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Ideas for Fostering a Passion
http://www.lex.lib.sc.us/calendar.asp (Gaston - June 5 4:00-5:00; Swansea – June 9 3:00-4:00)http://www.southernmamas.com/things-to-do-with-kids-in-columbia-s-c/
This is a suggested list of supplies. We appreciate your help in providing any of the items listed below for your child’s classroom.
For safety reasons, students will not carry a book bag. All students will be provided a bag matching their classmates from the school to bring home books, work and school communication.
(Promoting: Achievement, Learning, and Success)
Where: 116 (this month only)
Who: YOU and your child!
When: 8:00 AM until approximately 9:15 AM
Due to Book Fair in the Media Center, we’ll meet in Room 116! We’ve also added another morning of PALS for this month only!
Tuesday, March 21: Blue Hall Montessori (Burns, Farris, Steinhilper, Eades, Reingardt, Steppe, Kennedy)
Wednesday, March 22: Green Hall Montessori (Calvert, Caraway, Ellisor, Hampton, Johnson, McGee, Meredith, Miller, Ross, Sadler, Ulmer, Woods)
Thursday, March 23: Blue and Green Hall Classical Classes (Adams, Campbell, Green, Walker, Williams)
Friday, March 24: Spanish-Speaking Families
**If you cannot attend on your child’s designated day, Please choose the day that works best for your schedule.**
Our parenting workshops focus on critical areas of social/emotional development, educational development and literacy development.
We use the book, Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance by Angela Duckworth to guide our study in social/emotional development.
March topic: Growing grit from the inside out: Parenting for Grit
Your child will receive The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs for your home library!
It is a fun spin on the classic tale.
What is PALS? PALS is for ALL families. We recognize that there is no one right way to parent and not all techniques work for all parents. There are, however, more effective ways to parent, and our goal is to provide parents with a range of tools and strategies that they can have at their disposal. PALS focuses on critical areas of social/emotional development, educational development and family development by one-on-one time with your child.
Sandhills Primary School
Lexington School District 4 will notify parents of students attending Sandhills Primary School and other community members of our intent to apply for 21st Century Community Learning Centers grant funding. The notice informs the public that copies of the final proposal will be made available for public review on the Sandhills Primary School and Lexington School District 4 website.
For more information on this grant: https://ed.sc.gov/agency/programs-services/1/
Congratulations to Amanda Sadler! Amanda is Sandhills Primary School's 2015-2016 Teacher of the Year!
The SHS cheerleaders came to SPS and read some of their favorite Dr. Seuss books to our students!
Mr. Poppy from the Savannah River Ecology Laboratory visited SPS on Thursday and brought some amazing creatures for us to see! We learned about animals that live in our area, and we even got so see a real coyote! Thank you, Mr. Poppy!
This is a suggested list of supplies. We appreciate your help in providing any of the items listed below for your child's classroom.
***Due to safety issues and bus regulations, it is difficult to accommodate rolling book bags. Per district policy, rolling book bags are not allowed. Clear or mesh book bags are recommended for safety reasons.
2 Marble Composition Books
Pack of No. 2 Pencils
2 Bottles of Waterless Hand Sanitizer
2 Boxes of Tissues
Ziploc Gallon or Quart Size Bags
2 Containers of Clorox Wipes
Congratulations to Jane Ann Meredith! Jane Ann is Sandhills Primary School's 2014-2015 Teacher of the Year!
Jane Ann has been teaching in our district for 23 years. She has taught Child Development, first, second, and third grades. She currently teaches first and second graders in a Montessori classroom. She graduated from the University of South Carolina with a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education in 1990. She is currently pursuing her Montessori certification and Master's Degree from Lander University.
She grew up in the Swansea community where she currently resides with her husband and their three daughters. Her oldest daughter attends Erskine College. Her younger daughters attend school here in the district and her husband is a math teacher at Swansea High School. She also has three dogs and three cats. She enjoys spending time with her family, watching her girls play soccer, working with the music ministry at her church, vacationing at the beach, watching and cheering for the Gamecocks, and shopping.