Linton's News & Notes

March 2022

Our Vision:


Linton Springs is a community of lifelong learners

who demonstrate academic excellence and outstanding character.


Our Mission:


Collaborate... Teach... Inspire... Support... Empower

IMPORTANT DATES

March 2022

1st Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT) for all 2nd grade students

2nd Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT) for all 2nd grade students

4th Kids Heart Challenge

7th - 11th Kindergarten Registration Week--more details to come soon!

8th General PTA meeting @ 6:00 p.m.

9th CCPS Board of Education meeting @ 5:00 p.m.

10th Parent Conference Night--Teacher Invite Only (SNOW DATE for February 24th)

11th Early Dismissal for all students @ 12:20 p.m.

21st - 24th Vision & Hearing Screenings for Kindergarten, 1st, and 4th grade students

23rd Grade 2 Musical Play "Bugz"


Sneak Peek of April 2022

4th Early Dismissal for all students @ 12:20 p.m.

5th Spring Individual and Class Pictures

6th General PTA meeting @ 6:00 p.m.

11th Quarter 3 Report Cards come home; Grades 3-5 posted to HAC

13th CCPS Board of Education meeting @ 5:00 p.m.

15th Schools and Offices Closed--Spring Break

18th Schools and Offices Closed--Spring Break

21st Vision & Hearing Re-Screenings

ABSENCES & EARLY DISMISSALS

If your student is absent or will be leaving school early:

Please email lseattendance@carrollk12.org and copy your student's teacher(s)

OR

Call the main office at 410-751-3280


Automated phone calls for absences will occur unless an attendance email or phone call has been received.

HEALTH SUITE NEWS

Hearing and Vision screenings are held at Linton Springs March 21 through March 24, 2022. All children in grades Pre-K, K, 1st, 4th, and 8th grades will be screened.


The Carroll County Health Department is requiring students to wear a facial covering during the screenings.


If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the school nurse at artwigg@carrollk12.org or 410-751-3280.

KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION WEEK

Do you have a child turning 5 years old on or before September 1, 2022? If so, mark your calendar, for our annual Kindergarten registration week. This year our registration week will be held from Monday, March 7th through Friday, March 11th.



2022-2023 Kindergarten Registration Packets available to pick up daily from 6:30am until 6:00 pm at Linton Springs front entrance.


Note: Registration will be by appointment only. Please refer to the Sign Up Genius link on the registration packet to sign up for an appointment.


Registration information can be found on the LSE website: Registration (carrollk12.org)


Please reach out to Ms. Spindler, 410-751-3280, with specific registration questions.

MUSIC ROOM NEWS

March is Music In Our Schools Month! Please join us as we celebrate with the All-County Eisteddfod Chorus concert at Westminster High School on March 18th and our second grade musical “BUGZ!” here at Linton Springs on March 23rd!

TECHNOLOGY UPDATE

Whoop, whoop! The time has finally come--LSE is going 1:1 in grades 3-5! Every student in grades 3-5 will be assigned their own laptop and power cord. The assigned laptop will follow the student each year until they graduate or move out of CCPS.


Student laptop agreements will be coming home next week for parents to review and sign. With a signed agreement, students may take their laptops home to complete assignments and learn virtually when needed.


If a laptop agreement is not signed/returned, students may use their laptop at school, but will not be permitted to take the laptop home.

WASTE-FREE WEDNESDAYS

Did you know that Linton Springs is a Green School? What is a Green School you might ask? A Green School is a school that supports global sustainability. One of our Green School objectives is Student-Driven Sustainability Practices. Here environmental actions are documented to demonstrate that students are planning, implementing and leading environmental practices.


In support of this goal, Linton Springs is launching Waste-Free Water Bottle Wednesdays. If your child already uses a reusable water bottle each day, kudos are in order! Each Wednesday, we will gather data on the number of reusable water bottles in class and display this data for all to see. It is important for students to understand that they play an active role in "Reduce, Reuse & Recycle".


If you would like to learn more about maintaining our Green School status, please visit

https://maeoe.org/uploads/files/2021-2022-GreenSchoolsGuide-New_Recertifying_Sustainable11032021.pdf

OTHER INFORMATION

USE OF STUDENT WORK ON WEBSITES OR IN PUBLICATIONS

There may be times throughout the year when the Carroll County Public School System wishes to display student work on school websites, social media, or in publications. If you do not wish to have your child’s art, poetry, writing, etc. appear on school websites, social media, or in publications, please notify the school principal in writing. It is assumed that parents and guardians consent to their child’s work being displayed on school websites, social media, or in publications unless such notification is received.


NOTICE OF NON-DISCRIMINATION

The Board of Education of Carroll County does not engage in discrimination that is unlawful or contrary to Maryland State Department of Education guidance on the basis of age, color, genetic information, marital status, mental or physical disability, ancestry or national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.


The Board of Education of Carroll County is firmly committed to creating equal employment and educational opportunities for all persons by providing an environment that supports optimal academic achievement and productive work and is free from any form of unlawful discrimination, including access to school facilities, educational programs, and extracurricular activities.

The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Director of Human Resources, 125 North Court Street, Westminster, Maryland 21157, (410) 751-3070.