The Gator Gazette
Mrs. Stevenson's Message
Dear South Creek Families,
I really cannot believe the school year is almost over. It seems like just yesterday that we were celebrating a new school year with our Gator R’AL’ly and welcoming new South Creek students. We continued to welcome new students and families throughout the year while also creating a climate where every child is successful. The end of the school year always seems to arrive too quickly. I would like to say a special thank you to all our parents, grandparents, and PTO members that volunteered this past year. You have helped make a difference in the lives of our students.
The staff and I would like to extend a special thank you to our South Creek PTO who have sponsored events throughout the school year which have supported teachers and students. I would like to wish our fifth graders the best of luck in Middle School. I know they will represent South Creek very well! We will all miss their energy, spirit, and leadership.
Have a wonderful and safe summer! We look forward to seeing you again in July.
South Creek is a school of hope, guided by knowledge, inspired by love.
Toni Stevenson, Principal
IMPORTANT DATES FOR SOUTH CREEK FAMILIES
May 1-5 - Staff Appreciation Week
May 2 - 5th Grade Music Program with Collaboration from Art, 6:00 pm
May 5 - Breakfast and Books, 8:00 am
Gator Gear Day
May 10 - 3rd & 5th grade Field Trip to ISO
May 11 - Kindergarten Habitat Field Trip
May 12 - 4th Grade Conner Prairie Field Trip
May 15 - 4th Grade State Museum Field Trip
5th Grade Visit to Middle School East
May 18 - Volunteer Breakfast, 9:00 am
May 19 - 2nd Grade Children's Museum Field Trip
4th Grade Southern Indiana Field Trip
May 23 - End of Year Celebration, Student vs. Teachers Basketball Game, 2:30 pm
May 24 - 4th Grade Wax Museum, 2:00 pm
May 25 - Last Day of School
Gators of the Month
Congratulations to these Gators of the Month for April & May! Way to show your Gator G.R.E.A.T.S. Traits!
GATOR OF THE MONTH FOR April:
Ms. Craft: Mason Warfield
Mrs. Tinsley: Mason Rutledge
Mrs. Monday: Madelyn Pierle
Mrs. Mitchell: Sean Green
Mrs. Sweetman: Nick Mondi
Mrs. Webb: Danica Chandler
Mrs. Bryant: Sophia Major
Mrs. Burns: Emma Jacob
Miss Moody: Grace Camp
Mrs. Carder: Erin Barnes
Miss Trieb: Kennedy Achenbach
Miss VanDeLaarschot: Jack Moeller
Mrs. Huber: Charlie Wood
Mrs. McIntire: Arshan Badh
Mrs. Sirilla: Eli Wasson
Mrs. Hayes: Brody Gilliam
Mr. Roets: Braydon Hall
Mrs. Hancock/Art: Natalie Curtis
Mrs. Curtis/PE: Alex Parrott
Mrs. Mappes/Music: Emily Rule
Thurston/Green/Library: Gracelyn Garvey
Mrs. Cade: Jacob Wagner
GATOR OF THE MONTH FOR May:
Ms. Craft: Renee Denien
Mrs. Tinsley: Nolan Monro
Mrs. Monday: Cole Isaacson
Mrs. Mitchell: Heidi Wilson
Mrs. Sweetman: Caden Brock
Mrs. Webb: Kinleigh Crain
Mrs. Bryant:Ravroop Mann
Mrs. Burns: Alec Tom
Miss Moody: Briley Layton
Mrs. Carder: Janelle Schlemmer
Miss Trieb:Maveric Bennett
Miss VanDeLaarschot: Claire Adkisson
Mrs. Huber: Daniel Manning
Mrs. McIntire: Olivia Gaskill
Mrs. Sirilla: Anthony Santellana
Mrs. Hayes: Jkiya Peterkin
Mr. Roets: Megan Wire
Mrs. Hancock/Art: Brett Duley
Mrs. Curtis/PE: Zac Lutz
Mrs. Mappes/Music: Alexa Ahsman
Thurston/Green/Library: Abhinav Pattipaka
Mrs. CadeMalachi Ashman
Breakfast and Books
South Creek will be hosting Breakfast and Books on Friday, May 5th at 8:00. You bring the book, and we'll bring the donut. Please use this link to sign up by Wednesday, May 3rd.
Remember to sign in ahead of time for field trips and end-of-year activities. Click on the link below to check in at South Creek to make your arrival process smoother on busy days.
Top Books for Kids by Reece Koomler
The Top Books for Kids
There are lots of good books out there. I will tell you the top 5 books for all kids are Panda Monium, Hunted, We’re All Wonders, and Dog Man Unleashed. Reading is really good for your brain. I helps you get smarter and if the book is your type than you with have lots of fun. You can read them anytime, so go get a book that’s your type!
What are you doing over Summer Vacation? by Brody Gilliam
Hey Gators! There are lots of places to go over summer. Are you going to bowl, go to Zip City, Sky Zone, or go to a different state? The real question is, where are you going?
Reece in Mrs. Hubers class, is going to South Carolina to spend time with family.
Garrett in Mrs. Hayes class, is going to New York and Butler for basketball.
Me and my brother are taking trips to places, or going to spend time with a lot of family.
There are lots of places to go over summer vacation. There are lots of things to do. Have fun Gators!
Thinking About the Future by Faith Smith
Last day of school by Garrett
LAST Recipe Of The Month by Katy Walker
Hey Gators! This is my last recipe this year. This recipe is going to probably be the best one yet! But all I can say right now is that I loved doing this for you guys! I am going to be doing 2 recipes. They are peanut butter and pumpkin dog treats and s’more pie.
1 graham cracker pie crust
12oz. Chocolate candy bar, broken in pieces
6oz.hot fudge, warmed
30 regular marshmallows
¾ cup milk
2 ½ cups whipped cream (reserve 1 cup for topping)
In saucepan, place chocolate bar, marshmallows and milk. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until marshmallows and chocolate are melted. Cool. Fold 1 ½ cups of whipped cream into chocolate mixture. Spread thin layer of warm hot fudge over bottom of pie crust. Gently spoon cooked mixture into crust. Top with reserved whipped cream and garnish with chocolate syrup topping. Refrigerate 3 hours or until set.
Peanut Butter and Pumpkin Dog Treats
2 ½ cups whole wheat flour
½ cup canned pumpkin
2 tablespoons peanut butter
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
Preheat oven to 350 degrees fahrenheit. Whisk together the flour, eggs, pumpkin, peanut butter, salt, and cinnamon in a bowl. Add water as needed to help make the dough workable, but the dough should be dry and stiff. Roll dough into a ½ inch thick roll. Cut into ½ inch pieces. Bake in preheated oven until hard, bake for about 40 mins.
I will miss you guys so much. Not just the students, but the awesome staff too! Next year, I will be going to Middle School East for 6th grade. I hope you guys enjoyed all the recipes I’ve written.
Goodbye To The Gator Gazette by Sienna Garcia
This is the last story of the newspaper for the Gator Gazette. Everyone in the Gator Gazette is writing their last section and saying goodbye. 5th grade is also saying goodbye to South Creek because they will be moving to 6th grade. It's time for end-of-the-year field trips, summer break, and vacation. It is also time to say goodbye to the Gator Gazette. We will be leaving, and next year the Gator Gazette will need new recruits, so be thinking about it! Be creative and inventive through summer break.
South Creek Elementary School
Nancy Rowland, School Treasurer
Marilyn Kellum, Receptionist
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