Our Partner in Education, Marietta Martial Arts, is offering several Day Camps during the upcoming break. Need a fun place for your kids to hang out? We're going to have awesome time playing games and learning cool martial arts.
Camp is available Monday & Tuesday, December 22nd & 23rd as well as Monday & Tuesday, December 29th & 30th and even Monday, January 5th (Teacher Work Day). Join us for the whole time or pick just one day! Go to www.MariettaMartialArts.com and click on the Before Christmas Day Camp icon.
Are you missing jackets, sweatshirts, and gloves? Please make sure to check our lost and found for any missing items before Winter Break. Everything that is left after December 19th, will be donated to a local charity.
We had beautiful weather this morning and the 2nd graders did a great job planting over 1000 tulip bulbs. The gardens at the school entrance will be beautiful in the Spring!! Thanks to the teachers and parent volunteers from each classroom as well as PTA Environmental Education and Beautification Committee volunteers Kristen Cox, Tina Engberg, Susan Hynes, and Laura McNeice for all their hard work planting today. Thanks to the PTA Community Outreach Committee for collecting all the tulips with the 2nd grade service drive earlier in the fall. Special thanks goes to John Roy for tilling the gardens during Thanksgiving break. The soil was perfectly prepped and made the job so much easier for the children to dig. We are all so thankful for their hard work, and we look forward to the beautiful tuplip blossoms this spring.
Pre-sale is until December 19th, 2014.
How much: Yearbooks will be $35.00
Please pay by check or cash.
**Make checks payable to Sope Creek Elementary.**
If you are a fifth grade parent and would like to purchase a dedication to your student the cost is $20.00. You will need to include the extra cost with the purchase of your yearbook. Then, please type and email your dedication with your child’s full name and teacher’s name to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks to all the kindergarten teachers and students for a successful Clinic Supply Drive! With everyone's help and generosity, we were able to supply our own school clinic with 5290 cotton balls, 3884 band-aids, 1724 wipes, 1598 Clorox wipes, 1175 Q-tips, 710 Saltine crackers, 550 cough drops, 190 gloves, 122 AA batteries, 41 Ace bandages, 25 tubes of antibiotic ointment, 14 cans of ginger ale, 5 boys briefs, 4 boxes of kleenex, and 3 bottles of hydrogen peroxide. All of these supplies are very much needed and appreciated!
On behalf of all of us on the Community Outreach Committee, thank you for teaching our children the value of helping others and for your patience during this project!!!
Heidi Schwartz, Carie Buchanan, and Allison Nolan PTA Community Outreach Committee
Based on community feedback from across the state, the GA State Board of Education has proposed revisions to the Common Core Georgia Performance Standards in English Language Arts and Mathematics to be effective for the 2015-2016 school year. These revisions have now been posted for a 60 day review and comment period. Please click here to review the revised standards and to provide your comments to inform the decision for the state.
The drafts of revised standards will be posted for 60 days of public review and comment from November 12, 2014 through January 10, 2015.
Drafts of Revised Standards
Please click on the following links to access the draft of the revised standards:
November is National Homeless Youth Awareness Month Pajama Day! Sope Creek Elementary is partnering with The Center for Children & Young Adults (CCYA). CCYA houses youth who are in need of shelter because they have been abused, neglected, or abandoned by their own parents or caregivers. The shelter provides them with a safe place to sleep, eat, live, and grow until we can hopefully find them a permanent home. For more information about the CCYA, please visit the website at www.ccyakids.org. Each participating student will donate a $1.00 for the opportunity to wear their pajamas to school on Friday, November 21st. Bring a $1.00 in cash on November 21st and give it to your homeroom teacher. This is a school-wide event, so we hope everyone will participate!