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LEGO EV3 Robotics- Grades 4-5

Program Description

Using the Lego WeDo robotics kits and software, students will build and program several robots.  These are great classes to introduce young students to the exciting world of robotics!!!

Online Registration Opens at 6:00 p.m. on Monday, October 7th . Registration is first come first served. Go to RoperMountain.org, and scroll down to find the BLAST! section. Click the link to go to the registration form for your school. Payment by credit card is required when registering. Questions? jromatelli@greenville.k12.sc.us or 864.355.8940

Program Details

  • Location: Lake Forest Elementary
  • Class: LEGO EV3 Robotics
  • Grades: 4-5
  • Day: Wednesdays
  • Dates: October 23, November 6, 13, &20
  • Cost: $60
  • Times: 2:30 p.m. — 4:00 p.m.

Rosetta Stone

You will now have access to the Rosetta Stone Language Lessons Version 3 program. 

In this course, you will learn exclusively in your new language, without translation, quickly gaining the confidence to communicate. The Rosetta Stone immersion based method immediately teaches you to think in a new language by connecting words with vivid imagery in real-life contexts to convey meaning.

Your new Language Training is divided into 4 units with lessons and Focused Activities. The Core Lessons will teach you your new language, while Focused Activities build skills and reinforce the language you've learned. At the end of each unit, a conversational Milestone helps you review what you've learned in a simulated conversation. 

You need this information to access the program: 

Rosetta Stone Site
username: you will create a username when you register
authorization code: greenville

Spanish Version


Backpack for Parent

A backpack for parents account provides parents, guardians, or contacts with a central place to sign in to do the following:

  • View their student's information including demographics, attendance, classes, grades, lunch balances, and test scores
  • Apply or register their student to Special Focus schools and programs (Fine Arts Center, Career Centers, etc.)
  • Receive alerts and notifications regarding their students
  • View their student's school and contact information
  • Manage parent and contact information for their students

PTA

Hello Lake Forest Elementary Families!!

We are excited to serve the greatest elementary school in the nation! We are excited to have our 2nd Annual LFE Leopard Loop and continue the tradition of our school’s Fall Carnival. We need your help! Our PTA board is a hard-working group of parents who want nothing but the best for our students and staff, and we are each dedicated to doing whatever it takes to make this year FANTASTIC! WE CAN NOT DO THIS WITHOUT YOUR HELP!  Thank you in advance for your support.

The school year, we would like to increase parental involvement exponentially.  Below you will see a list of all the activities that PTA sponsors during the year, the month and approximate time commitment.  We have daytime and evening options to accommodate all schedules.  Please take a moment to complete the form and return the form to your child's teacher.

Volunteer Form

As always,
PTA- LAkeForest_PTA@yahoo.com


PTA Board Members

President
Kendra Robinson- kendrarobinson75@gmail.com
 
Interim-Treasurer
Aaron Conley- waconley@thirdactsolutions.com

Secretary
Lauren Mabry- topsaillcmom@icloud.com
 
Volunteer Coordinator
Elizabeth McCall- elliesimister@charter.net

Hospitality/ Room Parent Coordinator
Brandy Laster- bl4bizz@yahoo.com
 
Membership
Vanessa Webber- vanessa@scchildrenstheatre.org


The Leopard Letter

The Leopard Letter is a monthly newsletter highlighting the important events happening at Lake Forest Elementary.  Be sure to check it out!  Click here to view the September  edition.


Leopard Loop 5K

Please share with family and friends! Registration is open for the 2nd Annual Leopard Loop 5K on Saturday, September 21, at 9:00 am. ALL proceeds will go directly to supporting the students and staff of Lake Forest. We hope you make plans to attend now.

Registration is only $5 the first month. Registration goes up to $10 on July 21, and $15 on August 21. Race day shirts are optional, and they cost $10. You can select that option when registering.

Race Sign Up Link


South Carolina School Report Card

Below is the link to our School Report Card, released November 29, 2018 by the State Department of Education.  Based on a number of factors, each school in the state has been rated as excellent, good, average, below average, or unsatisfactory.

These report cards are very different from past report cards in our state.  The new report cards factor in multiple data points, test scores and surveys. The report attempts to measure a school’s academic achievement, student progress, college and career readiness and school climate. The reports will also include data on English Learners Progress, Student Safety, and Financial information. High School reports will factor in graduation rates, though the formula for determining the graduation rate has changed slightly from past years.

For the first time in South Carolina, NAEP (National Assessment of Educational Progress) scores will be used to help determine schools’ ratings. NAEP tests students in every state in fourth grade and eighth grade in math, reading, science, and writing. The percentage of schools ranked in each category (from unsatisfactory to excellent) will align to the State’s 2015 NAEP results, so about 15 percent of schools in South Carolina will be rated “excellent,” 20 percent will be rated “good,” 35 percent will be rated “average,” 20 percent will be “below average,” and 10 percent will be “unsatisfactory.”

Along with the new rating system, the report cards feature several new pieces of data, including Education Value-Added Assessment System (EVAAS).  EVAAS measures student academic growth year-after-year. EVAAS measures student academic position in relation to his/her peers from one-year to another.  Growth among lowest performing 20% of students counts double toward each school’s report card.

If you have any questions or concerns related to our school’s ratings, feel free to contact our principals via email or phone.

School Report Card Link


School Visitors and Volunteer Guidelines

ALL VOLUNTEERS MUST RECEIVE DISTRICT APPROVAL PRIOR TO VOLUNTEERING AT ANY SCHOOL/CENTER OR CHAPERONING ANY SCHOOL FIELD TRIP. PLEASE ALLOW UP TO 2-WEEKS FOR THE APPROVAL PROCESS.

Greenville County Schools (GCS), in an effort to ensure the safety of all of our students, has implemented additional security checks for school volunteers.  All volunteers must submit an online application to the district and receive clearance from the district before volunteering at any school/center or chaperoning any school field trip.  Click here for more information.