January Events

Jan. 11 – Report cards home
18 – Early dismissal, Teacher professional development
21 – No school, Martin Luther King Jr. holiday
21-25 – VA School Principal Appreciation Week
28 – PTA McDonald’s spirit night, 5-8 pm

December Events

Here are school events for the month of December
Dec. 4 – Second grade musical at 6:30
6 – School spelling bee at 9:30
7 – Muffins with mom, 8:30-9:30 in the forum
8 – Bowling Green parade — come see the school dance team march!
14 – Snow buddy tags due back to the guidance office. Tags available from the snow buddy tree in the lobby
20 – Last day of the second quarter, winter holiday begins
21 – Jan. 4 – Winter break

Jan. 7 – Back to school from the holidays

All About ECSE

What is ECSE all about?
The Early Childhood program follows a developmentally appropriate curriculum, with a strong language base. Each special needs child in the program has an Individual Education Plan. These goals are specifically tailored to meet the needs of individual children.

Following are some general goals common to preschool programs and important for all children to develop:
* Growing socially and emotionally
* Developing play skills
* Learning to share
* Learning to be independent and taking care of one’s own needs
* Development and use of motor, communication, visual and auditory skills
* Developing skills in representing experiences, thoughts and ideas through imitation, role playing and art expression
* Development of pre-academic skills such as rote counting, color, number and shape recognition, letter recognition, patterns, and pre-writing

Upcoming Events in May

May 1 – PTA meeting in library, 6 pm
May 1-4 – School nutrition employee week
May 7-11 – Teacher appreciation week
and Bus driver appreciation week
May 9 – School nurse day
May 14-18 – Custodian appreciation week
May 15 – Kindergarten musical, 6:30 pm
May 17 – LCES Jungle Book musical, 6:30 pm
May 22 – 5th grade promotion cerermonies and last day for afternoon ECSE students
May 23 – Last day of school, early release, last day for morning ECSE students

ECSE Reminders

* Remember to turn in re-registration paperwork. This is for all returning ECSE students and those going to kindergarten as well.

* The Parent Resource Center in Bowling Green (across from the School Board Office) is open until May 25th and then closes for the summer. They have books on many topics of interest to parents to lend as well as board games which focus on learning topics (i.e. learning colors and shapes or letters and numbers). Call Susan Gayle or Jessie Rollins at the PRC at 804-633-7083.

March events

March 5-16 – Food drive sponsored by SCA and Beta Club
6 – PTA meeting, 6 pm, school library
15 – End of nine weeks, early dismissal
16 – No school for students, teacher work day
19-23 – Book fair week
20 – Book fair open during curriculum night, 5:30-7 pm
21 – Spring picture day
22 – Report cards home

Healthy Kids Tip

Some children will become sick despite getting enough rest, eating right and being vaccinated. One of the most obvious signs that a child is sick is FEVER. If your child has a fever then they could have a viral or bacterial infection and should be seen by their primary care provider. Children must be FEVER FREE for 24 hours without medication or on provider-prescribed medication for at least 24 hours, before they can return to school. Sending a sick child to school can cause their condition to worsen and can cause the illness to spread throughout the classroom.

Welcome, Snow buddies, etc.

* Welcome to our new paraprofessional — Elexis Chemons.

*Lewis & Clark would like to help some of our local families. We are hosting our annual Snow Buddy Program. Stop by the main lobby and take a snow buddy tag (representing one gift) from the tree. On it you will find the gender, age, and grade of a child in need. After you purchase an appropriate gift, please return it (unwrapped) to the guidance department by December 14th.

* Welcome to colder weather. If you’d like your child to wear a hat outside on the playground, please send one in your child’s backpack. We will not go out in extreme cold weather. I check the temperature first, if in question.

* Quick tips to reading to toddlers:
-Provide a fun environment.
-Read the same books often.
-Play with toys and games involving the alphabet or letter/sound associations such as blocks, jigsaw puzzles, alphabet magnets or play “I Spy.”
-Use rhymes, songs and poems to help with repetitive sounds at the beginning and end of words.
-Sing the alphabet.
-Use pictures to build vocabulary.
(Taken from the April 2017 The Costco Connection)

October Events

Oct. 2 – Wear blue for school-wide bully walk
3 – PTA meeting at 6 pm. Not too late to join the PTA for $6/per person!
5 – Fall pictures
13 – Early dismissal for afternoon teacher workday
16-20 – National school bus safety week and book fair week
17 – Curriculum night, 5-7 pm
20 – Report cards home
25 – Wear orange for “Unite against bullying”
23-27 – Red ribbon week for a Drug Free School
23 – Wear red
24 – Hats off to a drug free day
25 – Jean-ius against drugs — wear jeans and orange
26 – Sunglasses day — bright future to be drug-free
27 – Favorite team day
31 – Dress like your favorite storybook character