LCES- New Gardening Club Shed

Three cheers-or more like thirty cheers-for Lynwood Broaddus and the Virginia Farm Bureau for the generous donation of this beautiful shed for our garden club at Lewis and Clark Elementary.! We are so excited to have this to put all our equipment into!

LCES Volunteer Orientation

Volunteer Orientation 

Tuesday, September 18th

At 9:30 In the LCES forum

School volunteers are needed to contribute their time and talents to support student achievement. We believe volunteers are vital to the mission of our school and would like the opportunity to tell you more about the program.

If you are interested in volunteering  at LCES please join us for the LCES Volunteer Orientation Tuesday, September 18th at 9:30.

LCES Treat Friday Bake Sale

The first Treat Friday Bake Sale was a huge success!  Treats ranged from yummy cake pops, brownies, chocolate chip cookies to cupcakes, rice krispie treats and more. The students and staff were all excited  when the snack cart rolled pass their classrooms. We can’t wait until the next sale!

 

LCES September Schedule

September/Hispanic Heritage Month

  • 3: Labor Day/No School
  • 5: Pop In Party-New Students
  • 6: Back to School Night 5:30-7 pm/PTA Festival
  • 7: Red, White & Blue Day
  • 11: Wear American Flag/Star Day
  • 13: PBIS Assembly/Interims
  • 14: Goodies for Grandparents/Favorite Color Day
  • 18: Volunteer Breakfast 9:30 am
  • 21: Superhero Day
  • 24: PTA McDonalds Spirit Night 5-8 pm
  • 28: School Spirit Day/PTA Treat Friday

 

LCES Fun Noodles Fundraiser

We are excited to be partnering with FUN PASTA FUNDRAISING! Shop now and order some creative, delicious pasta goodies. It’s simple, and you’ll love the selection – great for any special occasion or just for yourself!  With each sale, our group earns 40% which helps us reach our fundraising goal.   Plus you get FREE shipping over $50!   Thanks for your help!  Your order will be shipped from Nashville, TN within 3-5 days.

Fundraiser dates- September 17- 30th

http://www.funpastafundraising.com/shop/lewis-and-clark-elementary-pta

LCES- Silence Hurts

SILENCE HURTS

Silence Hurts is for reporting information anonymously. It is designed to keep students safe from bullying, drugs, suicide, gangs, violence, and any other threats to student safety. Silence Hurts is not monitored in real-time. If this matter involves the risk of injury or is life-threatening, you should call 911.

Never be bullied into silence!

Visit Lewis & Clark Elementary School’s Silence Hurts page.

September is Attendance Awareness Month

September is Attendance Awareness Month

  • Improving attendance and reducing chronic absence is not rocket science, but it does take commitment, collaboration and tailored approaches to the particular strengths and challenges of each school or community. Across the nation, schools, communities and advocates have successfully taken steps to ensure children are attending school more regularly.

Here is what’s happening at LCES!!

For  grade levels: Weekly competition among grade levels for the best attendance rate each week during the month of September.  Students will receive a special attendance pencil.

For classes: Prize awarded to the class with the best attendance for the month of September, McDonald’s Happy Meal Coupon!!

For students: ALL DAY, EVERY DAY popsicle reward- Students who are here every day, all day for the month will receive a popsicle.

Attendance Matters!

 

LCES Back to School Night

LCES Back to School Night will be this Thursday, September 6, 2018. Come out to meet your child’s teacher, hear about classroom expectations, and sign up for PTA volunteer opportunities.

*Teachers will present 2 sessions of the same information:

  • Session 1 is at 5:40-6:10
  • Session 2 is at 6:15-6:45

FALL FESTIVAL ** FREE TO ALL LCES STUDENTS

  • When: Thursday, September 6th – 5:30-7:00
  • Where: LCES Front Parking Lot (Rain location: Gym)

Spirit Wear On Sale  and Concessions will be Sold!

Bounce Houses donated and operated by Salem Baptist Church.

We are so excited!! Please send back your pre-order forms to your child’s teacher! Dinners will also be sold the night of the event.

Spirit Wear: T-shirts-$10      Hoodies-$20       Spirit Magnets $6

LCES BACK2SCHOOL FALL FESTIVAL

FREE TO LCES STUDENTS!!!

  • When: Thursday, September 6th – 5:30-7:00
  • Where: LCES Front Parking Lot (Rain location: Gym)

Spirit Wear On Sale  and Concessions will be Sold!

Bounce Houses donated and operated by Salem Baptist Church.

We are so excited!! Please send back your pre-order forms to your child’s teacher! Dinners will also be sold the night of the event.

