Lower School Reminders 11.21.19 (SAR)

November 21, 2019 Lower School News

Family Thanksgiving Lunch – Tomorrow:  Don’t forget that tomorrow, November 22, is our Thanksgiving lunch.  We will be eating in the cafeteria.  Parents are to meet the students in the courtyard before your scheduled lunchtime. We will have two lunch sessions (11:15 AM – Last name beginning with A-L and at 12:15 PM – Last name beginnings with M-Z).   If you are taking your child home after the lunch, please make sure to sign them out with your child’s teacher before leaving.  We are looking forward to a wonderful time of family fellowship.

Thanksgiving Break:  Thanksgiving Break will be held November 25 – 29 and classes will resume on Monday, December 2.  The lower school offices will be closed during Thanksgiving break.

No Chapel Monday, December 2:  Due to our all-school Christmas program practice, there will be no chapel on Monday, December 2.

All-School Pep Rally:  All students will be attending an All-School Pep Rally on Friday, December 6, from 1:25-2:00 PM in the upper school gym. This will also be the event where our principals will fulfill their promise to ride a bull if our Boosterthon goal was met. Thank you, parents and students, for helping us reach that goal!!!  Just a reminder that parents have already signed a permission form at the beginning of the year so no further form is needed. However, we want to make you aware that the students will be traveling by bus to the MR campus on December 6 at 12:50 PM and will return back to SAR around 2:15 PM.  Please contact the school office with any questions.

After-School Care Dates to Remember:  Please note that our after-school care will close at 5:00 PM on Tuesday, December 17.  There will also be no after-school care on Friday, December 20, due to the half-day of school.

Christmas Program Information:  Our Christmas program is fast approaching.  It will be held on Tuesday, December 10, at 7:00 PM (doors open at 6:30 PM) in the SAR auditorium. Students arrive at 6:30 PM and PreK and kindergarten students will go to their classrooms. 1st through 4th graders are to meet in cafeteria and 5th graders meet in choir room at SAR.

Please note that lower school students are to wear the following for the Christmas program.

  • Kindergarten:  Solid white shirts with khaki pants or khaki skirts with leggings (leggings should be gray, khaki or white)
  • PreK & 1st-4th grades: Solid red shirts with khaki pants or khaki skirts with leggings (leggings should be gray, khaki or white)
  • 5th grade: Mrs. Hunt has sent home separate information for the dress for 5th graders.  Please contact her at with any questions.

Sibling Applications for 2020-2021We are now accepting sibling applications for enrollment in the 2020-2021 school year for students in PreK3 – 12th grade. It may seem far away, but it will be here before you know it! Apply at If you have any questions, please contact Margaret Porter at (803) 807-4111 for the lower school students and Kelly Adams at (803) 807-4110 for upper school students.

Dates to Remember:

  • November 22         SAR Family Thanksgiving Lunch
  • November 25-29   Thanksgiving Break
  • December 6           All School Pep Rally (BLS Upper School Gym)
  • December 10         Lower School Christmas Program – 7:00 PM – SAR Auditorium
  • December 17         After-School Care closes at 5:00 PM
  • December 20         Half Day of School – 11:45 Dismissal (No after school care due to the half-day)
  • Dec 23-Jan 3         Christmas Break
  • January 6               Classes Resume