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Welcome to Side Creek Elementary

Home of the Wolverines - Reaching for Excellence!

Side Creek Elementary

Ms. Susan Gariepy
Ms. Dominique Jones
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!  New!


Nutrition Services Go Online!

2014-2015 SCHOOL YEAR

The Nutrition Services Department is pleased to announce that we are going online next school year.  This is a web based process; therefore it can be done from any computer with access to internet.   Parents are encouraged to begin using this service.


  • Easily accessible and convenient. Allows parents and guardians to apply online for meal benefits. Applications can be accessed anywhere there is an internet connection.
  • Safe and easy to use. Allows parents and guardians to safely submit applications.
  • Receive benefits usually within 24 hours.
  • Available 24/7

Use the Link below to access Nutrition Services Online:


Diversity Night 2014!

Thursday, May 1st will be the date of this year's Diversity Night at Side Creek.  Displays will be ready for showing that evening from 5 pm to 7 pm.  Each grade level will be assigned a cultural area and make a display.  Cultural areas assigned this year are:

Kindergarten - Individual Personal Culture
1st grade - Mexico
2nd grade - Africa
3rd grade - Asia
4th grade - Europe
5th grade - Native Americans
Individual families are encouraged to present a display on Diversity Night.  Letters will be sent home this week and  Side Creek families who participate will be given a display area.  Please give notice by April 15th if your family wants to present a display.

Principal’s Message

Principal's Message
Spring - 2014


 Dear Side Creek Community,

Welcome back! Hopefully you and your families were able to enjoy some time together over the Spring Break week. We are all ready to hit the ground running for the last stretch of the school year.

Planning Ahead!

Beginning April 14, 4th and 5th grade students will take a new state assessment. The
Colorado Measures of Academic Success (CMAS) is the state’s large-scale assessment
designed to measure student performance in the Colorado’s Academic Standards science and social studies. The schedule is still in the works, so we will get it sent home
for 4th and 5th graders soon.

Next Coffee with the Principal is on April 9th, at 8:00. I hope to see you there!

Susan Gariepy

Dominique Jones
Assistant Principal





Student Council Events for 2014!

The Side Creek Student Council will have a busy calendar of events for 2014.  Student council raises money for charities and for school events like the School Dance.  Below are events scheduled for the remaining school year:

Jan. 21st to Feb. 5th - Pennies for Patients fundraiser
Jan. 31st - Super Bowl Jersey Day Fundraiser
Feb. 5th - Yearbook Sales Begin
Feb. 10th to 14th - All School Spirit Week
Mar. 20th - School Dance Party Night

Flyers will be sent home explaining in detail all of these events as the time arises.

Your Student Council Sponsors:

Michelle Passeretti
Lori Steen
Kristen Schmidt (Parent Volunteer)

Coffee with the Principal

Please join us for coffee with the principal.
These coffees will be an informal
opportunity to hear the principal’s vision,
ask questions, hear a range of topics
specific to Side Creek, and enjoy a hot cup
of coffee.  Coffees will be held the second
and fourth Wednesdays of the
month from 8:00 – 8:30 in the cafeteria.

 Coffee Dates

 12/11 -  PBiS: Positive Behavior Support
1/8 - SCES Curriculum and Achievement
2/12 - TCAP Assessments
2/26 - Open Forum
3/12 - Equity and Diversity
4/9 - School Transportation
4/23 – Open Forum
5/14 - TBD

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Closures & Notices
Event Calendar
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