Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Welcome Mrs. Norton

LCE Lower is thrilled to welcome our new Assistant Principal, Mrs. Norton today! Parents are invited to a meet and greet from    5-6pm on Thursday, October 1st in the  Media Center. 

Walk and Roll on October 7

Walk and Roll to school on Wednesday, October 7 for National Walk to School Day. All students are encouraged to participate and show your support of walking or biking for exercise and a cleaner environment. And you can make a sign or banner to carry too!

Book Fair Thanks

The Media Centers at the Lake Carolina Lower Campus and Upper Campus would like to send a special thank you to the volunteers that helped make the book fair so successful!

Celeste Brown, Shelley Cadena, Stephany Uehling, Jennifer Rassmussen, Andi Gatzke, Susan Keim, Emily Thompson, Lemetria Suber, Stephanie Austria, Monica May, Jozette Tricker, Maddie Dobson, Carrie Elliott, Turkquoise Linton, SyRetta Wood, Kristen Chaneyworth, Leslie Goins, Christa Cassidy, Amanda Spence, Amanda McGuff, Ann Marie Knight, Kristi Benson, Karen Cattaneo, Nicole Edwards, Ebony Hines, Amy Mayfield, Raul Reynoso, Isabelle Henderson, Alaina Wolfe, Monica Haddock, Melanie Moseley, Suzanne Wells Benson, Deborah Namie, Janiery Hensley, Jaime Vassallo, Jan Faile, Stephanie Pantoja, Lolly Branham, David Skrabec, Pat Skrabec, Susie Watts, Lindsey Bennett, Daphne Patch, Katlyn Patch, Carrie Elliott, Kristen Strange, Nicole Willis, Linda Tillotson, Stuart Keiner, Kathy Keiner, Rhonda Griffin, Crystal Yoo, Venesa Mosier, Celeste Brown, Sabrina Blocker, Diann Cook, Gentry McFarland, Danette Madison, Karen Hewlett, Liza Kibler, Ginger Jones, Shelley Cadena, Vanessa Jennings, Taleshia Stewart, Cindy Collins, and Nashiba Boyd.

Monday, September 28, 2015

Nothing But Net

Come out and support Richland 2 as we compete in the second Annual Nothing But Net Charity Basketball Game.

School mascots will be appearing at half time for a friendly competition and our very own Al is participating!

We hope to see you there cheering for Richland 2 and Al!

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Fall Pictures Friday

Reminder ....Fall pictures will be taken this Friday, September 25. These pictures will be used for the yearbook.

11:30am Dismissal for Parent-Teacher Conferences

Thursday, September 24 is an early dismissal day for Parent-Teacher Conferences. Students are dismissed at 11:30. Make sure you notify your child's teacher if there is a change in transportation.

Please note that parents must provide written consent for children to be released to emergency contacts.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Community Events

Don't forget to check the Richland Two Pinterest board to learn about upcoming events in our community.

Celebrating Diversity

Lake Carolina is such a wonderful community full of diversity. Here at LCE we have children that speak the following languages:

  • Spanish 
  • Arabic 
  • Chinese 
  • Hungarian 
  • Russian 
  • German 
  • Gujarati 
  • Tamil 
  • Hindi 
  • Vietnamese 
  • Finnish
What a great place to learn, embrace our differences and learn from one another!

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Interim Reports from Upper Campus

Interim reports at Lake Carolina Upper will be accessible from Parent Portal this school year. Interims for the 1st 9 week grading period will be available to you from Parent Portal. If you have an active Parent Portal account, you may check your child's grades each week and September 18 will be the interim grade for each subject area. 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 first grading period ends on October 21 and the first report card will be issued on October 30.

You can access Parent Portal at

To create a Parent Portal Account:
1. Click Create an Account
2. Complete the top section with your personal information. Write down your Username/Password.
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 691-3360.

We appreciate your support. Thank you!

News from the Health Room

News from the Nurse . . . 

If your child will need to take medication at school, the district medication policy must be followed. Medications should be in the original container with the student's name and instructions for administration on the label.  For prescription medications, a medication permission form must be completed by the parent and signed by the child's doctor in order for the medication to be given at school. Over the counter medications (Tylenol, cold medicines, etc.) require a signed permission form by the parent. These forms are available in the health room.  

All student medications are kept in the health room, unless specified in writing by a physician and the parent after talking with the nurse.  Medicines should be brought straight to the health room upon arrival to school.  

Thank you for your cooperation! 

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Book Fair and Richland Library Info

Book Fair Hours

Lower Campus 

Monday, September 21 - Friday, September 25 from 7:30am - 3:30pm.

Upper Campus 

Opening night at Family Fun Night Block Party, 9/18, from 4pm to 6pm.

Monday, September 21 - Thursday, September 24 from 7:30am to 3:00pm.

Friday, September 25 from 7:30am-12Noon.

Richland Library Cards coming home!  A great partnership to get library cards to all students.

1.  If your child already has a card, take the new card to the library and they will move your student to the new card and delete any fines.
2.  If your child does not have a card at all, you can activate the card online.

Activate the library card and return the drawing slip by September 24th to be entered in to a drawing for a free book from the book fair.

