News & Notes
South Carolina Walk to School Day
South Carolina Walk to School Day will be on Wednesday, March 8, 2017. 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!
MAP Testing Dates
Our students participate in MAP testing twice year to track their progress in ELA and Math. Grades 2-5 will test during March 6th-March 24th. Please check with your homeroom teacher for your child's specific testing date.
Read Across America
National Education Association's Read Across America is an annual reading motivation and awareness program that calls for every child in every community to celebrate reading on March 2, the birthday of beloved children's author Dr. Seuss. We are going to celebrate ALL WEEK!
February 27-March 3
Monday--Hats Off to Reading--Students wear hats!
Tuesday--Celebrate Silly Stories--Students wear silly socks!
Wednesday--Mark Your Spot--Students create bookmarks!
Thursday--Dr. Seuss Day--Students celebrate Dr. Seuss! Check with your homeroom teacher for specific activities.
Friday--Book Character Day--Students come dressed as their favorite book character for our character parade!
State Testing Dates
Parents, please note the state testing dates below for grades 3-5.
April 24: 3rd grade Math
April 26; 3rd, 4th & 5th grade ELA1
April 27: 3rd, 4th & 5th grade ELA2
May 2: 4th grade Math
May 3: 5th grade Math (1/2 of the grade level)
May 4: 5th grade Math (1/2 of the grade level)
May 8: 5th grade Social Studies
May 9: 5th grade Science
May 10: 4th grade Science
May 11: 4th grade Social Studies
3rd Quarter Reading Challenge
Third Quarter reading challenge is here! Your goal is to read as many books possible during the third quarter! Reading logs should be turned in to Mrs. Hood or Mrs. Danley by Friday, March 24th. Click here if you need to print a copy of the reading log. Happy reading!
Jr. Beta Club Convention
Fountain Inn Students took part in the Jr. Beta Club State Convention in Myrtle Beach and did us all proud!
Landon Ezell - 3rd place Black and White Photography
Sophie King - 3rd place Water Color
Hope Ridley - 2nd Place Crochet
Ava Kinninger - 2nd Place Special Talent
Songfest - 2nd Place
Jacob Bennon - 1st Place Speech
Tower Power - 1st Place
Scrapbook - 1st Place
Banner - 1st Place
Our team will be representing our school at the National Competition in Orlando, Florida, this summer. We are so proud of them!!!
2017 Artist In Residence
It is with great pride that we would like to announce that our art teacher, Mrs. Jennifer Bishop, has bee selected as the 2017 Artist in Residence with the South Carolina State Park Service! We are so proud of her and can't wait to see her work on show!
¿Ha estado esperando aprender Inglés pero no tiene tiempo para ir a una clase? La Oficina del Programa de ESOL de los Colegios del Condado de Greenville compró recientemente un programa a través de Rosetta Stone para nuestros padres.
Si usted desea registrarse para una cuenta, por favor email Katrina Kimbril, maestra de ESOL a firstname.lastname@example.org. El código de acceso y las direcciones como entrar en el programa para tener su cuenta serán enviados a usted y usted estará en camino a aprender Inglés.
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.
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