Wednesday, April 30, 2014


Each year The South Carolina Academy of Science (SCAS) and the faculty and staff at the University of South Carolina sponsor a mail-in contest for Middle and Elementary School Students. This contest is known as the Middle/Elementary School Academy of Science (MESAS) contest. The contest is for students in grades 4-6. A few students from LCE chose to participate and use their time outside of school to complete this. They were to answer math and science questions without the help of any adults, but they could do research to help them find an answer if they chose.

The four students from LCE who participated were: Vijay Gottipatty, Alyssa Graham, Steve Robinson, and Sarah-Jane Saville. Vijay Gottipatty was named the school winner, Steve Robinson was named a region winner and Alyssa Graham was named a state winner. Congratulations to all of these students. We are so proud of them for their hard work! 

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Summer Opportunities

If you are interested in the following summer programs, please click on the links below for more information:

Youth Soccer Night May 6th

For more details, please see flyer.

Easy Money for LCE

Please send in ALL of your Box Tops, Labels for Education and Tyson Labels to your child’s classroom by May 9th.  If we meet our goal of earning $4,730 through these programs, ALL classes will earn a popsicle party, and our winning classes for the year will earn an extra prize. 

Monday, April 28, 2014

Calendar of Upcoming Events

May 1: General (short) PTO Meeting with Chorus Performance 6:30 pm

May 2: Interims Issued
May 5-9: Teacher Appreciation Week

May 6-9: PASS Testing  for Grades 3-5

May 9: Publix Cakes sent home with students IF you already placed an order

May 9: Mother/Son Bowling at Royal Z Lanes on Two Notch Rd. 6-8:00 pm

May Lunch Menu

Parents, please click on the link below to see lunch choices for this Thursday and Friday.  Hard copies of May's lunch menu will be sent home soon, but you can also access it with the link below:

Friday, April 25, 2014

Spring Picture Day

Richland Two loves the Sparkleberry Fair!

Don't forget that the Sparkleberry Fair is tomorrow! For more information on the many activities available, please see the flyers sent home with students today, call 788-2010, or go to Proceeds from the fair benefit Richland Two. This year, 21 seniors were awarded $1,000 scholarships  and 26 teachers were awarded a total of $18,000 in grants.

Camp Breathe Easy

The American Lung Association is hosting a one day camp for children with asthma, ages 7 to 14, on May 3rd at Glenforest School (1041 Harbor Dr, West Columbia, SC).  Parents are required to attend with their children. Registration will be available online this year at 

See Flyer for more info.

Mother/Son Bowling

For our upcoming Mother/Son Bowling event on May 9th, we are trying a new method for parents to sign up & pay.  Regardless of how parents choose to pay, everyone who wants to attend needs to sign up here.  For parents who wish to pay for the event online with a debit or credit card, there will be nothing to turn in to school.  Parents paying with cash/check must turn in money to the office immediately after they register at the link above.  See Flyer for more info (hard copies sent home also).

Your spot is not guaranteed until your payment is made AND you've registered at the EVENTBRITE link.  


Monday, April 21, 2014

Spring Pictures Friday

Students will have spring pictures taken this Friday, April 25th.  Flyers will be coming home Tuesday.  For spring pictures, NO MONEY IS DUE AHEAD OF TIME.  We will send home pictures in a few weeks, and parents may choose to order them (or not) after seeing them.

Gator Games T-Shirt Orders Due Friday, April 25

Gator Games Field Day will be held on Friday, May 16.  

Friday, April 11, 2014

Recycle with LCE

Do you have an old cell phone, GPS, mp3 player, laptop or digital camera you want to recycle? Do you have empty toner or ink cartridges from your printer that need to be disposed of? Send these items to school and we will help you recycle them. Each item recycled equals points or cash for the school! 

Just another way to support LCE as well as being responsible with recycling electronics. See list of acceptable items.

Kids' Bike Race and Festival

Abundant Life Equipment Lending Library (ALELL) is a non-profit organization that is hosting a kids' bike race in Lake Carolina on May 3rd.  See flyer for details.  

