MRS. GERRELLS' REMINDERS

12-4-22

Good evening, LCES families. This is your principal, Stacie Gerrells. This week our 3rd graders will perform for our PFO meeting on Thursday, Dec. 8. PFO will also be hosting our annual Winter Wonderland this Saturday, Dec. 10 from 9:00- 12:00. Come enjoy a pancake breakfast, Christmas crafts, and pictures with Santa. If you have not already bought tickets, they will be available at the door. We hope to see you all there. Have a great week! 

11-27-22

Good evening, LCES parents. This is your principal, Stacie Gerrells. I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving break. We are excited to welcome our students back to school tomorrow. It is going to be a wonderful week! As always, thank you for your support of LCES.

11-13-22

Good evening, LCES families. This is your principal, Stacie Gerrells. This Friday is Hat Day. Wear a hat for 50 cents to support Relay for Life. Thanksgiving Break will be November 21- November 25. We hope you and your family have a great break. We are so thankful for all of our LCES families. We will see you all tomorrow.

11-6-22

Good evening, LCES families. This is your principal, Stacie Gerrells. Thank you for your support of our Book Fair last week. The students really enjoyed it. Tomorrow is the last day to shop at the Book Fair. The second nine weeks midterm is this Wednesday, November 9. Please take a moment on Wednesday to log into your parent portal to review your student’s progress. Also, this Friday is our Veteran’s Day Program. If you have a veteran joining your child for this, please be sure to RSVP by returning the flier that was sent home in the purple folder. We are looking forward to a wonderful week. As always, we appreciate all that you do to support LCES.

10-30-22

Good evening, LCES families. This is your principal, Stacie Gerrells. Our Book Fair will be this week in the media center. Students will have a chance to preview and shop throughout the week. We appreciate your support of Lumpkin County Elementary School. I hope you have a happy and safe Halloween.

10-23-22

Good evening, LCES families. This is Stacie Gerrells, principal of LCES with a few reminders of upcoming events. This week is Red Ribbon Week. Monday, wear red. Tuesday, wear neon. Wednesday, wear boots. Thursday, wear camouflage, and Friday, wear your favorite team colors. Our second graders will perform on Thursday night at 6:00 for our PFO meeting, and All Pro Dad for kindergarten and first grade is Friday, October 28 at 7:30am. Our PFO Change War is also this week. More information about all of our upcoming events is available on our school website and our LCES facebook page. I hope you all have a wonderful evening. We will see everyone tomorrow!

10-16-22

Good evening, LCES families. This is your principal, Stacie Gerrells. I want to thank everyone that helped make our OFD such a success. I would also like to give a huge thank you to our amazing PFO for all of their hard work and preparation for our OFD. This Tuesday, October 18 is School Bus Driver Appreciation Day. LCES appreciates all of our bus drivers. It is going to be a wonderful week!

10-9-22

Good evening, LCES families. This is your principal, Stacie Gerrells with a few reminders. Tomorrow, October 10, is a teacher workday. There will be no school for students. Friday, October 14, is Old Fashioned Day.  We invite you to join your child for this exciting day, but please be sure to sign in before joining your child’s class. The sign in table for visitors will be outside of the front office. We will begin signing in visitors beginning at 8:20. We encourage students to dress up for Old Fashioned Day; however, please remember toy weapons are not allowed. I would like to give a special thank you to our PFO for all of their hard work in preparing for Old Fashioned Day. I know it will be a day full of memories for our students. Have a great week.

10-2-22

Good evening, LCES families. This is your principal, Stacie Gerrells. We are so excited to welcome our students back from Fall Break. I hope you all had a great week off. On Monday of this week, we will be celebrating School Custodian Appreciation Day. We are so thankful for our custodians! Friday will be Fall picture retake day. All students that were not here for the original picture day will have their picture taken. If you would like to have your student’s picture retaken, please be sure to return the original pictures and let your child’s teacher know that you would like retakes. If you have not returned or paid for your child’s pictures from the August 29 picture date, please do so this week. Next Monday, Oct. 10 will be a teacher work day. There will be no school for students on Monday, October 10. We are looking forward to a great week. We will see you all on Monday. 

9-18-22

Hello, LCES families. This is your principal, Stacie Gerrells, with a few reminders for the upcoming week. First, I would like to thank our PFO and App Studios for a wonderful dance last Friday. Next, our first PFO performance will be this Thursday, September 22 at 6:00pm. Our first graders will be performing. This Friday, Sept. 23 is Hat Day. Students may wear a hat for 50 cents with all proceeds going to Relay for Life. Next week, Sept. 26-30 is Fall Break. There will be no school for students or teachers September 26- 30. I hope you all have a wonderful Fall Break. 

9-11-22

Good evening, LCES families. This is your principal, Stacie Gerrells. Don’t forget Tuesday, September 13 is an early release day for parent conferences. Students will be dismissed at 11:30am. On Friday, September 16, LCES is supporting Childhood Cancer Awareness Month by wearing yellow. Also on Friday, we will have our PFO sponsored Glo Dance from 5:00-6:00pm in the gym. We hope to see you there. Have a wonderful week! 

