Springdale Elementary School

Mrs. Hope Vrana, Interim Principal

Mrs. Rhonda Wiley, Interim Assistant Principal



Springdale Elementary has received the Fire Drill Safety Award for all of Lexington County! Teachers, Staff and Students have shown excellence in our ability to execute our monthly Fire Drills. Congratulations to all.


Thank you so much to the 
Cayce-West Columbia Rotary Club 
who donated Webster's Dictionary's to all of our third grade students on Tuesday, May 3rd.  The students and teachers were so very appreciative! 

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Lexington Two’s After School Dance and Tumbling program is now taking registrations for the 16-17 school year.  We offer tumbling, tap, jazz, and ballet classes for students in 5K and up.  The tumbling classes are $140 for the year and the dance classes are $125 for the year.  Classes are held after school at Pair Education Center on Platt Springs Road and you are responsible for providing transportation.  Spaces are filled on a first come, first serve basis.   Brochures can be found in the school’s front office.  If you would like more information, please email Dawn Fertick at dfertick@lex2.org.


From the South Carolina Department of Education:

To ensure that parents and students are treated fairly in our schools, the South Carolina Department of Education (SCDE) has a policy allowing for parents to resolve problems they or their children encounter at school by contacting the SCDE’s Ombudsman, Wanda Davis, at wdavis@ed.sc.gov(803) 734-8485 should they not be satisfied by local remedies.

Para asegurarnos de que los padres y los estudiantes son tratados de manera justa en nuestras escuelas, el Departamento de Educación de Carolina del Sur (SCDE) tiene la política que permite a los padres resolver los problemas que ellos o sus hijos enfrentan en la escuela contactando al Defensor del SCDE, Wanda Davis, wdavis @ ed.sc.gov(803) 734-8485 en caso de que no se sientan satisfechos después de haber agotado todos los recursos y haber seguido los procedimientos disponibles en las escuelas para resolver su caso.

You can now apply for Free and Reduced Price Meals ON-LINE! The process is SAFE, SECURE, PRIVATE, and AVAILABLE through PayPAMS.com.  It’s Easy as 1-2-3!

       Visit www.paypams.com/onlineapp

       Select State South Carolina and then Lexington School District Two

       Follow the instructions to complete the application

       You will need your Student’s ID# (this information can be obtained from the school’s Front Office, please call Mrs. Ward @ 739.4175 to get this number BEFORE you begin the enrollment process- Power School Number)

       Receive confirmation number online and via email

       Only 1 application per household.  Please remember to list all children living in your household on the application.


Information about our after-school daycare program.

Boys and Girls Club of Midlands

Go to the bottom of this page and look under "PBIS"

You will see a lot in the next coming weeks and months about PBIS (Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports).
Please go to our TAB at the top of this page to find out more information:)

We are using these in conjunction with D.I.V.E.
D - Dignity
I - Interacts Well wit
h Others
V - Values their Education
E - Encourages Self and Others

We have sent home a brochure to help explain the points we will be encouraging.  Look for this and review it with your student(s).  We have posters and information all throughout the school to encourage and educate the students on focusing on Positive Behavior in all areas of the school.

Lexington District Two Enrollment Form 


Please note:  These are just the first two sheets of our enrollment paperwork.  There will be other forms to fill out when you enroll.  Please do NOT forget to bring the information below.  Thank you:))

Please Note:  You will print this form, complete and bring with you to your home school.  At that time, you need to bring the following information:

  • Copy of your mortgage, rental or lease agreement
  • Copy of a bill in your name
  • Birth Certificate
  • Immunization Record
  • Proof of Income (If registering for 4K)
You will also have additional documents to complete at your home school.

Thank you.

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    Data is transmitted to the School District’s Office the same day you apply.  It is                 reviewed and approved or denied.  A letter is generated and mailed within 1-2                 business days stating results of application.


Call the Food Service Office 

at 803-739-8381.

Please view our calendar for next year:

Parents, we would like to Thank You for taking action to improve our school by electing our new SIC Parent Representative, Ms. Carrie Lee Ann Murray.  She will serve a two year term on our School Improvement Council and assist us in 'Transforming Springdale Elementary School.'  

And, as always, thanks for all that you do to make Springdale Elementary a great place to learn and grow!


Dolphin Splash Awards
4th Nine Weeks

June 1st, 2016
K5: 8:30am
1st grade: 9:15am
2nd grade: 10:00am

Dismissal on June 1st: 12:30pm

June 2nd, 2016
5th grade: 8:00am
4th grade: 9:30am
3rd grade: 10:15am

Dismissal on June 2nd: 12:30pm
This is ALSO the last day of school.

Celebration of the Arts

16th Annual Celebration

of the Arts

May 27

Parade of Countries

"Songs and Dances from Around the World"


Visit with the Artists

9:30-11:20 & 12:20-2:10


Celebration of the Arts



We need your assistance by bringing in goodies and other needed items for our

Refreshment room for Celebration of the Arts. This room is provided for our artists and teachers on Friday, May 27th. If you are able to help, please fill out the form & return to Nurse Jennie. She will contact you later with details. THANK YOU!


Name ____________________________

Child ____________________________

Child’s Teacher ____________________________

Contact # ____________________________




DATE:  July 11 – 15, 2016

TIME:  9:30 AM – 12:30 PM

LOCATION:  Northside Middle School

157 Cougar Dr, West Columbia, SC 29169


Lexington School District Two and The University of South Carolina have developed an exciting interactive science and technology enrichment program for middle school students.

