Hoofbeat News

Springfield Elementary School

Dates To Remember


  • 7, Blue Pops
  • 10-13 - Red Bag wrapping days

  • 18-20 - Spirit Nights/Days at Papa John's (3 day all day event with special code when ordering)

  • 21, Weather Make Up Day, 1/2 day dismissal @ 11 AM
  • 24-January 4, Winter Break
  • 28 - Spirit Night @ Sky High Sports (4-7 pm)

A Message From Our Principal

It's hard to believe that the winter holiday break is right around the corner! I want to thank everyone for their support and participation with our "Red Bag Campaign" that began in November. Due to you and your child's generosity, we were able to reach our goal of $3000. These funds will be used to buy holiday gifts to children in the community that would otherwise may not be able to have gifts. Thank you again for your support!

Our second and fourth graders did a wonderful job with their music performance on November 17! Our students were very excited to perform and did a great job. I want to thank Mr. McCurley for his hard work to prepare and organize this event!

We are excited to share that our school received an Excellent rating on the South Carolina School Report Card and is in the top 15% of all elementary schools in the state of South Carolina! We are proud of our students and staff for this accomplishment and appreciate all of your support for your child's education!

Our new electronic marquee has been ordered and will hopefully be installed over the winter break or soon after. A big thanks to all of you for your support for our Boosterthon Fundraiser which has made this purchase possible. This was one of many items the fundraiser supports.

When winter comes, so do a lot of extra jackets, coats, and sweatshirts to our Lost & Found. You or your child may stop by to take a look if you are missing any items. Any items left at school on December 21 will be donated to Goodwill.

The winter holiday break begins on December 21 at 11:00 am. Students will return on January 7. I hope everyone has a wonderful and safe holiday break! We look forward to seeing everyone back in the new year!


Peter Olinger, Principal

Counselor's Corner

Thank you so much to everyone who donated to the Red Bag Campaign. Through this project we received many donations from students and their families to help purchase holiday gifts for local children! Students will have a chance to wrap these gifts with their class this month.

Be on the lookout for an email from your childs teacher for opportunities to volunteer to help students wrap the gifts.

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Notes from the Nurse

The first half of the school year has flown by! I am very thankful for the opportunity to serve in such a wonderful school. The staff, parents, and children have been a pleasure to work with and I have enjoyed meeting and getting to know everyone. I greatly appreciate your cooperation and support as we work together to ensure your child’s health needs are met while at school. I just have a couple of reminders at this time. It is very important for the school to have the most up to date phone numbers available to reach you or an alternate contact should an emergency or need arise. Your child’s safety is our number one priority, so it is very important that someone can be reached. You can update any phone numbers by contacting the front office. Also, please remember your child should be fever free for 24 hours without the use of fever reducing medication before returning to school after an illness. By abiding by this it will give your child proper time to recuperate and help keep their fellow classmates and teachers healthy as well. Winter break is quickly approaching and is such a great time for spending time together, as a family, and making memories that will last a lifetime. I hope everyone has a fun, safe and healthy rest of 2018!

Yearbooks are now on sale!

Related Arts Messages


The chorus will be singing at WinterFest at Carowinds on Thursday, December 20th at 6:30PM on the community stage. Anyone can come and watch and then enjoy the park after!

Media Messages:

Tis the SEASON… to be READING!!! And we have LOTS of great books in the library for your student to read! Please remind your students to return their books each library period so they can get new ones. The library continues to collect the following: new/old greeting cards (for bookmarks), new/old books from your shelves that might be collecting dust!, starburst candy and 24 and 100 piece puzzles. Thanks so much for your support! Until next time, read read read! LOL


Wow, it is December already. For the month of December all students will be using the Hour of Code website to experience coding and computer programming. The link to this website is https://code.org/learn if your child wants to practice at home during the break. I am also sending home a letter for third – fifth graders about Typing Agent. I encourage all families to take advantage of the online program to teach students touch typing. They have all been exposed to the program and should know how to log in. Keyboarding is a very important skill and there is not time in school to truly master it. If you have any questions about technology please feel free to contact me. Happy holidays to all our families. I sincerely wish you all peace with the new year. Mrs. Cageao


In PE, we will be talking about our health initiative this year, Healthy Together!

Healthy Together is an initiative that helps schools and other community programs improve upon their healthy food choices and physical activity opportunities. This program utilizes the 5-2-1-0 principles which makes it easy to incorporate healthy habits into your busy day!

5=Servings of fruits and veggies a day

2=2 hours or LESS of recreational screen time a day

1=One hour or MORE of physical activity a day

0=ZERO sugary drinks a day

This is what we are striving for each family to accomplish each day here at Springfield Elementary School! If you need any help with ideas, here are a few websites to point you in the right direction!




Cafeteria Snacks

Snacks are available for students to purchase during lunch from the cafeteria. Prices range from .25 - $1.25.

PTA News

The PTA wants to thank everybody for their support and donations to Red Bag. Springfield collected over $3,000 to help provide holiday gifts for those less fortunate in our community. Our students will get to be a part of the wrapping December 10-13th. Thanks again for helping to make this possible.

Don't forget to follow Springfield Elementary School PTA on Facebook for news updates, pictures, videos, ect. https://www.facebook.com/ColtsPTA/

Also, once you are signed up on the PTA website, you can purchase spirit wear, review PTA meeting minutes, volunteer for PTA sponsored events, or donate to the PTA. https://springfieldespta.membershiptoolkit.com/home

Our next PTA meeting will be January 9th.

Thanks for your support!

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