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

Announcements

Freaky Friday Needs YOU!
52nd Freaky Friday Logo
Spirit Week 10/3-7: Dress up with us!
Monday: Mustache Monday
Tuesday: Sara Collins Spirit Day
Wednesday: Crazy Sock & Pick Pocket Lady Day
Thursday: Tattoo Day & Hat Day
Friday: Wear your FREAKY FRIDAY T-Shirt


The 52nd Annual Freaky Friday is almost here! This wonderful FUNd raiser supports many special projects to help our students learn. We need lots of volunteers and donations. Please contact the school, if you have not yet signed up to volunteer. It takes many 
parents and grandparents to fill all of the volunteer positions!

A HUGE thank you to our Freaky Friday Co-Chairs Teresa Cottingham and Ashley Flesher who worked hard all summer on Freaky Friday!
Contact one of them or the school office about how you can make this Freaky Friday the best one ever!


Lunch Menu

October 3 - 7

MONDAY           TUESDAY           WEDNESDAY         THURSDAY          FRIDAY            
A: Chicken Fajita Quesadilla  A: Turkey Pot Roast w/ Mashed Potatoes A: Chicken Pot Pie  A: Stuffed Shells A: Pizza  
B: Oven Roasted Chicken w/ Roll  B: Grilled Chicken Sandwich B: Sweet and Sour Chicken over Brown Rice  B: Carolina Chicken Chili   B: Chicken and Cheese Quesadilla 
C: Baked Potato Soup C: No Soup or Salad  C: Tomato Basil Soup C: NO SOUP or SALAD  C: Chicken and Rice Soup 
D: Yogurt, Cheese, and Roll D: Yogurt, Cheese, and Roll D: Yogurt, Cheese, and Roll D: Yogurt, Cheese, and Roll D: Yogurt, Cheese, and Roll 


PTA Reflections Contest
PTA Reflections LogoSince 1969, the PTA Reflections program has encouraged students across the nation and in American schools overseas to explore their creativity. Each year, students in preschool through high school are invited to create and submit works of art in the areas of dance choreography, film production, literature, music composition, photography, and the visual arts.

This year's theme is "What is Your Story?".

Deadline for entries is Wednesday, October 12, 2016. For more information email Lora Johnstone at lorajohnstone@gmail.com.


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.


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