Our annual Richland 1 Elementary Visual Art Exhibit is just around the corner. It is being held at Tapp’s on Main Street in the art gallery and can be viewed from March 21st to April 1st. Please stop by and see a sampling of the wonderfully imaginative artwork that is being created by our Satchel Ford students. We truly have a ton of talented and artistic students! Satchel Ford will be hanging the show on March 20th and your child should receive a notice from Mrs. Derrick if their work was selected for the show. Thanks for always supporting the Arts at Satchel Ford and for continuing to encourage your budding artists.
RICHLAND ONE TO HOLD PARENT INFORMATION SESSIONS ON SCHOOL SAFETY
Richland One parents will learn how they can support the district’s efforts to maintain safe and secure learning environments at two upcoming information sessions.
School safety and security procedures, student expectations and accountability, parent involvement, and district support services and interventions will be among the topics covered during the one-hour information sessions. Presenters will include district staff and representatives of the Richland County Sheriff’s Department and the Columbia Police Department.
“Keeping our schools safe and secure is a shared responsibility, and our parents play an important role in reinforcing that message to students, including encouraging them to report anything they see or hear that could pose a threat to safety to an adult.”
The dates and locations of the information sessions are listed below. Each session will begin at 6 p.m. Parents may choose the information session date and location most convenient for them.
Time will be allotted at each session for questions. District administrators and law enforcement representatives also will be available after the information sessions to talk with parents and address any specific questions or concerns they may have.
For more information, go to www.richlandone.org or contact the Richland One Office of Communications at (803) 231-7504.
Again this year, Richland One employees laced up their sneakers and took huge steps to help fight breast cancer by participating in the Palmetto Health Foundation's 2016 Walk for Life/Race for Life fundraiser. Under the mantra "Team Richland One: Stronger Together," Richland One raised $43,582.03! The top fundraising teams and team captains were honored at the January 24 Board of School Commissioners meeting. Satchel Ford Elementary School won the district's first-place overall fundraising award. Pictured are (from left) Commissioner Beatrice King; Johnnie Mae Butler, team captain for Student Nutrition Services and Operations, Student Nutrition Services Director Tracy Dixon and Chief Operations Officer Ed Carlon, team major; Terri Eisenstadt, team captain for Satchel Ford; Superintendent Dr. Craig Witherspoon; Dr. Traci Cooper, Richland One's Walk for Life/Race for Life chairperson; and Sam Tenenbaum, president of the Palmetto Health Foundation. Save the date: The 2017 Walk for Life/Race for Life will be held October 14 at Spirit Communications Park.
The Satchel Ford PTO (Parent/Teacher Organization) is a nonprofit organization. To find out more information about the PTO, its benefits to the school, and how to join please visit http://sfpto.org
We are a healthy school and allow only 10 or fewer days to sell food and/or beverages exempt from the Smart Snack Standards.
A Message from the Principal
Welcome back to another great year at Satchel Ford Elementary School! It's so exciting to be part of a distinguished institution of learning, where ALL children can be a STAR in both academics and the arts!
Last year, Satchel Ford saw much development and evolution in the areas of mathematics instruction, scientific inquiry, and the effective integration of instructional technology in support of student learning. I look forward to overseeing and supporting continued positive change in our school, while honoring and preserving the rich traditions of Satchel Ford’s tremendous history of success in our community. To that end, this year our primary areas of focus and development will be inquiry-based, S.T.E.M.-oriented mathematics and science instruction, the full implementation of reading workshop and purposeful independent reading models in our ELA classrooms, and the continued enhancement of digital learning opportunities for children. All of this academic development will be enveloped in a meaningful and creative cultural arts program. In short, we're an awesome school, but we're striving to become even better!
If you ever have any questions, concerns, or compliments, please don’t hesitate to call me, send me an email, or simply drop by and speak with me for a few moments. It takes all of us working together to build successful young adults! Remember, …my door is always open.
Kevin J Hasinger