The Shoally Creek "Tweet"

October 2018

A Message from the Principal

Dear Energy Bus Riders,


Can you believe we are already in the month of October? Boy, time flies when you're having fun! We are seeing some amazing things happening on The SCES Energy Bus since our kick-off pep rally! We are honored that our school is a part of this wonderful journey!


Last month, we introduced Principle #1 "You're the Driver of Your Bus". We talked to our students about the importance of taking 100% responsibility for their actions, results, and their lives. Understanding that YOU are the DRIVER gives you the opportunity to create the life of your dreams, it also gives you the power to make choices and decisions that will lead you to desired outcomes.


As we prepare to create a positive vision, everyone should sit in the driver's seat of their bus and think about where they want to go. In the book, The Energy Bus for Kids by Jon Gordon, Joy told George "...if you can see it, you can create it. If you have a vision, then you also have the power to make it happen."


We all possess these SUPER powers to invite positive things in our world, but we must first create it in our minds.


During the month of October, we want to challenge our students to create goals - personal, academic, or both. After all, this month we will conclude with our first quarter of the school year and parent-teacher /student-led conferences will be taking place.


You can definitely support and facilitate, but this does not mean that you (the teacher or parent) do it for them. Our students are eager to learn ways they can take responsibility and we want to give them opportunities to practice this important skill.


Buckle up and let's enjoy the ride together!


Sending lots of positive energy your way for an amazing month!


Mrs. Meyer

#SCELoveWhereYouLearn

October Principle #2 - "Create a Positive Vision"

This month we will teach students to set positive personal and academic goals as they become active participants in the learning process.

Positive Office Visit

As part of our Positive Energy Bus initiative, teachers are looking for ways to recognize students for putting the Energy Bus principles into action by completing Positive Office Visit referral forms! Below is one of these forms! Once the form is submitted to the office, Mrs. Szynalski (Assistant Principal) or Mrs. Meyer (Principal) will contact the student's parents to share the great news!! The student also gets to select a prize from the prize box!
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Read Your Way to the Big Game

The South Carolina Department of Education announced the start of the 2018 Read Your Way to the Big Game Contest! The Read Your Way to the Big Game Contest is an annual reading event open to students in pre-kindergarten through eighth-grade that encourages reading and literacy proficiency.


A child's ability to read is a critical predictor of educational and lifelong success. Help establish a strong literacy foundation for your child and support South Carolina & Clemson's championship traditions by participating in the South Carolina Department of Education's Read Your Way to the Big Game Contest!


All pre-kindergarten through eighth-grade students who read six books will qualify to win tickets to the Clemson vs. South Carolina football game on November 24. Once students have completed their readings, they should turn in the list of books read to their teacher. Winners will receive four tickets and pre-game sideline passes to the Clemson vs. South Carolina game!

Read Your Way to the Big Game

Click here to view a video about The Big Game!

Teacher-Parent Conference Dates Set

Please mark your calendars for our annual Quarter 1 Parent-Teacher-Student Conferences that will be held on Monday, October 22 and Tuesday, October 23! The conferences will be scheduled between 3:00 pm and 6:00 pm on both of these days. Teachers will be contacting parents in order to schedule a time to meet to discuss each student's Quarter 1 report card, academic progress, and set goals for the reminder of the school year! The conferences will be scheduled for approximately 10 -15 minute sessions; if a longer conference is desired, please be sure to discuss that with your child's teacher in order to scheduled for another day.

Lunch Application - Click on the Link Below

Free & Reduced Lunch Benefit Application

Click here to go directly to the online application!

PTO Spirit Wear

Get your Shoally Creek Elementary School spirit wear! Our PTO will be selling a variety of "Shoally Creek Elementary School L♥ve Where You Learn" t-shirts and sweatshirts in the next couple of weeks! Order forms with more information will be coming home with students during the first week in October!


Thank you for supporting our AWESOME Parent-Teacher Organization!!

Morning Drop-off Procedures

Just a couple friendly reminders regarding morning drop-off procedures of our students:


  • 1. Kindergarten and 1st grade students (and older siblings) drop-off at the back of the school (Kindergarten line); while 2nd, 3rd, and 4th graders drop-off at the front of the school. This allows for a more even number of drop-offs at both places.


  • 2. Please pull all the way forward when dropping-off students at the front of the school. This keeps the car line moving and affords for more cars to unload at one time. We have two entrances (200 and 300 wings) in which students can enter to safely get into the building and move to their classrooms.


We certainly appreciate your understanding and cooperation when it comes to following these procedures.

