SCC Elementary CARES!
CARES is part of our behavior program at the elementary. At the beginning of each month we have a celebration recognizing students you exemplified the trait we focused on during the previous month and introduce the new trait we will focus on for the next month.
On February 5th students of the month were recognized for exemplifying responsibility. We were then introduced the February character trait, empathy.
If you would like to watch the assembly. you can CLICK HERE to view it on our YouTube channel.
Orff in the Elementary Music Room
Thanks to a generous donation from the St. Croix Valley Foundation our elementary music room is now the proud home of twelve additional Orff instruments and the mallets needed to play them. The five glockenspiels, four xylophones, and three metallophones are already the source of much admiration throughout the school and the students are looking forward to playing them soon. Thanks again to the St. Croix Valley Foundation for providing the grant money that made purchasing these instruments possible!
Submitted by: Elem. Music Teacher Melanie Neumann
First Annual Student Council Bake-Coupon Sale
The Elementary Student Council has been working hard this year to listen, collaborate, and seek opinions for improving SCC and its surrounding communities. They made a decision to have their first fundraiser January 13th—15th. The student council members baked goods at home and made up coupons that included "first in line", "chew gum in class", "lunch with their teacher" to name a few. All baked goods and coupons were sold for $0.50 each. The Bake/Coupon Sale was advertised during morning announcements and through posters displayed throughout the elementary building. Each student council member had a role in the fundraiser, such as baking, coupon making, creating posters, contacting staff, set up, clean up and selling!
The event was a huge success! The total amount earned for this fundraiser was $564.77. Student council members will now vote on how to best spend the money to improve SCC and the community.
Submitted by: Elementary Assistant Principal and 3rd Grade Teacher Shelly Clay
2016 Proposed Summer School Dates
- June 6th - 9th
- June 13th -16th
- June 20th - 23rd
- August 1st - 4th
- August 8th - 11th
More information and registration details will be available in the March 2016 SCC District newsletter. If you have questions regarding summer school, please contact Summer School Director Shelly Clay at email@example.com.
Is your child enrolled in our district census?
We are beginning to plan for next year’s SCC 4Kids program and need parents of children under four-years-old to make sure their child is enrolled in our district census. The district is required to gather information for all residents under the age of 21; regardless of whether or not they attend St. Croix Central Schools. If you are new to the district or have had changes in your family’s status in the past year, please complete the census form and return it to SCC Elementary School. It is especially important to have information for children ages 0-5 in order to send out mailings regarding pre-school events and planning for our district needs, including the SCC 4Kids program. If you have a child who is not currently enrolled in our district census please complete the census form and return it to St. Croix Central Schools, Attention Kim Gunderson, P.O. Box 129, Roberts, WI 54023. The form can be found on the SCC webpage by following this link:http:// www.scc.k12.wi.us/district/ds_registration_information.cfm.
Upcoming Events and Announcements
Parent Teacher Conferences
WHEN: Tuesday, February 23rd and Thursday, February 25th
TIME: 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
LOCATION: Elementary, Middle & High School
Elementary - Parents can sign up via Skyward for a conference time starting Feb 8 at 10am. Find information on this process by visiting the Elementary -- For Parents page.
5K Screening & Parent Meeting for 2016-17
The St. Croix Central School District will be having an Incoming 5K Student Screening and Parent Informational Meeting on April 8, 2016 from 8-9:30 a.m., 10:00-11:30 a.m., and 12:30-2:00 p.m. in the kindergarten classrooms at the SCC Elementary School located in Roberts. Parents with children that will turn 5 years old on or before September 1, 2016 and parents of current SCC 4K students are encouraged to sign up for a time slot online https://goo.gl/sSl34f.
Parent and student attendance and participation in this screening and registration is vital as this information will be used as a springboard to a successful beginning to your child’s kindergarten and school career.
While students are being screened, parents will be attending a presentation given by Pete Nusbaum, elementary principal, which will include discussions about the daily schedule, busing options, supplies needed, medical/vaccination requirements, and summer school information. Please bring any questions or concerns with you to the meeting. Parents will also be asked to complete enrollment and registration paperwork during the meeting.
If your child did not attend the SCC 4K program, please bring a certified copy of his/her birth certificate and proof of residency (utility bill, rental agreement, land/cellphone bill or tax statement). This registration meeting is for incoming 5K students and parents only; therefore, we ask you to find alternate arrangements for any younger children.
If you have any questions prior to the screening, please call the SCC Elementary school at 715-749-3119 or email Kim Nielsen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
4th Grade Play "The Granny Awards"
The fourth grade class will be presenting the musical The Granny Awards on Thursday, March 10, 2016 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 and solos during the performance. Students are excited to perform their own fairy tales awards show. We are looking forward to presenting our play on Thursday, March 10th at 6:30 p.m.
