South Shades Crest Elementary News

September 6, 2019

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Go Gold Day, Give Hope:

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and we plan to show our support here at SSC on September 20th! Were you aware that:

-1 in 300 children will be diagnosed with cancer by age 21.

-More than 150 children are diagnosed with cancer each year in Alabama.

-Over 500 children undergo cancer treatments each year in Alabama.

-80% of children diagnosed with cancer will be cured of their illness, compared to less than 50% just two decades ago.

-Only 4% of federal funding for cancer research is directed towards childhood cancer as a whole.

Childhood cancer is a grossly underfunded and overlooked disease, even though it is the leading cause of disease-related death in children and adolescents. Give Hope Day on September 20th gives administrators, staff, teachers, parents, and children the chance to recognize and honor those who have battled childhood cancer as well as raise awareness. Have your child wear yellow/gold on this day to show support for childhood cancer! Because awareness leads to funding and funding leads to cures! #givehope (You can also visit for more information)

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Hoover City Board of Education Community Meetings

The Hoover Board of Education will hold four Community Meetings this school year. Those dates are:

  1. September 12, 2019 - Spain Park High School
  2. November 14, 2019 - location TBD
  3. January 21, 2020 - location TBD
  4. March 2020 - date/location TBD

All meetings will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. We will follow up with additional information ahead of each meeting. Please mark your calendars.


Hoover City Schools

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Important Dates:

September 2019:

2- No School- Labor Day

5- School Picture Day

6- CNP- Grandparents day, join us for lunch

12- Vision and Hearing Screening

12- HCS Community Meeting @ Spain Park High School 6pm

16-20- Book Fair (Cash and checks only!!)

17- Open House 5:30-7

23- Go Gold Day

25- World Milk Day

October 2019:

4- Buddy Walk Kickoff, wear yellow and blue for Down Syndrome

7-11 PTO Change for Change

14- No School- Workday/Professional Development Day

15-18- National School Lunch Week

16- CNP- Take your parents to lunch day

16- Report Cards go home

18- 50th day of school!

28-Nov 1- Red Ribbon Week

November 2019:

7- Books and Bagels- Parent Education 7:30 am

7- 2nd-grade program/PTO meeting 8:30 am

11- No School- Veterans Day

13- Progress Reports go home

14- HCS Community Meeting @ location TBD 6pm

20- Thanksgiving Lunch Kindergarten and 2nd-grade families

21- Thanksgiving Lunch PreK and 1st-grade families

25-29- No School- Thanksgiving Break

December 2019:

13- Polar Express Day

20- End 1st Semester

HCS 2019-2020 School Calendar

Lunchroom News:

2019-2020 Meal Prices:

Elementary Lunch - $2.40

Secondary Lunch - $2.65

Breakfast all grade levels - $1.55

Snack Program:

The Child Nutrition Program

will be starting a “Snack Program” beginning

Monday, August 12th, 2019 for students to purchase a snack for classroom snack time.

Snack only= $0.75

Snack and bottled water= $1.25

Monday – Poptart (strawberry)

Tuesday –Rice Krispies

Wednesday- Cereal Bars(different variety)

Thursday - Baked Cheese Dorito Chips

Friday - Popcorn

Free and reduced applications are available on the district website.

September Lunch Menu

September Breakfast Menu

PTO Information

Spirit Wear Fundraiser

We've got Spirit Wear, yes we do!

We've got Spirit Wear, how about YOU?!

Our Spirit Wear fundraiser includes hats, magnets, shirts, and sweatshirts for kids and adults. Order forms will go out in next week's Wednesday folders or print one now. Orders and payment are due by Wednesday, Sept. 18!

Check out this video for a sneak peek: Spirit Wear Preview

VIew or print the order form now!

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PTO Fundraising 2019-2020

What are our fundraisers? Our major fundraisers include our annual fall Change for Change drive and our spring Fairy Tale Festival. Throughout the year we will also have school spirit nights, everyday fundraisers, PTO dues and donations, and offer spirit wear. This handout will give you a look ahead at what to expect during the school year and let you know how much money we hope to raise at each event.

Change for Change October 7th – 11th Our annual Change for Change fall fundraiser is a coin drive that kicks off October 7th. This week students will bring in coins, bills and checks. Mondays: Pennies. Tuesday: Nickels. Wednesday: Dimes. Thursday: Quarters. Friday: Any coins, bills and checks. This is a very successful fundraiser for SSC. Our goal is to raise $10,000 for our school.

Fairy Tale Festival Friday, February 28th, 2020 Last year we introduced a new fundraiser that was a huge success! We hope you’ll join us for dancing, stories, activities, character photos, dessert and much more! Dress up as your favorite fairy tale character if you wish. Our Fairy Tale Festival is a community-wide event so bring a neighbor or a friend. Tickets are needed for children 2 and up, and they are $10 in advance or $12 at the door. All activities are included in the ticket price and Chick-fil-A will be available for purchase with 10% of sales donated to SSC! The Fairy Tale Festival will also kick off our silent auction fundraiser. The goal of this event, including the auction, is to raise $9,000 for our school.

Spirit Nights There will be four spirit nights held throughout the year - two in the fall and two in the spring. The goal for our Spirit Nights is to raise $1,000 total ($250 per event) for our school. Our first spirit night kicks off the new school year. Come join us after meet the teacher at Let’s Play located near Target at the Grove. Mention SSC and we will receive a portion of all money earned. Kids and parents must wear socks and sign a waiver. Please note the Kindergarten parent meeting begins at 5:30 at SSC. *This was a great fundraiser for our school last year!

  • August 6, 2019 @ Let’s Play

  • November 7, 2019 @ Yogurt Mountain

  • January 16, 2020 @ Let’s Play

  • April 7, 2020 @ Chick-fil-A

Everyday fundraisers - Our everyday fundraisers are ways that you can help us raise money for SSC with things you’re already buying. They include Planet Fundraiser, Box Tops for Education, Publix Partners, and Coca-Cola Give. The goal of our everyday fundraisers is to raise $3,100 for our school.

PTO dues & donations – The goal of PTO dues and donations is to collect $2,500 for our school.

Spirit wear – At the beginning of the school year your family will have the opportunity to purchase spirit wear including t-shirts and car magnets that will each represent South Shades Crest and Hoover. The goal of our spirit wear sale is to raise $1,000.

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