The Lincoln Lightning

"Your SPARK of information!"

February 4th, 2022

Good Afternoon Lincoln Families,

I hope everyone had a wonderful week. We've been busy learning and growing and I continue to be impressed with our students and staff. I am thankful for them every day. I had the great privilege of visiting many classrooms and seeing some fun and engaging lessons. I've learned about multiples, main and supporting characters, thinking through perspectives, and character traits.

We're thrilled to have a Valentine exchange next Friday, February 11th for our Friendship Day. I thank all the teachers and room parents for their support. We're so excited to engage in activities to celebrate love and friendship.

Warm regards,

Michelle Miner, Ed.D

Principal, Lincoln Elementary

“Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope.” – Maya Angelou

Junior and Senior Kindergarten Registration and New Enrollments 2022-23

Enrollment for the 2022-23 school year opened on Monday, January 17, 2022. Students who are already enrolled in the district do not need to re-enroll. For more information about enrollment, please click here.

Valentine's/Friendship Day Activities

February 11th, 2022 - please see specifics from classroom teachers as the date approaches. As we are currently in a level 3:

  • Students may exchange cards
  • No homemade treats please - instead, Sodexo will provide heart cookies for each student in the district
  • Crafts and/or activities may be led by room parents

Please make sure to click on the links below:

Junior Kindergarten News

Senior Kindergarten News

1st Grade News

2nd Grade News

3rd Grade News

4th Grade News

5th Grade News

Important Dates to Remember:

Monday, Feb. 7th - Non-Resident Open Enrollment begins through April 29th

Thursday, Feb. 10th - Evening In-Person Parent Conferences

Friday, Feb. 11th - Valentine's Day Activities

Monday, Feb. 14th - NO SCHOOL JK-12th, Prof. Learning Day

Tuesday, Feb. 15th - Evening Virtual Zoom Parent Conferences

Wednesday, Feb. 16th - MONDAY SCHEDULE

Friday, Feb. 18th - Winter Walk to School Day

Friday, Feb. 25th - School Spirit Day/Vocabulary Day

*Early Release - every Wednesday at 2:20pm

*Soft Landing for Morning Entry - 8:00-8:15am at our Underwood Ave. entrance. Please utilize our 'Hug and Go' area and be mindful of the handicapped parking area in the middle. Also, our neighbors would ask that you not block their driveways during this time and dismissal.


As we enter the month of February, show your appreciation for our Lincoln Staff by helping to stock the staff lounge. Here are a few items that are always appreciated...

  • K-cups of any kind (coffee, tea, hot chocolate, cider)
  • Flavored Creams
  • Sodas (regular and diet)
  • Sparkling Water
  • Vitamin Water
  • Healthy Snacks (nuts, protein bars, etc.)
  • Unhealthy Treats (chips, cookies, etc.)
  • Chocolate
  • Paper Plates, Bowls, Coffee Cups, Napkins
  • Anything else you can think of :)

Thanks for your continued support of our amazing staff!

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Lincoln Girls on the Run

Information below:

Winter Weather

The cold weather season is upon us! As a district we will be using the National Health Center’s rating scale of safe time outdoors. The “magic” number to keep children indoors is -5 degrees with the wind chill and temperature combination (although we also take into account the sunshine and wind present that day). Children love to play outside in the snow. As long as the weather permits, we take them out for recess. All students are expected to be outside unless there is a medical reason prohibiting them from doing so. Please be sure to send your child in boots, snow pants, a warm jacket, hat and mittens to be able to participate in snow activities. Don’t forget to label items with your child’s name so that we can return them if they are misplaced.

Virtual Learning Opportunities

PLEASE NOTE: A switch to virtual learning is only an option for students who are diagnosed with COVID or who are currently in quarantine. Virtual learning is not an option for any other illness, parent excused absences, or family vacations.

Math - Sense of Belonging

Click here to access the latest math news.

Lincoln Special Education Aide/Assistant Needed!

The Wauwatosa School District seeks a full-time (1.0 FTE) Special Education Assistant/Aide for Lincoln Elementary School. A Special Education Assistant works with students under the supervision of certified teachers to support and services students with disabilities throughout the school day. Duties include providing academic instruction, behavioral supports, supervision, daily living and delegated nursing tasks to students with disabilities.

Please follow this link if you are interested in applying.

District Updates January 24 - 28, 2022

Library News

The Wauwatosa Elementary Libraries encourage all readers to learn more about Black History during the month of February and all year round. Check out these amazing titles at your school's library or the Wauwatosa Public Library today!


There's still time to order your 2022 yearbook! Just go to to find our school's unique page or click the link below.


In an effort to make Lincoln the safest possible environment for our children, we ask that all visitors and volunteers please sign in at the office (Driver’s License required) and always wear a nametag identifying yourself as a visitor, including volunteering on our playground and our outdoor classroom. All staff members have been directed to ask adults not wearing proper identification to return to the office. We know you agree that safety must be our number one concern.

