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    The Buzzword of the Day for 12/21/2014 is:

    pittance (noun)

    \PIT-unss\

    What does it mean?

    : a small portion, amount, or allowance especially of money

    How do you use it?

    In Charles Dickens' _A Christmas Carol_, the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge pays his clerk Bob Cratchit little more than a pittance with which he must support his large family.

    Are you a word wiz?

    Bob Cratchit had a large family, but relatives of the word "pittance" are rather few. Which words below do you think are cousins of "pittance"?

    A. pit, well
    B. pity, pious
    C. tantalize, tantalum
    D. bit, whit
    Check your answer on Word Central.


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    The Character Cubs for December showed the trait of responsibility.  Responsible people are accountable for their actions.

    December Character Cubs.pub
    1st Quarter Accelerated Reader results are in!!!!  Click here for all the winners...

    November's Character Cubs show good citizenship.  They are actively engaged in demonstrating pride, and responsibility in self, school, community, and country.
    NovemberCharacter Cubs.docx
    Congratulations to all the students who made the Honor Roll for the 1st Quarter!!  We are proud of you!!!
    Carver-Lyon Honor Rolls, 1st Qtr, 2014-2015.docx
    Our Character Cubs for October showed cooperation by playing together or working well with others to accomplish a task.  Click below to view these students that were chosen for their cooperation.
    October Character Cubs.DOCX
    Carver-Lyon celebrated Red Ribbon Week October 27-31.  On October 29 every class tied a ribbon around a tree in front of our school while pledging to be drug and violence free. Click below to see video featured on ABC Columbia WOLO. You may also view pictures of the weekly activities in the Photo Gallery.
    Carver Lyon red ribbon week 2014 WOLO 25 6pm.1.wmv

    Special congratulations to Shameka Natt, K-3 1st place winner, and Kaiden Gilmore, K-3 2nd place winner in the Community Relations Council calendar art contest.  Their artwork appears in the 2014-2015 Fair Housing Calendar.  Great big thanks to Mrs. Diana Washington, our wonderful Art teacher.



    The Carver-Lyon Monthly Character Traits for August and September were Respect and Honesty.  Respect is to show high regard for self and others.  Honesty means to always be fair and truthful in conduct and words.  Click below to see the Character Cubs of the month who displayed these traits every day.
    CharacterCubsAug-Sept2014.pdf
    On behalf of students, parents faculty and staff at Carver-Lyon, we would like to extend a heart-felt thank you to DLS, Palmetto Health, Columbia chapter of Kappa Epsilon Psi military sorority, Trenholm Road United Methodist Church, and an anonymous alumni of Carver Elementary School for their generous "Back To School" donations of much-needed school supplies. See Photo Gallery for more...

    Welcome to the new members of the Carver-Lyon family.  We are very happy to have you join us!!!
    NewFaces.docx
    Click below to find the 2014-2015 supply lists for Carver-Lyon...  
    2014-2015 Supply Lists.docx

    Carver-Lyon is extremely proud and excited to receive a Palmetto Gold Award for General Performance and a Palmetto Silver Award for Closing the Achievement Gap.  Read the entire list...
    The Palmetto Gold and Silver Awards program.docx
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    Our Commitment

    Richland School District One Mission
    "We are Richland One, a leader in transforming lives through education, empowering all students to achieve their potential and dreams."
     
    Carver-Lyon Mission
    The mission of Carver-Lyon Elementary School is to provide a foundation for each student to develop his/her maximum potential for lifelong learning in a safe, nurturing environment with active community involvement.
     
    School Motto    
    "Personalizing Learning and Creating Endless Possibilities for Every Child, Every Day!"


    Carver-Lyon's Positive Pledge

    Who are you, boys and girls?

    I am somebody.  
    I am capable and loveable. 
    I am teachable, therefore, I can learn. 
    I can do anything when I try.  
    I respect myself and others. 
    I will  be the best that I can be each day. 
    I will not waste time because it is too valuable, and I am too precious and bright. 
    I am SOMEBODY.


    Congratulations

    Congratulations to our 2014-2015 Teacher of the Year...Marquita Woodard!!!!!
                                     

    Congratulations to our 2014-2015 Classified Employee of the Year, Ms.Tasha Williams,Data Base Specialist!!!!

    Mr. Keith Kennedy was chosen as our 2014-2105 Volunteer of the Year!  Thank you, Mr. Kennedy, for all those hours you spent helping our Carver-Lyon students!

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    No school!!
    Winter Break
    Monday, January 5
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    From the Principal

    Welcome to the 2014-2015 school year!  It is my pleasure to serve this school and community as we continue to focus on achieving excellence in teaching and learning here at Carver-Lyon Elementary School.  This year we are Creating a Pathway to Excellence!  Our goal is to move our school to greater academic success. We will work to accomplish this goal through Customizing Learning for Every Student.  We will utilize student data to inform classroom instruction, set and maintain high expectations, provide high quality instruction, incorporate technology and other valuable resources, build positive relationships and increase parental and community involvement.
     
    Strengthening communication between home and school is another key component. We encourage regular communication between teacher and parent. This has proven to be very valuable in helping your child experience a pleasant and productive school year. It is my hope that you will take advantage of opportunities to communicate with your child’s teacher by calling the school, emailing or writing notes, and/or signing their agenda daily.  We also garner your support in our expectation of all students displaying our school-wide behaviors of being respectful, responsible and ready to learn each day.
    I want all students to be successful at Carver-Lyon Elementary School.  Therefore, it is essential that school staff, parents and community members work together in every way possible.  Let’s make this year a most memorable and rewarding one for all!
    Sincerely,

    Michelle B. Kennedy

    Mrs. Michelle B. Kennedy
    Principal