LCES Mental Health Spirit Week – May 17th- 21st

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Next week, LCES will be participating in a week of Coping Strategy Activities. Use the week to check in with your students and talk about mental health. You can participate in the Student Mental Health Spirit Week by participating in the daily themes and by learning and practicing coping strategies. Join us in getting the conversation going!

mental health week

LCES MAY Calendar Events

May 2021:
3: Dress like your Favorite Teacher
7: School Lunch Hero Day
3-7: Teacher Appreciation Week
3-21: VA SOL end of the year testing
10: Beach Day
12: National School Nurse’s Day
17: LCES Spirit Day
24: Wear Yellow… bring on summer break
26: Last Day of School – Full Day
** 2nd Semester Honors Assemblies TBD

LCES May Events

May 2021:

  • 3:  Dress like your Favorite Teacher
  • 7: School Lunch Hero Day
  • 3-7: Teacher Appreciation Week
  • 3-21:  VA SOL end of the year testing
  • 10:  Beach Day
  • 12:  National School Nurse’s Day
  • 17:  LCES Spirit Day
  • 24:  Wear Yellow… bring on summer break
  • 26:  Last Day of School – Full Day
  • ** 2nd Semester Honors Assemblies 

 

JOIN US FOR THE LCES SPRING BOOK FAIR!!

The Spring Book Fair is upon us! There are two ways to shop this season!
 
1. Online shopping is a breeze with the Online Booklist and the Virtual Book Fair Tour on the school’s book fair webpage. Plus, online shopping starts a week early!
 
Shop the online bookstore here: 
 
2. Our in-person book fair will feature multiple days outside to find new books for your students. We will be dividing the families up into grade level nights. We will even offer a quick shop afternoon sale right after school just for picture books and a quick shop afternoon sale right after school just for chapter books. Spreading out the book fair like this will allow for less in-person traffic and quicker checkout times. Sanitizer will be available and masks will be required. Book cases will be spread out, prices will be clearly marked, and six foot distance markers will be placed on the ground.

 
Here is the schedule for our in-person book fair located in the Bus Loop Parking Lot:
**Debit Card/ Credit Card please
Monday, April 19th 4pm-7pm: PreK-2nd Grade Families
Tuesday, April 20th 2:00pm – 3:30pm: Picture Books Onl
Wednesday, April 21st: Closed
Thursday, April 22nd: 2-3:30 pm Chapter Books and Graphic Novels Only (
Friday, April 23rd: 4pm – 7pm: 3rd – 5th Grade Families and Families with Mixed Grade Levels
 
Please refer to this presentation for additional information and a sneak peek of new titles!
 

IMPORTANT: There will be NO student shopping during the school day. DO NOT send money to school with your student.

 
Thank you, as always, for all of your support for the Lewis and Clark Elementary school library. Your purchase helps add valuable resources to our collection

LCES April 2021 Events

April 2021: Autism Awareness Month; School
Library Month; Math Month

2: Regular School Day
5-9: Spring Break Week
12: Wear your Favorite Number Day
13: School Librarian Day
14: Paraprofessionals Appreciation Day
15: Interims
19: Farmer Day- dress like a Farmer
19-23: Scholastic Spring Book Fair
21: Administrative Professionals Day
22: Earth Day- wear Green
26: LCES Spirit Day

LCES April Events

April 2021: Autism Awareness Month; School Library Month; Math Month

  • 2: Regular School Day
  • 5-9:  Spring Break Week
  • 12: Wear your Favorite Number Day
  • 13:  School Librarian Day
  • 14:  Paraprofessionals Appreciation Day
  • 15: Interims
  • 19: Farmer Day- dress like a Farmer
  • 19-23:  Scholastic Spring Book Fair
  • 21:  Administrative Professionals Day
  • 22: Earth Day- wear Green
  • 26:  LCES Spirit Day

LCES Celebrates Dr. Seuss Spirit Week! March 8-12th

Monday, March 8

  • PJ/ Comfy clothes Day “Sleep Book”

Tuesday, March 9

  • Green Day “Green Eggs and Ham”

Wednesday, March 10

  • Wacky Clothes Day “Wacky Wednesday”

Thursday, March 11

  • Favorite Hat Day “The Cat in the Hat”

Friday, March 12- Regular School Day

  • Silly/ Mismatch Sock Day “ Fox in Socks”

