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Springfield Elementary School

January Dates to Remember

  • 10 - Blue Pops
  • 17 - Teacher Workday - No School for Students
  • 20 - No School
  • 23 - Class Group Photos
  • 28 - Family Craft Night with Nailed It DIY @ 6PM in the cafeteria.


  • 30 - Spirit Night @ Empire Pizza
  • 31 - Box Tops deadline

A Message From Our Principal

Springfield Families,


I hope all of you had a wonderful holiday break and Happy New Year that was filled with quality time with your family! It is with great excitement that I am joining the Springfield family. I look forward to getting to know you and your children this year. I have received a tremendous amount of support from Mr. Olinger, Mrs. Marsters, and Mrs. Baird, which has helped make this a smooth transition. As principal of Springfield, I look forward to spending time in classrooms, getting to know the children and teachers, and helping students strive to become lifelong learners. My goal is to provide a safe, family oriented environment where students will thrive academically and socially. I am committed to providing a high quality education for all children, in a loving environment. I am thrilled to be a Colt, and as always, please contact me if I can do anything for you or your child. I am so excited to be your Principal at Springfield Elementary and I look forward to a great rest of the year!


Sincerely,

Adam Fantone, Principal

Meet Your New Principal

I was born just outside of Pittsburgh, PA and grew up in a small town in Ohio. I attended Mount Union College in Ohio where I got my degree in Early Childhood Education. After college, I moved to Jacksonville, NC to teach 5th grade for five years. I met my wife Candice there and we moved to Fort Mill. I taught 4th grade for six years at Orchard Park and Doby's Bridge and then became the Assistant Principal at Doby's Bridge. I have been AP there for three and a half years. During this time, we had our only child and he just turned two.

Counselor's Corner

W.A.T.C.H. DOGS

January 6th will be our first official day of having watchdogs as volunteers! This is a new program to our school. This is a program that is designed specifically for dads and father figures. All of our dads are encouraged to volunteer at least one day out of the school year. The dads are given various assignments throughout the day. In order to ensure that every grade level has a watchdog each day, we will have a set schedule. If you are interested and would like to sign up to be a watch dog please use this link. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040c49a4ac23a3f58-springfield.

Notes from the Nurse

10 HEALTHY NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS FOR KIDS

The following tips are from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP).

  • I will drink reduced-fat milk and water most days. Soda and fruit drinks are only for special times.
  • I will take care of my skin by putting on sunscreen before I go outdoors on bright, sunny days. I will try to remember to stay in the shade whenever possible and wear a hat and sunglasses, especially when I'm playing sports.
  • I will try to find a sport (like basketball or soccer) or an activity (like playing tag, jumping rope, dancing or riding my bike) that I like and do it at least three times a week!
  • I will always wear a helmet when riding a bike, scooter or skateboard.
  • I will wear my seat belt every time I get in a car. I'll sit in the back seat and use a booster seat until I am tall enough to use a lap/shoulder seat belt.
  • I'll try to be friendly to kids who may have a hard time making friends by asking them to join activities such as sports or games.
  • I will tell an adult about bullying that I see or hear about to do what I can help keep school safe for everyone.
  • I will keep my personal info safe and not share my name, home address, school name or telephone number on the Internet. Also, I'll never send a picture of myself to someone I chat with on the computer without asking my parent if it is okay.
  • I will try to talk with my parent or a trusted adult when I have a problem or feel stressed.
  • I promise that I'll do my best to follow our household rules for video games and internet use.

HAVE A HEALTHY AND HAPPY NEW YEAR!

NURSE SOVA

Lost and Found

Items remaining in our lost and found will be donated on 1/10/20. Please remind your students to check the lost and found area to claim any missing items.
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Related Arts Messages

Media Messages:

Happy New Year! Time to set those New Year Reading Goals—its as easy as 1, 2, 3—its READ, READ, READ!

The library will continue to collect the following in 2020: GREETING CARDS (don’t throw any away from the holidays—we recycle them for bookmarks! We also need starburst candy, puzzles, and used or new books (hardcover or paperback!) Thanks so much ahead for your support!

Remember: READ, READ, READ! You got it!


Technology:

All students have been learning to Code with www.code.org/learn . Several classes will come back in January and finish their second rotation of coding. Fourth and Fifth graders will be using their knowledge of coding and digital citizenship to create either a Hero or a Comic in January. Kindergarten will be learning to keyboard and log into Typing Agent. First graders will be learning how to log into their Google Drive. Second grade will be learning how to make presentations. Third grade will come back to finishing a lesson on Digital Citizenship and creating a group Pledge. I wish everyone a very Happy New Year! I am looking forward to a healthy, technology filled second semester.


PE:

Welcome to the New Year! We hope you’ve all had a wonderful break and are ready to get back to school. In PE, we will be continuing to work on game play, strategies, and skill building all while keeping the kids’ fitness levels up! We’ve begun planning for a very fun field day this year, so stay tuned for more information on how you can be involved! Always remember to send your kids in with tennis shoes and comfortable clothes on PE days! Have a great January!

Important Information from PTA

Craft Night


The PTA is hosting a Family Craft Night on January 28th with Nailed It DIY! The cost is $15/project and there are two options to choose from. See the link below for more information and to reserve your spot for this fun event!



https://fortmill.naileditdiy.com/product/springfield-elementary-craft-night-1-28-6pm/

We need YOU!

The PTA is in need of board members for 2020-21 School Year. The current board would love to help with the introduction and transition in the Spring in support of a successful transition.

If you are interested in joining the PTA board, please email coltspta1@gmail.com. Feel free to reach out to any of the board members with questions.

The PTA Board



Current Positions:


President—Amber Medic medic6405@yahoo.com

Vice President—Michelle Hohl mrshohl@msn.com

Treasurer—Nicole Burrage nikilems@hotmail.com

Secretary—Kristen Miller kristenmiller5000@hotmail.com

News You Can Use

The PTA would like to thank everyone who donated to our Holiday Luncheon for our teachers and staff. Whether you donated a gift card, or sponsored a staff member's lunch, it made a difference. We sincerely appreciate the support we receive to help our events run smoothly. We couldn't do this without you. Thank you!

Looking ahead: this year's Silent Auction will begin April 15th and go through April 22nd. The PTA is currently looking for donations for this event. If you, or someone you know, owns or manages a business and would be willing to donate a service, item, or gift card, please reach out and let us know! You may contact Amber Medic with any questions at medic6405@yahoo.com.

Treat Trolley - THANK YOU!

Thank you to the Roberts, Hart, and Abromitis families for sponsoring the November Treat Trolley and to the Fair Oaks Neighborhood for sponsoring the December Treat Trolley.

Contest Time!

Entries should be in color and Name, Grade, Teacher should be written on the back so voting can be anonymous. There will be an entry box outside the library when we return from break. Additional entry forms may be printed at Coltspta.org.
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