Reaching New Heights

November 2022

Congaree Families,

We welcome you into November as we prepare for another packed month of activities. We will soon have our annual Veterans' Day program at the school and we are looking to make this another community event. We are partnering with Congaree Cares and Airport High School to produce a really solid program. We ask that you join us Friday, November 11, 2022 in our cafeteria at 8:30 am.

Our AVID Strategy of the Month is a Frayer Model. This can be used for organizing thoughts, building background knowledge, and helping with understanding vocabulary before and after reading texts. Please ask your student about their work using a Frayer Model. You will see examples of Frayer Models throughout our school.

Our 4th graders went to Camp Leopold near Rimini, South Carolina and had a great time learning in nature. We were not in the school building, but were in outdoor classrooms. It was by far one of the best field trips that they will have while they are in elementary school. We are thankful for this opportunity and look forward to our fifth graders going in February.

On Tuesday, November 8, 2022 there will be NO SCHOOL for students and staff. This is an election day and we are making sure that our students know the purpose. We believe that it is important to know that they will one day have the power to exercise their right to vote on leaders that will represent them and pass laws that will improve their lives as citizens in the United States. We encourage you to take the opportunity to get out and vote.

Finally, November is a month that we all should give thanks. The past few years have been challenging and we are still recovering from damage from Covid. We have endured and are still here and are beginning to gain momentum in bringing back the full operation of our school and community. Please know that we are thankful for you and what you do for our students at Congaree. We care for you as a member of the Congaree family. Let's continue Reaching New Heights together!


Mr. Dickey

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- All students MUST be signed in by an adult after 7:30.

- Students cannot enter the building before 7:00.

- ALL visitors are required to have an ID upon entering the building.

Book Fair

October 31 - November 4

Open at 7:05 AM-3:00 PM.

We close at 1:30 on Nov. 4th for Vehicle Day.

Don't want to send cash or check? Set up an eWallet for a safe, convenient option! Click the link below before Nov. 4 to set up an eWallet and share to family and friends for more spending power:

Nurse News

Per DHEC there has been a rapid increase in influenza cases within the Midlands Region. There is widespread influenza activity and cases of influenza in the state have exceeded peaks of previous flu seasons.

Parents please take these everyday preventive actions:

• Avoid close contact with ill persons.
• Keep your child home if they have a fever (100F or higher).
• Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue or upper sleeve when you cough or sneeze.
• Frequently, wash hands with soap and water or alcohol-based hand rub.
• Frequently clean and disinfect surfaces that are high-touch areas.

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Every Student, On Time, Everyday

Did you know?

According to state law, a child is considered truant if they have 3 consecutive unlawful absences or a total of 5 unlawful absences. Once a student becomes truant, the district is required to develop a written intervention plan with the parent/guardian.

Excused Absences:


-Doctor Visit

-Religious Holiday

-Extreme Family Emergency

Unexcused Absences:


-Over Sleeping

-Transportation Problems

-Missing the Bus

· Excuses should be given to the front office staff, placed in the excuse box located outside the office door, or submitted on our school website under links (absence reporting).

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November 1-11

This month, Beta Club is having a canned food drive, with all items being donated to Ebenezer Church. The winning grade will earn Popcorn & Movie!!!


Mrs. Horabik's class won a pizza party for the most participation during Red Ribbon Week! Congratulations to her 3rd graders!