Cougar Tales

A Weekly News Update on Carolyn Lewis Elementary

Stacy DeFoor, Principal/Lead Learner

Carise Echols, Assistant Principal

November 8, 2019

Picture Retake Day

Lifetouch school pictures have arrived and have been sent home in your child's backpack. If you are not pleased with your child's photo, please keep the packet and return the whole packet, along with a reason why you didn't like the picture, on picture retake day. Our retake day will be November 13th.

If your child was absent on picture day, they will be photographed on this retake day. If you would still like to order pictures you may do so online by following the information in the graphic below.

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Inclement Weather

As the weather cools down and we prepare for the winter months, please take a moment to review our district's inclement weather policies. For the most up to date information, please be sure to subscribe to our school through the CPS App or follow us on Facebook. Thank you.

Thanksgiving Feast for 1st, 3rd and 4th Grade Students and Families

Reservations for this event have already been filled and since food has to be ordered in advance, we will not be able to accommodate late reservations. If you were unable to provide the payment needed for the reservation before the cut-off you will still be able to eat with your child but you will need to bring a lunch from outside for both yourself and/or your child. The parent-dining room will be closed on this day for our K and 2nd grade students and families; but, don't worry, a Christmas lunch will be scheduled for these grades! We look forward to seeing you!

Holiday Assistance

We will be working with holiday partners in our area to provide Thanksgiving and Christmas resources for our families. Please feel free to contact our school counselor, Mrs. Silliman, by Dojo, phone or email ( if you are in need of assistance this holiday season. All agencies are connected in coordinating services so that we can serve as many families as possible. Thank you!

Music News from Mrs. Richardson

Choir Rehearsal - Tuesday, Nov. 12th from 3:10-3:50.

No Choir Rehearsal Thursday, Nov. 14th.

Upcoming: 1st and 3rd Grade Fall Music Program, Autumn Daze, will be on Tuesday, November 19th, at 6:00pm in the James A. Clark (High School) Auditorium. All 1st and 3rd grade students will travel by bus to the auditorium on Nov. 19th for rehearsal. A sack lunch will be needed that day. We will return to school by 2:30 pm. Please check dojo messages for more info about the fall program.

For Your Calendar

11/13: Make Up Picture Day

11/188-11/22: Scholastic Book Fair

11/19: 1st and 3rd Grade Musical @ 6:00 p.m. (James A. Clark Auditorium @ the High School)

11/21: Thanksgiving Feast for 1st, 3rd and 4th Grades

11/22: Birthday Celebration Day

11/25 - 11/29: Fall Break (Students Dismissed)

12/3: PTO Meeting at 5:30 in the cafeteria

12/5: November Character Lunches

Grade Level Newsletters


CLE families, we want to remind you that community flyers can be accessed through Peachjar. You should be receiving emails weekly (check your SPAM or JUNK file if you are not) but you can also find the link on our school web page, or through the CPS app.