The Shoally Creek "Tweet"

September 2019

A Message from the Principal:

Greetings, Shoally Creek Elementary Families!


What a wonderful first two weeks of school! We had our first Chick-fil-A Spirit Night, our annual Kindergarten Camp event, and welcomed our littlest Blue Jay learners, our 4K students!


As we begin the month of September, please be sure to mark your calendar for some exciting events. One event you will not want to miss is our PTO/Back to School Open House on Monday, September 16th! This will be an opportunity for our families to learn how our school continues to be a Certified Energy Bus School, something we are excited to share! There will also be time for families to join PTO and visit classrooms...along with a few other surprises!!!


Please continue to read this month's newsletter for more information and calendar items! As always, thank you for making Shoally Creek Elementary a great place to learn!


#SCELovewhereyoulearn ♥


Sending positive energy your way!

Mrs. Laura Meyer ♥

Morning Math Manipulative Sessions for Parents

Have you ever wondered how to best help your child with math while at home? Mrs. McLean, our math coach, has two hands-on math morning sessions planned for parents!
  • Wednesday, September 18th for students in grades 4K - 2nd Grade
  • Wednesday, September 25th for students in grades 3rd & 4th Grade

Parents are welcome to attend both sessions. Be on the lookout for more information and an RSVP to come home with you child soon!

"SCES Love Where You Learn" T-shirt Order

Our second round of orders for our SCES spirit t-shirts are on sale through Tuesday, September 17th. Order forms will be coming home September 3rd with students. Youth-Small through Adult X-Large are $8.00 (Adult 2XL and 3XL are $9.50). We invite all students to wear their spirit day t-shirts every Friday for SCES Spirit Day! This year's theme is "SCES Love Where You Learn" ♥ and we have incorporated the Energy Bus, too! Order them for the entire family!


Other spirit items for sale in our front office to show your Shoally Creek pride:

  • SCES Blue Jay Car magnet - $5.00
  • SCES Blue Jay Car flag - $10.00

The Energy Bus - A State of Positivity!

We invite all of our Shoally Creek families to join us on another exciting ride aboard The Energy Bus, based on the best selling book by Jon Gordon! During our pre-service week in August, the entire SCES faculty and staff participated in a full day of Positive Classrooms Training. We refreshed our knowledge about the 7 Principles that fuel our rides with positive energy, as well as establishing classroom vision and mission statements. Our teachers and staff have already started teaching the Principles and telling the story of Joy (a bus driver) and George (a passenger down on his luck) and the power that having a positive attitude can have on our lives!


Each month throughout the school year, we will be introducing a new Energy Bus Principle and celebrating our success with the Principle.

September Principle #1 - "I'm the Driver"

This month we will reinforce taking personal responsibility for our actions, not blaming or complaining, but feeling empowered to take risks and make necessary changes to get the results we desire....because each of us is our own "Driver".

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

Become a Mentor!

According to Harvard University's Center on Developing Child, "Every child who ends up doing well has had at least one stable and committed relationship with a supportive adult." This year, our school is partnering with Mentor Upstate, a nonprofit organization, that seeks to support children with one-on-one positive relationships. As we launch this exciting program, we are looking for committed adults who are willing to support and encourage ONE student for the year. If you or someone you know from our school community can give 30 minutes a week, we need you!!


If you have any questions, you are invited to email the director of Mentor Spartanburg, at natalie@mentorupstate.org.

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!


*Beginning-of-Year iReady Diagnostic assessments will be taking place in Reading and Math for all students 5K - 4th grade over the next 3 weeks. Please encourage your child to do their best as we use these results to meet your child's individual academic needs. Your child's teacher will share the specific dates for their classes' assessments.


*RSVPs will be sent home with students for our Goodies for Grandparents events at the end of the month. This is an event that we love hosting each year!


*Reminder to ESOL Parents - WIDA ACCESS score results will be sent home with signed papers on Friday, September 6th. Please call if you have any questions concerning the information.

Free & Reduced Lunch Benefit Application - English

Click here to go directly to the online application!

Free & Reduced Lunch Benefit Application - Spanish

Click here to go directly to the online application!

Fall Book Fair - Arctic Adventure - September 23 - 27, 2019

Students, parents, and staff are invited to join our Arctic Adventure Book Fair, the Scholastic Book Fairs® featured theme for fall 2019! It’s a whimsical place full of irresistible books kids can’t wait to read so their imaginations can grow! Dates for our book fair are September 23 - 27, 2019! There is "Snow Much to Read"!

