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Lexington District One offers Food Program for Children

Starting tomorrow, Wednesday, March 18, 2020, Lexington County School District One will offer a free food program for children 18 years old and younger.

The program, federally funded by the United States Department of Agriculture and administered through the South Carolina Department of Education and Lexington County School District One, provides and serves meals to children regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability.

The program runs Monday through Friday throughout the district’s closure due to COVID-19.

Since all food is “grab and go,” the plan to feed students allows parents to drive into the student drop-off area of any one of the school food sites from 11 a.m. through 1 p.m. No food will be consumed on-site.

At that time, children age 18 and younger will receive a bag containing lunch and the next day’s breakfast. Those children, however, must be present in the vehicle at the time of pick up.

The district appreciates the outpouring of support and offers of volunteers to help with the meals. We believe it best, however, to follow CDC guidelines and eliminate groups of people gathering for any reason.

As we were all concerned about the children who depend on school meals each day, our Food Service and Nutrition staff is excited to be able to offer this program.

The following locations will serve as food program “grab and go” sites:

1. Carolina Springs Middle School, 6180 Platt Springs Road, Lexington, SC 29073;
2. Forts Pond Elementary School, 7350 Fish Hatchery Road, Pelion, SC 29123;
3. Gilbert Primary School, 520 Main Street, Gilbert, SC 29054;
4. Oak Grove Elementary School, 479 Oak Drive, Lexington, SC 29073;
5. Red Bank Elementary School, 246 Community Drive, Lexington, SC 29073;
6. Rosenwald Community Learning Center, 420 Hendrix Street, Lexington, SC 29072; and
7. White Knoll Elementary School, 132 White Knoll Way, West Columbia, SC 29170.

IMPORTANT NOTE — The district is also developing a plan to get food out to certain areas. Once that plan is complete, we will notify you of those locations.

UPDATE – Click here for a complete list of food stops.

Mary Beth Hill
Chief Communications Officer

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PTA selling Chick-Fil-A

The PTA will also be selling delicious Chick-Fil-A biscuits in the car lines and front entrance the morning of Thursday, February 27, beginning at 7:00

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Artfest Student Art Exhibit

PHES congratulates the following students for having artwork on display at the Lexington Main Library for the 2020 Lexington School District 1 Elementary Schools Artfest. Please visit 5440 Augusta Road to see the Annual Artfest Student Art exhibit from February 15 until February 26.

The PHES artists featured are McClure B., Lucia C., Nora C., Dhanvi D., Cristiane H., Jett J., Naomi L., Ava M., Alessandra R., Haddie R., Peryn S., and Jocelyn W.

Congratulations PHES Artists!

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We thank our PHES Cougars!

We thank our students and families for their collecting $550.00 for North Central High School in Kershaw, SC and their donation of $5,856.99 to the American Heart Association’s Kids Heart Challenge. We also thank our families for over 1,867 pounds of food donations to Mission Lexington. Thank you for your generosity!

We thank the following students for serving on Principal’s Cabinet for the 3rd Nine Weeks:
Summer B., Benji B., Tomas C., Jemma G., Harper M., Carson M., Madison O., Adil P., Mallory P., Belvie P., and Emerson S.

We thank the following students for serving on Safety Patrol for the 3rd Nine Weeks:
Wyatt B., Will B., Liam C., Kate M., Ryan B., Trystan L., Sophia A., Mary Anna B., Parker M., Jackson R., Joshua B., Austin J., Grayce M., and Ella M.

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