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Spring Creek Elementary School

October 8, 2023

Dear Spring Creek Families,

Happy October! It’s hard to believe that we are just a few weeks away from the end of Term 1 in school. One of the highlights of my day is being able to visit classrooms and see the incredible learning that is going on and the engaging instruction that teachers have prepared. Your efforts in getting students to school every day and on time makes a huge difference in students’ academic outcomes.

If you are a parent of a student who rides the bus, I need your help! We are getting daily reports from students of poor behavior particularly at the end of the school day. We remind students daily that our school expectations for students are also expected on the buses. Students are expected to be kind in words and actions, act safely which means sitting in their seats, not hanging out windows, standing up or switching seats while the bus is moving is not allowed. Lastly, we need students to respond responsibly to the bus driver. Simply put, I need your help in talking to your child(ren) about what he/she can personally do to make the bus ride a more positive experience. It is often easy for students to say what others are doing to them, but we are trying to help each student recognize what they can do too. If your child has an issue on the bus, please have them talk to the driver. The bus drivers communicate directly with the school. When we get reports, we investigate each complaint and then take action.

The best time to take care of issues is right after they happen. We work hard to help students be kind, safe and responsible when they leave the school and board buses. On rare occasions, incidents between students happen after they have departed the bus. If you have concerns about behavior from other students once they are off the bus, I encourage you to contact law enforcement. In the meantime, thank you for your help with these challenges.

We hope to see you in the coming weeks when we hold Parent Teacher Conferences. Our goal is to always have 100% attendance so that we can share with each of you the great things your child is doing in school.

Spring Creek Hawks don’t fly, they SOAR!

Mrs. Snow, Principal

Upcoming Calendar Items

  • **Monday Oct 9th: School Pictures will be sent home (see more information below)
  • **Tuesday Oct 10th: Emergency Evacuation Drill (see info below) 
  • **Thursday Oct 19th through Monday Oct 23rd: No School ~ Fall Break
  • **Tuesday Oct 24th: No School ~ Professional Development Day
  • **Wednesday Oct 25th: School Resumes
  • **Wednesday Oct 25th & Thursday Oct 26th: Parent Teacher Conferences Signup information coming soon!
  • **Wednesday Oct 25th & Thursday Oct 26th: Early Release Days – Friday Schedule For Parent Teacher Conferences
  • **Thursday Nov 9th: Save the Date ~ Spring Creek Community Night See more information below

After School Program this week

After School Program students will meet in the cafeteria after school on the days their class meets! 

  • After School Academy 3rd & 4th will meet Monday – Thursday
  • After School Academy 5th & 6th will meet Monday & Wednesday only
  • Hawk Theatre Drama Club 1st – 3rd will meet on Monday & Wednesday
  • Hawk Theatre Drama Club 4th – 6th grade will meet on Tuesday & Thursday
  • Art Club 1st – 2nd meets on Tuesday
  • Art Club 3rd – 4th meets on Thursday
  • Art Club 5th – 6th meets on Monday

If your child would like to sign up, we still have a few spots open in Art Club 3-4 and Art Club 5-6! It will be such a fun class in the after school program! 

School Pictures

School pictures will be sent home Monday, Oct 9th if an order was placed. Picture make-up day is November 2nd. If you would like to have the picture re-taken then return the picture packet back to the school office and we will put your child on the list to have their picture taken. 

Questions regarding your order? Mylifetouch.com or Life Touch Photography Parent Customer Service: 800-736-4753

Evacuation Drill

Spring Creek Elementary informs parents prior to the monthly Emergency Drills taking place at the school. On Tuesday, October 10th, we will be conducting an Evacuation Drill and will be following the Provo City School District Procedures found on the attached document. 

PTA

PTA meeting Friday October 13th at 10am! We’re diving right into Santa Shop and we’d love to have your thoughts and help! We’ll be meeting in room 201!

School Spirit Days

Every Friday is School Spirit Day!

We would like to invite all students to wear their school shirts on Fridays. Or wear our school colors which are blue and green.

Save the date for our Spring Creek Community Night, which will be held on Thursday, November 9th from 5:30-7:00 p.m.!

We will have many community resources there to share information about their programs with you, teachers will be giving families literacy games and activities that can help build your children’s literacy skills at home, each student will receive a free book, free haircuts available for students, pizza will be served (while supplies last), there will be a special meeting to share resources with our new to the country families, and we’ll have lots of fun door prizes! We will also be holding our Annual Title I Meeting during our community night where we will share important information with parents along with a Crumbl cookie while supplies last! You won’t want to miss this amazing event!

STEM Fair

Start to think about your STEM Fair project! This year our STEM Fair will be held in January. All grades are welcome to participate in our school STEM Fair. 5th and 6th graders will have the opportunity to participate in the District and State STEM Fair. It is always best to start thinking about your project early. For more information please visit our website. 

ANNUAL POWERSCHOOL UPDATE REQUIRED FOR ALL RETURNING STUDENTS

Reminder to update your online forms in PowerSchool at grades.provo.edu if you have not done so already. All parents/guardians are required to update the online forms in their Parent Portal Account on Powerschool every year. Contact the school office at 801-370-4650 if you have forgotten your login information and they will reset it for you.

Community Events Information & Flyers

See attached Community Events Flyer

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