Lenox Elementary

Family Newsletter-January 2019

Greetings Families,


As we draw closer to the end of 2018 we can reflect on all the positive events and learning opportunities that have happened so far this school year. We had a great Color Me Fun Run that raised funds to support our students, students engaged in some extra, fun learning such as the OMSI Science Festival and our Right Brain artist Taiko drumming. And don't forget the day to day learning opportunities that our teachers prepare for our students to provide a rigorous and engaging education. We hope you have an enjoyable winter break and we can't wait to continue this school year in 2019!


Sincerely,

Mrs. Gina McLain

Important Upcoming Dates

  • Fri., Dec, 21st--Win with Reading Kick-off! More info below.
  • Mon., Jan. 7th--School Resumes
  • Mon., Jan. 7th--Booster Club Mtg. 7:00 PM in the library
  • Fri., Jan. 11th--Principal Coffee & Conversation 10:15-11:00 AM in the library. Topic: Parking Lot/Drop Off Bond Project
  • Tues., Jan. 15th--Screenagers Movie Screening at Liberty HS, 6:00 in the auditorium. Please see more info below.
  • Mon., Jan. 21st--NO SCHOOL: MLK Day
  • Fri., Jan. 25th--Booster Club Family Movie Night, 5:30 in the gym
  • Wed., Jan. 30th--End of 1st Semester
  • Thurs., Jan. 31st--NO SCHOOL: Teacher Prep Day
  • Fri., Feb. 1st--NO SCHOOL: Grade Prep Day
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Screenagers Movie Screening

Tuesday, Jan. 15th 2019 at 6pm

Liberty High School

Are you watching kids scroll through life, with their rapid-fire thumbs and a six-second attention span? Physician and filmmaker Delaney Ruston saw that with her own kids and learned that the average kid spends 6.5 hours a day looking at screens. She wondered about the impact of all this time and about the friction occurring in homes and schools around negotiating screen time—friction she knew all too well.


In SCREENAGERS, as with her award-winning documentaries on mental health, Delaney takes a deeply personal approach as she probes into the vulnerable corners of family life, including her own, to explore struggles over social media, video games, academics and internet addiction. Through poignant, and unexpectedly funny stories, along with surprising insights from authors, psychologists, and brain scientists, SCREENAGERS reveals how tech time impacts kids’ development and offers solutions on how adults can empower kids to best navigate the digital world and find balance. Information regarding the Screenagers Movie can found at the Screenagers website: https://www.screenagersmovie.com


The Liberty Feeder Elementary Schools will be showing Screenagers at Liberty High School on January 15 at 6:00 PM. This is open to all Liberty Feeder schools (Eastwood, Mooberry, Quatama, Lenox, West Union, Orenco, Poynter, Liberty). This is for parents of students 5th grade and higher. We recommend that parents and students of 6th grade and higher attend. Lindsay Garcia (Principal of Eastwood Elementary) and Jon Pede (Principal of Poynter Middle School) will facilitate the screening. If you have questions please feel free to call Dr. Pede at Poynter Middle School at 503-844-1580.

Win With Reading!

This is Lenox's 26th year of Win with Reading! The reading incentive program encourages students to read at home and earn lots of great prizes! This year’s program will begin on FRIDAY, December 21st, and end on Friday, April 19th.

This program is based on READING DONE AT HOME. As long as you are reading away from school, it counts. Does your teacher require you to read at home? That time counts! You can read anything you want: books, magazines, newspapers, comic books, etc. For more information, please visit the Booster Club website here.

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HSD Inclement Weather Info

In the case of a school closure or delay due to inclement weather, the Hillsboro School District will be initiating an automated call and e-mail to all families in addition to posting the information on District and school websites, Facebook, Twitter, and to our District App. We will also send the information out through FlashAlert. Please make sure your contact information is up to date in our system to ensure you receive a call and email. Please click on this link for more information.

Attendance

Our school goal is to have a less than 10% chronic absenteeism rate. As of 12/14/18, our chronic attendance rate is at 8.43%! HSD defines excessive absence and/or tardies at 10 or more days for the year. Thank you for partnering with us to ensure our students are at school every day!


Please remember to call in to the attendance line when your child will be absent. You need to call each day they are gone and give a reason for absence. The attendance line is 503-844-1363. Please click on the following links for information to know if your child is too sick for school, English, Spanish

Booster Club Information

Have you visited the Lenox Booster Club Website? Here is the link. This is the place to go for info regarding all Booster events, activities, and news. Make sure to register so that you receive updates and emails for all things Booster Club!


For more information about Booster Events, please click on the links below:


Volunteering

Don't forget that if you would like to volunteer in the classroom, for school events, field trips, etc. you need to fill out the district volunteer application. Please do this as soon as possible so you are cleared to volunteer.

https://volunteerapplication.hsd.k12.or.us/