Help Our Garden Grow!

Spring Creek is offering an after school garden club this year. This program will run from May 1st- May 24th, 2017 on Mondays and Wednesdays after school from 3:05 – 4:00 p.m.

Every year we look forward to getting our school garden up and running with assistance of students from within our school community. We will expand our science, math and reading skills by learning about the elements required for plants to survive, conduct a few experiments that will increase students’ knowledge of plant life and gardening, and have an opportunity to plant and maybe even harvest some vegetables, fruits and flowers.

If students are interested in participating in the club, they should stop by the office to pick up a permission slip.  Membership is limited to 32 students.  Permission slips are DUE back by APRIL 19th.  

 

FREE Adult Spanish Classes

  •   Open to adults
  •   TCI (teaching with comprehensible input) based*
  •    Free childcare for children 12 years and younger

   Thursdays starting on April 6th from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

   Laramie High School – Room 2020
  Facilitated by Brittany Welch – LHS Spanish Teacher

  • Teaching with Comprehensible input (TCI) is a process – a body of approaches, techniques and strategies that prioritizes the delivery of understandable messages that are personalized, meaningful, interesting and relevant to students.

 

 

2016 – 2017 Kindergarten Registration

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2017/2018 Kindergarten registration will be the week of April 17th. All students who will be 5 years old on or before September 15, 2017 may enroll in kindergarten. You may register during regular school hours. Please bring your child’s birth certificate and immunization record. You must register at the school in your boundary area.  If you have questions, please feel free to call us!  

Information regarding the Step Ahead Summer Program and the Boundary Exception process will be shared during your initial registration. 

Spring Book Swap

Do you have gently used children’s books laying around your home that your student is no longer interested in reading?

If you said yes, then please consider donating them to Spring Creek for our Spring Book Swap.

Spring Creek will be hosting a school wide book swap where all students can come to the library and take home a “new” book for summer the week of May 15th-19th.

  • What we need: We are looking for gently used books for our K-5 students. We need books for all levels of readers – picture books, chapter books, non-fiction, etc.
  • When should you bring them to school? The library will be accepting books April 10th-May 5th.
  • Where should you bring them? You can send them to school with your student, or drop them off at the library directly. There will be a drop box for books outside the library door.
  • Who should you contact if you have any questions? Please contact Amanda Nunn at anunn@acsd1.org.

ONE WORLD, ONE WELL

KidsHandOnGlobeThe third and fourth grade GATE classes at Spring Creek have been studying water.  As part of this unit, we learned how to conserve and care for our water in Laramie, and also learned about water crises around the world, especially in India. Read more about our project at: http://oneworldonewell.weebly.com/

We have made bookmarks to raise money to help people in India. People can help by purchasing one (or several!) of our conservation bookmarks. (If you would like to order a set of bookmarks, please email ahayden@acsd1.org or hommen@acsd1.org.)  All proceeds will go to the Nature’s Water Filter organization to be used for water filtration systems. The money we raise will benefit the people in India and it will help them deal with their water crisis.  You can also help by donating money directly to the organization. Please visit our gofundme project site: https://www.gofundme.com/natures-water-filter

WILL YOU BE READY FOR ON-LINE REPORT CARD ACCESS?

report_cardOur first semester ends Friday, January 20th!   Beginning this month, our schools are moving to on-line report cards. Using our secure Power School system, you will be able to view, save, and print your student’s report cards once they are released. Our next report cards will be available after school on Wednesday, January 25, 2017. Using this method of delivery allows us to be more efficient with both our time and taxpayer resources.

Many of you already use Power School for maintaining a student lunch account. If you already do this, you are all set to access our new report card system. If you don’t have a Power School account, or if you have forgotten how to access the system, please call Jerri at 721-4410 for instructions and information. Only parents are allowed to create accounts to access the private and confidential information contained in Power School. When you call our office you will be provided with a unique access number and instructions that will allow you to access only your child’s information.

January 25th is coming soon! Give the system a try soon so that you will be ready to access report card information!

TEXT MESSAGING SERVICE

Parents and Guardians

You can take advantage of our Text Messaging Serviceschoolmessenger-opt-in111

Our school utilizes the SchoolMessenger system to deliver text messages, straight to your mobile phone with important information about events, school closings, safety alerts and more.

You can participate in this free service* just by sending a text message of “Y” or “Yes” to our school’s short code number, 68453.

You can also opt out of these messages at any time by simply replying to one of our messages with “Stop”.

SchoolMessenger is compliant with the Student Privacy PledgeTM, so you can rest assured that your information is safe and will never be given or sold to anyone.

Information on SMS text messaging and Short Codes:
S
MS stands for Short Message Service and is commonly referred to as a “text message”. Most cell phones support this type  of text messaging. Our notification provider, SchoolMessenger, uses a true SMS protocol developed by the telecommunications industry specifically for mass text messaging, referred to as “short code” texting.  This method is fast, secure and highly reliable because it is strictly regulated by the wireless carriers and only allows access to approved providers. If you’ve ever sent a text vote for a TV show to a number like 46999, you have used short code texting.

Reading Connections

Looking for a way to enhance your child’s home reading experience?  Title 1 Reading is offering “Reading Connections” that provide fun activities and stories that you may use at home to support your children’s reading skills. 

Early Years April 2017 English
Early Years April 2017 Spanish
Beginning Edition April 2017 English
Beginning Edition April 2017 Spanish
Intermediate Edition April 2017 English
Intermediate Edition April 2017 Spanish

 

Elementary Calendar Change

dates_imageAlbany County School District has approved four additional half-days to the elementary school calendar to provide teachers with more professional learning time:  These days are:

Friday, November 4
Friday, January 13
Friday, April 7
Friday, May 26

School will be dismissed on all scheduled half-days at 11:35 am and sack lunches, instead of a hot lunch, will be available from the kitchen for students.  This lunch will be recorded and charged against the student’s account.  Please click here to access the District’s 2016-2017 School Calendar to review all school dates.

Attendance Matters!

Attendance MattersCommon sense tells us that kids who miss school miss opportunities to learn. Some absences are just unavoidable. But, how much is too much? New research tells us that missing an average of just two days a month makes a child much more likely to fail a subject or to not graduate from high school. This research also points out that parents often underestimate the effects of missing school. It’s in everyone’s interest that students are at school the vast majority of the time. Thank you for making attendance a priority at Spring Creek Elementary School.

http://www.ed.gov/news/press-releases/new-research-shows-nearly-half-american-parents-underestimate-harm-school-absences