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Week of January 30, 2023

Principal's Message

Have a great weekend Junior Jacket families!

Below is a list of what is in this week's newsletter:

  1. FMES Upcoming Dates
  2. Snapshots of the Week
  3. February 3rd - National Wear Red Day
  4. FMES Spiritwear
  5. Rock the Red - February
  6. Book Fair Coming Soon
  7. Storybook STEAM Night
  8. Literacy Night Help
  9. NaFo Little Falcon Cheer Camp

If you should ever have a question, please feel free to reach out to me at

Together in Education,

Jad Griffin


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Snapshots of the Week

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100 Days Smarter!

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FMES Spirit Wear

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Rock the Red

❤️The Gordon Owino Hear Foundation sells Rock the Red red bows each year that can be tied on mailboxes. This year the foundation is also selling business bows and backpack bows (great for our students!) Bows are $10.50, Backpack Bows are $5.50, and Business Bows are $15.50. 100% of profits are allocated to helping families who struggle due to their child's heart condition that requires frequent medical appointments, hospital admissions, and increased caregiver needs.

❤️Bows can be ordered starting now through January 23rd. When selecting your bows, it will ask you to select a GO Rep. Please choose Fort Mill Elementary School on the dropdown bar. Your bows will be delivered to the school and can be picked up at Kelly Mac's desk.

❤️Site to order:

❤️During the entire month of February we will collect donations from the FMES community. Students and families can send in cash donations or checks (made payable to the Gordon Owino Heart Foundation) that will be sent up to the main office for collections. Any amount is ok! The grade level that collects the most money during the month of February will receive a grade level donut party in cafeteria on the morning of Thursday, March 16th (alternate treat for allergy students will be provided as necessary).

Every Friday in February, the entire school will be asked to wear RED.

Book Fair - Coming Soon!

Our 22-23 FMES Book Fair will take place beginning on Thursday, February 23rd and ending on Thursday, March 2nd. Parents and students will also be able to visit the Book Fair during Storybook STEAM Night, which takes place on February 23rd.

Storybook STEAM Night

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Literacy Night - We could use your help!

Literacy Night is Coming...

In order to make this night engaging, we need your help gathering some items. Many of these things can be found around your house, so be on the lookout!

Please consider donating the following items. If you send these items to school, please mark it with Literacy Night. Thank you for your support! We can't wait to invite families back in for our literacy night!

Recycled materials



Pipe Cleaners

Googley Eyes

PomPoms (craft)

Foam pieces

Fabric pieces




NaFo Little Falcon Cheer Camp

If your child is interested in attending the Nation Ford Cheer Camp, there is a document attached to this newsletter with information on how to get signed up. The dates for the camp are July 10th-13th.
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FMES Counseling Website

Please use this website to access counseling resources and to contact an FMES counselor.

Classroom Celebration Baskets

FMSD Food service has celebration baskets for parents to order for special occasions. These baskets provide treats for students in a classroom. CLICK HERE to order a celebration basket for your child's class.

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