5901 Satchel Ford Road   •  Columbia, SC 29206  •  Phone: 803-738-7209  •  Fax: 803-738-7218

Welcome to the Satchel Ford PTO Website
and the 2016 - 2017 School Year

What is the PTO?

The Satchel Ford PTO (Parent/Teacher Organization) is a nonprofit
organization dedicated to the following goals:

1.  to support and promote the educational programs at the school
2.  to work cooperatively with the community, educators, parents,
and children to enrich the educational standards of the school
3.  to assist in providing an educational climate that will enrich the
lives of the students

General School Information and Forms  |  President's Message

November 28-December 2

Monday-Thursday - 7:30am - 2:30pm

Friday - 7:30am - 12:00pm

On Tuesday, November 22, each class will come to the library media center to preview the book fair. This will give them a chance to see what books are available.

Teachers sign up to bring their classes to the book fair throughout the week so they can browse and shop. Each class will come one time. If a student brings money on a different day, they will be allowed to come down to the media center and shop for books. Parents are invited to come during their child's class time or any other time during Book Fair hours! You can check the Satchel Ford website to see what time your child’s class will visit the Book Fair.  If sending a check, please make it out to Satchel Ford Elementary PTO.

The ONLINE Book Fair is open November 23 and is available 24/7 through December 6. Click here to order online. All purchases made on the website will be shipped to the school once the fair is over and will be sent home with the child. If you purchase books as gifts and wish to be notified when the books come in, please contact Julia Choate. 

The Satchel Ford Library receives profits from the Book Fair in books and cash. Monies received from the Book Fair go towards purchasing new books and eBooks for the Media Center.

Satchel Ford Online Merchandise Blowout Sale

November 16 – December 9

All T-Shirts Half Price

Visors, Baseball Hats, Magnets Discounted Too

Delivery – Week of December 12th, to Students Homebase Teacher

Sale is ONLINE ONLY, so please visit our merchandise page to order.

All purchases will receive a FREE SF Tote Bag

Get yours now While Supplies Last!

Richland One Hurricane Make-Up Days

Richland One students will go to school January 13, March 31 and April 17 to make up the three days they missed when schools were closed October 5-7.

Because schools were closed for three days, some adjustments had to be made to marking periods and report card dates. Those changes are reflected on the 2016-2017 academic calendar.

Brave Arts Performance DVD Orders

The fifth grade will perform “Willy Wonka Kids” next Tuesday, November 15 at 6:30 pm in the cafeteria. Due to copyright restrictions, audience members will not be permitted to video the performance.


If you would like a DVD of the fifth grade performance, you may make a donation to Brave Arts in order to receive a copy. The suggested minimum donation is $10.


There will be an order form in the program at Tuesday’s performance. Orders must be received that evening at the Brave Arts table in the front lobby. Only cash or checks (made payable to Satchel Ford PTO) will be accepted. Payment must accompany the order form, and there will be a limit of one DVD per family.


Brave Arts benefactors who donated $100 or more this school year will receive reserved seating at the performance. If you would like to become a benefactor, or increase your existing gift to $100 to enjoy this benefit, please email Brave Arts Chair, Kelly Davis, at Kelly@davispublicrelations.com.

PTO Membership

Now you can join the Satchel Ford PTO online! Click here to fill out your membership form. 

Satchel Ford Merchandise

Do you want some great Satchel Ford merchandise for your children and yourself? You can now order online and your order will be delivered to your child in his or her classroom! Click here to fill out the easy order form. 

Upcoming Events
12/13: PTO Board Meeting (1:00 pm)
12/13: Holiday Concert (6:30 pm)
12/14: Spirit Day/Box Tops Store
12/15: Baskin Robbins Day
12/16: Early Dismissal (12:00 pm)
12/19-30: Winter Break
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