Global Minds with Caring Hearts

 


Our  Administration!

Alicia Prezzy, Assistant Principal
Jim Hamby, Principal
Michele Zee, Assistant Principal

The mission of Lexington Elementary School, in partnership with our community, is to develop in an enriched learning environment, life-long learners for the ever-changing world who demonstrate the International Baccalaureate attributes and attitudes of responsible citizens in a global society.

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Band and Strings participants – Mandatory Parent Meeting

 

 

 

 

 

If you are interested in participating in BAND or STRINGS this year, there is a mandatory parent orientation meeting for 5th grade parents.
The meeting for BAND is on Thursday, September 20th at 6pm in the cafeteria.
The meeting for STRINGS is onThursday, September 20th at 6:30pm in the cafeteria
Parents do not need to attend both, just which ever one their child is interested it.  Students can attend but are not required.  If there is a conflict, parents need to contact Kristen Williams at krhyner@lexington1.net or 803-821-4076.

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Scholastic Book Fair, September 24-October 3rd

Our Fall Scholastic Book Fair will be held Monday, September 24th, through Wednesday, October 3rd.  We will be open daily from 7:15am – 2:30pm.

Scholastic is offering eWallet now as a check and cash-free way for your child to shop the fair. There is no charge to set up an eWallet.  Simply go to the below website, create an account and authorize a spending limit to have funds immediately available for your child to choose the books they with for!  Any funds not used will be returned to your account.

If you can’t make it in we have our online fair available at:
http://www.scholastic.com/bf/lexingtonelem

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We Are Watching the Weather

District officials will keep parents, staff and students up to date if the weather affects school openings or closing by using SchoolMessenger to get emergency and other messages out quickly by telephone.

Parents can also get information about school openings and closings in Lexington One by watching local television stations, going to media websites, listening to local radio stations, checking the district’s website at www.lexington1.net or by calling the district’s 24-hour recorded telephone message center at 803-821-1299 (press 2, then press 1 for late breaking news).

Parents may also visit television websites – www.wistv.com or www.wltx.com
Local media outlets will run the information as well.

Please do NOT call the schools or the District Office about the weather delays.  We need to keep our lines open for the day to day operation.  Please refer to your Lexington One Parent/Student Handbook for additional information.

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First In Math – new instructions

For 2018-19, the district is leveraging a new option for accessing First In Math via the Lexington One Clever portal. Clever will also be used for code.org to support the new K-8 Computer Science curriculum standards.

For students who would like to access First In Math at home or elsewhere when not at school, they can find the Lexington One Clever portal at https://clever.com/in/lexington1. Here are instructions that can be shared for students using First In Math when not at school: Instructions for logging into First In Math at Home through Lexington One’s Clever Portal.

For other family members who would like to use First In Math at home, the process is the same as in 2017-18.

Click on the following link for pictorial instructions:
Log into First In Math at home through Lexington One’s Clever Portal

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Cub Scout Sign up tonight at LES

Come join us tonight, 6-7:30pm, in the Cafe to learn about Cub Scouts and to sign up!

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Run Hard Registration is Now OPEN! Sign up now!

Run Hard is an afterschool program that meets after school on Monday and Thursday from 2:30 to 3:30 pm.  It’s for boys and girls in 2nd-5th grade.  Registration (includes T-shirt) is currently open through September 7.  All participants must register online at www.runhard.org.

Run Hard utilizes character-based concepts to teach running, healthy lifestyle, and decision-making.  The final 5k race is November 3 at 8 am. It’s going to be a great season!

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Cats Choir Orientation Meeting, Thursday August 20th at 6pm

Cats Choir News
There will be a very important Cats Choir orientation meeting for all 4th and 5th grade students interested in singing this school year.  If your student is planning on being a member of Cats Choir this school year, the parent MUST attend this meeting.  Your child bought home a flyer about this orientation meeting at the end of the first week of school.  Be on the look out for it.  The meeting is on Thursday, August 30, 2018 at 6:00 pm in the art room.  Parents and students can enter through the courtyard doors in the front of the school leading to the art room.  If you have a conflict with this orientation meeting, please contact Mrs. Williams by Wednesday, August 29, 2018.

Email:  krhyner@lexington1.net         Phone:  803-821-4076

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LES Birthday Book Club is Back!

We will be selling Birthday Books Sunday!  Please bring exact change or check for $15 if you would like to sign up Sunday!

Celebrate your child’s birthday by joining the LES Birthday Book Club!
By joining the LES Birthday Book Club, your child will:

  • Choose a book from the special Birthday Book Club cart in the Learning Commons
  • Have his or her name placed on a bookplate inside the front cover of the book
  • Be the first to check out that book from our library
  • Get a special birthday prize

Complete the form (linked) below and send it back to school along with your contribution of $15.00 (please make checks payable to LES).  Your child will select a book from our LES Birthday Book Club cart. Your child will be the first to check out their book!  After your child has shared the book with family, they will return the book to the LES Learning Commons for many other children to read and enjoy. The book will have a label indicating that it was a birthday book to your child.  Joining the Birthday Book Club is a great way to celebrate a birthday and will help our library build a supply of new and exciting books. If you have any questions, please let us know!

 

Birthday Book Club form, click to print a copy, complete and return to LES!

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Sunday Student Drop-In & Parent Orientation (2:30 – 4pm)

Sunday, August 19th, we will be open for students and parents!

2:30-3pm Students Drop-In.  Students will have the opportunity to meet thier teachers and visit thier classrooms. If you want to bring in your school supplies at this time, you may!

3-4pm – Parent Orientation in the classrooms.  Students will be asked to go to the Cafe for a movie.  There will be teacher supervision.  Parents will have the opportunity to learn the expectations, schedules, philosophies of their students’ teachers.  At the conclusion of the orientation they may pick their students up from the Cafe.

1:30 – 2:30 pm – New Student Orientation  (not 4 or 5 year old kindergarten)
Meet in the Little Theater.

Lexington County Public Library will be on site signing families up for library cards if they don’t already have one!  Just bring your driver’s license or photo ID! 

We look forward to seeing everyone Sunday!

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Class Assignment Day – Thursday, August 9th

Lexington Elementary will host Class Assignment Day, Thursday, August 9th.
We will be open from 9am – 1pm and 3pm – 6pm.

1) You must bring current Proof of Residency in order to go through the registration process.
Examples include (with guardian’s name):
*Water bill
*Power/Electric bill or
*Lease agreement

2) In order to speed up this process, you will need to complete your on-line registration prior to arriving (using student snapcode that was emailed out).  If you did not receive an email about the online registration/snapcode, please contact the school at 803-821-4000.  We will also have a computer lab for you to complete the on-line registration on Assignment Day.

3.  If you received a letter from Lexington One Food Service, you will need to bring this letter with you.

4. Any outstanding balances from the previous year will need to be settled at our fee table.

This event allows you to not only register your child, but also join the PTA, purchase spirit wear, and discover who your child’s teacher will be.

We look forward to seeing everyone Thursday!

 

 

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