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May 14, 2015

Volume 1, Issue 35

Nautical Notes
Principals Column
Inside this issue:
CIS Orientations

Field Day

Reading Celebration

Parent Requests Letters

Nurses Notes

PTO Supply Order Form

Supply List


It has been a great

week at LMES. As you
can see from the Calendar of Events, we have
many events scheduled
the last couple of weeks
of school. For details on
upcoming events, please
check your Parent Calendar that was sent
home earlier this month.
We are still in need of
volunteers for several of
our upcoming events. If
you can help with Field
Day please see the information on page 2 to
sign up to volunteer.
Your help will be greatly

Monday Thursday

Once again, our PTO is

offering school supply

7:00 am 5:00 pm

Calendar of Events

Closed on Fridays


kits. This information

was sent home today. If
you wish to order school
supplies, please be sure
to return your order
form and check by May
29th. Supply kits will
still be available for order online through July
23rd. Details for online
ordering are on the
forms. We have also
provided a listing of the
supplies for each grade
level, should you prefer
to purchase these yourself.
Next week we will have
our Spring Book Fair.
On Monday, May 18th,
bring your family and
shop for some great
reading material. Our


Book Fair Family
Event 4-6:15 pm
Book Fair
Strings Concert
8 am
Rising 5th Tour at
CMS 6 pm


LAST Rising K5
Orientation 6 pm
SC History Fair
8:30 am
Dining for Dollars
@ El Poblano
Field Day
Dining for Dollars
@ Grouchos

family event begins at

4:00 pm and runs until
6:15 pm. The Book Fair
will run through May
If you have a rising kindergarten student or
know someone who
does, dont forget that
our final Kindergarten
Orientation will be held
on Thursday, May 21st at
6:00 pm. This is a wonderful opportunity for
our newest students to
begin to feel at home in
their new school.

Page 2

N a u t i c a l

N o t e s

Field Day Tuesday, May 26

May Newsletter from the

Library Media Center

K-2 (9 a.m.a.m.- 11 a.m.)

3-5 (12 NoonNoon-2 p.m.)

Topics include information on the

upcoming SC Book Awards Celebration, May book fair, summer
reading programs, and book suggestions!
Book Fair Hours of Operation
*Family Evening Event (5/18)
from 4:00 6:15 PM
Prize drawings held at 4:30 and
Winners receive $25 to spend in
the book fair.
Mon. 5/18 from 7:15 AM 3:00 PM
Tues. 5/19 from 7:15 AM 3:00 PM
Wed. 5/20 from 7:15 AM 3:00 PM


Shop our ONLINE fair through

Remember to ADD 8% SALES

Field Day Success Tips

Field Day is quickly coming upon us. We want
this to be one of the best days of the year for our
students. We still need volunteers, donated icepops & bottle water and to borrow tailgate tents
& cornhole games. If you can help in any of
those ways, please contact Mrs. Plemmons or
complete the online volunteer form on Mrs.
Plemmons webpage
webpages/cplemmons/ .

(You will need to copy the website address and type it in a

new browser window.)


What: 6th Grade Orientation


When: Monday, May 18

9:15 10:15 am

Bring a bagged lunch. If you choose to purchase a

lunch at school it will be a bagged lunch with a choice
of peanut butter/jelly or corndogs.
Dress for the weather. Each grade level has an assigned shirt color.
K=Yellow, 1st-Green, 2nd-Blue, 3- Neon, 4th Red, 5th
- Blue
Put sunblock on at home.
Bring sunglasses, sun visor or hat to protect face from
the sun.
Water bottle with students and teachers name on it.
Smiles and positive attitude

What: 5th Grade Orientation

When: Wednesday, May 20
9:15 10:15 am
Where: Chapin Intermediate
(Currently Chapin Middle School)
130 Old Lexington Highway
Chapin, South Carolina 29036

Girls On The Run 5K

LMES Girls On The Run completed their season 5K on
May 2nd. We had 13 young ladies finish the first ever 5K
held at the Columbia Speedway. It was very exhilarating
to finish up the run on a speedway track.

This is an exciting opportunity for

rising 5th graders attending Chapin Intermediate School for the
2015-16 school year to tour our
beautiful campus and to learn
about various opportunities that
will be offered at our new school.

LMES GOTR completed a spring service project. They

collected over $200 worth of food/ pet toys and supplies
for our local animal shelters. Thank you to our volunteer
coaches Amy White and Eve Garcia.

Notes from the Nurse

Medication Pick-up from the
Health Room
Thank you for allowing me to
help with meeting your child's
health needs this year at school.
The end of the year is almost here and

we are making preparations for closing

of the health room. If your child
has medication here at school, a parent or guardian will
need to pick up the medication before the end of the
school year. For safety reasons, we do not send medication home with students and medications cannot be
stored over the summer. Any medications remaining
will have to be disposed of according to DHEC regulations. Please stop by the health room to pick up your
child's medication before the last day of school. If you
need to make special arrangements, please call Nurse
Harrington at 476-4609.
Parents, if your student will need prescription medicine
to be given at school or if they have a chronic medical
condition , an Individual Health Plan and/or medication
form for the 2015-2016 school year will be mailed home.
These will be mailed to you at the beginning of summer
so that you can have them reviewed and signed by your
medical doctor prior to school starting in August. This is
extremely important! It helps us start the year off being
able to fully take care of your child's medical needs at
school. This is also helpful to your doctor as they get an
overload of medication permission forms and IHP approval forms to sign at the beginning of the school year!

