The Falcon Flyer

May 2016

Weather Make-Up Days

ATTENTION ... Please see the following statement from Dr. Mercer regarding our make-up days:

“The school day missed due to inclement weather on January 25th will be made up on May 31st, the last designated inclement weather make-up day on our calendar. May 26th will be a full day; the last two days, May 27th and 31st, will be half days.”

Congratulations to Irena Difort ... Our "Terrific Kid" of the Year!

Terrific Kids, sponsored by the Boiling Springs Kiwanis Club, is a monthly student-recognition program that promotes character development, self-esteem and perseverance. At the end of the year, 5th grade Terrific Kid recipients are nominated for the "Terrific Kid of the Year" award.

We would like to congratulate Irena Difort for being named our Terrific Kid of the Year! Irena's bright, bubbly personality never ceases to bring a smile to the face of anyone she meets. As a Falcon Patrol member she volunteers to greet students, teachers and visitors as they enter the building and reads to first grade students in Ms. Wells' classroom.

Irena is always willing to lend a helping hand and is very responsible with all things that are entrusted to her care. As a student in the classroom, she is a shining example of what it means to be a terrific kid!!

We are pleased to have Irena Difort represent MES as our TERRIFIC KID of the YEAR!

SC-PASS Testing Information

Testing Dates and Times

  • May 11th - Science
  • May 12th - Social Studies


  • All students in 4th and 5th grades will participate in SC-PASS testing.

    Testing will begin each morning at 8:30am.

  • Please make sure your child arrives at school on time on testing days. (The tardy bell rings at 7:40am.) Students who arrive after testing has started will not be allowed to enter their classroom until testing has been completed and will therefore be schedule for make-up testing.

  • During testing sessions, students may not be in possession of any electronic devices that can be used for communicating, timing, creating images or storing images. 3rd and 4th grade iPads will remain in their carts and 5th grade iPads will be collected and stored. As is always the case, cell phones will not be permitted at school.

  • Please do not schedule doctor appointments or other out-of-school appointments during testing hours. Typically, students perform much better on standardized assessments when they are able to complete the assessments in their natural, daily environment.

Class Pictures

MES Class Pictures will be taken on Monday, May 9th.

Parents may order 8" x 10" copies of the pictures for $10.00 each. Order forms were sent home with students this week, but additional copies can be found in the front office. Completed order forms and money should be turned in by Monday, May 16th. Any checks should be made payable to Mayo Elementary PTO.


On Sunday, May 22nd, the Greenville Drive will celebrate the Reading All-Stars from our school. Qualifying students earned a FREE ticket voucher to the May 22nd game, where they will receive a FREE Reading All-Star T-shirt, select a complimentary book from the PEP Book Fair and participate in a pregame Parade of Champions around Flour Field.

To redeem your child's Voucher and purchase additional tickets for family and friends, visit the Drive Box Office or call 864-240-4528. For more information about the game please click here.

Spring Book Fair

  • May 9th - May 13th
  • 8:00am - 3:00pm
  • MES Library
  • But One Get One Free
  • The Book Fair will be closed on Wednesday, May 11th and Thursday, May 12th during SC-PASS testing. The Book Fair should open around 12pm on these days

Congratularions to Nurse Reagan ... MES Ambassador of the Year!!

The District 2 Ambassador of the Year Award is a recognition program to honor a support staff team member for inspiring pride and confidence in the students and schools of Spartanburg School District Two through superior performance of job responsibilities.

Nominated for always going above and beyond what is required, Nurse Reagan has been an integral part of Mayo Elementary for many years. When describing Nurse Reagan’s impact on our school, MES teachers used words/phrases such as passion, going above and beyond, caregiver, advocate, friend, and encourager to describe her. One staff member stated, “She takes time to build relationships with our students and their parents because she knows these relationships are key in having healthy and happy students.”

Thank you, Nurse Reagan, for all that you do for the students, staff and community. We are honored to have you representing our family!!

End of Year Programs

May 23rd

6pm - 5K

May 25th

8am - 1st Grade

9am - 2nd Grade

May 26th

8am - 3rd Grade

9am - 4th Grade

May 27th

8am - 5th Grade

2015-2016 MES Yearbook

Don't miss the opportunity to purchase the 2015-2016 Mayo Elementary Yearbook for your child. Yearbooks cost $20, will be in full color and will arrive in May. Order forms are available in the school office. Be sure to order yours before they are gone!


Teacher Appreciation Week

May 3rd - 5th Grade Parent Meeting - Murrell's Inlet Field Trip

May 4th - 3rd Grade Field Trip

May 5th - SIC / Title I meeting (8am) ... Gifted Art meets

May 6th - 5K Field Trip

May 8th - Mother's Day

May 9th - Class Pictures ... Last Mayo Singers meeting

May 10th - 2nd Grade Field Trip ... D2 Board meeting

May 11th - School Nurse's Day ... SC-PASS Science

May 12th - SC-PASS Social Studies ... Last Gifted Art meeting

May 13th - 4K Field Trip ... 3rd Grade Field Trip ... Library Books due

May 16th - 5th Grade GT Field Trip

May 17th - 1st Grade Field Trip

May 18th - 4th Grade Field Trip

May 19th - Field Day

May 20th - 5th Grade Field Trip

May 23rd - 5K Graduation (6pm)

May 24th - Field Day Rain Date

May 25th - 1st Grade Awards (8am) ... 2nd Grade Awards (9am)

May 26th - 4K Last Day ... 3rd Grade Awards (8am) ... 4th Grade Awards (9am)

May 27th - 5th Grade Awards (8am) ... 11am Dismissal

May 30th - Memorial Day Holiday (No School)

June 1st - Last Day for Students ... 11am Dismissal

June 2nd - Report Cards mailed to students

Spirit Day

MES Spirit Day is every Friday. Students are encouraged to wear a school shirt or our school colors - red and black! We will also have "Hat Day" once a month. Students may pay $1 on these days to wear a hat of their choice during the day. What a great way to show our school spirit!