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I am so happy to get this site up and running. Feel free to drop by weekly for homework updates, class podcasts, and school information. You can email me with any questions, comments, or concerns at lwilson@colliervilleschools.org.

I have been teaching 5th grade for 11 years at SyCamore. Before that, I taught middle school for 5 years. I love being a teacher. I grew up in Collierville and attended the University of Memphis for my Bachelors degree. I have a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership from Arkansas State University. I love my children dearly (at home and at school). I also like to shop, spend time with my family, sew, work on my new house, and eat out with friends.
 

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May 14-18

SyCamore Events for the Week

*Monday, May 14 – Field Day K and 1

            *1:30pm CHS Dragon Walk – CHS seniors will walk the halls – We will announce their arrival and step into the hallways and cheer for them!

 

*Tuesday, May 15 – Field Day 2 and 3

 

*Wednesday, May 16 – Field Day 4 and 5

 

*Thursday, May 17 – Fine Arts Night from 5:30pm – 7:00pm

 

*Friday, May 18 – Kindergarten Celebrations at 10:00am in the K classrooms

 

Reminders

*Friday, May 11, was the last day for library classes.

*No lunch on our ½ day, May 24

 

Looking Ahead

May 21 – Fifth Grade Ceremony at 9:30am 

May 22 – Wax Museum – upstairs in the 4th grade classrooms

May 24 – Last Day of School (1/2 Day for Students)

 

May 7-11

SyCamore Events for the Week

 *Monday, May 7 – No events

*Tuesday, May 8 – No events

*Wednesday, May 9 – No events

*Thursday, May 10 – Chorus Lion Concert at 9:30am for grade PreK – 2nd; Chorus Lion Concert at 2:45pm for grades 3rd – 5th (Both in the café)

*Friday, May 11 – Disco Night from 5:30pm – 7:30pm; Last day of library classes 

Looking Ahead

May 14 – Field Day K/1

May 14 – CHS Seniors to Visit Sycamore

May 15 – Field Day 2/3

May 16 – Field Day 4/5

May 17 – Fine Arts Night from 5:30pm – 7:00pm

May 18 – Kindergarten Classroom Celebrations at 10:00am – Each K class will have the ceremony in her classroom.

May 21 – Fifth Grade Ceremony at 9:30am 

May 22 – Wax Museum

May 24 – Last Day of School (1/2 Day for Students)

April 30-May 4

Here is the weekly update information.

**Two more days of testing to go…** 😊 Thanks to everyone for your flexibility, patience, and positive spirit!

SyCamore Events for the Week – Week B

*Monday, April 30 – Soc St TCAP 3rd - 5th grade

*Tuesday, May 1 – Soc St TCAP 5th grade

*Friday, May 4 – Career Day: Look for schedules and details from Mrs. Kemp and Mrs. McField

Reminders

*Lunch visitors may return on Wednesday, May 2 

Looking Ahead

May 5 – Chorus Lion performs at Fair on the Square at 1:45pm

May 7 – 11: Teacher Appreciation Week

May 11 – Last day of Library classes

May 11 – Disco Night Dance sponsored by the Student Leadership Team from 5:30pm – 7:30pm

May 14 – Field Day K/1

May 14 – CHS Seniors to Visit Sycamore

May 15 – Field Day 2/3

May 16 – Field Day 4/5

May 17 – Fine Arts Night from 5:30pm – 7:00pm

May 18 – Kindergarten Classroom Celebrations at 10:00am – Each K class will have the ceremony in her classroom.

May 21 – Fifth Grade Ceremony at 9:30am 

May 24 – Last Day of School (1/2 Day for Students)

 

April 23-27

Thank you so much for all of the TCAP snacks!!
 

SyCamore Events for the Week

Monday, April 23 – TCAP (3rd – 5th) Math

Tuesday, April 24 – TCAP (2nd – 5th) Math

Wednesday, April 25 – TCAP (2nd – 5th) Math

Thursday, April 26 – TCAP (3rd – 5th) Science

Friday, April 27 – TCAP (5th) Science  **All library books must be turned in by today. We are switching circulation systems.**

 

Reminders

*No lunch visitors April 16 – May 1 due to TCAP testing.

Looking Ahead

May 4 – Career Day 

May 7 – 11: Teacher Appreciation Week

May 11 – Last day of Library classes

May 11 – Disco Night Dance sponsored by the Student Leadership Team

May 14 – Field Day K/1

May 15 – Field Day 2/3

May 16 – Field Day 4/5

May 17 – Fine Arts Night

May 18 – Kindergarten Classroom Celebrations at 10:00am

May 21 – Fifth Grade Ceremony at 9:30am 

May 24 – Last Day of School (1/2 Day for Students)

April 16-20

If you would like to send in a special snack for our 12 days of testing, please feel free. We have 24 students in our class. I just ask that you don’t send items with peanuts/treenuts due to allergies.

