The Lions Den
A Newsletter for Lynnhaven Elementary Families
Message from the Principal
I am so proud of how our Lions have adjusted to the beginning of the school year. It was a fun start with a day off the first week of school due to Hurricane Dorian. Doesn't that seem like so long ago? I hope that this newsletter finds everyone well and that all our families are in great school routines.
To all our new families, welcome to Lynnhaven ES! We will send The Lions Den out once a month to give families and overview of the happenings around the school.
During September, our 5th graders went to the largest field trip in the world - the air show at Oceana! They had a wonderful time. Thank you to all our parent chaperones who made this event special for our students!
We are in need of a PTA! Please consider becoming an officer of the PTA, so we can reinstate our membership to the Virginia PTA. PTA nomination forms will be going home soon, so be on the lookout for this opportunity. In order to be an active PTA, we need, at minimum, the following offices to be filled: President, Treasurer, and Secretary. Thank you for considering!
Month at a Glance
Oct. 8 - SCA Officers Meeting 3:00
Oct. 10 - Fall picture day
Oct. 11 - SCA Officer Installation
Oct. 14 - Virtual Learning Day - School Closed for Students
Oct. 14 - Staff Day - No School for Students
Oct. 17 - Safety Patrol Meeting 3:00
Oct. 22 - PreK field trip to Pumpkin Patch
Oct. 22 - SCA Officers and Class Representatives Meeting 3:00
Virtual Learning Day
Arrival/Student Drop Off
Additionally, we have seen an uptick of drop off along Maverick and Dillon. As you know, Dillon Drive is very busy in the morning, and dropping students off along Dillon or Maverick to cross over is not the safest option.
Why are some people allowed to pull in to the parking lot by the gym? We have two cluster bus stops for An Achievable Dream Academy at Seatack Elementary and Lynnhaven Middle Schools that pick up right in front of our school during our student arrival. So those cars do not block Dillon for our buses, we do allow them to pull in to the parking lot.
Thank you for your assistance with student drop off to ensure everyone is safe!
Title I Family Review Committee 2019-20
If you are interested in being considered for this input, please email Heather Robinson at firstname.lastname@example.org by October 10th.
Help our Students be Good Digital Citizens
Parents can be involved too! Take a look at the buttons before for more information on how parents can monitor their children's online activity.
Curriculum Updates - Quarter 1
Quarter 1 - Language Arts
Quarter 1 - Math
Kindergarten: To begin the year, in Numeration students will study numbers through ten and develop forward and backward counting skills. In Geometry, students will identify and describe plane figures, compare their sizes and shapes and describe locations relative to another. All Kindergarteners will be assessed using the VKRP assessment tool this school year.
Grade One: Students will begin the year in the Numeration unit by expanding their understanding of numbers up to 120 and identifying ordinal positions. Students will begin developing fluency with addition and subtraction through understanding part-whole relationships of numbers up to five. During the Geometry unit, students will sort and describe plane figures, classify concrete objects and work with geometric patterns.
Grade Two: Students will spend the first quarter exploring the Base-10 number system through identifying place and value, comparing numbers, rounding numbers to the nearest ten, skip counting and counting backwards. Students will be demonstrating fluency with addition and subtraction within 10.
Grade Three: Students will begin the year exploring place and value, rounding, comparing and ordering numbers during the Numeration unit. During the Computation unit, focus will be on applying strategies for addition and subtraction of whole numbers, including practical problems and using understanding of skip counting to begin demonstrating fluency for 0s, 1s, 2s, 5s and 10s multiplication facts.
Grade Four: The year kicks off in the Numeration unit with exploring place and value of nine digit whole numbers, comparing, ordering and rounding numbers through the millions. In the Computation unit, students will apply strategies for addition, subtraction and multiplication for problem solving. Students will demonstrate fluency in multiplication and division facts and begin exploring division strategies.
Grade Five: Numeration and Computation with Whole Numbers starts the year for Grade Five. Students will explore characteristics of even/odd and prime/composite numbers and apply strategies for addition, subtraction, multiplication and division in single-step and multi-step practical problems. During the Geometry unit, students will measure and classify angles as well as investigate triangles, polygons and circles. Students will also explore transformations.
Q1 - Science and Social Studies
Lynnhaven Elementary Administration
Virginia Beach City Public Schools and Lynnhaven Elementary
Put Students First • Seek Growth • Be Open to Change
Do Great Work Together • Value Differences