LCES School Supply Kits

The school supply kits are ready to purchase!
The deadline for ordering is June 26th!  

The kits will be delivered to the school the week of August 5th and we will send them directly to your student’s classrooms.
Order here! >>> website:  www.shopttkits.com
LCES Account Number:  29720
Remember there are separate boxes for boys and girls for each grade level.

Caroline County Public Schools Elementary Summer Reading

Take some leisure time this summer to enjoy reading! Enclosed you will find some reading suggestions that have been carefully selected to entertain you while you enjoy your lazy days of summer. Remember the importance of reading aloud to children. ALL children can benefit from having books read to them and most love it! Use these titles to help your children select books that suit their interests.

Download: 2017-18-CCPS-Elementary-Summer-Reading-Brochure.pdf (PDF)

LCES Updates

  • Monday, May 21st-  4th and 5th grade Math SOL retakes
  • Tuesday, May 22nd- 3rd grade grade Math SOL retakes
  • Tuesday, May 22nd- LCES Honor Assembles will be in the Gym.
    • 3rd Grade Changed to 3:00

Grade

Pre K team

2:00-2:30

K team

12:30-1:00

1st grade

2:30-3:00

2nd grade

1:30-2:00

3rd grade

3:00-3:30

4th grade

1:00-1:30

5th grade

9:30-11:30 -Promotion Ceremony

 

LCES Updates 

  • The Kindergarten musical is being rescheduled  for Monday, May 21st at 6:30pm.
  • 3rd graders will take their Math SOL Thursday, May 17th. 
  • The 4th and 5th grade testing days will remain the same.

LCES MAY Events

  • 1: PTA 6 pm
  • 1-4: School Nutrition Employee Appreciation Week
  • 4: Twin Day
  • 7-11: Teacher Appreciation Week
  • -Bus Driver Appreciation Week
  • 9: School Nurse Day
  • 11: School Spirit Day
  • 14-18: Custodial Appreciation Week
  • 15: Kindergarten Musical 6:30 pm
  • 17: LCES Jungle Book Musical 6:30 pm
  • 18: Hawaiian Day
  •    *5th Grade Dance (end of the year party) All attend 12 pm-dismissal
  • 21: Grizzly Pride Day
  • 22: 5th Grade Promotion Ceremony 9:30 am and End of the Year Awards Ceremonies
  • 23: Early Release/ Last Day of School
  •        -Report Cards

LCES McTeacher Night

Where: McDonald’s 8265 Ladysmith Rd, Ruther Glen VA 22546

When: Monday, May 14th 2018  – 4- 8pm

Join the families, students and teachers of your school for food and fun!

  • Drive-Thru, Dine In or Mobile Order.
  • A portion of the sales benefit CCPS Elementary Beta Clubs for the National Convention.

Welburn Management McDonald’s are proud to support our local schools!

LCES Celebrates Teacher Appreciation Week

Each May we celebrate “Teacher Appreciation Week” as it is a time set aside to honor teacher’s commitment to helping all children learn and grow. This year, “Teacher Appreciation Week” is May 7-11th. Please join us to recognize the hard work that your child’s teacher does by doing something special for your teacher each day.

*Monday:  a note of thanks or a picture drawn by your child.

*Tuesday: favorite treat

*Wednesday: wear his/her favorite color

*Thursday: flower or plant

*Friday: random act of kindness to show him/ her they are appreciated

We are extremely fortunate to have a dedicated staff who truly believes in every child’s ability to achieve!

Congratulations to our very own Mrs. Shelby Foltz, 2019 County Teacher of the Year!

SHELBY RECEIVING FLOWERS FOR TEACHER OF THE YEAR

Congratulations to Mrs. Shelby Foltz, Health and Physical Education teacher, at Lewis and Clark Elementary School. Mrs. Foltz received a surprise visit from CCPS Superintendent, Dr. George Parker, who announced Mrs. Foltz’s selection as the 2019 County Teacher of the Year. Mrs. Foltz will serve in this capacity for the 2018-2019 school year. Shelby will move forward to compete in the Region III Teacher of the Year process. You are such an amazing PE Teacher, our student, and staff are so lucky to have you as a part of LCES !

TEACHER RECEIVING FLOWERS AND BALOONS

2017-2018 CCPS Parent Climate Survey

The Parent/Guardian survey is available and we ask that you take a few minutes to complete the survey. Your voice is important as we gather data to support our strategic plan, Pathways 2022. If you have children in multiple schools, please take the survey separately for each building. The survey will be open April 25th through May 9th. Thank you in advance for your time and cooperation.

