Lyons Mill Elementary Explorer

January 2023

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Dear LMES Families,

Happy New Year!! I am so proud of our students. My bucket is filled and my heart is happy when I see our students in the school building with their teachers. Our students are smiling, laughing and engaged in learning.

Students are more motivated to learn when they feel capable, connected and in control. Having your child teach you things nurtures these feelings. When your child tries to teach you about what she is doing, it can help her understand assignments better, reinforce what she knows and reveal gaps in her own comprehension.

Try these strategies:

• Show an interest in what your child is learning in school. Have him show you

an assignment, explain a concept or have him read aloud a chapter in a book at


• Let your child quiz you. See if you can name the state capitals or the first five

presidents or spell a certain word. Try to define vocabulary words and recall

math or science facts.

• Ask your child to help you solve a problem or create something. What does

he think you should do first, second, next...?

• Ask your child to teach you how to play one of his favorite games.

• Ask your child’s opinion and consider it before solidifying your own.

When children and parents talk regularly about school, children perform better academically.

Happy Learning, Happy Teaching, Happy Parenting, and Happy New Year!

Thank you for your ongoing support,

Your Proud Principal, Linda Macleod

Upcoming Events

January 10th - PTA Meeting

January 11th - Math Homework Helpers 4:30 Live on BCPS You Tube Channel or Fios 34 or Comcast 73

January 12th - Team BCPS Blue Day

January 16th - Schools Closed - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

January 17th- 3 Hour Early Dismissal - Grading and Reporting

January 23rd - Schools Closed - Professional Development Day for Staff

January 24th - National Compliment Day

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Reading Challenge

The Baltimore County Public Library is hosting a Winter Reading Challenge for students in grades K-5. Students who complete the challenge can earn a free ticket to a Towson University basketball game and a free small popcorn. The challenge runs from Monday, December 19 – Saturday, January 14. Families can register for the challenge at:

Math Apps - Reinforce what your child is learning in school.

These free apps are based on the visual models featured in Bridges in Mathematics. Apps are available in multiple versions: a web app for all modern browsers, and downloadable versions for specific operating systems and devices (such as Apple iOS for iPad).

Message from Our School Nurse

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School Lunches

Would you like to be more involved with your student’s spending in the cafeteria?

Would you like to pay off your negative balance and prevent future ones?

Sign up for!

By creating your free MySchoolBucks account, you can conveniently view your student’s cafeteria purchases, check their balance, limit their spending, set automatic notifications, set up automatic payments, and make secure payments! There is a fee to fund the account online. However, you can take advantage of all these features, and fund your account for free, with cash or a check at your student’s school.

If you haven’t already, please complete the Free and Reduced Meal Application, to qualify for free meals. MySchoolApps - Getting Started

Breakfast and Lunch Menus

Click here to view the breakfast and lunch menus.

School Counselor's Corner

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