Friday, December 19, 2014

Happy Holidays from Langford!

Winter Concert

This years Winter Concert featured the Langford Singers and the Doghouse Jammers led by the fabulous Mrs. Hipps. The performance was top notch and was one that was sure to put everyone in the holiday spirit!
Click here  to see photos up close 

Thursday, December 4, 2014


The Hour of Code is coming to Langford (and to tens of millions of students across the world!)
Just what is the Hour of Code? Well, December 8-14 is Computer Science Week and to celebrate, people everywhere will be learning to code. Code is what makes everything possible with technology...creating software, apps, websites, etc.  According to, computer science careers are in high demand, yet, students aren't learning about it. Solution? Participate in the #HourOfCode! It's fun, challenging, teaches problem solving skills, and no experience is needed!
So get ready...the Langford Labs are! 
We are excited to participate in this awesome event and learn to code!

For more information about the Hour of Code, please visit
Try coding your own Angry Bird Game   or maybe....
Try creating your own Flappy Bird Game? 
Animate your name, make a card, or game with Scratch , developed by the MIT Media Lab

Half Day, 12-5

Elementary Schools in Richland Two will operate on a half day schedule on Friday, December 5. Breakfast and Lunch will be served. Langford will dismiss at 11:30 a.m. Please notify your child's teacher if there is a change in transportation.

Monday, November 24, 2014

Skype Experience!

Mrs. Siron and her 3rd graders enjoyed a skype session this morning with Samuel Ebwongu, Samuel's wife, Ruth, two students and a teacher from Soroti, Uganda. Mrs. Siron and Mr. Ebwongu first met through The Pencil Project, where the Langford family shipped two 30 lb. boxes of school supplies and playground toys, to Samuel's school, and are preparing to send two more similar boxes. Mrs. Siron and Mr. Ebwongu have continued to grow their relationship through Skype, where today, the students were able to share the traditions and holidays we celebrate in the U.S., while learning about the traditions in Uganda. Students were  able to ask Mr. Ebwongu's students about their favorite food and recreational activities. 

For more information on Samuel's country, click here

More pictures from this experience can be found on our school flickr site! 

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Thank you, Veterans!

LES welcomed Veterans and their families to our Annual Veteran's Day Celebration.  Langford Dad, Major Chaisson was our guest speaker and was introduced by his son, Jacob. We appreciate Major Chaisson speaking to us about what it means to serve in the U.S. military and for sharing his story with us. Veterans were also invited to join students for a special lunch. Thank you to all who were able to join us and to all service men and women, past and present-- Langford Salutes You!

to view more pictures from our Veteran's Day program and Lunch, click here

Thursday, November 6, 2014

It's Book Fair Time!

It's one of our favorite times of year. No, not when the time changes or the weather gets cooler, but, BOOK FAIR TIME! The book fair will be open November 6-14 in our Media Center. We invite you all to drop by, check out what Scholastic to offer, and pick up a few books! If you are unable to make it during school hours, have no fear! We have a site just for you AND it's already available for you to start shopping! Click here to visit our online book fair!

If you would like to volunteer with the book fair, please contact Mrs. Ortuno, our Media Specialist.

Turkey Burn!

What better way to burn off that big, turkey  dinner than to do a little Zumba fitness BEFORE?!

Come on out and join us on Friday, November 21, 6:00-7:15 for some Family Fitness Fun! We will have licensed Zumba Kid instructors to lead everyone! We will dance the evening away! Come dress ready to sweat, bring a water bottle, and make sure to wear your smile! 

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Calling all Veterans!

For more information on our Veteran's Day event or if you have questions, please call us! 

Thursday, October 30, 2014

First Grade Field Study

Langford First graders enjoyed their field study to the Richland County Public Library. 

Friday, October 24, 2014

Digital Langford News Fetcher

Native American Field Study

Third graders visited the Langford-Nord House earlier this week to enrich their study on Native Americans. The students were able to learn more about Native American tools, create their own pinch pottery, and talk with Chief Chavis. Thank you to everyone who helped make this wonderful trip possible!

