The Gator Gazette
Mrs. Stevenson's Message
Thank you for the great attendance at parent teacher conferences. We had 99% of our families in attendance. We had a great Gator Gallop last Friday and I would like to thank Kate Coffman, PTO board members, parent volunteers, and staff members who helped make this a fun event for the students.
I am so proud to serve as the South Creek principal and I had the opportunity to share ‘a little’ about South Creek in the following article. Thank you to everyone that contributes to student learning and success.
I look forward to seeing you at the Veteran’s Day Program on Friday, November 10th at 9:30.
Toni S. Stevenson, Principal
Meet your South Creek Bus Drivers!
Here is a chance for you to learn a bit about your child's bus driver.
Vicci drives bus 115
What do you like about driving a school bus? I like watching the kids grow and mature each year.
I have driven a bus for 5 years.
My favorite subject in school was Science.
My hobbies are horses and gardening.
My favorite vacation place is Italy.
My favorite holiday is Christmas because my family gets together.
Faye is a monitor for bus 115
What do you like about being a monitor on a school bus? I like smiling faces and the laughter of the children.
I have been a monitor for 1 year.
My favorite subject in school was Reading.
My hobbies are reading and sewing.
My favorite holiday is Christmas because I love to buy and share with others.
I also want you to know that it is a pleasure to serve and care for your children.
Tonia drives bus 63
I have driven a bus for 4 years.
My favorite subject in school was math.
My hobbies are running and working out.
My favorite vacation place is Florida.
My favorite holiday is July 4th because I love the fireworks and colors.
I also want you to know that I am the mother of 4 kids.
Michelle drives bus 53
What do you like about driving a school bus? I like interacting with the kids.
I have driven a bus for 4 years.
My favorite subject in school was reading and history.
My favorite vacation place is Arizona.
My favorite holiday is Thanksgiving because of eating and visiting with family.
I also want you to know that I love dogs. My dog’s name is Sadie. I have 3 grown children, one lives in Arizona. I like doing fieldtrips, especially the band and sports. I love Mexican food and comfort food.
Shelley drives bus 89.
What do you like about driving a school bus? I love kids and driving the bus is fun.
I have driven a bus for 6 years.
My favorite subject in school was Math.
My hobbies are reading and cooking.
My favorite vacation place is the beach or mountains.
My favorite holiday is Christmas because it’s Jesus’ birthday! Jesus loves me!
Mrs. Jones drives bus 120.
I have driven a bus for 21 years.
My favorite subject in school was all of them.
My hobbies are sewing and watching TV.
My favorite vacation place is anywhere I haven’t been.
My favorite holiday is Christmas because it is the best time of the year. Family and friends get together.
IMPORTANT DATES FOR SOUTH CREEK FAMILIES
November 3 - Gator Gallop, Gator Gear Day
November 7 - PTO Meeting, 6:00 pm
November 10 - Veterans Day Program, 9:30 am
November 22-24 - Thanksgiving Break, No School
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 - Amrit Riar
Mrs. Monday - Parker Patterson
Mrs. Tinsley - Benny Moore
Mrs. Sweetman - Anant Grewal
Mrs. Webb - Sydney Fessel
Mrs. Mitchell - Audrey Lloyd
Mrs. Bryant - Nicholas Mondi
Mrs Burns - Addyson Roeder
Mrs. Carder - Riley Huotari
Mrs. Lundberg - Olivia Weidner
Miss Trieb - Oscar Manning
Mrs. Huber - Jovanpreet Singh
Mrs. Sirilla - Leila Fowler
Mrs. McIntire - Eva Miranda
Mrs. Hayes - Charlie Wood
Mrs. Tinkle - Sydney Hayes
Mr. Roets - Olivia Gaskill
Mr. Arnold - Noah Walker
Mrs. Mappes - Aiden Walker
Mrs. Hancock - Jacob Shellnut
Mrs. Green/Mrs. Thurston - Grace Ray
Mrs. Cade - Christian Lane
Mrs. Alger - Yuvraj Singh
2017-2018 Yearbook Cover Design Contest
Entries must be on standard copy size paper (8½”x 11”) Name, Homeroom teacher name and grade written on back of artwork.
- Designs should be colorful and include our school name:
South Creek Elementary 2017-2018Entries due to Mrs. Hancock by November 13, 2017
Coming Up: The Veteran's Day Program! - Addison
Greetings South Creek! Today I’m talking about the wonderful South Creek Veterans Day Program. Every year we have a program that celebrates all the veterans. This program is to show our thanks to all the people who have served, and are serving at the present time. The program will be hosted by our talented music teacher, Mrs. Mappes. The students will be performing songs and special dances to show that we care. The program will be held on November 10 at 9:30 am, in the South Creek cafeteria, so mark your calendar and be sure to come to to the annual South Creek Veterans Day Program.
What's New this Year at the Veteran's Day Program - Abby Mikus
The veteran's program is going to be spectacular! Mrs. Mappes has a couple of new songs for some grades to sing, like a Song of Hope. Don’t tear up because we are still going to sing Grand Old Flag and This Land is Your Land from past years. Mrs. Mappes said that we are going to sit in the bleachers! Mrs. Stevenson said that she loves the parents that come to the program, and she can’t wait to hear every kid's talent of singing. So if you see Mrs. Stevenson or Mrs. Mappes, say thank you for putting so much effort into the veterans program!
