Thursday, October 27, 2016
608 Fairview St. ♦ Fountain Inn, SC 29644 ♦ (864) 355-5100 ♦ Fax: (864) 355-5164
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Upcoming Events

News & Notes

Red Ribbon Weeks - Daily Themes
Monday October 24 - "Red Out Day - Be Drug Free!"

Tuesday October 25 - "United We Stand Against Bullying and Drugs!"

Wednesday October 26 - "I have the Power to be Drug Free!"

Thursday October 27 - "Don't let Drugs Mix you up - Be Drug Free!"

Friday October 28 - "One School - One Goal - Drug Free!"

CogAt and IOWA Testing for Second Graders
The Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT) will be administered to students in grade 2 on October 24-26. The CogAT is a nationally standardized aptitude test which provides an estimate of the likelihood of a student's success in certain academic areas. The CogAt is an untimed test, but should take approximately 45 minutes per day to administer. 

The Iowa is a nationally standardized test which measures student performance in reading and mathematics. The Iowa will be administered to students in grade 2 on October 27-28. The Iowa is an untimed test, but should take approximately 1 hour per day.


Please assist us by encouraging your child to perform to the best of his or her ability. For more information about testing or your child's progress please contact your child's teacher.

Red Ribbon Week - Backpack Blessings Food Drive
This year during Red Ribbon Week, October 24-28, we are collecting food for the Backpack Blessings Program. This program sends food home with children on Friday so that they have something to eat at the weekend. If you would like to get involved, please contact Alice Prevatt at 414-4579. We are alwasy happy for food donations. They can be dropped off at school anyme. Below is the list of items we are collecting at this time. Please send with your child the week of October 24th. Thank you for supporting this great cause!

Volunteer Information

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 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 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!  

Rosetta Stone
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: