LCES Honor Assemblies

Please join us in celebrating the achievements of our LCES Grizzlies. Our Honors Assemblies will be held  Friday, January 19th 2018.

  • Pre-K – 2:00pm
  • Kindergarten- 12:15pm
  • 1st Grade-  9:15am
  • 2nd Grade- 11:20am
  • 3rd Grade- 1:20pm
  • 4th Grade- 10:40am
  • 5th Grade- 10:00am

Thank You from the LCES SCA

On behalf of the LCES SCA, we would like to thank everyone who donated to our “Warm for Winter” drive. There was a numerous amount collected and the items have been dropped off and will be donated to those in need in our county. Thank you again for making this drive a huge success!

January Events


  • 1-5 Winter Break/No School
  • 8: School Re-opens for Staff & Students
  • 12: Report Cards Go Home/
    •       Scarf Day
  • 15: Holiday-No School
  • 19: Dress Your Best/Honor Assemblies
  • 25: Class Pictures
  • 26: School Spirit Day
  • 29: McDonald’s Night

LCES Spelling Bee Winners

Congratulations to our Spelling Bee winners. We are so proud of each participant and we appreciate all of the staff members and parents for your support. We wish our top three winners luck as they compete in the County Bee at Madison Elementary on Jan. 26, 2017 at 9am.
1st place- Molly Flaherty (5th grade)
2nd place- Kamryn Collier (2nd grade)
3rd place- Niya Lligalo (5th grade)
(Students pictured from right to left)
 Top three Spelling bee winners at LCES
Staff members at LCES smiling for a picture

LCES Holiday Shoppe

The LCES Holiday Shop will officially open Monday, December 11th through the 15th. Gifts range from .50 to $11.50.

Students will shop in the mornings and are asked to bring their money in an envelope labeled with their name and list who they are purchasing gifts for. We will have a special “Family Shopping Night” on Tuesday, December 12th from 4- 6:30p.m.

Holiday Shoppe Tables with gifts

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 by December 15th.

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.

December Events

  • 1: School Spirit Day
  • 8: Dress up like you Favorite Person
    • *Muffins with Mom-8:30-9:15 am
  • 12: 2nd Grade Musical 6:30 pm
  • 13:  Christmas Dinner in the Cafeteria- eat lunch with your child
  • 14:  LCES Spelling Bee 9:30 am (invitation only)
  • 15: Red & Green Day
  • 16: Christmas Parade in Bowling Green
  • 20: Grizzly Pride Day PM
  • 21: School-Wide Sing-A-Long AM
  • *2nd 9 Weeks Ends
  •       -Tacky Sweater Day
  •       -Reading Buddy Day
  • 22-Jan 7: Winter Break-No School
  • January 8– 1st day Back from Winter Break

LCES Veteran’s Day Parade

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Veterans Day is a day to honor those who served who have the fortune of coming back home. We should be honoring America’s veterans every day of the year. Today, we recognized the sacrifices of our nation’s heroes.


The willingness of America’s veterans to sacrifice for our country has earned them our lasting gratitude. -Jeff Miller


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 our building and provide light refreshments.

  • Date: Friday, November 10, 2017
  • Please arrive at 8:35

LCES Family Movie Night

When: Friday, November 17 @ 6pm/ Doors open at 5pm

Where: LCES Gymnasium

Movie: Cars 3: Driven To Win

Cost: $4 per child 3 and up includes entrance fee and treat
Concessions will be sold!

Ticket pre-sale available until 11/2/17 just send in the money & RSVP with your child attention MOVIE NIGHT

LCES Food Drive

We will be holding our annual canned food drive November 6th – 17th. Please send any non-perishable food items with your child. All donations will go to local families and to the Caroline County Food Bank.

LCES Career Day

Lewis and Clark Elementary School is getting ready for Career Day. It will be held on Friday, November 17th from 9:00- 11:00 am. Our theme this year is “Turning our Superpowers into Future Careers”. Students will have the opportunity to hear about a wide range of occupations and careers from people in our community. If you are interested in sharing your job with our students please contact Mrs. Williamson or Mrs. Horton

November Events

November/Native American Heritage Month

  • 3: Camo Day
  • 6-17: LCES Annual Food Drive
  • 7: No School/Teacher Prof. Development Day
  • 9: PTA meeting 6pm
  • 10: Red, White,  Blue Day & Veterans Day Parade
  • 15: National Education Support Professionals Day
    • Thanksgiving Lunch
  • 16: 4th Grade Musical 6:30 pm/
    •   Fall Picture Makeup Day/
    •       Interims
  • 17: Career Day/Dress Like Your Favorite Career
    • Cookie Sale- $1
    • Movie Night/Silent Auction -5pm
  • 21: Pajama Day/Buddy Reading
  • 22-24: Thanksgiving Holiday-No School
  • 27: McDonald’s Night 4-7


  • October 23-27- Red Ribbon Week “Drug Free”
  • 23: Wear Red
  • 24: Hats Off to Drug Free Day
  • 25: Jean-ius/Against Drugs-Wear Jeans & Orange
  • 26: Sunglasses Day-Bright future to be drug-Free
  • 27: Favorite Team- Gear up to Drug-Free

