The Chuck

December 14- 18, 2015

Happy Twelve School Days of Kindness!!

These 12 days of school in December are some of the most hectic and yet sweetest days of the 183 school days. Right on the heels of the celebrations of thankfulness and food for Thanksgiving, these twelve days seem to be filled with more than we can sometimes think the days can possibly hold. Normal days filled to the brim with the daily learning processes plus the addition of Progress Reports, musical performances, clubs, new technology, parties, presents and an abundance of less than healthy treats to tempt each of us. The weather can be wonderful or awful, sometimes in the same day. School and family demands tug at each of us from all directions.


And yet, despite the hustle of these December days, I hope you are able to take time to see the sweetness of these 12 special school days. The excitement and pure joy of your students, the fellowship of co-workers and friends, and the pending school break offering a time for family and rejuvenation. Happy Twelve School Days of December!

Upcoming Events for December 14th- December 23rd

Monday, December 14

  • Staff Mtg, Mandt Training, 3:15

  • Teacher of the Year applications due to Mrs. Hedrick's box

Tuesday, December 15

  • Progress Reports Issued

  • WalMart Field Trip, Wyman & Winn, 9:30

  • Scott Dunn/ ILT meeting 2:45pm in room 14

  • Journalism Club 3:15 p.m.

  • PTA Santa Shop opened 4pm- 6pm in cafeteria

Wednesday, December 16

Tech Talks with Heath and Pam PLCs - Room 14/ during PE times

  • Mrs. Hedrick OOTB 1pm

  • Book Buddies, 3:15

  • Good News Club, 3:15

  • Kindergarten Screening 8:40-3:00, Rm 36

  • Reading Month meeting, rm 14, 3:15

  • PTA Santa Shop opened 4pm- 6pm in cafeteria

Thursday, December 17

  • PLC’s with Katie Niehoff grades 1,2

  • Teacher of the Year Committee 3:15, conf room

  • Staff get together at Outback in Kemps River

  • PTA Skinny Dip Spirit Night (Providence Square)

Friday, December 18

PLC’s with Katie Niehoff grades 3,4,5, K

Monday, December 21

Staff Breakfast: 7:45am: Teacher of the Year announcement, Service Awards

  • Homeless Shelter Visit, Wyman & Winn, 9:30

  • PAC 3:15

Tuesday, December 22

  • Citizen of the Month 8:45

  • 1st Grade In-School Field Trip, MOCA

  • Journalism Club 3:15

  • Good News Club 3:15

Wednesday, December 23

  • Adjusted Dismissal, 10:40 K AM, 12:40 all classes

  • Staff will follow employee adjusted dismissal schedule.

SCA Spirit Days!!


12/14 Candy Cane Day (wear red and white)

12/15 Holiday Hat Day (stocking cap, or holiday headbands)

12/16 Red and Green Day

12/17 Blizzard Day (wear white)

12/18 Star Wars Day (no Light Sabers or Imperial weapons allowed)

12/21 Holiday Shirt Day (coincides with Hospitality’s Holiday Festive Sweater contest)

12/22 Pajama Day

Thank you for supporting the SCA.

Theresa and Lauren

Hospitality News

Hospitality has set up an afternoon get together on December 17th from 4 till 6 at Outback in Kemps River.

We hope to see you there!

  • The staff party, sponsored by Hospitality, is Jan. 9, at Bubba’s Back Deck, 4-6pm. Over 50 staff have already signed up to attend! Don’t miss out on this opportunity to spend some casual and friendly time with your colleagues. Sunset is at 5:05PM, and appetizers will be served. The cost will be based on how many attend. At this time, we are sticking to our estimate of $15 per person. More information about how to pay for this will be coming soon.

  • Festive Holiday Sweater Contest is scheduled for Monday, Dec. 21. We have 4 staff who will serve as judges. There are 4 categories for judging: ugliest sweater, most retro sweater, most creative sweater, and prettiest sweater. You will select the category in which you wish to be judged. Prizes will be awarded. Start digging through your closets now to find those Christmas sweaters.

Relay For Life Chili Cook-Off!!

Amy's Cheesy Chicken Chili


1. Turn on crockpot (HIGH- 4 hours or 6-8 hours on LOW). I like using the crockpot liners, too.


2. Put 4 defrosted chicken breasts at the bottom. Lightly grease your crockpot.


3. Add 2 cans of ROTEL tomatoes, 1 or 2 cans of corn (do not drain), and 1or 2 cans of black beans (drained).


4. In a separate bowl, mix up the spices!! We like to use HOT Chili powder (McCormick's- one packet), 2 packets of dry Ranch seasoning, 2 tablespoons of cumin, 2 tablespoons of onion powder


5. Stir in the spice mixture and then top with 2 blocks of low-fat/ fat free cream cheese and one block of 2% Velveeta cheese.


6, Cook on low or high and stir it just once or twice to blend in the cheese. Shred the chicken into pieces and serve over rice or with tortilla chips.



Thank you for helping the Relay for Life Team raise over $200 on Thursday afternoon.

Some of you may not know that the cook-off contest has been a tradition at the school for the past several years. For a $5 contribution to the school’s Relay for Life Team staff members could sample the five different pots of “chili”, vote for their favorite, then enjoy a full bowl for lunch along with the toppings. The winning pot wasn’t exactly a chili. Chicken and dumplings was the top vote-getter based on staff votes. Congratulations to Mrs. Wyman. At this point, the team has raised almost $800. Remember to fill the DIME bottles and look for more Spring events to support. “Granny’s Angel’s”, the school’s Relay for Life Team named after a beloved staff member who lost her battle with cancer.

New Name!!

SRI and SMI have a NAME CHANGE!

Since Scholastic has been bought out by a new company the names of the SRI and SMI have changed (same tests, new names).


Synergy SE now reflects the new names:

Reading Inventory (RI)

Math Inventory (MI)


Please note this change especially if you are a Special Educator working on IEPs.

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