Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Lower Campus Health Room Needs

The health room is in need of boys pants and shorts sizes 5-10.  Please send in any used uniform pants or shorts you are willing to donate.  Thank you!

Monday, March 21, 2016

Camps @ EdVenture

EdVenture will be hosting a free STEM Camp for RSD2's fourth- and fifth-grade girls during spring break (March 28 through April 1). Other camps are also offered at EdVenture: 

Registration: http://goo.gl/H11AP3 opens on Monday, March 21. 

The medical authorization form may be downloaded after visiting:

Gator Fest Sponsorships

We are so excited for Gator Fest 2016 on April 8 from 5:00-8:00pm. Each year we count on our parents and community partners for sponsorships of our event and donations to our silent auction. 

 If you care to donate a item or make a monetary donation, please contact Lindsey Bennett at bennettli77@yahoo.com. Thank you for your support of our school and PTO.

Be on the lookout for a flyer on purchasing tickets. 
We look forward to seeing you there!

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Gator Fest--April 8

Friday, April 8
5:00-8:00pm @ LCE Lower Campus
Purchase wristbands for $20 per child (no family pays over $40)
All kids are welcome. Adults are free.

Photo Booth - Inflatables- Rock Climbing Wall - Bungee Run -Train Rides - Hair Painting - DJ - Face Painting - Petting Zoo - Balloons - Video Truck - Foam Dance Pit - Silent Auction - GOLF CART RAFFLE - Food available for purchase

GatorFest Ticket Form

Golf Cart Raffle Ticket Info
(Before April 8, Raffle tickets available for purchase at front office of both campuses.)

Rethink Winners at STEAMosphere

Congratulations to the following LCE students that won first place for their grade level at the STEAMosphere event. They recycled milk cartons to create animals. Way to go gators!

Tanner Toogood  kindergarten
Yeriel Mack 3rd grade
Aubrey Farr 5th grade.

Friday, March 11, 2016

2nd Grade Performance

Our second graders did a phenomenal job performing Hats last night at the PTO meeting. Thank you to all the parents, teachers, staff, family and friends that came out to support them last night. We are so proud of you!

Thursday, March 10, 2016

R2 Ready to Read

MAP Testing---March 14-18

The spring session of the Measure of Academic Progress (MAP) Assessment will be next week.

Please make sure your child is at school on scheduled testing days, has a light breakfast on days of testing as well as adequate rest the night prior to testing. Additional tips to help prepare students for this test are to arrive at school on time, encourage your student to take their time, read all questions carefully and do their best!

2nd Grade:  March 14th and 16th (Reading); March 17th and 18th (Math)

3rd-5th Grades: March 15th (Reading) and March 17th (Math)

Richland Two Film Festival

More information @

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Walk/Bike To/From School Day

See Pictures from Walk/Bike To/From School Day
Thank you for 
participating in the SC Safe Routes to School by wearing green and walking or biking to or from school. Lake Carolina Gators practicing "Go Green-Keep the Environment Clean"! 

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Seuss Spectacular

Lower Campus enjoyed the "Seuss Spectacular" program with Mr. Tim Sonefelt today as an extension of our Read Across America celebration.

Monday, March 7, 2016

REthink Contest Winners for Upper Campus

Congratulations to the following students that are the school winners for the Midlands ReThink Contest! The entries will compete in the regional contest on Saturday, March 12, 2016 at Irmo High School.

3rd Grade:

  • Camel by Yeriel Mack
  • Peacock by Laila Blocker, Abby Lanier, Avery Pegram, Alex Tinneny
  • Gator by Kendall Oglesby
4th Grade:
  • Squid by Caroline Elliott
  • Crab in Shell by Lauren Adams
  • Pig by Jiya Anand
5th Grade:
  • Butterfly by Joanna Jackson
  • Porcupine by Alisha Morthla
  • Owl by Aubrey Farr
  • Spider by Evan Butler
  • Bunny by Jessica Grieb
  • Panda by McKenzie Simmons

Friday, March 4, 2016

Drama Club presents "The Wizard of Oz"

LCEL ReThink Contest Winners

Congratulations to Tanner Toogood and Anjali Walker for using the Lifeskill of creativity to enter the ReThink Contest! These two Kindergarten students will compete in the regional contest on Saturday, March 12, 2016 at Irmo High School as part of the SC STEAMosphere, hands-on learning event.

