Silver Creek Chronicle
Week of January 3rd, 2022
From Mrs. Flemming
Welcome back and happy 2022! We have already been back for two days getting ready for your SC Camper to return to school and can't wait to see their faces Wednesday morning. Please read the reminders below.
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me!
❤ Mrs. Flemming
Principal, Silver Creek Elementary
- Principal - Mrs. Flemming
- Assistant Principal - Mrs. Mann
- Counselor - Mrs. Terrett
- Principal's Secretary & Registrar - Mrs. Carpenter
- Campus Attendance Clerk - Ms. Surratt
- Nurse - Nurse Whitehead
- Students in 1st-4th Grade Cars will enter and exit from church Street
- Kindergarten, SAIL and Lifeskills students will enter in the front circle after buses have unloaded.
- Parents will stay in one lane of traffic in the side drive.
- All parents must dismiss from car, please have your student ready.
- Silver Creek staff members will safely be unloading children from their parent’s vehicles daily beginning at 7:20AM. Rain or Shine! Please make sure your child has their backpack on, materials gathered, and are ready to get out of the car.
- After 7:45AM, all tardy students MUST be walked up to the building by a parent/ guardian.
- We encourage all students to be here before 7:45AM.
Breakfast is served each morning 7:20-7:45am in the cafeteria. If your child plans to eat breakfast at school, please have them here no later than 7:30.
- Lunch Times vary, please ask your child’s teacher for specific time.
- Please know space is limited so we ask that you limit lunch visits to special occasions please.
- Here is the link to the Azle ISD webpage where you can add money to your child's account: Student Nutrition Accounts for snacks. All breakfast and lunch trays continue to be free this year.
School dismissal is at 3:15pm. If students are checked out early for an appointment, it must be before 2:45pm. Checking out early affects student perfect attendance and student award eligibility.
- If you need to change how your child is going home, this must be submitted in writing prior to noon.
- Students in 1st-4th Grade Cars will enter and exit from church Street.
Bus riders and Daycare will dismiss first in front of the school.
- Kindergarten, SAIL and Lifeskills students will dismiss in the front circle.
Please be ready to accept your student on the passenger side of your vehicle.
You must stay in your car and do not pass others.
Staff members will load students into the cars while parents remain in their vehicles.
Parents MUST have a school issued car tag hanging from their rearview mirror, otherwise the parent will be asked to pull around, park and go inside the office to present a photo ID.
on the side pick-up, if your student is not waiting for you when you arrive, you will be asked to head to the back loop.
Q: What if I need to change how my child goes home?
A. Call the office and ask for a “transportation change” BEFORE 12:00PM. This will ensure your child receives the change form. WE WILL NOT CHANGE HOW THE CHILD GOES HOME WITHOUT A CHANGE FORM. Please make sure to talk to your child about this and inform them they cannot “decide” to go home with a friend or change their way home without this form. This is very important for your child to know from the start of the school year. Please make sure to communicate with both the teacher and Silver Creek office staff any time a transportation change is needed, this is extremely important for student safety.
Q: Can my child bring toys to school?
A: No, no toys are allowed, including "slime", Pokemon cards, or any items deemed a "toy" unless the teacher is asking for them for a special day. We also encourage no devices, phones, tablets, iPods, etc be brought to school. If a child must bring them because you need to communicate after school the child will need to make sure the phone is turned off in the back pack during the school day (7:45-3:15PM).
Q: What if I need to tell my child's teacher something quickly before school starts?
A: You will be asked to email or call the school to get a message to the teacher.
Q: Can my child bring a water bottle to school?
A: YES! Silver Creek has a water bottle filling station for students to fill-up water bottles. Please make sure the water bottle can be secured to not spill if tipped over, no open Yeti cups etc.
Q: What happens if my child gets sick at school?
A: Please review the return to school guidelines for updated school health procedures: Azle ISD School Health Services
Q: What if my child needs to take medication at school?
A: Complete this form and have an adult hand-deliver medications to Nurse Whitehead. (Students should not deliver medications to nurse, this is for your child and other student safety.)
Q: How do I update my child's information, phone numbers, etc. in the system you have?
A: Make sure you have the personal child's information that Kristy Young, campus secretary, sent out the last day of the school year. Here is the link to txConnect.
Q: What do they serve for lunch each day?
Q: What should I pack in my child's lunch box?
A: Healthy foods that your child can open easily as they have 30 minutes for lunch each day. We cannot microwave items at school. Please make sure to check your child's lunch if they pack their own to ensure it is healthy and there are no toys in the lunch box.
Q: What is the district policy on bullying? What if I think my child may be bullied at school?
