LCES Free Library

Greetings LCES Staff and Families,
We are your new Reading Coaches at LCES.  You all know Ms. Kirby she was a second and third grade teacher here at LCES and Mrs. Gilliam is new to LCES, she was a 5th grade teacher in Henrico for the last 14 years. We have been hard at work creating and developing a free library system for families to use. It is located in the front of the school. This library is unique in that it is always open! You may come by at any time and even on the weekend. The way this works is, you may take any book(s) home to read and enjoy. You may keep it or bring a book for someone else to enjoy.
Keep Reading!
Ms. Kirby and Mrs. Gilliam
Back Row:  Casey Pugh ( Instructional Assistant) ,  Sandra Gilliam (Reading Specialist), Jessica Boyd ( Instructional Assistant)
Front Row: Lois Basso ( Instructional Assistant), Brittany Kirby (Reading Specialist)

Little Library LCES

CANVAS BigBlueButton overview for viewers (students)

Please view the video below to ensure your child knows how to access  their CANVAS account starting on the first day of school, Monday, August 24th at 8:30am.

Big Blue Button is the conferencing tool that will be used with Canvas. Students will need to use this daily to access their class meetings and assignments.  This 5-minute video will help students understand how the tool works.

CHECK OUT THE BIG BLUE BUTTON TUTORIAL HERE!

To begin:
1. Students will need to log in through Clever (a single sign-on system SSO) from our Intranet site http://my.ccps.us by scanning their Clever badge for grades PreK-3 or by signing in with their school’s Google Account for grades 4-5.
2. From the Clever dashboard, students will select Canvas either from the District’s Page or their Teacher’s Page to enter the system.
3. From the Canvas dashboard, students will open their Homeroom course to meet with their teacher and begin their studies.

Students need to log in 10-15 minutes before class starts to allow for network hiccups that may occur and be ready to learn by 8:30 am.

CCPS Return To Learn Site

CCPS is excited to announce the launch of its new Return to Learn website. For your convenience, the site contains the latest “draft” information regarding the opening of school for the 2020-21 school year: Introduction, Resources, Timeline, Guiding Principles, Survey Trends, Health and Safety, Delivery Models, Special Services, Social and Emotional Resources, and Athletics and Extracurriculars.

The R2L site will be updated regularly based on the latest guidance from the CDC, VDOE, or VDH, so be sure to visit it regularly to keep up-to-date regarding your student’s return to school.

CCPS Return to Learn

CCPS COVID-19 Information

Caroline County Public Schools is concerned about the health of its students and staff. As a result, we are closely monitoring the COVID-19 outbreak and keeping our community informed about the latest developments, best preventative practices, and steps that CCPS is taking to ensure a safe environment.

CCPS COVID-19 Information Page

LCES Student Materials Pick Up – June 15-18.

Due to the COVID-19 school closure, students left behind belongings in desks and cubbies. Teachers have collected items for each student in bags and they will be available for curbside pick up during selected dates/times. Please complete the information below and we look forward to seeing you for curbside pick up in the back of the school- curbside of the Bus Parking Lot.

Please use the LCES Google Sign Up Form  to schedule your pick up time.

Thank you!

Congratulations Mrs. Flaherty!

Mrs. Elizabeth Flaherty, 4th grade teacher at Lewis and Clark ES, was randomly selected as one of this year’s two Virginia Lottery “Thank a Teacher” winners.  For the fifth year, the Virginia Lottery encouraged students, parents and the general public to send thank-you notes to Virginia’s deserving public school teachers during National Teacher Appreciation Week, May 4 – 8. With both students and teachers working hard from home, this year parents and students could send digital thank-you notes to show their appreciation. The Virginia Lottery randomly selects two teachers each year to win a Virginia-themed vacation and $5,000 in supplies from The Supply Room for their school. Mrs. Flaherty is the first teacher winner announced! 

