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We will have our Spring Celebration on April 11 at 6:00 that will include a musical performance by our 5K students and an art show featuring every student’s work.

All 5K students need to be in their classrooms by 5:45. Parents please make every effort to attend because these students have been practicing these songs since January.


The Book Fair begins in the library on Wednesday, April 10 until Friday, April 12. The library will be open each morning at 7:20 for parents to visit with their children as well as the night of our Spring Celebration. When you send money for the book fair with your child, please label that the money is for the book fair.


It is not too late to turn in PEAP money if you haven’t done so already!


Spirit & Pride is offering our school t-shirts once more and at a reduced cost! You can place your order through the school until April 12 or online until April 21. Get your Latta Elementary spirit wear today!

Please sign, cut, and send this slip back to school tomorrow.


Our Dr. Seuss Hat Parade will take place on Friday, April 26 at 9:30 at the Latta High School football field. Each child in 4K and 5K needs to make a hat at home with their parents to wear in the parade. This is a special event for them. Tip for parents: Find a hat that fits your child’s head and construct the Dr. Seuss hat from there. You can go online and get ideas. Get creative and have fun with your child.


The following schedule lists the grade, date and session for each testing portion of the SCReady and SCPASS. It is imperative that your child is present and arrives at school on time during the testing periods. Also, please if possible, do not schedule any medical appointments and/or other out-of-school functions on these particular days.

SC Ready and SCPASS Testing Schedule

May 9: SCReady Reading (3rd grade)

May 14: SCReady Writing (3rd grade)

May 21: PASS Science (4th grade only)

May 28: SCReady Reading (4th grade)

May 29: SCReady Writing (4th grade)

May 30: SCReady Math (3rd & 4th grade)


Registration is still open for 4 year old kindergarten for the 2019-2020 school year. Children who turn 4 on or before September 1, 2019 are eligible to attend 4 year old kindergarten. Registration will be held daily from 8:30 until 3:30 in the main office. The following documentation will need to be presented for each student at the time of registration:

Official Birth certificate

(blue card or green form)

Social Security card

Current Immunization Record

Medicaid Card

2 proof’s of residency that you reside within the Latta School District (electric, water or land

line phone bill, Driver’s license, property tax notice)

Your child will not be officially registered until ALL required documents have been received.


We have a LARGE box of unclaimed coats, hoodies and sweaters. These items will be washed and donated to Goodwill if not claimed by April 12.


Parents please display your car tags for afternoon pick up in the front windshield and leave it there until your child is inside your vehicle. One easy way to display it is to use a pants hanger to clip the card to and hang it from your rear view mirror. Having your tag easily visible makes the dismissal process go much quicker. If someone else picks up your child, please let them know how to display their tags.


As explained in our handbook, students at LES do not need to have cell phones at school for any reason. If phones are seen at school, they are turned into the office to be picked up by an adult.


In an effort to keep lunch balances to a minimum, students with a balance due of $10 or more will not be allowed through the serving line. They will need to bring a lunchbox until their account is cleared. If your job status has changed, you may complete another lunch form and possibly qualify for free or reduced meals. The forms are available in the office or may be sent home with your child.


If a parent is writing an excuse for a school absence, please include the child’s first and last name, teachers name, date of absence and reason for absence. All school excuses should be turned in promptly.


Parents please me mindful to be at home by the time your child is dropped off in the afternoon. If a parent is not at home, then your child will be brought back to school to be picked up.