LCES March Events

March 2021: Women’s History Month; Music in

Our Schools Month; Arts Education Month

  • 1: 1st Day of Hybrid Learning- Dress Your Best
  • 8-12: Dr. Seuss Spirit Week 
  • 14: Daylight Savings Start (Spring Forward)
  • 15:  Dress like your Favorite Person
  • 17:  Wear Green- St. Patrick’s Day
  • 22: Mustache Day
  • 29: LCES Spirit Day

CCPS Young Explorers Program

This year, all second grade students in Caroline County participated in the Young Explorers program to enhance creative thinking and problem-solving. During the week of March 8-12, all second grade students will be offered the opportunity to participate in a universal screening to identify verbal, non-verbal and quantitative skills. The results of this nationally-normed assessment will be used in conjunction with other qualitative data to support school personnel in general screening for the gifted education program, and assist in making decisions about the individual learning needs of each student. 

In-person learners will be assessed on March 9. Gifted specialists will be administering the online screening to all virtual learners who elect to participate. Students who elect to participate must take this assessment in the school building and have parent transportation. Sessions will be properly socially distanced and abide by the CCPS mitigation strategies. Please schedule your child’s testing session by Thursday, March 4 by visiting the link below:

http://bit.ly/CCPSScreening

 

Schools CLOSED for Friday, February 19, 2021

Good evening, CCPS families! Due to the impact of today’s storm paired with overnight low temperatures and continued freezing rain, all CCPS schools will be closed on Friday, February 19. Students will participate in an asynchronous learning day using online and/or paper materials and supplies made available to them on Tuesday in preparation for the pending weather.
Employees will follow CODE 3 (no one reports to building). 12-month employees and teachers will use the asynchronous day as an at-home, virtual work day. Essential staff are asked to report at 10am.
Stay safe and be well.

Schools CLOSED for Thursday, February 18, 2021

Due to the winter storm warning in effect for our region, Schools will be closed on Thursday, February 18. Staff will follow Code 3 (essential employees report as needed).
We will continue to monitor the weather conditions and power outages in our region and we will provide further updates as needed.
Be well and stay safe.

Normal Operations Resumed on Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Caroline County Public Schools will resume normal operations on Tuesday, February 16, 2021. While few power outages remain in our area, any family continuing to experience internet connectivity issues should contact your child’s individual school for support and assistance.

Schools CLOSED for Monday, February 15, 2021

Caroline County Public Schools will be closed on Monday, February 15, 2021 (12 month employees code 2). Power outages throughout the county are limiting the school division’s ability to implement the current VIRTUAL+ instructional model. Additionally, CCSO is reporting numerous roadways impacted by fallen trees which has created hazardous conditions for school bus travel.

While February 15th was recently converted to an inclement weather makeup day, it is now a school closure. The school division will review the instructional calendar to determine the need for adjustment and communicate any necessary changes in the near future.

Thank you for your flexibility and let’s hope spring is around the corner! Be safe!

UPDATE: Schools CLOSED for Tuesday, February 2, 2021

Due to the additional overnight snowfall and below freezing temperatures, Schools will be closed today, Tuesday, February 2. Employees will follow Code 2 (12 month employees will be on a 2 hour delay).

To date, CCPS has experienced four inclement weather closures, two two-hour delays, and a two week delayed elementary school opening related to the global pandemic. To ensure CCPS remains in good standing to meet the number of instructional hours mandated by the Virginia Department of Education, President’s Day (Monday, February 15th) will now be a full VIRTUAL+ instructional day.

Please mark your calendar and stay tuned for any morning updates.

Thank you and be safe.

Schools CLOSED for Monday, February 1, 2021

Due to the impact of today’s winter storm on roadways and school campuses, Caroline County Public Schools will be closed for all students and staff on Monday, February 1st. 12 month employees will be on Code 3 (essential employees report at 8:00 a.m.).

Students are encouraged to use this inclement weather day to review assignments, complete any missing work, and study for any upcoming tests/quizzes.

LCES 3rd Quarter Materials Distribution and Winter Food Drive- 2nd Round

LCES will distribute 3rd quarter materials for ALL Virtual learning students this Friday for round two. If you already picked up materials last week, you do not need to come this week.

When:  Friday, January 29th 2021

Where: LCES – 4-5th Grade wing parking lot

Time: 8:00am – 4:00pm

We will also be collecting items for our Winter Food Drive for our community. There will be boxes for you to drop off your items. Thank you in advance!

