Lenox Elementary Newsletter

Week of December 13th

Greetings Lenox Families/Saludos Familias Lenox

This holiday season, as principal of our school, I am extremely grateful for our hard working staff, for the partnership between parents and community members, for our amazing students, and for all of the incredible work that has happened over the last quarter. This fall has been unique in so many ways, but Lenox Pioneers including staff, students, and families have continued to show PRIDE each day; Perseverance, Respect, Integrity, Determination, and Enthusiasm. As we move through the month of December, we are focusing on the trait of compassion; both for others and for ourselves. Compassion is defined as a desire to help others and a strong sense of sympathy for someone who is in distress. Compassion, in other words, is a feeling and an act, and the best way to teach it is to put it into action.

From the Lenox family to yours, we wish you a safe and happy holiday season!

If you ever have questions, suggestions, or wonderings, please do not hesitate to reach out to your child's classroom teacher, the office or me. Communication and connection are key to our success!

Check out our instagram - hsdlenox and;

our website - https://www.hsd.k12.or.us/lenox for the latest happenings as well.

In service to you,

Sarah Keller, Principal

Important Upcoming Dates

Tues., Dec 14th - Dining Night Out @ Mod Pizza

Mon., Dec. 13th - Dec. 17th - Spirit Week

Mon., Dec. 20th - Dec., 31st - Winter Break

Mon., Jan 3rd - Yearbook Cover Contest - submissions due by 2:05pm

Mon., Jan 3rd - Booster Club Meeting

Tues., Jan 21st - Science Fair Project Submissions Due

Fri., Dec. 17th - Mar. 18th - Win with Reading Program

News & Notes You Need to Know

Spirit Week Dec. 13 - Dec. 17

  • Monday-Winter Colors (white/blue/red/green)

  • Tuesday-Winter Socks

  • Wednesday-Winter Accessories (jewelry/pins/tie, etc)

  • Thursday-Winter Sweaters/Sweatshirts/T-Shirts

  • Friday-Winter All Out

Donation to Our Library

Shokookai, also known as the Japanese Business Association of Portland is a Non-Profit Organization that has contributed to the community in various ways since its inception in 1966. One of the main objectives of their activities is to support the Japanese educational and cultural programs of local schools. Shokookai has determined to expand their program, and has donated some Japanese books to our building library. We are grateful for this partnership and looking forward to sharing these books with students.

Archived Reminders

  • Please send your student(s) to school with a jacket. Our lost and found is filling up, so adding names in coats/sweaters/etc. is very helpful when students are looking for lost items. Be sure to encourage your student(s) to visit the lost and found this week!
  • Just a reminder that students who travel need to follow the District’s quarantine protocols upon their return, which have been developed in consultation with Washington County Public Health. Students will be able to access their education remotely during the period of their quarantine using Google Classroom/StudentVue. For specific details visit our HSD Website HERE
  • Birthdays - Please check with your student(s) teacher prior to sending anything with your student. Allowed items include book donations, pencils, etc. No candy or things that require the removal of a mask or balloons.
  • 9 or less is best! Regular, on-time attendance is essential to students’ education and our goal is that students miss 9 days or less during a school year. If your student will not be attending school, please call our attendance line at 503-844-1363, and be sure to share the reason for the absence. Class starts promptly at 7:45 - if a student arrives at or after 7:45 they need to stop by the front office to check in and grab a tardy pass.

Dining Night Out

MOD Pizza Dining Night Out - 12/14 10:30AM-10:00PM

Mention Lenox Booster Club at MOD Pizza - Hillsboro (Tanasbourne area location) or when ordering over the phone, between 10:30am and 10pm and earn 20% of your purchase for our school. No flyer necessary, so spread the word! (When ordering online or through their app, enter the following code so our school gets the 20% donation: GR212124L)

Fundraisers have been a part of our school communities and have supported a variety of activities, supplies, field trips, etc over the past years for our students. This fundraiser will be supporting teacher classroom budgets and other activities being put on by booster club for the 2021-2022 school year.

We know that many of our families have been impacted in different ways regarding COVID-19 and want to make sure that you know there is no expectation to participate and/or donate in any of our fundraising events unless you feel comfortable and capable of doing so. If you have any questions at all, please feel free to reach out to Sarah Keller, Principal at kellers@hsd.k12.or.us and/or Crystal Geiger, Booster President at lenoxboosterclub@gmail.com

Happening in Our Community this Month

Brookwood Library Events

There are so many great events taking place at the Brookwood Library during Winter Break. Online Cosplay Meet-up, Online Take & Make Winter Glowflakes, Online Take & Make Snowapult , and so much more! Visit the Brookwood Library website HERE for more information

Hillsboro Lightopia

The City of Hillsboro invites you to take a drive through a glimmering winter landscape this holiday season at Lightopia located at Gordon Faber Recreation Complex (Hillsboro Stadium)

4450 NE Century Blvd. Hillsboro, OR 97124

Lightopia is a FREE event open December 9 through December 31, 2021 (Closed on Christmas Day) Reservations open December 1 on the Lightopia Eventbrite webpage.

Booster Club Spotlight

Upcoming Booster Club Meeting - 1/3 7:00PM-8:30PM In-Person & Virtual

Google Meet joining info: https://meet.google.com/hak-witg-rjd/ Or dial: +​1​ ​9​1​6​-​7​5​0​-​2​8​1​5 PIN: 1​3​5​ ​7​0​5​ ​2​9​6​#

Lenox Booster Club is made up of hard-working parents, grandparents, & teachers who pool their talents to provide practical support for our school. Check out their new Introduction Video HERE to find out more! Booster Club Website - https://lenoxboosterclub.membershiptoolkit.com/

Student Technology Support/Resources

If you need help, have questions, or want to report a lost/damaged Chromebook:

  • Contact Lenox Technology Support: call or text 971-206-4223 or email hartzelc@hsd.k12.or.us (Mon-Fri 7:30 am - 4:00 pm)