ROAR November 2019

Dear Lynch Families

It is the time of year to be thankful for all the gifts in one’s life. This season, I am thankful for all of you, our Lynch families! Thank you for sharing your children with us and participating with gusto in our Back To School Night, Pumpkin Carving Night and Monster Dash. I am also thankful for our exceptional staff; Lynch teachers truly work hard and care about every student! May this season be full of cherished memories and moments of thankfulness for you and your family. Please read through the announcements below:

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!

Parent University # 1- November 21st: One of our school goals this year is to increase and continue Family Engagement Opportunities. You may have already participated in some of our events (Back to School BBQ, Pumpkin Carving, grade level events, Cub Pride assemblies etc…). In honoring the results of our Parent Survey, we are offering the November Parent University on the topic of positive behavior supports. Come and learn how to support your child and their emotions. We have invited the Culture of Care Coaches to support our learning. ALL are invited!! The family night will begin with dinner in our cafeteria and then the following sessions and resources will be available:

  • Problem solving challenging behavior
  • Activities that support emotional regulation- Yoga Calm, mindfulness
  • Tools to use in supporting positive family communication
  • Parent resources and outreach
  • Parenting Class Options- ongoing at Lynch

We encourage all of you to attend. In order to have enough food for everyone, please RSVP by calling Beth at 541-923-4876. Thank you!

DONUTS FOR DUDES: Calling ALL dudes! We would like to invite you to spend time with your son/daughter and other father/child combinations to enjoy a light breakfast and be inspired! Our school is a chapter in an organization called All Pro Dad. All Pro Dad is on a mission to help you be a hero to your kids. The organization is made up of a group of people passionately committed to bringing intentional focus to fathers or father figures around the world. Their message will inspire you to embrace who you are, give you tenderness of heart, and boldness of character as a dad and husband. Join our next Donuts for Dudes in the cafeteria on November 21st from 8:00-8:40! Hope to see you there!

Attendance Update: Student success in school is directly tied to the number of days they are in school. We encourage all of our students to be at school, on-time everyday! Grade level percentages are calculated each month. Check out how your child’s grade level is doing! Thank you parents for helping your child get here everyday!

*1st= 92.5% *2nd= 93.4% *3rd= 94.3% *4th= 94.8% *5th= 95.2%

I am so grateful to have the opportunity to serve our children and the entire M.A. Lynch Community. I know our students’ success depends on our partnership and I want to thank you for entrusting us with your children. Have a wonderful November and Thanksgiving with your families.

Respectfully, Rayna Nordstrom, Principal


  • 11/3-DAYLIGHT SAVINGS!-Set your clocks back one hour
  • 11/4-11/8- Conferences & Book Fair
  • 11/7-11/8-Parent Conferences-NO SCHOOL
  • 11/11 -Veteran’s Day Holiday-NO SCHOOL
  • 11/14 - Picture Retakes
  • 11/18- PTO/Lynch Lion Pride Meeting-5:00 pm
  • 11/21- Donuts 4 Dudes- 8:00 am
  • 11/21- Parent University #1 (5:30-7pm)
  • 11/22- Spirit Day (Favorite Sports Team)
  • 11/22-Popcorn Friday
  • 11/25-29th - Thanksgiving Break-NO SCHOOL
Sunday, November 3, 2019

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November Nursing News:

1. Cold and flu season will be here before we know it. The basics will help keep us healthy.

  • Wash your hands frequently.
  • Cover your nose and mouth with your elbow when coughing and or sneezing.
  • Get a good night sleep and eating healthy foods will provide your body with the stamina it needs to get through the day and fight off viruses.
  • If your child becomes ill and feels he or she can not participate in all of the school’s daily activities, keep them home. Your child should be fever free, less than 100.0 degrees, for 24 hours without fever reducing medicine before returning to school.
  • Discuss with your physician whether it is appropriate to get a flu shot. As always seek out your physician if you are not feeling well and symptoms persist.

2. Annual school health screenings for dental, vision and hearing took place on October 8, 2019. Please pay attention for referrals that may be sent home regarding your student’s health.

Feel free to call me if you have any questions or concerns.

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

Nurse Debbie

It's Fall Book Fair Time!!

Come one, come all to our Arctic Adventure Book Fair. Starting November 4 - November 7, the book fair will be open from 8:00 am until 6:00 every night and will be closed on Friday.

We have some exciting things for staff! There will be a $5 off if you spend $20 coupon in your mailboxes. Stop in and buy some Christmas gifts!

Also, there is another contest for a classroom set of books. There will be coupons in your mailboxes that you will hand out to students during their conference to bring to the library. We will have two winners. One class from 1st - 3rd grade and the another class from 4th - 5th grade can win a really great set of books. I have enclosed a picture of the titles.

We always have a “Guess How Many” estimate game for the kids to win a chance to pick out a $5 book or $5 towards a book as well.


Thanks for your support in helping us buy more new books for our library!

School Picture Retake Day is coming Thursday, November 14th. If you received pictures on the original picture day and are not happy with them, please return the pictures and the photographer will retake. If you missed picture day and would like to order, please consider paying for your student's pictures online by clicking the link below. Our School Picture Day ID: FO519029Y1

Monster Dash Fun Run Fundraiser 2019


Our Monster Dash was a HUGE success again this year and everything is still being tallied. Your students ran their hearts out and looked really good doing it!!

  • You will be getting your original pledge form back after the Monster Dash – Collect all of your pledges from your sponsors, put the $$ in your envelope and return to your teacher or office.
  • You have until November 8th to get money turned in so we can award prizes. Please don't let any lap go unpledged!!

We were excited to streamline our fundraiser by going online. You were 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. The link will stay open until November 8th also.

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

Lynch Lion Pride/PTO

Lynch Lion Pride (PTO) meeting on Monday, November 18th at 5:00 pm

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.


"The Lynch Lion Pride is partnering with FAN in participating in a Snow Gear Drive. Please select a coat, boot or pant cut-out from the tree on the PTO board at school and return it with your new or very gently used clothing item to the silver barrel in the lobby by Wednesday, November 20th. Jordan, our FAN advocate, would like to begin distributing these items as soon as possible. Thank you so much for participating and helping out some students in need in our school!"

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”.

"Our year is in full swing now. The Head Start children have begun "Reading with a 5th grader." A shout out to Mrs. Richards and her students for their time and support! The Head Start families have just completed conference 1 and the children and families are progressing on their goals. Head Start will be closed for Veteran's Day on November 11th and for Fall Break, November 25th through the 29th."

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!

This Fall Miss Kaitlin has been joining 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade classrooms for some physical activity and mini-nutrition lessons! Ask your student about what little changes they can make to improve their health. Can your family plan on including something new in your routine?

Here are a few ideas students have been working on:

  • Bringing a healthy snack to school.
  • Playing an active game at recess or after school.
  • Reading the nutrition facts label when choosing foods.