Friday, December 19, 2014

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Upper Campus--Coke Product Codes

Just like Box Tops for Education...Coke product codes can be turned in for cash!  What is a code?  It is a number printed inside a cap or on the inside of a box.

We are just getting started! Turn in those bottle caps or codes off the 12 packs and higher. A collection box is in the Upper Campus media center.

Codes can be found on the following Coke products.
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Attendance Reminder


Important Reminder: The Attendance Secretary must receive either a parent note or a doctor's excuse within 5 days of each absence. Notes and excuses can be faxed to the school, emailed to the teacher and/or attendance secretary, or brought in to the front office when the student returns to school.  Please remember to do this within 5 days of the actual day(s) missed.  Thank you!

Lower Campus: 
Fax: 803-714-1301
Attendance Secretary: Caroline Hisaw (

Upper Campus:
Fax: 803-691-3361
Attendance Secretary: Angie Simpson (

December Fun: Lower Campus

Click here to see December pictures.
December has been busy with multiple types of  hands-on learning experiences at the lower campus. Preschool enjoyed learning about gingerbread men and even had a pajama day!  Kindergarten explored many parts of the world as they learned about cultural and holiday celebrations, and first graders got cozy on Polar Express day. Second graders opened a workshop to apply their economics knowledge of producers and consumers.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Upper Campus: Read to Succeed

  • Students read for 6 hours between now and February 20, 2015 and track time on reading log.
  • Once 6 hours have been reached, turn in the log to your child's teacher.
  • Each student turns in completed reading log will earn one free ticket to Six Flags over Atlanta for select dates in the summer of 2015.
  • More information

Message from PTO

Dear LCE Family,

The PTO would like to take this time to thank you for your past support as we have brought Eventbrite online.  Eventbrite is our online ticketing choice we used for Mother/Son Bowling last year and then this year's Gatorfest.

We know changing how we do things can be problematic, especially where technology is concerned.  We plan to continue using this service for Father/ Daughter Dance and Mother/ Son bowling.  And we would like to tell you why...

In order to make these events happen, many things 
​have to be done ​
behind the scenes.  Prior to using Eventbrite, we were busy making, copying, and distributing hardcopy fliers, collecting and collating your payments, developing the spreadsheet for these payments, printing the tickets, collating the tickets, putting them in the envelopes accurately, and labeling each envelope with child's name and teacher, distributing the tickets, etc. All of this takes much time and effort.  Eventbrite alleviates much of this labor so that we can focus on the event itself, i.e. decorations, food, photography, etc.

Eventbrite also allows us to bring online the ability for you to use all possible means of payment, i.e. credit card, cash, or check.  ​​

When you use Eventbrite for cash or check, you still continue to buy your tickets, but you click on the "show other payment options"
​ link (shown in picture below)​
.  You will continue to buy the tickets, but will send in the cash or check 
 the Eventbrite ticket number you are provided at the end of the order.

We continue to use this site for all our events.  The reason for this is so that we can plan accordingly for an accurate count of people for the event. We need to be able to tell our vendors so that they are able to supply the proper amount of their items (food, pictures, etc.) in order for you to seamlessly enjoy all aspects of the event.

Look for your Father / Daughter Dance Flyers when we return to school!  The event is January 23rd.

​​We appreciate your time in reviewing this information and wish you safe and happy holidays​.​

Talent Show Applications Accepted This Friday

Talent Show application forms are available now. Completed forms can be submitted by email beginning at 8pm this Friday, December 19 to

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 additional dates for students performing.)

Friday, December 12, 2014

PreK Ballet

All of our little gators really enjoyed their trip to the ballet. 

Mrs. Woodley, Mrs. Knutson, Mrs. Ramos and Miss O'Neal's classes had fun!

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Nature Club Thank You

LCE Nature Club wants to thank all of our parents for helping us get our garden started by building garden boxes and donating soil. We cannot wait to plant some things next week!

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

LCE in the News

Look and see Lake Carolina in the news...a picture of the 4th grade musical, A Kid's Life, was feature in The State newspaper on Tuesday, December 9 as well as in the In Our Schools newspaper online.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Cranberry investigation in Child Development

Child Development enjoyed a cranberry investigation with math and science stations: sink or float, cranberry tasting, balance & weigh, fresh bounce test, and five senses.

Friday, December 5, 2014

Books-A-Million Toy Drive

Gullah Experience

Gervonder Brown, a Charleston native, came to speak to the 3rd grade students about the Gullah culture. Third graders have been studying the slave trade to the Carolina Colony and learned how the slaves kept their culture alive through music, songs, and dance. The Gullah language is a mixture of African languages and English. It is widely used throughout the Low Country of South Carolina. 

Students learned about the Gullah dialect by hearing songs and repeating words from the speaker. Ms. Brown also shared Gullah stories of how the Geechie people catch blue crabs, shared a sweetgrass basket and how they are made. As a finale, Ms. Brown taught the students a Gullah song!

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Read with Gamecocks

Read with the Gamecocks log forms are due Tuesday, December 9th.

Students participating will receive tickets to 2 basketball games. The new Men’s basketball game date is February 28 at 6pm vs. Mississippi State. The Women’s Basketball game will be on February 15 vs. Vanderbilt at 12pm.

Let's show them how much Lake Carolina Gators love to read!
Click here for an additional reading log

Domino's School Night

Talent Show Reminder

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

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 additional dates for students performing.)

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Lower Campus Bus Loop

For the safety of everyone, please remember that parents are not permitted to access the bus loop until 3:30 pm or after. If you are picking up a child from Later Gators, please park on the Kelly Mill Side of the building or wait until after 3:30 pm to pick up in the bus loop area. Thank you for helping to keep the children safe!

Operation: Military Kids

Operation: Military Kids has offered to visit LCE Lower and Upper campuses to provide children of military personnel who are away from home for 30 days or more for a deployment or training a special treat. This small token of appreciation will be delivered to students after the winter break.  If your student qualifies for this, please click here to ensure there will be a treat for them.  Thank you to all of our military families for all that you do to serve us!

Take a Gator to Work: Help Students Explore Careers

To help our students explore possible career options at Upper Campus, Lee Gator wants to travel to work with parents and then report back on our morning show. 

If you are interested in participating with this program, please click on this link and complete the form. Mrs. Skinner will contact you when it is your turn to have Lee Gator (a stuffed animal) go to work with you for a day! Lee will come with a journal and camera to help Mrs. Skinner share your career with the school on the morning show.

Guest Principal

Gator Fest bidding allowed Catherine Fulkerson the opportunity to be the Guest Principal at LCE Lower. She did a great job! I think we might have a future principal!