Calendar of Events
Grandparent's Club Kickoff Coffee -Sept. 12
9am in Library /Media Center
The PTA is delighted to announce an exciting new club just for Sara Collins Grandparents, Grand-relatives and Grand-friends! The Grandparents' Club will offer social and volunteer opportunities for grandparents and special friends who enjoy being actively involved in their students' education. Members will get to attend workshops, receive helpful school information, and share their hobbies and experiences with the Sara Collins community. If you are interested in joining the Grandparents' Club, please complete the membership form and return to your student's teacher.
The Grandparents' Club Kickoff coffee is Friday, Sept. 12 at 9am in the Library/Media Center. The kickoff coffee will include information about volunteer programs and activities, Q & A, and a few words from Dr. Burns and PTA representatives
Breakfast Buddies - Sept. 19
7:30 Guest Speaker Coach Jackie Carson!
Sara Collins PTA is excited to welcome Furman University Women's Basketball Head Coach Jackie Carson as our first Breakfast Buddies speaker. This is a program where fathers/special friends are invited to eat breakfast with their child at school and listen to a motivational speaker.
About Coach Carson: In less than four seasons, Head Coach Jackie Carson and her staff have transformed the Paladin women's basketball team into one of the strongest programs in the Southern Conference. Now entering her fifth year as head coach at her alma mater, for which she once starred as a player, Carson is well along the path of revitalizing a program with a focus on strong recruiting, commitment to overall excellence, and improved mental and physical toughness. Coach Carson has taken the Paladin women's basketball team to the next level and has Furman fans excited about the showroom floor in 2014-2015
Volunteer of the Month
Thank you for making the difference at Sara Collins!
Every month, the PTA will shine a spotlight on a volunteer that has helped make the difference at Sara Collins. For the month of August, we recognize Kim Eades for her time, creativity and energy putting the Teacher Lunch together as well as her work on sponsorship for Freaky Friday. From fundraising to making 150 pulled pork sandwiches, Kim Eades can literally do it all! 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, KIM EADES!
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.
Please note that Dr. Burns has posted a letter to the community on the school website. You may find the link here or in the Spotlight box at the lower left corner of this page.
Join the PTA Today!
Online sign-up and payment makes it easy!
Join the PTA today! Please consider joining the PTA for a $5 contribution as an individual or $20 for the entire family. These membership dues help support programs and materials needed for our students. Please click here to fill out the online form and join the PTA! And while you are at it, please fill out the volunteer section and let us know which programs, events, and activities you are interested in. Thank you for helping Sara Collins continue the 35+ year tradition of 100 percent memberships. All our PTA programs, events and activities are possible because of YOU!
50th Anniversary of Freaky Friday!!!
Mark your calendars! The 2014-15 school year is a special year with the celebration of the 50th annual Freaky Friday. Mark your calendars for October 3! Watch the website and notices from school about volunteering for the biggest Freaky Friday yet!
Special Donation to Washington Center
Our neighbors, the students of Washington Center, were recently presented with a positioning “Chill-out Chair” thanks to our PTA and community support. Over $2,000 in funds for the purchase were generated through this year's annual yard sale held by Sara Collins PTA. The chair will be located in the Washington Center Multi-Sensory Area to afford comfortable seating for the school’s orthopedically impaired students. Thank you, PTA, for helping us reach out to others in our community. Year after year, you exemplify service and caring.
SCES is a LiveWell Greenville School
Parents are finding creative ways help Sara Collins "Live Well!"
Did you know that Sara Collins Elementary is one of only 16 schools in all of Greenville county that have received the LiveWell Greenville Healthy School designation? That means that we are taking steps to create a school environment that promotes healthy eating and active living.
Parents are finding creative ways to support this environment by choosing to send healthy treats for birthdays and for test day snacks. Some delicious, healthy options we have seen lately include:
Fruit and yogurt parfaits
Healthy granola bars
Muffins or breads, such as banana, pumpkin, zucchini, etc.
Apple slices with honey or caramel
Trail mix (made with dried fruits, pretzels, mini chocolate chips, etc.)
Dried fruit like raisins, apricots, prunes
100% fruit roll ups
Squeezable yogurt or apple sauce
THANK YOU to all the parents supporting Sara Collins' efforts to be a LiveWell School!
YMCA After School Program
Sara Collins has partnered with the YMCA for an after school program. Click here for more information.