McDonald’s Spirit Game Night

Monday Jan. 28th, 2019

5 PM – 8 PM

LCES PTA invites you to dinner and family game night! Come eat, play games & get a treat from Grizzly the bear!! Join us in the fun & show your school spirit with family, friends, teachers & staff!!

Located at: McDonald’s – 8265 Ladysmith Rd, Ruther Glen VA 22546

                 Drive-Thru, Dine In and Mobile Order are valid

The class with the most participation wins a dessert party!!! Be sure to turn in your receipts with student & teacher name by January 30th!


LCES – Happy Principals Week!

Happy Virginia School Principals Appreciation Week to our Principal, Mrs. Brown and Assistant Principal, Mr. White. The students and staff of LCES and Caroline County truly appreciate you for all you do to encourage and inspire us each day! You both are AMAZING!

LCES-Getting to Know our Students More

During our Professional Development day, the teachers and staff participated in an activity that pushed them to look beyond the academics and focus on how well they actually know their students. We would like our teachers and staff to build real connections with our students.

Teachers and staff put checks next to students names that they knew by name/face, something personal about them, academically and the students personal story.

LCES Sweetheart Dance

 You’re invited to the LCES Sweetheart dance on February 8th from 6 to 8pm. Come out for a night of fun as DJ Jeremy rocks the gym with all of your favorite dance music! Dress your best and visit our photo booth for a FREE photo download. Be sure to grab dinner and snack too! Admission is $5  but free for students 5th grade and under and PTA members. Students must be accompanied by an adult.

Don’t miss the “FLOSS OFF” contest and special guest!!

LCES Donuts with Dads

The LCES PTA invites  dads to join us for donuts for Dad. The event will take place February 1st. Donuts and fun will be from 8:30-9:30am in the student’s classroom. Please complete the RSVP form that was sent home and return to your child’s teacher by January 28th.


LCES Spirit Family Game Night

Monday Jan. 28th, 2019

5 PM – 8 PM

LCES PTA invites you to dinner and family game night! Come eat, play games & get a treat from Grizzly the bear!! Join us in the fun & show your school spirit with family, friends, teachers & staff!!

Located at: McDonald’s – 8265 Ladysmith Rd, Ruther Glen VA 22546

                 Drive-Thru, Dine In and Mobile Order are valid

The class with the most participation wins a dessert party!!! Be sure to turn in your receipts with student & teacher name by January 30th!


LCES Honor Assemblies

Please join us January 25th for our 1st semester Honor Assemblies.

Pre K- 2:00 pm

Kindergarten- 12:15 pm

1st Grade- 10:00 am

2nd Grade- 11:30 am

3rd Grade- 1:30 pm

4th Grade- 10:45 am

5th Grade- 9:30 am

5th Gr. Beta Induction Ceremony- 9:00 am


We would like to welcome back all of our amazing students and staff from a wonderful and restful break! We are so excited to see each and everyone of you and we’re ready to kick off a a spectacular 3rd quarter! Let’s Go GRIZZLIES!!

LCES January Events

  • The PTA meeting has been moved to January  15th at 6 pm
  • No PTA treat Friday for the month of January


  • 7th- First day back for all students and staff
  • 11th- Report cards go home/Scarf Day
  • 18th- Early release for students / Twin Day
  •  21st-No School/MLK Holiday
  • 21st-25th – Va School Principal’s Appreciation Week
  • 24th-County Spelling Bee At LCES
  • 25th- Honors assemblies for all grades (Schedule will be posted) / School Spirit Day
  • 28th-PTA McDonald’s Spirit Night 5-8 pm

LCES Holiday Spirit Week

Holiday Spirit Week is upon us! Let’s kick off the last week before Winter Break with our fun spirit week days! LCES will end the week with our annual School Wide Sing Along! 

Monday: Christmas PJ Day 

Tuesday: Dress as your Favorite Holiday Character

Wednesday: Holiday Sock and Head Wear Day

Thursday: Tacky Sweater Day

LCES Spelling Bee 2018

LCES is proud of each spelling bee participant. Each one showed respect & sportsmanship & should be applauded. Thank everyone for their role in helping make this happen. Our first place winner of the LCES School Spelling Bee is third grader, Kamryn Collier, & our runner up is 4th grader, Ariella Baucom. Those girls, along with 3rd grader, Madison Dosado, 5th grader, Jocelyn Childress, 5th grader , Future Brown, & 5th grader, Braedyn Kiser, will compete in the CCPS District Spelling Bee at LCES on Jan. 24 at 10am.

