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ROAR april 2020

Dear Lynch families,

What a crazy time! Just Wednesday Governor Brown announced that we would be using Distance Learning and we would not be back in our school buildings this year. This is unprecedented and hard to fathom. Please know as a school team our hearts are breaking that we can’t see our amazing students in person right now. We miss all of our Lynch Cubs and families!

I want to THANK ALL OF YOU for your patience, perseverance and support during this drastic change in education. I know how difficult it is for everyone involved; we are engaging together in a brand new way of learning, teaching and connecting.

I know that many of you are awaiting technology support from the district and we are working hard to get devices out to you. Please know that all of our devices are having to be “deep cleaned” before we are able to hand them out. Next week in the mornings, there will be a drive-up device pick-up. You will receive an email from the RSD Technology Department that goes through all of the steps needed BEFORE picking up your device. Please read the email carefully and let me know if you have questions.

Please continue to do whatever you can to support your kids in their learning and know that we understand the difficulties as we are experiencing them on our end too. Please use the EngageRedmond website as your hub of information and know that our staff is just an email away. We are not allowed in our buildings and therefore do not have access to our phones. However, if you need to give me a call please do. My number is 541-604-2201. I will do whatever I can to support you and your family during this time.

April is also Volunteer Appreciation Month and we could not do all that we do without our wonderful volunteers! Thank you, thank you for your continued support! I wish we could have a proper appreciation event, but we won’t be able to this year. Just know that all of us are indebted to your dedication! Thanks again!

Respectfully,

Rayna Nordstrom

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Hello Lynch Cub Families,

My hope is that this newsletter finds you all healthy and spending time with loved ones, whether it is extra time with those at home in your immediate family, or through social media. It has been so hard not to see them in person. I am also finding that being home all day is much more challenging than I expected, and I am missing social interactions with friends, family, students, teachers and the community I depend on.

I am finding that supporting physical and mental health has been the main focus of my day-to-day life, so I wanted to share some of the activities I have been doing with the goal of inspiring creativity as you proceed with social distancing.

First off, I have been spending a lot of time in the kitchen. Experimenting with healthy recipes for breakfast, lunch and dinner. I also got my hands on a sourdough starter and have been making our own breads and pastas.

Our main source of daily sanity has been daily walks in our yard or neighborhood. Spring is slowly showing its face. We have fun finding the first signs of growth, new blossoms on trees, grasses and flowers pushing up through the ground, listening to birds returning, and even a few honey bees out shaking off the winter. We also take this time to do some deep breathing exercises. Adults as well as children have a new level of stress and anxiety during the recent change of schedule and expectations. Help each other to feel safe, and find new ways to teach resilience and stress reducing behaviors. Movement and breathing are key ways to relax and feel less stressed.

If you have any questions or concerns, I am here to do my best to answer them. As things are changing so rapidly, I will not have all the answers, but will do my best to support and address concerns. I can be reached via email or cell phone 541-977-6919.

Stay well,

Nurse Debbie

Order your yearbook now!

With COVID-19 school closure, the 2019-20 Lynch yearbook will now only be available to order online only at Lifetouch.com (Yearbook ID code: 13723520). We are keeping the link open through June 8th and will be handing them out when school resumes in the Fall. There are only a limited number available so reserve yours today!

Happy Birthday to the following Lynch students and staff:

  • Mrs Johnson April 4th
  • Kyle Brouner April 6th
  • Sona Halsey April 6th
  • Gage Butterfield April 9th
  • Zaya James April 9th
  • Dailen Woodard April 12th
  • Xitlaly Varela Esparza April 13th
  • Isabella Monroe April 14th
  • Giovanny Gutierrez Gonzalez April 15th
  • Lucy Bonneru April 18th
  • Chloe Smith April 18th
  • Jordan Knapp April 19th
  • Valeria Mata Posada April 23rd
  • April Horton April 24th
  • Marlei Hobson April 25th
  • Alexia Hanson April 27th
  • Finnley Pippitt April 27th
  • Clayton Cabral April 28th
  • Mrs. Gray April 29th
  • McKenzie Mendes April 29th
  • Jesse Morris April 29th

Even though we can't all be together to announce your birthdays, please know that we wish you all a very happy and safe birthday!!

Fred Meyer Community Rewards

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During the closure Jordan Chandler, our FAN Advocate, will be available to connect with families and help them with things they may be in need of. The easiest way to connect with her would be via email (jordan.chandler@redmondschools.org) or text-only number: 541-952-2951. She has a list of current resources for families to help them navigate this difficult time.

Here's what's happening at Champions-

Good morning Redmond School District community,

Redmond School District has partnered with Champions, an existing provider of before and after-school programming to our students, to host child care services for children ages 5 to 12 of essential staff during the statewide school closure. Essential staff includes local first responders, critical service providers, and healthcare staff.Families Eligible for Champions Child Care Services:

  • Essential Health Care Staff
  • First Responders
  • Critical Service Providers

Location: Redmond Early Learning Center at the Hugh Hartman Campus

Time: 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Cost: $38 per child per day

Food Service: Lunch and Snacks

Transportation: Not provided

To determine eligibility and apply: Please visit and complete the online Redmond Request for Care

For questions: If you have specific questions, please contact Champions Area Director Brian Hames at brian.hames@discoverchampions.com or 503-440-2837.

Champions will follow all Oregon Department of Education, Oregon Health Authority and CDC guidance in our programs. Champions has received sanitation training from the CDC and infectious disease control specialists. Social distancing guidelines will be applied in educational and recreational spaces, as well as by providing activities with minimal contact. Students will have an enriching, developmentally appropriate, and educational experience, including a social-emotional curriculum for school age children. These trained care providers understand that children are impacted by what is happening around them, and they know how to support them at school.

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!

Hello Lynch Lion Cubs and families!

Miss Kaitlin from the OSU Extension Nutrition Education Program here! I want to tell you how much I miss you and I hope you are staying safe and taking care of yourselves and loved ones. I am glad I get to share a few resources to help you all stay active and engaged during this difficult time.

Foodhero.org is a recipe database that prioritizes foods you may have on hand and has many search features for you to find a recipe that suits your needs. Haga clic aqui para español. Visit the OSU Extension Food Hero YouTube channel to help get kids involved in cooking and much more!

If you need some new ideas for how to get moving while inside, outside and throughout the day, look no further than the OSU Extension Be Physically Active 2day website where you’ll find written and video instructions for brain-break style activities.

Finally, stay up-to-date with the Deschutes County OSU Extension Nutrition Education Program on Facebook!

Take care Everyone!

We couldn't do it without you!!!!