Friday, March 31, 2017

The Lake Shake @ Upper Campus

It's almost here! The Lake Shake starts next Monday, April 3 with Rounds 1 and 2 for fifth grade students.

The Lake Shake is a competition that puts our students' soft skills, ability to think on their feet, and social etiquette to the test. This 4-day event begins at Lake Carolina Upper Campus and will eventually lead to Columbia as well as out of state. There are 6 rounds to this competition and at the end of each round the number of contestants dwindles.

We will keep you posted throughout the competition. Good luck fifth grade students and thanks to everyone that is involved with this special event!

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Purple Up Next Friday

Please plan to Purple Up! Friday, April 7 in honor of the hundreds of military kids at LCEL and LCEU.  April is the national Month of the Military Child, so please show your support and wear purple on Friday!

Upper Campus Gator Games T-Shirt Order Due

2017 Gator Games are coming up!

T-Shirt Orders are due
Upper Campus Field Day will be on Friday, April 21 

Parents who would like to volunteer to help with Gator Games can contact Coach Wittig (Upper Campus) at

Order Form for Upper Campus

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Lower Campus Earth Day Shirt

Lower Campus will celebrate Earth Day on April 21st. All classes will rotate through stations to learn about all the wonderful things we are doing here at LCEL to help the earth! If you are interested in purchasing a shirt to wear for the occasion, please complete the order form and return it by Friday, March 31st. 

Gator Fest

Gator Fest is this Friday evening, rain or shine!!! 

That means you only have 2 more days to purchase wristbands for children. Purchase online or at the front office on both campuses.

Wristbands are $20 per child, with a family maximum of $30 (adults are free).

Don't forget to purchase your raffle tickets for a chance to win a golf cart, a Yeti cooler or a $200 Target gift card! Tickets are $10 each, or you can buy five and get one free. We will draw the winning tickets at Gator Fest!

We also have some really great packages and products lined up for the Silent Auction. Here is the auction booklet for a full list of the amazing items that you don't want to miss!

We look forward to seeing you and your family at Gator Fest this Friday evening!

Friday, March 24, 2017

PTO Applications Due Monday

Don't forget, the PTO is planning for the 2017-18 school year and board positions will be open next year. The PTO needs dedicated parents to continue the tradition of PTO support in our schools.

If you are interested in becoming a part of the LCE PTO, please submit an application by Monday, March 27.



Friday, March 17, 2017

Drama Club Performances

Drama Club presents Peter Pan! Come show your support for these amazing students as they perform for you at Ridge View High School.

Lower Campus will perform Monday, March 20 at 6:00 pm.

Upper Campus will perform Tuesday, March 21 at 6:00 pm.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Lower Campus Facility Dog Update

We are pleased to announce that Lake Carolina Lower Campus will be receiving its very own facility dog from PAALS, which will be kept in Susan Woodley’s class! There are many benefits to having a facility dog on our campus such as:

  • · Encourages children to come to school
  • · Promotes positive behavior (confidence & responsibility)
  • · Promotes reading
  • · Teaches social skills
  • · Teaches acceptance
In an effort to continue raising funds, we would like to celebrate your special pet(s) by displaying their pictures. You may bring in one picture for $3 or more than one picture for a $5 donation. Please write your student’s name and pet’s name on the back of each picture and turn into your child’s teacher. If you would like to honor a neighbor or family member’s pet, you can do this too! Paw prints or dog bones will be available for $2 each and will be used to display the pet’s name you would like to honor.

The class in each grade level with the most donations will receive a Popsicle party and extra recess time. We are looking forward to working together to make this a big success!

Send in pictures and donations until March 17.

For more information on our Facility Dog please visit:

Here is a brief video of one of the PAALS dogs working in Mrs. Woodley's classroom.

Friday, March 10, 2017

Join the PTO Board

The PTO is planning for the 2017-18 school year and board positions will be open next year. The PTO needs dedicated parents to continue the tradition of PTO support in our schools.

If you are interested in becoming a part of the LCE PTO, please submit an application by due Monday, March 27.



Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Walk to School Pictures

Walk to school pictures

We enjoyed seeing everyone that participated in the Walk to School Day this morning! Thank you to the First Responders that came out to greet the students along the paths.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Spring Assessment Schedule

Spring Assessments

Lower Campus
MAP Reading and Math Testing: March 20-23

Upper Campus
MAP Reading: Tuesday, March 14
MAP Math: Tuesday, March 21

SC Ready ELA: Monday, May 15
SC Ready ELA: Tuesday, May 16
SC Ready Math: Thursday, May 18
SC PASS Science (4th and 5th only): Monday, May 22
SC PASS Social Studies (4th and 5th only):Tuesday, May 23

Monday, March 6, 2017

Wednesday is Walk or Bike to School Day

Lake Carolina Elementary is participating in the SC Safe Routes to School by hosting a "Walk or Bike To School" day on  Wednesday, March 8. Students are encouraged to dress like first responders (fire fighters, paramedics or police officers) and walk or bike to or from school. We can't wait to see everyone!

The goal of SC Walk to School Day is to emphasize to students and their families how walking and biking are healthy and fun activities. 

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Read Across America Day

Students and teachers enjoyed the guest readers at Lower Campus today for Read Across America Day. Thank you to all the volunteers that came out to read!

Spring Sports Reading Logs

How about some spring baseball?  We have free tickets for you!

Students have received a reading log for Read with the Gamecocks Baseball & Softball and The Columbia Fireflies.

LOWER CAMPUS: reading logs are on opposite sides of the same sheet and include the details for each contest.  Both logs are due Monday, March 13th.

UPPER CAMPUS: reading log for Read with the Gamecocks Baseball & Softball due on Monday, March 13th and The Fireflies due on Friday, March 31st.

Important Information on Later Gators and Summer Gators

Last summer, we did not hold our Summer Gator Program because we do not have a high enough participation rate in the past to fund the program.  

We want to let our families know that we will not have a summer program this year so you have an opportunity to align child care as needed.  

This year's Later Gator Program will end Tuesday, May 30th.  Registration for the 2017-18 school year will open after Spring Break.


Parent Reminder: Any time your student is absent from school for the entire school day, please email Caroline Hisaw (Lower campus) or Angie Simpson (Upper campus).  This will verify the absence and prevent parents from receiving absence phone calls that evening.

 Caroline Hisaw (Lower Attendance Secretary):  

 Angie Simpson (Upper Attendance Secretary):