Parent Request Letters for 20152015-2016

Dear Parents,
We have arrived at the point in the year when we begin to make
plans for the upcoming academic year. We will soon begin the
process of preparing class rosters for next year. Time and effort
are invested so that classes meet the instructional needs of children.
If you feel that your child has a special need or circumstance
that you would like for us to consider, please put your request in
writing and forward it to Boyd Hainsworth through delivery to
the front office or through email to
Please include PARENT REQUEST in the subject line of an
email. Mr. Hainsworth will send a reply email to your request
indicating that it was received. Include in the letter the grade
your child will be entering and the characteristics/needs that
your child has that would require consideration.
Please do not include a specific teachers name, areas of certification, physical characteristics, etc. Request for a specific
teacher will not be considered. The purpose of our request
for the letter is to share things that we need to consider
about your child. All letters must be received by Friday,
May 15, 2015. Please understand that letters from prior years
are not considered. Letters must be submitted annually.
Boyd Hainsworth
Assistant Principal

Reading Celebration
A total of 128 students were invited to attend a reading celebration in the library on the
morning of May 12. This was to celebrate their participation in the schools annual SC
Book Award Challenge. Students were treated to breakfast, given award certificates, and
earned gift certificates to shop the May book fair. Currently
in its 5th year, this popular program encourages reading
across genres by promoting the SC Book Award nominees
chosen each year by the
South Carolina Association
of School Librarians. Technology and critical thinking
are incorporated into the program by asking students to reflect on the
nominees through completing Google Form book reviews. According
to library media specialist, Sharon Matney, Approximately 2,800
book reviews were submitted this year alone! Thats a phenomenal
amount of reading and writing. Its exciting to see the program continue to grow in popularity each year. To learn more about the book
award nominees, visit

Dear Parents,
We are pleased to offer you a service that will take the hassle out of buying your childrens Back-To School supplies this fall for Lake
Murray Elementary. No more fighting the crowds and having to go to several stores to get everything on your teachers list. No more
wondering if you have purchased the correct supplies. Innisbrook Wraps will package your teachers school supply list, deliver them to
Lake Murray Elementary and you may pick them up at registration in August.
By ordering your School Supply Packs, you will not only be assured your children will have the right supplies when school starts you
will save time and money too! Please order now by returning this form with your payment to school today!
It is easy! Two simple ways to order:
You may place your order online at May 14h July 23rd
Please use our School number 101384. Pay by credit card on or before July 23rd and your school supplies will be delivered to
school. Orders placed after July 23rd will not receive school discount and will be charged a shipping fee; these orders
will be shipped directly to your home. These prices will be Innisbrook's retail prices.

2. Complete the form below:

a. Make your check payable to LMES PTO and write your childs full name and grade in the memo line of your check.
Send the Order form and payment with your child to school OR mail them to:
Lake Murray Elementary PTO
Attn: School Supplies/Tracy Mack
1531 Three Dog Road
Chapin, SC 29036

c. Return your form and payment by May 29, 2015.

Your cancelled check is your receipt.

For more information, please call Tracy Mack 237-0687

Return Order form and Check to the School by: May 29, 2015

Lake Murray Elementary Order Form

Childs Name

Grade Level




Parents Name _______________________________ Phone Number ________________





Grade 1


Grade 2


Grade 3


Grade 4


SUPPLY LIST 2015-2016

LAKE MURRAY ELEMENTARY Lexington/Richland School District 5
(No Rolling Book Bags allowed for Kindergarten, 1st or 2nd Grades)
3 large Elmers glue sticks
1 1 inch binder with clear plastic cover (white)
2 boxes Crayola crayons (24 count)
4 Ticonderoga #2 beginner pencils sharpened (fat pencils)
1 pack dry erase markers (4 pack)
2 boxes tissues
1 pack/ream copy paper
2 Medium pink erasers
2 boxes Crayola crayons (24 count)
2 large Elmers glue sticks
3 packs Ticonderoga #2 pencils sharpened (12 count)
1 pack black dry erase markers (2 pack)
2 marble composition notebooks (wide ruled)
3 poly plastic folders with pockets & brads (2 red & 1 blue)
2 paper folders with pockets & brads (1 yellow & 1 green)
2 boxes tissues
1 pack Huggies Baby Wipes
6 poly plastic folders with brads in the following colors: red, green, blue, yellow, purple and orange
2 marble composition books
2 medium pink erasers
1 box Crayola crayons (16 count)
1 pack colored pencils (12 count)
1 pack wide ruled notebook paper
3 glue sticks
1 pair blunt 5 inch scissors
1 box tissue
1 yellow highlighter
2 packs Ticonderoga #2 pencils sharpened (12 count)
1 pack dry erase markers (2 pack)(low odor)
1 wide ruled 70 sheet spiral notebook
1 container antibacterial wipes
1 box of Ziploc quart bags
1 highlighter
1 pair of 5 sharp student scissors
1 marble composition notebook
1 box tissue
1 pack colored pencils
2 poly plastic folders with pockets (1 blue & 1 green)
1 pack #2 pencils sharpened (12 count)
1 pack 3X3 Post-It notes
2 glue sticks
1 poly plastic expanding letter size file organizer (7 pockets with fastener)
1 1 inch binder with clear plastic cover
1 dry erase marker
1 pack dry erase markers (2 pack)
2 highlighters
2 packs #2 pencils
1 pack colored pencils
1 glue stick
1 pack of notebook paper
1 box tissue
1 composition notebook
1 pair 7 inch scissors
1 binder (1 or 2 inch)
1 package of 5 page dividers
1 container antibacterial wipes

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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

Our purpose at LMES is to educate, empower and

encourage students in a safe and
nurturing environment .


Lake Murray
Elementary School

Claire Thompson, Principal
Boyd Hainsworth, Assistant Principal
Kelly Reese, Admin. Assistant Principal

Chart the course

Lead the way.

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