Linton's News & Notes

May 2022

Our Vision:


Linton Springs is a community of lifelong learners

who demonstrate academic excellence and outstanding character.


Our Mission:


Collaborate... Teach... Inspire... Support... Empower

IMPORTANT DATES

May 2022

*MCAP Testing in grades 3-5 (see schedule below)

2nd - 6th Staff Appreciation Week

5th Grade 4 Field Trip to Bear Branch

10th 4th and 5th Grade Band Concert at Century High School @ 7:00 p.m.

11th CCPS Board of Education meeting @ 5:00 p.m.

12th General PTA meeting @ 6:00 p.m.

20th Kindergarten Field Trip to The Maryland Zoo

25th Grade 4 Play "We Haz Jazz" @ 7:00 p.m.

27th Play Day (more details coming soon!)

31st Play Day--rain date

30th Schools & Offices Closed--Memorial Day


Sneak Peek of June 2022

1st Global Running Day

1st 5th grade parent information night at Sykesville Middle School @ 6:30 p.m.

2nd Grade 3 Economics Fair

3rd 1st grade end of year picnic

3rd 5th grade end of year picnic

7th General PTA meeting @ 6:00 p.m.

8th Grade 5 Field Trip to Sykesville Middle School

8th CCPS Board of Education meeting @ 5:00 p.m.

9th Kindergarten In-House Field Trip

10th Last day of school for Pre-K students

10th Grade 5 Promotion Ceremony (more details coming soon)

13th Last day of school for students in grades K-5; students dismissed at 12:20 p.m.

ABSENCES & EARLY DISMISSALS

If your student is absent or will be leaving school early:


Please email lseattendance@carrollk12.org and copy your student's teacher(s)

OR

Call the main office at 410-751-3280


Automated phone calls for absences will occur unless an attendance email or phone call has been received.

ART ROOM NEWS

Congratulations to the students who have artwork at the Carroll County Arts Council for the Youth Art Month Show.


Cora Reaver

Dylan Campbell

Ostara Livensparger

Henley Jeffra

Emmett Hiteshew

Josie Slopek

Eli Picataggi

Aruna Kochis

Brendan Keough

Abner Perlman

Elaina Dolan

Rohan Khulpateea

Sadie Stein

Evelin King

Leah Alletag

Lexie Garner

Layla Vanadio

Naomi Kargus

Alissa Kozlov

Hailey Roland

Ivy Kynaston

Reilly Clevenger

Penny Alletag

Rylan Adams

Gianna Scaltz

Norah Salam

Olive Pepperman

Lukas Nagle

Andrew Maisano

Abby Bush

Viviane Cogle

LOST & FOUND ITEMS

Please encourage your student(s) to visit the lost & found items displayed in the cafeteria. We have many sweatshirts/hoodies, jackets, coats, etc. All items not collected by the end of the school year will be donated.

MARYLAND COMPREHENSIVE ASSESSMENT PROGRAM

Over the next two months, students in grades three, four and five will participate in MCAP (Maryland Comprehensive Assessment Program) for state-wide testing in math and reading. This computer based, standardized assessment is administered to all 3rd-5th graders in Maryland. The MCAP assessments in ELA and Math focus on the content outlined in the Maryland College and Career Ready Standards for each grade level. The Math assessment consists of four session each approximately 40 minutes in length. The ELA assessment consists of four sessions each approximately 70 minutes in length. More information regarding MCAP assessments in math and ELA can be found: Division of Assessment, Accountability, and Performance Reporting (marylandpublicschools.org).

There is nothing your child can study to prepare for this assessment other than get a good night’s sleep, eat a good breakfast and do his/her best. Students will complete one session each day on their assigned testing date (schedule below). If a student is absent, we will work with teachers to make up the missed sessions.


The dates and times for testing are as follows:

Grade 4 ELA May 9, 10, 12 & 13 at 10:35 am – 1 pm

Grade 5 ELA May 9, 10, 12 & 13 at 9:35 am – 12 pm

Grade 3 ELA May 16, 17, 19 & 20 at 9:35 am – 12 pm

*for gr. 3 ELA, grades 3 and 5 will switch schedules for the week of May 16

MUSIC ROOM NEWS

The Fourth Grade Class is hard at work on the musical play “We Haz Jazz!” and will present the play for families and friends on May 25th at 7:00 PM and for the school on May 26th! We look forward to bringing the history of Jazz music alive with this toe-tapping musical!

NEW WEBSITES

You may have noticed that both CCPS and LSE have new websites! Unfortunately, with the new program upgrade, a significant amount of the information did not carry over to our new LSE website. We are actively working on updating our website; however, it is a very slow process. We appreciate your patience and understanding!

SCHOOL BUS SAFETY

This is a reminder that Maryland law requires drivers to stop for school buses when the buses engage flashing red lights. We have received an increase in reports of cars not stopping when the red lights are flashing.


We must work together to ensure our students stay safe!

OTHER INFORMATION

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.