Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Exercise Counts Deadline

The last day for Exercise Counts is May 15th. 

Please return your Exercise Counts Log to Ms. Reeves or Mr. Wittig by May 15th. 

Richland Two Child Development

Accepting applications until May 15 from everyone who has a
child who will be 4 years old on or before September 1, 2015.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Annual Registration for RETURNING Students

Parents/Guardians please remember all current students must have their information updated and verified in Infosnap. Current Proof of Residence documents must be uploaded or turned into the office by Friday, May 29th.

On April 14, 2015, parents/legal guardians should have received an email containing a “snapcode” and instructions for creating an account through the online system. The snapcode in the email is like a key to student's data for the upcoming school year.

Please contact the following staff if you are in need of your child's snapcode.

Marybeth Gawrys- 691-3360 ext. 37106 or
Johanna Potter- 714-1300 ext. 3155 or

Monday, April 27, 2015

Due Tomorrow: Gator Games Shirt Orders

Order Form

All order forms are due tomorrow, April 28th, before the end of the school day.  

Make checks payable to
Lake Carolina Elementary.

Return payment to your child’s campus (Lower or Upper). Please do not combine one check for both campuses

Friday, April 24, 2015

SVHS Health Fair

Spring Valley's Clinical Studies Class 
3rd Annual Health Fair April 28, 2015 
5 pm to 7 pm. 

Free and Open to the Public

This event will take place in the main gym with registration and set-up beginning at 4 pm. Our goal is health promotion and wellness education for the purpose of raising awareness in our community and school. Our event will feature informational booths, screening assessments, and activities with a focus on fitness assessment, health education, nutrition, diagnostic assessments, prevention of disease, and 6 types of wellness. The fair will also feature interactive components including fitness games, fitness assessments, a fitness challenge and stress ball making. The educational booths will be sponsored by health professionals and student groups. Snacks and beverages that promote a healthy diet and lifestyle will be available.

For additional information, please contact Jzalynn Green, Booth Coordinator, at 803.979.7682 or Lorie McDuffie, Spring Valley's Clinical Studies Instructor, at 803.699.3500 ext. 69306 or

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Finalist in Top Teacher Search

Tal Thompson, one of our 4th grade teachers, has been selected as one of four finalist in the Top Teacher Search on the Live with Kelly & Michael show on ABC. 

Look for voting in early May on the Top Teacher Search link for the show.

Support Lake Carolina Elementary and Richland Two by voting!

Reminder for Mother/Son Bowling

Friday, May 8th

5:30 – 8:00pm

Royal Z Lanes

If you plan to attend the Mother/Son Bowling night, register now. Space is filling up quickly!

All registrations MUST go through the eventbrite website

Registration is open NOW until Monday, May 4th.

You must go to the Eventbrite address on the flyer to register and reserve your spot
before sending your payment to the school.

Cub Scouts

Interested in Cub Scouts? Scouts are having a great event on May 2nd at Sequi Centennial Park where boys that attend have the opportunity to receive a free rod and reel while fishing under angler supervision.

This event is a great way for to see how scouting can be beneficial to their lives! 

See flyer for information.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Top Teacher Search Contest

Tal Thompson, one of our 4th grade teachers, has been selected as a semi-finalist for the Top Teacher Search on the Live with Kelly & Michael show on ABC! 

Voting is now until 8:00am on Wednesday, April 22 from the Top Teacher Search link on the show. You may vote once an hour per IP address/device/computer.

Support Lake Carolina Elementary and Richland Two by voting!

Friday, April 17, 2015

Light It Up Blue

We "Light It Up Blue" in support of autism awareness.
More Pictures at LCE's Picasa Album

Richland 2 High School Camps

Richland Two high schools have placed information regarding Athletic/Sports Summer Camps on their school web sites. 

School Improvement Council

If you are interested in serving on our School Improvement Council (SIC) during the 2015-16 school year, please submit a personal biography by April 24.  SIC meetings are once per month and usually last 30-45 minutes. Please include your name and the current grade level(s) of your child(ren) in your submission.

