Principal's Welcome

August 17, 2021

Dear Parents/Guardians:

Welcome to another school year at Augusta Circle. I hope you and your families had a wonderful summer. I am excited to begin my fourth year at ACE. This year will continue to be a challenge as Covid-19 has forced us to reevaluate how we teach our children at a high level and keep them safe during a pandemic.  I am looking forward to working with your children this year and continuing our excellent traditions.

I would like to welcome the following new staff members to ACE:

Denise Thomas- Music

Taylor Simpson and Rebecca Baker- Fifth Grade

Ellie White- Fourth Grade

Anna Penland- First Grade

Amy Livesay- .5 Resource

We are so excited about our new additions.

Please refer to the updated ACE parent-student handbook on our school website to read about school and district policies and procedures. Many procedures have been updated and further explained. If you would like a paper copy of the handbook, please contact the office.

Arrival reminders: All students will enter through the front office door each morning. Students should be in class by 7:45. We will have staff members helping all students find their way to their classrooms in the morning.

Dismissal reminders: All K5 & 1st grade students that are walkers must be released to a designated adult or student designee that is in the 4th or 5th grade. Parents or designees must meet the teacher at the gate by the cottage with their student dismissal number. These will be distributed at Meet the Teacher. Students will not be released without a designee. This is for your child’s safety.

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me. My email address is and my phone number is 864-355-1200. I am looking forward to a great school year!


Mimi Melehes

Augusta Circle Elementary
Mimi Melehes, Principal
100 Winyah Street
Greenville, South Carolina 29605