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.
The Virginia Department of Education recently held a “Kids Safe Online Poster Contest”. With the help of Stephanie Rowe, the art teacher at Lewis and Clark Elementary School, five entries were submitted in the K-5 category. Mrs. Rowe spoke to several classes about being safe online and had students illustrate what they learned.
Congratulations to Dihana, 3rd grader in Ms. Dockett’s class. Her poster was selected at the state level as a winner in the K-5 category.
Dihana’s poster has been submitted to the national Multi-State Cyber Security Awareness poster contest. If the poster is selected as a national finalist, it will be displayed in the 2021 National “Stay Safe Online” calendar and may also be used in campaigns to raise awareness among children of all ages about internet and computer safety.
Way to go Dihana! We are so proud of you!
Students from Mr. Scott’s Pre-K students watched the ASL class from the high school perform Snow White. The entire production was done with voice and sign. Afterwards, the high school students paired up with my children to practice signing colors, shapes, the alphabet, their names, and various vocabulary terms. It was a great experience for the children!
Donut Treat Friday is this Friday, January 31st!
Eagle Night- Tuesday, February 25th
Hoops for Heart Basketball Game- Thursday, February 27th (5:30pm-8:pm)
February/African American History Month
2: Super Bowl Sunday
3-7: National School Counselors Week
5: Class and Club Pictures
7: College Sweatshirt/Sweetheart Dance 6 pm
10-13: Random Acts of Kindness
10-13: Bus Driver Appreciation Week
12: PTA-Muffins with Mom
13: Wear Red/Parent Conferences – PM
14: No School/Teacher Workday
17: Holiday- No School
21: Dress like your Favorite President Day
25: Staff vs. Students Basketball game @ CMS 6 pm
28: School Spirit Day/PTA Treat Friday
Please help raise money for Lewis and Clark Kid’s Heart Challenge! Wear any hat for the day for a $1.00 donation. The BETA Club thanks you!
Congrats to Evan Linn, who was the runner up in the CCPS Division Spelling Bee!!!
January/School Board Appreciation Month
1-3: Winter Break/No School
6: School Re-opens for Staff & Students
10: Report Cards Go Home/Scarf Day
17: Twin Day
20: No School/Holiday
21-25: VA School Principal’s Appreciation Week
22: Kids Heart Challenge: Kick off Assemblies
24: Honor Assemblies/Dress Your Best
PreK- 9:30 am
Kindergarten- 12:30 pm
1 st Grade- 1:15 pm
2 nd Grade- 10:00 am
3 rd Grade- 11:45 am
4 th Grade- 2:00 pm
5 th Grade- 10:45 am
29: PTA Meeting 6pm
31: School Spirit Day/PTA Treat Friday
Due to wet road conditions and temperatures falling below freezing overnight, CCPS will be operating on a 2 hour delay for Wednesday, January 8th. 12 month employees report on time.
Welcome Back and Happy New Year LCES Students and Staff!
We hope you all had a restful and enjoyable winter break! We welcome each of our students with open arms and warm hearts as we enter into our third quarter. We have so many accomplishments thus far and we are all ready to set goals for the remainder of the school year! We can’t wait to see you all this week and are ready to show some GRIZZLY PRIDE!
The SCA at Lewis and Clark Elementary school held its annual Warm for Winter Coat Drive. We collected 13 bags of new and gently used Coats, gloves and hats. These items will be donated to those in need in our community. Thank you for making this so successful!
Monday 12/16- Holiday PJ Day
Tuesday 12/17 – Holiday Character Day
Wednesday 12/18 – Holiday Sock and Headwear Day
Thursday 12/19 – Tacky Sweater Day
Due to current weather conditions and a second front forecasted to move through Caroline around 7 a.m., CCPS will be on a 2 hour delay. This additional time will permit bus and student drivers to navigate roads in daylight. 12 month employees report on time – Code: 0. Caroline High School will continue SOL testing with a slightly adjusted schedule. CHS will provide additional information through a future BlackBoard email. Thank you for your support of this seasonal safety measure.
Congrats to our Top 5 LCES Spelling Bee Winners! We wish them luck as they move on to compete in the CCPS County Spelling Bee on Jan. 16th.
Pictured from left to right- Ella Campbell (2nd place), Evan Linn (3rd place tie), Shanelle Esco (3rd place tie), Eleanor Javins (1st place), and Caroline Cardner (5th place).
Thank you also to the following people for their help in today’s Bee Success:
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 School Counseling department by December 16th.
