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Lunch Menu 12/15 - 12/19

MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY
A: Teriyaki Chicken over Brown Rice A: Nachos     A: Pasta Primavera A: Baked Potato  A: Pizza
B: Black Bean Burger with Cheese B: Chicken Fajitas w/lettuce & tomato B: BBQ Chicken Quesadilla  B: Stuffed Shells B: Mexican Lasagne
C: Chicken Tortilla Soup C: NO SOUP OR SALAD C: Broccoli Cheddar Soup C: NO SOUP OR SALAD C: Chicken Vegetable Soup
D: Yogurt, Cheese & WG Roll D: Yogurt, Cheese & WG Roll D: Yogurt, Cheese & WG Roll D: Yogurt, Cheese & WG Roll D: Yogurt, Cheese & WG Roll

 


Volunteer Spotlight: Rachel Black
Thank you for making the difference at Sara Collins!

Every month, the PTA shines a spotlight on a volunteer that has helped make the difference at Sara Collins. For the month of December, we recognize Rachel Black for her outstanding efforts and contributions to Sara Collins! For several years she has been the parent leader for the Lego-Robotics Team, coordinating weekly team practices and leading the students to regional competitions. She helped the team earn the "Gracious Professionalism" award at the Lego-Robotics competition! We are so fortunate to have her as a PTA Volunteer and are grateful for her participation in programs and activities at Sara Collins. THANK YOU, RACHEL BLACK!


Kindergarten Pajama Project
Pajama Project!

Help Kindergarten collect pajamas and books this holiday season from December 1-17!

Kindergarten is leading a service activity called the Pajama Project. The mission of this project is to teach our children at Sara Collins Elementary how to give back to the community. We will be collecting new pajamas and new books for children in need.

These pajamas and books will be given to local children who may live in group homes, shelters, foster care, or orphanages. We want to help these children be able to snuggle up in new clean pajamas with a good book and give them sweet dreams. The books the children receive with their pajamas will not only help them to feel safe and loved, but will also be able to give these children access to books to improve their reading skills.

Here are some guidelines for the pajamas:
-Pajamas must be brand new.
-Pajamas must be in complete sets or night gowns.
-Pajamas in all sizes are needed - from newborn to adult.
-Pajamas in children's sizes must be manufactured as pajamas - this ensures that they are flame retardant and safe.


From Our School Nurses:
In an effort to decrease the spread of contagious illness at school, we would like to remind you of the following:

If your student has fever, they must be fever free for 24 hours before returning to school (this is without use of fever reducing medications). Fever is defined as a temperature of 100.4 or greater.

If your student is complaining of itching of the head, they must be checked for head lice. If live lice are found they must be treated before returning to school. For more information visit the DHEC website.

If your student has vomiting or diarrhea, they must be diarrhea free for 24 hours before returning to school. Diarrhea is defined as 3 or more episodes of loose stools in a 24 hour period. They must not come to school if vomiting 2 or more times in 24 hours. A student should be able to have 1 or 2 meals without vomiting before returning to school.

If you are ever unsure if your child should come to school or return to school ask yourself these questions:
1. Does my child’s illness keep him/her from comfortably taking part in activities?
2. Does my sick child need more care than the staff can give without affecting the health and safety of
other children?
3. Could other children get sick from being near my child?
If the answer to any of these questions is "yes", please keep your child out of school.

Visit the DHEC School Exclusion list for more information.

And, as always, consult your school nurses with questions/concerns.


Lego Robotics - WWII Stories Blog
Welcome to “Children Remember WWII”
“Lego Bionics”, a Lego Robotics team at Sara Collins Elementary School wants others to learn about World War II. The team believes it is important to collect and highlight stories that are not in history books, especially stories from children’s points of view. Lego Bionics collected stories and remembrances from family members and friends. The team also collected books, videos, and links to help you learn about World War II and the people who experienced it. They invite you to share your stories to be posted in their blog. You may send stories through the “Comments” button on the blog, or to hhamner@greenville.k12.sc.us.


Sara Collins Earns "Excellent"!
Congratulations to our students, staff, administration, and community for an AWESOME South Carolina School 2014 Report Card! Sara Collins received an Absolute Rating of Excellent and a Growth Rating of Excellent! Click here for more information!  Together, we MAKE THE DIFFERENCE for our students!


Volunteer Spotlight: Nan Faulkner
Thank you for making the difference at Sara Collins!

Every month, the PTA shines a spotlight on a volunteer that has helped make the difference at Sara Collins. For the month of November, we recognize Nan Faulkner for her outstanding efforts and contributions to Sara Collins! In addition to organizing and running our school store, she helped coordinate Red Ribbon Week which was a smashing success and taught our kids to make healthy choices! We are so fortunate to have her as a PTA Volunteer and are grateful for her participation in programs and activities at Sara Collins. THANK YOU, NAN FAULKNER!


School Apparel/Merchandise HOLIDAY SALE!
Through Dec. 18, the school store will sell discounted Sara Collins Elementary School apparel and merchandise every day. Pick up stocking stuffers like hair ties, socks and water bottles or bags, t-shirts and sweatshirts.
Price List through December 2014:
SCE, Chevron T-shirts - $10      New "Sara Collins" T-shirt - $8
Sweatshirts - $12                   Canvas Tote - $12
Socks - $8                            Shorts- $10
Water Bottle - $5                   Cinch Bag - $5
Car Decals - $3                      Rubber Bracelets - $2
Book Bag Tags -$2                  Elastic Hair Ties - $1


Sara Collins Apparel
The School Store will sell Sara Collins Elementary School apparel on the first Friday of every month beginning this Friday, Sept 5 from 7:30 – 7:50am. Please send in money with your child or walk in with your child to purchase school apparel, including socks, t-shirts, shorts, bracelets, hair ties, water bottles and more! The school store is located in the kindergarten hall and is open every day for regular supplies. School apparel will only be sold on the first Friday of each month.


2014-15 Teacher of the Year: Jess Lawrence
Mr. Jess LawrenceMr. Jess Lawrence, 4th grade teacher, is the Sara Collins 2014-2015 Teacher of the Year! This is his third year at Sara Collins.  He taught previously at Fountain Inn Elementary, and also at Whit Davis Elementary in Athens, Georgia. This this is his tenth year as a teacher. He says, "Sara Collins is a wonderful place to work!"

Mr. Lawrence lives here in Greenville with his lovely wife and two incredible boys.  He loves to hike, camp, play baseball with his boys, go to The Bakery, play the guitar, ride his bike, and play disc golf.  He also loves to read.  He earned an undergraduate degree in Communication from Appalachian State University and a Masters in the Art of Teaching from Piedmont College.

We are glad to have Mr. Lawrence on staff at Sara Collins.  His heart for teaching is appreciated by all who know him! 


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