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Have you read the latest Hawk Talk?

Posted On: Sunday, October 13, 2019

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Hello RedHawk Families,

Remember, TOMORROW, Monday, October 14th is a student holiday.  See you bright and early on Tuesday!


The first quarter is in the books!  It is amazing how fast it goes by.  We look forward to the next 3 quarters and the amazing things that will occur here at Clark Creek Elementary STEM Academy!


Show your spirit for CFA and CCES!  Please join the Clark Creek Social Studies Committee for SAUCE WARS @Chick-fil-A TOWNE LAKE!  What is your favorite Chick-fil-a sauce?  Come eat dinner and vote!  Which sauce do you think will win? 

Where: 3070 Eagle Dr.  Woodstock, Ga 30189

When: Thursday, October 17         

Time: 5pm-7pm

Make sure to say you are from Clark Creek for breakfast, lunch, or dinner!  If you don’t have time to go in, you can go through the drive-thru! Thank you in advance for your support!  


Clark Creek Morning News Crew:  Attention 5th graders:  If you are interested in being a part of our Morning News Crew, please fill out and return the attached application. 


CONGRATULATIONS to Karen Garland for being selected as 1 of 4 CCSD TOTY Finalists!  We are so proud of her and know how much she impacts the lives of our students, staff, and school community!  Well deserved! 


EHS HOCO Parade is Wednesday at 6pm on the Etowah/Booth campus. Ms. Garland will even be in the parade!  Com catch some candy from her!  Please see the attached parade route.


Community Involvement!  Please join the Ama tribe, along with Coach B. and Ms. Ryan as they help our Tribal partner, the Upper Etowah River Alliance on Saturday, October 26th from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. We will be showing respect for our environment as we work together to clean up the river. Breakfast and coffee will be provided, as well as snacks and water during the clean-up. Please be sure to bring your own water bottle! Plastic gloves will be provided, but you may want to bring heavy-duty ones of your own. Also, wear old clothes and shoes that you don’t mind getting dirty! We hope to see everyone there as we show our RedHawk pride and commitment to our environment!


Our RedHawks are IN NEED of BASKETBALL COACHES!  You do not have to have a student playing on the team to coach. 

 Current openings:

1st grade Boys

2nd grade Boys

2nd grade Boys

2nd grade boys

3rd grade Boys

4th grade Boys

4th grade Boys

5th grade Boys

Please email Kristin Johnson, cybclarkcreek@outlook.com if you are interested in more details. Thank you for considering this opportunity!


Word of the Week: Honor – A sense of what is right, just, and true.

Our character words are important for Red Hawks to not only know but also exhibit. 10 ways to demonstrate honor:

1. Be true to yourself

2. Keep good company

3. Be confident

4. Do what’s right

5. Be honest

6. Keep your word

7. Be loyal

8. Accept personal responsibility

9. Make a difference

10. Live for a cause greater than yourself


Continued Reminders (see last week’s Hawk Talk for attachments):

CCEF Shirts!  Cherokee County Educational Foundation Shirts are available for purchase.  If you would like to purchase one, you can do so ONLY online at:  https://www.allegrobusinessproducts.com/sr/1692468.  Orders are due by November 1st and will be delivered after Thanksgiving Break.  A percentage of sales will be returned to Clark Creek!


Do you like science?  Are you interested in expanding your knowledge and competing against other schools to show what you know?  Please consider trying out for the Science Olympiad team.  You can either print the attached application form or see Ms. Garland for a copy. The deadline to register for try-outs is Friday, October 18, 2019, with tryouts beginning Thursday, October 24 from 2:45 PM – 3:45 PM  If you have questions, email karen.garland@cherokeek12.net.


Drum roll….the first Family STEM Home Challenge of the year has been declared!  How can you design and create a pumpkin to look like your favorite folktale book character? What is a folktale, you ask?  It can be a story that is a fairytale, myth, or fable. (https://tinyurl.com/yffj5vm).  Students who participate must complete the attached form to have their name entered in a drawing for a pizza party in the Science Discovery Lab.  Submissions are due Tuesday, October 22, with judging taking place Friday, October 25 at the Fall Festival.  As you follow the engineering design loop remember to have fun and be creative!   If you have questions email karen.garland@cherokeek12.net.



