DRAGON NEWS

November 2018

Principal Message

Hello Lyn Knoll Families and Staff!

As we begin the month of November, I want to take a moment to share with you a few things that I am thankful for this Thanksgiving season. First, I am so thankful for how engaged and dedicated our families are to the success of our students at Lyn Knoll. Last month, we had over 150 families join us for our Quarter I parent conferences. We strongly value this relationship with our families and hope to continue to build this with you throughout the year. Next, Lyn Knoll would not be the great school that it is without the work of our exceptional teachers. Each day our teachers arrive very early and stay very late to ensure that our students receive the most engaging and rigorous instruction each day. I am so thankful for the level of professionalism and dedication each teacher brings to our school. Finally, I am thankful for the wealth of diversity and knowledge that all of our students bring to Lyn Knoll. Everyday, they remind me of why we are here and why we must continue our work to ensure each and every student is successful!

I continue to be honored and thankful to serve as your principal. Have a great month and have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Dr. Graziani

Upcoming Important Dates

  • 11/6 - Governing Board Meeting

  • 11/8 - Parent Coffee

  • 11/8 - Mandatory 5th Grade Parent Meeting

  • 11/9 - Early Release/Half Day for Students

  • 11/19-20 - Book Fair

  • 11/21 - Conference Exchange Day, No classes

  • 11/22-23 - Thanksgiving, No classes

November Parent Coffee

Thursday, Nov. 8th, 8:30-9:30am

12445 East 2nd Avenue

Aurora, CO

Lyn Knoll T-Shirts

Our Dragon t-shirts are being printed and will soon be available to purchase! Student shirts will be available for $7 and adult shirts (S-XL) will be $9 (larger sizes are slightly more). We are also having a webstore created so that you can purchase additional Lyn Knoll Dragon gear such as hoodies, and long sleeve t-shirts. Keep checking back for more details.

Inclement Weather

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.

Healthy Family Habits

Positive Sleep Habits Can Help Kids Perform Well in School

According to the National Sleep Foundation, creating positive sleep habits can help eliminate many behavioral problems.


Here are some tips to promote positive sleep habits:


  • Create a family schedule that includes a consistent bedtime routine every night. A predictable structure benefits kids because it is expected. Unexpected happenings are linked to unexpected behaviors (i,e. meltdowns, tantrums, etc.) from children.

  • Eliminate drinks and food (like colas and chocolate) that contain caffeine after school.

  • Set a realistic bedtime based on your child’s age. The National Sleep Foundation’s recommended hours of sleep based upon age can be found at this link: Hours of Sleep

  • Decrease light usage as the sun goes down to help your brain recognize it is almost time to rest.

  • Restrict electronics during the last two hours before bed. The blue light from cell phones and computers provide sleep interference.


When kids get better sleep, it can open a pathway to stay focused, control impulsive behavior, and perform better in school.



Homework Policy

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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.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5vYa6ucSXwc

NutriSlice - New Cafeteria Menu Platform - November Menu

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.

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!