Linton's News & Notes

June 2022

Our Vision:


Linton Springs is a community of lifelong learners

who demonstrate academic excellence and outstanding character.


Our Mission:


Collaborate... Teach... Inspire... Support... Empower

IMPORTANT DATES

June 2022

1st Global Running Day

1st 5th grade parent information night at Sykesville Middle School @ 6:00 p.m.

2nd Grade 3 Economics Fair

3rd 1st grade end of year picnic

3rd 5th grade end of year picnic

7th General PTA meeting @ 6:00 p.m.

8th Grade 5 Field Trip to Sykesville Middle School

8th Carroll County Public Library Summer Book Talk to all students during specials classes

8th CCPS Board of Education meeting @ 5:00 p.m.

9th Pre-K end of year picnic

9th Kindergarten In-House Field Trip

9th 3rd grade end of year picnic

9th 4th grade end of year picnic

10th Last day of school for Pre-K students

10th Grade 5 Promotion Ceremony (more details coming soon)

13th Last day of school for students in grades K-5; students dismissed at 12:20 p.m.

13th Report cards go home with students and posted in HAC for students in grades 3-5

ABSENCES & EARLY DISMISSALS

If your student is absent or will be leaving school early:


Please email lseattendance@carrollk12.org and copy your student's teacher(s)

OR

Call the main office at 410-751-3280


Automated phone calls for absences will occur unless an attendance email or phone call has been received.

END OF SCHOOL YEAR REFLECTION

Many thanks to everyone for making the 2021 - 2022 school year successful! Despite the many twists and turns we faced with the COVID-19 pandemic and returning to school full-time, our students thrived and engaged in high quality teaching and learning every day! It was so delightful welcoming volunteers back into our school, watching and listening to our incredibly talented students through concerts and plays, and hosting school-wide events, such as the Fun Run, Kids Heart Challenge, Play Day, cultural arts assemblies, and more! To our amazing Super Star students, I congratulate you on another year of continued success! For those who volunteered to make these events the best, I am so appreciative! To our incredibly hardworking and dedicated staff, I hope you know you are loved and appreciated beyond measure!


As the school year ends, our LSE family will experience the following changes in staffing:


  • Ms. Lanni, special education instructional assistant, and Ms. Peck, art teacher, are retiring from CCPS, effective June 30, 2022. We are appreciative of Ms. Lanni's and Ms. Peck's dedication to our students and school community.
  • Mr. Thompson, health education teacher, will be transferring to Eldersburg Elementary.
  • Ms. Vucich, special education teacher, will be transferring to Westminster Elementary.


We wish Ms. Lanni, Ms. Peck, Mr. Thompson, and Ms. Vucich all the best on their new adventures!


Please join me in welcoming the following new staff to LSE:


  • Ms. Amy Eisenbeiser and Ms. Kristi Lago are joining the LSE family as new first grade teachers. Both Ms. Eisenbeiser and Ms. Lago are experienced educators joining us from Anne Arundel County Public Schools.


The following staff will assume different roles next year:


  • Ms. Kim Crum-Derr, who currently serves LSE and two other schools as an itinerant art teacher, will be our new full-time art teacher.
  • Mr. Dalton Yohn, currently teaching first grade, will be teaching fifth grade next year.
  • Ms. Becca Zarrelli, currently teaching fourth grade, will be teaching third grade next year.


I wish everyone a wonderful and safe summer break. We look forward to welcoming all of our LSE Super Stars back to school on Tuesday, September 6, 2022!


~Mr. Messier, your very PROUD principal

HEALTH ROOM UPDATE

As we head to the end of the school year, I want to send some reminders concerning medications in the health room.


If your child has medication in the health room, please pick it up no later than Monday, June 13th. Medications can be picked up from 8am until 3:30 pm. Any medications left in the health room will be discarded by Friday, June 17th. It must be an adult that picks up the student's medication. Students are not permitted to carry medication home. Please contact the nurse at artwigg@carrollk12.org if you need to make other arrangements to pick up your child’s medication.

Please remember to send your child in with a water bottle. As the temperatures have warmed up, it is important for your child to stay hydrated.


Wishing everyone a wonderful, safe, and healthy summer!

