Friday, December 16, 2016

Happy Holidays!

LCE and Winter Days

Both campuses of Lake Carolina Elementary collected canned goods and nonperishable food items to donate to local food banks through Spring Valley High School’s annual Winter Days.

Lower and Upper Campus were recognized for contributing the most items from elementary schools in Richland Two during the Winter Days-Seeing is Believing assembly on Friday, December 16.

Thank you to all of the students, parents, and staff for supporting this service learning project. 
The following students represented LCE at the Winter Days assembly:
Jace Griffin, Lindsay Jackson, John Henry Collins, Anoushka Bhaskar 

Darren Lane and Cam Bundy

Winter Break---Happy Holidays

Mannequin Challenge from Service Learning Project

Congratulations to Ms. Rosenberg's 3rd grade class! They did the mannequin challenge as the incentive for donating the most food items for our Service Learning Project with Spring Valley High School's Winter Days.

Video is also on YouTube at:

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Great Job 2nd Graders

We are so proud of the second graders! They did an awesome job performing December in our Town tonight. The students and teachers worked hard and it showed tonight. Thank you Mrs. Owens for another wonderful performance!
See more pictures

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Donations for the health room

The Lower Campus health room is in need of boys pants sizes 6-10. Please send in any that you are willing to donate. Thanks!

Heritage Night & 2nd Grade Performance

We hope to see everyone Thursday night from 4:00-6:00 at the Lower Campus to celebrate the diversity here at LCEL. We are excited to have a variety of food trucks for you to purchase dinner and eat in the cafeteria. Then be prepared to be amazed by our talented second graders as they perform for you at 6:30!

The following food trucks will be on the Kelly Mill side:

  • Belgian Waffle Truck
  • Doko Smoke BBQ
  • Taquera Mexican 
  • Donut Man

Lower Campus Literacy Spotlight

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Lost and Found

All items in the lost and found that have not been picked up will be donated on Friday, December 16.

Please stop by and look if your child is missing something. The lost and found items are outside of the cafeteria.

Service Learning Total

Students from Spring Valley High School came to pick up all the cans we collected for Winter Days and they were overwhelmed with all the cans. We surpassed our goal of 1,000 cans. We collected 2995 cans! Way to go gators. 

Monday, December 12, 2016

Service Learning with Spirit Week

Lake Carolina Upper Campus joined with Spring Valley High School’s Winter Days Service Learning Project to collect canned goods and nonperishable food items to donate to local food banks. 

Each day during the week of December 5-9, students brought in at least one food item so he or she could dress up in that day's Spirit Week theme.

The total collected was 3033 cans and food items with Ms. Rosenberg's 3rd grade class having the most. Her class had a total of 279 items donated and will get to participate in a mannequin challenge at recess. We will film the winning class and share the video on the morning show and the school blog!

Many thanks to the Lake Carolina families for supporting this Service Learning Project!

Richland Two Choice Application

Parents interested in submitting a choice application for a Richland School District Two magnet program or expanded choice option can access the online application site beginning Monday, December 12 starting at 9 a.m. Applications must be submitted by midnight on January 27, 2017.

Overview explaining the difference between Expanded Choice, Magnets, etc.

Direct link to the Choice information from district website

Direct link to the application

Winter Break and Inclement Weather Makeup Days

Richland Two's winter break begins on Monday, December 19, 2016. Students return back to school on Tuesday, January 3, 2017
Due to the school days missed in October because of Hurricane Matthew, we will have school on our three scheduled inclement weather makeup days: 
  • Monday, February 20
  • Friday, March 17
  • Monday, April 17

Friday, December 9, 2016

Information from Parent University

At our first Parent University, Lake Carolina Upper Campus teachers provided information and insight into math, writing, and reading instruction. They shared presentations that had details about what we are teaching in class and suggestions of how to support your student at home. Below are the presentations/slideshows with links to resources to use with your child as well as handouts.

Looking Beyond the Lexile Level: Building Reading Comprehension & Fluency

Writing for Life: Building Real World Opportunities for Writing at Home

Helping with Math Homework: Support and Resources

Story of the Units: The Picture of Math through the Year

Thank you for your support of Spirit Week

Thank you for supporting Spirit Week at Upper Campus! We have fun while collecting lots of food items to give to Spring Valley High School's Winter Days Service Learning Project. 

Heritage Night at Lower Campus

Families, please come out to celebrate Heritage Night at LCE Lower Thursday night from 4:00-6:00 pm. Food Trucks will be on hand for you to purchase dinner from a diverse selection of cuisine. Please stay to enjoy our 2nd Grade Performance at 6:30 pm.

Lower Campus Pajama Day

Way to go gators! Not only did we meet our goal of collecting 1,000 cans, we exceeded the goal!!! In celebration of all the can goods donated, Monday is pajama day at Lower Campus! We are looking forward to seeing everyone in their pajamas! Don't forget to wear appropriate shoes for recess and PE.

