ROAR June 2020

Dear Lynch Families,

It is hard to believe that we are at the end of the year! I want to take a moment and say THANK YOU for your strong partnership with us this year especially supporting Distance Learning. We know that we could not have supported your child’s learning without your strong support! Thank you! There are several updates and bits of information that I would like to share with you.

Awesome Events:

Please join us Tuesday, June 9th at 9:00 in the morning for Fritters with the Fam. This is our on-line version of Donuts 4 Dudes and Moments w/ Moms. It will be about a 30 minute presentation/opportunity to bring our Lynch community together. We will send all of you a link in Google Classroom so you can participate. Bedhead and PJ’s welcome. Please listen to the phone message for more details.

Also save the date, June 10th @ 6:00 we will host a Live Youtube viewing of our End of the Year Slideshow! Ms. Vicki has captured our memories of the past year by putting together hundreds of pictures. Please join us in this on-line viewing experience. You will receive an email and phone blast with more information and the link.

Volunteer Appreciation

Thank you to all our amazing volunteers this year! We so appreciate the time you took away from your own lives to support our students and staff. Thank you too to our Lynch Lion Pride PTO! Thank you for your dedication in supporting us and promoting a strong parent component to all we do. You are uniting our community and are a valued part of our team! We look forward to continuing our partnership next year as school resumes.


All families will be allowed to keep the Chromebooks through the summer. All lesson plans will be kept up on the website if you would like to go back and access any of the information. Teachers will be on summer vacation and will not be able to respond to requests, but there are many cool supports linked into the lesson plans. We encourage students to continue working daily in iReady and Lexia through July. These programs will be shut off on July 31st.

Report Cards

Report Cards will be ready to be viewed on June 15th in ParentVue. ParentVue is our on-line system. To access ParentVue you will need a code. If you do not have an access code or if you would prefer a printed mailed copy of the report card, please email Beth at Beth.Pengra@redmondschools.org. Report cards have changed during this time to support the Distance Learning model. Students will receive a Language Arts grade and a Math grade. As directed by the Oregon Department of Education, the grading system is either a pass or an incomplete. Please see the email information sent out from the Redmond School District explaining report cards. If you have any questions, feel free to email me or call me at 541-604-2201.

5th Grade Shout Out:

We are going to miss all of you! This is not how we wanted to say goodbye and good luck to you. I am proud of all of you and wish you the very best in middle school. Please know that you are always a Lynch Cub and if there is anything any of us can do to support you, don’t hesitate to ask. I am sending all of you a HUGE HUG! Go show the middle schools your Cub Pride!

This has been an amazing year at Lynch! I have felt blessed to be a part of your children’s lives. I wish you a wonderful summer filled with quality family time and of course some reading! I am looking forward to the Fall of 2020!

Thank you,

Rayna Nordstrom


Your first look at next year's Supply List

Fritters for Families-June 9th at 9:00 am- Google Meet

Minute to Win It Challenges- June 1-10- see lesson plans

Fireflies Backpack Distribution (by invitation)- June 10th (11-1pm)

YouTube Live Viewing-End of the Year Slideshow-June 10th (6pm)- in Google Meet

Last Day for Students-June 11th

Report Cards will be on Parentvue- June 15

Please like us on Facebook and follow us on Instagram @ malynchelementary

Hello Lynch Cub Families,

My hope is that you all have an amazing summer while practicing healthy habits:

-Stay Fit, get the appropriate amount of sleep each night and do some form of exercise every day.

-Stay Healthy, practice good hygiene by keeping yourself clean and germ free.

-Stay Energized, eat nutritious meals and snacks daily. Include food from these groups: dairy, grains, proteins, vegetables and fruits.

-Stay Safe, obey safety rules and wear proper gear when playing all sports, bicycling, skating, scootering or driving in the car.

-Make good choices every day for a happy healthy you.

I look forward to seeing you all in the Fall. Please remember that if you have any questions or concerns, I am here to do my best to

answer them. I can be reached via email or cell phone at 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 through your teacher. Because production has started, the link is now closed. If you are still wanting a yearbook, please let your teacher know and we will reserve a copy for you and you will be able to pay at the time we hand them out in the Fall when school resumes. There are only a limited number available so reserve yours today!

Join in the Fun!