~Nurse Twigg

LAST CALL: LOST & FOUND ITEMS

Is your student missing a jacket, winter coat, sweatshirt, lunchbox, or water bottle? Please be sure to stop by the office to check our lost and found items.


We will display lost and found items during lunches in hopes to return lost items to their owners. All lost and found items not collected by June 13, 2022 will be donated.

NEWS FROM THE ART ROOM

I have been the part time art teacher for a few years here at Linton and I am so very happy to become the full-time art teacher next year. I am sad to see Ms. Peck retire but she promises she will sub in the future and students may still get to see her on those days. I will try to continue many of the traditions and projects that she created here at Linton over the years.


Fourth and Fifth grade clay cupcakes are coming home soon. Some classes may have brought them home already. We celebrate all their hard work . Be sure to ask them all about the firing process and the new vocabulary they learned about clay and Wayne Thiebaud, our featured artist.


~Ms. Crum-Derr

NEWS FROM THE MUSIC ROOM

Mrs. McCusker, Mr. Collins, and Ms. Reddinger would like to thank the LSE families for their support of all the musical opportunities and performances this year! It was a joy to see our students performing on stage again. We look forward to working with your children again next year!

REPORT CARDS & SCHOOL SUPPLY LISTS

All report cards will be sent home with students on Monday, June 13, 2022. If your student will not be present on June 13th, report cards can be picked up in the main office until June 30, 2022.


School supply lists for next school year will be included within the report card envelopes and posted on the LSE website following the last day of school.

SUMMER READING PROGRAM

Carroll County Public Library’s Summer Reading Program – Oceans Of Possibilities

June 1st – August 31st

  • Earn 300 points to complete this year’s program.
  • Earn points by: reading books, submitting written or picture reviews online or completing activities.
  • Sign up and record your progress at carr.beanstack.org/reader365
  • Or install the mobile app Beanstack Tracker on your iOS or Android device.
  • Participants can enter virtual raffle drawings through Beanstack.
  • Monthly in-branch prize drawings will also be held.
  • Finish the program to receive a free book donated by Penguin Random House.
  • Earn 1000 points to choose a second book.

Librarians from the Eldersburg Branch will be at Linton Springs all day, Wednesday June 8th, to introduce the program during

fine arts and fitness time. We hope all our readers at LSE join!


The PTA is sponsoring rewards and a prize raffle for all LSE students who complete CCPL's Summer Reading Program to encourage our students to be active and engaged this summer. LSE students who complete the program will be given a certificate worth 100 Starbucks to be redeemed at the PTA's school store in the fall AND be entered to win fun PRIZES such as:

  • Lego sets
  • Squishmallow
  • Art supply kit
  • Electronic doodle board
  • Harry Potter blanket
  • Terrarium kit
  • Razor Scooter
  • Board games
  • And More!


Students who will be in PreK-5th grade at LSE for the 2022-2023 school year are eligible.


IMPORTANT: When you register for the program with the public library, make sure you have LSE and the correct grade listed in the Reader profile for your child to ensure they are eligible for the prizes at LSE. These prizes from LSE PTA are in addition to prizes offered by CCPL for participation. Look for a flyer coming home soon with more information!

OTHER INFORMATION

USE OF STUDENT WORK ON WEBSITES OR IN PUBLICATIONS

There may be times throughout the year when the Carroll County Public School System wishes to display student work on school websites, social media, or in publications. If you do not wish to have your child’s art, poetry, writing, etc. appear on school websites, social media, or in publications, please notify the school principal in writing. It is assumed that parents and guardians consent to their child’s work being displayed on school websites, social media, or in publications unless such notification is received.


NOTICE OF NON-DISCRIMINATION

The Board of Education of Carroll County does not engage in discrimination that is unlawful or contrary to Maryland State Department of Education guidance on the basis of age, color, genetic information, marital status, mental or physical disability, ancestry or national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.


The Board of Education of Carroll County is firmly committed to creating equal employment and educational opportunities for all persons by providing an environment that supports optimal academic achievement and productive work and is free from any form of unlawful discrimination, including access to school facilities, educational programs, and extracurricular activities.

The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Director of Human Resources, 125 North Court Street, Westminster, Maryland 21157, (410) 751-3070.