April/abril 2019

Principal's Message

Hello Lyn Knoll Families! We hope you had an amazing spring break. We look forward to our final quarter of instruction here at Lyn Knoll and many exciting events in the month of April.

State Testing:

This month students in grades 3, 4, and 5 will participate in CMAS (Colorado Measures of Academic Success) testing. All students in the state of Colorado participate in these assessments. These tests determine how well students are growing with grade-level academic standards. They also give us insight into how our school is best supporting students. CMAS Assessment dates are:

Reading: Tuesday, April 9, Wednesday, April 10, and Thursday, April 11

Math: Tuesday, April 16, Wednesday, April 17, and Thursday, April 18

Science (5th Grade only): Friday, April 19, Monday, April 22, and Tuesday, April 23

Testing begins at 8:30 each day and last until 10:30. It is very important that students are here each day and on time so that they are able to participate in the assessment. All students who have perfect attendance during testing will be able to participate in our Colorado Rockies Game field trip on Wednesday, April 24.

Colorado Rockies Game:

To celebrate our completion of state testing, we have arranged for all students in grades 3-5 who have perfect attendance during testing to go on a field trip to Coors Field for the Colorado Rockies Weather and Science day on Wednesday, April 24. Students will leave Lyn Knoll at 9:00am, participate in Weather and Science day and watch the Colorado Rockies play the Washington Nationals. Students will return back to school by dismissal time at 2:55pm. Please remember that students who have perfect attendance during CMAS testing will be able to participate in the field trip.

Upcoming Important Dates/Fechas Importantes

Upcoming Dates of Importance

  • April 3 & 4, Parent/Teacher Conferences
  • April 5, Library Grand Opening
  • April 9 - 11, CMAS testing
  • April 16 - 19, CMAS testing
  • April 22 - 23, CMAS testing
  • April 24, Colorado Rockies 10th Annual Weather and Science Day
  • April 29, Student Lighthouse

Library Grand Opening

Friday, April 5th, 8:30am

12445 East 2nd Avenue

Aurora, CO

Join us as we celebrate the opening of our newly revamped student and parent library. Coffee and cookies will be provided.

School Store

Beginning this Friday, and every Friday after dismissal, we will be hosting our school store outside, near the main entrance.

Snacks and drinks will be sold for a low price as well as the following Lyn Knoll spirit items:

$.50 pencils

$1 pens

$1 silicone bracelets

$2 water bottles

$3 car magnets

$5 lanyards

$5 drawstring backpacks

$7 student t-shirts

$9 adult t-shirts (S-XL, add $1 for XXL, add $2 for 3L, ad $3 for 4XL)


Lyn Knoll Spirit and Pride Tshirts - available only for a short time

Use school code 148712 on the website below to order your unique spirit and pride t-shirts. These shirts are available until April 5th only.

Find us on social media!

For up to date information and details regarding school events and other school related and district news, visit our website, follow us on our Facebook page, Instagram and Twitter.

Dragon Tshirts/Camisas de Lyn Knoll Disponibles Ahora

Great news Dragons! Our Dragon t-shirts are available for purchase! Student shirts will be available for $7 and adult shirts (S-XXL) for $9, $10 and $11 (depending on size).

Inclement Weather/Inclemencias del Clima

As written in the Aurora Public Schools Student Handbook, “It is an expectation that students well enough to be in school are well enough to participate in all activities, including outdoor recess. It is suggested that children be dressed for the Colorado weather conditions. Current weather conditions will determine whether or not students go outside for school activities. Outdoor recess will be held if the temperature including wind chill, is 20 degrees or above. The decision for recess will also be based on weather conditions at the school site.”

Lyn Knoll’s Policy:

Indoor Recess/Line Up will occur for the following reasons:

  • Temperature is below 20 degrees; or

  • Temperature is below 32 degrees AND the conditions such as clouds, wind chill, etc., determine it is not ideal for students and staff; or

  • Rain conditions are above a “mist”

Because Colorado weather fluctuates throughout the day, we ask that your child come to school prepared for the cold weather and with their winter gear i.e. coat, gloves, hat, scarf and boots. All students must still come prepared with athletic shoes so that they can participate in P.E. every day.

If you need assistance with obtaining winter gear for your child, please contact Mrs. Garcia.

Homework Policy/Politicas de Tarea

NutriSlice - New Cafeteria Menu Platform - December Menu/Menu de diciembre

Welcome to NutriSlice, Aurora Public Schools' newest way to browse and review your child's school breakfast and lunch menu. Just click the link below and select the schools you prefer.

Box Tops for Education - Help us earn money

Do you cut box tops? Do you know someone that does? Send them our way!

We are collecting box tops for education to raise money for our school. Watch the short video below to understand how it's done.


Free/Reduced Lunch Application

Click the link below for access to the 2018/2019 lunch application. If you need assistance with this process, please stop by the office during business hours.

Student Check In System

Click below for access to the new online student check in system. For new users, contact the main office for your log-in information. This process must be completed every year. If you have not completed this process and need assistance, please stop by the office during business hours.

Parent Portal Access

Click the link below for access to the Parent Portal. Once logged in, you can view your child's attendance, grades, and other communications with regard to your APS student(s).

Add money to your child's lunch account

Click the link below for access to your child's lunch account and to add money for lunch payment. You may also do this via your Parent Portal by clicking on the "Pay for school meals online" link.

Visitor Check-In System and Requirements

Lyn Knoll has implemented the APS District Wide Raptor Security System to check in our visitors. This system reviews a nationwide database to check backgrounds on individuals that that visit our school, including all APS employees, authorized Volunteers and District Approved Contractors.

It is required that you provide us with your government 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 please contact our office.

For more detailed information, please contact our APS Security department directly.

PeachJar - Flyer Communication

Be sure to check our new flyers!