DRAGON NEWS

Learn. Lead. Lift

September 2019

Mission & Values

Mission:

Developing a confident community of student leaders by nurturing and empowering the whole- child through innovative instruction and purposeful movement in a small school environment.


Values:

Every student can be a leader of change - Diversity is an asset - Everyday movement results in cognitive growth - Personalized learning through a small-school culture


Your Community School:

Lyn Knoll values its ties to the community. Because we are a small school, we pride ourselves on our close-knit, family-oriented culture. Through our open-door policy, we believe families and staff are able to build the relationships necessary to ensure every student is successful. Lyn Knoll is your community school and offers:


- A full-time family liaison

- A community garden

- Parent and family involvement committee

- Multiple opportunities for family engagement

- Free after school care, 3:00-6:00 p.m.

Principal Message

Dear Families,


It is difficult to believe that we have already completed a month of school! Our awesome students are already working hard as they learn new grade-level content. While our amazing teachers are striving to ensure each student receives access to grade-level standards as well as individual attention to support each student’s academic and social needs.


We would like to welcome all families to join us on Thursday, September 12 from 4:00-6:30pm for our 2nd Annual Literacy and Back to School Night! Come celebrate reading with us as we provide parents with ideas, strategies, and games for how to best support your child’s reading abilities! Please join us for dinner, games, and much more!


Finally, our first priority is to keep all students safe. Please remember that we need your help during arrival and dismissal to ensure the safety of all students. Please do not double park or make u-turns on 2nd Avenue during arrival (8:00am-8:20pm) and dismissal (2:50pm-3:10pm). Not only is this dangerous for our students, it is against the law. Also, please use the two crosswalks with crossing guards during dismissal to cross to the south side of 2nd Avenue.


Thank you for all that you do to support Lyn Knoll Elementary!


Dr. Shawn Graziani

Principal, Lyn Knoll Elementary


Important Dates

9/2 - Labor Day/No Classes

9/3 - Governing Board Meeting

9/5 - Parent Coffee

9/6 - Community Meeting

9/11 - Fall Picture Day (individual photos)

9/12 - Pop Into Literacy Festival

9/13 - Community Meeting

9/20 - Community Meeting

9/26 - Preschool Parent Day

9/27 - PLC Day/No Classes

Parent Coffee

Thursday, Sep. 5th, 8:30-9:30am

12445 East 2nd Avenue

Aurora, CO

Fall into Literacy Festival

Thursday, Sep. 12th, 4-6pm

12445 East 2nd Avenue

Aurora, CO


"Pop into a Good Book"


Students are asked to come to school dressed as their favorite book character and parents can join in during the festival. Come visit the different grade levels and take home some helpful reading goodies.

A message from 5th grade

As part of the 4th and 5th grade supply list, we have asked that parents provide earbuds for their child to bring to school for use with their chromebooks every day. We do not have earbuds to check out, nor for purchase. When the students have their own earbuds, it provides a more hygiene friendly and sanitary environment.


We also ask that our 3rd grade students to come to school prepared with their own earbuds.


The Lyn Knoll staff is appreciative of your support.

After School Care - FREE with Rocky Mountain Kids

To register for our FREE after school care program, click here: www.rmkcolorado.com

Use code: lynknoll at checkout.

Aurora Public Schools Dress Code Policy

AURORA PUBLIC SCHOOLS APS Code: JICA-R

Adopted June 2012

Revised June 2014

STUDENT DRESS CODE


In order to maintain a school environment which is safe and conducive to learning, all clothing must be appropriate so as not to disrupt the learning environment and not interfere with the health, safety and welfare of any person.


The following items are deemed to be unacceptable to wear to school:

• Shorts, dresses, skirts or other similar clothing that are so short as to be immodest and/or create a distraction

• Sunglasses, hats, and/or head coverings (e.g., hoodies, bandanas, and doo rags) worn inside the building

• Inappropriately sheer, tight or low-cut clothing (e.g., midriffs, halter tops, backless clothing, tube tops, garments made of fishnet, mesh or

similar material, muscle tops, etc.) that bare or expose traditionally private parts of the body including, but not limited to, the stomach,

buttocks, back and breasts

• Clothing worn in such a way as that undergarments can be seen

• Any clothing (including outwear), grooming, jewelry, hair coloring, accessories, or body adornments that are or contain any advertisement,

symbols, words, slogans, patches, or pictures, etc., that:

- Refer to drugs, tobacco, alcohol, or weapons

- Are of a sexual nature

- By virtue of color, trademark, or other attributes denote membership in gangs which advocate drug use, violence, or disruptive

behavior

- Are obscene, profane, vulgar, lewd, or legally libelous

- Threaten the safety or welfare of any person

- Promote any activity prohibited by the student code of conduct

- Otherwise disrupt the teaching-learning process


School principals, in conjunction with the school accountability committee and/or other parent group, may develop and adopt school-specific dress codes that are consistent with this policy. If any unusual situation relative to dress or grooming arises which is not specifically covered in this regulation, the building principal shall have the authority to rule on the appropriateness of the attire.

Cell Phones

Students are permitted to bring cellphones to school. However, it is strongly recommended that student do NOT bring electronics to school. The expectation is once instruction begins, cell phones must be turned off or on silent and must remain in students’ backpacks until they are dismissed from school. Students who have their cell phone out during the school day will have their cell phone taken away until the end of the day. If a student does not follow the above expectation, they will be asked to refrain from bringing their cell phone to school. Is it also asked that students leave all money and other valuable property at home.


We are not responsible for the loss or theft of cell phones or other personal electronic devices, and/ or valuable property brought from home.

Community Meeting

Join us every Friday at 8:30 for our Community Meeting. Be part of our celebrations as we recognize our weekly leaders from each grade level, and learn our Lyn Knoll cheers; enjoy student performances as they teach us what the habit of the week means, what it looks like, and how to be a leader. Come be a part of our community.
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Family Resources & Information

New to Parent Portal?

Click below for instructions on accessing your parent portal.

https://aurorak12.org/parents/student-resources/grades-attendance/

Nutrition Application - apply for Free/Reduced lunch

Online Student Check-In System for Returning Students

Student Lunch Account - add money

Visitor Check-In Requirements

Aurora Public Schools and Lyn Knoll have implemented the District-Wide Raptor Security System to check in our visitors. This system reviews a nationwide database to check backgrounds on individuals that visit our school, including all APS employees, authorized Volunteers and District Approved Contractors, prior to conducting business within our buildings.


It is required that you provide us with your government issued ID (i.e. drivers license, passport, matricula consular, state 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 regarding this safety system, please contact our office. For more detailed information, you may click the link below or contact our APS Security department directly.


Thank you in advance for your understanding and cooperation.

Volunteers

We are always looking for volunteers to assist within our school. If you are interested in becoming a district approved volunteer, please contact our Family Liaison, Ms. Herrera.


You may also review the volunteer approval process here: https://security.aurorak12.org/volunteers/

Important Links