Lincoln Elementary Newsletter
February 2023 Edition
Thank you, Mrs. Ballon, for allowing students to reflect on their goals for the rest of the school year. We appreciate the efforts of the Equity Committee for continuing to help students reach their full potenial.
Important Dates & Information:
February 1: Single Session Day / Professional Development
February 9: City of Embers Movie Night (5th Grade Fundraiser)
February 20-24: Book Fair
February 20: School Closed / President's Day
February 21: Kidzdent Program (K and 1 Grade Only)
February 27: Waltuch & Callan Dental Health (Grade 3 Only)
-Please join our PTO. Your support has a huge impact on the activities and events we can provide to our Lincoln students. Please visit https://lncpto.wixsite.com/lincolnpto for more details.
GRADE LEVEL NEWS- Please click on the link to view!
This is the time of the year where the weather is unpredictable. Please keep in mind that students do go outside for recess if the weather is above 35 degrees. We kindly ask that you send your child in with weather appropriate clothes, which includes a hat, scarf, and gloves. Thank you!
Mix It Up Day For 2nd Grade & 4th Grade
View Flyer HERE for 2nd Grade (translated flyer)
Mix It Up Day for 4th Grade will be on Friday, February 24th!
2nd Grade will take place on Friday, March 10th.
Please show your support by allowing your child to wear his/her class color!
Collins & Sorkin: white
De La Cruz: yellow
Primamore: grayTrzuskoski/Brajoco: black
Why: Mix It Up at Lunch Day encourages students to identify, question and cross social boundaries. Schools can host a Mix It Up event on any day of the year! We ask students to move out of their comfort zones and connect with someone new. It’s a simple act with profound implications that we encourage educators to include in year-round efforts to promote healthy, welcoming school environments. Studies have shown that interactions across group lines can help reduce prejudice. When students interact with those who are different from them, biases and misperceptions can fall away.
Standards Based Report Card
The district has created a parent handbook explaining standards based grading system. To access this, please click here.
In addition, the rubrics for each grade and content are linked here. *Scroll to the bottom of the page for the rubrics. This describes the behaviors teachers look for from students to determine their understand towards that specific standard.
Any questions, please contact your child's teacher.
Ms. Penrose's (1st Grade Teacher) Wonder Wall
Mrs. Petonak & Ms. Lepinski's (1st Grade, ICR) Wonder Wall
Join Our School for "How To Days"
Goal: To foster a learning environment that embraces partnerships within our local community and provides students an opportunity to participate in real-world learning experiences.
Share your expertise, hobby, and/or skill with your child's class! We would love to have you! Please e-mail your child's classroom teacher to coordinate your visit.
HOW TO DAY VOLUNTEER- Arnav Jain's Parents' in Mrs. Sharlow's Class (Kindergarten)
Mrs. Bobal & Mrs. Sharlow's (Kindergarten) Class Celebrating the Chinese New Year!
Arrival & Dismissal Procedures
First Week Of School Arrival Procedures For All Students:
Please View Map Below for Locations
All LLD & K students will enter the building immediately and line up by homeroom in the gym.
All 1-2 students will line up on the front island.
All 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students will line up near the side entrance.
**Teachers will be outside with signs to help your child locate their classroom teacher.**
Regular Arrival Procedures For All Students:
Arrival time for all students is from 8:45 – 8:50 AM. School starts promptly at 8:55 AM. Parents are not permitted to drop off their children at school until 8:45 AM.
BUS STUDENTS: Students arriving from a bus are dropped off on the sidewalk in the driveway in front of the school. 4th and 5th grade students will enter using the side entrance. Kindergarten to 3rd grade students will enter using the main entrance.
DROP OFF STUDENTS: Students that are driven to school by their parents are let out in the designated drop off zone on the same side as the school on Brookville Rd (yellow curb). 4th and 5th grade students will enter using the side entrance. Kindergarten to 3rd grade students will enter using the main entrance.
Students should exit the passenger side only and parents should pull all the way up to the end of the pick-up zone.
In order to keep the flow of traffic, parents should not exit the car.
Please do not park on the other side of Brookville Road.
All students will enter the building and wait outside their classroom door under the supervision of teachers on duty.
At 8:45 AM all Edison Recreation Before-Care students, who are in the multipurpose room, are dismissed to line up adjacent to their classrooms.
LLD & Kindergarten Students: TBD, it will be modified based on construction. Please follow first week's procedures until notified of changes.
1st & 2nd Grade Students: All students will enter the front door after lining up on the island.
3rd, 4th, & 5th Grade Students: All students will enter the side entrance.
Regular Dismissal Procedures For All Students:
Dismissal time for students is 3:25 p.m.
WALKERS: All students who do not take bus transportation will be dismissed from the side entrance of the school. Parents should meet these students at this location, unless it has been designated by a parent that they may walk home alone. If you are picking up a student, please stay behind the cones and your child will walk to you.
All parents of walkers will be asked to complete a dismissal form that delineates who the parent may walk home with or if that student has permission to walk alone. Additionally, this form will include information regarding siblings who walk together.
Change in dismissal procedure: If there is a change in your child(rens) dismissal procedure, you must call the office and e-mail the homeroom teacher prior to 2:45 pm.
BUS STUDENTS: Students taking bus transportation will be escorted to their bus line. Please ensure all students have their bus passes in their bookbags.
With the flu season upon us, it is important to keep our children healthy. Those who get flu-like symptoms should stay home until at least 24 hours after they no longer have a fever without the use of fever-reducing medicines. Common symptoms of the flu include fever, headache, muscle and body aches, chills, sore throat, fatigue (tired) and dry cough. Children may also have nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. Children need enough time to recover at home with rest and fluids. Call your family doctor if you have questions, and follow their advice. Please use your judgement and make sure your child feels well enough to be in school for a full day before they return.
Additional Parent’s Guide for the Flu can be found on the CDC website: https://www.cdc.gov/flu/pdf/freeresources/family/flu-guide-for-parents-2018.pdf
When to keep your child home from school:
-Fever 100 degrees or higher. Children should not come back to school until the temperature is normal for 24 hours without medication.
-vomiting or diarrhea (within the past 24 hours)
-a frequent cough that won’t stop or other problems with breathing
-any rash accompanied by a fever
-sore throat with a fever and/or rash
Happy birthday to everyone celebrating in February!
Edison Public Library Cards are free and available to all students. We encourage you to get yours!
Check out Kellogg's Feeding Reading Program to learn how you and your students can get up to 10 free books.
Learn more about our Food Service Program!
- Breakfast is free to all students. Students order weekly.
- Lunch is NOT free to all students. A lunch application needs to be submitted prior to the end of September to have continuance of benefits. (Application located below)
- Reduced Students are free.
- Paid lunch is $3.00
- Money can be put on account via My School Bucks. You can also set up an automatic replenishment. Cash and Checks are accepted in school to add to account.
- Allergy Menus are available.
- Contact the Food Service Office with any questions - 732-452-2851