Silver Creek Elementary Information

Each month , this page highlights building news, Character Education, parent reminders, PTO updates, nurse’s notes, and Students of the Week. Please remember that success in school is based on the home/school connection. If you ever have any questions or concerns, do not hesitate to contact your child’s teacher or the Silver Creek Office. 

 


SCE Spring Book Fair -
Under the Sea:  Explore An Ocean of Books

The Scholastic Book Fair will be held March 23rd through March 27th.  Students will shop the book fair with their teacher and classmates.  A family night is scheduled for Thursday, March 26th from 6:00 to 7:30p.m.  There will be several fun activities, refreshments and games in which families can participate. Please send cash or a personal check made out to Silver Creek Elementary and remember to include 6.85% tax.  

Silver Creek Elementary is in need of parents to volunteer and help during the book fair.  Click the link below to schedule a time to help: http://vols.pt/nPWLjQ

You can visit the book fair online to see the expanded selection of books that will be offered:

 http://bookfairs.scholastic.com/homepage/silvercreekelementary2 


New State Law on Social Networking Websites

School authorities may require a student or his or her parent/guardian to provide a password or other related account information in order to gain access to his/her account or profile on a social networking website if school authorities have reasonable cause to believe that a student’s account on a social networking website contains evidence that a student has violated a school disciplinary rule or procedure.

  

Artists in the Making

 Several students from Kindergarten through 5th grade created drawings that will be used in the Silver

 Creek Elementary 2014-2015 yearbook.  Students were asked to reflect on something they enjoyed about their school and draw and color a picture.

Click to view pictures.


Silver Creek Students Help Design Troy Fire Department Calendar

  Students were asked to draw a picture related to the Troy Fire Department and thriteen students' drawings were selected to be a part of the 2015-2016 Troy Fire Department calendar.  These students received a calendar to display in their own home.  If you would like to purchase a calendar for $7.00, contact Firefighter James Daniels at:  james.daniels@troy-fpd.com


Future Chefs Challenge 

Three students have been chosen as finalists in this year's Future Chefs Culinary Competition.  The Future Chefs competition is sponsored by Sodexo and will be held on March 5, 2015 at 5:00 p.m. at Triad High School.  The grand prize winner's recipe will be automatically entered for a chance to win the national  competition. 


Triad Fine Arts Fair -
What talented students Triad has!!

The Triad district had a great turnout at their Fine Arts Festival held on Thursday, February 19th.  Art work from hundreds of students covered the walls of Triad High School.  Several groups shared their talents by performing in the TMS and THS band, chorus, and elementary choruses.  Thank you to all the parents that came out to participate with their students.

Click to view pictures.


Young Author Breakfast Celebration

Silver Creek Elementary had their annual Young Author Celebration breakfast to honor the kindergarten through fifth grade writers.  Over ninety students wrote a story to submit to the competition.  The grade level winners will attend the Madison County Young Authors Conference in April.  Congratulations to all those students that participated and the winners.   Click to view pictures.


What is Happening in Triad?

The old adage, "A picture is worth a thousand words", refers to the idea that a picture can tell a story. We have hundreds of stories to share about our classrooms, students, building activities and events.  To help share our stories, we have constructed a photo slide show that will be continually updated.  Come back often and take the time to view our story and proudly share with others.  We have amazing schools, staff and students and hope these moments capture some additional stories you may not have heard about. [ Slide Show ]


Wax Museum at Silver Creek Elementary

Silver Creek Elementary third graders participated in a "live" wax museum.  Each student chose a famous person, researched facts and played the part in a wax museum presentation for both parents and other students to see.

Click to view pictures.


The Season of Giving

Silver Creek Elementary students held a canned food drive and collected foods to be donated to the Ministries Unlimited Food Pantry.  Each class competed to see who could bring in the most canned foods.  Mrs. Herndon's class was the winner with 311 canned food items.  The school collected over 2,100 canned goods to help the local community.

Thank you Silver Creek Students for demonstrating your good citizenship and generosity.

 


Silver Creek Elementary Students of the Week

Silver Creek Elementary is proud to present the Students of the Week.  Congratulations to all of the students!

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View Silver Creek Star Students!


