Lenox Elementary Newsletter

Week of October 18th

Greetings Lenox Families/Saludos Familias Lenox

Bulb planting was a huge success! Students and staff were so excited to be carrying on the Lenox tradition that spans more than 40 years. Shoutout to a few of our families that helped prep the trenches used for planting and to Farmington Gardens for donating daffodil bulbs so that every student and staff member could participate. Be on the lookout for flowers as they begin to bloom between late winter and early spring and be sure to ask your student where they planted their bulb. Check out pictures of the event on both our instagram and website shared below.

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

Important Upcoming Dates

  • Mon., Oct. 18 - Fri., Oct. 22 - National School Bus Safety Week

  • Mon., Oct. 18 - Fri., Oct, 22 - Digital Citizenship Week

  • Thurs., Oct. 21st - Great Oregon Shakeout

  • Fri., Oct. 22nd - Lenox Spirit Gear Day

  • Fri., Oct. 29th - Lenox Spirit Gear Day

  • Weds., Nov. 10th - End of 1st Quarter

  • Thurs., Nov. 11th - No School: Veterans Day

  • Fri., Nov. 12th - No School: Teacher Work Day

  • Mon., Nov. 22nd - No School: Conferences

  • Tues, Nov 23rd - No School: Conferences

  • Weds., Nov. 24th - Fri., Nov., 26th - No School

News & Notes You Need to Know

Change in Arrival Procedures

Starting Monday, October 18th, ALL K-4 students need to enter through the front doors at arrival. If a student would like breakfast, they will go to the cafeteria and if they do not want breakfast, they will go to the gym. ALL 5&6 students will go to the back of the building and stage under the intermediate covered area. With the cold and rainy weather approaching, this change will allow all students to be under a covered area.

Arrival/Dismissal Reminders

  • Please pull all the way forward at both arrival/dismissal. Doing so allows the back up on Rock Creek Blvd to be minimized and keeps students safe as they enter/exit vehicles in this area
  • If your student(s) arrives at or after 7:45am, they need to enter through the front doors. If students are not in their classrooms by 7:45, they are marked tardy.
  • Please be aware of your surroundings and speed in and near our parking lot. Be sure to utilize crosswalks at all times.

Great Oregon Shakeout

Thursday, October 21st is the Great Oregon Shakeout. This is a great opportunity to review and update emergency preparedness plans and supplies. You can find great resources HERE.

National School Bus Safety Week is (October 18-22, 2021).

National School Bus Safety Week is held each year during the third full week of October and focuses on the importance of school bus safety. Whether your student rides a bus this school year or not, here are a few safety tips for your student from the Hillsboro Safe Routes to School Program:

• While waiting for a bus, stay in a safe place away from the street.

• Once off a bus, take 10 giant steps away from the bus.

• Walk in front of the bus to cross the street, and make sure that the bus driver sees you before you step off the curb.

Interested in learning more? The Oregon Safe Routes to School Program has created this animated video for basic school bus safety tips. Also, visit Hillsboro-oregon.gov/SRTS to learn more about the Hillsboro Safe Routes to School Program.

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 prioritization of the safety and health of our students, staff, and community. Please call our attendance line at 503-844-1363 to report a students absence.

Student Technology Support/Resources

This document shows three of the most common issues with the new Acer student Chromebooks and how to resolve them. (Issues covered: Broken styluses, @ symbol not working, and devices not powering on when plugged in)

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 hartzelc@hsd.k12.or.us (Mon-Fri 7:30 am - 4:00 pm)

Happening in Our Community this Month

Hillsboro Arts Month

Hillsboro Arts Month is an initiative of the Hillsboro Arts & Culture Council designed to highlight local artists and cultural organizations; as well as to express the ways the arts make our lives and community richer. Check out live and virtual classes, lectures, and performances on the Tualatin Valley Creates Calendar

Hillsboro Wishing Tree

The Hillsboro Wishing Tree is a weeping Camperdown elm at the northwest corner of Main St. and NE 2nd Ave. in downtown Hillsboro. Throughout the month of October, it is a place of community building and artistic demonstration where the community comes together to share wishes and hopes for the future. Learn more at downtownhillsboro.org/wishingtree.

English Classes for Parents/Guardians

Booster Club Spotlight

Upcoming Booster Club Meeting - 11/1 7:00PM-8:30PM Virtual

Google Meet joining info


Or dial: +​1​ ​9​1​6​-​7​5​0​-​2​8​1​5 PIN: 1​3​5​ ​7​0​5​ ​2​9​6​#

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/