Fork Shoals eNews

A rich heritage of cultivating world-class learners!

Volume 11, Issue 21 December 4, 2022

Lunch Menus

This link goes to the district Food and Nutrition Services website to access monthly breakfast and lunch menus for schools. If there are school-specific changes, we will let you know when we can.

Golden Apple Nomination Form

Are you interested in nominating a teacher for the Golden Apple Award? This link will give you all of the information needed to nominate.

Learner Profile Monthly Focus

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Many thanks to all!

Our digital sign is installed! Many thanks to all who donated and supported Fork Shoals to make it happen! We appreciate our PTA and their work to organize these efforts! Moonville Signs was great to work with!

Kindergarten/First Grade Registration for 2023-2024

The first registration window for students who plan to attend kindergarten or first grade in Greenville County Schools next year (2023-24) will be held December 5-9, 2022.

Children who will be five years old on or before September 1, 2023 must enroll in public or private kindergarten unless the parent or legal guardian signs a waiver. Any child who will be six years old on or before September 1, 2023 must enroll in first grade. (IMPORTANT: Students who are currently enrolled in a GCS 4K or 5K program do not need to register.)

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Hot Dog Dinner Pre-Orders for Festival of Trees

Pre-orders are due by Friday, December 9th.

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Frosty's Fair (PTA Holiday Shop)

Our student holiday shop will open on Wednesday, December 7th and remain open until Tuesday, December 13th. The class schedule for shopping can be found below. The shop will also be open on Monday, December 12th at the PTA Meeting/2nd Grade Play/Festival of Trees. We are also looking for volunteers to help in the Holiday Shop. Please click on the link below to help during this fun time for our students!
Holiday Shop Class Shopping Schedule

Please check the schedule for your child's shopping day to know when to send in money.

Internet Safety

We enjoyed having Rick Floyd speak to our third through fifth graders and some parents on Monday, November 14th. Below is a link to Mr. Floyd's Facebook page. He shares lots of information to help keep our students safe while online. I encourage you to keep up with his information. He is also happy to answer any questions.

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A parent must send a parent or doctor’s note for ANY absence or it will remain unexcused.

After 10 absences, any absence requires a doctor's note.

Students must be present for at least 3 hours to be marked present for the school day. Students should be picked up from school no later than 2:45 pm.

Click this link : Submit a Note for Your Child's Absence

If you cannot upload doctor notes in this form, you can fax or email notes to Lisa Thompson at (864) 355-9114 or

Hearing Screenings

Nurse Caito will be conducting hearing screenings for grades Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd and 3rd grades starting November 10th and going through December 15th.
Our Girls on The Run team is taking donations for Shepherd's Gate to provide a safe place for women and children. We will collect the donations until December 9th. Donations will be collected in the bell tower. Napkins, toilet paper, paper towels, sturdy plates and bowls, cards up encouragement, holiday placemats, and other supplies are being collected.

PTA Reflections

Do you have a talent in Film Production, Dance Choreography, Literature, Music, Photography, or Visual Arts? If so, then the Reflections Arts Program is just for you! The Reflections Arts Program has inspired millions of students to reflect on a specific theme and create original artwork based on that theme. Each year, students are recognized for bringing the theme to life! We wanted to let you know that this year's theme for the 2022-2023 school year is "SHOW YOUR VOICE!" The deadline for entries to be submitted is January 11th, 2023. Every student who enters will receive an ice-cream treat at lunch. Classes that have 15 % or more entries will be entered to win a class pizza party for the most entries!

For more information, contact the Reflections Chair, Ashlee Farmer at

Video link:

2022-2023 Reflections Call for Entries - YouTube


Fork Shoals Reflections Rules and Guidelines - Google Docs

You may submit entries one of two ways this year:

1. Digitally-Click on the Google form link below and upload your entry digitally

Fork Shoals Reflections Digital Entry Form - Google Forms


2. Paper form- Please fill out the paper application below and submit your work in paper form along with the application below to your teacher or the front office.

Reflections Paper Form Application - Google Docs

We will not be able to accept any work without the required application form attached to it.

Calendar of Events

December 5-9

K5 & NEW 1st Graders registration for 2023-2024

December 7-13

PTA Holiday Shop

December 12

PTA Meeting/2nd Grade Play/Festival of Trees 5:30 PM

December 16

Pajama Day/Half-Day Dismissal

December 19-January 2

Winter Break

January 3

Return from Winter Break

Arrival/Dismissal Video

Click here for a Google Map with voice information about our morning and afternoon car line information.

Office Hours

Monday - Friday

7:00 AM - 3:45 PM