The Shoally Creek "Tweet"

December 2018

A Message from the Principal

Dear Energy Bus Riders,

Hello and welcome to December! Can you believe we only have a few more weeks in the year 2018? With the holidays quickly approaching and the hustle and bustle that comes with them, it's a great time to remember the importance of fueling our rides with positive energy and having a positive mindset.

The Energy Bus Student Pledge for Principle #4: "I Fuel My Ride with Positive Energy because being positive makes me better and it makes everyone around me better."

Buckle up and let's enjoy the ride together! Please be sure to read about all of the exciting events scheduled at SCES during the month of December!

Sending lots of positive energy your way for an amazing month!

Happy Holidays!

Mrs. Meyer



"Mommy & Me" Event Scheduled for Wednesday, December 12 from 8:00 am - 9:00 am

If you are a mommy to a child between one and three years old, please join us on Wednesday, December 12 at 8:00 am for story time, snacks, and holiday crafts! Please share this event with others that may be interested in attending!

December Principle #4 - "I Fuel My Ride with Positive Energy"

This month we will focus on revealing ways to become a more positive person while learning how your behavior can impact everyone in the learning community.

Yearbooks for Sale!

As the holiday season is quickly approaching, a 2018-2019 Shoally Creek Elementary School Yearbook would be a great gift to share with your favorite SCES student(s)! You may now begin to purchase a yearbook for $20.00 through the Josten's website,, or by sending a check or cash to school.

SCES Family Literacy Night with Dinner & First Grade Musical on Thursday, December 6

Please mark your calendars for Thursday, December 6 to join our families for a wonderful evening here at Shoally Creek! We will have our annual Family Literacy Night! The theme for this year's event is "Fairy Tales & Nursery Rhymes" to compliment our 1st Grade Musical! Here is the agenda for this special evening:

  • 6:00 pm - 6:30 pm : SCES 1st Grade Musical Performance (SCES Cafeteria)
  • 6:30 pm - 7:15 pm : Literacy Activities in Classrooms
  • 7:15 pm - 7:45 pm : FREE Dinner*** (with "Literacy Activity" tickets) (SCES Cafeteria)

***This is a ticketed event, meaning that only those that submitted an RSVP by Wednesday, November 28 will be able to get a ticket for the dinner. Thank you for understanding!

SAVE the DATE - PTO Santa Supper

Please save Thursday, December 13 as Shoally Creek Elementary will host our "3rd Annual PTO Santa Supper"!

The Shoally Creek PTO



Christmas Market

at the

Santa Supper

Come shop with many local vendors as you have dinner, take pictures with Santa, and

place bids in our Silent Auction!

This is a ticketed event!

Please refer to the ticket order form for cost and times!

2018 - 2019 School Improvement Council

Thank you to everyone that submitted nominations, as well as all those that submitted voting ballots for the 2018-2019 School Improvement Council!

The SCES 2018-2019 SIC

Mr. Darryl Kosiorek, Co-Chair

Mr. Micah Horton, Co-Chair

Ms. Ashtyn Gardner, Title 1 Parent-Liaison, Secretary

Mr. Tim Reece

Ms. Diane Threlkeld

Ms. Stacie Horton

Mr. Brandon Baynard

Ms. Kelly McLean

Ms. Laura Szynalsk

Ms. Laura Meyer

Morning Drop-off Procedures

Just a couple friendly reminders regarding morning drop-off procedures of our students:

  • 1. Kindergarten and 1st grade students (and older siblings) drop-off at the back of the school (Kindergarten line); while 2nd, 3rd, and 4th graders drop-off at the front of the school. This allows for a more even number of drop-offs at both places.

  • 2. Please pull all the way forward when dropping-off students at the front of the school. This keeps the car line moving and affords for more cars to unload at one time. We have two entrances (200 and 300 wings) in which students can enter to safely get into the building and move to their classrooms. For everyone's safety, please refrain from going around vehicles while in the drop-off lane.

  • 3. The supervising staff members go inside at 7:38 am. Students are to be in their classrooms by the 7:40 am tardy bell. Please escort your student into the front office after 7:38 am. Morning routines & classroom instruction begin at 7:30 am each morning.

We certainly appreciate your understanding and cooperation when it comes to following these procedures.


*All afternoon transportation changes must be communicated to the front office by 11:00 am. Please reference the Student Handbook for further information.

*Please remember the South Carolina Compulsory Attendance Laws and Regulations in regards to the number of minutes students must attend school each day. Every minute that a student is not in class is counted and reported to the state. If a student misses even 15 minutes of class, this adds up to over an hour of class each week. Please make every minute count for learning!

December Events

*Monday, December 3:

  • Mid-Year MAP
  • Mid-Year iReady Benchmark

*Tuesday, December 4:

  • Mid-Year MAP
  • Mid-Year iReady Benchmark

*Wednesday, December 5:

  • Mid-Year MAP
  • Mid-Year iReady Benchmark
  • Suzuki Strings
  • Gifted Art Meets until 3:30 pm
  • Shoally Singers

*Thursday, December 6:

  • 1st Grade Musical Performance & Family Literacy Night 6:00 pm - 7:45 pm (1st graders arrive at 5:40 pm)
  • Mid-Year MAP
  • Mid-Year iReady Benchmark
  • Chick-fil-A Spirit Night (4:30 pm - 8:00 pm)

*Friday, December 7:

  • Mid-Year MAP
  • Mid-Year iReady Benchmark
  • SCES Spirit Day - Wear school t-shirt or school colors (blues and browns)!

*Monday, December 10:

  • Mid-Year MAP
  • Mid-Year iReady Benchmark

*Tuesday, December 11:

  • Mid-Year MAP
  • Mid-Year iReady Benchmark

*Wednesday, December 12:

  • Mid-Year MAP
  • Mid-Year iReady Benchmark
  • "Mommy & Me" Event 8:00 am - 9:00 am (Birth to 3 years old & Mommies)
  • Suzuki Strings
  • Gifted Art Meets

*Thursday, December 13:

  • Mid-Year MAP
  • Mid-Year iReady Benchmark
  • PTO Santa Supper, Silent Auction & Small Business Shopping 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

*Friday, December 14:

  • SCES Spirit Day - Wear school t-shirt or school colors (blues and browns)!
  • Mid-Year MAP
  • Mid-Year iReady Benchmark
  • Signed Papers

*Monday, December 17:

  • Mid-Year MAP
  • Mid-Year iReady Benchmark

*Tuesday, December 18:

  • Mid-Year MAP
  • Mid-Year iReady Benchmark

*Wednesday, December 19:

  • Mid-Year MAP
  • Suzuki Strings Caroling at SCES 8:00 am - 9:00 am
  • Mid-Year iReady Benchmark
  • Gifted Art Meets
  • Suzuki Strings

*Thursday, December 20:

  • Mid-Year MAP
  • Mid-Year iReady Benchmark
  • Shoally Singers

*Friday, December 21:

  • Holiday Parties at 10:15 am
  • Half-Day - Early Dismissal at 11:00 am

*Monday, December 24, 2018 - Friday, January 4, 2019:

  • Holiday Break - No School

Lunch Application - Click on the Link Below

Free & Reduced Lunch Benefit Application

Click here to go directly to the online application!

Bus Transportation Regulations & Safety Information

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Contact Information

Shoally Creek Elementary School

3777 Parris Bridge Road

Boiling Springs, South Carolina 29316