Linton's News & Notes
7th Marking Period #1 ends--Early Dismissal for students. Dismissal begins at 12:20 p.m.
13th - 17th American Education Week--see details below
13th LSE PTA Food Drive begins
14th Report Cards come home with students. Grades 3-5 published to HAC by 4:00 p.m.
15th Parent-Teacher Conference Night #2 (Parent Sign-Up--see details below)
15th Advanced Academics Parent Information Night--see details below
16th LSE PTA General Meeting @ 6:00 p.m.
17th LSE PTA Food Drive ends
21st LSE PTA Chick-Fil-A Spirit Night
22nd Early Dismissal for Schools & Offices; Dismissal begins at 12:20 p.m.
23rd Schools & Offices Closed
24th Schools & Offices Closed
4th - 8th Scholastic Book Fair--Preview Week
5th Fall Picture Day Retakes
7th Parent-Teacher Conference Night #3 (Parent Sign-Up--see details below)
11th - 15th Scholastic Book Fair--Purchasing Week
11th Chorus and Instrumental Music Winter Concert @ Century High School--7:00 p.m.
12th Winter Concert for students only @ 9:00 a.m.
13th Midterm for Marking Period #2. K-2nd: Progress Reports come home. 3rd-5th: Check grades in HAC
14th Family Night at the Book Fair @ 4:00 - 7:30 p.m.
14th Spelling Bee Competition--more details coming soon
19th 4th Grade Field Trip to the National Aquarium
19th LSE PTA Chick-Fil-A Spirit Night
20th 3rd Grade Field Trip to Mt. Airy Bowling Lanes
22nd Early Dismissal for Schools & Offices--Dismissal begins at 12:20 p.m.
25th - 29th Schools & Offices Closed--Winter Break
*Schools will reopen on Tuesday, January 2, 2024!
American Education Week
Each year, American Education Week provides us with an opportunity to celebrate and showcase the many achievements of public education. This week is also a unique opportunity for parents/guardians to visit their child's classroom(s)!
Parents/Guardians are welcome to visit classrooms between 9:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. on:
Monday, November 13th: 4th & 5th Grade
Tuesday, November 14th: 2nd & 3rd Grade
Wednesday, November 15th: 1st Grade
Thursday, November 16th: PreK & Kindergarten
Friday, November 17th: All grades
When visiting your child's classroom, we ask the following:
- No younger or non-school aged siblings may attend.
- Cell phones must be silenced. No photography or videography while in the classroom.
- Avoid disruptions to classroom instruction.
- No conferencing with the classroom teacher.
- If your student(s) will be dismissed early, please email LSEAttendance@carrollk12.org
*Picture ID is required when signing in to visit classrooms*
ATTENDANCE & ABSENCES
To report a student's absence, please call the school or email LSEAttendance@carrollk12.org and copy your student's homeroom teacher.
In the email, please include your student's full name, grade, and homeroom teacher's name.
Robocalls for absences will occur unless an email or phone call has been received.
Please review the following bus rules with your student. This list is not exhaustive, but focuses on the current areas of concern:
1) Always remain seated while the bus is moving.
2) While seated, students should face forward and keep the aisle clear.
3) Students must keep their bodies and all objects inside of the bus, at all times.
4) Speak to your bus driver with respect and kindness.
Students who are unable to follow the established bus rules may earn a bus referral. Parents/Guardians will be notified when a referral is assigned. Continued misbehavior may result in a bus suspension.
Our bus drivers are a special group of people who have stepped up to ensure our students are safely transported to and from school. Together, we must support our bus drivers.
Morning car riders: Staff are available to help your student out of the car and will be happy to escort your student to the front door of the school, upon request and if available. Please avoid parking in the front lot and walking your student(s) across the bus loop. This is a busy intersection, and everyone's safety is our priority.
Afternoon car riders: Staff escort students from the gymnasium to those staff working outside. Students should be entering the car on the driver's side of the vehicle. Parents may not park in the car rider line to support getting your student into the car. If your child requires support getting into their seat or being buckled up, please pull into an available parking spot. Supporting your child while sitting in the car rider line significantly delays the process.
NO CARS may enter the bus loops during morning or afternoon arrival. All cars should be entering and exiting through the school entrance closest to Linton Road during the morning and afternoon. Please do not use the entrance/exit closest to the school playground and Century High School. See map below--thank you for keeping our school community safe!
- Daily substitute teachers and instructional assistants.
Substitute Teacher Pay Rates
- Certified or Degreed (minimum of a Bachelor's Degree): $145.29/day
- Non-degreed: $123.80
Substitute Instructional Assistant Pay Rates
- $14.00 per hour
- Student Support Assistant: 6 hours/day at $15.52/hour.
Interested in joining our team? Find step-by-step directions on how to apply to CCPS here!
After you successfully complete and submit your employment application, please email Dr. Messier to set-up an interview.
