Wednesday, January 18, 2017

PTO Corporate Programs Update


December Box Tops Deposit
Great job, everyone! Thanks for all the Box Tops you turned in. Our school received a check from Box Tops For Education™ for $ 678! Our goal for the year is $ 2500 by April 2017.
Keep the Box Tops coming in! Use this collection sheet and feel free to make as many copies as you need! Paper copies will also be sent home.

New Challenge.....
The classroom (from each campus) with the most BoxTops turned in by February 28, 2017 will receive $20 gift card. In addition, the student from each campus with the most BoxTops will receive $10 gift card!

Box Tops Bonus App
Download the free Box Tops app and earn bonus Box Tops for Lake Carolina! Just buy the products that contain Box Tops and SCAN your receipt. It’s that easy!

Deadline: February 28th
Turn in these items to your homeroom parent or the Box Tops mailboxes at each campus. More information on items collected.
CapriSun pouches (bin in each cafeteria also)
Labels for Education barcodes
Tyson Project A+ labels
Entenmann’s Little Bites pouches
MyCoke reward codes

Questions? Contact Stacey Gilchrist at 803.730.9456

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

2nd Quarter Honor Roll Recognition

Students will be recognized for achieving 2nd quarter honor roll on the morning show at Upper Campus. The morning show begins at 8:10am.

5th Grade: Tuesday, January 24
4th Grade: Wednesday, January 25
3rd Grade: Thursday, January 26

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Fossil Frank Visits 3rd Graders


Fossil Frank visited with 3rd graders as part of their study of
rocks and minerals and earth materials. 

Early Dismissal

11:30 Early Dismissal on Friday, January 13
 for Teacher Collaboration.


Please let your child's teacher know if there is a change of transportation on Friday. Thank you!

Monday, January 9, 2017

Vision & Hearing Screenings

Lower Campus: Tuesday, January 17
Upper Campus: Wednesday, January 18

The Lion's Club along with our school nurses will be conducting vision and hearing screenings. The Lion's Club uses the SPOT vision camera to detect vision issues at an early age. This is a new highly effective device that screens both eyes at once at a non threatening 3 foot distance. The camera can help detect several different disorders of the eye. If your child currently wears glasses or contacts, please make sure they bring/wear them on the scheduled screen day.

Please contact the school nurse by Friday, January 13th, if you DO NOT wish to have your child screened.  Thank you! Healthy children learn better!

Lower Campus: Nurse Mishoe 803-714-1300 ext: 3010
Upper Campus: Nurse Waldrep 803-691-3360 ext: 37104

Friday, January 6, 2017

Future Chefs Elementary Culinary Competition

The whole concept of the Sodexo Future Chefs Elementary Culinary Competition is to help educate the children in HEALTHY EATING HABITS. Too often we hear about childhood obesity and kids not making the right choices in terms of their eating habits. That’s why we want kids to submit recipes for their favorite healthy comfort food!

Final judging will be based on:

  • Health Conscious Foods
  • Simple, Kid-friendly Preparation
  • Fun Kid-Foods
  • Judge’s Choice
  • Best Table Presentation
  • Bonus Ingredients used such as Whole Grain Pasta, Whole Grain Bread, Brown Rice, Low-Fat Cheese, Eggs, Lean Ground Beef, Turkey, Potatoes & Mushrooms


Students in 4-5 grades complete recipe form and turn them into teachers. Teachers will collect the recipe form and give them to their cafeteria manager.

Cafeteria Managers will submit all completed recipes to the Support Services Center no later than Thursday, February 2, 2017.

A panel of my colleagues will narrow down recipes to one student per school.

The finalists will be formally invited to a Culinary Competition “Cook-Off” on
Thursday, March 16, 2017 tentatively scheduled for 4:00PM.

All Finalists will receive medals, t-shirt, apron and hat.

Local press will be invited to take pictures of the kid’s creations, parents and
teachers can view (and taste!) the final product from 6-7 PM on March 16.

Transportation will not be provided for the competition. Students will need to be
dropped off by 4PM/picked up by 7PM at R2i2.

Safety issues and staff supervision: Each group of three students will have a kitchen
staff member assigned to them. This will ensure that safe food practices are
followed and no one is harmed.


Please let me know if I can answer any questions or concerns.

Joseph Altman
Food Service Manager
Richland School District Two
Office: 803-736-3774 ext. 23307

jaltman@richland2.org