February 21, 2019 Update





Thank you PTO for sponsoring our first ever JCE Winter Dance. It was a complete success! We had so much fun seeing many of our scholars and their parents, dressed to the nines! We were entertained by DJ Mac and enjoyed a variety of delicious finger foods. Thank you to all who came out and supported us and a huge shout out goes to our Winter Dance Committee who made sure every detail was attended to!


In honor of Black History Month, our 5th graders will be performing for the student body tomorrow, Friday, Feb. 22nd, at two assemblies: PreK – 2nd – 8:45 to 9:45; and 3rd – 4th- 10:00 to 11:00. 5th-grade parents are welcome to come out to see their scholars perform.

Students, faculty, and staff are asked to wear red, black and green or African Attire tomorrow in honor of Black History Month!



We had an excellent turn out for our African American Read-In on February 11th. It was awesome to see the number of men who came out to share their love of literacy and read books (written by African American authors and illustrators) to our scholars. Our very own superintendent, Dr. Baron Davis, along with several of USC Gamecock football players, and even Live PD deputies were here!!


Our scholars learned about many careers during our Career Day last Friday, February 15th. A huge shout out to the families and community members who came out for this event as well as our career specialist, Mrs. Allie Harris, and our school counselor, Mrs. VaLisa Palmer, who helped put everything together. Our students enjoyed the presentations and learned so much about a variety of careers.


January 29, 2019 Update

Family Heritage Night

Our second Family Heritage Night was a great success. While we did not have as many families participate, those who did were outstanding! Thank you to the families, faculty and staff who came out to support us!

Upcoming JCE Winter Dance

As a reminder, our winter dance will be held on Friday, February 8th from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students. Students must be accompanied by an adult.

Meet our JCE Safety Team

We are so proud that these 4th-grade scholars have taken the pledge to support and care for our school!


Upcoming Community Conversations

Please come and share your thoughts and ideas about diversity and inclusion in our district. All meetings are open to the public, and everyone is encouraged to participate. For more information, contact Dr. Helen Grant, Chief Diversity and Multicultural Inclusion Officer at hgrant@richland2.org or by calling 803-738-3327.

APEX Fun Run Info

This May 3rd, Jackson Creek will be hosting an APEX Fun Run Fundraiser. APEX is collaborating with our school PTO and faculty to build student leaders through a meaningful and engaging FUN RUN.

This high energy exciting school event will kickoff on Tuesday April 24th. Your child will receive information about how they can begin raising pledges for the FUN RUN which will take place the following week on Thursday May 3rd.

During this time students will be engaged in learning about how they can change their school and the world in profound ways. They will see how service to others can contribute the greatest good and see how exercise can play a vital role in personal and community health.

Keep an eye out for more information. Packets will go home next week following the student Pep Rally.

Here’s the letter D. Mosso Taylor sent out regarding the event

Dear Parents,

Thank you for your support of Jackson Creek Elementary school and the investments you make in your children’s lives. We are so excited to introduce you to this semester’s only major fundraiser, the Apex Fun Run!  The Apex Fun Run will last for 2 weeks and will kick off with two Pep Rallies (Pre-K –  2nd @ 1:00pm and 3rd -5th @ 2pm) on April 24, 2018 in the performance area.

Please look for your child’s Pledge Kit that they will receive on that day as well as emails from your teachers the following day.  Please visit www.apexfunrun.com to hear about this interactive program that helps schools all over the country raise money, while promoting leadership and fitness in the classes.  This year’s character theme is Apex United where students will follow Sam, Rob, Wendy, Robin and Luke who together make up the United Squad. We catch up with our characters while the deceiving Mr. E is constantly testing them. With special powers provided by Omega, these five friends will truly learn what it means to be united along with a surprise none of them saw coming.

