CES Honor Roll Students
We are proud to announce our Honor Roll Students for the first nine weeks grading period. Students on the All A Honor Roll have made all As on their first report card. Students on the A/B Honor Roll have made all As and Bs on their report cards. Congratulations on all your hard work: It has paid off! Keep working hard!!!
Click the links below to see the All A and A/B Honor Rolls for CES.
And in case you missed seeing these students listed in The State
newspaper, here is the link to their website:
The State Honor Roll Reports for Camden Elementary
Veterans Day 2013
Camden Elementary School Supports Our Troops & Veterans
Thank you for helping us serve those who are serving us!!! We filled and sent over 100 boxes to soldiers fighting overseas. Here is a picture from our Veterans Day program with our hero speaker, Scott Casimiro, and the shoeboxes.
United Way Challenge
Thank so much to the CES family for raising over $1400 for the CHS vs. LEHS United Way Challenge! Mrs. Przybyla and Mrs. Norton came to school today as a CHS football player and a CHS cheerleader because we met our goal of $1000. Way to go, CES!!!
eChalk Parent Accounts
Parents of elementary school students can register for an eChalk Parent Account at http://ces.kcsdschools.com/parents/register
. (All parents must create a new account for the 2013-14 School Year.)
Middle & high school students require a District ID number, which you will receive in a letter from the school that will be sent home soon. This information will allow parents to access the student's homework schedule and view class pages directly.
Additional information on eChalk Parent Accounts - including a video walk-through - are available on the district website at www.kershaw.k12.sc.us/district/instruction/echalk
If you have not had a chance to join CEP this school year there is still time. Membership dues are only $5, and forms are available in the office. We have lots of exciting events planned throughout the school year and hope you will join us!
Grade Level T-Shirts
For safety reasons, students will be required to wear a grade-level t-shirt or a grade level colored t-shirt on all field trips. If you have any gently-used t-shirts that you no longer want or need, we would like to collect those for students who forget to wear their shirts on the day of a field trip.
The grade-level colors are as follows:
K - purple
1 - lime green
2 - red
3 - light blue
4 - royal blue
5 - orange
Please remember the doors open at 7:00 each morning. Students should not be dropped off before seven as they will not be supervised. Also remember, that school starts at 7:30. Students arriving after 7:30 must have a parent come into the office to sign them in.
Thank you for bearing with us as we monitor and adjust our dismissal procedures. For the most part, they are the same, but there are a few changes. We will dismiss walkers at 2:20 for both Lyttleton and Fair Streets. A staff member will monitor their dismissal ensuring all have permission to walk. They will be followed by Lyttleton Learning Place and bus riders. The last students dismissed are K-2 car riders and 3-5 car riders. Students will be called and directed to where they can be picked up.
It is VERY important that you notify us in writing if your child’s mode of transportation changes, even for the day. Teachers and the office must know if your child is not riding the bus and will be picked up by car. Also, we cannot allow a child to walk home that normally is a car rider without a note from you.
Also, please remember, for your child’s safety, we cannot allow anyone to pick up a student that is not listed on their Student Safety Information form.
Thank you for your cooperation.
The City of Camden Police Department has asked us to inform parents that if you drop your student off or pick them up from the road on Lyttleton Street rather than in the front car circle, they will be issuing tickets for safety violations. Also, we want to remind parents that left turns into and out of our school parking lot are illegal. Please take this as a warning. Both of these motor vehicle violations carry very hefty fines, and we want our parents to avoid this expense and our children to be safe.
Parents' Guide to Common Core Standards
As we transition to the Common Core Standards this year, many parents may have questions. Here is a guide to help answer some of these. This site includes the standards as well as some ideas of how parents can help their children succeed.
KCSD Teacher of the Year 1st Alternate
We are very excited to announce that Alana Powers, one of our wonderful 4th grade teachers, has been named First Alternate for the 2013 Kershaw County Teacher of the Year!!! Congratulations, Mrs. Powers! We are so proud of you!!! Thank you for everything you do for CES!
Morning Drop Off Hints
Here are some helpful hints to make your morning drop off a little easier:
1) Make sure your student is riding on the opposite side of the driver.
2) Parents should stay in the car.
3) Be sure you have signed all papers before leaving home.
4) Be sure your student zips up their book bag before leaving home.
5) Pull all the way up to the teacher at the end of the line.
6) Be patient.
7) The front doors open at 7:00 each morning.
Health Room News
The health room is in need of gently used clothes. If you have any that you can donate, please send them to Mrs. Howle. Thank you.
Our School Nurse has been busy reviewing immunization certificates to ensure compliance with SC Immunization Laws. If your child has any shots during the school year, please send an updated SC Certificate of Immunization to school.
Great Things are happening at CES!!!
Since Kershaw County School District received the SAFE Schools Healthy Students Grant, we are able to have a district wide behavior process titled PBIS (Positive Behavior Intervention Support. We began this process last school year.
Our School Expectations are for every student to
Be a WISE Owl:
We hope that you will discuss these expectations with your child and help them follow these expectations at home and at school. We are looking forward to a Positive School Year with our WISE owls.
Parent Portal, Report Cards, and Interim Reports
We will be following the district schedule for interim reports and report cards. Parents may also view their children's grades at any time by logging into the Parent Portal. If you have not already signed up for this service, please contact Debbie Bowers in the front office for assistance.
Click here to find out what is happening at the
From the Assistant Principal
Welcome back to another wonderful school year at Camden Elementary. I am so excited about all of the wonderful things that we have in store for this year. You all are off to a magnificent start. I appreciate all of the WISE Owl Behaviors that I have seen in the classrooms, hallways, and the cafeteria. I am certain that there will be a lot of great teaching and learning this year!!!