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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October 17th is now a full day!

October 12, 2018

 

Dear Parents:

As you know, students missed another first semester school day on Thursday, Oct. 11th, due to Hurricane Michael.

We are not yet ready to announce when we will make up that day, and simply adding another day to the end of the second semester does not solve our first-semester students’ need for more instructional time.

In order to make sure our students do not miss any more instructional time, we will cancel the Collaborative Planning Day scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 17th, and make it a full school day for students. By doing that, we will recover some instructional time.

Schools will dismiss at their normal time on Wednesday, Oct. 17th. There will be no early dismissal and no collaborative planning.

Please note that this change to Oct. 17th cannot serve as a makeup day — as it was already a scheduled school day.

Thanks for your patience.

Mary Beth Hill, Chief Communications Office

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Parent-Teacher Conferences RESCHEDULED

Parent-Teacher Conferences have been reschedule for
Thursday, October 18th, from 3:00pm – 6:30pm.

Parent-Teacher Conferences that were scheduled for Thursday, October 11th, will now be held Thursday, October 18th.  Please check with your student’s teacher regarding this reschedule.

 

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Boosterthon Fun Run Update

Due to having Thursday (Oct 11th) off for Hurricane Michael, we will be moving our Boosterthon Fun Run to FRIDAY, OCTOBER 19th, instead of that Thursday.  This will allow students time for their daily pep rally and an extra day of fund raising. 
The FUN RUN will be FRIDAY, OCTOBER 19th, from 8:00am – 11:00am. 

Parents are welcome to come cheer on their students!

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School Cancelled for Thursday, October 11th

LEXINGTON, S.C. — Lexington County School District One is canceling school tomorrow, Thursday, October 11, 2018, for all students and staff in all attendance areas.

The safety of our students and staff drive our decision. Forecasters predict that Hurricane Michael will bring high wind gusts to our area on Thursday. School buses should not operate when sustained winds are at 30 miles per hour or greater or when frequent wind gusts exceed 40 miles per hour.

The district also cancels all daytime and evening meetings and events scheduled to take place at any Lexington District One school, performing arts center, field or facility. This includes all district programs, athletic practices or events, adult education classes, school or district-related meetings, events, or extra-curricular activities scheduled for tomorrow.

District officials will send parents, staff and students any further information about school closings or delays through SchoolMessenger, the district’s telephone calling system.

Parents can also get updates by following the district on Facebook or Twitter, checking the district’s website at www.lexington1.net, calling the district’s 24-hour recorded telephone message center at 803-821-1299, watching local television stations, listening to local radio stations or going to media websites.

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Boosterthon is Here!!


Boosterthon has begun at Lexington Elementary!  This is our biggest and best fundraiser for our school!  Our goal is $18,000, for school improvements.  The PTA will use this money for school and student needs, as well as funding for family events throughout the year!

Our FUN RUN will be held Thursday, October 18th. Mark your calendars to come out and cheer on your student!  It’s a lot of fun!

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Congratulations to our 2018-2019 Teacher of the Year

Congratulations to Ashlee Young, a first grade teacher, for being named our 2018-2019 Teacher of the Year! 

We have many wonderful teachers here at LES and the finalists were: Christy Hooker(5th grade), Kristen Williams(Music), Ashlee Young(1st), April Hughey (SE), and Julie Mentnech(K).

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PTA Sponsored Spirit Night at Urban Cookout – October 11th

Join us at Urban Cookout for Lexington Elementary School Spirit Night!
Thursday, October 11th
15% of all sales (between 4pm – 8pm), go to LES!

Urban Cookout
1072 Lake Murray Blvd
Irmo, SC 
803-400-2270

*Please show your receipt at the register the night of the event for the sales to go to our school!

Urban Cookout – click for flyer

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Thank You For A Successful Book Fair and Family Night!

Thank you to all that came out to support our 2nd annual, Circus Family Math, Literacy & Book Fair Game Night! We more than doubled our attendance from last year!  We had over 250 families that came through to play educational games, code, listen to a storyteller, have fun in the photo booth or shop our book fair!

We are already planning for next year!

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Letter from Dr. Little regarding weather make-up days

** Please note that our next Collaborative Planning Day will be Wednesday, October 17th instead of October 24th.

October 1, 2018

Dear Parents:

As you remember, students missed four school days (Tuesday, Sept. 11, through Friday, Sept. 14) by order of Governor Henry McMaster due to Hurricane Florence.

By law (Section 59-1-425 of the South Carolina Code of Laws), districts are required to include at least three severe weather makeup days in each year’s academic school calendar. In the 2018–2019 academic school calendar, Lexington District One designated February 18, March 15 and April 22 as those severe weather makeup days.

That same section of the law prevents school districts from beginning school before the third Monday in August, although we know that high school students and their parents and teachers would like first semester to end before Winter Break.

Our original calendar allowed that to happen by planning a shorter first semester (83 days) than our second semester (97 days). The loss of four instructional days in the first semester, however, makes the difference between semesters too great.

Simply adding four days to the second semester does not solve our first-semester students’ need for more instructional time before taking exams during the first semester.

As a result, the district will change the calendar and move second nine weeks testing and high school final exams after Winter Break. This will allow us to restore instructional time lost in first semester due to Hurricane Florence and more closely balance the two semesters.

We will make up three of the four school days by using the three days already designated as severe weather makeup days on the 2018–2019 academic calendar: Monday, Feb. 18, Friday, March 15, and Monday, April 22.

State law requires that the calendar be 180 days long. In order for that to happen, the board will need to make a decision about when the fourth day will be made up or forgiven. We are proposing to the Board of Trustees that we could make up the fourth day by adding another instructional day, Thursday, June 6, to the academic calendar. The board will consider their options at a future meeting.

These changes shift first and second nine weeks testing dates, days scheduled as half days, report card distribution dates and the last day for teachers.

As you know, we canceled the Collaborative Planning Day scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 19, and made it a full school day. By doing that, we recovered some instructional time, but this change did not make Sept. 19 a makeup day as it was already a scheduled school day.

With the calendar shifts, the October Collaborative Planning Day moves to Wednesday, Oct. 17, from Wednesday, Oct. 24, in order for teachers and students to have a full school day immediately before Nine Weeks Testing begins on Thursday, Oct. 25.

We hope that by letting you know now about these shifts in the academic calendar, you have time to adjust your calendars and any affected plans. Here is a link to the new calendar with changes marked in red.

Thank you for your support and understanding.

Dr. Greg Little, Superintendent

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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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