During the Apex Fun Run, students are challenged to get pledges for the laps they will run on May 3, 2018 to help their school.  Students will run for 30 minutes and average 26-36 laps, with the maximum amount of laps being 36 (each lap is 1/16th of a mile).  Sponsors can pledge $1, $2, $5 or any other amount for each lap students run.  All participants will receive an access code that allows you to enter pledges online. THIS IS HIGHLY ENCOURAGED! Funds raised this year will purchase supplies and curriculum materials that will enhance our AVID program!

The Apex Fun Run is for every student regardless of financial giving.  All students will receive Apex bands, race-day lap counters, and team awards.  We invite all parents to come to the Apex Fun Run and share in this great event!  The times for the Apex Fun Run are as follows:

  • Fun Run 1: Pre K 9:00 to 10:00
  • Fun Run 2:  K and 1st  10:15 to 11:15
  • Fun Run 3:  2nd  and 3rd grade   11:30 to 12:30
  • Fun Run 4:   4th  and 5th grade   1:15 to 2:15


For parents: https://vimeo.com/224399946 you can help our school be successful in the following four ways:

  • Help connect your child to potential sponsors (family/friends) to acquire pledges.
  • Ask your child about the “United” character lessons, and download the “Apex Fun Run” App!
  • Come to the Apex Fun Run and don’t forget to invite others to attend our fun-filled community event.
  • Help volunteer for the race! We need a few parents to help cheer on students and mark laps.  If you would like to volunteer for your student’s race, please contact PTO/ Krishonda Cody at Krishondacody81@gmail.com.


Thank you again for your continued support—we are so excited to begin this journey with you!


Dr. Sabina Mosso- Taylor

School Principal

2017 – 2018

Upcoming Events in April

We have a number of events coming up this month. Even though April is half over, we still have some major news to share.

  1. A PTO Meeting will be  April 16 at 5:30pm. Please come and see how you can get involved in your child’s school.
  2. Spring Picture Day is Tuesday April 17th. be sure to send a form in if you want your child’s picture taken.
  3. Field Day will be on Friday April 20th. If you would like to volunteer let us know!
  4. Early Dismissal on Thursday April 26th.
  5. No school Friday April 27th – This is a teacher word day.
  6. The Sparkleberry Fair is on Saturday April 28th at the Clemson Sandhills Research Center off Clemson Road.
  7. The APEX Fun Run Fundraiser will be held on Thursday May 3rd.

Our school year is wrapping up quickly. We have lots of meetings and events coming in May!

PTO Curriculum Night

Our PTO is planning to provide our families with a curriculum night on Thursday, March 29th from 5:30 – 6:30pm. We would like to focus on language and literacy.
We are working on making this a student led event where our scholars show all that they have been doing in class.
There will be a brief introduction on our district’s balanced literacy approach and teachers will share how they incorporate ELA workshops into their instruction.
The PTO is hoping to provide ice cream to our students and families as a way of thanking them for the coupon book sales.
We will plan on having the Richland County Library to come out and give library cards to those students who do not have them as well as some other activities and resources around the school.

Pennies for Patients

Dear Parents and Families,

Monday, March 5th, Jackson Creek Elementary began our fundraiser for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society´s  (LLS) Pennies for Patients program, a service-learning program that gives students the unique experience of working together to help raise awareness and funds in honor of thousands of children and adults fighting against blood cancers.

We are asking that everyone (students, faculty, parents) at Jackson Creek join in this effort of raising awareness and collecting funds to benefit the mission of LLS: to find cures for blood cancers and to improve the quality of life for patients and their families. Together we can reach our goal of $2018.00.

Monday your child brought home a box for collecting coins!  Please collect all you can! You can also create your own student site at www.studentseries.org/find-your-school.

This fundraiser will run from March 5th-March 23rd.

Thank you in advance for your participation.

Ms. Ashanda Merritt, organizer
Dr. Mosso-Taylor, principal

Character Dress Up Day

The first week of March marks Read Across America week for schools around the nation. This is a time to celebrate literacy. On Friday, March 2nd, Jackson Creek wrapped up a week up activities that featured different themes to encourage student to find a love for reading with a Character Dress up Day.

Here’s a look at the event.