La France's Report to the People

Spring 2022

Our staff, students, and parents are the most resilient group of people in the world, and I am so proud of everyone for weathering another year under the pandemic. We can't wait to be fully back to normal next year. Thank you so much for your continued support. We love our students, families, and community.

Title I

La France Elementary is a Title I School which means we receive funds from the federal government to assist in providing additional instructional resources, technology enhancement, instructional staff, and educational opportunities, based on our poverty index.

Title I Funds

At La France Elementary, funds from Title 1 are used to fund:

* Math manipulatives

* Reading/Writing support materials used for instruction

* Full-day 4K salaries (a non-Title 1 school in our district has 1/2 day 4K program)

* Growth of non-fiction & fiction texts beyond typical classroom library

* Lowered class size

* Reflex for math fact fluency

* Literacy Footprints for 5k - 3rd grade and interventionists

Student Learning Growth

Teachers assess learning and administer assessments throughout the year to gain a better understanding of the learning and instructional needs of our students.

These assessments include:

  • NWEA's Measures of Academic Progress (MAP)
  • Fountas and Pinnell Reading Benchmarks
  • FastBridge screeners
  • KRA
  • PALS
  • SCReady/SCPASS
  • Standards Based Grading (4k - 2nd)
  • Fountas and Pinnell Benchmark Assessments

Programs and Events

* Greenville Drive Reading All-Stars

* Writer's Pride

* Archery Team

* Second Step SEL

* Gifted and Talented

* Red Ribbon Week

* Field Day

* Canned Food Drive

* 4K Parent Engagement Session

* 2nd grade financial literacy presentation

* 2nd grade parent night for work

* 5th grade author visits

* Day of Awesomeness

* Gaga Pit Tournament

* Nami Presentation

* Awards Days

* PRIDE awards

* Positive Office Referrals

* Read Across America

* Skate Nights

* Good News Club

* Book Fair

Stakeholder Connections

* Virtual Classroom Orientations

* Parent Conferences

* BlackBoard Messaging System

* School Webpage

* Social Media

* Weekly Class Newsletters

* SIC and PTO Meetings

* LES School Scoop

* School Improvement Council

In The Classroom

* SC College and Career Ready Standards

* Daily Enrichment Time

* Leveled Literacy Interventions

* Project-Based Learning

* Literacy Footprints

* Free Breakfast and Lunch for All Students

* Eureka Math

* Second Step

* Handwriting Without Tears

Technology in the Classroom

La France is immersed in technology with support from our board and district technology staff. Our students and staff have the use of digital cameras, chromebooks, interactive learning panels in the classrooms, and a computer instructional facilitator. As part of our "1 to World" initiative, all students have all been issued a digital device. Our fourth, fifth, and sixth grade students also have chromebooks that can be used at school and at home for instructional purposes. Our 4K students have tablets. All classrooms have ClearTouch boards and document cameras.

Bring on the Kids!

Our doors open to car riders and bus riders at 7:10am each school day. Bus and car riders are dismissed from class daily at 2:30 pm. It is important for everyone to be at school on time each day, unless you or someone in your family is sick. Please communicate with the school nurse if your child is sick.
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