The Gator Gazette

October 2015

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Mrs. Stevenson by Madi Kammer

Hi! Gators it’s Madi. Here are some things Mrs.Stevenson wants you to know about this month here at SC; (Important Dates)

- We finished beginning of year DIBELS testing and everyone great job.

- Report card will be home soon to you guys so don’t worry!

- Dress up for yearbooks it is picture day Sept 22nd

- The Homecoming Parade ( Al Gator, and August Gators of the Month will be in it and will represent SC go and see it but if you do go wear some Gator Gear on

October 1st)

- She is so proud of all of you students in the cafeteria by showing your Gator G.R.E.A.T.S Traits in the cafeteria and in the classroom WAY TO GO.

- PTO thanks for putting on Family Game Night thank you so much!

- Mrs.Stevenson looks forward to seeing your mom and dad at the Parent-Teacher Conferences in October!

That is it for this month check out next months special dates. Also check my other story about Gator Guild Tryouts. Bye!!!!

IMPORTANT DATES FOR SOUTH CREEK FAMILIES

Friday, October 1st -- Homecoming, 5:00 p.m.


Tuesday, October 6th -- PTO Meeting, 7:00 p.m.


Wednesday, October 7th - 8th -- Parent/Teacher Conferences, 3:30-7:30 p.m.


Monday, October 12th - October 23rd -- Fall Break


Monday, October 26th -- School Resumes


Monday, October 26th -- School Board Meeting, 7:00 p.m.


Friday, October 30th -- Fall Parties, 3:10 p.m.

From the Clinic

Why do some children still resist breakfast?

Some common arguments are lack of time, absence of hunger first thing in the morning, and distaste for breakfast foods. No matter what the barrier, parents can and should find a way around them.


5 Important Reasons Your Child Should Eat Breakfast


  • Breakfast equals better behavior
  • Breakfast leads to higher test scores
  • Eating breakfast led to better class attendance
  • More nutritious intake by eating breakfast
  • Eating breakfast helps weight control

Creating healthy habits in your children


Here are some tips for parents on incorporating breakfast into their children's before-school routines:

· Prepare for school the night before by preparing the next day's clothes, lunch and backpack.

· Set the alarm for 15 minutes earlier to allow more time for breakfast.

· Say no to TV, video games and computers in the morning.

· Choose foods that require little preparation such as fresh and canned fruits, milk, yogurt, cheese, cottage cheese, hard-boiled eggs, whole grain cereals or instant oatmeal.

· Eat on the run with celery stuffed with peanut butter or cream cheese, dried fruits, string cheese, juice boxes, milk cartons, or breakfast bars.

· For those with little hunger in the morning, offer juice, milk or a fruit smoothie made with skim milk and fruit.

· For those who dislike breakfast foods, offer something non-traditional like cold pizza or leftover chicken.


Set a good example to your children: eat breakfast yourself

Every South Creek Student has the option to eat breakfast at school

$1.25 (reduced price= 30 cents)

Gator of the Month

GATOR OF THE MONTH FOR SEPTEMBER

Miss Butz: Ella Barker

Mr. Froning: Kira Huey

Mrs. McNamee: Ben Haughs

Mrs. Miller: Violet Harbert

Mrs. Monday: Adair Ruiz-Dominguez

Miss Bedwell: Linkin Gaudin

Mrs. Mitchell: Elizabeth Stultz

Miss Swanson: Aiden Brown

Mrs. Sweetman: Jordyn Tinsley

Mrs. Webb: Norah Linell

Mrs. Bryant: Laniya Peterkin

Mrs. Burns: Aubrey Irwin

Mrs. Fortner: Preston Kaminski

Miss Moody: Charlee Cooper

Mrs. Nurnberger: Japveer Bains

Mrs. Golden: Anthony Santellana

Miss Reynolds: Clark "Kent" Potchanant

Miss Trieb: Alyssa Jones

Miss VanDeLaarschot: Jackson Kaminski

Mrs. Huber: Ella Markley

Mrs. McIntire: Teegan Quick

Mrs. Sirilla: Jkiya Peterkin

Mrs. Turner: Navleen Mann

Mrs. Bassett: Evan Henck

Mrs. Hayes: Rachel Tuimuk

Miss Moore: Tyler Johnson

Mr. Roets: Cole LeMasters

Mrs. Conrad/Art: Emily Rule

Mrs. Curtis/Gym: John Amos

Mrs. Mappes/Music: Cameryn Bland

Thurston/Green/Library: Quelsey Harper

Mrs. Cade Christian Lane

FT Civic League Coat Drive

South Creek Families:

