Cowpens Elementary

Announcements for CES Students and Families

Red Ribbon Week

Red Ribbon Week
Wednesday, October 28th 2020
We are "Red"y to Live a Drug-Free Life!  Students and teachers are encouraged to wear red to show our unity as a school against the use of drugs.  In the classroom, students will receive a pencil.

Giving Warms the Heart
Our school will also collect non-perishable food beginning Monday, October 26th through Friday October 30th.  Students and teachers are encouraged to bring in items such as individual applesauce or puddings, packages of instant grits, individual ma/cheese, ox of breakfast bars, Pop-tarts, etc.  These items will help Blessings in a Backpack feed some of our students in need.  We will also accept canned food items to support our local food bank that serves families in our area.  Items will be collected each morning in the front lobby.  Thank you in advance for your help!  

Veterans' Day

Veteran's Day
Due to COVID-19 safety procedures, we will not be inviting Veterans into the school this year. However, we will honor and show our appreciation for your service to our country through a virtual Veterans Day Program that will be posted on the Cowpens Elementary School webpage and on social media on 
November 11, 2020. We also plan to mail cards and letters to our Veterans.

11/02 and 11/03

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Cowpens Elementary School will be closed on November 2 and 3, 2020.

2nd Grade Testing Schedule

Testing Schedule
Please see the PDF below for the upcoming testing dates in Second Grade. 

Applications for Christmas Assistance

Families with students in Spartanburg School District Three who would like to request assistance with Christmas must complete an application.  In-person applications will not be taken due to Covid-19 restrictions.  Instead, we have an application available for you to complete online. All applications must be submitted by November 30, 2020 to be considered for assistance.  If you do not have access to the Internet and would like an application sent home by your child, please contact your child’s school.  Applications will also be taken on the phone at 279-6021 or 279-6022.  Please include a working phone number on your application.
 Please include the following with your application:
    Verification of Household Income
    Monthly Bills/Expenses
    Name/Address of Employer
    Name/Contact Number of Caseworker (if applicable)
    Free/Reduced Lunch Eligibility Required (if an application is not on file, one must be completed before approval for assistance)
    Be sure to include correct sizing for clothing – regular or slim for jeans, etc.
    Do not include large electronics or cell phones under wish list

Fall Festival Canceled for 2020

Due to safety concerns related to COVID-19, we have canceled our Fall Festival for this school year. We will certainly miss all of the fun and fellowship that we look forward to every year.   

 We do plan to create several baskets for online auctions later in October, in November and in December.  More information to come soon.

School Improvement Council

School Improvement Council
Congratulations to Brittney Snapp and
Catherine Taylor, our newly elected
SIC/ Title I Planning Team members.  
Mrs. Snapp and Mrs. Taylor will serve 2-year terms.

CES Teacher of the Year

Congratulations to Marisa Lee who is our Teacher of the Year for 2020-2021! After receiving her degree in Elementary Education from USC, she started her career in District 3 at Cannons Elementary as an assistant.  The following year, Mrs. Lee was hired to teach at CES where she has been for the last 16 years.  We are extremely proud that she is a product of District 3 and has continued to make her home in District 3 with her husband, Mike, and  their three children; Michaela, Christian and Noah. She is currently pursuing her M.ED in Literacy and will graduate in December of 2020.  Mrs. Lee stated, “Reading with my students and working with them in small groups is the highlight of my day.”

Arrival and Dismissal

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Arrival:  Students may not be dropped off prior to 7:15 AM. Students are tardy after 7:45.
Dismissal:  Students will be called 10 at a time for lower grades and 10 at a time for upper grades. Please be patient. You must have your child’s car tag.

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Winter Warmth Project

Cannons Camp Ground United Methodist Church will have its annual Winter Warmth Project on Saturday, November 21 from 9-10:30 am. Please click on more below for more details and to access the form.

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DSS offering assistance

Child Care Assistance

As part of their efforts to assist families during the COVID-19 pandemic, DSS is offering child care
assistance for working parents.
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IA-COGAT Ttesting

IA-CogAT testing

All second grade students in the state of South Carolina are screened for identification for the Gifted and Talented program. Spartanburg School District Three’s Gifted and Talented Program begins in grade three. The identification of gifted and talented students is a multi-step process that consists of screening and referral, assessment of eligibility and placement. Students identified this school year can begin services Fall 2021, if they meet the South Carolina criteria for gifted qualification. Students who qualify receive advanced and enriched instruction during the school week.
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Applications for Christmas Assistance

Families with students in Spartanburg School District Three who would like to request assistance with Christmas must complete an application.  In-person applications will not be taken due to Covid-19 restrictions.  All applications must be submitted by November 30th to be considered for assistance. Click "More" for details on how to apply.
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Nations Healthiest Schools 


Cougar Tales

alliance for healthier generation The Alliance for a Healthier Generation has announced that Cowpens Elementary School has been named to Healthier Generations annual list of America's #HealthiestSchools by achieving the 2018 National Healthy Schools Bronze Award.