Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Let's Read with the Gamecocks

Click here for an additional reading log

It is time for us to show how much we read at LCE! Today you will receive a Gamecocks reading log. Students should record all pages read between now and December 8th. For participating, each student will receive a ticket (parent & student) to the women's basketball game vs. Vanderbilt on Feb. 15 and the men's game vs. Texas A&M on Feb. 21. Even if you do not want to attend the games, please support our school by turning in reading logs. Top schools and students will be recognized, and we want to be among them! Thank you for all your support!

LCE Events in Pictures

See what's been happening at Lake Carolina in our Picasa Albums.

Goodies for Grands

Happy Thanksgiving! We are so thankful for all the Grandparents that came for breakfast today!

Preschool & Kindergarten Feast

Happy Thanksgiving from our preschool and kindergarten students! They enjoyed a feast together with their fellow Pilgrims and Native American today. We are so thankful for our little gators.

Thanksgiving Break

Thanksgiving Break - November 26-28.
See you Monday, December 1. 

Monday, November 24, 2014

Lower Campus Leadership Club

Please welcome the Lake Carolina Lower Campus Leadership Club! These students are working on special projects throughout the year as well as practicing their roles as leaders for Lake Carolina! Back row: Kayleigh Brock, Lindsay Jackson, Judith Byrd, Kendra Fox, Carolina Munoz, Front row:Chase Buckley, Mason Kelly, and Bryson Hawkins.

3rd Grade Dictionaries

Every student in 3rd grade received a dictionary.
Thank you to the Blythewood Rotary for their support! 

Gator Fest Lunch Winners

Gator Fest auction winners enjoyed lunch out 
with LCE Administrators at Beef O'Bradys. 
If you have a cell phone, GPS, mp3 player, ipod, laptop or digital camera you want to recycle, please send it to the school. We also accept empty toner or ink cartridges.

These items equal points or cash for the school through a recycling program we participate in. 

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

Thank you for recycling and for your support of Lake Carolina Elementary!

Friday, November 21, 2014

State Report Card

The South Carolina State Department of Education released the report card ratings for schools. Lake Carolina Elementary earned an Absolute rating of Excellent with a Growth rating of Good. Report card ratings are based upon Spring 2014 data.

Congratulations and thank you to the staff, students and parents of Lake Carolina Elementary!

Lake Carolina Elementary Report Card 2014

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Child Development Family Math Night

Child Development students and their families came back to school for a Family Math Workshop based on the book "If You Give a Mouse a Cookie."  Some of the activities included counting, patterns, graphing, cookie tasting, family picture with the mouse, guessing jar, and lots more!

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Guest Media Assistant at Lower Campus

Gabby won the chance to be the guest Media Assistant at LCEL from the Gator Fest Auction. Today she unpacked and sorted new books, pulled animal books for a teacher, checked out books and delivered a book fair order to a classroom. Great work Gabby!

Richland 2 and BAM

Richland 2 School Choice and Magnet Programs

Richland School District 2 School Choice and Magnet Program Fair at Westwood High School on December 2, 2014 from 6:30-8:00 pm. 

Information on middle school magnet programs is available by clicking on the logos below. 

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Holiday Helpers sponsored by BHS

Do you need to get some shopping, baking, cooking, or cleaning done? An afternoon out or maybe just some “ME” time? Holiday Helpers is here for you! Drop off your child/children ages 4-12 at BHS and let us keep them SAFE and ENTERTAINED! Children will be involved in all sorts of fun activities….games, movies, arts and crafts and MORE! 

Monday, November 17, 2014

Make-Up Picture Day

Make-Up Pictures
(If you missed picture day on September 26.)

Friday, November 21

PE Long Sleeve Apparel

Download the order form

If you are interested in ordering a long sleeve t-shirt or a sweatshirt for PE, please click on the link and return your orders to the Front Office by Tuesday, Nov. 25th. Please make checks Payable to Lake Carolina Elementary.

Friday, November 14, 2014

Richland Two Middle School Magnet Programs

This year all Middle School Magnet interviews, writing samples and activities will be scheduled on February 7, 2015 at Spring Valley High School. Students will be asked to bring a personally meaningful artifact to the interview. This artifact is primarily used as a prop to put the student as ease and give the interview team a way to personalize the interview.  Students will participate in a 15 minute individual interview with a team of two teachers and then move to the auditorium to complete the writing sample.  From there, students applying to certain magnets will move to another area for a hands-on activity.  More details will come out soon, but for now, please be aware of the upcoming important dates listed below.

