Linton's News & Notes

February 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

February 2022

1st Report Cards Distributed (PreK-5th grade) & Posted to Home Access Center (3rd-5th grade only)

9th CCPS Board of Education meeting @ 5:00 p.m.

10th General PTA meeting @ 6:00 p.m.

21st Schools and Offices Closed--Presidents' Day

24th Parent Conference Night--Teacher Invite Only (snow date below)

28th Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT) for all 2nd grade students


Sneak Peek of March 2022

1st Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT) for all 2nd grade students

2nd Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT) for all 2nd grade students

4th Kids Heart Challenge

7th - 11th Kindergarten Registration Week--more details to come soon!

8th General PTA meeting @ 6:00 p.m.

9th CCPS Board of Education meeting @ 5:00 p.m.

10th Parent Conference Night--Teacher Invite Only (SNOW DATE for February 24th)

11th Early Dismissal for all students @ 12:20 p.m.

21st - 24th Vision & Hearing Screenings for Kindergarten, 1st, and 4th grade students

23rd Grade 2 Musical Play "Bugz"--more details to come soon!

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.

COVID-19 UPDATES

We greatly appreciate everyone's continued patience and understanding as we continue to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic.


During the January 12, 2022 Board of Education meeting, the Board voted to modify quarantine guidance and to modify close contact notification practices. Effective January 19, 2022 parents/guardians of students who were in a classroom, at the lunch table, or rode the school bus with a person who tested positive for COVID-19 began receiving a courtesy notification letter. The courtesy notification is intended to prioritize and optimize efficiency and timeliness over specificity.


If you have medical questions regarding the courtesy letter, please contact Nurse Twigg. All non-medical questions, should be directed to Mr. Messier or Ms. Bailey.

HEALTH SUITE NEWS

Health Suite News

A few gentle reminders concerning when your child is sick. Please keep your child at home if they have any one of the following COVID like symptoms:


Fever of 100.4 or greater

Onset of severe headache (usually with a fever)

Cough Sore throat

Vomiting New loss of taste or smell

Diarrhea Shortness of breath

Difficulty breathing


If your child has one of these symptoms contact your physician for further guidance. It is highly recommended that they be tested for COVID-19 within 2 days or evaluated by their physician return to school note stating it is due to another illness.


If your child is waiting for a PCR test they must remain at home until their results are received. Please inform the school if you are having your child tested.

If your child has a fever, vomiting or diarrhea they must be free of symptoms 24 hours, without the use of a fever reducing medication, i.e. Tylenol or ibuprofen prior to returning.


You can always contact the school nurse if you have any medical questions or concerns at artwigg@carrollk12.org or 410-751-3280.

JOIN OUR LSE FAMILY

HELP WANTED! Did you know that our school has employment opportunities currently available? Please contact Mr. Messier (gpmessi@carrollk12.org) or Ms. Bailey (jabail2@carrollk12.org) for more details on available positions. Interested applicants are asked to also visit the Employment Opportunities section of the CCPS website, as they must complete a CCPS employment application to be fully considered for positions. The CCPS Department of Human Resources manages this process and is the only office authorized to make official employment offers once the school completes interviews and all required documentation is finalized. Please share this information with family and friends who may be interested in employment. Thank you for your continued support of our school community.

KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION WEEK

Do you have a child turning 5 years old on or before September 1, 2022? If so, mark your calendar, for our annual Kindergarten registration week. This year our registration week will be held from Monday, March 7th through Friday, March 11th. Note: Registration will be by appointment only.


Registration information can be found on the LSE website: Registration (carrollk12.org)


Please reach out to Ms. Spindler, 410-751-3280, with specific registration questions.

LSE READS

To celebrate the end of our LSE Reads program, the Eldersburg Branch of the Carroll County Public Library will be sponsoring some fun activities centered around our book “The Mouse and the Motorcycle”. From 2/8 – 2/28, Monday-Thursday 3-7:30 pm, Friday 3-5 pm, and Saturday 9:00-4:30 pm, the Eldersburg Branch will have these activities available for students to complete. Finish five to earn a prize located at the library information desk.


  • Mouse and the Motorcycle Trivia Scavenger Hunt
  • Object Scavenger Hunt
  • Make A Mouse Craft
  • Mouse and the Motorcycle Word Scramble
  • Solve The Right Turn Only Maze
  • Create Your Own Mouse and the Motorcycle Maze From Legos
  • Mouse Corner Bookmark


We wish to thank all the students, teachers, and parents who participated this year. Also another big thank-you to the PTA for funding the purchase of our books. Looking forward to next year’s book already!

MUSIC ROOM NEWS

  • The music room is “buzzing” with excitement as our second grade class prepares for their musical “Bugz”! They will present the musical on March 23rd, right here at Linton Springs.
  • We congratulate Isabella Abbott, Jamie Baker, Abbi Dowd, Elise Linton, Dondrea Monk, and Olive Pepperman for being our representatives to the Region 2 Eisteddfod Honors Chorus! They will perform with students from across the county on March 18th.
  • A HUGE THANK YOU to the PTA for the generous grant allowing us to purchase new chromatic bell sets!! We are so grateful for their support!

STUDENT SUPPLIES

As we enter the second half of our school year, please check in with your student and replenish any school supplies that may be running low.

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.