Message from the Principal

Mr. Graff

November is here! It’s one of my favorite months because it’s a time to reflect on the many things we are thankful for at Sycamore.

First, I’m thankful for the hard work of our students. Grade level concepts can be difficult, but our students are putting their best efforts forward. I’m very proud of our our after-school tutoring students and those who attended Intersession over the Fall Break; they are willing to put in the extra work and time to be successful. All students are persevering and facing challenges head-on with parents and teachers by their side. I am so very proud of our families!

I’m also incredibly thankful for our Sycamore staff. They teach from their hearts and care greatly about our students. Teachers, support staff, and the front office team truly make a difference in the lives of our students inside and outside of the classroom. Our Sycamore staff have created a culture that values not only achievement, but also values the well-being of our students.

In addition, we had a terrific 5K Spooky Run last Saturday. What a great turnout! It was so good to see families coming together on campus for an event. Our PTA has kicked off our Math-A-Thon! Proceeds from this fundraiser will be used to purchase materials to support our classrooms, supplement technology, and enhance our school grounds. Thank you in advance for parents’ willingness to support the Math-a-Thon through donations and pledges ( The school identifier is 5d6421da82d2f.

I also want to thank the students that donated their time for our Make a Difference Day. Everyone worked hard to beautify our campus. Kudos to the efforts of our Student Council and National Elementary Honor Society students for putting in a full day between these two events.

November 2 is Election Day. Don’t forget to vote. If you were unable to mail your ballot by October 26, it must be dropped off at one of the following locations:

  • Pima County Recorder's Office - 6920 E Broadway Suite D

  • ELECTION DAY ONLY! Christ Lutheran Vail Church - 14600 E Colossal Cave Road 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Thank you for all of your kindness and support!

Ken Graff
Principal, Sycamore Elementary School

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