Special Guest at Spring Creek

Who can be an author? Anyone can!

     On the morning of Friday, September 22, Eugene Gagliano, a Wyoming author, will be visiting Spring Creek! Mr. Eugene Gagliano, a former elementary teacher and writer from Buffalo, will be coming to Spring Creek to help ignite our students’ interest in writing.  Mr. Gagliano will be giving presentations and visiting all of our students. His focus is on how students can show their ideas rather tell them when writing. 

     At the end of each presentation, Mr. Gagliano will be doing books signings. If you have a book that you would like signed, your child may bring it to school that day.  If you would like to purchase one of his works, his books are available on Amazon, the University Book Store, or direct from his publisher Sleeping Bear Press. Some of his most popular titles include: C is for Cowboy, Four Wheels West, Wyoming Number Book, V is for Venus Flytrap, My Teachers Dances on the Desk, and Little Wyoming.

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:
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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.

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