Dear Lynch Families,

Can you believe we are already half way through the school year? Report cards will be sent home on Wednesday, February 5th with each student. Please review the report card with your child and discuss celebrations and areas in which to grow. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact your child’s teacher. Our staff is dedicated to your child’s success in learning. Here is an update on the latest events:

Our After School Program, called Camp Illumination will begin the last week of February. From now until May sessions will be offered. Our own Echo DeMasters is the coordinator and informational letters will be sent out soon. We look forward to supporting both the academic and interest needs of our students.

Spring is around the corner! Spring Conferences occur during the week of March 16th . Classroom teachers will be contacting you soon to set up appointments. Did you know that we had 98% of our families attend Fall Conferences? Let’s see if we can make it 100%!

The Redmond Battle of the Books has begun! Student teams are reading chapter books and battling against each other every Wednesday in our library! Our two top teams will compete with other Redmond Elementary Schools on February 29th at John Tuck. Let’s go Cubs!

Parent University #2- Read to Succeed Family Reading Night-We want to invite all of you to attend a night of dinner and reading! One of our school goals this year is to increase Family Engagement Opportunities. In honoring the results of our Fall Parent Survey, we are offering our second Parent University on the topic of Reading on Tuesday, February 11th from 5:15-7:15 pm. If you are wanting to know how best to support your child at home with reading, join us. The family night will begin with dinner in our cafeteria and then we will offer 3 hands-on fun sessions for you and your child. We encourage all of you to attend! See you there!

Attendance Update: Strive for 95% or better is our goal! How are we doing?? Right now we are at 94.2%....we CAN DO IT! Did you know that students who miss 10 days in the first 100 days of school are more likely to become chronically absent and less likely to graduate from high school? Let’s keep working together to form excellent attendance habits now!

Lynch students are rocking it with iReady Math!! Our students were recently assessed on their growth in Math since the beginning of the year. Over 60% of our students have reached their Winter goals!! Thank you parents for all of your support with homework and encouraging your children to always do their best!

Have a wonderful month Lynch Families! Please don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions, concerns or suggestions. I appreciate your feedback and partnership!


Rayna Nordstrom, Principal


  • 2/3-District cut day-NO SCHOOL
  • 2/4- Sunriver Observatory for 5th gr.
  • 2/10-PTO-Lynch Lion Pride Meeting-5:00 pm
  • 2/11-Parent University-Read to Succeed-5:15-7:15 pm (Reading Focus)
  • 2/17-President's Day-NO SCHOOL
  • 2/21-Popcorn Friday-5 box tops or $.50 per bag
  • 2/27-Donuts for Dudes 8-8:30 am
  • 2/28-School Spirit Day-Twins

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Should You Keep Your Child Home from School?

  • Chicken Pox: Should you keep your child home from school? Yes. Children with uncomplicated chicken pox may return on the sixth day after the onset of the rash or when the spots are all dried and crusted, whichever is longer.
  • Conjunctivitis (pink eye): Should you keep your child home from school? Yes. Students may return 24 hours after treatment is started.
  • Cough: Should you keep your child home from school? Yes. Keep your child home if the cough is persistent, productive and with thick or constant nasal drainage.
  • Diarrhea: Should you keep your child home from school? Yes. Keep your child at home, if they have had 3 or more episodes of diarrhea. Your child is to stay home for 24 hours after the last episode of diarrhea without the use of any medicine.
  • Fever: Should you keep your child home from school? Yes. Keep your child at home if their temperature is 100 degrees or more. Keep your child at home until fever-free for 24 hours without the use of fever reducing medicine.
  • Hand, Foot and Mouth: Should you keep your child home from school? Yes. Keep your child at home if they have draining lesions, nasal discharge and/or drooling.
  • Head Lice: Should you keep your child home from school? Yes. Students found with live lice will be excluded from school. Students found with nits (lice eggs) only, may remain in class. Students sent home with live lice may return to school after treatment has been initiated and accompanied by a parent or have a signed statement that treatment has been initiated. Prior to returning to the classroom, a head check will be completed by designated school personnel to confirm no live lice are present. Students returning after exclusion with the presence of nits only will be readmitted; but will be subject to periodic checks to confirm continuing absence of live lice.
  • Impetigo: Should you keep your child home from school? Yes. Your child may return to school 48 hours after treatment starts or with a doctors release. Sores should be covered when the student returns to school.
  • Strep Throat: Should you keep your child home from school? Yes. Your child may return to school 24 hours after treatment has started and when fever is no longer present.
  • Vomiting: Should you keep your child home from school? Yes. Keep your child at home for 24 hours after the last episode of vomiting without the use of any medicine. For the protection of the other students and employees, your child will be sent home if any of these symptoms, conditions, illnesses are found or suspected during the school day.
  • Cold (with mild symptoms: stuffy nose with clear drainage, sneezing, mild cough): Should you keep your child home from school? No. Your child may attend school if he/she is able to participate in school activities.
  • Fifth Disease: Should you keep your child home from school? No. Children are no longer contagious after the rash appears and do not need to stay home.
  • Ringworm: Should you keep your child home from school? No. Areas must be covered when the student returns to school.
  • Poison Oak: Should you keep your child home from school? No. Poison oak is not contagious and your child may come to school. Open areas should be covered when your child returns to school.

Exclusion Day

Exclusion day for state required immunizations is Wednesday, February 19, 2020. Students who are not complete or up to date on their immunizations will not be able to attend school until their records are updated. Letters have been mailed to parents whose children are incomplete/insufficient and will be excluded if not updated by February 19, 2020. If you do not receive a letter than you are up-to-date with your immunizations at this time.

