From the Principal

My, how time is flying! We have begun the fourth nine weeks, and soon we will be basking in the sun, swimming, and reading lots of great books. While this is the time of year we all look forward to, it is also the time when students tend to lose focus due to sports, dance, and other extracurricular activities. Please take the time to speak with your child daily and find out what is going on in school. If he/she says, "Nothing," you can rest assured that that is not true! Teachers are still very busy at work making sure that your child has the necessary skills to be successful not only this year but in years to come. Also, continue encouraging your child to remain focused and make wise decisions. Poor choices can lead to the consequence of missing out on some really fun activities. It truly has been a great year this far, and we hope to end it the same way.

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Tardy Reminder

IMPORTANT MESSAGE TO ALL PARENTS AND GUARDIANS- in the Lugoff Elementary Student Code of Conduct, the Tardy policy states:  “When students are tardy, they interrupt class and may miss important explanations of work to be completed.  Remember, just being five minutes late for 5 school days is equal to 25 minutes of missed instruction.” Students who are not in their classrooms at 7:50 AM are tardy and must go to the office for a tardy note that will require a parent signature.  Parents must sign their child in at the office and sign their child’s attendance card.  More than 5 unexcused tardies (and/or dismissals) will be referred to the principal.





EChalk Parent Account

Parents,
Many of you in the past have had an account where you could access eChalk updates.  There have been some changes this year.  Therefore, ALL parents must set up a new account. If you have not had one in the past, this is a great communication tool.  We encourage all our parents to have an account.
There is information and a video to help all parents get their class alerts set up at www.kershaw.k12.sc.us/district/instruction/echalk.

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Parents - Need eChalk Parent Account Help?  Fill out the "eChalk Help for Parents" form and we'll get right back to you with assistance!

Kindergarten Cap and Gown Pictures

All Kindergarten students will take their cap and gown pictures this Friday, April 25. These are PREPAY photos so make sure you send in your money, along with the order form that went home on Monday!

LES Wins Palmetto Gold Award Again!

Hats off to our faculty, staff, and students for once again earning the Palmetto Gold Award in the general performance category!  The state’s Education Oversight Committee establishes criteria for the awards, and the Department of Education applies those criteria to determine which schools are honored. We are so proud of the hard work and dedication that goes into teaching/learning everyday at LES. Way to SHINE, LES!

Spring Chorus Concert


Our Chorus members, the LES Singers, did a phenomenal job during their 2 concerts recently.  We are so proud of how well they represented our school this entire year.  Special thanks to Ms. Courson for her leadership and dedication to this talented group.

PBIS Faculty/Student Kickball Game

What a wonderful event we had to conclude the 3rd nine weeks positive behavior - the first annual faculty/staff vs student kickball game!  Even though it was a close game, our teachers came out on top, 8-5!  It was a fun, fun day.  We are so proud of all the students who were able to participate in the day's events!


State Science Fair Winners!

LES is proud to announce our 5th Grade State Science Fair Winners:

Braeden Wages - Certificate of Achievement from MESAS

Lily Fender - Honorable Mention in Environmental Science Division

Spencer Hinton - 1st Place Achievement Award in Botany

Drew Hanson - First Place - Junior Division Engineering Award; U.S. Metric Association, Inc. Correct use of Metric System; First Place - Junior Division Grand Award

Patrick Koeppen - Junior Division Intel Columbia Design Center U. S. Metric Association; Outstanding Achievement Junior Division Testing Methodology Award in Engineering

Thank you for all your hard work and dedication during this process! Congratulations on a job well done!




Puttin' on the Ritz - 2nd Grade Play

Outstanding performance from our 2nd graders!  Thanks to Ms. Courson, Mrs. Garner, and the 2nd grade teachers, and all our second grade students for a job well done on this year's play!


TOP AR Grade Level Monthly Winners


Congratulations to the following classes for leading the way in Accelerated Reader among their grade levels for the month of March:
  • 1st Grade - Mrs. Richardson
  • 2nd Grade - Ms. Altman
  • 3rd Grade - Mrs. Munn
  • 4th Grade - Mrs. Lynch
  • 5th Grade - Ms. Keith

Attention Parents!

We need your help. If your child is a car rider or walker, please use the cards that we have prepared for you so that we can be assured that the person picking up your child is authorized to do so.  Please do NOT rely upon a teacher or person on duty knowing you, as circumstances may change with the result being that the person on duty may not know you on a particular day. Effective on Monday, September 23, 2013, we will not release a student to anyone without a card in the car rider or walker line. Those without cards will be asked to go to the office and produce a photo ID so that we can verify that you have authorized this person to pick up your child. If you need new cards, a request form is available in the office. Thank you for your assistance in ensuring your child’s safety.


Legacy of Excellence - Awards and Honors


Blue Ribbon Schools Lighthouse Award Winner


Lugoff Elementary is a Red Carpet School!

Visitors to our website

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The "DR." is in!


Please join us in congratulating our fearless leader, Dr. Melissa Lloyd.  She received her doctorate a few weeks ago! As the saying goes, "the tassel is worth the hassle." We are so proud of her and this wonderful accomplishment!

LES Robotics Team

We are excited to announce the members of our first LES Robotics Team, led by Mr. Troy Cody:
Collier Epps, Tymmie Roark, Braden Wages, Elijah Jordan, Will Morris, Wade Rabon, Joey Hall, Daniel Zavaleta, Jamie Catoe, Arissa Nelson, and Tristan Wycoff! We know you will represent us well.

Yearbooks for Sale

Less than 15 BOOKS LEFT as of 4/22/14!!!
Here is a snapshot of our cover with our theme this year.  They have gone to print and we are excited about the end product!  Don't let your child be left out.  Get yours today before we run out.  Cost is $25.00. 

Teacher of the Year


We are proud to announce that Mrs. Jane Donovan, Kindergarten Teacher, is our 2013-2014 Teacher of the Year!  Mrs. Donovan is a wonderful, compassionate, enthusiastic teacher.  She loves her students and her students love her.  She is an integral part of our faculty and we could not imagine our school without her!  Thanks, Mrs. Donovan, for all you do for everyone here at LES!

FUN FACTS Teacher Feature - Did you know?


    
 Mrs. Kathy Cruel - 1st Grade Teacher:  
  • loves sushi;
  • likes to play Candy Crush;
  • has to have gum;
  • has a dog named Daisy; and
  • used to skateboard!

Artist of the Month

Daniel Edwards - 3rd Grade




Upcoming Events

Wednesday, April 23
Happy Secretaries Day!
We love Mrs. Wilson and Mrs. Reeves!  Thanks for all you do!
Thursday, April 24
Celebrating with...
Mrs. M. Smith - Happy Birthday!
Kona Ice is COMING!

Friday, April 25
3rd Grade Field Trip
to Historic Camden!
Kindergarten Cap and Gown Pictures

Mon, Apr 28 - Fri, May 2
BOGO FREE Bookfair Week

Monday, April 28
Kindergarten Field Trip
to the Zoo!
Tuesday, April 29
We Need You...
SIC - 5:30
PTO - 6:30
Wednesday, April 30
5th Grade Field Trip
to the Barrier Islands!
Interim Reports


Weather

Today, 4/23/2014
High: 77 Low: 55
Patchy fog
21% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 4/24/2014
High: 76 Low: 48
Clear
0% chance of precipitation.