Ken Graff

Mr. Graff
Sycamore Elementary School

Phone: 520-879-2504

Message from the Principal

February is an exciting month as we celebrate Vail Pride Day, conduct Parent Teacher conferences, take a couple days off for Rodeo, and prepare for our Kindergarten Roundup on Wednesday, March 1st! 😊 And if that’s not enough, we have Benchmark Testing the week February 20th. Definitely one of our busiest months!

Vail Pride Day is an amazing event which celebrates the students, volunteers and staff of the Vail School District. It is a wonderful event to attend with the family. Vail Pride Day is on Saturday, February 18th from 8:30 am- 3:30 pm at the Pima County Fairgrounds. I can’t wait to see the amazing artwork from our students; Ms. Roby’s art display is not to be missed! I hope to see you there as we celebrate Vail Pride Day 2023! IMPACT!

Providing a safe learning environment is always our number one priority. We will continue to promote safe expectations and practice our emergency drills for our students and staff. Later in February, Sycamore’s facility will be begin construction to install 8’ wrought iron fencing around the interior of the school. We look forward to the enhancements on our campus.

Beginning the end of March and running through the month of April, 3rd-5th graders will be taking the AASA (Arizona’s Academic Standards Assessment). Students in 5th grade will take the AzSCI Science Test. The Arizona Department of Education has posted information about AASA on the their website. It provides a clear perspective of the computer-based practice assessment students will see when they take AASA (formerly AzM2) in April.

It’s not too late to consider Tax Credit donations. It’s a great way to support our Sycamore clubs and tutoring programs. Tax Credit donations can be submitted up until the time you file your taxes. Follow this link to take you to the Vail School District website for more information on how to donate. If you’re not sure which club to support, consider donating to Greatest Need. Your generosity is greatly appreciated and directly supports the many student activities that are offered for our students.

Thank you again parents for your continued support and involvement!

Ken Graff
Principal, Sycamore Elementary School

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