Each year, usually during the last full week in October, schools and communities across America celebrate Red Ribbon Week. This celebration gives us an opportunity to focus on healthy living and to learn about the dangers of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs, especially to young growing bodies and minds.
Next week we will celebrate Red Ribbon Week at LES. We will have daily themes, announcements, activities, and prize drawings for those students who promise to be drug-free!
Lexington District One parents, we know how important your children are to you and how much you want to keep them healthy.
Knowing this, we partnered with the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control to make flu vaccinations available for your child at school.
DHEC will be hosting out student flu clinic this Friday, October 25th. About two weeks ago, you received an email from the Mr. Hamby telling you how to sign up.
If you have not already had your child vaccinated this year and are interested in getting your child vaccinated at school, follow the link provided in the email, enter the provided code, complete the online parent consent form and submit it to DHEC electronically.
There will be no cost to you or your child for this flu shot. If applicable, payment from your insurer or Medicaid may be made to DHEC on your behalf. Please note that the form asks for that information.
LES Parents and Families! We’re only ONE WEEK AWAY from kicking off the Booster @ LES and PLEDGING IS NOW OPEN! Register online at FUNRUN.COM and start getting pledges! Next Tuesday, Oct. 15, our 2-week fundraising program will officially begin on campus, and we’re so excited! We’ll start with a Pep Rally, and then your family will gather pledges and enter them on FUNRUN.COM. In the end, every student will participate in the Fun Run on Oct. 24! This year, our goal is to raise $15,000 to support our students in First in Math, field trip transportation and Free Family Night Fun Activities throughout the school year and we need your help! Please begin thinking about friends and family who could pledge your student for the Booster @ LES. Look for a Pledgebook to come home on Oct. 15 with more information. And don’t forget to save the Fun Run Date—Oct. 24—on your calendar. You’re invited to come out and cheer on our students! More details to come. Thank you for supporting Lexington Elementary and have a great day!
Our Book Fair accepts cash, check, credit card and Follett gift cards. Visit follettgift.com to purchase gift cards. (Follett gift cards are a great option in lieu of sending cash or check with students!) Checks should be made out to LES. Please include your phone number.
Thank you for supporting our school library and your younger readers by visiting the Book Fair. We would also like to thank our LES PTA for paying the 7% sales tax on all book fair sales!
Mark your calendars for our Fall Follett Book Fair, September 23rd – 27th!
The book fair will be open every school day from 7:15am – 2:30 pm, (September 23rd – September 26th), closing at noon on Friday, September 27th. Our evening event will be held Thursday, September 25th, from 5:30 – 7:30 pm. You are welcome to visit the book fair with your Wildcat at anytime. Follett takes all major credit cards.
Please join us for our special event, FAMILY MATH, LITERACY & BOOK FAIR NIGHT, Thursday, September 26th, from 5:30pm – 7:30pm. There will be literacy games, math games, storytelling, photo booth, coding, special treats as well as an opportunity to shop at our book fair!
Thank you for supporting our reading programs by participating in our LES Follett Fall Book Fair! Proceeds benefit student programming throughout the school year and new books for our Learning Commons! We would also like to thank our LES PTA for paying the 7% sales tax on all book fair sales!
If you would like to help our younger grades (write) fill in their book fair wish lists, we would love to have you! Simply sign up for a slot through the Sign Up Genius icon below.
In an abundance of caution, Lexington County School District One is canceling school tomorrow, Thursday, September 5, 2019.
Expected wind gusts of over 30 miles per hour throughout the afternoon Thursday could create conditions that would be unsafe for school buses, student drivers, parents and staff. As always, their safety is our highest priority.
These closings apply to all schools, students and staff in all Lexington District One attendance areas. 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 more information as we get it through the district’s telephone calling system.
Parents can also get updates and information about school openings and closings 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.
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. Schools do not know if advance if school will be delayed or canceled. Please refer to your Lexington One Parent/Student Handbook for additional information.
