LSES Weekly Update

Exceptional things happen here!

Week of April 18-24

A peek into the 5th grade...

The Northwest Children’s Theater residency finished up before Spring break. The kids really enjoyed making still pictures with their bodies to represent parts of the novel “Touching Spirit Bear.” Our next Right Brain project has just started. Students made clay coil pots and next week we will be glazing and painting nature symbols to represent Native American cultures.

In language arts, we are state testing for the next two weeks. Please make sure your student is getting plenty of rest and breakfast. After testing is over, we will be ending the year with a poetry unit and stories of the Revolutionary War.

In math, we have been working with fractions. We will be starting adding and subtracting fractions with like and unlike denominators and then moving into decimals. Our state testing will start in May.

The focus in content has been on Native American’s of the United States. Our next unit of study will be on early explorers.

In Mrs. Cotton’s class we have started Class Dojo. This website helps parents see all of the great things that are happening with their student in class. If you haven’t signed up for it yet, please ask your kiddo and they will give you the form to send back to school.

To learn more about Class Dojo, go to .

Excellent Attendance

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We are celebrating excellent attendance! Last week, 76 students were recognized for their excellent attendance at a popcorn party. These students attended at least 99% of school days this year. The attendance team has been working hard to help students improve their attendance throughout this school year and they would like to announce an attendance contest. There will be 2 categories - excellent attendance and most improved attendance. There are some really great prizes (including a bicycle and an ipod). Names will be drawn randomly from each category at the May spirit assembly. It's not too late for your student to get their name in the running!

Volunteer Appreciation

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Last week was Volunteer Appreciation week. Here at Lincoln Street, we have wonderful volunteers that do so much to help. The LSES Social Committee organized a celebration to say thank-you for all that our incredible volunteers do. We enjoy being able to honor them in a small way. We would like to recognize how much time, patience and love our volunteers bring to LSES on a daily basis. Our volunteers help in classrooms, fund raise for field trips and classroom supplies, deliver meals to the school for teachers and staff working long hours, clean up our school grounds, help with after school activities, greet our families as they enter the school, supply food for families in need, help with reading groups, bring classroom snacks, help with the Book Fair, donate supplies, and many, many more things that enrich our students school experience. We appreciate that our volunteers give so freely of their time and talents. We know that sometimes it is a lot of work and we are grateful. Our school would not be the same without their commitment to enhancing our students' learning. Thank you!

What's happening this week:


TAG grades 4 & 5 1:15PM-2:00PM

Lynx Academy 2:10PM-4:00PM

BLAST 2:10PM-5:00PM


TAG grade 6A 1:15PM-2:00PM

Science Club class 2 2:10PM-4:00PM

5th & 6th grade band 2:10PM-3:45PM

BLAST 2:10PM-5:00PM

Mariachi 4:00PM-5:30PM


Early Release 1:35PM

Bricks4Kidz 1:40PM-2:40PM

Adelante Chicas 1:40PM-4:00PM

BLAST 1:40PM-5:00PM


PTO Parent Meeting 7:45AM

TAG grades 6B 1:15PM-2:00PM

Garden Club 2:10PM-4:00PM

Lynx Academy 2:10PM-4:00PM

BLAST 2:10PM-5:00PM

Mariachi 4:00PM-5:30PM

PTO Parent Meeting 6:30 PM


TAG grades 4 & 5 1:15PM-2:00PM

Lynx Academy 2:10PM-4:00PM

BLAST 2:10PM-5:00PM


Garden Festival 11:00AM-1:00PM

Mariachi Una Voz performs in Wenachee, WA


Hillsboro Latino Cultural Festival parade 12:00PM

Lincoln Street Elementary

Lincoln Street Elementary serves over 560 elementary students in grades K-6. Our school has a Dual Language Program in grades K-3 and we hope to add a new grade level per school year until we complete a K-6 Dual Language program. Please visit our Website or contact our school for additional information regarding our programs and services, or to get involved in our school.