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Yearbooks are on sale through February 28, 2020. There is only one option this year and it is a full color, softback book for only $20.  You can order via the flier that was sent home in January or online at jostensyearbooks.com. Order yours today!  Extra books will be limited!


We will have a Krispy Kreme Doughnut sale February 10-20.  We will offer glazed doughnuts, vouchers, regular and decaffeinated coffee.  All orders and money will be due Feb 20. Pick-up will be February 27 at the Community Center at 6:30 am.  This was a wonderful fundraiser in the fall and we appreciate your help again! 


If you are signing your student out early from school, it must be done by 2:00 unless you have been called by the school nurse.


When picking up your child, please make sure your car tag is visible until the children are in your vehicle.  If you do not have a car tag, plan to pick your child up in the office at 2:45.


We are excited about celebrating Dr. Seuss’ birthday the  week of March 2-6.  We have lots of fun activities planned in the classrooms and some dress up days for the students too.


Monday – Yikes Stripes!!!!! Wear clothes with stripes celebrating The Cat in the Hat and Beyond Zebra.

Tuesday – Crazy Socks Tuesday: Wear your favorite pair of crazy socks or make socks that look crazy celebrating the book, Fox in Socks.

Wednesday – Wacky Wednesday: Dress wacky or wear your hair wacky celebrating the book, Hooray for Hair.

Thursday – School Pride Day: Wear school colors (Green and Yellow) It also celebrates the book, Green Eggs and Ham.

Friday - Free to Read: Wear red, white, and blue celebrating the right to read.


Our Cat in the Hat parade will be Friday March 6 in the cafeteria at LES.  Each child in Primary Montessori (4K & 5K) needs to make a hat at home with a Dr. Seuss theme!  The easiest way to make a hat is to start with a hat that already fits your child’s head and add decorations to it.  Your child’s teacher should be sending home some more information about hats soon! 



Dr. Tammy Pawloski, Professor of Education at FMU will be presenting the latest research on topics of interest to parents and teachers as part of a Pee Dee Area Consortium Grant.  She will focus her presentation on:

The presentation is scheduled for March 3 at 6:00 at LES.  Please put this date on your calendar and look for more information to come



The Federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommend a yearly flu vaccine as the first and most important step in protecting against flu viruses.  If students are sick with flu-like illness, CDC recommends that you stay home for at least 24 hours after the fever is gone (fever should be gone without the use of a fever-reducing medication).  Symptoms consist of fever, headache, fatigue, cough, sore throat, runny/stuffy nose & muscle aches.  Flu viruses spread from person to person through coughing and sneezing. Always remember and encourage kids to: cover their mouth and nose when coughing/sneezing, wash hands with soap & water or an alcohol based hand sanitizer, and remind them not to touch their eyes, nose or mouth, for this causes the spread of germs.  Please join us in preventing the spread of the flu virus in our schools.   Please contact the school nurse with any questions or concerns (843) 752-5295.




Feb 10-20:  Krispy Kreme Doughnut sale

Feb 11: Progress Reports

Feb 21: Teacher Workday – No school for students

Feb 28:  Yearbook sale ENDS

Mar 2-6:  Dr. Seuss Week

Mar 6:  Cat in the Hat parade


We would like to remind all parents that our policy states that a School Attendance Improvement Plan is required for all students who have five or more unlawful absences. After five (5) unlawful absences, a parent must meet with the school guidance counselor for the development of said plan.  In addition, we will, as required by law, notify the County Attendance Officer after the 10th unlawful absence. Violations of the attendance policy can result in retention and/or referral to Family Court. Valid excuses for all student absences should be turned in to the front office on the day the student returns to school. Also, three (3) tardies = one (1) unexcused absence. A medical excuse from a doctor or dentist is the only acceptable documentation to excuse a tardy. For additional information regarding Latta Elementary School’s Attendance Policy, please refer to the 2019-2020 LES Student Handbook which may be viewed on our school’s webpage under resources (www.dillon3.k12.sc.us/LattaElementary).

If you have questions about this matter please call 843- 752-5295 ext. 1512.