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: December 5th – 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, gloves, hats and New or gently used coats (Adults and Children)
Come out TONIGHT and join us for the Winter Wonderland Dance for a night of fun! Dress your best or come casual. Visit the photo booth station for a free photo download and be sure to grab dinner and snacks in the cafeteria.
- December 6th from 6-8pm
- $5 per student of $10 for a family
- Adults and children under 4 are free
- Cash and card accepted
LCES PTA will be hosting an after school craft event for students on DECEMBER 9TH, 11th AND 13TH
- From 3:45 p.m. to 5:15 p.m.
- Students will meet in the cafeteria where they can create their own crafts as gifts for the holiday season
- The cost is $5
- Registration & Payment are required to attend. Space is limited!
- Popcorn will be be provided
ONLINE REGISTRATION AND ONLINE PAYMENT are due by December 6th
Please be sure to include student name, teacher name, parent email and parent phone number in the COMMENTS BOX at CHECKOUT
Pick up will be located outside the main doors.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions!
On Tuesday, November 12th the School Board, Central Office Senior Staff, and State Legislators toured our building to see all the wonderful things our students are doing and where they might see a need. Visitors watched our morning broadcast of announcements in the library.
As they moved towards the Innovation Center, a few 5th-grade students were in the foyer showing the programs they had written for the Wonder Cue robot. Once into the Innovation Center, Damon, a 3rd-grade student in Ms. Dockett’s class showcased his talent for solving 3×3 Rubik’s Cubes to complete a mosaic. We call Damon our Rubik’s Cube champion! He had been discovered solving 21 cubes in less than an hour on a prior visit to the Innovation Center with his class. We are so proud of him!
November/Native American Heritage Month
- 1: Camo Day
- 6: PTA Meeting 6pm
- 6-15: LCES Food Drive; PTA meeting 6 pm
- 5: No School/Teacher Prof. Development Day
- 8: Super Hero Day
- 11: Red, White, Blue Day & Veterans Day Parade @ 9 am
- 12: YMCA Spirit Night 6-8pm
- 13: Fall Picture Makeup Day
- 14: Interims; 1st gr. Field Trip
- 15: School Spirit Day
- 21: 4th Grade Musical 6:30 pm
- 22: Career Day/Dress like Your Favorite Career/
- PTA Treat Friday
- 26: Pajama Day/Buddy Reading
- 27-29: Thanksgiving Holiday–No School
Hello LCES families,
Due to the feedback we have received, we will be collecting PAPER ORDERS until November, 15th.
Please use the attached order forms to collect orders and turn them into us with a check made payable to LCES PTA no later than November 15th.
PLEASE NOTE: Order forms received without payment WILL NOT be ordered. Online sales will remain open as well. We apologize for the confusion.
If you have any questions, please contact me directly.
Families and students at LCES are invited to an evening of recreation at the Caroline Family YMCA.
- Swimming- max 40 people in the pool per hour
- Group Fitness and cycling classes for adults
- Fitness class for kids
- Open gym for kids
Tuesday, November 12th
$5 per person or $10 for the family
We will be having a popcorn treat Friday 11/8 this month. Popcorn will be $1.
The PTA is in need of the following items:
- Juice boxes
- Hugs juice barrels
If you are able to donate anything, please let me know 🙂
Items may be left in our PTA room or in the office!
Thank you so much!
Lewis and Clark Elementary School is getting ready for Career Day. It will be held on Friday, November 22nd from 9:00- 11:00 am. Students will have the opportunity to hear about a wide range of occupations and careers from people in our community.
We would like to extend an invitation to all of our parents, grandparents, or family members to come participate in Career Day with LCES. If you are interested in sharing your job with our students, please click on the link below and fill out the form by November 4th. If you have any questions contact Mrs. Horton or Mrs. Williamson, (804) 448-0175.
Our Fall fundraiser is DUE by November 8th.
Orders are placed ONLINE only. We have TWO companies; yankee candle and the candy man 🙂
The link for Yankee Candle is:
Our group number is 990028281.
Parents can make a seller ID for their student, but aren’t required to. Buyers can either use the seller ID or the students name at checkout.
Simply click SELLER at the top right of the main page and follow the instructions.
The link for the candy man is:
Our school ID is 4051
Parents MUST register their student online in order to shop.
Simply select CLICK HERE TO REGISTER. Next select I know my school ID and then enter 4051. Be sure it shows LCES and select continue. Next parents can make up any number for a student ID, it just can’t be one that has been used. NOTE: it states to enter THE ID from an order form, but since we are ONLINE ONLY, there is no order form.
Next, fill in student name, parent email, teacher name, grade and password and click submit.
Finally, review personalization for email, text and social media and select complete registration.
The student will now have a web address where friend and family can shop.