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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.

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.
Follow Your Penny
FOLLOW YOUR PENNY...click here
Updates On Your Investment In Public Education
Students of the Month
Congratulations to the students of the month!


PTO Color Run
We are so excited about the 5K Color Fun Run!† Your child brought home their packet today!† This run will be at Riverview Park on the Greeneway on Saturday, May 2nd starting at 8 a.m.!† Please look at your child's packet for more information!†

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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- Sawyer Bunch
5k- Jada Jennings
1st- Mary Ann Bunch
2nd- Katsyn Riley, Stone Harley
3rd- Luke Erskin
4th- Brooklyn Riley
5th- Calvin McCoy
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.