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Week of January 23, 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. SIC Meeting Monday
  4. Upcoming PTO Meeting
  5. Updated Spring Afterschool Club Offerings
  6. FMES Spiritwear
  7. FMSD Calendar Survey
  8. Rock the Red - February
  9. Literacy Night Help

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

SIC Meeting Monday

All are welcome to come and join our School Improvement Council meeting that is taking place on Monday, January 23rd at 2:30. Rich Todd, our district's Coordinator of Safety and Security, will be joining us to speak about recent district safety updates and answer any questions that we may have.

Upcoming PTO Meeting

Please see the link and image below to join our PTO Meeting and Family Tech Talk event.
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Updated FMES Spring Afterschool Club Offerings

Attached to this newsletter there is an updated list of Afterschool Club Offerings for the spring. Some are looking to start soon, so don't wait to sign up!

FMES Spirit Wear

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FMSD Calendar Survey

Make sure to provide feedback to the district about the proposed calendar change!

The district is currently evaluating calendar options for the 2024–2025 school year. The options include a modified year round calendar. The district is asking that all parents and staff provide their feedback on this type of calendar schedule.

The survey will be open for two weeks from Monday, January 16 to Sunday, January 29.

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.

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




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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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