REMINDER: Kindergarten Orientation- August 2nd

Are you ready for Kindergarten Orientation?  

The Great Grizzly Kindergarten Team is ready to greet kindergarteners and meet families at our Kindergarten Orientation tomorrow, Monday, August 2nd. We will have 2 start times.  For students with the last names A-M we ask that you attend the 9:00 am session and students with the last names N-Z please attend the 1:00pm session. Students will meet their teachers, engage in activities, enjoy a bus ride, and a snack.  Parents will hear first hand what to expect in kindergarten.  All attendees will be required to wear masks as CCPS has not, at this time, amended our masks requirement and we remain responsive to the recent RAHD local data reports. We look forward to seeing our incoming kindergarteners and families tomorrow at the 9:00am session or the 1:00pm session. Thank you.

LCES Community Pop Up Tutoring!

Lewis and Clark Elementary School teachers popped into the Pendleton, Land Caroline, and Lake Land’Or communities on Wednesday to share fun ways for students to sharpen their reading and math skills. We hope to see more Grizzly students on July 21 and July 28.

July 21- 9-12:00 Lake Caroline (pavilion by tennis courts)

July 21- 9-12:00 Lake Land’Or (Lake Land Or- clubhouse)

July 21- 9-12:00 Pendelton Community

 

July 28- 9-12:00  Ladysmith Village

July 28- 9-12:00  Lake Caroline (pavilion by tennis courts)

July 28- 9-12:00  Lake Land’Or (Lake Land Or- clubhouse)

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CCPS Smarty Ants Challenge 

CCPS Smarty Ants Challenge

SmartyAnts

 

Who? Rising 1st, 2nd, & 3rd graders who were enrolled in CCPS during the 20-21 school year 

What? Work on lessons in the Smarty Ants platform at least 2 hours per week (Monday through Friday) 

When? July 12- July 30, 2021 

How? Use your Smarty Ants log-in information and your home device to access the program using the following link: 

https://play.smartyants.com/login 

Why? To sharpen literacy skills and improve learning outcomes *No registration required

Each week: 1 winner from each elementary school will be selected through a raffle to receive a free book! 

August: The names of all students who logged at least 2 hours each week of the challenge will be entered in a drawing for a “book tower!” (One winner for each elementary school) Prizes will be awarded the first week of school

Smarty Ants Resources for Parents

LCES – Join us for POP-UP TENT TUTORING!

Click Here for the Flyer! >>  Summer Tutoring in the Communities

July 14 9-12:00 1. Pendelton Community (playground)*
July 14 9-12:00 2. Lake Caroline (pavilion by tennis courts)*
July 14 9-12:00 3. Lake Land’Or (Lake Land Or – clubhouse)*
July 21 9-12:00 1. Lake Caroline (pavilion by tennis courts)*
July 21 9-12:00 2. Lake Land’Or (Lake Land Or- clubhouse)*
July 21 9-12:00 3. Pendelton Community *
July 28 9-12:00 1. Ladysmith Village
July 28 9-12:00 2. Lake Caroline (pavilion by tennis courts)
July 28 9-12:00 3. Lake Land’Or (Lake Land Or- clubhouse)*

 

LCES Summer Extravaganza Update!

The LCES Summer Extravaganza will take place June 7th-July 1st, Monday through Thursday. Car Riders may be dropped off at 8:45am and picked up at 3:00pm. The school day is from 9am to 3pm. We are so excited to see all of  our students next week!

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!

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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

 

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

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.