LCES Muffins With Mom 12/7

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You’re cordially invited to our annual  “Muffins With Mom” on Friday, December 7th 2018, 8:30-9:15.

What if Mom can’t come?

That’s okay! Send Grandma, aunt, big sister, family friend, or any other female figure in your child’s life. As long as someone shows up for them, it will mean so much.

LCES Parent  Education Workshop

Internet Safety

Provide by Caroline County Sheriffs Office
December 7th 9:30-10:30 am
Right after Muffins with Mom
LCES Forum

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.

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.

LCES SCA Warm for Winter Drive

The LCES SCA will be kicking off our first service project with our annual “Warm for Winter Drive”. We will be collecting NEW PAIRS OF SOCKS, HATS and GLOVES and NEW OR GENTLY USED COATS to donate to children and adults in our community.  We hope you will join our school in helping others stay warm this winter. 

 When: November 29th – December 18th

Where:  Drop-off items in bins in the front of the school or send in with your child.

What: New pairs of socks and New or gently used coats (Adults and Children)

LCES December Events

  • 4: 2nd grade musical 6:30 pm
  • 6: LCES Spelling Bee @ 9:30 am
  • 7: Muffins with Mom/School Spirit Day
  • 8: Bowling Green Christmas Parade
  • 10 &14: Ornament Craft- Must register to attend
  • 14: Red &Green Day/Grizzly Pride Day
  • 20: Last Day of 2nd Quarter
  • 20:Tacky Sweater Day/Buddy Reading Day
  • 21-Jan. 4: Winter Break


 mcdonalds spirit night logo with apple and ribbon


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

Join us for food and fun! Drive-Thru or Dine In. A portion of the sales will benefit Lewis and Clark Elementary. See you there!

LCES Reminder- Veterans Day Parade

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 the building and provide light refreshments.

Date: Friday, November 9, 2018

Parade starts at 9:15am.

Please arrive at 9:00am.

Please contact Lewis and Clark Elementary if you have any questions.

  • Lewis and Clark Elementary
  • 18101 Clark and York Blvd.
  • Ruther Glen, VA 22546


News from the Parent Teacher Resource Center

Healthy Food and You!!


  •            Wednesday, November 7
  •            Tuesday, November 13
  •            Tuesday, November 20
  •            Monday, November 26

Time:      9:30 A.M.-11:30 A.M.

Place: Parent Teacher Resource Center-  (Across from School Board Office)

Attend all four (4) sessions and take home something for your kitchen such as electric skillet, cookware set, crockpot or other item. For more information, call 804-633-7083.

Parent Activity Day 

  • When: November 8, 2018
  • 9:00 am -12:00 pm      or      1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
  • Enrichment Activities
  • Building Learning Boxes and More


The LCES Annual Food Drive begins this Monday through November 16th.

Please help local families by donating any non-perishable food items to the food drive. Food collected will go to benefit local families and the Caroline County Food Bank.

LCES Thanksgiving Lunch

Please join us for our Annual Thanksgiving Lunch!

When: Wednesday, November 14th, 2018

Price: Adult lunch $3.50 **Credit/Debit cards are not accepted

Please RSVP by 11/9 and contact your child’s teacher for their lunch time.


  • Roasted Turkey and Gravy
  • Fresh Rolls
  • Stuffing
  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Green Beans
  • Cranberry Sauce
  • Baked Apples
  • Fresh Fruit

Thank you Dr. Hellman!

Thank you  Dr. Hellman  for reading to Mr. Scott’s Pre-K class for ‘Read for the Record’.  The students loved the story Maybe Something Beautiful: How Art Transformed A Neighborhood. You truly brightened their day!


Lewis & Clark Elementary School is celebrating Red Ribbon Week October 22nd-26th.  This is a week observed nationally in schools to promote a drug free life style.  Each day during the week, there will be a theme to encourage children to celebrate being drug free! Remember to wear your Red Ribbon all week!

  • Monday 22nd  “Good Character, Good Choice!” – Wear RED clothing and everyone receives a Red Ribbon to wear all week
  • Tuesday 23rd  “Hats Off To Being Drug Free” – Wear your favorite hat
  • Wednesday 24th “I’m a Jean-ius” I don’t do drugs. – Wear jeans and an Orange shirt for Unite Against Bullying Day (this day includes two things, celebrating being drug free and bully free)
  •  Thursday 25th: “Shade out Drugs” – Wear your sunglasses
  • Friday 26th:   “Team up Against Drugs” – Wear favorite team gear


Our fall book fair is scheduled October 18th through October 26th. Once again, Scholastic will be offering both the Online Book Fair and the eWallet payment option to provide easy opportunities for families to shop for books with their students outside of the library walls. Both can be accessed through our Scholastic Book Fair homepage.

Teachers will be able to select books for their Wish Boxes so students and families can purchase something for their classroom libraries. These boxes will be placed along the bookcase near our check out line. Just see what your child’s teacher is wishing for and take one to buy for the classroom.

Our Evening Book Sale will coincide with the Curriculum Night on Thursday, October 25th.

LCES October Schedule

October/Anti-Bullying Month

  • 1: Stomp out Bullying Day/Wear Blue Day-Bully
  •      Walk
  • 2:  National Custodial Workers Day
  • 4: Fall Pictures
  • 5: School Spirit Day
  • 11: End of 1st 9 Weeks
  • 12: No School/Teacher & Para PD & Workday
  • 15: No School/Fall Break
  • 19-26: Book Fair Week
  • 19: Goodies With Grandparents
  • 19: LCES GOES PINK! Wear Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness!
  • 19: Report Cards Go Home/School Spirit Day
  • 21: Grizzly Grind Fun Run (Sunday) 8-10 am
  • 22-26: National School Bus Safety Week
  • 24: Unite Against Bullying/Wear Orange
  • 25: Parent/Teacher Conference Night/Family/        
  •       Book Fair Night 3:45-7:45 pm
  • 26: PTA Treat Friday
    • Grizzly Pride Day
  • 22-26: Red Ribbon Week “Drug Free”
  •     22: Wear Red
  •     23: Hats off Day
  •     24: Jean-ius/Against Drugs-Wear Jeans & Orange
  •     25: Sunglasses Day
  •     26: Favorite Team Gear
  • 31: Storybook Character Day

Caroline’s Promise Young Entrepreneurs Expo

Calling all Caroline County youth ages 5-19!

Have you already decided to pursue your business as an entrepreneur and have items such as art, books, desserts, jewelry, etc to showcase or sell?

If so, Caroline’s Promise would like to showcase your business. Email to reserve your vendor table. Registration forms may be found at


  • WHEN: November , 17, 2018
  • TIME- 12-4PM
  • WHERE: Caroline County Community Center – 17202 Richmond Tpke.  Milford, Virginia 22514

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

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- 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 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 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


  • 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