The Shoally Creek "Tweet"

February 2019

A Message from the Principal

Greetings Energy Bus Riders!!!

During the month of January, our Energy Bus journey had us transforming negativity. Students and staff were encouraged to practice these 10 ways to help themselves and one another transform negativity:

#10: Have a good attitude!

#9: No, no, no complaining!

#8: A challenge is an opportunity!

#7: Show love! ♥♥♥

#6: Have an attitude of gratitude!

#5: I get to, instead of, I have to!

#4: Smile, it makes you feel good!

#3: Talk to yourself - I can do it!

#2: Take time to fuel your own ride!

#1: When there's something negative, turn it into a positive!

We also had our students and staff select their "One Word" for 2019...a word that will remind them of their goals for the year; words like "Aware", "Nice", "Kind", "Connect", "Strong", "Family", "Helpful", "Believe"...and as a school, we selected our "One Word" - "Positivity"!

February is sure to keep our Energy Bus moving right along as we learn about kindness and appreciation for those in our lives. Those that teach, care, support, encourage, love, and provide.

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

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

Mrs. Meyer



Jump Rope for Heart Event Set for February!

Once again, SCES will support the American Heart Association by participating in the Kids Heart Challenge through the Jump Rope for Heart event beginning Friday, February 1 and running through the end of February! February is heart awareness month. We are encouraging every Blue Jay student to sign up online to participate by trying to be healthier for their own heart!

We have several incentives for our students and staff that help us reach our school goal of $4,000! In order to reach this goal, we will need 100% participation from all of our Shoally Creek Elementary School DifferenceMakers!

"Mommy & Me" Event to Held on February 6, 2019

Spartanburg School District 2 Title I

& Preschool Parent Education present:

“Be My Valentine”

Date: Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Place: Shoally Creek Elementary School

Time: 8:00 am - 9:00 am

Who’s Invited: Any parent & their child/children ages birth to 4 who are not yet enrolled in school

(We will not be able to pull any enrolled child out of class, but younger siblings not enrolled are welcome!)

Join us for, story-time, snacks, parenting information, & fun make it-take it crafts!

Questions: Call Angie Jones 864-578-1385 ext.1613

Heart Shaped Cookie Sale for Valentine's Day!

Please support our Special Education department by purchasing a Heart Shaped Chocolate Chunk Cookie for your Valentine! The cost per cookie is $2.00 and they will be delivered to the class of the Valentines on Thursday, February 14th. Orders must be placed and paid full by Thursday, February 7th. Please check your student's folder for the order form that went home with students on Thursday, January 31st. The cookies are being supplied by Chick-fil-A and this event is in conjunction with our February spirit night event that is later that evening at Chick-fil-A from 4:30 pm until 8:00 pm! Thank you for your support! ♥

Spring Book Fair Opens February 11 - 15, 2019!

Our Spring Book Fair theme is "Dino-Mite...Stomp, Chomp, and Read" and will be on display for book browsing and purchasing during the week of February 11 -15 in our school's media center! The book fair will be open each morning at 7:00 am and will close each afternoon at 2:00 pm, except for Wednesday, February 13 when it will remain open until 4:30 pm.

The book fair will be open for our Donuts for Dads events on the mornings of February 14 and 15! Thank you for supporting and encouraging a love of reading!

Greenville Drive Reading All-Stars Program - All Grades!

All Shoally Creek students in 5K - 4th grade are invited to participate in this year’s Greenville Drive Reading All-Stars Program! Students are challenged to read ONLY 5 reading-level appropriate books in a 5 week time period to qualify as a Reading All-Star!!! Students who complete the reading program will receive a ticket voucher to the Celebration Game that will be held on Sunday, May 5th at Flour Field in Greenville. At the game, they will receive Reading All-Stars merchandise, a book, and they will be able to participate in the pre-game parade around the field! Reading logs will go home with students for parent signatures at the beginning of February.

We hope to see ALL of our SCE Blue Jays participating in this fun reading challenge! Happy Reading!

Box Tops in Education

Shoally Creek Elementary School will collect all eligible Box Tops on Tuesday, February 19th! Last year, our school collected enough Box Tops to receive a check for well over $1,000! Thank you to all families and friends that collect Box Tops for our school!
  1. Check expiration dates (date should be AFTER March 1, 2019)
  2. Bundle 50 Box Tops and place in an envelope or a Ziploc bag

PTO Skate Night - Tuesday, February 19

Skate Palace

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Admission is $4.00 per person

Additional food & drinks available for purchase

2345 S Pine St, Spartanburg, SC 29302

Math & Science Family Night Set for Thursday, February 21, 2019

Our 2018-2019 Shoally Creek Science Fair will be in conjunction with our Math & Science Family Night event to be held on Thursday, February 21st! Please mark your calendar!

SCES Math & Science Family Night & Science Fair

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Shoally Creek Elementary School

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

*A science fair project is required for all 3rd and 4th grade students. All 3rd and 4th grade students will receive a major grade in science. The completion of a science fair project is encouraged for all 2nd grade students, and welcomed for all 1st grade and 5K students.

Spartanburg Two Title I 4K Registration, New Student 5K & 1st Grade Registration Date Set

Please share with family, friends, and neighbors that live in the Shoally Creek Elementary attendance zone that 4K Registration, New Student 5K & 1st Grade Registration will be held at Shoally Creek Elementary on Thursday, March 7, 2019 from 12:00 noon until 5:00 pm!