 

Silver Creek Elementary Drop off/Pick up Procedures

Welcome back!  We are very excited about the upcoming 2014-2015 school year at Silver Creek Elementary.  Below, you will find a few reminders and procedural changes about dropping students off at the beginning of the school day, picking up students at dismissal time, and entering the building during school hours. 

**Please notice new school day start and dismissal times.**
Changes are shown in bold print.

Student Drop Off

The doors of Silver Creek Elementary will open at 8:25 A.M.  Do not drop students off before this time as there is no adult supervision.  Latch-key services are available for Silver Creek Elementary students through the Triad School District’s Beyond the Bell program.  For more information call 667-8851  Ext. 5305. 

Between 8:25 and 8:45 A.M., students are welcome to come into the building and either go to their classroom or go to the cafeteria to eat breakfast.  Students who are eating breakfast should report directly to the cafeteria and should not go to their classrooms first. 

ALL students must be dropped off at the front entrance near the main office.  When dropping off students in the circle drive, please pull past the main front door entrance to the row of cones.  All vehicles between the two sets of cones will unload.  This process allows several vehicles to unload at one time and makes the dropping off process more efficient.  There will be an adult in the parking lot to assist with this process and to assist any students crossing the circle drive to get into the building.  Please remember to only cross at the designated cross walks.

In an attempt to make the morning drop off process more efficient and far safer, we need all parents to practice the following rules:

  • Be Ready – Have your students ready to unload quickly before arriving at school.  Keep backpacks in hand.

  • Look and Listen – Watch for pedestrians crossing to get into the building.

  • Pull Forward – Pull forward all the way to the row of cones.

  • Do Not Pass - Stay in a single file line and be patient. 

  • No Cell Phones – As a reminder, it is illegal to be on your cell phone in a school zone.

Parents will be allowed to walk students to the classroom on Wednesday, August 20th – Friday, August 22nd.  For safety and security purposes, beginning Monday, August 25th, parents will not be allowed to enter the academic wings or cafeteria during morning drop-off.  There will be school personnel to assist your child in walking to the classroom should they need assistance.

Student Pick Up
ALL student pick-ups, grades kindergarten – 5th, will be at the front entrance near the main office.  All parents must park in a designated parking space in the parking lot and walk to the front entrance of the school.  Parents must wait outside the school building until the doors are unlocked at 3:10 P.M.  Kindergarten and 1st grade parents should wait in front of the main office and library to pick up their student.  During teacher orientation your child’s classroom teacher will give you a designated area in the front hallway to pick up your child.  At 3:10, teachers will escort the kindergarten and 1st grade students to the main office pick up area.  Parents of 2nd - 5th grade students will be required to wait in the main hallway for their children to be dismissed by the teacher at 3:15 P.M.  The circle drive will be closed after 8:45 A.M. and no cars will be allowed in this area for the safety of students and parents entering and leaving the building. 

Entering Silver Creek Elementary
Parking is not allowed in the circle drive as it is a fire emergency lane.  If you need to enter the building, please park in the lot and walk into the school building using the designated crosswalks.  Cones will be placed across the circle drive during regular school hours to remind cars not to park in the fire lane.  If you need to use the handicap parking, you are permitted to go around the cones to access the handicap parking spaces.


During school hours from 8:45-3:15, all doors to the school will be locked and all visitors will be required to use the buzzer to enter the school.  Please remember that anyone who picks up a child from the office must be the parent or guardian OR on the list of emergency contacts for the student.  This individual will also be required to show a photo ID.  We apologize for any inconvenience that these policies cause, but we continue to work to make our school as safe as possible for all of our students.
 

Transportation After School
Bus Students
In order to assist with the safety and security of the students, all afternoon bus students must ride the same bus home daily.  Bus changes will only be honored for emergency situations.  

Beyond the Bell Program
If a student attends the Beyond the Bell program, the expectation will be to have a consistent schedule. 


New SCE Drama Club for 4th and 5th Grade Students

4th and 5th grade students from SCE are excited about their new Drama Club.  Drama Club will work on singing, vocal projection and accuracy, diction and acting. The students will also HAVE LOTS OF FUN!!!!   The Drama Club students will meet on Thursdays from 3:15 - 4:15 in the CAFETERIA.

