Lynhaven Elementary School

School News

Updated Wed, Aug 12th

This year is going to be an exciting one as we face new changes. We can't wait  to see our students even if it's from behind a mask! If you didn't get a chance to listen to the school messenger we sent last night, here is some important information. As the teachers return next Monday, the 17th, they will hit the ground running with planning for their students and creating class lists.

Please read carefully:

If your child is enrolled in the PHASE-1 DISTANCE LEARNING PROGRAM, the dates for distribution of curriculum and chromebooks and posting class lists is still being finalized. We will post that date on our website tomorrow, Friday, 8/14.

If your child is in the the FULL YEAR DISTANCE LEARNING PROGRAM, you will be contacted by the administrators of that program  next week as to when and where you can pick up your child's curriculum and chromebook, and find out who their teacher is.

We highly encourage students to pick up a chromebook even if they have a device such as an iPad, tablet, or laptop, at home. This allows for easier troubleshooting for the teachers in the event that a student has trouble signing in to their classroom or logging onto a certain program. 

Updated Wed, Aug 12th

Hello Lynhaven Families! Our School Site Council (SSC) has three openings to be filled by our parents who have "promoted" onto middle school!  The Council is one of the most important decision-making groups at our school and is composed of five parent/community members and five representatives from the school’s staff.

The Council reviews the school plan and budget annually, makes modifications as necessary, and assists in the evaluation of the school’s programs. Members are elected by the groups that they represent. Parent and community representatives and alternates are elected for a two-year term.  If you are interested, please email me a short description (see example below) on why you'd like to be on the council and I will add your name to the ballot.

SAMPLE:

**______Hi! My name is XXXXXXXXX I have two children at Lynhaven (in kinder and 5th Grade). I would like to be on the School Site Council because I feel it is a very important job that helps the school and the student body on a short term and long-term basis.  I feel that I can be an asset because I am often on campus serving our community as part of the PTA.  I know many people in our community and I appreciate this opportunity to contribute further to ensure every student has their needs met.**

Please consider becoming a candidate for School Site Council. All interested parents should contact our administrative assistant, Nicole Valencia, nvalencia [at] campbellusd.org for myself at browan [at] campbellusd.org for more information. 

Updated Wed, Aug 5th

Last week, our Superintendent, Dr. Shelly Viramontez, held a virtual meeting to describe the district's plan for the 2020-2021 school year. If you were unable to attend, you can view the recording here:  

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkiOJ4OLKpC-rrOikZqrrug
Two instructional programs are available for the 2020-2021 school year. One is the regular 4-Phase Program which begins with all students in Distance Learning until we are cleared to move to the next phase. This is described in the presentation.  All students who did not previously opt out of that program are enrolled in it.
The other option is the Year-Long Distance Learning program in which students will not return to school during this school year, even if students in the phase-in program are able to come back safely. If you wanted this program, you will remain on the list and will be contacted by your Distance Learning Administrator and the district teacher who will be teaching your child. This will not necessarily be a Lynhaven teacher. 
The deadline to sign up for the Year-Long Distance learning program was this past Monday, August 3rd at 4:00 p.m. Applications for that program are no longer being taken. 
*Important, If you signed up for year-long distance learning  program in error and you want to have your child come back to school this year when it is safe, you will have until Thursday, August 6th by 4:00 to contact the Campbell Union School District enrollment department to place your child on the phase-in program. This will ensure that they are able to come back to school in stages this year when it is determined to be safe. Please call the district office if you signed up for this program in error.  You can call the school office if you have any questions at (408) 556-0368. Thank you!
Updated Wed, Aug 5th

Stay tuned for more detailed information on school re-opening.  The school site is closed until August.  If you need information during this time please contact Campbell Union School District at 408-364-4200. 

Summer learning and win prizes! 

Our San Jose Public Library is offering programs open to all ages for summer learning. It runs from June 1st-July 31st. See the flyer below for website registration. It's never to late to enjoy a good book! 

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Incoming Trasitional Kindergarten (TK) and Kindergarten Information

We will be posting a virtual orientation on this website in August for our incoming TK and Kindergarten families. We will also mail important information to our incoming families as we get closer to the start of the school year. This will include any pre-assessments we will be doing with your child. Please make sure your information is up to date when you register as we will also email information whenever possible. 

Updated Wed, Aug 5th

WOW! We made it to our last day of school! What a whirlwind the last 60 days has been! The end of our 2019-2020 school year will be remembered as a very challenging time in an otherwise awesome school year! We know it was tough for everyone, and we're so happy that we were resilient and pushed through until the end. Hopefully, we've been through the toughest part and have come out better. We all did our best to make it work for everyone! 

Mrs. Ajlouni and I want to take a moment to say goodbye for the summer. We wish all of you wonderful days ahead with your family and friends.  We can't get our usual last day of school hugs and high fives, but we can hold onto the fun memories we've made this year prior to the school closures. 

Please take some time to enjoy your family and rest up for the fall! 

Happy Summer! 

