Lynch Pride Newsletter

January 2020

From the Desk of Mrs. Kidd

May your new year be vibrant and delightful.

May there be LOVE, JOY, & PEACE within & around you,

May goodness and grace always inspire you.

May your positive energy be plentiful & worries be few.

May you stay calm & kind in all stressful situations.

May you remember to slow down & savor the time you get

to spend with the people you LOVE.

May aspiration & compassion be the brightest light

that guide you through your path, and may you

take what inspired you & make it your life

in 2020 & many years to come.

Above all, may you always be safe, feel

LOVED, and blessed with

the gifts of good health & Hope.

From the desk of Ms. Jones:

Welcome back and Happy New Year! I hope this newsletter finds everyone healthy and happy. We are back at it and digging our heels in to get our students focused on their academic lives. We only have a few months before our 3rd through 5th graders will be showing what they know on the state FSA testing. We were so pleased to see those who came out for Student Led Conferences and hope that we continue to see parents join us for lunch, sign up for conferences and participate in many upcoming evening events. See everyone at math night and again, Happy New Year!

Mark your Calendars!

1/16 Family Math Night 6:00-8:00 PM

1/17 Class pictures: wear school uniforms

1/20 Martin Luther King, Jr Day- school closed

1/21 2nd quarter report cards distributed

1/24 Chuck E Cheese spirit day 3:00-9:00 PM

1/24 Honor Roll/Principal's List Awards Assembly 3rd-5th grade

1/31 Reading Under the Stars

2/17 Pro Ed day-no school for students

Math Family Night

Thursday, Jan. 16th, 6-8pm

Lynch Elementary

We hope that parents and other family members will come out for an evening of math games with their students. There will be prizes and a wonderful dessert bar to enjoy. It’s a great night to encourage all grade level students to fall in love with math!

Download the flyer below for more details.

Healthy Habits

This is the time of year when winter weather and children’s illnesses can take a toll on school attendance. January and February are peak months for colds and flu. Florida is already experiencing moderate influenza levels, and those numbers will rise as the season moves forward. But it’s important to get your children to school every day possible.

· If your children are sick, talk to your doctor or the school nurse to see whether they are too sick for school.

· Do what you can to keep your children healthy. Dress them warmly for the cold weather, and make sure they’ve got jackets and pants. Encourage them to wash their hands regularly, and cover their coughs and sneezes.

· Absences, even if they are excused, can add up to academic trouble. This is as true in kindergarten as it is in high school. ~ Nurse Juli


Did you know that students and families have opportunities to provide suggestions and feedback on our school meals program and other food and beverages sold served and offered on school campus? Healthy food choices are so important, and having a say in the foods served help students take ownership of this lifelong habit. ~ Mrs. Russell

Lynch Wellness Champion

District Program Application Period is Underway!

The application period for magnet, fundamental and career programs is underway!

Apply now through 5 p.m. on Jan. 17 at https://reservation.pcsb.org.

All applications are assigned a random number, so it does not matter whether you apply early or late during this period. Please give yourself plenty of time in case you have questions during the application process.

If you need help completing your application, stop by one of our application assistance nights:

  • 5:30-7 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 14, at Gibbs High School, or
  • 4:30-7 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 16, at the Student Assignment Office in the Pinellas County Schools Administration Building, 301 4th Street SW in Largo

Student Assignment staff will also be available during normal business hours, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.


For more information, visit www.pcsb.org/Choice or contact Student Assignment at (727) 588-6210.

Thank you,

Pinellas County Schools

Charitable Giving!

Charitable Giving: Santa’s Visit

Happy New Year to everyone! We would like to thank the many benefactors would adopted children and families for the Christmas holiday. We are very grateful to Keller Williams Realty, an Unnamed Donor, Staff and all of our many Lunch Pals for all you continue to do for our student. It was so much fun being one of Santa’s helpers in 2019. Without you many of these families might not have had a Christmas so again we would like to thank you for your generosity.


We also would like to thank our community partners: First Baptist of St. Pete., Big Lots, Winn Dixie, Chick Fil-a (4th street) and McDonalds for their continued support in donations to Lynch Elementary.


Pastors Money and Rice along with their congregation just never stop giving. From the backpacks and school supplies to the staff lunches and the students shoes (see the pictures above) we say thank you. We are better because of our partnerships and willingness to work together. We cannot do any of this without our partners, families, community, staff and volunteers; who do it all for our students.

English- Thank you, Thanks, Spanish– Gracias, French– Merci (Thank you very much= Merci Beaucoup), Italian– Grazie, Japanese– (Domo) Arigato (ah-ree-gah’-toh) or written ありがとう

Chinese– do jeh, daw-dyeh , German– Danke sehr, Thai– Khop Khun Mak Kha

Russian– Spasiba (spah-see’-boh), Korean– written 감사합니다 gamsahabnida

Icelandic– Takk, Hawaiian– Mahalo, Hebrew– Toda (toh-dah’), Greek– Efharisto (ef-har-ris-tou’)

What do Parent Involvement and Family Engagement look like?

Parent Involvement

· Parents talk to the teachers at the time children arrive and when they leave at the end of the day

· Parents participate in social events

· Parents attend meetings

· Staff ask questions about the child, his or her family, and home life.

· Staff provides resources/ideas for families to use at home and in the community.



Parent Engagement

· Families share suggestions and concerns with staff.

· Families and staff work together to create activities that reflect the cultural traditions of the families in the school.

· Families volunteer for leadership activities and provide ongoing and meaningful input about programming.

· Families and staff share in the development of activities and events over time based on their strengths/interests/abilities.

· Families and staff work together to discuss, implement, and share responsibility for the student’s learning plan. ~ Mrs. York

Survey

Parents please complete this survey by clicking the link below.

We need as many parents as possible to respond and appreciate your time and effort in helping our school.

Thanks!

https://eprovesurveys.advanc-ed.org/surveys/#/action/122707/36769

Mission:

We will prepare every student for college, career, and citizenship by providing quality educational experiences and integrating literacy through all disciplines.


Vision:

100% student success.

SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS

Carol J. Cook- Chairperson

Eileen M. Long- Vice-Chairperson


Patricia Wright- Area IV Superintendent (727) 588-5022

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More more information about Lynch Elementary or to see details about upcoming events, check out our school website:

https://www.pcsb.org/lynch-es