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Sunday, December 21, 2014
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

Holiday Show

Alexander's Chorus, Drill Team, 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade Holiday Program will be broadcasted on Charter Channel 190 throughout winter break. Be sure to tune in...

 

Roper Mountain Holiday Lights

Students in Ms. Stephens' art class brainstormed, designed, painted and submitted a HUGE Christmas card to be displayed during Roper Mountains' annual Holidays Lights. The exhibit will be shared with the Upstate all month long.

  

 

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!

    

Guidance

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

 

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...