Read Across America and Book Fair

These are the events planned for next week February 26-March 2

Spring Book Fair

Monday – Thursday 7:30 AM – 3:00PM
Friday 7:30 AM – 9:30 AM
Family Day- Wednesday, February 28th 11:40-3:00

Celebrate Dr. Seuss
Dress up Days for each day…

Monday : One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish Day– wear red and blue
Tuesday: Fox in Socks Day – wear crazy socks
Wednesday: Wacky Wednesday – wear wacky tacky to school
Thursday: Cat in the Hat Day – wear a hat to school
Friday: Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss – dress like your favorite book character

Unified Champions T-shirts For Sale

Unified Champions shirts will be on sale from January 29-February 9!
These will be $8, and will be available in sizes Youth Small- Adult 4XL.
Be on the lookout for fliers to go home in Tuesday folders.s
Check out what they will look like!  Front and back.
Anyone can order- staff, students, families, or community!

Read with the Gamecocks

Again this year, students have the opportunity to participate in the The Read with the Gamecocks program. Please keep a record of the amount of pages your child reads for the next two weeks-January 15 thru January 26. All participants will be provided two vouchers (one for the child and one for parent/guardian) for the following USC basketball games:

Women’s Basketball vs. Kentucky -Sunday, February 18 @ 3pm

Men’s Basketball vs. Florida- Saturday, February 10 @ 12pm

A parent letter and the reading logs will go home this week with your student. ALL READING LOGS ARE DUE BACK TO THE LEARNING COMMONS BY JANUARY 29, 2018

Click here for Letter and Reading Log

Parent University

The next Parent University is scheduled for January 22 from 6-7pm.  

Do you know how you are going to pay for your child’s college education?

Future Scholar, South Carolina’s 529 College Savings plan, administered by the SC State Treasurer’s Office, offers a tax advantaged way to save for the cost of higher education.  on On Monday, January 22nd, for an informative session will be held at NPE to help you learn more about the smart way to save for college. Rebecca Monroe, 529 Product Specialist with Future Scholar, will be here to answer all of your college savings questions!

Parent University on 

529 College Savings Plan

When: Monday, January 22nd
Where: New Providence Learning Commons
What Time: 6-7 p.m.

Light Refreshments will be sponsored by your NPE PTA. Please contact Page Jordan at 821-3311 or Amy Wilson at 821-3310 with any questions.

Happy Holidays

We hope all our students and their families have a joyous holiday season and a Happy New Year.  We will see you back January 4th, 2018

IMPORTANT JANUARY DATES:

January 4- Students return to school
January 12- Half Day of School Dismiss @11:00
January 15- NO School
January 24- Collaborative Planning Day Dismiss @11:40
January 26- Spirit Day
January 31- NPE Night at UNO’s Pizza

Behind the Scenes Experience

Learn about Careers in the Arts with a behind the scenes tour and a show of The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

When:December 7, 2017

Who: Lexington 1 students in grades 3- 5

Where: 105 Caughman Ave., Lexington, SC 29072

Time: Tour begins at 5:30 and the show starts at 7:00 -Students get in free. Parents’ tickets are $10.

Pizza, drinks, and dessert will be provided.

Please see this link for additional information and to register to attend.  Click here

An important change in how we count absences

October 20, 2017

Dear Parents/Guardians of Elementary Students:

When the second nine weeks begins on Tuesday, October 24, 2017, in Lexington County School District One, you will see a change in the way your child’s PowerSchool information shows whether your child is counted absent or present each day.

As you remember, the district considers students present only when they are actually at school, on homebound instruction or attending an activity authorized by the school such as field studies, athletic contests, music festivals, student conventions, etc. If absent, a student must present a written excuse signed by a parent/guardian, physician or other appropriate person within three days after returning to school, and the excuse must include the date the excuse is written, date of the absence, reason for the absence, telephone number where the parent/guardian may be reached and the required signature. If a student fails to provide a proper excuse, the excuse may be recorded as unexcused.

That part remains unchanged.

What does change is that when the second nine weeks begins on Tuesday, a student who misses 50 percent of his/her instructional day for any reason, whether the missed time is excused or unexcused, will be marked absent.

For instance, if a child’s school begins the instructional day at 7:40 a.m. and ends the instructional day at 2:25 p.m., he/she normally attends school for six hours and 45 minutes (405 minutes total). In order for that child to be counted present, he/she would need to attend school for at least three hours and 23 minutes (203 minutes).

This change comes about because of a change in a federal law that governs the United States K–12 public education policy, the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). In that law, the United States Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights changed the definition of “absent.” Their new definition uses the minutes in a school day formula.

We believe that attendance is a key factor in student achievement and that any absence from school represents an educational loss. We recognize that some absences are unavoidable. We also know that during this first “change” year, this could be a little confusing. So, if you have any questions about this new definition of absent, feel free to call the district’s Central Services Office 803-821-1029 or email Matt McCormack at mmccormack@lexington1.net.

Sincerely,

Jeff Caldwell
Chief Student Services Officer
Lexington County School District One