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News & Notes

PTA Sweetheart Dance

Our favorite FAMILY event is happening Friday, February 3rd! Let’s dance the night away with our family sweethearts: dads, daughters, moms, and sons! PTA is offering a Chick Fila meal along with dance admission- $10 Meals must be PREPAID by Monday, Jan. 30th. Dance-only tickets will be sold at the door for $5.

Please remember this is not a drop-off event.  All students must be accompanied by an adult.   


We are getting ready to test Multilingual students for their proficiency in the English language.  The State computer-based test called ACCESS for ELLs will be administered during the testing window of January 23-March 10, 2023.  Multilingual, or ESOL students will take the 4 portions of  this test at a variety of times (based on grade and English Proficiency levels) during this window.  Please check with your child or Mrs. Alnatour for your child's specific testing dates.

If you have any questions, please contact Reem Alnatour, ESOL teacher, at

4K Registration

4K registration is now accepting applications January 9-March 10. GCS 4K program provides high-quality, rigorous instruction in early reading, math, and social-emotional skills using SC Early Learning Standards. Students attend class 7:45am-2:15pm daily. Children must be 4 years old on or before September 1, 2023, to be considered for this free program. Parents must submit the following inorder for their application to be complete: Birth Certificate, Immunization, 2 proofs of residency (utility type bills) in parent's name and parent ID. No applications will be taken without all documentation. For more information, click HERE.

FIE Spirit Rock

The Fountain Inn Elementary Spirit Rock is a great way to share a special message for a FIE student or staff member!  You could have anything from Happy Birthday, Congratulations, Good Luck, Thank a Teacher, etc.  All proceeds from the Spirit Rock will go toward fundraising for special field trips and events for our 5th Grade students. This year, contributions will help lower costs for students to attend our big trip to Washington, DC in March 2023 and other events such as Fifth Grade Day!

Click here for rules, procedures, pricing and available dates!  Thank you for supporting FIE fifth grade students!

FIE Spirit Items Now on Sale

FIE Spirit Items are on sale now!  This includes water bottles and 16 oz. tumbler cups with a straw!  We are currently SOLD out of student lanyards.  If you would like to order click here to print your order form. Simply send in your payment along with your order form with your student.  It is best to place all order forms and payment in a ziploc bag or envelope with the student's name. All proceeds go towards our 5th grade students' Washington D.C. field trip in the Spring!  Thank you for supporting FIE!