School has now been in session for a full quarter, and things are moving along quite well! Our students are engaged in interesting lessons across the school, and teachers are working hard to ensure that every student is well-prepared for the next level. Our media center is quite busy with students checking out AR books. The computer lab is quite a buzz with kids coming and going as they work through SuccessMaker and Breakthrough to Literacy. Some grade levels have already traveled to local venues for field trips and many more are in the works. The related arts team is preparing for the upcoming winter concert. Simply put, our school is very busy, but we still need YOU!
A few weeks ago, we sent home requests about homeroom parents. If you are still interested, we encourage you to contact your childs teacher. There is so much to be done, and we would love your input. Our fall carnival was a huge success. Many of you came out to enjoy the festivities with your children. We hope that we can get more parents to get involved as we plan for other upcoming events such as Thanksgiving Lunch, Mens Night Out, the Father Daughter Dance and the Winter Concert in December.
Hopefully, you have had an opportunity to visit with your childs teacher and received all the information you need to keep your child moving in the right direction. The partnership between home and school is so valuable, and regular communication is key. I hope that you will take advantage of the many ways you can communicate with your childs teacher and other members of the Carver-Lyon Elementary staff. We continue to send home the agendas and Tuesday Talk. You may also email or call your childs teacher. Finally, our school has a new Twitter account used to share information about what is coming up. See the school website for more information.
We need your help to make your childs school career a rewarding and successful one!
Dr. LeConte R. Middleton
On December 2, Carver-Lyon received a surprise gift of school supplies from the Columbia Housing Authority to show their support for what we do for the students entrusted to us. Thanks so much from the Carver-Lyon family.
On November 25, Carver-Lyon's 1st Quarter MAP Masters had a Happy Meal lunch with Dr. Middleton. MAP Masters are the 2 students from each grade level who highest Reading and Math MAP tests. 1st quarter MAP masters are: 2nd grade--Ameer Wilson & Nykylah Fields-Kauffin; 3rd grade--Janiyah Marahall & Nia Earle; 4th grade--Tyrell Green & Keimya Samuels; 5th grade--Faith Boyce & Sanaa Chestnut. Congratulations!!!
On November 19, during American Education Week, the Literacy Team sponsored Carver-Lyon's annual "All-Male Reading Blitz." 20 men came to share a book and their reflections with our students. The "Call Me Mister" group from Benedict College and some of the staff at CLES even wore suspenders to show their "support for American education." The founder of the group, Mr. Anthony Broughton, now a published author, read one of his own books to Mr. Dixon's 3rd grade class.. Dr. Percy Mack, our District Superintendent, had a wonderful time with Mr. Johnson's Kindergarten class. School Board member, Mr. Vince Ford, was a reader, as well as relatives of our staff, and other prominent community businessmen. Our students really enjoyed spending time with these wonderful male role models.
Congratulations to our VLF Photography Contest winners. Mrs. Newman's 1st grade class, Mrs. Smith's 1st grade classs, and Mrs. Tisdale's Kindergarten class (Tisdale-Cross Village), all received honorable mention for the photo essays. We are SO proud of you!!
Way to go, Carver-Lyon 1st Quarter Honor Roll students!!!!
1st Quarter Honor Rolls, 2013.docx
Carver-Lyon is collecting canned goods for Harvest Hope Food Bank. Parents and grandparents, please help us make this our biggest food drive ever. A prize will go to the class that brings in the most cans by Thanksgiving!!!!
3rd Grade had a great time at Congaree National Park on November 15. We learned alot about the area, the soil, the different trees and animals that live in the park. There were many spiders that greeted us on the trail, but we learned that everything in the park is protected, so we were sure not to kill them. It was a 2 mile trail, with alot to see and learn. We can't wait to go back! Click below for pictures...
Carver-Lyon is VERY proud of all our students who made the Honor Roll for 1st Quarter!!! See list below...
1st Quarter Honor Rolls, 2013.docx
On Friday, November 1, the officers of the 2013-2104 Carver-Lyon Student Council were installed. They are Faith Boyce, President; Jada Williams, Vice-President; Tiffany Montgomery, Secretary; and Keziah Weston, Treasurer. Congratulations!!
Way to go, Carver-Lyon!!!!! EVERY class exceeded their AR goal this month!! That is fantastic work! Shout out to Mrs. Cooper’s class with the most points (45.5). Mrs. Newman’s class came in 2nd with 37.4 points, and Mrs. Rogers-Hayes’ class came in 3rd with 37.0 points. WOW!!! We now have a total of 550 points, so we still need to pass MORE tests in November to be on pace to meet that yearly goal of 3,000 points.
On Halloween, the students and teachers dressed up as our favorite book characters. It was quite a show!!! See photos of the costumes by clicking on students or teachers above.
The Carver-Lyon Fall Carnival on Tuesday, October 29, was a huge success. There were games, food, prizes, and fun, fun, fun! We even had our school mascot available to have your picture taken with. A huge thanks goes out to the planners, the workers, the donators, and ESPECIALLY the neighborhood families that attended. It was truly a wonderful day. Click for photos...
Ms. Woodard's 4th grade Science classes and Carver-Lyon's Chief Meteorologist, Bry-Neir Seymore, got a real treat on Friday, October 11. Daniel Bonds, meteorologist for WLTX, spoke to the students about weather and being a television meteorologist. Mr. Bonds also filmed a broadcast with Bry'Neir which aired on Monday. WOW!!
A huge shout-out goes to Carver-Lyon's Walk for Life team. Thanks to the team for walking on October 5 and the members of the Carver-Lyon family who donated. We are proud of all of you!!!! See photo...
Walk for Life.docx
4th grade teacher, Vivian Hernandez, all dressed up to celebrate Constitution Day!!!
Our Grandparents' Day, September 20, was quite a success!!! We had 109 adults to come and eat lunch with their grandchildren. Many of them also visited the Book Fair, to the delight of the students! See more photos...
As part of Carver-Lyon's Grandparent's Day celebration, a Community Bingo event was held on September 17. See more...
Community Outreach Event- BINGO.docx
On Friday, September 13, our Kindergarten & 1st grade students enjoyed the visit of several law students from USC's School of Law. The "almost lawyers" read stories to the class that had been chosen from the Book Fair. Everyone--students, teachers, and guests enjoyed the visit very much. More photos...
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