Shark FIN Bulletin

September 4, 2018

School News

Hello Sugar Creek Families!

We have just wrapped up our 2nd week of school. Our students are doing a wonderful job showing their Shark Strong Character Values of being kind, showing respect and having integrity. These are our schools’ core values and you will continue to hear our teachers, staff and students review, teach and encourage them on a daily basis. In order for our school to strive to be a No Place for Hate school, our students, staff and families have to work together and practice demonstrating these important shark strong core values.

Sugar Creek is such a wonderful place to learn for many reasons. One of our favorite reasons is because our school community is filled with so many families from various countries and cultures. As a mom, I love that my children interact, learn and appreciate other children from around the world. In an effort to acknowledge and celebrate our school’s diversity, we will be celebrating cultures throughout the year, as well as building awareness in different areas of diversity. Starting in September we will highlight and celebrate Hispanic Heritage, as this is National Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15- Oct. 15). The link below can be used to learn more about Hispanic Heritage Month. Our students will be exposed to multi-cultural literature, Latin American music, and other Hispanic cultural facts. We want our students to learn and gain an appreciation for different cultures and ways of living in our world.

Reminders on arriving to school on time:

Our classroom start time starts at 7:40 so please arrive with sufficient time to allow your child to be in their classroom by 7:40. I want to be sure that the expectations are clear so that we continue to be fair and consistent with this district wide expectation. Our car rider line starts at 7:10- I’ve noticed heavy congestion in our driveway as cars are exiting due to the stop signs and high volume of cars. This is a friendly reminder, that our car rider line is smooth and fast moving between 7:15-7:25. If you would like a solution to the congestion, I encourage you to arrive earlier in the car rider line.

School Events and PTO Events

Our PTO is an amazing group of volunteers that are dedicated to help support our students, families and our school. We have several school events and PTO events in September and October. PTO will be sending out a newsletter highlighting those events. I thought I would also send out these events- it never hurts to repeat these events! Many of these events will be explained in more detail as the event approaches, but for now save the date in your calendars.

We have several school events and PTO events in September, October and November. PTO will be sending out a newsletter highlighting those events. But I thought I would also send out the school events and some of the main upcoming PTO events- getting these dates a few times is always helpful. Please mark your calendars:

September 3 No School

September 6 Fall Pictures for students

September 7 Annual Sharkbait Tailgate from 5:30-7:30- this PTO event is a fun family time that is held in our back staff parking lot area. Families are encouraged to bring corn hole, lawn chairs, footballs, etc. There will be music, food trucks for purchase, and other fun family activities. The goal of this event is to kick off the school year with families spending time together and then attending the NAFO football game. A flyer went home on Tuesday with all of this information.

September 14 Grits for Grandparents 7:00-8:00- this is a school event that invites our student’s grandparents to have breakfast with their grandchildren. Grandparents are such a special and important part of all our families. We want to celebrate our grandparents on this special morning! More information coming home in Tuesday folders.

September 17 WATCH D.O.G.S (Dads Of Great Students)- Our Kick off meeting will be September 17th from 6:00-7:00. DADS and Father figures mark your calendars! We are inviting all dads and father figures to come to our WATCH DOGS kick off. WATCH DOGS is a program for dads to volunteer for an entire day in their child’s classroom and throughout the school. This is our 2nd year with WATCH DOGS- last year was such a success! We are encouraging dads who were a WATCH DOG to wear their WATCH DOG t-shirt to this meeting. You will have an opportunity to sign up at our kick off, so bring your calendars! More information on this program coming soon.

September 28 Bingo Night 6:00-7:30- This fun PTO event is always a good time! Families are invited to our school cafeteria to enjoy a night of bingo. More information coming home soon.

October 24 Sharkathon PepRally – we will kick off our Sharkathon Spirit week on this day! This is the start of our biggest fundraiser of the year. This is a fun, high energy week of fun! More information on this important event coming soon.

November 2 Sharkathon Fun Run – this is our big run day! I will send out the schedule of when our grade levels will be running so you can join your student during their run time.