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Holiday Happenings

For the month of December we are going to do a hot chocolate and candy cane day.  The cost is 50 cents.   Deliveries will be made on Wednesday, December 14th!.   th 

December 14th is Pajama Day! sd7_kids1

World’s Finest Chocolate Sale

clip-art-green-boxSpring Creek Elementary students are selling World’s Finest Chocolate Bars to raise money for our 5th grade trip to Teton Science Camp in April and other student enrichment opportunities.  

If you are interested in selling chocolate bars, please complete the Permission Slip.   We are offering lots of great prizes for our chocolate sellers!  Not only will we award prizes for top sales individually and by class, we will have random drawings for ALL participants.  Our goal is to sell out by Friday, December 2, 2016.  If you have any questions, would like more details, or would like to purchase candy, please call our school office at 307-721-4410.

 

TEXT MESSAGING SERVICE

Parents and Guardians

You can take advantage of our Text Messaging Serviceschoolmessenger-opt-in111

Our school utilizes the SchoolMessenger system to deliver text messages, straight to your mobile phone with important information about events, school closings, safety alerts and more.

You can participate in this free service* just by sending a text message of “Y” or “Yes” to our school’s short code number, 68453.

You can also opt out of these messages at any time by simply replying to one of our messages with “Stop”.

SchoolMessenger is compliant with the Student Privacy PledgeTM, so you can rest assured that your information is safe and will never be given or sold to anyone.

Information on SMS text messaging and Short Codes:
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MS stands for Short Message Service and is commonly referred to as a “text message”. Most cell phones support this type  of text messaging. Our notification provider, SchoolMessenger, uses a true SMS protocol developed by the telecommunications industry specifically for mass text messaging, referred to as “short code” texting.  This method is fast, secure and highly reliable because it is strictly regulated by the wireless carriers and only allows access to approved providers. If you’ve ever sent a text vote for a TV show to a number like 46999, you have used short code texting.

Reading Connections

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Looking for a way to enhance your child’s home reading experience?  Title 1 Reading is offering “Reading Connections” that provide fun activities and stories that you may use at home to support your children’s reading skills. 

Early Years-Nov-2016
Beginning Edition-Nov-2016
Intermediate-Edition-Nov-2016

Elementary Calendar Change

dates_imageAlbany County School District has approved four additional half-days to the elementary school calendar to provide teachers with more professional learning time:  These days are:

Friday, November 4
Friday, January 13
Friday, April 7
Friday, May 26

School will be dismissed on all scheduled half-days at 11:35 am and sack lunches, instead of a hot lunch, will be available from the kitchen for students.  This lunch will be recorded and charged against the student’s account.  Please click here to access the District’s 2016-2017 School Calendar to review all school dates.

Arch Coal

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Help honor our best classroom teachers!
Nominate your teacher for the 2017 ARCH COAL TEACHER ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Nominations are available at school or by visiting www.archteacherawards.com
Deadline: January 9, 2017

Attendance Matters!

Attendance MattersCommon sense tells us that kids who miss school miss opportunities to learn. Some absences are just unavoidable. But, how much is too much? New research tells us that missing an average of just two days a month makes a child much more likely to fail a subject or to not graduate from high school. This research also points out that parents often underestimate the effects of missing school. It’s in everyone’s interest that students are at school the vast majority of the time. Thank you for making attendance a priority at Spring Creek Elementary School.

http://www.ed.gov/news/press-releases/new-research-shows-nearly-half-american-parents-underestimate-harm-school-absences

 

After School Opportunity Flyers

k17080210We are posting flyers given to us by outside organizations on our Community Flyers page for those of you who would like to keep up to date on the various activities going on in our community.

What’s For Lunch?

Parents are always welcome to join us for lunch!  Each lunch period is 50 minutes.

Kindergarten:  11:05 a.m.  –  Grade 1:  11:15 a.m.  –  Grade 2:  11:25 a.m.
Grade 3:  11:35 p.m.  – Grades 4:  12:00 a.m.  – Grade 5:  11:50 a.m.

 Click here for: Free & Reduced Applications, Lunch Menus and Payments

School Bus Stop Locator

tranfinderi InfoFinder i – Bus Stop Locator System
The District has implemented a new bus stop locator system. This system allows parents to enter a home address and locate the nearest bus stop and the pickup time for each school.  Click on the icon to left to  access the system.