Spring Valley 2nd Annual Health Fair

Community members of all ages are invited to the SV 2nd Annual Health Fair.  There will be food, health booths, door prizes, zumba, interactive booths, and other activities to educate community members about aspects of a healthy life.

Date: April 28, 2014 
Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location:120 Sparkleberry Lane, Cola, SC 29229  in the Main Gym

See flyer for more information.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Sodexo Cafeteria Menu Links

Websites that contain the cafeteria menus online: 

Link 1: Richland Two District SIte

Link 2: SodexoMyWay Site

Lake Carolina Awarded Palmetto Gold

Lake Carolina Elementary is one of 14 schools in Richland Two that received the Palmetto Gold Award for general performance. The school was also recognized for Palmetto Gold for closing the achievement gap. Only 5 percent of schools earned Gold designations in both categories.

Read more here:

The criteria for the Palmetto Gold and Silver Award program is established by the Education Oversight Committee.

“We are proud of all of our schools who have earned the Palmetto Gold and Silver distinctions this year. The award highlights the hard work and dedication our teachers and staff put in everyday to provide Richland Two students a first-class education,” said Superintendent Debbie Hamm.

Lake Carolina Picasa Album Pictures

Register Now for Summer Camp at LCE!

Don't miss out on Lake Carolina's Camp Everglades Adventure this summer!  The registration fee of $35 per family will be completely waived if you register by April 30th.  For more information on prices, activities, etc., contact Later Gators Director Anita Peterson at and see flyer.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Lemonade Stand for Camp Kemo

Thank you for your support of our Service Learning Project, Lemonade Stand for Camp Kemo! We raised over $3000 for the camp.

A special thanks to Mr. Ralph Schmidt, principal of Westwood High School, for inviting us to sell lemonade at the high school today. The Redhawks helped us add over $465 to our total.

LCE Day at HiWire!

For our Half Day this Friday, HiWire Trampoline Park has invited us to have a Lake Carolina Day with them! A portion of our admissions will be donated back to the school.  Just tell them you are a Lake Carolina Gator!

  • Date: Friday, April 11th (11:30 Dismissal)
  • Time: 1:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Location: The Plex at the Village of Sandhills

Mark Your Calendars

April 11:   

  • 11:30 Dismissal (Please make sure teachers know how kids are getting home!)
  • Wear Blue for Autism Awareness

April 14-18:  Spring Break

April 21:  Inclement Weather Make-up Day-Regular School Day

April 22:  Wear Green for Earth Day

April 25:  

  • Gator Games Shirt Order Forms and Money Due
  • Non-Uniform Dress Day
  • Spring Picture Day (order forms and info. coming home after Spring Break)

Matheletes Competition

Lake Carolina Mathletes students competed in the 5th Grade Dent Math Competition on Saturday, April 5.

Congratulations to each team and special thanks to Mrs. Neal and Mr. Trifonov for their work with the students!

1st Place Team: Jordan Cribb, Josie Gardner, Sirawit Shimpalee, Paulina Trifonova
4th Place Team: Ellie Bolio, Brooklyn Christensen, Ben Reay, Michael Trawick

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

3rd Quarter Honor Roll Students

Congratulations to
Honor Roll students for their academic achievement!

See Honor Roll for 3rd Quarter

Purple for Month of the Military Child

LCE is celebrating the month of the military child in April.
Thanks to all the men and women in the military and their families.

Friday, April 4, 2014

Honor Roll Recognitions Next Week!

We will have Honor Roll Recognitions for 3rd-5th grade students who made all A's or A's and B's next week on the morning show.  Parents are welcome to view their students on the TV in the Media Center.  Please see the schedule below.

3rd Graders = Tuesday, April 8th
4th Graders = Wednesday, April 9th                                                 
5th Graders = Thursday, April 10th

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Reminder: Mother/Son Bowling Postponed

LCE Mothers - - Please note the calendar change to our annual LCE Mother/Son Bowling.  It will take place on Friday, May 9th instead of April 4th. The event will still occur at Royal Z lanes on Two Notch Road from 6:00 to 8:00 pm as previously planned.  More details about the event will be distributed in late April.