Lincoln Letter

UPCOMING EVENTS

  • PAPA MURPHY'S NIGHT

    PIZZA!

    Papa Murphy's Pizza night is the second Wednesday of each month!

    NEXT PAPA MURPHY'S NIGHT: Wednesday, October 10th

    Mention "Lincoln Elementary School" when you order and our school will receive $3 for every FAMILY size pizza and $2 for every LARGE pizza! 

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    2-HOUR EARLY RELEASE

    Please note we will have a 2hr Early Release on Wednesday, October 17th.  School will be ending at 1:45PM instead of 3:45PM.

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    AEGIR BREWING NIGHT

    Thank you to everyone who came out for this event! We raised $253 for our school!

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    CARNIVAL

    Lincoln Carnival

    Mark your calendars! The Lincoln Carnival will be held on Friday, December 7th.  This is one of our biggest fundraisers. We are starting to plan for the event and need A LOT of volunteers to make this a success! Please attend the next LPAC meeting or indicate your interest on the volunteer form.

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    STUDENT DROP-OFF

    Please drop off students in the west parking lot. You can drop students off at door 6 or you can park and walk them to Door 1. Students may arrive at school at 8:55 a.m. THIS VIDEO will help you to navigate the parking lot during drop-off times.

    Please make sure you stop in the front office to sign in and get a visitor sticker for each and every visit. For the safety of our students and staff, we appreciate your diligence in following our visitor procedures even for short visits such as dropping off your child(ren).

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    STUDENT PICK-UP

    Please use the “A Note to Lincoln” forms to let the office know if your child(ren) will be leaving school early for an appointment or will be picked up at the end of the day. Additional forms can be found on the counter in the Lincoln Office.

    Parents/guardians should report to the office to sign out and wait for their child(ren).

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    ATTENDANCE

    If your child will be absent, arrive late or leave early, it is the responsibility of the parent to call the school attendance line (763)241-3555. You may call 24 hours a day and leave a message. If your child is not at school, and the school has not received notice of absence, the school will call the parent or guardian.

    When reporting an absence, please include the following information:
    - Child’s name
    - Date of absence
    - Reason for absence
    - Name of person reporting the absence

    For absences to be considered excused, the phone call or written note must be presented to the school office within three days after the child returns to school.

    A doctor’s note will be required for absences that extend beyond three consecutive days or ten total absences due to medical reasons.

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    NO CHECKS AT LINCOLN
    NO CHECKS

    Lincoln Elementary is continuing a “No Checks” policy this school year. All of your school payments (including lunch) will need to be made with cash or credit/debit cards.  We are only able to accept checks in specific circumstances. The “No Checks” policy saves the School District funds through the reduction of banking fees.

    Student Meal Accounts
    - Cash
    - Credit/Debit card using PayPams

    Classroom/School Donations
    - Cash
    - Credit/Debit using RevTrak-School Fees

    Field Trips / School Assigned Fees
    - Cash
    - Credit/Debit using RevTrak-School FeesCarnival Wristband Sales
    - Cash
    - Credit/Debit card in the Main Office

    Replacement Lincoln Folders
    - Cash Only

    Carnival Wristband Sales
    - Cash
    - Credit/Debit Card in the Main Office

    To learn more about PayPams and how to set up your student’s meal account please go HERE.

    To learn more about RevTrak and how to set up an account to pay for field trips and school assigned fees please go HERE.

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    PARENT PORTAL

    Parent Portal is a web-based tool that allows parents to use their Internet connected devices to connect with district teachers and schools. Parent Portal offers options for receiving communications and notifications, access to student information (such as class schedule, assignments, attendance, and report cards), and viewing assigned school fees which are payable through the linked RevTrak payment systems. (There is no charge to use this service.)

    You will need an authorization key to access your personal parent account. The authorization key is provided during new student online registrations or can be obtained after registration by visiting www.isd728.org/parentportal for help or by calling 763-241-3548. Once you receive your authorization key by email, you can choose to activate your account and login to access to your information.

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    BREAD PROGRAM

    Our school and other volunteers get food from our local grocery stores that can be given away to help families who may find this extra food at home helpful.  These food items, usually breads and occasionally some produce items are sent home each Wednesday that school is in session to families who would like this support.

    If you are interested in participating please contact Tim Howard, School Social Worker at 763-241-3400 ext. 5145.

