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Friday, May 29, 2015
Alexander Elementary • 1601 West Bramlett Road • Greenville, SC 29611 • (864) 355-1000 • Fax: (864) 355-1044

Upcoming Events

About Us

Grades- K4 to 5th

Enrollment- Approximately 380 students

Location- About 1 mile from the Pendleton Arts District

School Colors- Blue and Gold

Mascot- Alex the Eagle

Summer Reading Activity

This spring, Public Education Partners made a significant contribution to Alexander Elementary School so that every student will be able to choose 12 books to take home to enjoy summer reading.   We are most appreciative of this worthy and selfless gift for our students.

During the summer months every student is to read or have read to them their 12 books.  During the summer, every student is to complete any of the projects listed on the choice board.  Click this link to see the projects listed on the Alexander Reading Choice Board.

 

PEP Book Fair - May 27th & 28th

         

 

Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition

Shaqon received a surprise visit this morning from Congressman Trey Gowdy.  He was presented with the Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition in recognition of receiving the "I am an Achiever" award.  Congressman Gowdy expressed his pride in Shaqon for being an achiever, and encouraged him to keep up the good work in school and in the community.  Way to go, Shaqon!!

         

 

FIELD DAY AT ALEXANDER

It's time for FUN, FUN, and more FUN!!  Field day will be held on TUESDAY, June 2nd on the Playground.  Activities will kick off at 9:00 for 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders.  The fun will continue at 12:00 for K4, K5, 1st, and 2nd graders.

We Need VOLUNTEERS!!!

Parent volunteers are needed to help out with outside events beginning at 8:30am until 2:00pm. All volunteers WILL BE Working!! Please do NOT bring babies or small children. Please dress appropriately for all the activities by wearing comfortable clothing.

Please call the Front Office if you have any questions - 864.355.1000

 

 

Welcome Capt. Banning

Ms. ‚ÄčMiller's class welcomed Captain Banning to Alexander a few days ago!  The students were excited to learn about the U.S. Army National Guard and ask tons of questions to learn what it is like to be a Captain.  Captain Banning, a friend of Ms. Miller's since the 3rd grade, was a wonderful guest and answered all of our questions. Thanks for a fun, exciting visit!!

 

 

 

Spring Carnival 2015

Looking forward to seeing you there!!

 

A yard sale will also be part of the fun. All tables cost $10. Please send in your payment by Friday, May 29th. Concessions and snow cones will also be for sale at the carnival.

 

Donors Choose Strikes Again!!

OMG!! The anticipation was well worth the wait...  Teachers and students at Alexander received iPads, Hokie Stools, Desk Organizers, Books, Instruments, Headphones, and much much more is yet to come to ALL teachers in South Carolina who had an open Donors Choose project!! #thatstudent  #thatteacher  #thatalexander  #thatgreenville  #thatsouthcarolina

      

Windmills

Fifth graders in Mrs. Beth Bailey’s library classes had the opportunity to increase their knowledge of energy creation and use by constructing windmills.  Engineers, George Wyatt, owner of Palmetto Engineering, and Bob Leatherwood with Duke Energy visited Alexander to work with our students. Classes experimented with powering lights and simulating the turbines water pumping capabilities.

Funding for the windmill kits was provided through a grant from Public Education Partners of Greenville County. The biography of Malawian William Kamkwamba, The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind, was the inspiration for the project.

           

 

Autism Awareness Celebration

Fifth graders at Alexander Elementary decided to "Light It Up Blue" to help bring awareness to autism during Autism Awareness Week of Celebration.                                                                                              

 

Team Alexander Representatives

The following ALEXANDER EAGLES will represent our school in the District Employees of the Year celebration! Seven categories of employees are honored. District winners will receive $500 and a crystal award and their school/location will also receive $500.

Emerging Teacher Category - Miss Jenna Key

Awarded: Teacher of the Year Event in August 2015

Purpose:  To recognize a second or third-year teacher at each level for outstanding performance.

 

ADDITIONAL CATEGORIES

Awarded: Salute to Education Banquet in May 2015

Purpose:  To recognize individuals who demonstrate support for school and community.

 

School Support Employee(s) - Mrs. Sallurday

Operations Employee(s) - Mr. Muhummad, Mr. Brewer

Awarded: Salute to Education Banquet in May 2015

Purpose:  To recognize individuals who demonstrate support for school and community.

 

Congratulations to each of you for representing Team Alexander!

 

Dr. Seuss Night and Spring Book Fair

We had sooooo much fun!!

