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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.

December Events
8th-12th: Santa Shop. Students will go during their computer activity time. 
12th: Breakfast with Santa from 10-11.
15th: PTO Christmas Program at 6pm
​19th: PJ day,
19th: 8:20 to 8:50 Sing-a-long for K, 1st, 3rd Grades
19th: 8:55 to 9:25 Sing-a-long for 2nd, 4th, and 5th Grades
19th: 12:00 to 12:30 Class Parties.

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.


 
Principal's Writing Wall of Fame for November

4K- Nehemiah Walker
5K- Ke’Azha Banks
1st- Ethan Broos
2nd- Samantha Wiggins
3rd- Nolan Sweat
4th- Avari Walker
5th- Pete Houston Carroll


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.


 
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.

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.
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.