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.
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!
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
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
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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!
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! 🙂
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.
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!
This week, LCES will celebrate Counselor Appreciation Week this week. We truly appreciate them for all they do for both the students and staff. Stop by this week to say “Thank You” to Mrs. Horton and Mrs. Williamson.
We will be looking for new officers for the 2018-19 school year. If interested please email firstname.lastname@example.org. 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………..
On sale now until 2/9
*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.
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
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!
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.
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.
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.
We received a $500.00 Science and Math Grant through the Exxon Mobil Educational Alliance Program. We appreciate the support from Ladysmith Exxon and look forward to using these funds to support our math and science programs.
A big THANK YOU to the Rotary Club for coming to LCES and giving each third grade student their very own dictionary! Lewis and Clark students and faculty cannot thank you enough for your continued support!