There will be a very important flyer coming home on September 3rd in Tuesday folders explain the band and strings classes for interested 5th graders. Be on the look out for it. If your student is planning on being a member of band or strings this school year, you MUST attend the orientation meeting. The orientation meeting for BAND is on Tuesday, September 10, 2019 at 6:00 pm in the Art Room. Parents and students can enter through the courtyard side door in the front of the school. If you have a conflict with this orientation meeting, please contact Mrs. Williams. The orientation meeting for STRINGS is on Thursday, September 19, 2019 at 7:00 am.
Cats Choir News
Calling all wonderful 4th and 5 h grade singers! Mrs. Williams is looking for Cats Choir members for the 2019-2020 school year. Our first rehearsal will be Thursday, September 5th at 7:00 AM, in Mrs. Williams’s music room. If your student is planning on being a member of Cats Choir this school year, they MUST attend this rehearsal on time. They will also need to bring all the completed forms to this first rehearsal. Your child can receive all the forms from Mrs. Williams. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Williams.
17- Weather Make-Up Day – we have school!
24 – PTA Fundraiser Kick-Off!
24-29 – Grade 5 School Time Bible class (7:50-8:50am) with Lexington Baptist
24- March 9- PTA Spring Fundraiser (cookie dough)
25- COOL CAT Recognition (K-2)
27 – COOL CAT Recognition (3- 5)
27- PTA Skate Night at Skate Station USA, 6-8pm
28 – RFL PJ Day, $1 donation
1- Reading with the Gamecocks – USC Women’s Basketball game at 12 noon (vs. Texas A&M)
2-6 – Celebrate Read Across America (Dr. Seuss’s Birthday)
8 – Daylight Savings Time Ends – Spring Forward 1 hour
9- Fundraising (Cookie Dough)Sale Ends
10 – Community Exhibition, 6-7pm
12- Weather Make Up Day
13 – No School
17- Spring Individual Pictures
23-April 3- JDRF fundraiser
24 – COOL CAT Recognition (K-2)
26 – COOL CAT Recognition (3-5)
30 – April 3 – Career Week
31 – LES Vehicle Day (K-2)
School Library Month
1 – Career Dress Up Day
1 – Parent Pickup cookie dough, 2-6 in the cafe
2 – Career Speaker Day (3-5)
2 – Spring Concert, 6pm, Cafe
3 – Field Day
3- JDRF Walk
6-10 – Spring Break
13- Weather Make Up Day
20-24 – Spring Book Fair (Bedford Falls)
22 – Administrative Professionals Day
24-Book Character Parade
28 – COOL CAT Recognition (K-2)
30 – COOL CAT Recognition (3-5)
4-8 – Teacher Appreciation Week
7-27 – SC READY & SC PASS test window
22 – International Awareness Day
25- No School
26 – COOL CAT Recognition (K-2)
28 – COOL CAT Recognition (3-5)
June 2020 2- Yearbooks distributed
3- Dismiss at 11:40 am
3- Grade 5 Promotion, 8:30am, Cafe 4- Last Day of School for Students, dismiss at 11:40am
4 – Grade 5 Parade and Celebration
5 – Last day for Teachers
8-11 – Camp Invention
13 – Class Assignment Day, 9am – 1pm, 3pm – 6pm
18- First Day of School
7- Labor Day, No Schol
8 – Parent/Teacher Conferences, 3-6:30pm
9 – No School for Students
9 – Parent/Teacher Conferences, 8am – 12pm
23 – Booster Fun Run
3 – Election Day
25-27 – Thanksgiving Break
18- First Weather Make-Up Day
21-Jan 1 – Winter Break
Lexington County School District One’s Nondiscrimination Statement
Lexington County School District One does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, disability or age in admission to, access to, treatment in or employment in its programs and activities.
The following people have been designated to handle inquiries or complaints. The Chief Human Resources Officer handles inquiries/complaints regarding Title IX. Inquiries/complaints regarding Section 504 for elementary students go to the Coordinator of ESOL/RTI and for secondary students to the Director of SchoolCounseling and Advisement.
The Mathematics Coordinator handles inquiries/complaints regarding Title II. Contact these people if you have questions regarding these issues at 100 Tarrar Springs Road, Lexington, SC 29072 and telephone number 803-821-1000.