The Food Service Booster Club is sponsoring a Toys for Tots drive to start immediately and end December 7th. There is a decorated box in front of the 4/5 hall to collect new and gently used toys. We are very excited about serving our community during the Christmas season. Thank you.
News from Ms. Courson
Dear Chorus Parents,
We will have a float meeting tomorrow evening, Dec. 8, at 6:00 p.m. in the music room to finalize the details concerning the float. I am looking for any white sheets that we could use to cover the pine straw bales so it looks like snow. We also need someone to pick up batting for along the edge of the float to look like snow. The school will reimburse you for your purchase.
I didn’t address this in my other letter about the float but please make sure your child is dressed warmly with coat, hat, scarf, gloves, etc. so they will be warm. The children may also bring blankets to put over their laps. It is supposed to be really cold Saturday so the children must dress accordingly. Do not worry about wearing the chorus polo shirt. With a coat, they will not be seen anyway. Hope to see everyone tomorrow evening. Thank you for all of your help for our children. They will remember being in the parade for the rest of their lives.
Other Important Dates:
December 10 - Lights of Lugoff Parade
December 12 - Chorus Field Trip
December 13 - Chorus Christmas Concert at 7:00 p.m.
December 14 - Chorus School Performance at 9:00 a.m.
Reading Teacher of the Year AND 2016-17 Teacher of the Year!
Congratulations to Mrs. Beth Kirincich for being chosen as both our Reading Teacher of the Year and our 2016-2017 Teacher of the Year! We are super excited for her and know that she will represent LES well! We are blessed to have Mrs. Kirincich at LES!
4th graders have opened up a School Store! Students are able to purchase items such as pencils, erasers, notepads, pens, sticky noted, and more each morning from 7:30 to 7:50. Prices range from .10 to $3.00. Thanks, in advance, for supporting this event!
TEAM T-shirts for sale
If you have not purchased this year's TEAM t-shirt, you may be in luck! We have the following t-shirts on-hand for purchase.
Can you believe the first nine weeks has come and gone already? It seems as if we blinked, summer was ending, school was beginning, and a wonderful year of learning had commenced. First, I would like to thank each of you for a great beginning to the school year. It is because of the partnership that we hold with you that helps us ensure that your child receives the quality education he/she deserves. Second, I would like to thank those of you who have returned the Title 1 Compacts we sent home with your child several weeks ago. Being a Title 1 school allows us to gain access to additional monies which supports special programs, such as our Reading Interventionist and our transition first grade classroom. We were also able to purchase additional Chromebooks so that every third, fourth and fifth grade student has personal access to a computing device to use during the school day. If you have not returned the compact or need another one, please contact your child's teacher. Last, as the temperatures begin to change, please remember to write your child's name in permanent ink in any removable items, such as sweatshirts, lunchboxes, sweaters, jackets, coats, hats, etc. This way, we can return items when they are found. It would also be helpful for you to check your child each day to make sure that they return with what they bring each day. Again, thank you for all that you do and for making every moment "Count" at LES!
The time that we have all been waiting for has finally arrived! While I hope that you and your family had a wonderful, relaxing summer, I also hope that you are equally as excited about the start of school. Whether you will be joining us for the first time or are a returning family, it is our sincere wish that you are ready to embrace this year with enthusiasm and a commitment to work together.
Here are a few things you will want to know that will help make this transition a little smoother:
1. Our school day runs from 7:40 - 2:40 daily. Early drop off begins in the car rider area at 7:10 AM for those families who need to get to work.Even though you will see staff members here prior to 7:00 AM, there is no one on duty to supervise your child until 7:10.
2. The tardy bell rings at 7:50 AM. This means that students must be in their classrooms prior to 7:50 in order to be considered on time. Once the bell has rung, staff members on duty will proceed into the building. Please bring your child around to the front office and sign them in.
3. We have specially made car rider and walker tags that families must use. If you do not have your tag, or you send someone to pick up your child without the tag, both will be asked to proceed to the office. Here you will be asked to provide an ID and be checked against the list of persons allowed to pick your child up. We take every precaution to ensure the safety of your child, so please note this in advance.
4. The last thing I would like to remind you of is the fact that the front parking lot is not a drop off or pick up area unless you are coming into the building to conduct business. In such case, please do not park behind other legally parked cars or stop in the middle of the drive way, but proceed to a parking space to park. The same is true about walkers. Walkers should not be dropped off or picked up from the parking lot. They must cross with the crossing guard on Hwy. 34 and proceed into the first door on the bus rider side of the building. These things may seem insignificant, but they pose safety concerns when there is extra, unnecessary traffic in the front parking lot.
Thank you for your attention to these matters as we kick off a new year! Welcome back, Counts!
Wow! I cannot believe how quickly the summer is passing! Even though I would love to "pump the breaks" and slow everything down to a turtle's pace, I somehow cannot get that trick to work! As you enjoy time at home, let me encourage you to have your children participate in a few educational opportunities that are availabe to them. IXL (Math) and Classworks (ELA and Math) are both available whenever and wherever you have access to the internet. On our homepage, there is a tab for students and parents. There you will find links to these and other websites. Your children will use the same passwords they used during the school year. Don't have access to the internet? No worries - just have your children read. Whether it is helping read the recipe for a delicious chocolate cake, reading the road signs as you travel near and far, or cuddling up on the couch with a good book or magazine, just read, read, read! Enjoy!
Thank you for an outstanding first nine weeks! It was great seeing so many of you at our awards programs as we celebrated the many successes of our young people. Remember, every child can receive an award for reaching his/her Accelerated Reader (AR) goal. If your child did not receive this award, let's work extra hard this nine weeks to make it happen!
I would also like to remind each of you that the Kershaw County School Board voted at its last meeting to extend the second nine weeks. What this means for you is that January 11th, 12th, 13th, and 14th are all days when students attend school. Friday, January 15th is now a teacher workday, so students will not attend school. In addition, the second nine week ends on January 14th, and the third nine weeks now begins on January 19th. At this time, report cards are scheduled to still come home on January 20th. Please mark all of these very important changes on your calendar.
As always, I thank you for all that you do to help make LES a great place to be!
In advance, I thank you for all that you will do to make this a memorable, successful school year. Welcome back, Counts!