The Shoally Creek "Tweet"

February 2020

A Message from the Principal:

Greetings, Energy Bus Riders!


During the month of January, our Energy Bus journey had us transforming negativity. Students and staff were encouraged to practice these 10 ways to help themselves and one another transform negativity:


#10: Have a good attitude!

#9: No, no, no complaining!

#8: A challenge is an opportunity!

#7: Show love! ♥♥♥

#6: Have an attitude of gratitude!

#5: I get to, instead of, I have to!

#4: Smile, it makes you feel good!

#3: Talk to yourself - I can do it!

#2: Take time to fuel your own ride!

#1: When there's something negative, turn it into a positive!


We also had our students and staff select their "One Word" for 2020...a word that will remind them of their goals for the year; words like "Aware", "Nice", "Kind", "Connect", "Strong", "Family", "Helpful", "Believe"!


February is sure to keep our Energy Bus moving right along as we learn about kindness and appreciation for those in our lives. Those that teach, care, support, encourage, love, and provide.


Buckle up and let's continue to enjoy the ride together! Please be sure to read about all of the awesome events scheduled at SCES during the month of February!


Sending lots of positive energy your way for another amazing month!


Mrs. Meyer

#SCEL♥veWhereYouLearn

#D2DifferenceMakers

Heart Shaped Cookie Sale for Valentine's Day!

Please support our Special Education department by purchasing a Chick-fil-A Heart Shaped Chocolate Chunk Cookie for your Valentine! The cost per cookie is $2.00 and they will be delivered to the class of the Valentines on Friday, February 14th. Orders must be placed and paid in full by Thursday, February 6th. Please check your student's folder for the order form that went home on Tuesday, January 28th. The cookies are being supplied by Chick-fil-A and this event is in conjunction with our February spirit night event that is later that evening at Chick-fil-A from 4:30 pm until 8:00 pm! Thank you for your support! ♥

Spring Book Fair Opens February 10 - 14, 2020!

Our Spring Book Fair theme is "Book Fair Jungle: Elephants, Tigers, and Books, OH MY!" and will be on display for book browsing and purchasing during the week of February 10 -14 in our school's media center! The book fair will be open each morning at 7:00 am and will close each afternoon at 2:00 pm, except for Wednesday, February 12 when it will remain open until 4:30 pm.


The book fair will be open for our Donuts for Dads events on the mornings of February 13 and 14! Thank you for supporting and encouraging a love of reading!

Math & Science Family Night Set for Thursday, February 20, 2020

Our 2020 Shoally Creek Science Fair will be in conjunction with our Math & Science Family Night event to be held on Thursday, February 20! Please mark your calendar!

SCES Math & Science Family Night & Science Fair

Thursday, February 20, 2020

Shoally Creek Elementary School

6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

*A science fair project is required for all 3rd and 4th grade students. All 3rd and 4th grade students will receive a major grade in science. The completion of a science fair project is encouraged for all 2nd grade students, and welcomed for all 1st grade and 5K students. All science fair projects are due Tuesday, February 18, 2020!

Greenville Drive Reading All-Stars Program - All Grades!

All Shoally Creek students in 5K - 4th grade will be participating in this year’s Greenville Drive Reading All-Stars Program! Students are challenged to read ONLY 5 reading-level appropriate books in a 5 week time period to qualify as a Reading All-Star!!! Students who complete the reading program will receive a ticket voucher to the Celebration Game that will be held on Sunday, May 3rd at Flour Field in Greenville. At the game, they will receive Reading All-Stars merchandise, a book, and they will be able to participate in the pre-game parade around the field! We are excited to see ALL of our SCE Blue Jays participating in this fun reading challenge! Happy Reading!

2020-2021 Registration Coming Soon!

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Spartanburg Two Title I 4K Registration, New Student 5K & 1st Grade Registration Date Set

Please share with family, friends, and neighbors that live in the Shoally Creek Elementary attendance zone that 4K Registration, New Student 5K & 1st Grade Registration will be held at Shoally Creek Elementary on Thursday, March 5, 2020 from 12:00 noon until 5:00 pm!

2020-2021 Online Student Registration Opens on March 26, 2020!

Registration for the 2020-2021 school year is right around the corner for current students returning to Spartanburg District Two next year! In preparation, we will be sending home an information sheet that we ask you review and send back so that we have the correct phone and email address on file! Thank you! Online registration for returning D2 students will open on March 26, 2020!

Spelling Bee Winner & Runner-up

Congratulations to all of our 3rd and 4th grade classroom Spelling Bee winners! On Wednesday, January 8th we held our school Spelling Bee. Congratulations to our SCES Spelling Bee winner: Christine Ipsaro (3rd grade) and our SCES Spelling Bee runner-up: Zoe Garrett (4th grade). Christine will represent SCES at the Upstate Regional Spelling Bee at USC-Upstate on Saturday, February 15, 2020! Good luck, Christine!

January "Positive Drivers of the Month"

Congratulations to all of our February "Positive Drivers of the Month"! Each teacher selected one student who throughout the month of December demonstrated Energy Bus Principle #5: "Transform Negativity"! We will recognize these students at our January 31st Energy Bus Pep Rally! All of our Shoally Creek Elementary students will receive a "Transform Negativity" brag stick to add to their key chain!

Feburary Energy Bus Principle #6 - "Love Your Passengers"

Love Your Passengers - This month we will focus on seeing the true gift in every person we meet as we find ways to serve our school and our community.

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!


Nominate Now!

Bus Transportation Regulations & Safety Information

Please visit this link for information on district bus transportation regulations and safety information: https://www.spart2.org/departments/transportation/school_bus_safety_rules_and_regulations

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 natalie@mentorupstate.org.

