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
Dear State and Local Leaders,
Everyone is familiar with Black Friday and Cyber Monday when families gear up for the holiday season with excited gift buying and bargain hunting. But have you heard of Giving Tuesday? Giving Tuesday takes place December 2 following Black Friday and Cyber Monday. It's a day that embodies the spirit of the season and asks us all to give back to the organizations in our communities working to effect positive change.
On December 2, we need families to know that Giving Tuesday is not only a day to give monetarily, but also a prime opportunity to give back to our schools and communities by becoming a PTA member.
We encourage our state and local PTAs to start talking about Giving Tuesday with your members and prospective members. You can do this in a number of ways by including information on your websites, in emails and e-newsletters, and through your social media platforms. Together, we can emphasize that the greatest gift a parent can give is his or her time. To help in this effort, National PTA has made downloadable resources including a sample web ad and Facebook cover available for state and local PTA use.
As you start spreading the word this Giving Tuesday, here are a few things prospective members should know about PTA:
- PTA connects families and schools like no other association can. PTAs provide a direct link to the needs of the schools and the communities they serve.
- PTA works to identify what your school really needs. We identify areas for improvement, set goals for the school year and develop action plans to achieve those goals.
- From supplementing classroom lessons with activities that make learning fun, to making sure all students have access to the arts, to teaching children how to make healthy and safe decisions every day, PTA is working to produce meaningful change.
- PTAs enhance the learning process and help provide for a richer, more comprehensive education for every child.
We all want the same thing—a bright future for our children. Every donation helps us move closer to achieving our mission in schools across the country. Thank you for sharing the great work PTA is doing on behalf of every child.
American Education Week
As American Education Week came to an end, the staff at Alexander Elementary held a kickball game - Upstairs vs. Downstairs. And Upstairs dominated the field with a score of 16-10.
Just before the game began, the staff and students honored our school Secretary - Mrs. Faye Cothran - as she prepares to retire after 25 years of working with Greenville County School District. Nana, as we love to call her, will truly be missed! We love you, Nana!
Thanksgiving Lunch at Alexander was a HUGE success!! We had lots and lots and lots of families eating lunch together. We are very thankful at Alexander for all our students and their families.
Our substitute Guidance Counselor - Mrs. Kelly was surprised in a BIG way at our faculty meeting!! In such a short amount of time, Mrs. Kelly has been such a blessing to our staff, students, and school community! We have all been encouraged by her kind words and sincere spirit!
As a part of our 2014 American Education Week celebration, she received a $25 gift card to The Peddler Steakhouse, a $90 gift card for an hour facial at Massage Envy and a get-away voucher to Embassy Suites. On behalf of the staff at Alexander Elementary, Thank You Mrs. Kelly for ALL you do for us. We love YOU!
Men Who Read
Thank you to everyone who made Friday's Men Who Read session with Mr. Micah Taylor a huge success! Our young men really enjoyed the 'extra attention'.
50th Day of School
Kindergarten celebrated the 50th day of school by grouping 50 items into bundles of tens and decorating 50 headbands in patterns.
Tutoring Intense Program
Learning can be fun and tasty!
Mr. Parrish's 4th grade afterschool group worked on a tasty math activity. They had a pumpkin jar full of candy corn (regular and chocolate mixed). First, they estimated the count. Then, they bagged them in bags of 25. They counted them by 25. This led into a discussion that showed the relation to money, specifically quarters and dollars. They also discussed percentages of plain vs. chocolate candy corn. Everyone got to take home a bag of plain and a bag or chocolate candy corn for fall. Of course we were sanitary and wore gloves!
Alexander's Student Council
Fifth grade teachers always get excited this time of year because not only do we get to exercise our right to VOTE, but we also run a Student Council Election! Students must create a campaign poster, write a speech, and convince their classmates to vote for them. The elected Student Council members will not only represent their class, but the grade level as well. These students will be leaders around the school, helping when needed and offering support to students and faculty members. They take on extra responsibilities and exemplify what it means to be a SOARING EAGLE. Please get to know your Student Council members and feel free to ask them for anything you need!
The Alexander Elementary School Representatives and Members are....
Ms. Miller's Class: Alba Figueroa - Representative and Yauri Perez - Alternate
Mr. Qualls' Class: Skye McClaren - Representative, Josafat Hernandez - Alternate, and Michel Turcios - Alternate
Mrs. Taylor's Class: Edwin Ramirez - Alternate and Jasmine Reyes - Representative
Members At Large: Jaquez Campbell, Narionna Young, Marleni Lopez, Derrick Byrd, Jenny Minero, Elena Francisco, and Joselyn Ramirez
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.
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
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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...