Welcome to Lexington Elementary!

LES Administration

LES Administration

Welcome to Lexington Elementary School’s Webpage. Please use the menu bar above to locate even more information about our school and to find links to related resources. Scroll down to find information about school events.

LES Monthly Newsletter     16-17 LES Supply Lists

Breakfast/Lunch Menus & Meal Benefits (applications)

Student Handbook       District Academic Calendar

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Be sure to tune in to 100.7 on your radio when you are near the school to hear about current school information. Our radio show is updated weekly featuring student DJs! Check back in August for live broadcasts!paw01

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2017-18 LES School Supply List

2017-18 LES School Supply List

Please scroll to page 2 to view 3rd, 4th and 5th grade lists!

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End of the Year Information

Tuesday, May 30 and Wednesday, May 31 – School will dismiss at 11:00 am both days.   Quest Zone and Daycares will be open.   

Lost and Found – we still have about 40 coats and jackets in our Lost and Found.  We also have several pairs of eyeglasses not claimed.  Any items not claimed will be donated to a local charity.  Lost and Found is located in the cafeteria.  All children pass the Lost and Found as they go into lunch.

End of the year information:

Please remember to pick up any medication by the last day of school (May 31st).  All medication not picked up will be destroyed.

All library books are due by Friday, May 19th

Report Cards will be held for students owing lunch money, lost/damaged library books, lost/damaged textbooks and for students owing school fees.   If you are not sure you have paid your school fees, please email Karen Criner at kcriner@lexington1.net.

Click on the link below for information about Summer Camps in our area.

http://www.symbaloo.com/mix/scsummercamps2017?searched=true

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This Week: Star Wars Reads Day and Lexington One at Fireflies Game


Star Wars Reads Day will be celebrated this Thursday, May the 4th, at the Lexington Books A Million from 3:30 – 6pm.  There will be activities and stories for students.  The first 5 from each school will receive a free T-shirt from their school media specialist.  Feel free to come dressed as your favorite galactic character!  Join us for out of this world fun!

 

Columbia Fireflies is hosting a Lexington District 1 Spirit Day on Sunday, May 7th. The game is at 2:00 p.m. Tickets are $9, and $4 will go to our school from each ticket. Children under three do not require a ticket. Parking is $3 per vehicle. Tickets can be purchased today throughFriday, May 5. Payment can be checks made payable to LES or cash. Seating will be by school.  Everyone is encouraged to wear school colors. There will be post-game activities for everyone. Tickets can be purchased in the school office from Mrs. Criner.

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Lexington One’s Summer Food Program for Children

Lexington One’s Food Services will be providing breakfast and lunch for free for children 18 and younger from Monday – Thursday June 5th – July 27th. The locations are Rosenwald Community Learning Center on Hendrix Street, River Bluff High School, and more (see flyer link below). Questions? Call 821-1169.

Lexington One Food Services Summer Lunch Program Flyer

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May School Newsletter and Menus

May 2017 LES Newsletter

May 2017 Elementary Breakfast Menu

May 2017 Elementary Lunch Menu

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State-Wide Testing

Parents of 3rd – 5th graders – Last week you received a letter regarding statewide testing.   SC Ready and SC PASS Testing will begin on Tuesday, April 25th.    Testing begins promptly at 8:00 am.  Students will not be allowed to enter the classroom once testing begins.  Late students will wait in the Learning Commons until testing is complete.  Late students will take the test on a Make-up Day.   Once testing starts, students will not be allowed to be dismissed.  These tests are not timed.
Kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd grade students will have Related Arts in the morning.  3rd, 4th, and 5th grades will have Related Arts in the afternoon.  This schedule will take place for these dates:

April 25 – May 4.  All lunch schedules will remain the same.

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Follow LES on Social Media

Screen Shot 2016-03-14 at 5.18.26 PMWe are excited to share news about our school, students, and staff regularly on social media! Please follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

Twitter lexingtonelemsc or https://twitter.com/lexingtonelemsc

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Thank you for your follow/like and for your help in making these sites a positive space to share about our school!

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April School Newsletter and Menus

 

 

 

 

April 2017 LES Newsletter

Elementary Breakfast Menu April 2017

Elementary Lunch Menu April 2017

 

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March Newsletters and Cafeteria Menus

March 2017 Newsletter

Elementary Breakfast Menu March 2017

Elementary Lunch Menu March 2017

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Flu Parent Information

February 22, 2017

Dear Parents:

We are beginning to see more flu and flu-like illnesses in our school. For that reason, we are being proactive and are working with the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control to monitor flu conditions and to make decisions about the best ways to protect our students and staff. DHEC tells us, for instance, that it is not too late to get a flu vaccine.

Our school is fortunate to have a registered nurse, Ms. Pinkham, who is monitoring students and watching for flu-like symptoms (temperature of 100 degrees or more, headache, muscle aches, sweating, sore throat, cough, extreme fatigue).

In addition, our nurse and our teachers also regularly emphasize health, hygiene and safety by talking about the importance of frequent hand washing; good hand-washing habits and good cough technique in order to reduce the spread of any disease. We also make sure students have easy access to tissues, soap and running water, or alcohol-based hand cleaners.

You can help, too. If your child complains about not feeling well, please check your child’s temperature before sending him/her to school. If your child has a fever of 100 degrees or more before you give him/her Tylenol, Advil, Motrin or some other appropriate fever reducing medication, keep your child at home. You see, adults can pass the flu virus to other adults up to one day before and three to seven days after symptoms start. Children, on the other hand, can pass the virus for longer than seven days after their symptoms begin.

Flu spreads when a person who has the flu coughs, sneezes or talks sending the virus into the air. Other people then inhale the virus, which enters the nose, throat or lungs of a person and begins to multiply, causing symptoms of influenza. Less often, flu spreads when a person touches a surface that has flu viruses on it — a door handle, for instance — and then touches his or her nose or mouth. Once an individual is exposed to the virus, it takes one to four days (on average two days) for that individual to develop symptoms.

Once the fever breaks (this usually takes from three to five days) and your child no longer has a fever or sign of a fever without the help of Tylenol or another product, please keep your child home for another full 24 hours — even if your child is using an antiviral medicine.

Finally, we know how important your children are to you and that you want to know when your child is sick so that you can pick your child up from school. Please make sure that our school has your correct and current emergency telephone numbers. After all, we know that you don’t want your sick child spending hours in the health room because we can’t reach you.

Sincerely,

James H. Hamby

Principal

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