Linton's News & Notes

April 2022

Our Vision:


Linton Springs is a community of lifelong learners

who demonstrate academic excellence and outstanding character.


Our Mission:


Collaborate... Teach... Inspire... Support... Empower

IMPORTANT DATES

April 2022

*MCAP Testing in grades 3-5 (see schedule below)

4th Early Dismissal for all students @ 12:20 p.m.

5th Spring Individual and Class Pictures

6th General PTA meeting @ 6:00 p.m.

11th Quarter 3 Report Cards come home; Grades 3-5 posted to HAC

13th Kindergarten Field Trip to Finksburg Library (Ms. Malcolm & Ms. Bowen's classes) @ 8:30 a.m.

13th Kindergarten Field Trip to Finksburg Library (Ms. Pollhammer & Ms. Therit's classes) @ 10:45 a.m.

13th CCPS Board of Education meeting @ 5:00 p.m.

14th Kindergarten Field Trip to Finksburg Library (Ms. Hudspeth & Ms. Mitchell's classes) @ 8:30 a.m.

15th Schools and Offices Closed--Spring Break

18th Schools and Offices Closed--Spring Break

18th - 22nd Earth Week (see below for more information)

20th Battle of the Books Mock Battle

21st Vision & Hearing Re-Screenings

22nd Battle of the Books at Century High School @ 6:30 p.m.

27th Grade 4 Field Trip to London Town & Gardens

28th Grade 4 Field Trip to London Town & Gardens

29th Grade 2 Field Trip to The Maryland Zoo


Sneak Peek of May 2022

*MCAP Testing in grades 3-5 (see schedule below)

2nd - 6th Staff Appreciation Week

5th Grade 4 Field Trip to Bear Branch

11th CCPS Board of Education meeting @ 5:00 p.m.

12th General PTA meeting @ 6:00 p.m.

20th Kindergarten Field Trip to The Maryland Zoo

25th Grade 4 Play (more details coming soon!)

27th Play Day (more details coming soon!)

31st Play Day--rain date

30th Schools & Offices Closed--Memorial Day

ABSENCES & EARLY DISMISSALS

If your student is absent or will be leaving school early:


Please email lseattendance@carrollk12.org and copy your student's teacher(s)

OR

Call the main office at 410-751-3280


Automated phone calls for absences will occur unless an attendance email or phone call has been received.

ART ROOM NEWS

Elementary and Middle Level Youth Art Month Exhibit

Location: Carroll County Arts Council

Exhibit dates: April 25th through May 7th

Receptions: Thursday April 26th (5-7) and April 28th (5-7)

CELEBRATE EARTH WEEK

The Linton Springs Green Team is inviting all teachers and students to take part in celebrating Earth Day, Friday April 22nd, by participating in earth friendly activities.


Each morning we will be announcing some fun facts about how we can help our Earth!


Monday, April 18th

Make A Difference Monday

(Share a book at home on helping our environment.)


Tuesday, April 19th

Turn It Off Tuesday

(When possible, turn off the lights in your classroom.)


Wednesday, April 20th

Take a Walk Wednesday

(Take a walk outside with your class.)


Thursday, April 21st

Thirsty Thursday

(Fill up your reusable water bottle.)


Friday, April 22nd

Wear Green Friday For Our Earth

(Show support for going green at school and at home.)

FUNDRAISERS

Many thanks to our incredible LSE school community for your active participation in our SchoolStore.com fundraiser!


All funds received from school fundraisers directly support the replacement of interactive projectors and the purchasing of supplemental instructional materials to support and enhance educational programming here at LSE.


Fundraisers are always optional and it is never our intent to cause families to feel pressured or obligated to participate.

MARYLAND COMPREHENSIVE ASSESSMENT PROGRAM

Over the next two months, students in grades three, four and five will participate in MCAP (Maryland Comprehensive Assessment Program) for state-wide testing in math and reading. This computer based, standardized assessment is administered to all 3rd-5th graders in Maryland. The MCAP assessments in ELA and Math focus on the content outlined in the Maryland College and Career Ready Standards for each grade level. The Math assessment consists of four session each approximately 40 minutes in length. The ELA assessment consists of four sessions each approximately 70 minutes in length. More information regarding MCAP assessments in math and ELA can be found: Division of Assessment, Accountability, and Performance Reporting (marylandpublicschools.org).