Choice Fair (featuring Magnet Programs), Westwood High School, 6:30-8:00 pm
December 2
Choice Application Process Begins On-Line at www.richland2.org.
January 6
Choice Application Process Ends On-Line: All applications are due by 5:00 pm on January 30
January 30
Choice Acceptance/Non Acceptance Notifications Posted On-line
March 18-24
Parents Accept or Decline Choice On-Line    
March 18-24

The Choice Fair and the school information meetings are highly recommended for students changing schools, school levels, applying to magnet programs or students new to Richland Two. Information regarding individual school and magnet programs will be provided during informational meetings.  Please refer to the schedule listed below.  All informational meetings begin at 6:30 p.m.

Type of Meetings
January 6
Blythewood Middle, Gymnasium
School Information Meeting  
January 7
Dent Middle, Cafeteria
School/ Magnet Information Meeting: The Learning Collaborative - TLC, FAME
January 8
Longleaf Middle, Gymnasium
School/Magnet Information Meeting:  Longleaf Engineering and Arts Program LEAP, ZooBot
January 12
Dent Middle, Cafeteria
School/ Magnet Information Meeting: TWO Academies – Single Gender, FAME
January 13
Summit Parkway Middle, Gymnasium
School/Magnet Information Meeting: The Academy of Exercise Physiology and Sports Medicine and The STEM Institute of Design and Innovation (SIDI)
January 14
Muller Road Middle, Gymnasium
School/ Magnet Information Meeting:  Leadership Academy at Muller 
January 21
E. L. Wright, Gymnasium
School/Magnet Information Meeting: LAW & International Baccalaureate Program
January 22
Kelly Mill Middle, Gymnasium
School/ Magnet Information Meeting: Kelly Mill, INC.

Mrs. O'Brien's Class Goes Bowling

Mrs. O'Brien's class from Upper Campus attended a Special Olympic's Kickoff at Royal Z Bowling Alley on Thursday.  It was a wonderful time for our Gators!

Winter Arts Camp at Westwood High School

Camp registration form
The Westwood Theatre Program will host a Winter Fine Arts Camp for children ages 5-12 at Westwood High School on Saturday, December 13, 2014 from 9am until 2pm. The cost is $35 per child and includes a drink and snack, lessons in dance, theatre, crafts, and musical theatre, as well as a take home craft that students will create during the camp. Families with 2 or more children attending will receive a discount of $5 per child. 

Please note this is a change in date from December 6, 2014 due to the Football Playoffs!

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Impact Aid Forms

Parents, your child is bringing home an blue Impact Aid form. The school needs a completed form for every child at each school. Please make sure you have filled in the necessary sections and signed the form at the bottom. Please return these forms as soon as possible. 

PE highlights from Lower Campus

This week in P.E. students played beanbag bocce, had a bocce ball tournament outside and Ms. Reeves picked a student fitness instructor for the day to lead the class.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Media Center Assistant

At Gatorfest, Skyye Thompson won the opportunity to be the media assistant at the Upper campus. Skyye helped students check out, shelved books, ordered supplies, helped select some ebooks, and processed new books. Skyye did a great job during her time in the media center!

Veterans Day 2014

Thank you to all of the military families for their service to our community and country. Special thanks to all of the guest speakers for sharing their experiences with our students.

Talent Show 2015

Talent Show application forms are available now. Completed forms can be submitted by email beginning at 8pm on Friday, December 19 to LCE.TALENTSHOW@gmail.com.

Only the first 15 completed applications will be accepted for each talent show.

Talent Show Dates:
Lower Campus--March 16 at 6:30pm

Upper Campus--March 9 and 10 at 6:30pm

(Please see application form for addition dates for students performing.)

Monday, November 10, 2014

Book Fair Thanks

A huge THANK YOU to the following volunteers who assured the success of the Book Fair at Lower and Upper Campus.

Nashiba Boyd, Andi Gatzke, Shelly Cadena, Tina Dia, Amy Teague, Jennifer Rasmussen, Caroline McInnis, Ann Marie Knight, Turkquoise Linton, Shannon Brophy, Susan Keim, Kristian Hardy, Kelly D'Amico, Jen Steck, Kristin Wallace, Vanessa Mosier, Madeline Dobson, Jennifer Fox, Kristen Strange, Nicole Edwards, Stephany Uehling, Celeste Brown, Meg Wessels, Carrie Smith, Timea Boross, Jessica Smith, Laura Denton, Kelly Powell, Sabrina Blocker, Kristen Chaneyworth, Monica Moody, Amanda McGuff, Lolly Branham, Kristi Benson, Maureen Henderson, Cheryl Cook, Susie Watts, Jaquetta Bates, Nicole Willis, Ginger Jones, Poornema Ramasamy, Daphe Patch & her daughter, Raeann Auton, Liza Kibler, Susan Keim, Venesa Jennings, Cindy Collins, Mandy Butler, and Vashell Davis.

