Tuesday, May 31, 2016

11:30 Dismissal Days

On Thursday,  June 2nd and Friday, June 3rd, students will be dismissed at 11:30. There will be no after school activities. Please let your child's teacher know how they will go home. 

Medication Pick Up Reminder

Medications can not be kept in the health room over the summer.  Please pick up all over-the-counter and prescription medications (inhalers, Epi-pens, other prescription medications) from the health room by Friday, June 3rd at 12 o'clock noon.  Any medications left this time will be destroyed.

Thank you from your school nurses,
Sarah Mishoe RN, Lower Campus
Kathy Waldrep RN, Upper Campus

Lost and Found

Please remember to check lost and found for any items your child may be missing. All items will be packed up and donated Friday afternoon. 

Friday, May 27, 2016

5th Grade Tea

Congratulations to our 5th grade class!
See pictures from this event. 

Upper Campus Reading Counts Recognitions

The top 5 students in Reading Counts at Upper Campus for each grade level were recognized for their achievement. The overall winner for the school was 4th grader, Lindsey Daugherty, with 1,278 points.  The top class in the school was Mrs. Morrison's 3rd grade class with 7,005 points.

Congratulations and keep reading!

3rd Grade
1st place: Sophia Min
2nd place: Kailen Dasinger
3rd place: James Derrick
4th place: Sarah Chaneyworth
5th place: George Strange

4th Grade
1st place: Lindsey Daugherty
2nd place: Savannah Jones
3rd place: Alexander Conway
4th place: Yasmine White
5th place: Alexia George

5th Grade
1st place: Tristan Atkinson
2nd place: Faith Gilliam
3rd place: Tyler Paull
4th place: Jared Kline
5th place: Tarun Ramkumar

LCE Eats Out

Thank you for support Lake Carolina Elementary and eating out in Sandhills yesterday!

Thursday, May 26, 2016


LCE Eats Out.....Annual day of friends, fun, and food at the Village at Sandhills is tonight!

Many eating establishments have generously offered a percentage of their sales back to LCE for patrons that visit their restaurants during our event. The following businesses are participating. Please make sure to bring the coupon from the flyer to each establishment you make a purchase at so the school can receive credit. Students were given a paper copy of the flyer this week.

Thanks for your support of our school and community!

More Summer Camps

More summer camps in the area have been added to the Richland Two Pinterest-Camps Board including new flyers for sports, music, and academics.


Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Preschool Splash Day

Preschool students enjoyed their splash day!

Lower Campus Reading Celebration

Congratulations to everyone for doing a fantastic job reading! Did you know that 57,624 books were checked out of the Media Center this year?!?! Don't forget to keep reading over the summer!

Kindergartners received reading growth awards. First and second graders were recognized for highest Reading Counts achievement. We also recognized
students who read all of the SC Book Award titles. Excellent job Gators!

SIC Parent Survey

The SIC has helped us develop a parent survey that helps us continually improve our school. The survey enables families to share their feedback for lower and/or upper campus. The survey link below will be open until Friday, May 27 at 4:00 PM.  Thank you for your time and providing feedback.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

LCE Lower 500 Point Club at Beef 'O'Brady's

Congratulations to the students who reached their goal of 500 Reading Counts points this year. They enjoyed lunch at Beef 'O'Brady's! Way to go Gators!

Monday, May 23, 2016

LCE Eats Out

Thursday, May 26th
We are looking forward to our annual day of friends, fun, and food at the Village at Sandhills!

Many eating establishments have generously offered a percentage of their sales back to LCE for patrons that visit their restaurants during our event. The following businesses are participating. Please make sure to bring the coupon from the flyer to each establishment you make a purchase at so the school can receive credit.

Thanks for your support of our school and community!

Richland Two Parents

If you have not already done so, please login to Parent Portal to complete the annual student information update. It is important to complete this process before school gets out for the summer to prevent delays in your student’s registration for the 2016–2017 school year.

This process includes providing proof of residence, verifying student information and reviewing and completing parent or guardian agreements. If your student’s information has not changed from the previous school year, you still need to log into the system, confirm your information and review agreements that must be completed each year as required by policy or law.

If you have any questions about the annual student information update process visit the Enrollment and Registration page on our website or contact the registrar at your child’s school.

Website Link: https://www.richland2.org/Departments/administration/EnrollmentandRegistration/Pages/AnnualRegistrationHowTo.aspx

Friday, May 20, 2016

Math Olympiads Recognitions

Each year the Math Olympiads serves over 100,000 students on nearly 5000 teams nationally and about 50,000 students on 1000 teams in more than 30 other countries. Since 1979, it has provided challenging, thought-provoking problems that stretch the abilities of students in grades 4 to 8, strengthening their foundation for both assessment tests and more advanced studies. Our students have responded to the challenge with eagerness and enthusiasm! Congratulations to all of students that participated!

