SCC Elementary

Second Graders Present at School Board Meeting

Several students in Mrs. Clay's 2nd grade class presented at the SCC School Board Meeting on Monday, January 19th. They presented during the monthly agenda topic, Highlight on Youth. The 2nd grade students chose a topic that they felt was a very important part of their day at school and also something they felt comfortable enough teach to someone else. They chose to report on Daily 5 and Café. The children shared what this looks and sounds like in their classroom each morning at the elementary school.

Submitted by: 2nd Grade Teacher Shelly Clay

2nd Grade at Board Meeting

Engineering in 3rd Grade

The third graders have been learning about the Engineering Design Process and what it is like to be an environmental engineer. They tested different materials to see how well each one would remove oil. Students designed a process using these materials to clean an oil spill. The pictures below show students from Mrs. West’s and Mrs. Flanders’ classrooms.

Submitted by: 3rd Grade Teacher Sherry West

3rd Grade Engineering
Career Week

Caeer Week - Help Needed

January is “Careers” month for classroom guidance. We are busy learning about a variety of careers and asking ourselves, “What do I want to be when I grow up?” I would love to host a series of “Career Days” at SCC Elementary. Last year was a huge success and I am excited to try it again. The dates will be January 29-February 5 and will take place during classroom guidance.

We need YOUR experiences. Whether you are a nurse, mechanic, astronaut, custodian, or business owner - we need you! I am looking for a variety of people interested in spending some time talking to our students about their career. Many of our students are unaware of the career opportunities available to them and this is a fantastic way to provide them with first hand knowledge of potential career paths. This is also a great way to get involved in SCC and make an impact on the students’ future.

I am currently looking for two volunteers per class to present.  The presentation will be 15 minutes long.  If you or someone you know is interested, please follow the instructions below to sign up for a spot.


  1. Visit this link:
  2. At this time, I am only looking for two volunteers per class plus an alternate.  If the spaces are filled, please do not change or edit the document to create more space. If we have a strong response, I will be happy to make changes in the future to accommodate more volunteers.

I am looking forward to this opportunity to give our students a unique learning experience and work with you. Please contact me with any questions or concerns.

Alyssa Matzek, School Counselor


SCC Elementary CARES!


CARES is our behavior expectation. We had another CARES assembly on Friday, December 19th. Students in each grade level were recognized that exemplified the R in CARES - Responsibilty- which was the focus for November and December.

Next, student learned about the January trait of the month - Empathy. But as we were learning about it the staff broke in with a song...

If you would like to watch the assembly. you can CLICK HERE to view it on our YouTube channel.


New Grading System for 4-K thru 5th Grade

St. Croix Central is excited to introduce a new grading system in the fall of 2014. Kindergarten through fifth grade students will be using standards-based grading in order to help students, teachers, and parents better understand the needs and strengths of each child in relation to the Common Core State Standards. The staff at SCC believes that standards-based grading will celebrate the strengths and support the challenges of all students.

For more information, please visit the STANDARDS & REPORTS CARDS page.


Elementary Concert Schedule

The elementary school students are looking forward to sharing their music with families and the community during upcoming concerts.

  • 4th grade will be presenting a musical play on Thursday, February 12th at 1:15 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.

More information will be sent home with students as the concert dates get closer. All programs will be at the elementary school in the gym. See you at the concerts!

Upcoming Events and Announcements

Opera for the Young

Opera for the Young

The St. Croix Central Elementary School Panther Parent Group will be sponsoring a musical program for all elementary students on Monday, February 9, 2015 at 1:30 p.m. in the elementary school gym. 

The program is presented by Opera for the Young. Opera for the Young brings live, professional opera productions to school audiences throughout the upper Midwest. This year the company will present an adaptation of ?Beauty and the Beast? with music originally written by the composer Andre Gretry and adapted for the Opera for the Young production by Diane Garton Edie. 

The opera company performs with colorful costumes and skillfully designed sets. This is an opportunity for the elementary students to hear live, professional opera by trained musicians in a program designed for young children. Some students in our school will be performing chorus roles with the professional artists. Thank you to the St. Croix Central Elementary School Panther Parent’s Group for sponsoring this program.

