Many thanks to our community volunteers for giving of their time to come and teach us a little about their jobs. We learned so much! We invite you back to visit anytime!
TO PARENTS OF 5TH GRADERS:
An informational letter was sent home with students on Friday, April 7, regarding the puberty lesson taking place on Friday, April 28, at 1:15 p.m. Parents, please make sure you read this letter and your teacher’s class DOJO page for details regarding the puberty lesson. Please call me if you have any questions or concerns.
Thank you! Nurse Deal
Upcoming Testing News
During the month May, our students will take the South Carolina College and Career Ready Assessments and South Carolina Palmetto Assessment of State Standards. All students in 3rd -5th grades will English Language Arts and Math. Students in 4th and 5th grades will take Science and Social Studies tests. All tests are computer based.
The South Carolina College-and Career-READY Assessments (SC READY) are statewide assessments in English language arts (ELA) and mathematics. All students in grades 3–8 are required to take the SC READY except those who qualify for the South Carolina National Center and State Collaborative (SC-NCSC). SC READY Assessments are not timed. Go to http://ed.sc.gov/tests/middle/sc-ready/ for more information.
The South Carolina Palmetto Assessment of State Standards (SCPASS) is a statewide assessment administered to students in grades four through eight. All students in these grade levels are required to take the SCPASS except those who qualify for the South Carolina Alternate Assessment (SC-Alt). SCPASS includes tests in two subjects: science and social studies. Go to http://ed.sc.gov/tests/middle/scpass/ for more information.
Please ensure the following things to make sure that your child is well prepared to do his or her best on the test:
*Talk to your child about doing his/her VERY best.
*Be on time. (Students who are tardy will sent to the library and required to take
the test at a later time.)
*Eat a healthy breakfast.
*Get a good night’s rest.
*Do not bring any electronic devices.
Click on the link below to see testing schedule for each teacher.
Important and Urgent News from Nurse Deal:
Join us, along with other schools and community members for the 10th annual Clinic Classic on Saturday, April 29 at 8:30. Our school could win $750! Please click on the link below for specifics, deadlines, and application paperwork. Contact Mrs. Susan Morris, our PE teacher, for more information. Clinic Classic Flyer
Our yearbook signing party is set for May 5. Make sure you are there! How do you do that? Purchase a yearbook, of course!
Yearbooks continue to be on sale. They are $25.00! Don't miss out. We have limited copies and once we have sold out we cannot get anymore. Thanks!
Important Notice for Parents!
Please click on the link below to learn about a new policy starting 2017-18 regarding retentions. This is especially important for parents of students who will have 3rd graders during the 2017-18 school year. Questions? Please see Dr. Lloyd.
Amendment to the Handbook
After adjusting to Dojo over the first quarter, the PBIS Committee has decided to raise the expectation for student behavior. Students will strive to maintain 90% or higher in positive feedback for the 3rd and 4th nine weeks in order to participate in the PBIS Celebrations. Also, the PBIS committee has decided to change a consequence level. Students earning 2 negative Dojo points for the day will be required to walk a lap at recess. Changes will be effective immediately and will remain in effect for the remainder of the 2016-2017 school year.
This notice will come home in written form for all parents and students to sign and return.
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!
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!
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.
How time flies when you are having fun! None of us can believe that we are already halfway through the third nine weeks. As always, I would like to thank each of you for your support of Lugoff Elementary School. Our BoosterThon Fundraiser was another huge success, and at last count, we were approximately $1500 away from reaching our goal of $15,000. That is fantastic! We will be using that money to improve reading instruction which includes the purchasing of additional books for classroom libraries, books for the school library, software to improve reading comprehension and skill acquisition, and move leveled books to meet the needs of our diverse readers. We are super excited to be able to do all of this, and it is all because of your hard work! THANK YOU!
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!