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We need your support in keeping our school playgrounds safe before and after school. Currently, students are not allowed to play on the playgrounds before school due to no supervision. Unfortunately, beginning on Monday, March 20, 2017, students will not be allowed to play on the play structure after school, after 2:30 and 1:30 on Wednesdays. Students who wish to play, will be allowed to after our after school care programs are over at 6:00. Students can not play on the playground while they wait for parents to pick them up. All students need ot come to the office or the front of the school if they are waiting on pick up. This is a safety issue and we appreciate your support.

Updated Wed, Mar 15th

There was a typo on the packet that went home this week regarding our Walk-A-Thon on 3/31/17. IMPORTANT: This year's T-shirts will be awarded to students who collect a minimum of $15 in sponsors/donations for the walk-a-thon fundraiser. If you have already turned in your child's form, we will contact you. Sorry for the confusion! Thank you for supporting Lynhaven's WalkAThon! We hope you'll be out to volunteer and walk with our students!

TODAY ONLY! On Thursday, March 16, Amazon will donate 5% (10 times our usual donation rate) of the price of eligible products customers purchase at to Lynhaven Elementary. This offer begins at 12:00 AM Pacific Time, and expires at 11:59 PM Pacific Time.

YEARBOOK PHOTOS NEEDED! Please submit any photos for the yearbook no later than Friday, March 24. Email Mary Deutscher at mwexpressions [at] for more info. Thank you!

PREORDER YOUR 2016-2017 YEARBOOK online!
1. Go to
2. Select "preorder 16-17 yearbook"
3. Enter username: lynhaven and password: parent
4. Follow instructions and pay with credit card.

Updated Thu, Feb 23rd

Please remember that there is no stopping in the Red Zone in front of the school to drop off or pick up students. This stopping for even a few minutes, causes a back up of people in the parking lot and turning onto the street. We have seen people making U-turns in the middle of the street and this is ILLEGAL. Please respect the red zone and do not stop here to drop off or pick up students. Unfortunately, parking enforcement has been notified of this and will be making stops at our school. This is about the safety of our students and families who walk or drive to school. Thank you in advance for your understanding.

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Board reaffirms leadership in making district a place where students, parents and staff can feel safe and thrive.

At the March 16 meeting, Governing Board members reviewed the outcomes of the recent Strategic Planning Session, adopted a resolution that reaffirms the District's support of students and families regardless of immigration status, and heard a report about enrollment projections related to the proposed transformation of Campbell Middle School into a PreK—8th grade school.  

Read the Board Meeting News (bilingual) and full resolution text.

Updated Wed, Mar 15th

Strategic Plan Committee noted progress during its review of strategic goals and objectives, including STEAM, standards and student support.

The Strategic Planning Committee—35 students, employees, parents, community members, and Board members—met on March 7, 2017 to discuss progress, challenges, and next steps toward achieving the District’s strategic goals.

As part of the semi-annual review, the group created objectives to be completed by September 2018 and a list of current “Perceived Strengths and Accomplishments”.

More details about the Strategic Plan are on the Strategic Plan Web Page

Updated Mon, Mar 20th

The State of California is field-testing a new school accountability tool that uses multiple measures to report school performance and growth.

 Watch the Video

The California School Dashboard is a new tool from the State of California that replaces the old Academic Performance Index (API).  It will provide parents, educators, and the public with important information they can use to evaluate schools and school districts in an easy-to-understand report card format.

The California School Dashboard is a critical piece of California’s new school accountability and continuous improvement system. A 5-minute video explains how the new tool works and what it looks like.

Updated Mon, Mar 13th

Help your child's school prepare for Engineers Weeks (March 6 - 17)

Looking for ways to support STEAM at your child’s school? Come to one of our Engineering Boot Camps for parents to learn more about the engineering design process and receive free materials to help lead an engineering design challenge at your child’s school. This year, we will be engineering solutions to clear our storm drains and prevent flooding!

Option 1: Tuesday, February 28, 2017, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m., at the Capri STEAM Space

Option 2: Tuesday, March 7, 2017, 1:30 - 2:30 p.m. at the Castlemont STEAM Space

Please sign-up by Friday, February 17th to be sure that we order enough materials for everyone. Sign up online at

Questions: Contact Julie Goo at jgoo [at], or Sherry Burch at sburch [at]    

Updated Tue, Mar 14th

Preview dates are March 27th and 30th

Parents have the chance to preview, ask questions, and provide feedback on the three curricula being piloted for Math in grades K-5

The proposed new curricula— Bridges, Eureka Math*, and Investigations— will be available for advance viewing and providing feedback at the District Administration Office’s Hamilton Room:

  • Monday, March 27th, 12 – 1:30pm
  • Thursday, March 30th, 5 – 5:30pm

If you have questions about the proposed curricula, please contact your school’s principal or call the District’s Instructional Services Department, 408-364-4200.

* Name of curriculum corrected 3/14/17

Updated Tue, Mar 14th

The District's Transformation Team is developing a recommendation about transforming Campbell Middle School into a PreK–8th Grade school.

We are seeking input from students, parents, neighbors, employees, and other community members.

Please join us for a community meeting where you can say what is needed for a great new preschool-to-eighth-grade school.

Thursday, March 23, 2017 • 6:00–8:00 p.m. • Campbell Middle School, 295 W. Cherry Lane, Campbell

  • Childcare for school-aged children with advance reservation: 408-341-7283
  • Spanish interpretation available.

More information is on our Transformation web page.  (

Updated Wed, Mar 15th

This Friday 3/3, is Movie Night from 6-8pm on the cafeteria big screen! We'll provide the popcorn and water, plus Pizza and cotton candy will be available for purchase. Wear your PJs and bring a blanket or pillow and come join the fun!

Our Annual Art Contest deadline has been extended! Create a colorful Lynhaven themed masterpiece on letter-size white paper and turn into the office no later than Friday, March 10! A top winner will be chosen as well as a winner from each grade level to be featured in the 2016-17 yearbook! Get those colored pencils and crayons out!

The next PTA Potluck, Meeting and Elections for 2017-18 school year will be Thursday, March 16 at 6pm. Please consider joining our Board! The PTA puts on almost all of the events and financially supports all the field trips and many other special programs for our children. We have a great team and lots of fun and we would love to have more ideas and support to continue strengthening our Lynhaven community. If you're interested, please contact us by March 9 for more info at LynhavenPTA [at] See you on Thursday, March 16 at 6pm!

Your photos are needed NOW for the yearbook! Activities from any school event, your classroom, field trips, spirit days, etc. including Halloween parade and Pumpkin Walk carnival. Please email your pictures to Mary Deutscher at mwexpressions [at]

Bell Schedule

  • In Session 8:05–10:10
  • Recess 10:10–10:30
  • In Session 10:30–11:31
  • Lunch 11:31–12:10
  • In Session 12:10–2:10*
  • * Wednesdays end at 1:10
  • In Session 8:05–10:10
  • Recess 10:10–10:30
  • In Session 10:30–11:56
  • Lunch 11:56–12:35
  • In Session 12:35–2:10*
  • * Wednesdays end at 1:10
  • In Session 8:05–10:20
  • Recess 10:20–10:30
  • In Session 10:30–12:16
  • Lunch 12:16–12:50
  • In Session 12:50–2:15*
  • * Wednesdays end at 1:15

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