The Shoally Creek "Tweet"

April 2019

A Message from the Principal

Dear SCES Families,


During the month of April, our school will be embarking on a special reading project, an all school book club called One School, One Book! Every child received a copy of the same book, Betty G. Birney's The World According to Humphrey, and will be asked to read it at home throughout the month. We are personally asking you to make the time so your family can participate in reading this book together. We have selected a title that can be followed, understood, and enjoyed by younger students, but that will still captivate and stimulate older students.


Reading aloud at home is valuable because it better prepares your child to be an effective reader. It is also a fun, worthwhile family activity. Through our One School, One Book event, we aim to build a community of readers at our school and instill a l♥ve of reading. Everyone - students, parents, teachers, and administrators - are participating!!


On April 8, 2019, your child received his/her copy of The World According to Humphrey at a special school-wide assembly introducing the program and the book. The main character, Humphrey, also made a special appearance! Student were also provided a special bookmark that provides the schedule for reading the book.


Generally, you are asked to read a chapter - about 15 minutes per night. You may choose as a family to read that chapter together or listen to the chapter recording that can be found on our school website or our school's Facebook page while following along in the book. Guest readers have been recorded reading each chapter of the book. Also, be sure to take pictures of you and your child reading the book together and send them to your child's teacher!


In school, your child will be invited to answer daily trivia questions to encourage and reward careful listening/reading. You will soon find that your child will take great pride in knowing and anticipating the details of the story! You will want to make sure your family keeps up so your child can be included. The entire school will be talking about Humphrey because when an entire school reads a book, there's a lot to talk about! With your help, we can continue to build a community of readers at our school and instill a l♥ve of reading! Happy Reading!


Please be sure to read about all of the awesome events scheduled at SCES during the month of April!


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


Mrs. Meyer

#SCEL♥veWhereYouLearn

#D2DifferenceMakers

"Kidz in Lids" Campaign

During the month of April, SCE is going to raise money for childhood cancer.

Our school will support a local organization called

Kidz in Lids.

How Can You Help??

Bring $1.00 to wear a hat all day at school on

April 12th, 19th, and 26th.

Collect donations for Kidz in Lids from family and neighbors – turn in to compete in the grade level competition.

Gather and bring in dimes to fill the bottle in your classroom – 1 bottle = $100.

Greenville Drive Reading All-Stars

We are so proud of the number of our SCES students that participated in the recent Reading All-Stars event where students in Kindergarten through 4th grade read at least 5 on-grade level books! If your child successfully completed reading the 5 books, then they are eligible to receive a FREE ticket to the Greenville Drive baseball game scheduled for Sunday, May 5th. The ticket vouchers were given to those students to bring home. The instructions for redeeming the vouchers are on the paper that was sent home, but we also want to share this link:

https://www.milb.com/greenville/community/apsras

Buy One, Get One/BOGO FREE Book Fair Week

We are excited to announce that we will hold our final book fair of the 2018-2019 school year! Our BOGO Book Fair will open on Monday, April 22 and will run through Friday, April 26. The Buy One, Get One (BOGO) book fair is an opportunity to stock up on books to keep your child reading throughout the approaching summer months!


The BOGO Book Fair will be open extended hours for our Muffins with Moms (6:50 am - 7:40 am) and Fine Arts Night (5:00 pm - 5:45 pm) events! Thank you for supporting a love of reading! ♥♥♥

Spring "Mommy & Me" Event

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Shoally Creek Elementary School Cafeteria

8:00 am - 9:00 am

Any parent and their child/children ages birth to 4 who are not yet enrolled in school (we will not be able to pull any enrolled child out of class, but younger siblings not enrolled are welcome!)


Join us for story-time, snacks, parenting information, and fun make-it take-it crafts!!

Muffins with Moms Events

Thursday, April 25, 2019

4K, 5K, and 1st Grade

6:50 am - 7:30 am


Friday, April 26, 2019

2nd, 3rd, and 4th Grade

6:50 am - 7:30 am

SCES Fine Arts Night & District 2 Suzuki Strings

Please join us for a special night to celebrate our Students and The Arts!

Thursday, April 25, 2019

6:00 pm - 7:30 pm


SCES Shoally Singers Performance

District 2 Suzuki Strings Performance

SCES Kindergarten - 4th Grade Art Show & Reception


The SCES BOGO Book Fair will be open from 5:00 - 5:45 pm

Spartanburg Two Title I 4K Application Process Open for 2019-2020

Please share with family, friends, and neighbors that live in the Shoally Creek Elementary attendance zone that 4K applications are currently be accepted for the 2019-2020 school year. Once the online application is fully complete, someone from SCES will contact the family to schedule a testing date and time for their 4-year-old child.

