LCES BETA Club Champs!

Lewis and Clark Elementary Junior BETA club took eight members to the Virginia state BETA convention in Hampton, Virginia on February 13 th and 14th . Led by the school’s BETA convention sponsor, Carol Yonkin, the students competed in academic, artistic, and special talent competitions. Ryan Williams, Tyreek Bradshaw, Olivia Leicht, Ryleigh Nett, Carlie Clark, Molly Flaherty, Kaitlyn Klock, and Keagan Taylor represented LCES wonderfully and brought home several awards and honors. In the visual arts category, Ryan Williams earned first place with his digital artwork, Carlie Clark earned first place with her black and white photography, and Kaitlyn Klock earned first place in handmade jewelry. Ryleigh Nett took second place in painting, and Olivia Leicht won third place in sketching. In the special talent category, Molly Flaherty, Keagan Taylor, and Kaitlyn Klock performed as a trio and won second place. Each of these students earned an invitation to compete at the National BETA convention in Savannah Georgia this summer where they will proudly represent Lewis and Clark Elementary School again.

.BETA student showing his artworkBETA students showing their art workUkulele students posing for a picture

LCES Kicks off Jump Rope for Heart

We are asking students to go online at heart.org/jump where they can join our school team, earn donations, make a pledge to be more heart healthy, and earn a free glow in the dark wristband. Our goal is to have 100% of our students AND TEACHERS taking their heart healthy challenge online!

We had our Jump Rope for Heart Kick-off today! The students and staff are both pumped!

THANK YOU!

On behalf of the LCES staff and students, we would like to thank our school board members for all their commitment and time to our school.

LCES February Events

February/African American History Month

  • 2: Donuts with Dad/Super Bowl Friday
  • 5:  Jump Rope for Heart Kick-Off
  • 6:  Club Pictures
  •    -PTA meeting 6 pm
  • 5-9: National School Counselor
  •  Appreciation Week
  • 8: Interims go home
  • 9: Career & College Sweatshirt Day
  • 12-16: Random Acts of Kindness
  • 12-16: Bus Drivers Appreciation Week
  • 14: Wear Red Day
  • 15: Reading Buddy Day
  •      * Parent Teacher Conferences 3:45-7:45 pm
  • 16: Teacher Workday/No School
  • 19: Holiday- No School
  • 23: Dress Like your Favorite President Day
  • 24:  District Chorus Festival

LCES Jump Rope for Heart

Grizzly Families,

We are very excited to team up once again with the American Heart Association to bring Jump Rope For Heart to our school. LCES has a Kick-Off Event scheduled for Monday, February 5. The fundraising initiative will run through Friday, March 2. During this time, students will team up with the Monster Scare Squad to learn about their hearts and healthy decision making all while having fun, being physically active and helping others! Join our team and be a HEART HERO!

Sign up by downloading the Jump/Hoops App on your mobile device OR register online at www.heart.org/jump

LCES PTA Officers for the 2018-19 School Year

The 2018-19 Lewis and Clark PTA is looking for individuals that want to help better our school.  The board will be in need of the following:
President Oversee PTA business
Vice President Assist in the Overseeing of PTA business
Treasurer Manage the PTA funds
Secretary Keep records of PTA meetings/events
In addition and equally important:
  • Fundraising c/o Chair color run, Treat Fridays, holiday shop, concessions bingo etc.
  • Special Events dances, family events, movie nights etc.
Criteria:
Willing to learn
Willing to give it 100%
Care about LCES
Not be a CCPS employee

Please feel free to contact Kemie Smith at lewisnclarkpta@gmail.com or existing board members. Please know that you will have help support during your transition into these positions.

FROM THE LCES PTA DESK

We will be looking for new officers for the 2018-19 school year.  If interested please email lewisnclarkpta@gmail.com.  Monthly meetings are the 1st Tuesday of each month at 6 pm in the LCES Library.  We are also looking to reach out and engage our senior community in helping with LCES events.  If you know of anyone that would be able to help please let us know.

Coming up in February………..

  • Valentine Candygrams 
    On sale now until 2/9
    $2 each
    *please help your child/children write the message to ensure delivery
  • Father/Daughter Mother/Son dance
    Friday, February 9th from 6-8 pm.
    Doors open at 5:30 pm.
    Dinner will be sold          ****Volunteers needed
  • Treat Fridays will be on the 1st and 3rd.  We will be selling a variety of snacks and will have 2 point of sales, 1 for lower grades and 1 for upper grades.
  • Looking forward THE COLOR RUN is back!  This is a fun run that will happen during the school day and the kids have a BLAST!  More information will be out as the kick-off date gets closer.

LCES Donuts with Dad

Dads, Grandfathers, and other important men, please join us this Friday, February 2nd for Donuts with Dad from 8:30-9:15. We hope you can join us as we share in great conversations and a yummy treat!

LCES Honor Assemblies

Please join us in celebrating the achievements of our LCES Grizzlies. Our Honors Assemblies will be held  Friday, January 19th 2018.

  • Pre-K – 2:00pm
  • Kindergarten- 12:15pm
  • 1st Grade-  9:15am
  • 2nd Grade- 11:20am
  • 3rd Grade- 1:20pm
  • 4th Grade- 10:40am
  • 5th Grade- 10:00am

Thank You from the LCES SCA

On behalf of the LCES SCA, we would like to thank everyone who donated to our “Warm for Winter” drive. There was a numerous amount collected and the items have been dropped off and will be donated to those in need in our county. Thank you again for making this drive a huge success!

