News from the Nest at LTD

May 2022

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HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY - May 8th - Enjoy your special day!

SC READY AND SC PASS TESTING

SC Ready will test our 3rd, 4th and 5th graders in

Writing, Reading and Math during the month of May.


3rd, 4th and 5th Grade - Paper & Pencil Administration

May 10th - Reading

May 11th - Writing

May 17th - Math


SC PASS

May 18—Science–4th Graders Only


For more information and practice items, please visit the links below:

https://ed.sc.gov/tests/middle/south-carolina-college-and-career-ready-assessments-sc-ready/information-for-parents/



TESTING TIPS FOR PARENTS:

1. Make sure your child gets plenty of rest the night before the test.

2. On the morning of the test, your child needs to get up in plenty of time so he/she doesn’t feel rushed.

3. Feed your child a good breakfast. Research shows that children do better on tests if they have had a good breakfast.

4. Do as much as you can to make your child feel comfortable. Try not to say things to make him/her feel more nervous.

5. Reassure your child that no matter the outcome of the test you will still love him/her. Encourage them to simply do their best.


Our theme as we prepare for testing is “ROCK THE TEST.” On Friday, May 6th ALL students are encouraged to dress up like a rockstar and participate in our SC READY Spirit Week to encourage our 3rd-5th graders to ROCK THE TEST!

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Why Summer Reading is Important

Summer break is swiftly approaching. Begin preparing now to keep your child engaged in Reading this summer.


Why Summer Reading is Important


"When it comes to summer, reading may not be the first thing—or even in the top ten things—kids have in mind! But reading can be the ideal summer activity. It’s fun, portable, can involve the whole family, and will help your child academically." NEA


Summer Reading facts

  • Summer reading loss is a key factor contributing to the achievement gap between struggling and successful students.
  • Lower-achieving students are less likely to read out of school.
  • Those comfortable reading are more likely to choose recreational reading as a summer activity.
  • Having access to books, and having books in the home, is essential to building strong readers.
  • Public libraries can break these cycles and get materials into the homes of children who do not have their own books.
  • Children who don’t read over the summer lose 3 months of reading comprehension.
  • The loss is accumulative – by the end of 6th grade these kids are 2 school years behind their peers.
  • Middle school is too late; even with the best remedial classes, these students will remain behind their peers.
  • Reading as few as 4 books keeps kids at their current reading levels.
  • Young children with richer home literacy environments succeed when they begin school.
  • Freedom to select reading materials of their choice results in strengthening reading skills.



Parents, also check out the many ways your child can earn free books, gift cards, and more this summer:


https://imaginationsoup.net/free-summer-reading-programs-kids/

Title 1 Corner: LTD's 2022 SIC Annual Report to Parents

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News from our School Counselors

Click HERE for information from Mrs. Jackson, School Counselor, and Mrs. Barrett, School Based Therapist.

End of Year Dates from the Media Center

  • Week of May 9 - Final week to send home Chromebooks; Chargers due
  • May 20 - All Library Books Due
  • May 24 - Final Day for AR points for School Recognitions
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Healthy Owls

Summertime is just around the corner and that means more time to spend playing in the yard, swimming in the pool, or building sandcastles on the beach! Before you send your child outside to have some fun in the sun, don't forget to grab the sunscreen. It is important to select a sunscreen that states it is a "broad-spectrum" sunscreen which means it protects against both UVA and UVB rays and also has an SPF of 30 or more. Apply sunscreen 15 to 30 minutes before your child goes outside and remember to reapply at least every 2 hours, especially if your child is swimming or sweating. Wearing sunglasses and a hat is also another great way to protect your child's beautiful skin from sun damage. As always, don't forget to be a good role model and lather up with sunscreen too!

LTD Yearbooks have Arrived!

Did you order a yearbook? If not, we ordered a few extras! Please call or stop by the office if you would like one! Cost: $25
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Important Dates:

  • 2nd - 6th - Teacher Appreciation Week
  • 5th - My First Library program - Kindergarteners
  • 6th - Dress Like a Rockstar; National Nurse's Day
  • 8th - Mother's Day
  • 12th - Talent Show
  • 16th - LTD Yearbooks go home
  • 18th - PTO/SIC/Title 1 Open Meeting - 2:45pm - Media Center
  • 19th - OWL Loot Celebration
  • 20th - Library Books due
  • 24th - Final day for AR points to count for school recognitions
  • 25th - Kindergarten Awards Day - 9:00am
  • 26th - Awards Day for 1st - 4th grades
  • 27th - Fifth Grade Awards Day at 8:30am
  • 30th - Memorial Day Holiday - NO School
  • May 31st - June 1st - Half Day Dismissal at 11:10am - NO LUNCH SERVED
  • June 1st - Last Day for Students

Administrative Professional's Week

Kindergarten Registration

Kindergarten registration for the 2022-2023 school year is now open! Register online at f1s.org/registration

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CHARACTER WORD OF THE MONTH

Each month students will learn the meaning of a character word.

The word of the month is

PERSEVERANCE:

Refusing to give up when life gets hard.

STAYING CONNECTED

Easy as 1, 2, 3….



  • On your smartphone, go to the iTunes App Store or Google Play
  • Search Florence One Schools
  • Then, select the Florence One App for FREE download


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