 

On June 3, a surprise ZOOM meeting was coordinated with Virginia Lottery representatives,  CCPS central office staff, LCES administration, and LCES 4th grade team to share this exciting news.  Mrs. Flaherty was  overwhelmed with excitement as she heard the news from Virginia Lottery Executive Director Kevin Hall.   

 

In addition to the prizes from the Virginia Lottery and The Supply Room,  First Lady of Virginia Mrs. Pamela Northam participated in the call to share her wishes and has invited all the incoming LCES 4th grade students and teachers to tour the Governor’s Mansion this coming school year.  We are very proud of Mrs. Flaherty and all the students and parents who helped to make this happen.  

 

LCES Student Materials Pick Up – June 15-18.

Due to the COVID-19 school closure, students left behind belongings in desks and cubbies. Teachers have collected items for each student in bags and they will be available for curbside pick up during selected dates/times. Please complete the information below and we look forward to seeing you for curbside pick up in the back of the school- curbside of the Bus Parking Lot.

Please use the LCES Google Sign Up Form  to schedule your pick up time.

Thank you!

LCES Student Spotlight!

4th Grader, Gabby Floyd, showcases two activities from her Continuity of Instruction Encore choice boards for art and music! Way to go Gabby!art picture song lyrics

LCES Recognizes Our Amazing Paraprofessionals!

 American Paraprofessional Day April 1, 2020

The Lewis and Clark school family would like to recognize our spectacular Paraprofessional educators. You inspire, challenge and empower our students and each and every day! We wish we could thank you in person but want you to know you’re valued, appreciated, and your students and staff miss you!

Kindergarten paras 1st Grade Paras LCES Paras

 

LCES Community “Teacher Parade”

On Friday, March 27 the teachers and staff of Lewis and Clark joined together to parade around the Ladysmith communities! We loved seeing all of our students and we look forward to seeing you soon! We are STRONG… We are #OneCaroline! Grizzly Pride!

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LCES Square 1 Art Fundraiser

  • All of the students at LCES made artwork for this Square 1 Art Fundraiser! Follow the link to search for your child’s drawing! You can then shop the products available to have their personalized artwork printed on for a memorable keepsake!
New! Online Art Code Search
Dear Family,

 
Do you know you can now search for your child’s art code for our school’s Square 1 Art fundraiser online
 
Simply click  on the Square 1 Art shopsite, and on the click on “Find Your Child’s Art”, and enter state, school name, and your child’s name. Your child’s art code will then appear. Once you enter your child’s art code provided, you may then view your child’s art, and order products!
 
If you have questions, or need anything at all, please contact customer care at service@square1art.com or 888.332.3294×1 or contact Customer Care Online.
 
Stay Safe & Healthy,
 
Stephanie Rowe
Square 1 Art school coordinator
Lewis & Clark Elementary
Customer Care 888.332.3294×1

Get Ready for the LCES “Teacher Parade” March 27th

Hello Lewis and Clark Elementary School parents and students!!!

The teachers and staff are planning to hit the streets to come and see you.!We want you and your children to know how much we miss and love them!! Please read over the flyer and route that the teachers and staff will be taking to see where you should set up to see us.

For safety, we will not be throwing candy and we will not be getting out of our vehicles.

teacher parade flyer March 27th 11am through Caroline County NeigborhoodsRoute of the LCES Parade March 27th Route of the LCES Parade March 27th

 

Route of the LCES Parade March 27th Route of the LCES Parade March 27th

COVID-19 School Closure

Dear CCPS School Families,

Concern about COVID-19 (coronavirus) has created a rapidly evolving environment where changes are being made quickly in the interest of public health. In accordance with Governor Northam’s March 13, 2020 declaration ordering all K-12 schools to close for a minimum of 2 weeks, Caroline County Public Schools will be closed for students beginning Monday, March 16 – Friday, March 27. We will continue to monitor COVID-19 developments throughout the two-week closure and notify families as quickly as possible of any necessary changes. At this time, there is no plan to adjust the previously scheduled Spring Break (April 3-April 13).

