Message from the Principals
Dear Parents and Guardians,
It is so hard to believe that the school year is 1/2 over. The students did an excellent job on their Division Common Assessments (DCA). As you know the DCSs are not graded, we are using them to guide our instruction. It is great to see the gains they are making. We look forward to seeing the children blossom and grow more in the New Year. We had a very busy month here at LCES with many accomplishments to celebrate.
A huge applause to our teachers and students who participated in the Bowling Green
Christmas Parade on December 12th. We are very proud of the Dance Team, who is under the direction of Mrs. Ballard, for placing 1st for their performance.
Tis the season to be joyful and thankful for all the wonderful things we have here at LCES. Take this time to enjoy some quality time with your children and loved ones over the winter break. Please be sure to have your child read over the holidays, as they have been making great progress. Thank you for your continued support and see you in the New Year 2022.
Cyndi Brown, Principal
Geoff White, Assistant Principal
Becky Elam, Assistant Principal
- 3: All Return: 1st day back from Winter Break
- 7: Report Cards- printed copy will go home
- 10: Scarf Day
- 11: 5th graders tour CMS – AM
- 13: 1st Semester Awards (virtually)
- 14: County Spelling Bee @ 10 am (CMS)
- 17: No School-Holiday- Martin Luther King’s Jr Birthday Observance
- 19: Parent Night @ CMS for rising 5th graders 5:30-7:00 pm
- 24: LCES Spirit Day
- 27: Grandparents Night 6 pm @ CHS
- 31: Disney Character Day
As you know we recently hosted an all school live stream event called NED’s Mindset Mission. We trust your student was encouraged by the show which taught about having a positive Mindset for learning and life!
Mindset Mission yo-yos will be available tomorrow for purchase online with SchoolBucks to support the free show and message. Once you submit your payment, we will deliver your child’s yo-yo to his/her classroom. Here is an important link to help them get off to a good start with proper string length adjustment, click here.
Additionally, here are a couple of our favorite follow up home resources from the Mindset Mission website. You may want to use these with your child as they are designed to go hand in hand with the program.
If you’d like additional resources, they are available here.
And don’t forget to ask your student what they learned in the show about having a growth mindset from YET the Yeti, Captain Kindly and during NED’s visit on the spaceship!
We will be having Fall Picture Make-up Day on November 4. Many students were out sick so you can still order Fall pictures from Strawbridge. Also, any virtual student that did not get photographed in September can come on November 4 from 9-2pm. Thank you!
At the September school board meeting, the board recommended revisiting interest in a virtual option for kindergarten through second grade and allowing for more social distancing in our K-2 classrooms for the second semester. As a follow through CCPS is gathering interest data from parents of kindergarten through second graders.
This form is an interest survey that will be used to gather data from families who would like their child/children in grades K-2 to participate in the Virtual Academy for the second semester of the 2021-2022 school year. The survey does not guarantee enrollment, however, this data will be used to help determine the need of expanding virtual options at the elementary level for the reasons stated above. While this data will not be the sole driver in enrolling students in virtual courses additional criteria will be used should we proceed with expansion. To determine final enrollment in Virtual Academy, we will review 1) attendance, 2) current work habits, 3) achievement in current class/grade.
Please complete one survey for each child enrolled in kindergarten through second grades. In order to maintain consistency and accuracy of the data, previous respondents are required to respond again to this survey. This is an interest survey only, therefore, it does not guarantee enrollment but it does provide data for future planning. The interest survey will also serve as a time stamped list of potential students.
The survey will be open beginning November 1, 2021 at 8AM and will close promptly at 6PM on Monday, November 15, 2021. Interested survey participants will be placed on a potential enrollment list in the order of their response. A recommendation will be presented to the school board on December 13, 2021.
Complete this survey only ONE time per child enrolled in K-2. Click HERE to access the survey or scan the QR code located on the flier.
Monday 25th “Good Character, Good Choice!” Wear RED clothing to show everyone you are making good choices and have a bright future ahead of you.
Tuesday 26th “Hats Off To Being Drug Free” Students wear hats in support of living a drug-free, healthy lifestyle.
