A MESSAGE FROM THE PRINCIPAL
Greetings and Happy New Year from Lincoln Elementary!
As we leap into the new year many of us think of resolutions to make something better for ourselves and/or others. At Lincoln, we are always looking for ways to improve the educational experience for our students, staff and families. One avenue we do this is through our committee work. I thought this would be a great opportunity to inform families of the work these committees do and more importantly hear from you if you have ideas for these committees to consider and potentially take action. Last year our Site Council committee got suggestions from parents on creating the Year at a Glance/Forecast videos. We took that suggestion to task and got those completed and sent out this fall. Without that input from parents those videos wouldn’t have happened. We need and value your input! So take a look at the work each of our committees does and let me know if there’s an idea you would like me to bring forward to one of the groups or let me know if you would like to know more about the types of ideas/programming each of the groups has worked on in the past.
SITE COUNCIL COMMITTEE
- Pursue relentless family and community engagement and public relations
- Discuss, dialogue, and plan resolution on school business
SCHOOL ENVIRONMENT/SAFETY COMMITTEE
- Create a safe, structured, predictable, and positive environment
- Relationships: Ensure everyone feels a sense of belonging and connection
- Mindset: Ensure students have a sense of purpose, are properly motivated, and are future-oriented
- Oversee the implementation and purchasing of technology in the building
- Identify the staff development technology needs of the building and make recomendations to the staff development committee
- Update the staff of district technology requirements
Thanks again for partnering with us!
Justin Sperling, Principal
ONE WEEK ONE WELL
Is September, some men came to visit our school all the way from Tanzania! They came to thank the students of Lincoln Elementary for sending them money a few years ago to dig a well. They shared with the student council, and some third graders, that in the four years since the well came to the village, lives and families have changed. The men were moved to tears as they thanked the students. We want to dig another well!
Friday, January 10th through Friday, January 17th, Lincoln will be collecting money for One Week One Well. This year we have a challenge! Boys against girls! Who will bring the most money?
Let’s make this the best year ever!
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
UPCOMING NO SCHOOL DAYS
No School Monday, January 20th for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day
No School Monday, January 27th for Staff Development
Please join us Friday, January 24th for Family Movie Night from 5:30-8:00 PM. Free pizza will be served from 5:30-6:15. Movies will run from 6:30-8:00.
STUDENT COUNCIL NEWS
The next Hats 4 Change event will be this Friday January 10th. Funds raised will be donated to One Week One Well (see below.)
The next LPAC Meeting will be held Thursday, January 9th at 7:00PM in the media center. We invite you to join us for one meeting or would love to see you each month.
PARENT EDUCATION SERIES: Join us on February 13th, 2020 for: Social Media, Technology & Gaming @ Rogers High School 5:30 - 7:00 PM
Order your yearbook today at ybpay.lifetouch.com
Use yearbook ID code: 10256820
Costs: $13.50 for a standard yearbook, $15.25-20.50 for package options.
Deadline: February 28, 2020
FROM THE HEALTH OFFICE
Please see the following HEALTH AWARENESS GUIDELINES on when your child should stay home and when they should come back to school.
If your child will be absent or arrive late, please call the school Attendance Hotline (763)241-3555. You may call 24 hours a day and leave a message. Please leave attendance messages only. DO NOT LEAVE MESSAGES REGARDING STUDENT PICK UP.
When reporting an absence, please include the following information:
- Child’s name
- Date of absence
- Reason for absence
- Name of person reporting an absence