Save the Date:
Yearbooks are NOW On Sale!
This year, yearbooks will only be sold online. To purchase a yearbook, please visit https://strawbridge.fotomerchanthv.com/search/YB26306 . You may purchase multiple books for multiple students at one time. It is very important, however, for you to remember that you bought a yearbook to avoid ordering duplicates. Refunds cannot be given since these are online orders. Cost of the yearbook is $20. Again this year, limited amounts were ordered. Once we run out, we cannot get any more! Please don't wait. Yearbook flyers will be coming home with students on Jan. 27.
Playground GuidelinesA Message from Dr. Lloyd:As you know, our school's playgrounds and newly established walking trail are open for community use, but there are guidelines. Please find attached a copy of the board policy so that we can keep our grounds safe, clean, and accessible for all of its users. The main thing we are having issues with right now are users bringing their pets onto the playgrounds. Please note that this is not allowed. We hope that you enjoy having access to these areas!
We are excited to share that there is a newly established walking trail around the perimeter of the large fenced in playground area. The trail is in phase one, and will be topped with a mixed gravel surface in the spring. In the meantime, please bring your family out to enjoy and help us "pound the trail" during community use time. Three laps around the loop is approximately one mile, and walking is a great way to get moving on these nice winter days!
Dr. Lloyd will post guidance of community playground use soon. We encourage our families, faculty, staff and students to walk together and enjoy this new addition that supports our wellness goals of promoting a healthy lifestyle.
The playground water fountain is winterized for now, so bring a water bottle and let's get moving LES families!
LES Wellness Team
Healthier Generation 2022 Award Winner
2023 Clinic Classic Information
Mark your calendars - April 29, 2023 @ 8am! Plan to participate! Help our school!
The school with the largest percentage of participation based on school student enrollment wins $1000 to be used at the discretion of the school's principal.
BRING EVERYONE! All elementary students, their parents, guardians, grandparents, siblings, teachers, administrators and all support staff are invited to join in the 5K (3.1 miles) or the 1 Mile Run/Walk
$25 each runner/walker for the Camden Family Care 1 Mile Run/Walk
$35 each runner/walker in the McDonald's 5K
REGISTER NOW to GUARANTEE RACE SHIRT, goodie bag and medal. Each participant must complete a registration with a waiver online at cmcofkc.org/clinicclassic.
Registration: Register online at cmcofkc.org/clinicclassic. No refunds. Event will proceed rain or shine.
Location of Race: Lyttleton Street United Methodist Church, located at 1206 Lyttleton Street in Camden
Packet Pick-up: Day of at LSUMC, 7 am.
Race packets can be picked up at the Clinic (110 East DeKalb Street) Friday, April 28 from 4 pm to 6:30 pm or on Race Day
Winter MAP Information for All Grades:
MAP testing make-ups for any student who missed last week's testing will take place this week, Jan. 17-20. The MAP winter benchmark will be given in order to monitor the academic progress of students. Kindergarten and first grade students will need headphones. Please make sure students are prepared with a charged Chromebook, well-rested and eat a good breakfast. Encourage your child to do their very best to show what they have learned this year! Thanks for your help with the upcoming testing.
The Alliance for a Healthier Generation is pleased to announce that LES has been named to their 2022 list of America's Healtiest Schools! Congrats, Counts!
School Influenza Fact Sheet English - https://docs.google.com/document/d/1tttTygT4atF6iepGAypjNDSWbF7EYKXlGkhU6MvY7YM/edit?usp=sharing
School Influenza Fact Sheet Spanish - https://docs.google.com/document/d/1wUXQWbM6hgech_8Rbdg9BbD0Mh8etCRhXUocg8Czmfc/edit?usp=sharing
STRATEGIES FOR EVERYDAY OPERATIONS
*To report a positive COVID-19 case, please visit: https://www.kcsdschools.net/
covidreport. The information contained in these forms is confidential and will be directed to your school nurse.
SC DHEC Resources:
Please refer to the following links regarding any childhood illnesses.
As the CDC and DHEC updates their Covid-19 protocols, the Kershaw County School District will also update ours. You can find the latest information on our website at www.kcsdschools.net/covidinfo.
Happy New School Year! The key to a successful school year is COMMUNICATION between home and school! The following link will take you to all the ways we communicate with our families throughout the year. You will get a hard copy of this list as well, so we ask that you put it somewhere to gain easy access.
2022-2023 PTO News
Our PTO has so many great things planned for this new school year but we can't be successful without our LES families! Please think about joining this amazing group that supports our students, teachers, admin, and families and makes a difference. Come be a part! If you are not a member of the PTO Facebook page (separate from LES Facebook page), take a minute to "like" and "follow" our page. This will help you stay in the "know" of what is going on. The link can be found below. In addition, if you have questions, concerns, ideas, or simply want to learn more about the LES PTO, please email our PTO president, Allison Hemingway, at firstname.lastname@example.org.