Wednesday 27th “I’m a Jean-ius” I don’t do drugs” Student wear jeans to show they are making smart choices about their future!
Thursday 28th “Sock it to drugs” Wear your crazy socks to show drug awareness and get those feet to walking, you are going places!
Friday 30th “Book Character Day” Dress up as your favorite book character as we commit to do our best in school and stay away from drugs.
Tuesday, October 19 @ 4pm – 7pm
PreK – 2nd grade families can shop the full book fair outside on the LCES bus loop. No cash will be accepted at the book fair.
Tuesday, October 26 @ 4pm – 7pm
Third through fifth grade families (and families with mixed grade levels) shop the full book fair outside on the LCES bus loop. No cash will be accepted at the book fair.
Library Encore Days 1 – 6 for all students
Students can purchase books from select popular titles of picture books and chapter books during library encore time. Students can only make purchases using the eWallet option. No cash will be accepted for this book fair.
PLUS – Shop the online book fair from October 18 – October 27!
Please email Erin Fisher with any questions: email@example.com
-Disability History and Awareness Month
-National Farm of School Month
-Italian American Heritage & Culture Month
4: National Custodial Workers Day
4: Tie Dye Day
13: STOMP- Out Bullying- Wear Blue; Bully
10-16: Mental Illness awareness week
3-9: Fire Prevention Week
11: LCES Spirit Day
14: End of 1st Quarter
14: Parent Conferences 4-7 PM
15: No School-Parent Conferences AM
18: No School
22: Report Cards
18-22: Digital Citizenship Week
20: Unite Against Bullying- Wear Orange
17-23: National Character Counts Week
20-21: National School Bus Safety Week
17-23: Americas Safe School Week
23-31: Red Ribbon Week
25: Wear Red
26: Hats Off to being Drug Free
27: Be a Jean-ius Against Drugs- Wear Jeans
28: Sock it to Drugs- Crazy Sock Day
29: Story Book Character Day
The link below is an interest survey that will be used to gather data from families that would like their child/ren to participate in the Virtual Academy in grades (K-2) for the 2021-2022 school year. The survey does not guarantee enrollment, however, this data will be used to help determine the need of expanding virtual options at the elementary level for the reasons stated above. While this data will not be the sole driver in enrolling students in virtual courses additional criteria will be used should we proceed with expansion. To determine final enrollment in Virtual Academy, we will review 1) attendance, 2) current work habits, 3) achievement in current class/grade, 4) passing previous grade or performance in Summer Academy Extravaganza.
Please complete one survey for each child enrolled in kindergarten through second grades. The survey will be open from August 31-September 7 and will close promptly at 6PM on Tuesday, September 7, 2021. This is an interest survey only, therefore, it does not guarantee enrollment but it does provide data for future planning. The interest survey will also serve as a timestamped list of potential students. Interested survey participants will be placed on a potential enrollment list in the order of their response. A recommendation will be presented to the school board on September 13, 2021.
Complete this survey only 1 time per student.
LCES FALL Picture Day: Thursday, September 2nd 2021
This link will allow parents to sign up to receive updates via email regarding their child’s school portraits. These updates include promotions, additional deals and the ability to order more pictures at a later time. When entering student information, parents should be sure to enter the student’s name as it is on file at the school.
Happy First Week of School and Welcome Back!! We are beyond excited to see all of our amazing students and staff members as we start the 2021-22 year! Wishing you all a safe, successful, productive and healthy school year!! Let’s GO GRIZZLIES!!
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.
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)
Click Here for the 2021-22 Supply List
CCPS Smarty Ants Challenge
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:
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.
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)*|
Click Here for the Flyer! >> Summer Tutoring in the Communities
There will be no summer school on Monday, June 21st in observance of the Juneteenth Holiday. Thank you for planning accordingly.
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!
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!
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
- 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
CHECK OUT OUR LCES Newsletters 4th Q 2021
IMPORTANT: There will be NO student shopping during the school day. DO NOT send money to school with your student.
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
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
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
Parents please click on the link below for information about Caroline Middle School course registration and courses offered. If you have any questions please contact Mrs. Horton at firstname.lastname@example.org