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November Calendar
11/4   - Boosterthon Pep Rally
11/5   - La Fiesta Night
11/11 - Veteran's Day Program
11/12 - Art Show from 5-6 pm
            Chick-fil-A Night 5-8pm
11/14 - Boosterthon Fun Run
11/21 - Doughnuts for Dads
11/21 - Interim Reports Go Home
11/27-11/29 - Thanksgiving Break
A Note from Mrs. Goodwin

I want to thank all of our families for participating in our One Book/One School reading initiative.  The Wonderful Wizard of Oz was an awesome book and I enjoyed discussing the book with your children. We had an excellent Emerald City Party celebration sponsored by our School Improvement Council and several community members.  We would like to send a special Thank you to the following businesses and individuals for their support, time, and donations:

Ashley Sanders - Camden Dance Academy

Anne Conder - Conder Law Firm

Jeffrey and Sara Graham - Graham Realty

Bubba and Kyleigh Shirley - Shirley Construction

Laura Gunter - Grace Episcopal Day Pre-School

Officer Karen Devors - Camden Police Department

Pastor Craig and Angela Thompson; Jay and Theresa Colvin - Malvern Hill Baptist Church

Sara Fakoury - Lumen Financial Planning and Wealth Management

Camden Colts Fun Run

Pledging is NOW OPEN for the Camden Colts Fun Run! 

Camden Elementary School Goals

  • 100% of families get pledges from sponsors    
  • 5 pledges per student 
  • $15,000 School Profit toward shade on the playground  

The easiest way to help us reach our goals is through our easy SHARE features on FUNRUN.COM

  • Make a Student Star Video to share with Facebook friends!
  • Copy and paste the email template and then send to family, friends, and local businesses.
  • Go to FUNRUN.COM from your mobile device, click share, and send texts to friends and family.
Shoeboxes for Soldiers! 
   Speaker and Shoeboxes from Veterans Day 2018  
  Please consider sending in some of the following items to help your child’s classroom fill their shoeboxes! These will be presented at our Veteran’s Day program on November 11th. 

Food/Drink Items & Personal Items

Beef Jerky/Slim Jims
Sunscreen (lotion, non-aerosol cans)
Canned chili & soup (pull top cans)
Canned Fruit (pull top cans)
Antiperspirant/Deodorant (solids only)
Chicken & Tuna (foil pouch)
Baby wipes
Cookies (individually packaged)
Bar soap
Dried fruit
Easy mac n’ cheese cups
Dental Floss
Granola/Energy/Protein Bars
Fabric softener sheets (small boxes) 
Microwavable Popcorn
Baby powder
Nuts (all kinds)
Pop Tarts
Q-Tips (small quantity)
Pumpkin Seeds
Air Fresheners
Rice Krispy Treats
Sandwich crackers
Sunflower seeds

Miscellaneous Items

Trail mix
Black ink pens & mechanical pencils
Coffee creamer
Small notebooks
Crystal Light, Gatorade (single serve powder packets)
Crosswords or word search books
Instant Coffee (individually packaged)
Sudoku Books
Protein Shake Powder
Bug spray (lotion, non-aerosol cans)

Thank you for supporting our troops!!

Music Notes - Veterans Day

Veterans Day Poster

   Our Veterans Day program will be on Monday, November 11th at 9am. Please attend as all of our grade levels perform songs and routines to say Thank you to our Veterans.   
  NO CHORUS REHEARSAL on Tuesday, November 26th Happy Early Thanksgiving!  
Third Grade Christmas Performance 
  The holidays are just around the corner and Santa needs our help!!! Every 100 years he takes a break and it’s up to our third grader students to find someone to take his place this Christmas. Come and see who it is on Thursday, December 12th at 6:30pm as third grade proudly presents the musical, “The Greatest Snowman”. Students have received BLUE participation letters. Please sign and return the bottom portion as character parts are being passed out and the stage can be set up for all.  
Kindergarten, Second and Third Grades to Attend The Grinch 
  Students will be attending The Grinch by the Columbia City Ballet on Thursday, December 5th. It will be held at the The Arts Center of Kershaw County Wood Auditorium. Please be on the lookout for the Field Trip Permission Form being sent home the first week of November.  
Art Show

When: November 12, 2019 

Time:  5:00 - 6:00

Where: CES Gym 

Student artwork will be on display and available for purchase.  This is an annual fund raiser for the art program at CES! The purchase price is $26.00 the day of the event.  If you are unable to attend, artwork will be available for purchase until Friday, November 15 for $28.00. Artwork purchased late will be delivered before Thanksgiving Break.  Thank you for your continued support of the art program at Camden Elementary, and I look forward to seeing you Tuesday, Nov. 12th!

Notes from Nurse Rhonda

Handwashing can help prevent illness. Regular handwashing is one of the best ways to remove germs, avoid getting sick, and prevent the spread of germs to others. It’s quick, it’s simple, and it can keep us all from getting sick.

The Library Shelf

Hello, Camden Elementary School families!  This is just a reminder that Late Notices will start going home with any students that have had a book checked out for longer than two weeks.  These notices are to let you know that a book has not been checked in and help build responsibility among our students. If you are concerned, and think that the book might have been turned in and overlooked, please send a note with your child.  The library will help them look and see if the book can be located within the library and also provide coaching on the correct procedure to turn in a library book. 

Please help students remember to keep their school library books away from younger siblings or pets.  We have had a large increase in reports of damaged books, with either scribblings or dog chews. We discuss these items in class, but we would greatly appreciate your assistance at home! 

Please don’t forget that Reading for the Gamecocks will start this coming weekend; students track that they read every night for two weeks and will receive an adult and child ticket to the USC Men’s & Women’s Basketball Games and also free EdVenture admission.  Please see the parent letter being sent home this week!

Active Gamecocks 

Great job to all the students who logged their physical activity for the Active Gamecocks!   I will receive the vouchers for the USC Basketball games sometime around the end of November or early December.  Once I receive the vouchers, I will give them and the fitness feet to the participants during their PE class. If you have questions please contact Mrs. Knapko (

Candid Colts 
  Students and faculty enjoyed dressing up for our Book Character Parade.  Mrs. Culp and Mrs. McKittrick were Fly Guy and Fly Girl.  
   Fly Guy and Fly Girl  
Dog Man brought her younger brother, Coach Jimmy!   
  Dog Man and Coach Jimmy  
Our Emerald City Party was a huge hit!  Shimmer and Shine enjoyed the bounce house!
   Shimmer and Shine  
First Grade students students studied about community helpers this month.   
  Students dressed as police officers   

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