Lewistown Elementary School

Newsletter for October 20, 2016

Important Dates

  • October 20- Pyramid Game Night at Hillcrest Elementary from 6-7 pm
  • October 21- Schools Closed for Students
  • October 24- Gr K-1 Feeder Reading Night at Thurmont Library from 6-7 pm
  • October 28- End of Term 1
  • October 28- LES Character Walk from 1:30-3 pm
  • October 28- PTA Fall Harvest Party from 6-7:15 pm
  • October 31- Schools Closed for Students
  • November 1- Picture Retake Day
  • November 4- PTA Meeting at 9 am
  • November 8- Schools Closed
  • November 9-10- Schools open 4 hours late for Evening Conferences
  • November 11- Schools dismiss 3 1/2 hours early for Afternoon Conferences
  • November 14-18- American Education Week
  • November 18- Dads and Donuts from 8-8:45 am
  • November 23-25- Schools Closed

Catoctin Feeder Reading Night

PK – 1st graders come join us at the Thurmont Regional Library

on Monday, October 24, 2016 from 6:00 to 7:30 PM!

Students who come will…

see a puppet show.

participate in creating paper bag puppet.

read and browse for books.

participate in a scavenger hunt.

have the opportunity to get a library card.

Students who attend will receive a homework pass! Hope to see you there!

LES Character Walk

Friday, Oct. 28th, 1:30pm

11119 Hessong Bridge Road

Thurmont, MD

On Friday October 23rd from 1:30-3pm, students and staff will participate in our annual Character Walk. Students and staff will dress as their favorite book or movie character that represents one of the Pillars of Character. The 6 pillars are Respect, Responsibility, Trustworthy, Fairness, Caring, and Citizenship. (All costumes should be school appropriate. Please no scary masks or look alike weapons.)

Introducing Online Conference Signups for LES!

This year, LES will utilize SignUpGenius for conference signups for November 9-11 parent/teacher conferences!

Access our website and click the SignupGenius button. After creating an account for yourself, click on the grade level your child is in. Look for your child’s teacher in the left column. Be sure you are signing up for the correct teacher, then select a date and then a time slot.

We are so excited about this new feature for LES and truly hope that you will take advantage of this quick and easy method for signing up for your child’s conference!

PTA News

The summer box top challenge is over and ALL grades were rewarded extra recess for reaching our goal of $500!! Congrats to 2nd grade for collecting the most box tops over the summer. Please keep bringing in box tops for our October 30 submission!

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PTA Fall Harvest Party

Friday, Oct. 28th, 6pm

11119 Hessong Bridge Road

Thurmont, MD

Family Opportunity

Come to the 9th Annual

Frederick Community Health Fair

Saturday, October 22: 9 AM-3 PM

Frederick Fairgrounds

FREE health and wellness services and activities:

*Medical doctor exam *Medical screening for hearing, vision, bone density, blood pressure, mammogram, heart disease, lung disease, diabetes, HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis B and C *Mental health *Oral health screening and referral *Medical care management

*Flu vaccines for all ages


Parent Workshop

FCPS Invites Parents to the Free Workshop:

Understanding and Treating ADHD in Students
Thursday, October 27: 9:30 AM-2 PM
FCPS Staff Development Center 44 W. Frederick St., Walkersville
Register with: Susan.Donoghue-rick@fcps.org 240-236-8744

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