Welcome to the 2020-2021 School Year!

Welcome, Manatee families!  I am so excited to have your students in my fourth year of teaching third grade. I have spent many years at Sope Creek, completing my student teaching and graduate research here in a primary classroom. It’s safe to say I love this school and its families. While this school year is starting out a little differently than others, we are still going to ensure that our classroom is full of engagement, academics, and FUN!

 I love being with family, traveling, adventuring outside, and doing anything creative. My husband and I have a Shihtzu/Poodle named Olly. We just recently acquired a new family member – a Portuguese Water Dog named Penny! I love spending time with my dogs and family.  But most of all, I love teaching. It is my passion and my calling, and I am very excited that I get to share it with you this year. I am looking forward to meeting everyone really soon. Enjoy the last moments of summer, and please do not hesitate to email me with any questions. My e-mail address is kathryn.mcdonald@cobbk12.org.

Furry Friends Donation



The Furry Friends of Sope Creek are asking for your help! We are asking you to bring in any old towels, sheets, blankets, old toys, or supplies you no longer need. It can be anything you are able to donate for homeless pets. If you will please bring in these items from December 13th through December 13th to your homeroom teacher, we will have someone come by and pick up your donations.


Ms. Hoy and the Furry Friends of Sope Creek


Yearbooks for Sale: $40 each

What to do: Put your payment in a white envelope (from your teacher) and place it in a black box. (Online orders skip this step.)

​When to buy: You may purchase yearbooks starting September 20th-March 1st.

How to pay: You can pay for your yearbook using cash or check (made out to Sope Creek Elementary) You can also pay online at www.mypaymentsplus.com.