FAE Parent Update - September 2022

What Parents Need to Know Vol 2.5 Ed. 4

We are on a journey…

Happy Fall, Panther Families!

Next Wednesday, October 5th marks the end of a successful 1st 9wks. Soon you will see a banner affixed to our building that announces that Forest Acres is a Leader in Me School! As we rolled out our new vision and mission this year, we are equally excited to begin our journey as a LIM school!

“We only have one chance to prepare students for a world that none of us could possibly predict.” — Muriel Summers

FranklinCovey is partnering with our school to implement the key paradigms (mindset shifts) and practices of The Leader in Me through professional development, coaching, and resources in the first three years. We want our community to know that this opportunity will begin with administration and faculty first. Our staff will have access to resources and coaching to sustain our efforts toward continuous improvement.

The Leader in Me is a whole school transformation process. It teaches 21st century leadership and life skills to students and creates a culture of student empowerment based on the idea that every child can be a leader. We need parental and community support on this journey!

Dr. Ashley Anderson-Murray





Congratulations to these gentleman for earning a PERFECT Score on our state’s end of year assessment. This is yet another major milestone for Forest Acres! Last year we had one student achieve this recognition, Celia Buckheister. This year we tripled that number! We hope that the success of peer accomplishments will continue to inspire other students that they can do it too! FAE Administrators and grade level teachers got to enjoy lunch with these students and their families!

We are PANTHER Proud!

Capturing Kindness

Officer Morgan, School Resource Officers (SRO) has been on the lookout for students "Doing the Right Thing even when they think No One is Watching!" He has been rewarding students with tokens of appreciation from the Easley Police Department.

Keyboard Lab - Donors Choose

CLICK HERE to Donate - - - - > https://bit.ly/SupportFAEMusic

Help with the creation of a keyboard station at FAE! By supporting our music program's current DonorsChoose project, your donation will go towards the purchase of 12 Yamaha keyboards for the music classroom. Students will have the opportunity to not only learn piano for 9-weeks but will embrace and showcase creativity, composition, and camaraderie in the process. With your support, we can make kids and keyboards the perfect combination!

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Come join Mrs. Wilson, Reading Coach

We welcome children from our community to attend with a parent/guardian to enjoy a story, fun activities, and a snack. Every child will take home a new book to add to their home library!

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Video: The History Red Ribbon Week

Have conversations with your child(ren) about why we celebrate Red Ribbon Week

Red Ribbon Week empowers parents to start a conversation, and make a pledge that encourages our kids to live drug free and helps them to succeed. Watch this brief video overview of Red Ribbon Week.
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Technology fees are REQUIRED - $25

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Year at a Glance Calendar

CLICK HERE for our Yearlong Calendar

Our Month at a Glance

October 3rd - 28th:

October 2nd:

-National Custodian Day

October 5th:

-End of 1st 9wks

October 6th:

-Fall Picture Day

October 10th -14th:

National School Lunch Week (NSLW, #NSLW22) - Spreading the message that SDPC is serving healthy, delicious lunch at school

October 10th:

No School for Students

October 11th:

No School for Students

October 13th:

-Palmetto Fundraising Pickup, 3-6 pm

October 15th:

-School Report Card Data Release Day

October 17th - 21st:

-CogAt Testing

-National School Bus Safety Week

October 19th:

-Panther Cub Club

-PTO Meeting, 3-4 pm

October 20th:

Volunteer Training, 6 pm

October 21st:

Volunteer Training, 9 am

October 26th:

All Pro Dad, Rock Springs Church Gymnasium

Oct. 24th - 28th:

Red Ribbon Week/Drug-Free America Week

Oct. 27th:

BYOP (Bring Your Own Pumpkin), 5:30-7:00 pm

PTO Board for 2022-2023

We would like to say thank you to these AWESOME PARENTS for volunteering their time to serve as our 2022-2023 FAE Board Members

President: Erin Fellers

Vice President: Joanna Griese

Secretary: Kathryn Jones

Treasurer: Kelly Patterson

Parliamentary: Jamie Bryant

Teacher Representative: Amy Mitchell

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