 

THANK YOU!!

 

SyCamore Events for the Week

 

TCAP is HERE! 😊 Your kiddos have worked hard all year! It’s time for our students to shine and show all they’ve learned.

 

The next 12 days are testing.

 

Monday, April 16 – TCAP

 

Tuesday, April 17 – TCAP

 

Wednesday, April 18 – TCAP

 

Thursday, April 19 – TCAP

 

Friday, April 20 – Happy Friday! Make-Up Testing Only

 

Reminders

*No lunch visitors April 16 – May 1 due to TCAP testing.

 

Looking Ahead

April 27 – All library books must be turned in! We are switching circulation systems.

May 4 – Career Day 

May 7 – 11: Teacher Appreciation Week

May 11 – Last day of Library classes

May 11 – Disco Night Dance sponsored by the Student Leadership Team

May 14 – Field Day K/1

May 15 – Field Day 2/3

May 16 – Field Day 4/5

May 17 – Fine Arts Night

May 18 – Kindergarten Classroom Celebrations at 10:00am

May 21 – Fifth Grade Ceremony at 9:30am 

May 24 – Last Day of School (1/2 Day for Students)

April 9-13

SyCamore Events for the Week

Thursday, April 12 – PTA Meeting at 6:00pm in the cafeteria – 1st grade performs

Saturday, April 14 – Chorus Lion sings at the REDBIRDS game at 6:30pm

 

Reminders

*No lunch visitors from April 16 – May 1, due to testing.

 

 

Looking Ahead

April 16 – May 1 TCAP Testing Window

April 27 – All library books must be turned in! We are switching circulation systems.

May 4 – Career Day 

May 5 – Chorus Lion Performs at the Fair on the Square at 1:45pm

May 7 – 11: Teacher Appreciation Week

May 11 – Last day of Library classes

May 11 – Disco Dance Night sponsored by the Student Leadership Team

May 14 – Field Day K/1

May 15 – Field Day 2/3

May 16 – Field Day 4/5

May 17 – Fine Arts Night

May 18 – Kindergarten Classroom Celebrations at 10:00am

May 21 – Fifth Grade Ceremony at 9:30am 

May 24 – Last Day of School (1/2 Day for Students)

April 2-6

SyCamore Events for the Week

*Monday, April 2 – Autism Awareness Day – “Light It Up Blue” – How much blue can you do? 

*Wednesday, April 4 – Field Trip- wear class T-shirt

*Thursday, April 5 – Kindergarten Kickoff at 5:30pm in the cafeteria

*Friday, April 6 – Spirit Day 

 

Reminders

*No lunch visitors April 16 – May 1 due to TCAP testing. 

Looking Ahead

April 8 – Chorus Lion sings at the GRIZZ game at 2:30pm

April 12 – PTA Meeting at 6:00pm

April 14 – Chorus Lion sings at the REDBIRDS game at 6:30pm

April 16 – May 1 TCAP Testing Window

May 4 – Career Day 

May 7 – 11: Teacher Appreciation Week

May 11 – Last day of Library classes

May 14 – Field Day K/1

May 15 – Field Day 2/3

May 16 – Field Day 4/5

May 17 – Fine Arts Night

May 18 – Kindergarten Classroom Celebrations at 10:00am

May 21 – Fifth Grade Ceremony at 9:30am 

May 24 – Last Day of School (1/2 Day for Students)

March 26-29

SyCamore Events for the Week

Thursday, March 29 – Student Leadership Team Fundraiser Dress-Up Day (Neon or Wacky Tacky for $1) 

Friday, March 30 – No School – Good Friday Holiday

 

Reminders

 

* ATTENDANCE CHALLENGE!!  Which grade level will win?!

Next week, we will begin to keep up with attendance totals per grade levels.  Encourage students to be here at school and on time every day.  The grade level with the highest percentage of attendance will have extra recess at the end of the two weeks (grade level teachers will decide when to have the extra recess).  We will announce who is winning after the first week and see if another grade level can beat them!

 

 

Looking Ahead

April 2 – World Autism Awareness Day  - “Light It Up Blue” Day – Blue Jeans = okay

April 5 – Kindergarten Kickoff at 5:30pm 

April 6 – Last Day for Field Trips

April 8 – Chorus Lion sings at the GRIZZ game at 2:30pm

April 12 – PTA Meeting at 6:00pm

April 14 – Chorus Lion sings at the REDBIRDS game at 6:30pm

April 16 – May 1 TCAP Testing Window

May 4 – Career Day 

May 7 – 11: Teacher Appreciation Week

May 14 – Field Day K/1

May 15 – Field Day 2/3

May 16 – Field Day 4/5

May 17 – Fine Arts Night

May 18 – Kindergarten Classroom Celebrations at 10:00am

May 21 – Fifth Grade Ceremony at 9:30am 

May 24 – Last Day of School (1/2 Day for Students)

 

“Does It Really Matter If My Child Misses School?”

