Monday, August 3, 2015
804 Scuffletown Road ♦ Simpsonville, S.C. 29681 ♦ 864-355-3800

News & Notes

Meet the Teacher
Save the date on your calendar! MEET THE TEACHER - Friday August 14th.  
Kindergarten - Second Grade 4-6pm
Third - Fifth Grade 5-7pm
We look forward to seeing you there!

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.

Advocating For Your Child's Success Video

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.)

Payment Deadlines:
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 ( 355-3818) or Cheryl Waddell ( 355 2994.)

2015-16 Pre Pay

If you woudl like to pre pay for several items before the school year begins, please access the form below.

Pre Pay Form


GCS Art Exhibition

CONGRATULATIONS to the following students, whose artwork will be exhibited at the GCS Art Exhibition featuring Bell's Crossing Elementary young artists at MT Anderson Center, Greenville, SC, on June 12, 2015-August 12,2015.

2D (drawings, oil pastels, and paintings)

Jeomara Marin, Nathalie Vogeler, Cade Hughey, Clifford Edwards, Hannah Berzins, John Kilcoyne, Ashley Price, Trace Tanner, Alexa Morgan, Megan Edwards, Savannah Hester

3D (photograph)

Trevor Johnson, Caden Isreal, Stephen Dyar, Dominic Camacho, Maya Feser, Devin Koester, Bennett Van Every, Andrew Fugate

3D (Kitty Cat Tower/Photograph)

Adam Berry, Logan Berzins, Scarlett Metts, Alyssa Aviero, Autumn Apel, McKenzie Buchanan, Thomas Hopper

Grade Level Brochures
Please click the following links for your child. The brochures contain information pertaining to their next year's grade level.
Rising Kindergarten
Rising First Grade
Rising Second Grade
Rising Third Grade
Rising Fourth Grade
Rising Fifth Grade

Summer Activity Sheets
Look for the summer activity sheet to come home with your child's final report card or click below to access the form. This is a great way to engage your child in some enriching activities while still having some summer fun. Prizes will be rewarded based on the point level students achieve when they return in August.
First - Third Grade
Fourth - Fifth Grade

Supply Lists for 2015-2016
CLICK HERE for supply lists for the 2015-2016 school year. We are looking forward to "An Ocean of Possibilities".

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.

Documents and Forms