  • Abigail Bast
  • Dylan Black
  • Jacob Blevins
  • Ivy Boyd
  • Caroline Cadena
  • Coleman Fulkerson 
  • Andrew Gatzke
  • Cameron Gleaton 
  • Cayden Haddock
  • Jacob Hatchell
  • Micah Hicks
  • Corbin McCollum
  • Michael McGinn
  • Meghan Pasala
  • Tarun Ramkumar
  • Kendall Shealy
  • Yasmine White - Top score at LCEU

Rising 3rd Grade Scavenger Hunt

The current 2nd graders walked to Upper Campus today to tour the school with a scavenger hunt. Looking forward to having these new students in 3rd grade next school year!

Special thanks to the volunteers for chaperoning today!
See pictures from the Scavenger Hunt

Conservation Poster Contest Winner

Richland Soil and Water Conservation District is pleased to announce that Lake Carolina Elementary School has one winner for the annual Conservation Poster Contest

Congratulations to Abigail Lanier, a 3rd grader, for First Place in the second-third grade category for her "We All Need Trees" poster.

SC Academy of Science Challenge Recognitions

Six Lake Carolina Elementary students earned honors by completing the South Carolina Academy of Science challenge for 4th through 6th grades this spring. This 40-question packet invited students to investigate and research science and mathematics topics to increase skills, knowledge, and interest in science. 800 students participated statewide for school, regional, and state honors. 

Congratulations to:
4th Grade: Noah Brown
5th Grade: Tristan Atkinson, Aidan Harshany, Meghan Pasala, Kendall Shealy, and Braden Shoemaker

Thursday, May 19, 2016

4th Grade Lake Shake

Fourth Grade students participated in the Lake Shake today. It is a competition of social etiquette and "soft skills" for our 21st century learners!

Special thanks to all of the volunteers for their help in making this event a success!

See pictures from this event

Lunch with Upper Campus Administrators

Book Fair at Upper Campus

Wednesday, May 25 - Friday, May 27

7:30 a.m. - 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Open late on 5/25 until 6pm

Open to ALL Lake Carolina students

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Annual Student Registration

Attention all parents:

Richland Two is in the process of the annual student information update process powered by InfoSnap. This process began on April 11, 2016. You may have received an email from the district to inform you of this.

This process includes providing annual proof of residence, verifying student information, and reviewing and completing parent/guardian information. To prevent delays in scheduling your child’s classes for the 2016–2017 school year, please complete this process as soon as possible.

Monday, May 16, 2016

Important information from Health Room

Attention All Parents:

Medications are not kept in the health room over the summer.  Please pick up all over-the-counter and prescription medications (inhalers, Epi-pens, other prescription medications) from the health room by Friday, June 3rd at 12 o'clock noon.  Any medications left this time will be destroyed.

Thank you from your school nurses,

Sarah Mishoe RN, Lower Campus
Kathy Waldrep RN, Upper Campus

Parents of Rising Sixth Graders:

South Carolina Immunization laws require a tetanus/ Tdap vaccine for all students prior to entering the seventh grade. Please schedule an appointment with your child’s physician to obtain the required vaccine. Once your child has been vaccinated, bring a copy of the updated shot record to your child’s school nurse.
One (1) dose of Tetanus/Tdap vaccine (tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis) administered on or after the 7th birthday will be required for all seventh graders.  It is strongly recommended that adolescents who have not yet received a dose of Tdap vaccine be immunized in advance of this requirement.

Lower Campus Uniforms Needed for Health Room

The health room is in need of uniform boys pants and shorts sizes 6-12.  Thank you in advance for anything you are willing to donate!

Friday, May 13, 2016

Gator Games Pictures

Gator Games was a huge success! Students had a lot of fun and enjoyed the day. Thank you Ms. Reeves and Coach Wittig for all your hard work and planning! Thank you to faculty, staff and volunteers for making this a special field day.
Click here for pictures

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Gator Games Field Day

Gator Games is tomorrow!

Our field day is themed around the 2016 summer Olympics.
Please make sure to have your child wear sunscreen and bring a towel and water bottle.

Youth Development Academy

The Columbia Urban League in partnership with Richland County School District Two will host its Youth Development Academy camp at Dent Middle School.  This summer the Columbia Urban League will focus on leadership skills development for students between the ages of 10 and 13. Camp sessions are offered in two week intervals beginning June 13th.

Applications should be postmarked to the Columbia Urban League no later than May 31st. 

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Juanita Dean-Bates 803.929.1041.

Bereavement Camp



Tuesday, May 10, 2016

SC PASS Reminder

Students in 4th and 5th grades will take the SC PASS Assessment for Science and Social Studies on Wednesday and Thursday. All assessments will be administered online. 

