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School Announcements
Welcome to the Creek

Welcome to Mossy Creek's Webpage. Follow us on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/creekturtles) and Twitter (http://twitter.com/mossy_creek) for up to date information about our school.


Principal: Stephanie Hammond
Asst. Principal: Leslie Bee
Phone: 803-442-6090
Office Hours: 7:00am- 4:00pm

​PR Ambassador: Shari Hooper
Tech. Coach: Nicole Landy
Website Contact: Amy Edwards
Volunteer/Mentor Contact: Shari Hooper
Communication Tools and Techniques: Newsletters, e-mail, Facebook, Twitter, phone calls, parent community meetings, school marquee, and principal messages.

American Education Week
Parents are welcome to come eat lunch with his/her child in celebration of American education Week.

Monday, November 17
Grade 1

Gunn 12:10
Snyer, Mullane 12:20
Booker, Bradley 12:25
Virella, Wise 12:30

Tuesday, November 18
Grade 2 and 5

Gillespie, Vaughn 10:55
Greene, Bryant 11:00
Bennett, Leigh 11:05
DuVall, Freeman 11:10
Shealy, Conaway 11:15

Wednesday, November 19
Grade K

Holiday, Creasy 10:30
Watkins, Tanner, Vinson 10:40

Thursday, November 20
Grade 3

Edwards 11:45
Hamlett, Heaver 11:55
Tipton, Allen 12:00
Scott 12:05

Friday, November 21
Grade 4K and 4

Fox 10:35
Spieker, Stephens, 12:25
Clark, Joseph 11:35
Bennett, Alicia 11:45
Students of the Month- October
Congratulations to the Students of the Month who have been "Radiating Respect" during October! Soon,we will publish names of students who have been nominated by their teachers in November for the character trait, honesty.


 
Square 1 Art Fundraiser
The very popular Square 1 Art Fundraiser is here! This is a company that can take student artwork and copy it onto a variety of items such as coffee mugs, stainless steel water bottles, magnets, ornaments, t-shirts, and much more! A wonderful gift for the holidays, a treasured gift to last a life time! Square One Art Fundraiser ends Friday, Nov. 14. All proceeds will be used for art supplies!


 
Aiken Co. Sumdog Contest Winners
Congratulations to Mrs. Freeman's class for being the overall winning class.

Congratulations to the following students: Tristin J., Dakota S., David J., Braedon M., Dylan P., Mattie M., Zach K.,Connor M., and Hayden O.!

They received a certificate of merit for being a top 10 student in the Aiken County Math Contest sponsored by www.sumdog.com.


 
Sparkle Car Wash Fundraiser
Visit SPARKLE CAR WASH in North Augusta near Bi-Lo! Sparkle will give us a portion of every car wash starting this week! Please go get your car washed! You must use this code: 5036---This is for the entire month of November!
DAR Essay Winners for 2014-2015
Congratulations to the following students:
Katie Beth C., Bryce J., Madison R., Brett P.

High 5 4 Kids on WFXG
If you missed Quincy on High 5 4 Kids on WFXG click here.
Bridge Builders on WRDW
We are quite proud of our 5th Grade Bridge Builders who with the help of Meredith Anderson, Richard Rodgers, and WRDW crew, have created an instructional DVD about anti-bullying.  This video presentation was shown today in all classes.  Additionally, tonight on WRDW, channel 12, there will be a feature story about the making of this DVD.  Additionally, the video will be posted on WRDW website for viewing, click here for the link.
 
North Augusta Today Feature Story
On October 29th, North Augusta Today will share MCE's good news about being identified as a "SAFE" school by the SC ASCD.  MCE was the recipient of a $1000. grant due to its programs and practices related to student safety.  The money will be used to further promote safety initiatives.  We believe the pictures in the paper will be MCE safety patrol members and/or Bridge Builders in action.
Team Read
Students will read and complete reading logs. Click on the links for a copy of the reading logs (MS word or PDF). For every 25 books read the student will turn their reading log into their teacher. 
1st to 3rd Grade: count each chapter as a book
4th and 5th Grade: count every 100 pages as a book


Once the student turns in 25 books the student's photo will be placed on out Team Read board. Every additional 25 books read the student will earn a sticker to put by their photo on the Team Read Board. 

The program will begin in the second nine weeks and run through May 2015. We hope each family will encourage their child to take part in this challenge and benefit from reading on a regular basis. 

Click here to see the Team Read Wall of Fame Photos.

Principal's Writing Wall of Fame for October

4K-Troy Parrish

5K-Landon Sweat

1st-Jahlisa Jukes

2nd-L.B. Cannon

3rd-Marcus Snyder

4th-Chloe Graham

5th-Alyssa Taylor
 


Bob Richards $10,000 60 day Giveaway for Aiken County Schools
The Bob Richards Automotive $10,000 60 DAY GIVEAWAY for Aiken County Public Schools begins today OCTOBER 1-NOVEMBER 30.
 