Bus Transportation Regulations & Safety Information

Please visit this link for information on district bus transportation regulations and safety information: https://www.spart2.org/departments/transportation/school_bus_safety_rules_and_regulations

Reminders

*All afternoon transportation changes must be communicated to the front office by 11:00 am. Please reference the Student Handbook for further information.


*Please remember the South Carolina Compulsory Attendance Laws and Regulations in regards to the number of minutes students must attend school each day. Every minute that a student is not in class is counted and reported to the state. If a student misses even 15 minutes of class, this adds up to over an hour of class each week. Please make every minute count for learning!

District Two's 4K Program Remains Open for Enrollment!

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October Events

*Monday, October 1:
  • 3rd Grade Running Club meets until 3:30 pm


*Tuesday, October 2:

  • Have a Terrific Tuesday!


*Wednesday, October 3:

  • Suzuki Strings
  • Gifted Art meets until 3:00 pm
  • Blue Jay Scholars After-School Program Meets


*Thursday, October 4:

  • Shoally Singers meet until 3:00 pm
  • Blue Jay Scholars After-School Program Meets
  • Chick-fil-A Spirit Night (4:30 pm - 8:00 pm)


*Friday, October 5:

  • SCES Spirit Day - Wear school t-shirt or school colors (blues and browns)!
  • Energy Bus Positive Pep Rally!


*Monday, October 8:

  • Fire Prevention & Safety Week
  • 4th Grade Running Club meets until 3:30 pm


*Tuesday, October 9:

  • Fire Prevention & Safety Week
  • Fall Picture Make-up Day (for yearbook)
  • D2 School Board Meeting at 7:00 pm


*Wednesday, October 10:

  • Fire Prevention & Safety Week
  • Poetry Alive Visits SCES!
  • Suzuki Strings
  • Gifted Art Meets until 3:30 pm
  • Blue Jay Scholars After-School Program Meets


*Thursday, October 11:

  • Fire Prevention & Safety Week
  • Shoally Singers meet until 3:00 pm
  • Blue Jay Scholars After-School Program Meets


*Friday, October 12:

  • Fire Prevention & Safety Week
  • SCES Spirit Day - Wear school t-shirt or school colors (blues and browns)!
  • Signed Papers
  • PTO Blue Jay Shop
  • Signed Papers


*Monday, October 15:

  • School Bus Safety & School Lunch Week
  • 3rd Grade Running Club meets until 3:30 pm


*Tuesday, October 16:

  • School Bus Safety & School Lunch Week


*Wednesday, October 17:

  • School Bus Safety & School Lunch Week
  • Quarter 1 Terrific Kids Celebration
  • Suzuki Strings
  • Gifted Art Meets
  • Blue Jay Scholars After-School Program Meets


*Thursday, October 18:

  • School Bus Safety & School Lunch Week
  • The Great SouthEast Shakeout
  • PTO Tasty Treat Thursday (Shaved Ice for $2.00) Last one this fall!
  • Shoally Singers
  • Blue Jay Scholars After-School Program Meets


*Friday, October 19:

  • School Bus Safety & School Lunch Week
  • Club Day


*Monday, October 22:

  • Parent-Teacher Conferences 3:00 - 6:00 PM (Q1 Report Cards & Signed Papers)
  • 4th Grade Running Club meets until 3:30 pm


*Tuesday, October 23:

  • Parent-Teacher Conferences 3:00 - 6:00 PM (Q1 Report Cards & Signed Papers)


*Wednesday, October 24:

  • Suzuki Strings
  • Gifted Art Meets
  • Blue Jay Scholars After-School Program Meets


*Thursday, October 25:

  • Quarter 1 Awards Day Celebrations
  • Shoally Singers meets until 3:00 pm
  • Blue Jay Scholars After-School Program Meets


*Friday, October 26:

  • Staff Development Day - NO SCHOOL


*Monday, October 29:

  • Red Ribbon Week
  • 3rd Grade Running Club meets until 3:30 pm


*Tuesday, October 30:

  • Red Ribbon Week


*Wednesday, October 31:

  • Red Ribbon Week
  • Suzuki Strings
  • Gift Art
  • Blue Jay Scholars After-School Program Meets


*Thursday, November 1:

  • Red Ribbon Week
  • Shoally Singers meet until 3:00 pm
  • Blue Jay Scholars After-School Program Meets
  • Chick-fil-A Spirit Night (4:30 pm - 8:00 pm)


*Friday, November 2:

  • Red Ribbon Week
  • SCES Spirit Day - Wear school t-shirt or school colors (blues and browns)!
  • Quarter 1 Principals' Pals Celebrations

Contact Information

Shoally Creek Elementary School

3777 Parris Bridge Road

Boiling Springs, South Carolina 29316