Dear Lynch Families,
It's hard to believe that Spring is almost here! I would like to thank you for all of your support during the first half of the year. Students and staff have been working hard to live up to our mission and vision: Empower All: Learn, Grow, Succeed! With the coming of Spring we are as busy as ever; please read through the following updates:
Conferences: Spring Conferences are almost here! Our goal is to meet with EVERY Lynch family either in person or over the phone to share about their growth sos far this year. Conferences will mostly be held the week of March 16th-20th. Classroom teachers will be contacting you with the specific times and dates. I hope to see all of you here!
Attendance Goal: 95% everyday is our goal! All Cubs Count and Everyday Matters! Everyday we are working to have all Cubs at school. We are keeping track of the number of days that we have 95% or greater. When we have ten days we will celebrate! Thank you for doing all you can to help make this happen!!
Behavior Improvements: Congrats to the students who earned their Character charms in February!!!. We had 280 students receive the bracelet this month!! Students are receiving tickets for positive choices while being safe, respectful and responsible and receiving Cub Prides for going above and beyond! Please congratulate your child on their outstanding efforts!
Smarter Balanced Assessment: Toward the end of April our 3rd, 4th and 5th graders will begin their state assessments. The Smarter Balanced Assessments (SBA) accurately measure student progress toward college and career readiness. The assessment is aligned to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). We have carefully scheduled testing times to minimize disruption of regular classroom routines. I will share more information in the April newsletter.
Pegasus Puppets will perform: On March 17th all Lynch Cubs will view a puppet presentation called Stories From the Stars. A Portland theatre will put on the production for our students! Monster Dash funds will support this experience! Thanks again for sponsoring our runners last Fall!
Arrival Reminder: When they arrive in the morning, all students are to either go to the cafeteria and enjoy breakfast or head to the playground. Staff supervision begins at 8:40. Students are not to come into the rest of the building as staff isn’t available to supervise them. Thank you!
Parent Survey: At conferences we will have a few pertinent questions for you to give us feedback on. We will use the “dot” sticker method to gather information about Lynch. Please take time to share your thoughts and ideas. Thank you! Our goal is to make our school the very best that it can be!
iReady Math program: Positive Results: Our math program has a component called iReady. Students are able to individually get support on skills they most need the help with. Our Winter Diagnostic data shows our students are making great growth! Teachers will share individual student growth with you at conferences.
Thank you for your continued partnership! Have a wonderful Spring Break with your children.
- 3/2-3/6-Dr Seuss Read Across America Week (Spirit Days)
- 3/6-4th grade to Mt. Bachelor
- 3/8-Daylight Savings-Spring Forward 1 hour
- 3/13-Teacher Work Day-NO SCHOOL
- 3/16-Lynch Lion Pride Meeting 5:00 pm
- 3/17-St Patrick's Day-wear green!!
- 3/17-Pegasus Puppet Theatre for students
- 3/16-3/20- Parent/Teacher Conferences
- 3/16-3/19--Lynch Book Fair
- 3/17-Grand Event during lunches
- 3/19-3/20-Parent/Teacher Conferences-NO SCHOOL
- 3/23-3/27-Spring Break-NO SCHOOL
March is Nutrition Month
Let’s talk about the most important meal of the day, Breakfast! Studies show that students who eat breakfast do much better in school than students who skip breakfast.
Breakfast eaters can:
- concentrate better
- have more energy and have better muscle coordination
- score higher on tests.
Remember to choose a breakfast that is well balanced. A balanced nutritious breakfast contains protein and protein stays in your body all morning. A breakfast that is high in sugar will burn off very quickly and leave you tired and hungry well before lunch. When choosing a breakfast be sure to choose foods that will stick with you and last until lunchtime. Lots of foods contain protein. You can find protein in foods like eggs, milk, yogurt, cheese, peanut butter and soy nut butter. Make the healthy choice, eat your breakfast!
The Book Fair is Coming!
Come check out our Scholastic Book Fair during conference week March 16-19th. Monday-Wednesday open 8am-6pm and Thursday, 8am-4pm. Tuesday, March 17th is our annual Grand Event. Students can invite a Grand or loved one to lunch and then visit the Book Fair. If eating lunch here at Lynch, payment must be made at that time. Cost for lunch is $ 3.75. Please RSVP for school lunch only to 541.923.4876
Order your yearbook now!
The 2019-20 Lynch yearbook envelope order forms will be sent home with your student during the month of March. Envelopes need to be returned to the office accompanied with $11.00 cash or check (made out to Lynch Elementary) or ordered online (Yearbook ID code: 13723520) by April 30th. There are only a limited number available so reserve yours today! Delivery of yearbooks will be the last week of school in June.
CHESS FOR SUCCESS
In October, 25 3rd through 5th graders join the Chess for Success program at our school. Some came in as veteran players that have dedicated their Tuesdays & Thursdays to improving their skills in the game of chess since 1st grade, others learned the game on the first day of practice. Through countless drills, strategy conversations, sportsmanship work and practice games our Chess for Success program has an incredible group of students that are now rockstars in the game of chess! Our players are critical thinkers, strategic, humble, encouraging and persistent in every single game. Coach Eileen and Coach Rhodes are always so impressed with the number of players that never miss a practice and are committed to bettering their skills throughout the year. At the Regional Tournament at Ridgeview High School, our team placed 5th place out of all Central Oregon schools. While that place is impressive, our team was the most impressive in the way they represented our school and the Lynch Cub Way. Furthermore, Aidan Gregory won 1st place in the 5th grade division and has an opportunity to attend the State Tournament in Portland this month. We are so incredibly proud of our chess club and all that they accomplished this year. If you have a 3rd - 5th grader next year, please look into joining our award winning team! And to all of those 5th graders that have been with us from the beginning, keep playing chess and hold on to the bonds you made here at Chess for Success.
Anna Rhodes & Eileen Evan
“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
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”.
Head Start / Early Head Start is currently taking applications for the 20-21 school year. First selection takes place in April.
No School March 23-27 for Spring Break.
If you are interested in a career working with preschool age children please visit our website 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 March 13, 19, 20, 23-27, please don't forget to sign up for the non-school days.
Teri Antonucci, Site Director
JOIN US ON OUR NO SCHOOL DAYS!!
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.
March and Spring Break No School Days:
- March 13th (Friday): Halloween in Spring (dress up)
- March 19th (Thursday): Saint Patrick’s Day (wear green)
- March 20th (Friday): March Madness Day (crazy hair and crazy dress up) Trip to Cascade Sports Complex
- March 23rd (Monday): Recreation Day (Celebrating Recreation) Trip to Sam Johnson Park
- March 24th (Tuesday): Education Day (Celebrating Education) Trip to Crescent Moon Ranch Terrebonne, Alpaca Farm
- March 25th (Wednesday): Arts Day (Celebrating Art) Art Walk around Redmond
- March 26th (Thursday): Connections Day (Celebrating Relationships) All youth trip to Shevlin Park for a picnic
- March 27th (Friday): Hero Day (dress up as a Hero) Trip to Redmond Fire Station
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!
Spring break is just around the corner and whether or not the weather cooperates, there are plenty of enriching activities you can do with your child to encourage healthy routines! Miss Kaitlin will provide classroom teachers with a Spring Break Bingo card to help students and families keep active during the week off of school. Return the Bingo card to the front office by Friday, April 3rd and Miss Kaitlin will recognize students’ efforts with a small award.
Can’t find your copy of Bingo?
Click here for the English Spring Break Bingo Version
Click here for the Spanish (Español) Spring Break Bingo Version