Thursday, February 11, 2016
608 Fairview St. ♦ Fountain Inn, SC 29644 ♦ (864) 355-5100 ♦ Fax: (864) 355-5164

News & Notes

Candy Grams!
The 5th grade Beta Club will be selling Valentine Candy Grams for $1.00 each February  3-11th. A Valentine heart with pencil and candy attached will be delivered to your Valentine's homeroom on February 12th. CLICK HERE FOR ORDER FORM.You need to fill out a form for each person you are sending a surprise to. If you are interested in sending one to each student in your class, just put the name of the homeroom teacher and mark entire class. We will take care of the rest!

Fountain Inn's Got Talent!
Fountain Inn Elementary announces the 7th Annual Talent Show to be held in the Bryson Middle School Auditorium. The students are getting very excited about this event. The talent show will be held Tuesday, March 10th at 6pm. Acts are asked to be at Bryson by 5:15. Doors will open at 5:30. You may purchase your tickets at the door. Tickets are $3 per person or $10 per family (immediate family only please).
Previews will be open to any student grades Kindergarten through 5th grade. The previews will be held on Friday, February 19 in the school cafeteria. Preview times will be assigned to each student.
For more information CLICK HERE. If you have any questions please feel free to contact Andria Kinninger at with the subject line Talent Show.

Sweetheart Dance
Fountain Inn PTA will be hosting a Sweetheart Dance on Friday, February 26 from 6-8:30pm in the Cafeteria and Gym. Tickets are $15 per couple and are on sale now until Thursday, February 25. Tickets purchased at the door are $20.00 per couple. The ticket price covers dinner, dancing, and a photo booth. All proceeds go to support Fountain Inn Elementary PTA. CLICK HERE FOR ORDER FORM

Greenville Drive Reading All-Stars Program
Greenville Drive Reading All-Stars Program runs from February 1 - March 4. Students will read 5 "just right" books during this 5 week period, as well as complete and turn in the reading log. On completion, students will receive free admission to the Greenville Drive Celebration Game on Monday April 11th. They will be recognized on the big screen, parade on the field, and have a chance to throw the first pitch, as well as receive a t-shirt, and a free book from the on-site library! Information will be coming home with your child on February 1. Don't forget, anything that is entered on the Drive Reading Log can also be added to your 3rd Quarter Reading Log. If 40% or more of our students from grades 2 through 5 participate in the Drive program, we can be included in their Hall of Fame. Let's help Fountain Inn to get to that level!

Don't Forget!
Please know that we have two more ways to receive information from Fountain Inn Elementary. We now have a MailChimp account that enables subscribers to recieve information and reminders from the school. If you would like to be on our list to receive emails, copy and paste the link below into your browser and complete the sign up form. Don't miss an event again! We also now have a Remind 101 account. If you would like to receive text message reminders of school events and other notifications, please follow the directions below. *If you do not have a data plan through your cell service provider, then you will be charged per text message. You can access our Fountain Inn Parents Group by going to 

United Way Campaign
Some of our Fountain Inn Team, including SIC and PTA leaders, attended the United Way Celebration of Giving at the TD Convention Center. While hearing about all of the wonderful things  that United Way do, we were fortunate enough to be presented with TWO awards for giving. We are the proud recipients of the United Way Campaign Award of Advancement, and the United Way Campaign of Excellence Award. We are so very proud of our Fountain Inn Family!

3rd Quarter Reading Challenge
Your Goal:To read as many pages as possible between now and March 24th.

Reading Logs need to be turned in to the Media Center NO LATER than Thursday, March 24th, because Spring Break will begin the following week. Every participant will be recognized on our morning newshow and on our website. The students who read the most pages in each grade level will win a prize!

CLICK HERE to print off your reading log and don't forget to get it back to the media center NO LATER THAN MARCH 24th!  Good Luck

Last week, our Junior Beta Club represented us wonderfully! ALL of our club has been invited to the National Convention in the Summer. We are so proud of the way they behaved, performed and were role models for our school! Awards were as follows:
First place - Scrapbook First place - Science - Teddy Brandon
Second Place - Songfest - the ENTIRE club
Second Place - Quiz Bowl - Vance Fleming, Cole Mason, Riley O'Bleness, and Kendall Willis
Second Place - Social Studies - Haley Keller
Third Place - Spelling - Noah Watts
Third Place - Quilting - Peyton Walker
They will appear on our news show this week, and their photographs will hang proudly in our front office!  Thank you boys and girls for being a shining light for Fountain Inn Elementary School!

Black History Quiz Bowl Team
Fountain Inn Elementary held their first team selection quiz for the Long Branch Baptist Church annual Black History Quiz Bowl. All of the students tried very hard and we would like to thank the following students for taking part; Gabriela Mendoza, Dayana Anthony, Lili Simmons, Na-Zaiyah Nance, McKenzie Dreher, Alexander Smith, Kayla Collier, Cameron Wright, Amber Nedwards, Miyah Nedwards, and Anna Nedwards.  After several nail-biting rounds, we finally selected the students who will represent Fountain Inn on February 27, 2016. They are;
Lili Simmons
Dayana Anthony
Anna Nedwards
Miyah Nedwards
Cameron Wright (Alternate)
We are very proud of them and hope that lots of our Fountain Inn Family will attend the event to support them. Watch for more details after the holidays!