PTO Fall Fundraiser - Charleston Wraps

The Shoally Creek Parent Teacher Organization will be kicking off the 2019-2020 school year with their first fundraiser beginning on Tuesday, September 3rd and running thru Tuesday, September 17th. Charleston Wraps has great high quality household items and gifts, amazing wrapping paper and more! We look forward to your support on this fundraiser, so we can help support the students, teachers and parents at Shoally Creek Elementary. Please look for your child’s packet to come home on Tuesday, September 3rd. Please see below for a parent letter from our PTO President, Allison Hansen. Directions are included and any questions can be directed to shoallycreekpto@gmail.com.


Thank you so much for your support!

Chick-fil-A Spirit Night Events

Please join us on the following evenings at the Boiling Springs Chick-fil-A in support of our school. A portion of total sales comes back to SCES on each of the following spirit nights:

  • Thursday, September 5
  • Thursday, October 3
  • Thursday, November 7
  • Thursday, December 5
  • Thursday, January 9
  • Thursday, February 6
  • Thursday, March 5
  • Monday, April 6
  • Thursday, May 7

Important Upcoming Dates:

September Events

*Monday, September 2:
  • Labor Day Holiday - NO SCHOOL


*Tuesday, September 3:

  • Beginning-of-Year iReady Diagnostic Window
  • PTO Fall Fundraiser Kick-off (packets go home with students) - Charleston Wraps


*Wednesday, September 4:

  • Suzuki Strings
  • Gifted Art Meets


*Thursday, September 5:

  • Shoally Singers Meet
  • Chick-fil-A Spirit Night (4:30 pm - 8:00 pm)


*Friday, September 6:

  • Energy Bus Kick-off Positive Pep Rally - Everyone wear YELLOW!!!
  • Signed Papers


*Monday, September 9:

  • Have a positively wonderful Monday!


*Tuesday, September 10:

  • D2 School Board Meeting at 7:00 pm


*Wednesday, September 11:

  • "SCE Love Where You Learn" T-shirt Orders & Payment Due ($7.00)
  • Suzuki Strings
  • Gifted Art Meets


*Thursday, September 12:

  • PTO Tasty Treat Thursday ($2.00 Shaved Ice)
  • Shoally Singers Meet


*Friday, September 13:

  • SCES Spirit Day - Wear school t-shirt or school colors (blues and browns)!
  • Signed Papers


*Monday, September 16:

  • PTO Meeting/Energy Bus/Back-to-School Open House


*Tuesday, September 17:

  • Papa John's Spirit Night
  • PTO Fall Fundraiser Orders Due - Charleston Wraps


*Wednesday, September 18:

  • Morning Math Manipulatives w/ Mrs. McLean (5K - 2nd Grade Parents)
  • Suzuki Strings
  • Gifted Art Meets
  • Papa John's Spirit Night


*Thursday, September 19:

  • Quarter 1 Interim Reports & Signed Papers
  • Shoally Singers Meet


*Friday, September 20:

  • SCES Spirit Day - Wear school t-shirt or school colors (blues and browns)!


*Monday, September 23:

  • Fall Book Fair - Arctic Adventure


*Tuesday, September 24:

  • Fall Book Fair - Arctic Adventure


*Wednesday, September 25:

  • Morning Math Manipulatives w/ Mrs. McLean (3rd & 4th Grade Parents)
  • Suzuki Strings
  • Gifted Art Meets
  • Fall Book Fair - Arctic Adventure


*Thursday, September 26:

  • Goodies for Grandparents (4K, 5K & 1st Grade) 6:50 am - 7:25 am
  • Fall Book Fair - Arctic Adventure
  • Shoally Singers Meet
  • PTO Tasty Treat Thursday ($2.00 Shaved Ice)


*Friday, September 27:

  • Goodies for Grandparents (2nd, 3rd, & 4th Grade) 6:50 am - 7:25 am
  • Fall Book Fair - Arctic Adventure
  • Energy Bus Positive Pep Rally Day - Everyone wear new Red T-Shirt or YELLOW!!!!
  • Club Day


*Monday, September 30:

  • Have a positively wonderful Monday!

Contact Information

Shoally Creek Elementary School

3777 Parris Bridge Road

Boiling Springs, South Carolina 29316