Food Drive - Scouting for Food
Each year, Scouts across our country collect food in an effort to serve their communities. As with many things, COVID-19 has prevented the Scouts in our area from their normal means of collecting while increasing need from local families.
Cub Scout Pack 113 is asking for your help. We are asking our local schools to help us gather non-perishables to share with our community. To make this more fun for each school, we are going to make the food drive a friendly competition between Camden Elementary, Pine Tree Hill, and Jackson School. Which school will gain bragging rights for gathering the most food by the end of February? We can’t wait to find out!
If you would like more information about the food drive or about Scouting in our area, please contact Beth Jeffers at 803 669 0679 or email@example.com.
We are giving out multiple masks in the mornings. Please make sure you send your child to school with a mask daily. Cotton masks can be washed and reused daily. Find a spot in your house where masks can be kept, so children can easily remember to get it when you are headed to school in the mornings.
Yearbooks for Sale!
Yearbooks are on sale for Camden Elementary’s 2020-2021 yearbook! Our students have been working really hard to create the yearbook, and for only $20 it is an amazing value. Please make checks payable to Camden Elementary School in an envelope addressed to Mrs. Hanna in the library. All payments are due by March 5, 2021. Fliers will be sent home with face to face students at the beginning of January, and available at book pick-up on Thursday afternoons for virtual students. They are also available to be ordered online at the following link: https://link.
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A Note from Mrs. Goodwin
I just want to say Thank you, Thank you, Thank you to all of our amazing families. We raised over $20,000 with our very first Read-a-Thon fundraiser. Our CES colts are going to enjoy the picnic tables that we will be able to put outside. We appreciate all of our support and your fundraising efforts to assist our school!!!
Our school year is going by very quickly. We will celebrate the 100th day of school on Friday, February 12. Students may dress up like they are 100 years old or wear clothing that has 100 items. We are looking forward to our 100th day of school!
Our School Improvement Council is hosting a family movie night at Zemp Stadium on Thursday, February 25th at 6:00 pm. This is a ticketed event, and we will need RSVP forms turned in by February 17th. Families may purchase pizza packs for supper for $10. The pizza packs will include a large pizza and 4 drinks. Additional concessions will also be available for purchase. We are looking forward to an outside family event where we can show some school spirit!
Notes from Nurse Rhonda
Please monitor your child and if they are experiencing any type of illness, please keep them at home. Always practice good hand hygiene, remind them to cover coughs and sneezes, and how to properly wear their masks.
Per DHEC, Quarantine means:
*Your child will be required to stay home and not come into contact with other people during this time. They should not play with other children even if they feel well. Someone being quarantined should not attend school, daycare, or participate in any extracurricular activities. It is possible to spread the virus to others while being asymptomatic.
*Keep your child separate from other family members who may be at high risk, such as the elderly or those with health conditions.
While adapting to our new normal, a quarantine plan for your child may need to be in place. If your child is considered a close contact to a positive COVID-19 case or tests positive for COVID-19, quarantine times can range from 7 days to 24 days.
Please contact me if your child or household member tests positive for COVID-19 or if your child is quarantined by another facility or DHEC. 803-425-8960 or firstname.lastname@example.org
General guidance can be obtained through the DHEC Care Line 1-855-4-SCDHEC (1-855-472-3432).
Exact Path Trophy Challenge
This year reading and math medals will be given based on trophies earned in Exact Path. Students must reach their trophy goal for 6 out of 8 months in both math and reading. Teachers set individual goals for students each month. Encourage your child to participate, so they can receive their math and reading medals at the end of the year.
Face to Face Student Updates
In order to ensure student safety, shareable snacks will not be allowed at school this year. If you would like to purchase snacks or treats for your child’s class to share, you are welcome to utilize our Food Services snack time service. Please contact our cafeteria manager, Mrs. Elmore if you would like to order using this service at least 2 weeks in advance of the date the treats are needed. She can be reached at email@example.com.
You may send a packed lunch to school or your child may eat the school lunch, but we are not allowing parents to drop off food from other locations during the school day.
Parents please make sure you send your child with all supplies and material needed for school daily. If you forget something, you will be able to drop it off in our foyer outside of the office. You will need to label the item with your child’s name and the teacher’s name. We will collect the item from the area and deliver it to the classroom.
Our water fountains can not be used at this time. Please send a labeled refillable water bottle with your child, so they can have access to water during the school day.
Please make sure your child comes to school with a mask on daily. Masks will be required in the building. Students will need to wear a face mask. Face shields are not allowed.
Remember, do not send your child to school if they are sick. We check temperatures at school daily. If your child or anyone in your household is positive with COVID-19, please notify our school nurse, Rhonda Shirey-Ware at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We appreciate your support while we make every effort to ensure student safety during the school day!
Coronavirus and eLearning Information
Please go to kcsdschools.net/coronavirus for the most recent information about the KCSD response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
eLearning Tech Support Helpline
If you need Tech support during this time, please contact the eLearning Tech Support Helpline between 8am and 8pm.
(803) 425-8916 or
Arrival & Dismissal
Arrival: 7:00 am (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday)
Arrival: 8:10 am (Wednesday - Delayed Start)
Dismissal: 2:30 pm - Please make sure students are picked up by 2:45 pm daily.
Parents, please remember to display your child’s car rider tag during afternoon dismissal. If you need additional tags they can be purchased for $1 in the office or just send the $1 and a note with your child to their teacher. ALL cars MUST display a tag.
Be Great Academy
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Open to K-5th Grade
Mon-Fri 2:30pm - 6:30pm
AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM
We will follow all district and DHEC guidelines for a COVID-19 safe program.
One time $25 registration fee
Sliding Scale based on household income
- Homework help
- Nationally recognized programs
- Sports & recreation
- The arts and S.T.E.M.
- Education & career development
- Snack & much more
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We believe every child deserves the highest quality after school care and that every family should be able to afford that care. Our rates are based upon the family's ability to pay. Tuition assistance is offered based upon verified household income. For assistance with registration, please contact us to speak with a member representative at 803-231-3300.
Be Great Academy is presented by Boys & Girls Clubs of Kershaw County, a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation.
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