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


School Supply Lists


Kindergarten Screening

We will begin assessment of our Kindergarten students on Tuesday, July 26, and Wednesday, July 27, between the hours of 9:00 am and 1:00 pm. The information obtained from this initial assessment will help us learn more about your child.  Each student will be tested individually, taking approximately 20-25 minutes to complete.

Please bring your child to school on the date listed below between 9:00-1:00 (floating):

Last Name begins with A-M – July 26

Last Name begins with N-Z – July 27

If this date isn’t convenient, simply switch to the other day – no need to call to reschedule.  You will be provided an area to wait and complete some simple paperwork while your child is being assessed.

All Kindergarten teacher assignments will be made after screening is completed and mailed to parents on August 4. 


Summer Reading Challenge


Satchel Ford RED Summer Challenge

Read Every Day 

*5 days/nights weekly
*20 minutes per day/night
*Keep up with documentation on attached reading log
*Turn in log to teacher by Aug. 19

***Qualify for Pizza, Popsicles and prizes!


Reading should not be presented to children as a chore or duty. It should be offered to them as a precious gift. —Kate DiCamillo


Upcoming Events
8/3: Kindergarten Meet and Greet
8/4: Teacher Assignments Mailed Out
8/11: Meet the Teacher Night
8/15: First Day of School
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