FAE Parent Update

What Parents Need to Know Vol 1.5 Ed. 3

Continued Support

Good evening, Panther Families!

We have much to be grateful for as we welcome a new 🍂 season! We have been in school for 37 days with only 5 virtual. Today marks the end of a successful Book Fair! Proceeds from our school’s book fair will go directly to our media center program to purchase new books. Thanks to Mrs. Gannon, our Teacher of the Year, for her leadership!

Another reason we are grateful is for our 1st Virtual Open House! Thank you for taking time to accept phone conferences and attend WedEx meetings with your child’s teacher. It is because of you that we were able to continue a traditional opportunity but with a technology twist. We are doing our best to keep you informed about your child’s academic and social journey at school.

Speaking of technology since our last publication, social media has negatively impacted some decisions made by students. Parents please make sure that you are familiar with your child’s activities on:




It takes us all monitoring for students’ safety. You need to know what your child is doing behind the screen. We will be in contact if undesired activities cross over into our daily expectations.

P.S. Our school’s future success is in your hands. Your positivity and support is always appreciated.

In Service,

Dr. Ashley Anderson-Murray




Student Highlight

Congratulations to Celia Buckheister for earning a PERFECT Score of 850 on SC Ready Math. This is a major milestone for Forest Acres! Celia is 1 of 36 students in grades 3-6 with a maximum raw score on the state assessment. We hope that Celia’s accomplishment is inspiring to other students that they can do it too. FAE Administrators and her 4th Grade Teachers surprised her with flowers to celebrate the great news.

We are PANTHER Proud!

Chromebooks: Tips, Tricks & Reminders

⭐️⭐️⭐️Tech It Home Fee $20⭐️⭐️⭐️

If you have not already taken care of your child’s Chromebook insurance fee, please do so ASAP.

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Safety Tidbits from our Assistant Principal

Mr. Fludd, Assistant Principal

Parents you are doing a DYNAMIC job getting our Panthers to school on time! Remember instruction begins at 7:50 am and after 8:00 am you will need to enter the front office to sign your child in as tardy. We want to make the most of the time we have with students. Continue to leave home a few minutes earlier to avoid traffic pattern delays. We are doing great because of you!

Pose. Smile. Snapshot!

Students will be taking their fall pictures on Thursday, October 7th. Fliers will be sent home soon.

Celebrate with us! Red Ribbon Week & Poster Contest

October 25th - 29th, 2021

Character Trait Lessons

September Character Word- Trustworthy

October Character Word- Responsible

November Character Word- Respectful

December Character Word- Caring

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Coaches Corner

Math Tips from our Instructional Coach, Ms. Brandt!

Books Galore

Keep books in sight as much as possible. Create a library at home, even if it is just a book basket with a few books.

Then read and reread!

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Join the FAE Birthday Book Club

How Do I donate?

  • Go to https://www.btsb.com/sosl/forestacreselementary or scan the QR code below.
  • Or send in $15 cash or check made payable to FAE labeled birthday book club
  • 100% of all proceeds go towards the purchase of new library books for FAE
  • The books are high-quality library bound books that will last for many years
  • If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Gannon, leahgannon@pickens.k12.sc.us

Link to paper copy- https://docs.google.com/document/d/1FP0MbJgHA8Py-2lNZez2S5iiovZ4rteXAZL8Zmv2zDE/edit?usp=sharing

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Our Month at a Glance

September 24th - October 29th

  • 1st- National Custodian Day on 10/1- Wear Green
  • 6th – End of the 1st Nine Weeks
  • 7th – Fall Picture Day
  • 11th – No School/Columbus Day
  • 12th – No School/Teacher In-Service Day
  • 11th - 15th National School Lunch Week
  • 14th-20th CogAT & IOWA 2nd Grade Testing
  • 18th - First Quarter Report Cards Go home
  • 18th - 22nd National School Bus Safety Week
  • 19th – PTO Palmetto Fundraising Pick-up (3-6pm)
  • 20th - Substitute Educators’ Day
  • 21st - Statewide Earthquake Drill
  • 25th -- 29th – Red Ribbon Week (Flier will be sent)
  • 29th – Book Character Day (Dress as your favorite character)
  • Nov. 5th - Red Ribbon Week Poster Contest Ends

PTO Board for 2020-2021

We would like to say thank you to these AWESOME PARENTS for volunteering their time to serve as our 2021-2022 FAE Board Members

President: Stephanie Ross

Vice President: Erin Fellers

Secretary: Mahalie Miller

Treasurer: Lori Buckheister

Teacher Representative: Megan Dossett

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Our fundraiser ends on Monday, September 27th. Make sure to turn in order forms by Wednesday, September 29th of next week.

Items can be picked on October 19th.

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