Summer Reading Reward

Students who earned their summer reading medals at Richland Public Library were rewarded with a visit to The Game Cave. They enjoyed video games and a dance party. Fun was had by all! 
See more pictures at LCE Picasa Albums

Friday, September 11, 2015

Music Makers at Lower Campus

If you love to sing and are interested in exploring the wide variety of musical instruments we use in music class, this may be the club for you! Some of the activities will include: drumming, playing barred instruments, tone chimes and keyboards.

Sponsor: Mrs. Sandra Owens (Lower Campus Music Teacher)

Day and Time: Tuesdays from 2:40 - 3:30 p.m.

Where: Music Room 219

Grades: 1st and 2nd

Application Information: Interested students may pick up applications from Mrs. Owens in the music room. Parents must provide transportation home after club meetings. Membership will be open to the first 15 students who turn in their completed application.

Deadline to turn in applications is Tuesday, September 22nd.

The first club meeting will be Tuesday,September 29th.

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Regan Roberts Youth Basketball League

Looking for players and coaches for co­-ed basketball league from grades 1st through 12th.

This league fills up fast. Don't delay. There are six age groups with four teams per age group. We take the first 32 players for each age group.

Practice one day a week and games are primarily on Saturdays.

Registration Fee: $60 by October 16; $65 after October 17.

Grades 1st ­ 8th practice and play at Trinity United Methodist Church in Blythewood (beside Wendy's).

Grades 9 ­ 12 practice and play at Bethel-­Hanberry gymnasium.

Grades 1 - 8 tryouts begin on Oct. 26
Grades 9 -­ 12 tryouts begin Nov. 23

Grade 1 ­- 8 practices begin Nov. 2
Grade 9 -12 practices begin Nov. 30
Registration forms available at Trinity UMC and

Questions/Comments--Please contact Barry Mizzell
Cell: 603-­3520   Email:

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

After School Activities

Parents, don't forget to send a note to your child's teacher if you have enrolled them in after school events. Classroom teachers need to know the name of the activity or club and the day of the activities meet.

Helpful links:

Lower Campus After School Activities and Clubs

Upper Campus After School Activities and Clubs

Back to School Block Party

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Upper Campus--MAP Testing

Upper Campus students will take MAP Reading on Wednesday, September 9 and MAP Math on Friday, September 11.

Please make sure your child is at school on scheduled testing days, has a good breakfast on days of testing as well as adequate rest the night prior to testing. 

Volunteers Needed

We need volunteers this Thursday, September 10, from 8:00-10:15am for the 3rd Grade Sensory Training. Guidance Counselor, Mrs. Skinner, will lead students through multiple stations simulating special needs situations and how to manage them. Volunteers will lead a station that is equipped with supplies and instructions.  To volunteer, simply click on and sign up.

We also need volunteers at both the Lower Campus & Upper Campus book fairs the week of September 21-25.  To find a time slot that works for you, simply click on and sign up.
Thank you for volunteering and supporting Lake Carolina Elementary!

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

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. 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 by September 30.

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. 

H. Haney Golf Academy

College Spirit Day

Wear college colors this Friday!

Across the United States on the first Friday of each college school year, students, parents, family, fans and alumni observe celebrate National College Colors Day.  This day is annually celebrated by wearing your college’s (or the college you support) favorite colors and college/university apparel.

For more information regarding National College Colors Day, see:

PTO Family Fun Night

Friday, September 18th at the Upper Campus

Shop the Book Fair from 4-6pm and then enjoy food, family and fun from 5-8pm!

  • Inflatables on the back lawn from 5-8pm
  • Dance Party & Kickball games on back lawn and patio from 5:00-6:15pm
  • Movie: Willie Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971) in the Multi-Purpose Room from 6:15-8:00pm. Bring your own chairs/blanket.
  • Find a “Golden Ticket” and win a free Rita’s
  • Food available for purchase in the Cafeteria  from Chick-Fil-A, Rita's and CiCi's Pizza

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Spirit Wear Order

Last chance...
Orders for Spirit Wear are due on Friday, September 4.

Army Band at Upper Campus

Upper Campus will be celebrating a great start to the year with the US Army Band on Friday, September 4 at 8:30am. We encourage students to bring a towel to sit outside to enjoy the performance. 

Recycling Club at Lower Campus

Students in grades K-2: Are you interested in helping the earth be a better place? Are you interested in making a difference in our school, home and community? Are you passionate about the environment?


Recycling Club runs every Friday unless a special event occurs on that day in which we will run on the following Tuesday. We begin at 7:40am and pick up school recyclables to include white paper, clean bottles and cans as well as newspapers and magazines. Please turn your application into your teacher by Friday, September 4, 2015. Our first meeting will be Friday September 4, 2015 at 7:40 at the wavy bench.

Nature Club Applications (Lower Campus)

Are you interested in nature and gardening?

Kindergarten, First and Second Grade students can participate.

We will meet every Tuesday from 3:15-4:00pm.

Some of our projects this year will include:
  • Building our own LCE fruit and vegetable garden
  • Composting
  • Recycling rain water
Please turn in your application by September 18th  to your homeroom teacher. 

Our first meeting will be Tuesday, September 22, 2015 from 3:15-4:00. 
Parents will need to pick students up on the Lake Carolina Car Rider Side.