4th.

Order Now

 

5TH GRADE BAND - STILL ROOM FOR YOU!

It's not too late to register your child for Band! Just click here and click on the "Register Here" link.  We've extended the online registration through Wednesday, September 15. If you have any questions, please feel free to click on the "Band Handbook'' link, or contact one of the band directors at the following e-mails:  smertens@syc427.orgkgoodman@syc427.org, or icrawl@syc427.org. Also, if financial considerations are a concern, but you'd like for your child to have this opportunity, please let us know. Thank you!

 

CUB SCOUT PACK 118 | JOIN THE FUN! 

For video information click here. For other questions, contact Cubmaster Scott Peska at speska@gmail.com with any questions.

 

INTERNET SUPPORT

Federal aid is now available specifically to help families pay for high-speed internet service, plus a computer or tablet. It’s called the Emergency Broadband Benefit, and it provides discounts of up to $50 a month for high-speed internet along with a one time discount of up to $100 for a laptop, desktop computer, or tablet purchased through a participating provider.  

Households qualify if anyone in the household is eligible for the free and reduced-price school lunch or breakfast programs; participates in SNAP, Medicaid, or Lifeline; received a Federal Pell Grant this year; or lost significant income due to furlough or job loss since Feb. 29, 2020. Please see the link below for more details about this support program.
Internet Service Site

Learn More

 

RESOURCES

 

THE FINAL SAY - A WORD FROM MR. FRANKS

As you pack backpacks for the day, please encourage your child to have spare masks readily available. We have had a crazy week of students arriving without, soiling, or breaking their mask. We know it happens - we always have a spare in the office. Our supply will last an extra mile if students could keep an extra one handy.  

We appreciate all of your support and follow-through at home. Our students are coming to school ready to learn and are off to a fantastic start. Thank you for your partnership!

Take care, stay well, and shine bright!

Mr. Franks