Minute to Win It Challenge has begun! Encourage your children to participate daily in the challenges. They are fun! Students can access the Minute to Win It slideshows via their classroom lesson plans. Student complete the challenge and then report their progress on a google form. Results are updated daily by grade level on a Minute to Win It Leaderboard on our website. Check it out!

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.

Ms. Vicki needs your help:

Dear Lynch students and families,

Thank you to all of you that brought back Library books at the Student Distribution Pick Up. We are asking that you take another look for ALL Lynch library books and Deschutes Public Library books. Let’s see if we can find those books you might have tucked away somewhere!! We will have a bin out front the last week of school to drop off any Lynch and Deschutes County Library books you find. If you don’t know what Lynch books you have checked out or you need your DPL card number, please click on the link: vicki.brand@redmondschools.org and I can look for you. You can also log on to your DPL account to see what you have checked out. Deschutes Public Library has extended their due date to June 15th.

Thank you for all your help.

Ms. Vicki

For more informations about Deschutes County Library

"During the summer, FAN advocates are not in their offices. However, we will have a bilingual on-call advocate covering Redmond. Please contact Raquel Hernandez at raquel.hernandez@bend.k12.or.us, 541-224-7188 (text) or 541-355-7471 (call).". She has a list of current resources for families to help them navigate this difficult time.

NeighborImpact Head Start is still accepting applications for the 2020-2021 school year. We have already started pre-selection and are doing intake appointments by phone. Please go to the NeighborImpact.org website to apply.

NeighborImpact's OHP Assister program is still available to the community. In this time of change many families may now be eligible for benefits. We encourage families to contact us through our website https://www.neighborimpact.org/ if they need help filling out the OHP applications.

If families are struggling with rent and electric bills we encourage them to apply for assistance as there is a waiting list already starting.

Here's what's happening at Champions-

Good morning Redmond School District community,

Champions is committed to providing top quality care to the families in the Redmond Community. Due to the new COVID19 restrictions on childcare and state rules, Champions is doing everything we can to be able to serve as many families in the Community. Due to the reduced sizes of programs we are allowed to run, we have had to limit our programs at this time Champions is planning on running summer program at Elton Gregory Middle School starting 6/15 the program will be $180.00 per week for full time care only to determine if space is still available visit www.discoverchampions.com to register and view program information.

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

Happy Summer Lynch Cubs!

Miss Kaitlin here from the OSU Extension Nutrition Education Program! First, I want to congratulate all the 5th grade students, we will miss seeing you next year…don’t forget what you’ve learned about being a Food Hero! To all Lynch Cubs, I sure have missed you this spring. Usually we get to enjoy time in your beautiful school garden together and, of course, taste some new foods! This is why I am excited to announce an opportunity for you and your families to grow some of your own food and learn from my other Food Heroes across Oregon – The Grow This! Oregon Garden Challenge, read more below.

Please like and follow OSU Extension Deschutes County Nutrition Education on Facebook to stay tuned to updates and opportunities we will be offering throughout the summer.

Introducing the Grow This! Oregon Garden Challenge

It’s spring! With many Oregonians staying home, now is the perfect time to plant seeds. Home gardening is part of Oregon’s history, and especially now, homes and communities can benefit from growing gardens and sharing gardening knowledge and skills. The Grow This! Oregon Garden Challenge is a call to action to individuals, families, schools, community groups and counties to come together around gardening—to have fun and GROW Oregon’s health and food supply.

Click Here to Join the Challenge

Únase al Reto de Jardinería de Oregon

What is the Challenge?

Grow different seeds. Anyone can join using their own seeds! The first 3,000 Oregonians who sign up for the Challenge and request seeds will receive four types of seeds in the mail, sent directly from Oregon State University. Sign up by completing the short survey at the link above, available in English and Spanish.

On the Food Hero Facebook page, Oregon State University Extension professionals are posting weekly gardening videos and how-to handouts, and hosting live Facebook events. All materials will also be added to the Food Hero gardening web page.

Once a month throughout the growing season, we will email participants a fun letter with new ideas for growing, tips on harvesting, and recipes. Everyone who signs up will also be emailed about any future challenges.

Kaitlin Greene, Education Program Assistant

Oregon State University

OSU Extension Service – Deschutes County | College of Public Health and Human Sciences

SNAP-Ed | Family and Community Health

3800 SW Airport Way Building #4, Redmond, Oregon 97756

P: 541-548-6088 Ext. 79901

Direct: 541-516-0991