The Gator Gazette

September 2015

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That's right! You read that correctly! South Creek's monthly newsletter, written by students (a few notes from teachers/staff) is now electronic. You will receive a link to our newsletter each month. Please open it up and read all about what is happening here at South Creek Elementary School! Home of the Gators!


Friday, September 4th -- Gator Gear Day

Wear your South Creek Gear! If you don't have any, check out our new online order from the link at the bottom of the newsletter.

Monday, September 7th -- Labor Day

No school today!

Thursday, September 10th -- Spirit Night @ Chick-Fil-A

Help our awesome PTO raise money to help our school by eating at Chick-Fil-A. A flyer will be coming home soon with more information.

Friday, September 18th -- PTO's Family Game Night

7-9 pm in the South Creek Gym. More details coming soon!

Tuesday, September 22nd -- Picture Day

Order forms will be sent home with students. You can also order online at

South Creek Numbers to be Celebrated!

250 families attended the Game Night & Pitch In

1000 people attended the PTO Ice Cream Social

50 families attended the Kindergarten Boo Hoo Breakfast

75% of of the families attended Back to School Night

Facts with Mrs. Stevenson by Madi Kammer

What’s up gators! It’s Madi Kammer. It is that time of year where I get to interview the principle every month! Here are a few answers from our great principal Mrs.Stevenson;

1:Her birthday is June 8th.

2:Mrs.Stevenson’s favorite part about SC is knowing the students and their families along with the school spirit.

3:The reason she became a principal was helping more than just 25 students in the classroom.

4:Mrs.Stevenston’s favorite sports are running and now paddle boarding!

(She has completed 15 half- marathons and 1 marathon for running)

5:She loves paddle boarding because it’s challenging and she has to keep her balance, and it is quiet in the morning,and last but not least watching the boaters.

That is it for this month gators. Tune in for next month for another Facts With Mrs.Stevenson and don’t forget to keep an eye out for her and tell her how awesome she is! Bye gators!

Guess the Teacher by Faith Wheatley

Hey Gators!!! Faith Wheatley here! This column is Guess the Teacher. This is how it will work, each month I will describe a teacher, but I will not tell you who the teacher is. The next month I will tell you who it is. Ok this teacher’s favorite things are…

Favorite color: green

Favorite food: ice cream

Favorite thing to do: spend time with family

Favorite subject to teach: math

Favorite fast food place: Chick-Fil-A

B-day month is: October

Favorite vacation spot: Italy

Favorite book to read out loud: Wonder

Can you guess who it is??? Check out next month's Gator Gazette for the answer.

That’s all for today

Gators have a great day!!!

Talking to the Students -- What is your favorite part of fall? by Rachel Snow

Guess the Book by Cami Bland

Hi guys Cami Bland here, This segment is called “ Guess The Book”. Here is how it will work. Every month I will find a book and describe it, I will not tell the title though. Your goal is to guess the book correctly. Write your name and your teachers name on a piece of paper. Give the paper to your teacher and they will give it to Mrs. Sirilla or Miss Butz I will tell you the winners next month!

This book is about a deformed boy who is leaving home school and going to middle school. It has different points of view, from different important people. There is a bonus book with an extra point of view.

Can you guess the book? Stay tuned for the answer. That’s all I have for today, type to you later, BYE!

Labor Day by Emerson Ashton

Labor day in the united states is a hoiliday celebrated on the first Monday in September it is a celebration of the Amarican Labor momement and id dedicated to the social and economic achivements of workers.

New Teachers of South Creek -- Mr. Froning by Jaden Ashman

Hey gators! There are some new teachers at South Creek. This month’s new teacher is Mr.Froning !

Q: What grade do you teach?

A: Kindergarden

Q: What college did you go to?

A: Ballstate

Q: When did you start teaching?

A: 2014

Q: Where did you grow up?

A: St Henry, Ohio

Q: What is your favorite subject to teach?

A: Reading

Q: What is some of your hobbies?

A: Reading, Traveling

Q: What is your favorite candy?

