Lynch Lions Newsletter
Mrs. Kidd's Memos
Dear Lynch Families,
We made it to the 2nd marking period with only a few bumps in the road! A special shout-out to each of you for helping us keep your child safe. We thank you for following all protocols set-up for the safety of all…mask wearing, social distancing, and keeping your child home if they are not feeling well. As we embark on the 2nd marking period, we will continue to follow all protocols and guidelines. We will have more students due to those returning from MYPCS online. Yes, you have the car line and staggered dismissals under control with a few problems, and I am proud of you! I must say, you have made a portion of my job easier. Some adjustments will need to be made, but before we act you will be notified. Again, we ask for your patience as we continue to explore unchartered waters.
This 2nd marking period, we will slowly reintegrate some things back into our day to day operations. Soon, you will be receiving information home regarding individual school pictures. We will be including students attending brick and mortar as well as MYPCS. As for visitors into the building, we are allowing those who have essential business to come in. We will advise you when we open doors for volunteers and lunch dates. From time to time, you will be asked by teachers to come in for a face-to-face conference…and you may also schedule one with your child’s teacher.
We ask for your continued support with ensuring your child is to school by 8:45 AM or online if they are a MYPCS student. Each day attendance is taken and recorded and if your child’s tardies and absences becomes excessive, we will be following up as required by state statue. Please feel free to reach out to our Social Worker, Ms. Katelyn Ellwood if you have questions or concerns.
This school year, we have some new faces on our School’s Advisory Committee (SAC). You will be hearing more from our SAC and PTA soon.
We are looking to another great 9 weeks and we long for the opportunity to shake hands soon! Wishing each of you a Happy Thanksgiving…Stay Safe!
Mrs. Jones' Jots
November is here. We made it through an uncertain and different opening of school. We’ve completed the first 9 weeks and the report cards have arrived. This is the time to talk to your student about the importance of their education, the importance of the effort they put in to their own learning. We all work hard; parents, teachers, staff and we want the students to work just as hard in their learning. Take time to check in with their teacher. What do they accel in? What’s right on target? What area might they be falling behind? It is so important for us, especially this year, to work together to help the children catch up in their learning. We will be working on having some curriculum nights where you can learn some tools of your own in order to help your child. Look for those flyers to come home soon.
If you haven’t had a conference yet, now is the time. Please stay healthy and safe, and we’ll see you in the car circle.
The Great American Teach In
The Great American Teach-in is an annual event sponsored by the district and Duke Energy. This year’s GATI will be held Wednesday November 18th. Although, this year it will not be face to face -speaker’s videos will be posted for teachers to access throughout the day to fit their classroom's needs and schedule.
Volunteer and community partners make a difference by helping our students develop the skills, knowledge and attitudes needed for this everchanging world. If you or if you know someone that would like to join us for the GATI, or would like more information on our volunteer program please contact Michele Killam at firstname.lastname@example.org 727-570-3170
PCS Connects initiative
Our computers were recently delivered, and Mrs. Goodloe is installing the needed software on each device. Phase one of our Lynch distribution plan for the 2020-2021 school year is to issue a PCS Connects laptop computer to our 4th and 5th grade MyPCS virtual students in need of webcams. Then, we will move on to face to face students in our simultaneous teaching classrooms. Finally, we will issue a device to students in face to face 4th and 5th grade classrooms who don't already have a newer model device.
The use of digital devices will be integrated into the instructional day for content delivery, research, creativity, innovation, and collaboration. These devices will be used daily while at school and may be taken home, upon completion of the required paperwork, with the understanding that the device MUST be returned to school each day. Also, if you would like the device to travel between home and school, we ask that you try to provide a padded laptop sleeve or padded backpack for safe travels.
All students receiving a PCS Connects l:1 laptop will need to compete several pieces of paperwork before the device can be issued to the student. More information will come home about this process. Mrs. Goodloe will be making appointments with our virtual students to swap out their old devices or to pick up the new ones in the next few weeks.
Please note that, similar to any other instructional material, the student is responsible for their device. If loss or theft is suspected, parents should immediately notify PCS by calling the school. If you suspect theft, please be sure to get a copy of the police report that you file for the school. Damaged devices will be evaluated by the school to determine whether they can be repaired. A fee may be assessed if the device suffers significant damage.
Students may not adhere any decorative or personalizing stickers or labels to the device which leaves residue upon removal. Students may not draw or otherwise mark the device in lead, ink, or paint. Please do not eat or drink while using this computer. Additional guidelines will be sent home upon issuance of the computer.
For more information and answers to frequently asked questions about the PCS Connects program, please visit https://www.pcsb.org/pcsconnects
School Advisory Committee or SAC
Our SAC committee members for the 2020-2021 school year are:
- Michael Wilson-P
- Christopher Wike-P
- Kerilin Stanton-P
- Anatasia Schmidt Ynocencio-P
- Yoelmis Estevez-P
- LeVaugh Simmons-P
- Neal Scott-P
- Irene Wheaton-Community
- John Rice-Community
- Elizabeth Cadmus-S
- Aida Gonzalez-S
- Kristina Quinlivan-S
- Michelle Killam-S
- Cynthia Kidd-A
- Rebecca Archer-P
- Tiffiny Barnay-P
- Monique Hazellief-P
- Gladitza Burgos-P
November breakfast and lunch menus
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