SCE Newsletter

Winter Break is upon us. We hope you enjoy some quality time off with friends and family. Safe travels to those venturing over the river and through the woods! We look forward to seeing everyone in January. Happy New Year!

Do you like to sing and have fun with your friends?

New for 2018, we will be holding out first annual PLSD Elementary Choral Festival. This year's theme is Come Sail Away and will feature tons of fun music and games. There will also be performances by the combined North and Central High School Choirs.
Students will have the chance to work with Dr. Julia Shaw from The Ohio State University. Dr. Shaw has worked with youth choirs all around the world and is excited to work with our students.

Who: All 4th Grade Students
What: Come Sail Away with Music
When: Saturday, March 3, 2017 (9am start, 2pm Concert)
Where: Pickerington North High School
Cost: $10 - Includes Lunch and a T-Shirt

Check out the music for the choral festival on our Google classroom. Just login to your google account and type in this code: axjc48x

Upcoming Events

-Winter Break for all students is December 22nd through January 8th. All students resume classes on Tuesday, January 9th.

-School fees were due November 17th, 2017. Please make arrangements to pay your student's outstanding fees. Fees will accumulate every year so it is important to make payments in a timely manner. You can access your fee assignments through your Parent Portal on Infinite Campus.

-Beginning January 9th and 11th - PLSD will be offering ESL (English as a Second Language) classes for any parent/adult family member in the district.
Classes are free!!
Beginner English Classes
When: Tuesday nights from 6-8pm
Where: Tussing Elementary (library)
Instructor: Bobbi Borders
Email: bobbi.borders@gmail.com

Intermediate English Classes
When: Thursday nights from 6-8 pm
Where: Tussing Elementary (library)
Instructor: Cara Gorsuch
Email: carangorsuch@gmail.com

January 11th - PTO Meeting 7pm in SCE Media Center. Childcare provided, all are welcome.

January 15th - No school for all students - Martin Luther King Jr. Day

January 16th - Jets Pizza Night for SCE PTO - 10% of all sales go directly to the PTO. No flyer necessary.

January 19th - No School for Students - Professional Development Day for Staff

January 31st - All Box Tops are due. Any questions, please contact Renee Sefcik at rsefcikpto@gmail.com

Lunch Times

First Grade - 11:45am - 12:30pm
Second Grade - 12:45pm - 1:30pm
Third Grade - 12:15pm - 1:00pm
Fourth Grade - 1:15pm - 2:00pm
KLIP - 12:10pm

Dismissal

We ask that your child follow the same routine daily going home to avoid any confusion at the end of the day. One of the most difficult things to do is manage all the last minute changes on how students are to go home. If there needs to be a change, please send a note to your child's teacher with instructions for to end of day dismissal. If an emergency arises, please contact the school office by 3pm so we may inform the student and teacher of the change in dismissal.

Please send in notes for early dismissal to the school office.

General Information

Visitors

We ask all visitors to sign in and obtain a visitors pass to be in the school.

Parents are asked to respect the teacher’s responsibility to provide instruction from 9:15-4:05 p.m. We try to limit the number of classroom interruptions during the school day.

A conference is an ideal way for parents and teacher to get to know one another so the best interest of your child is realized.  Visiting in the classroom is limited and must be scheduled in advance with the teacher.

Social Webpages

Follow Sycamore Creek Elementary on Facebook to watch all the magical things happening at SCE.

2017/2018 School Registration Dates

Registration is now open for all new students.  You can complete your registration online at www.pickerington.k12.oh.us under “Our District”, “Enrolling (Welcome Center)”.

Welcome Center Contact Information:

614-920-6180

130 Hill Road South – Attached to Ridgeview Junior High School

School Fees Reminder

School Fees for 2017/18 were due November 17th, 2017.  Please make arrangements to pay your student’s fees.  You can access your Parent Portal to check for any unpaid balances or to make payments!!!  School fees accumulate from year to year so please make sure you are up to date!

The preferred method of payment is by logging into the Parent Portal on Infinite Campus. While schools will accept fee payments, paying via the Parent Portal ensures there is a record of payment (and that students do not misplace a check or cash.)  School offices can accept exact cash amount, check or credit card.

2017/18 School Fees:

KG  $19.00,   First – $17.00,   Second – $17.50,   Third – $22.00,

Fourth – $22.00

2017-2018 School Calendar

The Board of Education approved the 2017-18 school year calendar at its Jan. 9, 2017 meeting. The calendar can be downloaded from our website.