2017-2018 CCPS Parent Climate Survey

LCES Talent Show

Please join us this Wednesday, April 18th at 6pm for our Annual Talent Show. The students have worked so hard and truly appreciate your support! See you there!

CMS Cheer Tryouts

When:

  • Monday, May 14 –  5-7pm
  • Tuesday, May 15 –  3-5pm
  • Wednesday, May 16 –  3-5pm
  • Evaluations will occur each day- Final Evaluations- 5/17-5/18 – 5-7pm

Where: CMS Gym

Students must have a sports physical completed after May 1st, 2018, in order to try out

 

LCES Grizzly Games 2018

  • Who: Grades PreK – 5th
  • When: Friday, April 20 (Rain date: Friday, April 27)
  • Time: Pre K-2 9:15-11:15                     3rd-5th  12:30 – 2:30 
  • COLOR RUN- Entire School – 2:30

What to Bring:

  • Wear Grizzly Games Shirt OR any white shirt for the Color Fun Run!
  • Packed Lunch ( School lunch will also be provided)
  • Tennis shoes
  • Blanket or towel – with name on it (Picnic Lunch)
  • Please wear sunscreen

****KONA ICE will be available for $3.00. Please send in money if you would like your child to purchase Kona Ice.

Kindergarten Kickoff

Join Smart Beginnings Rappahannock for fun, educational activities to help prepare children for kindergarten, introduce them to a classroom routine, and a chance for parents to visit with special guests from area schools.

Free Admission
Saturday, April 14th from 9:30 am – 1:00 pm
CMoR Fredericksburg
1275 Jefferson Davis Highway
Fredericksburg, Virginia 22401

LCES April Events

April:  Autism Awareness Month & Math Recognition Month

  • 2-6: Spring Break Week /No School
  • 9: Regular School Day NOW- Encore Day 5
  • 13: Favorite Number Day
  • 15: Flying Squirrels Game
  • 16:  Special Olympics @ CHS (rain date 19th)
  • 16-17: 2nd grade field trip
  • 17:  Pyramid Concert 6:30 pm @ CHS
  • PTA meeting 6 pm
  • 18:  Talent Show 6-8 pm
  • 19: 9:30 am Volunteer Breakfast
  • 20: Interims/Superhero Day
  • **Grizzly Games (rain date 27th)
  • 25: Administrative Professionals Day
  • -CCPS County Art Show 6:30 pm @CHS
  • 26: LCES Spring Fling 6:30 pm
  • 27: School Spirit Day

LCES PTA Reminders

  • Students and Staff return back to school tomorrow!
  • Color Run Donations DUE tomorrow 4/9
  •  LCES PTA Meeting- Thursday, April 17th @6pm –VOLUNTEERS Needed
  • Friday will be Treat Friday –VOLUNTEERS Needed

Kindergarten Registration

Thursday, April 12, 2018
10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Bowling Green Elementary
Lewis and Clark Elementary
Madison Elementary
Inclement Weather Date – Tuesday, April 24, 2018

What to expect
• Register your child for kindergarten
• Meet and talk with school staff
• Your child will be screened at this time, so you only need to come to the school once.
• Give-a-ways
• Refreshments

What to bring
• Child’s original or certified birth certificate
• IEP, if applicable
• Legal Custody/Guardianship, Visitation, and/or Protective Orders, if applicable
• Foster Parent Verification, if applicable
• Photo ID and two documents for proof of residency
• Immunization record and completed physical form

Provide two documents from list A or one from List A and one from List B
List A
• A deed or lease agreement to the residence
• Utility bill or new hookup/installation issued within the last 30 days (telephone, electric, cable, water, etc.)
• A letter from Rappahannock Electric or Dominion Power verifying the address
List B
• A U.S. Internal Revenue Service tax reporting W-2 from the current year
• A payroll check stub issued by an employer within the last 30 days
• A piece of mail with new forwarding address indicated by the post office

LCES Hoops for Heart TONIGHT!

Please join us on TONIGHT at 6:00 PM in the Caroline Middle School gym for our second annual Student vs. Faculty basketball game! Fifth grade students will take on the teachers in a fierce match up. The BETA Club will sell refreshments and various LCES clubs will perform at half time. The cost of admission is $2 for adults, $1 for kids, and FREE for any student who fundraised. All proceeds to go towards our American Heart Association donations. Fun for the whole family to enjoy!

Shop the LCES Book Fair Online!

Shop the Fair Without Leaving Your Home. Visit Our Online Fair!

Reading is the most important skill you can teach a child. Of all the skills kids learn, it is the one you can influence the most.

