The holiday season is fast approaching and Lewis & Clark Elementary School would like to help some of our local families. We are hosting our Annual Snow Buddy Program. In the foyer of the school, we have decorated a tree with Snow Buddies. Stop by and take a Snow Buddy from the tree. On it you will find the gender, age, and grade of a child in need. Each Snow Buddy represents one gift. After you purchase an appropriate gift, please return it (unwrapped) to the guidance department.
Make sure you attach the Snow Buddy to the gift!
If you would like your child to be allowed to pick a Snow Buddy off the tree, please write a letter to your child’s teacher and include the age and gender of the Snow Buddy your family would like to adopt.
The LCES SCA will be kicking off our first service project with our annual “Warm for Winter Drive”. We will be collecting NEW PAIRS OF SOCKS, HATS and GLOVES and NEW OR GENTLY USED COATS to donate to children and adults in our community. We hope you will join our school in helping others stay warm this winter.
When: November 29th – December 18th
Where: Drop-off items in bins in the front of the school or send in with your child.
What: New pairs of socks and New or gently used coats (Adults and Children)
Thank you so much Nikki Dee-Ray for taking the time to teach the LCES Grizzlies all about your amazing job at News Channel 6! The students and staff enjoyed the experience and loved being able to forecast the weather!
Thank you Dr. Hellman for reading to Mr. Scott’s Pre-K class for ‘Read for the Record’. The students loved the story Maybe Something Beautiful: How Art Transformed A Neighborhood. You truly brightened their day!
Lewis & Clark Elementary School is celebrating Red Ribbon Week October 22nd-26th. This is a week observed nationally in schools to promote a drug free life style. Each day during the week, there will be a theme to encourage children to celebrate being drug free! Remember to wear your Red Ribbon all week!
Monday 22nd “Good Character, Good Choice!” – Wear RED clothing and everyone receives a Red Ribbon to wear all week
Tuesday 23rd “Hats Off To Being Drug Free” – Wear your favorite hat
Wednesday 24th “I’m a Jean-ius” I don’t do drugs. – Wear jeans and an Orange shirt for Unite Against Bullying Day (this day includes two things, celebrating being drug free and bully free)
Thursday 25th: “Shade out Drugs” – Wear your sunglasses
Friday 26th: “Team up Against Drugs” – Wear favorite team gear
Our fall book fair is scheduled October 18th through October 26th. Once again, Scholastic will be offering both the Online Book Fair and the eWallet payment option to provide easy opportunities for families to shop for books with their students outside of the library walls. Both can be accessed through our Scholastic Book Fair homepage.
Teachers will be able to select books for their Wish Boxes so students and families can purchase something for their classroom libraries. These boxes will be placed along the bookcase near our check out line. Just see what your child’s teacher is wishing for and take one to buy for the classroom.
Our Evening Book Sale will coincide with the Curriculum Night on Thursday, October 25th.
We are excited to be partnering with FUN PASTA FUNDRAISING! Shop now and order some creative, delicious pasta goodies. It’s simple, and you’ll love the selection – great for any special occasion or just for yourself! With each sale, our group earns 40% which helps us reach our fundraising goal. Plus you get FREE shipping over $50! Thanks for your help! Your order will be shipped from Nashville, TN within 3-5 days.
Three cheers-or more like thirty cheers-for Lynwood Broaddus and the Virginia Farm Bureau for the generous donation of this beautiful shed for our garden club at Lewis and Clark Elementary.! We are so excited to have this to put all our equipment into!
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Here is what’s happening at LCES!!
For grade levels: Weekly competition among grade levels for the best attendance rate each week during the month of September. Students will receive a special attendance pencil.
For classes: Prize awarded to the class with the best attendance for the month of September, McDonald’s Happy Meal Coupon!!
For students: ALL DAY, EVERY DAY popsicle reward- Students who are here every day, all day for the month will receive a popsicle.
School volunteers are needed to contribute their time and talents to support student achievement. We believe volunteers are vital to the mission of our school and would like the opportunity to tell you more about the program.
If you are interested in volunteering at LCES please join us for the LCES Volunteer Orientation Tuesday, September 18th at 9:30.
The first Treat Friday Bake Sale was a huge success! Treats ranged from yummy cake pops, brownies, chocolate chip cookies to cupcakes, rice krispie treats and more. The students and staff were all excited when the snack cart rolled pass their classrooms. We can’t wait until the next sale!