Lynhaven Elementary School

School News

Updated Wed, Oct 21st

Led by our Communtiy Liaison, Noelia Smith, our English Language Advisory Committee (ELAC) is open to all families and the purpose is to engage and support our families of students who are developing their English Language skills. Our first meeting will be on Tuesday, 10/27 at 3:00 on Zoom. Many resources are shared including information from district departments. Please contact Noelia at nsmith [at] for the Zoom link to the meeting and the agenda. Looking forward to seeing you there!

Updated Wed, Oct 21st

Calling all creative friends! Beginning on 10/21-10/28, our PTA will be having a virtual pumpkin decorating contest! There will be 2 winners per grade level and the goodie bags for the winners will be picked up next week in the office. See the flyer below for more information! We can't wait to see how creative you can get!

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Updated Wed, Oct 21st

Our partners at CASSY family counseling services is offering two online webinars to help parents and guardians support their students during COVID. Please see the flyer below for information on registration for this free webinar. 

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Updated Wed, Oct 21st

This year we will not have our Halloween parade as we did in the past and we know our students and families will miss that. We encourage you to dress up in your costume for your zoom classes on 10/30 if you like and contact your teacher for further expectations. All costumes should be school appropriate. The same rules in the past still apply and the following things will not be allowed:

  • violent costumes or ones that have blood
  • weapons of any kind
  • masks cannot be worn during class

Thank you for following the expectations to ensure a fun day for all. 

Updated Wed, Oct 21st

During the week of October 26th, our students and staff will celebrate Red Ribbon Week. This is a week where we all pledge to live a healthy lifestyle and be drug free! To show our support, we have planned some fun ways to show that we are pledging to create healthy habits! This website includes information we will be sharing with our students this week. We encourage you to have these conversations as well. 

We will have a spirit week and have a theme everyday. The flyer is below, but for your reference. Please share pictures with our PTA at lynhavenpta [at] and with Ms. Rowan and Ms. Ajlouni!  

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Monday, 10/26

Wear RED clothes to kick off Red Ribbon Week 

Tuesday, 10/27 

Wear your school colors (blue and yellow) or

ABC shirts because

"our school choses to be drug free" 

Wednesday, 10/28

Wear a hat to 

"put a cap on drugs" 

Thursday, 10/29 

Wear pajamas to school because

"to follow your dreams, don't do drugs" 

Friday, 10/30 

Wear your halloween costume or black 


"drugs are spooky"

Updated Wed, Oct 21st

The City of San Jose's Walk-N-Roll program has some fun challenges and contests for our students to get them up and moving. We usually have our International Walk or Roll to school day in October and with Distance Learning, that's not a possibility. The City of San Jose has replaced it with two fun activities to get our students up and moving. Click on the flyers below for more information and let's get out and move! Feel free to send Ms. Rowan and Ms. Ajlouni pictures of you getting some exercise!

Walk To Wherever Challenge

* Students will fill out  a form with their school information and about what activities they did. This is the link for the Google Form

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Updated Wed, Oct 7th

The Family Engagement Institute at Foothill College will be starting a class for our families for any adult who is supporting a student during distance learning. This free, 8-class course started yesterday, 9/30, but is still open for all who are interested. Please see the attached flyer for information on registration. Parents who have joined these classes have said wonderful things about them and even registered for the spring classes after completing the fall classes! Don't miss out on this great opportunity. 

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Updated Wed, Oct 7th
Lynhaven's 2019-2020 Yearbooks are available for purchase until sold out!  Our 80 page, full color yearbook includes class composites and great candids from all of last year's events!   They will not be on sale in the school office. Please contact Mary Deutscher at lynhavenpta [at] to arrange payment and easy pick up! 
Updated Thu, Sep 17th
Distance learning is a different way of teaching for our staff and learning for our students. We've made adjustments to how we have traditionally operated school. However, we understand the value and need of maintaining and incorporating regular services and supports such as counseling. These services can be accessed through Zoom and/or by phone. Working with our Student Serviced Department, we have designed a referral process for families to utilize during distance learning that can be accessed online at any time. 
If you have a concern regarding your child that you would like to discuss with a counselor or if you would like more information about how to obtain counseling services, please complete the CUSD Parent Referral (see links below). 
El aprendizaje a distancia es una forma diferente de enseñanza para nuestro personal y de aprendizaje para nuestros estudiantes. Hemos hecho ajustes a la forma en que tradicionalmente hemos operado la escuela. Sin embargo, entendemos el valor y la necesidad de mantener e incorporar servicios y apoyos regulares como el asesoramiento, a los que se puede acceder a través de Zoom y / o por teléfono. Hemos diseñado un proceso de referencia para que las familias lo utilicen durante el aprendizaje a distancia al que se puede acceder en línea en cualquier momento.
Si tiene una inquietud con respecto a su hijo que le gustaría discutir con un consejero o si desea obtener más información sobre cómo obtener servicios de consejería, complete la Recomendación de padres de CUSD.
Updated Wed, Oct 7th

We are lucky to have such a dedicated and supportive community liaison on our campus who is ready to help our families with resources and information on navigating the school programs. Please see below for her welcome letter and contact information. 

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