The Shoally Creek "Tweet"

November 2019

A Message from the Principal:

Fall Greetings, Shoally Creek Elementary Families!

We had an awesome month of October here at Shoally Creek Elementary School!! Everyone seemed to enjoy our One District, One Book initiative as we all read the chapter book, Mr. Popper's Penguins together. Our goal was very help our students and families find joy in reading for pleasure together, and we hope that was accomplished for your child and your family!

We hope by now you are aware that Shoally Creek Elementary earned an "Excellent" state report card rating! This has been another exciting moment during the month of October for us all! The rating is one way of validating the extremely hard work that the SCES staff and students do each and every day we are together as a school family! We continue to set goals and have a positive vision for academic success! To show our appreciation for everyone's hard work, we held a week-long "Celebration of Excellence" for our students and staff. SCES is full of an AMAZING group of "Difference Makers"...our teachers, our students, and our parents! To view state report cards, please visit:

More great news!!! We had the largest parent turn-out to date for our annual Quarter 1 Parent-Teacher Conferences! We appreciate the partnership and support that we receive from all of our SCES parents! Thank you!

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 ♥

Ingles & The Herald Journal Want to Celebrate Teachers!

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Nominate the teachers that have made a difference in your child’s life. From the 1st grade teacher with the heart of gold to that high school English teacher who infuses kids with a passion for reading – teachers all across our districts educate and empower kids of all ages.

We’d like to give these teachers the recognition they deserve and spotlight them in our monthly feature, ‘Amazing Teachers. Nominate as many teachers as you want.

Thank you for participating and please share the contest with your friends and family too!

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Quarter 1 Attendance Awards

Congratulations to the following classes that had the highest percentage of daily student attendance for the first 45 days of school:

5K - Ms. Edwards' Class

1st Grade - Ms. Guerrero's Class

2nd Grade - Mr. Jackson's Class

3rd Grade - Ms. Threlkeld's Class

4th Grade - Ms. Anderson's Class

Each class will proudly display the Attendance Award trophy (that was full of sweet treats for all students in the class & the teacher) until awarding the classes for Quarter 2!

Terrific Kids Recognized

Quarter 1 Terrific Kids were celebrated on October 16th. Zaxby's of Boiling Springs and The Boiling Springs Kiwanis Club recognized these students for being selected by their teachers for having outstanding character in several areas.

October "Positive Drivers of the Month"

Congratulations to all of our October "Positive Drivers of the Month"! Each teacher selected one student who throughout the month of October demonstrated Energy Bus Principle #2: "Create a Positive Vision"! We recognized these students at our October Energy Bus Pep Rally on Friday, November 1st! All of our Shoally Creek Elementary students received a "Create a Positive Vision" brag stick to add to their key chain!

November Principle #3 - "Drive with a Purpose"

Drive with a Purpose - This month, we are focusing on our Energy Bus Principle #3: "Drive with Purpose." We will explore your unique gifts and talents and how to use these to spread positive energy!

Veteran's Day Program - November 11

Please plan to attend the Shoally Creek Elementary annual Veterans Day program on Monday, November 11th at 6:30 pm. Our 4th Graders will be honoring all Veterans for their service! If you know a Veteran, please extend an invitation for them to attend our Veterans Day program so that we can honor them for their service to our country! Mrs. Chastain will be hosting a reception for all Veterans following the morning performance...please call the front office for morning information.

Family Literacy Night & 1st Grade Musical

Please mark your calendars for Thursday, December 5 to join our families for a wonderful evening here at Shoally Creek! We will have our annual Family Literacy Night! The theme for this year's event is "The Gingerbread Man" to compliment our 1st Grade Musical! Here is the agenda for this special evening:

  • 6:00 pm - 6:30 pm : SCES 1st Grade Musical (SCES Cafeteria)
  • 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm : Literacy Activities in Classrooms
  • 7:00 pm - 7:45 pm : FREE Dinner (with "Literacy Activity" tickets) (SCES Cafeteria)

A flyer will be sent home in early November with more information, as well as an RSVP in order to calculate our numbers for the FREE dinner!

SAVE the DATE: PTO Santa Supper!

Please save Thursday, December 12 as Shoally Creek Elementary will host our "4th Annual PTO Santa Supper"! More information will be coming soon about the Silent Auction & Sant'as Workshop (vendor fair) with times for a fun and festive evening!

Bus Transportation Regulations & Safety Information

Please visit this link for information on district bus transportation regulations and safety information:

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


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

Important Upcoming Dates:

November Events

*Friday, November 1:

  • Red Ribbon Week - Dress Like a Rock Star!
  • Quarter 1 Principals' Pals
  • Energy Bus Positive Pep Rally at 1:15 pm

*Saturday, November 2:

  • Shoally Singers National Anthem at USC Upstate Mens Soccer Game (6:10 pm - 7:30 pm)

*Sunday, November 3:

  • Daylight Savings Time - Fall Back One Hour

*Monday, November 4:

  • Staff Professional Development Day - NO SCHOOL

*Tuesday, November 5:


*Wednesday, November 6:

  • Suzuki Strings
  • Gifted Art Meets
  • Scholars Meet

*Thursday, November 7:

  • Shoally Singer Meet
  • Scholars Meet
  • D2 Student Art Exhibit Reception at Chapman Cultural Center 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
  • PTO BINGO Incentive for Charleston Wraps Fundraiser at 1:00 pm
  • Chick-fil-A Spirit Night (4:30 pm - 8:00 pm)

*Friday, November 8:

  • SCES Spirit Day - Wear SCES T-Shirt!
  • Signed Papers

*Monday, November 11:

  • Veteran's Day
  • 4th Grade Veteran's Day Program (School performance at 8:30 am and community performance at 6:30 pm)
  • 4th Grade Running Club Meets until 3:30 pm

*Tuesday, November 12:

  • Faculty Meeting at 2:45 pm
  • D2 School Board Meeting at 7:00 pm
  • Papa John's Pizza Spirit Night

*Wednesday, November 13:

  • Suzuki Strings
  • Gifted Art Meets
  • Scholars Meet
  • Papa John's Pizza Spirit Night

*Thursday, November 14:

  • Shoally Singers Meet
  • Scholars Meet

*Friday, November 15:

  • Fall Picture Orders are Due
  • SCES Spirit Day - Wear SCES T-Shirt!

*Monday, November 18:

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

*Tuesday, November 19:

  • Have a terrific Tuesday!

*Wednesday, November 20:

  • Suzuki Strings
  • Gifted Art Meets
  • Scholars Meet

*Thursday, November 21:

  • Scholars Meet
  • Shoally Singers Meet

*Friday, November 22:

  • SCES Spirit Day - Wear SCES T-Shirt!

*Monday, November 25:

  • 4th Grade Running Club Meets until 3:30 pm
  • Quarter 2 Interim Reports & Signed Papers Go Home

*Tuesday, November 26:

  • Club Day
  • Energy Bus Positive Pep Rally at 1:15 pm

*Wednesday, November 27:

  • Thanksgiving Break - NO SCHOOL

*Thursday, November 28:

  • Thanksgiving Break - NO SCHOOL - HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

*Friday, November 29:

  • Thanksgiving Break - NO SCHOOL

Contact Information

Shoally Creek Elementary School

3777 Parris Bridge Road

Boiling Springs, South Carolina 29316