Learn. Lead. Lift
Mission & Values
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.
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.
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
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
Fall into Literacy Festival
Thursday, Sep. 12th, 4-6pm
12445 East 2nd Avenue
"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
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.
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
- 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.
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.
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.
You may also review the volunteer approval process here: https://security.aurorak12.org/volunteers/