SCE Weekly News - Friday, September 25, 2020

Message from Principal Pekarek

September 25, 2020 


Dear SCE Families,


Throughout this first month of school, our teachers have been working diligently to assess their students to determine gaps in learning as well as identify areas where students are ready for greater challenge. They use these assessments to help them plan focused instructional activities to support continuous learning for all students. 


We are excited to have the opportunity to share the results from these assessments and provide updates around student progress in learning with parents during Parent-Teacher Conferences coming up on Tuesday, October 6th and Thursday, October 8th between 4:15-8:00 PM. Later today, you will be receiving a letter with more information about how you can schedule your parent conference with your student(s) teacher. Conferences will be 15 minutes each and will be conducted virtually this year using Google Meets. Our goal is to have 100% attendance from our parents during conferences, so we hope you can join us!



September 28th 6th Grade Outdoor Ed - Cohort A

Last Date to Vote for Mrs. Durante for the Schomp Honda Teacher of the Year! 

Link for Voting 


September 29th 6th Grade Outdoor Ed - Cohort B

Virtual SAC meeting from 4:15-5:15 PM - Google Link


Have an exciting weekend!


Proud to be an Eagle!

Pamela Pekarek

Principal, Sand Creek Elementary

Important Dates

Sep 28 - Deadline to Vote for Mrs. Durante

Sep 28 - 6th Grade Outdoor Ed - Cohort A

Sep 29 - 6th Grade Outdoor Ed - Cohort B

Sep 29 - SAC Virtual Meeting, 4:15 - 5:15 pm, All Are Welcome, Google Link to Join Meeting

Oct 4 - Last Day to Sign Up for Parent-Teacher Conferences

Oct 6 & 8 - VIRTUAL Parent-Teacher Conferences

Oct 8 - Freddy’s Fundraiser, 4 - 8 pm

Oct 9 - MVHS Senior Car Parade, 2 - 3 pm (cheer on our Seniors! parade will pass SCE, Parade Route Map)

Oct 12 - 16 - No School, Fall Break

Oct 21 - Picture Retakes

Oct 30 - Last Day to Reach Fun Run Fundraising Goal

Parent-Teacher Conferences

Collaboration with our parents is a vital component of student success at Sand Creek Elementary School. This fall, Sand Creek Parent-Teacher Conferences will be held on October 6 and October 8, from 4:15-8:00pm

Below, you will find links to sign-up for your child’s conference with their respective teacher. Please sign-up for only one time slot. If your child has a specific service provider, please watch for an email from that teacher. The deadline to sign-up is October 4.  All conferences will be virtual, please look for an email from your student’s teacher with a meeting link.  If you have any questions regarding the conference, please email your teacher.

Eagles in the Know

Monday is the Last Day to Vote for Mrs. Durante! Mrs. Durante, has been selected as one of five finalists for the 2020 Schomp Honda Teacher of the Year Award! The winner of the Schomp Honda Teacher of the Year contest will receive a $5,000 donation towards an educational program of their choice. Voting closes September 28th. Link for Voting


It's that time of the year again- time for Sand Creek's annual Fun Run, but this year with a twist!  With our untraditional start to the school year, comes an untraditional, VIRTUAL, Fun Run. 2020 Virtual Fun Run Letter (Also in Friday Folders)

Our Fall Fundraising goal is to reach $35,000 by October 30th. Donations can be made through My School Bucks or through a check made payable to “Sand Creek Elementary PTO.” 

Students are welcome to ask family, friends and neighbors to help support our school! Please also consider asking your company to match your donation. Sand Creek Elementary PTO, a chapter of the Foundation for Douglas County Schools, is a 501(c)(3) corporation. Our Federal tax ID number is 84-1165175.

As many of you have read in the news, the USDA made the surprise announcement to reverse a prior decision and make ALL meals free to any kid 18 years of age and under until December 31, 2020 or when funding runs out. Effective immediately, students at all schools serviced by Nutrition Services will have access to healthy and FREE meals everyday. This will be in place for in person learners as well as eLearners and their siblings. Nutrition Services is ecstatic with the news and working quickly to be ready to handle the expected increase in volume for in person meals AND remote meal bags. No reimbursable meals will be charged to student accounts. Ala carte items will continue to be sold at all levels. Frequently Asked Questions

This Week's Pics

Celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month

3rd Grade Eagles with SCE’s No Place for Hate bulletin board recognizing the contributions and influence of Hispanic Americans to the history, culture, and achievements of the United States.

Tuesday was Bike to Work Day. Way to go Mrs. Taggart, Mrs. Kronhart, and Mrs. Stage!

Please Note: There is no expectation of privacy during school assemblies or other large school gatherings, sporting events, off-campus field trips or extra-curricular activities. Privacy cannot be guaranteed in public locations.