It’s that time again!  It’s hard to believe that a new school year is under way.  I hope that each of you had a fun filled summer.   I’m so excited about this year and some of the fundraising ideas that Jill, Cheri and I have.  If any of you would like to volunteer along the way, we would love to have your help!


I would like to welcome our new teacher, Mrs. Phyllis Knight.  She has a wonderful teaching history and we look forward to her sharing her love of the Lord, experience and passion for children with Poplar Springs School.  Please be sure to give her a very warm welcome.


This Thursday, August 16th the children will be going on a swimming field trip. What a great way to kick things off!  It’s always trying (at my home at least=)) to get the children motivated at the beginning of the year.  A fun trip is a great way to transition them into full fledge schoolwork!


Our first fundraiser will be beginning in a few weeks.  It is the Believe Kids catalog fundraiser.  This was our first fundraiser last year and I was very pleased with the merchandise they offer.  I know that fundraising is not always something that we as parents look forward to, but it is imperative for any school; particularly a small self-supporting school.  I truly appreciate all the time and effort you each put forth to make our school successful.


You will find along with this newsletter, a form to fill out to link your Ingles Advantage card to our school.  If you have an Advantage card, please take the time to fill this out and return it.  A portion of what you spend at Ingles will be donated and used towards items that Mrs. Knight needs for the school.  


I’m looking forward to the upcoming year and all of the blessings that the Lord has in store for us.  Let’s all work together and make this our best year yet!  May the Lord bless and keep each one of you.





Mandy Ellis

Home & School Leader