LCES “Wild West Book Fair”

“Wild West Book Fair” – Saddle up and READ!
Tuesday, October 17th – Family Curriculum/Book Fair Night 5-7 pm
Wednesday, October 18th – 8:55 am – 3:15 pm
Thursday, October 19th – 8:55 am – 3:15 pm
Friday, October 20th – 8:55 am – 12 pm
Your child will visit the Book Fair with their class during their Encore time.
As always parents/guardians are welcomed to help.  Please sign up at

LCES Grizzly Grind 2017

LCES Grizzly Grind 2017

1/2 – Mile Run  -or- 1-Mile Run

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Race location at LCES

18101 Clark and York Blvd
Ruther Glen VA 22546


Heat/Time Age

#1 — 8:00 AM 5 & 6 Boys/Girls

#2 — 8:15 AM 7 & 8 Boys/Girls

#3 — 8:30 AM 9 & 10 Boys/Girls

#4 — 8:45 AM 11 & 12 Boys/Girls

#5 — 9:00 AM 13 & over Boys/Girls

Race starts promptly at 8:00 AM. Please arrive 15-30 minutes prior to event start.

Entry Fee

$10.00 County/$12 Non-County Residents



Registration begins:   September, 14 2017

Deadline to Register:      October 15, 2017

To register, complete the attached registration form and return it, along with the $10/$12 fee made payable to Lewis and Clark Elementary PTA


Race Proceeds

Proceeds will be donated to the Grizzly Running Club.

Packet Pickup

Packets may be picked up at Lewis and Clark Elementary School on Friday, October 20th between 3:30 — 4:30 PM or by 6:30 am morning of the race.

Register by mail:

Lewis and Clark Elementary School


18101 Clark and York Blvd

Ruther Glen VA 22546

Race will be held Rain or Shine!

Contact: Shelby Foltz or Desiree Arellano at or call 540-903-1025


National Take Your Parent to Lunch Day

LCES will celebrate “National Take Your Parent to Lunch Day” this Wednesday, October 11th! We invite all parents and guardians to join us. Please contact your child’s teacher for their lunch time and RSVP ASAP!

The goal is to learn more about what goes into putting together a healthy lunch, and for parents and school officials to open the lines of communication so they can work together to provide kids with the healthiest meals possible.

We can’t wait to see all of you!

LCES Stomps Out Bullying

Large group of LCES students holding "Stomp out Bullying" banner.Today LCES students, teachers, and staff participated in our annual “Stomp Out Bullying Walk”.  The students also took a pledge to be bully free. This was a great moment to show our LCES pride by taking a stand against bullying!

Principal. Ms. Aref, smiling and passing out flyers for the Bully Walk. Assistant Principal, Mr. White, holding "Stomp out Bullying" sign.

Large group of LCES students and staff walking around the school for the Bully Walk. Group of students smiling for the camera during the bully walk.



LCES October Events

October/Anti-Bullying Month

  • 2: Stomp out Bullying Day &  Wear Blue Day-Bully Walk
  • 5: Fall Pictures
  • 6: 6-8 PM PTA Costume Dance
  • 13: Early Dismissal
    •    End of 1st 9 Weeks/School Spirit Day
  • 16: No School
  • 16-20: National School Bus Safety Week and Book Fair Week
  • 17: Family Night/Curriculum Night
    •      ** 5-7 Book Fair Night
  • 19: Uke Club Starts
  • 20: Harvest Day-Cowboy
    •      Report Cards Go Home
  • 22: Grizzly Grind Fun Run 7:30 AM
  • 23: 2nd Grade Field Trip
  • 25: Unite Against Bullying/Wear Orange
  • 25: 1st Grade Field Trip-Butzner, Smith, Hall & Kramer
  • 26: 1st Grade Field Trip-Bandura, Beazley & Scott
  • 26: PreK Field Trip
  • 23-27: Red Ribbon Week “Drug Free”
  •     23: Wear Red
  •     24: Hats Off to Drug Free Day
  •     25: Jean-ius/Against Drugs-Wear Jeans & Orange
  •     26: Sunglasses Day-Bright future to be drug-Free
  •     27: Favorite Team- Gear up to Drug-Free
  • 31: Storybook Character Day

Reading Corner News

Reading and listening to your child read are two of the most important things you can do to create a lifelong love of reading.  Parents who incorporate reading into their daily routine are modeling the importance of reading in everyday life.  Below are suggestions on how you can incorporate reading into your day…

  1. Storytime Surprise!  You don’t have to wait until bedtime to read together.  Surprising your child with a read-aloud at any time during the day models the importance and the joy that can come from reading books.
  2. Buddy Reading. Create opportunities for your child to read with another sibling or friend. Make it fun and not just another “homework assignment” for school.
  3. Library Books.  Ask your child to show you the books he/she checked out from the school or public library.  Showing an interest in their book excites children and may spark enthusiasm in reading the book to you.

Kitchen Fun! Most families spend an enormous amount of time in the kitchen after school.  Engage your child by showing and reading special recipes, ask them to hand you different ingredients so they hear new vocabulary words, go on “Word Hunts” where children look for words that have their word study pattern for the week.