2019-2020 Online Student Registration is Open!

Online registration for the 2019-2020 school year is currently open!! On March 15th, an email was sent to parents of current D2 students that contained their child's Snapcode! All registrations must be completed online once again this year. This year, you will be able to pay fees, too!


We will have an "InfoSnap Parent Registration Help Night" on April 15, 2019 from 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm. Our staff will be available to help with online registration, as well as take registration fees for the 2019-2020 school year.


Those students that fully complete their registration (including paying fees) by May 31, 2019 will be able to know who their teacher for the 2019-2020 school year will be by June 20, 2019. A postcard will be mailed over the summer.


If you have any questions concerning our online registration process, please contact our school office at 864-594-3200. We are here to help you!

PTO Spring Fundraiser - Mixed Bag Information (click below)

Yearbooks for Sale!

2018-2019 Shoally Creek Elementary School Yearbooks are currently on sale for $20.00 through the Josten's website, www.jostens.com, or by sending a check or cash to school.

Energy Bus Update

During the month of April, we are reviewing all of the Energy Bus Principles and gaining an understanding of when we apply them all in our work and life, we become positive leaders!


Principle #1: I am the Driver of My Bus

Principle #2: I create a Positive Vision

Principle #3: I Drive with Purpose

Principle #4: I Fuel My Ride with Positive Energy

Principle #5: I Transform Negativity

Principle #6: I Love My Passengers

Principle #7: I Enjoy the Ride


I am a positive student leader!

Upcoming March Events

April Events

*Monday, April 1 - Friday, April 5:

  • Spring Break


*Monday, April 8:

  • 4th Grade Running Club Meets until 3:30 pm
  • "Blue Jay Brainiacs" Meet until 3:30 pm (ELA-Reading)
  • "One School, One Book" Big Reveal Event!


*Tuesday, April 9:

  • "Blue Jay Brainiacs" Meet until 3:30 pm (ELA-Reading)
  • Spartanburg District 2 School Board Meeting at 7:00 PM


*Wednesday, April 10:

  • "Blue Jay Brainiacs" Meet until 3:30 pm (Math)
  • Suzuki Strings Meet
  • PTO Board Meeting at 5:30 pm


*Thursday, April 11:

  • "Blue Jay Brainiacs" Meet until 3:30 pm (Math)
  • Shoally Singers Meet
  • Chick-fil-A Spirit Night (4:30 pm - 8:00 pm)


*Friday, April 12:

  • "Kidz in Lids" Event - Bring $1.00 and wear a hat for the day at school!
  • NO 4K Morning and Afternoon Classes
  • 2019-2020 4K Testing Day (Appointment Required)
  • Q3 Principals' Pals Celebrations
  • SCES Spirit Day - Wear School T-shirt/Colors


*Monday, April 15:

  • "Blue Jay Brainiacs" Meet until 3:30 pm (ELA-Reading)
  • 3rd Grade Running Club Meets until 3:30 pm
  • "InfoSnap Parent Registration Help Night" at SCES (5:00 pm - 7:00 pm)


*Tuesday, April 16:

  • "Blue Jay Brainiacs" Meet until 3:30 pm (ELA-Reading)
  • iReady Spring Diagnostic - Reading - 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Grades


*Wednesday, April 17:

  • Kindergarten Spring Sing Event at 8:00 am (Classes: DeShields/Farr/Staggs)
  • "Blue Jay Brainiacs" Meet until 3:30 pm (Math)
  • iReady Spring Diagnostic - Reading - Make-ups
  • Suzuki Strings Meet
  • Gifted Art Meet
  • School Improvement Council Meeting at 3:00 pm in Media Center


*Thursday, April 18:

  • Kindergarten Spring Sing Event at 8:00 am (Classes: McConnaughey/Russell)
  • "Blue Jay Brainiacs" Meet until 3:30 pm (Math)
  • iReady Spring Diagnostic - Math - 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Grades
  • PTO Tasty Treat Thursday (Shaved Ice for $2.00)
  • Shoally Singers Meet


*Friday, April 19:

  • "Kidz in Lids" Event - Bring $1.00 and wear a hat for the day at school!
  • iReady Spring Diagnostic - Math - Make-ups
  • SCES Spirit Day - Wear School T-shirt/Colors
  • Signed Papers


*Monday, April 22:

  • Buy One, Get One Book Fair Week
  • "Blue Jay Brainiacs" Meet until 3:30 pm (ELA-Reading)
  • 4th Grade Running Club Meets until 3:30 pm


*Tuesday, April 23:

  • BOGO Book Fair Week
  • "Blue Jay Brainiacs" Meet until 3:30 pm (ELA-Reading)


*Wednesday, April 24:

  • BOGO Book Fair Week
  • Spring "Mommy & Me" Event for Birth to 4-year-old (8:00 am - 9:00 am)
  • "Blue Jay Brainiacs" Meet until 3:30 pm (Math)
  • Suzuki Strings Meet
  • Gifted Art Meet


*Thursday, April 25:

  • BOGO Book Fair Week - Open 6:50 am - 7:40 am and 5:00 pm - 5:45 pm
  • "Muffins with Moms" for 4K/5K and 1st Grade (6:50 am - 7:30 am)
  • "Blue Jay Brainiacs" Meet until 3:30 pm (Math)
  • Shoally Singers Meet
  • Running Club Color Fun Run at Van DuMar Park in Boiling Springs at 3:00 pm for SCES 3rd and 4th Grade Running Club Members - Registration Required
  • SCES Spring Fine Arts Night with District 2 Suzuki Strings (6:00 pm - 7:30 pm)


*Friday, April 26:

  • BOGO Book Fair Week
  • "Muffins with Moms" for 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Grade (6:50 am - 7:30 am)
  • "Kidz in Lids" Event - Bring $1.00 and wear a hat for the day at school!
  • SCES Spirit Day - Wear School T-shirt/Colors
  • Club Day
  • Energy Bus Positive Pep Rally


*Monday, April 29:

  • "Blue Jay Brainiacs" Meet until 3:30 pm (ELA-Reading)
  • 3rd Grade Running Club Meets until 3:30 pm


*Tuesday, April 30:

  • "Blue Jay Brainiacs" Meet until 3:30 pm (ELA-Reading)
  • Q4 Interim Reports


*Wednesday, May 1:

  • "Blue Jay Brainiacs" Meet until 3:30 pm (Math)
  • Suzuki Strings Meet
  • Gift Art Meet


*Thursday, May 2:

  • "Blue Jay Brainiacs" Meet until 3:30 pm (Math)
  • PTO Tasty Treat Thursday (Shaved Ice for $2.00)
  • Chick-fil-A Spirit Night (4:30 pm - 8:00 pm)
  • Shoally Singers Meet


*Friday, May 3:

  • SCES Spirit Day - Wear School T-shirt/Colors or Energy Bus Colors
  • Signed Papers

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. For everyone's safety, please refrain from going around vehicles while in the drop-off lane.
  • 3. The supervising staff members go inside at 7:38 am. Students are to be in their classrooms by the 7:40 am tardy bell. Please escort your student into the front office after 7:38 am. Morning routines & classroom instruction begin at 7:30 am each morning.

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

Reminders

*Important to have current phone numbers & email addresses:

  • Please make sure that you are stressing to your school families that they need to have the correct email and phone number in school messenger. Otherwise, they may not receive important information like school-cancellation calls or registration information.


*From Bus Transportation Department Concerning School Delays:

  • When we have a 1-hour delay, the bus will arrive at the bus stop 1 hour from the normal pick-up time. So, if the bus normally arrives at 6;15 am, then on a one-hour delay, it will arrive at 7:15 am.

  • When we have a 2-hour delay, the bus will arrive at the bus stop 2 hours from the normal time. So, if the bus normally arrives at 6:15 am, then on a two-hour delay, it will arrive at 8:15 am.


*Transportation Changes:

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


*Attendance/Truancy:

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!

2018 - 2019 School Improvement Council

Thank you to everyone that submitted nominations, as well as all those that submitted voting ballots for the 2018-2019 School Improvement Council!

The SCES 2018-2019 SIC

Mr. Darryl Kosiorek, Co-Chair

Mr. Micah Horton, Co-Chair

Ms. Ashtyn Gardner, Title 1 Parent-Liaison, Secretary

Mr. Tim Reece

Ms. Diane Threlkeld

Ms. Stacie Horton

Mr. Brandon Baynard

Ms. Kelly McLean

Ms. Laura Szynalsk

Ms. Laura Meyer

Lunch Application - Click on the Link Below

Free & Reduced Lunch Benefit Application

Click here to go directly to the online application!

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

Contact Information

Shoally Creek Elementary School

3777 Parris Bridge Road

Boiling Springs, South Carolina 29316