Spirit Wear: T-shirts-$10      Hoodies-$20       Spirit Magnets $6

Concession Stand:

  • Chicken Dinner $7 each or $20 for family  of 4 include 1/4 chicken, potato salad, beans, bread, and dessert.
  • Nachos w/cheese $2
  • Popcorn $1 or $3 Family Size
  • Cotton Candy $1
  • Snow Cones $1
  • Water/Soda $1

Thank you- LCES PTA Special Events Committee

 

 

LCES Grizzly Ways to Respond

The CCPS Appropriate Ways to respond is a way to help students respond appropriately to adult requests.  Students in Caroline County have four choices in how they respond when a request is made.  All employees model the appropriates ways to respond as well as body language and tone to create a culture of mutual respect.  It is not a student’s inappropriate behavior that gets them in trouble.  It is usually how a student responds when their inappropriate behavior is being addressed that gets them in trouble.  The entire CCPS community believes that this is a life lesson that will help all student be productive and positive citizens.

  1. Say “Okay” and complete the task.
  2. Say “Yes” and complete the task.
  3. Say “Yes Ma’am” or “Yes Sir” and complete the task.
  4. Say nothing (when appropriate) and do what is requested.

 

LCES School Supply Kits

The school supply kits are ready to purchase!
The deadline for ordering is June 26th!  

The kits will be delivered to the school the week of August 5th and we will send them directly to your student’s classrooms.
Order here! >>> website:  www.shopttkits.com
LCES Account Number:  29720
Remember there are separate boxes for boys and girls for each grade level.

Caroline County Public Schools Elementary Summer Reading

Take some leisure time this summer to enjoy reading! Enclosed you will find some reading suggestions that have been carefully selected to entertain you while you enjoy your lazy days of summer. Remember the importance of reading aloud to children. ALL children can benefit from having books read to them and most love it! Use these titles to help your children select books that suit their interests.

Download: 2017-18-CCPS-Elementary-Summer-Reading-Brochure.pdf (PDF)

LCES Updates

  • Monday, May 21st-  4th and 5th grade Math SOL retakes
  • Tuesday, May 22nd- 3rd grade grade Math SOL retakes
  • Tuesday, May 22nd- LCES Honor Assembles will be in the Gym.
    • 3rd Grade Changed to 3:00

Grade

Pre K team

2:00-2:30

K team

12:30-1:00

1st grade

2:30-3:00

2nd grade

1:30-2:00

3rd grade

3:00-3:30

4th grade

1:00-1:30

5th grade

9:30-11:30 -Promotion Ceremony

 

LCES Updates 

  • The Kindergarten musical is being rescheduled  for Monday, May 21st at 6:30pm.
  • 3rd graders will take their Math SOL Thursday, May 17th. 
  • The 4th and 5th grade testing days will remain the same.

LCES MAY Events

  • 1: PTA 6 pm
  • 1-4: School Nutrition Employee Appreciation Week
  • 4: Twin Day
  • 7-11: Teacher Appreciation Week
  • -Bus Driver Appreciation Week
  • 9: School Nurse Day
  • 11: School Spirit Day
  • 14-18: Custodial Appreciation Week
  • 15: Kindergarten Musical 6:30 pm
  • 17: LCES Jungle Book Musical 6:30 pm
  • 18: Hawaiian Day
  •    *5th Grade Dance (end of the year party) All attend 12 pm-dismissal
  • 21: Grizzly Pride Day
  • 22: 5th Grade Promotion Ceremony 9:30 am and End of the Year Awards Ceremonies
  • 23: Early Release/ Last Day of School
  •        -Report Cards

LCES McTeacher Night

Where: McDonald’s 8265 Ladysmith Rd, Ruther Glen VA 22546

When: Monday, May 14th 2018  – 4- 8pm

Join the families, students and teachers of your school for food and fun!

  • Drive-Thru, Dine In or Mobile Order.
  • A portion of the sales benefit CCPS Elementary Beta Clubs for the National Convention.

Welburn Management McDonald’s are proud to support our local schools!

LCES Celebrates Teacher Appreciation Week

Each May we celebrate “Teacher Appreciation Week” as it is a time set aside to honor teacher’s commitment to helping all children learn and grow. This year, “Teacher Appreciation Week” is May 7-11th. Please join us to recognize the hard work that your child’s teacher does by doing something special for your teacher each day.

*Monday:  a note of thanks or a picture drawn by your child.

*Tuesday: favorite treat

*Wednesday: wear his/her favorite color

*Thursday: flower or plant

*Friday: random act of kindness to show him/ her they are appreciated

We are extremely fortunate to have a dedicated staff who truly believes in every child’s ability to achieve!

Congratulations to our very own Mrs. Shelby Foltz, 2019 County Teacher of the Year!

