MRS. GERRELLS' REMINDERS

Text 5-22-22

Good evening, LCES families. This is your principal, Stacie Gerrells, with a reminder about Honor’s Day. This year’s Honors Day will be Tuesday, May 24, for grades K-4. Fifth grade will have Honors Day on May 25. Fifth grade will also have their final walk around the building on May 25 at 8:15. Invitations were sent home with all students receiving an award. The last day of school is Wednesday, May 25. Students will be released at 11:30am. Thank you for helping to make this year a wonderful year. 

Text 5-19-22

Tomorrow is Field Day. It will be HOT! Please make sure your child has comfortable shoes, a water bottle, and sunscreen. All visitors must report to the office to sign in before joining students on the field. We are looking forward to a fantastic day! 

Call 5-15-22

Good evening, LCES families. This is your principal, Stacie Gerrells, with a few reminders. This Friday, May 20, is Field Day. Please be sure your child has comfortable shoes, sunscreen, and a water bottle. This year’s Honors Day will be Tuesday, May 24, for grades K-4. Fifth grade will have Honors Day on May 25. Fifth grade will also have their final walk around the building on May 25 at 8:15. Invitations will be sent home tomorrow with all K-4 students receiving an award.  Fifth grade invitations will be sent home on Tuesday. Times for each grade level will be listed on the invitation. We hope you will be able to join us. Have a wonderful evening. 

Text 5-9-22

Good evening, LCES families. Yearbooks were delivered to students today. We do have extra yearbooks for sale in the front office on a first come/ first serve basis. Yearbooks are $32.00, and we can accept cash or check. Your child’s teacher will let you know when students will be signing yearbooks. Have a great evening.

Call 4-10-22

Good evening, LCES families. This is your principal, Stacie Gerrells. I hope you all had an excellent Spring Break. We have many activities planned over the next few weeks of school. Please be sure to check your child’s purple folder, our website, and our facebook page for important upcoming dates. Parents of 3rd-5th graders, students will be taking the Georgia Milestones test the week of May 2. Please avoid appointments requiring absences during this week. Students will be bringing home more information on the GA Milestones soon. As always, thank you for your continued support. I can’t wait to see all of our students tomorrow!

Call 3-27-22

Good evening, LCES families. This is your principal, Stacie Gerrells. I want to thank you all for your support of the Fun Run. It was a huge success. I would also like to thank our PFO for their help with the Fun Run. If you are interested in being a part of PFO please contact them at lces.pfo@lumpkinschools.com. This Friday, April 1st will be our first day of Spring Break. Spring Break will be April 1- April 8. Students will return to school on Monday, April 11. I hope you all have a wonderful Spring Break.

Text 3-6-22

Good evening, LCES families. This is your principal, Stacie Gerrells. I want to remind you that this Thursday is an early release day for parent conferences. Students will be dismissed at 11:30am. This Friday, March 11 is a teacher work day. There is no school for students on Friday, March 11. As always, thank you for your continued support of LCES.

Text 2-13-22

Good evening, LCES families. This is your principal, Stacie Gerrells. I want to remind you that Winter Break begins this Friday. Winter Break is February 18 - February 21. February 22 is a Professional Learning Day for teachers, so there will be no school for students. I hope you all enjoy your Winter break. Have a great week. 

Text 2-7-22

Hello. This is Stacie Gerrells, principal of Lumpkin County Elementary Schools.Today you will be able to view your student’s third nine weeks progress report online via Infinite Campus. If you do not have access to your parent account in Infinite Campus, please contact the school for further instructions on how to gain access. On our school webpage there are detailed instructions on how to view your child’s grades and attendance through the parent portal under the parent information link. Please contact your child’s teacher if you have any questions about his or her grades. As always, thank you for your continued support of Lumpkin County Elementary School. 

Text 1-9-22

Good evening, LCES families. This is your principal, Stacie Gerrells. Thank you all for a great first week back. Tomorrow is GEORGIA day. Wear red and black to support our GA Bulldogs. Have a wonderful week!

