A MESSAGE FROM THE PRINCIPAL
Greetings, Lincoln Families!
Fall is in full swing and so is our school year! We are getting closer to our fall parent teacher conferences. Conferences are a great time to check in and see how our children are progressing. It's also a great time to make sure everyone is on the same page in regards to each child's needs and how we as a team of adults can support their learning. Below are some helpful tips to make sure we all experience a successful parent teacher conference. I'm looking forward to seeing everyone in a few weeks!
Parent-Teacher Conference Checklists
Before the conference
- Ask your child how she feels about school
- Ask your child if there is anything that he wants you to talk about with his teacher
- Tell your child that you and the teacher are meeting to help her/him
- Make a list of topics that you want to talk about with the teacher
- Prepare a list of questions such as:
1. What are my child's strongest and weakest subjects?
2. Does my child hand homework in on time?
3. Does my child participate in class?
4. Does my child seem happy at school?
5. What can I do at home to help?
During the conference
- Be on time (or early) for the meeting.
- End the meeting on time. Other parents will probably have a conference after yours.
- Relax and be yourself.
- Stay calm during the conference.
- Ask the most important questions first.
- If your child receives special services such as English classes, ask about your child's progress in those classes.
- Ask for explanations of anything you don't understand.
- Ask your child's teacher for ways that you can help your child at home.
- Thank the teacher.
After the conference
- Talk about the conference with your child.
- Talk about the positive points, and be direct about problems.
- Tell your child about any plans you and the teacher created.
- Keep in touch with the teacher during the school year.
Justin Sperling, Principal
Lincoln Elementary School
FROM THE HEALTH OFFICE
Now that we are in flu season (October-April), please use this questionnaire each day your child is sick with flu-like symptoms and follow the instructions for when to keep your child home. If your child has received the flu vaccine, he/she is much less likely to get sick. Getting a flu shot helps protect your child from getting the flu, so he or she won't pass it to people who risk getting very sick-like babies, elderly and people with chronic diseases.
Please refer to the additional guidelines below to prevent the spread of illness at school. If your child has been diagnosed by a doctor or clinic with a different disease, such as strep, please notify your child’s school Health Office.
Health services sees an increase in head lice during the fall and winter months. Please check your child's scalp for lice and lice eggs (called nits) routinely throughout the school year, especially after playdates and sleepovers. If you find lice or nits on your child's scalp, please notify the health office. Your child does not need to miss a full day of school and can return to school after treatment.
There are many misconceptions about head lice that cause unnecessary anxiety and distress for many parents. Head lice are not dangerous and do not transmit diseases. Click here for more information on Head Lice
LINCOLN CHARITABLE ACTIVITIES
No more clipping! No more sending Box Tops to school! All you need is your phone. Download the ALL-NEW Box Tops app, shop as you normally would, then simply scan your store receipts to find participating products! The app will automatically credit your school's Box Tops earnings online.
Coborns More School Rewards
Log into moreRewards.com or the MORE Rewards mobile app to designate your preferred school or childcare facility.
Shop Coborn's,Cash Wise, and Marketplace Foods stores for our store brands (Food Club, Full Circle, Top Care, @ease, Paws, Tippy Toes, and more!) to earn points for your school. There are more than 3,000 qualifying items!
Amazon Smile is a simple and automatic way for you to support your favorite charitable organization every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to your favorite organization.
Go to smile.amazon.com and log into your account, select Independent School District 728 as your charity of choice. Shop and checkout as normal. If the purchase is eligible, .5% of the purchase price will be donated to ISD728!
Go to lincolnelem.shutterflystorefront.com and Lincoln will get 8% back on all of the Shutterfly products you love like stationary, gifts, decor and more.
Roving Chef is a student culinary adventure! SFE chefs visited Lincoln Elementary on Wednesday, October 30th and worked with a small group of 5th grade students, training them in sanitation and food safety, food preparation, and healthy eating habits. The students worked with the Roving Chef to make pizza!
