The TIGER Times

Together We Will Learn, Excel, and Succeed

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September 13th

Principal's Message


Dear Lewistown Families,


We are full swing into September and our young tigers are working hard! We've had a wonderful first few weeks with your children, getting to know them and helping them get to know one another. The first few weeks of school are so important in establishing a positive climate, expectations and routines. We believe that by investing time at the beginning of the year by teaching social skills, character values, and setting rules together, children will benefit all year long by knowing they are in a place that is welcoming and safe.


We are excited to welcome families at our Lewistown Back to School Night on Thursday, September 15th. This is a great opportunity to learn about classroom expectations and curricular content for your child's grade level.

Session 1: 5:00 - 5:25

Session 2: 5:30 - 5:50


We'd like to thank our fabulous Lewistown PTA for the back to school family carnival. Our families enjoyed face painting, balloon creations, games and dunking teachers in the dunk tank! Thank you to the many volunteers that helped make the night a HUGE SUCCESS! Stay tuned for more PTA events coming this fall!


Ms. Belinda Fockler

Proud Principal of Lewistown Elementary School

@FCPSBFockler

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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


September:

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

Friday, September 16- 2 Hour Early Dismissal, Mid Term - we dismiss 1:15pm

Friday, September 23- 3.5 Early Dismissal, Fair Day - we dismiss at 11:45am

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!

Cafeteria News

Please be sure to contact Missy in the cafeteria to update your child's account notes.

There are notes from last year (ex: only one snack on Fridays) that may no longer apply.

Send in a written note for the cafeteria to update, or email Missy at melissa.worth@fcps.org.

Thank you!

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!

PTA Meeting

Please join us at our next PTA meeting!

Tuesday, October 4th at 6:30 pm

Lewistown Cafeteria

Tiger Tickets at Lewistown!

You might have heard your students telling you about the Tiger Tickets they have earned. That is connected to our PBIS system. Students are "caught being good" and earn Tiger Tickets! This is a whole school approach teaching students to show ROARing behaviors at Lewistown.


ROARing Behaviors:

Respect ourselves, others and property

Own our actions and our words

Attend school everyday

Show responsibility for our learning


Students have the opportunity to buy items at our Tiger Cart twice a month with their Tiger Tickets. Thank you to our parent volunteers for leading our Tiger Cart and visiting classrooms! I'm sure students are happy to see when they arrive!

Tweets at Lewistown Elementary School!

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Lewistown Reading Corner, by Mrs. Chappell, Literacy Specialist

Welcome Back Lewistown Tigers!

We are going to have an AMAZING year in Reading! FCPS has made the commitment to bridge the Science of Reading research into practice in our classrooms. Here are a few highlights about what the Science of Reading IS and what it IS NOT. Over the next few weeks I’ll share a bit more information about the 5 Big Ideas: Phonemic Awareness, Phonics, Fluency, Vocabulary and Comprehension.

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Community News

Cub Pack 270 is open to both boys and girls.


For more information visit www.cubpack270.com or email info@cubpack270.com. For more information click here.


Sleep in Heavenly Peace (SHP) is an all-volunteer 501(C)(3) non-profit that builds twin beds, and delivers them, FREE of CHARGE, to families in Frederick Co Maryland whose kids, ages 4-17, are sleeping on the floor, a couch, or with their parents or siblings. See the flier for more information.

Sleep in Heavenly Peace flier in English & Spanish

Attendance Email and Automated Calls

To report your child's absence from school:



If by 10am, the reason for child's absence is unknown, an automated phone service will begin calling each legal guardian.

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

To report child's absence: LEW.Attendance@fcps.org


Mrs. Belinda Fockler- Principal

Ms. Adrienne Mayonado - Special Education Coordinator

Mrs. Kim Little- Secretary

Ms. Stacy Bokinsky- School Counselor