Continuity of Instruction Plan

Our instructional team has been working diligently in preparation for a potential closing. Daily PK-12 activities in core content areas (math, language arts, history, science, CTE, Advanced Placement, Dual Enrollment, and ASOL Special Education) have been developed to allow your child or children to review and reinforce content. Students will work on the various activities at a pace and time that works best for your family. These instructional activities will be available online at the CCPS website on Tuesday, March 17 at 12:00p.m. Paper copies are available for parent pickup, if needed, at your child’s school on Tuesday, March 17 from 12:00 – 4:00 p.m. and Wednesday, March 18 from 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Further information and directions associated with continuity of instruction activities will be emailed early next week.

Food Service Sites

Additionally, for many of our students, the meals provided at our schools are a crucial part of their daily nutrition. Additional plans are being made to address this vital need across the Caroline community. At this time, CCPS will begin providing “Grab and Go” breakfast and lunch meals on Tuesday, March 17 through Friday, March 27.

  • Bowling Green E.S., Lewis and Clark E.S., Madison E.S., and Caroline M.S. will serve as meal sites.
  • Any Caroline County child 18 and under is eligible for “Grab and Go” meals.
  • Meals will be prepared by the CCPS Food Services Department and served curbside from 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
  • The parent/guardian (or alternate driver) must pull up to any of the four distribution sites to receive breakfast and lunch items for that day. Please note, the child(ren) must be in the vehicle to receive any meals.

Building and Transportation Deep Cleaning

Throughout the two-week closure, CCPS will conduct a deep cleaning of school buildings and buses utilizing EPA-approved cleaning products and practices.

During this unprecedented experience, we will continue to do everything possible to ensure the health and safety of our community. Please visit our website to view our “COVID-19” page for the latest information regarding the virus. Additionally, should you have any additional questions, please contact your child’s school. School offices will be open to the public on Monday, March 16 through Wednesday, March 18 (8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.). Be sure to stay close to your email for additional information as it becomes available.

Thank you for your patience and understanding during this national pandemic.

Sincerely,
Sarah Calveric, Ph.D.
Superintendent

LCES McDonald’s Spirit Night March 16th

Image result for mcdonalds spirit nightWe will be having our spirit night on March 16th from 5-8pm.
The class with the most participation will win a COOKIE party.  This is for drive-thru AND dine-in.  Students will need to turn in their receipts in by March 19th.
Students that attend dine-in spirit night will have an opportunity to fill out a raffle ticket. A winner will be drawn and he or she will earn a FREE monthly happy meal for a full year!
We can’t wait to see you there!

The LCES Spring Book Fair is coming!

It’s a fact! Children enjoy reading for fun with their parents. Not only does reading unlock a child’s imagination, it can even help them get into college! Here are some ways you can develop your child’s reading skills:

  • Keep books in your home. Update the collection frequently to give your child new choices.
  • Read together! It’s fun.
  • Set the example. Let your children see you reading.
  • Let your children choose their own books.

Our Scholastic Book Fair features a huge selection of engaging and affordable books for every age and every interest. Your child is certain to find a book he will love!

Book Fair Preview days are March 12th, 16th and 17th. Students will have a chance to make a wish list during their Encore specials classes.

Book Fair Sale days begin Wednesday, March 18th. Our book fair will be open during Curriculum Night on Thursday, March 19th, from 5:00-7:00. The sale continues during the school day until Friday at noon.

See you there!

LCES Teachers vs. Student Basketball Game

Another successful Kid’s Heart Challenge teacher vs. student  game in the books!  A special thanks to our teacher helpers, our volunteer refs, our local business raffle donations, our DJ, BETA Club and our LCES Dance Team for helping to make the night so great! We raised over $1,000, taking our total donations for the American Heart Association thus far over $12,000.

Student and staff