Watch the Concert
Did you miss the 2nd and 3rd grade concert on November 17? Don't worry! You can watch the concert here: https://goo.gl/DZZcek
Thanks to Ms. Neumann, the students, the parents, and other staff for making this concert one of the best!
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 November 2 students of the month were recognized for exemplifying cooperation. The third grade then introduced the November character trait, acceptance.
If you would like to watch the assembly. you can CLICK HERE to view it on our YouTube channel.
Walk to School Day Champions!
SCC elementary students participated in a county-wide walk to school challenge during the week of October 5th – 8th. The focus of this activity was to foster the development of walking/pedestrian safety skills along with incorporating the lifelong health benefits of walking. The competition included a daily walking calendar. SCC students who completed this challenge and turned in a signed form were eligible to win a prize. We are pleased to announce that 186 students completed the challenge and received a prize courtesy of Healthier Together St. Croix County.
On Wednesday, October 7th we had a grade level competition to complete as many laps as possible during their recess. The results are as follows:
- 128 laps – Kindergarten = 32 miles
- 170 laps – 1st grade = 42 ½ miles
- 138 laps – 2nd grade = 34 ½ miles
- 229 laps – 3rd grade = 57 ¼ miles
- 111 laps – 4th grade = 27 ¾ miles
- For a total of 776 laps or 194 miles!
A total of five county-wide school districts participated in the Walk to School Challenge including Baldwin-Woodville, New Richmond, Glenwood City, & Somerset. St. Croix Central had the highest percentage of student participation in the first annual challenge. Teresa Kvam from St. Croix County Health and Human Services awarded SCC elementary The Golden Tennis Shoe Trophy for the year. "A special thanks to SCC Paraprofessionals Mrs. Frederick and Mrs. Brown for facilitating the counting of laps at their recess and helping the kids write their name on a shoe for each lap they completed." Way to go SCC!
The holiday season is fast approaching and St. Croix Central Schools, along with community members, would like to continue their tradition of the Holiday Angels Program. This program started several years ago and has helped brighten the holidays for many families. If your family is in need of a little help this holiday season, or if you have a friend or neighbor who could use some assistance, please call Elementary School Counselor Alyssa Fritsche at 715- 749-3119 x-4104. All information will be kept confidential. Names will be taken through December 7th. Please help us give the gift of joy to our families and children. Your contributions are greatly appreciated!
The Giving Tree
The holiday season is fast approaching and the elementary school would like to continue their tradition of the Giving Tree. The Giving Tree started several years ago and has helped brighten the holidays for many families. Students bring gifts for the Giving Tree, which in turn are given to the SCC Food for Kids Program and Roberts Food Pantry to support area families that need a little help during the holidays. Please help us give the gift of joy to our families and children. Your contributions are greatly appreciated! Thank you for caring and sharing! Happy Holidays!
We are looking for the following items:
- Boxed food items - cereal, macaroni and cheese
- Canned food items - vegetables, fruit, spaghetti sauce, spaghetti rings, soup
- Snack items - graham crackers, granola and breakfast bars, applesauce or fruit cups
- Personal hygiene items - toothpaste, shampoo, soaps, lotions
- Paper and cleaning products - kleenex, paper towels, toilet paper, laundry soap, dish soap
You may begin bringing gifts November 16th through December 9th. If you have any questions, please call SCC Elementary School Counselor Alyssa Fritsche at 715-749-3119 x-4104.
Upcoming Events and Announcements
Game Workers Needed
- SCC Students - age 14 and older is $7.25/hour
If you are interested, or know someone interested, please contact Athletic Secretary Wendy Hoverson at 715-796-5383 ext. 1101 or at her email address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Speak Up Survey
Here at SCC we value your thoughts about the education our students are receiving. To that end we are asking teachers, parents, and students to participate in the Speak Up survey by December 18th.
What is Speak Up?
Speak Up is a unique research project designed to collect and report on the authentic, unfiltered ideas and views of K-12 students and their parents, teachers and administrators. The primary focus of the Speak Up project has been on education stakeholders in the United States though schools in Australia, Canada and around the world have participated in the surveys for many years.
In general, Speak Up has three primary objectives:
--- To provide a means for local schools and districts to easily and effectively listen to and act upon the ideas of their stakeholders.
--- To provide a conduit for the voices of education stakeholders, most notably students, to inform national and/or state/provincial policies and programs.
--- To stimulate new local discussions around the use of technology within education.
Parents: Be a part of the conversation!
Starting on Oct. 1st we will be participating in the Speak Up national research project. Speak Up is the first survey designed to help parents share their ideas directly with schools and national policymakers. As key stakeholders, Speak Up provides parents with a mechanism for expressing their views to the administrators at their child(ren)’s school and district about key issues impacting their child(ren)'s education. Since 2003, Speak Up has collected and shared the views of nearly 4 million students, teachers, and parents from all 50 states, as well as internationally. By participating in Speak Up, parents are expressing their views to a wider audience of local, state, and national policy makers as well as the business community—and contributing to the national dialog about science, technology, and preparing students for the 21st century workforce.
To take the survey visit: http://www.speakup4schools.org/Speakup2015/ and click the blue parents enter here button!
Students: Your opinions matter to us!
We are participating in the online survey Speak Up so we can learn more about how you are using technology in class and for homework. We’d also like to know more about how you are using technology to learn and how you would like your teachers to use technology class.
The survey will be open until December 18th; to take the survey visit: http://www.speakup4schools.org/Speakup2015/ . All students will be required to enter in our school’s password to access the survey. Our password is: panthers
SCC Staff: Join the conversation!
Join the conversation about the use of technology for learning through Speak Up, a National Research Project. Since 2003, nearly 4 million K-12 education stakeholders have participated in the annual online surveys. Data findings are shared each year with federal, state and local policymakers to inform education programs, policies and funding.
To take the survey visit: http://www.speakup4schools.org/Speakup2015/ and click the blue educators enter here button!
Submitted by Amanda Olson, District Library Media Specialist
Concerts for 2015-16
The elementary school students are looking forward to sharing their music with families and the community during upcoming concerts.
- Kindergarten and first grade will be presenting a concert on Tuesday, December 8th at 2:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. This program is entitled A Holiday of Music. Doors will open at 6:00 p.m. for the evening performance.
- 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