Lenox Elementary

Family Newsletter-Back to School 2019

Greetings Families,


We hope you have had an enjoyable summer. Our new school year is just around the corner and we wanted to share some information with you to get the year started off right. We are anxiously awaiting the arrival of our students and families. We hope to see you at our Back to School Night/Meet and Greet this coming Wednesday from 4:00-5:30. See below for more information.


Sincerely,

Mrs. Gina McLain

Important Dates

  • Wed., Aug. 28th--Meet and Greet/Back to School Night, 4:00-5:30 PM (more info below)
  • Tues., Sept. 3rd---First Day of School for Grades 1-6
  • Thurs., Sept. 5th--First Day of School for Kindergarten
  • Thurs., Sept 5th--Boo Hoo Yahoo! for Kinder parents, 7:45 in the cafeteria
  • Mon., Sept 9th--Booster Club Mtg. 7:00-8:30 PM in the library
  • Fri., Sept 20th--Booster Club Family Movie Night 5:30-8:00 PM
  • Tues., Sept 24th--Picture Day! More info to come after school begins

Meet & Greet/Back to School Night

Please join us on Wed., Aug. 28th from 4:00-5:30 PM for our Meet & Greet/Back to School Night. This is the opportunity to find out who your child's teacher is, visit the teacher in their classroom, find out about the school year, and bring in school supplies. If you are not able to attend, you can always call the school office on Thurs., Aug. 29th or Fri., Aug. 30th to find out your child's teacher, or they can find out on the first day of school. Also, all information passed out at this event will be available on the first day of school.

Welcome to the 2019-20 School Year!

Here are some changes, additions and general info regarding staff and grade level configurations.


We had two staff members seek out new positions in our district over the summer and will no longer be at Lenox. We wish them the very best!

  • Ms. Heather McCullum has taken a position as an Instructional Coach at McKinney Elementary.
  • Ms. Julie Mullavey has taken a part time position teaching 1st grade at West Union Elementary.


We have the addition of three new staff members at Lenox. Please give a warm welcome to:

  • Ms. Karin Harrington, PE teacher
  • Ms. Jessica Mendonca, EL Specialist
  • Ms. Jennifer Bradshaw, 3rd grade teacher


Here are our teachers and grade level configurations for the new school year:

Kindergarten: Mrs. Evers, Mrs. Reamer & Mrs. Timmons

1st grade: Ms. Casey, Mrs. Gurney-Franco, Mrs. Scoble & Mr. Tesdal

2nd grade: Ms. French & Ms. Phelan

3rd grade: Ms. Bradshaw, Mrs. Sivula & Mrs. VanDyke

4th grade: Ms. Incrovato & Mrs. Laws

5th/6th* grade: Ms. Cairns, Mr. Kha, Mr. Jordan & Mrs. Zagyva


*Due to enrollment numbers and trying to keep classes as close to the HSD Board approved ratio of 31:1 in the intermediate grades, we will have four 5th/6th grade blended classrooms this year. With this model, our 5th and 6th grade teachers will be specializing in content areas, so students will have more than one teacher regardless of who their homeroom teacher is. With this model there are benefits and opportunities for:

  • students to connect with multiple supportive adults in the school to ensure all students are known by name, strength, and need
  • interacting with and respecting different teaching styles
  • bridging the gap between elementary and middle school (structures, routines, etc.)
  • collaboration with a larger teaching team which leads to greater differentiation and support for students
  • growth in social and emotional learning and peer-to-peer relationships
  • growth in students' responsibility of their learning
  • building and continuing relationships with the same group of students from elementary to middle school

Lenox Bond Information

Construction is wrapping up for our Bond projects! Hooray!


Summer 2019 Project Updates

  • Lenox received seismic, roofing and HVAC upgrades. Heat, air conditioning and direct digital controls (DDC) have been added to the upgraded HVAC system.
  • Our new parking lot/parent drop off and bus dropoff areas will be completed this week and will ease traffic backup along Rock Creek Blvd., with the goals of increasing the safety of pedestrians and drivers as well as the efficiency and flow of traffic.
  • New landscaping will be finished by the middle of this week with the final addition of grass and bark dust.
  • New flexible furniture (FFE) has been delivered to the school. Research has shown that this type of furniture helps stimulate student engagement and learning.
  • Other improvements include a new ADA accessible bathroom, new asphalt coat on our playground, interior security door in lobby, new paint throughout the building common areas, and new carpet in the music room and in our Counselor's office.
  • School safety updates are still in progress


Stay tuned for more information regarding our parking lot/drop off arrival and dismissal routines and procedures. Please visit the HSD Bond website to see specifics for Lenox HERE

Back to School Info & School Supply Lists

For HSD Back to School information, such as enrollment, school meals, transportation and volunteering, please click here.


Click here to get to the HSD back to school supply list for elementary schools.

Volunteering

Don't forget that if you would like to volunteer in the classroom, for school events, field trips, etc. you need to fill out the district volunteer application. Please do this as soon as possible so you are cleared to volunteer.

https://volunteerapplication.hsd.k12.or.us/