Lower Campus Video

Have you seen our new school video? Two of our video club members helped create this school spotlight using a Go Pro camera purchased with the Victory Initiative Grant. Hope you enjoy it!


K-12 schools in Richland and Lexington Counties were encouraged to hold a RETHINK Contest again this year. Students “up-cycle” used materials to make something fun, useful or beautiful.

LCE Lower campus had two participants: Lindsay Jackson and Kate Katzynski, both 2nd grade students in Michele Branham's class.

The girls were chosen as finalists and presented to over 50 people on Saturday November 8, 2014 at the MIDLANDS JUNK ART EVENT.

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Exercise Counts

Don't forget to turn in your Exercise Counts log when you have filled up a sheet. Any outdoor play, physical play, athletic practices and games count towards minutes earned. Check the school website for more information on the milestones.

Grades and Attendance

You can always check on your student's grades and attendance via Parent Portal.

If you have an active Parent Portal account, you may check your child's grades and attendance records. December 5 will be the interim grade for each subject area for the 2nd nine week grading period. When you log in to your account, the grades will automatically appear on the screen. There is not a report tab to click in Parent Portal.

It is important to monitor your child's progress through Parent Portal before report cards are issued. The grading period ends on January 15 and the next report card will be issued on January 23.

You can access Parent Portal at https://parents.richland2.org

Create a Parent Portal Account

1. Click Create an Account
2. Complete the top section with your personal information. Write down your  
3. Add your child(ren) in the fields below. To add student(s), you will need to enter an Access ID and Access Password.
a. Access ID - Student ID number (either 12 or 5 digits). Your child's teacher or the front office can provide you with your child's student id number if you need to create an account.
b. Access Password - Student’s birthday, using 6-digits without dashes or slashes.
Example: MMDDYY - 010104
4. Click Submit.

If you have any questions, please call the school at Lower Campus: 714-1300 or Upper Campus: 691-3360.

1st Quarter Honor Roll Recognition

Congratulations to our 1st quarter honor roll students

Monday, November 3, 2014

BHS Leo Club HiWire Night

John Rosemond at Catawba Trail

Election Day Holiday

No School on Tuesday, November 4, 2014

See you Wednesday!

Vote for LCE

International Walk to School Day Photo Contest 

The SC Safe Routes to School (SRTS) Resource Center is hosting a Photo Contest! We have already received entries from over 80 schools across the state.

Voting is now open! The winner of our Facebook Photo Contest will receive a SRTS gift basket containing SRTS incentives to be used for on-going SRTS events; a set of safety bookmarks to reinforce safety education messages; a bound copy of the NHTSA Pedestrian Safety Curriculum to implement at your school; and MORE!

The winning photo will also be featured on the SC SRTS Resource Center Facebook page!

Voting will close at 5pm on Friday, November 7 and the winner will be announced on Monday, November 10.

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Voting Instructions:
There are two ways to cast your vote for your favorite International Walk to School Day photo:

1. "Like" your favorite photo in our Facebook photo album.
2. Send an email to PhotoContest@SCsaferoutes.org and include your vote in the subject live of the email. Votes must include the school name.
The picture with the most "Likes" and email votes at 5pm on Friday, November 7th will be declared the winner. The winning photo will be announced on Monday, November 10th.

Voting ends at 5pm on Friday, November 7thCast your vote Now!

Lower Campus Wall of Heroes

We are excited to begin a new celebratory experience at LCE lower campus. Instead of  the traditional Veteran’s Day ceremony, we will host a special day of reading, with our military families serving  as guest classroom readers, November 11th.  In addition to this, Lake Carolina students will honor Veterans and active military persons that are present, by singing a patriotic song in each  classroom.  Everyone will be invited to wear red, white, and blue. We encourage our military family members to come dressed in uniform.  A Thanksgiving lunch will be served to culminate the celebration.  All family members of students that attend will be welcomed to eat in the Multi-Purpose Room, during their child’s regularly scheduled lunch time.  Parents will need to confirm their attendance, by Friday, November 7th.  A form regarding this will be sent home Monday, November 3rd. We are looking forward to celebrating with you all on November 11th

We will also be honoring our military families on our "Wall of Heroes" that will be displayed all year in the main hall on the Kelly Mill side near the health room. If you would like to recognize a military hero in your family, please send a picture (roughly 5x7) with a description of that person and what makes them special to you.  Please put your child's name and teacher on the back of the photo.  Mr. Bagwell will be collecting entries all year.​