Tuesday, July 26, 2016
608 Fairview St. ♦ Fountain Inn, SC 29644 ♦ (864) 355-5100 ♦ Fax: (864) 355-5164

News & Notes

Meet the Teacher
Welcome to the 2016/17 school year! Our annual Meet the Teacher/Open House will be held on Thursday, August 11, at two different times (for your convenience): 12:15pm - 1:45pm OR 5:00pm - 6:30pm. Our staff and teachers will be on hand to welcome students. PTA representatives will join us. Please drop by their table and join PTA. Our After School Program director will be available to answer any questions. Lastly, the Bus Center will be here to help you with any bus issues or questions. We hope to see everyone there.

Supply Lists for 2016-2017
CLICK HERE to see supply lists for all grades for the 2016 - 2017 school year. Looking forward to seeing you on August 16th for the first full day of school!

Summer Reading Programs
Summer is HERE!  Don't forget to keep up with your Summer reading!  At the end of this school year each child received eleven books on their reading level thanks to PEP.  Therefore, this summer's reading challenge is to read those books!  Each child received a reading log along with their books.  If you need another copy please click here.  All reading logs must be turned in to Mrs. Hood no later than Friday, August 26th.  As you read your books, please complete the summer reading log and have a parent/guardian sign beside each title.  If you choose to read more AWESOME!  You may print out another reading log sheet or attach a piece of notebook paper to the back.  How many books can you read?  10 of YOUR PEP books will get you an invitation to the Summer Reading Blast!  Click here to view the district's suggested reading lists for each grade level.  

Do you enjoy reading?  Here is some more information regarding summer reading programs around our county!  You can participate in one or ALL!

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!  

Bryson Middle School Summer Reading Program
Attention rising 5th graders who will attend Bryson Middle School next year!  Click here for more information about BMS Summer Reading Program.  Students, don't forget to keep up with your reading this summer!  

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: https://www.greenville.k12.sc.us/PArents/page.asp?titleid=rosetta

Free Summer Lunch Program
Twenty-five locations in Greenville Count are providing free lunches and breakfasts from Monday, June 6 through Friday, August 12 for any child 18 years of age or younger. Meals are provided without regard to race, color, sex, age, disability, religion, or national origin. The programs are only approved for geographic areas of need where 50% or more of the children qualify for free and reduced-price meals during the school year. Parents should contact a participating site for details and hours of service. Dates and times vary by location CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION.

Greenville County Schools' Food and Nutrition Services provide an average of 2,000 breakfasts and lunches per day as part of the the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Seamless Summer Program. Organizations that are interested in hosting a Seamless Summer Feeding Site should contact Food and Nutrition Services office at 355-1590 or 355-1246

Greenville County Job Fairs!
Greenville County School District will be hosting a number of Job fairs over the next few months. If you would like to become a member of our wonderful team click on the links for more information. MAY 2016 SUMMER 2016

2016 TD Saturday Market Youth Booth
Calling all young entrepreneurs! Does your child have a skill that they would like to showcase at the TD Saturday Market? The market invites local youth to apply as a participant of its Youth Booth! The Youth Booth provides young entrepreneurs with the opportunity to showcase and sell their work to market shoppers.
Interested young entrepreneurs will be designated one Saturday during the 2016 market season for a fee of $10, which includes a 10' x 10' tent space and one 6' table. Once dates are scheduled, each young entrepreneur will also be listed on the market website.This opportunity will be extended only once per entrepreneur during each market season. For more information and an application CLICK HERE

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! http://eepurl.com/bDuOsH. 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 https://www.remind.com/join/mrreabo?utm_medium=ios