SCC Elementary

Principal's Message - SCC Elementary School

With November behind us and the first quarter Standards Based Grades sent out, it brings us to one of the busiest months of the year. It’s been said that success is contagious. I believe that to be true at SCC.  We have had a tremendous fall at the elementary school.  Students have been performing at high levels in the classroom and behaving well outside of the classroom.  I believe that the new PBIS & CARES system is working well. Recently we collected over 900 canned goods for the local food shelf and Lions Club and we are currently collecting many items for the Giving Tree.  Students are doing a great job with responsibility and giving back to the community.  I am very proud of all our students. 

I would like to take this opportunity to say thank you to the many parents that took out time to attend our Fall Parent-Teacher Conferences and for the great support I received thus far this year.  I am confident that our students will continue to experience positive outcomes as we strengthen the home and school partnership.  Students need to know you are interested and concerned about their education.  I am continually looking for ways that we can improve our communication with parents and the community.   Please let me know if there are things I can do to improve communication between the elementary school and home.  I am confident that with the support of our parents and community, our students will continue to display outstanding academic excellence and social responsibility in our school and community.  If you have any concerns with what is going on at SCC Elementary, please give me a call at 715.749.3119.  I certainly appreciate all the help you give us with your children.

Have a great Holiday Season!

Pete Nusbaum, Elementary School Principal


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.


The Giving Tree

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 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 would like to suggest the items below in order to have a variety of donations.
     -Early Childhood, Kindergarten, and First Grade: canned goods (vegetables, fruit,
      spaghetti sauce)
     -Second Grade: personal hygiene items (toothpaste, shampoo, soap, lotion)
     -Third Grade: boxed food items (Hamburger Helper, cereal, pasta, rice, cake mix)
     -Fourth Grade: paper products (Kleenex, napkins, paper towel, toilet tissue) and
      cleaning supplies (laundry soap, dish soap)

You may begin bringing gifts November 17th through December 5th. If you have any questions, please call Alyssa Matzek, SCC Elementary School Counselor, at 715-749-3119 ext. 4104.


Holiday Angels

Holiday Angels

The holiday season is fast approaching and St. Croix Central Schools, along with community members, would like to continue their tradition of the Holiday Angel 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 Alyssa Matzek, SCC Elementary School Counselor at 715-749-3119 ext. 4104. All information will be kept confidential.


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.

  • 2nd and 3rd grade students will be presenting a fall concert on Thursday, November 6th at 2:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.
  • Kindergarten and 1st grade will be presenting a concert on Thursday, December 4th at 2:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.
  • 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

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.

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