August 9, 2018
Welcome to another school year at Augusta Circle. I hope you and your families had a wonderful summer. I am excited about beginning my journey as Principal at Augusta Circle. I am looking forward to working with your children this year. We are excited to continue the implementation of our Fountas and Pinnell reading program as well as many other wonderful programs.
I would like to welcome the following new staff members to ACE: Suzanne Billings, Instructional Coach, Mary Margaret Carter, 4th grade and Katie Rabe, (.5) Resource.
I would also like to update you on some building enhancements. Several classrooms and offices were updated with new carpet and paint. Our custodial staff worked extremely hard to thoroughly clean all areas within the school. The district installed 47 new cameras this summer. These cameras are located all throughout the inside and outside of the school and can be accessed by administration from any location.
Please refer to the updated ACE parent-student handbook in your student’s information packet to read about school and district policies and procedures. Many procedures have been updated and further explained.
Important arrival update: All students will enter through the front office door in the morning. We will have staff members and student leaders to help get younger students to their morning holding locations. Please do not drop off students by the loading dock on Waccamaw or behind the cottage on Tomassee. This is very dangerous.
Important safety update for K5 & 1st grade walkers: 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 a designated location on the playground 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 firstname.lastname@example.org and my phone number is 864-355-1200. I am looking forward to a great school year!
Augusta Circle Elementary
Mimi Melehes, Principal
100 Winyah Street
Greenville, South Carolina 29605