Weekly Otter Bulletin

Good evening Shoal Creek families - This is Principal Atkins calling to tell you Stuff You Otter Know!


Monday is our first day with all grades back on campus.  Here are a few updates to help with traffic flow and entry.

We are asking families to prescreen their children at home. If they are fever and symptom free, you do not need to wait with your child at drop off.  Also, please do not drop off or pick up in the bus lane. When the busses leave, we will open those lanes for cars.  

Free lunches are available to all students. Afternoon students can come to school at 11:30 am to eat at the lunch area.


Otters Run Club News

Hi Otters! Our Virtual Run Club is now up and running. Hope you were able to avoid the heat and get a few miles in. If you were having issues with editing the Google Sheets, please try again as they have all been changed to shared editing access now.

To begin logging your miles and check out our October Pumpkin Picking Fitness Challenge, head to our Google Drive page at: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1zs9rS_wypCfSgEuTOY1j7ZR98xSpxU0t?usp=sharing

Build those muscles in time for a visit to the pumpkin patch. Completing the Pumpkin Picking Fitness Challenge by October 31st will earn you a bonus mile for the month of October! If you have any questions just email shoalcreekrunclub@gmail.com.


Candy Bar Bingo Night - Halloween Style


Join us on Saturday October 24th at 4 PM for some Candy Bar Bingo fun. Since this event is just before Halloween wearing Halloween costumes is encouraged. The price is $5 per player. Both students and parents are welcome to play. Sign up online through the link provided in the email (https://signup.com/go/tRHnMVp) to reserve your spot. Registered players pay, park and play at the Shoal Creek parking lot. We ask that you stay with your car to comply with social distancing rules. The games start at 4 PM. Hope to see you there!




An important message from Box Tops for Education:

Even though Box Tops has gone digital, there are still some products out there that have unexpired traditional clips. If you see the traditional clip on the box, you can still get credit for those as long as they are not expired!


We know getting traditional Box Tops to school this year might be challenging for families. Your safety is important to us, and we want to make sure your school can earn as much as possible during these unprecedented times. That's why we're opening up our fall submission process to ALL Box Tops supporters this year. Here's the plan:


Go to boxtops4education.com and follow the step-by-step instructions on our website to safely submit your clips so they count toward your school's fall check. You can also watch the simple how-to video below for further instructions.


All Box Tops submissions must be postmarked by November 2 to be included in your school's next check. Only unexpired clips will be accepted, and your Coordinator will be notified as soon as your Box Tops are processed. All submissions received by the deadline can take up to 3 weeks to process from that November 2 deadline.

Upcoming events


Oct. 12-23     Book Fair  Online 

Oct. 12          School Opens for K - 3rd grade on 

Oct 22        School Pictures for In Person students & 

Oct. 23rd    School Pictures for VLA students.

Oct. 24        Candy Bar Bingo Night

Oct. 26     Cash for Kids starts on 

Stay In the Know on Social Media

Want to stay informed on what’s happening at Shoal Creek? Consider liking the PTA and Educational Foundation Facebook pages. Links and handle below:


PTA Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/Shoal-Creek-Elementary-PTA-443336390373/

Educational Foundation Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/ShoalCreekEducationalFoundation/

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