SCC Elementary CARES!
CARES is our new behavior expectation. We had our first CARES assembly on Friday, Oct 3rd. The assembly had two parts.
First, students in each grade level were recognized that exemplified the C in CARES - Cooperation - which was the focus for September.
Next, the staff performed a skit to introduce students to the A in CARES - Acceptance. This will be the focus for October.
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.
Upcoming Events and Announcements
Checkout SCC's ebooks and digital audiobooks!
Ebooks continue to be a hot trend in literature, and we at SCC (particularly in the library) would like to support that. We have been adding tons of great ebooks and digital audiobooks to our collections over the past three years. You can see what we've got at each building, buy clicking on the links below. Our ebooks will work on nearly any device, as long as it has an internet connection and a browser (Android, i-device, KindleFire, NookColor, or regular computer). You can get login information by contacting Amanda Olson or stopping in any of the libraries.
Learn how to use our ebooks with these videos: goo.gl/5w2P9m
Trick or Treating for Canned Goods
Watch out for high schoolers on Halloween night!
No, they are not looking for candy! They are trick or treating for canned goods as members of the SCC Softball team, collecting food for the Roberts Hammond Food Shelf. Find them from 4-5pm on Halloween night in Hammond and Roberts!
Know you won’t be home? Leave your goods outside with a note, and they will collect them!
Any questions, or want to be sure your house is visited? Contact Mindy Rudiger; firstname.lastname@example.org
The elementary school will be having a “Hearing Clinic” for students in Kindergarten, 1st grade, and 2nd grade on Thursday, October 16th and Tuesday, October 21st, 2014. Students from the University of River Falls Speech and Hearing program, along with their instructor, will be conducting the hearing screening clinic. Permission slips went home in the Thursday folders, and we will only be testing the students who have returned their permission slips. Parents will only receive hearing test results if there are abnormal findings. If you have a child in 3rd or 4th grade that you would like screened or you need a new permission slip sent home, please contact SCC Nurse Mrs. Demulling. She can be reached at the elementary school at 715-749-3119 or at email@example.com.
When: October 31st, 2:00pm
Where: Elementary School
BOO! The annual Halloween Parade is scheduled for Friday, October 31st at 2:00 p.m. To maximize our concentration on learning, please do NOT send your child to school "in costume" dress, make up or colored hair. Students will have time to change at school after lunch and before the parade. Costumes need to be weapon free, and we ask for common sense in choosing wardrobes and masks that do not frighten other students. New to our school? Our parade route includes a walk down Main Street in Roberts; plan to dress appropriately for chilly weather.
Elementary Student Concerts
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 there!
"Read and Reuse" Program is Ready for Readers!
The shelves are ready and books are eagerly awaiting some readers to bring their stories to life. The “Read and Reuse” program will allow children to take a book, read it and enjoy it. With this program your child may keep the book indefinitely or return it for others to enjoy.
There will be a bin at the elementary school entrance where you can drop off books you would like to donate to the “Read and Reuse” shelves.
It is a special opportunity for a child to choose their own book and know that it is theirs until they are ready to pass the reading on. The books from the “Read and Reuse” program will have a stamp or label in the inside cover stating that it is part of the program. This will prevent any mix-ups with classroom books and library books.
Readers are made on the laps of parents. Literacy is spread through the hearts of community and the craft of educators coming together as an investment in our youth. The goal is to promote, produce, and celebrate the joy of reading. Thank you for your partnership in literacy.
Please contact Kindergarten Teacher Heidi Usgaard at 715-749-3119 or firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
All school districts are required to identify children with possible learning or developmental delays. This identification should be made as early as possible.
The St. Croix Central School District will be conducting a screening on Friday, October 24, 2014. It will be held at the SCC Elementary School in Roberts with appointments scheduled from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The screening is open to all district 3-year-olds and also any 4-year-olds not currently enrolled in the SCC 4K program.
Areas to be screened include speech/language, motor skills, cognitive skills, and social development.
If you have concerns about any of the above areas, please call the elementary school office at (715) 749-3119 between 7:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. to schedule your child for an appointment. A limited number of appointments will be scheduled for each available time slot.
Look What's New in Science
SCC Elementary is excited about our new science program called Fusion! It incorporates S.T.E.M. in each unit of study. STEM is an acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics.
Fourth graders will study plants & animals, energy & ecosystems, weather, earth and space, properties and changes in matter, energy, motion, and electricity.
These units will coordinate with EIE (Engineering is Elementary) kits. An EIE kit presents a problem that needs to be solved with engineering. It is an extensive, investigative, problem solving process that involves higher order thinking and teamwork. Students will learn the scientific method and the engineering design process.
Submitted by: 4th Grade Teachers Ann Leque & Jackie Newell
Please call the school by 8:00 a.m. if your son/daughter is going to be absent and give the reason for it. We do have voicemail at each school so you may leave a message before leaving for work. Please ask your child to stop in the office for a make-up slip upon returning to school. As a safety precaution, we will make a follow-up call if we do not hear from you by 9:00 a.m.
Sponsored by the PPG.
Friday, October 24th
At the Elementary
Elementary Book Fair
Oct 6-15, open all school day. Students can browse and purchase items during their regular library class.
-- Oct 6 is Day 5 --- Oct 7 is Day 6 --- Oct 8 is Day 1 --- Oct 9 is Day 2
-- Oct 14 is Day 3 --- Oct 15 is Day 4
Oct 13, open during parent-teacher conferences. Stop by the library!
Send money with your child to use during library class or stop by during conferences!
Oct 1-21 -- You can also Shop Online by visiting our Book Fair Website.
Click HERE for our book fair website.