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
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chief Student Services Officer
Lexington County School District One
Read Your Way to the Big Game is still continuing at NPE! Students should read 6 books by November 10th and then fill out this form online (http://screads.org/entry-form/) to enter your child’s name in the drawing for a chance to win tickets to the Clemson/South Carolina Football Game. For more information, please read the parent letter. If you have questions send an email to email@example.com
LRADAC and NPE School Counseling Department challenges ALL NPE STUDENTS to host a Red Ribbon Week themed art contest! This contest is for ALL students (K-5th grades)
The theme is: “The key for me to stay drug free is _______________________.”
We will pick a winner from each grade level. We want to display the art to decorate our school for Red Ribbon Week. Please turn in your artwork to your teachers by Monday, October 23rd. Make sure your name and teacher’s name is on your artwork.
YOUR FRIENDS. YOUR SCHOOL. YOUR YEARBOOK.
Yearbooks are now on sale! Order forms were sent home this week. Yearbooks can also be ordered easily online at ybpay.lifetouch.com and use the yearbook ID code: 12308318. The cost is $25.00 until December 21st and then the price will increase to $30.00. See order form for additionally packages that are available as well . Thank you for supporting our school!
Congratulations to Mrs. Kelly Herring, 2nd Grade teacher, who was chosen as New Providence’s Teacher of the Year.
We also want to congratulate Mrs. Allison Blewett, Mrs. Kelly Ingram, Mrs. Erica Millwood and Mrs. Emilie Burwick who were our other TOY finalists.
New Providence Elementary
2017 Fall Festival
Friday, October 27th 5pm-8pm
Join us for a night of FUN FOR THE ENTIRE FAMILY at our school-wide event! Wristbands are on sale NOW! Return the attached form to your child’s teacher to pre-order your family’s wristbands (needed for ages 5 and up) by Friday, October 20th.Return money and order form to your oldest child’s teacher by this date. Pre-paid wristbands will not come home with your student –you will pick them up at the door the night of the event. Additional information can also be seen on the attached form.
Join us for the Good News Club after school beginning October 11th for 5 weeks from 2:30-3:45. The Good News Club is hosted by Harvest Church. For more information and the registration form click on this link: GNC Permission Slip – New Prov