Saxe Gotha Elementary

Monthly Newsletter

A Message from Ms. Houck

Trying to figure out the weather has been quite the chore recently. Even though we know we will likely have some more “cold snaps” to endure, we’ve avoided the extreme cold for now. The trees are budding, and the flowers are blooming, much like the knowledge budding and blossoming with our students!


With the Third Nine Weeks’ end right around the corner, we encourage you to continue your hard work at home to make sure your child stays on top of his/her studies.


Please make note of the important dates to remember below and check out all of the featured articles in the newsletter. Thank you for your continued support!


Do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or concerns. My email address is ehouck@lexington1.net, and you can call me at 803-821-4800.
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March 2-6 Read Across America Week

March 2 Wear Strips and/or Polka Dots

March 3 School Board 7 p.m.

March 3 Create Your Perfect Hair Style

March 4 Pajama Day

March 5 SIC 7 a.m.

March 5 Western Wear or Fitness Gear Day

March 6 Who are you when not at school Day? (Artist, Scout, Musician, Athlete)

March 8 Daylight Savings Time Begins (Move clocks forward one hour)

March 10 PTA Field Day T-shirt Orders are Due

March 11 Little Stars 10 a.m.

March 12 Weather Make-Up #2 (No school at this time)

March 13 No School for Students or Staff

March 16-20 Incredible Kid Week

March 17 School Board Meeting 7 p.m.

March 20 Report Cards Go Home

March 23 Columbia City Ballet 1 p.m. (Beauty and the Beast)

March 24 Family Cultural Showcase Night 6 p.m. - 7 p.m.

March 25 Collaborative Planning 11:40 a.m. Dismissal

March 25 Little Stars 10:00 a.m.

March 30 Last Day for Good News Club

March 30 Field Day Grades 2-3

March 31 Field Day Grades 4-5

April 1 Field Day Grades K-1

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Upcoming Middle School Visits for 5th Grade Parents/Families

Some students at school are closing in on the last few months in elementary school. It's hard to believe how quickly these years have gone by.


If you are a parent of a 5th Grade student, 6th Grade Parent Night is set for 6 pm on March 30 at White Knoll Middle School.

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Learn more about Bloomz!

We are in the process of rolling out Bloomz school-wide. If you don’t know anything about Bloomz, please contact your child’s teacher for their “class access code”.

Parent Overview - Tutorial

Would you like to be a volunteer?

The online volunteer/chaperone applications are up and running now! You need to fill this out if you want to be a volunteer at our school! Thank you. Please call 803-821-4800 if you have any questions.

The links are below for both the English and the Spanish applications.


English: https://apps.raptortech.com/Apply/NjY0OmVuLVVT


Spanish: https://apps.raptortech.com/Apply/NjY0OmVzLVVT

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Family Resource Center

The Family Resource Center is located in Room 300. Amy Shearer, our parent liaison, is here to assist you from 7:00AM - 3:00PM.


  • Conduct Parent Workshops
  • Hosts Little Stars Program
  • Provide resources to address parental concerns
  • Help maintain an effective line of communication through phone calls and emails
  • Manage the Family Resource Center


Come see all of the resources you can use to help your child become an even better learner!

Lexington County School District One’s Nondiscrimination Statement


Lexington County School District One does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, disability, genetic information, or age in admission to, access to, treatment in or employment in its programs and activities.

The following people have been designated to handle inquiries or complaints: Chief Human Resources Officer Michael L. Stacey handles inquiries/complaints regarding Title IX, inquiries/complaints regarding Title II with respect to employees and/or public access to buildings and grounds, and inquiries/complaints involving the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Inquiries/complaints regarding IDEA for students K–12 go to Director of Special Services Wendy Balough, Ed.D. Inquiries/complaints regarding Section 504 for students K–12 go to Director of School Counseling and Advisement Zan Tracy Pender. Contact these people if you have questions regarding these issues at 100 Tarrar Springs Road, Lexington, SC 29072 and telephone number 803-821- 1000.


Declaración de No Discriminación del Lexington County School District One


Lexington County School District One no discrimina sobre la base de raza, color, religión, origen nacional, sexo, discapacidad, información genética o edad en la admisión a, acceso a, tratamiento en o empleo en sus programas y actividades. Las siguientes personas han sido designadas para manejar consultas o quejas. El Jefe de Recursos Humanos Oficial Michael L. Stacey maneja las consultas/quejas relacionadas al Título IX, consultas/quejas relacionadas al Título II con respecto a los empleados y/o el acceso público a los edificios y terrenos, y consultas/quejas que involucren la Ley de Derechos Civiles de 1964. Consultas/quejas sobre IDEA para estudiantes K-12 van a la Directora de Servicios Especiales Wendy Balough, Ed.D. Consultas/quejas sobre Sección 504 para estudiantes K-12 van al Director de Consejería Escolar y Asesoramiento Zan Tracy Pender. Contacte a estas personas si tiene preguntas sobre estos temas en 100 Tarrar Springs Road, Lexington, SC 29072 y número de teléfono 803-821- 1000.