South Shades Crest Elementary News

October 11, 2019

No School Monday

Remember that there will be no school for students on Monday. It is a Professional Development/Work Day for Teachers.

Have a great long weekend!


PJ day for Change for Change incentive on Tuesday, October 15!!

PTO Change for Change!

SSC Family, YOU ROCK!!!


Not only did we MEET our goal, we went WAY ABOVE!!


Our grand total is $12,103.29!!! That means, a school-wide PAJAMA DAY!


Here are the overall totals by grade:

Pre-K: $444.18 (top class - Raco)

Kindergarten: $3,517.07 (top class - Miles)

First Grade: $3,432.81 (top class - Birdyshaw)

Second Grade: $4,709.02 (top class - Barnes)


We thank you SO much for all of your contributions this week. You are truly helping SSC become a better place for our children!



We have earned PJ day!! Please allow your students to wear PJs to school on Tuesday, October 15, 2019!

Hoover Helps Hunger Challenge

The Hoover Helps Hunger Challenge is THIS Friday night at the Hoover/Spain Park Football Game! This is the ONE fundraising event of the year for Hoover Helps, a local non-profit helping Hoover children who are food insecure. 100% of the funds you donate stay here in Hoover and will be used to help children in Hoover. Please donate at hooverhelps.org and thank you for your support! Go BUCS - GO JAGS!
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Important Dates:

October 2019:

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.


October Lunch Menu

October Breakfast Menu

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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.

  • 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.

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