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Paws for the Cause

What an amazing event the Palmetto Health Foundation's, Walk/ Race for Life 2014, was! The Langford Community was able to collected $2,937 for this wonderful cause. As of race day, we were the highest fundraising Elementary School for R2--for the second year in a row!  Go Team Langford!

Here is a recap of our Fundraising events!  

Kiss Cancer Good-bye! 

Sock It to Cancer! 

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Tomorrow is the Day!

Tomorrow is the day that many have been waiting for! It's the BIG reveal of which administrator will Kiss Cancer Goodbye and give a sweet piggie a smacker-roo right on the snout!  Stay tuned for the reveal, totals raised for our Paws for the Cause Team, and of course, PICTURES! 

Monday, October 13, 2014

Kindergarten is Fire Smart!

October is designated Fire Safety Month and is sponsored by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) , but most schools and fire departments do a major focus on Fire Safety the second week of October. This past week, the Bear Creek Fire Department in Blythewood, SC visited Langford's Kindergartners. The kindergartners learned all about the tools a fireman uses to perform his/her job, the firetruck, and ways to stay safe if they ever were in a situation with a fire. Thank you again to the Bear Creek Fire Department!

More fire safety pictures are on our school's Flickr page

To learn more about fire safety and activities for kids, visit Sparky's page!

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Young Entrepreneurs at Langford

“Have Fun. Be Creative. Be You.”

Congratulation to Skylar Joyner a 4th grade student at LES!  
Skylar will be featured in the 12th Annual Auntie Karen Young Entrepreneurs Conference on October 18th.  

Skyla Joyner is the founder and creator of Sky's Star-Lite Creations.  She believes in being a blessing to others and is sponsoring Ja’miyah McKnight, a five-year-old little girl diagnosed with a brain tumor called astrocytoma/battling brain cancer.  50% of the proceeds on select items go  towards Ja’miyah’s medical  expenses.  Join Skyla on November 15, 2014 at the Embassy Suites-Greystone, 200 Stoneridge Road, Columbia, SC for the official Sky's Star-Lite Creations Launch Party and Mini Fashion Show benefiting Ja'miyah McKnight from 2pm - 5pm.  Her website will go live on November 12, 2014.  Like and share her Facebook page, Sky's Star-Lite Creations at

Friday, October 10, 2014

Langford Fitness Challenge

Langford students, PreK-5, have been training for the Annual Langford Fitness Challenge: Running with the Labs. Students have learned the benefits of running, pacing themselves, and being healthy. Today, the students' hard work paid off! They all participated in the run and were able to raise more than $5,000 for our PTO! Congratulations Labs! Awesome Job! We would like to extend our thanks to Coach Reeves and his "Crew" as well as the many PTO members and parents that came out to help! THANK YOU!
Congratulations to Ahlayanna, a Kindergarten student, for being our Top Fundraiser! 

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Walk to School Day- Update!

Beautiful Weather- CHECK
Tennis Shoes- CHECK
Smiling Faces- CHECK

Walk to School Day was a SUCCESS! 

Thank you to the many parents, community members, teachers, and students that made today a success!
Be sure to check out all of our Walk to School Day pictures on our Flickr site!

Event History:
The South Carolina SRTS program launched their first South Carolina Walk to School Day event in the spring of 2012 and nearly 150 schools participated. In 2013, we had 188 schools participate! This spring we had another 184 registrants. It is clear that schools in the state are making walking celebrations part of their school culture, which is the ultimate goal for the Safe Routes to School program.
Many people are familiar with International Walk to School Day, which typically takes place every year the first Wednesday in October. In 2011, more than 130 schools across South Carolina participated in International Walk to School Day. In 2012, that number increased to over 200 schools. South Carolina had the highest rate of participation in the US according to the National Center for SRTS. In 2013, SC had 277 schools register and participate. Again, SC was ranked number one in participation in the US with one in every four schools participating! Walk to School Days are a great way for parents, students, school personnel, and other community members to directly experience the trip to school on foot as they walk and bike with students. 

