November 6, 2016
PTA Meeting and Social
We look forward to seeing YOU at the Augusta Circle Elementary PTA General Membership Meeting

Monday, November 14
ACE Library
  • Brief update on ACE PTA programs and fundraisers
  • Vote on 2016-2017 ACE PTA Nominating Committee
  • Red Ribbon Week follow-up for parents
  • "How to Talk to Children About Drugs & Prevention" with guest speaker, Master Deputy Natalie Hill, from the Community Outreach Department of the Greenville County Sheriff's Office
Join us immediately following the meeting for a Post Meeting Social at the 05 at 3016 Augusta St.

Election Day Reminder

Just a reminder that Tuesday, November 8 is Election Day, and there is no school.  Remember to go vote!

ACE School Tours

Augusta Circle will be hosting tours for prospective parents on the following dates:

  • Wednesday, November 9 at 6:00pm
  • Tuesday, November 15 at 6:00pm

If you know any families zoned for Augusta Circle and plan to attend next year, please help us spread the word about our school tours.

Red Ribbon Week Results!

ACE just finished its Red Ribbon Week, a week that taught our children to "Vote to be Drug Free".

Thanks to all the parents, teachers, and staff at ACE for making it such a fun & successful week!

We collected 217 containers of antibacterial wipes that are being donated to the Triune Mercy Center.

We had 50 poster entries in our annual poster contest.

The winners of the contest were:

K5 - 2nd grade
  • 1st place:  Kate Purtle  (Farmer)
  • 2nd place: Emma Gosnell  (Kraning)
  • 3rd place:  Charlotte Swiger  (Lyles)
  • Honorable Mention: Tess Purtle (Farmer)

3rd - 5th grade
  • 1st place:   Anna Grace Borck  (Webster)
  • 2nd place:  Maggie Plante  (Lanahan)
  • 3rd place:   Elle Howard  (Murphy)
  • Honorable Mention: Abby Adams (McKnight)
A special thanks to Master Deputy Natalie Hill for the in-class presentations to the 5th grade classes.

American Education Week

Inspiration happens here every day.  Powerful.  Enlightening.  Limitless.

American Education Week is November 14-18.

Monday:  School Support Staff Appreciation Day
Tuesday:  Transportation Staff Appreciation Day
Wednesday:  Educator Appreciation Day
Thursday:  Operations/Maintenance Staff Appreciation Day
Friday:  District Staff Appreciation Day

Please take a moment to say thank you to all the people that help make Augusta Circle Elementary the best that it can be!  

Spirit Month Haircuts - Last Week!

Pigtails and Crewcuts is offering a special Spirit Month for the families at Augusta Circle.  If you get a haircut, tell them you are from Augusta Circle, and you will receive $2.00 off, and that money will go back to Augusta Circle.

The promotion ends on November 11.  

Pigtails & Crewcuts is located at 2222 Augusta Street.

American Diabetes Month

November is American Diabetes Month.  What is Diabetes? Do you know the signs and symptoms of Diabetes?  Can Diabetes be prevented?

​Diabetes is...

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)Diabetes is a disease in which blood glucose levels are above normal. Most of the food we eat is turned into glucose, or sugar, for our bodies to use for energy. The pancreas, an organ that lies near the stomach, makes a hormone called insulin to help glucose get into the cells of our bodies. When you have diabetes, your body either doesn't make enough insulin or can't use its own insulin as well as it should. This causes sugar to build up in your blood.

Diabetes can cause serious health complications including heart disease, blindness, kidney failure, and lower-extremity amputations. Diabetes is the seventh leading cause of death in the United States.

CLICK HERE for "Diabetes at a glance 2016" to learn why diabetes has become a Public Health Problem in America, according to the CDC.

CDC- 2014 National Diabetes Statistics Report

  • Total: 29.1 million people or 9.3% of the population have diabetes.
  • Diagnosed: 21.0 million people.
  • Undiagnosed: 8.1 million people (27.8% of people with diabetes are undiagnosed).

CLICK HERE for Diabetes Symptoms.

CLICK HERE for suggestions for Diabetes Prevention.