March/Music in our Schools Month
2: Read Across America Day/Dress Like
Your favorite Dr. Seuss Character
3: No School/Teacher Workday
6: Spring Picture Day
8: Day Light Savings-Spring Forward
12 End of 3 rd Quarter
13: No School/Teacher Workday
16-20: Book Fair Week
16: PTA McDonald’s Spirit Night
17: Wear Green Day
18: PTA Donuts with Dad
19: Family Book Fair and Innovation Fair 5-7 pm
20: College Basketball Jersey Day/Report Cards
25: PTA Meeting 6 pm
27: School Spirit Day/PTA Treat Friday
Thursday, February 27th
Caroline Middle School Gymnasium
WHAT IS IT? Twenty 5th grade students of Lewis and Clark will face off versus teachers from all
grade levels, administrators and school support staff. The LCES Dance team will perform at half
time. All students and their families are invited and encouraged to come be a part of this fun
filled event! Doors open at 5:30 PM and the game starts at 6:00 PM.
WHY? The PE department is sponsoring this event in correlation with Kid’s Heart Challenge to
raise awareness and funds for heart health and research. All money raised will go to the
American Heart Association.
ADMISSION: $3 for adults
$2 for children
FREE for any student who raised money for Kid’s Heart Challenge!
RAFFLE: Raffle tickets are $1 each OR 6 tickets for $5.
Prize packs include: The Mix House, MS Terrell & Sons, Delta Prime Fitness, Flying Squirrels,
Fredericksburg Nationals, Kings Dominion, Lularoe, The Timbers, Savannah Spieldenner
Photography, Pampered Chef, Scentsy, 31, EM Dodgers, YMCA and MORE!
Monday 3/2– “Mustache Monday” **Wear your best mustache.
Tuesday 3/3-NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS
Wednesday 3/4– “Wacky Wednesday” **Wacky hair and/or socks day.
Thursday 3/5– “Oh the Places You’ll Go” **3 E Day- Enroll, Enlisted, Employed- Wear a college shirt, military clothing or dress like your future career.
Friday 3/6– “If I Ran a Zoo” **Bring your favorite stuffed animal (must fit inside your backpack).
CCPS Board adopts calendar for 2020-21 school year
The Caroline County School Board voted Monday, February 10, 2020, to adopt a calendar for the 2020-21 school year that includes:
- Two-week winter break (3 weekends)
- Full week spring break (plus Friday before)
- 3 Day Thanksgiving break
- A shortened School Day (15min. reduction to the end of the school day)
After receiving input from multiple stakeholder groups and an online survey, the school division’s calendar committee made revisions to the initially proposed calendar and requested approval from the school board. The adopted calendar seeks to accomplish a variety of ends, including a pre-Labor-Day start, balanced job-embedded professional learning opportunities and clerical time for teachers, and different days for elementary and secondary parent-teacher conferences. The CCPS school board and
calendar committee are pleased to have an academic calendar that supports high-quality teaching and learning with a shortened school day.
Highlights of 2020-21 CCPS calendar
Aug. 10: First day of school.
Sept. 4 & 7: Pre/Labor Day holiday
Oct. 9: Student holiday, Div. PD
Oct. 12: Fall Break
Nov. 3: Student holiday, Building PD
Nov. 25-27: Thanksgiving holiday
Dec. 21-Jan. 1: Winter Break
Jan. 4: Teacher workday (Students return on Jan. 5)
Jan. 18: Martin Luther King Jr. holiday
Feb. 12: Student holiday, Div. PD
Feb. 15: Presidents’ Day holiday
Mar. 12: Student holiday, Building PD
Apr. 2-9: Spring Break
May 26: Last day of school
Approved 2019-2020 Instructional Calendar
When: Tuesday, February 25, 2020 from
6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Fifth Grade students and parents will:
- Meet and Greet CMS staff
- Receive information regarding ACE/Advanced, elective courses, clubs, and sports
- Have an opportunity to tour the building
Mr. Darin Thompson, Principal
Mrs. Hughes, 6th Grade School Counselor
Caroline Middle School
13325 Devils Three Jump Rd.
Milford, Virginia 22514
PTA invites LCES moms to start the day together with their children. On February 12th, moms may accompany their children to their classrooms starting at 8:15am. Muffins and fun will be provided until 9:15 am.
Hope to see you there!
We want to thank our wonderful School Counselors, Mrs. Horton and Mrs. Williamson, for their tremendous impact they have in helping our LCES Grizzly students achieve school success and plan for their future. This week we celebrate their efforts, hard work and dedication.