DRAGON NEWS

Learn. Lead. Lift

Mission & Values

Mission:

Developing a confident community of student leaders by nurturing and empowering the whole- child through innovative instruction and purposeful movement in a small school environment.


Values:

Every student can be a leader of change - Diversity is an asset - Everyday movement results in cognitive growth - Personalized learning through a small-school culture.

Principal Message

Dear Lyn Knoll Families,


Thank you to all of our families who attended our 1st Annual Game Night and family conferences last month! Our staff enjoyed playing board games and having a great time with our students and their families. Be on the lookout for other upcoming family engagement activities!


Please remember that as we enter the cold month of February students usually have outdoor recess anytime the temperature is above 32 degrees and the weather conditions are ideal for students and staff. Please be sure your child is dressed appropriately on these days. Our family liaison, Maria Herrera, can support any family in need of warm winter clothing- please contact her directly at (303) 364-8455 for more information.


Finally, we invite all our families to join us for our Parent Coffee on Thursday, February 20th from 8:30-9:30 am. During this meeting, we will discuss our proposed budget for the 2020-2021 school year. It is so important that we receive your feedback on how we allocated our budget to support the academic and social/emotional needs of our students. If you are unable to join us during this time, please let me know if you would like to schedule a meeting to review the proposed budget at your convenience. Your input is wanted and appreciated!


Have a great month and stay warm!


Dr. Graziani, Principal

Important Dates

Feb 4 - Governing Board Meeting

Feb 5 - 5th Grade Field Trip to Pickens Technical College

Feb 17 - President's Day/No Classes

Feb 20 - Parent Coffee

Feb 27 - Preschool Parent Day

Feb 28 - Professional Release Day/No Classes

Parent Coffee

Thursday, Feb. 20th, 8:30-9:30am

12445 East 2nd Avenue

Aurora, CO

Join us for our monthly Parent Coffee. At this month's meeting we will discuss our proposed budget for the 2020-2021 school year. It is so important that we receive your feedback on how we allocate our budget to support the academic and social/emotional needs of our students. We look forward to seeing you there.

PLEASE READ Lunch/Snacks from Home

We have noticed an increase in the amount students bringing unhealthy snacks to school such as family size bags of Takis, hot cheetos, candy, etc. Please remember that students are not allowed to share food in the cafeteria, and are encouraged to only bring a single serving of these types of food with their sack lunch from home.


If your child is eating a lunch from the cafeteria, we ask that you limit additional snacks from home ( such as chips, drinks, candy, etc.). If your child brings a lunch from home we encourage you to send them with a well balanced meal. Note: students do not have access to a microwave, or refrigeration.


District Policy http://aurorak12.org/pol-reg/SectionE/efj.pdf states: Free or reduced-price meals will be provided to students who cannot afford the price of the "school lunch and breakfast meal" lunch. Students will also be permitted to bring their lunches from home and to purchase beverages and incidental items that meet the USDA Smart Snacks guidelines;


Adequate nutrition ensures that students can fully engage in the classroom so that they can reach their full potential and achieve academic success.


Included in our newsletter is a link to Nutrislice, our online breakfast and lunch menu. Take a moment to review the menu with your child so that you can plan lunch accordingly.


Please also refer to our Lyn Knoll Student/Family Handbook; page 9.


As an alternative to a cafeteria meal, students are permitted to bring lunch from home. In order to minimize the spread of viruses and the risk of allergic reaction, students are not permitted to share food. Students that prefer to bring lunch from home are asked to focus on healthy food choices. If students only bring junk food or snacks for their packed lunch, we will ask them to get a lunch from the cafeteria where they are offered 2-3 options every day.


Junk food and foods with high sugar content deplete energy levels and the ability to concentrate for extended periods of time. Energy and focus are especially crucial for Lyn Knoll students. Please refrain from sending students to school with large bags of snacks including but not limited to: Takis, potato chips, candy, etc., this also includes high sugar drinks such as soda.


Below is a link to some healthy sack lunch ideas.

After School Care - FREE with Rocky Mountain Kids

To register for our FREE after school care program, click here: www.rmkcolorado.com

Use code: lynknoll at checkout.

