King and Queen County Public Schools

One Team, One Mission

One Team, One Mission

David Copsmith  
Lawson-Marriott Elementary School is a community school with outstanding potential to provide an excellent learning environment for all students that enter its doors each day. To realize this vision, Lawson-Marriott Elementary School (LMES) must be a place where children are encouraged to take risks, where learning is nurtured by excellent teaching and the school climate is one of positive expectation and support.

The upcoming school year offers a new opportunity for each of our students. At LMES, we will focus on creating a child-centered environment. Each of our staff members spent the summer reading The Power of Our Words by Paula Denton, EdD. We know that we are not only educating for learning but educating for life. We commit to providing an environment where each student is not only expected to achieve but taught how to do so with the skills of perseverance, resilience and self-advocacy. From building strong reading and math skills to developing good communication and thinking skills, we are devoted to giving each student the best opportunity to learn and succeed.

Your child’s education is very dependent on the level with which the school and home are working in partnership to ensure his/her success. Please take every opportunity at home to discuss your child’s daily activities, to ask about what was learned, and to check his or her backpack for important notes and announcements. Giving your child a quiet space to complete homework and checking on his or her progress will show your support and convey your expectations for success. Whenever you have a question or concern, please contact your child’s teacher and discuss the issue by phone or set up a face-to-face conference. At Lawson-Marriott Elementary School, we truly believe that we are working together to help each child achieve success in school.

Consistent attendance is one of the key factors in a child’s ability to both learn new concepts and maintain knowledge over time. Our doors open at 7:45 a.m. and school dismisses at 3:00 p.m. Students are considered tardy if arriving after 8:00 a.m. For more information, please take a few moments to read the attendance section of the 2016/2017 Student Code of Conduct. We truly believe a child can reach his/her full potential when daily attendance is a priority.

Very soon we will be together to begin a successful school year for all students at LMES. I look forward to meeting you at our Back-to-School Nights to be held as follows: Pre-K – 3rd Grade, August 31st from 6:00-7:30 p.m.; Grades 4 – 7, September 1st from 6:00-7:30 p.m. These nights will serve as both our open house and back to school nights. Please plan to attend. In August, a notification will be sent with specific details for each event. I greatly appreciate your support and the time taken to show your child that school is important.


David Copsmith