ETM Recipe of the Month
This month’s featured recipe is Haitian Soup Joumou also known as Pumpkin Soup. It has been said that the Haitian slaves were strictly forbidden to eat pumpkin soup; only French colonial masters and plantation owners were allowed to eat this delicacy. On January 1, 1804, Haiti became the first independent Black Republic of the New World by defeating the French armies of Napolean Bonaparte. As a sign and celebration of their freedom Haitians began to prepare and eat this soup every year on January 1st to remember their liberation from French Colonial Rule. This soup has savory herbs and screams Fall! We hope that you enjoy this tasty dish filled with popular Haitian flavors with friends and family.
Stovetop Soup Joumou
· 1 Butternut Squash or Pumpkin (Approx 2lbs)
· 3 cups of Macaroni noodles
· 1 lb. Beef stew meat
· 1 tablespoon fresh ginger
· 1 teaspoon of sage
· 1 teaspoon of thyme
· Salt and pepper to taste
· 2 tablespoons of fresh parsley
· 1 large onion diced
· Scallions diced
· 2 carrots diced
· 2 celery stalks diced
· 2 medium potatoes peeled and cubed
· 2 medium turnips peeled and cubed
· 2 cups thinly sliced and chopped cabbage
· 2 garlic cloves
· Juice from 2 limes or lemons
· 2 tablespoons of olive oil
· 2 cups of vegetable broth
· 10 cups
· 1/4 can of tomato paste
· ½ cup tomato sauce
· 1 beef bouillon cube
Directions: In a medium pot, cook squash in 6 cups of water over medium heat for 30 minutes then puree the squash in the water. While the squash is cooking, clean the meat with lime and marinate the meat with the meat rub (tomato paste, onions, scallions, thyme, sage, ginger, garlic, salt, and pepper all combined and ground together). Note, the meat can marinate for up to one hour or one day in advance. Then, in a stockpot, add the meat with the oil and remaining paste and brown. Caramelize the meat by adding small amounts of water as it is browning. Cook with a cover over medium heat for 20 minutes. Then add 3 cups of water, broth, beef bouillon, and cooked pureed squash/pumpkin and bring it to a boil. Add all diced vegetables to the boiling pot and bring to another boil. Reduce the heat and let simmer for about 1 hour, stirring frequently. Then, add macaroni noodles until soft and tender. Add more or less water for preferred consistency and salt/paper to taste. Enjoy!
Green Team's Nextrex Recycling Challenge
Please consider having your student bring the following plastic items listed below to school to be weighed and counted towards our goal. There will be a collection classroom for each grade. Thank you for helping promote the importance of recycling plastic film and working towards winning a bench for our school.
News from the Advanced Academics Classroom
Advanced Academics Parent Information Night
Wednesday, November 15th 6:00 – 6:40 pm
If you would like to hear more about the Advanced Academics Programs in Carroll County Public Schools, please consider attending a Parent Information Night on November 15th at 6:00 pm, here at Linton Springs Elementary School. The presentation will be held in Room D101 and given by Amey Sanders. If you are interested in the information but can’t make it that night, email AmeySanders@carrollk12.org to receive the presentation electronically. Looking forward to seeing you soon!
News from the Health Suite
Does your child know when, why and how to wash their hands?
Handwashing is the best way to prevent the spread of germs and illness. Hand washing alone has been proven to reduce the spread of illness by 20-50%. Teaching your child proper handwashing techniques is a great way to keep them healthy and prevent the spread of infection.
Children should wash their hands before and after eating or preparing food, using the restroom, before and after helping someone with a task, playing with an animal, in PE class, playing outside or after sports activities, and when they get home from school.
Practice washing your hands with your child(ren) at home. I have attached links to some great websites for teaching children the importance of hand washing.
Given that timeslots are limited, we ask that families who have recently attended a conference or meeting with their child's teacher, refrain from signing up for an additional conference.
Sign-Up Genius Links for both conference nights will be sent via email to all families:
Friday, November 3rd at 8:00 a.m.
The link for the November 15th conference night will close at 3:30 p.m. on November 7th.
The link for the December 7th conference night will close at 3:30 p.m. on November 30th.
Summer Camp Opportunity
Camp Invention at Linton Springs
Are you already missing the excitement of camp? We are too! The good news is the fun and learning don’t have to end here. In fact, you can secure your spot right now for Camp Invention® 2024 at Linton Springs Elementary July 8th through July 12th! Because you joined us for Camp Invention this summer, you have the exclusive opportunity to preregister for next year’s all-new program and save big! Spots are limited, so we encourage you to take advantage of the biggest savings of the year now and get ready for brand-new adventures filled with hands-on, confidence-building challenges. Preregister at invent.org/camp2024 and save $50 when you use code CAMP2024 by November 30th! We can’t wait to share another awesome summer with you and your creative camper.
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.