Get ready all you Gamecock and Tiger Fans! Our Annual Clemson/Carolina Food Drive kicked off on November 8 and will run through November 22. We are collecting all canned goods and nonperishable items that will be donated to a local food closet to be distributed to children in our community. Last year, we collected 1,395 items. Our goal this year is to exceed last year's total, and reach 1,400 items. The food drive is another great opportunity for us to help our children gain a better understanding of Citizenship. We hope you will send in items and join Team Langford! Items can be sent in with your child or members of the community can drop off items in our front office. Together, we can make a difference.
Langford students have come together with a heart to help the victims of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. During breakfast, students and our school counselor, will be set up to receive donations. For $2.00, students will receive handmade bracelets made by classmates. All donations will be sent to One America Appeal.
We are very proud of the generous actions and the responsibility our young Labs are showing. Thank you for your support in their fundraising effort.
What is the One America Appeal?
The One America Appeal is a joint appeal that was originally launched by all five living former American Presidents to encourage their fellow citizens to support recovery efforts from Hurricane Harvey — which inundated the Texas Gulf Coast with unprecedented flooding. This special appeal has been expanded to include areas most affected by Hurricanes Irma and Maria.
If I make a donation today, where does my money go?
All donations made today will go to help victims of Hurricane Harvey in Texas and Hurricane Irma in Florida. In Texas, monies will go to the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund focusing on the greater Houston region, and the Rebuild Texas Fund assisting communities across the state. In Florida, monies will go to the Florida Disaster Fund, which is the state’s official private fund to assist the state’s communities as they respond to and recover from destructive storms. In the Caribbean, donations will be distributed to Unidos Por Puerto Rico Launched by the office of First Lady Beatriz Rosselló together with private sector coalition; and the Fund for the Virgin Islands which was established 25 years ago by the Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands for relief efforts.
Our Fall Fundraiser to build a ROCK WALL in our gym is well underway. Langford students enjoyed a friendly game of badminton between our Assistant Principals to get things started. For more information on this year's fundraiser, visit www.gaschoolstore.com using school code 459742.
Langford Faculty and Staff would like to invite you for a visit full of information and conversation! Our annual Fall Open House will be held Thursday, August 31 from 5:30-7:00. We look forward to seeing you.
Open House Schedule:
5:30-5:50 General Session ( cafeteria-Welcome from Admin and a message from our PTO)
5:55-6:25 Session One (classrooms)
6:30-7:00 Session Two (classrooms)
Langford PTO is collecting Box Tops for Education as a year long fundraiser. Box tops are easy to find. After purchasing participating products, snip the box top, collect them in a ziplock bag with your child's name (or fun collection sheet found here) and send them to school. Box Tops for Education now has a BONUS app for your phone. In addition to the Box Tops on your products, you can now earn BONUS Box Tops. Participating Brands/Products Looking for an easy way to participate in our PTO? Look no more. Become our new Box Tops for Education Coordinator. As the coordinator you must check the collection box on a regular basis, keep an accurate log of the total box tops collected from each grade level, clip & group box tops for submission twice a year, & report box tops number to the PTO board each month. For more details & information send an email to email@example.com
On Monday, August 21, 2017 the students of Langford Elementary and surrounding areas, will (safely) view an eclipse of the sun. An eclipse, whether a solar or lunar, takes places during an alignment of the sun, Earth, and moon. During a total solar eclipse, the moon completely covers the sun and there are visible and physical changes to your surrounding areas. It becomes experience viewing
noticeably darker, the air temperature drops, and animals believe it is night.
To learn more about the eclipse, find safety resources, maps, and photographs, check out NASA's website.
Welcome Langford Families to the 2017-18 School Year!
Our staff has been preparing for the first day of school and we are looking forward to having our students back on campus on Tuesday, August 22nd.
Our Meet and Greet Pop-In is Wednesday, August 16th from 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm. This is a great opportunity to sign up for after school care and after school activities, talk with transportation and our cafeteria staff, learn more about our PTO (Parent Teacher Organization) and SIC (School Improvement Council) events, drop off your school supplies, say “hello” to new friends or your old “LES friends”, and of course meet your new teacher! Our Meet and Greet “POP IN” is a time for the entire family. Children, parents, and siblings are welcome!
We encourage you to pay all school fees online. We will not be collecting school fees at the Meet and Greet so to pay your fees, please use the following link to pay through your parent portal: https://psapp.richland2.org/public/.
If you are interested in your child's class assignment prior to Meet and Greet, you can log in to Parent Portal to see your child’s teacher assignment. This information will also be available at Meet and Greet. Please remember that class assignments are subject to change up until the first day of school should we have changes in our enrollment.
