Mary Lynch Newsletter
Notes from the Principal's Desk
Happy New Year!!
This month 1st - 6th graders are focusing on addition during Math Interventions. We are offering an incentive for the first class who gets 90% of their students to be proficient in addition. Students will be tested using a grade appropriate test in RocketMath. Our students are excited about the challenge and the incentive!! Please help us out by quizzing your child on their addition facts!
PARENT ADVISORY COMMITTEE
I would like to create a Parent Advisory Committee for Mary Lynch. This team of parents will meet with me 1 time a month for the months of February, March, and April. We will be discussing any questions or concerns you may have about Mary Lynch. Please call me at 308-235-4696 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Marcie Pratt - New Director - ELITE
We have a new director for our Afterschool program ELITE. Ms. Marcie Pratt has lived in Kimball for 6 months and has been working with children for the past 15 years. Ms. Pratt has been our headteacher for our 5/6th graders in the ELITE Afterschool program this school year. We are excited to have her move to the director of this program! Our After-school program is offered to all K-6th grade students. M, T, Th, -3:20 to 6:00pm. On Wednesday, our program runs from 1:20 to 6:00pm. If you would like to sign up your child for ELITE, please contact Marci Pratt at email@example.com.
Drop off/Pick up
Our #1 concern for our students is SAFETY. Please make sure to find a parking spot before picking up your child. We do not want them to run into the street to get into a vehicle. Also please make sure when you pull through the driveway, do not block the sidewalk on the west side. Thank you so much for your help!!
News From the Classrooms
When there is snow on the ground, please send students with snow boots if they have them! This prevents our carpets from getting muddy and toes from getting cold.
We have had a great first few days back! Students have hit the ground running and are taking tasks head-on.
We are starting a new Longhorn Behavior incentive program to recognize those students who consistently go above and beyond with the Longhorn Way expectations both in and out of the classroom. Students who accomplish their goals will be rewarded with a special award monthly. For those students who achieve this goal, all second semester, there will be a grand prize at the end of the year.
Remember to send your child with a heavy coat, hat, and gloves as the weather is changing. If your child wears snow boots to school please send an extra pair of shoes. If there is a snow day, Enjoy your day off! :)
Report Cards: If you have any questions regarding report cards, especially the standards-based grading, please reach out to Mrs. K. or Miss Malm. We would be happy to discuss his with you.
We would like to remind families that students need to bring their winter coats on these very cold days. Also, if a student is wearing snow boots to school, please pack them a pair of tennis shoes that they can wear in the classroom and gym.
With the standards-based report cards, Mrs. Patterson and Miss Lashmett encourage parents to call if they have any questions. We are proud of how well the students are doing with their assessments!
We Passed Addition!!!! YEAHHHH!
Congrats Theo on passing RocketMath in addition!
Way to go Kira on passing addition in RocketMath!
Nice Job Trey, on passing addition in RocketMath!
Please be sure to practice math facts with your child each night and encourage them to read at home.
Cold weather has arrived. Please help your child to bring winter coats and snow boots, and tennis shoes to wear in the classroom.
We are getting into the swing of things with NWEA testing after a slow start with snow days. We want to welcome our new students, Bryan, Elyiahs and Everett. In Math, we will be focused on addition fluency twice a week and will be taking weekly times tests. The students will be tracking their scores, so make sure to ask them about their progress.
In History students are learning about Settlers moving West.
In history students are learning about European Settlements.
Please help your child to remember to bring their winter coats for recess.
This month’s Honorable Mentions
In Kindergarten we have two students Bentli Schmid and Dean Wilke. Both Bentli and Dean are always working hard and willing to be a friend and help their teachers or classmates. They are wonderful examples of how a positive attitude can make a huge difference inside the classroom. We are lucky to have them!
First grade also has two students who always work hard. Kira and Tristan are setting a great example in and out of the classroom with their strong work ethic. Way to go Kira and Tristan.
Emmaline Tabor has demonstrated Legendary Longhorn behavior. Emmaline is always willing to lend a helping hand to either her teacher or classmates. Thank you Emmaline for being a positive role model in the classroom.
Do You know a great student? Someone who always holds the door for others, doesn’t hesitate to help others or works really hard on a project. Nominate them for Legendary Longhorn.
Legendary Longhorn is a student who shows exemplary behavior in or out of the classroom. They will be nominated by teachers, students, parents/guardians or members of the community. If you know of a student who has accomplished something out of school in a sporting event, or 4H, please send Mr. Jefferis an email at firstname.lastname@example.org to nominate them for Legendary Longhorn.