Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Richland Two Cell Phone Policy

Dear Parents,

LCE Upper Campus students are allowed to have cell phones at school as long as they remain in book bags. We realize that it may be necessary for students walking or riding bikes to and from school to have a phone for safety reasons. However, the phones may not be used for any reason during the school day. Please see below for a summary of the district's school board policy JICJ regarding electronic communication devices.

Thank you for your cooperation.

Elementary school students may not use or display cellular phones, beepers and pagers while on school property during school hours. 

•   first offense - warning/confiscate device and return to student at the end of the school day
•   second offense - confiscate device/return to parent/legal guardian
•   third offense - confiscate device/return device to parent/legal guardian and privilege to have device is revoked for the remainder of the school year
•   fourth offense - confiscate device/return at the end of the school year

Class & Club Pictures Tomorrow

Tomorrow all students will have their class pictures taken. We encourage everyone to wear solid uniform colors for their pictures. Bring your best smiles!

Uniform shirt colors are: hunter green, navy blue, burgundy, or white

Uniform bottoms are: navy blue or khaki

Club pictures will also be taken. If you are in a club, bring your club shirt to wear for that picture.

Friday, January 27, 2017

Lower Campus Literacy Highlight

Restock the Closet

HELP NEEDED! The SIC is working to collect donations to support our teachers in serving the needs of our children. We will be collecting the items listed below from Jan. 30 - Feb. 10. We thank you in advance as we already know your hearts are filled with generosity!

We will collect the items in several ways…

1. You can send in items with your students for your homeroom teachers to collect.
2. Place items in the lobby boxes titled 'mid-year donations.'
3. You can even give at the car rider lines! We will have rolling carts in the morning and afternoons!

Items needed:

· Crayola Crayons    
· Elmer’s Glue Sticks          
· Sentence Strips      
· Hot Glue Gun Sticks          
· Clear Scotch Packaging Tape
· Masking Tape          
· Highlighters
· Paper Clips               
· Staples
· Manila File Folders
· 9X12 Brown Envelopes
· Binder Clips
· Pencil Pouches
· Scissors
· Black Sharpies
· Marble Composition Notebooks
· Expo Dry Erase Markers
· White Board Expo Cleaner Spray
· Sticky Notes
· Cardstock
· Colored Pencils
· Antibacterial Soap
· Pencils
· Index Cards
· Printable Labels (Avery 5160)
· Erasers
· Clorox Wipes
· Assorted Packs of Construction Paper 

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Father-Daughter Dance Info

Friday, January 27
Lake Carolina @ Lower Campus
5:30-8 PM

-Tickets available at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fatherdaughter-dance-2017-tickets-29363344554 OR they can be purchased at the door

-Photos begin at 5:00PM

-Dance doors open at 5:30PM

-Photo order forms were sent home with students and should be brought with the adult on Friday night.

-Desserts and drinks will be served

Info from Blythewood Middle School

Blythewood Middle School is having their annual BMS Pathways to Success on Thursday, April 20th at 6:00 p.m., beginning in the school gym. The previous orientation in January provided information for those families considering expanded choice, while this program will be focusing on making a successful transition for those students and their parents who will be attending Blythewood Middle this Fall.

You will learn about summer opportunities like the BMS JumpStart Camp, BMS Charger Pride Summer Enrichment and afterschool program, receive information about summer reading activity, 6th grade supply list, and information about enrichment offerings. Additionally, you will find out what Charger Kick-Off is all about and how you can receive information and keep in touch. The evening provides an opportunity to visit the 6th grade area classrooms and meet the teachers.

Our goal is to provide tools for a smooth transition from elementary school to the middle school. We are looking forward to meeting and working with you soon.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

PTO Corporate Programs Update

December Box Tops Deposit
Great job, everyone! Thanks for all the Box Tops you turned in. Our school received a check from Box Tops For Education™ for $ 678! Our goal for the year is $ 2500 by April 2017.
Keep the Box Tops coming in! Use this collection sheet and feel free to make as many copies as you need! Paper copies will also be sent home.

New Challenge.....
The classroom (from each campus) with the most BoxTops turned in by February 28, 2017 will receive $20 gift card. In addition, the student from each campus with the most BoxTops will receive $10 gift card!

