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Perry Creek Elementary (Grades TK - 5) - August
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September 7: Kick-off for donations (email coming from PTA)
September 11: I-Smile for 2nd and 3rd Grade if the permission form was returned.
September 15: Second Grade Field Trip to the Riverfront / Fun Run event at Perry Creek Field (schedule will be sent out)
September 19: PTA Meeting 6:00 p.m. in the commons
September 20: Mrs. Bauer and Mrs. Covey to Adams Nature Preserve
September 21: Miss George and Mrs. Cooper to Adams Nature Preserve
September 21: IB Night School Event sponsored by PTA from 4:30-6:30
September 22: Final day for Donations for Fun Run
October 4-6: 3rd-grade hearing test and 4th and 5th students new to the district.
October 10: Fall Pictures
October 13: Fall Festival sponsored by PTA. 5:00 -7:00 pm (Carnival, Petting Zoo, Trunk or Treating, and more)
October 17: PTA Meeting 6:00 p.m. in the commons
October 23: No School Conferences
October 24: Conferences after school
We’re Looking for Stories
Do you know a #SCCSD student or staff member with an inspiring story? We want to tell their story. Our “Believer. Achiever. Succeeder.” campaign highlights the remarkable people of our district. Stories of individuals are shared on our website and social media sites. To nominate a deserving individual, email the individual’s name, contact information, and a one-sentence description about why the individual deserves to be highlighted as part of the District’s campaign to Communications@live.siouxcityschools.com.
Update Your Contact Information
The District and our school are continuously updating families on important school information, closings and cancellations, and other announcements. Information is shared through email, phone calls, and text. Make sure we can connect with you by keeping your contact information updated in our records. If you need to change your contact information, please contact the school office.
Reminder: Cell Phone Protocols Are In Place
The District has cell phone protocols in place to ensure an engaging and distraction-free environment for our students. The protocols restrict the use of electronic devices during the school day.
If you need to contact your student during the school day, please contact our school office. Alternatively, if your student needs to contact you, they should come to the office.
For more information on our protocols for electronic devices, please review the 2023-2024 Parent/Guardian & Student Handbook on the District website.
Be An Advocate for Our Schools
Volunteers are needed to join the District’s Grassroots Advocacy Committee. As a volunteer, you will receive email updates about important legislative events that could impact public education and be asked to contact local and state leaders to advocate for our schools. Volunteer today and let your voice be heard! Contact Communications@live.siouxcityschools.com to volunteer.
Join our Team
Looking for a part-time or full-time career with flexibility? Instructional assistants, bus drivers, and food service staff are needed to join our amazing team! Check out the District’s openings today!
Links from August:
What’s Happening in Siouxland
Stay connected with family-friendly activities, programs, and clubs in the community through Virtual Backpack. The e-newsletter, which includes information from various Siouxland organizations, is sent out monthly to all district families. Or, view the most up-to-date lists of events and activities on the Virtual Backpack website.
Important Reminders for School Meals
Important Reminders for School Meals
If your student qualifies for free or reduced meals, you will need to complete the online application if you have not done so already.
Families that do not qualify for free or reduced meals can deposit money into their student’s MySchoolBucks account. Information on meal prices for the 2023-2024 school year is available on the District’s website.
For questions or assistance with school meals, please contact the District’s Food Service Department at 712-279-6860 or 712-279-6862.
Student Handbook Includes Updated Protocol Information
Have you reviewed the 2023-2024 SCCSD Parent/Guardian – Student Handbook? The handbook includes important updates to the district protocols for cell phones and vaping along with other information to help students reach their fullest potential at school. Families are encouraged to review the handbook with their students to make sure they are aware of what is expected of them as a student in the Sioux City Community School District.
Have a Safety Concern?
Safe + Sound Iowa offers students and families a convenient way to anonymously report safety concerns related to our school. Trained dispatchers will share the information with appropriate school administrators and/or law enforcement so help can be given to those in crisis or at risk.
The safety of our students and staff is paramount. The District uses Standard Response Protocol or common terms to communicate our action and response to an emergency situation. The terms Hold, Secure, Lockdown, Evacuate, and Shelter are used so students, staff, and first responders understand the situation and how best to respond.
We encourage families to become familiar with these terms to better understand our school’s response and what to expect in a crisis situation. For more information on safety preparedness within the District, visit siouxcityschools.org.
Download the District’s New Mobile App
The District’s new mobile app provides quick and convenient information at your fingertips. Download the mobile to receive push notifications from the District about closings and cancellations and stay updated on today’s school lunch menu, upcoming events, and school news. Look for Sioux City Community Schools in your app store today! (Please note: If you have an older version of the District mobile app, you will need to delete that app before downloading the new app.)
Remember to Read
Families want their children to do well and have every advantage to be successful later in life. All those preparations begin when children are very young and continue all the way until children are grown. There is so much value in making time for reading at home. It doesn't have to take a long time and can become a special way to get to spend some quiet time with your child.
Read to your child. Let them read to you. Take turns reading. Please provide time for your child to read or be read to. Start with just 5-10 minutes each night and try to increase the amount of time gradually to a time that you are comfortable with. I recommend setting a time for all TV watching, video gaming, and use of other technology to end for the night. A schedule for nights at home could be 7:30pm – clean up, set out clothes for school and get ready for bed, 8:00pm – time for reading, 8:30pm – lights out & bedtime. This schedule could be adjusted to earlier times for younger children. It is never too late to establish a new routine at home, as this will help your nights and mornings go more smoothly. You might just find that you want to get away from all of the social media chaos and make more time for reading, too.
Box Tops - New Scanning Feature
The Box Tops program is mostly digital-only. Participating brands are starting to change their packaging from a traditional Box Tops clip to the new Box Top label.
If you see this label, use the new Box Tops app to scan your receipt. Box Tops are still worth 10¢ each for Perry Creek & Clark. The app will find participating products purchased at any store and instantly add cash to our school's earnings online.
Hy-Vee Receipts - Cash For Students Program
Eligible receipts for groceries, prescriptions, floral, photoshop, and catering are accepted.
(No fuel, gas, postal, money order, Western Union, lottery, Quest, Mid American, bottle refunds or gift card receipts will be accepted.)
Perry Creek Elementary
3601 Country Club Boulevard
Sioux City, IA 51104
Principal: Mande Moran
Location: 3601 Country Club Blvd, Sioux City, IA, USA
The Sioux City Community School District offers career and technical programs in the following areas: Business & Marketing, Family & Consumer Science, Health Science, and Industrial Arts, Technology, & PLTW.
The Sioux City Community School District is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information (for employment), national origin, religion, age (for employment), disability, socioeconomic status (for programs), marital status (for programs), or veteran status (for employment) in its educational programs and its employment practices. The District is required by Title IX and 34 CFR Part 106 not to discriminate on the basis of sex in its programs, activities, or employment.
Inquiries or grievances under Section 504 and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act may be directed to Dr. Dora Jung, Director of Student Services & Equity Education/Title IX Coordinator at 627 4th Street, Sioux City, IA 51101, (712) 279-6075, email@example.com. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its regulations to the District may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, the Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Department of Education, or both. Please see District Board policies 103 and 504.4 for additional information on available grievance procedures.