A: Swedish Fish

Q: What is your favorite soda?

A: Vanilla Coke

Q: What is your favorite sport?

A: Football

Q: What is your favorite color?

A: Blue

Q: What is your favorite food?

A: Pasta

Q: How do you like South Creek so far?

A: Love it

Talking to Teachers by Christian Castillo

Hi Gators! Do you want to know all about the teachers and what they are doing? Then this is the article for you. Every month a new teacher will be picked to see what or when they will be doing something really fun. One month it might even be your favorite teacher in the paper!

This month, Mrs. Miller is going to be our first featured teacher. I sat down with her to discuss some cool things she is going to be doing with her class in September.

According to Mrs. Miller, homework starts in her class this month, as well as Book-It and chomputation tests. Some interesting topics she has covered with her students already this school year includes: talking about animal body parts and how they move, discussing friendships and family, and growing to be better Gators. So far her class has done fun activities such as playing math games in the sand, using a Play-Doh station, and doing a five senses taste test. When I asked her if there was anything else she wanted to add, she said “Kindergarten is working hard for life possibilities.”

Well Gators, that sums up this edition of the article. Stay tuned next month to find out everything you need to know about one special first grade teacher in “Talking to the Teachers.”

Go Flashes by Cooper Mills

On Friday August 21st, the FC Football team played in the Horseshoe Classic at Lucas

Oil Stadium, against Decatur High School. The FTYF teams were able to make a tunnel on the field for the Flashes. The Flashes fought hard, but were defeated 34-26. More sports news will be given next month.

Related Arts Discipline Plan

The related arts teachers (art, music, PE, library) want to share the discipline plan with all of you. Here is the plan...

1. Warning

2. Time Out 1

3. Time Out 2 and Contact home

4. Office Referral / Principal

Gators of the Month for August

Miss Butz: Myra Finnity

Mr. Froning: Preston Griffith

Mrs. McNamee: Jane Horn

Mrs. Miller: Adam Gorrell

Mrs. Monday: Simar Kaur

Miss Bedwell: Briley Layton

Mrs. Mitchell: Emma Litvan

Miss Swanson: Kelsi Lewis

Mrs. Sweetman: Emma Jacob

Mrs. Webb: Erica Rule

Mrs. Bryant: Riley Decker

Mrs. Burns: Gavyn Linn

Mrs. Fortner: Celeste Lee

Miss Moody: Claire Adkisson

Mrs. Nurnberger: Lydia He

Mrs. Golden: Leslie West

Miss Reynolds: Brayden Hunter

Miss Trieb: Andrew Murphy

Miss VanDeLaarschot: Bailee Scheurer

Mrs. Huber: Trayton Hall

Mrs. McIntire: Carter Santellana

Mrs. Sirilla: Ben Toth

Mrs. Turner: Sienna Garcia

Mrs. Bassett: Regan Harvey

Mrs. Hayes: Brandon Mullen

Miss Moore: Vanessa Birdwell

Mr. Roets: Nate Peasley

Mrs. Conrad/Art: Hope Wheately

Mrs. Curtis/Gym: Riley Decker

Mrs. Mappes/Music: Bailey Scott

Thurston/Green/Library: Rachel Snow

Mrs. Cade Ian Sands

Employment Opportunities

Child Nutrition Program: Are you looking for part time employment? Do you enjoy a fast paced environment? No nights or weekends? This may be the opportunity that you have been looking for. The Child Nutrition Program (Food Service Department) is currently looking for dependable people to work during school lunch periods. Requirements include a high school diploma or GED; and ability to lift 50 pounds.

All candidates must complete an online application and background check. Go to . For more information contact Betsey Willard at 317-862-2411.

It's not too late to join the South Creek PTO!

Have fun while helping our school!

South Creek Elementary School

Toni Stevenson, Principal

Nancy Rowland, School Treasurer

Marilyn Kellum, Receptionist

School Hours:

Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri - 8:50-3:50

Wednesday (Early Release Day) 8:50 - 3:20