Box Tops Bonus App
Download the free Box Tops app and earn bonus Box Tops for Lake Carolina! Just buy the products that contain Box Tops and SCAN your receipt. It’s that easy!

Deadline: February 28th
Turn in these items to your homeroom parent or the Box Tops mailboxes at each campus. More information on items collected.
CapriSun pouches (bin in each cafeteria also)
Labels for Education barcodes
Tyson Project A+ labels
Entenmann’s Little Bites pouches
MyCoke reward codes

Questions? Contact Stacey Gilchrist at 803.730.9456

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

2nd Quarter Honor Roll Recognition

Students will be recognized for achieving 2nd quarter honor roll on the morning show at Upper Campus. The morning show begins at 8:10am.

5th Grade: Tuesday, January 24
4th Grade: Wednesday, January 25
3rd Grade: Thursday, January 26

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Fossil Frank Visits 3rd Graders

Fossil Frank visited with 3rd graders as part of their study of
rocks and minerals and earth materials. 

Early Dismissal

11:30 Early Dismissal on Friday, January 13
 for Teacher Collaboration.

Please let your child's teacher know if there is a change of transportation on Friday. Thank you!

Monday, January 9, 2017

Vision & Hearing Screenings

Lower Campus: Tuesday, January 17
Upper Campus: Wednesday, January 18

The Lion's Club along with our school nurses will be conducting vision and hearing screenings. The Lion's Club uses the SPOT vision camera to detect vision issues at an early age. This is a new highly effective device that screens both eyes at once at a non threatening 3 foot distance. The camera can help detect several different disorders of the eye. If your child currently wears glasses or contacts, please make sure they bring/wear them on the scheduled screen day.

Please contact the school nurse by Friday, January 13th, if you DO NOT wish to have your child screened.  Thank you! Healthy children learn better!

Lower Campus: Nurse Mishoe 803-714-1300 ext: 3010
Upper Campus: Nurse Waldrep 803-691-3360 ext: 37104

Friday, January 6, 2017

Future Chefs Elementary Culinary Competition

The whole concept of the Sodexo Future Chefs Elementary Culinary Competition is to help educate the children in HEALTHY EATING HABITS. Too often we hear about childhood obesity and kids not making the right choices in terms of their eating habits. That’s why we want kids to submit recipes for their favorite healthy comfort food!

Final judging will be based on:

  • Health Conscious Foods
  • Simple, Kid-friendly Preparation
  • Fun Kid-Foods
  • Judge’s Choice
  • Best Table Presentation
  • Bonus Ingredients used such as Whole Grain Pasta, Whole Grain Bread, Brown Rice, Low-Fat Cheese, Eggs, Lean Ground Beef, Turkey, Potatoes & Mushrooms

Students in 4-5 grades complete recipe form and turn them into teachers. Teachers will collect the recipe form and give them to their cafeteria manager.

Cafeteria Managers will submit all completed recipes to the Support Services Center no later than Thursday, February 2, 2017.

A panel of my colleagues will narrow down recipes to one student per school.

The finalists will be formally invited to a Culinary Competition “Cook-Off” on
Thursday, March 16, 2017 tentatively scheduled for 4:00PM.

All Finalists will receive medals, t-shirt, apron and hat.

Local press will be invited to take pictures of the kid’s creations, parents and
teachers can view (and taste!) the final product from 6-7 PM on March 16.

Transportation will not be provided for the competition. Students will need to be
dropped off by 4PM/picked up by 7PM at R2i2.

Safety issues and staff supervision: Each group of three students will have a kitchen
staff member assigned to them. This will ensure that safe food practices are
followed and no one is harmed.

Please let me know if I can answer any questions or concerns.

Joseph Altman
Food Service Manager
Richland School District Two
Office: 803-736-3774 ext. 23307


Active Gamecocks

Get active and earn free tickets to a Gamecock basketball game. It is simple, just record the amount of physical activity that your child completes from January 9, 2017 until January 20, 2017 on the Physical Activity Log. Remember you need to record 30 minutes of physical activity per day in order to earn tickets. 

Tickets will be for the following games:

Thursday, February 9, 2017 @ 7:00pm
Women's basketball vs Auburn @ Colonial Life Arena

Wednesday, February 15, 2017 @ 6:30pm
Men's basketball vs Arkansas @ Colonial Life Arena