Enter code: Richland2 “Company” is Langford. You can print tickets at home or pick them up at will call. $2 from every ticket sold goes to our school. We hope to see you there in your Langford shirt!
I looking forward to another wonderful school year where we create a strong love for learning, a fun and safe environment for all students to thrive, and a caring community that puts all student’s first. We are ready to Fuel the Flame!
Do you have questions that really need answers? We want to help! Check out Langford's Top Frequently Asked Questions!
Langford Elementary TOP 11 Frequently asked questions
1.Can I choose my child’s teacher?
No, we do not take specific teacher requests. However, if you would like to share with us what teaching style that your child needs to be able to excel and the unique qualities you are looking for in a teacher, then that is fine. Giving us information via an email message, phone call, or conference would be appropriate. Please know though that it is helpful for us if we know reasons why you would prefer that your child NOT have a certain teacher. Those reasons might include that he/she taught an older child, you are neighbors, he/she teaches your Sunday School class, etc.
2. How much is breakfast/lunch and what time is breakfast served?
Attendance regulations limit the total number of student absences for any combination of reasons to a maximum of 10 days, which applies to all grade levels. We are required by law to effectively monitor student attendance. Any child arriving at school after 11:00 a.m. will be marked absent for that day. Students leaving before 11:00 a.m. will also be considered not present for the school day, it is imperative for academic growth that your child be actively involved in classes until 2:45 p.m. District policy states no child can be signed out of school from 2:15 until 2:45. This is for the safety of our students.
4.How will I know what school supplies my child needs for next year?
Cupcakes that are store bought can be brought to pass out during lunch time after students have eaten.
7.What can I do to help my child at home?
Read to and listen to your child daily. We also have a variety of websites you can visit listed on our website. You can also contact your child’s teacher and schedule a conference to discuss specific strategies to support your child at home.
8. What are school fees and how do I pay them?
As authorized by the South Carolina General Assembly, the district charges a general school fee. The fee is $15 per student and is required of every child each school year. Adjustments are made for students receiving free or reduced lunch. The money collected through school fees is used to buy instructional materials and supplies. Families with more than three students enrolled in our schools only pay a maximum of $45 (full pay) or $18 (reduced) for fees. Families can begin paying school fees as early as August 1st through Parent Portal.
9. How much homework should my child have?
Research tends to indicate about 10-20 minutes per night in the first grade, and an additional 10 minutes per grade level thereafter (e.g., 20 minutes for second grade, etc). It is also very important for your child to read daily.
10. How are the students assessed in the Related Arts?
The following is the effort chart used in related art classes. Students can earn a 1, 2 or 3 based on their effort on the assessments given. 1 is the highest score with a 3 being the lowest.
I stay focused and I work carefully on my assignments.
I answer questions and offer information.
I always use my time wisely. I always follow directions and classroom expectations. I was creative and showed excellent craftsmanship.
I work on my assignments/ I participate in class I sometimes answer questions and offer information I sometimes follow directions and classroom expectations I tried to be creative and show good craftsmanship.
3- I am often found not working or participating in class. I do not answer questions or offer information.
I do not always follow the direction or classroom expectations.
I was not creative and showed poor craftsmanship.
11. How does the morning and afternoon Car Rider line work?
The school's most important concern is the student’s safety. We would also like to insure smooth movement of traffic while on campus. We ask that family members please follow these guidelines:
Morning Drop off: Children should not be dropped off prior to 7:30 a.m. In the morning, we have one lane for car riders. All cars dropping students off should be in the right lane. Drive your car as far as possible in the right lane before dropping off your child and have your child exit the car between the brick pillars. This will allow for smoother movement of traffic in the drop off/pick up area. 6 cars STOP...6 LABS hop! Please have your child exit the car on the passenger side only, continue on the sidewalk and enter the building through the side door at the end of the walkway. A staff member is waiting there to greet your child as soon as he/she enters the building. If you plan to walk your child in, please make sure you use the left lane and park in the parking lot. Students cannot be dropped off in the parking lot. You will need to escort your child all the way across the walk way. He/she will need to use the side door at the end of the walk way to enter the building. If you plan to walk your child to class, you must sign in at the front office. Please be sure to bring your ID to receive a sticker using our Lobby Guard system.
Afternoon Pick up: In the afternoon, both lanes are used during pick up. The right lane is for picking up students in grades 3-5 and the left lane is for students in grades K-2 and their siblings. Please pick up children only along the sidewalk area of the driveway in front of the school. Please do not leave your car parked in the driveway area or leave your car to look for your child in the pick-up area. Drive your car as far as possible along the sidewalk before picking up your child. This will allow for smoother movement of traffic in the pick-up area. Your child will identify your car at the car rider area and will be allowed to enter your car when it is safely stopped at that location. Children will only be allowed to enter your vehicle on the passenger side. Students will not be allowed to cross over to the parking lot.
