Lenox Elementary Newsletter
Week of October 4th - October 8th
Greetings Lenox Families/Saludos Familias Lenox
It's that time of year again for our annual bulb planting festivities! Fun fact, this tradition has been going on for over 40 years and we are so excited to have it continue in the 21-22 school year. Every year since the early 80's students and staff members have been planting flower bulbs around the exterior of the building not only to beautify the space, but to also represent our amazing community in physical form.
On Thursday, October 7th, students, and staff will take their bulbs and plant them outside. Students can bring their own bulbs of any variety, but we will have some on hand so that each and every student has an opportunity to participate. While planting day is fun, watching our garden bloom throughout the spring is when we see the real magic happen. Be sure to look for pictures on our website and Instagram the day of planting and throughout the coming months.
Check out our instagram - hsdlenox and;
our website - https://www.hsd.k12.or.us/lenox for the latest happenings as well.
If you ever have a question, please do not hesitate to reach out to your child's classroom teacher, the office or me. Communication and connection are key to our success!
In service to you,
Sarah Keller, Principal
News & Notes You Need to Know
Please call our attendance line at 503-844-1363 when your child is absent. Remember to include the reason of the absence when leaving a message.
Change in Weather
With the change of weather upon us, please ensure your student(s) come to school with a jacket and weather appropriate shoes on.
Between 12:00-1:00 the office is staffed with one person to answer the door, the phones, and help students in the health room. Please keep this in mind if you come to pick up your student during that time of the day. If we don’t answer the office call button immediately, we know you are there and we will assist you as soon as we can
Elks Coat Giveaway
The local Elks Club is providing coats for 400 Hillsboro School District Students. If your student is in need of a coat contact our school counselor Mrs. Jennings at 503-844-1364 or the Lenox Office before October 14th, 2021. Coats will be provided on a first come first served bases until they reach 400 and will be delivered to the school.
Supplementary Friday Food Bags
The local Rock Creek Church provides weekly supplementary food bags with nonperishable food and snacks to families in need. If you would like your student to receive a weekly food bag please contact either Mrs. Jennings at 503-844-1364 or the Lenox Office.
Elks Holiday Program
The local Elks Club also is sponsoring 500 Hillsboro families for the holiday season with a food basket(emergency type, not holiday dinner) and gifts for children 0-18 years of age. If you are interested in receiving support from this program, contact Mrs. Jennings, at 503-844-1364 or the Lenox Office. Applications are on a first come first served basis until 500 applications are received, only one application per family and must be completed before November 5, 2021. Delivery date of items will be December 18, 2021.
When to Keep Your Child Home
A healthy environment involves prevention, early recognition of illness, symptoms, prompt diagnosis and treatment. Below are some guidelines to help you make the decision about when to keep your child home from school. The recommendations are based on the guidelines provided to us by the Communicable Disease Program of the Washington County Department of Health and Human Services. For more information visit - https://www.hsd.k12.or.us/Page/2367
A good resource that is found on the site above is the
Too Sick For School Guidance - English
Too Sick For School Guidance - Spanish
Thank you so much for your partnership and prioritizing of the safety and health of our students, staff, and community.
Student Technology Updates
All students K-6 should be bringing their new devices home during the week. This year and thanks to our school board, all students received an ACER Computer. You can find details about key features of the device below. Your student (s) could be accessing Google Classroom, Freckle, Wonders, and other apps found on their MyApps page. Reach out if you need any support!
ACER Computer Details - English
ACER Computer Details - Spanish
If you need help, have questions, or want to report a lost/damaged Chromebook:
Contact Lenox Technology Support: call or text 971-206-4223 or email firstname.lastname@example.org (Mon-Fri 7:30 am - 4:00 pm)
Services Offered for Talented & Gifted (TAG) Students
Parents are welcome to refer their child for services designed for students identified as talented and gifted. Students who score at or above the 97th percentile on a nationally standardized, norm-referenced test of overall reading or math or on a mental abilities test, and have other confirming evidence that they learn at a rapid rate and advanced level, are identified as TAG students. With parent input, individual plans are made to adjust the rate and level of the student’s instruction to meet his or her specific needs.
If you think your child may qualify for TAG services, and want information about the referral and identification process, please contact your school’s TAG Coordinator.
Happening in Our Community this Month
Hillsboro Hispanic Heritage Month - (Sept 15th-Oct 15th)
Celebration info AND activities, books, and resource links above
English Classes for Parents/Guardians
Booster Club Spotlight
Upcoming Booster Club Meeting - 10/4 7:00PM-8:30PM Virtual
Google Meet joining info
Or dial: +1 916-750-2815 PIN: 135 705 296#
Lenox Booster Club is made up of hard-working parents, grandparents, & teachers who pool their talents to provide practical support for our school.
Check out their new Introduction Video HERE to find out more!
Booster Club Website - https://lenoxboosterclub.membershiptoolkit.com/