The Gator Gazette

September 2020

From our Principal's Pen

Hello, South Creek Gators!


September has been a great month for South Creek! Please continue to send your child to school with their mask and their water bottle. Students are doing a great job following our safety procedures!


Picture Day will be held on Monday, September 21st. We look forward to seeing your child's smile!


We are completing our beginning of year assessments and look forward to sharing that information with you at our Parent/Teacher conferences! Conferences will be held in the evenings on September 30th & October 1st. Please sign up for a time to VIRTUALLY meet with your child's teacher. We look forward to sharing your child's learning with you!


On Monday, September 21st you will receive a survey from FTCSC in regards to our Online Learning or In-Person Learning options. If you do not wish to change your child’s current learning option, please delete and disregard the email. If you do wish to change your child’s current learning option, please complete the survey. Again, only fill out the form if you wish to change your student’s current learning option.


Please read the information below from our PTO and other school departments. The staff of South Creek wishes your family well! Stay healthy and stay safe!


Mrs. Wendy Myers, Principal

South Creek Elementary School

wendy.myers@ftcsc.org

317-860-4700

Updates from our PTO

Our PTO is a non-profit organization whose membership is open to any parent, guardian, or teacher at South Creek Elementary. We work together to help build a strong relationship between home and school. We work to support our students, teachers, and staff through events, activities, and raising funds – and we try to have fun doing it!


There are many ways you can become involved with the PTO. First, you can fill out a membership form at the link below for $5. You will be added to our email distribution list so that you can be updated on all the PTO opportunities.


PTO meetings are held once a month in the evenings. We are even able to "Zoom" with you if you prefer to attend virtually. Our next meeting will be Monday, October 19th.


Back by popular demand is our Texas Roadhouse order form for rolls & honey butter! For every roll and butter order we sell, 50% of the proceeds come back to our school! Orders are due September 30th. Orders will arrive the week of November 16th and will be here just in time for Thanksgiving! Rolls are $5/dozen & $2/for each cinnamon honey butter. Get yours today!


Each year our school hosts a huge Veteran's Day program for our school community. Due to COVID, this has unfortunately been canceled, however, we are still honoring our veterans and supporting our PTO at the same time! Information will be coming home soon about our first Veteran's Day Student Triathlon. This exciting day will take place on November 11th. We look forward to sharing more details with you!


South Creek Elementary is on Facebook! "Like" and "Follow" for the most up to date information. Please don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions or ideas at ftsouthcreekpto@gmail.com or by attending our monthly meetings.


PTO Officers

President – Kyle Langston

Vice President – Kelly Coffey

Secretary – Emily Twarogal

Treasurer – David Mote

Infinite Campus

If you have not yet set up your Infinite Campus Parent Portal Account, please do so as soon as possible. You will want access to Infinite Campus to view grades, access important information and to change student information when needed. If you need log in information, please send an email to ichelp@ftcsc.org from your email address that is on file with the school district. Only a student's PARENT/LEGAL GUARDIAN can request the portal information for their student.

Title I

South Creek Elementary endorses the parent involvement goals of Title I and encourages the regular participation by parents of Title I eligible children in all aspects of the program. The education of our children is viewed as a cooperative effort among the parents, school, and community.


This year we will be targeting our 2nd grade with additional support to help our students become better readers and learners as they prepare for the following year's IREAD & ILEARN assessments. Would you like to learn more about Title I? Check out the letters below!


Second grade parents, have you turned in your signed Title forms yet? Your child's teacher is collecting these to be sure you are informed in all the wonderful ways we can work together to help your child!

From our School Counselor

Welcome to South Creek Elementary School! We take care of our school family!

  • If you are struggling financially or are having a difficult time getting enough food or other resources for your family, please reach out.
  • If you do not have transportation to get to some of the district or community resources, I can help you.
  • If you have any concerns about the emotional well-being of your students and would like to talk about it, I can consult with you and your family.


I am wishing you well!

Mrs. Bailey Walen, School Counselor

bailey.walen@ftcsc.org

The McKinney Vento Assistance Act

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Free Meal Notification from Food Services

Check out this letter regarding our waiver for free meals through December 31st or until funding runs out!

EZSchool Pay

EZSchoolPay gives you the ability to put lunch money in your child's account by paying online! You can also monitor your child’s meal account balance and receive low-balance email alerts. All families can register their account at www.EZSchoolPay.com.

EZMealApp--For Free & Reduced Meals & Textbook Rental Assistance

www.EZMealApp.com is the platform for submitting Free and Reduced Applications. Please note that you DO NOT have to fill out a Free and Reduced Application at EZMealApp if you don't qualify for benefits. Please make sure to fill it out completely or it will delay its processing.


If you have any questions regarding this process please contact:

Star Express Child Nutrition Programs

317-803-5058

Download the Nutrislice App

There is a FREE app that you can download for iPhones and Androids called "School Lunch by Nutrislice." After you open the app, type in "Franklin Township Community School Corporation" and then tap on South Creek. You will be up to date on what we are serving for breakfast and lunch each and every day this fall!
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Find out what we're serving for breakfast & lunch by checking out our menus here!

High Ability Webpage

South Creek is proud to be the home of our elementary REACH program! Have you visited Franklin Township's webpage recently regarding our services for High Ability students? You can find information such as important timelines, our district high ability manual, and services for our students identified as Cluster and REACH students all on our website. Check it out!

Before/After School Care

We have a wonderful partnership with our YMCA for before/after school care! If you are needing more information regarding child care this fall, visit the YMCA website for more information.

Employment Opportunities

Want to become an employee in Franklin Township? Visit our Human Resources webpage! Postings for school bus drivers are instructional assistants are common. We recruit the best teachers in the state for our students!

"Like" us on Facebook!

Don't forget to follow all of our school activities on our South Creek Elementary Facebook Page!


Want to see more? Follow our South Creek PTO on Facebook too!

FTEF

The Franklin Township Education Fund is an autonomous corporation with a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status. FTEF’s budget is separate and distinct from the budget of the Franklin Township Community School Corporation. The FTEF gives grants to teachers who create innovative projects designed to provide the students with the tools they need to provide exceptional learning experiences for their students. FTEF funds help teachers provide many additional enhancements to the students resulting in a more versatile educational experience. These enhancements include grants provided to Franklin Township teachers and Scholarships. FTEF is funded through individual and corporate donations, special events, grants and donations. Click on the link to check out this incredible organization that we appreciate in a big way!