P Putdowns are prohibited.
R Respect and trust toward one another.
I Insist upon your personal best.
D Discuss and listen actively.
E Expect and give truth and honesty.
In response to recent national and state discussions regarding school security, Dillon County Sheriff Major Hulon is providing the services of a deputy
being on the campus of Latta Early Childhood Center and Latta Elementary School during school time for the rest of this school year. The sheriff’s department is funding this entirely in this temporary plan for the rest of this year.
Sheriff Hulon, Representative Jackie Hayes, and school officials are seeking ways to permanently fund security services on all school campus sites in the county. I would encourage you to contact Sheriff Hulon and thank him for this service. And I would encourage you to contact Representative Jackie Hayes, Representative Wayne George, Senator Kent Williams, and the Dillon County Council members to support permanent funding for security services in our schools.
~Dr. John Kirby, Superintendent of Dillon School District 3
FROM THE PRINCIPAL’S DESK
As the end of the school year rapidly approaches, please be reminded that we are still responsible for our learning and behavior. Please encourage your child to continue to work hard as we continue to work on our South Carolina and Common Core standards.
If there is anything I can assist you with, please do not hesitate to contact my office.
Mrs. Debra P. Morris, LES Principal
PUPILS EXERCISING TO ELIMINATE POVERTY FUNDRAISER
In combination with the Interact Club, students in grades 2 – 5 will be participating in a meaningful fundraiser to raise funds for the needy in our community. Interact is a Rotary sponsored service club for teens. The program gives young people an opportunity to participate in meaningful service projects while developing leadership skills and making new friends.
$30 – Grade Level Dance Party
$20 – Movie with snack/drink
$10 – Fun Day
April 8th – Big Collection Day (donations due)
April 23rd – LES Fun Day
May 17th – LES Dance Party
May 31st – Movie with snack/drink
Please help us make this worthwhile fundraiser a huge success! You are helping others in a time of need!
SAFETY FIRST!! Do not go to strangers’ houses. Go only to houses of people you know, WITH A PARENT, BEFORE DARK.
~Mrs. Ashley Johnson, LES Physical Activity Director
NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC
DILLON SCHOOL DISTRICT THREE IS HAVING A “SEARCH”
Dillon School District Three has a policy to serve all children with disabilities in the most appropriate way possible. We would appreciate your assistance in locating any child whom you suspect as being disabled. The disabling conditions eligible for services in our district include intellectually disabled, emotionally disabled, deaf or hearing impaired, visually impaired, orthopedically impaired, speech and language impaired, learning disabled, autistic, and other health impaired.
If you are aware of any child with disabilities not attending public school or any preschool child who might be disabled, you may contact Jeannie Shelley, Director of Exceptional Children; Denise Gallant, School Psychologist; or Sandra Jones, School Psychologist, at Dillon School District Three (843 – 752 – 7101). All referral sources will remain confidential.
The district is preparing to carry out an active “SEARCH AND CHILD FIND” effort to locate any child with disabilities not currently served. It is most important that we have the cooperation and help of every citizen in the school district.
The annual screening will be held Friday, February 15, 2013, at Latta Elementary School from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. To schedule an appointment for this annual screening, please contact Sonya George at 843 – 752 – 7101.
GT ART SCHEDULE
Due date for referrals (rising 4,5,6 grades) May 17th.
Testing- May 28,29,30 from 2:30-3:15.
Classes- M-Th, 9-11am, June 10- 27.
STUDENTS EXCEL ON PASS TEST
We are so very proud of three of our fifth grade students at Latta Elementary School . Samuel Howell, Kayla Davis, and Zackary Arrington made a PERFECT score on part of the PASS test which is given at the end of the school year.
Samuel Howell- Perfect Score on Social Studies
Zackary Arrington-Perfect Score on Language Arts
Kayla Davis- Perfect Score on Language Arts
Congratulations to these students for working so hard and doing such a GREAT job on PASS !
Zackary Arrington Samuel Howell
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Family Friendly State Standards
South Carolina and the Common Core State
Click the link above for the Family Friendly Version of the SC Standards
Standards Information for Parents - see FOR PARENTS tab
for more information
TumbleBook Library now available for access by students, teachers, and parents! Follow the link below to enjoy great e books with your child.
TEACHER OF THE YEAR
Congratulations to Mrs. Robin Morris for being chosen by her colleagues as
Latta Elementary School’s Teacher of the Year!!
Mrs. R. Morris is a 4th grade teacher at our school and also serves as our PTO president.
We are HONORED to have her as a strong, active member in our learning community.
Congratulations, Mrs. Morris!
Kavi Patel, Destiny Grice, Darius Davis, Christian Kate Hayes
POSITIVE OFFICE REFERRALS
GOT CAUGHT READING
Nathaniel Tarte, Jamarius Bethea, Anna Howell, Makayla Deberry
I am so proud of our GOT CAUGHT READING program this year! We will have a friendly competition between our Clemson and Carolina fans. Students who are “caught” reading without being told will be entered in a weekly drawing. The weekly winners will have their pictures taken to be put on the library bulletin board as a Clemson or a Carolina fan!
~Mrs. Jan Soper
LES/LECC Media Specialist
LES Newsletters can be found under the NEWS link at the top of the web page. Look for WEEKLY NEWSLETTERS under the NEWS link.
Students can now access Math, Reading and fun web sites. Check out the FOR STUDENTS link for educational and fun sites to visit at school and at home.