Calendar of Events
Sept. 26 - September 30
|A: Baked Penne Pasta w/ Meat Sauce||A: Baked Potato w/ Roll||A: Sweet Thai Chili Chicken over Brown Rice||A: Roasted Chicken Leg with Roll||A: Pizza|
|B: Grilled Chicken Sandwich||B: Chicken Taco||B: Grilled Cheese Sandwich||B: Chicken Creole over Brown Rice||B: Shepherd's Pie|
|C: Broccoli Cheddar Soup||C: No Soup or Salad||C: Asian Ginger Chicken Soup||C: NO SOUP or SALAD||C: Chicken Noodle Soup|
|D: Yogurt, Cheese, and Roll||D: Yogurt, Cheese, and Roll||D: Yogurt, Cheese, and Roll||D: Yogurt, Cheese, and Roll||D: Yogurt, Cheese, and Roll
Freaky Friday Needs YOU!
The 52nd Annual Freaky Friday is almost here! This wonderful FUNd raiser supports many special projects to help our students learn. We need lots of volunteers and donations. Please remember to send in your donor and volunteer forms as soon as possible. It takes a lot of parents and grandparents to fill all of the volunteer positions! Dads are encouraged to help with set-up and break-down as well!
A HUGE thank you to our Freaky Friday Co-Chairman Teresa Cottingham and Ashley Flesher who worked hard all summer on Freaky Friday! Contact one of them or the school office about how you can make this Freaky Friday the best one ever!
PTA Reflections Contest
Since 1969, the PTA Reflections program has encouraged students across the nation and in American schools overseas to explore their creativity. Each year, students in preschool through high school are invited to create and submit works of art in the areas of dance choreography, film production, literature, music composition, photography, and the visual arts.
This year's theme is "What is Your Story?".
Deadline for entries is Wednesday, October 12, 2016. For more information email Lora Johnstone at email@example.com.
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 to review the details and find applications on the GCS website.
Scout's Rock is the large painted rock in front of the school at the corner of Parkins Mill Rd. and Betty Spencer Drive.
Scout’s Rock is a great way to send a special message and show your school spirit or tell someone "Happy Birthday!"
• Reservations are required
• Dates are available on a first come, first served basis. No businesses, please.
• Cost is $10 for one day (3pm-3pm)
To make a reservation, click this sign-up link.
For details on painting the rock, click here for information.
School Meal Prices - updated for 2016-17
2016-17 Teacher of the Year
Learn English Online for Free! Aprende Inglés online, gratis !
A new program available to parents who would like to learn English and become more involved in their child’s academic achievement. The program is free to parents and is on a first come first served basis. Rosetta Stone® Community Solution for K-12 is a program available to the parents of our English Language Learners. This program provides the parents of our English Language Learners wan opportunity to learn and develop their English Language skills. It enables parents to increase their engagement in their child’s school and contribute to improving their child’s educational achievement. The online lessons from 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. Click for more information.
Our Wonderful PTA
We are grateful to our amazing PTA for its constant support of our students and staff. Once again, the SC State PTA recognized just how wonderful our PTA is!
Congratulations to Sara Collins Elementary PTA for being selected as the winner for Outstanding Local Unit of the Year for 2015-16! And congratulations to Sara Collins Elementary PTA for being selected as the winner of the Award of Excellence in Family and Community Involvement and a finalist in Communications!
Palmetto Gold and Silver Academic Achievement Awards
Congratulations to our students, staff, families, and supportive community!
We are a Palmetto GOLD and SILVER award winner as measured by the South Carolina 2015 state assessment. We received the Palmetto GOLD award for overall academic performance and the Palmetto SILVER award for closing the gap with student achievement. As an important part of the education accountability system in South Carolina, the Awards program is designed to recognize and reward schools for attaining high levels of absolute performance, for attaining high rates of growth, and for making substantial progress in closing the achievement gap.
Graduation Plus (G+) is Greenville County School District’s way of assisting our students earn a diploma, trade certificate, and college credit. These opportunities allow students to prepare for college and/or careers. If you wish to learn more, please click here.