Friday, January 20, 2017
210 Duncan Chapel Rd • Greenville, SC 29617 • (864)355-2700 • Fax: (864)355-2769

News and Notes

Papa John's Dollars for Dough Fundraiser

Please support Duncan Chapel Elementary on Wednesday, January 18th and Thursday, January 19th by ordering from Papa John’s by phone, online, or in person. KEEP YOUR RECIEPTS and send them into the school. Our school will receive 15% of the sales from all the receipts we turn in. The receipt must be dated January 18, 2017 or January 19, 2017. We need the receipt that is attached to the front left-hand side of the Papa John’s box or the cash register receipt that shows the dollar amount of your purchase. The receipt can be from anytime during these two days! Please turn in your receipts by Friday, January 27th. 

Participating Locations:


1507 Poinsett Highway

East Greenville

624 Howell Road


1311 W. Wade Hampton

Augusta Road

1248 S. Pleasantburg Drive

Greenville County Schools Job Fair

Registration for K4, K5, and First Grade

Registration for K5 and first grade will be held Monday-Thursday, January 9-12, 2017. Children who will be five years old on or before September 1, 2017 must enroll in public or private kindergarten, unless the parent or legal guardian signs a waiver. Any child who will be six years old on or before September 1, 2017 must enroll in first grade.

To enroll a new student in kindergarten or first grade, a parent must present the following at registration:

5K and First Grade Registration Forms:

4K Pre-Registration will begin Wednesday, January 25, 2017. To be considered, children must turn four years old on or before September 1, 2017. Pre-registration DOES NOT guarantee enrollment in a Greenville County 4K program. Please Note: 4K Screenings will be held in March 2017. Notification of 4K acceptance will be mailed to parents in late March 2017. 

To pre-register your children for consideration in 4K, a parent must present the following at registration:

4K Pre-Registration Forms:

Wee Deliver is open for business!

On Monday, October 24th, the Duncan Chapel mail system opened for business.  The third grade is responsible for running the "Wee Deliver" post office. Mrs. Thompson will supervise the mail workers. Mail will be picked up, sorted, and delivered two times a week.

Through this “in house” mail system, students practice writing and other standards as they write and respond to letters.  Teachers can send cards or letters to fellow teachers or students!

     PARENTS - you are encouraged to get involved by writing to your child.  You can find out your child’s school address in 3 different ways:  an address book will be located in the front office, the addresses will be posted on the school’s website (look for the link on the Parent’s Page), and every teacher will be sharing their classroom address with you through their newsletter.

A mailbox will be placed outside the office in the main lobby for you to deposit mail. Also, there are mailboxes posted on various hallways that may be used.

     Please remember to address the letter correctly, including return address.  NO REAL STAMPS necessary!  You may use a sticker or drawing in place of the stamp. Your envelope would look something like the sample here.

 Thank you for supporting this fun, learning activity!

~Mrs. Thompson, IC

No Outside Food or Drinks

The Duncan Chapel cafeteria is just like any other restaurant and we request that food items from McDonalds, Wendy’s, Pete’s, etc., not be brought to our “restaurant”.  We encourage you to participate in our school lunch program.  Due to increased security, parents are asked to say good-by to their child in the cafeteria and not follow the class to the classroom or playground.  Thank you!!

Visitor & Volunteer Guidelines

*If you wish to join your child's class on a field trip at any point this year, you MUST complete the application process for a LEVEL II VOLUNTEER. All Visitors and Volunteers must complete the application process for at least a Level I Volunteer.

For more information about the Application Process, please click HERE.

For the Volunteer Application, please click HERE

Please click the flyer to the right or click HERE to visit the Greenville County Schools webpage for more information and all the necessary forms.

Our primary responsibility is to safeguard our children and ensure we are in compliance with the identified guidelines. Thank you for your cooperation as we work with our stakeholders to complete this process. All volunteers will be required to remain in the presence of a GCS employee at all times until applications for Level II are approved. 

El Condado de las Escuelas de Greenville valora el impacto positivo de los voluntarios-as y agradece su interés en apoyar nuestras escuelas. Para mejorar la seguridad, el Proceso de Aplicación de Voluntario-a de GCS incluye una verificación anual de antecedentes criminales para Voluntarios de Nivel II y verificación en el Registro de Acosadores Sexuales para todos los voluntarios-as en cada una de las visitas a nuestras escuelas. Se le exige una identificación fotográfica estatal válida que debe de presentar al momento de entregar la aplicación para verificar su identificación. Las aplicaciones serán revisadas en un mínimo de dos semanas. Click HERE for the Formulario de Aplicación de Voluntario-a.