Please arrange for your child to receive the needed immunizations so that they can remain in school. If you need assistance in locating a health care provider or clinic site, please contact your child’s school.

Fred Meyer Community Rewards

Fred Meyer Community Rewards is an easy way for local non-profits to receive donations from Fred Meyer Stores. Customers earn these donations for their favorite nonprofits by shopping with their Rewards Card. ... Link your Rewards Card to your favorite nonprofit, just log in to your online account. You can search for us by name M.A. Lynch or by our non-profit number UR766. You will continue to earn your Rewards Points, Fuel Points, and Rebates.

Show your school spirit with Lynch Spirit Wear!

T-shirts in Black and Red available in both youth and adult sizes. Youth (sm-lg) $10, Adult (sm-xl) $12, (xxl) $14

Sweatshirts also available in Black, Red and Gray

Youth sizes $26 Adult sizes (sm-xl) $28, (xxl) $30

Spare time? Become a School Volunteer!

Opportunities such as helping with our parent group, individual school events, helping with classroom projects, and attending field trips are just some of the ways you can help. Sign up today, it's free!

“Temperatures are dropping and the need for warm clothes and adequate heating is increasing! If you are struggling with your utilities or need some warm clothes for your student, please call or email me.

FAN strives to connect families with resources within the community. We provide help with food, housing, utilities, clothing, school supplies, health care and more. Please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions you may have! Jordan Chandler, FAN Advocate 541.548.1109 or text 541.952.2951


Our next LLP meeting will take place February 10th from 5-6pm. Join us to discuss upcoming events, fundraising and share with us your ideas for the school!

Popcorn Friday for February will be on the 21st. Popcorn costs $.50 per bag or 5 box tops. Student store is open Tuesday mornings from 8:40-8:55am!

The mission of the Lynch Lion Pride is to create opportunities for ALL parents to connect with each other and invest in their child's school with their time, talents and resources. We hope to build community between parents and teachers to better meet the needs of our school. As we roll through our first year we are looking to build awareness of our mission, recruit new parents to become involved, build the organizational structure, provide fun events like the beginning of the year Family BBQ, Pumpkin Carving Night, Winter Craft Night, Popcorn days fundraiser and fund teacher/grade requests.

Neighbor Impact Head Start and Early Head Start strengthen families and close the achievement gap for over 500 most vulnerable and at-risk pre-school age children, annually. Head Start and Early Head Start integrate high-quality early education with other critical services such as health services (medical visits; hearing, vision and dental checks); meals and nutrition; and family advocacy.

Neighbor Impact’s Head Start program operates in eight sites (24 classrooms) in Redmond, Bend, La Pine, and Prineville in Deschutes and Crook counties, Central Oregon’s two most populated areas.Head Start provides:

Head Start provides:

  • Quality pre-kindergarten education
  • Health and dental care
  • Family Support
  • Serving children 3-5 years

“NeighborImpact now has an Application Assister Specialist on staff that can assist community members with Oregon Health Plan applications or the renewal process. The application Assister Specialist can assist clients in system navigation of the health insurance system, including assistance with private insurance through Oregon’s Health Insurance marketplace. Call 541-323-6552 to schedule an appointment”.

NeighborImpact Head Start will be closed for President's Day on February 17th.

We are accepting applications for the 2020-21 school year. First notifications of those able to attend will go out in April.

We follow the school district on school closures due to weather. If Redmond School District is on a two hour delay, NeighborImpact Head Start AM classes are cancelled, but the PM classes will run on time. If Redmond School District classes are cancelled for the day NeighborImpact classes are also cancelled for the day.

You can visit our website for up to date information at https://www.neighborimpact.org/

Please like our Lynch Head Start page on FaceBook.

Here's what's happening at Champions-

Champions is now open for their summer enrollment. Please sign up on our website at discoverchampions.com and register online. Register your child for a summer of fun and enrichment.

Hours of operation are Monday-Friday 7am to 6pm. Cist is as follows: 1-2 days $96 a week, 3-5 days $166 a week. Location is to be determined.

In other news, if your child is in Champions Program and you need our services January 31, February 3 or February 17, please don't forget to sign up for the non-school days.

Teri Antonucci, Site Director


REACH is open from 6:30am-6:30pm on No School Days.

Please register in advance for all No School Days. Contact REACH for registration due dates. Come on in to our Main Site to register at 1379 SW 15th ST. You can also access full day registration forms by viewing our website: www.reachredmond.org, or our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/reachredmond.

February’s No School Days:

  • February 3rd (Monday): Crazy hair/hat day
  • February 17th (Monday): Friendship Day

We hope you can join us! Questions? Call us at 541-504-9060.

Kaitlin Greene is a Nutrition Education Program Assistant from the OSU Extension Service. She joins classes at Lynch to help students and families make the healthy choice the easy choice. Whether it’s reaching for a fruit or veggie at snack time or making sure to get 60 minutes of physical activity in each day, Ms. Kaitlin is here to help Lynch Cubs be Food Heroes too!

Miss Kaitlin from the OSU Extension Nutrition Education Program is joining 1st grade classes this winter to teach students about all the ways that healthy eating and physical activity keep our bodies strong and healthy! Students get the chance to taste new foods and take home recipes to try at home. Resources for fast, healthy and inexpensive recipes are available to all Lynch Cubs, however at www.foodhero.org!

Spread the love in February by spending more time together around the breakfast, lunch, or dinner table. Not sure what to make? Need tips on how to prepare certain vegetables? Want to get the kids involved? Check out all of our picture and video recipe links so the whole family can help choose, prepare, or just enjoy a meal together: https://foodhero.org/recipes/categories/31