 

LCES 3rd Quarter Materials Distribution and Winter Food Drive

LCES will  distribute 3rd quarter materials for all Virtual learning students this week.

When: Thursday, January 21st and Friday, January 22nd

Where: LCES – 4-5th Grade wing parking lot

Time: 8:00am – 5:00pm

We will also be collecting items for our Winter Food Drive for our community. There will be boxes for you to drop off your items. Thank you in advance!

WELCOME BACK CCPS!

Happy New Year CCPS students, staff and families!
We hope that you have had a happy and healthy holiday season. As we begin 2021, this message is a reminder that due to rising Caroline County COVID19 transmission data, the CCPS School Board voted on Monday, December 14, 2020 to continue the current VIRTUAL+ instructional model through January 29, 2021. During this period of time, the following will be implemented:
● Students attending Internet hubs, special education students receiving in person services, and “essential VIRTUAL+ employees” report to school on January 4.
● Virtual instruction for all other students will begin on January 4 and continue through January 29 or until the end of the 20-21 school year (if selected in the intent survey).
● All teaching staff not providing in person services may work from school or remotely from January 4 through January 15. During this time, all staff will continue to report to work on asynchronous workdays (Wednesday, January 6 & 13). The modified Return 2 Building date for all teaching staff is Tuesday, January 19, two weeks prior to the implementation of the February 1, 2021 Hybrid/Virtual instructional plan.
While the CCPS team is well prepared and excited to welcome hybrid students (per intent survey) into the building for face-to-face instruction on February 1st, we continue to monitor our daily health metrics outlined by the CDC and VDH. The senior leadership team will provide the Board with a COVID19 data update at the regularly scheduled January 11, 2021 School Board Meeting.
We thank the school community for your ongoing support and engagement, and we look forward to everyone’s Virtual+ return on January 4, 2021.
Stay safe and be well!
Sarah Calveric, Ph.D.
Superintendent

LCES January Events

January 2021

1:  No School Winter Break-New Year’s Day

4:  Students 1st day back from Winter Break

4:  LCES Spirit Day

6:  2nd Quarter ends

8:  1st Semester Virtual Awards

PreK- 11:00 am

Kindergarten- 9:00 am

1st Grade- 9:30 am

2nd Grade- 10:15 am

3rd Grade- 10:15 am

4th Grade- 11:45 am

5th Grade- 9:30 am

11:  Scarf Day

15: Report Cards for all students

18: No School-Holiday- MLK Jr. Birthday

21-22:  Distribution of Materials for Q3 8 am-5 pm; curbside from LCES bus loop

18-22: Virginia School Principal’s Appreciation Week

25: LCES Spirit Day

UPDATE: Schools CLOSED for Thursday, December 17, 2020

Due to overnight freezing temperatures resulting in hazardous driving conditions, Caroline County Public Schools will be closed for all students and staff today, Thursday, December 17, 2020. 12 month employees will be on Code 3.

Students are encouraged to use this inclement weather day to review assignments, complete any missing work, and study for upcoming tests/quizzes.

We recognize the inconvenience this change places on households however the safety of our staff and students remains our top priority.

Thank you and be safe!

LCES Fall Pictures have arrived!!

Strawbridge Fall pictures have arrived here at school.

Parents and guardians may pick up your child’s pictures or proof between the hours of 8:30-3:00 pm. We hope to have a Fall picture make-up day in December. Please stay tuned for more information. Thank you and have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

UPDATE: Schools CLOSED for Friday, November 13, 2020

As the rivers and streams continued to rise overnight, numerous roads remained closed or unpassable at this time. Caroline County Public Schools will be closed for all students and staff today, Friday, November 13, 2020. 12 month employees will be on Code 0.

Once again, students are encouraged to use this inclement weather day to review assignments, complete any missing work, and study for upcoming tests/quizzes.

Schools CLOSED for Thursday, November 12, 2020

school closed

Due to continued heavy rainfall overnight, numerous roads are closed or not passable creating hazardous driving conditions. Additionally, Caroline County remains under a flash flood warning throughout the afternoon. Caroline County Public Schools will be closed for all students and staff on Thursday, November 12, 2020 (Employees Code 3 – essential personnel report).

Students are encouraged to use this inclement weather day to review assignments, complete any missing work, and study for upcoming tests/quizzes. Thank you and be safe!