Got Plastic Grocery Sacks?  Our annual Recycled Plastic Bag competition is in full swing.   We are partnering up with Waste Management and collecting plastic grocery bags.  Over the next three weeks, send in all your plastic grocery bags to your child’s homeroom teacher.  On October 29th, we will do a final homeroom count.  Waste Management is providing a prize for the homeroom and school that has collected the most bags.  Let’s do our part and help keep our community recycle! 


CALLING ALL VETERANS!  The Tadewi tribe will be presenting a program in honor of Veterans Day in November.  Our program is scheduled for Monday, November 11th at 8:00 a.m. We would like to honor the veterans in our Clark Creek family at our program.  All veterans are invited to attend.  If you have a veteran in your family that you would like honored during a special slide show presentation, please send in a picture along with a name, dates, and branch of service, and relation at Clark Creek (i.e. granddaughter---Sara Student, Kindergarten.).  Please send all responses to our music teacher, Kimberly.knuchel@cherokeek12.net.  Please title the subject: Veteran Picture.   Thank you for your service!


The school’s front office closes at 3:00PM.  If you are arriving at school for a teacher conference after this time,  please enter through the ASP entrance at the back of the school to avoid any delays to your scheduled meeting time.



 #Socktober is HERE!

Do you know what the most needed items in local homeless shelters are? They are SOCKS!  All month long, Student Ambassadors will be collecting new socks for local homeless shelters.

Help us in supporting our local community through caring initiatives! The drive will run from Oct. 7th – Nov. 1st. You can drop off your new sock donation in your tribal bin in front of the cafeteria. Our goal is 500 pairs!

Feel free to tweet us purchasing your sock donation with #Socktober @ClarkCreekSTEM


Parent Tour coming up!  Parents, whether you are new to being a RedHawk parent or not, we invite you to visit Clark Creek Elementary STEM Academy on October 17th for our first 19-20 Parent Tour.  Our guided tours are an opportunity to learn about our school, take a tour of the building, and hear from our Parent Involvement Facilitator and Academic Facilitator. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a0945aeaf28a3ff2-parent


This Week at the Creek

Monday, October 14th  

Columbus Day – Student Holiday


Tuesday, October 15th   

EXP – 2:30-3:30pm p/up in the front

Robotic Club Meeting 2:30pm - 4:30pm p/up in the front

Yearbook Club 2:30pm-3:30pm p/up in the back


Wednesday, October 16th    

Jr Fish Club 7:00 – 7:30am Rm 409

Ice Cream Sales during lunch $1.00

EHS HOCO/TOTY Parade on EHS/Booth Campus 6:00pm  


Thursday, October 17th    

Parent Tour 8:00 – 10:00am

EXP – 2:30-3:30pm p/up in the front

Academic Bowl 2:30-3:45pm p/up in the front

Tech Club Rm 503 2:30-3:30pm p/up in the Front

Science Olympiad Rm 423 2:45pm-3:45pm p/up Back

CFA Spirit Night (Social Studies Dept)


Friday, October 18th  

STEM Career Day

First Quarter Report Cards Go Home

Ice Cream Sales during lunch $1.00

Walton @ EHS 7:30pm White Out (HOMECOMING GAME)


Next Week at the Creek

Monday, October 21th  

Clover Buds 2:30-3:30pm p/up in the front

Reading Bowl 2:15-3:00pm p/up in the front

Chorus 2:30-3:30pm p/up in the back of the school.


Tuesday, October 22th   

EXP – 2:30-3:30pm p/up in the front

Robotic Club Meeting 2:30pm - 4:30pm p/up in the front

Yearbook Club 2:30pm-3:30pm p/up in the back


Wednesday, October 23th    

Jr Fish Club 7:00 – 7:30am Rm 409

Bus Driver Appreciation Day

Ice Cream Sales during lunch $1.00


Thursday, October 24th    

Tech Club Rm 503 2:30-3:30pm p/up in the front

EXP – 2:30-3:30pm p/up in the front

Academic Bowl 2:30-3:45pm p/up in the front

Science Olympiad Rm 423 2:45pm-3:45pm p/up Back

School Council Meeting 3:00-4:00pm


Friday, October 25th  

Ice Cream Sales during lunch $1.00

PTA Family Fun Night (Dance Party Trunk or Treat) 6 – 8

Yanmar Bucket and Boo’s event – see attached to join for the movie after our Family Fun Night!


Upcoming Calendar Events:

RED RIBBON WEEK  10/28 – 11/1 – Themes coming soon!

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