Lyons Mill Elementary Explorer
February 9 - No School for Students - Professional Development Day for Teachers
February 19 - President's Day - No School for Students
February 20 - PTA Meeting 6:30 p.m.
Black History Month
We are excited to celebrate Black History Month as an entire school during the month of February. Our theme for this year is, “Black History in S.T.E.A.M.” and we are excited to spend the month learning about notable Black scientists, engineers, artists and more! We are also excited to be inviting our parents in at the end of the month to showcase everything we’ve learned.
Message from our School Nurse
If your student has seasonal allergies and typically takes a daily allergy medication, please consider giving them medication this week as the warm weather results in high pollen and activation of allergies.
Meg Y. deFries, RN
Lyons Mill Elementary School
Health Suite - 443-809-6758
Winter Weather Closing and Delays
As winter weather approaches, be prepared for emergency updates from BCPS.
Learn more about closings, delays, cancellations & postponements in the BCPS Inclement Weather FAQ at
Updates from our School Nurse
Spare Clothing - If you student has an extra set of clothes at LMES, please consider updating to a Winter Set since the weather will most likely be cooler for the next several months.
Are you interested in volunteering with the PTA? If so, you must complete the online training for Baltimore County Public Schools. This training must be completed each school year prior to volunteering at any event where children are present. Some examples of events where PTA has needed volunteers include: Trunk-or-Treat, American Education Week, Teacher Appreciation Week, Fundraisers, Multicultural Night, Reflections arts program, or providing support onsite at school during the day!
BCPS Volunteer Application
Instructions for BCPS Online Volunteer Orientation
Safe Schools Training-New User
Safe Schools Training-Returning Users
Resources and Supports
Baltimore County Public Schools have already started planning for summer learning in 2024. As we work to increase achievement for all students by providing a variety of pathways to prepare students for college and careers, students who require additional learning at the end of the 2023-2024 school year will need to attend a summer program to help them be successful in the next grade level. Additional information about summer program offerings will be shared with students and families throughout the school year.
Below is a list of resources and supports that you and your student should consider accessing throughout the next three marking periods in order to maximize academic success in the 2023-2024 school year.
- Make sure your student is on time and attends school daily. Research show that student who miss more than 10 days of school (excused or unexcused) each year are more likely to perform low below their same age peers. Please reach out to Ms. Hayman-Hamilton, our school social worker for additional support firstname.lastname@example.org
- Grade 1-5 - Set up daily or weekly “Parent Digest” notifications from Schoology to monitor your student’s activity in each class. Directions for setting up notifications can be found here.
- Each night review your child's LMES planner and homework assignments
- Read, read, read for at least 20 minutes every night. You can read to your child, or they can read to you!
- Students in Grades K-3 engage in additional reading supports via Amira for at least 10 minutes daily - they can access Amira from home, too!
View the Bridges Mathematics Family Website to learn more about what your child is learning and how you can help them learn and grow in the area of mathematics https://www.mathlearningcenter.org/curriculum/family-support
How Do I Check My Child's Grades?
You can check your students grades, missing assignments, and test score in Schoology. For more information about setting up a Schoology account or to download the Schoology app click here.
Arrival is between 8:30 and 8:40. The bell rings at 8:40. It is very important that all students arrive to school by 8:40.
All students are expected to be in their seats and ready to begin the instructional day at 8:45 a.m. Students arriving after 8:45 a.m. are considered late and should follow these guidelines:
1. Enter through the main door and report to the office.
2. A parent must accompany the student(s) into the office and sign their child in.
Please join the PTA
The annual cost of dues for the LMES PTA is $10 ($1.03 online processing fee) per person.
To join the P.T.A., click here to register and pay your dues. Registration is for one person, not per family: