Sycamore Hills Elementary School

MAP Testing


MAP Testing will be held

May 6th through May 22nd

from 9:30-11:00

Please plan around these dates.  It is very important that your student is at school on these days.  Make sure your student gets a good nights sleep and breakfast in the morning so they can do their best!  

Summer School 

Follow these instructions to enroll your student:  Summer School Application 

In order to be eligible for the attendance gift card you must have your student enrolled by April 11th.  You must be registered by May 16th for transportation. 

Dates: June 2nd- June 26th Monday through Thursday
Friday Funday Available for a fee
Times: 9:15- 3:45
Sycamore will be held at Sycamore

Questions about transportation: 816-521-5335
Questions about school meals: 816-521-5371
Questions about Summer Success: 816-521-5599 Ext 10038 

Labels & Box Tops for Education

Box Tops: $306.70
Labels For Education: 250
Best Choice Lables: 6

Ice Cream Party Winners
2nd Grade
Nov/Dec-5th Grade
Mar/Apr- ????
- All school prize if we reach our goal!

As you can see every little bit helps so keep sending those labels in!  

Don't forget to send in your Box Tops and Labels for Education!  Our School/PTA earns money. 


Box Top


Labels for Education

Make Your Own Envelope and Return
to School

Box Top Collection Sheet


Ann Pye

Programs Within Sycamore

Kids Safari: Before and After School Care

Kids Safari hours are 6:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday-Friday, even on No School Days and Snow Days! Call Doris Brunson, Youth Specialist, at 816-521-5468 for more information.

Early Education: Preschool Ages 3-4 Years Old

Early Ed. hours are 6:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday-Friday. Call Molly Chavez, Early Education Specialist, at 816-521-5467 for more information.

Upcoming Musicals


April 23rd at 6:00 pm- 5th Grade Music Concert 
May 6th at 6:00 pm- 2nd Grade Music Concert


May 2nd 2:15 to 3:15 

Send money in daily- there are daily drawings for great prizes!  
Any student who collects $10 or more will receive a water bottle!
The Class that collects the most will win a Subway Lunch!

Wednesday April 30th is the final collection day to be eligible for the           GRAND PRIZES!
Top 4 Sellers Will Win These Prizes:
1st Place- New Bike
2nd Place- New Bike
3rd Place- T-Bones Tickets
4th Place- Wal-Mart Gift Card
If you would like to help- Contact Stephanie at: 

End Of The Year Picnic

Tuesday, May 20th 
School Playground 


WATCH D.O.G.S. (Dad's of Great Students)  

Father Figures who volunteer for at least one day each year at our school.  

Contact Anthony Day for more information or to become a volunteer.

Watch Dog Website

Sycamore Hills Calendar
Sycamore Hills Student and Staff of Character

April: Perserverance



                                   Ms. Renstrom                               McKenzie                      



New District Attendance Policy

 A new attendance intervention has been implemented for the2013-2014 school year.  When a student reaches 4 absences, an attendance letter will be mailed to the home.  If the student reaches 6 absences or more the student's parent(s)/guardian(s) will be contacted by a member of our Attendance Team.

These early interventions with students and parents are to address any barriers keeping students from attending school on a daily basis.

If you have any questions regarding your student's attendance, please contact us at 816-521-5465. 

If your child is sick or absent due to personal reasons, please call the office to report this for your child’s attendance records.  

Mission Statement

The Sycamore Hills Accelerated School community regards education as an ongoing process of learning and creating. The administration, staff, students, parents and community unite to create a school environment for the good of all. They believe that by building on strengths every individual in the school community is empowered to attain maximum development and achieve optimal learning.

ClassRoom Websites and Educational Links

Classroom and Grade Level Sites

You will also find helpful educational websites. 

Artists of the Month

These are students who have produced fabulous artwork and have shown excellent character in art.  


Kindergarten: Preston W.           
1st: Tiana M.                        
2nd: Stuart G.                               
3rd: Erynn B.                                 
4th:  Jeyla B.     
5th: Tori F.
Life Skills: Derek V.

Sycamore Hills is proud to participate in the district’s character education program,CHARACTERplus, a program which emphasizes positive character traits in all areas of a student’s life.

August:  AMBITION – to have strong determination to accomplish goals
September:  RESPONSIBILITY – to be accountable for your actions
October:  INTEGRITY – to do the right thing
November:  CITIZENSHIP – to be a productive and responsible resident
December:  COMPASSION – to understand the challenges of others and to want to do something about it
January:  RESPECT  – to show consideration to self and others
February:  COOPERATION – to respectfully play and work with others
March:  INITIATIVE – to act and make decisions on your own
April:  PERSEVERANCE – to continue trying in spite of difficulties
 May:  SELF-CONTROL – to express your feelings in an appropriate manner
June:  COURAGE – to remain strong when faced with difficulty
July:  LOYALTY – to be faithful to a person, a team or an idea



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Last Update: Tuesday, April 22, 2014 10:44:58