DRAGON NEWS/NOTICIAS EL DRAGON
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:
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
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!
Also, our webstore is live and offers a variety of Lyn Knoll gear. Click here to order your Dragon clothing now!
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.
GET TO KNOW OUR STAFF/CONOZCA A NUESTRO PERSONAL
Mrs. Doyle - 2nd Grade Teacher
I am a proud Aurora native and a product of Aurora Public Schools. I attended Virginia Court and Kenton Elementary Schools, West Middle School and graduated from Aurora Central High School. I continued my education at the University of Colorado at Boulder and University of Colorado Denver. I have been teaching for 17 years, the past 14 of those have been here at Lyn Knoll. Although second grade is my favorite grade level, I have also taught 3rd, 4th and have some experience at the middle school level. When I am not at school I enjoy reading, spending time in the mountains, and time with my family. I am happily married and my husband and I have 4 boys at home. Richie and Ruben are my 12 year-old twins, Leo is 3 years-old, and Diego is 9 months. I truly love being a part of the Lyn Knoll community and getting the opportunity to work with so many great families!
Mrs. Doyle - 2nd Grade Teacher
Homework Policy/Politicas de Tarea
NutriSlice - New Cafeteria Menu Platform - December Menu/Menu de diciembre
Box Tops for Education - Help us earn money
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
Student Check In System
Parent Portal Access
Add money to your child's lunch account
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!