March Newsletter

March 7, 2016

Upcoming Events

Mar. 10 - PTO Meeting 5:30

Mar. 11 - Community Visit 8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

Mar. 11 - End of grading period
Mar. 14 - No School for Students - Teacher Work Day
Mar. 15 - Kindergarten to Saluda Trail to see Lion King 8:30-11:00
Mar. 17 - BLUE PE Club

Mar. 21 - Reports Cards Issued
Mar. 21 - 1st & 2nd grade Music Program - 8:15 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

Mar. 21 - Parent Canvas training 8:15 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. - 6:15 p.m. - Please call the office and let us know if you plan to attend one of the trainings.
Mar. 25 - No School for Students - Teacher Work Day

From the Desk of the Principal

Greetings Hornet Families! It is hard to believe that our third nine week grading period ends on Friday, March 11th. Please continue to encourage your child(ren) to continue to work hard to reach or exceed his or her goals.

A special thank you to Resolute for donating $4,500.00 to purchase a new sound system for our stage. Thanks to Resolute our student performances will be second to none. We are very fortunate to have a Blue-Tooth system that will allow music to play via a mobile device. Thanks again, Resolute. You are the best!

Thank you for supporting Jump Rope for Heart! Thanks to you, we raised $ $2,268.20 for a worthwhile cause.

I am very proud of all of the 5th graders that read the ten books and participated in the Battle of the Books school competition. You all are awesome! Congratulations to the team that will be representing Lesslie in the district Battle of The Books competition on Saturday, March 19, 2016 at 9:00 a.m. Team members are Sam Gardner, Chris Rollins, Olivia Faris, Jaden Crouch, Savannah Barr, Shawn Whiteside and Julia Warwick. Let’s go Hornets!

Round-Up/First year Enrollment is underway

To enroll/visit your zoned School:

Children can be enrolled in any elementary school on school days between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. To enroll in Rock Hill Schools you must provide proof of residence.

Proof of residence can be established with the following documents in parent's name: Current Electric or Gas Bill (portion showing the billing address of the residence being confirmed) or Rental or Lease Agreement

If you do not have one of the above items and you are residing with someone else please contact Student Services at Rock Hill School District Office, 803 981-1041. Please enroll your child as soon as possible. Kindergarten screenings will be held in June and July and students will be placed in classes.

Families, who are not currently zoned for a school with a 4K program, should register at the Central Child Development Center or the Applied Technology Center between 8:00 and 3:00 or at the District Office at 660 N. Anderson Road between 3:00 and 5:00.

Review age requirements.

· Children must be age four on or by September 1st to attend classes for four-year-olds.

· Children must be age five on or by September 1st to attend classes for five-year-olds.

· To attend first grade, children must be age six on or by September 1st.

Rock Hill Schools has a School of Choice program which is available to students in Kindergarten through 8th Grade. This is an application process and will be available in March 2016 for the 2016-2017 school year.

Parents are invited to attend one of the following School of Choice Fairs:

Date: March 12, 2016 Date: March 15, 2016
Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Clinton Junior College Location: Sullivan Middle School

Application process: March 12, 2016 through April 29, 2016, applications will be available on-line during this time.
You may also call 981-1000 for information on School of Choice.

Children First

Seberina Myles, Ed. S.

“Our school values learning, achievement, collaboration, and responsibility as cornerstones of our learning community."

PTO Update

We'd like to welcome Carrie Shehan, our new PTO treasurer.

We are in need of volunteers for the upcoming Art Show/Bingo night on Friday, April 22, 2016. Please contact the front office or a PTO officer if you are interested in assisting.

PTO Officers

President - Dawn Warwick -

Vice-President - Keisha Miller -

Secretary - Nikki Howard -

Treasurer - Carrie Shehan -

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100th Day Can Food Drive

Each grade level was asked to raise at least 100 canned goods for the 100th day of school. The grade level with the most canned goods would get to decide who they would be donated to. The Fourth grade team won and decided to donate the canned goods to Pilgrim's Inn. The school raised a total of 867 canned goods!

Partnerships At Work

Thank you to Resolute for donating $4,500.00 to our school to purchase new sound equipment for our stage! Resolute has always been very supportive of Lesslie! A special thank you to Tracy Wimmer for serving as the liaison between Lesslie and Resolute! The equipment was installed on March 3rd and 4th.

Way to go Hornets!

$2,268.20 was collected for the American Heart Association! Thank you Mr. McDaniel for coordinating this worthwhile fund-raiser.

The Burroughs' Beat

Lesslie Elementary First and Second Grades Present

"There's No Place Like Space"

An out of this world concert for friends and family

Monday, March 21st Performances at 8:15 am and 1:30 pm.

Families of students participating will receive an RSVP form. Please return if you will be able to attend a performance.

Counselor’s Corner

Our school counseling program will be focusing on career readiness during the month of March and Lesslie has big and exciting plans to promote career readiness! The guidance lessons for March will address career and college readiness. Students will have the opportunity to learn about different careers, and how their interests and skills can help them choose a career in the future. 5th grade students will have the chance to search Monsters University to learn about applying to college and choosing college classes and majors.

The week of March 28th is Career Week. Students will have activities to participate in throughout the week such as Career Dress-Up Day and College Apparel Day. There will also be an “I want to be…” photo booth.

On March 31st, we will be hosting a Career Fair for all students. Students will meet a variety of individuals that have prepared presentations to share with the students. Presentations will address what the presenter’s career is like, and what students can do to have a similar career. On April 1st, we have a very exciting activity set up for all grades! The Career Vehicle Fair will allow the students to meet community workers, find out information about their jobs, and also become familiar with vehicles such as ambulances and police cars. Career development is one of the domains of our comprehensive school counseling program that promote mindsets and behaviors that enhance the learning process and create a culture of college and career readiness for all students.

If you are available, we are asking for volunteers to assist with both the Career Fair and Career Vehicle Fair. The Career Fair will take place from 8:15am-11:00am. Volunteers can arrive by 7:45am. The Vehicle Fair will take place from 8-10 am. Also, if you would like to volunteer to present at the Vehicle Fair, please contact Mrs. Simon, the school counselor, as soon as possible. Volunteers and presenters for the vehicle fair need to be here by 7:30am. Examples of vehicles we would like to have at the fair are: ambulance, crane, tractor, school bus, city utility vehicles, DOT service vehicles, tow truck, race cars, UPS truck, postal truck, fire truck, electric car, hearse, etc. I can be reached via email at or 981-1902.

Hannah Rayfield- 4th Grade will be representing Lesslie Elementary this year at Future Chefs as one of the Top 8 Finalist. The competition will be held on Tuesday, March 8th from 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. at Dutchman Creek Middle School

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Daddy/Daughter Dance Sponsored by Our PTO

Enrichment Day

Battle of the Books

Hornet Celebration