Science through interactive hands-on units

Rising 6th graders explore: Weather + Force & Motion
Rising 7th and 8th graders explore: Chemistry + Earth Structures

Don’t pass up this opportunity to experience fun, hands-on science and technology lessons that will increase your skills and prepare you for success. The program was produced with funding from a Math and Science Partnership Grant from the South Carolina Department of Education. Participation commitment is requested for all 5 days.

**Program Fee $25.00**

On line Application is available at the USC Marketplace
Science & Technology Enrichment Program

Select Grade Level Student will be entering for 2016 - 2017 school year.

Complete on-line application fields and payment process with credit card
Confirmation email will be sent with additional program details as registration receipt.

On Line Application is available until program is filled in each grade level.
Applications accepted on a first come basis. Program size is limited.

If program is filled, parents can email to have their student put on the Wait List.
Note: 7th Grade Student Participants in 2015 are eligible; however
Earth Structures program will be repeated for 7th & 8th program.

For more information please contact USC Student Enrichment Coordinator at: sciencesummerenrichmentprogram@gmail.com


Honor Academic Reception

On Tuesday evening, May 3rd, Springdale Elementary School held its annual Honor Academic Reception at the Airport High School auditorium.  All of our 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students that retained A's and B's for the entire year were honored in a pinning ceremony.  
Our guest speaker was a former Springdale student, 
Miss Liza Powers, who is a senior at Airport High School.  She will be graduating this year in the top 1% of her class and will be attending Presbyterian College. She inspired all in attendance with her speech focusing on "I'm Possible"!  The students were enthralled! 
 Thank you so much, Liza, for inspiring us all!


On Monday, April 25th, Springdale Elementary held its 
7th Annual Fund Run.  The students worked extremely hard and raised $14,300.00.  Our overall Fund Run Winner for raising the most funds, was Amber Rayfield from Mrs. Mills/Mrs. O'Neal's K5 class.  

The entire school participated and each student was cheered on by other students, staff, faculty and community members, as they ran. What an amazing event!

Amber Rayfield
Raised over $650.00


WE HAVE SEVERAL IMPORTANT ITEMS that we would like you to view BELOW:

School Improvement Council (SIC)


"Taking Action to Improve Your School"

 Your child will be bringing home a letter on Friday, April 22, stating what SIC is, the role of the SIC, and how you can become a member. Springdale Elementary is seeking nominations for one parent representative to serve a two year term starting in the 2016-2017 school year. Parents can nominate themselves or be nominated by other parents. 

 If this interests you, please look for this letter in your child's book bag or on our school website at: (CLICK ON LINK)

Parent Nomination for SIC


Nomination forms are due to your child's teacher by May 13, 2016.


Teacher Requests for the 2016-2017 School Year

Please be aware that we no longer accept specific requests for teachers by

 name.  Parents are invited to state the qualities that they believe a teacher should possess in order for their child to succeed in school.  

We will review a written request before making final placement.

    At the end of this year, each grade level and the Principal prepares possible grade rosters, balancing achievement levels of students and behavioral needs of students.  Before class rosters are made final, some students may be moved in order to achieve the appropriate balance, based on knowledge that we might have, regarding individual students.  We then assign a teacher to each of the classes, attempting to match teaching styles with learning styles. 

    All requests must be submitted, in writing, to Mrs. Hope Vrana's attention (hvrana@lex2.org)      

by Friday, May 6, 2016

**Any requests that come in with a specific teacher, requested by name, will be placed in a file and will not be considered.


EOC Parent Survey

In 2014, the SC General Assembly passed legislation requiring the SC Education Oversight Committee (EOC) to recommend a model education accountability system that meets both federal and state requirements.


The committee and staff are asking for parent feedback to help them in this process. The online survey should only take a few minutes, and it will provide valuable feedback to the EOC as well as the SC General Assembly. The survey will close on April 28, so if you could take a few minutes to complete it before then, please do so! 

The survey can be access by the using the following link: 



We are inviting you to send a "Thank You" or "note of appreciation" to any of our employees.  
Please click here and we will forward your positive message to the employee.

Thank you.

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Lexington District Two

Attention Parents/Guardians of

Rising 4K, 5K, and 1st Grade Students

Registration for the 2016/17 school year begins January 20, 2016

You must have all the following information

at the time of  registration:

ü Child’s Birth Certificate (long form recommended)

ü Child’s Immunization Certificate

ü Child’s Medicaid Card (required for 4K full-day program students only)

ü Two proofs of residence

(one utility bill and a lease/mortgage)


Register at the school serving the attendance zone in which you live.



ü Child must be 4 years old on or before September 1, 2016

ü Family Income MUST meet Federal Free &

Reduced Lunch Guidelines for full-day programs only

4K Screenings will be held in June and July by appointment only

Limited space is available.   

The Limited School Choice option is not available for 4K students.

Atención Padres/Tutores de

Estudiantes que entrarán al 4K, 5K, y 1er grado

La inscripción para el año escolar 2016/2017

comienza el 20 de enero del 2016


Usted debe tener la siguiente información al inscribirse:

ü Acta de nacimiento (acta larga, la tarjeta no será aceptada)

ü Certificado de inmunización

ü Tarjeta de Medicaid (solamente necesario para estudiantes de día completo de 4K)

ü Dos pruebas de residencia

            (una factura de servicios públicos y contracto de renta/compra)


Inscríbase en la escuela que pertenece a la zona que vive.



ü Niño(a) debe haber cumplido los 4 años antes del

o el 1ro de Septiembre 2016

ü Solo para programas de día completo, los ingresos de la familia DEBEN cumplir con las reglas Federales para el almuerzo gratuito o a precio reducido.


Los exámenes para calificar para el programa de 4K, se harán por cita solamente en Junio y Julio.


Espacio limitado.

La opción de la escuela de Limited Choice no está disponible para estudiantes de 4K.