The TIGER Times

Together We Will Learn, Excel, and Succeed

September 25th Edition


Dear Lewistown Families,


It’s amazing to see that the end of the September is upon us! I want to thank you all for the support and patience shown these past few weeks. We had successes and some challenges, yet despite all, we continued the work that has to be done to ensure the safety, educational and emotional needs of our students. There are countless people to whom we owe an expression of gratitude!


An expression of special thanks goes to all the grandparents, siblings, parents and family friends for supporting our LES tigers to learn Schoology, navigate schedules and completing asynchronous work.


I have enjoyed visiting students via Google Meets and seeing the great work they are doing with their teachers! Our students continue to amaze me with their perseverance in virtual learning!


Enjoy the long weekend! We will see our tigers on Tuesday!


Together in heart and mind,


Belinda Fockler, Principal

LES IMPORTANT REMINDERS AND UPDATES


FCPS Virtual Learning Feedback Survey:

Virtual learning has been underway for three weeks and Lewistown Elementary wants to hear from families on how it is going. We also want to hear from you on your preference for an instructional model in the event a hybrid learning model occurs.


Please take a few minutes and respond to the following survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Fall20VirtualLearning.


We know that each child's experience with learning is unique. We ask that you complete one survey per child enrolled in FCPS by Friday September 25. Thank you for your time and dedication to FCPS staff and students.



Weapons on School Property:

It is unlawful for students to possess or use any weapon on school property. Students who have or use a weapon on school property will be suspended from school, and the police will be notified of the incident. A weapon is any object designed to harm another physically or an object which is used in a way that can physically harm another. This school is committed to providing each of you with a safe environment, and we will do all we can to carry out that responsibility including, if necessary, conducting searches of student lockers.


The FCPS School Breakfast and Lunch

Meals will be provided to students from 11am-1pm on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays using the following schedule:


Mondays – “To-go” breakfasts and lunches will be provided for Monday and Tuesday

Wednesdays – “To-go” breakfasts and lunches will be provided for Wednesday and Thursday

Fridays – “To-go” breakfasts and lunches will be provided for Friday, Saturday and Sunday


  • Children do not have to be present.
  • A parent, guardian or other designated person can pick up food for children.
  • Parents/Guardians or children will enter the school cafeteria and pick up their food in the kitchen serving line.
  • Masks must be worn by all children and adults entering the cafeteria, and family groups must stay 6 feet apart from other family groups.
  • The food server will do all of the food handling. All food will be compartmentalized or individually wrapped.

HELLO Week fun at LES!

LES LEXIA LEVEL UP CELEBRATIONS!

Lexia® Core5® Reading provides a systematic and structured approach

to six critical areas of reading. The program creates personalized learning

paths for students of all abilities through an adaptive placement and

scaffolded activities that align to rigorous standards.



Students should be access LEXIA several times throughout the week!


These students have LEVELED UP THIS WEEK:

Jebediah G. Hunter B., Brooklyn G., Jayden P., James G., Caleb S., Bentley S., Dakota M., James A., Holden R., Briar R., Aden R., Guinevere B., Michael D., Alivia Y., Payton S., Issac M. , Jordan S., Kayleigh S., Abby H.


KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK LEWISTOWN TIGERS! Read the Lexia® Core5® Scope and Sequence Resource below.

Important Dates

Monday, September 28th: School is closed in observance of Yom Kippur

Friday, October 2nd:

  • 2-hour early dismissal- Updated schedules will be provided by classroom teachers)
  • Mid-term- work should be submitted via Schoology for the first half of Term 1
Friday, October 16th: Schools closed for students: Teacher Work Day

Wednesday, October 21, Thursday, October 22 and Friday, October 23:

Parent/Teacher Conferences

Conferences - Signup Genius!

Again this year, we will be using Signup Genius for parents to sign up electronically for their child's conference. You can use the link found on our webpage or below - to signup beginning today:

https://www.signupgenius.com/index.cfm?go=c.SignUpSearch&eid=0AC3CBDEFFC4FF67&cs=09B2BADC8FBF8B107B7964035BB09BC9&sortby=l.title


Evening conferences will be held on Wednesday, October 21, 2020

● Virtual learning begins 4 hours later than usual

Evening conferences will be held on Thursday, October 22, 2020

● Virtual learning begins 4 hours later than usual

Afternoon conferences will be held on Friday, October 23, 2020

● The end of the virtual day will be 3-½ hours earlier than usual

LES Evening and Weekend Learning Lab Hours

September 29 - October 3rd

Evening: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 5:00 - 6:00, 7:00 - 8:00

Weekend: Saturday 10:00 - 12:00, 1:00 - 3:00


To access support please...

  • log into a device using your child's FCPS account username and password
  • open your web browser
  • go to https://meet.google.com/
  • click the green "join or start a meet" button


Join: Meet.google.com

Code: LEWES-Lab

Monday- Friday School - Learning Lab Hours


Lewistown Learning Lab Hours


If you or your child need to connect with a member of our Learning Lab team this week for assistance with Schoology, assignments or learning tasks, the Lab will be open between the hours of:


Monday- Friday: 8:15 - 8:45 and 2:00 - 3:45 daily.

Wednesday: 8:15 - 11:00, 2:30 - 3:45


To access support please...

  • log into a device using your child's FCPS account username and password
  • open your web browser
  • go to https://meet.google.com/
  • click the green "join or start a meet" button

Join: Meet.google.com

Code: LEWES-Lab


Mr. Kraeuter, our User Support Specialist, is also available for assist at Jeremy.Kraeuter@fcps.org.

LES VISION STATEMENT

The Lewistown Elementary School Learning Community will strive to promote academic success in order to reach our full potential and strengthen our future. Everyone’s unique qualities will be celebrated and valued, and together we will Learn, Excel, and Succeed!

Lewistown Elementary School

Mrs. Belinda Fockler- Principal

Ms. Meghan MacKay- Special Education Coordinator

Mrs. Kimberly Little- Secretary

Mrs. Stacy Bokinsky- School Counselor