2019-2020 Online Student Registration Opens - March 15, 2019

Registration for the 2019-2020 school year is right around the corner for current students returning to Spartanburg District Two next year!

Yearbooks for Sale!

2018-2019 Shoally Creek Elementary School Yearbooks are currently on sale for $20.00 through the Josten's website,, or by sending a check or cash to school.

February: Energy Bus Principle #6 - "Love Your Passengers"

This month we will focus on seeing the true gift in every person we meet as we find ways to serve our school and our community.

Upcoming February Events

February Events

*Friday, February 1:

  • SCES Spirit Day - Wear School T-shirt/Colors or Energy Bus colors!
  • Signed Papers
  • "Souper-Bowl" Challenge Canned Food Drive for The Upstate Family Resource Center
  • Jump Rope for Heart Kick-off Day ♥
  • Energy Bus Positive Pep Rally

*Monday, February 4:

  • 100th Day of School!!!
  • Donuts for Dads Invitations Sent Home
  • 4th Grade Running Club Meets until 3:30 pm

*Tuesday, February 5:

  • Have a terrific Tuesday!

*Wednesday, February 6:

  • "Mommy & Me" Event 8:00 am - 9:00 am in SCES Cafeteria (Birth to 4 years)
  • Suzuki Strings Meet
  • Gifted Art Meet
  • Scholars Meet

*Thursday, February 7:

  • Heart Shaped Valentine Cookie Orders Due ($2.00 per cookie)
  • Shoally Singers Meet
  • Scholars Meet

*Friday, February 8:

  • SCES Spirit Day - Wear School T-shirt/Colors
  • Donuts for Dads RSVPs Due

*Saturday, February 9:

  • Shoally Singers at Wofford College to sing the National Anthem at Basketball Game

*Monday, February 11:

  • Spring Book Fair
  • Greenville Drive Reading All-Stars Kick-off
  • 3rd Grade Running Club Meets until 3:30 pm

*Tuesday, February 12:

  • Spring Book Fair
  • Spartanburg District 2 School Board Meeting at 7:00 PM

*Wednesday, February 13:

  • Spring Book Fair
  • Suzuki Strings Meet
  • Gifted Art Meet
  • Scholars Meet

*Thursday, February 14:

  • Donuts for Dads (4K, 5K, & 1st Grade) 6:50 am - 7:30 am
  • Spring Book Fair (opens at 7:00 am)
  • Valentine's Day Parties at 1:15 pm
  • Chick-fil-A Spirit Night (4:30 pm - 8:00 pm)
  • Shoally Singers Meet
  • Scholars Meet

*Friday, February 15:

  • SCES Spirit Day - Wear School T-shirt/Colors
  • Donuts for Dads (2nd, 3rd & 4th Grades) 6:50 am - 7:30 am
  • Spring Book Fair (opens at 7:00 am)
  • Quarter 3 Interim Reports & Signed Papers

*Saturday, February 16:

  • Upstate Regional Spelling Bee

*Monday, February 18:

  • Inclement Weather Make-up Day - School in Session
  • 4th Grade Running Club Meets until 3:30 pm

*Tuesday, February 19:

  • Box Tops for Education Collection Day!
  • SCES PTO Skate Night (6:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

*Wednesday, February 20:

  • Suzuki Strings Meet
  • Gifted Art Meet
  • Scholars Meet

*Thursday, February 21:

  • Shoally Singers Meet
  • Scholars Meet
  • SCES Math & Science Family Night (with Science Fair) 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

*Friday, February 22:

  • Club Day
  • SCES Spirit Day - Wear School T-shirt/Colors

*Monday, February 25:

  • Jump Rope for Heart Event ♥
  • 3rd Grade Running Club Meets until 3:30 pm

*Tuesday, February 26:

  • Have a Terrific Tuesday!

*Wednesday, February 27:

  • Suzuki Strings Meet
  • Gift Art Meet
  • Scholars Meet
  • SIC Meeting at 3:00 pm in Media Center

*Thursday, February 28:

  • Spring Pictures
  • Shoally Singers Meet
  • Scholars Meet

*Friday, March 1:

  • SCES Spirit Day - Wear School T-shirt/Colors or Energy Bus Colors
  • Signed Papers
  • Energy Bus Positive Pep Rally

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.


*Important to have current phone numbers & email addresses:

  • Please make sure that you are stressing to your school families that they need to have the correct email and phone number in school messenger. Otherwise, they may not receive important information like school-cancellation calls or registration information.

*From Bus Transportation Department Concerning School Delays:

  • When we have a 1-hour delay, the bus will arrive at the bus stop 1 hour from the normal pick-up time. So, if the bus normally arrives at 6;15 am, then on a one-hour delay, it will arrive at 7:15 am.

  • When we have a 2-hour delay, the bus will arrive at the bus stop 2 hours from the normal time. So, if the bus normally arrives at 6:15 am, then on a two-hour delay, it will arrive at 8:15 am.

*Transportation Changes:

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!

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

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

Please visit this link for information on district bus transportation regulations and safety information:

Contact Information

Shoally Creek Elementary School

3777 Parris Bridge Road

Boiling Springs, South Carolina 29316