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Back to School August Newsletter

Principal's Message

Dear Lewistown Families,

On behalf of the entire Lewistown Staff, it is my pleasure to welcome you to the start of a new school year. For those of you whose children have attended our school in the past, welcome back! For those of you whose children are just entering Lewistown Elementary School for the first time, we are pleased to have you as part of our school community. Know that we're busy preparing for the start of the year and will be here to work alongside you every step of the way. Enjoy the last few days of summer break!

We are looking forward to seeing our young Tigers on Monday, August 15th at 4:00 for our Lewistown Open House! We will begin our Open House in the cafeteria to introduce our new staff and to share a few important updates. After visiting classrooms, please join me on the playground for Popsicles with the Principal!

Our excitement is growing to start the school year!

Yours in education,

Ms. Belinda Fockler

Proud Principal of Lewistown Elementary School


Parents and Guardians,

The first day of school is Wednesday, August 17th. Our doors open to welcome our students at 8:15, instruction begins at 8:45. Dismissal begins at 3:15. As in years past, car riders will arrive and be dismissed from the back lot, walkers in the front of the school.

Teachers and staff are excitedly preparing for their arrival. Some things you can do at home to start preparing for school to start include...

  1. Set a bedtime and start practicing the routine
  2. Wake up earlier and practice your morning routine
  3. Label all supplies with your child's name
  4. Get excited about a brand new school year!
Order Lewistown Spirit Wear

Order online and these orders will be shipped directly to your house!

Thank you, Team LES!!

Many thanks go out to our custodial staff and others who worked through construction to prepare our building for the start of the new school year! Clay, Lucas and Liz have been working so hard to have everything in excellent shape to start the year. Thank you to Ms. Little, our front office secretary, for taking care of us all summer and preparing the front office for a new school year!

I would also like to thank those teachers and support staff who committed their summer to working with our students in one capacity or another; ELEVATE or Extended School Year. For many of our students, it was a fun-filled, successful summer of learning. Furthermore, many staff members volunteered their time to serve on interview committees, attend trainings and complete other duties as assigned to ensure our students have the very best school experience possible!

From the bottom of my heart, I thank each of our staff as we Learn, Excel, Succeed and Challenge Yourself for the 2022- 2023 school year! We are TEAM LES!

It is a GREAT DAY to be a Lewistown TIGER!

Ms. Fockler

Principal, Lewistown Elementary School

First Day of School: Wednesday, Aug. 17th

We look forward to welcoming back our students to a fresh, new start on what promises to be a great year head!

Important Dates:

Monday August 15 - OPEN HOUSE, 4 - 5pm, Parents/ Guardians and students

Wednesday August 17 - First Day of School for Students

Monday August 22- Friday, August 25- Lewistown School Safety Week!

Monday, September 5- Labor Day, Schools Closed

Thursday September 15 - Back to School Night, 5 - 6pm, Parents/ Guardians

School supply lists can be located on our website:

You will find updated information throughout the summer on our website: Lewistown Elementary School

School Picture Day!


School Pictures will be Tuesday August 30.

(Our M/W 3yr PreK student class will be Wednesday August 31.)

Transportation Information

Bus stop information can be found on the FCPS website:

If you have ANY changes to your child's transportation for the upcoming school year -

PLEASE notify Mrs. Little in the front office.

Transportation requests after August 12, may not be routed or have a bus stop assigned for several days. If you have any questions, please reach out to Mrs. Little at or at (240)236-3750.

Meal Prices for 2022-2023


Breakfast $1.60

Lunch $2.65

• Adult meals are $4.25.

• Milk purchased a la carte (not as part of a meal) is $0.60.


Meal Benefit applications for school year 2022-2023 will be available in July. We encourage all families who feel they qualify or are not sure if they qualify to fill out the electronic free and reduced-price meal benefits application online once it is available in July. We cannot accept a 2021-2022 application for the 2022-2023 school year. A paper application is available if requested. • There is no cost for breakfast or lunch meals to students who qualify for free or reduced-price meals.

To apply online for meal benefits:


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. Adrienne Mayonado - Special Education Coordinator

Mrs. Kim Little- Secretary

Ms. Stacy Bokinsky- School Counselor