News & Notes
Read Across America Week
Join us as we celebrate Read Across America Week, from Monday, February 26th to Friday, March 2nd.Monday - Not only is it Energy day and we get to wear YELLOW, but you can wear your favorite or craziest hat
Tuesday - Silly Sock Day
Wednesday - Wacky Wednesday - your craziest outfit would be perfect for today!
Thursday - Today we have volunteer readers in our building and they want you to be cozy and comfortable in your PJs!
Friday - Character Dress Up Day - dress as your favorite book character and take part in our parade at
The 6th Annual Heartstrings Day Retreat for Women Who Have Experienced the Death of a Child will be held on:
Saturday, March 24th, 2018 8:45—4:00
First Baptist Church 3 Hedge Street Simpsonville, SC 29681
4K Pre-Registration for 2018-2019
4K Pre-Registration for 2018-19 is January 16-March 2, 2018 Parents may pre-register at any district elementary school or child development center. Children do not have to live in the school attendance area to pre-register at that location. Pre-registration does not guarantee enrollment in a GCS 4K program. Children selected for 4K programs must demonstrate academic/ developmental needs and/or risk factors such as low family income and low parent education level. Screened children will be ranked district-wide and those most at-risk for school success will receive initial assignments. Parents must present their child’s birth certificate, immunization certificate or religious exemption certificate, and two proofs of residence (same as 5K). 4K pre-registration ends March 2, 2018; forms will not be accepted after this date. PLEASE NOTE: 4K Screening is March 14-16, 2018.
Jr. Beta Club Convention
You may have noticed your children coming home with a colored bracelet. These are VERY important! We have started families in our school in an effort to have some friendly rivalry and fun. All students and adults in our building had to spin a wheel to find out which family they would belong to. The families are:
Amistad (Friendship) - Red
Reveur (Dream) - Blue
Integridad (Integrity) - Orange
Isibindi (Courage) - Green
Umanzi (Determination) - Grey
We have students of all ages along with adults in each family. Points will be given to students for good behavior, manners, effort, or anything that they are doing wonderfully! The points will be tallied each week and the total displayed in the cafeteria and announced on the news. If students aren't wearing their bracelet, they can't win the points! The family with the most points at the end of the year will have a special treat!
Families will meet each month at which time they will celebrate their points, and work together to become a family. They will create chants, get to know one another, and have time to build relationships with students and adults that they would not normally get to know.
We are very excited about this initiative, and we hope you speak with your child about it so they can share their excitement with you at home!
Grandparents Raising A Child Everyday (GRACE) is a support group for grandparents raising grandchildren. They meet the second Sunday of the month at 3:00pm at the Fountain Inn Activity Center, 610 Fairview St, Fountain Inn. The meeting is open to any grandparent or others who are involved in the primary care giving of their grandchild or kin. For more information call Brenda Lipe (864) 355-4106 or email email@example.com
Kilowatt Kitchen is set to visit our school on 9/25/2017. This program is designed to help our students save energy through a fun educational experience - and we know they have a blast at the show! The goal this year is to save 10 million kilowatt-hours (kWh) of energy this school year. That may seem like a lofty goal - but it has been done before with the help of schools like ours! To achieve this goal, every family at our school can request a FREE energy efficiency kit for their home from Duke Energy. When you request and use the kits in your homes, energy is saved and it can be measured! Fountain Inn has been challenged to have 100 kit requests. If we reach that goal our school will earn $250. We will also receive another $250 for each addition kit that is ordered by our Fountain Inn Families. In December the school with the most requests will win a grand prize of $2,500. Please, please, PLEASE request your FREE kit at the following and credit our school:
www.myenergykit.org or call 1-855-386-9548
Thank you so much for your support!
2017-2018 Supply Lists
Help prepare your child for school by supplying them with the tools they need to be successful here at Fountain Inn Elementary. Supply lists are available in the front office as well as online. Please click the links below to view.