ROAR October 2020

Dear Lynch Families,

Thank you for supporting Comprehensive Distance Learning! We are proud to share with all of you that our current attendance rate is 92%! Thank you for persevering with us through all the challenges that Covid throws our way. Your partnership is so important to the success of your child's education. Thank you for your support! Please read below for updates and new information:

Fall Conferences:

Conferences will be the week of Nov. 2-8. Our goal is to conference with 100% of our families. All conferences will be virtual this year. Classroom teachers will be in contact to schedule an appointment or you can 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!

Chess for Success:

I would like to invite all 3rd-5th grade Lynch Cubs to participate in Chess for Success! It will be virtual this year. Our coaches are Ms. Rhodes and Mrs. Evans. To participate, go to our website and fill out the digital permission slip. Once your form is received, Chess for Success will email you instructions to register for the online program.

Safety Reminder:

In your welcome back letter, I shared with you the following Returning to School Safeguards. I will share more information with you as we get closer to returning in-person.

5th Graders - Virtual Camp Tamarack

All of our 5th graders have the opportunity to learn about outdoor education from the staff at Camp Tamarack. This will occur October 26th-28th. Fifth grade teachers will share more information with you as we get closer to the dates.

As you know we are at the mercy of the Covid metrics. All of us want our students back at Lynch as soon as possible. We are all here to support you and your family. Please don’t hesitate to call or email if you need support. Thank you again for being on this journey with us; we are learning and improving everyday!

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


Rayna Nordstrom

Wednesday, October 7th from 12-6pm

The next round of supplies is ready to go. Please stop by tomorrow to pick them up!!

If you have been contacted by your teacher and your child still needs their beginning of the year reading assessment, please bring your child and plan on an extra 20-30 minutes for testing.

If you have not done so, please go into ParentVue and update your child's information by this Friday, October 9th. It is very important that we have current contact information for EVERY student.

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

Health News:

Fall is in full swing and we are working hard to keep our Lynch Cub community healthy and ready to learn!

-Check with the Deschutes County Health Department, (541) 322-7499, School Based Health Center (541) 383-3005 or your individual Health Care Provider for a schedule of this month's flu shot clinics.

-Keep in mind that all students are required to have an updated immunization record on file .

-If your student has a health condition or needs special care such as medication, treatments, or monitoring, please contact the school nurse. Individual health care plans help keep your students safe and healthy.

-PLEASE keep your phone numbers current so we can contact you if needed.

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

Nurse Debbie

Pick up your yearbook now!

With COVID-19 school closure, the 2019-20 Lynch yearbook is now available in the school office. If you had reserved a yearbook in the Spring, we will be handing them out in the next couple weeks. If you would still like one, the cost is $12. There is a limited supply available.

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

Fred Meyer Community Rewards

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.

News from Ms. Vicki:

Dear Lynch students and families,

Hello from Ms. Vicki in our MA Lynch Library! The books and I miss you all so much but we have exciting things happening in the library. Your teachers will be sharing a fun way to explore our library using Destiny Discover. You can find ebooks and audiobooks on Storyline Online, EPIC, National Geographic for Kids and Deschutes Public Library. You can access this by going to destiny.redmondschools.org . Your child’s username and password is the same login as they use for their chrome. It will be gradyear, first initial of first name and all of their last name for login and first two letters of last name and student ID # for password.

We are a Library Linx school, which means we collaborate with Deschutes Public Library. You can go online to their website and place holds on books. For now, if you place holds on books, you will have to go to the public library to pick them up or you may check out ebooks and read them online. When we are back in school, you may have them delivered to our school library.

If you do not already have a library card, you can now apply online using our Destiny Discover website or by going to deschuteslibrary.org. An adult will also have to have a current card to apply online. Other options include stopping by the library in person or stop at school, fill out an application, and I will take to the library for you.

Looking forward to hearing what books you are reading!

Ms. Vicki

"FAN is still here to support your family during distance learning! To reach our FAN advocate, please feel free to call (541-548-1109), text (541-952-2951), or email at jordan.chandler@redmondschools.org"

NeighborImpact Head Start is still accepting applications for the 2020-2021 school year. 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 offering full day extended learning opportunities with distant learning support at Hugh Hartman, Sage, Tom McCall, Elton Gregory, and Tumalo elementary schools. The hours are Mon-Fri 7am-5:30pm and the cost is $195 per student per week. DHS subsidy is available. Champions will help students achieve academic success by offering distant learning support, social emotional learning, and good old fashioned Champions Fun.

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

Lynch Cub Nutrition Bulletin from Ms. Kaitlin, Lynch’s OSU Extension Nutrition Education Program Assistant:

October 12-16 is National School Lunch Week! School lunches offer healthy foods to help students be better learners. Pick up a sack breakfast/lunch every planned school day from 7AM-8AM or 10:30AM-11:30AM curbside at Lynch. Remind your student, “choose many colorful foods” and “try something new!” Use MyPlate to help you talk about eating balanced meals at home and at school.

Keep up-to-date with the Nutrition Education Program by following them on Facebook and Instagram or by emailing Kaitlin by visiting the Deschutes County Nutrition Education Program website.

¡Del 12 al 16 de octubre es la Semana Nacional del Almuerzo Escolar! Los almuerzos escolares ofrecen alimentos saludables para ayudar a los estudiantes a aprender mejor. Dígale a su estudiante, “elija muchos alimentos coloridos” y “¡pruebe algo nuevo!” Use MyPlate para ayudarlo a hablar sobre comer comidas balanceadas en el hogar y en la escuela.

Visite el sitio de web de Deschutes County Nutrition Education Program para enviar un correo electrónico a Kaitlin. Dale “Me Gusta” y síguenos en Facebook y Instagram.

Kaitlin Greene, Education Program Assistant

Oregon State University

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