Reaching New Heights

March 2023

Congaree families,

March is upon us and it appears that we are experiencing an early spring. We'll prepare for all the good things that spring brings. We are ending the 3rd Grading Quarter and will be entering the final part of the school year. We want you to talk with your students about staying extra focused on their learning. It is also very important that they do their absolute best with their behavior in class, at recess, on the school bus, and every other place related to school. We want our students to continue to grow and to reach New Heights! Please let us know if you ever have questions or concerns about school. We appreciate all that you do.


Mr. Dickey

5th Grade Students ONLY

Now is the time to showcase your 5th grader! Yearbook ads are available for purchase until Friday, March 17th. Messages should be sent through the link below. Images can be emailed to

Nurse News

If your student tests positive for flu of Covid; please contact Nurse Ginny.

For students who test positive for Covid; parents must provide either a copy of the positive Covid test or a picture of the at home test that was done with completion of an Attestation Form. Please contact Nurse Ginny for a copy of the Attestation Form.

Per SCHDEC: Children with a positive COVID-19 test should stay home until they have had no fever for 24 hours without use of fever-reducing medication AND improvement of symptoms AND at least 5 days have passed since symptoms first appeared. A mask must be worn days 6-10.

March is Brian Injury Awareness Month:

Brain injury is the leading cause of disability and death in children and adolescents in the U.S.. There are more than 5.3 million children and adults in the United States who are living with a permanent brain injury-related disability. The greatest challenges many children with brain injury face are changes in their abilities to think, learn, and develop socially appropriate behaviors.

Ways to Prevent a Brain Injury Are:

1 - Focus on Your Surroundings.

2 - Make Safe Choices.

3 - Always Wear a Seatbelt.

4 - Don't Text and Drive.

5 - Wear a helmet

6 - Use proper sports safety equipment

7 - Take it easy after a head injury/concussion

8 - Wait until the doctor says it's OK before returning to rough play or sports. If the brain gets injured again while it's still healing, it will take even longer to completely heal.

American Heart Association

The class who raises the most money will get to pie a staff member in the face! All money is due by March 7th.

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