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.
5 Essential Survey for Silver Creek
We greatly appreciate your input and support. Below is information about the survey and a link:
The Triad CUSD will join the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) in the third state-wide survey of school climate and learning conditions. The survey provides a unique opportunity for teachers, students, and parents to have a voice in improving their schools. From January 12 through March 13, teachers, students, and parents will be asked to take a 20-minute research-based survey to help identify strengths and weaknesses in their school’s learning environment. This survey will serve as an opportunity for schools to reflect on progress since the last state-wide implementation.
The Illinois 5Essentials Survey provides a comprehensive picture of a school’s organizational culture in an individualized report measuring five “essentials” critical for school success:
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Triad Fine Arts Fair -
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.
Triad School District Early Childhood and Pre K Screenings
Screenings are open to all children between the ages of 2 years, 6 months and 5 years old who live in the Triad School District and will NOT be eligible for Kindgergarten in the 2015-2016 school year.
Children should be at least 3 years old by September, 2015.
Screenings are by appointment only:
March 9, 10, 11, 12 at the Wakeland Center, 205 North Dewey Street, Troy.
To make an appoinment, please call: 618-667-5401
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.
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.
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.
PTO Celebrates A Night With Santa
The Troy PTO sponsored "A Night With Santa" celebration event. Students participated in games, made crafts, danced, enjoyed Christmas snacks and visited Santa. Students from both Silver Creek Elementary and C.A. Henning enjoyed the magical night. A special thank you goes out to the Troy PTO for planning this event.
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.
SCE Participates in Red Ribbon Week
Students from Silver Creek Elementary participated in Red Ribbon Week activities. Each day had a special theme for the students to express they are drug free. Monday - Wear Red Day - Love Yourself. Be Drug Free; Tuesday - I "mustache" you not to do drugs.; Wednesday - "Smarties" choose to be drug free.; Thursday - Team Up against Drugs; Friday - "Hair's" to a drug-free life. A special thank you goes to the Troy Chamber of Commerce and Scott Credit Union for their donations to help ensure that Silver Creek Elementary's Red Ribbon Week was a success.
Ghosts, Goblins, and Witches, Oh My!
Several ghouls and goblins, along with ninja turtles and witches were present at the PTO Family Halloween Dance on Friday, October 24th. Many families came out in costume to celebrate the event. Dancing, crafts and refreshments were enjoyed by all that attended. There was also a costume contest where the students were able to show off their costumes.
Annual Pumpkin Drop
Every year about this time, Silver Creek Elementary hosts their annual pumpkin drop. The Troy Fire Department sponsors this special event by donating their time, truck, and talents. Students get excited over the thrill of waiting to see if their classroom pumpkin made the fall from the ladder truck. The beautiful weather helped to cap off the day and make it a huge success.
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!
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.**
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:
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
Entering Silver Creek Elementary
Transportation After School
Beyond the Bell Program
3rd Grade Receives Dictionaries
The Silver Creek Rotary Club made their annual delivery of dictionaries to the third grade classes at Silver Creek Elementary. Students enjoyed receiving their dictionary which also includes a listing of the U.S. Presidents, the Constitution, maps of the worls, and several other educational facts. One favorite page the students like to read tells the longest word in the English language, which has 1,909 letters. W0W! Thank you Silver Creek Rotary for your generous donation.
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.
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.
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.. ]
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 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.
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)