SD5LRC

March 19, 2015
Volume 1, Issue 28

Nautical Notes
Principal’s Column
Welcome Spring!
Inside this issue:

Spring will arrive officially

A Page from the Media
Center

2

Nurses Notes & Dismissal
Reminders

2

Substitutes Wanted

this weekend, but we have
enjoyed a few

3

ordered your (ckets for

weather warms in the

the Pro Kids Program. The

aernoons. We have many

program is FREE, but (ck-

week.
When students are able to

Invitation & Chess
Tournament

4

SIC Nominations

5

playing with friends. We

Pro Kids Ticket Order form

6

do encourage that stu-

jackets in our Lost

ets are required so that we

and Found. Encour-

know how many will be

age your child to

a-ending each program.

check there for

Pro Kids is a character

missing items.

building program using

Tennis shoes are best for

humor and entertainment.

school. Save flip-flops for

It will be a fun evening for

the summer! Oen flip-

the whole family!

flops break and we have

Students who will be

no way to repair them. Flip

a-ending Chapin Interme-

flops are also not best for

diate School next year will

exercise. Jackets are oen

playing outside. They can

receive their course regis-

needed for cool mornings.

contribute to trips and

tra(on informa(on today.

falls.

Be sure to check their fold-

go outside and exercise,
they are able to expend
some energy and enjoy

dents dress appropriately
for the weather and for

March 24th

ers for this important informa(on. See page 4 for

Calendar of Events

informa(on on the orien-

March
19

Two Shows
23

6 & 7:15 pm

ets oen are le when the

days in the last

3

Pro Kids
Program

I hope you have already

beau(ful sunny

Art News & 1st Friday
Food Drive

Special points of interest:

Regreully students jack-

24

6th grade Orientation for CIS 6 pm
@ CMS Gym
End of 3rd Nine
Weeks
Pro Kids Show
Dining for Dollars
@ El Poblano
5th grade Orienta-

25

tion for CIS 6 PM
@ CMS Gym
5th & 6th grades
Make up Orientation for CIS 6 PM @
CMS Gym

3030-April 6 SPRING BREAK

ta(on dates for CIS.
I hope you enjoy your
weekend.

Page 2

N a u t i c a l

A Page from the Media Center
Topics include information
on the Blowfish reading
program, the deadline for
the SC Book Award Challenge, the Box Tops for
Shamrocks contest, the
newly announced
Caldecott & Newbery winners, poetry resources, and
more!
https://
www.smore.com/j731z

The Media Center will have a
“Box Tops for Shamrocks”
contest March 9-20. Send in
your Box Tops for Education
labels during that time, and
the grade level that brings in
the most will win a treat.

N o t e s

Reminder about parking
& afternoon dismissal
We have had several parents
express concern over being unable to navigate through the parking lot or back out of parking
spaces due to cars being parked
along the curb. When picking
up students from the car line, we
ask that you please drive
through the car line if at all possible. When you must park to
pick up, please park your vehicle in an appropriate parking
space, not along the curb.
Remember that it is unlawful to
park in a handicapped space
unless you have a handicapped
license plate or mirror hanger.
Please make every effort not to
block access to these spaces.
We appreciate your help in making our afternoon dismissals run
smoothly.

DREAM

Notes from the Nurse

LEARN

March is
Naonal
Nutrion
Month.

LEAD

Adding a splash of
colorful seasonal
foods to your plate
makes for more
than just a festive
meal.
Green produce
indicates antioxidant potential and
may help promote
healthy vision and reduce
cancer risks.
Fruits: avocado, apples,
grapes, honeydew, kiwi and
lime
Vegetables: artichoke, asparagus, broccoli, green beans,
green peppers and leafy
greens such as spinach
Orange and deep yellow
fruits and vegetables contain
nutrients that promote

healthy vision and immunity,
and reduce the risk of some
cancers.
Fruits: apricot, cantaloupe,
grapefruit, mango, papaya,
peach and
pineapple
Vegetables:
carrots, yellow pepper,
yellow corn
and sweet
potatoes
Purple and
blue options
may have antioxidant and
anti-aging benefits and may
help with memory,
urinary tract health
and reduced cancer
risks.
Fruits: blackberries, blueberries,
plums, raisins
Vegetables: eggplant, purple
cabbage, purple-fleshed potato

