Summer Notes from Mrs. Underwood

LCES STUDENTS WIN THIRD PLACE IN THE 14th ANNUAL RAPPAHANNOCK ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE (REC) ANNUAL YOUTH ART CONTEST.  LCES students had one more opportunity to participate in an art contest at the end of the school year.  Congratulations to former Kindergartner Gracie Greer and former 4th grader Genesis Villatoro!  There are also over 40 LCES students who received Honorable Mention.  The contest is open to students K – 5th grade.  This year’s theme was “My Favorite Hobby” and the REC received almost 500 entries from around the state.  The winners are published in the July issue of the REC’s Cooperative Living Magazine.  Gracie’s art work can be found on page 14 and Genesis’s artwork is on page 16.  The list of Honorable Mentions follows on pages 17 & 36.  The magazine is also available online at,, and

DON’T FORGET – LCES students’ artwork in the national Dream Rocket Project is on display at George Washington’s National Birthplace in Colonial Beach until August 31, 2016!!

Grizzly Garden

Please come by the school and check out our growing garden! Next week, the yellow squash should be ready to enjoy and in a few weeks the tomatoes will be ripe and ready to pick. The sunflowers are growing rapidly too and are reaching for the sun. We would like to thank the Forehand family for weeding the garden, it looks great! We are so excited to see all of our yummy vegetables and fruits growing!!!