Call 12-19-21

Today is the last day to purchase a 5th grade yearbook ad. Ads are $15.00 and can be purchased at jostensadservice.com.

Text 12-19-21

Good evening, LCES families. This is your principal Stacie Gerrells with an important reminder. Christmas break is December 23-January 4. Students will return to school on January 5, 2022. This Wednesday, December 22 is an early release day. Students will be released at 11:30am. I hope you and your family have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Text 12-13-21

Good evening, LCES families. This is your principal, Stacie Gerrells. Yesterday’s Winter Wonderland Breakfast was a huge success. I would like to say a special thank you to our PFO and parent and staff volunteers for making the event possible. PFO will have the Winter Wonderland Shop open during school hours for one day only. Students may bring money to shop tomorrow from 7:25- 2PM. Items range in price from 25 cents to 8 dollars. Please send money in a sealed envelope labeled “Holiday Shop.” Also, don’t forget this week begins our Holiday Dress Up. Tomorrow is “Snowman Day.” Dress like a snowman or wear white. We look forward to seeing everyone in the morning. 

Text 10-29-21

Let’s celebrate our Atlanta Braves. Wear Braves attire/color on Monday. Don’t forget to check our LCES web page or facebook page often for upcoming events.

Text 10-24-21

LCES will be celebrating Red Ribbon Week this week. Monday’s theme is “We are drug-free and outta this world”- Wear space, aliens, astronauts, Star Wars, Star Trek, moon shirts, etc. We are looking forward to an excellent week!

Text 10-17-21

Good evening, LCES families. This is your principal, Stacie Gerrells. Thank you all for a wonderful Old Fashion Day. I want to extend a special thank you to our PFO and all of our volunteers for all of their hard work in making OFD so successful. Thursday of this week (Oct. 21)  is an early release day for parent conferences. Students will be dismissed at 11:30. Friday this week (Oct. 22) is a Teacher Work Day. There is no school for students on Friday. See you all tomorrow morning.

Text 10-10-21

Hello LCES families. Old Fashion Day is this Friday, October 15. On this day, your child will learn about how people lived during pioneer times and about their heritage. Your child is welcome to dress up for Old Fashion Day. Please remember, no toy weapons are allowed. Safety is always a top priority. Therefore, we are asking that each child only have 1 visitor accompany them. It is going to be a great day!

Text 9-26-21

Good evening LCES families. This is your principal, Stacie Gerrells. I hope you had a fantastic Fall Break. This week we will have Fall picture retakes on Wednesday, Sept. 29. All students that were absent on the original picture day will need to have their picture taken. If you are not happy with the original pictures and would like retakes, please send a note to your child’s teacher. Also, on Thursday, Sept. 30 our first grade will perform “The Wizard of Oz” for our first PFO meeting at 6:00. In an effort to help with social distancing, we ask that only 2 adults per family attend this performance. See you tomorrow.

Text 9-12-21

Please make plans to attend our LCES Student Showcase Night this Tuesday, September 14 from 5:00-6:00pm. This will be a drop in event where you can visit your child's classroom to see what he or she has been learning this year. Student work will be on display. As a reminder, the CDC and DPH recommend mask wearing when social distancing is not possible. We can't wait to see you and your child Tuesday night.

Text 9-7-21

Hello. This is Stacie Gerrells, principal of Lumpkin County Elementary Schools. We have had a great first month of school. It is hard to believe it is already midterm. Today you will be able to view your student’s first nine weeks progress report online via infinite campus. If you do not have access to your parent account in Infinite Campus, please contact the school for further instructions on how to gain access. Also, if you do not have access to the internet, please call the school to request a paper copy of your student's progress report. On our school webpage there are detailed instructions on how to view your child’s grades and attendance through the parent portal under the parent information link. Please contact your child’s teacher if you have any questions about his or her grades. I also want to remind you about our upcoming Student Showcase Night on September 14 from 5:00- 6:00. This will be a drop in event where you can visit your child’s classroom to see what he or she has been learning this year. We look forward to seeing you there. Have a great evening.

