Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Read Your Way to the Big Game Results

The South Carolina Education Oversight Committee (EOC) announced the winners of the “Read Your Way to the Big Game” Contest, a statewide reading contest held this Fall for students in SC public primary, elementary, and middle schools. Student winners of the contest have won tickets to the Palmetto Bowl, to be played by the University of South Carolina Gamecock and Clemson Tiger football teams on November 28.

David Whittemore, EOC’s Chairman, said the committee was very pleased with the results of the contest.

“The students and staff of the participating schools really outdid themselves,” Whittemore said. “We had over 76,000 entries and that’s nearly half a million books read!”

The winners of the 2015 contest include:

Student Winners:

  • USC Student Winner: Travija Austin, 4th grader, Ford Elementary (Laurens 55 School District)
  • Clemson Student Winner: Lilliana Trejo, 2nd grader, Greendale Elementary (Aiken County School District)

Thank you to everyone who participated and read their 6 books!

Ms. Ryan and Ms. Faile

Holiday Break

School holiday from November 25-27.
See you on Monday, November 30.

Recent Events at Upper Campus

Fossil Frank visited with 3rd graders as part of their study of rocks and minerals and earth materials. Fourth grade had their annual Colonial Day as part of their study of this time in American history.

Pictures from these events are at Lake Carolina Picasa Albums

Prek & Kdg Thanksgiving Feast

We have so much to be thankful for here at LCE! Our Preschool and Kindergarten classes gathered together to celebrate all the things they are thankful for today with a feast. 
See more pictures from the feast

Goodies for Grands 2015

Thank you for coming out to Goodies for Grands!

Pictures from both campuses

Monday, November 23, 2015

Save the Date for 5th Grade

 5th Grade Promotion Ceremony to be held in morning.

Specific times for classes TBD.

Friday, May 27, 2016

Tri-District Arts Summer Program

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2016 Tri-District Arts Consortium Summer Program. Middle school students who attend the public schools of Lexington One, Lexington/Richland Five and Richland Two are eligible to participate. This year marks the 31st year Tri-DAC has provided students an outstanding and intense study of the arts through this summer program. 

The program is designed for artistically gifted and talented students who are rising sixth through ninth graders in the summer before the 2016-2017 school year. Students may audition in creative writing, dance, music (strings, vocal and wind/percussion), theatre or visual art.

The Summer Program will be held from 9:00 am to 3:15 pm each day, June 27 through July 16, 2016 on the campus of the Palmetto Center for the Arts (PCA) at Richland Northeast High School. Independence Day, Monday 4  July will be observed as a holiday. Cost for the three weeks will be $400.00. 

Arts teachers, classroom teachers, administrators or parents may nominate students. Nomination forms may be obtained from the front office at district elementary or middle schools or by contacting the Gifted and Talented Coordinator in one of the three districts: Mrs. Erin Fitzgerald, Lexington One; Mrs. Tami Richardson, Lexington/Richland Five; or Dr. Maria Kratsios, Richland Two. Nomination forms for all art areas, along with general information about the Tri-District Arts Consortium are also available on our web site at www.tridac.org (bottom left of web page).

The District Coordinator must receive all nominations by January 15, 2016. Applications will be sent to each student nominated. Spaces for qualified students from each district are limited. 

Auditions for Dance, Vocal, Wind/Percussion and Visual Art students will be held on Saturday, March 5, 2016 at Richland Northeast High School. Auditions for the areas of Creative Writing, Strings, Theatre and Visual Art students will be held Saturday, March 12, 2016 at Richland Northeast High School. There will be no make up auditions. 

Friday, November 20, 2015

Make Up Days

Inclement weather make-up days for Richland Two teachers and students will be:
  • January 4
  • February 15
  • March 25
  • April 29

Goodies for Grands

Join us for breakfast at either campus on 
Tuesday, November 24 from 7:15-8:00AM 
in the cafeteria.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Writing Contest

Young readers in grades 4-12 are invited to write a personal letter to an author for the Letters about Literature (LAL) contest, a national reading and writing promotion program. The letter can be to any author (living or dead) from any genre (fiction or nonfiction, contemporary or classic) explaining how that author's work changed the student's life or view of the world.

The 23rd annual writing contest for young readers is made possible by a generous grant from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation, with additional support from gifts to the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress, in partnership with the South Carolina Center for the Book and the South Carolina State Library with financial support from the South Carolina State Library Foundation.

Prizes will be awarded on both the state and national levels. The South Carolina Center for the Book's panel of judges will select the top letter writers in the state, to be honored in an awards ceremony on April 29, 2016. Their winning letters will be published online at the South Carolina Center for the Book's website. South Carolina winners will also receive monetary prizes, and then advance to the national judging.

