Message from the Principal

Mr. GraffI hope families are doing well. Thank you for a great start to the 4th quarter.

AzMERIT (Arizona’s state-wide assessment) will be administered to our 3-5th grade students during the month of April through May 14. The testing window includes times for make-up tests. Please reassure your child not to be anxious; they just need to do their best!

Teachers will be sending home the scheduled dates of when their class will be testing. Each class will only have three days of testing during the assessment window. Attendance during these dates is critical. Parents can support us by limiting appointments that may pull students from class. In addition, please ensure your child arrives to school on time.

AzM2 practice tests, activities, and review assignments can be viewed at the AzM2 Portal.  To practice the Writing, ELA, and Math Sample Tests, click the yellow “Sample Tests” button on left.

It’s also that time of year to be thinking about next year. Our May Stinger will contain more information about the teacher request process. Tentative staffing assignments for the 21/22 school year will be included and teacher bios will be placed on Sycamore’s website. Teacher requests will be accepted during the week of May 3.

We are currently working on plans for Kindergarten and 5th grade promotions. Our goal is to have in-person ceremonies. Traditions are important to us and we want to celebrate the accomplishments of our students. More information will be coming soon!

Thank you again for your continued support! I am very proud of our Sycamore community!

Ken Graff


Golden BellA+ School of Excellence!