Submitted by: Elem. Music Teacher Melanie Neumann
Book Fair - We are Feelin' Groovy with Books!
The elementary library will be hosting a book fair the end of February to support reading among our students. Letter Home
Book Fair at SCC Elementary: Feb 18-25
Students can shop: during their scheduled library class or before school Feb 19-25
Parents can shop: before or after school Feb 19-25 and during conferences (see below)
Book Fair Online: Feb 15-28, bookfairs.scholastic.com/homepage/sccelementary
This is a splendid option if you would like to shop a larger variety, shop for children not reading at an elementary level, or just want to shop on your own time at home. Purchased items will be shipped to the school after Feb 28 and delivered to classrooms.
Shop During Conferences: Feb 23 and 25 from 3:30-8:00 p.m.
Stop by during parent-teacher conferences with your child to support their continued reading success. If items are sold out, the online fair is always a great option.
We will also be running some contest and events for students and staff:
- Teacher preview on Feb 18 - Teachers can stop by in the morning to get a treat, enter a prize drawing, and pull books for their classroom wish lists.
- Teacher Wish list books can be purchased by families and donated to classrooms. We love more books in classrooms!
- Student preview on Feb 18 - Classes can sign up to stop down and preview the fair during the school day
- Coloring Contest - Students who color this coloring sheet and turn it into the library by Feb 23 will be entered in a drawing to win a free book from the fair. Five students from each grade will get $10 to spend at the fair.
- Teacher Raffle Tickets will be given out at conferences. All families have to do is drop off the raffle ticket at the book fair and that teacher will be entered into a drawing to win $50 for their classroom.
If you have questions about the book fair, please contact Amanda Olson, aolson(AT)scc.k12.wi.us
4K Registration for 2016-2017
The St. Croix Central School District 2016-2017 4K Registration will be held at our Trinity Lutheran Church basement site at 1250 Broadway Street in Hammond, WI on Thursday, March 10th at 5:30 pm and Friday, March 11th at 12:30 pm and 1:45 pm.
Parents with children who will turn 4 years old on or before September 1, 2016 can sign up for a time slot online at https://docs.google.com/a/scc.k12.wi.us/forms/d/1k2C- 3Ktv9VHonhm381peew0FHuNrHam7Vg-G7f0pwQ4/viewform or contact Heather Wester at the St. Croix Central Elementary School at 715-749-3116 or email@example.com. During the presentation, parents will learn about the program and the sites, be able to ask questions and fill out enrollment forms. This registration meeting is for parents only; therefore, we ask you to not bring your child with you.
Softball Fundamental Clinic
Are you interested in being a fast pitch softball pitcher? Girls in grades 3th—8th are invited to learn the fundamentals of pitching. Older athletes could also learn and practice different pitches. This clinic will be held the following Sundays in the SCC Middle School gym: Feb. 14th, Feb. 21st, Feb. 28th, March 6th. Grades 3rd—5th from 5:15 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. and grades 6th—8th from 6:15 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.. The cost is $5.00 for the four week session. Look for more information in the school’s announcements. We look forward to working with our future SCC softball stars.
Submitted by: Varsity Softball Coach and 5th Grade Teacher Mindy Rudiger
Help bring Jan Brett to our School
Jan Brett, renowned author and illustrator, is giving away a free school visit for the 2016-17 school year. The school that has the most parents, teachers, friends, or supporters who enter the contest will win a free school visit from Jan in the 2016-2017 school year. Contest ends April 4, 2016.
Fill out the form found at http://www.janbrett.com/contest_2016/2016_free_school_or_library_visit.htm to enter SCC Elementary.
To make sure all our entries are counted correctly, please fill in the form with the following information.
- School Name - St Croix Central Elementary
- School Address - 202 S. Division St
- School City - Roberts
- School State - WI
- School Zip Code - 54023
Submitted by Amanda Olson, Library Media Specialist
Volunteer at the Elementary!
Our Elementary School is putting together a Volunteer Team to help serve our children and staff. You might be a parent, grandparent, neighbor, aunt, uncle, etc. looking to help out and we would love to invite you in.
For more information about volunteering, please visit SCC Elementary --> For Parents --> Volunteer Page.
Concerts for 2015-16
The elementary school students are looking forward to sharing their music with families and the community during upcoming concerts.
- Fourth grade will be presenting a musical play, The Granny Awards, on Thursday, March 10th at 1:30 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!
Submitted by: Elementary Music Teacher Melanie Neumann