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South Creek Elementary

Art - Mrs. Hancock

Welcome back Gator Artists!

Throughout the school year I will select artwork to be hung in our Gator Gallery (frames in the office area and hallways). There will be a special celebration night in May for the artist who have artwork in frames. A letter will be sent home if your artwork is hanging in the Gator Gallery. A photo of the artwork will also be on the South Creek Elementary Facebook page. If your artwork is currently in a frame from the 2016-2017 school year, I will return your artwork to you as I change out the artwork throughout the year.

I am very excited to create art with you this school year.

Art Contest Opportunities:

Healthy Reasons to Say No to Drugs Poster Contest (4th - 5th Grade )

Symphony in Color (1st - 5th Grade )

Recycled Donations for Art Projects:

Empty and clean Margarine or yogurt plastic containers

(used for water containers when we paint and lids for circle stencils)

Paper towel size cardboard tubes

Music - Mrs. Mappes

Music students have had a great start to the 2017/18 school year. Grades 3-5 music students are working on a chrome book activity called Music Maker. Grades k-2 have been listening to music from Peter and the Wolf.

Students are also learning songs for our school Veteran's Day Program. The Veteran's Day program is Friday November 10th at 9:30a.m. All Veteran's are invited to attend.

The 3rd and 4th grade Holiday Program is Tuesday December 12th. The 3rd grade will perform at 6:00p.m. and the 4th grade will perform at 7:30p.m.

P.E. - Mr. Arnold

I hope that everyone has been enjoying Physical Education so far. I know that I am very happy to be a part of the Gator Community and thrilled with the effort I have seen in the gym. Here is a glimpse of the first semester for P.E.

"Units" - There will be four units in the first semester. Each unit will be four weeks long. Students will practice the skills for three of the weeks. The fourth week will be used for our skills tests.

Aug. 7 - Sept. 1: Soccer

Sept. 5 - Sept. 29: Rec Sports

Oct. 2. - Nov. 10: Volleyball

Nov. 13 - Dec. 15: Rolling/Bowling

"Skills Tests" - There are a total of six skills tests scored during the first semester.

K: Gallop-Slide, OH Throw, UH Throw, Crab Walk, Wall Touch, Jog (3min)

1-2: Skip-Gallop-Slide, OH Throw, UH Throw, Crab Walk, Wall Touch, Jog (1st- 4min, 2nd 5min)

3-5: Standing Long Jump (5), Grapevine (4), Sliding (3), Eye-Hand Coordination 1&2, Shoulder Stretch, Crab Walk, Pacer Test

"Gator P.E. Shoe Store" - A requirement for our physical education class is for students to have on tennis shoes when they come to the gym. We realize that sometimes this doesn't always happen so we would like to start a collection of shoes that can be used for students who forget their tennis shoes on their P.E. day. However, in order for students to borrow shoes they must have socks. If you would be willing to send with your student any outgrown shoes that would otherwise been thrown out it would be greatly appreciated!

Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns. My email is

Library - Mrs. Thurston

This year's book fair will be held Oct. 2nd – Oct. 6th during your child’s regularly scheduled library time. Parent Shopping will be Oct. 4th and 5th during Parent/Teacher Conferences. We will also have food trucks each night of conference. They will be donating part of their profits to our library! Oct. 4th we'll have Twisted Sicilian and Gigi's Cupcakes and Oct. 5th we'll have Bacon Station and Kona Ice!