A MESSAGE FROM THE PRINCIPAL
Greetings, Lincoln Families!
I wanted to thank all of the families that attended parent teacher conferences. Great to see and hear our positive partnerships growing! Developing and working on creating positive parent/guardian partnerships is a core practice within Responsive Classroom. As a responsive classroom school it was evident throughout conferences that Lincoln staff and parents do a great job of this! So thank you Lincoln families and staff for your continued partnerships! This is a great time for me to share again the core approaches of Responsive Classroom. As these approaches are part of what makes the culture at Lincoln so positive, engaging and welcoming.
The Responsive Classroom approach includes the following main practices. We will continue using a variety of these throughout our classrooms and school this year:
Morning Meeting: Children gather for twenty minutes or so every day to greet each other, read the morning message, share news, do a group activity, and look forward to the day ahead. This daily routine builds community, creates a positive climate for learning, and gives children practice in a wide range of academic and social skills.
Rules and Logical Consequences: The teacher and children create rules for the classroom that will allow everyone to do his/her best learning. When children break the rules, there are clear and non-punitive consequences that help them learn from the mistake. This approach teaches responsibility and self-control.
Guided Discovery: A structured way of introducing materials so that children become interested and motivated to explore different ways to use materials. This also helps us teach the children where materials go in the classroom, and how to take care of the materials.
Academic Choice: An approach to giving children choices in their learning to help them become invested, self-motivated learners. Academic choice can be used to teach any subject.
Classroom Organization: Arranging materials, furniture, and displays in ways that encourage learning, care, positive social interaction, and independence in children.
Working Together With Parents: Ideas for involving parents as true partners in their children’s education.
Thanks again for partnering with us and enjoy the Holiday Season!
Justin Sperling, Principal
Lincoln Elementary School
A special thanks to all the Veterans whom were able to join us on Friday, November 9th for our Veterans Day Program. Veterans joined us for coffee and a short program. The program including songs by all students, service branch recognition, special speaker Jessica Peterson and student speakers: Madison Peters, Lauren Zacher, & Lily Bram.
STUDENT COUNCIL NEWS
Thanks to all the families that joined us for Turkey Bingo on Thursday, November 21st. We sold approximately 350 bingo cards and gave away more that 120 prizes!
Nice job students we raised $321 for Feed My Starving Children during the November Hats 4 Change. The next Hats 4 Change event will be held on Friday, December 6th.
Student Council will be planning Spirit Week for the week of December 16th. Watch for dress up details!
THANKS PARENT VOLUNTEERS!
The Lincoln staff would like to thank the parents that provided dinner during conferences! We really appreciate all the delicious food brought in for the staff dinner. Thank you once again for your kindness, and the time and effort that you put into making dinner during conferences more enjoyable.
UPCOMING NO SCHOOL DAYS
Winter Break is 12/23 to 1/3/20 (school resumes Monday, January 6th)
No School Monday, January 20th for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day
No School Monday, January 27th for Staff Development
On Wednesday, November 14th, Lincoln held its annual Geography Bowl. Four teams of fourth and fifth grade students competed to see which team would move onto the district level. The winning team consisted of Kaleb Jones, Teddy Huberty, Favor Ayumba, and Lohgin Lawrance. They will be participating in the district Geography Bowl on December 3rd.
The next LPAC Meeting will be held Thursday, December 12th at 7:00PM in the media center. We invite you to join us for one meeting or would love to see you each month.It’s time for our Watch DOGS program to get up and running for the year! Fathers and Father-Figures are invited to our kick off pizza and game night on Tuesday, Dec 3rd from 6:00-7:00pm in the Media Center. This is a time for your student(s) and the male role models in their life to hang out, play a game, eat some FREE pizza and learn about our Watch DOGS program. Fathers/Father Figures will have a chance to sign up for their volunteer date at the party if they choose. Please RSVP via the flyer or Facebook so we can plan for the right amount of pizza.
PAPA MURPHY'S NIGHT
Papa Murphy's Pizza Night is the second Wednesday of each month! On Wednesday, December 11th, mention "Lincoln Elementary School" when you order and our school will receive $3 for every FAMILY size pizza and $2 for every LARGE pizza!
Thanks for continuing to support this fundraiser. Lincoln has earned approximately $1000 so far this school year!
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