Submitted by: Elementary Music Teacher Jeanne Larson



SCC Special Needs & Autism Parent Support

We will be having our third meeting on: February 19, 2015 from 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. @ Hammond Town Hall

This meeting is open to all parents and guardians who are looking for support.

For more info contact: Dede Smith -, Amy Nasers - or via our Facebook page: SCC SNAPS - Special Needs & Autism Parent Support



Parent-Teacher Conferences

Parent Teacher Conferences

When: February 23, 2015

Time: Noon—8:00 p.m.

Elementary: Conferences will be scheduled electronically through Family Access. Parents will be notified and will have the opportunity to sign up in Family Access for a 15-minute conference slot.

Middle School: A letter will be sent home the week of February 9th –13th to parents that are requested to attend conferences for their student(s). All other conferences will be open format. The open format schedule will be available on the middle school website in early February.

High School: Teachers will be in their classroom. Progress reports will be emailed to all parents at the mid-point of the 3rd quarter on Friday, February 27th.

As always, parents can use Skyward Family Access to check grades, missing assignments, and attendance at any time. Please contact your child's teacher if you have questions.



Summer School Dates

June 2015

  • Classes will run Monday through Thursday
  • Dates: June 9-11, 15-18, 22-25
  • AM classes are 8:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.
  • PM classes are 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

July 2015

  • Classes will run Monday through Thursday
  • Dates: July 6-9, 13-16
  • AM classes are 8:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.
  • PM classes are 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

July Swimming Lessons

  • Will run Monday - Thursday
  • Swimming lessons dates: July 20-23, 27-30
  • Swimming lessons times: 9:00-9:40 a.m., 9:55-10:35 a.m., and 10:50-11:30 a.m.

More information and registration details will be available in the March 2015 SCC District newsletter. If you have questions regarding summer school, please contact Summer School Coordinator Heidi Sirek at



STEM Night, Feb 6

STEM Night

Elementary School STEM Night (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) On February 6.

SCC Elementary and Panther Parent Group will be sponsoring this free event for families! Mark your calendars for February 6th from 6-8:30 pm. There will be STEM activities and demonstrations including many special guests. Come stargaze with Mike Lynch, WCCO meteorologist, or do some engineering activities with 3M DiscoverE engineers. UWRF-Physics departments will engage you with amazing demonstrations! Our own SCC Robotics Club, FFA, and some elementary students will be on hand or have student work displayed. Willow River State Park, St. Croix Valley Beekeepers Association and St Croix Valley Bird Club will be at STEM Night offering displays and activities.  There are too many activities to list, but it is guaranteed to be a fun and educational night!   

See you there!



4th Grade Play "The Three Little Pigs Out West"

Three Little Pigs Out West

The fourth grade class will be presenting the play "The Three Little Pigs Out West" on Thursday, February 12, 2015 at 6:30 p.m. in the elementary school gym. The entire fourth grade class will be involved in the performance. All students will be learning songs and singing in the chorus. Some fourth grade students will have speaking lines during the performance. Students are excited to share a new version of the three little pigs story. We are looking forward to presenting our play on Thursday, February 12th at 6:30 p.m.

Submitted by: Elementary Music Teacher Jeanne Larson



School Closings

When the school is to be closed for the day or for early dismissal due to inclement weather it will be announced via the following:

Radio Television Internet
WCCO 830 AM KSTP TV Channel 5 News

WIXK New Richmond 1590 AM WCCO TV Channel 5 News
WEVR River Falls 1550 AM - 106.3 FM

We ask that you please do not call the school during this time unless you have an emergency.  The phones are needed for our communications.  Since many parents work, it may be wise to have a contingency plan if an early dismissal is necessary.

Channel 5 School Alert

Some people have asked if the AlertNow announcements could be sent out earlier than 6:00 am. The answer is yes!  If you would like to receive a message at the earliest possible time, you may sign-up to receive our school announcements via Channel 5 School Alert.  The Channel 5 School Alert system will be called first by administration and will allow you to receive any announcement within minutes of it being posted.

Click on the Channel 5 School Alert system link below to sign up to receive alerts via email or text message.

Register to receive ALERTS via EMAIL or text messaging


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