The Lions Den

A Newsletter for Lynnhaven Elementary Families

January 2020

Lynnhaven Elementary

Mrs. Teri Breaux - Principal

Mr. Matthew Fischi - Assistant Principal



Home of the Lions!

Month at a Glance

January


2 - Students return from Winter Break

6 - PTA Board Meeting 5:30

7 - PreK Outreach Program - Aquarium

7 - SCA Officer Meeting 3:00

7 - STEM Robotics Club 3:00

7 - Rising 6th Grader Registration Night - Plaza MS 6:30

14 - Middle School Info Meeting for Parents 11:00 & 6:00

14 - STEM Robotics Club 3:00

16 - Safety Patrol Meeting 3:00

17 - Lion Pride Dance Team Interest Meeting 3:00

20 - School Closed

21 - STEM Robotics Club 3:00

21 - SCA Office & Class Reps Meeting 3:00

22 - Lion Pride Dance Team Practice 3:00

23 - Gifted Parent Workshop - First Grade 8:30 & 6:00

27 - Staff Day - No School for Students

28-31 - The Great Kindness Challenge

28 - Club Picture Day

28 - STEM Robotics Club 3:00

29 - VBSPCA Readers grade 3

29 - Lion Pride Dance Team Practice 3:00

31 - SPCA visit grade 2

31 - SCA "Dress to Impress" Dance gr. 2 - 5 3:00-4:30

Congratulations to our Teacher of the Year, Mrs. Roth, and our Distinguished Educator of the Year, Mr. Johnson!

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School Counselor Corner

January 28th -January 31st is "The Great Kindness Challenge". During this week, the students will be part of exciting activities that supports kindness.


  • January 28th - Get tied up in Kindness- Wear a tie, hair tie, bow tie or something thing tied-dye


  • January 29th - Team up to be Kind - Wear your favorite sports team jersey


  • January 30th - Be a superhero for Kindness - Wear something superhero


  • January 31st - Take pride in being Kind - Wear Lynnhaven Spirit Wear


January 14th, we are having two 5th Grade Parent Information Sessions to help with transitioning fifth graders from elementary to middle school. The session times are 11:00-12:00 p.m. or 6:00-7:00 p.m.


A social and emotional theme is displayed in the hallway to help promote social and emotional learning. So far, the themes have been bullying and empathy. January's theme is "Kindness". At the "Kindness Station" there will be qr codes for students to scan that links to a story about kindness, kindness bookmarkers, books, and trivia cards. Please feel free to visit it when you are in the building!

Toys, Beyblades, and More, Oh my!

With the holiday season right behind us, many students received some pretty neat toys for gifts. Students are encouraged to leave their toys at home where they are safe and free of distraction. We have especially seen a rise in Beyblades at school, which have caused disruption. Unless a teacher is allowing toys to be brought for recess, please encourage your child to leave their items at home.

Attendance Matters

Below are our attendance percentages for this school year.


Our goal is to have 98% or more attendance every month.


We came back up a little in December. Let's make a goal for a great January!

September Attendance - 97.01%

October Attendance - 97.06%

November Attendance - 93.87%

December Attendance - 94.72%

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Annual School Report Card

Each year, VBCPS publishes and annual school report card. Click on the button above to access. Should you have any questions regarding the report, please contact the school administration at 648-3000.

Virginia Beach City Public Schools and Lynnhaven Elementary

Put Students First • Seek Growth • Be Open to Change

Do Great Work Together • Value Differences