“Does It Really Matter If My Child Misses School?”

Research shows that regular attendance is linked to current and FUTURE school success.

Did you know…

*Excused AND unexcused absences interfere with daily student learning.

*Not everything students miss can be made up with homework.   

*When a student is absent, they miss:

                        *Student/teacher interactions

                        *Class discussions

                        *Demonstrations

                        *Group and class projects

                        *Building academic foundations (especially in math)

                        *Building social skills/coping skills.

 

“THERE’S NO TIME LIKE THE PRESENT,

AND NO SUBSTITUTE FOR BEING PRESENT”

March 19-23

SyCamore Events for the Week

  • Monday, March 19 – Welcome Back!
  • Tuesday, March 20 - SeeMemphis Field Trip (wear class tshirt); Battle of the Books at 5:00pm at Harrell Theatre
  • Wednesday, March 21 – Dress Down for Down Syndrome 
  • Thursday, March 22 – ELA Pilot Test for Grades 3 – 5 (beginning after announcements) 
  • Friday, March 23 –  Q3 Report Cards available online

Looking Ahead

 

March 29 – Student Leadership Team Fundraiser Dress-Up Day (Theme to be announced.)

March 30 – No School – Good Friday Holiday

April 2 – World Autism Awareness Day  - “Light It Up Blue” Day

April 5 – Kindergarten Kickoff at 5:30pm 

April 12 – PTA Meeting at 6:00pm

April 16 – May 1 TCAP Testing Window

May 4 – Career Day 

May 7 – 11: Teacher Appreciation Week

May 14 – Field Day K/1

May 15 – Field Day 2/3

May 16 – Field Day 4/5

May 17 – Fine Arts Night

May 18 – Kindergarten Classroom Celebrations at 10:00am

May 21 – Fifth Grade Ceremony at 9:30am 

May 24 – Last Day of School (1/2 Day for Students)

Week of March 5-9

SyCamore Events for the Week

 

* Our March 20th Downtown Memphis Field Trip  money, $39,  is due on March 9th.

* AR points are due on March 7th.

*Thursday, March 8 – Morning with Mom at 8:00am in the cafeteria (Last Names A – M)

*Friday, March 9 – Morning with Mom at 8:00am in the cafeteria (Last Names N – Z)

*End of Quarter 3

 

Looking Ahead

March 12 – 16: Spring Break

March 20 – SEE MEMPHIS Field Trip- Battle of the Books at 5:00pm at Harrell Theatre

March 21 – Dress Down for Down Syndrome

March 23 – Q3 Report Cards

March 29 – Student Leadership Team Fundraiser Dress-Up Day (Theme to be announced.)

March 30 – No School – Good Friday Holiday

April 2 – World Autism Awareness Day  - “Light It Up Blue” Day

April 5 – Kindergarten Kickoff at 5:30pm 

April 6 – Last Day for Field Trips

April 12 – PTA Meeting at 6:00pm

April 16 – May 1 TCAP Testing Window

May 4 – Career Day 

May 7 – 11: Teacher Appreciation Week

May 14 – Field Day K/1

May 15 – Field Day 2/3

May 16 – Field Day 4/5

May 17 – Fine Arts Night

May 18 – Kindergarten Classroom Celebrations at 10:00am

May 21 – Fifth Grade Ceremony at 9:30am 

May 24 – Last Day of School (1/2 Day for Students)

February 26- March 2

SyCamore Events for the Week – Week B

*Wednesday, February 28 – Spring Pictures K-2  *We Are the World Practice at 2:30pm

 

*Thursday, March 1 – Spring Pictures 3-5

 

*Friday, March 2 – We Are the World Ceremonies: K – 2nd at 9:30am and 3rd – 5th at 2:45pm

 

Looking Ahead

March 7- Q3 AR POINTS DUE

March 9- Field Trip $ Due

March 8 – Morning with Mom by PTA at 8:00am for Last Names (A – M)

March 8 – CEF Trivia Night

March 9 – Morning with Mom by PTA at 8:00am for Last Names (N – Z)

March 9 – End of Q3

March 12 – 16: Spring Break

March 20 – Battle of the Books at 5:00pm at Harrell Theatre

March 30 – No School – Good Friday Holiday

April 2 – World Autism Awareness Day  - “Light It Up Blue” Day

April 5 – Kindergarten Kickoff at 5:30pm 

April 6 – Last Day for Field Trips

April 12 – PTA Meeting at 6:00pm

April 16 – May 1 TCAP Testing Window

May 4 – Career Day 

May 7 – 11: Teacher Appreciation Week

May 14 – Field Day K/1

May 15 – Field Day 2/3

May 16 – Field Day 4/5

May 17 – Fine Arts Night

May 18 – Kindergarten Classroom Celebrations at 10:00am

May 21 – Fifth Grade Ceremony at 9:30am 

May 24 – Last Day of School (1/2 Day for Students)

Feb. 12-15

SyCamore Events for the Week 

 

*Wednesday, February 14 – Happy Valentine’s Jeans Day!

