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October 18, 2018

Morning Arrival at School

For all morning car riders, we need your help! Our instructional day begins at 7:40. Our teachers work extremely hard to begin the instructional day on time, and maximize the time we have with students.


As parents we certainly understand that mornings can be difficult with children. Traffic in Fort Mill presents its own set of challenges, and we can only expect it to get worse over time. When students arrive at school just before 7:40 (or after), they still have to walk to their classroom, unpack, and go through morning procedures before they are ready to learn. This can put them 10-15 minutes behind each morning, and cause them to miss out on instruction. Please help us by anticipating these challenges and working to get your child to school in a timely manner, so that they can be in their classroom and ready to learn at 7:40. Ideally, if we can have students dropped off by 7:35 this would help to ensure students have time to walk to their classroom and prepare for class, so they are ready to learn by 7:40.


We will be turning our front sign around at 7:40. If you arrive and the sign is turned, you will need to park and sign your child in at the front office. Let's work together to make the most of instructional time and learning opportunities for students. Thank you!

Afternoon Car Riders

Just a reminder that afternoon car riders in grades 3, 4, & 5 get picked up from the Gold Hill Middle School car loop...


...unless they have a sibling in grades K, 1, or 2. If they have younger siblings, the kids get picked up together from the elementary car loop.

Lost & Found

Our lost and found area is beginning to pile up with jackets, water bottles, and other items. Please help us by reminding your children to check the lost and found for any missing items, or come to school and check for yourself. We will donate remaining items from the lost and found at the end of October.
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The Tega Cay Police Department is hosting a Bullying presentation for kids and parents at TCES from 6:30pm – 7:30pm on Thursday, Oct 18th in the media center (library).

Calling Young Authors & Illustrators

From enLIGHTen SC: Last year over 600 South Carolina fifth-grade students entered our newest challenge. This year we have invited the fourth-graders to join us! The challenge offers an ingenious way to get your students to write for a purpose, learn about history and science, connect with their community and possibly win some cash!! Click the link below for detailed information...
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Mr. Burris will be participating in the Fall Festival Dunk Tank from 11:20-11:40 if you want to stop by. All proceeds go to the Tega Cay Lions Club!

Friday, October 19 is a regular school day

Monday, October 22 there is no school, teacher workday