February Newsletter

February 1, 2016

Upcoming Events

Feb. 4 - RED PE Club
Feb. 5 - 4th grade to Ovens Auditorium/CiCi's Pizza
-Super Multiplication Bowl
-Life in a Fish Bowl - 3rd Grade
-Terrific Kid 8:15
Feb. 9 - Kindergarten Music program

Feb. 10th - PTO meeting at 5:30 p.m.
Feb. 11 - Enrichment Day
Feb. 12 - Snow Make-up Day
Feb. 15 - Presidents' Day - NO SCHOOL (Make-Up Day)
Feb. 22 - Kindergarten Round up for 2016-2017 begins

From the desk of the Principal

Dear Parents/Guardians,

As we continue our quest for high achievement for every student, we will continue to plan, instruct, reteach and enrich learning that will challenge and stretch every student at Lesslie.

Our next Enrichment Day will be on Thursday, February 11th. Sessions will consist of hoop dancing and storytelling from the Catawba Reservation, and Colgate dental hygiene. Teachers will be collaborating from 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. to improve instruction and student achievement.

February 12th is a make-up day for students and teachers.

This year students in 3rd, 4th and 5th grades will be taking SC READY assessment in ELA and Mathematics. The test will be administered on April 26th, 27th and 28th. The assessment will not be timed. Fourth and Fifth grade students will also take the PASS Science and Social Studies tests between May 11 – 27.

Congratulations to John Wimmer for winning the half-time completion at the Winthrop Eagles men’s basketball game on Saturday, January 30, 2016. John won an iPad mini and breakfast for the staff from BoJangle’s. Thanks, John!

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


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Seberina Myles, Ed. S.

Mini - Library

Have you seen our Mini-Library? Stop by to borrow a book or you can leave a book too! Our Mini-Library is located in the circular area near the flag. It is so cute. It looks like a bee hive. Thanks, again Resolute! Thanks, Polk Electric for the bench!

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PTO Updates

The boxtops fundraiser has earned $888.90 for Lesslie Elementary. Thank you to everyone who sent in box tops. Please continue to send them in for the remainder of the school year.

There will be a Daddy/Daughter Dance on February 11th. Students can bring their dad or significant male figure to the dance. Younger siblings are invited to attend. The cost is $15 which includes dinner, a photo, and a flower. The flyer was sent home on January 12th and was due with payment by January 26th.

The PTO welcomes everyone who would like to donate their time to supporting the students and staff of Lesslie Elementary.

A special thank you goes to Dr. Kelly Pew for attending the last PTO/SIC meeting in January.

Perfect Attendance for 1st Semester

Congratulations to the following students for getting Perfect Attendance 1st Semester:

Riley Allen

Davis Brown

Layla Howard
Jonathan Kriegstein
Stefan Reynolds
Ryleigh Steves
Carlos Volpe
1st grade:
Ryan Awad
Virginia Bennett
Raylan Bradley
Levi Carlton
Amanda Daniel
Raegan Faris
Riley Faris
Marcus Long
Johnny Lowder
Heaven Montgomery
Brody Paradice

Wesley Walker

Jordyn Wright
2nd grade:
Colby Grobusky
Irenose Idehenre
Jaxon Lester
Austin Rayburn
Gabriel Seabold
Haylie Stancill
Cameron Tucker
Noelle Vinson
Devin Volpe
Jackson Whitworth
3rd grade:
Emily Alcaraz
Taylor Brabham
Reghan Cape
Trenton Carter
Daniel Collins
Ashaya Hines
Landon Liscome
Taylor McGraw
Gavan Reynolds
Jenna Rollins
Ta'Najah Teal
Stevye Bradley
4th grade:
Mason Bumgarner
Aspen Clinton
Brady Davis
Kolton Funderburk
Makhi Hall
Riley Holliman
Tegan Lowery
TJ Paradice
Angello Volpe
5th grade:
Maci Anderson
Neveah Collins
Jacob Cooper
Valerys Fundora
Samuels Gardner
Jonathan Oates
Jamie Peninger
Chenoa Petty-Hines
Chris Rollins
Moises Rosario
Haylee Scott
Joshua Talford
CJ Williams
Christopher Wright

The Burroughs Beat

We are happy to welcome our intern from Winthrop University, Necie Wolfe!

Lesslie Elementary Kindergarten Presents:

Music In Our Hearts

Tuesday, February 9th 6:30 pm Lesslie Cafeteria

Students participating should wear a plain white shirt and blue jeans.

Students participating will report to their classroom between 6:00 and 6:15. Students will return to their classroom immediately after the concert to be picked up by a parent.

Kindergarten has been preparing a special concert for family and friends.

First and second grade has been working on melodies using sol, mi, and la (2nd). We have had "snow" much fun with out winter songs and rhythms! We even built our own snowballs!

Third and fourth grade has been playing ukulele. We are learning the C, F, and G7 chords.

Fifth graders are working on composing and improvisation with recorders. Ask your child about "Down at the Market!"

*GREAT NEWS*---Lesslie Elementary won an online contest and recently received 40 new Waterman Ukuleles from Kala Music!!! These ukuleles will be available for students to "check out" and practice next year.

From the Lesslie Art Room

Congratulations to the following students:

Ryleigh Steves (Kindergarten)

Noelle Vinson (2nd grade)

Ivie Carnes (3rd grade)

Logan Matthews (3rd grade)

Alex Case (5th grade)

Maci Anderson (5th grade)

Their artwork has been selected to

represent our school at the

2016 Teacher's Choice Art Show!

The show is at the Center for the Arts

on Main Street. Feb. 19 - Mar. 13, 2016.

A reception will be held Thursday,

February 25th at 6:00pm

PE News

Students in all grades are beginning their Jump Rope Unit.

2-5th graders will be participating in Jump Rope for Heart February 22-26. Permission slips went home January 26. These are for students that want to raise money for the American

Heart Association. Our goal is $2,000!

Healthy tip- try to get at least 30 minutes of physical activity every day!

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