On Sunday, October 23, our LCES PTA and Running Club co-sponsored our very first Grizzly Grind Race. Over 100 kids from ages 5-12 showed up to run either a half or whole mile. It was a cold morning but the kids did a fantastic job despite the chill! 5th grader Adam Tatham was the top male finisher with a mile time of 6:43, followed by 4th grader Kaitlyn Klock with a mile time of 6:45. Many thanks go out to all who showed up to volunteer and support our kids making healthy choices! The proceeds from the race will be donated to the clubs at LCES that promote physical activity.
Lewis and Clark participated in Jumpstart’s Read for the Record on Thursday, October 27th. Read for the Record is a nationwide, early childhood initiative celebrated to put more books into the hands of our children and to promote more adults reading to children. This year, we were extremely excited for Dr. Jones to visit and read The Bear Ate My Sandwich to Mrs. Conti’s 2nd grade classroom. The students along with Dr. Jones had big smiles and many laughs throughout the book. Lewis and Clark wants to give Dr. Jones and BIG thank you for sharing this special event with us!
Lewis & Clark Elementary School’s Annual Bully Awareness Walk was held on October 19th. The entire school participated by walking one lap around the school grounds to show awareness and support for making our school bully free. Students were encouraged to wear the color orange which also went along with celebrating Unity Day. And of course, they displayed lots of spirit and pride for their classroom by making posters and creating chants and songs.
The month of October is National Bullying Prevention Month. Along with the Bully Awareness Walk, other activities took place as well. Some of our teachers performed a play entitled Not In My School, which showed the students how to stand up for others, take pride in their school and to not let bullying happen again. Students also decorated and signed Pledge Cups. They pledged to not bully others and to help students who are being bullied. These pledge cups were displayed on a fence for the students to see during the Bully Awareness Walk.