The Shoally Creek "Tweet"

March 2019

A Message from the Principal

Greetings Energy Bus Riders!!!


During the month of February, our Energy Bus journey had us l♥ving our passengers! Students and staff were encouraged to share kindness and find ways to help others! I am proud to say that throughout our school hallways, acts of kindness take place on a daily basis in a variety of ways. One way our school helped others during the month of February was through our annual Jump Rope for Heart campaign to support the American Heart Association! Our school raised over $3,000 to help others with heart issues thanks to our students, staff, and families! Special thanks to Coach Laura Parker for leading this annual event for our school!!


During the month of March, we will focus on Energy Bus Principle #7: Enjoy the Ride! This month we will reinforce the importance of living a happy and healthy life. As we enter MAP testing time, it is the perfect time for us all to review all of the Energy Bus Principles.


#1: "I'm the Driver"

#2: "Create a Positive Vision"

#3: "Drive with Purpose"

#4: "Fuel Your Ride with Positive Energy"
#5: "Transform Negativity"

#6: "L♥ve Your Passengers"


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 March!


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


Mrs. Meyer

#SCEL♥veWhereYouLearn

#D2DifferenceMakers

Spring MAP Testing Begins

March 5 - March 28

Our teachers have been working extremely hard throughout this school year as they have "unpacked" their grade level South Carolina State Standards in order to plan lessons and create assessments so that our students are meeting the standards!


In order for us to know how our students are doing, our students will take two benchmark assessments during the month of March. Students in 5K through 4th grade, will take their Spring MAP assessments in both Reading and Math. The information gained by these benchmarks will provide teachers and students with knowledge about learning that has taken place and about learning that needs to take place during the final months of the school year.


We encourage parents and students to talk about these assessments in a positive way! If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to your child's teacher!

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 7, 2019 from 12:00 noon until 5:00 pm!

2019-2020 Online Student Registration Opens - March 15, 2019

Online registration for the 2019-2020 school year will begin on March 15, 2019! Please be sure that our school has your current email address so that you will receive your child's Snapcode! All registrations must be completed online once again this year. This year, you will be able to pay fees, too!


We will have a "Registration Help Night" on April 15, 2019 from 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm. Our staff will be available to help with online registration, as well as take registration fees for the 2019-2020 school year.


Those students that fully complete their registration (including paying fees) by May 31, 2019 will be able to know who their teacher for the 2019-2020 school year will be by June 20, 2019. A postcard will be mailed over the summer.


If you have any questions concerning our online registration process, please contact our school office at 864-594-3200. We are here to help you!

SCES is the Place to Be! - Book Coming Soon!

Shoally Creek is the subject of author/illustrator Bradd Parton’s newest book, SCES Is the Place to Be! The book describes a typical day at Shoally Creek Elementary School and features over 20 full-color illustrations including the school building, mascot, and more. The book is illustrated in the author’s signature Alpha-Sketch style. Every line in an Alpha-Sketch is a letter of the alphabet, and all 26 letters are used once in each illustration. The puzzle-like Alpha-Sketch drawings are decoded in the back of the book where each letter’s location is revealed. The book, which serves as a fundraiser for the school, will also include the names of all SCES students and staff members. Students are also selling South Carolina flag shirts drawn in the Alpha-Sketch style. Every item sold raises money for Shoally Creek Elementary. More information about the fundraiser will be sent home with students on Friday, March 15th.

Greenville Drive Reading All-Stars Program - All Grades!

All Shoally Creek students in 5K - 4th grade are invited to participate 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 5th 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! Reading logs will go home with students for parent signatures at the beginning of February.


We hope to see ALL of our SCE Blue Jays participating in this fun reading challenge! Happy Reading!

Yearbooks for Sale!

2018-2019 Shoally Creek Elementary School Yearbooks are currently on sale for $20.00 through the Josten's website, www.jostens.com, or by sending a check or cash to school.

March: Energy Bus Principle #7 - "Enjoy the Ride"

This month we will reinforce the importance of living a happy and healthy life!

Upcoming March Events

March Events

*Friday, March 1:

  • SCES Spirit Day - Wear School T-shirt/Colors or Energy Bus colors!
  • Signed Papers
  • Land of Smiles Assembly
  • Energy Bus Positive Pep Rally


*Monday, March 4:

  • 4th Grade Running Club Meets until 3:30 pm


*Tuesday, March 5:

  • Spring MAP Testing


*Wednesday, March 6:

  • Spring MAP Testing
  • Suzuki Strings Meet
  • Gifted Art Meet
  • Scholars Meet
  • Shoally Singers Meet


*Thursday, March 7:

  • Spring MAP Testing
  • 4K, New to D2 5K and 1st Grade Registration (12:00 pm - 5:00 pm)
  • Scholars Meet
  • Chick-fil-A Spirit Night (4:30 pm - 8:00 pm)
  • 2nd Grade Musical "Three Billy's Goat Gruff" at 6:30 pm


*Friday, March 8:

