Welcome to our school’s website highlighting special events and providing important information regarding our school. The mission of F. J. DeLaine Elementary is to “Promote life-long learners while utilizing the ABC’s of learning: Academics, Behavior, and Character.” Our staff believes in the mission statement and consistently focuses on preparing our students to become Global Learners and Model Citizens.

Our staff strives to give their best to every child. Education will be a major predictor of success for our students. It is our goal to work as a team to develop positive learning experiences for each child. It is also our belief that the family is the most important influence on the child. We look forward to developing relationships with parents and guardians because it takes a collective caring group of individuals to raise successful children today. We want every child to reach their dreams and the foundation begins here in elementary school.

Additionally, we have two organizations that provide an important element to F. J. DeLaine. The Parent Teacher Association (PTA) and the School Improvement Council (SIC). The overall purpose of PTA is to make every child’s potential a reality by engaging and empowering families and communities to advocate for all children.  The SIC is to serve as an advisory committee to a school’s principal and faculty. We need your support in both organizations. If you are interested in being on the PTA or SIC board please call the school at 803-494-2661.

F. J. DeLaine is a great school with great history and wonderful people. I look forward to us working together as a team whether you are a parent, guardian, or community member please stop by anytime. Take the time to enjoy the information on our webpage and save the date of special events going on at “The Hive.”

For the children,

Mrs. Newton-Ta’Bon, Principal