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Livewell Greenville
Red Carpet School
C.A.T.C.H. Program
Palmetto Gold and Silver Awards

Calendar of Events

  • student receives valentines
  • Mr. Lawrence on the Morning Show
  • 1st graders dress up as 100-year-olds
  • American Ninja Warrior visits students
  • 1st graders build with 100 cups
  • heart art
  • 4th Graders dress up for Colonial Day
  • kindergarten students hold a firehose
  • heart art
  • 2 girls on a ride
  • grandfather shares ancient SC artifacts
  • student wears a fur pelt
  • teachers wear eclipse glasses
  • students enjoy lunch
  • field day opening ceremonies
  • teacher gets student wet
  • Class of 2017 visits Sara Collins Elementary
  • 3rd grader shares project with visitors
  • students present a history museum
  • kindergartners dance
  • Clemson Tiger with kids
  • students experience a Depression Era soup line
  • kindergarten cooks
  • Scout runs


Lunch Menu

February 19 - February 23

MONDAY           TUESDAY           WEDNESDAY         THURSDAY          FRIDAY            

A: Beef Nachos

A: Macaroni w/ Meatballs

B:  Macaroni w/ Ham

A.  Chicken Creole over Brown Rice A:   Pizza

B: Chicken Nachos

C: Macaroni w/ Chicken

D: Macaroni w/ Taco Meat

B: Oven Roasted Chicken B: Shepherd's Pie
C:   C: NO SOUP or SALAD E: Vegetable Beef Soup C: NO SOUP or SALAD C: SW Chicken and Brown Rice Soup
D:   D: Yogurt, Cheese, and Roll F: Yogurt, Cheese, and Roll D: Yogurt, Cheese, and Roll D: Yogurt, Cheese, and Roll

  • All students: No Charge
  • Adults: $2.10
  • Paid students: $2.50
  • Reduced students: $0.40
  • Adults: $3.80

The Amazing Shake is here!

                               handshake logo

The Amazing Shake is "Professionalism with a Personal Touch!" Tips on professional conduct will be presented to all Sara Collins students on the school's Morning Show. Topics covered include: a great handshake, introductions and greetings, table manners, non-verbal communication, conversation, professional appearance, and how to win or lose graciously. YOU can help by practicing these skills with your student. Community volunteers will help with The Amazing Shake competition for 5th graders.

All 5th graders will compete as they complete the following challenges:
2/22/18  Round 1 - Meet and Greet: All 5th graders will meet and greet 12-15 professionals from the community.
2/26/18  Round 2 - Think on your Feet: Top 20 will complete a few short scenarios hosted by professionals from the community.
3/1/18    Round 3 - Hit the Street: Top 10 will complete a few scenarios in downtown Greenville with community professionals.
3/6/18    Round 4 - The Final Feat: Two finalists will choose a team of 4 others from the Top 10 to assist them in the final challenge, to be held at school.

So, how is YOUR shake? It is AMAZING? Remember: good firm grip, eye contact, smile, speak clearly!

Car Line Reminders

Please note these important reminders for the car lines. THANK YOU!

7:55 on a clock Students should arrive NO LATER THAN 7:55 in order to be in their seats, ready for instruction at 8:00.  
If your child arrives after 8am, you must walk your child in to the front office to be signed in.  

School crossing sign  Please make sure to pay close attention at the corner of Parkins Mill Road and Windmont as you are rounding the corner to go to back carpool.  Dozens of children cross at that intersection and need to get safely across the road.  Do not block the cross walk while waiting in line.  
No cell phone sign For the safety of all, please refrain from using cell phones in the car line. 

YMCA After School Program

Sara Collins has partnered with the YMCA for an after school program. Check their website, YMCA After School Care for more information. We are listed under the Caine Halter YMCA as an on-school site.

Sara Collins PTA Website

Check out our Sara Collins PTA's new website! Our volunteers have worked hard to create a tool to keep you up-to-date and informed about PTA activities and the many ways they support our school. The Sara Collins PTA has won many awards for many years for their high level of involvement and support for the students, families, and staff at Sara Collins. It is a tradition of excellence that started with Sara Collins, a parent volunteer for whom our school is named.

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

2017-18 Teacher of the Year

Patti RenwickWe are pleased to announce Mrs. Patti Renwick as the Sara Collins 2017-18 Teacher of the Year! Mrs. Renwick was selected by her peers to represent our school as an exemplary teacher. She currently teaches Kindergarten at Sara Collins. Hundreds of students have had a wonderful beginning to their school years in Mrs. Renwick's classroom.

Patti was born in Oakland, California. Her father was enlisted the Navy, and she moved many times with her family to places with a naval base such as Guam, Naples Italy, Virginia, and Charleston. She graduated from Lander College in Greenwood, South Carolina where she earned her BS in early childhood and elementary education in 1987. She married Doug, her high school sweetheart, and they moved to Toccoa, Georgia where she taught second grade at Big A Elementary in 1989. From 1991-1997 Patti taught first and second grade at Pleasant View Primary in Laurens County. She was teacher of the year at Pleasant View Primary for the 1993-1994 school year. Patti became a teacher in Greenville County in 1998 where she worked one year as a first grade teacher at Tryon Street Elementary in Greer. She transferred to Sara Collins Elementary in 1999 where she has taught kindergarten for the past 18 years. When she isn’t teaching, Patti and her husband love to attend sporting events at Clemson University. Her main reason to visit Clemson is to see her youngest daughter Lindsay who will be a senior. She also loves going to Charlotte, NC to visit her daughter, Elizabeth and son-in-law, Jake.

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.

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 an 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.