The Gator Gazette

December 2017

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Mrs. Stevenson's Message

Dear Parents,

Thank you for the great attendance at the Veteran’s Day program. We feel so privileged to have the opportunity to honor our Veteran’s.

Amazingly, the holidays are upon us again. It feels as though this time of year comes so fast, turns our lives upside down, and it is over before we know it. I know it is sometimes hard to be fully present in the moment when we are overwhelmed by events, preparation and stressed about gift giving. Remember to try to slow down, simplify and enjoy the holidays with family and friends.

I look forward to seeing you at Breakfast with Santa, sponsored by the PTO, on Saturday December 9th.

Toni S. Stevenson, Principal


December 1 - Gator Gear Day

Student Council Sponsored Pajama Day, Bring in $1

December 5 - PTO Meeting, 6:00 pm

December 8 - 4th Grade performs at Sounds of the Season at FCHS, 7:00 pm

December 9 - PTO Breakfast with Santa, 9:00 am

December 12 - 3rd and 4th Grade Music Program, 6:00 & 7:30 pm

December 15 - Winter Party, 3:00 pm

December 19 - 4th Grade Polar Express Performance

December 19 - Last Day for Student

December 20 - January 2nd - Winter Intercession

January 3rd - School Resumes

Gators of the Month

Congratulations to these Gators of the Month for October! Way to show your Gator G.R.E.A.T.S. Traits!

Mrs. Conner - Dakshdeep Singh

Mrs. Monday - Alison Aud

Mrs. Sweetman - Cole Isaacson

Mrs. Webb - Jeffrey Wise

Mrs. Mitchell - Cooper Rowland

Mrs. Bryant - Kira Huey

Miss Moody - Chloe Irwin

Mrs. Carder - Cohen Sharp

Mrs. Lundberg - Riley Blodgett

Mrs. Huber - Gemiyah Moore

Mrs. Sirilla - Riley Decker

Mrs. McIntire - Josh Lasley

Mrs. Hayes - Jadyn Tinsley

Mrs. Tinkle - Braylon Chandler

Mr. Roets - Griffin Holmes

Mr. Arnold - Jaxon Stanford

Mrs. Mappes - Katherine Bailey

Mrs. Hancock - Maddie Twarogal

Mrs. Green/Mrs. Thurston - Emma Bailey

Mrs. Cade - Malachi Ashman

Renee Alger - Manveer Kaur

PTO News

The next PTO meeting is Tuesday December 5th from 6p-7p. Child care will be provided in the cafeteria. We will have Guest Speakers from the Franklin Township School Board.

Saturday December 9th will be the South Creek Breakfast with Santa!

From 9am – 12pm enjoy a Breakfast catered by Wheatley’s, time with Santa, and crafting time. Additionally Vendors will be onsite for anyone looking to do a little Holiday Shopping! Cost is $8/adult and $6/child with Breakfast or $5/child without Breakfast. Advanced Registration is due December 1st.

Volunteers to help with the event are needed; please use the sign up genius link to volunteer some time. Volunteers will get a pass to the front of the line to see Santa with their family.

Wednesday December 13th we will have a Spirit Night at Hotbox Pizza at the Southport Location!

Fliers will be coming home.

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Holiday Program for grades 3 and 4 is Tuesday Dec 12th

Grade 3 will start at 6:00p.m. and students will report at 5:40p.m.

Grade 4 will start at 7:30p.m. and students will report at 7:15p.m.

Sounds Of The Season by Kennedy Achenbach

So all I hear is Sounds of The Season. What is Sounds Of The Season? It is the Franklin Township choir and symphony orchestra come together and makes a great show! This year most of the fourth grade is going on the BIG stage! It’s a great show and there are some seats left you a should come. Some of fourth graders that will be there and they will be singing,White Christmas. They also will be singing some songs from Polar Express and they are, I want a Hippopotamus and When Christmas comes to town. All of the 4th graders are really excited! Well not all of them… some kids do not like singing so they are not doing Sounds of The Season, which is very disappointing. Also on Dec. 5, the fourth grade will be going to the High School to practise. I hope your coming! If you are, I’ll see you there! See’ya!

Wonder By Lily Harbert

Many kids love movies, and lots of kids would LOVE to get to go to the movies during school hours. But no kid imagined that they would actually get to go. But some lucky ducks, aka the 5th graders, are going to the movies… during school hours! They are going to see Wonder in theaters! A lot of people are jealous, especially the fourth graders! I decided that I would interview two 5th graders! First I interviewed Braylon Chandler.

Q: Did you like Wonder?

A: Yeh.

Q: How many stars would you give it?

A: Five.

Q: Why?

