News & NotesExtend Day Registration
Extend Day Registration for 2019-20 for our returning families will begin the week of 2/18/19 thru 3/1/19. Week of 3/4/19 will begin for all other families. $40.00 registration fee per family.
School Store Volunteers Needed
The School Store is seeking additional volunteers to help out in the mornings before school starts. If you are interested in helping, please email email@example.com.
Lowes Food Rewards
Thank you to everyone who has linked their Lowes Food card to our school! Our percentage has gone up tremendously. Be on the lookout for a flyer to come home soon with more information in case you haven’t been able to link your card yet.
Box Tops Deadline
The next official Box Tops deadline is coming up soon so make sure to keep clipping those Box Tops! All students that bring in 50 Box Tops on a Box Top sheet before Feb. 8 will receive a prize. Please make sure the student’s and teacher’s names are on the sheet. Forms are available near the PTA closet on the main hallway near the Cafeteria or on the PTA Web site.
80’s Family Dance Fundraiser
Save the date for our 80’s Family Dance fundraiser on Fri., Feb. 8 from 6 to 8 p.m. Be on the lookout for the flyer and ticket order form to come home on Mon., Jan. 28. Tickets will also be available for sale online this year via a link on our PTA website. Space is limited, and tickets will be sold on a first come first serve basis until sold out.
Krispy Kreme Certificates Sale
The fifth grade will be selling certificates for a dozen glazed donuts from Krispy Kreme to help raise money for the Fifth Grade Day celebration held at the end of the school year. Be on the lookout for the form to come home on Monday, Jan. 14. The sale will run through Fri., Jan. 25. All orders will be filled and sent home on Mon., Jan. 28. Thank you for supporting our fifth graders!
Yearbook - Last Chance Sale
This is your last chance to purchase a yearbook! The deadline is Wednesday, January 23 at 3:00pm. The cost per yearbook is $25. After this date your only chance to get a yearbook will be on the surplus sales date (if any) in May and the price will be $30 at that time. Don't miss out! Download this form to send back to school with your payment.
Changes in PowerSchool for Emergency Text Messaging
Parents who currently have a landline listed as their primary contact may use this change in phone number form to receive texts about school cancellations or other emergency schedule changes. Parents who already have a cellular phone number listed as their primary number do not need to take action to receive these texts.
South Carolina School Report Cards
Below is the link to our School Report Card, released November 29, 2018 by the State Department of Education. Based on a number of factors, each school in the state has been rated as excellent, good, average, below average, or unsatisfactory. These report cards are very different from past report cards in our state. The new report cards factor in multiple data points, test scores and surveys. The report attempts to measure a school’s academic achievement, student progress, college and career readiness and school climate. The reports will also include data on English Learners Progress, Student Safety, and Financial information. High School reports will factor in graduation rates, though the formula for determining the graduation rate has changed slightly from past years. For the first time in South Carolina, NAEP (National Assessment of Educational Progress) scores will be used to help determine schools’ ratings. NAEP tests students in every state in fourth grade and eighth grade in math, reading, science, and writing. The percentage of schools ranked in each category (from unsatisfactory to excellent) will align to the State’s 2015 NAEP results, so about 15 percent of schools in South Carolina will be rated “excellent,” 20 percent will be rated “good,” 35 percent will be rated “average,” 20 percent will be “below average,” and 10 percent will be “unsatisfactory.” Along with the new rating system, the report cards feature several new pieces of data, including Education Value-Added Assessment System (EVAAS). EVAAS measures student academic growth year-after-year. EVAAS measures student academic position in relation to his/her peers from one-year to another. Growth among lowest performing 20% of students counts double toward each school’s report card. If you have any questions or concerns related to our school’s ratings, feel free to contact our principals via email or phone.