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    WEATHER

    ICE!

    Please keep in mind that weather can change quickly at this time of year. Students go outside for recess each day. Make sure your child has the appropriate clothing to ensure they are comfortable on both warm and cold days.

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  •  MEA BREAK

    Reminder – There will be no school on Thursday, October 18th & Friday, October 19th due to MEA Break.

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    LPAC NEWS

    THANKS TO ALL OF OUR HOMECOMING PARADE PARTICIPANTS!

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    Parent Social--We had a great turnout! Thanks to EVERYONE who came and shared their ideas! We have such a great list of exciting and fun ideas to work on for our kids!

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    Box Tops and Country Hearth Loaves for Learning UPCs Please have kids bring these to their teacher during the month of October. We raise a lot of money for our school with these! As a reminder,  Lincoln is part of the More School Rewards points program at Coborns

    Pumpkin Decorating Contest -- Each classroom gets a pumpkin to decorate! Look on Facebook (Lincoln Parent Advisory Council) in October for pictures of these!

    Halloween Costume Parade --The kids can dress up as any book character and parade around with their class in the hall. It is super cute for all the kids to see each other! Watch for a flyer with the date for this event.

    Volunteer! We still need YOU! Please remember to fill out the volunteer form accessible here https://tinyurl.com/yd9fjqn2

    We would love to see you at our next meeting; Thursday, October 11th at 7pm in the media center.

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    "COBORN'S MORE" SCHOOL REWARDS

    - Log into moreRewards.com or the MORE Rewards mobile app to designate your preferred school or childcare facility.

    - Shop Coborn'sCashwise, 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!

    Coborn's, Inc. is committed to donating $150,000 to local entities during the 2017-2018 school year. The points your school earns will help grow their share of the $150,000 total. It's like a pie - the size of your school's slice will depend on how many points they have received. Schools should encourage their supporters to register for their location at moreRewards.com.

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    BACKGROUND CHECKS

    Procedure for Background Checks
    If you plan to volunteer in the school this year, either in the classroom or on a field trip, we do need to have a current background check on file for you. The background checks are valid for 3 years and valid for all schools in the district. It is easier to complete the background check at the beginning of the year versus waiting until the time you want to volunteer as the process can take up to a week to obtain the results back and be cleared for volunteering.  Our ultimate goal is to keep our kids safe and we appreciate your willingness to help make this possible." 

    Submit your information using our ONLINE FORMWithin the week you will receive an email with the subject of: Request for Background Information. Please complete the online background check in a timely manner as the link will expire after a two week period.  

    The school office will receive a weekly file with information on completed background checks that will be passed on to the teachers.  

    Please direct any questions on the background check process to Sara Jones, Lincoln Parent Liaison at lincolncarnival.lpac@gmail.com

    Thank you for your cooperation in keeping our kids safe!

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    HEALTH SERVICES

    A licensed school nurse within the district is on duty as the coordinator and supervisor of each school’s Health Services office. Health Services personnel maintain each school’s Health Services office. If a student becomes ill or injured at school, he/she needs to report to the Health Services office. We expect you, as parents/guardians, to make arrangements to pick up your child, if the need occurs.

    Note: It is very important to keep up-to-date emergency information on file in the Health Services office. The online emergency form should include emergency contacts other than parents/ guardians as a back-up, if they cannot be reached.

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    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, the 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.

    Sick?  

    Health services also 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 play dates 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 disease. Click here for more information on Head Lice

    If your child has a food allergy, please notify Health Services so we can assist you in having medication available for your child. We are an allergy aware (not peanut free) district, and will accommodate students with severe food allergies on an individual basis, according to their needs, to keep them safe at school.

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    FOOD ALLERGY AWARENESS

    This year at Lincoln Elementary we have children who have life threatening allergies to a variety of foods. The most common food allergies in children are milk, eggs, peanuts, and tree nuts. In order to allow all children to participate, we are requesting that non-edible items, (such as pencils, stickers, etc.) be sent with your children as Birthday or Holiday treats.

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    THE SHERIDAN STORY PROGRAM

    Sign up for a free bag of food every weekend. Green forms were sent in your child’s Wednesday folder a few weeks ago.  Additional forms can be found in the office if you are still interested in participating.

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LUNCH TIMES

Lincoln Lunch Schedule