Lincoln Log 2019-20

December 6, 2019

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720 S. 6th Avenue

Phone 715-261-0965

Fax 715-261-2690


www.lincoln.wausauschools.org


Principal: Colleen Whooley Jepson

Administrative Assistant: Julee Pelot


Important Phone Numbers

Attendance 715-261-0965

First Student Bus 715-842-2268


If you desire a paper copy of this newsletter, please contact the school office.

Question of the Month

As a Title school, we are working to get more feedback from families. In November, we looked for feedback on general school routines. We had 27 respondents (up from 15 respondents in October).


Communication between home and school:

17 Extremely Satisfied 8 Somewhat Satisfied and 1 Somewhat Dissatisfied


Parent/Teacher Conferences

25 Extremely Satisfied 2 Somewhat Satisfied


Pick-Up/Drop-off Procedures:

16 Extremely Satisfied 5 Somewhat Satisfied 3 No Opinion and 2 Somewhat Dissatisfied


Volunteering Experience:

9 Extremely Satisfied 10 Somewhat Satisfied 6 No Opinion


Homework

17 Extremely Satisfied 4 Somewhat Satisfied 4 No Opinion


PBIS

10 Extremely Satisfied 3 Somewhat Satisfied 13 No Opinion



After last month's question about family's preference for communication, I have made sure to include a link of the newsletter in ClassDojo for easier access. I have also included text messaging with school messenger for those that prefer texts and send paper copies of important events home. Please know we take your suggestions to heart.

Newer Playground Policy

For the safety of students, we ask that parents NOT "hang out" on the playground with the children before school. We have a large number of students and limited aide coverage. We would like to focus our attention on the students at this time. Please say your "good-byes" before students enter the playground. If you are interested, however, in being a part of your child's education, please look for volunteer activities posted on our Lincoln Website. Thank you for your cooperation on this matter.

Taken from California School-Based Health Alliance

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DATES TO REMEMBER


Dec. 23-Jan. 1 ..Winter Break - NO CLASSES

Jan. 2 .....Classes Resume - Welcome back!

Jan. 17.....Report Card Recordkeeping -NO PM CLASSES

Jan. 20 ....Professional Learning for teachers - NO CLASSES

Jan. 23.....Report cards sent home

Cold weather is here!!

Please remember to send your child with the proper clothing. Students go outside for recess every day unless it is raining or the temperature is below zero. Thanks for your help!!
We're Better Together

We're Better Together is a google slide compilation of how Title One schools are working to involve families in the school community.

Physical Education News from Mrs. Mick Beversdorf

I will update this link every month so please check back often to see what is happening in PE class. https://goo.gl/eoyZcm

G2M Growing Great Minds --- Lincoln's before and after school program.

Lincoln School will continue to offer an academic program before and after school. The Early Risers program will meet each morning all days school is in session beginning October 9, 2019 running through May 15, 2020.


The after school program will be offering four separate sessions. We will meet on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays. There is a two week break between each session; no interim classes (classes between sessions) this year.


Session 2 = December 9- January 24

Session 3 = February 10- March 20

Session 4 = April 6- May 15

Parent Teacher Organization

Lincoln's PTO would like to invite you to join their facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/groups/LincolnElementaryPTO/. If you have any questions or thoughts for the PTO, they can also be reached at LincolnWausauPTO@gmail.com PTO is a very friendly group whose mission is to support student academics and social skills.

School Hours

8:00 am Breakfast begins (students should go to the drop-off area in the back to enter the school)

8:15 am Recess Supervision begins

8:30 am School Begins

8:35 am Tardy Bell (Any student not in their seat by 8:35 am is considered tardy. This year Lincoln is really focused on increasing attendance and reducing tardiness.)


3:30 pm Dismissal (students are excused out the back unless they are bus riders)


*Students should not arrive before 8:15 am if they are not eating breakfast, please. Recess supervision begins at 8:15 am.

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News from the School Nurse

The holidays usually coincide with a lice outbreak in many Wisconsin communities.

This is because families may exchange more than just presents over the holidays.

Close contact with family members makes for an easy way to exchange lice.

Lice don’t jump, so the problem is not that lice jump from the hair onto coats or hats,

and then jump back to the next wearer’s head. What lice can do, however, is crawl from

head to head during a close hug or while taking a selfie. It takes just 30 seconds of

head to head contact for a louse to move from one head to another. (Think about kids

huddled around a new toy, tablet or cell phone)

Lice can’t survive without two things: 1) warmth from the human body, and 2) human

blood to feed on.

So what can you do to prevent a case of winter lice? Here are a few recommendations.

• Tell your kids not to wear other people’s hats or hair accessories.

• Check your kids’ heads for lice once a week. Incorporate this into nighttime rituals like

bath time or book time. Look for brown or gray eggs (about the size of a sesame seed)

glued to the hair shaft, approximately 1/8” to 1/4” from the scalp.

• Use lice prevention products containing peppermint, tea tree, or rosemary. There are

numerous products available, including shampoos, conditioners, and sprays. Lice

prevention products attack a louse’s “olfactory” nerves. In other words, lice can’t stand

the smell. The products will smell pleasant to you and your child, but not to lice. Since

lice move to new hosts primarily through head-to-head contact, they will avoid a head

that smells of peppermint, rosemary, or tea tree.

• Talk to your friends. Silence about head lice is one of this critter’s best friends. People

don’t like to talk about lice because they mistakenly believe lice are a result of poor

hygiene. Don’t let that stop you. Tell your friends what you’re doing to prevent lice

infestations, and encourage them to do the same. Anyone who has dealt with lice in the

past will appreciate it!

• Go to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9jYR9Pc1h5s&t=5s for a really great video

on how to check for head lice.

If your kids do get lice, keep calm. There are a variety of treatment options. Over the

counter treatments are relatively inexpensive. They require a second treatment and we

recommend daily nit combing. There are also services provided in our area, like Lice

Clinics of America who guarantee their treatment.

Please contact your child’s school nurse for any questions.