The Gator Gazette

April 2017

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Mrs. Stevenson's Message

Dear South Creek Families,

I hope everyone had a relaxing Spring Break with your families. It was fun to read about all the fun places ‘Flat Al’ visited over the last two weeks. Thank you to the families who participated and a big thanks to Mrs. Kellum for posting all the pictures on Facebook.

We had fun celebrating 3Q perfect attendance, A & A-B honor roll, and ticket drawing Monday for students that demonstrated their Gator GREATS at the Gator R’AL’ly. Our Gator Guild led us through the celebration. Our PTO kicked off the Gator Gallop with an informational Pep Session with our students. The event will be on Friday, April 14th. Please start looking for information that will be coming home with your child.

IREAD-3 results are scheduled to be reported ~ May 1st. ISTEP+ Part 2 testing is scheduled to begin April 17th. Grade level testing schedules will be sent home in the near future by your child’s teacher. Please try to avoid appointments during testing.

South Creek is a school of hope, guided by knowledge, inspired by love.

Toni Stevenson, Principal


April 3 - School Resumes

April 4 - Gator Gallop Pep Rally

April 7 - Gator Gear Day

YMCA Parent's Night Out, 6:00 pm

April 12-14 - Kindergarten Registration

April 14 - Gator Gallop

Student Council Smencils Sale

April 17-28 - Grades 3rd-5th ISTEP Testing Part 2

April 24-27 - Student Council Canned Food Drive for Servent's Heart Shelter

April 28 - Riley Hat Day

Midterms Posted

Gators of the Month

Congratulations to these Gators of the Month for March! Way to show your Gator G.R.E.A.T.S. Traits!


Ms. Craft

Mrs. Tinsley Olivia Harper

Mrs. Monday: Ella Mitchell

Mrs. Mitchell: Isaac Aud

Mrs. Sweetman: Kira Huey

Mrs. Webb: Ben Haughs

Mrs. Bryant: Riley Blogdett

Mrs. Burns: Vanessa Curtis

Miss Moody: Sydney Potchanant

Mrs. Carder: Arjun Riar

Miss Trieb: Cash Bradshaw

Miss VanDeLaarschot: Karson Lory

Mrs. Huber: Sydney Hayes

Mrs. McIntire: Kyle Major

Mrs. Sirilla: Brayden Hunter

Mrs. Hayes: Katy Walker

Mr. Roets: Dawson McCarty

Mrs. Hancock/Art: Isabelle Mosier

Mrs. Curtis/PE: Dominic Renken

Mrs. Mappes/Music: Kaylie Grayson

Thurston/Green/Library: Jadyn Tinsley

Mrs. Cade: Jay'shawn Nix

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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!

Student Council News

Our South Creek Student Council has a few great things planned for the month of April! There will be a 1 day only Smencil sale on April 14th. We will be selling what Smencils are left from the last Smencil sale. The Smencils would be great for Easter baskets! Money for the Smencils will benefit our South Creek Scholarship program.

During the week of April 24th-27th (Monday through Thursday), Student Council is sponsoring an all school canned food drive for Servant's Heart Shelter. Please consider gathering those items over spring break to help this wonderful organization!

On Friday April 28th, we are sponsoring an all school Hat Day for $1.00 to benefit our South Creek Scholarship program.

EASTER SUNDAY by Faith Smith

Hey Gators! Do you like Easter and Sundays? Well, guess what! Easter is coming up on a Sunday! It's the day Jesus came back from the dead. You can also get candy from the Easter Bunny, if you’re extra good! You might even spend time with your family for the weekend until Easter Sunday. For me, Easter and Christmas are my favorite holidays! They might even be yours too!

Recipe of the Month by Katy Walker

Hey Gators, I’m going to be doing a fun recipe for April!

Elephant Stew

1 elephant

2 cups of salt

2 cups of pepper

Cut elephant into one inch cubes (allow 72 days for this) frequently adding pinches of salt and pepper.

Cook over fire about 4 weeks at 465 degrees. If more than 3,800 guests are expected for dinner, two rabbits may be added. But do this only if necessary, as most people do not like to find hare in their stew.April fools!

Hope you enjoy this recipe as much as my Great Grandmother did!

Earth Day by Reece Koomler

Did you ever know that we have a holiday called Earth day? It is on April 22, 2017. On that day people try to clean up the Earth. They recycle, pick up trash on the ground and in water. If you are wondering how to do this, you can ask your parents if you could go to a park. You can go to a park and start picking up the trash. When your done, put the trash in the trash bin, and put the paper and other stuff in the recycling bin. Finally, you can play on the playground.

Spring Break by Brody Gilliam

There were lots of stuff you could have done during spring break. Did you go on trips or do local things like go to Zip City, Sky Zone, bowling, or roller skating? The question is what did you do?

Mrs. Huber went on a cruise to Mexico, Belize, and Honduras.

Jonny in Mrs. Hayes class went to Florida over spring break.

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