There is nothing your child can study to prepare for this assessment other than get a good night’s sleep, eat a good breakfast and do his/her best. Students will complete one session each day on their assigned testing date (schedule below). If a student is absent, we will work with teachers to make up the missed sessions.


The dates and times for testing are as follows:

Grade 4 Math April 5, 6, 7 & 8 at 11 am-1 pm

Grade 3 Math April 11, 12, 21 & 22 at 8:30-10:30 am

Grade 5 Math April 25, 26, 27 & 28 at 9:35 am-12:00 pm

Grade 4 ELA May 9, 10, 12 & 13 at 10:35 am – 1 pm

Grade 5 ELA May 9, 10, 12 & 13 at 9:35 am – 12 pm

Grade 3 ELA May 16, 17, 19 & 20 at 9:35 am – 12 pm

*for gr. 3 ELA, grades 3 and 5 will switch schedules for the week of May 16

MEDIA CENTER NEWS

April Is School Library Media Month

All month students at Linton Springs will be celebrating books and our library. We will be sponsoring the following activities:

  • Battle of the Books – Students will be participating in meetings and a mock battle as they prepare to compete in the annual Eldersburg Battle of the Books on April 22 at Century High School at 6:30 PM.
  • Star of The Month Books - In an effort to encourage students to try different genres or areas of the media center, we will be designating certain books as “stars of the month”. When a student checks out one of these books the computer will buzz and we will announce that they have found a star of the month book. We will take their picture for the “Star of the Month” bulletin board and they will be awarded a small prize. (Bookmark, pencil, etc.)
  • Display Cases - We will be displaying different themes in our school display cases all month long. (National Poetry Month, Keep America Beautiful Month – Earth Day, April Fool’s Day – Humor and Joke Books. BES Books)
  • Announcements - April 3rd – 9th we will be sharing book and library facts to be read on our morning announcements to celebrate National Library Week.
  • Book Swap – April 25th – 29th The last week of April we will be holding a gently used book swap for students in all grades. Mornings in the media center.

MUSIC ROOM NEWS

Mrs. McCusker would like to thank the LSE parent community for partnering in making the second-grade play a truly special event! She is grateful for the props, costumes, and scenery that made our musical story come alive. The Linton community is amazing!!!

SCHOOL BUS SAFETY

This is a reminder that Maryland law requires drivers to stop for school buses when the buses engage flashing red lights. We have received an increase in reports of cars not stopping when the red lights are flashing.


We must work together to ensure our students stay safe!

WASTE-FREE WEDNESDAYS

Did you know that Linton Springs is a Green School? What is a Green School you might ask? A Green School is a school that supports global sustainability. One of our Green School objectives is Student-Driven Sustainability Practices. Here environmental actions are documented to demonstrate that students are planning, implementing and leading environmental practices.


In support of this goal, Linton Springs is launching Waste-Free Water Bottle Wednesdays. If your child already uses a reusable water bottle each day, kudos are in order! Each Wednesday, we will gather data on the number of reusable water bottles in class and display this data for all to see. It is important for students to understand that they play an active role in "Reduce, Reuse & Recycle".


If you would like to learn more about maintaining our Green School status, please visit

https://maeoe.org/uploads/files/2021-2022-GreenSchoolsGuide-New_Recertifying_Sustainable11032021.pdf

OTHER INFORMATION

USE OF STUDENT WORK ON WEBSITES OR IN PUBLICATIONS

There may be times throughout the year when the Carroll County Public School System wishes to display student work on school websites, social media, or in publications. If you do not wish to have your child’s art, poetry, writing, etc. appear on school websites, social media, or in publications, please notify the school principal in writing. It is assumed that parents and guardians consent to their child’s work being displayed on school websites, social media, or in publications unless such notification is received.


NOTICE OF NON-DISCRIMINATION

The Board of Education of Carroll County does not engage in discrimination that is unlawful or contrary to Maryland State Department of Education guidance on the basis of age, color, genetic information, marital status, mental or physical disability, ancestry or national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.


The Board of Education of Carroll County is firmly committed to creating equal employment and educational opportunities for all persons by providing an environment that supports optimal academic achievement and productive work and is free from any form of unlawful discrimination, including access to school facilities, educational programs, and extracurricular activities.

The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Director of Human Resources, 125 North Court Street, Westminster, Maryland 21157, (410) 751-3070.