News At The Creek

February 5


Stronger Together

We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools. ~Martin Luther King, Jr.

Class List Timeline

Parent Form for Student Placement Information – Feb. 12

National School Counseling Week

National Counseling Week is Feb. 8-12. Please take a moment to thank our counselors for the great work they do for our students, staff, and families. We love our counselors!

Counselor Breakfast

Congratulations to John Cypert and Amy Cook for leading our Cardinal Choir in an outstanding performance at this week's Counselor Recognition Breakfast. We are so proud of them for representing Duncan Creek!

2nd Annual Beach Week

Monday, February 15th Beach chair, towel

Tuesday, February 16th Wear your favorite Hawaiian shirt or colorful “beachy” shirt!

Wednesday, February 17th Wear flip flops!

Thursday, February 18th Wear a “beachy” hat, sunglasses

Friday, February 19th TACKY TOURIST CONTEST!!!!

* A different “beachy” snack will be available each day in the mailroom!

* Please make sure to stop by our photo booth!

* Each day that you participate, you may wear jeans!


Georgia School Personnel Survey

The Georgia School Personnel Survey (GSPS) is modeled after the student survey and includes 31 questions. The GSPS is for all staff (certified and classified) who work at least 50 percent of the day in the school. Survey responses are anonymous and will be submitted directly to the Georgia Department of Education for analysis. Data results from the Georgia School Personnel Survey will not be available to the public and will not be posted online.

The results of this survey are a part of our School Climate Star rating included in our CCRPI score.

Georgia School Personnel Survey:

The employee will use the drop-down menu to select their school district and school.

The window is now open and surveys must be completed no later than February 26th.

NATC Treats 15-16

Trivia Time: The first ten people to answer this week's trivia question will get a treat. Email your answer to Carrie.

About how many Valentine's Day cards are exchanged each year?

A. 1 billion

B. 1 million

C. 500,000

D. 100,000


From Patty:

From Erline:

Emergency Minute

Are you in a room or an office with a phone (not cell phone) ? If so, make sure you have a Bomb Information sheet next to it. Take a second to read over the protocol. If you don't have one next to your school phone, please let me know.

Please remember to check for badges EVERY time you notice a visitor. It may seem uncomfortable, but it's for your safety. Make it obvious; check for the date and make sure it says Duncan Creek if it's a yellow sticker.


Just a reminder that completing your SST referral form early and sending to me prior to the meeting date helps to make the meeting go a little faster. It allows me to enter your observations and student data ahead of time in the minutes. Thank you for all you do.

GA Health Survey Grades 3-5

All students in grades 3-5 will be taking the Georgia Student Health Survey on Wednesday, February 17th.. The survey includes 11 questions and is administered online through a URL address (icon on the desktop). The survey will take no more than 10-15 minutes to complete. Classroom teachers will need to read each question aloud to their students. Classroom teachers will administer the survey to their own class. A schedule with directions will be sent via email next week.

We will be sending letters home to parents on Friday, February 5th. All students will take the survey UNLESS the parent returns the permission form indicating they DO NOT want their child to participate. You will be getting class sets of parent letters in your mailboxes. Please let your children know that they ONLY return the letter if the parent does NOT want them to participate.

The results will be a part of our CCRPI score.

Thanks for your help in completing this survey!


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