Join the PTO

PTO planning for the 2016-17 school year has begun. Several board positions will be open next year and we are in search of dynamic and dedicated parents to continue the tradition of PTO support in our schools. If you are interested in becoming a part of the amazing LCE PTO, click the links below to learn more and apply! 

Applications are due Friday, March 18, 2016.

Job descriptions


PTO Board Positions

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Palmetto Gold and Silver Award

The South Carolina Department of Education released the winners of the Palmetto Gold and Silver Awards for 2014–2015. The Palmetto Gold and Silver Awards program recognizes schools for attaining high levels of general performance and for making substantial progress in closing the achievement gap between disaggregated groups. 

Lake Carolina Elementary was one of the 15 Richland Two Schools/Centers that earned a Palmetto Gold or Silver Awards. The school was awarded Palmetto Gold Awards for both General Performance and Closing the Achievement Gap. 

Congratulations to all of the students, staff, parents and community members that make the LCE community! Thank you for all you do for education!

Additional Palmetto Gold and Silver Award Information

PTO Board Positions Available

PTO planning for the 2016-17 school year has begun.  Several board positions will be open next year and we are in search of dynamic and dedicated parents to continue the tradition of PTO support in our schools. Be a part of the amazing LCE PTO!  

See the job descriptions and application

Board applications are due Friday, March 18, 2016.

From the Health Room

This is information from the Health Room: 

Head Lice Information

Looking for Head Lice

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Read Across America Day

We enjoyed celebrating Dr. Seuss!

Thank You for Supporting Book Fair

The Book Fair was a big success! We are so grateful for all the support of our parents, grandparents, community and PTO.  
A special THANK YOU goes out to the volunteers:
Susie Watts, Nashiba Boyd, Susan Keim, Tara Tutt, Tandrea Jackson, Daphne Patch, Kaitlyn Patch, David Skrabec, Brenda Simmons, Genty McRod, Liza Kibler, Stuart Keiner, Kathy Keiner, Amanda McGuff, Nicole Willis, Linda Tillotson, Ebony Hines, Venessa Mosier, Danette Madison, Sabrina Blocker, Ginger Jones, Genty McFarland, Rene Henderson, Amy Mayfield, Kristen Strange, Cindy Collins, Meg Wessels, Colleen Luckey, Rachelle Panzer, Karen Hewlett, Stephanie Uehling, Stephanie Udoh, Celeste Brown, Lauren Cropp, SyReeta Wood, Shelley Cadena, Andi Gatzke, Kristi Benson, Brynn Rivera, Natalie Mills, Angela Daniels, Karen Cattaneo, Isabelle Henderson, Tina Dia, Angela Daniels, Deborah Namie, Suzanne Wells, Raven Felder, Jen Steck, Stacey Sherwood, Lindsey Bennett, Stacey Gilchrist, Liz Adams, Madeleine Dobson, Turkquoise Linton, and Kristen Wallace 
We are having many items such as lunch boxes, homework, and books being dropped off daily in the front office.

Please help your child pack these items before they leave for school in the mornings to help prevent disruptions to instructional time when we call into a classroom for a child to pick these items up.

Thank you so much for your cooperation and understanding!

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Update on Golf Cart Raffle

Raffle tickets can be purchased in the front office of both campuses before and after school until GatorFest on April 8th.

Cash or Check Only

Tickets will also be available at GatorFest on April 8
until the time the drawing takes place.