News & Notes
The PTA Reflections program is an arts competition that allows students to unleash their inner artist! The theme for this year's competition is "What is Your Story?" Students can express their creative talents through categories such as dance, music composition, literature, visual arts, film production, photography, and special artist. You can enter as many categories as many times as you like, and all participants will be recognized at the school level. You may even have the chance to be recognized at the district, state or national levels. All entries are due by Tuesday, October 18th and may be turned in to the front office. Whether you love to dance, paint, compose music, write or take pictures, the possibilities are endless for you to create a work of art that tells YOUR story.
All rules and student entry forms will be sent home with students and may be found at scpta.org. Every entry must have its own completed entry form. If you have any questions, please contact Reflections chairperson Keri Powell at email@example.com.
Attention Parent Visitors & Volunteers
The Greenville County School District has updated their School Visitor & Volunteer Guidelines. If you are planning to visit the school beyond the front office, or volunteer at the school/chaperone a field trip, please be sure to read the updated guidelines. Parents and visitors need to have their I.D. scanned every time they wish to enter the building beyond the office.
ACE, Mitchell Road's Extended Day Program, is registering for 2016-17 school year. There is a $40 registration fee per family(non refundable). Weekly fees are $42.00 for one child and $67.00 for two children. There are other options for one day and two day per week attendance. Please stop by the ACE office for additional information or contact Mrs. Ballenger 355-6711 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Reading on Overdrive
Did you know that your children can check out free ebooks from Overdrive? Students simply use their e-mail username and password to sign in to the Overdrive website. They can download the ebook on various devices, including Kindles, Nooks, or iPads. Click here to access Overdrive. Students will use their school username (same as Compass Learning) and 6 digit birthday (mmddyy) as a password to log in.
Rosetta Stone Community Solution
There is a new program available to parents who would like to learn English and become more involved in their child’s academic achievement. The program is free to parents and is on a first come first serve basis. Rosetta Stone® Community Solution for K-12 is a program available to the parents of our English Language Learners. This program will provide the parents of our English Language Learners with an opportunity to learn and develop their English Language skills. It will also enable parents to increase their engagement in their child’s school and contribute to improving their child’s educational achievement. The online lessons from Rosetta Stone® Community Solution for K-12 allow parents to use this program at home, work, on their phone, or anywhere they have access to the internet.
If you would like to have access to this program, please contact your child’s ESOL teacher. The ESOL teacher will be able to provide you with a code to access the program and share general log-in instructions. Please use this link for more information and to login.