News & Notes
Calling All Super Leaders
Guidance classes will be the Headquarters for training “Super Leaders” this year using Stephen Covey’s 7-Habits. Good Habits makes Good Super Leaders! All year long we will be announcing dates for our students and staff to wear their Superhero T-shirt to school (even Mr. Ross has his Superhero shirt already). Please support this find or make a Superhero T-shirt that your child could wear to school to show off their “Super Leader” Powers!
If you need to establish your Parent Portal account for your student, please come by the office and bring your ID to obtain the password information. Previous accounts are still active. If you have forgotten your password, please contact the main office at 355-3800. Parent Portal will allow you to access your child's grades, attendance record, lunch balance, and other areas.
Parents and teachers can down load pictures using the website below. Fifth grade parents will need to download pictures for the fifth grade recognition page when you purchase space in the yearbook for your child. The website is http://www.hjeshare.com/eShare/Index.jsp. Then enter the coade: team2016. Thank you for making this year's yearbook the best ever!
Summer Activity Forms
Don't forget to turn in your Summer Activity Program sheet to your teacher. You don't want to miss out on the incentives you have earned this summer. The deadline to turn in the form is September 1.
Greenville County Teacher of the Year Second Runner Up
Congratualtions to Kristin Danko, 4th grade teacher. She was second runner up for Greenville County School Teacher of the Year.
Advocating For Your Child's Success
Advocating For Your Child's Success
Below is a video link for all parents or guardians to review to help ensure a successful home/school relationship. Greenville County School Disitrct partnered with the PTA (Parent Teacher Association) to produce this video which gives suggestions and tips on a productive partnership.
5th Grade Field Trip 2015
We are excited to announce that this year's 5th Grade Field Trip will be to the Barrier Island Environmental Education Center located at Johns Island, South Carolina. Students will explore the outdoors, gain knowledge and awareness about the environment, and learn team building skills in a unique setting. Classes are aligned to the South Carolina State Science Standards, and are hands-on, allowing students to learn new concepts about the environment.
5th Grade classes will be divided between two dates : November 9-11 and November 11-13, 2015. The cost of the trip is $250 for students, and $250 for chaperones. There are spots for all students, but chaperone spots will be distributed evenly across classes depending on how many boys/girls attend.
The number of chaperones will be finalized when the deposit is due by August 21. A lottery will be used to determine chaperones. If you wish to attend please email your name and your child's name to Mrs. Gioia no later than August 21. You will need to pay your initial deposit by August 26.
A deposit of $100 is due NO LATER THAN FRIDAY, AUGUST 26.
Payments will be accepted at the front office, or can be mailed to the school starting July 1, 2015. (See Thea Murray or if mailed, ATTN: Barrier Island Trip with the name of you child to 804 Scuffletown Rd, Simpsonville, SC 29681.)
August 21 - Student deposits due $100
August 26 - Chaperone deposits due $100
September 18 - Payment #1 for student/chaperone $75
October 19 - Final Payment for student/chaperone $75
(Please do not pay the full amount as a fundraiser is being planned to offset the cost for each child)
The 5th grade team is looking forward to this exciting experience with your child. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Diane Gioia (firstname.lastname@example.org 355-3818) or Cheryl Waddell (email@example.com 355 2994.)
Personalized School Announcements
The PTA is now offering personalized messages on the electronic sign in front of the school including birthday messages and congratulations messages. All announcements are due by the 15th of the previous month (so January birthdays are due by December 15). No late announcements can be accepted. Click Here to download the form and to see more information.