Also, we request that all volunteers and chaperones complete a background check verification form. We no longer use paper applications. In compliance with board policies, our district began this procedure a few years ago. We’re sorry for the inconvenience but this practice ensures the safest environment for our children. The completed background checks are valid for three years.

District Updates for Families + Students January 31 - February 4, 2022

REMINDER: USTEM, WSTEM, Montessori + MSTEM Lottery

The application period for Underwood STEM (USTEM), Wauwatosa STEM (WSTEM), Wauwatosa Montessori and Middle School STEM programs will be open from Monday, February 7 to Friday, February 25, 2022 at 4 pm. Individuals are strongly encouraged to submit their applications via Infinite Campus. Instructions for submitting via Infinite Campus can be found here. Paper applications will also be available at each school if needed.

UPDATED: COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics

AMI Health will be holding two vaccination clinics at Lincoln Elementary School from 9 am to 3 pm on Saturday, February 5 and Saturday, February 26, 2022. Additional information can be found in this flyer. Please note that these events are managed by AMI Health, and any questions should be directed to AMI.

NEW: Unconscious Bias Presentation with Judge Derek Mosley

On Monday, February 21 from 7-8:30 pm, join the Wauwatosa East PTA for a thought-provoking and informative session about unconscious biases in our society, presented by Judge Derek Mosley. This event is free, but a reservation is required. Reservations can be made by clicking here. The presentation will also be streamed live. Please contact Kim Nistler at with any questions.

NEW: Parents United February Events

Please see below for information about this month’s Parents United events.

The Three Deadly Accommodations - Tuesday, February 8, 2022 from 9:00 - 11:30 am (conducted via Zoom). Did you know that there are accommodations that are routinely offered in elementary, middle and high school that are not offered on the job? These same accommodations may not be available, or may be offered in a different format, in college and technical schools. Will your student be ready for the differences? What options are available if a student is using one of these “deadly” accommodations? This workshop will discuss accommodations and expectations of the world beyond high school, and offer ideas for preparing students for higher education and employment. Click here to register.

A Walk Through Guide to Guardianship and Decision-Making Options AND Special Needs Financial Planning - Tuesday, February 22, 2022 from 6:00 - 8:30 pm (in-person at Sheraton Milwaukee Brookfield and online via Zoom). In this session, participants will learn about a spectrum of decision-making options available for people with disabilities. We will discuss informal supports, supported decision-making agreements, powers of attorney, and guardianship, and cover both personal/health care and financial/estate decisions. We will discuss 529 ABLE Savings Accounts and Special Needs Trusts (SNTs), and learn how these planning tools interact with one another. Click here to register.

COVID-19 Testing for All District Stakeholders

The Wauwatosa School District has partnered with Summit Labs to offer COVID-19 testing to all district staff, students and individuals who live with a staff member or current student. The testing site is located on the east side of the lower level parking lot at the Fisher Administration Building (12121 W. North Avenue).

Testing hours are Monday - Friday, 7 am to 2 pm and 4 to 6 pm. Testing will be unavailable between 2 and 4 pm to ensure traffic does not interfere with drop off procedures at Wauwatosa Montessori School. We are not taking appointments and all individuals will be tested in the order of their arrival.

If you would like to expedite the process, you may pre-register before you arrive on site by visiting If you choose to pre-register you must still follow the arrival process outlined on the sign outside of the trailer.

ESSER III Engagement Meetings

Superintendent Dr. Demond Means invites all members of our educational community to join him at an upcoming ESSER III Engagement Meeting. Share your opinions, provide feedback and discuss your perspective for how the Wauwatosa School District should allocate more than $3M in funds.

Tuesday, February 15 at 6 pm - Wauwatosa East High School Theater

Monday, February 21 at 6 pm - Longfellow Middle School Library

LOCATION CHANGED: Wednesday, February 23 at 6 pm - Wauwatosa West High School Steiner Center

LOCATION CHANGED: Thursday, February 24 at 6 pm - Whitman Middle School Library

Registration is not required for these meetings. However, any individuals who plan to attend are encouraged to complete this ESSER III Meeting Interest Form to help the district plan for seating arrangements and refreshments.

Help Stock the Wauwatosa School District Community Closet

The Wauwatosa School District’s Parent Teacher Association (PTA) Council will be opening the district’s first ever community closet to provide students and families in need with clothing, toiletries and other critical items. Community members are encouraged to drop off new clothing and toiletries on Saturday, February 19, 2022 from 9 - 11 am at Longfellow Middle School (7600 W. North Avenue, Wauwatosa).

Black History Month Celebration

Join Tosa Together for its local, annual celebration of Black History Month on February 17, 2022. The focus this year is Black Health & Wellness, and our program will feature local health professionals. There will be activities for all ages, including music and trivia! Register here to receive a Zoom link for this free, virtual event.
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