The Lions Den

A Newsletter for Lynnhaven Elementary Families

December 2019

Lynnhaven Elementary

Mrs. Teri Breaux - Principal

Mr. Matthew Fischi - Assistant Principal

Home of the Lions!

Month at a Glance


2-6 Scholastic Book Fair

4 Kindergarten field trip - Sandler Center

4 1st Grade field trip - Sandler Center

4 Book Fair Family Night - 4:30 - 6:00

4 Chorus & Strings Concert - 6:00

6 PreK Classroom in Action Day

7 Saplings' field trip

10 SCA Officer & Class Representatives Meeting

13 Cubs Coding 7:30am-8:00am

13 Progress Reports Issued

19 5th Grade Egg Drop

19 Safety Patrol Meeting 3:00

20 Adjusted dismissal 12:10

23-Jan 1 Winter Holiday - School Closed

Scholastic Book Fair

Come to the Arctic Adventure at Lynnhaven Library and find out how cool reading can be at the Book Fair!

December 2nd - 6th

Open Daily: 8:15 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Family Night - Wednesday 4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Chorus and Strings Concert

We look forward to our Chorus and Strings Winter Concert! All are invited!

December 4th

6:00 P.M.

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Cubs Coding Reservation

Reserve your spot today!

Winter Holiday Break

December 23 - January 1 School Closed

On December 20, students will be dismissed at 12:10 p.m. If you plan to bring your child lunch or come in to have lunch on that day, please be mindful the lunch schedule is also altered for the day. Students eat an hour earlier in order to accommodate all students before dismissal.

Thank YOU - Community Partners!

We love and are thankful for our community partners! Through our partnerships, we were able to give 75 students a brand new pair of New Balances, supply 27 families with Thanksgiving dinners, supply more than 60 kids with a winter coats, scarves, hats, and gloves, have 40 students sponsored through Angle Tree, and have 50 kids receive holiday gifts!

Thank you Shoes That Fit, Foundry United Methodist Church, Light of Hope United Methodist Church, Out of the Box Ministries, Beach Funeral & Cremation Services Incorporated, Buffalo Soldiers, and Wave Church. We appreciate you all!

Slime Time!

As mentioned in the last newsletter, our students raised over $500 for United Way. They were so excited to get to slime Mrs. Breaux and Mr. Fischi at our November Lions League pep rally!
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Welcome to Our PTA Board

Congratulations to the following individuals who were inducted as our new PTA Board for the 2019-20 school year! We look forward to the wonderful work you will do for our students this year!

President – Destiny Bailey

Treasurer – Steve Carrasco

Recording Secretary – Christine Himsel

Corresponding Secretary – Christina Blackley

Vice President of Membership – Lauren Ramirez

Vice President of Programs – Asianna Stowers

More information will come out soon about joining the PTA. We look forward to building a strong partnership with our parents!

Amazing Race

Thank you to all the families who came out for the Amazing Race in November! It was a BLAST! Students were able to race around the building while teaching their families about the GRRR code. At the end of the night, students discussed how they could be respectful, responsible, and ready to learn at home!

Drills and Safe School Protocols

Throughout the school year, we practice a variety of drills to assist students and staff with planning for emergencies. In the coming weeks, we may conduct a drill at arrival or dismissal. We wanted to be transparent, so you aren't alarmed should this happen. Thank you for all you do every day to support Lynnhaven Elementary!

Check out what our students are learning in Quarter 2!


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Science and Social Studies

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Attendance Matters

Below are our attendance percentages for this school year.

Our goal is to have 98% or more attendance every month.

We dipped down a bit in November. Let's make up for it in December!

September Attendance - 97.01%

October Attendance - 97.06%

November Attendance - 93.87%

Art of Being a Military Child

Is your child interested in submitting their artwork into the contest below? If so, please have him/her see Mrs. Jones, art teacher, for card stock.

All art submissions are due December 18, 2019.

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Annual School Report Card

Each year, VBCPS publishes and annual school report card. Click on the button above to access. Should you have any questions regarding the report, please contact the school administration at 648-3000.

Title I School - Right to Know

As a Title I school, parents have the right to know information regarding teacher qualifications as well as information regarding assessments. Please see the letter attached below for more details.

Virginia Beach City Public Schools and Lynnhaven Elementary

Put Students First • Seek Growth • Be Open to Change

Do Great Work Together • Value Differences