The Gator Gazette
Mrs. Stevenson's Message
Dear South Creek Families,
The staff and I enjoyed the opportunity to celebrate each student at South Creek during parent teacher conference on Wednesday, October 5th and Thursday, October 6th. We had 439 out of 444 families attend conferences over these two evening, which is 99% attendance!!! At our Gator r’AL’ly on Monday, October 24th we reviewed the South Creek expectations and we recognized students in 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade for honor roll with a ribbon.
3rd grade recognized 26 students for all A honor roll and 29 students for A-B honor roll, which is 66%
4th grade recognized 21 students for all A honor roll and 32 students for A-B honor roll, which is 76%
5th grade recognized 19 students for all A honor roll and 32 students for A-B honor roll, which is 89%
We also recognized students in K-5 for perfect attendance for Quarter 1. The students received a perfect attendance ribbon. A-W-E-S-O-M-E JOB!
K- 49% of the students had perfect attendance
1st- 51% of the students had perfect attendance
2nd- 53% of the students had perfect attendance
3rd- 54% of the students had perfect attendance
4th- 60% of the students had perfect attendance
5th- 65% of the students had perfect attendance
I encourage you to like South Creek’s Facebook page and join South Creek’s PTO. Look for the pictures of South Creek’s 10 Year Celebration on our Facebook page. Enjoy your family over the Thanksgiving Holiday :) I am so thankful to serve as your child’s principal!
South Creek is a school of hope, guided by knowledge, inspired by love.
Toni Stevenson, Principal
IMPORTANT DATES FOR SOUTH CREEK FAMILIES
November 1 - PTO Meeting, 7:00 p.m.
November 4 - Gator Gear Day
November 7-10 - Bowling Unit in Gym
November 11 - Veteran's Day Program, 9:30 a.m.
November 11 - YMCA Parents Night Out, 6:00 p.m.
November 14-18 - Red Ribbon Week
November 16 - PTO Chick-Fil-A Spirit Night, 4:00 p.m.
November 18 - Midterm Grades Posted
November 23-25 - Thanksgiving Break, No School
November 28-30 - Major Savor Collection
Gators of the Month
Congratulations to these Gators of the Month for September! Way to show your Gator G.R.E.A.T.S. Traits!
GATOR OF THE MONTH FOR October:
Ms. CraftMilla Signore
Mrs. TinsleyElla Reutter
Mrs. Monday:Clara Johnson
Mrs. Mitchell:Ryelle Koomler
Mrs. Sweetman:Kinley Huotari
Mrs. Webb:Dexter Warren
Mrs. Bryant:Katie Bailey
Mrs. Burns:Jacob Shelnutt
Miss Moody:Erica Rule
Mrs. Carder:Claire Mitchell
Miss Trieb:Alex Parrott
Miss VanDeLaarschot:Clayton Franks
Mrs. Huber:Luke Lykins
Mrs. McIntire:Chelsea Braun
Mrs. Sirilla: Ella Beckner
Mrs. Hayes:Dylan Simons
Mr. Roets:Sienna Garcia
Mrs. Hancock/Art:Dayla Craig
Mrs. Curtis/Gym:Cash Bradshaw
Thurston/Green/Library: Aubrey Irwin
Mrs. CadeChristian Lane
With Class Parties and Field Trips coming up, please be sure to use the following link through SafeVistitor for check-in before coming into the office. Visitors are able to check in before they arrive by going to:
When visitors do this, it makes the check-in process much easier!
Student Council Smencil Sales
Red Ribbon Week
Attention Gators and Families!
Red Ribbon Week will be November 14th – 18th
We will be celebrating Red Ribbon Week in a number of ways. First, we will have a spirit week! Please see the dress up day schedule below.
Monday – I moustache you to wear red! (Wear red & your best moustache to kick off the week)
Tuesday – Team up against bullying & drugs! (Wear your favorite team’s jersey)
Wednesday – From head to toe we are bully & drug free! (Crazy hair & sock day)
Thursday - We are too bright for drugs and bullying! (Wear your brightest clothing)
Friday – South Creek is Drug & Bully free! (Wear your Gator Gear)
In addition, I will be doing guidance lessons with each classroom during library. Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grade lessons will happen the week before. 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade lessons will be during Red Ribbon Week. During the lessons, your students will be learning about the adverse effects of drugs & alcohol, as well as how to stand up to bullying. I encourage you to talk to your students about these topics and create a meaningful discussion about what they’ve learned.
