Principal's Press

February 5, 2016

Upcoming Events

February 8
  • PTO Meeting @ 6:00 in commons area
February 10
  • Progress Reports
February 12
  • Valentine Parties (teachers will send home information)

5th Grade Parents--Yearbook Ads

Yearbook Ads are due in one month on February 26. Please go to the following link to download your form. Get those ads in today! Don't delay!

Google Expeditions for 2nd-5th Graders

Coat Drive

Do you have coats, that you don’t need anymore?


Winter is here and there are people in our community who could use a nice warm coat. There will be a box available near the cafeteria and office for your gently-used coats from February 1st - 12th. They will be going to Gracie’s Closet, an organization that donates gently used winter clothing for foster and less fortunate kids that are in need of winter clothing, backpacks, and etc...

If any questions please contact:

Coat Drive organized by Carolina Stover and Mary Mae King

Candy Gram

SHMES’ C.A.R.E. Team will be selling candy grams from Monday, February 1 through

Thursday, February 11. Candy grams are a great way for students to wish friends, family

members, teachers and others a very happy Valentine’s Day. Each candy gram cost 50

cents. Students and Parents who purchase a candy gram will fill out a pink card that will

later have a piece of candy attached to it. The candy grams will be delivered on Friday,

February 12. Students may send candy grams to anyone at SHMES or even to any other

Fayette County School, Board of Education or Lafayette Education Center. By the way,

parents can also participate by sending your children candy grams and they are on sale

at the front office for parent’s convenience. What a great way to surprise your kids! All

students may purchase candy grams in their classrooms each morning, If you have any

questions, please contact Ms. Miller, 770-716-3910 or

Note: All candy grams being delivered to other schools must be purchased by Tuesday, Feb. 9.

Jump Rope for Heart

The Annual Jump Rope for Heart Fundraiser will be conducted during P.E. classes from February 8th through February 19th, 2016. The Jump Rope for Heart program is sponsored by the American Heart Association and promotes community service while integrating personal fitness. Students learn the seriousness of heart disease and stroke along with the benefits of physical activity. Our Mountain Lions will be jumping at the chance to fight heart disease and stroke by participating in various jump-roping activities during P.E. class. Please support your student’s efforts to collect money to fund cardiovascular disease research and educational programs. Students may participate in the fundraiser by asking family, friends, and businesses to make a donation to the American Heart Association. Donations will be accepted through February 19th, 2016. Check out for information on online donations. Your support of this event is greatly appreciated.

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Habit Showcase

As a Leader in Me school, we want to honor and recognize our students for their amazing leadership skills and positive behaviors. Each week, every classroom teacher will recognize one student who did an exceptional job demonstrating one of our Habits. These students will be recognized on our morning broadcast, a student profile will hang in the café lobby, and a certificate will be sent home. All students for the month will be placed in a container for a drawing at the end of the month. Ten students will be selected to have a special breakfast with Mrs. Angelo and special guests. This week, we recognized Habit 5: Seek First to Understand, Then to be Understood

Benjamin Gibson, Michael Temples, Helena Sheldon, Elizabeth Wright, Malachi Harris, Keegan Dunn, Dhanya Tripathi, Jax Tarpley, Sadie Patton, Isaiah Fields, Marley Hegtvedt, Jonathan Hunter, Ellie Porter, Rhett Blythe, Eden Briggs, Keanu Macayan

PreK and Kindergarten Registration

Registration for the lottery drawing will be held January 19- February 25 from 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. at the schools offering Pre-K programs. Parents must present residency information (visit for acceptable documents) and their child’s birth certificate to register for the drawing. The lottery drawing will be held on February 26. Parents only (no children) may attend the lottery drawing. A total of 20 students will be selected for each class. School personnel will notify parents of those students whose names are drawn.

The Fayette County Schools Welcome Center will begin kindergarten enrollment for the 2016-17 school year on January 19, 2016.

Enrollment Center Hours

Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays – 7:30am – 4:00pm

Tuesdays – 7:30am – 5:00pm

Fridays – 7:30am 3:30pm

Age Eligibility

According to Georgia law, children who are entering kindergarten must be five (5) years old by September 1.

Registration Requirements

Fayette County Schools must have all required documents upon registration for students to be registered and placed in a classroom.

*Official Student Birth Certificate (copy may be acceptable)

*Student’s Social Security Card

*Proof of Residency

*Homeowner Requirements – Current residential property tax statement (If property has closed within last 6 months, the signed closing settlement statements)

*Renter Requirements – Current signed lease or rental agreement with term dates and listing of all occupants (No month to month leases accepted)

*Current Electric Bill or Initiation of Electric Service (with name and service location)

*Photo ID of Person Enrolling Student


Forms can be completed online ahead of time!