Hopkins Elementary Newsletter

HES HAPPENINGS---August 2022

Principal's Corner

Greetings Family,

Welcome to the 2022-2023 school year. The faculty and staff of Hopkins Elementary are certainly excited to have our students on campus in just a few days. This year's theme is "Experience The Magic of Learning." Our continued goal is to ensure the growth of all students by providing quality instruction every day.

I ask that you join us in reminding your child (ren) of their commitment to being a good learner at Hopkins Elementary. We define a good learner as one who is engaged and ready to learn each day; thinks critically; collaborates with others; evaluates their progress, and is determined to never to give up.

Each month we will send a HES Happenings Newsletter via email. We ask that you review it as it will contain current events for Hopkins Elementary School.

With Great Hippo Pride,

Audrey White-Garner


If your child is attending Hopkins Elementary School during the 2022-2023 school year, you must re-enroll him or her before Wednesday, August 10th. Please use the link below to complete the re-enrollment process.

Link (For more information)- https://www.richlandone.org/Page/9404

Link (Reenroll)- https://richland1sc.powerschool.com/public/home.html

Check out the 2022-2023 School Supply List. Please note that the tax-free weekend is August 5-6, 2022.

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SIC/PTO Corner

The School Improvement Council (SIC) serves as an advisory committee to a school's principal and faculty. Unlike PTOs and other voluntary school organizations, councils are mandated by law to exist in every public school in South Carolina. SICs play a key role in the education of our state's children, bringing together parents, educators, and community stakeholders to work collectively to improve their local schools. Some of the key functions of the SIC include:

  • assist in developing and implementing a five-year school improvement plan (school renewal plan);
  • monitor and evaluate success in reaching the plan's goals and objectives;
  • write an annual report to parents about the progress of the plan; and
  • assist the principal in writing the narrative for the School Report Card

The Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) gives parents and teachers the opportunity to work together to supplement and enrich the educational experience. Hopkins Elementary has been fortunate to have outstanding PTO Officers and members. If you would like to serve as an officer or member of our school's PTO please call 803-783-5541 or email audrey.white-garner@richlandone.org to share your interest.

All SIC/PTO meetings are held the first Wednesday of each month. The next PTO/SIC meeting will be held virtual on Wednesday, September 7th @ 6:30pm on ZOOM.

  • Meeting ID- 805-137-7207
  • Password- 210904

Download the Box Tops App

All you need is your phone! Download the Box Tops app, shop as you normally would, then use the app to scan your store receipt within 14 days of purchase. The app will identify Box Tops products on your receipt and automatically credit your school’s earnings online. Hopkins Elementary will receive a check twice this year that we can use for whatever we need for our school.
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August 8-12, 2022

  • August 11- Back 2 School Bash
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August 15-19, 2021

  • August 16- First Day of School

August 22-26, 2021

  • August 23- STAR Reading/STAR Early Literacy
  • August 25- STAR Mathematics

August 29-September 2, 2021

  • September (National School Attendance Month)
  • September 2- National College Colors Day
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