With love, 

Ms. Rowan and Ms. Ajlouni 

Updated Tue, Jun 23rd

Thank you all for coming out this afternoon to celebrate this milestone for our students. One of my favorite authors is Theodore Giesel otherwise known as Dr. Seuss, and he’s quoted as saying, 

Don’t cry because it’s over, SMILE because it happened”

That sums up this day. As you transition from elementary school to middle school, you do so as readers, mathematicians, budding scientists,  writers, beginning poets, athletes, artists, engineers, and most of all role models of what hard work looks like. Today is the first of many steps you’ll be taking in your educational career. We've watched you all grow into leaders and role models on this campus. This has never been more apparent than it was these last 60 days when you had only a few days to transition to Distance Learning. You had to say goodbye to your teachers, your friends, and become online learners in only a matter of days! To say we're proud of you is an understatement.

 To the families , THANK YOU! Thank you for supporting your child through not only past years of homework, scary first days of school, fun school parties, chaperoning field trips, science projects, class presentations, good report cards and not so good report cards. We will not forget how you all became teachers for the last 60 days either, and this was no easy feat! You deserve a big round of applause for all of your hard work! 

To our fifth graders, YOU DID IT! You’re just a few hours away from being middle school students. I know it’s bittersweet because you’re leaving people you care about and people who care about you. But know that we’ll always be here. Whether you’ve been here for 6 years or 1 month, Lynhaven is your home!

I’d like to remind you of a quote from our former First Lady, Michelle Obama, and I hope you don’t ever forget this: 

 “With an education, you have everything you need to rise above all the noise and fulfill every last one of your dreams!” 

Thank you to Ms. Calicchio, Mrs. Schonig, Mr. Cronin, Ms. Johnson, Mrs. Bies, Mrs. Day, Ms. Patenaude, Mrs. Gupta, and Mr. Shandonay for working together to support these students and to prepare them for middle school.

Good luck to our Lynhaven Elementary School promoting class of 2020, and the high school graduating class of 2027! Have a wonderful summer, stay healthy, and keep in touch! 

With love, 

Ms. Rowan and Ms. Ajlouni 

Please enjoy a few pictures from our drive through promotion today!

Updated Wed, Aug 5th

Thanks to our awesome District Teachers on Special Assignment, our students will still have access to learning activities throughout the summer. The link below will take you to the District page where you will be able to click on learning links for grades TK-2nd, 3rd-5th, and 6th-8th, weekly. This link will also be located in our Distance Learning Hub (this link is also below) 

https://www.campbellusd.org/covid19#resources

The link below will take you to our Distance Learning Hub. You can look back on previous assignments from your teachers as well. 

https://sites.google.com/campbellusd.org/lynhaven-distant-learning-hub

Updated Wed, Jun 10th

As we wind down this school year, our staff wanted to make sure that our students know we're thinking of them and can't wait to see them! We hope this video brings a smile to you as it did for us! 

https://youtu.be/r3cixzFDGvc

Updated Wed, Jun 10th

The school year is quickly coming to a close and before you know it, the last day will be here. Each grade level has a designated day where teachers will hand out any remaining materials (report cards, school pictures, classwork, etc.) and any personal items not already given to students. Below is the designated locations and pick-up times for your child(ren)'s grade level/teacher.  Please make sure to wear a mask and practice social distancing when you come to school. Looking forward to seeing you from a distance! 

TK: Monday, June 8th 9:00-11:00, front of school 

Kindergarten: Tuesday, June 9th, 12:00-3:00,  front of school 

1st Grade: Tuesday, June 9th, 9:00-11:00 back parking lot 

2nd Grade: Monday, June 8th, 9:00-11:00, back parking lot  

3rd Grade: Monday, June 8th, 12:00-3:00 back parking lot

4th Grade: Tuesday, June 9th, 9:00-11:00, front of school

5th Grade (including Mr. Cronin and Ms. Johnson's 5th graders only): Wednesday, June 10th, 3:00-5:00 front of school 

Mrs. Dutta: Monday, June 8th, 10:00-11:00, front of school

Mrs. Gonzalez-Gaffney: Tuesday, June 9th, 12:00-3:00 front of school 

Ms. Agcaoili: Monday, June 8th, 12:00-3:00 front of school 

Updated Wed, Jun 10th
Hello 5th grade families! 
We are so excited that we will be able to celebrate our fabulous 5th graders promoting to Middle School! This has been a trying time for them (and you!) but you've made it and deserve some fun! We'd like to invite you to a:
 
Drive By Promotion Ceremony-Wednesday, June 10th, 3:00-5:00. 
Ms. Calicchio and Mrs. Johnson will be in the parking lot in the front of the school. Mrs. Schonig and Mr. Cronin will be in the front bus loop. Follow the signs and look for balloons by your teacher. 
As you drive by, remember these rules: 
1. Everyone must stay in your car at all times. 
2. If you can, please have your student sit in the front passenger seat to make it easier for your teacher to give you your certificate and other surprises! 
3. Please pull up as far as you can so that we are not blocking the streets from regular traffic. 
4. Your teacher will approach your car and you can take a quick picture with them after you receive your materials. 
5. Traditionally, our theme for the Promotion ceremony and party afterwards is a Hawaiian Luau, so feel free to dress in Hawaiian/Tropical clothes or you can also dress up if you'd like to! 
We look forward to seeing you all on the 10th! 
Ms. Rowan, Ms. Ajlouni, and our 5th Grade Teachers