 

*Valentine’s Snack and Card Exchange  (This is not a party. Any volunteers to send in goodies??)

 

*Thursday, February 15 - Parent Conferences from 4:00pm – 7:00pm (Confirmation letters are coming home today- Monday.)

 

*Friday, February 16 - District Learning Day: No school for students

 

 

Looking Ahead

 

February 19 – President’s Day Holiday (No School)

February 22 – PTA Meeting at 6:00pm (2nd grade performs)

March 2 – We Are the World Ceremonies: Grades K-2 at 9:30am and Grades 3 – 5 at 2:45pm

March 8 – Morning with Mom by PTA at 8:00am for Last Names (A – M)

March 8 – CEF Trivia Night

March 9 – Morning with Mom by PTA at 8:00am for Last Names (N – Z)

March 9 – End of Q3

March 12 – 16: Spring Break

March 20 – Battle of the Books at 5:00pm at Harrell Theatre

March 23 – Q3 Report Cards

March 30 – No School – Good Friday Holiday

April 5 – Kindergarten Kickoff at 5:30pm 

April 12 – PTA Meeting at 6:00pm

April 16 – May 1 TCAP Testing Window

May 4 – Career Day 

May 7 – 11: Teacher Appreciation Week

May 14 – Field Day K/1

May 15 – Field Day 2/3

May 16 – Field Day 4/5

May 17 – Fine Arts Night

May 18 – Kindergarten Classroom Celebrations at 10:00am

May 21 – Fifth Grade Ceremony at 9:30am 

May 24 – Last Day of School (1/2 Day for Students)

Feb. 5-9

No calendar events this week.

 

Looking Ahead

February 14 – Valentine’s Snack and Card Exchange  (This is not a party. No parents, but they may send in goodies.)

February 15 – Parent Conferences from 4:00pm – 7:00pm

February 16 – District Learning Day: (No school for students)

February 19 – President’s Day Holiday (No School)

February 22 – PTA Meeting at 6:00pm

March 2 – We Are the World Ceremonies: Grades K-2 at 9:30am and Grades 3 – 5 at 2:45pm

March 8 – Morning with Mom by PTA at 8:00am for Last Names (A – M)

March 8 – CEF Trivia Night

March 9 – Morning with Mom by PTA at 8:00am for Last Names (N – Z)

March 9 – End of Q3

March 12 – 16: Spring Break

March 20 – Battle of the Books at 5:00pm at Harrell Theatre

March 23 – Q3 Report Cards

March 30 – No School – Good Friday Holiday

April 5 – Kindergarten Kickoff at 5:30pm 

April 6 – Last Day for Field Trips

April 12 – PTA Meeting at 6:00pm

April 16 – May 1 TCAP Testing Window

April 27 – Lion’s Pride by 1st grade and the Office

May 4 – Career Day 

May 7 – 11: Teacher Appreciation Week

May 14 – Field Day K/1

May 15 – Field Day 2/3

May 16 – Field Day 4/5

May 17 – Fine Arts Night

May 18 – Kindergarten Classroom Celebrations at 10:00am

May 21 – Fifth Grade Ceremony at 9:30am 

May 24 – Last Day of School (1/2 Day for Students)

Jan. 29-Feb. 2

SyCamore Events for the Week

 

*Monday, January 29 – CS Career Fair from 5:00pm – 7:00pm at CMS

*Friday, February 2 – Pajama Day for $1 for students and faculty/staff to benefit the Student Leadership Team

Looking Ahead

February 14 – Valentine’s Snack and Card Exchange  (This is not a party. No parents, but they may send in goodies.)

February 15 – Parent Conferences from 4:00pm – 7:00pm

February 16 – District Learning Day: The work day is from 8:00am – 3:30pm. (No School for students)

February 19 – President’s Day Holiday (No School)

February 22 – PTA Meeting at 6:00pm

March 2 – We Are the World Ceremonies: Grades K-2 at 9:30am and Grades 3 – 5 at 2:45pm

March 8 – Morning with Mom by PTA at 8:00am for Last Names (A – M)

March 8 – CEF Trivia Night

March 9 – Morning with Mom by PTA at 8:00am for Last Names (N – Z)

March 9 – End of Q3

March 12 – 16: Spring Break