FAE Parent Update - December 2022

What Parents Need to Know Vol 2.5 Ed. 6

Message from Dr. Murray

Dear Parents,

As we are approaching the Christmas holiday season and the end of 2022, I wanted to take a moment to say how grateful we are at Forest Acres to be able to welcome our families back into our building. Our K5 students enjoyed a Thanksgiving picnic with their families, and our parents are invited to Holiday Class Parties. It is so nice to again see the interaction between students and families within our building. With the new year approaching, I am thinking warmly of our students and families, wishing all of you an extra measure of comfort, joy and hope this Christmas.

Half Day Schedule Dismissals (12/16):

  • Elementary - 11:10

  • Middle - 11:45

  • High - 12:00

Class parties are scheduled for December 15th, 11:15-12:15 pm. Adults are welcome to attend class parties (Limit 2 per student); however, we will not be able to have non-school age siblings in classrooms posing a liability concern. FAE students should remain in their homeroom class for their individual party.

2023-2024 School Calendar Approved!

Dr. Ashley Anderson-Murray




Chorus Performance

  • Friday, December 2nd- Our chorus will perform the National Anthem at EHS Basketball Game at 7:00 p.m. Students are encouraged to wear FAE spirit wear.
  • Thursday, December 8th- Winter Performance. Chorus will perform at 5:30 p.m. at 5 Point Church before the Third Grade Performance, which begins at 6:00 PM. Everyone is encouraged to come and support our chorus! Students are encouraged to wear "holiday festive" attire.
  • Friday, December 16th- Easley Christmas Carol Concert. This event will be from 6:00-8:00 PM in the Old Market Square/ Amphitheatre. Come out to support our students!

Enjoy some Holiday Cheer @ Forest Acres Elementary!

December 5th - December 16th, 2022

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We began our winter MAP testing this week. Winter MAP testing gives teachers a chance to identify student growth from Fall to Winter. This is the schedule for the week of 12/5-12/9. (K5 & 4th grade completed all testing this week.) If your child is testing this week, please remember the following:

  • Make sure your child is at school on time.
  • All chrome books should be fully charged.
  • Every child should have earbuds or headphones at school.
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December Spirit Night

December's Spirit Night will be on Wednesday the 14th at Marcos. The teacher that has the most students to participate will win a Pizza Party next month. Stickers and fliers will be sent home next week. Will it be your class?


Mrs. Gravett wants to make sure her students have what they need to succeed... Check out this DonorsChoose request:

Printmaking Magic! (https://www.donorschoose.org/project/printmaking-magic/6961892/?rf=email-system-2022-11-project_submitted-teacher_4236233&challengeid=20901474&utm_source=dc&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=project_submitted)

In return, families will get awesome photos of your gift in action and our heartfelt thanks.

Thursday, December 15th @ 11:15 am - 12:15 pm


Please be advised that we are not accepting home-baked goods to distribute to students. Keep this in mind as we prepare for the holiday season and class events. It is a liability concern with known and unknown allergies. Therefore, we will only accept goods that are not pre-packaged and sealed with a nutrition label. We appreciate your support in this matter. Students' safety is always at the forefront of our decision making!

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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January 25, 2023 @ 7:30 am, Rock Springs Baptist Church

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Making and holding on to school day memories!

ON Sale NOW!!!

Visit www.myschoolbucks.com

YEARBOOK - $25.00

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January is School Board Recognition Month

12/5: Christmas Spirit Activities Begin (see above)


3rd Grade Musical Performance @ 5:30, 5 Point Church

4th & 5th Grade Performance @ 6 pm, 5 Point Church

12/13:Frosty Fair Shoppe, Cafeteria, 5-7 pm


Bag Lunches - Ss will go through the serving line.

Class Parties, 11:15 am-12:15 pm


School Lunch will not be served.

Half-Day Dismissal, 11:10 am

12/19 - 12/30: Winter Break

1/2: No School for Students

1/3: Students Return

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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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