Lynhaven Elementary School



September 29th, 2023

Save the Date:

10/4 International Walk to School Day
10/5 PTA General Association Meeting

10/6 Earthquake Safety Tips

10/2-10/6 Conference Week (Early Release Day at 12:10pm)

10/12 Coffee & Chat with Community Liaison 

10/18 Hearing & Vision Screening TK/K/2nd

10/20 Professional Development Day  (No School)

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PTA Updates

Please join us for our first General Association meeting of the year on Thursday, October 5th at 6:00pm in the Multi-use room. Meet the PTA board and learn how you can support our school this year. Refreshments provided! 

Celebration of Cultures October 9-13

Celebration of Cultures week is nearly upon us.  We are so thankful for those of you who have signed up! If you are still looking to be a part of the celebration, here are some ways...

  1. We're looking for a few more families to share something from their heritage on Tuesday, Oct 10th during the kids' lunch period.  Don't worry, no special skills needed, we're happy to help you plan this. It's easier than it sounds!  

  2. Suggest a song for the Celebration Playlist.

  3. Donate a snack for our International Snack Shack Sale that will be open after school at the blue tables on Thurs, 10/12. Donated snacks can be dropped off in the front office by Tuesday October 10th.

  4. For more information on ways to get involved of volunteer for the celebration visit: 

Believe Fundraiser 9/25-10/20

We have also kicked off our annual Fall fundraiser this month. This is our biggest fundraiser until Spring. We appreciate your support to help us fund field trips, classroom enrichment and more. Please look out for upcoming fliers to come home with your students.

To order online or register your student, visit

As always, we invite you to visit our website to see everything our PTA has to offer this year. You will have access to:

  • PTA events calendar

  • Sign up for our a (free!) account and receive the PTA newsletter

  • Purchase PTA memberships and logowear

  • Sign up to volunteer 

REMINDER*Conference Week

The week of 10/2-10/6 school will be out at 12:10pm every day.

Please make arrangements to pick up your child early for each day!

Picture Day Happened Now What?!
Picture day was a success! All students photographed on Tuesday went home with a half slip of paper with a QR code to access their photo.

Photos will be accessible to view 2-3 weeks from this week! 

Please note that the paper QR is a back up , if it gets misplaced don't worry as emails will be sent once photos are ready to view in about 2-3 weeks from this week. 

If your student was absent on Picture Day, or your child needs a re-take

Make-up picture day will be Friday, November 17th!


REMINDER*International Walk to School Day

Save the air! Show your school spirit, put on your walking shoes and walk to school on Wednesday, October 4th.   

REMINDER*Earthquake Safety Tips 
hosted by Jose Guerrero; Firefighter Captain of Engineers & Chief of San Jose Battalion
You’re invited to a preparedness workshop on how to be prepared in case of emergency. We will talk about home fire safety & school dismissal plans. 

When: 10/6

Time: 8:30am -10:00am
Location: Multi-Use School Room

REMINDER* Birthday and Celebration Treats

We want to maximize instructional time.

For consistency we ask that items dropped off are only:

-Sealed items 
-Can be EASILY distributed & 

-Can be distributed within 15 minutes or less at the end of class time

If you have ANY questions if the item is appropriate please contact the office prior to purchasing. 

Please note that items not under guidelines will be kindly declined.

Volunteer Information

Throughout the school year there will be plenty of opportunities to get involved. Parents and guardians are encouraged to volunteer. However, safety and security is a top priority. Below you will find links to fill out volunteer applications.

Please note TB test dated no more than 4 years is a requirement.

Volunteer packet no livescan form (no fingerprint clearance required) are for all volunteers which will be under supervision by a staff member at all times, for example, small groups within the classroom under teacher supervision, yard duty with other support staff overseeing them (they would not supervise the restrooms), reading in the classroom, any type or volunteering where they will be overseen by staff.

Volunteer packet with Livescan form (fingerprints required) is for volunteers who will be alone with students (overnight field trips, field trips where they will be alone with children and no staff overseeing them, support with small groups in an area which is not supervised by a staff member, etc.)

(For assistance in Spanish please contact Community Liaison; Noelia Smith ext. 4867 for an appointment.)

Traffic Safety Before and After School

While it is easy to be caught up in the rush of morning drop-off and afternoon pick-up, we ask that you always prioritize safety. Drivers need to follow all the rules of the road, including the posted School Zone speed limit of 25 mph. 

Just as you want drivers to be safe near your homes, our Lynhaven neighbors ask that all of our drivers are safe near their homes. 

Every instructional minute does count. No instructional minutes count more than each of us doing our part to keep the community safe. 

Want to report unsafe driving or traffic violations on the city streets near school? Please report them to the City of San Jose at (408) 277-8900. Want to request a speed monitor from the City of San Jose? Please contact them at (408) 535-3850.


Please see below for FAQ and information.

I dropped off my child at school. Why are they marked absent? Students are expected to be in their classroom seats by 8:05am. If your student arrived after the late bell it is best to send them to the office for a late pass to avoid confusion.

I called to report the absence already, why am I receiving a notification they are absent?Attendance is not cleared immediately after notifying. As morning tardies, calls, voicemails and emails are handled in the order received it may take about 24 hours for a reported absence to be cleared, so we gratefully thank you for your patience. 

Excused Absences
Once a student reaches 10 days of excused absences, we require that all subsequent absences be verified by a physician, school nurse, or other school personnel. (California Education Code 46011). Verification of absences must be provided within 20 days of the absence.

Doctors Note
Doctors or dentist notes/letters can be submitted in person to Andrea or via email to lynhaven_attendance [at]

For all doctor or dentist appointments a note is required to excuse the absence.

**Please note, failure to notify for a reason of absence is automatically counted as unexcused.

**For information regarding the CUSD Attendance policy please click here.

**For information regarding COVID-19 Resources please click here.

All absence can be reported via:

Attendance Phone (this is a voicemail only line)(408) 341-7041 
New * Attendance Email: lynhaven_attendance [at]
Parent Square: Once notification goes out you may reply with a note.

When calling please clearly state your child's full name, date, relationship, reason for absence and symptoms if calling in sick. 

We thank you for your partnership! As we tell all our students, remember to 
Act Responsibly, Behave Respectfully & Care for all!