What Do You Like About Thanksgiving? - Ella
Thanksgiving is coming up! The pilgrims had a big feast on a Thursday. THIS year, Thanksgiving is on the 23! I am going to my grandma’s big feast at her house for Thanksgiving this year. Her food is really good! My favorites are chicken, turkey, macaroni, her famous noodles with chicken sauce, mashed potatoes, and corn. Think to yourself,’’What are you having for Thanksgiving and whose house are you going to?’’ Tell a friend what traditions you’re looking forward to and what foods you like to eat on Thanksgiving!
Favorite Thanksgiving Foods - Erin
What to Do on Thanksgiving - Kelsey
What is a Nurse? An Interview with Ms. Stanger by Lily
Q: How many years have you been a nurse?
A: 30 years.
Q: Why did you become a nurse?
A: Because I love to help.
Q: What’s your favorite part?
A: I love kids!
Q: Why don’t you work at a Hospital?
A: Actually, I worked in an Emergency Room. It was fun and exciting but I like this better.
Q: What kind of nurse are you?
A: I am a registered nurse.
Q: What, or who, encouraged you to become a nurse?
A: My mother worked in the Emergency Room, too.
Ms. Stanger and I had a great time talking. It was fun and I got to learn all about her!
Thanksgiving Recipes - Morgan
Don’t you want to learn some Thanksgiving recipes to put on your table? Well I have some for you!
First I will tell you how to make some delectable bread stuffing.
¾ cup butter or margarine
2 large celery stalks, chopped
1 medium onion, chopped (1/2 cup)
9 cups soft bread cubes (15 slices)
1 ½ teaspoons chopped fresh thyme leaves or 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
1 teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon ground sage
¼ teaspoon pepper
Melt butter in 4-quart Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Cook celery and onion in butter 6 to 8 minutes, stirring occasionally, until tender. Remove Dutch oven from the heat. Gently toss celery mixture and remaining ingredients, using spoon, until bread cubes are evenly coated. Use to stuff one 10- to 12-pound turkey. Or to bake stuffing separately, grease 3-quart casserole or rectangular baking dish, 13x9x2 inches. Place stuffing in casserole or baking dish. Cover with lid or aluminum foil and bake at 325°F for 30 minutes; uncover and bake 15 minutes longer.
Next I will tell you how to make a delicious oven-roasted turkey breast.
1 bone-in whole turkey breast (4 1/2 to 5 pounds), thawed if frozen
1/2 cup butter or margarine, melted
1/4 cup dry white wine or apple juice
2 tablespoons chopped fresh thyme leaves or 1 1/2 teaspoons dried thyme leaves
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon paprika
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
2 teaspoons cornstarch
2 tablespoons cold water
Heat oven to 325ºF. Place turkey, skin side up, on rack in large shallow roasting pan. Insert ovenproof meat thermometer so tip is in thickest part of breast and does not touch bone. Roast uncovered 1 hour. Mix butter, wine, thyme, salt, paprika and garlic. Brush turkey with half of the butter mixture. Roast 30 minutes; brush with remaining butter mixture. Roast about 1 hour longer or until thermometer reads 165ºF. Remove turkey from oven and let stand 15 minutes for easier carving. Meanwhile, pour pan drippings into measuring cup; skim fat from drippings. Add enough water to drippings to measure 2 cups. Heat drippings to boiling in 1-quart saucepan. Mix cornstarch and 2 tablespoons cold water; stir into drippings. Boil and stir 1 minute. Serve with turkey.
Finally I would like to tell you about one last recipe. Drumroll please.... Pumpkin Pie!
1 cup canned pumpkin (not pumpkin pie mix)
1/2 cup Original Bisquick™ mix
1/2 cup sugar
1 cup evaporated milk
1 tablespoon butter or margarine, softened
1 1/2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
1 teaspoon vanilla
Whipped topping, if desired
Heat oven to 350ºF. Grease 9-inch pie plate. Stir all ingredients except whipped topping until blended. Pour into pie plate. Bake 35 to 40 minutes or until knife inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 30 minutes. Refrigerate about 3 hours or until chilled. Serve with whipped topping. Store covered in refrigerator.
Those are three easy Thanksgiving recipes for your dinner table!
Mrs. Cade's Disability Awareness Club - Gianna
Get to Know Mrs. Carder - Kennedy
South Creek Athletes - Lily
In November there are a lot of cool sports, like football. I thought I would interview some kids on what sports they play! I interviewed two kids. First, I interviewed Jackson Grayson who is a 3rd grader in Mrs.Trieb’s class.
Q: What sport do you play?
Q: How did the session go?
A: Good, but the coaches yelled at different teammates, but rarely yelled at me.
Q: What does it take to do good in baseball?
A: Well you should learn to shuffle, and swing a bat and catch a ball. Plus, you should practice.
Then, I interviewed Kaylie Grason who is in Mrs. Hayes 5th grade class.
Q: What sport do you play?
A: I play Softball.
Q: How did the session go?
A: Very well!
Q: What does it take to do well in Softball?
A: Hard work, and lots of practice.
Both kids told me to practice, so I believe that if you want to do good in a sport you should practice! Well see you Gators in the next issue of the South Creek’s GATOR GAZETTE!
South Creek Elementary School
Nancy Rowland, School Treasurer
Marilyn Kellum, Receptionist
Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri - 8:50-3:50
Wednesday (Early Release Day) 8:50 - 3:20