LES Will Celebrate Veterans Day on Thursday, November 10th


LES students are encouraged to invite a Veteran (a family member, close family friend, or neighbor) as their special guest to participate in this event honoring our local veterans. The event will include light refreshments, a school-wide parade, and a ceremony.

If your child is able to bring a Veteran to our celebration, please fill out the form located at the bottom of this letter. You can cut the bottom form off and return it to your child’s homeroom teacher. Please return it by Friday, October 28th. Guests should plan to arrive at LES by 7:40 AM on Thursday, November 10th.

LES will also create a “Wall of Honor” to display in our school to celebrate our Veterans and soldiers who cannot be with us on this Veterans Day Celebration. In order for us to create our “Wall of Honor,”please get a “Wall of Honor” form from the office (or linked on page 2 below), complete it, and return it by Friday, October 28th. Please include a copy of a photo (not original) and put your student’s name on the back of the photo. The photo will be returned to you after Veterans Day.

Veterans Day Guest Form and Wall of Honor Template

Info from our 5th Grade Veterans Day Committee: 

Don’t forget about our Veterans Day parade coming up on November 10th at 8 am.  Don’t forget to invite your family members that served or are still serving in the military to join you in walking in the parade.   Tell your guest to wear any of their uniforms, jackets, or hats for the parade.  Cub Scouts and Girl Scouts are welcomed to  walk in the parade as well.  If you have a guest or are a scout, all you have to do it fill out your Veterans Day Letter

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Food for Friends Canned Food Drive To benefit LICS


As part of Red Ribbon Week, LES Student Council is sponsoring a Food for Friends Canned Food Drive To benefit LICS Sponsored from October 24-28. Bring in canned food items and place in grade level barrels in the Café.
The grade level with the most cans wins a Snow Cone Party!

Items Needed the Most:

Canned Meat (tuna, chili, chicken, beef stew), Peanut Butter, Jelly, Canned Fruit, Canned Sweet Peas/Green Beans, Canned Corn, Canned Tomatoes, Applesauce, Spaghetti Sauce, Pasta (spaghetti, egg noodles, penne), Corn Muffin Mix, Ramen Noodles, Instant Mashed Potatoes, Dry Cereal, Breakfast Bars, Rice – 1 lb bags, Dried Pinto Beans, Grits, Boxed Mac and Cheese, Pork ‘N Beans

Canned Food Drive Flyer

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Dr. Little Visited LES Learner of the Pride Students

LES recently congratulated the first Learners of the Pride for 2016-2017 school year! LES Learners of the Pride are chosen from each homeroom because they exhibit the International Baccalaureate Attitudes. This past month we focused on IB Attitudes: Enthusiasm and Creativity. These students were selected because they enjoy learning. They are also creative and imaginative in their thinking and in their approach to problems and dilemmas.

LES 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students got to enjoy lunch and conversation with our new superintendent, Dr. Greg Little! Dr. Little had lots of great advice for our young leaders!

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Lunch Menu Changes for Next Week

Gerald_G_Fast_Food_Drinks_FF_Menu_2Lunch Menu Changes for Next week:

Monday’s Menu will remain the same.

Tuesday we will be offering Pizza as the hot entree.

Wednesday we will be offering French Toast and Sausage as the hot entree.

Thursday’s menu will remain the same.

Friday we will be offering Pizza as the hot entree.

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Calendar Updates & Changes

Sephr_Notepad_with_Text_and_Pencil_1Lexington One students missed three days of instruction (Wednesday, October 5, through Friday, October 7) due to Hurricane Matthew and by order of Governor Haley. Lexington One has made some changes to the calendar in order to make up for the three days of missed instruction in the first semester.

Some of the calendar updates:

Friday, Oct. 21st is now a regular school day for staff and students.

LES is scheduling its parent conferences on:
Thursday, Oct. 20 from 3-7:00
 Tuesday, Oct. 25 from 3-6:30 PM

Wednesday, Dec. 7th is a full day!

Please see the link from Lexington One for more information.

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AdvancED Parent Survey – please help!

paw01Dear LES Parent/Guardian:

Lexington County School District One and all of its schools are participating in a continuous improvement process through AdvancED. AdvancED is a non-profit, non-partisan organization that conducts rigorous, on-site external reviews of Pre-K through Grade 12 schools and school systems to ensure that all learners realize their full potential and help schools improve. As a parent, you have an important role in this process. Lexington Elementary School  is using the AdvancED Parent Survey to get your opinions.
There are five sections on the survey representing the five AdvancED Standards for Quality School Systems. Your answers to the survey will help our school by giving us your expectations as parents of a high-quality school system, by helping us target areas in which we need to improve and by identifying areas in which we continue to be effective.
Your opinion as a parent is important to us, and we ask you to take a few minutes to complete an online survey. In order to complete the survey, just click on this link:
http://www.advanc-ed.org/survey/public/2713004 or copy the link and paste it into your web browser now.
The online survey is open now, through Friday, October 21, 2016. Your responses to this survey are completely anonymous, and we would appreciate your honest feedback. If our school has the highest percent of our parents participating in this parent survey among the district’s elementary schools, our school will win ice cream for all our students. Just another great reason to participate! If you have any questions about this survey, please contact James Hamby  at jhamby@lexington1.net  or 803-821-4000.
Thank you for supporting our district’s and our school’s efforts to improve. Our parents’ perspectives are vital to the process.
James H. Hamby, Principal
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Lexington One Closed by Order of Governor Haley

By order of Governor Haley, Lexington County School District One is canceling school tomorrow, Wednesday, October 5, through Friday, October 7, 2016, for all students and staff in all Lexington One attendance areas.

In addition, all after-school programs, athletic practices or events, adult education classes, other school or district-related meetings, events, or extra-curricular activities scheduled for after school or evening are also canceled.

This means our Fall Festival is canceled for Friday night. 

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Fall Festival on Friday!

ffFrom the P.T.A. – Fall Fest is going to be held on October 7th from 5:30 pm until 9 pm.  Please consider volunteering your time for an hour shift.  If you are interested please contact Stephanie Alexander at (803) 351-7276 or Mike Taylor at (803) 397-4222.  Feel free to email the PTA with any questions at lexingtonpta@gmail.com  Thank you so much in advance for your support of the LES PTA and our students.

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October Newsletter & Menus

Hand-drawn-Pumpkin-Clipart-2014101649-800pxOctober 2016 LES Newsletter


October Lunch Menu – Elementary

October Breakfast Menu – Elementary


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Congratulations to Lexington Elementary’s New Teacher of the Year

Hudson&HambyLexington Elementary has named its new Teacher of the Year. Jamie Hudson, 1st grade teacher was named LES Teacher of the Year. Michelle Webster, current LES Teacher of the Year, recognized Mrs. Hudson at today’s faculty meeting. Mrs. Hudson has been at LES for 12 years, teaching kindergarten, first, and second grades. She is our school’s Relay for Life Co-Captain and Yearbook Co-Editor.

Our other finalists are  Sharon Paeth, 5th grade teacher, Ashlee Young, 1st grade teacher, Spring Bridgers, 3rd grade teacher, and Julie Goegeline, 3rd grade teacher. We are very fortunate to have these talented ladies teaching at our school!

TOY Finalists

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