Principal's Message

Dear Osprey Families!

I hope you are having a wonderful summer and enjoying some family time.  I also hope that you have made multiple trips to the library or a bookstore, followed by many hours of reading or being read to.  This is the first summer in a while that I have completed so many books.  The neat thing about books is that there are so many to choose from, and we read for a variety of reasons. I would love to hear about one book you have read or heard.  Tell me how that book touches your heart, what connections you made to it, or how you will apply it to your life.  Send me a note, letter, poem, etc. at to share your thoughts.

So much work takes place in a school during the summer months.  Our school is being painted from one end to the other, and it looks absolutely amazing!  We are counting on you to help us keep the walls and school looking great.  The floors and carpets have been cleaned and look like new.  A new dance floor is being installed this week and improved lighting for the stage is also being added.  I can’t wait to see you shine in both of these settings.  Welcome letters have been mailed and class lists were distributed to our amazing teaching staff! 

In just a few more weeks, the halls will be humming when you return for the 2017-18 school year.  Our drop-in Meet and Greet is being held on Wednesday, August 16 from 2:00 until 4:00 PM.  We invite you to join us to greet your child’s teacher, meet new staff, and learn other pertinent information.  Visit our website and Facebook page often to stay abreast of current information like the after school program that is offered through the YMCA.  Start times will remain the same next year.  We want students at school by 7:40 AM, because our morning meeting lesson begins promptly at 7:45.   This lesson is critical to the development and success of each student and building community within each classroom and our school.  Thank you in advance for respecting the start time.  We endeavor to equip students with the skills, dispositions, and behaviors outlined in the Profile of a South Carolina Graduate.   

School begins on Thursday, August 17; however, students will not attend on Monday, August 21, a day designated for staff development.

Enjoy the rest of summer!  We are excited to spend next school year with you, and look forward to making the year magical!

Leading and learning,

Marvelle L. Ulmer

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