Want an opportunity to show generosity? Need to clean out your closets? Well...the 2015 "Pass it On" Coat Drive coordinated by the Civic League is here at South Creek! We will be collecting new AND gently used coats of ALL SIZES...infant, children, and adult sizes are welcome! If you have a coat(s) that has been outgrown or a coat that you bought in a "no returns bargain sale" only to find it didn't work out like you hoped, this is your chance to participate and give a coat to someone who could really use some extra winter warmth! South Creek will help donate the coats and volunteers at the Civic League will sort and size the coats to get them ready to redistribute to families in our community. Coats should be in "like new" or "nearly new" condition with fastenings that function and no visible rips, tears, or stains. Just bring them into school and put them into the containers on the stage! We have until October 30th to collect these!

* * *THANKS IN ADVANCE FOR HELPING! * * *

Book Fair is Coming!

Parent Shopping Nights: Oct. 7th 3:30-7:15 p.m. & Oct. 8th 4:00-7:30 p.m.

Student Shopping: Oct. 2nd – 8th during your child’s regularly scheduled library time

Veteran’s Day Program


We hope that you can join us in honoring our Veterans with our Veteran's Day Program on Wednesday, November 11th at 9:30 a.m. Students will be presenting, singing, and honoring our Veterans.

Talking to the Students -- What are you going to be for Halloween? by Rachel Snow

Guess the Teacher by Faith Wheatley

Ok gators did you read last month’s article?? If you guessed Mrs. Turner you were spot on!! OK this month’s teacher’s favorite things are….

Color: pink

Food: Indian food

Favorite thing to do: play with my daughter Kyrie

Favorite subject to teach: math

Favorite vacation spot : kanoon Mexico

Book: once upon a time a cool motorcycle dude

Can you guess who it is read next month’s copy for the answer.

What students are doing over Fall Break.

Loc - video games and dodgeball.

Erika - she wants to play to go on vacation to Disney.

Reece - he wants to play video games and soccer.

Dexter - he wants to play Mario kart.

Jacob - he wants to go trick or treating.

Elizabeth - she wants to go play with his friend’s.

Drawing Contest by Emerson Ashman

Hi gators do you like drawing well the best person do draw a summer theme wins. I would color it so then you might win and next month I will announce the winner so gators I will want to do it. And if you do it then maybe when you are done with your work you can work on the drawing contest if it is fine with your teacher. And I know that some of the gators like to draw and color. This is how it works every month I will tell you to draw then when you are done you will give it to and you can show everyone in the school ! sorry but I do not have a prize to give you. Write your first and last name and your teachers name.

New Teachers at South Creek Mrs. Miller by Jaden Ashman

Q: What grade do you teach?

A: Kindergarten

Q: Where did you go to college?

A: University of Indianapolis, Indiana Wesley

Q: Where did you grow up?

A: New Palestine

Q: What is your favorite subject to teach?

A: Science

Q: What are some of your hobbies?

A: Photography, Knitting

Q: What is your favorite candy?

A: Harbo Gummy Bears

Q: What is your favorite soda?

A: Dr.Pepper

Q: What is your favorite sport?

A: Football

Q: What is your favorite color?

A: Flashes Blue

Q: What is your favorite food?

A: Pasta

Q: How do you like South Creek so far?

A: Loves it

THE MOVIE OF THE MONTH BY WILL COFFMAN

The movie of the month is Ant Man. It’s about a guy that goes to jail for robbing people. When in jail he meets a guy named Hank Pym. Hank gives him a partical that allows him to shrink. He also gets a thing called the Ant Man suit. Now he must fight a new villain named YELLOW jACKET

Talking to Teachers by Christian Castillo

It’s October and it’s time for another “Talking to the Teachers”! This month are special person is … MRS.SWANSON! In September she started 10 NEW MATH GAMES!!!!! But now in October she is starting an apple project [yum]. Plus she is going to Kelsey farm, but the last thing she wants to say to all you gators is “We are excited to start a wonderful year” So that’s it for this issue of ”Talking to the Teachers”

Guess the book By: Cooper Mills

This person lives with his Aunt & Uncle who are not nice to him.

He was sent to a big school that is very interesting.

He has two best friend’s one girl and one boy.

He has an enemy that he usually calls Malfoy.

He finds something that is very suspicious about one of his teachers.

He is 11 years old.

He is the first student in a century to become seeker on his sports team that is a first year student.

He finds a bright red stone in his pocket.

He finds himself in a trap with the person who they call “Voldemort”.

Write your name and your teacher’s 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.

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 http://www.ftcsc.k12.in.us . 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