You are invited to shop our Scholastic Online Book Fair, where we know you’ll find great books, especially on snow days! While shopping online, you can create a wish list to send to relatives and friends, watch videos, or listen to podcasts to learn more about some of the hottest books. And, be sure to see if your teacher has created a Classroom Wish List. Consider buying a book or two from the list to keep the classroom library stocked with fresh, new titles.

Our Online Fair is available for an extended time from March 19th to March 28th. So even if you can’t make it to the Book Fair, we look forward to having you participate in our Online Fair. Remember, all online orders benefit our school and ship for FREE!

To find out more about the Book Fair or to start shopping, visit our homepage at: http://www.scholastic.com/bf/lewisandclarkes

 Sincerely,

Melise Graham, Librarian

 

2018 Weekend Food Bag Collection Drive

Heartwood Center in Caroline County and Caroline County Public Schools

2018 Weekend Food Bag Collection Drive

We will be collecting items this week ! Please bring items by Friday, March 23rd. When sending in items, please think of  items that a child can prepare or microwave by themselves. We thank you in advance for your support!

Breakfast Items
Individual packaged Oatmeal
Individual sized Cereal
Cup(s) Oatmeal/Hot cereal

Lunch Items
Mac and Cheese Cups
Tuna or Chicken Salad Kits
Pasta /Meat Cups
Chili Cups
Soup Cups

Snack Items
Granola Bar
Pretzel/Chip Packs
Sm box Raisins or Dried Fruit
Individual Cheese and Cracker packs
Fruit cups/pudding
Dried Fruit Bars

Drink Items
Capri Sun (foil juice packets)
100% Juice Box
Shelf Stable Milk

LCES Spring Book Fair

Our Scholastic Spring Book Fair will be held in the library March 19th-23rd, 2018. Students will have a chance to preview the fair on Monday and Tuesday during their specials and write out their Wish Lists to share with their families. The book fair will be open during the Family Curriculum Night on Tuesday, March 20th from 5:30 – 7:00.

Students will be able to purchase books and other items on Tuesday evening, and during the school day on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday (morning only on Friday).

You may wish to purchase a book for your teacher’s class library.  This year we will do Teacher Wish Boxes. Each teacher will have a Wish Box with books they have selected that parents can choose from as a gift from their student.

Author Visit with Mr. Eric Litwin at LCES

LCES welcomed  Mr. Eric Litwin on Friday, who is the  author of the original four Pete the Cat books, the Nuts series, and Groovy Joe series.  The songs and music were enjoyed and showed the students and staff how to incorporate music in literature. We truly enjoyed dancing to the music and are thrilled by all you had to share. We hope you can visit again soon!

Caroline County Public Schools Kindergarten Registration 2018-2019

  • WHO: Any child who will be 5 years of age by September 30, 2018
  • WHERE: Bowling Green Elementary School, Lewis & Clark Elementary School, and Madison Elementary School
  • WHEN: April 10, 2018 through May 3, 2018 – Tuesday-Thursday
    from 10:00- 2:00 by appointment only! Please call to schedule
    yours today!

Ready Freddy Day (National Kindergarten Day)
Thursday, April 12 th
Registration will be from 10-7pm
No appointment needed for Ready Freddy Day
For more information or to schedule your appointment please call:

Lewis & Clark Elementary 804- 448-0175

Please Note:
You will need a certified copy of your child’s birth certificate at
registration, proof of residency (2), and verification of your child’s social
security number. Your child will also need a current physical exam and
proof of immunizations before attending school. Forms are available on the
school website. Children who attended Head Start or any Pre-K Program
must also register for Kindergarten.

PTA NEWS

Next on the agenda is the book fair March 19-23 with family night on the 20th.  There are some new and exciting features:  eWallet where parents, grandparents, etc. can load an account with a set amount of money for their student. The webinar covers this, too. Info will go home in another week or so to parents to inform them of the eWallet program. It becomes live 2 weeks before our book fair starts.

ELECTIONS:  Nomination forms will be going home this week.  Please consider joining the 2018-19 PTA as many of our loyal members will be moving on to the Caroline Middle.

SchoolKits will be offered to families again for the 2018-2019 school year.  Please be on the lookout as this is a great convenience for LCES families.

Thanks again from The LCES PTA

LCES Hoops for Heart

The LCES PE Department In the month of February, our students participated in our annual Jump Rope for Heart fundraiser. Through this initiative, students learned about how to make heart healthy decisions, worked incredibly hard to learn new jump rope skills, and most importantly, put on a heart of service to raise money for the American Heart Association. So far the efforts of our students have raised approximately $5,300! WE ARE NOT DONE YET!

