Satchel Ford Information

The Scholastic Book Fair is almost here!!
December 1- December 5
Monday-Thursday 7:30-2:30
Friday- 7:30-12:00

Dear Parents,
The Scholastic Book Fair will be held December 1- December 5.  Please review the attached list.  It highlights only a few of the newest and best books available for you and your children to purchase during the Book Fair.  The prices of each item are in the book list and please remember, we do NOT collect sales tax.  All Book Fair purchases will benefit our school since proceeds will help fund Library Media Center items such as books, eBooks, and reference materials. 

Please check your child's Communication Folder for our class schedule for the week of the Book Fair.  We would love for you to join your child during his/her class time if you wish.  Individual students will also be permitted to visit the Book Fair throughout the week when they have money with them.  The Book Fair will close on Friday, December 5 at 12:00.  Remember this is a great opportunity to do some early holiday shopping!  We do accept major credit cards, cash, and checks made out to Satchel Ford Elementary School.

If you or other family members would like to make a purchase but cannot come to the school, please check out our ONLINE shopping!  The Online Book Fair has already begun and will be available until December 5.  Once the Online Fair closes, the books will be delivered to the school and sent home with your child.  Check out the Online Fair at

Thank you so much for your support and please continue to encourage your students to READ!!

Want to volunteer?  If you would like to help set up, clean up, or work during the Book Fair, please visit 

Our Mission:
We are Richland One, a leader in transforming lives through education, empowering all students to achieve their potential and dreams.

School Hours

Satchel Ford hours during the school year:
Monday- Friday
7:05a.m. Building Opens
7:30a.m. Instruction Begins
2:30p.m. Dismissal

Please call the school office at 738-7209 with any questions or concerns.

Daily Announcements

Arrival and Dismissal Procedures
Please read the attached procedures for morning  arrival and afternoon dismissal.


Want to know more about our school fundraisers/activities and how you can volunteer?
Check out the PTO website!

Awards & Recognitions

Daniel Treece, Teacher of the Year
Sue Scott, Classified Employee of the Year

Upcoming Events

Wed, Nov 26 - Fri, Nov 28
Thanksgiving Break
Mon, Dec 1 - Fri, Dec 5
Book Fair
Tuesday, December 2
Marco's Pizza NIght
Wednesday, December 10
Spirit Day
Tuesday, December 16
PTO/Holiday Show
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

From the Principal

Welcome back to another great year at Satchel Ford Elementary School!  Iím so excited to be joining such a distinguished institution of learning and genuinely appreciate the warm welcome Iíve received from the Forest Acres community. It is both my pleasure and honor to have become the principal of such a fine school where students excel in both academics and the cultural arts.

As principal, it is my responsibility to ensure that your child receives a world-class education in a safe, orderly environment.  To that end, many of the successful traditions at Satchel Ford will continue; but please know that innovation is my vision!  I foresee much development and evolution at Satchel Ford in the areas of mathematics instruction, scientific inquiry, and the effective integration of instructional technology in support of student learning.  I look forward to overseeing and supporting positive change in our school, while honoring and preserving the rich traditions of Satchel Fordís tremendous history of success in our community. 

If you ever have any questions, concerns, or compliments, please donít hesitate to call me, send me an email, or simply drop by and speak with me for a few moments.  It takes all of us working together to build successful young adults!  Remember, Ömy door is always open.


Mr. H