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.

October is Bully Prevention Month

Caroline County Public Schools is proactive in ensuring that all schools are bully-free daily. This newsletter contains a variety of topics that include: the types of bullying, what bullying is/is not, how we can prevent bullying, parent tips, activities that schools are doing to create a positive, bully-free school environment, and a variety of resources for teachers, students, and parents.

LCES Grizzly Pride Day

grizzly, pride, day LCESToday, the students of LCES participated in their first Grizzly Pride Day. They reviewed the procedures of PBIS used throughout the school and members of the Star Performers Dance Team acted out skits of positive things students should be doing each day around our school! Great start to an awesome year!

Congratulations Ms. Adamson-Mair!

Caroline County Public Schools announced Ms. Sarah Adamson-Mair as Virginia’s Region 3 Teacher of the Year at a surprise school-wide assembly at Lewis and Clark Elementary School, on September 11, 2017.  Ms. Adamson-Mair was one of eight teachers across the state that learned of their selection as a 2018 Regional Teacher of the Year.

Sarah Adamson-Mair is a kindergarten teacher here at Lewis and Clark Elementary School.  She has served on the county’s Strategic Planning Steering Committee, Principal Advisory Committee, and the Kindergarten Assessment Development Team.  Ms. Adamson-Mair has also shared her passion for education as a teacher mentor and Math Lead Teacher.

We are so excited to congratulate her on this great achievement!!

Congratulations Mr. Scott, our August Teacher of the Month!

The PTA would like to recognize August teacher of the month Mr. Corey Scott!!! Mr. Scott is one of our wonderful Pre-K teachers at LCES, this is his 14th year teaching & he is a lifetime member of the PTA! He is one of the first smiling faces a lot of the children at LCES met, when they come to do placement testing in our school. Also this summer Mr. Scott was also pictured on the YMCA’s website for volunteering his time & helping out at the bright beginnings back to school event. We appreciate Mr. Scott for always having a positive attitude, helping others & being an amazing teacher to all of his little students! Thank You Mr. Scott!
*** Special thank you to Liberty Lanes for donating 2 free games of bowling, Chipotle donating a gift card, and we hope you enjoy all your other Teacher gifts from the PTA! ***

Pre-K takes on Problem Solving!

Last week to conclude their unit on Humpty Dumpty with a STEM project. The students in Mr. Scott’s Pre-K class created ‘beds’ for Humpty to fall into so he could avoid cracking.  They decorated his bed (tissue box) and then added a number of items (tissue paper, cotton balls, bubble wrap, handkerchiefs, etc.)  Once they thought their bed was soft enough, they allowed Humpty to fall in.  If he was safe, then their bed was soft enough.  If he received any cracks, they knew they had to add more items to make sure it was soft enough.
The children did a great job using their burgeoning critical thinking skills!

September Events

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Hispanic Heritage Month

  • 1: Tie Dye Day/Pop In Party-New Students
  • 4: Labor Day/No School
  • 7: Back to School Night 5:30-7 pm
  • 8: Red, White & Blue Day
  • 11: PBIS Assembly
  • 14: Interims
  • 15: Favorite Color Day
  • 20: Volunteer Breakfast 9:30 am
  • 22: Superhero Day
  • 25: McDonalds Night 5-8 pm
  • 28: Parent Teacher Conferences 3:45-7:45
  • 29: School Spirit Day


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LCES Back to School Night will be held on Thursday, September 7th, 2017 from 5:30p.m. – 7:00 p.m. This is a wonderful opportunity for all parents and caregivers to visit their children’s classrooms, meet teachers and administrators, see the library, and learn more about this year’s classes and what your children will be learning and doing this year! Your involvement in your child’s education is a key element in helping every child be successful.

Each teacher will present 2 times for those families who have 2 or more children that attend LCES.

Schedule: – 1st Presentation 5:40-6:10   &  2nd Presentation 6:15-6:45

LCES Open House


We look forward to seeing everyone at our Open House on Thursday, August 10 from 4-7 p.m.

Each student will be choose a rock tomorrow and illustrating their designs. They will paint their rocks  to express something about him/herself in their classrooms during the first week of school.  We will use these rocks to represent the individuality of each student here at LCES.  See you tomorrow!


LCES PTA will be meeting on Thursday,  July 6th at 6pm in the Library.