LCES Spring Book Fair

Our Scholastic Spring Book Fair will be held in the library March 19th-23rd, 2018. Students will have a chance to preview the fair on Monday and Tuesday during their specials and write out their Wish Lists to share with their families. The book fair will be open during the Family Curriculum Night on Tuesday, March 20th from 5:30 – 7:00.

Students will be able to purchase books and other items on Tuesday evening, and during the school day on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday (morning only on Friday).

You may wish to purchase a book for your teacher’s class library.  This year we will do Teacher Wish Boxes. Each teacher will have a Wish Box with books they have selected that parents can choose from as a gift from their student.

Author Visit with Mr. Eric Litwin at LCES

LCES welcomed  Mr. Eric Litwin on Friday, who is the  author of the original four Pete the Cat books, the Nuts series, and Groovy Joe series.  The songs and music were enjoyed and showed the students and staff how to incorporate music in literature. We truly enjoyed dancing to the music and are thrilled by all you had to share. We hope you can visit again soon!

Caroline County Public Schools Kindergarten Registration 2018-2019

  • WHO: Any child who will be 5 years of age by September 30, 2018
  • WHERE: Bowling Green Elementary School, Lewis & Clark Elementary School, and Madison Elementary School
  • WHEN: April 10, 2018 through May 3, 2018 – Tuesday-Thursday
    from 10:00- 2:00 by appointment only! Please call to schedule
    yours today!

Ready Freddy Day (National Kindergarten Day)
Thursday, April 12 th
Registration will be from 10-7pm
No appointment needed for Ready Freddy Day
For more information or to schedule your appointment please call:

Lewis & Clark Elementary 804- 448-0175

Please Note:
You will need a certified copy of your child’s birth certificate at
registration, proof of residency (2), and verification of your child’s social
security number. Your child will also need a current physical exam and
proof of immunizations before attending school. Forms are available on the
school website. Children who attended Head Start or any Pre-K Program
must also register for Kindergarten.

LCES Hoops for Heart

The LCES PE Department In the month of February, our students participated in our annual Jump Rope for Heart fundraiser. Through this initiative, students learned about how to make heart healthy decisions, worked incredibly hard to learn new jump rope skills, and most importantly, put on a heart of service to raise money for the American Heart Association. So far the efforts of our students have raised approximately $5,300! WE ARE NOT DONE YET!

Please join us on Monday, March 26 at 6:00 PM in the Caroline Middle School gym for our second annual Student vs. Faculty basketball game! Fifth grade students will take on the teachers in a fierce match up. The BETA Club will sell refreshments and various LCES clubs will perform at half time. The cost of admission is $2 for adults, $1 for kids, and FREE for any student who fundraised. All proceeds to go towards our American Heart Association donations. Fun for the whole family to enjoy!

LCES March Events

  • 2: Read Across America Day/Dress Like
  •     Your favorite Dr. Seuss Character
  • 5-16 Food Drive by SCA and Beta Club
  • 6: PTA meeting 6 pm; New Board for 18-19 SY
  • 9: Author Visit-Eric Litwin and Scrabble Day
  •      (shirt with letters or words)
  • 15: End of 3rd 9 Weeks/Early Dismissal/Reading
  •       Buddy Day/Wear Green Day
  • 16: Student Holiday/No School/Teacher PD day
  • 19-23: Book Fair Week
  • 20:  Family Book Fair/ Curriculum Night 5:30-7 pm
  • 22: Report Cards Go Home
  • 21: Spring Picture Day
  • 23: College Basketball Jersey/Shirt Day
  •        Grizzly Pride Day
  • 26: Students vs. Faculty Basketball Game 6-7:30
  •         PM @ CMS
  • 30: School Spirit Day


Congratulations to the following staff members!

  • Mrs. Shelby Foltz- Teacher of the Year
  • Mrs. Hilary Harrison – Novice Teacher of the Year
  • Mrs. Nichole Norman – Support Staff of the Year

On behalf of the entire LCES school,  we are so proud to have each of you as a valuable part of our school family. Your dedication and commitment is truly appreciated! Thank you for being amazing in everything you do!

2018-2019 Kindergarten Enrollment

Kindergarten Enrollment begins April 10, 2018 – May 3, 2018.

Who:                Any child who will be 5 years of age by September 30, 2018

Where:            Bowling Green Elementary School

                         Lewis and Clark Elementary School

                         Madison Elementary School

When:              Tuesday – Thursday

                          10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Kindergarten Enrollment Day

Each elementary school will host a Kindergarten Enrollment Day on Thursday, April 12, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.  In case inclement weather, Kindergarten Enrollment Day is rescheduled for Tuesday, April 24, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.  All Pre-K students must enroll for kindergarten for the 2018-2019 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 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.
Willing to learn
Willing to give it 100%
Care about LCES
Not be a CCPS employee

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


Next on the agenda is the book fair March 19-23 with family night on the 20th.  There are some new and exciting features:  eWallet where parents, grandparents, etc. can load an account with a set amount of money for their student. The webinar covers this, too. Info will go home in another week or so to parents to inform them of the eWallet program. It becomes live 2 weeks before our book fair starts.

ELECTIONS:  Nomination forms will be going home this week.  Please consider joining the 2018-19 PTA as many of our loyal members will be moving on to the Caroline Middle.

SchoolKits will be offered to families again for the 2018-2019 school year.  Please be on the lookout as this is a great convenience for LCES families.

Thanks again from The LCES PTA

ART NOTES by Vera Underwood

Congratulations to 4th grader Jordin Kelleher for winning 2nd place in the Epilepsy Foundation of VA art contest!  This annual contest is open only to 4th graders across the state.  The theme is “Use A Helmet, Prevent Epilepsy”.

Thirteen students volunteered to create artwork for the superintendent’s Rise Up for Education:  Interdisciplinary Project at the high school on February 27th.

PreK student Lilyana Tennyson was selected to create artwork for a special fundraising event for Smart Beginnings Rappahannock Area, an early childhood organization.

Selected PK, K and 1st grade students will have their artwork of Pete the Cat on display in the gym during author Eric Litwin’s visit on March 9th.

Good luck to the students participating in the upcoming Virginia School Board Association’s Regional Art Contest.

March is Youth Arts Month. Students will start working on their clay projects in a couple of weeks.  Donations of sandwich bags is needed and will be greatly appreciated.

A big thank you to parent volunteer Britnea St. John for cutting 22 banners for me in preparation for the CCPS art show in April!

STREAM Day Donations Needed!

Our final STREAM Day will be held on Friday, March 30. STREAM Day encourages students to implement creative thinking and problem solving strategies while exploring the engineering process. For this month’s building challenge, we are requesting donations of cardboard tubing (paper towel or toilet paper rolls) and small cardboard boxes (shoeboxes, tissue boxes, cereal boxes, etc.). Please send all donations to school by Friday, March 23.  Thank You! 🙂

LCES Celebrates Read Across America Week!

Join us as we celebrate Read Across America Week February 26-March 2.

Monday-Read My Shirt
Wear a shirt that others can read.

Tuesday-Reading Fun in the Sun
Bring your shades, beach towels, and sun hats. All
students will read at the beach today.

Wednesday-Cozy up with a good book
Wear your pajamas.

Thursday-Oh, the Places You’ll Go
Dress like what you want to be when you grow up.

Friday-Seuss-ify Yourself
Dress up like your “Favorite Seuss Character.

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 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!


We will be looking for new officers for the 2018-19 school year.  If interested please email  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 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

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


  • 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