Shark FIN Bulletin

October/November Edition

Happy fall!

It's hard to believe that we have been in school for 9 weeks already! Time flies when you are having fun! It's been so wonderful having our students back in school and learning. Everyone is doing such a great job following our safety protocols and our new school procedures. We have had a smooth opening and continue to have high hopes that we can continue learning in a safe environment. Please be sure to read each section carefully so that you will be aware and familiar with the happenings at SCES.


Teaming together towards excellence,

Mrs. Michelle Gritz- Principal

Vision and Mission

Vision: At SCES our vision is putting children first, striving for excellence, building positive relationships.

Mission: Collaboratively, our school community is committed to excellence, by putting children first, building caring relationships, and valuing diversity.

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. Our Kindergarteners will jump right in and learn what being Shark Strong is all about!

Important School News

News from Mrs. Bodel (Our AWESOME Receptionist)

A few friendly reminders from the front office

1. No student dismissal allowed from 1:15-1:40pm

2. Email any transportation changes BEFORE noon to BOTH your student’s teacher AND Mrs. Bodel (bodelk@fortmillschools.org).

3. Thinking about riding the bus?
Bus Registration is REQUIRED for a student to ride the bus—NO EXCEPTIONS.
Please allow 2 days for Transportation Department processing and approval.
Click this link to register: https://forms.gle/BQfYpSRXZhUqTjtC9

4. Students are NOT allowed to ride a bus other than the bus route assigned to your home address—no passes to ride to a friend’s house


“TOUCHLESS” CHECK-IN & CHECK-OUT

For the safety and security of our students, parents are still required to accompany a student into/out of the building for tardy arrivals, returning from appointments or early dismissals. We now are able to offer “touchless” check-in and check-out by allowing you to use your phone to scan our QR code in the office.


RECYCLE YOUR PLASTIC BAGS to help SCES win great TREX products…park benches, flower boxes, etc!

Please remember to bring your plastic bags to SCES for recycle! When you donate your unwanted plastic bags and wrap, not only are you helping to keep thousands of pounds of waste out of landfills, you're also helping to create beautiful and environmentally responsible outdoor products. Donation bins can be found throughout the school so send them in.

News from Mrs. Tracy McClain (our Wonderful Powerschool Clerk)

Report cards will be sent out electronically through Parent Portal on November 17th at 4:00pm. You will have to have your child's ID number in order to access parent portal. Tracy McClain has sent out emails to parents that have not logged into parent portal. If you have not received an email from Tracy McClain and still need your child's ID number to access parent portal, please email her at mcclaint@fortmillschools.org. She will be happy to send you the information and instructions to access your child's report card on Parent Portal.

Other Important Information

All students alternate having P.E. in the gym and outside. As the temperatures are getting cooler, please be sure to send a sweatshirt or jacket with your child on days they have P.E. All our students go outside for recess, so it's a good idea to send a sweatshirt or jacket each day. Please be sure to write your child's name on the inside of the jacket/sweatshirt in case they leave it outside.

PTO Ballot and Information

In the next few days you will be receiving an email that has a short bio on all of our PTO candidates. Please take a moment to read about each of our candidates. We will be sending home a paper ballot for you to cast your vote. Please be sure to return the ballot to school with your child. Thank you for your support!

Spirit Week Fun!!

We had such a fun week celebrating the first 9 weeks of school! Our spirit week focused on our Shark Strong character traits of integrity, respect and kindness. Thank you for participating and showing off your school spirit! Here are just a few pics from each day.

Shark Strong Day

Looking for Integrity- Crazy Glasses!

Celebrating and Respecting Differences- Cultural/Patriotic Day!

Be Kind and Breast Cancer Awareness- PINK OUT DAY!

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Show off your best character- Book Character Day!

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Important Dates

  • November 3rd- No School- Election Day
  • November 10th- End of 1st quarter
  • November 17th- Report Cards are available on Parent Portal at 4:00pm
  • November 25th-27th- No School- Thanksgiving Break
  • December 21st- Teacher Workday
  • December 22nd- Teacher Workday
  • December 21st- January 1st- No School- Winter Break
  • January 18th- No School- Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  • January 22nd- 1/2 day of school for students- dismissal is 11:00am
  • January 25th- Teacher Workday



**Below is the link to the district calendar

School Supply List

Supply lists can be found on our schools website: http://fortmillsces.ss11.sharpschool.com/

Student Handbook

Please be sure to read over our student handbook so that you are aware of our school practices and district policies.

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!

Visit https://sugar-creek-elementary-pto-2.square.site/ to sign up online! If you have any questions, please contact the PTO at sugarcreekelementartypto@gmail.com

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.