Please see the link below for this opportunity to raise $3,333 for your school. The school/teacher with the most votes wins, so you may want to consider forwarding the link to your teachers, parents and media specialists.
 
http://clients.dealeronlinemarketing.com/Client/BOTO-Bob-Richards-Toyota/08-Sales-eBlasts/BOTO-1660/index.html
SchoolFusion Parent Account
A SchoolFusion Parent Account allows parents to view all of their children’s classroom information in one web location. Parents can check assignments, view important deadlines on FusionPage calendars, follow their children's sports calendars, school events and much more!  Once parents have created an account email notifications will be sent when new announcements and assignments are added.  Only parents/guardians of students enrolled in Aiken County Public School District are allowed to register.
 

SchoolFusion Parent Guide
(http://acps.schoolfusion.us/modules/groups/homepagefiles/cms/2361951/File/Parent%20Guides/ParentGuide.pdf )

Parent Registration
http://acps.schoolfusion.us/register.phtml
To create a parent account, you will need the student id# for each student and birthdate.  The birthdate should be keyed in with  no leading zero or dashes.

 
Calling all Mentors!
Mossy Creek Elementary is looking for some mentors!  Mentors are an adult community member who commits and invests about 45 minutes a week (driving time included)in the life of a child.  Last year we had over 20 adults participate in the program---all the kids who were mentored made academic gains and social skill strides due to the program.  The mentors simply came, visited, talked, played a game, reviewed spelling words, read a book, etc etc with a special underprivileged child.  In our school, 56% of our homes are single parent homes --most often these single parents are trying to manage everything alone!  We also have 67% of our kids on free and reduced lunch. We have many kids who could benefit from some extra adult support.   Do you have a bit of time to give back to your community in an encouraging way?  Please email me if you are available.  Training is 30 minutes---this Thursday at 12:00 p.m. or Friday at 9:00 a.m--1 training next week also.
Volunteer Trainings
If you plan to go on a field trip, or if will be used by any school personnel at the school as a helper of any kind, Aiken County School Policy requires you to attend a volunteer/chaperone training each and every school year. 
 
We have many volunteer opportunities at Mossy Creek Elementary. Begin thinking now about how you may be able to assist this year.  Here are just a few of the many opportunities.  Please get trained just “in case”. 
 
Chaperone for Field Trip, Library/Book Fair Assistant, Recess Monitor (20 min., 1 time a week), Office Assistance (2 hours per week), Mentoring (1 hour per week), Tutoring (2 hours per week), Classroom Helper, Test Monitor (March, May), Carnival for PTO, Fundraising Assistance for PTO, Santa Shop for PTO, Box Tops for PTO

AFTER December 2014, there will be no further volunteer trainings for this school year.   
 
This means that if you plan to go on a trip any time from August 2014 until May 2015, you must be trained on one of the following dates/times listed below:
 
 
EVENING/WEEKEND DATES FOR WORKING PARENTS
 Monday, 12/15, PTO Meeting/Christmas Program, 5:30 p.m.

MORNING HOURS, FIRST FRIDAYS
Fridays--- November 7, and December 5
7:45 a.m. or 8:00 a.m.
 
LUNCH HOUR, WEDNESDAYS(mid-month)
Sept, Oct, Dec. EARLY RELEASE WEDNESDAYS
November 19, December 3, 17
11:45 a.m. & 12:00 p.m.
 
AFTER SCHOOL, SECOND THURSDAYS
Thursdays---November 13, December 11
2:45 p.m. or 3:00 p.m.

 
Car Line Proceedures
Morning Drop Off: For the safety of the children, parents of car riders are requested to have your child exit the car at ones of the ten designated poles. If you park in the front parking lot, you have to walk your child across the crosswalk. Students are not allowed to walk across the crosswalk by themselves. Do NOT park in the handicap spaces unless you have a handicap tag.

Afternoon Car Line: The left-hand car lane in the afternoon cannot be blocked until 2:00. You may start parking in that lane at 2:00. Parents should be in their car no later than 2:35 or 2:40 pm. At approximately 2:45, we will take students who have not been picked up inside the building. Once inside the building, parents will need to park and come in to sign out their child.

If your child/children miss their name when it is announced, and are not at the correct pole on time, your car/carpool will be asked to pull forward beyond pole 1. This is so the car line can continue efficiently and the next 10 cars are in place simultaneously. Names are announced and then often teachers repeat names again. He or she can also ask any teacher about their pole number on the way out the PE door.
2014-2015 Supply List
Please click here for the 2014-2015 Supply List.