ROAR October 2019

Dear Lynch Families

Thank you for attending our Back to School Night. We had a wonderful turnout and lots of fun! Your partnership is so important to the success of your child's success and education. Thank you for your support!

Please read below for updates and new information:

Fall Conferences:

Conferences will be the week of Nov. 4-8. Our goal is conference with 100% of our families. If you did not sign up at Back to School Night, please give Beth (541-923-4876) a call to schedule them. This is an important time for you to hear about your child’s progress and have one on one time with his/her teacher. We look forward to this time each year!

Fred Meyer Points help our library:

You can help our school earn money by using your Fred Meyer Rewards Card by following these easy steps! Sign up for the Community Rewards program by linking your Fred Meyer Rewards Card to Lynch at www.fredmeyer.com/communityrewards. Search for M.A. Lynch or by our non-profit number 88582. Every time you shop, use your Rewards Card, you help Lynch earn a donation! You still earn your Rewards Points, Fuel Points and Rebates.

Fall Fundraiser- Monster Dash!

Our main fundraiser at Lynch is our Monster Dash. Please put this date on your calendar, October 31st. Our 3rd-5th grades will run from 10:00-11:00 and 1st and 2nd grade from 1:15-2:15. Students may wear costumes if they choose. Please make sure that they are able to run in their costumes. Students will learn all about the fundraiser at our Kickoff Assembly on October 16th. Each student will bring home a letter, pledge form and information. We are looking forward to a fun day!

Book Fair is coming:

Mrs. Vicki is planning an amazing book fair in our library during conferences. Please plan on stopping by and checking it out!

Safety Reminder:

For the safety of all, we are asking all volunteers, parents and visitors to always sign in at the office and wear a Visitor Sticker while in our building. You are welcome to join students for lunch but not to be on the playground. Also if you need to meet with a teacher before school, please make an appointment or a prior arrangement with them as many mornings are filled with meetings. An appointment will allow the teacher to fully focus on the conversation. Our office secretaries will call the teacher to let them know you are here. Thank you!

5th Graders heading to Camp Tamarack

All of our 5th graders have the opportunity to head to outdoor school at Camp Tamarack. The students will be at camp from October 28th-30th.

Here is wishing all of our families a safe, health-filled Fall!



  • Oct. 7: School Pictures
  • Oct. 8: Health Screenings
  • Oct. 11: No School- State Wide Inservice Day
  • Oct. 17-Donuts for Dudes (8-8:40 am)
  • Oct 21-PTO Meeting (5:00 pm)
  • Oct 21-Pumpkin Carving Event (6-7 pm)
  • Oct 28-30-5th gr. to Camp Tamarack
  • Oct 31-Monster Dash Fundraiser


  • Week of Nov 4-8 Parent/Teacher Conferences and Book Fair

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Health News:

Fall is in full swing and we are working hard to keep our classrooms healthy and ready to learn! With the change in weather, we often see an increase in contagious illnesses. Remember to review school health policies for guidance regarding when it’s best to keep your child home and when it's the right time for your child to return. If you have any questions we are always happy to speak with you.

-If your student has a health condition or needs special care such as medication, treatments, or monitoring, please contact our school nurse, Debbie Willitts. Individual health care plans help keep your students safe and healthy. An authorization for medication administration needs to be signed and given to the office staff annually. All medications need to be in their original containers and prescription medications labeled from a pharmacy.

-PLEASE keep your phone numbers current so we can contact you if your student needs your attention.

School Picture Day is this coming Monday, October 7th. Pay for your student's pictures online by clicking the link below. Our School Picture Day ID: FO519029Y0

Character Trait-October


Monster Dash Fun Run Fundraiser 2019-Wear your favorite costume and great running shoes!!


Thursday, October 31, 2019


Obsidian Middle School track (in front of Lynch)

How to pledge:

  • Get pledges from people you know like mom, dad, brother, sister, grandmother or grandfather.
  • Pledge per lap or flat pledge.
  • Don’t go door to door without a parent.
  • You will get your original pledge form back after you run the Monster Dash – Collect all of your pledges from your sponsors, put the $$ in your envelope and return to your teacher or office.
  • You only have 1 1/2 weeks after the Monster Dash to get money back.

We are excited to streamline our fundraiser by going online. You will now be able to reach out to friends and family by email, Facebook, and Twitter, instead of going door-to-door, tracking commitments, and handling checks.

Simply search and find your participant's online pledge page by clicking link below.

You do not need to login or change anything. Simply make a donation for whatever you can, and share your participant's link with friends and family. https://app.99pledges.com/fund/monsterdash2019

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!

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

Please join us

Lynch Lion Pride (PTO) meeting on Monday, October 21st at 5:00 pm

All families join us for our annual Pumpkin Carving Event from 6-7 pm in the cafeteria. Pumpkins provided!


Our Lynch Lion Pride Parent Group is looking for your help. Please clip your box tops and return them with the filled out form(coming home soon) to your teacher by October 23rd. The class with the most box tops wins an ice cream party!!

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”.

Welcome Back to REACH School Year Program 2019-2020

REACH and our REACH Mentors are eager for our 2019/2020 school year program! Our first few weeks have been full of new and exciting adventures for everyone. One of those new adventures is by creating a Kindergarten-specific After School Program. We welcome you all and can’t wait for you to join in on our fun!

REACH School Day Hours are: Before School: 6:30am-8:30am, transportation to school After School: Afterschool-6:30pm, transportation to REACH

Non-School Day Information: REACH is open from 6:30am-6:30pm on No School Days. Please register in advance for all No School Days as spaces are limited and first come, first serve.

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.

October No School Day(s): October 11th (Friday) K-12th grades: Fall Harvest, fun and games

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!