June, 2020

Chandler Creek End of Year Principal Letter

Dear Chandler Creek Families:

The 2019-2020 school year proved to be an historic year for our community as we navigated in-school learning to eLearning overnight. The testament to the hard work of our staff was evident as we reached out to students and families with Google Meet, Choice Boards, and Virtual Platforms to help bring content to life for students.

We have immense gratitude for the hard work of all stakeholders as we strengthened our “Champion Spirit” while maintaining the safety and well-being of our community.

Our school year launched with the theme, To Greer and Beyond. Highlights of our year were the PTA Black Cat Ball and the Daddy Daughter Dance. Our PTA Boosterthon raised money for a new lower level track to be installed over the next school year. Our School Improvement Council was awarded the S.I.C Award for Merit 2019-2020 for our parent publication to the community. During the school year, we renewed our Beta Club Charter and worked with both Beta Club and Student Council to raise money for the Greer Food Bank continuing our commitment to service for others.

Our teachers wrote numerous teacher grants with Donor’s Choose and several staff members were awarded grants from the Greer Education Foundation. Due to this funding, our school is installing a new state of art sound system for our musical programs and ceremonies. Our classrooms also house new whiteboard tables in grades four and five and new signs welcome you to our school with our key focus to empower students to be leaders, learners, and caring citizens. Our fully renovated school lobby provides a welcoming entry and a new student entry door to maintain safety.

The school year closed with the installation of a new digital sign in the front of the building. Our fifth grade students were clapped out in style with a parade led by our local police and fire station. We ended the 2019-2020 school year with the hashtag, #cceStrong, which described the numerous parts of our community working together for a common good.

We look forward to a new school year, yet say Goodbye to 2019-2020 knowing that our vision for Creating a Community of Empowered Students was fully reached in the most unusual of times.

In service and gratitude,

Jane Mills

Principal