On November 5, 2019, residents of ISD 728 will decide whether to increase school funding through two referendum questions. The School Board unanimously approved holding a referendum after a year and a half of community input, research and planning. Lincoln Elementary would like to provide a little extra incentive to get out there and vote. After you vote, click on THIS LINK and your child will be given a certificate for a free Mini Murph Make 'N' Bake Pizza Kit.
All veterans and active military personnel are cordially invited to join us at Lincoln Elementary on Friday, November 8th at 8:30am for coffee/doughnuts and stay for our Veterans Day program at 9:15am. Please park in the parking lot between Lincoln and Parker and enter Door 2.
A picture slideshow of veterans will be shown at the program. If your child has a photo of their veteran or a photo with their veteran please send this picture to school by Wednesday, November 6th. Please write your child’s first and last name on the back of the picture so it can be returned to you.
Please join us in celebrating cultural diversity through FOOD, MUSIC and FUN at the ISD 728 6th Annual Cultural Potluck, on Thursday, November 7, 2019!
The next LPAC Meeting will be held Thursday, November 14th in the Media Center. Child care is provided.A big thank you to everyone who came to the Carnival and made the night a huge success!We had 380 children plus their parents attend! We hope you and your family had a great time and thank you for helping us raise money for our school! Congrats to our pie-eating contest winner Mr. Sperling!The students and teachers did a great job decorating their pumpkins. Be sure to look for pictures on the LPAC Facebook page!Join us for our Chipotle fundraiser night on Monday Nov 4th from 4:00-8:00pm! One third of your purchase comes back to Lincoln but you must show the flyer/mention Lincoln.Our bi-annual Staff Appreciation Dinner is on Nov 25th. If you are interested in contributing a dish please email firstname.lastname@example.orgCome by the Media Center while you are at Lincoln for your parent/teacher conference Nov 25-26th and check out the great selection of books--lots of great options for Christmas presents and stocking stuffers! You can also check out our online book fair site. Every purchase from the book fair earns rewards for our school, so please stop by and support us.
PAPA MURPHY'S NIGHT
Papa Murphy's Pizza Night is the second Wednesday of each month! On Wednesday, November 13th, mention "Lincoln Elementary School" when you order and our school will receive $3 for every FAMILY size pizza and $2 for every LARGE pizza!
PARENT EDUCATION SERIES
ISD 728 is hosting FREE informative parent discussions on topics such as social media, peer pressure, mental health, and much more. Each session will be held at Rogers High School from October 2019 to April 2020.
50 degrees and Up - t-shirt, no Jacket required
40-50 degrees - long sleeves, sweat shirt or jacket MANDATORY
40 degrees and below - winter jacket, hat, mittens or gloves MANDATORY
The Health Office needs your help! We are looking for donations of boys and girls underwear and pants. We are in need of size 4-8 underwear and 4-10 pants. We do not need shirts at this time. Girls socks would be nice if you have those to donate as well! If your child has borrowed clothing from the Health Office, we also ask that you please try and return them. We are extremely low on supplies, and wet weather means wet clothing! If we do not have something to change them into, we will have to call parents to bring clothing for their children. If you are unable to donate and have concerns about a change of clothing, you can always send a change of clothing for your child to keep in their lockers.
The student store is officially open! It is open on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:55am-9:10am each week and located between the music rooms. The store is run by 4th and 5th graders who are part of our school patrol - all proceeds go back to the patrol fund. Items include fun pencils, erasers and highlighters, keychains, squishies and more! Prices range from $0.25-$2.00.
SAVE THE DATE: Turkey Bingo
Thursday, November 21st from 5:30-7:30PM
$5 per gameboard - board will be used all night.
Pop & Pizza Provided!
HATS 4 CHANGE: Friday, November 15th. Proceeds will go to Feed My Starving Children.
Check out the Gaga Pit on the Lincoln playground. This new addition to our playground was partially funded from several 2018-19 Hats 4 Change events!