SHELBY RECEIVING FLOWERS FOR TEACHER OF THE YEAR

Congratulations to Mrs. Shelby Foltz, Health and Physical Education teacher, at Lewis and Clark Elementary School. Mrs. Foltz received a surprise visit from CCPS Superintendent, Dr. George Parker, who announced Mrs. Foltz’s selection as the 2019 County Teacher of the Year. Mrs. Foltz will serve in this capacity for the 2018-2019 school year. Shelby will move forward to compete in the Region III Teacher of the Year process. You are such an amazing PE Teacher, our student, and staff are so lucky to have you as a part of LCES !

TEACHER RECEIVING FLOWERS AND BALOONS

2017-2018 CCPS Parent Climate Survey

The Parent/Guardian survey is available and we ask that you take a few minutes to complete the survey. Your voice is important as we gather data to support our strategic plan, Pathways 2022. If you have children in multiple schools, please take the survey separately for each building. The survey will be open April 25th through May 9th. Thank you in advance for your time and cooperation.

2017-2018 CCPS Parent Climate Survey

LCES Talent Show

Please join us this Wednesday, April 18th at 6pm for our Annual Talent Show. The students have worked so hard and truly appreciate your support! See you there!

CMS Cheer Tryouts

When:

  • Monday, May 14 –  5-7pm
  • Tuesday, May 15 –  3-5pm
  • Wednesday, May 16 –  3-5pm
  • Evaluations will occur each day- Final Evaluations- 5/17-5/18 – 5-7pm

Where: CMS Gym

Students must have a sports physical completed after May 1st, 2018, in order to try out

 

LCES Grizzly Games 2018

  • Who: Grades PreK – 5th
  • When: Friday, April 20 (Rain date: Friday, April 27)
  • Time: Pre K-2 9:15-11:15                     3rd-5th  12:30 – 2:30 
  • COLOR RUN- Entire School – 2:30

What to Bring:

  • Wear Grizzly Games Shirt OR any white shirt for the Color Fun Run!
  • Packed Lunch ( School lunch will also be provided)
  • Tennis shoes
  • Blanket or towel – with name on it (Picnic Lunch)
  • Please wear sunscreen

****KONA ICE will be available for $3.00. Please send in money if you would like your child to purchase Kona Ice.

Kindergarten Kickoff

Join Smart Beginnings Rappahannock for fun, educational activities to help prepare children for kindergarten, introduce them to a classroom routine, and a chance for parents to visit with special guests from area schools.

Free Admission
Saturday, April 14th from 9:30 am – 1:00 pm
CMoR Fredericksburg
1275 Jefferson Davis Highway
Fredericksburg, Virginia 22401

LCES April Events

April:  Autism Awareness Month & Math Recognition Month

  • 2-6: Spring Break Week /No School
  • 9: Regular School Day NOW- Encore Day 5
  • 13: Favorite Number Day
  • 15: Flying Squirrels Game
  • 16:  Special Olympics @ CHS (rain date 19th)
  • 16-17: 2nd grade field trip
  • 17:  Pyramid Concert 6:30 pm @ CHS
  • PTA meeting 6 pm
  • 18:  Talent Show 6-8 pm
  • 19: 9:30 am Volunteer Breakfast
  • 20: Interims/Superhero Day
  • **Grizzly Games (rain date 27th)
  • 25: Administrative Professionals Day
  • -CCPS County Art Show 6:30 pm @CHS
  • 26: LCES Spring Fling 6:30 pm
  • 27: School Spirit Day

LCES PTA Reminders

  • Students and Staff return back to school tomorrow!
  • Color Run Donations DUE tomorrow 4/9
  •  LCES PTA Meeting- Thursday, April 17th @6pm –VOLUNTEERS Needed
  • Friday will be Treat Friday –VOLUNTEERS Needed

Kindergarten Registration

Thursday, April 12, 2018
10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Bowling Green Elementary
Lewis and Clark Elementary
Madison Elementary
Inclement Weather Date – Tuesday, April 24, 2018

What to expect
• Register your child for kindergarten
• Meet and talk with school staff
• Your child will be screened at this time, so you only need to come to the school once.
• Give-a-ways
• Refreshments

What to bring
• Child’s original or certified birth certificate
• IEP, if applicable
• Legal Custody/Guardianship, Visitation, and/or Protective Orders, if applicable
• Foster Parent Verification, if applicable
• Photo ID and two documents for proof of residency
• Immunization record and completed physical form

Provide two documents from list A or one from List A and one from List B
List A
• A deed or lease agreement to the residence
• Utility bill or new hookup/installation issued within the last 30 days (telephone, electric, cable, water, etc.)
• A letter from Rappahannock Electric or Dominion Power verifying the address
List B
• A U.S. Internal Revenue Service tax reporting W-2 from the current year
• A payroll check stub issued by an employer within the last 30 days
• A piece of mail with new forwarding address indicated by the post office