Wednesday, May 11- SC PASS - Science 

Thursday, May 12 - SC PASS - Social Studies

  • Make sure your child has a good night's rest before a testing day.
  • Have balanced, healthy breakfasts on the mornings of testing.
  • Have your child(ren) to school on time.
  • Avoid scheduling doctors' appointments and other out-of-school functions on testing days.
  • Students may not bring any electronic devices to use during testing. This includes electronic book readers and cell phones.

Gator Games @ Upper Campus

Coach Wittig needs 25 volunteers to help at Upper Campus for Gator Games this Friday, May 13 from 8:20 - 11:20am. All stations, except one, will be outside so dress for the weather. Please find Coach Wittig when you arrive. Lunch will be provided for all volunteers.

Sign up using this link: http://vols.pt/cedXhV

Monday, May 9, 2016

Summer Reading @ Upper Campus

Attention Rising 3rd-5th graders

The Upper Campus media center will be open on 4 select dates over the summer: June 16, June 30, July 14, July 28. If you would like to check out books from school, please return the permission form to the media center by Friday, May 27th.

Form for rising 3rd graders

Form for rising 4th and 5th graders

We also have a Summer Book Club for rising 4th and 5th grade students. The students will be reading The BFG by Roald Dahl in anticipation of the July 1 movie release this summer. Register by May 20th if you would like to participate in the book club.  Please see the Summer Book Club flyer for registration and more information.

LCEU Principal for the Day

Myles Edlund, a 4th grader, was the lucky winner from Gator Fest for Principal for the Day at upper campus. 
He learned about being a leader as visited classrooms and listened to students share ideas. He found that extra recess was a popular request by students.

Friday, May 6, 2016

Gator Fest: Lunch with Administration Winners

Freda Dobson, Gabby Cadena and Roland Boyd were the lucky winners from Gator Fest to have lunch with our administrators. They each invited a friend to have lunch with them at Cici's Pizza. It sure looks like they enjoyed their lunch! 

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Summer Camps

Looking for a summer camp for your child? 

Coach Wittig has a soccer camp along with many other camps you can find in the area.

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

PTO Corporate Programs Update

The end of the school year is fast approaching!!! We wanted to take the opportunity to thank you all for your participation in collecting items that generate funds for our school. Through Box Tops for Education, Labels 4 Education, and recycling juice pouches and so on, you have helped fund our fun PTO sponsored events, purchasing new items that our classrooms need, and helped make our school a cleaner place in the process!

Campbell’s Soup has announced that they will be phasing out the Labels 4 Education program. It is sad to see this program end that has benefited schools for 40 years, but the program will continue somewhat. Changes that will be made are yet to be announced. So, in this last month of the school year, please gather all your labels that have been hanging out in your pantry or junk drawer, and send them in to your child’s teacher so we can make the most of the program points available for this school year. 

As we approach the end of the school year, please continue to send in you Entenmann’s Little Bites pouches, Coke product bottle caps with rewards codes, and ,of course, box tops. We have time for one more Box Top contest! It will begin May 6th and continue through May 18th. No matter how you turn them in (a baggie, envelope, or collection sheet), please include your child’s teacher’s name so credit can be given.  Also, check the dates on items in your pantry for June, July, and August 2016 expiration dates and turn those in now. Let’s finish this year strong with our best collection yet!

Thank you--
Susan Keim, PTO Corporate Programs- Upper
Stacey Gilchrist, PTO Corporate Programs- Lower

Fundraising Update

With our students' hard work and your very generous contributions and efforts, LCE PTO raised more than $36,000 through Boosterthon this year. Those dollars were earmarked for general school improvements at both campuses, and we have decided to make the following purchases:
* $10,830 on leveled books for early readers for Lower Campus. This will provide our Kindergarten and First Grade teachers with a much-needed variety of books for their students.
* $14,818 on two sun shades for the back playground at Upper Campus. These UV-blocking shades will cover the existing playground equipment, which is often too hot for our students to play on.

We decided to reserve the balance of funds raised for future needs of our two campuses. Look for these new items on both campuses in the fall. Thank you for supporting our school with such enthusiasm!

Monday, May 2, 2016

Wellness Achievement Awards

Both campuses of Lake Carolina Elementary participated in the Docs Adopt School Health Initiative. Each school earned a "
Wellness Achievement Award" for this school year.

Congratulations to our school nurses on this award!
(Lower Campus: 
Sarah Mishoe   Upper Campus: Kathy Waldrep)

Volunteers Needed for Mother-Son Night

Mother-Son night is this Friday, May 6. We need several volunteers to help make this night a success for our LCE boys and their moms. Shifts are 5:30-6:45 or 6:45-8. Moms of girls, all dads and any others that won't be attending, please consider volunteering for a shift or two. Thank you!

The Volunteer Spot link is: http://vols.pt/eXYyep