A: Because, it was emotional, and how friends did not get along and you can you can see it without reading the book.


Next I did Ella Jacob. (FYI, a member of the Gator Gazette)

Q: Did you like Wonder?

A: Yes.

Q: How many stars would you give it?

A: Five.

Q: Why

A: Because it is an emotional movie, it’s happy and sad.

So from this I can see a new classic! Well that’s it Gators! Check in for the next issue of

THE GATOR GAZETTE! Bye! -lily harbert

Top Toys of 2017 by Erin Barnes

Happy Holidays, Gators! Here’s a list of the top 12 toys of 2017, just in time for the Holidays!

12. Luke Skywalker's Landspeeder

11. Fidget Spinner

10. Fidget cube

9. Soggy doggy

8. Super Spirograph

7. L.o.L Big Surprise

6. BB-9E

5. Teddy Ruxpin

4. Hachimals Surprise Twins

3. Googly Eyes Game

2. Hachimals CollEGGtibles

1. Fingerlings

I think Fingerlings are the thing almost everyone wants this year! I hope you get what you want!

Christmas Break by Morgan Case

On December 19, it will be the first day of Christmas break (for the students) and I’m here to tell you about some great things you can do over this great time of fun and family.

First off, if there’s snow you could go sledding, build a snowman, have a snowball fight, make a snow fort/ igloo, make snow angels,or one of my personal favorites you could just lay in the snow.

However, if there is no snow you could always stay inside and have a glass of warm delicious hot chocolate, go Christmas shopping, or bake some amazing Christmas cookies.

Something my mom and I always do is get our nails done in red, green, silver, or both!

Another fantastic activity for the whole family is snow tubing. It is so exciting to do.

I went snow tubing a few years ago and loved it! You go up to a big or small hill, get on your tube, and go down.

So as you can see there are many more activities than just the ones on my list to keep you entertained all break!

South Creek Holiday Program by Gianna Waterman

Hi Gators! Today I am here to tell you all about the 4th and 3rd graders holiday program! In December the 3rd and 4th graders are having a holiday program celebrating Christmas! I am here to talk to Mrs. Mappes to see what she planned for this program. She said that she is planning to do lots of choreography and dancing. She also said that she will not be singing herself this year, she will just be playing the piano and teaching kids the singing and dancing. In the holiday day program there will be a special guest speaker. I do not know who, so you will just have to wait and see. The main songs she is planning to sing are “Holiday Hoedown.” I hope you attend the holiday program for third and fourth grade. The third grade program is at 6:00 p.m and the fourth grade program is at 7:30 p.m. I hope you attend these 2 wonderful programs.

Get Ready for Cold Weather! by Abby Mikus

Get ready South Creek Elementary because it is so freezing cold! So make sure that you wear a coat and gloves and long pants. Teachers make sure you tell your kids how cold it is so they now how many layers to wear,because right now it is between 30-40 degrees. So far we had have a little visit from the sun. Mrs. Hayes suggests that students wear coats, gloves, and long pants. Let's hope that it snows and sticks because then we can maybe get a extra day of winter break. So make sure you are wearing warm winter clothes and drinking lots of cocoa to stay warm!

Holiday Parties by Kelsey

All the children at South Creek Elementary School have a school party to celebrate winter break and Christmas. They have games, crafts, and more to have fun before break. For this exciting topic I interviewed one of our wonderful second grade teachers Miss Moody.

First, I asked her about the crafts her class `

does. Sometimes she does crafts in her class

But sometimes she would rather stick to the

Activities. And her parties are usually about

half an hour.

Then, I asked her about who plans the

parties and the parents plan then before hand

All the parties need volunteers and about 8

parents volunteers year.

So, that is it. I hope all you South Creek

parents will chaparone a party.

South Creek Store by Addison

Greetings South Creek!. Today i’m talking about our new South Creek store. The South Creek store is a shop where all the students can buy prizes. Some of the prizes are erasers, slime, temporary tattoos, pencils, pens, bracelets, and glasses. How do you get prizes? When a student shows effort, generosity, respect, attitude, trustworthiness, or self control you earn a gator buck. Bye Gators!

Fourth Grade Productions by Ezra

Hey Gators! It is December and 4th grade Polar Express is coming up! Fourth Grade, remember to practice. Also, anyone one who is going to the Sound of the Season get your tickets soon! Remember to get your coats on and have fun in the snow!


It's not too late to join the South Creek PTO!

Have fun while helping our school!

South Creek Elementary School

Toni Stevenson, Principal

Nancy Rowland, School Treasurer

Marilyn Kellum, Receptionist

School Hours:

Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri - 8:50-3:50

Wednesday (Early Release Day) 8:50 - 3:20