Summer Reading 2017

Come and join us this summer in the Learning Commons for some fun reading activities.

Our first summer reading day is Tuesday, June 6 – 1:00-3:00. We will have the authors of the Just a Chicken book (former Gamecock football players Langston Moore and Preston Thorne) here.  

Click for the schedule for when we’re open and what’s happening each day.

Click for your summer reading log – to get prizes for reading.

Click here and here for some more info about reading over the summer.



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Field Day is tomorrow!

Fingers crossed that the weather will hold and we’ll have field day for all students tomorrow, Thursday, May 25 from 9:00-1:00.

Field day will be from 9:00-1:00.

School lunch is hot dogs (grilled by our administrators) and sides from the cafeteria for regular school lunch price – $1.25.

Students should wear tennis shoes/sneakers and appropriate clothes for playing games outside. They might want to bring a water bottle and towel also.

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Scholastic Book Fair is coming!

The Scholastic Book Fair will begin on Friday, May 5  for classes to preview during the day and will be open for shopping during the Spring Carnival in the PE Room.  It will be back in the Learning Commons and open for shopping, Monday, May 8 – Friday, May 12 from 7:15am-3:00pm. Pastries for Parents/Grandparents will be on Wednesday, May 10 from 7:15am-8:45am. Make sure to stop by for a pastry and some coffee and to buy some great books perfect for summer reading!

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What’s happening in March

Wed, March 1 – Collaborative Planning – 11:40 early dismissal

Friday, March 10 – Family Movie Night @6:00 pm Concessions will be available for purchase.

Sat, March 12 – Daylight Savings Time –  Spring clocks forward one hour

Wed, March 15 – End of 3rd nine weeks

Wed, March 15 – Career Speaker Day – Speakers for grades 3-5. Dress up as your favorite career (no guns or weapons please).

Thurs, March 16 –  Career Vehicle Day                              8:30-9:30 2nd & 3rd        9:30-10:30   K & 1st                 10:30-11:30  4th & 5th

Fri, March 17REGULAR day of school. Wear your favorite college gear (shirt, jacket, jersey, etc.)

Fri, March 17 – Jump Rope for Heart

Wed, March 22 – Report Cards go home


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Read Across March

It’s Dr. Seuss’ birthday! Help us celebrate our love of books and reading by participating in fun activities on Wednesdays, throughout the month of March.

Look at the attached flyer for a list of dates and activities.

Read Across March 2017 

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National School Breakfast Week


Next week, March 4-8,  is National School Breakfast Week.

Here is the special breakfast menu for the week in our cafeteria.


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Here’s what’s new from the Learning Commons

Author Jarrett J Krosoczka is coming to CSES in April!! 


He is the author/illustrator of a variety of children’s books including the pictured novels and graphic novel. Click here for the order form to pre-order any of his books for autographing when he’s here on April 5, 2017. There will not be books available for purchase the day of the visit. All books must be ordered in advance.


Winter Reading Challenge – Mrs. Merritt is challenging all students to read in lots of fun ways for 15 minutes a day. Students will choose a square on the reading form each day, write the title of the book they read, the date, and get it signed by an adult. Mrs. Merritt will have a dessert for all students who turn in a completed form by Friday, March 3.   Click here for the Winter Challenge Reading Form. The form will also be included in the February newsletter.


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CSES iPad Ensemble will play National Anthem at USC basketball game



Our 5th grade iPad ensemble will be playing the national anthem (yes, on iPads!!) before the Gamecock men’s basketball game vs. Georgia. The game is at 2:00 on Saturday, Feb. 4.

Click the link below for more information and the link to pre-order tickets for the special price of $10 for the game for our CSE school family.

USC basketball game flyer

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What’s coming up soon


**Our kindergarten student leadership team is still collecting cold weather clothing items. Boxes are in Capital Square.

Wed, Feb. 1 – Collaborative Planning Day –                              Early dismissal @ 11:40

Sat, Feb. 4 – 2:00 – iPad Ensemble playing the national anthem at the USC men’s basketball game

Valentine Gram flyerFeb. 7-14, our 5th grade Student Leadership Team will be selling Valentine Grams in Capital Square and the Purple Hall for $.50 each to raise $$ for Relay for Life. Link to flyer

Tues, Feb. 7 – Interim Reports go home

Thurs, Feb. 9 – PTO Skate Night 5K-2nd

Thurs, Feb. 16 – PTO Skate Night – 3rd-5th

Fri, Feb. 17 – NO SCHOOl for Students

Mon, Feb. 20 – Regular day of school for students


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November news


Tues, Nov. 8 – Election Day – NO SCHOOL

Fri, Nov. 11 – Veterans Day program – Veterans Day CSES flyer 2016                            Family member Veterans,  meet in the Learning Commons by 7:30 am.

Tues, Nov. 15 – Variety Show auditions

Wed, Nov. 16 – Interim reports come home

Wed. Nov. 16 – Moe’s in Lexington dine-out night

Thurs, Nov. 17 – Fundraiser pick up

Fri, Nov. 18 – PTO Family Movie Night – 6-8 pm – Zootopia

Wed, Nov. 23 – Fri, Nov. 25 – Thanksgiving breakbookdrive

All month we are collecting “new and gently used” books to help add more books to our classroom libraries at CSE. Click for more info – 2016 Book Drive Flyer


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