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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.

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.
Red Ribbon Week
This year's theme: Our School Rocks! Bully and Drug free! 

Tuesday, October 28: Sock it to drugs! Wear crazy socks
Wednesday, October 29: Wear Red
Thursday, October 30: "I mustache You" not to do drugs and not to bully
Friday, October 31: Our school rocks! Dress up like a super star or a diva.
NAHS vs Irmo Football Game Trick-or-Treat Night
In addition to hosting the Irmo football game on Halloween night, October 31, I am proud to announce that North Augusta High School will sponsor a Trick-or-Treat event.  Various North Augusta High School Clubs, Teams, and Organizations will be on hand to distribute Halloween treats.  With the price of admission, children under the age of twelve will be allowed to enter the track from the home side of the football stadium beginning at 6:00 P.M. in order to access the trick-or-treat stations.  Costumes are encouraged.  All trick-or-treating activities will conclude at 6:55 P.M.  Senior Night Festivities will begin at 6:55 P.M.  
 
The North Augusta High School Future Business Leaders of America will sponsor a “Pink Out” in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness month.  Cheerleaders from Paul Knox Middle School and North Augusta Middle School are invited to cheer for the Jackets on the home sidelines during the football game.
 
John Murphy
Principal
North Augusta High School
 
Team Read
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
 
First PTO Night, 9/8/2014---(Easiest and simplest training of the year!)
6:00-7:30 (while you are here visiting the classes)
Monday, 12/15, PTO Meeting/Christmas Program, 5:30 p.m.
Monday 10/27, Parent Conference Day, all day
 
MORNING HOURS, FIRST FRIDAYS
Fridays---September 5, October 3, 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
September 3, 17, October 1, 15, November 19, December 3, 17
11:45 a.m. & 12:00 p.m.
 
AFTER SCHOOL, SECOND THURSDAYS
Thursdays---September 11, October 9, 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.