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Dream more, Learn more, Become more! #motivatedtosucceed
† PowerSchool Parent Portal Changes†
Aiken County Public Schools has implemented the Parent Single Sign-on for PowerSchool. Parents will need to create a new account for the Parent Portal that will allow them to link all of their children under one sign-on account.† Click here for instructions.†† Click here for important student information.
Upcoming Events
Today
Tomorrow
5/28/2015
- OneNote Training
2:30 PM - 3:45 PM
6/2/2015
6/4/2015
- OneNote Training
2:30 PM - 3:45 PM
 
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.


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April Events
28: Aspire†Writing Test (3rd- 5th Grade)
29: Aspire†Reading Test†(3rd-†5th†Grade)
30: Aspire Math Test†(3rd-†5th†Grade)
May Events
2: PTO Color Run @8:00am
4: PTO Fashion/Talent Show
5: Asprire Science Test†(3rd Grade)
5: Interim Reports
7: PASS Science (4th-5th Grade)
8: PASS Social Studies (4th- 5th Grade)
16: MCE Greenjackets Reading Program Game @6:05pm
25: Memorial Day
26: 1st Grade Awards @8:00am
​26: 2nd Grade Awards @9:30am
28: 3rd Grade Awards @8:00am
​28: 4th Grade Awards @9:30am


June Events
1: 5th†Grade Awards @8:30am
​2: 1/2 Day
2: Field Day (K-2)
3: 1/2 Day
3: Field Day (3-5)
4: 1/2 Day
5: Teacher Work Day
Proof of Residency

Effective during the 2015 summer registration process, schools are to now ask to TWO proofs of residency from parents each year. (This includes returning students.):

  • A current utility bill ( water or power bills only)
  • A current lease agreement (listing all residents in the property,) a mortgage statement or property tax receipt.
  • These documents must be in the parent's name.

Children Under Special Permission-- The address on the proof of residency paperwork must match the address on the special permission acceptance letter.
Students of the Month
Congratulations to the students of the month!
PTO Color Run
We are so excited about the 5K Color Fun Run! This run will be at Riverview Park on the Riverview Park (Google Map) on Saturday, May 2nd†from†8-10am with registration starting at 7:00am! This is a 5K†run so it is 3.1 miles. Money raised will be used for playground improvements.† When your family reaches $150 in donations, be sure to fill out the Bonus Family Sheet included with your student's donation envelope. Four additional family members can participate FREE!

To register online, please click here.

Click here to see photos of the Color Run Kick-off Assembly.

March On for Veterans
Here are the results of the March on For Veterans Project (collecting toiletries for the Georgia War Veterans Nursing Home).

We collected:†31 tubes of toothpaste,†3 bottles of hand†soap,†51 toothbrushes,†13 containers of floss,†27 Bottles of Shampoo/Body Wash,†27 sticks of deodorant,†67 Razors,†16 Cans of Shaving Cream,†2 bottles of mouthwash,†10 350†count boxes of Q-tips,†43 bars of soap,†16 miscellaneous travel size soaps/shampoos,†2 shower caps
Principal's Writing Winners
4K: Jordan Bennett
KG: Makayla Ready
1st: Lillie Parrish
2nd: Katsyn Riley
3rd: Khamaria Lewis
4th: Colyn Moore
5th : Erin Danforth and Pete Houston Carroll
Celebration of Character
Hip Hip Hooray! It's time to celebrate character! Each year, the Aiken Women's Club asks us to nominate 7 outstanding kids who are good character role models! Here they are! This year's 2014-2015 winners are the following:

Grade 1--Lillie Parrish
Grade 2--Mason Trent
Grade 3--ShAliyah Bell, Hayden Owen
Grade 4--Blake Dominey, Reagan Harley
Grade 5--Miranda Tamlyn, Andrew Towner

ACT Aspire
†††† This past summer the S. C. Legislature changed the state testing program.† A new test called Aspire will be given in grades 3 through 8 to test reading, writing, English, math, and science. Students in grades 4-8 will continue to take the SCPASS tests for science and social studies.† The Aspire tests will be given on April 28 through May 1, and the two SCPASS tests will be administered on May 7 and 8, 2015.†
†††† The biggest change that our students will notice is that each Aspire subtest has a time limit.† Students will be tested for approximately one hour per day, and the writing test must be completed in 30 minutes.† Some students may not finish before they must stop working and turn in their tests.† Our students are more familiar with the SCPASS tests, which have no specific time limits.† Teachers are currently providing practice for students so that they will become more comfortable with the timed tests.††† The two different science tests will allow us to assess our studentsí knowledge of the South Carolina science standards while still being able to compare our studentsí achievement with their peers nationally.
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.

SchoolFusion Parent Account
A SchoolFusion Parent Account allows parents to view all of their childrenís 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.

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.