The Shoally Creek "Tweet"

October 2019

A Message from the Principal:

Fall Greetings, Shoally Creek Elementary Families!


We had a very exciting month of September here at Shoally Creek Elementary School!! One of the highlights was our BIG REVEAL at our annual Open House event! We revealed our D2Reads campaign in which every elementary student in Spartanburg District 2 received their very own copy of the same book, Mr. Popper's Penguins by Florence and Richard Atwater at the same time! We have been having fun reading the book together, answering daily trivia questions and getting visits with our own Captain Cook! Students are filling a calendar as they read each chapter and will be able to turn it in for prize drawings at the end of October! This is just one way that we are building and supporting a l♥ve of reading for our students here at SCES!!


Please continue to read this month's newsletter for more information and calendar items! As always, thank you for making Shoally Creek Elementary a great place to learn!


#SCELovewhereyoulearn ♥


Sending positive energy your way!

Mrs. Laura Meyer ♥

September "Positive Drivers of the Month"

Congratulations to all of our September "Positive Drivers of the Month"! Each teacher selected one student who throughout the month of September demonstrated Energy Bus Principle #1: "I am the Driver"! We recognized these students at our September Energy Bus Pep Rally on Friday, September 27th! All of our Shoally Creek Elementary students received a key chain ring and an "I am the Driver" brag stick!


4K & 5K Drivers of the Month:

Breely Millan

Elijah Layton

Caylee Miller

Kellis Barber

Nolan Logan

Luke McSwain


1st Grade Drivers of the Month:

Noah Saar

Madilyn Moore

Emma Yevchev

Lexi Leith

AJ Brown


2nd Grade Drivers of the Month:

Arabelle Robertson

Phoebey Clayton

Peyton Pruitt

CJ Mullins

Cooper Nyvall


3rd Grade Drivers of the Month:

Alex Bandigas

Skyler Wilmer

Rhen Smith

Hensley Brown

Addison Wheeler


4th Grade Drivers of the Month:

Braelyn Gibson

Isabella Chekhovskyy

Daniel Garcia-Garcia

Timya Foster

Aren Shlapkin

Rachel Appleby

October Principle #2 - "Create a Positive Vision"

Creating a Positive Vision - Setting GOALS!

Encourage your children to set personal and academic goals! While they are working towards their goals, there may be times when struggles come their way. Encourage them to stay the course, and turn challenges into opportunities! Celebrate small successes along the way!

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PTO "Skip the Car Line" Fundraiser!!

The SCES PTO is selling tickets for a chance to win a reserved parking spot in front of the school for afternoon pickup for the rest of the 2019-2020 school year! The winner will be able to park in the dedicated space each afternoon and wait for the student(s) to be released with the first group of car riders. A winner raffle ticket will be drawn at the next PTO meeting on Monday, October 14, 2019 at 6:00 pm. The winner need not be present to win.


Tickets will be sold

Monday, September 30, 2019 - Friday, October 11, 2019

Tickets are $5.00 each or 5 tickets for $20.00!

Drawing on Monday, October 14, 2019 at 6:00 PM

UFRC - Color Fun Run!!

Fall Yearbook Picture Day is Tuesday, October 8

Please mark your calendars for Tuesday, October 8 as this will be our Fall Picture Day for our students! These pictures are what are put in our annual yearbook each year! We look forward to seeing some beautiful smiles!
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Come to the 3rd Annual

Barnes & Noble Fall Spirit Night

Thursday, October 17

5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Hosted by the SCES Shoally Singers

Q1 Awards Day Celebrations

We invite families to our Quarter 1 Awards Day Celebrations that will take place on Friday, October 25 for our 1st - 4th grade classes! Here are the times for each grade level's classroom celebration:

1st Grade at 12:00 pm

2nd Grade at 12:30 pm

3rd Grade at 1:00 pm

4th Grade at 1:30 pm

Red Ribbon Week

Shoally Creek Elementary will celebrate

Red Ribbon Week

Monday, October 28, 2019 - Friday, November 1, 2019

Read Your Way to the Big Game!

Read Your Way to the Big Game!


Help establish a strong literacy foundation for your child and support South Carolina & Clemson's championship traditions by participating in the South Carolina Department of Education’s Read Your Way to the Big Game contest.


The Read Your Way to the Big Game Contest is an annual reading event open to students in pre-kindergarten through eighth-grade in public, private, and home schools that encourages reading and literacy proficiency.


All pre-kindergarten through eighth-grade students who read six books will qualify to win tickets to the Clemson vs. South Carolina game on November 30. Once students have completed their readings, they should turn in the list of books read to their teacher. Two overall grand prize winners will receive four tickets and pre-game sideline passes to the Clemson vs. South Carolina game.


Schools with at least 70% student participation will be entered to win one of two $2,000 school library grants. Five participating teachers will be randomly selected to win $500 for their classroom. Two teachers and/or school library media specialists who has the best decorated bulletin board, wall or door will win $500 each for their classroom.


