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Together We Will Learn, Excel, and Succeed

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AUGUST NEWSLETTER

Principal's Message


Dear Lewistown Families,


A warm welcome to all our families! It was great to see the smiling faces at our Open House after the long summer break. I want to take this opportunity to thank all families for preparing your children to be ready for learning. It was a great first week back to school at Lewistown! Thank you for your partnership and continued support as we launch our 2022- 2023 school year!


Our Tiger Times this week if full of important information for back to school. Take a look at our most recent tweets @LESFCPS and @FCPSBFockler.


We encourage you to review the 2022- 2023 Lewistown Family Handbook, which contains important information for students/families. It may be helpful to read through the handbook as a family.


A special thank you to our Lewistown PTA and Lewistown United Methodist Church for providing luncheons to welcome back our staff! We appreciate your support!


Looking forward to a fabulous school year!


Ms. Belinda Fockler

Proud Principal of Lewistown Elementary School

@FCPSBFockler

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Meet your School Counselor, Ms. Bo!

Welcome to the new school year LES!


I am your school counselor. This is my 5th year at LES and I love our school! Prior to working here, I was a teacher for many years at Deer Crossing Elementary School, Thurmont Primary School, and Sabillasville. I became a counselor 7 years ago and I absolutely love my job. I am here to support students, staff, and families in our community.


Volunteers Needed!

If you would like to help our school, we are in need of some help with our Tiger Cart. Our students work hard to earn Tiger Tickets and look forward to spending their tickets at the Tiger Cart! If you are interested in helping, contact Ms. Bo for more information. Thank you! Please complete the Volunteer Training here.


As always, if you have any needs, don’t hesitate to email me at stacy.bokinsky@fcps.org or 240 236 3750. I can help with mental health questions, food resources, and more.

Important: Meal Prices for 2022-2023

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

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.


FREE AND REDUCED-PRICE MEAL BENEFITS

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: https://www.fcpsnutrition.com/

PTA News!!

We look forward to welcoming you to the PTA! We love being able to support our students and our staff and to do that we need YOU! Please join us and let’s have a wonderful year! If you'd like to volunteer or have any questions, please email: nickyfrench1125@yahoo.com


Meetings are the first Friday of each month at 9am in the cafeteria. Our next meeting is Friday, September 2!

We are looking for Parent Volunteers to help at our LES PTA Family Fun Carnival on Wednesday, August 31st. Please sign up here to help:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040d49a9aa2dabf85-family


Join the LES PTA Facebook Page:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/126257630858638/?ref=share_group_link


Thank you,

Lewistown PTA

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Important Dates

Lewistown School Hours:

Student instructional day: 8:45 am - 3:15 pm

Building hours: 8:15 am to 3:45 pm


August:

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

Tuesday, August 30- School Picture Day,

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


September:

Monday, September 5- Labor Day, Schools Closed

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

Friday, September 16- 2 Hour Early Dismissal, Mid Term

Friday, September 23- 3.5 Early Dismissal, Fair Day

Monday, September 26- Schools Closed, Rosh Hashanah


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


We suggest printing and/or bookmarking the 2022- 2023 FCPS calendar for future reference on early dismissals, holidays, closings, and more!

Car Rider Reminders

  • Students only exit and enter from passenger side.
  • Display your car rider sign so that staff can quickly call students from the building.
  • Remain in your vehicle unless you need to buckle your student in a seatbelt.
  • Call or send in a note to the front office before 2:30 if you are changing transportation for your student.


Thank you for your careful attention to safety!

LEWISTOWN SAFETY WEEK!

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Lewistown Math News!

Welcome back to another great school year at Lewistown! As we kick off another year, students are preparing to grow their math brains and challenge themselves with learning new math skills and concepts. If you are looking for ways to support your student at home, FCPS has created friendly home resources available for each grade level to help you support your children in understanding and working through math concepts. Within each unit page you will find:

  • What your student is learning

  • Math models and strategies

  • Math vocabulary

  • Hands-on activities and digital tools to help your child at home


Check out the links below for resources to support your student this year!


Kindergarten Math Home Resources

First Grade Math Home Resources

Second Grade Math Home Resources

Third Grade Math Home Resources

Fourth Grade Math Home Resources

Fifth Grade Math Home Resources


First Week of School Tweets at Lewistown Elementary School!

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GVAA Field Hockey

Calling all 5th graders! We want YOU to come learn a new sport and build lasting memories and friendships! The GVAA Field Hockey program needs more 5th/6th grade players (all abilities beginner to advanced welcome)!


Our program is open to K-8 grades. We have a few spots left on our 2/3/4 and 7/8 teams, but we need more 5/6 players desperately in order to field the team for that age group!

Visit https://www.gvaalions.com/Default.aspx?tabid=1207687


To learn more about the Field Hockey program. Sign your player up today - practice starts next week! Got questions? Please email Melinda at: gvaalionsfieldhockey@gmail.com

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. Adrienne Mayonado - Special Education Coordinator

Mrs. Kim Little- Secretary

Ms. Stacy Bokinsky- School Counselor