Envision Payment Solutions

Please see the parent letter below as it pertains to our check service provider.

Reminders

*Important to have current phone numbers & email addresses:

Please make sure that our school office has your correct email and phone number on file. Otherwise, your family may not receive important information like school cancellation calls, registration information, or important event reminders.


*Weather-Related Closing Information: Click here for information related to inclement weather: https://www.spart2.org/parents/weather-_related_closings


*From Bus Transportation Department Concerning School Delays:

  • When we have a 1-hour delay, the bus will arrive at the bus stop 1 hour from the normal pick-up time. So, if the bus normally arrives at 6;15 am, then on a one-hour delay, it will arrive at 7:15 am.
  • When we have a 2-hour delay, the bus will arrive at the bus stop 2 hours from the normal time. So, if the bus normally arrives at 6:15 am, then on a two-hour delay, it will arrive at 8:15 am.


*Transportation Changes:

All afternoon transportation changes must be communicated to the front office by 11:00 am. Please reference the Student Handbook for further information.


*Attendance/Truancy:

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, February 6
  • Thursday, March 5
  • Monday, April 6
  • Thursday, May 7

Important Upcoming Dates:

February Calendar of Events

*Saturday, February 1:

  • Shoally Singers sing The National Anthem @ Wofford Men's Basketball Game at 7:00 pm


*Monday, February 3:

  • Chick-fil-A Heart-shaped Cookie Fundraiser ($2.00 per cookie)
  • Greenville Drive Reading All-Stars Begins!


*Tuesday, February 4:

  • Chick-fil-A Heart-shaped Cookie Fundraiser ($2.00 per cookie)
  • Greenville Drive Reading All-Stars


*Wednesday, February 5:

  • Chick-fil-A Heart-shaped Cookie Fundraiser ($2.00 per cookie)
  • Donuts for Dads RSVPs Due
  • Math & Science Fair Family Night RSVPs Due
  • Greenville Drive Reading All-Stars
  • Suzuki Strings Meet
  • Gifted Art Meet
  • Scholars Meet


*Thursday, February 6:

  • Chick-fil-A Heart-shaped Cookie Fundraiser Ends Today! ($2.00 per cookie)
  • Shoally Singers Meet
  • Greenville Drive Reading All-Stars
  • Scholars Meet
  • Chick-fil-A Spirit Night (4:30 pm - 8:00 pm)


*Friday, February 7:

  • SCES Spirit Day - Wear School T-shirt/Colors
  • Greenville Drive Reading All-Stars


*Monday, February 10:

  • Book Fair Week: "Elephants, Tigers, and Books, OH MY!"
  • Greenville Drive Reading All-Stars


*Tuesday, February 11:

  • Book Fair Week: "Elephants, Tigers, and Books, OH MY!"
  • Papa John's Pizza Spirit Night
  • Greenville Drive Reading All-Stars
  • Spartanburg District 2 School Board Meeting at 7:00 PM


*Wednesday, February 12:

  • Book Fair Week: "Elephants, Tigers, and Books, OH MY!"
  • Suzuki Strings Meet
  • Class Pictures Today!
  • Greenville Drive Reading All-Stars
  • Gifted Art Meet
  • Scholars Meet
  • Papa John's Pizza Spirit Night


*Thursday, February 13:

  • Donuts for Dads Event (4K/5K/1st Grade - 6:50 am - 7:30 am)
  • Book Fair Week: "Elephants, Tigers, and Books, OH MY!"
  • Shoally Singers Meet
  • Greenville Drive Reading All-Stars
  • Scholars Meet


*Friday, February 14:

  • Donuts for Dads Event (4K/5K/1st Grade - 6:50 am - 7:30 am)
  • Book Fair Week: "Elephants, Tigers, and Books, OH MY!"
  • SCES Spirit Day - Wear School T-shirt/Colors
  • Valentine's Day Celebrations at 1:15 pm
  • Greenville Drive Reading All-Stars


*Saturday, February 15:

  • Regional Spelling Bee at USC-Upstate


*Monday, February 17:

  • Staff Development Day - No School for Students


*Tuesday, February 18:

  • Science Fair Projects are DUE today!
  • Q3 Interim Reports & Signed Papers
  • Greenville Drive Reading All-Stars


*Wednesday, February 19:

  • Suzuki Strings Meet
  • Greenville Drive Reading All-Stars
  • Gifted Art Meet
  • Scholars Meet


*Thursday, February 20:

  • Shoally Singers Meet
  • Greenville Drive Reading All-Stars
  • Scholars Meet
  • Math & Science Fair Family Night (6:00 pm - 7:30 pm)


*Friday, February 21:

  • SCES Spirit Day - Wear School T-shirt/Colors
  • Greenville Drive Reading All-Stars


*Monday, February 24:

  • Greenville Drive Reading All-Stars


*Tuesday, February 25:

  • Greenville Drive Reading All-Stars


*Wednesday, February 26:

  • Suzuki Strings Meet
  • Greenville Drive Reading All-Stars
  • Gift Art Meet
  • Scholars Meet
  • SIC Meeting at 3:00 pm in Media Center


*Thursday, February 27:

  • Shoally Singers Meet
  • Greenville Drive Reading All-Stars
  • Scholars Meet
  • 2nd Grade Musical at 6:30 pm


*Friday, February 28:

  • SCES Spirit Day - Wear School T-shirt/Colors
  • Greenville Drive Reading All-Stars
  • Club Day
  • Energy Bus Positive Pep Rally

Contact Information

Shoally Creek Elementary School

3777 Parris Bridge Road

Boiling Springs, South Carolina 29316