January Events

January

  • 1-5 Winter Break/No School
  • 8: School Re-opens for Staff & Students
  • 12: Report Cards Go Home/
    •       Scarf Day
  • 15: Holiday-No School
  • 19: Dress Your Best/Honor Assemblies
  • 25: Class Pictures
  • 26: School Spirit Day
  • 29: McDonald’s Night

LCES Spelling Bee Winners

Congratulations to our Spelling Bee winners. We are so proud of each participant and we appreciate all of the staff members and parents for your support. We wish our top three winners luck as they compete in the County Bee at Madison Elementary on Jan. 26, 2017 at 9am.
1st place- Molly Flaherty (5th grade)
2nd place- Kamryn Collier (2nd grade)
3rd place- Niya Lligalo (5th grade)
(Students pictured from right to left)
 Top three Spelling bee winners at LCES
Staff members at LCES smiling for a picture

LCES Holiday Shoppe

The LCES Holiday Shop will officially open Monday, December 11th through the 15th. Gifts range from .50 to $11.50.

Students will shop in the mornings and are asked to bring their money in an envelope labeled with their name and list who they are purchasing gifts for. We will have a special “Family Shopping Night” on Tuesday, December 12th from 4- 6:30p.m.

Holiday Shoppe Tables with gifts

LCES Snow Buddies

The holiday season is fast approaching and Lewis & Clark Elementary School would like to help some of our local families. We are hosting our Annual Snow Buddy Program. In the foyer of the school, we have decorated a tree with Snow Buddies. Stop by and take a Snow Buddy from the tree. On it you will find the gender, age, and grade of a child in need. Each Snow Buddy represents one gift. After you purchase an appropriate gift, please return it (unwrapped) to the guidance department by December 15th.

Make sure you attach the Snow Buddy to the gift!

If you would like your child to be allowed to pick a Snow Buddy off the tree, please write a letter to your child’s teacher and include the age and gender of the Snow Buddy your family would like to adopt.

December Events

  • 1: School Spirit Day
  • 8: Dress up like you Favorite Person
    • *Muffins with Mom-8:30-9:15 am
  • 12: 2nd Grade Musical 6:30 pm
  • 13:  Christmas Dinner in the Cafeteria- eat lunch with your child
  • 14:  LCES Spelling Bee 9:30 am (invitation only)
  • 15: Red & Green Day
  • 16: Christmas Parade in Bowling Green
  • 20: Grizzly Pride Day PM
  • 21: School-Wide Sing-A-Long AM
  • *2nd 9 Weeks Ends
  •       -Tacky Sweater Day
  •       -Reading Buddy Day
  • 22-Jan 7: Winter Break-No School
  • January 8– 1st day Back from Winter Break

LCES Veteran’s Day Parade

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Veterans Day is a day to honor those who served who have the fortune of coming back home. We should be honoring America’s veterans every day of the year. Today, we recognized the sacrifices of our nation’s heroes.

 

The willingness of America’s veterans to sacrifice for our country has earned them our lasting gratitude. -Jeff Miller

 

Attention Veterans

Please join us in honoring your commitment to liberty, patriotism, and willingness to serve and sacrifice for the common good.

We will have a parade through our building and provide light refreshments.

  • Date: Friday, November 10, 2017
  • Please arrive at 8:35

LCES Family Movie Night

When: Friday, November 17 @ 6pm/ Doors open at 5pm

Where: LCES Gymnasium

Movie: Cars 3: Driven To Win

Cost: $4 per child 3 and up includes entrance fee and treat
Concessions will be sold!

Ticket pre-sale available until 11/2/17 just send in the money & RSVP with your child attention MOVIE NIGHT

LCES Food Drive

We will be holding our annual canned food drive November 6th – 17th. Please send any non-perishable food items with your child. All donations will go to local families and to the Caroline County Food Bank.

LCES Career Day

Lewis and Clark Elementary School is getting ready for Career Day. It will be held on Friday, November 17th from 9:00- 11:00 am. Our theme this year is “Turning our Superpowers into Future Careers”. Students will have the opportunity to hear about a wide range of occupations and careers from people in our community. If you are interested in sharing your job with our students please contact Mrs. Williamson or Mrs. Horton

November Events

November/Native American Heritage Month

  • 3: Camo Day
  • 6-17: LCES Annual Food Drive
  • 7: No School/Teacher Prof. Development Day
  • 9: PTA meeting 6pm
  • 10: Red, White,  Blue Day & Veterans Day Parade
  • 15: National Education Support Professionals Day
    • Thanksgiving Lunch
  • 16: 4th Grade Musical 6:30 pm/
    •   Fall Picture Makeup Day/
    •       Interims
  • 17: Career Day/Dress Like Your Favorite Career
    • Cookie Sale- $1
    • Movie Night/Silent Auction -5pm
  • 21: Pajama Day/Buddy Reading
  • 22-24: Thanksgiving Holiday-No School
  • 27: McDonald’s Night 4-7

RED RIBBON WEEK

  • October 23-27- Red Ribbon Week “Drug Free”
  • 23: Wear Red
  • 24: Hats Off to Drug Free Day
  • 25: Jean-ius/Against Drugs-Wear Jeans & Orange
  • 26: Sunglasses Day-Bright future to be drug-Free
  • 27: Favorite Team- Gear up to Drug-Free