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8th Grade Video 8th Grade Video: Congratulations to the Lyncourt Class of 2018.  Before the ceremony we had a video playing....here is the link to the video.  8th Grade Video link
Summer Reading Summer Reading: School might be over, but it is still time to READ!  So pick up a book and go on an adventure! READ this summer. Why is summer reading important? According to the Scholastic  Kids & Family Reading Report™: 6th Edition , both kids (80%) and parents (96%) agree that summer reading will help the child during the school year.  Let us all take the Summer Reading Pledge! I pledge to read for at least 20 minutes each day for at least 40 days during the months of July and August.   ? Happy Summer Reading! ?
Free Summer Meals at Lyncourt School Free Summer Meals at Lyncourt School: Children in our community do not need to go hungry this summer. For many kids, summertime means food, friends, and fun. For families who count on school breakfast and lunch, however, the summer months can be stressful and family food budgets have to be stretched even further. The US Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Summer Food Service Program helps fill the hunger gap.     Free summer meals, funded by the USDA, are available to kids and teens ages 18 and younger at Lyncourt School in Syracuse, NY. This is an open site therefore free meals are available to all children ages 18 and under. This site does not require families to provide income information, registration, or other paperwork.      
Summer Fun at Lyncourt School...Brought to you by Salina Free Library Summer Fun at Lyncourt School...Brought to you by Salina Free Library: Mark your summer calendar....The Salina Free Library is offering fun FREE programs for Lyncourt families during the summer. These programs will take place in Lyncourt School on Wednesday afternoons. We will have music, science, magic, and most of all: FUN! Programs have been made possible in part by a state grant secured by Senator John A. DeFrancisco.  Join us! 
Living Wax Museum Living Wax Museum: You didn't have to make a trip to Oxford, England to learn more about Dorothy Hodgkin! You just had to visit the Living Wax Museum at Lyncourt School. Our students participated in a fantastic living wax museum.  They each researched a famous person, created a Biography poster, "became the person" in costume, and gave a short monologue. They even hosted a Museum Tour Presentation for their classmates. They did an awesome job.  Videos of each presentation can be found in the below link. 
Universal Pre-K and Kindergarten Registration Information Universal Pre-K and Kindergarten Registration Information: Interested in our  Universal Pre-K or Kindergarten program for Fall 2018?  It is now time to register!   If your child is already enrolled in Lyncourt’s Pre-K program you do not need to complete  enrollment forms. If you have not filled out a registration packet, please call 315-455-7571 ext. 7 to request a registration packet be mailed to your home. You may also visit 
Free Breakfast for all Lyncourt Students Free Breakfast for all Lyncourt Students: For many years we have been privileged to participate in the School Breakfast Program, this year we are pleased to announce that all Lyncourt students regardless of income will be provided breakfast without charge. Students who eat breakfast are less distracted and ready to learn. This program will give our students the opportunity to start each day well nourished.
2017-2018 Activity Calendar/School Information/Policies 2017-2018 Activity Calendar/School Information/Policies: Start your planning!  Here is a copy of the 2017-2018 Activity Calendar, along with important school information and policies. Class placements and supply lists will be mailed on Friday, August 18th, but you can find supply lists on our website too .
Coding Club Coding Club: Students are learning to code in the library! What is coding? It is a system of instructions that allow a computer program to run something. Students are using the Tickle program to code Sphero SPRK balls. The codes from the Tickle app tell the SPRK balls to do whatever the students program it to do. The first challenge students completed was the Sphero Bowling Challenge. Students had to program the SPRK balls to knock "bowling pins" (ie: red SOLO cups) by using different codes. Students will complete many different coding challenges throughout the year.   Being able to code is an important skill, as c ode powers our digital world. Every website, app, computer program, calculator and even microwave relies on code in order to operate. This makes  coders ...
Impressionist Fall Tree Impressionist Fall Tree: The first graders embarked on a series of exercises that included texture rubbings, tempera painting of a foreground and background, and a discussion on the French Impressionists.   They looked at George Seurat and pointillism.  Pointillism is a style of painting in which small dots of color create the impression of a wide selection of other colors and blending.   All these experiences were combined into final pieces of artwork.       
Results of District's Testing For Lead in Drinking Water Results of District's Testing For Lead in Drinking Water: In the spring of 2016, the District tested its drinking water for lead, including drinking fountains and classroom sinks in the entire building.  Although we were not mandated by New York State at that time to test our water, the District wanted to be proactive to ensure the safety of all students and staff. We have posted the results of the testing: Lyncourt Union Free School District Lead Water Sampling Results 3.11.2016 Lyncourt Union Free School District Lead Water Sampling Results 9.16.2016 Water Testing Parent Letter
Mrs. Erikson shares her Space Camp Adventure Mrs. Erikson shares her Space Camp Adventure: Five teachers from Syracuse New York were chosen to attend Space Camp in Huntsville, Alabama to learn new ways to incorporate space and S.T.E.M. activities into their classrooms.  Clink link to see Mrs. Erikson and all the cool activities she did at Space Camp!  
Let's Paint a Rainbow Let's Paint a Rainbow: The Kindergarten class had an exercise in color recognition today.  Students were told to select a marker in the proper sequence by color.  We tried to make concentric half-circles or semi-circles.  Students followed the teacher-led example on the Promethean board.  We colored in the spaces made by our semi-circles.  When done we embellished our drawings with a creative setting that might include a pot of gold.  Submitted by Mr. Retz, Art Teacher.
The Bee Keeper- The Bee Keeper-"Mrs. Davis" reads about the 4 B's: The Bee Keeper-"Mrs. Davis" read and talked about the 4B's in all classrooms-Be Safe, Respectful, Responsible, and Kind!  
NYS Education Commissioner Elia’s Releases New Draft English Language Arts and Mathematics Learning Standards Survey NYS Education Commissioner Elia’s Releases New Draft English Language Arts and Mathematics Learning Standards Survey: Ne w York State Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia has launched an on-line survey that will allow New Yorkers to provide detailed feedback on the State’s New Draft English Language Arts and Mathematics Learning Standards. She is interested in receiving feedback from all stakeholders...teachers, administrators, school board members, parents, the business community, etc. If you are interested in providing feedback, please click on the link below. The survey, which can be found at http://www.nysed.gov/aimhighny allows respondents to review and comment on English Language Arts Draft Standards and Mathematics Draft Standards. The survey will be open until November 4, 2016 and the results will help inform changes made to the standards.



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