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Dr. Walter Zahler, Principal

Robin Klaiber,        Assistant Principal

Tammy Pendleton, Secretary

Anissa Eckard,                    Data Manager

3238 Snow Creek Rd NE
Hickory, NC 28601

828.256.2187 Fax
7:00 Staff on Duty
7:05 Doors Open/Office Open
7:05-7:28 Car Rider Drop off
7:30 Tardy Bell, all students to class
2:25 Bus Dismissal
2:30 Car Rider Dismissal
3:30 Office Closed



 In the Know!


 2013-2014 Kindergarten Parent Orientation

Thursday, April 10th at 5:30 PM

Bring your photo ID, 2 proofs of residency, child's birth certificate, and any medical information you want to share.

Going to miss it?

Click on the PowerPoint below to get
filled in:

K Powerpoint Parent Presentation.pdfK Powerpoint Parent Presentation.pdf 


Mrs. Shuford Wins 

National Award! 


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    Snow Creek music teacher Karen Shuford received the 2014 OAKE (Organization of American Kodály Educators) Outstanding Educator Award on March 22 in Atlanta, GA. The award is presented each year to teachers who demonstrate superior music teaching in which the Kodály philosophy has been used extensively, and has produced students who exhibit outstanding skills that were developed through the use of Kodály techniques.
    Congratulations, Mrs. Shuford!



It's time to order your
2013-14 Snow Creek Yearbook! 
Please send money in an envelope
marked for yearbook with your
child's name and teacher name.
Checks should be made payable
to Snow Creek Elementary.
Yearbooks will be distributed after
EOG's in June. 
The Winter edition of the PTO Newsletter

 Paw Prints

is now available online!  

Click on the Paw Prints link on the right side of Snow Creek's webpage.  Paper copy is available in the front office.


 NC Pre-K Applications

are now available for the

2014-2015 school year!

1415EnglishNCPKApplication (3).pdf1415EnglishNCPKApplication (3).pdf1415SpanishNCPKApplication.pdf1415SpanishNCPKApplication.pdf


Camp Sunshine
sponsored by the Girl Scouts

Saturday, April 12th

one-night overnight camp

It is for girls in grades 3-5 who are not currently enrolled in Girl Scouts.  Financial assistance is available.  Applications are available in the office or you can see Mrs. Bumgarner for assistance.





Best of Catawba Valley 2013!
Hickory Daily Record readers voted, and
they selected Snow Creek Elementary as
the Best Elementary School! Sandy Wilson
was voted the Best Nurse, and Dr. Zahler
was voted the Best Elementary Principal!

I have this theory that if one person can go out of their way to show compassion, then it will start a chain reaction of the same. People will never know how far a little kindness can go." - Rachel Scott    

The Rachel's Challenge program was adopted by Catawba County Schools this year.   We are challenged to look for the best in othersdream bigchoose positive influences, speak with Kindness, and to start our own chain reaction!  Around the school you may see paper chains being created by our students and staff to represent the kind actions taking place at Snow Creek.  Please join us in encouraging each other to show kindness and compassion towards others!
You can learn more about Rachel's Challenge by visiting



 What's New?

Drop off/ Dismissal procedures for Student Safety 
by Klaiber, RobinNo presence information
 10/1/2013 11:59 AM

*Any student arriving after 7:30 must be signed in at the office by a parent/guardian.
*Students arriving as car riders in the morning should be dropped off in the car rider line.
*Students departing as car riders in the afternoon should be picked up in...

Class Supply List for 2013-2014 School YearAttachment 
by Klassett, CoryNo presence information
 5/28/2013 2:30 PM
Please click on the grade level to access the class supply list.
Kindergarten Reading InformationAttachment 
by Klassett, CoryNo presence information
 3/11/2013 10:14 AM
This document shows new reading standard samples.
Bullying- It's Not Ok BrochureAttachment 
by Klassett, CoryNo presence information
 9/21/2012 2:28 PM
This publication will be used by the Snow Creek staff to teach students the differences in bullying behavior, a bully, a victim and a bystander, as well as how to report bullying behavior at Snow Creek.
This brochure is compliments of the Washington...
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 Catawba County Schools Calendar


 Paw Prints Newsletter


       Current Newsletter




 Snow Creek Calendar of Events

4/18/2014 12:00 AM No School - Spring Break 
5/1/2014 5:00 PM Salsarita's -PTO Spirit Night 
5/5/2014 6:00 AM Shell's BBQ-PTO Spirit Day 
5/6/2014 11:00 AM Papa Murphy's PTO Spirit Day 
5/8/2014 3:00 PM Sweet Frog's-PTO Spirit Night 
5/16/2014 8:30 AM 1st to Hiddenite Gem Mines 
5/16/2014 9:00 AM 2nd to Glen Hilton for Science Center 
5/20/2014 11:00 AM Domino's-PTO Spirit Day 
5/22/2014 5:00 PM Bojangle's - PTO Spirit Night 
Come out and enjoy dinner with family and friends and support Snow Creek PTO! It's BO TIME!
5/26/2014 12:00 AM No School - Memorial Day Holiday 
(More Events...)

 Welcome to Snow Creek!


 Kindergarten Welcome Presentation

Click on the picture to learn about Snow Creek




 "Panthers Rise to the Challenge"

Panther PAWS

Pride-Attitude-Wise choices-Safety



Seeking fathers, grandfathers, step-fathers, uncles, & other father figures to volunteer at school to be positive male role models, inspire children, & reduce bullying. 
ind out how you can be a hero at Snow Creek!

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