Colts Express News

September 17, 2019

Principal's Message

SES Families,

We kicked off our annual Boosterthon fundraiser and character program today with pep rallies for our students! Students should have received some information to share with you this evening about the program. More information will be coming over the next several days. The FunRun date and times are below.

We are also excited to announce our fall "Curriculum Night" on October 8. Teachers will be engaging families with activities to share what your students are doing and learning in their classrooms. An optional pizza dinner for purchase will begin at 5:15pm. Informational sessions will be held at 6:00pm and 6:30pm. More information and a flyer will come home soon.

Please see below for additional announcements and important upcoming events. I'm happy to help if you have any questions. Enjoy your evening!


Peter Olinger, Principal


  • Curriculum Night: This event will be held on Tuesday, October 8. There will be sessions offered at 6:00 and 6:30. Grade levels will be reviewing math and ELA curriculum, along with different activities students participate in during the day. We hope that you are able to join us for this event!
  • School Improvement Council: Each year we have a School Improvement Council (SIC) made up of parents, community members, and staff members that discuss school events and procedures, review school data, and plan for improvement. Parents and Community members make-up six of the spots. Please let me know if you are interested in serving by emailing me at or by calling 803-548-8150 by Monday, September 23 at 4:00 pm. Typically those who serve, serve on a two year term. Meetings are once a month in the evenings at 6:00 pm.
  • Fort Mill School District App: The FMSD has developed a district app that you can download for free on your smartphone to help you access notifications, calendars, and much more. When you download the app, you can select the schools your children attend. This will help with school notifications and events.
  • Contact Information Change?: Please remember to call or visit the front office if your phone, email, or emergency contact information has changed.

Important Dates

  • September 19: Spirit Night at Whit's Custard
  • September 26: Colt's FunRun - K/1st at 8:00, 2nd/3rd at 9:00, 4th/5th at 10:15
  • September 27: Box Tops are Due (rain date for Colt's FunRun if needed)
  • October 2: Fall Pictures
  • October 4: Spirit Day, Blue Pops, Family Outdoor Movie Night