South Shades Crest Elementary News

August 30, 2019

SSC Family Groups!

We had a lot of fun meeting our school family groups today! Ask your children about this exciting time! Each family group is made up of cross grade-level classes and the extra teachers and staff at SSC. Today we had a kick-off and then spent some time getting to know our families. Family groups will get together several times during the year for fun activities! Be sure to check out our FaceBook page for more pictures!

SSC Expectations

As we get the year started we have been talking to the students about the SSC expectations. We have held assemblies to review the school-wide expectations and each lass has held class meetings to discuss class expectations. Each morning we remind the students that

SSC jr Bus are: Respectful, Responsible, Problem Solvers and Safe.

We have posters all around the school to help serve as reminders. Each class also will read different books each month that will connect back to the expectations. Ask your child about the SSC expectations!

Students of the Month- Respectful

As part of our PBIS (Positive Behavior Plan), we will recognize students each month who have shown outstanding character and/or have shown great growth in their behavior choices. This month we have focused on Respectful! All of the faculty and staff have the opportunity to nominate students who they have seen exemplify respectful behavior.
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Important Dates:

September 2019:

2- No School- Labor Day

5- School Picture Day

6- CNP- Grandparents day, join us for lunch

12- Vision and Hearing Screening

16-20- Book Fair

17- Open House 5:30-7

23- Go Gold Day

25- World Milk Day


October 2019:

7-11 PTO Change for Change

14- No School- Workday/Professional Development Day

15-18- National School Lunch Week

16- CNP- Take your parents to lunch day

16- Report Cards go home

18- 50th day of school!

28-Nov 1- Red Ribbon Week


November 2019:

7- Books and Bagels- Parent Education 7:30 am

7- 2nd-grade program/PTO meeting 8:30 am

11- No School- Veterans Day

13- Progress Reports go home

20- Thanksgiving Lunch Kindergarten and 2nd-grade families

21- Thanksgiving Lunch PreK and 1st-grade families

25-29- No School- Thanksgiving Break


December 2019:

13- Polar Express Day

20- End 1st Semester



HCS 2019-2020 School Calendar

Lunchroom News:

2019-2020 Meal Prices:

Elementary Lunch - $2.40

Secondary Lunch - $2.65

Breakfast all grade levels - $1.55


Snack Program:

The Child Nutrition Program

will be starting a “Snack Program” beginning

Monday, August 12th, 2019 for students to purchase a snack for classroom snack time.

Snack only= $0.75

Snack and bottled water= $1.25

Monday – Poptart (strawberry)

Tuesday –Rice Krispies

Wednesday- Cereal Bars(different variety)

Thursday - Baked Cheese Dorito Chips

Friday - Popcorn


Free and reduced applications are available on the district website.


September Lunch Menu

September Breakfast Menu

PTO By Laws- Draft for Review

Here is a copy of our revised PTO By-Laws. We have noted the proposed changes in red. If you can look over these so that at our General PTO meeting during Open House on September 17, 2019, we can approve on these changes. Draft PTO By-Laws for Review August 30, 2019

Thank you!

SSC PTO Board

PTO Information

Time to Re-enroll in Publix Partners

Are you participating in Publix Partners, one of our Everyday Fundraisers? If so, it’s time to re-enroll for the new school year! If you’re not, it’s easy to sign up and earn FREE money for SSC! Create a free Publix account online at www.publix.com. Log-in to your account and select South Shades Crest PTO as your school. Simply key in your phone number at checkout. Anyone that shops at Publix can participate, even if they don't live in our area!


PTO Donations

We raised $2,460 in donations during registration! Thank you for your generosity to our school!




PTO Facebook Page

If you don't follow South Shades Crest PTO on Facebook, you're missing out! Not only do we keep you up to date on events, fundraisers, and activities, but this year we're bringing you Trivia Tuesday! Here's a sneak peek.

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PTO Fundraising 2019-2020

What are our fundraisers? Our major fundraisers include our annual fall Change for Change drive and our spring Fairy Tale Festival. Throughout the year we will also have school spirit nights, everyday fundraisers, PTO dues and donations, and offer spirit wear. This handout will give you a look ahead at what to expect during the school year and let you know how much money we hope to raise at each event.

Change for Change October 7th – 11th Our annual Change for Change fall fundraiser is a coin drive that kicks off October 7th. This week students will bring in coins, bills and checks. Mondays: Pennies. Tuesday: Nickels. Wednesday: Dimes. Thursday: Quarters. Friday: Any coins, bills and checks. This is a very successful fundraiser for SSC. Our goal is to raise $10,000 for our school.

Fairy Tale Festival Friday, February 28th, 2020 Last year we introduced a new fundraiser that was a huge success! We hope you’ll join us for dancing, stories, activities, character photos, dessert and much more! Dress up as your favorite fairy tale character if you wish. Our Fairy Tale Festival is a community-wide event so bring a neighbor or a friend. Tickets are needed for children 2 and up, and they are $10 in advance or $12 at the door. All activities are included in the ticket price and Chick-fil-A will be available for purchase with 10% of sales donated to SSC! The Fairy Tale Festival will also kick off our silent auction fundraiser. The goal of this event, including the auction, is to raise $9,000 for our school.

Spirit Nights There will be four spirit nights held throughout the year - two in the fall and two in the spring. The goal for our Spirit Nights is to raise $1,000 total ($250 per event) for our school. Our first spirit night kicks off the new school year. Come join us after meet the teacher at Let’s Play located near Target at the Grove. Mention SSC and we will receive a portion of all money earned. Kids and parents must wear socks and sign a waiver. Please note the Kindergarten parent meeting begins at 5:30 at SSC. *This was a great fundraiser for our school last year!

  • August 6, 2019 @ Let’s Play

  • November 7, 2019 @ Yogurt Mountain

  • January 16, 2020 @ Let’s Play

  • April 7, 2020 @ Chick-fil-A

Everyday fundraisers - Our everyday fundraisers are ways that you can help us raise money for SSC with things you’re already buying. They include Planet Fundraiser, Box Tops for Education, Publix Partners, and Coca-Cola Give. The goal of our everyday fundraisers is to raise $3,100 for our school.

PTO dues & donations – The goal of PTO dues and donations is to collect $2,500 for our school.

Spirit wear – At the beginning of the school year your family will have the opportunity to purchase spirit wear including t-shirts and car magnets that will each represent South Shades Crest and Hoover. The goal of our spirit wear sale is to raise $1,000.

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Reminder about Afterschool Activity

Tiger-Rock starts on Tuesday. Don't forget to send a change of transportation note on Tuesday of each week telling us that your child will go to Tiger Rock. If we do not have a note, we will not send them to Tiger Rock.