Students will also be able to win Red Ribbon Week themed prizes throughout the week! There will also be prizes for classrooms with the most participation with the spirit week.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me!
Bailey Parks, School Counselor
Recipe of the Month by Katy Walker
Hey Gators, I’m back with another recipe...Caprese Bread!
This recipe is very, very simple. Caprese Bread is my favorite appetizer of all time. And if you are in a hurry don’t worry because they don’t take long.
- 1 french baguette
- 4-5 roma tomatoes
- fresh mozzarella
- fresh basil
- olive oil
- sea salt
Preheat oven to 400*. Slice baguette ¼” slices. Place on jelly roll pan, drizzle with olive oil. Bake for about 5 minutes, or until slightly toasted. Put a slice of tomato on each baguette, and then place a slice of mozzarella over each tomato. Drizzle with olive oil and put back in oven until cheese is melted. Roughly chop the fresh basil and sprinkle over each baguette. Drizzle a little more olive oil and sprinkle with sea salt.
Catching Up with the Community by Teegan Quick
Hey Gators,guess what? It has already been about 14 weeks of school! But today I wanted to talk about outside of school! Today I’m going to be interviewing a firefighter! That’s right,she helps the community be a better place! So today I’m going to be asking her some questions about her job and what she does to help the community.
The first thing I wanted to know about this brave woman is when did she start, fighting fires? I also really wanted to know, if anyone else in her family was a firefighter? Something I especially wanted to know was if it was to help the community? The last thing I wanted to know was, what is her favorite part about being a firefighter?
Well Gators, I hope you loved taking a peek in the community. Hopefully, you find a way to help the community be a better place!
Bowling by Reece Koomler
Have you heard the great news from Mrs. Curtis? The people from Expo Bowl are coming to help us learn how to bowl. Every time you get a strike you get a sticker. They like to give you funny names, last year I had a very, very funny name. At the end, the boy and girl that got the most strikes, or stickers play against each other to see who is the best bowler in your class. At the very end, before you leave, they give you and your friends coupons for fun places like Expo Bowl, Great Times, and Lazer Tag.
Mickey Mouse’s Birthday by Dayla Craig
GOBBLE GOBBLE GOBBLE by GARRETT Mcelfresh
The Amazing Claire Adkinsson by Faith Smith
Hey Gators! Have you heard of amazing Claire Adkisson? Well, she is so awesome and she loves school. Here are some fantastic facts about her.
Fact number 1: She loves to go to school and loves to be at school.
Fact number 2: Claire loves writing stories and her favorite subject is writing.
Fact number 3: Claire loves reading and drawing but most of all she loves the color pink.
Claire is so amazing and you should follow in her footsteps. Great job, Claire!
Veteran Day’s Program by Brody Gilliam
The Veterans Days Program is about honoring our Veterans. They helped our country, so that's why we made a day called Veterans day. Mrs. Mappes [our music teacher] is in charge of the Veterans Day Program. It’s on Nov 11th and all parents and veterans are invited.
ROBOTICS by Sienna Garcia
I interviewed Quinn Sauers in robotics and this is what he said ...
Have you had your first competition yet? No we haven’t, we want to be more prepared before we sign up for our first one.
What do you use to build robots? VEX IQ ROBOTICS KIT
Are you in fourth or fifth grade? 5th
What have you built? Robots that pick up balls, autonomous robots, and we’re trying to learn to program faster.
Do you like being in robotics and why? Yes, because I like tinkering with mechanics.
He is happy because robotics to him is FRIENDSHIP, and that's why he likes robotics.
South Creek Elementary School
Nancy Rowland, School Treasurer
Marilyn Kellum, Receptionist
Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri - 8:50-3:50
Wednesday (Early Release Day) 8:50 - 3:20