There is one SIC at each campus of Lake Carolina Elementary.

Submit lower campus (K-2nd grades) bios to Caroline Hisaw at or to the front office.

Submit upper campus (3rd-5th grades) bios to Angie Simpson at or to the front office. 

Bios of nominees will be published in The Communigator Blog on May 1st along with a ballot form for voting.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Pack 337 Cub Scout Spring Roundup

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Boys Kindergarten through 4th grade (and their families) are invited to join Pack 337 for a Spring Roundup. Carolina Wildlife Center will present the program "Litter Harms a Critter" on Tuesday, April 21st from 6:30 - 7:30pm in the LCE-Lower Campus Multi-Purpose Room. Leaders will be on hand to provide parents and boys information on Cub Scouting at Lake Carolina.

For more information on the Roundup or joining Cub Scouts please contact Chris Zell, Pack 337 Cubmaster, at or 803-397-3326.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Camp Awesome at LCEU

Camp Awesome 2015
Lake Carolina Elementary Upper Campus
for Current Kindergarteners through 5th Graders

June 8 — August 7

Chick-Fil-A Biscuits

PTO will begin sponsoring Chick-Fil-A biscuit sales on Mondays from 7:30-8:00 in the car rider lines at both the upper and lower campuses. 

The cost is $2.50 per biscuit. Money collected will assist with field study costs.

Golf Carts at Lower Campus

If you are using a golf cart, please remember they should stay on the sidewalk at the bottom of the hill.

Mother/Son Bowling

Download Flyer

Friday, May 8th

5:30 – 8:00pm

Royal Z Lanes

All registrations MUST go through the
eventbrite website! Registration is open NOW until Monday, May 4th.

Look for a flyer in your child's communication folder this week.

Spaces are limited so sign up today!

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Snow White Performance Reminder

The LCEL Drama Club will be performing Snow White at West Wood High School on Tuesday, April 14 @ 6:30 PM and Thursday, April 16 @ 6:30 PM. 
We hope to see you there!

Friday, April 10, 2015

BHS Steel Drum Ensemble

What a great way to end the week!

The Blythewood High School Steel Drum Ensemble performed at LCEU
on Friday, April 10 under the direction of Jonathan Burbank.  

Readers' Challenge Team

The Readers' Challenge team at Upper Campus fought hard in a competition on Thursday, April 9 against Rice Creek Elementary. Between the two teams, they were asked 140 trivia questions on 20 specific books they worked on reading since the beginning of the school year. The Rice Creek team won and will go on to compete at the district level competition. 

Our students dedicated a lot of time to reading and working on practice questions for the competition. We are very proud of them!
LCEU Team Members: Zarah Burleson, Alyssa Graham, Mary Elizabeth Manville, Megan Pasala, Steve Robinson, Dana Witherspoon

Team Sponsor: Shannon Ryan

Kids Biking 4 Kids Race

You are invited to our Kids Biking 4 Kids Race for special needs children and their families on the Village Green in Lake Carolina on April 18th at 10:30The race will be followed by music, food, vendors, hay ride, bounce house and many smiles. 

This event is to support the Abundant Life Equipment Lending Library, a non-profit organization.

The purpose of the non-profit organization is to collect existing wheelchairs, walkers, and standers that are no longer being used.  We clean, repair, and catalog the equipment for those who need items for a short period of time because some people must wait for several months for insurance to pay for their equipment. Many people would benefit from this type of equipment library (Abundant Life Equipment Lending Library).

Follow us on Facebook ( and please check out our website to see our previous festival at

Please encourage others to participate. If you have any questions, call

Information from Blythewood Middle School

Blythewood Middle School is having their annual BMS Pathways to Success on Thursday, April 16th, 6:00 p.m., beginning in the school gym. 

