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Upcoming Events

How to Prepare for Parent Conferences

Parent Conferences are an important time to discuss your child's strengths and areas of challenge and also make a plan to best support them. Here are some suggestions on how to make the most of your time: 

1. Write down quesitons beforehand.

2. Take a notepad and something to write with so you leave with correct information. 

3. Use this time to discuss your child and share any important information with your teacher about previous years experiences. 

4. Share this information with your child when you get home. Celebrate milestones and discuss challenges. 

5. Stay in touch with your teacher through email, phone calls, or schedule a follow-up meeting. 

Here are some sample questions to ask in your conference:

*Is my child working up to his/her ability? How are they performing socially with peers? 

*Is there anything we can do at home to further support our child?

*What skills will my child be expected to master by the end of the year in Reading, Math, or Writing?

*What can I do to make sure they are ready for the state testing in May? 

Don't forget we are a team and want the best for your child! Looking forward to seeing you all for conference week. 

College Day San Jose 2017

The 7th annual College Day will be held on Friday, October 20, 2017. It will be an amazing day of college-focused activities for elementary, middle, and high school students in Santa Clara County.

Our goal is to create a college-going culture among the students, and to inspire and support students in their pursuit of a college education. Check out the College Day Facebook page to see photos and videos of some of the fun activities at local schools during College Day 2016!

At Lynhaven, we will be having discussions about college throughtout the day and a possible assembly with our very own Del Mar High School marching band! We are encouraging staff to wear their college memorabilia and if you have items your children can wear to school to support yours or a family members college choice, please do! We have a few items from San Jose State University and San Jose City College to raffle off to students as well! We would love to see you showing your college spirit as well! 

Pumpkin Walk 10/21, 2:00-6:00

We hope to see you at our annual Pumpkin Walk  holiday celebration this Saturday, October 21st! Our school will be transformed into a carnival type atmostphere with food, games, and prizes. Students can wear their costumes and play games! It's a fun afternoon and our PTA parents do a lot of work to get it all set and many volunteers are needed! If you can give any time, please contact our PTA president, Sandra Ross at daisyross [at] mac.com

Join us for the Halloween Parade, 10/31

Our annual Halloween Parade will take place on Tuesday, 10/31 from 8:30-9:00am on our playground. The classes will join us on the playground and each class will circle one time in grade level order. We ask that familes stand behind the cones and the classes will be sitting in front of them. As a reminder, these items are prohibited:

  • Weapons of any kind
  • Clown costumes for students and adults
  • Full face masks
  • Costumes that contain excessive blood or promote violence

All visitors will need to sign-in in the front of the school where we will have tables out with stickers and sign in sheets. While families are welcome to attend, only Lynhaven students will walk in the parade. Please keep siblings and toddlers with adults. Students will change out of their costumes after the parade. Please sned a change of clothes or wear them under your costume. We hope you can join us!

Fall Conference Schedule-Early Dismissal

We hope you have already schedueld your parent conference with your teacher for the week of October 30-November 3. There was a misprint on the PTA calendar that was sent home regarding dismissal times. 

DISMISSAL THIS WEEK WILL BE:

12:10 FOR GRADES TK-2 AND 12:15 FOR GRADES 3-5. 

Conferences are a very important time to sit with your teacher and discuss your child's successes and challenges. If you haven't already, please sign up for a time to meet. Translators are available for any family who needs it.