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Red Ribbon Week, October 23-31

Wednesday – Rally in Red Against Drugs

·        Wear red

·        Bring in donations for the Backpack Blessings Program

Thursday – I Wouldn’t Dream of Doing Drugs

·        Wear pajamas

·        Continue to bring in donations for the Backpack Blessings Program

Friday – One School – One Goal – Drug Free

·        Wear your FIE spirit shirt

·        Continue to bring in donations for the Backpack Blessings Program

Wednesday – Team Up Against Drugs

·       Wear your favorite team shirt

·        Continue to bring in donations for the Backpack Blessings Program

Thursday – I Am a Jean-ius, I Shade Out Drugs

·        Wear jeans and sunglasses

·        Last day to bring in donations for the Backpack Blessings Program

During Red Ribbon Week, Beta Club is sponsoring a food drive for Backpack Blessings. This program sends food home with children on Fridays so that they have something to eat on the weekends. Below is a list of example items we are collecting. Thank you for supporting this great cause!

Pop-tarts, cereal/granola bars, individual cereal, oatmeal or grits, individual fruit cups, pudding, jello, applesauce, juice boxes, soup, individual mac & cheese, beanie weenies, canned tuna, canned chicken, Vienna sausages, beef stew, peanut butter or cheese crackers.

Parent Backpack

A backpack for parents account provides parents, guardians, or contacts with a central place to sign in to do the following:

Veteran's Day Celebration

Please send in any photos of veterans or active duty service members, so that we may celebrate them at our Veteran's Day Program. Photos will be returned but must have the following information:

Service Member's Name, Rank, Job, any interesting facts, and the name of the student to whom they are related (this enables us to get the photo back to the owner)

Please send in to Mrs. Smith (AP) or email smsmith@greenville.k12.sc.us.  We will send out more information closer to the day.

CogAT/Iowa Testing for 2nd Graders

South Carolina State Board of Education Regulation 43-220 requires districts to screen all students enrolled in Greenville County Schools with an aptitude and an achievement assessment for the purpose of identifying students for the Gifted and Talented programs. SCDE provides an aptitude assessment (CogAT) and an achievement assessment (Iowa) to identify students in the second grade for placement in the gifted and talented program. Below is the testing schedule for Fountain Inn Elementary.

2nd Grade CogAT Testing - October 15-17
2nd Grade Iowa Testing - October 21-22

Fountain Inn Elementary Scores EXCELLENT on State Report Card

The South Carolina Department of Education released report cards grading all schools in South Carolina on Tuesday, October 1.  You can view Fountain Inn's report card by clicking on the following link: FIE Report Card. These report cards attempt to measure schools’ academic achievement, student progress and school quality. The results are based on test scores and surveys.  Congratulations to our students and staff for receiving a rating of Excellent! If you have any questions after looking at our report card, feel free to contact us via email or phone.  Thank you, as always, for your support of our school.

SIC Members Needed!

Fountain Inn School Improvement Committee NEEDS YOU! We are in need of new members for our SIC. This is a great opportunity to get involved in what is happening at the school, find out how money is spent, all about curriculum, and other topics that help our fireflies shine their lights!  If you are interested in joining, please contact Mrs. S. Reese sbreese@greenville.k12.sc.us or Mrs. S. M. Smith smsmith@greenville.k12.sc.us.  We meet once a month for an hour and would love to have you join us!