FAE Parent Update - February 2023

What Parents Need to Know Vol 2.5 Ed. 8

Message from Dr. Murray

Dear Parents,

4K & K5 Registration is Open

SDPC is now accepting applications for our 3K and 4K programs for the 2023-24 school year!

4K Registration: A child who is four years old on or before September 1 may register for four-year-old kindergarten; however, the child must qualify for the program. Each student is screened; only qualified students are accepted into the program.

More Information: www.pickens.k12.sc.us/page/pre-k-information-page

5K Registration: A child who is five years old on or before September 1 can register for five-year-old kindergarten. More Information: www.pickens.k12.sc.us/page/registration

Schools will use this registration to contact parents of potential 3K and 4K students to set up screening appointments.

Volunteer Training Dates: SDPC requires all adults interested in volunteering to be trained annually. See the remaining dates for training held at FAE. Spring field trips are coming.

In Service,

Dr. Ashley Anderson-Murray, Principal



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Book Fair is Coming!

Volunteer SignUp Sheet

Shop the Literati Book Fair

Shop the Literati Book Fair

• Monday, February 20th - Friday, February 24th (Open daily 7:50-2:30, Closing @ 11am, Friday the 24th)

• Send all money in envelope labeled “book fair” with student’s first and last name

• Sales tax will be added to each purchase, so please remember to send enough money

to cover this cost.

• Cash, credit/debit, and checks made payable to FAE accepted

• To purchase a book for your child’s classroom library, teachers have wish lists set up

in library

• Parents are welcome to come shop the fair during the school day. Parents must

check in the front office first before shopping.

• Online fair info. @ efairs.literati.com

• Click link to volunteer at the fair-


All profits made go directly to our school’s library program to purchase new library books. Thanks for your support! If you have any questions, please email Mrs. Gannon at leahgannon@pickens.k12.sc.us

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This is the "Wallflower" Background that will be used for Spring Pictures

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Come join Mrs. Wilson, Reading Coach

We welcome children from our community to attend with a parent/guardian to enjoy a story, fun activities, and a snack. Every child will take home a new book to add to their home library!
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February 22, 2023 @ 7:00 am, Rock Springs Baptist Church

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Your chance to grow closer to your kids is coming this spring. All Pro Dad is hosting an in-stadium family event at Memorial Stadium on the Clemson University campus. Parents and children will get to experience fun activities, games, and conversations all aimed at building better bonds.

On March 11th take the field at Clemson Memorial Stadium from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. when you’ll learn how to shift for success from station leaders + the Tigers championship coach, Dabo Swinney.

Don't miss out!

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January/February Dates:

1/30-2/3: Access Testing Begins

2/6: Interim Reports Go Home

2/9: Spring Picture Day

2/10: Class Ice Cream Social/Valentine's Celebration

2/13: No School/Inclement Weather Day

2/14: No School/Inclement Weather Day


SDPC School Resource Officer Day, Let's Celebrate Officer Morgan!

Panther Cub Club @ 9 am

PTO Meeting @ 3:15pm

2/16: Volunteer Training @ 9am

2/20-24: Book Fair Week

2/20: SIC Meeting @ 9am


5th Grd. GMS Tour, 9-11 am

Volunteer Training @ 6pm

2/22: All Pro Dads, Rock Springs, 7 am

PTO Board for 2022-2023

We would like to say thank you to these AWESOME PARENTS for volunteering their time to serve as our 2022-2023 FAE Board Members

President: Erin Fellers

Vice President: Joanna Griese

Secretary: Kathryn Jones

Treasurer: Kelly Patterson

Parliamentary: Jamie Bryant

Teacher Representative: Amy Mitchell

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