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Superintendent's Update - August 2017

The start of a new academic year is one of my favorite times to visit our schools and talk with our students, families, teachers and staff. Our hallways are filled with a palpable optimism and drive to continue our momentum toward the highest levels of academic growth and success.

LES Awarded John Irwin Schools of Excellence Award by CDE...

The John Irwin awards are given to schools that demonstrate exceptional academic achievement over time. These schools received an Exceeds Expectations rating on the Academic Achievement indicator of the School Performance Frameworks reflecting exceptional performance in Math, English Language Arts, and Science.  Lyons Elementary School is honored to be a recipient for the 2015-16 school year awarded March of 2017.

Buddy Bench ...finding friends at Lyons Elementary

Kid's don't have to be lonely at recess anymore!  Thanks to Ryan Graeden, Blue Mountain Stone and the LES PTO, a new "Buddy Bench" has been installed on the LES playground.  The concept of this bench came to the US via a German school with now more than 2,000 benches installed at playgrounds all over the country.  Students sitting alone on the bench works as a signal to others on the playground that they are in need of a mate.  We can't wait to see the bench in action!

Take a Walk on the Wildside!....Jogathon 2017

The Lyons Elementary School PTO is sponsoring Jogathon 2017..."Take a Walk on the Wildside!" on September 22nd.  This year marks the 22nd year of this fun-filled annual event, started by then PE teacher, Lonnie Jones. Students and families have a fun time running and walking laps to earn money for their school.  Jogathon donations fund events and activities like field trips, Artist in Residence performances, Science and Leadership curriculum, classroom supplies, and more!  Stay posted for more information about this Wild Event.  

 

Community Discussion: State of St. Vrain Valley Schools & National Trends in Education

St. Vrain Valley Schools is one of the fastest growing and most innovative school districts in the nation. This is a result of strong leadership and a commitment to strengthening infrastructure, technology, high-quality instruction and overall student achievement.
 
This success is also built upon interconnected partnerships with our teachers, staff, students, parents, business and corporate partners, and elected officials. As St. Vrain launches the start of the 2017-2018 school year, St.

Leaving a legacy at Lyons Elementary School

Ten-year-old Eden Irvin learned a lot in fifth grade and thanks to a year-end project there is a permanent reminder of her hard work in the entryway of Lyons Elementary School. 
 
A large, wooden book lies open at the front of the school and features carvings that represent lessons learned by Eden’s class throughout the school year and the legacy they hope to leave behind. 
 
For more than 18 years, fifth graders at Lyons Elementary have embarked on the Lyons Legacy Project -- a capstone assignment aimed at teaching studen

LES Garden - Harvest!

The Lyons Elementary School Garden has really grown by leaps and bounds this year.  With seedlings germinated under lights and planted by 1st grade students, the garden is producing tomatos, cucumbers, squash, basil, dill and peppers of all colors.  Eco Club and 1st grade students have been harvesting for a couple weeks now, supplying our local LEAF Food Bank with amazing fresh produce.  The Garden will play an important role in our new Science and Leadership Program to be held on Late Start Days.

2017 Eclipse Safety and Parent Information

Eclipse Safety Checklist

It’s not the eclipse that is dangerous to observe, it’s the sun! The sun’s visible (and invisible) rays can cause serious damage to the sensitive tissues of the eyes, often without being immediately aware of it. Normally, our common sense protects us from looking directly at the sun for more than a second.

Planned Systems Outage Friday, Saturday, and Sunday

Time Frame: Friday, July 28, 12:00 noon to Monday, July 31 6:00 am

Description: Generally all online systems will be unavailable as DTS and O&M perform major maintenance on the district’s technology infrastructure.

Affected Systems: The following is a partial list of the systems that will be unavailable during this time.

LES Supply List for 2017-18

In an effort to streamline and reduce the amount of supplies purchased by Lyons Elementary School families, we are requesting some changes to the SVVSD Supply List.  Please follow this link for the Lyons Elementary School Supply List addendum:  SUPPLY LIST 2017-18

 

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