The Mill Messenger

Anderson Mill Elementary Weekly Parent Newsletter

What a Phenomenal Fun Run!

Anderson Mill's Fun Run was a HUGE success! Thank you to everyone who supported our school and students through pledges and through cheers at the Fun Run! A BIG thank you to our PTO for sponsoring such a fun fundraiser and to all of the volunteers who helped pass water out to students as they ran. Funds raised will be used to purchase additional playground equipment for the school! To see more photos from the event, please visit our Facebook page at

Red Ribbon Week is HERE!

This coming week, AMES students will participate in National Red Ribbon Week. This is an exciting time when we all pledge to remain alcohol, tobacco, and drug free. Students will be focusing on practicing self-repsect and making good choices. The following activities below are scheduled for the week:


"Paint the School RED" Day - Students are encouraged to wear red to school and all students will receive a Red Ribbon Week bracelet.


"Team Up Against Drugs" Day - Students are encouraged to wear their favorite team colors, shirt, or jersey.


"Put Drugs to Bed" Day - Students are encouraged to wear their favorite pajamas!


"My Future is Too Bright for Drugs" Day - Students are encouraged to wear their favorite sunglasses.


"Strike Out Drugs" Day - Students are encouraged to wear their favorite ball cap.

Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drill

On Thursday, October 19th, all Anderson Mill students participated in the Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drill along with over 55 million other participants! Students had the opportunity to practice the "Drop, Cover, and Hold On" technique as well as how to evacuate the building following an earthquake.

Art and Music Visions Nonimations for 2nd -4th Grade Students

Spartanburg School District Six will accept nominations for the Visions Artistically and Musically Gifted and Talented Program Oct. 30-Nov. 10. Music Visions –Grades 2-4, Art Visions-Grades 2-8. Students may be nominated by parents, teachers, staff members or self-nominated. Art and music nomination forms are available in the school office. Nomination forms must be returned by November 10, 2017. Parents can access information about the Visions program in the student/parent handbook, on the district website, and/or in school and classroom newsletters.

PTO Posts

Thank you so much to everyone who participated in or helped with the Boosterthon! Also thank you to everyone who came out to support their students at the Fun Run. It is always a wonderful event!

Related Arts This Week

October 23-27

Computer Lab

Kindergarten, Second, Fourth


Kindergarten, First, Third, Fifth

This Week at the Mill: October 23-27

Monday, October 23

  • Red Ribbon Week- "Paint the School Red" Day - Wear Red
  • Art Club 2:30
  • Good News Club (Grades 4K-2)
  • CogAT Testing for 2nd Grade

Tuesday, October 24

  • Youth Advisory Club Meeting 7:15
  • Red Ribbon Week - "Team Up Against Drugs" Day - Wear your favorite team shirt
  • Bus Evacuation Drill
  • Hope Remains (Garrett, Durham, Kemper)
  • Soccer Club 2:20
  • CogAT Testing for 2nd Grade

Tuesday, October 25

  • Red Ribbon Week - "Put Drugs to Bed" Day - Wear your PJs to school
  • AMES Pastor Appreciation Breakfast 8:00
  • CogAT Testing for 2nd Grade

Thursday, October 26

  • Red Ribbon Week - "My Future is Too Bright For Drugs" Day - Wear your sunglasses
  • Fire Prevention Day
  • Terrific Kid Breakfast 8:00
  • Honors Chorus 2:30
  • ITBS Testing for 2nd Grade

Friday, October 27

  • Red Ribbon Week - "Strike Out Drugs" Day - Wear your favorite ball cap
  • 3rd Grade Horizons Field Trip to Morganton, NC
  • SC Best - 5th grade
  • ITBS Testing for 2nd Grade

Important Dates for Your Calendar

  • October 30 - Book Fair Begins (October 30-November 10)
  • October 31 - Fall Parties; Hope Remains (Kemper, Durham, Garrett)
  • November 2 - Early Bird Gym 3rd Grade; Student Council Meeting; PTO Meeting; Honors Chorus
  • November 3 - Fall Field Day; SC Best
  • November 6 - SIC; Art Club
  • November 7 - Election Day - No School
  • November 9 - Early Bird Gym 4th Grade; 4th Grade Program 9:15; 12:35; 6:00
  • November 10 - 3rd Grade Watershed Program; Veteran's Day
  • November 13 - 5th Grade DHEC program; Fire/Tornado Drill
  • November 14 - Early Bird Gym 4th Grade; Hope Remains
  • November 15 - Career Fair
  • November 16 - Early Bird Gym 4th Grade; Honors Chorus;
  • November 17 - Interims Go Home
  • November 20 - D6 Games; Art Club
  • November 21 - Thanksgiving Feast
  • November 22-24- Thanksgiving Break; No School
  • November 28 - Hope Remains; Dickens of a Christmas
  • November 30 - Terrific Kid Breakfast; Honors Chorus