The Gator Gazette

November 2016

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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


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!


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

Mrs. Mappes/Music:

Thurston/Green/Library: Aubrey Irwin

Mrs. CadeChristian Lane

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Visitor Information

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!

Yearbook Sale

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Student Council Smencil Sales

Student Council will be selling Smencils. Pencils will be sold between October 31st - November 4th. Smencils are $1 and the proceeds benefit Riley Hospital.

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.

Spirit Week:

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.

Have Fun!

Mickey Mouse’s Birthday by Dayla Craig

Do you know whose birthday it is? It’s Mickey Mouse’s birthday!!! Mickey Mouse is a funny animal cartoon character and the official mascot of Walt Disney Company. He was created by Walt Disney and Ub lwerks at the Walt Disney Studios in 1928. When he first arrived at Disney on November 18,1928, he was going to help kids learn things that they don't know about until they get to kindergarten. Concept Art of Mickey from early 1928; the sketches are the earliest known of the character, from the collection of The Walt Disney Family Museum!!


Pilgrims came from England in 1620 and landed at Plymouth,Massachusetts which is near Boston. Only 52 pilgrims survived their first winter in the new world. The Native Americans taught the English how to raise corn and vegetables, and how to hunt wild game. To thank the Native Americans, the settlers invited them to share in a feast which we now call Thanksgiving.

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.

It's not too late to join the South Creek PTO!

Have fun while helping our school!

South Creek Elementary School

Toni Stevenson, Principal

Nancy Rowland, School Treasurer

Marilyn Kellum, Receptionist

School Hours:

Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri - 8:50-3:50

Wednesday (Early Release Day) 8:50 - 3:20