Red indicates produce that may
help maintain a healthy heart,
vision, immunity and may reduce
cancer risks.
Fruits: cherries, cranberries,
pomegranate, red/pink grape
fruit, red grapes and watermelon
Vegetables: beets, red onions,
red peppers, red potatoes, rhubarb and tomatoes
White, tan and brown foods
sometimes contain nutrients that
may promote heart health and
reduce cancer risks.
Fruits: banana, brown pear,
dates and white peaches
Vegetables: cauliflower, mushrooms,
onions, parsnips,
turnips, whitefleshed potato and
white corn

ART News
Spring means art shows!! March is Youth Art Month at
Tapps Art Center. Mrs. Leaphart's art students that have
art hanging at Tapps include:
Kaleb P
Brady H
Lauren B
Reed W
Damien D
Caden A
Bailey L
Dylan C
Sara Elizabeth W
Katie J
Congratulations to all LMES students who had work in the
Springhill High Art Show.
Check out the 3d artwork in the Media Center. This includes 5th grade bottle people and animals and clay work
from Mrs. Taylor's 3rd grade class.
Coming Soon..... Chapin Celebrates the Arts Art Show at
Crooked Creek Park.

FIRST FRIDAY FOOD DRIVE
The Lake Murray Elementary Student Council
is sponsoring a food drive March 23-26, 2015
to benefit School District Five’s Education
Foundation weekend snackpack program. Each
grade level is asked to bring specific items that
go in the snackpacks that are sent home with
identified students each Friday. The items are:
KINDERGARTEN: Juice boxes or CapriSuns® OR single serve microwavable
packages of grits or oatmeal
FIRST GRADE: Ramen Noodles®
(stovetop or microwave) OR Slim
Jims®
SECOND GRADE: Granola bars OR individual size fruit snacks
THIRD GRADE: Canned or microwavable pasta like ravioli or Spaghetti-O’s®
OR single serve cereals
FOURTH GRADE: Single serve fruit
cups OR Rice Krispies Treats®
FIFTH GRADE: Single serve macaroni
and cheese OR individual six-pack
serving crackers (Lance® type crackers)

We are already planning for the next school year and
are currently recruiting nurses who are interested in
being part of the school nurse substitute team. You
may choose to run the Health Room and/or be part of
the screening nurse group who will conduct student
health screenings. This will include screening students
for vision, hearing, and blood pressure. Training/
orientation will be provided.

LMES After-School Chess Tournament
The LMES Chess Club would like to provide a special opportunity to any interested students in
grades 2-5 who would like to participate in a three round after-school chess tournament. Please carefully read the expectations below before signing up to participate in this event. Registration will be
limited to the first 40 registrants in order to ensure we have enough boards and clocks for the different
rounds. After reading the information below, you can register at this link: http://goo.gl/iL8tjV.
Cost of Event- $3.00 per player- This will cover the cost of trophies. Please send in your cash payment in a labeled envelope
to: Jessica Jones. Your child's name, grade and homeroom teacher need to be written on the outside of the envelope.
Time- 2:40-3:40 Students will report to media center right after dismissal.
Location- LMES Media Center
*If you have a chess clock, please bring it to use on these days. Make sure your name is clearly written on your clock.
1.) You must already know how to play chess to participate in this tournament. We will not be doing any instruction on these
days.
2.) You must be able to commit to staying after school on these Mondays: 4/13, 4/20, 4/27 from 2:40-3:40. If you are absent
for any reason, you will have to forfeit that round. This is necessary to be able to pair players and keep track of round scoring.
We will not play make-up games.
3.) Students will be dismissed at the main car rider line area @ 3:40. Parents will need to wait in line for pick up. Please be on
time to pick up your child. In case of an emergency, contact the school main office. Students who attend Boys and Girls Club
can go directly to their assigned locations.
4.) We will be giving away trophies for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places in the tournament. Any winning students will be invited to attend the end of the year Chess Club Celebration on Monday, 5/4 to be recognized for this achievement.