South Carolina winners will receive $100 for first place, $50 for second place, and $25 for third place in each level. For more information and entry forms, please visit www.read.gov/letters. Last year's South Carolina winners may be found at the ReadSC.org website.

Submissions from Grades 4-8 must be postmarked by January 11, 2016.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Spirit Wear Orders Due Friday

Show your school spirit by ordering the new spirit wear! Orders are due Friday, November 20th. No late orders will be accepted. Print the order form, and return it to your child's teacher.

Make Up Picture Day

If you missed picture day on September 25, please have your picture taken Friday, November 20th. This is the picture that will be used for the Yearbook.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Box Tops Contest


The last day to submit entries for the contest is Wednesday, November 18. 

Please send in all box tops by the end of the school day to your child's teacher, the Box Top mailbox, or PTO box in the teacher workroom.

Then, remember to wear YOUR favorite team's spirit wear on Friday, November 20!

Military Family Appreciation Fun Fair

Carnival Rides, Games, Bounce House and Slide! FREE and open to the Fort Jackson community. Grab a flyer and color the clown. Bring your finished picture to the military family appreciation fun fair to get a FREE PRIZE!
Saturday, November 21, 10:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m., at the Solomon Center
Sponsored by Child, Youth & School Services 
For more information please call 803-751-4865 

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Veteran's Day at Upper Campus

Thank you for celebrating Veteran's Day with us at Upper Campus!See pictures from Lower and Upper Campus

Father-Daughter Dance

Friday, November 13, 2015 5:30-8:00 pm

Fathers, uncles, grandfathers, or anyone with a special girl is invited to spend a
semi-formal evening full of music, dancing, light snacks, desserts, photos, and more!

Lake Carolina Lower Campus Cafeteria

Tickets are (1) per family (dad/daughter or daughters)

$40.00 through November 12th

Tickets available: http://2015lceptofatherdaughterdancetickets.eventbrite.com
Visa/ Mastercard/ Discover accepted

If paying Cash or Check, choose “show other payment options”, proceed with Eventbrite purchase and send money via the form

Strawbridge Studio photo package information has been distributed. Fathers, please bring these completed forms on Friday night in order to expedite the photo process. Cash or Check on Friday evening will speed up the process. There will also be credit card machines available.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Lower Campus Veterans Day Pictures

Faculty, staff and students honored our Veterans today with a special breakfast and parade. Thank you to all those that serve our country!
Click here to see more pictures

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Fundraising Co-Chair for PTO Board

We are seeking a Fundraising Co-Chair. The application is attached. Applications should be returned no later than Friday, November 13th.

Friday, November 6, 2015

Honor Roll Recognition for 1st Quarter

Students will be recognized for achieving 1st quarter honor roll next week on the morning show at Upper Campus. The morning show begins at 8:10am.

3rd Grade: Wednesday, November 11th
4th Grade: Thursday, November 12th
5th Grade: Friday, November 13th

Fall/Winter LCE Spirit Wear

Show your school spirit!

Order form for fall and winter spirit wear available now. Orders due on Friday, November 20.

Order form

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Yearbook Orders

If you are interested in purchasing a yearbook, return a completed form and payment to your child's teacher by Tuesday, December 1. The cost of a full color yearbook is $25.00. If you are writing a check, please make it out to Lake Carolina Elementary.

Upcoming Dates

  • November 6: Report Cards Issued
  • November 13: Father-Daughter Dance at Lower Campus
  • November 20: Make-Up Picture Day
  • November 24: Goodies for Grands at both campuses, 7:30-8:10am; Kindergarten Feast
  • November 25-27: Thanksgiving Holiday
  • December 4: 2nd Quarter Interim Issued (Changed from November 20) 

Monday, November 2, 2015

Talent Show Applications Now Available

Hello LCE Families! It's time to start thinking about this year's LCE Talent Show! Do you have a special talent? Do you sing, dance, or play an instrument? Do you tell jokes, do gymnastics, martial arts? Can you perform a drama scene, skit or monologue? Now's the time to start planning your act. Please take time to review the application information that includes all of the dates you will need to be available for practice and performance dates.

COMPLETED applications will only be accepted via email on Friday, December 18th, starting at 8:00 PM. Email your completed Talent Show application on Friday, December 18th at 8:00 PM to lce.talentshow@gmail.com.

The Talent Show dates:
 K-3rd Grades will be Monday, February 8th at 6:30 PM
4th & 5th will be Tuesday February 9th at 6:30 PM

If you have any questions, please email Tina Dia at lce.talentshow@gmail.com.