May 2023

Our second edition of the Lion's Minute.
The Lions Minute - Episode 2 - 4-28-2023
May 8, 2023: This will go into effect. It's important to remind our LHS student to make good choices each morning.
We have created a student job board. When we become aware of job opportunities - we will post them here for our students! Check it out!

With the help of our supportive community, a butterfly garden is coming to Lindenwold Preschool! The project got started with a lesson on metamorphosis in Ms. Bates’ Classroom. Last spring, all the preschool classrooms received tiny caterpillars and butterfly enclosure nets. Ms. Bates’s students kept journals and drew pictures about each stage of the metamorphosis process. District Superintendent, Dr. Kristin P. O’Neil, and District Director of Special Services, Mrs. Adrienne McManis, were visiting the building and saw the chrysalises in progress and the excitement of the students; the idea grew from there. Soon - the butterfly garden project was born.

Ms. Bates applied for and received a grant called the 2023 GroMoreGood Grassroots Grant. These funds will be used to purchase milkweed, soil, and other butterfly attracting plants/accessories for the Butterfly Garden. The project is even joining forces with local organizations like the Boy Scouts and Love Lindenwold. Ms. Faith Martinelli, LHS Senior, is building two raised flower beds to house the butterfly garden as part of her Eagle Scout Project. Love Lindenwold will assist the District by caring for the garden during the summer months when school is not in session.

Once everything is in place, the children will have the opportunity to plant and water the garden. The teachers plan on having the children create decorations for the garden. After the butterflies come out of their chrysalises in each classroom, they will release our butterflies into the garden. This is a big, exciting event for the littlest learners! They learn so much and are very interested in the whole cycle. Releasing butterflies is very exciting!

Thank you to all that were involved in the creation of the Lindenwold Preschool butterfly garden. The District plans to continue its butterfly garden with the opening of our new Early Childhood Center in 2025.

Thank you to Faith Martinelli for giving back to Lindenwold Schools through her Eagle Scout Project work. Our Preschool students will benefit from enjoying their very own butterfly gardens! We can't wait to raise our butterflies and release them into the world and into our gardens.


This year we will run our Kindergarten Orientation Program in both School 4 & 5 for all in-coming kindergarten students

Aug. 7th - 10th

9 am - 12 pm


This summer our summer school programs will run as follows:

6/28/23 - General Education Summer School Begins

7/3 & 7/4 - Summer School is closed

7/5 - Extended School Year Program begins

8/3/23 - Last day of General Education Summer School

8/8/23 - Last day of Extended School Year Special Education Summer School

It was so awesome to have had so many of our staff share their child with us for the day. Take Your Child to Work Day is a great way to promote our profession and to share our "home" families with our "other" school families. I am sure you talk about the awesome children and experiences you have in your classrooms. It is equally as exciting for your "home family" to experience those moments, too. Finally, our students benefit from learning more about you as a person and to realize you have a life outside of your classroom - just like they do.
April was Abilities Awareness Month. As part of our recognition, students at each school were invited to complete puzzle pieces that shared what makes them unique, what makes Lindenwold unique, or what makes their family unique. The puzzle pieces were displayed with the theme "Individually Unique, Together Complete".
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We are very proud of our Lions. Our Lions hosted our first Teen Pep Family Night. (Teen Prevention Education Program). This night was led by our students, too! As participants, we engaged in discussions about messages we received from our families, friends, culture, religion and the media about sex, gender, etc... We discussed how to talk to teens about some challenging topics, and we learned from directly from our teens! This is just yet another example of how our kids fill our hearts.
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Our theater CAPPIES NOMINATIONS are in!!! This year we were nominated for the MOST awards than ever before. Lindenwold High School was nominated for 21 of the 31 categories!!!

We would like to thank Lorena Saavedram from Holy Spirit High School in Absecon for writing this wonderful review of our show.


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Congratulations to LHS student Praise "Ryder" Sodimu who will be attending the Brown Pre-College Program (with a concentration in Material Science) for 2 weeks.

Congratulations to LHS student Nana Agyei-Sam who will be attending the Carnegie Mellon Summer Academy for Math and Science (SAMS) for 5 weeks.

We are so proud of our amazing Lions!!!!

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The National Junior Honor Society at LMS held their meeting in the school garden last week. To celebrate Earth Day, our students weeded the garden, planted a tree, and spread mulch. As the weather warms up, classes can enjoy the outdoor classroom space . NJHS kids are always happy to help serve their school community!
7th Grade Field Trip to the Constitution Center. #lwlionspride


IT is so awesome when our building staff pulls together to write personalized notes of encouragement for our children. These were waiting on student's desks this week. They were beautifully written by former teachers and School #5 Staff. Our students are now ready to ROCK THE TEST!
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After 3 years, School 4 was finally able to celebrate the return of their Spring Fling. Students and their families enjoyed a fun night with an adorable camping theme. They were also fortunate to have raffle basket prizes thanks to our local sponsors.
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It is awesome to take time out to celebrate our readers in our schools! Check out these Great Readers!


The Preschool Health and Wellness Committee organized a safety campaign competition. Students helped to draw pictures and write about safety rules which are important to follow!
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You can find all previous editions of the Lion's Roar on the Staff Resources page.


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