The TIGER Times

Together We Will Learn, Excel, and Succeed

September 11th Edition


Dear Lewistown Families,


We completed our SECOND WEEK back and our students are doing awesome!! ! cannot be more proud of the amazing work and effort our LES Tigers are showing! My favorite was hearing our school song in music class- way to go Ms. Kindred's class!


I'd like to thank all of our students and families that continue to persevered through our technical glitches as we all really start to find our groove for our online instruction. Our teachers are working hard to master teaching online students. I am confident that virtual systems will just get better and better each week as everyone adjusts to the new routines!


Lewistown TIGER CHALLENGE!!!


Your first Lewistown TIGER CHALLENGE is this Friday, September 18th! How much LES spirit can you show in our virtual classrooms?

Your teacher will be sharing your school spirit with Ms. Bo and Ms. Fockler on your participation. Which class will be the winner??

Let's see your school spirit and pictures!

Wear your LES t-shirts, decorate your hair and even your socks!

You can send your pictures to your teachers or tweet it at @LESFCPS!!


Have a great weekend!


Together in heart and mind,


Belinda Fockler, Principal

Does your child need assistance? Evening and Weekend LES Learning Lab Hours are here!

Lewistown Learning Lab Hours This Week:

September 14 - 19:

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

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


Your student can log on additional learning help from staff! Using this support service will allow you immediate access to assistance on technology and assignments. We are committed to ensuring students & families are able to successfully access and participate in virtual learning!


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.

UPDATE! Lewistown Elementary School is now a Meals To Go Site! 11:00 am-1:00 pm Monday, Wednesday and Friday!


FCPS Food and Nutrition Services will provide FREE “to-go” breakfast and lunch at Lewistown Elementary School beginning Monday September 14!


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

Tuesdays – Kitchens are closed

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

Thursdays – Kitchens are closed

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


*Meals will be provided on Friday September 4th for Labor Day, Monday September 7th. Kitchens will be open on Tuesday September 8th to provide “to-go” breakfast and lunch for Tuesday.


  • 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.


For more information, read here

A Second Round Pick-Up: 2nd- 5th Grade Go Math Books & 4th and 5th Grade Science Kits Available for Pick Up!

LES Distribution: Monday September 14 from 9-11am and Tuesday September 15 from 1-4pm


4th & 5th Grade:

FCPS has now provided all 4th and 5th grade students with science materials for their upcoming science lessons. Please stop by to pick them up!


2nd- 5th Grade Math Go Books:

Our delivery for Math books arrived mid distribution. If your child does needs these books, please stop by during our distribution.


** If you have any questions regarding these materials, please ask your child's teacher.


Please stay in your car and follow appropriate CDC guidelines.

New Lewistown Elementary School Staff!


We are excited to introduce the newest members of our Lewistown TIGER family...


  • Ms. Hanlon, behavior support specialist
  • Ms. Lawson, literacy specialist
  • Ms. Keegin, kindergarten teacher
  • Mr. Kline, custodian
  • Ms. Toms, custodian
  • Ms. Bernier, pyramid therapist
  • Ms. Hayes, SEIA
  • Mr. Hastings, special education teacher
  • Ms. Spurrier, speech and language pathologist
  • Ms. Hyde, Art teacher

NEW! Reporting your Child's Absence:

Each school now has a separate email address for absences. Please use this email - LEW.Attendance@fcps.org - anytime your child will be absent from school. Feel free to still include your child's teacher for courtesy.

Important Dates


Friday, September 25th - School is IN session for Virtual Learning


Monday, September 28th - School Closed for Yom Kippur - No Virtual Learning

LES Counselor Corner, A Special Message from Mrs. Bo

Welcome Back to a New School Year!


I hope the first 2 weeks of virtual learning have been going well. I know this year is very different from any other and there may be struggles that we never thought we would face. If you are having trouble, please reach out to me or another staff member, so we can help you!


For those of you who haven’t met me, I am the school counselor. The kids call me Mrs. Bo because Bokinsky turns into all kinds of different names! This is my third year at Lewistown. Before LES, I worked at Sabillasville as a school counselor and at Thurmont Primary, as well as Deer Crossing Elementary as a teacher. I absolutely love my job and I am so proud to serve the Lewistown community.


If you are feeling stressed or your children are, here is a simple technique that may help:


Here is another great resource if you are in need of a walk in service for any type of emotional, mental, family, or relationship crisis.:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/15K30cIL1N5HpB7WOlFwr6ymiJ_5mm9IM/view?usp=sharing


I wanted to give a shout out to the Brooks boys and Garman girls for helping with our LES cheer for Friday announcements. If your child is interested in recording the LES cheer, please contact me at stacy.bokinsky@fcps.org.


As always, please don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions or concerns that you may have about your child’s well-being. The best way to reach me is email: stacy.bokinsky@fcps.org. You can also call me at 240-236-3755. Take care!

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How to Create a Glitter Jar for Mindfulness

The glitter jar represents the mind settling. It's a great afternoon activity that your kids can keep coming back to as a mindfulness practice.


A snow globe or glitter jar is one of the most powerful visual metaphors for that connection; it illustrates how mindfulness—the cultivation of stillness in the face of swirling chaos of life—affects us.


Read more here: How to Create a Glitter Jar for Mindfulness

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