Aurora Public Schools Dress Code Policy

AURORA PUBLIC SCHOOLS APS Code: JICA-R

Adopted June 2012

Revised June 2014

STUDENT DRESS CODE


In order to maintain a school environment which is safe and conducive to learning, all clothing must be appropriate so as not to disrupt the learning environment and not interfere with the health, safety and welfare of any person.


The following items are deemed to be unacceptable to wear to school:

• Shorts, dresses, skirts or other similar clothing that are so short as to be immodest and/or create a distraction

• Sunglasses, hats, and/or head coverings (e.g., hoodies, bandanas, and doo rags) worn inside the building

• Inappropriately sheer, tight or low-cut clothing (e.g., midriffs, halter tops, backless clothing, tube tops, garments made of fishnet, mesh or

similar material, muscle tops, etc.) that bare or expose traditionally private parts of the body including, but not limited to, the stomach,

buttocks, back and breasts

• Clothing worn in such a way as that undergarments can be seen

• Any clothing (including outwear), grooming, jewelry, hair coloring, accessories, or body adornments that are or contain any advertisement,

symbols, words, slogans, patches, or pictures, etc., that:

- Refer to drugs, tobacco, alcohol, or weapons

- Are of a sexual nature

- By virtue of color, trademark, or other attributes denote membership in gangs which advocate drug use, violence, or disruptive

behavior

- Are obscene, profane, vulgar, lewd, or legally libelous

- Threaten the safety or welfare of any person

- Promote any activity prohibited by the student code of conduct

- Otherwise disrupt the teaching-learning process


School principals, in conjunction with the school accountability committee and/or other parent group, may develop and adopt school-specific dress codes that are consistent with this policy. If any unusual situation relative to dress or grooming arises which is not specifically covered in this regulation, the building principal shall have the authority to rule on the appropriateness of the attire.

Cell Phones

Students are permitted to bring cellphones to school. However, it is strongly recommended that student do NOT bring electronics to school. The expectation is once instruction begins, cell phones must be turned off or on silent and must remain in students’ backpacks until they are dismissed from school. Students who have their cell phone out during the school day will have their cell phone taken away until the end of the day. If a student does not follow the above expectation, they will be asked to refrain from bringing their cell phone to school. Is it also asked that students leave all money and other valuable property at home.


We are not responsible for the loss or theft of cell phones or other personal electronic devices, and/ or valuable property brought from home.

Colorado Weather/Weather Readiness

As you know, Colorado is known for it's beautiful weather, changing leaves, and mountain sun. You may also know that Colorado can experience multiple seasons in one day. This means that on any given day during the fall, winter and spring seasons we can experience fluctuating temperatures in excess of 20 degrees and we can even have sunshine and snowfall on the same day.


It is important that you keep up to date on the day to day weather conditions, and send your child to school dressed appropriately and prepared for rain, snow and sun at any given moment.

Community Meetings

Join us every Friday at 8:30 for our Community Meeting. Be part of our celebrations as we recognize our weekly leaders from each grade level, and learn our Lyn Knoll cheers; enjoy student performances as they teach us what the habit of the week means, what it looks like, and how to be a leader. Come be a part of our community.

Enroll a New Student to Aurora Public Schools

Family Resources & Information

New to Parent Portal?

Click below for instructions on accessing your parent portal.

https://aurorak12.org/parents/student-resources/grades-attendance/

Nutrition Application - apply for Free/Reduced lunch

Online Student Check-In System for Returning Students

Student Lunch Account - add money

Visitor Check-In Requirements

Aurora Public Schools and Lyn Knoll have implemented the District-Wide Raptor Security System to check in our visitors. This system reviews a nationwide database to check backgrounds on individuals that visit our school, including all APS employees, authorized Volunteers and District Approved Contractors, prior to conducting business within our buildings.


It is required that you provide us with your government issued ID (i.e. drivers license, passport, matricula consular, state 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 regarding this safety system, please contact our office. For more detailed information, you may click the link below or contact our APS Security department directly.


Thank you in advance for your understanding and cooperation.

Volunteers

We are always looking for volunteers to assist within our school. If you are interested in becoming a district approved volunteer, please contact our Family Liaison, Ms. Herrera.


You may also review the volunteer approval process here: https://security.aurorak12.org/volunteers/

Important Links