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Richland Two 4th Annual Film Festival

Students and staff, we encourage you to participate in this event. This is your chance to show off all your creativity!

There will be a red carpet screening night for all entries that make it to the finals. Additionally, winning videos will be announced at the end of this screening event. Prizes will be awarded.

Videos must be a minimum of 1 minute with a maximum of 3 minutes total in length.

Our Night on the Red Carpet event will be held March 23rd, 2017.

Click this link for more info:

Don't delay you have to submit your parent permission and school sponsor by Dec. 16th!

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Tri-DAC Nominations for Summer 2017 Program

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2017 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 32nd year Tri-DAC has provided students an outstanding and concentrated 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 2017-2018 school year. Students may audition in creative writing, dance, music (strings, vocal and wind/percussion), theater or visual art.

The Summer Program will be held on the campus of the Palmetto Center for the Arts (PCA) at Richland Northeast High School June 26 through July 15 from 9:00 am till 3:15 pm each Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday and until 4:15 pm on each Wednesday. Monday and Tuesday July 3rd and July 4th will be observed as a holidays. 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 principal’s 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

The District Coordinator must receive all nominations by January 16, 2017. 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 4, 2017 at Richland Northeast High School. Auditions for the areas of Creative Writing, Strings, Theatre and Visual Art students will be held Saturday, March 11, 2017 at Richland Northeast High School. There will be no make-up auditions.

Classroom Interruptions

Upper Campus Parents/Guardians,

It is critical that we maximize instructional moments with our students. Recently, we have noticed an increase in the disruptions of our classrooms. The two things that seem to be causing the biggest distractions are students leaving items at home and the constant changes in afternoon transportation. When parents drop off lunchboxes, coats or other items in the main office, it requires our office staff  to interrupt the classroom and then students miss instruction to go collect the forgotten items. We want to teach our students to be responsible for their learning as well as their materials, so please help us by encouraging your child to be prepared for school each day. Additionally, we are asking families to try very hard to not call during the day to change how their child goes home unless it is absolutely necessary. Last minute changes cause a strain on our staff as we are very careful to make sure each child gets home safely.  If you do need to make a change in transportation, please try to plan ahead and use your child’s agenda book to write a note to the teacher. 

Thank you for your support of our instructional time and dedication to student safety.

Monday, December 5, 2016

Spirit Week

Marvel Monday was a success!

Thank you for support our Spirit Week and starting off our service learning project with lots of donations.

Tomorrow is Top Hat Tuesday....bring in food items and wear your favorite hat!

Reading Logs Due

Calling all last minute Gamecocks reading logs! If you have not already turned your reading logs in, we will accept them first thing Tuesday morning. We must have all numbers faxed in by Wednesday, December 7th! Remember, all participants will receive 2 tickets to a South Carolina men's and women's basketball game.  

Thank you for your participation!

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Spirit Week at Upper Campus

Don't forget that Lake Carolina Upper Campus begins Spirit Week tomorrow with Marvel Monday. Students that bring in a canned or non-perishable food item can wear a superhero shirt or cape. All donations will be given to Spring Valley High School’s Winter Days Service Learning Project. 

The Spirit Week theme for each day this week is below. Each student that brings in at least one food item can dress up in that day's theme.

We hope to collect a lot of food items to help those less fortunate. The class that collects the most food items will get to participate in a mannequin challenge at recess. We will film the winning class and share the video on the morning show and the school blog!

Show your school spirit and support of service learning this week. Thank you!

Marvel Monday - Wear a superhero shirt or cape
Top Hat Tuesday - Wear a hat
Wacky Tacky Wednesday - Dress in a tacky way
Throwback Thursday - Dress from a past decade
Freaky Hair Friday - Do something crazy to your hair

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Service Learning @ Upper Campus

Service Learning at Lake Carolina
December 5-9, 2016

Lake Carolina Upper Campus is excited to join Spring Valley High School’s Winter Days Service Learning Project. 

LCEU will be collecting canned goods and nonperishable food items to donate to local food banks. To add excitement to our food drive, we are having Spirit Week. Each day, if a student brings in at least one food item, he or she can dress up in that day's theme.

Marvel Monday - Wear a superhero shirt or cape
Top Hat Tuesday - Wear a hat
Wacky Tacky Wednesday - Dress in a tacky way
Throwback Thursday - Dress from a past decade
Freaky Hair Friday - Do something crazy to your hair

We hope to collect a lot of items to help those less fortunate! The class that collects the most food items will get to participate in a mannequin challenge at recess. We will film the winning class and share the video on the morning show and the school blog!

2nd Quarter Interims

Interim reports at Lake Carolina Upper will be accessible from Parent Portal for the 2nd 9 week grading period on Friday, December 2. 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.

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 yourUsername/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.

11:30 Dismissal on Friday

11:30am dismissal for Teacher Collaboration on
Friday, December 2.