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

Welcome to the Satchel Ford PTO Website
and the 2018 - 2019 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

Book Fair

The Book Fair is here!

Students will be able to Preview the Book Fair on Tuesday, November 20 and shopping will be November 26-30.

Book Fair hours: 11/26-11/29 7:30-2:30; 11/30 7:30-12


**eWallet is new this year!
You can create an eWallet for your student.  Parents create an account for their student and set a spending limit. It's a secure, cash-free, digital payment option.  Go to http://www.scholastic.com/bf/satchelfordelementaryschool to create your eWallet now!


Below is the schedule for when students will visit the fair as a class.  You are invited to come shop with your child during this time.  Your child can also come shopping on other days during the fair if they have money with them or you have created an eWallet account. 


Thanks for supporting our school and encouraging reading with your student!


Yearbook Preorders

Yearbook preorders are being taken now. Visit Lifetouch to place your order. Yearbooks are $20 each. The Satchel Ford code is 5463019. 


Special thanks to all of the many volunteers that helped to make Artfest a success this year. We could not do it without you and your support for the arts. Your time and effort is sincerely appreciated!

Watch Dogs

Calling All Men of the Satchel Ford Family!

“In support of our School Improvement Council's goals for improved student climate and efforts to combat bullying in our school, the Watch D.O.G.S. program has come into fruition in an effort to increase a male presence on campus during the school day.” - Kevin J. Hasinger, Ed.S., Principal
Watch D.O.G.S. (Dads Of Great Students) is an exciting national program that has been implemented in our school this year! We have been very encouraged at the success thus far. We have 31 school days still available and we need YOU! Watch D.O.G.S. (Dads of Great Students) are fathers and father-figures including step-fathers, grandfathers, uncles, cousins, etc. that agree to simply be a presence on campus during the school day. You are encouraged to sign-up for one day of service HERE!

Click HERE for more information about this national program!

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
11/21-23: Fall Break
11/26-30: Book Fair
11/27: Marcos Night
12/11: PTO Board Meeting (1:00 p.m.)
12/12: Urban Cookhouse Family Night
12/18: Holiday Concert (6:30 p.m.)
12/19: Spirit Day/Box Tops Store
12/20: Baskin Robbins Night
12/24-1/4: Winter Break
12/21: Hurricane Make-Up Day - Early Release (12:00 p.m.)
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