Move Over Alice Cooper…..

Van Bowers, Director of Elementary Schools, performed with Marty Fort and his band at NPES this morning!  Mr. Bowers enjoys music and especially playing guitar.  He entertained the audience with a rendition of Johnny B. Goode by Chuck Berry and Folsom Prison Blues, by Johnny Cash.  Mr. Fort, also a guitarist, owns and teaches at Lexington School of Music.  His band played several selections for the students and gave insight into their various musical instruments.

2017-2018 PTA Executive Board Members:

Here are your 2017-2018 PTA Executive Board Members:

President: Rosalind Thompson

Vice President: Lisa Kempf

VP/Ways and Means: Jessica Aberdeen

Secretary: Kara Taylor

Treasure: Open

The Treasure position is still open. If you are interested in becoming our PTA Treasure or would like to learn more, please email us a

Thank you to our current Executive Board members for serving two great years in your positions at NPE: Melanie Dewar, Rosalind Thompson, Jennifer Flower, Maria Bates, & Greg Weigand

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2017 Leadership Day

Our Annual Leadership Day is coming up next Friday, May 19th. This is a day that allows our students to showcase leadership skills they have developed throughout the school year, based on the LifeLong Guidelines and LifeSkills.
The LifeLong Guidelines and LIFESKILLS are an important component of our school community and student leadership development. They are the common thread that runs through all we do at NPE to focus on developing the character of our students. On Friday, May 19th, our students will showcase all they have learned about the LLG and Lifeskills through our Annual Leadership Day. On this day, we open our doors to parents and community members.
Students in grades kindergarten through fifth will showcase what they have learned about the Lifeskills in authentic, real-world ways. Each class will share something they did this year and their personal Lifeskill growth.
Please see the attached schedule for the day’s events. We hope you will join us for these presentations. Thank you for your support of New Providence Elementary!


Students at NPES enjoyed learning about various SC animals from Mr. Sean Poppy!  Mr. Poppy is from the Savannah River Ecology Laboratory with the University of Georgia.  Pictured with Mr. Poppy is Mrs. Erica Millwood, our STEM teacher.

He brought 2 amphibians (bull frog and spotted salamander), 5 reptiles (glass lizard, rat snake, 1 1/2 year old alligator, 3 1/2 year old alligator, and southeastern crown snake), a bird (Great Horned Owl), and 2 mammals (an opossum and coyote) to share with the students.

How many have you seen in the wild?


Order Your School Supplies for 2017-2018

Ready to make preparations for next school year? Want to avoid long lines when buying school supplies? If so, you can order your school supplies and have them delivered to school. You may place your order at New Providence from May 1st – May 19th. If you would prefer to order supplies online, please reference the instructions below and order by May 26th.

School Supplies Kits can be picked up on NPE Class Assignment Day on August 10, 2017

For questions, please email New Providence PTA ( or call 821-3300.

To place your order online 5/1-5/26
1. Go to
2. Enter the school Account #: 98185
3. Follow the directions to complete your order.
4. Keep your online confirmation as your receipt.