9-4-22

Good evening, LCES families. This is your principal, Stacie Gerrells, with a few reminders. There will be no school on Monday, September 5. I hope you all have a great Labor Day! Also, September 13 will be an early release day for parent conferences. Students will dismiss at 11:30am on September 13. Please be sure to reach out to your child’s teacher if you would like a conference and have not already scheduled one. As always, thank you for your continued support of Lumpkin County Elementary School.

8-28-22

Good evening, LCES families. This is your principal, Stacie Gerrells, with some important reminders. Tomorrow is Fall Picture Day. All students will have their picture taken, as these are also for the yearbook. Wear your favorite college colors on Friday for National College Colors Day. There will be no school on Monday, September 5. I hope you enjoy your Labor Day. Also, September 13 will be an early release day for parent conferences. Students will dismiss at 11:30am on September 13. 

Several of you have asked for information on how to receive low balance alerts for your child’s lunch account. Listed below are the steps on how to do this:

Log into your Infinite Campus Parent Portal → Click on settings on the top right (looks like a person) →  Click notification settings, and check which notifications you would like. If you download the IC app, you can also receive push notifications. If you need help with this, please do not hesitate to reach out to us. We are looking forward to a wonderful week.

8-21-22

Good evening, LCES families. This is your principal, Stacie Gerrells with important information about upcoming events. Our Student Showcase Night will be this Tuesday, August 23 from 5:00- 6:00. Please drop in anytime during the hour to see the great things your student has already accomplished this year. We will be selling LCES t-shirts for $15.00 (cash or check)  during Student Showcase Night. This Friday, August 26 is Hat Day. Support our Relay for Life by wearing a hat for 50 cents. Looking ahead, Monday, August 29 is our Fall Picture Day. 

Please be sure to check your child’s purple folder each Monday for important information and updates. Some of you will receive a medical information sheet in your child’s purple folder this week. If you receive this paper, please fill it out and return it asap. We are looking forward to a great week. As always, thank you for your continued support of LCES.

8-14-22

Good afternoon LCES families. This is your principal, Stacie Gerrells. We had another great week of school. Our LCES students are amazing! Below are a few reminders: If you are going through the parent pick up line, you must have a number. Without a number, you will have to go to the office to check out your child. Also, all transportation changes must be made in writing, and please don’t forget to send in an excuse note if your child is absent. If you have not filled out your forms, please do so asap via your parent portal in Infinite Campus. Thank you for showing your ID when entering the building. We have the best students, faculty, and parents. Thank you for your continued support.

8-7-22

Good afternoon LCES families. This is your principal, Stacie Gerrells. We had a great first full week of school. Thank you for continuing to complete your beginning of the year forms online via your parent portal. If you have not filled out your forms, I encourage you to do so as soon as possible. If you need assistance, please call the school. Also I would like to remind you that during the mornings, the front of the building is reserved for school buses and preschool students 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 if you are dropping off before 7:50. We are looking forward to another wonderful week. Please reach out to me if you have any questions or concerns. See you on Monday. 

8-2-22

Hello. This is Stacie Gerrells, principal of Lumpkin County Elementary School. We have had a wonderful first two days of school. Thanks for allowing us to be a part of your child’s success. 

I have just a few reminders this afternoon. First, please be prepared to show your ID every time you visit the school. Even if the office staff knows you, you must show your ID.

You must have a decal if you are going through the parent pick up line. Decals are available in the front office.  In the Parent Pick Up line, an adult will put your child in the car. If you need to buckle your child, please pull forward and pull over to do so. This will allow the car line to keep flowing. Please do not pull around other cars. I appreciate your patience with traffic. It will continue to improve as the week progresses. 

Beginning tomorrow, you will need to say your goodbyes at the door. Parents may not walk their students to class. We will have plenty of adults in the hallways to help students.

Have a great evening. I appreciate all that you do to support our school.

7-31-22

Good evening LCES families. This is Stacie Gerrells, principal of Lumpkin County Elementary School. Thank you all for attending Open House last Friday. We had an excellent turn out. 

Please continue to fill out your beginning of the year forms via the parent portal on Infinite Campus. If you need help with your username or password, please call the school.  

Please be sure to review the beginning of the year packet that you received at Open House for important safety information. 

Parents will be allowed to walk their children to class on Monday and Tuesday of this week only. 

Traffic will be heavy the first few days of school. Please be patient as it always improves by the end of the week. 

Also, please remember from 8:30 until 2:00 each day, you will need to enter the school through the gate at the bottom parking lot. This will be the only entrance and exit open during these times. 

Thank you for sharing your students with us. We can’t wait to see them on Monday and know it is going to be a great year!

7-20-22

Good evening LCES families. This is Stacie Gerrells, principal of Lumpkin County Elementary School. We are so excited about the upcoming school year. Open House will be Friday, July 29 from 1:00- 6:00. Please feel free to drop in anytime between these hours. 

All beginning of the year forms will be filled out online via Infinite Campus this year. Be sure to fill out the free and reduced lunch form, which will also be online. We will have chromebooks set up in the media center during Open House to help assist with this. 

Please be sure to review the beginning of the year packet that you will receive on Friday for important safety information. 

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 Friday. 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 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.