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posted Apr 18, 2017, 10:47 AM by SPS Web

2016-17 SPS Supply List

posted Jul 13, 2016, 5:53 AM by SPS Web

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.

 2 Marble Composition books

 Pack No 2 Pencils – standard yellow color

 Colored Pencils

 1 bottle of waterless hand sanitizer

 2 box of tissues

 Ziploc gallon or quart size bags

 3 containers Clorox Wipes


posted Sep 1, 2015, 9:37 AM by SPS Web   [ updated Mar 14, 2017, 12:12 PM ]

What: PALS Workshop for Parents

(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

PALS 2016-2017



September 21-23

What grit is and why it matters

October 19-21

Growing grit from the inside out: interest

November 16-18

Growing grit from the inside out: practice

January 18-20

Growing grit from the inside out: purpose

February 15-17

Growing grit from the inside out: hope

March 21-24

Growing grit from the outside in: Parenting for grit

April 19-21

Growing grit from the outside in: Ensuring our children practice grit

May 31

Breakfast Picnic


21st Century Community Learning Center Application

posted Apr 27, 2015, 7:58 AM by SPS Web

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:

2015-2016 Teacher of the Year

posted Mar 30, 2015, 10:17 AM by SPS Web   [ updated Apr 13, 2015, 8:30 AM ]

Congratulations to Amanda Sadler! Amanda is Sandhills Primary School's 2015-2016 Teacher of the Year!

From Amanda:

Hi! My name is Amanda Sadler. I graduated from Dutch Fork High School in 2001 and then went on to get my Bachelor's in Education at the University of South Carolina. During that time I married my high school sweetheart and now have 2 amazing children.

I have been teaching in the heart of Lexington 4 for the past eight years. I love this community and I feel inspired everyday. There are so many factors that go into my everyday teaching, but the heart of my teaching comes from the relationships I create with my students, their families, and my colleagues. Every day I feel like I'm a part of a team.  

I am honored to serve as Teacher of Year for 2015-2016 and am thankful to all those who have helped me through this journey.   

SHS Cheerleaders Read Dr. Seuss!

posted Mar 30, 2015, 10:11 AM by SPS Web

The SHS cheerleaders came to SPS and read some of their favorite Dr. Seuss books to our students!

SHS Cheerleaders Read Dr Seuss

Mr. Poppy Visits SPS!

posted Nov 24, 2014, 5:17 AM by SPS Web   [ updated Nov 24, 2014, 5:19 AM ]

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!

Supply List 2014-2015

posted Jun 18, 2014, 4:31 AM by Ladonna Smith

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
Colored Pencils
2 Bottles of Waterless Hand Sanitizer
2 Boxes of Tissues
Ziploc Gallon or Quart Size Bags
2 Containers of Clorox Wipes

Why Summer Reading Matters!

posted May 13, 2014, 9:33 AM by Ladonna Smith


· On average, children lose nearly three months of grade-level equivalency during the summer months each year

· This loss can be prevented by reading over the summer


 Books for Students

In order to encourage students to read over the summer, Lexington Four is pleased to be sending books home with all 1-4 grade students.  Students will receive books from May 21-22, 2014 for summer reading. These books are free to the students and are theirs to keep. Students will be allowed to select their books from a wide range of titles.

What Parents Can Do:

1. Encourage your child to read each day for 20 minutes. 20 minutes a day all summer long will not just prevent summer loss, but may increase students’ learning!

2. Create a space for reading free of distractions and inviting.

3. Talk with your child about what  he or she is reading.  Ask questions to deepen their comprehension.

4. Make reading a part of your family life: visit the library, read together, talk about books!

 For More Information

· 10 Facts About Summer Loss


· Book Giveaways Reduce Loss


· Keep Them Reading This Summer



2014-2015 SPS Teacher of the Year

posted Mar 20, 2014, 9:35 AM by Ladonna Smith   [ updated Mar 20, 2014, 11:02 AM ]

 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.  


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