Creel Chronicle

December 2020

General SOAR Information

The Creel staff would like to wish everyone a safe and happy holiday season. Merriam-Webster's word of the year is pandemic (for obvious reasons). If they had asked an educator, the word of the year is resilience. Parents, as you hustle to do your best to make this year the best you can for your children, just remember, all kids need is a little help, a little hope, and someone who believes in them. We hope you will enjoy this time with your loved ones whether together, apart, or virtually. Tis the year to create new traditions.


Our district Title 1 Parent and Family Engagement resource teachers are hosting a Zoom call for families focused on a healthy holiday season. A flyer for this event is found below and the live link to join follows, https://brevardschools-org.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYtdumpqjoiGNXX-7bIAHnqVSw8k3Y3sphX


Lost & Found: Every year the school lost and found contains many personal items of clothing that are never claimed. These items are donated to local charities twice a year. To avoid losing your valuable clothing, parents/guardians are asked to clearly label all personal belongings with the child’s name so that lost items may be returned promptly. If your child is missing a sweater, coat, jacket, lunch box, water bottle etc., please have your child check our “Lost and Found” periodically as many items remain unclaimed.

Title 1 School Talk

Dr. W. J. Creel Elementary

2020-2021 School Improvement Plan Notification


The Dr. W.J. Creel Elementary School Improvement Plan outlines steps that will be made to improve the level of student achievement. The 2020-2021 School Improvement Plan is available on our school website at https://www.brevardschools.org/CreelES under the About Us tab. It is also available in our Parent Notebook in the front office or a copy is available upon request.

*Si necesita el documento traducido a otro idioma, notifique a la recepcionista para obtener ayuda llamando al 321-259-3233


Notification to Parents of Out of Field Teachers

In compliance with The Elementary and Secondary Education Act Sec. 1112(e)(1)(B)(ii) and Florida law 1012.42, Dr. W.J. Creel Elementary is required to notify families when a teacher is classified as out of field for the subject matter and grade level they have been assigned to. Brevard Public Schools is committed to providing the highest quality education to its students by hiring effective and skilled teachers. The teachers listed below are licensed to teach in the State of Florida and are currently working to meet full certification and licensure requirements.


Notificación a los padres de maestros clasificados fuera de campo

En cumplimiento de la Ley de Educación Primaria y Secundaria Sec. 1112 (e) (1) (B) (ii) y la Ley de Florida 1012.42, Dr. W.J. Creel Elementary se requiere que se les notifique a las familias cuando un maestro está clasificado fuera del campo para la materia y el nivel de grado al que han sido asignados. Las Escuelas Públicas de Brevard se comprometen a brindar educación de la más alta calidad a sus estudiantes mediante la contratación de maestros eficaces y capacitados. Los maestros que se enumeran a continuación tienen licencia para enseñar en el estado de Florida y actualmente están trabajando para cumplir con todos los requisitos de certificación y licencia.

Upcoming Events

12 Days of Holiday Cheer!

12/3 Spirit of the Season (wear red & green)

12/4 Holiday Socks (wear your most festive pair)

12/7 Candy Cane Day (wear red & white or other stripes)

12/8 Dashing through the Snow (wear red for Rudolph & antler ears)

12/9 Holiday Sweaters (wear a tacky holiday sweater)

12/10 Grinch Day (wear green to honor Mr. Grinch)

12/11 Mad about Plaid (wear a flannel or plaid shirt)

12/14 Tree Topper (wear your favorite headband or holiday hat)

12/15 Santa's Ho Ho Ho-Down (celebrate the season Cowboy style)

12/16 Shine Bright (light up your outfit)

12/17 Frosty the Snowman (wear snowman and/or black & white)

12/18 Dreaming of a White Christmas (wear your school appropriate PJs)


Interims posted on FOCUS Tuesday, December 8th


Winter Break

12/21/2020 - 1/1/2021

School resumes on Monday, January 4, 2021

School Support Team Memo to Families

Dr. WJ Creel is SOAR’ing to Greatness!

Dr. WJ Creel was selected as one of 10 schools district wide to be trained in Conscious Discipline. In conjunction with our PBIS approach, Conscious Discipline gives students, teachers, and staff, the opportunity to learn important skills to foster the ideal learning environment where every member feels calm, safe, and loved. Conscious Discipline training gives educators the tools to create this environment within their diverse classrooms. Children are empowered to own their feelings and become skillful in assertive communication and problem solving. This helps them to thrive academically, and to be caring and responsible individuals both at school and at home. Our mission at Dr. WJ Creel Elementary is to empower each other to S.O.A.R to greatness! Safety, Ownership, Achievement and Respect


Creel Caring Closet:

We have hygiene, gently used clothes, and school supplies available. Please contact our School Counselor Cara Shirley at 321-259-3233 ext. 43624 or Shirley.cara@brevardschools.org to schedule a pick up time for these items or we can pack a bag and send it home with the student.

*Spotlights*

Thank you Kennedy Space Center and Sponsors for the Destination Space virtual field trip and supplies. Our 6th graders look forward to this trip each year. We were thankful for the opportunity to enjoy "space" at school!