Dear Parents and Students,
Welcome to Sanford Creek Elementary 2014-2015 school year! We hope you had a wonderful break and you are ready to begin the new school year. We look forward to working with you as we provide the best possible education for your child. Parents are an integral part to the success of our school. I hope each of you will take time during the school year to visit Sanford Creek Elementary and be involved in our school's activities.
2013-2014 Overall School Performance
Sanford Creek Elementary 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students took the North Carolina End-of-Grade Tests are designed to measure student performance on the goals, objectives, and grade-level competencies.
Starting with the 2012-2013 school year, the new Common Core State Standards and the North Carolina Essential standards will be taught and assessed in WCPSS.
Learn more about End-of-Grade Achievement Levels.
More information on EOG testing can be found at http://www.ncpublicschools.org/accountability/testing/eog/.
2014-2015 School Year Ahead
We are Living, Loving, Learning, and Growing as staff members and I kick off the 2013-2014 school year with team building and teamwork on our July 1-3 workdays. The collaborative plans will continue to create and maintain a supportive, collaborative learning community that provides challenging, differentiated instruction so all children will become caring, responsible citizens who are prepared for future endeavors.
We are offering 4th and 5th grade students that qualify for single subject acceleration based on their academics. We are also offering a more technology based curriculum during their computer specials and when they visit the media center. Instructionally, the teachers are continuing to engage in differentiation and rigor and relevance workshops to enhance their teaching and instruction for student learning. Parents can contact our AIG teacher, Tammy Garland for more information.
Boosterthon for Fitness, Leadership, and Character! We are excited to work with a fundraising organization called Boosterthon which will enhance our students’ knowledge about Fitness, Leadership, and Character. While enhancing the students’ knowledge of positive behavior skills students and staff will ask friends and family to sponsor then in a fun run held at the school in early August. Last year, parents, students, and teachers raised close to $19,000 dollars. With school funds and the PTA funds together we've been able to purchase additional smart boards, laptops, student learning websites, and we've been able to enhance our classroom reading libraries.
We have a Before and After School program that will be ran in-house with a coordinator and assistants. The program will partner with local businesses and organizations to have afternoon after school activities.
Communication - One of our major goals is that the children be treated as individuals and that we make every effort to meet their individual academic needs. Communication is the key to ensure that every child continues to grow and to make certain we have a successful school year. We ask you to check your child's weekly work folders, which will be sent home every Tuesday. Please send a note for a conference to your child's teacher if you do not understand something or if you are concerned about their progress. We are here to work with you and your children to ensure their success.
Sanford Creek and Wake County Public Schools Parent/Student Handbook
The Parent/Student handbook on this website and the at a glance blue colored pamphlet being sent home has been prepared to ensure that the students are familiar with the policies anSd procedures at Sanford Creek Elementary School. In addition to this handbook, you will receive the Wake County Public School System's Student/Parent Handbook once the school board has voted on some changes and afterwards send it to print. They contain information about the school system and our school. If you have any questions after you have read the Sanford Creek Elementary handbook and the WCPSS handbook, please do not hesitate to contact your child’s teacher or administration for further questions or concerns.
Sanford Creek Elementary staff and I look forward to working with you during the upcoming school year.
Dr. Ve-Lecia S. Council