Please join us on Monday, March 26 at 6:00 PM in the Caroline Middle School gym for our second annual Student vs. Faculty basketball game! Fifth grade students will take on the teachers in a fierce match up. The BETA Club will sell refreshments and various LCES clubs will perform at half time. The cost of admission is $2 for adults, $1 for kids, and FREE for any student who fundraised. All proceeds to go towards our American Heart Association donations. Fun for the whole family to enjoy!

ART NOTES by Vera Underwood

Congratulations to 4th grader Jordin Kelleher for winning 2nd place in the Epilepsy Foundation of VA art contest!  This annual contest is open only to 4th graders across the state.  The theme is “Use A Helmet, Prevent Epilepsy”.

Thirteen students volunteered to create artwork for the superintendent’s Rise Up for Education:  Interdisciplinary Project at the high school on February 27th.

PreK student Lilyana Tennyson was selected to create artwork for a special fundraising event for Smart Beginnings Rappahannock Area, an early childhood organization.

Selected PK, K and 1st grade students will have their artwork of Pete the Cat on display in the gym during author Eric Litwin’s visit on March 9th.

Good luck to the students participating in the upcoming Virginia School Board Association’s Regional Art Contest.

March is Youth Arts Month. Students will start working on their clay projects in a couple of weeks.  Donations of sandwich bags is needed and will be greatly appreciated.

A big thank you to parent volunteer Britnea St. John for cutting 22 banners for me in preparation for the CCPS art show in April!

STREAM Day Donations Needed!

Our final STREAM Day will be held on Friday, March 30. STREAM Day encourages students to implement creative thinking and problem solving strategies while exploring the engineering process. For this month’s building challenge, we are requesting donations of cardboard tubing (paper towel or toilet paper rolls) and small cardboard boxes (shoeboxes, tissue boxes, cereal boxes, etc.). Please send all donations to school by Friday, March 23.  Thank You! 🙂

LCES March Events

  • 2: Read Across America Day/Dress Like
  •     Your favorite Dr. Seuss Character
  • 5-16 Food Drive by SCA and Beta Club
  • 6: PTA meeting 6 pm; New Board for 18-19 SY
  • 9: Author Visit-Eric Litwin and Scrabble Day
  •      (shirt with letters or words)
  • 15: End of 3rd 9 Weeks/Early Dismissal/Reading
  •       Buddy Day/Wear Green Day
  • 16: Student Holiday/No School/Teacher PD day
  • 19-23: Book Fair Week
  • 20:  Family Book Fair/ Curriculum Night 5:30-7 pm
  • 22: Report Cards Go Home
  • 21: Spring Picture Day
  • 23: College Basketball Jersey/Shirt Day
  •        Grizzly Pride Day
  • 26: Students vs. Faculty Basketball Game 6-7:30
  •         PM @ CMS
  • 30: School Spirit Day

Congratulations!

Congratulations to the following staff members!

  • Mrs. Shelby Foltz- Teacher of the Year
  • Mrs. Hilary Harrison – Novice Teacher of the Year
  • Mrs. Nichole Norman – Support Staff of the Year

On behalf of the entire LCES school,  we are so proud to have each of you as a valuable part of our school family. Your dedication and commitment is truly appreciated! Thank you for being amazing in everything you do!

2018-2019 Kindergarten Enrollment

Kindergarten Enrollment begins April 10, 2018 – May 3, 2018.

Who:                Any child who will be 5 years of age by September 30, 2018

Where:            Bowling Green Elementary School

                         Lewis and Clark Elementary School

                         Madison Elementary School

When:              Tuesday – Thursday

                          10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Kindergarten Enrollment Day

Each elementary school will host a Kindergarten Enrollment Day on Thursday, April 12, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.  In case inclement weather, Kindergarten Enrollment Day is rescheduled for Tuesday, April 24, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.  All Pre-K students must enroll for kindergarten for the 2018-2019 school.

LCES Celebrates Read Across America Week!

Join us as we celebrate Read Across America Week February 26-March 2.

Monday-Read My Shirt
Wear a shirt that others can read.

Tuesday-Reading Fun in the Sun
Bring your shades, beach towels, and sun hats. All
students will read at the beach today.

Wednesday-Cozy up with a good book
Wear your pajamas.

Thursday-Oh, the Places You’ll Go
Dress like what you want to be when you grow up.

Friday-Seuss-ify Yourself
Dress up like your “Favorite Seuss Character.