Linn Lion's Roar

October 2021

BUSINESS PARTNERS:

United Capital Management

Max Jantz Excavating

United Wireless Communications

School Hours:

Doors Open: 7:30am

Class Hours: 8:00am - 3:15pm


YMCA Afterschool Program: 3:15pm - 5:15pm

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DATES TO REMEMBER:

  • October 1
    National Custodian Appreciation Day

  • October 15
    PreK-12
    NO SCHOOL

  • October 25 - 29
    Red Ribbon Week

  • October 26
    Coffee and Conversations
    7:30am

  • October 27
    Late Start Day
    9:30am

  • October 28
    PTO Meeting
    5:30pm
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RED RIBBON WEEK

A DRUG-FREE CELEBRATION

October 25 - 29, 2021


  • Monday: Red Day - Wear red for a fun filled red ribbon week.
  • Tuesday: Crazy Day - Need some adventure? Wear a crazy hairstyle.
  • Wednesday: Twin/Triplet Day - Find a friend to dress alike with for a day full of fun!
  • Thursday: Hat Day - Wear any kind of cap to show you are "one of a kind".
  • Friday: Favorite Book Character Day - Read books. It is a fun way to get away from it all for a mini vacation!
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Kinder News

Thank you to everyone for coming to conferences. We enjoyed visiting with each of you about your student. Our kinders have been continuing to learn the alphabet and the sounds they make with fluency. The faster we can say the sounds, the better we can decode and read words. We are also learning high frequency words, and asking and answering questions about the books we are reading. In math we will finish up numbers to 10 and will move on to learning all about shapes and their attributes.

First Grade News

Hello first grade families!


Now that we are getting cooler weather please make sure your student is appropriately dressed. Make sure that you are reading with your student every night and practicing sight words. Also keep in mind any suggestions your student’s teacher made during conferences. We are working hard here in the classroom and appreciate your support.


If you have any questions or need anything please reach out to us on TalkingPoints.

Second Grade News

Second grade has hit the ground running this year. We have so much to learn! We have been learning about our place in our communities and what it means to be a good citizen. We are going to expand our understanding of communities by studying different cultures from around the world. We are very excited about the family engagement activity that is coming home as our Title 1 activity; we are looking forward to learning about the cultures of our friends.

Third Grade News

Hello 3rd Grade Family


We have started learning Multiplication in 3rd Grade! We are learning how to skip count to help us learn our facts in Math. We have sent home multiplication cards 1's - 4's so they can practice at home. Please encourage and help your child study them every night! In Social Studies we have started the Economics Unit so your child will soon begin to start their own business. Your child should also be reading 15 minutes every night and filling out their reading log. It’s very important that your child is going to bed early and getting plenty of sleep so they are well rested and ready to learn in the morning! Thank you for all your support and for all that you do!


The 3rd Grade Team (Mrs. Rodriguez, Mrs. Castro, Ms. Engle)​

Fourth Grade News

Hello Families!


Thank you all for coming to conferences; it was a pleasure to meet all of you. We look forward to continuing to work with you for the success of your student this year. Remember to reach out, using TalkingPoints if you have any questions or any concerns.


Since the beginning of school, we have been very busy. In Math, we continue to work with place value to add and subtract numbers. Soon, we will be diving in to the metric system to practice conversions. In Reading and Writing we have focused on informational text, which informs readers about facts for a topic. In Science, we are experimenting with forms of energy to understand how things move and how energy is transferred.


At home, it would be helpful to continue working with your student on addition, subtraction, and multiplication facts. Let your teacher know if you would like resources to help with practicing these with your student. Encourage your student to read out loud every day for at least 15 minutes. Be on the lookout for periodic questions that will be sent through TalkingPoints. These questions will serve as conversation starters for you and your student to talk about what we are learning in school.


Go Linn Lions!

Fifth Grade News


Greetings Linn 5th Grade Family & Friends,


Thank you all for participating in fall conferences this year! It was wonderful to see you all and chat about your fabulous 5th grader. We are working toward increased responsibility and independence. Your student should be coming home and informing you about their day using academic discourse! (Ask them what that is!!!)


Homework expectations for 5th graders are to read a minimum of 30 minutes each day and practice math facts at least 10 minutes each day. We highly recommended additional practice for students who are not meeting expectations at the 5th-grade level. Please have a family meeting with your student and, together, establish an after-school routine. The routine should include homework time, chores, relaxation, mealtime, and bedtime.


We are here to support your student and you! Please let us know when you have questions, comments, and or concerns. Let’s continue to have a great 5th-grade year!


The 5th Grade Team-

Ms. Blanco blanco.monica@usd443.org

Ms. Figueroa figueroa.gabriela@usd443.org

Mrs. Laskowsky laskowsky.allison@usd443.org

Music News

Hello from the music department!


We have been busy getting the year started with all grade levels. Mr. Adams is currently in his 9th year of teaching at Linn, 2 years in a traveling position and 7 years full time. Mrs. Cheryl Schuler is new to Linn this year and travels from Beeson in the morning and teaches at Linn in the afternoon. All grades get a variety of concepts, activities and experiences covering everything that is required by federal, state and district standards for music education. This year we will be doing programs again at this point unless things change. We will be starting to work on the 4th and 5th grade programs the week of 9/20. The program for both grades is the evening of November 18th. You will be receiving letters and more information as the date approaches. 4th grade will be presenting a program about nature and music. 5th grade will be presenting the program “How the Penguins Saved Christmas”. If you haven’t already joined you’re encouraged to join the Linn Elementary Music facebook group. We will try to do a better job if updating the page and keep it more current this year.


As always, if you have questions or concerns feel free to contact Mr. Adams or Mrs. Shuler at the school.