The previous orientation in January provided information for those families considering expanded choice, while this program will be focusing on making a successful transition for those students and their parents who will be attending Blythewood Middle this fall. You will learn about summer opportunities like the BMS JumpStart Camp, receive information about the summer reading activity, the 6th grade supply list, and information about enrichment offerings. 

Additionally, you will find out what Charger Kick-Off is all about and how you can receive information and keep in touch with the school. There will be brief sessions you can choose to attend on how to help your child with math at home, encouraging your reluctant reader, as well as learning about the adolescent child.  The evening provides an opportunity to visit the 6th grade area classrooms and meet the teachers. 

Our goal is to provide tools for a smooth transition from elementary school to the middle school.  We are looking forward to meeting and working with you soon!

Gator Games T-shirt Order Form

Order Form

All order forms are due by April 28, 2015 

Make checks payable to
Lake Carolina Elementary

Return payment to your child’s campus (Lower or Upper). Please do not combine one check for both campuses

Honor Roll Recognition for 3rd Quarter

Students at Upper Campus will be recognized for achieving 3rd quarter honor roll on the morning show. The morning show begins at 8:10am.

Monday, April 20: 3rd Grade
Tuesday, April 21: 4th Grade
Wednesday, April 22: 5th Grade

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Summer Baseball Camp Blythewood High School

Barry Mizzell Baseball Camp will host two sessions of baseball camps this summer at Blythewood Baseball Park. 

Session I is June 15-18 
Session II is June 22 –25 

Each session will run Monday through Thursday from 8:30 am until 12:00 pm. The camp is directed by Barry Mizzell (Head Baseball Coach at Blythewood High School) with assistance from his staff and players. 

There will be two camps in one this year. There will be a Basic Fundamental camp for ages 6-14 and an Advanced Pitching and Hitting camp for ages 9-14. The purpose of the Basic Fundamental Camp is to improve fundamentals in the game of baseball, with points of emphasis on catching, throwing, hitting, fielding and base running. The Advanced Pitching and Hitting Camp is designed to give pitching and hitting instruction for the higher level players. Points of emphasis will be on pitching mechanics, pitchers fielding techniques, pick-off moves, mental aspects, and the different pitches. Videotape will be used to analyze the individual campers. This camp is limited to the first 20 campers. Individual attention is a high priority for this camp. 

Cost of the camp is $65 per person and $120 for two family members or $75 per player if received after June 1st.

For more information contact:
Barry Mizzell at (H) 333-9882 (W) 691-4090 x28919 (C) 603-3520 
Email at or

ACT Aspire Assessment

ACT Aspire will be given to all students in grades 3-8 over three days this month. Writing and English will be given on Tuesday, April 28. Reading will be administered on Wednesday, April 29. Mathematics will be given on Thursday April 30. 
It is important to remember that this is a timed test! To find out how many questions will be given and the time students have to complete each section, please visit the home page of the S.C. Department of Education and click the ACT button. You’ll also find FREE test questions and resources! 

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Spring Pictures Friday

Students will have spring pictures taken this Friday, April 10th. For spring pictures, NO MONEY IS DUE AHEAD OF TIME.  Pictures will be sent home in a few weeks and you may choose pay for the sheets you would like to purchase.

Monday, April 6, 2015

Community Events

Richland Two has a Pinterest page for community events and offers. Check this board for fliers about area events and offers from community businesses and organizations. 

Please note that Richland School District Two does not endorse, sponsor or supervise the organizations or activities represented in these fliers.

Snow White

The LCEL Drama Club will be performing Snow White at West Wood High School on Tuesday, April 14 @ 6:30 PM and Thursday, April 16 @ 6:30 PM. 
We hope to see you there!

Purple Up

April is the Month of the Military Child. Purple symbolizes all branches of the military and as a tribute to our brave military men and women, we would like students to wear purple on April 15th to show support for our military persons and their families.

Let's PURPLE UP on Wednesday, April 15 to show our support of the children that have parents in the military.

Read more about Purple Up and Operation Military Kids