Linton's News & Notes

December 2021

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

December

6th - 10th Scholastic Book Fair--Preview Week

7th Lifetouch Fall Pictures--Make-Up/Retake Day

7th LSE General PTA Meeting @ 6:00 p.m.

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

10th - 11th PTA Holiday Shop (see PTA newsletter for more information)

13th - 17th Scholastic Book Fair--Buying Week

15th Scholastic Book Fair Family Night @ 4:00 p.m.

15th LSE's Spelling Bee @ 5:30 p.m.

16th Winter Concert @ 7:00 p.m.

23rd Early Dismissal for Students--Dismissal begins at 12:20 p.m.

24th - 31st Schools and Offices Closed--Winter Break


Sneak Peek into January

3rd Schools reopen

12th CCPS Board of Education Meeting @ 5:00 p.m.

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

17th Schools and Offices Closed--Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday

25th Marking Period 2 Ends

25th Parent Conference Night--more information coming soon

26th Schools Closed for Students

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.

BOOK FAIR INFORMATION

December 6th – December 10th Scholastic Book Fair Browsing Week

All students will be making a wish list of items during their normally scheduled media class. There is no obligation to purchase. We just want to allow all of the students an opportunity to browse all of the books in the book fair. Please do not send any money to purchase these books during this first week. We will be accepting donations during this week to the All For Books drive to provide books to children who will not be able to purchase a book and to the Classroom Wish List Program to provide books for teacher’s collections in their rooms. Thanks to all who have already donated to either of these programs.

December 13th – December 17th Scholastic Book Fair Buying Week

All students will be purchasing books during their regularly scheduled media classes except for Mrs. Hudspeth, Ms. Malcolm and Ms. Worry’s classes, who will shop earlier in the day on Friday, December 17th so we can pack up the fair. Due to the supply chain issues nationwide and the lack of workers in the Scholastic warehouses, we are not able to restock the fair as we normally would. Please talk with your child and perhaps pick a couple of second choice books if their first choice book is sold out. We can take prepaid orders if your child has their heart set on something that is sold out and Scholastic will ship those orders to our school, but we do not anticipate receiving the orders until sometime in January.

December 15th Scholastic Book Fair Family Night 4 – 8 PM

Our family night will be going on during the annual Spelling Bee. Please feel free to stop by at any time from 4 – 8 PM to shop. Thank you for your support of our Media Center!

JOIN OUR LSE FAMILY

HELP WANTED! Did you know that our school has employment opportunities currently available? Please contact Mr. Messier (gpmessi@carrollk12.org) or Ms. Bailey (jabail2@carrollk12.org) for more details on available positions. Interested applicants are asked to also visit the Employment Opportunities section of the CCPS website, as they must complete a CCPS employment application to be fully considered for positions. The CCPS Department of Human Resources manages this process and is the only office authorized to make official employment offers once the school completes interviews and all required documentation is finalized. Please share this information with family and friends who may be interested in employment. Thank you for your continued support of our school community.

LEXIA READING PROGRAM

For the remainder of the 2021-2022 school year, Lexia will be an assigned intervention. If your child is assigned to Lexia, you will receive a letter that indicates that your student may use the program at home. Otherwise, please discontinue use of the Lexia program. If you are looking for alternative ideas for your student to practice reading at home, please let your child's teacher know. Our Reading Specialist, Ms. Katherman, would be happy to offer some alternative ideas.

LOST AND FOUND ITEMS

If your student is missing something, please remind them to check the lost and found in the cafeteria. We have many sweatshirts, jackets, and other articles of clothing that have not been claimed.


Please consider writing your student's name on their jackets/sweatshirts to help our staff return the item to it's owner.

MORNING ARRIVAL

  • Please DO NOT drive through the bus loop during morning arrival. All traffic must proceed through the parking lot.
  • Morning drop-off ends at 8:30 a.m. to ensure students are in their classrooms by 8:35 a.m.
  • If your student arrives after 8:30 a.m., please walk your student to the front doors. Any student who arrives after 8:35 a.m. will be marked tardy.

PARENT TEACHER CONFERENCES

We will hold our second parent-teacher conference night on Tuesday, January 25, 2022. A Sign-Up Genius link will be emailed out to families in early January.

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.