Lake Forest Elementary Principal Page

May  2018J. Cooke 

 Dear Lake Forest Family,

 This is always an exciting time as we prepare for end of the year activities such as field days and awards! I hope you will make plans to join us for these events as we celebrate our students and their achievements.

 Congratulations to the following people who were recently recognized by the Lake Forest PTA- Margaret Pepper, (PTA Teacher of the Year) and De Hicks (PTA Support Staff of the Year). We also want to congratulate Julie Wallace, our LFE Volunteer of the Year. Thank you for all you do!

 This year, students in third, fourth, and fifth grades in South Carolina will take the SC College-and-Career Ready Assessment (SC READY).  Students in those grades will take ELA (writing and reading) and mathematics tests.  Additionally, students in fourth and fifth grades will take SC Palmetto Assessments of State Standards (SCPASS) science (4th grade) and social studies (5th grade) tests. Your child’s teacher will communicate testing dates with you. These dates can also be found on our school website.

 Looking ahead to the 2018-2019 school year, parents will be allowed to send me a letter providing information about their child. This information will be considered as the administrative team makes classroom assignments for next year. Separate letters should be submitted for each child, and you are asked to submit a hard copy of your letter(s).  Parents will not be allowed to request specific teachers. If a specific request is made, it will not be honored. The deadline to submit letters to me is May 30th.

 As we near the end of the school year, I would like to thank the Lake Forest community for the support you’ve shown me this school year. I am truly honored and blessed to serve as your principal. We have a wonderful school community and the best students! Please let me know if I can help you in any way as we finish another great school year! Have a wonderful summer!

 Partnering to help all children,

Julie Cooke