Lyn Knoll Leaders
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WELCOME BACK TO A NEW SCHOOL YEAR!
Welcome back Lyn Knoll for the 2017-2018 school year. I am so excited to see what this year brings us. We have quite a few changes here at Lyn Knoll, as many of you know we got hit pretty hard with our budget cuts last spring and had to make some really tough decisions, and with those decisions there have been some other changes to staff members. I am going to list all staff members and their positions so that everyone knows who will be here at school to greet your child(ren) the first day of school.
PreK - Ms. Velasco and Ms. Brittany will be returning
Kinder - Ms. Madory will be teaching math
Ms Butts will be teaching literacy
1st gr - Ms Sleeth will be our new math teacher
Ms LaFave will be returning to teach literacy
2nd gr - Ms Doyle will be returning to teach math
Ms Huebert moved to 2nd grade to teach literacy
3rd gr - Ms Cillo will be our new third grade literacy teacher
Ms Goodrich and Ms. Zarnowiec will be returning to teach math
4th gr - Ms Lim will be returning to teach literacy
Ms Thomson (O’Grady) will be returning to teach math
5th gr - Ms Brights will be our new fifth grade literacy teacher
We are hiring a new fifth grade math teacher (soon to be hired)
Special Education - Ms. Felix will be returning
P.E. - Ms Strater will be returning
Music - Ms Goldscheild will be our new music teacher here on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.
Art - Ms Mozes will be or new art teachers here on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.
Coaches - Ms Hart will return as our literacy coach
Ms. Bielze will be our new math coach.
Paras - Ms Johnston will be returning
Ms Pachon will be returning
Family Liaison - Ms Garcia will be returning as our family liaison
Office - Ms Hill will return as our clerk,
Ms Santillano will return as our secretary
Ms Gray will return as our health para
Ms Tucker will return as the principal.
While there will be some new faces within the building there will be several returning staff members, but I know that everyone that is here is excited to be part of the Lyn Knoll family and is here to help your child(ren) be the best they can be.
There are a few changes around our calendar and day to day schedule this year. Our calendar is very similar to the District, BUT there are a few differences, so PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE follow our calendar and NOT the District’s. Our day to day schedule had to change a bit, we will start the day with the first bell at 7:50 a.m. and class will officially start at 7:55 a.m. EVERY DAY with a dismissal of 2:55 p.m. There will be NO LATE START WEDNESDAYS ANYMORE!!!
Our back to school night will be Tuesday, August 8, 2017, from 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. at Highline Park in the pavilion. We will have hotdogs, chips and lemonade for everyone so please come and meet the teachers and staff and have a good time.
If at any time during the school year there are changes to your living situations, phone numbers, emergency contacts or you need assistance in any way, please contact the office so that we can make those changes in our system, or get you the assistance that you may need. We are here to help in any way we can.
We look forward to reconnecting with you, meeting you, after summer break.
Lyn Knoll Elementary
2017-18 LYN KNOLL PILOT CALENDARS
10th ANNUAL BACK TO SCHOOL KICK OFF AT AURORA TOWN CENTER
Back to School Night
Tuesday, Aug. 8th, 5-7pm
70 South Peoria Street
PreK and Kinder Back to School Night
Tuesday, Aug. 15th, 5-6pm
12445 East 2nd Avenue
Student Drop Off and Pick Up/Staff Parking Lot
Outside of drop off and pick up times when utilizing the parking lot please be cautious of pedestrians in the area. Do not text while driving. The safety of our students, staff, and community is one of our highest priorities.
Also note that we have new bell times.
* 7:50 am is the first bell
*class officially begins at 7:55 am
*dismissal is 2:55 pm
Students can arrive as early as 7:30 am. Prior to that time there is no adult supervision. It is so important that kids arrive on time to school every day and that they are prepared to learn. It is equally important that students are picked up on time at 2:55 as we do not have on-site after school supervision.
Online Registration for families new to APS
Online Address Change Tool
YOUR CONTACT INFORMATION
If you have any changes to your contact information i.e. phone number, address, email address, please let us know immediately so that we may update our system accordingly.
Mrs. Tucker is the principal and is starting her 10th year at Lyn Knoll. She oversees the operations of the entire school from the classroom to the kitchen; staff and students; parents and community participation; even painting and roof leak repairs. Mrs. Tucker does it all! She is a Colorado native who grew up in Littleton, graduated from Fort Lewis College in Durango. She has 3 daughters, 4 grandchildren and another on the way. She has been in APS for 13 years.
Mrs. Santillano is the school secretary and is starting her 6th year at Lyn Knoll. In her position she manages the budget and oversees all school expenditures; manages principal and building calendars; monitors school security, among many other various duties. She has 4 children, 1 of which attends Lyn Knoll, she enjoys the beautiful Colorado outdoors and is a native to the Aurora community having graduated from Aurora Central High School. She has been with APS for 14 years.
Mrs. Hill is the clerk/registrar/receptionist and is starting her 6th year at Lyn Knoll. On top of the many hats that Mrs. Hill wears, she is our main greeter in the office. In her position she welcomes and registers our new students and families; answers phone calls; assists with attendance and she's always willing to help and answer questions. She is a Colorado native and graduate of East High School, CSU and CU Boulder. She enjoys basketball, football and loves sleeping in her spare time. Mrs. Hill has been with APS for 10 years.
SEEKING PARENT VOLUNTEERS
Lyn Knoll is in need of parent volunteers in the following areas:
*cross walk/traffic/parking lot duties
*student monitoring during drop off and pick up times
If you are interested in volunteering, please see Mrs. Garcia for more information.
**A clean background check is required for all volunteers.**
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