                         

 

 

Music Grant

      

Greenville Elks Lodge makes $3,014 donations to Music Programs at Three Greenville County schools

GREENVILLE, S.C. (October 15, 2014) – At its bi-monthly meeting, The Greenville Elks Lodge donated a total of $3,014 to three Greenville County Schools through The Music Club of Greenville.

The donations to the music teachers from Brook Glenn Elementary, Alexander Elementary School, and Tanglewood Middle School School are specifically designated to purchase new and improved music instruments and equipment for students.

“This is the third year of the partnership with the Greenville Elks Lodge," said Beth Braswell, Fundraising Chairman for The Music Club of Greenville "Each year, our teachers express their deep thanks to the Elks and share stories about how these grants for instruments create such joy and hope for their students.”

 “As important as reading, writing and math are to the success and growth of our youth, the Greenville Elks believe a well-rounded education includes the arts,” said Greenville Elks Lodge  Exalted Ruler David Loudin. “That’s why we believe contributing $3,014 to the music programs of these three Greenville County schools is so important. It’s obvious that these funds are making a difference and we look forward to a long relationship with The Music Club of Greenville and the music programs of the Greenville County schools.”

The Greenville Elks is dedicated to local programs serving the community’s youth. As a national organization and through local chapters, the Elks provide youth programs, including the annual Hoop Shoot and Soccer Shoot competitions, the Americanism Essay contest, the Dictionary Program, the largest anti-drug program in the country and the largest scholarship program for high school seniors with awards in excess of $3.3 million a year.

For more information regarding youth programs sponsored by the Elks or the Greenville Elks chapter, go to http://www.elks.org/programs/ or http://www.bpoe858.org/.

The Music Club of Greenville (MCoG) has been focused on music education for Upstate youth since its beginnings in 1906. In 2014, MCoG awarded $10,000 in scholarships, donated over $8,000 worth of used instruments refurbished for our schools, and, with the help of our community partners, directed over $11,500 in Community Grants into the music education programs of our local schools. For more information or to donate used instruments, visit www.musicclubgreenville.org.

 

                                                                               

 Pictured in the photo (l-r): Christian Scott - Tanglewood Middle School, Rachel Goodwin – Brook Glenn Elementary, Michael Parrish – Alexander Elementary and Dave Loudin – Exalted Ruler of Elks Lodge #858.

 

The Great Math Race Links

Kindergarten

Addition facts to 10 – 40 facts in 6 minutes: http://www.thatquiz.org/tq/practicetest?rw5oaisx9779

1st grade

 Addition facts to 10 – 40 facts in 4 minutes: http://www.thatquiz.org/tq/practicetest?ry5oan0x977b

Addition facts to 18 in 8 minutes: http://www.thatquiz.org/tq/practicetest?ry5oajqz977f

Subtraction facts to 10 – 40 facts in 4 minutes: http://www.thatquiz.org/tq/practicetest?rz5oalrw9778

Subtraction facts to 18 in 10 minutes: http://www.thatquiz.org/tq/practicetest?rw5oap6z977d

2nd grade

Addition facts to 20 in 6 minutes: http://www.thatquiz.org/tq/practicetest?rz5oanty974c

Subtraction facts to 20 in 8 minutes: http://www.thatquiz.org/tq/practicetest?rz5oapjw977c

Multiplication - 56 facts to 6’s in 7 minutes: http://www.thatquiz.org/tq/practicetest?rz5oasfw9770

100 Multiplication facts to 12’s in 12 minutes: http://www.thatquiz.org/tq/practicetest?rw5oal4x977d

3rd grade

Qualifying Race of 56 facts to 6’s in 5 minutes: http://www.thatquiz.org/tq/practicetest?rx5oasmz977e

100 Multiplication facts to 12’s in 10 minutes: http://www.thatquiz.org/tq/practicetest?rz5oakvw975k

4th grade

100 Multiplication facts to 12’s in 8 minutes: http://www.thatquiz.org/tq/practicetest?rx5oakbw977e

98 Division facts to 9’s in 8 minutes: http://www.thatquiz.org/tq/practicetest?rx5oat2z977a

5th grade

100 Multiplication facts to 12’s in 5 minutes: http://www.thatquiz.org/tq/practicetest?ry5oakpy97ib

98 Division facts to 9’s in 5 minutes: http://www.thatquiz.org/tq/practicetest?rz5oat5y9778

 

The Progression of our new Mural

We started at the bottom...

          

NOW WE'RE H E R E!!!

 Alexander Murals - Part II

   

Alexander Murals - Part III

 And it just keeps getting better... 

  

Phase II is well underway...

      

 

 The Butterfly Garden is on the way...

             

 

Falls Park Bridge - Downtown Greenville