Lenox Elementary Newsletter
Week of November 15th
Greetings Lenox Families/Saludos Familias Lenox
The end of the 1st quarter is here and we are so proud of how hard students have been working! Navigating the return to in person learning during these continued times of uncertainty has been inspiring. Thank you for your partnership along the way. We are grateful for all of you and look forward to a wonderful quarter ahead.
As we approach the winter season, Lenox Booster Club is hosting a toy drive in support of Hillsboro Elks Club. Please consider bringing and donating an unwrapped new toy to Lenox Elementary School on December 4th from 9-11am. When you arrive, use the bus driveway at the front of the school. A volunteer will be there to receive your donation from your car window or trunk.
This year the Elks Club of Hillsboro has asked us to try to fill the needs of children between 11-18 years old. Some ideas are (but not limited to) fleece blankets, nice toiletries, makeup, sports equipment, nail polish, cell phone chargers or solar cell phone chargers, and boogie board writing tablets. Any help is greatly appreciated!
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., Nov. 22nd - No School: Conferences
Tues., Nov. 23rd - No School: Conferences
Weds., Nov. 24th - Fri., Nov., 26th - No School
Sat., Dec. 4th - Booster Club Toy Drive
Mon., Dec 6th - Booster Club Meeting Virtual & In-Person
News & Notes You Need to Know
Check out our PRIDE! Winners from our first assembly of the year! It was so much fun celebrating all of our students hard work and cheering on staff during Minute to Win It!
We are so excited to be back in school and to have students enjoying the playground and the fields at recess! Students haven't been able to do that for 12+ months in the same way they did Pre-Covid. Because of this, students and staff have been spending time reviewing expectations for the playground, fields, and common recess areas. Ms. Coolman our Student Success Coach and Coach Carter our HSD Recess Coach have been working with students and staff around expectations, game rules, and supports to strengthen our students recess experience. Check out our recess academy slideshow HERE that has been shared with all K-6 students.
Conflict Management Lessons for Primary Students
Mrs. Jennings has been busy visiting all of our primary classrooms to teach and review Conflict Management Strategies that are a part of the Kelso's Choice Curriculum. Many counselors across HSD use these strategies as well. Within the core program, students are first taught to discriminate between “big” problems that must be shared with an adult, and “small” problems that they can resolve. After mastering this distinction, each of the nine skills are taught to the students. For example, specific strategies for “MAKE A DEAL” are taught and practiced, including how to flip a coin, how to pick a number from one to ten, how to compromise and make a trade-off, etc. Students may use that strategy when deciding who serves the ball first for a game. Students are encouraged to try two choices from “Kelso’s Choice Wheel.” If the “small” problem persists, they are told that adult support is needed. To learn more click HERE
Zones of Regulation/Mood Meter
Ms. Coolman our Student Success Coach and Mrs. Pruss our behavior specialist have been visiting classrooms teaching students and reviewing the Zones of Regulation (primary students) and Mood Meter (intermediate students). We believe that no feeling or emotion is bad. By understanding how to notice our body’s signals, detect triggers, read social context and consider how our behavior impacts those around us, students can develop their emotional control, sensory regulation, self-awareness, and problem-solving abilities. Our Mood Meter expands on the four zones to give our older students additional vocabulary in order to describe and/or name their current mood and energy level
Happening in Our Community this Month
Native American/Alaskan Native Parent Advisory Committee Meeting Info:
Join the NA/AN Parent Advisory Committee and enjoy an evening with food and fellowship. We look forward to meeting and reconnecting with families and staff in our community. There will be activities for students during the parent meeting.
Date: Wednesday, November 17, 2021
Time: 6:00 PM.
Location: Atfalati Ridge Elementary 29174 NW King Street North Plains, OR 97133
LatinX Virtual Parent Meeting
El Distrito Escolar de Hillsboro les invita a una reunión de padres de familia. El día miércoles, Noviembre de 17 a las 6:30. Se compartirá información sobre el programa de educación migrante.
- Información sobre el programa de educación migrante
- Programas y servicios para su estudiante
- Tiempo de participación para las familias
La reunión se facilitará en español y a través de la aplicación Google Meet.
Or dial: +1 262-737-4648 PIN: 855 522 260#
Asian & Pacific Islander Family Engagement Meeting - Virtual
HSD’s next Asian and Pacific Islander Family Engagement meeting takes place on Thursday, Nov. 18, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Zoom. All families of students identifying as Asian or Pacific Islander are welcome to attend these monthly virtual meetings to learn more about what’s happening in the District and to share thoughts, concerns, and ideas for how best to support students in their education. At this month’s meeting, we will share school updates and information on volunteering, childhood traumatic stress, and college & financial aid applications.
Booster Club Spotlight
Upcoming Booster Club Meeting - 12/6 7:00PM-8:30PM In-Person & 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/
Student Technology Support/Resources
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)