Learn. Lead. Lift

August 2019

Mission & Values


Developing a confident community of student leaders by nurturing and empowering the whole- child through innovative instruction and purposeful movement in a small school environment.


Every student can be a leader of change - Diversity is an asset - Everyday movement results in cognitive growth - Personalized learning through a small-school culture

Your Community School:

Lyn Knoll values its ties to the community. Because we are a small school, we pride ourselves on our close-knit, family-oriented culture. Through our open-door policy, we believe families and staff are able to build the relationships necessary to ensure every student is successful. Lyn Knoll is your community school and offers:

- A full-time family liaison

- A community garden

- Parent and family involvement committee

- Multiple opportunities for family engagement

Principal Message

Dear Lyn Knoll Families,

Welcome Back! I hope you had a fun and relaxing summer! We are so excited that you are a member of our Lyn Knoll family and we look forward to continuing to provide our students with a rigorous and engaging education in a safe and welcoming school environment! Our skilled and devoted staff is already planning and preparing for your child(ren)’s return while our enthusiastic office team is registering new families, ordering needed materials and updating student files. Finally, our hard working custodians have spent the entire summer thoroughly cleaning the facility to prepare for a new year! As we prepare for the new year, I’d like to highlight a few reminders for our families.

First, we are excited to offer FREE after school programming for all Lyn Knoll students in grades K-5 through Rocky Mountain Kids. After school programming will be available from 3:00pm-6:00pm, Monday through Friday. Parents must register their child through Rocky Mountain Kids- please use this link to register your child: www.rmkcolorado.com and use code: lynknoll at checkout. There is no enrollment fee for Lyn Knoll students. We welcome the staff of Rocky Mountain Kids to the Lyn Knoll family and are confident they are able to provide a safe and engaging after school program to all of our students!

Aurora Public Schools has made a commitment to ensure Lyn Knoll has a school building that is safe for our students and staff. Beginning August 2, construction will begin on a new main office that will be located closer to the main entrance of the building. This new location will ensure that visitors of Lyn Knoll must enter the building through the main office. This will ensure all visitors sign-in and are verified before being permitted to walk to classrooms. We anticipate construction to be completed by September 20th. Most construction will occur after school and on the weekends so we do not anticipate any disruption with student learning.

On Monday, August 5, we will be hosting our 2nd Annual Back to School Festival from 3:00pm-6:00pm. All families are invited to join us to meet our teachers and staff as well as register for the new school year. Food, games, and free hair cuts will be available for all Lyn Knoll students. We look forward to seeing you there!

At Lyn Knoll, we strive to ensure our students LEARN, LEAD, and LIFT! We are grateful for your commitment to ensure that Lyn Knoll remains a great school for our students. It continues to be an honor and privilege to serve as your principal and together I know we will make this school year one of growth and achievement for all children.


Dr. Shawn Graziani, Principal Lyn Knoll Elementary

Aurora Public Schools Back to School Kick-Off

Saturday, Aug. 3rd, 10am-12:30pm

14200 East Alameda Avenue

Aurora, CO


Visit the APS website for more information.

Lyn Knoll Back to School Festival

Monday, Aug. 5th, 3-6pm

12445 East 2nd Avenue

Aurora, CO

Come join us for an evening of fun and the following:

Free games & FUN

Free food & drinks

Free haircuts for LK students!

Complete online: 2019-2020 student check in, Free/Reduced lunch application and registration for after school care

Meet your child’s teachers

Apply for Medicaid/CHP+ insurance

Resources, Games, Fun, Sun and more FUN!!

We look forward to meeting you!

Visit our website for an up-to-date calendar of events.

First Day of School - Grades 1st - 5th

Tuesday, Aug. 6th, 8:15am

12445 East 2nd Avenue

Aurora, CO

We are so excited to welcome our students for the 2019-2020 school year! We are also excited to meet our new families, welcome back our returning families and we are most excited about this new school year!

Bell times:

8:15 - first bell

8:20 - tardy bell

2:55 - dismissal

First Day of School - Preschool and Kindergarten

Monday, Aug. 12th, 8:15am

12445 East 2nd Avenue

Aurora, CO

We are so excited to welcome our preschool and kindergarten students for the 2019-2020 school year!

Bell times:

8:15 - first bell for kindergarteners

8:20 - tardy bell

8:30 - start time for preschool

2:55 - dismissal for kindergarten

3:00 - dismissal for preschool

After School Care - FREE with Rocky Mountain Kids

To register for our FREE after school care program, click here: www.rmkcolorado.com

Use code: lynknoll at checkout.

Enroll a New Student to APS

Family Resources & Information

New to Parent Portal?

Click below for instructions on accessing your parent portal.


Nutrition Application - apply for Free/Reduced lunch

Online Student Check-In System for Returning Students

Student Lunch Account - How to add money

Visitor Check-In Requirements

Aurora Public Schools and Lyn Knoll have implemented the District-Wide Raptor Security System to check in our visitors. This system reviews a nationwide database to check backgrounds on individuals that visit our school, including all APS employees, authorized Volunteers and District Approved Contractors, prior to conducting business within our buildings.

It is required that you provide us with your government issued ID (i.e. drivers license, passport, matricula consular, state issued ID) which will then be scanned in the system. You will then be issued a visitor sticker that must be worn at all times while you are in the building and must be returned to the office upon exiting the building. Please be prepared with identification every time you visit our school. If you have any questions or concerns regarding this safety system, please contact our office. For more detailed information, you may click the link below or contact our APS Security department directly.

Thank you in advance for your understanding and cooperation.


We are always looking for volunteers to assist within our school. If you are interested in becoming a district approved volunteer, please contact our Family Liaison, Ms. Herrera.

You may also review the volunteer approval process here: https://security.aurorak12.org/volunteers/