This information and more can be found at

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Walk to School Day

Langford is having our Walk to School day tomorrow, starting at 8:30 am. We invite our families to come out and join the Faculty/Staff and students in our walk to promote safety, good health, and fitness! We hope that you can join us!

Monday, October 6, 2014

Spotlight Teacher of the Month - Ms. Dever

Langford would like to congratulate September's Spotlight Teacher, Miss Dever. The Spotlight Teacher is someone who is nominated by their colleagues for outstanding service and dedication to their school and students. Ms. Dever is a Resource teacher at both Langford and Bridge Creek.  Her nomination ticket read "Even though she's only here half day, she puts her whole heart into working with her kiddos!"

Congratulations, Miss Dever! 

Mrs. Jackson (Principal), Miss Dever, Mrs Butler (Teacher Forum Member)

Running with the Labs!

For more information or to volunteer, you can email or Coach Reeves 

Friday, September 26, 2014

Message from Mrs. Jackson

You can tell Autumn is here! I hope you are all enjoying the cooler weather we are having. We have been learning a lot of cool things at LES. Students have been learning how to develop a hypothesis; identify the main idea of a text and support it with details, regrouping and the list could go on and on. Please take a moment and talk with your little one about some of the exciting things happening in the classroom this week.

It was wonderful to have so many of our parents attend parent teacher conferences on Thursday. It is our hope that teachers shared valuable information that will help your child be successful this year. If you were unable to make it, please contact your child's teacher and they will be happy to set up a time to meet with you. Parent Teacher conferences help to build strong partnerships between home and school, and are vital to the success of our children.

Skate Night at Skateland was a lot of FUN! We had a great "turn over"...young labs rolling around on four wheels. It was great to see all our children, teachers, and parents having a wonderful time. Congratulations to Ms. Ryant's class. They won the Pizza Party last night by having the most participation. This is just one of the many events sponsored by the PTO to help create fun and safe opportunities for the family/community to enjoy. If you missed Skate Night, do not worry, we are planning several more exciting events for you get involved in.

Thank you for all of your "Effort" in helping us raise money that will help support the Walk for Life and breast cancer research. I know that many of our labs are excited and cannot wait to see who will kiss the pig, Dr. Garner or Mr. Royce ( not Mrs. Jackson :)  ) Have a wonderful weekend Langford Families. Please make sure you enjoy a little family time this weekend!

Mrs. Jackson
This week's Fun Friday activity for our Breast Cancer fundraiser was "Put a Cap on Cancer!"

You still have time to join our Team or donate to a wonderful cause!
Please visit our Team Langford page HERE

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Thankful Thursday!

We are so thankful for such a wonderful week of  learning and students giving their best effort!
Thursday, September 25, 2014 will be a very busy day for Langford students, parents, and staff.

The afternoon is reserved for Parent/Teacher Conferences. Please remember to bring your I.D. so that you can properly sign in to Lobby Guard, Conference times are a vital part of building strong parent/teacher relationships while learning about your child's academic progress. We look forward to seeing all of our great parents tomorrow. If you you still need to request a conference, please contact your child's teacher.We will have an early dismissal, 11:30 am. The cafeteria will serve breakfast and lunch to our students. The dismissal procedures remain normal, in that if you have a change in transportation, we will need a written letter with a parent's contact number. We appreciate your assistance with early dismissal. 

Tomorrow evening is this year's first Langford Family Skate Night at Skate Land, 800 Bookman Rd., Pontiac, SC. Admission and skate rental is only $5.00. The class with the greatest number of students present, will earn a special treat! Proceeds from Skate Night will be donated to our Langford Elementary Breast Cancer, Walk/Race for Life Team with Palmetto Health. 

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Say Cheese!

Langford's Fall Picture Day is Wednesday, September 24. These pictures will be used for our school yearbook. There will be purchase information coming home soon!