March 5, 2015
To:

Parents of Lake Murray Elementary School Students

From:

Claire Thompson, Principal

Re:

Nominations for School Improvement Council

Every school in South Carolina is required by the Education Improvement Act to have a School Improvement Council. The
council serves as an advisory committee to the principal and assists with establishing and implementing goals for the school.
The council also helps establish priorities for the capital expenditures budget, the incentive budget and the operational budget for the school. At various times, SIC members are asked to represent the school on district committees. The School Improvement Council is composed of elected and appointed teachers, parents, and community members.
Our current council consists of the following elected parents from our school.
Rotating off the council this year:
Robby Aull
Michael Sechrest
The following parents will serve their second year during 2015-2016 school year:
Jonathan Garris
Jo Anne Hill
Lynn McFarland
Fran Ricks
Each year parents elect their representatives to serve on the council. The two people elected will begin their term of service
in the 2015-2016 school year and will rotate off the council at the end of the 2016-2017 school year.
Before submitting a nomination, we request that you ask the person for permission to submit his/her name. It is important
that those nominated be willing to serve as a representative for the school. If you are interested in running, please nominate
yourself. Elected parents should have a child who will be at Lake Murray Elementary for the length of time of their service on
the council.
SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT COUNCIL NOMINATION
LAKE MURRAY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
NAME OF NOMINEE __________________________________________________________________
ADDRESS___________________________________________________________________________
TELEPHONE NUMBER ________________________________________________________________
INFORMATION TO PUBLISH IN THE NEWSLETTER REGARDING NOMINEE (AGES OF CHILDREN, INVOLVEMENT IN
THE COMMUNITY AND SCHOOL, SPECIAL INTERESTS, ETC.) (MAY USE BACK)
___________________________________________________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________
(Information will be printed as received)
PERSON SUBMITTING NOMINATION___________________________________________________
NOMINATION FORMS ARE DUE BY APRIL 10

TICKETS
The ProPro-Kids Show! Family Night
The Pro-Kids Show is more than entertainment.
This wholesome, hilarious, entertaining show is a

DON”T MISS EVENT!
We are presenting two shows that are

FREE
Tickets will help us plan for the number of guests for each show!
Please indicate which show and the number of tickets you need.

TICKET ORDER
Child’s Name

Grade

Teacher

NUMBER OF TICKETS REQUESTED
for the 6:00 pm Show

for the 7:15 pm Show

ALL Tickets are FREE!
(Parent or child should give to your homeroom teacher
who will send it to the school office for PTO.)

Human Capital Solutions, Inc
219 Shores Edge Drive
Chapin, SC 29036
Phone: (803) 407407-2620

PTO Business Partners

S D 5 L R C

Lake Murray Elementary School
1531 Three Dog Road
Chapin, SC 29036

Lake Murray Elementary Vision Statement

Phone: 803-476-4600
Fax: 803-476-4620
http://www.lexrich5.org/

“Our purpose at LMES is to educate, empower and
encourage students in a safe and
nurturing environment .”

Administration

Lake Murray
Elementary School

Claire Thompson, Principal
cthompson@lexrich5.org
Boyd Hainsworth, Assistant Principal
bhainswo@lexrich5.org
Kelly Reese, Admin. Assistant Principal

Chart the course…
Lead the way.

Kreese@lexrich5.org

PTO Corner
Thank you to our
Business Partner Patrons.
Please support these
businesses, as they have
contributed to our
school.

Dining for
Dollars

Thank you

Platinum paw
AVSX Technologies
Human Capital Solutions
Integrity Insurance
Solutions
Zesto of Chapin
Tim’s Gas Depot

March 24
El Poblano

Volunteers!

Gold Paw
DK Nails

Come enjoy Pro Kids
and dine either before
or after the show!

to all our
Volunteer Celebration
May 1st
9:00 a.m.
Spring Hill High

PRO Kids
Performance
Tickets Required
(See request form
included in
Nautical Notes.)

March 24th
Two performances
6:00 & 7:15 pm