LCES Muffins With Mom 12/7

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You’re cordially invited to our annual  “Muffins With Mom” on Friday, December 7th 2018, 8:30-9:15.

What if Mom can’t come?

That’s okay! Send Grandma, aunt, big sister, family friend, or any other female figure in your child’s life. As long as someone shows up for them, it will mean so much.

LCES Parent  Education Workshop

Internet Safety

Provide by Caroline County Sheriffs Office
December 7th 9:30-10:30 am
Right after Muffins with Mom
LCES Forum

LCES Snow Buddies

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.

LCES SCA Warm for Winter Drive

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)

LCES December Events

  • 4: 2nd grade musical 6:30 pm
  • 6: LCES Spelling Bee @ 9:30 am
  • 7: Muffins with Mom/School Spirit Day
  • 8: Bowling Green Christmas Parade
  • 10 &14: Ornament Craft- Must register to attend
  • 14: Red &Green Day/Grizzly Pride Day
  • 20: Last Day of 2nd Quarter
  • 20:Tacky Sweater Day/Buddy Reading Day
  • 21-Jan. 4: Winter Break


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

Join us for food and fun! Drive-Thru or Dine In. A portion of the sales will benefit Lewis and Clark Elementary. See you there!

LCES Reminder- Veterans Day Parade

Attention Veterans!!!

Please join us in honoring your commitment to liberty, patriotism, and willingness to serve and sacrifice for the common good.

We will have a parade through the building and provide light refreshments.

Date: Friday, November 9, 2018

Parade starts at 9:15am.

Please arrive at 9:00am.

Please contact Lewis and Clark Elementary if you have any questions.

  • Lewis and Clark Elementary
  • 18101 Clark and York Blvd.
  • Ruther Glen, VA 22546


News from the Parent Teacher Resource Center

Healthy Food and You!!


  •            Wednesday, November 7
  •            Tuesday, November 13
  •            Tuesday, November 20
  •            Monday, November 26

Time:      9:30 A.M.-11:30 A.M.

Place: Parent Teacher Resource Center-  (Across from School Board Office)

Attend all four (4) sessions and take home something for your kitchen such as electric skillet, cookware set, crockpot or other item. For more information, call 804-633-7083.

Parent Activity Day 

  • When: November 8, 2018
  • 9:00 am -12:00 pm      or      1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
  • Enrichment Activities
  • Building Learning Boxes and More


The LCES Annual Food Drive begins this Monday through November 16th.

Please help local families by donating any non-perishable food items to the food drive. Food collected will go to benefit local families and the Caroline County Food Bank.

LCES Thanksgiving Lunch

Please join us for our Annual Thanksgiving Lunch!

When: Wednesday, November 14th, 2018

Price: Adult lunch $3.50 **Credit/Debit cards are not accepted

Please RSVP by 11/9 and contact your child’s teacher for their lunch time.


  • Roasted Turkey and Gravy
  • Fresh Rolls
  • Stuffing
  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Green Beans
  • Cranberry Sauce
  • Baked Apples
  • Fresh Fruit

Thank you Dr. Hellman!

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.

LCES October Schedule

October/Anti-Bullying Month

  • 1: Stomp out Bullying Day/Wear Blue Day-Bully
  •      Walk
  • 2:  National Custodial Workers Day
  • 4: Fall Pictures
  • 5: School Spirit Day
  • 11: End of 1st 9 Weeks
  • 12: No School/Teacher & Para PD & Workday
  • 15: No School/Fall Break
  • 19-26: Book Fair Week
  • 19: Goodies With Grandparents
  • 19: LCES GOES PINK! Wear Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness!
  • 19: Report Cards Go Home/School Spirit Day
  • 21: Grizzly Grind Fun Run (Sunday) 8-10 am
  • 22-26: National School Bus Safety Week
  • 24: Unite Against Bullying/Wear Orange
  • 25: Parent/Teacher Conference Night/Family/        
  •       Book Fair Night 3:45-7:45 pm
  • 26: PTA Treat Friday
    • Grizzly Pride Day
  • 22-26: Red Ribbon Week “Drug Free”
  •     22: Wear Red
  •     23: Hats off Day
  •     24: Jean-ius/Against Drugs-Wear Jeans & Orange
  •     25: Sunglasses Day
  •     26: Favorite Team Gear
  • 31: Storybook Character Day