Visit SCReads.org for the full contest details!

Bus Transportation Regulations & Safety Information

Please visit this link for information on district bus transportation regulations and safety information: https://www.spart2.org/departments/transportation/school_bus_safety_rules_and_regulations

Become a Mentor!

According to Harvard University's Center on Developing Child, "Every child who ends up doing well has had at least one stable and committed relationship with a supportive adult." This year, our school is partnering with Mentor Upstate, a nonprofit organization, that seeks to support children with one-on-one positive relationships. As we launch this exciting program, we are looking for committed adults who are willing to support and encourage ONE student for the year. If you or someone you know from our school community can give 30 minutes a week, we need you!!


If you have any questions, you are invited to email the director of Mentor Spartanburg, at natalie@mentorupstate.org.

Reminders

*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!

Free & Reduced Lunch Benefit Application - English

Click here to go directly to the online application!

Free & Reduced Lunch Benefit Application - Spanish

Click here to go directly to the online application!

Chick-fil-A Spirit Night Events

Please join us on the following evenings at the Boiling Springs Chick-fil-A in support of our school. A portion of total sales comes back to SCES on each of the following spirit nights:


  • Thursday, October 3
  • Thursday, November 7
  • Thursday, December 5
  • Thursday, January 9
  • Thursday, February 6
  • Thursday, March 5
  • Monday, April 6
  • Thursday, May 7

Important Upcoming Dates:

October Events

*Tuesday, October 1:
  • PTO Raffle for "Skip the Car Line"


*Wednesday, October 2:

  • National Walk to School Event - Wear Super-Hero T-shirts for Our Walk at School Event!
  • PTO Raffle for "Skip the Car Line"
  • Suzuki Strings
  • Gifted Art Meets
  • Scholars Meet


*Thursday, October 3:

  • PTO Raffle for "Skip the Car Line"
  • Shoally Singers Meet
  • Scholars Meet
  • Chick-fil-A Spirit Night (4:30 pm - 8:00 pm)


*Friday, October 4:

  • SCES Spirit Day - Wear SCES T-Shirt!
  • PTO Raffle for "Skip the Car Line"
  • Signed Papers


*Saturday, October 5:

  • Upstate Family Resource Center Color Fun Run! (see flyer above for details)


*Monday, October 7:

  • PTO Raffle for "Skip the Car Line"
  • 4th Grade Running Club Meets until 3:30 pm


*Tuesday, October 8:

  • Fall Yearbook Picture Day - Bring Your Best Smile!
  • PTO Raffle for "Skip the Car Line"
  • D2 School Board Meeting at 7:00 pm


*Wednesday, October 9:

  • PTO Raffle for "Skip the Car Line"
  • Suzuki Strings
  • Gifted Art Meets
  • Scholars Meet


*Thursday, October 10:

  • PTO Raffle for "Skip the Car Line"
  • Shoally Singers Meet
  • Scholars Meet


*Friday, October 11:

  • PTO Raffle for "Skip the Car Line" - LAST DAY of Ticket Sales!!!
  • SCES Spirit Day - Wear SCES T-Shirt!


*Monday, October 14:

  • 3rd Grade Running Club Meets until 3:30 pm
  • PTO Meeting at 6:00 pm & PTO Raffle for "Skip the Car Line" Drawing


*Tuesday, October 15:

  • Have a terrific Tuesday!


*Wednesday, October 16:

  • Terrific Kids Celebration at 8:00 am
  • Suzuki Strings
  • Gifted Art Meets
  • Scholars Meet


*Thursday, October 17:

  • Scholars Meet
  • Shoally Singers Barnes & Noble Spirit Night 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm


*Friday, October 18:

  • SCES Spirit Day - Wear SCES T-Shirt!


*Monday, October 21:

  • 45th Day - Q1 Ends
  • 4th Grade Running Club Meets until 3:30 pm
  • Parent-Teacher Conferences - Q1 Report Cards & Signed Papers


*Tuesday, October 22:

  • Parent-Teacher Conferences - Q1 Report Cards & Signed Papers


*Wednesday, October 23:

  • Parent-Teacher Conferences - Q1 Report Cards & Signed Papers
  • Suzuki Strings
  • Gifted Art Meets


*Thursday, October 24:

  • Parent-Teacher Conferences - Q1 Report Cards & Signed Papers
  • Shoally Singers Meet


*Friday, October 25:

  • SCES Q1 Award Day - Dress in Your Best!


*Monday, October 28:

  • 3rd Grade Running Club Meets until 3:30 pm


*Tuesday, October 29:

  • Have a terrific Tuesday!


*Wednesday, October 30:

  • Suzuki Strings
  • Gifted Arts Meets
  • Scholars Meet


*Thursday, October 31:

  • Club Day
  • Shoally Singers Meet
  • Scholars Meet

Contact Information

Shoally Creek Elementary School

3777 Parris Bridge Road

Boiling Springs, South Carolina 29316