Please remember to stay in the right lane to exit campus and observe the speed limit on campus (10 mph).
Throw on your tennis shoes, comfortable clothes, and grab a bottle of water. Friday, May 19 is Langford's Annual Field Day! Full of athletic activities, obstacle courses, and games- the day is bound to be a BLAST!
Spring Valley Clinical Studies students have partnered with the district to host the WOW (Working on Wellness) Health Festival on Tuesday, May 16, at the Richland Two Institute of Innovation (R2I2), located at 763 Fashion Drive in the Village at Sandhill, from 4:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The festival is a free, family friendly event that has something for everyone.
This event will include information booths, seminars, activities, demonstrations and screenings that will encompass all eight types of wellness. The goal is to provide a variety of opportunities that will appeal to all ages and encourage lifestyle changes to promote safer, healthier and more productive lives.
Highlights of the event include: bounce houses for children, free screenings, food samples, a variety of seminars and safety demonstrations.
We hope you and your family will join us for a free, fun and informative evening. Please invite your neighbors, family, and friends to this fabulous event!
Langford students will be participating in the 2017 Spring Games on April 20. We are excited to send off our amazing student athletes and their teachers. Stay tuned for more information on this event.
Autism Awareness Month
WHY A PUZZLE PIECE?
On a nationwide level, the Puzzle Piece symbol reflects the mystery and complexity of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Also, since every puzzle piece is different in some way, a puzzle piece accurately represents the diversity of the individuals affected.
The different colors and shapes represent the diversity of the people and families living with the condition. The brightness of the ribbon signals hope — hope that through increased awareness of autism, and through early intervention and access to appropriate services/supports, people with autism will lead full lives able to interact with the world on the own terms.
Langford students will soon be taking the state standardized assessments. We know that all of our labs are well prepared and will give their best effort. Remember to get a good night's sleep and have a healthy breakfast.
SC Ready for Grades 3-5
ELA Session I Writing: May 9
ELA Session II Reading: May 10
Math: May 11
SC Pass for Grades 4-5
Science: May 16
*Field Test Writing- Text Dependent Analysis: May 16 THIRD GRADE ONLY
Social Studies: May 17
Writing: May 18
* Field Test: Writing May 18 FOURTH and FIFTH GRADE ONLY
On Saturday, April 1st, 2017 students across Blythewood will be hosting a walk at Doko Meadows in Blythewood to raise awareness about individuals with an Autism Spectrum Disorder. Students and teachers from Langford Elementary, Blythewood Middle, Muller Road Middle, and Ridgeview High school have been working since January to brainstorm, collaborate, and organize this walk. Students have worked to ensure this walk is family friendly. Below is a link to our registration website and our schedule of events, as we are trying to raise money for the Autism Society of South Carolina. A donation is not mandatory, but appreciated.
We look forward to seeing the community on April 1st!
9:00-10:00 Welcome and Walk
10:00-11:30 Family Activities (music, games, sports, face painting, and light snacks).
Our school is participating in the Columbia Fireflies Reading Program. Your child will have the opportunity to improve his or her reading skills while earning a surprise gift and a ticket to a Fireflies baseball game. Your child will also receive a voucher for a free hot dog, chips, and drink to enjoy during the game.
When your child has completed the reading goal of four age appropriate books, send signed form to your teacher to receive your ticket order form. Please e-mail Ms. Dieguez if you have any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org
We had such incredible participation this year, with over 90 submissions. All students who submitted a video are invited to be at Spring Valley to show their creative work. For the first 30 minutes, attendees can browse the student's work using QR codes and their cell phone. At 6:30 we will move into the auditorium where we will showcase the top 3 videos in each category and present the winners with their award. All faculty and staff across the district are invited to see our student's amazing work.
This year the District Art Show is being held at the new R2i2 building. Langford's art is on the lower level to the left of the past the library entrance. We hope that you are able to stop by and visit the beautiful new facility and the Langford art panel.
Kindergarten Casey Rhodes William Wright Justin Wheeler Jemariyah Sullivan
First Laurely Medina-Rivera Jay Robinson
Second Alex Cox Justin Jensen
Third Elena Dubovtsev Sarayna Jacob Logan Mechling
Fourth Tamia McDuffie Austin Tarnawsky Makenzie Smith Mehki Hughes Andrea Maynard
Fifth Jayda Phillips Emily Bochette Jada Byrd Ashlyn Anderson Kylie Wardell Ian Manuel
Congratulations to MaKenzy Nesmith! Makenzy will represent Langford in the Sodexo Future Chefs of America cooking contest. Her recipe "Makenzy's Taco Bell" was the winning recipe for Langford. Great Job!