**Special Note for Drama Club Parents and Students:  Students will come directly to the music room upon dismissal.  Please make arrangements for your child to be picked up promptly at 4:15 p.m.  If your child normally reports to Beyond the Bell after school, they will be dismissed to Beyond the Bell following practice.  


Virtual Backpack 

Silver Creek Elementary is working toward a paperless home-school communication system.  A Virtual BackPack website has been created to assist parents in obtaining information to community resources, services, and information in our area. 

Click the link below to see district approved informational flyers, notices, and registration forms released by the Triadcommunities.

Virtual Backpack


Standards Based Report Card

The Triad School District is now using a Standards-Based Report Card (SBRC) at the elementary level. This is an exciting step for our schools as we work towards ensuring that all students are successful at meeting grade-level standards.  [Read More.. ]


 

 

District Introduces Before and After School Service

Triad is pleased to offer safe, high quality, before and after school programming for K-5 children enrolled in Triad Community Unit School District #2 buildings. The "Beyond the Bell" program  provides extended-day care in each of our elementary schools that successfully connects the educational school day with those additional hours that children may need to stay at school. Each building offers the ideal combination of quiet time, homework time, play time and fun. For More Details  ]  

[ To Register and Pay Fees ]


Easy Ways to Help Support Silver Creek Elementary!

Silver Creek Elementary is participating in the “Box Tops for Education”, "Prairie Farms Our Caps Your Cause"  and the "My Coke Rewards" programs for school. 

These are simple fund-raisers that offer great rewards for our school. 

Box Tops for Education Program:

All you have to do is save box tops that have the “Box Tops for Education” logo.  Send the labels to school with your child.  Silver Creek Elementary will get a cash refund for each label that is collected.  The money that is earned will be used to buy playground supplies and equipment, library books, and help pay for assemblies.

 

***Silver Creek PTO is having a Box Tops for Education contest that will begin soon.  The class that brings in the most box tops  will win a prize. *****

 

Prairie Farms - Our Caps, Your Cause Program:

Prairie Farms will donate 5 cents to the Troy PTO for each cap collected. Just purchase Prairie Farms white or flavored milk in gallon or half gallon sizes. Peel off the special 75th Anniversary cap sticker to reveal redeemable code.   This is a simple way to support your child's school.

 

My Coke Rewards Program: 

After you purchase your favorite Coca-Cola products, to to  mycokerewards.com/school and sign in.  (You will need to register if you are not a member.)  Enter your codes to collect points.  Search for your Silver Creek Elementary's name to donate the points.  You will then be asked the amount of points you would like to donate.  Click "Donate". 

 

Schnucks escrip Community Card

Schnucks will donate up to 3% of your purchases back to our school.  Pick up a card at a store or PTO event. 

 

Target

Target will donate 1% back to your designated school if you use your Target RedCard.  You need to register your card at www. target.com/redcard/main.

 


Online Cafeteria Accounts 

The Triad District is now able to offer parents the ability to manage their child's meal account balances through an online management service called PayForIt.net.  The service may be accessed via links through our Parent Resources webpage or directly via www.payforit.net . This service benefits students, parents and the school cafeteria.  Management of your child's account through this online service will ensure that they never have to worry about carrying cash for lunch purchases and having the money with them at the start of lunch service.  Using the PayForIt.net service, parents can log in at any time to make a deposit to their child's account, view their child's account balance, set up recurring deposits to their child's account, set up e-mail notifications when their child's account falls below a certain dollar amount, or request a report showing what the child has purchased on their account. [Triad Food Service]



2014-15 Bus Route Information

The Triad Transportation staff strives to provide the best transportation service possible to children of families who reside outside safe walking routes to our schools.  As you prepare your children for the coming school year, please familiarize yourself with the bus route information for the 2014-15 school year.  Having children know their bus number, their stop location and when to meet their bus is important information that will help them establish familiar routine at the start of the year.  The information is now available, and can be accessed using the link below.  Please direct any questions to our transportation department at 618.667.8851 x.5308 (Heather Markivic)

2014-15 Silver Creek Bus Schedule