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2018-2019 School Supply Sale

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One-stop shopping for your school supplies is here!  We will be working with The Write Stuff to host a supply kit sale. To order online go to www.write-stuff.com/storefront/school/fountaininn. Order forms will also come home in Monday folders. Kits will be available for pick up at our Meet the Teacher event in August. Free shipping to the school ends May 31, sale ends June 6.  


Medications and the end of the year
Please note that all medication that is not picked up by a parent will be disposed of on June 6th at noon. Please remember to drop by the nurses office to collect it before that day and time. Thank you.


SAVE THE DATE
On Tuesday, July 17th we will have our PEP reading and writing night. We will begin at 5:30pm. Please join us to celebrate reading and writing. PEP will have presented each student in our school 10 books again this year to keep and attendance at the reading and writing night will allow them another free book for thier home libraries! We hope you will come out and join us!


WE NEED YOU!!!!

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We need volunteers to train as monitors for our upcoming state testing for third through fifth graders.  
If you have an hour or two on one or more days between May 9th to May 25th, please contact Mrs. Sharon-Marie Smith AP at smsmith@greenville.k12.sc.us or 864-355-5112. Training will be held at 9am on Wednesday May 2nd and 3pm on Thursday May 3rd (You need to attend only one) however, if you would be available to monitor, but can't make the training - no problem - Mrs. Smith can get with you to give you the training you need!  Thank you in advance for helping us have a successful and calm testing environment for our students!


2017-2018 Progress Report
The 2017-2018 Progress Report flipbook has been posted on the GCS website at https://indd.adobe.com/view/5dfd65d1-26a0-4530-921b-6abe7dcd66d8 The progress report provides information for GCS stakeholders about all five goal areas: student achievement, personnel, environment, resources, and communications. Feature stories showcase employees and students, many with an accompanying video highlight. The progress report can also be accessed on the Greenville County Schools' website by visiting the homepage www.greenville.k12.sc.us and clicking on Essentials, then Stats, Plans, and Reports. The 2018 Progress Report is the first link under District Publications.


Calling Fountain Inn Alumi!

Once again, we would like any current high school senior that graduated 5th grade from FIE to come to 5th Grade Awards Day, June 5th at 8:00  am. We would like for them to wear their high school graduation cap and gown and Walk the Halls with our graduating 5th graders. They will not have to stay for the awards, just to walk the halls. We had a huge turn-out last year and are hoping for the same this year. Please put the word out to your graduating seniors 😊Feel free to contact Susan Pritchett at spritche@greenville.k12.sc.us if you have any questions.


Furman Summer Reading Program

Attached is an information sheet about Furman University’s Literacy Corner summer program for children with academic needs in literacy processes. If you know a family with a child who might benefit from this program, please visit the link below. A limited number of spaces are available this summer, so we are encouraging families to apply early using our online application system.  

Visit the Literacy Corner page here!


SC Ready and SC PASS Testing

It is almost time for our state testing for third through fifth graders. Below you will see the schedule for each test in which students will participate. Testing will begin at 8:30 a.m. each morning.

Thursday, May 10 - ELA Day Two - All third through fifth grade classes

Tuesday, May 15 - Math - Third Grade - Bryant, Byrd, and Pearson classes only

Wednesday, May 16 - Math - Third Grade - McCaleb, Morrison, and Ruiz classes only

Thursday, May 17 - Math - Fifth Grade - Huff, Rackley, and Stoddard classes only

Friday, May 18 - Math - Fifth Grade - Stretar and Fletcher classes only

Tuesday, May 22 - Math - Fourth Grade - All classes

Wednesday, May 23 - Social Studies - Fifth Grade - Huff, Rackley, and Stoddard classes only

Thursday, May 24 - Social Studies - Fifth Grade - Stretar and Fletcher classes only

Friday, May 25 - Science - Fourth Grade - All classes.


GCS Security Plan and Law Enforcement Partnerships

Since last week, we have received many questions from parents about security measures designed to protect students in Greenville County Schools.  We have also dealt with extensive rumors of threats this week, most of which have been tracked through social media to other states.  The district has created a video that answers questions on security and the safety of our students. Please watch the video and read the accompanying article. We hope this information will help calm fears and lead to a better school environment for everyone.  Safety Information from the District 


Jr. Beta Club Convention

Our students have been representing us well at the State Convention in Myrtle Beach this week.
3rd Songfest
1st Banner
1st Scrapbook
3rd Tower Power
3rd Black and White Photography - Claire Albergotti
Special Talent received a Golden Ticket!! 
All of these students have made it to Nationals and will perform in June in Savannah. We are so proud of them!


GRACE

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 blipe@greenville.k12.sc.us


MyEnergyKit.org

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.

Supply Lists for K5-3rd Grade

Supply List for 4th-5th Grade