  • Spring MAP Testing
  • SCES Spirit Day - Wear School T-shirt/Colors


*Monday, March 11:

  • Spring MAP Testing
  • 3rd Grade Running Club Meets until 3:30 pm
  • First Tee Golf Challenge at Woodfin Ridge Gold Club


*Tuesday, March 12:

  • Spring MAP Testing
  • Spartanburg District 2 School Board Meeting at 7:00 PM


*Wednesday, March 13:

  • Spring MAP Testing
  • Suzuki Strings Meet
  • Gifted Art Meet
  • Scholars Meet


*Thursday, March 14:

  • Spring MAP Testing
  • Scholars Meet


*Friday, March 15:

  • Spring MAP Testing
  • SCES Spirit Day - Wear School T-shirt/Colors
  • Signed Papers
  • 2019-2020 Registration Opens for Returning D2 Students


*Monday, March 18:

  • Spring MAP Testing
  • 4th Grade Running Club Meets until 3:30 pm
  • SCES Custom Book Fundraiser Week


*Tuesday, March 19:

  • Spring MAP Testing
  • SCES Custom Book Fundraiser Week


*Wednesday, March 20:

  • Spring MAP Testing
  • SCES Custom Book Fundraiser Week
  • Suzuki Strings Meet
  • Terrific Kids Ceremony at 8:00 am
  • Gifted Art Meet
  • Scholars Meet
  • End of Quarter 3 (135th Day)


*Thursday, March 21:

  • Spring MAP Testing
  • Shoally Singers Meet
  • Scholars Meet
  • SCES Custom Book Fundraiser Week


*Friday, March 22:

  • Spring MAP Testing
  • SCES Custom Book Fundraiser Week
  • SCES Spirit Day - Wear School T-shirt/Colors
  • Club Day
  • Quarter 3 Report Cards Go Home


*Monday, March 25:

  • Spring MAP Testing
  • SCES Custom Book Fundraiser Week
  • 3rd Grade Running Club Meets until 3:30 pm


*Tuesday, March 26:

  • Spring MAP Testing
  • SCES Custom Book Fundraiser Week
  • Third Grade South Carolina Program at 6:30 pm


*Wednesday, March 27:

  • Spring MAP Testing
  • SCES Custom Book Fundraiser Week
  • Suzuki Strings Meet
  • Gift Art Meet
  • Scholars Meet
  • Papa John's Pizza Spirit Night


*Thursday, March 28:

  • Spring MAP Testing
  • SCES Custom Book Fundraiser Week
  • Q3 Awards Celebrations (1st at 12:00; 2nd at 12:30; 3rd at 1:00 and 4th at 1:30)
  • Shoally Singers Meet
  • Scholars Meet
  • Papa John's Pizza Spirit Night


*Friday, March 29:

  • Spring MAP Testing
  • SCES Custom Book Fundraiser Week
  • SCES Spirit Day - Wear School T-shirt/Colors or Energy Bus Colors
  • Signed Papers
  • Energy Bus Positive Pep Rally

Morning Drop-off Procedures

Just a couple friendly reminders regarding morning drop-off procedures of our students:
  • 1. Kindergarten and 1st grade students (and older siblings) drop-off at the back of the school (Kindergarten line); while 2nd, 3rd, and 4th graders drop-off at the front of the school. This allows for a more even number of drop-offs at both places.
  • 2. Please pull all the way forward when dropping-off students at the front of the school. This keeps the car line moving and affords for more cars to unload at one time. We have two entrances (200 and 300 wings) in which students can enter to safely get into the building and move to their classrooms. For everyone's safety, please refrain from going around vehicles while in the drop-off lane.
  • 3. The supervising staff members go inside at 7:38 am. Students are to be in their classrooms by the 7:40 am tardy bell. Please escort your student into the front office after 7:38 am. Morning routines & classroom instruction begin at 7:30 am each morning.

We certainly appreciate your understanding and cooperation when it comes to following these procedures.

Reminders

*Important to have current phone numbers & email addresses:

  • Please make sure that you are stressing to your school families that they need to have the correct email and phone number in school messenger. Otherwise, they may not receive important information like school-cancellation calls or registration information.


*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!

2018 - 2019 School Improvement Council

Thank you to everyone that submitted nominations, as well as all those that submitted voting ballots for the 2018-2019 School Improvement Council!

The SCES 2018-2019 SIC

Mr. Darryl Kosiorek, Co-Chair

Mr. Micah Horton, Co-Chair

Ms. Ashtyn Gardner, Title 1 Parent-Liaison, Secretary

Mr. Tim Reece

Ms. Diane Threlkeld

Ms. Stacie Horton

Mr. Brandon Baynard

Ms. Kelly McLean

Ms. Laura Szynalsk

Ms. Laura Meyer

Lunch Application - Click on the Link Below

Free & Reduced Lunch Benefit Application

Click here to go directly to the online application!

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

Contact Information

Shoally Creek Elementary School

3777 Parris Bridge Road

Boiling Springs, South Carolina 29316