SCIS Principal Newsletter

December 15, 2022

Happy Holidays, Sloan Creek!

I cannot believe we have completed half of the year. We have so much to celebrate and even more to look forward to.

Since August, your students have adjusted to new scheduling, rocked their grades , enjoyed Leopard Time while balancing responsibilities, earned rewards from the Leopard Store, performed with band, choir, or orchestra, created art masterpieces, and shown that they can balance being great students with fun, too.

I cannot wait to see what the Spring brings and all of the memories they will add to their year.

Please note that there will not be a 5th or 6th grade link for parents in this issue as we are on break. These will begin again on January 5, 2023!

Enjoy your time off and I hope you have an amazing break.

Lovejoy Proud,

Mrs. Halpin

Congratulations to our Spelling Bee Champions!

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Gotta love movie character day!

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Ugly Christmas Sweaters!

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Serving Together at Sloan Creek!

It was an amazing experience to see all of our students pack meals for those in need. A special thank you to all of the volunteers who helped pull off this amazing event.
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Important Dates


16- January 3- Winter Break


4- Students return to school

13- Coffee with the Principals

13- January Birthday Donuts

16- Student and Staff Holiday-No School

27- 5th Grade Fine Arts preview at WSMS

27- Stu Co "Let's Glow" Social

30- 5th Grade Camp Chaperone meeting

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5th Grade Camp-Sky Ranch-2023

We are so excited to announce that our 5th Graders will be traveling to Sky Ranch for 5th Grade camp this year! Camp will be Wednesday, February 8, 2023 to Friday, February 10, 2023. The cost of camp is $265.00 per person. The full payment is due December 15, 2022.

Important Dates -

December 15th - Payment Due

January 9th - Students Complete Online Cabin Request Form

January 20th - Cabin Assignments Sent Home

January 27th - All Medication Forms and Medication due to SCIS Nurse

January 30th - Required Chaperone Meeting - 6:00 - 7:00 pm - SCIS Cafeteria

February 8th - 10th - Sky Ranch Camp!!

Required to attend camp -

Payment of $265.00 per person - Rev Trak Camp Payment Link

Zip Line, $6.00 person. Cash will be accepted at camp.- RevTrak Zip Line Link

Sky Ranch Waiver - One required for every camper and chaperone - Click Here

Chaperones - District Volunteer Application

PowerSchool General Waiver - Click Here

Complete your powerschool field trip and FERPA permission forms.

a. Log into your Powerschool parent portal on a computer

b. Can not be completed from phone

c. Use parent username and password

d. "Click Enrollment" forms on left side

e Choose general waiver and complete. (choose yes to go to camp and be able to go on other field trips this year)

f. Fill out the FERPA form to enable your child's photo to be included in the yearbook and camp group photos. (submit without clicking the box to opt in)

If Needed -

Medication Permission Form - If you need to send any medication for your child to camp with the nurse, please complete the form and bring it in with the medication to the SCIS clinic by Friday, January 27th.

Sky Ranch Specialty Dietary Needs Form - If you or your child have any dietary restrictions or food allergies, please complete this form.

More Information -

Sky Ranch Chaperone Packet - Click here

Sky Ranch Parent Information Packet - Click Here

Camp Packing List - Click Here

Coming soon - We have learned that there is a $6 zip line available for students during their recreational time. We will send out a RevTrak link soon. Students will also be allowed to pay with exact cash while at camp.

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Let's Glow Stu Co Dance

Let's GLOW!

We're so excited to host our first-ever SCIS dance/social! The theme for our party is neon/glow, so wear your best neon or glow-in-the-dark attire. Both gyms will be open for this event. One gym will have a DJ for those who want to show off their moves, and the other will be open for those who just prefer to play. We will also have concessions and a photo booth for some added fun. Below are additional details.

Date: Friday, January 27

Time: 3:00-6:00

Tickets: $10 (online only)Link will be coming soon!

Theme: Neon/Glow

*Concessions will be available for cash

Parents, we will need some volunteers to run the concessions and to help chaperone. Be on the lookout for opportunities to sign-up.

Card and Board Game Spring Session Enrollment is going on!

Card and Board Game Academy is an afternoon extended day opportunity for Children in third grade through 6. Children get to learn and play 10 new games that spark curiosity, promote critical thinking skills and foster collaboration. Enroll now!
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Behind the Badge with Marshal Jacquez

December Safety Tips

1. Sharing the Road with School Buses. In all 50 states, it’s illegal to pass a school bus that has its stop arm out and red flashing lights on. Everyone plays a role in ensuring students get to school safety, so please use caution, and maintain a safe following distance.

2. Bundle Up. When bundling up your child in the morning, make sure your student still has an adequate line of sight and can hear traffic and other noises. Make sure your student can put his arms down.

3. Put Down the Phone. When on snow- or ice-covered surfaces, watch where you are walking, and driving as they might be ice that you can’t see.

4. Just a Little Patience. School bus drivers are very well trained on driving in inclement weather; however, snow and icy roads can slow down even the most experienced driver.

5. Pay Attention to Weather Alerts and School Messages. As hectic as mornings can be, parents should be aware of weather alerts and school cancellations or delays. Bad weather also can lead to early dismissals or a change in bus routes. Make sure to check your school website or local media when inclement weather is expected.

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NEW! SCIS PTO Information

I hope you all have the best winter break, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Thank you for all that you do for our kids and to support our PTO.
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If you are still interested in Volunteering at SCIS. Please fill out the interest form below and you will be contacted as needs arrive.

Volunteer Interest Form

Next Membership Meeting will be at 10:00 in the SCIS Cafeteria on February 13.

Thank you

Kim Rollins

SCIS PTO President 2022-23

Please Click Here if you need PowerSchool Support

This training was facilitated by our awesome, Mrs. McClintick at Coffee with Principals. If you need PowerSchool support, you will definitely want to spend time watching.

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