Calendar of Events
Summer Reading and Summer Sketches
Students who will attend Sara Collins in 2014-15 are invited to participate in our summer reading program and summer art program.
Students may "Kick Back and Read", earning credit towards a special library event in August. The Ed Collins Media Center at Sara Collins will be open on Tuesday, June 10, and Wednesdays, July 9, 16, 23, and 30 from 1:00 - 3:00 PM. Students may come to check out books and to take Reading Counts tests, earning points for next year. Click here and print a reading flier with information and a form on which to record the books read.
"Summer Sketches" is a way for students to see the summer through the eyes of an artist. Students are invited to sketch a variety of scenes and objects they see this summer. Click here to print the Summer Sketches directions sheet to record what you sketched.
Meet the Teacher
Meet the Teacher for the 2014-15 school year will be on Friday, August 15th. Please note the following times, based on grade level and last name:
8:30-9 AM - K5 students, last names starting with A-L
9-10:30 AM - 1st – 5th grade students, last names starting with A-L
12:30–1:00 PM - K5 students, last names starting with M-Z
1-2:30 PM - 1st – 5th grade students, last names starting with M-Z
*Parents are encouraged to attend one drop-in session which coincides with their child’s last name to help with traffic. If there is a scheduling conflict, parents are asked to please be sure to attend one time or the other.
The first day of school for all students will be Tuesday, August 19th.
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.