News & Notes
National Walk to School Day
National Walk to School Day will be on Wednesday, October 5th, 2016. Parents are welcome to join us as we walk to school together. We will leave from Fountain Inn Library at 7:20am and Fairview Street Park at 7:30am. We would love to see a huge turnout, so we are looking forward to seeing all of you!
Our fall book fair runs from Friday, September 23rd, to Friday September 30th. We will have a family shopping night on Monday, September 26th from 4:00-6:00pm. Students may shop from 7:30-8:00am as long as they are with a parent. Between the hours of 8:00 and 3:30pm with a library pass and money. Please note, if checks are sent in already filled in, tax should be included in the amount. Please come and support our school through our Book Fair!
Black History Quiz Bowl
Fountain Inn Elementary School are pleased to announce that we are sending a team to the Black History Bowl in February of 2017. If you would like to be on the team, study guides are available from Mrs. Smith and on Mrs. Smith's website. Our knockout competition to select our team will be on Monday, October 17th. The actual competition will be on Saturday, February 18th from 11am - 3pm. We hope that lots of you will come and try out for our team!!! Good luck! Study Guide may also be accessed here.
Are you a budding artist? Do you like dancing, composing music, photography, or literature? Now is your chance to share your talents in the 2016-2017 PTA Reflections Competition. CLICK HERE for the flier, and HERE for the entry form and rules. We look forward to seeing all of your creative efforts. Be sure to have them to Mrs. Smith (Assistant Principal) by Monday, October 10th for judging. Good Luck!
School Visitor and Volunteer Guidelines
Greenville County Schools (GCS), in an effort to ensure the safety of all of our students, is implementing additional security checks for school volunteers. Effective immediately, all volunteers must submit an application to the school and receive clearance from the district before interacting with children in the school or chaperoning any school field trip. Volunteers are now identified by two different categories: Level I or Level II. Please click here for additional information and forms.
Parent Friendly Standards
CLICK HERE to access the Parent Friendly version of our standards.
PTA NEEDS YOUR HELP!!!!
PTA are in need of a Membership Chairperson and a Volunteer Coordinator. Please contact Lisa Hartnett (PTA President) if you would be able offer your services or know of someone we could approach to take these roles. Without your help we cannot support the students as we would wish to. Lisa can be reached on email@example.com or you can leave a message for her in the office. Thank you!
OverDrive--GCSD e-Book Collection
OverDrive is a free service offered by GCSD schools that lets you borrow eBooks, audiobooks, and more from their digital collections. All you need to get started with free titles from OverDrive is an Internet connection and your child's student ID number. Click here for step by step instructions! Enjoy those eBooks!
There is a new program available to parents who would like to learn English and become more involved in their child's academic success. The program is free to parents and is on a first come first serve basis. Rosetta Stone Community Solution for K-12 is a program available to the parents of our English Language Learners. This program will providfe the parents of our English Language Learners with an opportunity to learn and develop their English Language skills. It will also enable parents to increase their engagement in their child's school and contribute to improving their child's educational achievement. The online lessons for Rosetta Stone Community Solution for K-12 allow parents to use this program at home, work, on their phone, or anywhere they have access to the internet.
If you would like to have access to this program, please contact your child's ESOL teacher. The ESOL teacher will be able to provide you with a code to access the program and share general log-in instructions. The link to access the program is here: https://www.greenville.k12.sc.us/PArents/page.asp?titleid=rosetta