Grades- K4 to 5th
Enrollment- Approximately 380 students
Location- About 1 mile from the Pendleton Arts District
School Colors- Blue and Gold
Mascot- Alex the Eagle
The results are in for the 2016 Pumpkin Decorating Contest. We raised a total of $550. WOW!! That's about $100 more than we raised last year. Proceeds have been distributed to the winning classroom, and the charity will receive its poirtion of the proceeds at our upcoming December PTA meeting. The winning pumpkin is from Ms. Grant's 2nd grade classroom. Their pumpkin raised the most money. Ms. Hunt's class won 2nd place and the Kindergarten team won 3rd place. Congratulations to the winners and thanks to each of you for participating in our annual school wide fundraising project.
Please remember to go to MyEnergyKit.org or call 1-855-386-9548 to request a FREE Energy Kit. Our school is participating in the My Energy Kit Challenge through Duke Energy and The National Theatre for Children. The goal of the program is to save energy by giving our families the opportunity to receive a FREE Energy Kit full of items that can be used to save energy around the home.
If our school reaches 100 sign-ups for the FREE kit from our families and staff, we’ll automatically win $250. Right now, we have 45 sign-ups. Please help us win. Go to MyEnergyKit.org or call 1-855-386-9548 to sign up and credit our school.
Please note: Duke Energy provides one free kit per household every 36 months. If you’ve received a FREE kit before, you might be able get another one. Even if you can’t yet get another kit, your sign-up will still help our school!
Thanksgiving 2016 at Alexander Elementary was a day to remember! According to the Cafeteria staff, 1,222 meals were served today. WOW! WOW! WOW! Students were overjoyed to have their parents and other family members join them for lunch today. Everyone was able to enjoy a tasty holiday meal and vote for their favorite pumpkin disguised as a book character. All proceeds from the pumpkin contest will be split between a local charity (Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Upstate) and the classroom teacher (proceeds from the individual pumpkin that collects the most money will be given to the classroom teacher to be used in the classroom). A HUGE shout out goes to the numerous student mentors and our community partners (Greenville County Sheriff's Deputies and Firefighters from the Parker District Fire Department) for joining our students today for lunch. I think the pictures below sum up how everyone felt today because words cannot express the sincere gratitude felt today by the students and staff at Alexander Elementary.
2016 Bowling Brawl
Alexander Elementary and Berea Middle met at Rock Springs Bowling Lanes for their 2nd ANNUAL Bowling Brawl. While AES staff, family and friends bowled really well, we didn't get to bring home the BIG trophy. No worries, though, we'll proudly display our bowling trophy in the Front Office for all to see! Great game Berea Middle!! But next year the BIG trophy is coming home with us!
Do you want to go to a hockey game?
Alexander Chorus is selling tickets to the Swamp Rabbit Hockey Game for Friday, December 2, 2016 at 7pm. This is Teddy Bear Toss Night!! The chorus will be singing and tickets are available to anyone, including teachers, families, etc. to come see the game and hear us sing. Click the link below to see more information about this event. Money for tickets has to be turned in by Monday, November 14.
For every $12 ticket sold by the Chorus, we'll get $3 back to use towards our music program. For every $15 ticket we sell, we get $5 back. Please help our Chorus and the Music program at Alexander Elementary.
Click HERE for more information about the Swamp Rabbit Hockey Game on Friday, December 2nd.
Leaves, Leaves and More Leaves
First and second graders had a real hands on experience with raking leaves. The students had fun learning about how leaves turn red, orange and yellow during the fall and eventually fall off the branches. They also built huge piles of leaves and enjoyed taking turns jumping into the piles. When they returned to the classroom, they were able to write about the experience inside their writing journal. This teachable moment was a great science lesson!
AES Election 2016
The entire student body of Alexander Elementary participated in a mock Presidential election on Tuesday, November 1st. In three days, the real Presidential Election will take place, and students will have an awareness of what their parents will experience when they go to the polls to vote for the candidate of their choice. According to the website, http://vote.studiesweekly.com,
Alexander students votes placed Hilary Clinton in the lead with 71% of the student's votes followed by Donald Trump with 16%, Jill Stein received 7% and Gary Johnson received 6% of student's votes.
Fall For Greenville 2016
Alexander Elementary had 20 staff (and family members) volunteer for Public Education Partners (PEP) at Fall For Greenville 2016. PEP provides books for all the little super heroes at Alexander at the end of the school year and throughout the summer.
Alexander Staff 2016-17
In efforts to promote bus safety, please review bus rules with your students.
All students are expected to:
- Remain seated until the bus comes to a complete stop.
- Talk quietly; yelling is not permitted.
- Sit with arms, feet, and personal belongings in the appropriate place (avoiding the aisle, as this could cause a trip/fall hazard).
- Refrain from eating and drinking on the bus.
- Follow the directions of the bus driver (Being Respectful and Responsible)
Please encourage your student(s) to follow these simple rules. To ensure the safety of your student(s) as well as others, if it is deemed necessary for the bus driver to write a disciplinary referral for bus infractions, the following consequences will occur:
First Incident: Call to parent and warning.
Second Incident: Parent conference with (5) days loss of bus privileges.
Third Incident: Parent conference with (10) days loss of bus privileges.
Fourth Incident: Loss of bus privileges for the remainder of the school year.
** To note, serious infractions may require additional actions. Thank you for your assistance in making the bus ride safe.