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Welcome to Side Creek Elementary

Home of the Wolverines - Reaching for Excellence!

Side Creek Elementary

Ms. Susan Gariepy
Ms. Anne Ferris
Vice - Principal
Winner of the Governor's Award of Distinguished Schools!
(Third Consecutive Year) 
 School Improvement Plan for 2011-12!  

Vision Statement
"Developing independent learners through individualized instruction."
Side Creek Rated as One of the Best Elementary Schools
School Hours - 8:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
First Bell at 7:55 a.m. 
Kindergarten Registration!  
School Supply List for 2015-16  New!  


Back to School Kickoff

The Aurora Public Schools invites all Side Creek Families to the 8th Annual Back to School Kickoff on Saturday, August 8th from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  The Kickoff Program will be held at the Aurora Town Center at 14200 East Alameda Avenue.  For full information on the activities, look at the flyers provided below:

Back to School Kickoff 

Back to School Kickoff (Spanish)

Summer Office Hours

The Side Creek Elementary School Office Hours will be  from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. starting June 15th.  The Office will officially close from June 26th through July 20th.  After July 20th, the school office will be open throughout the 2015 -16 school year.


Have a happy and safe summer!

Side Creek Staff

Principal’s Message

Principal's Message
April - 2015


 Hello Families,

It is hard to believe that we have already begun the final quarter of the school year. Students continue to work hard daily in their progress towards mastery of grade level expectations as defined in the Colorado Academic Standards. If after receiving the third quarter report card, you have any questions/concerns about your child’s progress or how you can support at home, please contact his/her teacher.


A reminder that April 6th is READ Act Day and there is no school for students. Our teachers will spend the day conferencing with the families of students who are below grade level proficiency in reading. The Colorado READ Act is legislation designed to support struggling readers in grades K-3 by ensuring that an intervention plan (READ plan) is in place to catch these students up with their peers. Because at Side Creek we understand how vital reading is to overall academic success, we are extending these conferences to include every student (grades K-5) who is behind in reading whether on a READ plan or not. We want to ensure that families know specifically what we are doing to support their children. Read the rest of this entry »

“Best Day of the Year”

Side Creek's field day was held on Friday, September 19th.  The field day was planned for September 12th, but the weather was poor that day.  Side Creek's field day was moved from the spring to the fall because of the early dismissal of school in May.

Thanks to Mrs. Zimmerman for preparing and hostessing Field Day on Friday September 19th!  Many students were quoted as saying "IT IS THE BEST DAY OF THE YEAR!" We would also like to thank the MANY volunteers who made Field Day so wonderful!



Field Day Postponed!

Because of inclement weather, Side Creek's Field Day scheduled for this Friday, September 12th, has been postponed until Next Friday, September 19th.  If you can volunteer on that day please fill out the volunteer form below.

Field Day Volunteer Form


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Event Calendar
   August  2015 »
Upcoming Events
  • August 11, 2015

    District Literacy Testing Grades 1-5

  • August 12, 2015

    District Literacy Testing Grades 1-5

  • August 13, 2015

    First Day of Classes Grades 1-5

  • August 18, 2015

    First Day of School Preschool and Kindergarten

  • September 7, 2015

    No School - Labor day

  • September 18, 2015

    No School - Inservice Day