Text 8-30-21

Hello, LCES families. This is your principal, Stacie Gerrells, with an important reminder. Please do not send your child to school if they are not feeling well or if they are awaiting COVID test results. If your child has been exposed to COVID outside of the school setting, they must quarantine at home. Please call the nurse for guidance if your child has been exposed outside of the school setting. Thank you for your help and your continued support of Lumpkin County Elementary School. 

Call 8-22-21

Good evening LCES families. This is your principal, Stacie Gerrells with a few reminders. This Wednesday, August 25 is picture day. Everyone will have their picture made, as these will be yearbook pictures. Friday is Hat Day. Your student may wear a hat for 50 cents. The money collected from Hat Day goes toward our Relay for Life. I want to thank you for your communication with our teachers. Teachers will respond to text messages and emails within 24 hours. Please be sure to give them this time to respond. Also, please do not send your child to school if they are sick or exhibiting any signs of COVID-19. Additionally if your child has been in direct contact with someone testing positive for COVID outside of the school setting, please call the school for guidance on quarantine guidelines before sending them back to school. We do have face masks available for any student that would like one in the front office and in all classrooms. Thank you for your continued support of Lumpkin County Elementary School. I look forward to seeing everyone on Monday. 

Text 8-15-21

Good afternoon LCES families. This is your principal, Stacie Gerrells. We had a great first full week of school. I have a few important reminders for you regarding parent drop off in the morning and parent pick up in the afternoon. In the mornings, the front of the building is reserved for school bus unloading only until after 7:50 or when all buses have unloaded. Please drop your students off by using the parent drop off lane that goes behind the building. Also, you must have a Parent Pick Up decal for the parent pick up line in the afternoon. You may stop by the office any time during the school day to get a decal if you need one. In the Parent Pick Up line, an adult will put your child in the car. You do not need to get out of the car. If you need to buckle your child, please pull forward and pull over to do so. This will allow the parent pick line to keep flowing. We are looking forward to a great week. Please do not hesitate to contact me if I can be of assistance in any way. 

Call 8-4-21

Good afternoon LCES families. This is Stacie Gerrells, principal of Lumpkin County Elementary School. We are so excited about the upcoming school year. It was so nice to see all of our LCES families at Open House. 

I do have a few important reminders for you:

First, We are happy to announce that the Lumpkin County School System is purchasing all school supplies for students this year so you will not need to send in any supplies. We are also excited to announce that breakfast and lunch will be free for all students until the end of the school year. We encourage your child to eat in our cafeteria. 

Parents will be allowed to walk their students to class the morning of Thursday and Friday only.  After that please say your goodbyes at the front door. Also, please remember in the afternoon all parent pick up must go through the parent pick up line. If you did not get a parent pick up decal and you need one, please stop by the office on Thursday. 

We will be utilizing water fill stations again this year. Please make sure your child brings a water bottle with their name on it to school each day. 

Again, we are looking forward to a great year and can’t wait to see you all tomorrow morning. As always, please feel free to reach out to me with any questions or concerns. My email is stacie.gerrells @lumpkinschools.com. Have a great evening.

Text 8-8-21

Good evening LCES families. This is your principal, Stacie Gerrells. We had a wonderful first two days of school. From kindergarten to fifth grade, our students did amazing. Thank you all for your patience with parent drop off and pick up. As the year progresses this process will be much quicker. Just a reminder- Beginning Monday, no parents will be allowed to walk their students back to class. Please say your goodbyes at the front door or drop your child off in the parent drop off line. We will have plenty of adults in the halls to help students get to class. Also, all parents must go through the parent pick up line in the afternoon. For the safety of our students, we will not be calling students to the office during parent pick up. If you need a parent pick up decal, please stop by the front office. We are looking forward to an extraordinary week. As always, feel free to reach out to me if I can help in any way.