January/Enero 2019

Principal's Message/Mensaje del Director

Welcome Back, Lyn Knoll Dragons!

We hope everyone had a wonderful winter break! As we enter the new year, please keep in mind the following reminders for the month of January:

ACCESS Testing:

Starting the week of January 14th, all students who are identified as English Language Learners (ELL) will participate in ACCESS testing. ACCESS testing is used to determine how much students have grown from the previous year in their English proficiency in listening, speaking, reading and writing. Students in grades K-5 will be testing throughout the month.


Please remember that students have reading homework every night. Students are to read a book of their choice for 20 minutes every night. Please be sure to sign the parent log every night to ensure your child receives credit for completing their reading homework.

Leader in Me Habits:

Every week, students learn about a “Leader in Me” habit. Here are the habits that will be discussed this month. Be sure to ask your child about the habit of the week!

Week of January 8: Habit 3 Put First Things First

Week of January 14: Habit 4 Everyone Can Win

Week of January 21: Habit 5 Seek First to Understand

Week of January 28: Habit 6 Synergize

Thank you for all that you do to support Lyn Knoll Elementary! We are honored to provide the best education to the children of the Lyn Knoll community in 2019!

January Parent Coffee/Cafe de Padres

Thursday, Jan. 17th, 8:30am

12445 East 2nd Avenue

Aurora, CO

Join us for our monthly Parent Coffee to learn about the upcoming ACCESS testing.

Upcoming Important Dates/Fechas Importantes

Upcoming Dates of Importance

  • 1/9 - Parent Teacher Conferences

  • 1/10 - Parent Teacher Conferences

  • 1/17 - Parent Coffee

  • 1/21 - Martin Luther King Jr. Day, No Classes

  • 1/30 - Professional Release Day, Early Release (students dismissed at 11:00 a.m.)

  • 1/31 - District In-Service Day, No Classes

Dragon Attire Available Now/Atuendo de Lyn Knoll Disponible Ahora --- HAGA SU PEDIDO AHORA!

Great news Dragons! Our Dragon t-shirts have been delivered and are available for purchase! Student shirts will be available for $7 and adult shirts (S-XXL) for $9, $10 and $11 (depending on size).

Also, our webstore is live and offers a variety of Lyn Knoll gear. Click here to order your Dragon clothing now!

Flu Prevention

It's that time of the year and the flu is in full effect. The flyer below are recommendations from the CDC to help prevent the flu. As always, wash your hands with soap and water often.

Inclement Weather/Inclemencias del Clima

As written in the Aurora Public Schools Student Handbook, “It is an expectation that students well enough to be in school are well enough to participate in all activities, including outdoor recess. It is suggested that children be dressed for the Colorado weather conditions. Current weather conditions will determine whether or not students go outside for school activities. Outdoor recess will be held if the temperature including wind chill, is 20 degrees or above. The decision for recess will also be based on weather conditions at the school site.”

Lyn Knoll’s Policy:

Indoor Recess/Line Up will occur for the following reasons:

  • Temperature is below 20 degrees; or

  • Temperature is below 32 degrees AND the conditions such as clouds, wind chill, etc., determine it is not ideal for students and staff; or

  • Rain conditions are above a “mist”

Because Colorado weather fluctuates throughout the day, we ask that your child come to school prepared for the cold weather and with their winter gear i.e. coat, gloves, hat, scarf and boots. All students must still come prepared with athletic shoes so that they can participate in P.E. every day.

If you need assistance with obtaining winter gear for your child, please contact Mrs. Garcia.


Homework Policy/Politicas de Tarea

NutriSlice - New Cafeteria Menu Platform - December Menu/Menu de diciembre

Welcome to NutriSlice, Aurora Public Schools' newest way to browse and review your child's school breakfast and lunch menu. Just click the link below and select the schools you prefer.

Box Tops for Education - Help us earn money

Do you cut box tops? Do you know someone that does? Send them our way!

We are collecting box tops for education to raise money for our school. Watch the short video below to understand how it's done.


Free/Reduced Lunch Application

Click the link below for access to the 2018/2019 lunch application. If you need assistance with this process, please stop by the office during business hours.

Student Check In System

Click below for access to the new online student check in system. For new users, contact the main office for your log-in information. This process must be completed every year. If you have not completed this process and need assistance, please stop by the office during business hours.

Parent Portal Access

Click the link below for access to the Parent Portal. Once logged in, you can view your child's attendance, grades, and other communications with regard to your APS student(s).

Add money to your child's lunch account

Click the link below for access to your child's lunch account and to add money for lunch payment. You may also do this via your Parent Portal by clicking on the "Pay for school meals online" link.

Visitor Check-In System and Requirements

Lyn Knoll has implemented the APS District Wide Raptor Security System to check in our visitors. This system reviews a nationwide database to check backgrounds on individuals that that visit our school, including all APS employees, authorized Volunteers and District Approved Contractors.

It is required that you provide us with your government issued ID which will then be scanned in the system. You will then be issued a visitor sticker that must be worn at all times while you are in the building and must be returned to the office upon exiting the building. Please be prepared with identification every time you visit our school. If you have any questions or concerns please contact our office.

For more detailed information, please contact our APS Security department directly.

PeachJar - Flyer Communication

Be sure to check our new flyers!