1200 Parkins Mill Road, Greenville, SC 29607 (864)355-3200
IB World
Livewell Greenville
Red Carpet School
C.A.T.C.H. Program
Palmetto Gold and Silver Awards

Calendar of Events

  • kindergarteners dance
  • 2 girls run
  • student gets golden ticket
  • children celebrate run
  • girls sing duet
  • 2 girls with hot chocolate
  • parents serve snacks
  • children on playground
  • children run on track
  • family walks on track
  • children listen to story
  • a tree is planted
  • student shares culture project
  • 5th graders' flash mob dance
  • boy tosses rings
  • teachers at a workshop
  • students racing cars
  • kindergarten cooks
  • rainbow face painting
  • Scout runs


Lunch Menu

 January 23 - 27

MONDAY           TUESDAY           WEDNESDAY         THURSDAY          FRIDAY            
A: Baked Penne Pasta w/ Meat Sauce  A: Beef and Cheese Nachos  A: Macaroni & Cheese w/ Diced Ham    A: Chicken Creole over Brown Rice w/ Roll  A: Pizza
B: Sweet Thai Chicken Chili over Brown Rice B: Chicken and Cheese Nachos  B: Macaroni & Cheese w/ Diced Chicken  B: Deli Sandwich B: BBQ Sandwich    
C: Corn Choder Soup C: NO SOUP or SALAD  C: Macaroni & Cheese w/Taco Meat  C: NO SOUP or SALAD C: Southwestern Chicken and Brown Rice Soup 
D: Yogurt, Cheese, and Roll  D: Yogurt, Cheese, and Roll D: Vegetable Beef Soup

E: Yogurt, Cheese, and Roll
D: Yogurt, Cheese, and Roll D: Yogurt, Cheese, and Roll 

Greenville County Schools JOB FAIR!
Greenville County Schools is hosting a job fair for bus drivers, bus aides, custodians, and food service operations on Tuesday, January 24th from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. at Wade Hampton High School, 100 Pine Knoll Dr., Greenville. These jobs offer competetive wages and many benefits including health and dental benefits, retirement, sick leave, free life insurance, and more. Click here for more information.

Kindergarten Registration for 2017-18
Registration for kindergarten and first grade in Greenville County Schools will be held January 9-17, 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. Visit your Greenville County public school January 9-17 to register. Find your school here: https://public.greenville.k12.sc.us/ or call 355-3100.

To enroll a new student in kindergarten or first grade, a parent must present the following at registration:
• State-issued Birth Certificate
• Properly Completed Immunization Certificate or Religious Exemption Certificate
• Two Forms of Proof of Residence (two documents required such as a current utility bill or copy of lease agreement)
For your child’s school assignment and other information, visit the Kindergarten Registration website.

Las inscripciones para los niños de kindergarten (cinco años) y primer grado en el Distrito Escolar del Condado de Greenville tendrán lugar 9-17 de Enero del 2017. Los niños que cumplan 5 años el o antes del 1º de Septiembre del 2017 deben matricularse en un kindergarten público o privado a menos que el padre firme un permiso para eximirlo. Cualquier niño que cumpla seis años el o antes del 1º de Septiembre del 2017 debe matricularse en primer grado. Visite su escuela pública del Condado de Greenville entre el 9-17 de Enero para registrarlo/a. Encuentre su escuela aquí: https://public.greenville.k12.sc.us/ o llame al 355-3100.
Para matricular a un nuevo estudiante en Kindergarten o primer grado los padres deben presentar la siguiente documentación:
• Certificado de nacimiento emitido por el Estado de Carolina de Sur
• Un certificado de vacunas del estado o un certificado de excepción religioso.
• Dos pruebas de dirección (cuenta de luz, agua, arriendo o dividendos
Para determinar cuál es la escuela que le corresponde a su hijo/a, y más información, haga clic en Kindergarten Registration website.

School Visitor and Volunteer Guidelines
Greenville County Schools (GCS), in an effort to ensure the safety of all of our students, is implementing additional security checks for school volunteers. Effective immediately, all volunteers must submit an application to the school and receive clearance from the district before interacting with children in the school or chaperoning any school field trip. Volunteers are now identified by two different categories: Level I or Level II. Please click here to review the details and find applications on the GCS website.

Scout's Rock
ScoutScout's Rock is the large painted rock in front of the school at the corner of Parkins Mill Rd. and Betty Spencer Drive.
Scout’s Rock is a great way to send a special message and show your school spirit or tell someone "Happy Birthday!"
• Reservations are required
• Dates are available on a first come, first served basis. No businesses, please.
• Cost is $10 for one day (3pm-3pm)

To make a reservation, click this sign-up link.

For details on painting the rock, click here for information

School Meal Prices - updated for 2016-17
Meal Prices 2016-17

2016-17 Teacher of the Year

Mrs. Jamie TaberWe are pleased to announce Mrs. Jamie Taber as the Sara Collins 2016-17 Teacher of the Year! Mrs. Taber was selected by her peers to represent our school as an exemplary teacher. She currently teaches a multi-age OI class at Sara Collins.
Jamie was born and raised in Cincinnati, OH and then moved to Muncie, IN where she attend Ball State University. She earned her BA in special education, severe disabilities and, later, her MA in special education, mild mental disabilities. She started teaching the day after graduation in December of 2000 at the school she student taught at. Jamie's first position was a 6-8th grade life skills teacher for students with moderate mental disabilities. Jamie and her husband, Chris, decided to move to Greenville 11 years ago. She has been at Sara Collins since 2005. She has taught K5-3rd grades while at SCE. Jamie is working on her doctorate in curriculum and instruction at USC - go Gamecocks! Her son, Kevin, will be a 5th grader at SCE this year! In 2015, her oldest son, Ben, moved on from SCE to Hughes, where her husband teaches GTT.  Jamie's passion is science because she loves to watch the students investigate and discover how our world works! Congratulations, Mrs. Jamie Taber! 

Learn English Online for Free! Aprende Inglés online, gratis !
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 served basis. Rosetta Stone® Community Solution for K-12 is a program available to the parents of our English Language Learners. This program provides the parents of our English Language Learners wan opportunity to learn and develop their English Language skills. It enables 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. Click for more information.

Our Wonderful PTA
We are grateful to our amazing PTA for its constant support of our students and staff. Once again, the SC State PTA recognized just how wonderful our PTA is! SC PTA Logo
Congratulations to Sara Collins Elementary PTA for being selected as the winner for Outstanding Local Unit of the Year for 2015-16! And congratulations to Sara Collins Elementary PTA for being selected as the winner of the Award of Excellence in Family and Community Involvement and a finalist in Communications!

Palmetto Gold and Silver Academic Achievement Awards

Congratulations to our students, staff, families, and supportive community!

We are a Palmetto GOLD and SILVER award winner as measured by the South Carolina 2015 state assessment. We received the Palmetto GOLD award for overall academic performance and the Palmetto SILVER award for closing the gap with student achievement. As an important part of the education accountability system in South Carolina, the Awards program is designed to recognize and reward schools for attaining high levels of absolute performance, for attaining high rates of growth, and for making substantial progress in closing the achievement gap.

Graduation Plus
Graduation Plus (G+) is Greenville County School District’s way of assisting our students earn a diploma, trade certificate, and college credit.  These opportunities allow students to prepare for college and/or careers. If you wish to learn more, please click here.

Documents and Forms