Shark FIN Bulletin
Vision and Mission
Mission: All students at SCES will learn at high levels in a safe and supportive community.
Vision: The vision of our school family is to teach the whole child by providing high levels of instruction so they become productive citizens in our community.
Our students and staff work daily on showing SHARK STRONG behavior. Shark Strong means that our students are being kind, showing respect and having integrity. These are the three main character traits we continue to teach and reinforce at Sugar Creek Elementary.
Important School Information
Report Cards will be sent home on Tuesday, October 25th.
Nurse Schmaltz's News
As we are entering Cold, Flu and COVID season we are seeing an increase of sick students here in the Health Room.
As a friendly reminder…Please do NOT send your child to school if he/she has or has had:
· Fever more than 100 degrees within the last 24 hours (must be fever free without medication)
· Vomiting or Diarrhea within the last 24 hours
· General malaise or feelings of fatigue, weakness or muscle aches
· Frequent congested ( wet) or croupy cough
To help prevent the spread of illnesses, re-enforce your child’s good hygiene habits:
· Wash hands frequently
· Do not touch eyes, nose or mouth
· Cover mouth and nose when sneezing or coughing
· Avoid close contact with others who are sick
Students need to be Healthy and feeling well in order to learn at their full potential.
New Tardy Policy
Please do your best to get your student to school on time. It is vital to the student's learning to start school on time so they are prepared and ready to learn.
Hispanic Heritage Month
This week we will be celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month at Sugar Creek! Each year from September 15th-October 15th, Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated around the world, and this week in particular we will be celebrating in a few different ways with our students. Our 5th grade Student Ambassadors put together a short video with fun facts and information on what Hispanic Heritage Month is. 26% of our school population is Hispanic and we love celebrating where our Shark family is from! Other small events this week will include Hispanic Heritage Month read alouds, short videos, and coloring! On Friday, we will be encouraging all Hispanic students to dress in their favorite cultural clothes that represent the countries that they and their families are from! All other students will be encouraged to pick colors from a Hispanic Heritage Month flag to dress in to help celebrate! We love sharing in our diversity at Sugar Creek and can’t wait to see who all we celebrate this week!
Guatemala Guest Teachers
We will also have a pumpkin book characer contest at our Fall Festival- this is optional for our students. If you are interested, please turn your pumpkin book character into Mrs. Rickmon by October 18th.
Fort Mill Scarecrow Crawl
Please click on this link to vote for our scarecrow to win people's choice by liking his picture on Facebook! https://m.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=473826628119441&id=100064763228511&set=a.473921924776578
Book Character Day
Friday, October 14th- Hispanic Heritage CelebrationMonday, October 17th- Teacher Workday- no school for students
Friday, October 21st- PTO Fall Festival 5:00-7:00
Friday, October 28th- Early Release Day 12:00 Dismissal
Monday, October 31st- Book Character Day
Friday, November 11th- Veteran's Day Breakfast- 4th grade choir
Friday, November 18th- 5th grade performance at 8:30am
November 23rd-25th- Thanksgiving Break
Friday, December 2nd- Early Release Day 12:00 Dismissal
Thursday, December 15th- 2nd grade music performance 6:00pm
Wednesday, December 21st- half day of school for students
December 22nd- January 2nd- Winter Break
Tuesday, January 3rd- Teacher Workday
**Below is the link to the district calendar
Please be sure to read over our student handbook so that you are aware of our school practices and district policies.
School Improvement Council- Report to Parents
Birthday Rock- How do I sign up? (Virtual Students and Face to Face students)
The Rock is ready for you! The highly sought after rock sign up has been moved online. Wish your child a happy birthday for everyone to see & celebrate them on their special day!
Re-Link your Harris Teeter Cards (Virtual Students and Face to Face students):
Parents! Remember to re-link your Harris Teeter VIC card! We have to do it EVERY year! You can do this online or at the store! https://www.harristeeter.com/together-in-education Each time you use your Harris Teeter VIC card, you are helping our school earn money! So, please take a moment to relink your VIC card by clicking on the link provided.