February/febrero 2019

Principal's Message/Mensaje del Director

Hello and Happy February! Thank you to all of our families who came to our January parent conferences. Your support and dedication to our students is greatly appreciated.

It's hard to believe but this is the time of year when our school leadership team begins to plan for the next school year! Your input is extremely valuable, so we invite you to join us for our February Parent Coffee on Thursday, February 14 at 8:30am. During this time we will be discussing our staffing and budget model for next year. Please plan to join us to have your voice heard on how we plan for Lyn Knoll in the 2019-2020 school year.

Finally, our state testing (CMAS) is right around the corner in April. So it's very important that students are present in school every day for the next two months so that they are prepared to take this highly rigorous assessment. This is the best way that you can help your child be prepared for the CMAS assessments. Please let me know if you have any questions about the CMAS assessment.

Have a great month and as always thank you for all that you do to support your child and our school!

Hola y feliz febrero! Gracias a todas nuestras familias que asistieron a nuestras conferencias de padres en enero. Su apoyo y dedicación a nuestros estudiantes es muy apreciado.

Es difícil de creer, pero esta es la época del año en que nuestro equipo de liderazgo escolar comienza a planificar para el próximo año escolar. Su opinión es extremadamente valiosa, por eso los invitamos a unirse a nosotros para nuestro Café de Padres de febrero el jueves 14 de febrero a las 8:30 am. Durante este tiempo, discutiremos nuestro modelo de personal y presupuesto para el próximo año. Por favor haga planes para unirse a nosotros para que se escuche su voz sobre cómo planeamos para Lyn Knoll en el año escolar 2019-2020.

Finalmente, nuestra prueba estatal (CMAS) está a la vuelta de la esquina en abril. Entonces, es muy importante que los estudiantes estén presentes en la escuela todos los días durante los próximos dos meses para que estén preparados para tomar esta evaluación altamente rigurosa. Esta es la mejor manera en que puede ayudar a su hijo a prepararse para las evaluaciones CMAS. Por favor, avíseme si tiene alguna pregunta sobre la evaluación CMAS.

¡Que tenga un excelente mes y, como siempre, gracias por todo lo que hace para apoyar a su hijo y a nuestra escuela!

Upcoming Important Dates/Fechas Importantes

Upcoming Dates of Importance

  • 2/1 - Parent Conference Exchange Day, No Classes

  • 2/5 - Lyn Knoll Governing Board Meeting

  • 2/5 - APS Board of Education Meeting

  • 2/14 - Parent Coffee

  • 2/14 - Valentine's Day Celebration

  • 2/18 - President's Day, No Classes

  • 2/22 - *Professional Early Release Day (calendar change - students dismissed at 11:00)*

  • 2/25 - Student Lighthouse

Calendar Change

In order to provide out teachers with adequate time to analyze student interim data and intentionally plan for the upcoming 6 weeks, we have decided to make a minor adjustment to our school calendar. This minor change will also allow time for some professional learning amongst our teachers and administration.

February 22 has been changed from a full day of classes to a Professional Early Release Day. Students will be dismissed at 11:00.

For our most up to date calendar, please visit our website at: https://lynknoll.aurorak12.org/home

February Parent Coffee/Cafe de Padres

Thursday, Feb. 14th, 8:30am

12445 East 2nd Avenue

Aurora, CO

Join us for our monthly Parent Coffee.

Find us on social media!

For up to date information and details regarding school events and other school related and district news, visit our website, follow us on our Facebook page, Instagram and Twitter.

Dragon Tshirts/Camisas de Lyn Knoll Disponibles Ahora

Great news Dragons! Our Dragon t-shirts are available for purchase! Student shirts will be available for $7 and adult shirts (S-XXL) for $9, $10 and $11 (depending on size).


Flu Prevention

It's that time of the year and the flu is in full effect. The flyer below are recommendations from the CDC to help prevent the flu. As always, wash your hands with soap and water often.

Inclement Weather/Inclemencias del Clima

As written in the Aurora Public Schools Student Handbook, “It is an expectation that students well enough to be in school are well enough to participate in all activities, including outdoor recess. It is suggested that children be dressed for the Colorado weather conditions. Current weather conditions will determine whether or not students go outside for school activities. Outdoor recess will be held if the temperature including wind chill, is 20 degrees or above. The decision for recess will also be based on weather conditions at the school site.”

Lyn Knoll’s Policy:

Indoor Recess/Line Up will occur for the following reasons:

  • Temperature is below 20 degrees; or

  • Temperature is below 32 degrees AND the conditions such as clouds, wind chill, etc., determine it is not ideal for students and staff; or

  • Rain conditions are above a “mist”

Because Colorado weather fluctuates throughout the day, we ask that your child come to school prepared for the cold weather and with their winter gear i.e. coat, gloves, hat, scarf and boots. All students must still come prepared with athletic shoes so that they can participate in P.E. every day.

If you need assistance with obtaining winter gear for your child, please contact Mrs. Garcia.

Homework Policy/Politicas de Tarea

NutriSlice - New Cafeteria Menu Platform - December Menu/Menu de diciembre

Welcome to NutriSlice, Aurora Public Schools' newest way to browse and review your child's school breakfast and lunch menu. Just click the link below and select the schools you prefer.

Box Tops for Education - Help us earn money

Do you cut box tops? Do you know someone that does? Send them our way!

We are collecting box tops for education to raise money for our school. Watch the short video below to understand how it's done.


Free/Reduced Lunch Application

Click the link below for access to the 2018/2019 lunch application. If you need assistance with this process, please stop by the office during business hours.

Student Check In System

Click below for access to the new online student check in system. For new users, contact the main office for your log-in information. This process must be completed every year. If you have not completed this process and need assistance, please stop by the office during business hours.

Parent Portal Access

Click the link below for access to the Parent Portal. Once logged in, you can view your child's attendance, grades, and other communications with regard to your APS student(s).

Add money to your child's lunch account

Click the link below for access to your child's lunch account and to add money for lunch payment. You may also do this via your Parent Portal by clicking on the "Pay for school meals online" link.

Visitor Check-In System and Requirements

Lyn Knoll has implemented the APS District Wide Raptor Security System to check in our visitors. This system reviews a nationwide database to check backgrounds on individuals that that visit our school, including all APS employees, authorized Volunteers and District Approved Contractors.

It is required that you provide us with your government issued ID which will then be scanned in the system. You will then be issued a visitor sticker that must be worn at all times while you are in the building and must be returned to the office upon exiting the building. Please be prepared with identification every time you visit our school. If you have any questions or concerns please contact our office.

For more detailed information, please contact our APS Security department directly.

PeachJar - Flyer Communication

Be sure to check our new flyers!