A: First, It is important for each student to report any bullying or threats to the nearest teacher or adult at school as soon as possible so school officials may take appropriate action, this is very important in order for staff to take action.
Here is some information to know: What is bullying? If you feel your child is being bullied at school please report to your child's teacher and administration immediately and complete the following form on Azle ISD's webpage: Bully Report. An investigation will occur based off the Texas School Safety Center and Azle ISD protocols. Parents will be notified the outcomes of the invesitgation.
Q: Can my child pass out birthday invitations at school?
A: Yes, as long as your child is inviting the whole-entire class. Please find a different way to pass out invitations if you do not plan on inviting everyone in the classroom.
Q: What is the Azle dress code for elementary students?
A: Elementary Handbook Policy States:
DRESS AND GROOMING CODE
There is a close relationship between high standards of dignity and pride and proper grooming. Personal appearance is important. The student and parents share in the responsibility for proper grooming of the student. The District’s dress code is established to teach grooming and hygiene, instill discipline, prevent disruption, avoid safety hazards, and teaches respect for authority. Students should be dressed and groomed in a manner that is clean and neat and that will not be a health or safety hazard to themselves or others. Modesty will be the dominant feature in all clothing. Behavior, attitude and community standards take precedence over individual clothing and hairstyle. While the enforcement of the student dress code rests with the principal, teachers and other staff should be familiar with the dress code and be cognizant of student dress and grooming, referring violations to the principal. The campus principal is the final authority concerning propriety of clothes, hairstyle, and jewelry.
The following dress code will be enforced:
- The shirt/top must cover the midriff at all times (e.g., standing, sitting, stretching and bending)
- No spaghetti strap shirts will be permitted.
- Shorts or skirts must allow students to be able to stand, sit, bend with modesty.
- Shoes must be worn at all times
- No house shoes or slippers
- No shoes with wheels
- Tennis shoes are required for PE and recess.
- Hair shall be neat, clean, and well-groomed.
- Hair must not obstruct the student’s vision or a view of the student’s face.
- NO extreme color or style that is a reasonably likely to cause disruption will be allowed. For example: Mohawks or unnatural hair color.
- Clothing items must be free of pictures, emblems and/or writings that are lewd or obscene
- Clothing items must not advertise or depict tobacco products, alcoholic beverages, drugs, violence, vulgarity, gang symbolism, sexual symbolism and/or substance prohibited under policy FNCF (LOCAL)
Q: What if I have more questions?
A: Ask! Please call the office and ask Mrs. Kathy Carpenter or Mrs. Dee Suratt. 817-444-0257 or email your child's teacher here: Directory
Grade Level Weekly Newsletters
Please click on the grade level buttons below to see what your SC Camper is learning this week. (TIP: scroll to see more in each link!)
From Your SC PTO
We will be doing the sale and drawing for the front row parent pick up pass this week! You can Venmo, or send money with their student. Proceeds from the sale will go to sponsor a new fourth grade rock garden!
Menus for the Week
- January 3 & 4: Teacher Work Days - No School
- January 5: Students return to school
- January 10: STEAM Night & Science Fair 5:30-6:30
- January 12: District Science Fair
- January 12: 2nd Nine Weeks Report Cards available online
- January 17: MLK Holiday - No school
- January 28: 100th day of School
- February 4: Progress Reports available online
- February 4: Staff Development - No School
- February 11: PBIS Event and House Dress Day
- February 14: Valentine Day Card Exchange
- February 16: 4th Grade STAAR Sample Test
- February 21: Bad Weather Make-Up Day
- February 24: Spring/Class Photos
- February 25: Progress reports available online
- February 28-March 4: PBIS Store
- February 28-March 4: PBIS Store
- March 3: 1st Grade Music Program
- March 9: 3rd Grade Market Day
- March 10: Early Release
- March 10: Azle Showcase @ AHS
- March 11: No School - Staff Development
- March 14-18: No School - Spring Break
- March 23 & 24: 1st & 2nd Grade District Testing
- March 23 & 24: 3rd & 4th Interim STAAR Testing
- March 25: 3rd Nine Week Report Cards available online
- March 25: Success Rally and House Dress Day!
- April 6: Kindergarten Graduation Photos
- April 14: Progress reports available online
- April 14: PBIS Event and House Dress Day!
- April 15: Possible No School - Bad Weather Makeup Day
- April 18: No School - Staff Development
- April 21: 4th Grade Music Program
- May 2- May 6: Teacher Appreciation
- May 2- May 6: PBIS Store
- May 6: Progress reports available online
- May 10: STAAR Testing Begins
- May 20: Success Rally & House Dress Day!
- May 25: Lat Day of School - Early Release
- June 3: End of Year Report Cards available online.
**DATES AND TIMES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE!**