The Bees Knees

News you can use from your FMES PTO!

2021/2022 Vol. 3

Boosterthon Success

Fort Mill Families! We had an incredible time these past few days during our Fort Mill Dance Fit Program.

We’re proud of our students, families, teachers, business sponsors, staff, and so many more. It’s been an incredible event, and with your help we were able to raise $37,345!

Thank you for your help and generosity. Our school is stronger with your donations and amazing support!

*Donating STILL open for anyone to donate until 09/15 for those who would like to continue to share/give.*

The PTO would also like to recognize Ellen Liebert and Stephanie Tysinger for their hard work and dedication to making the Boosterthon a success.

Thank you again for your support and care for our school!

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Staff Appreciation Donations

Our FMES teachers and staff go above and beyond every day to make our school great. With Covid protocols in place that require meals eaten in the classrooms and no volunteers on school property, this means they are working even harder.

Things like seasonal handsoaps, lotions or lint rollers in the staff bathrooms, coffee in the mail room, or a bowl of candy on the table during team meetings can go a long way in boosting morale and letting them know daily how appreciated they are. The PTO is collecting these donations, please see the SUG below. You can drop off donations with Officer Vega or Ms. Mac in the front office. You can also make monetary donations to venmo (@fmes-pto) and we will do the shopping for you!

Thank you for your help in supporting our amazing FMES Staff!!/showSignUp/30e0c4ca9a623a2f85-fort


Our online e spirit wear sale has closed. The items are now being ordered and printed and will be delivered to the school for distribution to your students teacher. This will take about 2 weeks.

THANK YOU to everyone who purchased! We can't wait to see everyone in their new fmes swag!

After School Enrichment Programs

Are you looking for after school activities for your FMES students? Be sure to check out these options from our local businesses. Act fast! Space is limited!

Thank you to Patti Bachner, our VP of School Programs, for putting together this list.

Please note the location for each entry. It is the parents responsibility to organize transportation, it will not be provided by the PTO or the school district.

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Sunshine Committee

Calling all business owners, small and large! The Sunshine Committee is a group of FMES teachers who organize ways to add a little sunshine to the school day for our staff.

If you are interested in sponsoring one our our monthly snack carts, please reach out to chairwoman Katie Belich at When you sponsor you are helping to provide special treats for our teachers and staff to enjoy, all while promoting your business.

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Sign up for the Spirit Rock!

The FMES Rock is a wonderful way to announce birthdays, accomplishments, celebrations, upcoming school events, or recognize your favorite FMES teacher or staff member!

The rock is available for a daily rental to the families and staff of FMES for $10 per day. To accommodate all families there will be a ONE DAY limit on Spirit Rock bookings. All proceeds benefit the FMES PTO in supporting school programs.

Check out the Rules and additional Information here:

Sign ups here:

Please send payment via paypal ( or venmo (@fmes-pto) within 5 business days to secure your reservation.

Support your PTO every time you shop

Buy your gifts, school supplies and essentials through the Amazon Smile link, and your FMES PTO will receive 0.5% of all purchases.


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