Category Archives: News from the Principal

Traffic Notes

As you drive in the left lane in front of our school and pass cars that are by the curb, please drive slowly and carefully. We have young children at our school, and we need to be looking out for them at all times.

We would appreciate your refraining from using your cell phone while driving in our driveway. Again the focus is on keeping an eye out for the children.

Update from PHES School Improvement Council

PHES SIC and school administrators met with Chris Ellisor, Director of Security and Emergency Services, and John Stehmeyer, Director of Building Maintenance and Facilities, at a recent meeting to discuss the added fencing behind our school to enclose the portables. This fencing has been approved and will be added soon—perhaps during our Spring Break.

PHES SIC also discussed events for the end of the 2016-17 school year and suggested that class parties be held on Friday, May 26 this year since high school graduations are on May 30 and 31.

LTC Career Festival on Thursday, March 23

All Lexington One students and parents are invited to come discover all of the opportunities offered at Lexington Technology Center to ALL students in Lexington One.

Please join the Lexington Technology Center at 2421 Augusta Highway as they hold the second annual LTC Career Festival on Thursday, March 23 from 4:30 – 7:30 p.m. The LTC Poster Design Contest “Who is or what makes a champion? “ for all elementary and middle school students has been extended until Thursday, March 9. The LTC Career Festival will display the top designs of the poster contest and there will be food, entertainment, games, interactive activities and demonstrations, project displays, prizes, giveaways, etc. for all ages at no cost. Come enjoy the fun and discover the possibilities!

Fifth grade surveys – please return by Tuesday, March 28

Fifth grade surveys – please return by Tuesday, March 28

Parents of fifth graders will be receiving a survey today from the State Department
of Education in your child’s Tuesday’s folder on February 28. Please take a few minutes to complete the survey and return to PHES by Tuesday, March 28. The results are included on our school’s report card from the state. Thank you!

Career Day – Wednesday, March 1

PHES is proud to host a Career Day on Wednesday, March 1.   We would like to invite our parents to share with the students and staff at PHES all about their career.  This is an opportunity to teach our students about the variety of jobs available in our community and how each day at school prepares them for their career.  Our three PHES school counselors will work with all grade levels during the month of February on career awareness skills.

If you have questions, please contact school counselor Mrs. M-C at (803) 821-2800.  She can provide you with all the information and any tips that might be helpful when speaking to the students.  If you would like to be a part of our Career Day, please let Mrs. M-C know by Tuesday, February 14.

Love and Logic Parenting sessions

PHES is hosting spring sessions of the popular Love and Logic Parenting Class. The six week parent training program is led by Assistant Principal Loretta Arnette and School Counselor D’Etta Broam and designed to make parents feel more confident and more relaxed at the end of the day while having more fun parenting! Day or evening sessions are held at PHES weekly from Feb. 21—Mar. 28. Please find more information at the link below, call the office, or email Ms. Arnette at

Love and Logic Parenting Sessions Flier

Registration for kindergarten partial immersion for the 2017-2018 school year

Please note:  Online registration for kindergarten partial immersion for the 2017-18 school year will be held on Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at 4:00 p.m.

There will be 4 parent information sessions you may choose from to attend for rising 5K students in 2017-18. All information presented will be the same.

FEBRUARY 6, 2017
9:00 A.M.
5:30 P.M.

FEBRUARY 13, 2017
12:00 P.M.
3:00 P.M.

Please visit the World Languages microsite for information on how to register your child in the Partial Immersion program: