Lincoln's Weekly Newsletter

May 11, 2020

Principal's Post

We have done it! This is the last week of instruction for KCS for the 19-20 school year! What a year for the record books this has been. We hope that all of you continue to be well and staying healthy as we move into a new phase of this pandemic, as we attempt to get back to "normal". Please remember to read and engage in meaningful academic activities after our formal instruction ends on Friday. I know I sound like a broken record, but all the teachers at Lincoln need you to please read with your children and make reading a daily occurrence in your house all summer long. Take advantage of the public library, the little libraries around town and find time to read. The investment that we make with our children in having them read daily will pay off in the fall when we can return to school. Also, as you all have probably discovered during this break, there are great apps and websites that support math and other subjects to keep students' skills sharp. If your children are on a device over the summer, have them spend 30 min on an app/site that has them practice their math facts, watch videos of science concepts, or learn about history. Children are naturally curious, and it is to our benefit to nurture that.

Thank you again parents for all that you have done during these past two months to keep students safe, engaged in learning, and reading. All of the staff here at Lincoln feel a deep partnership with you all as we work together to support our students. Have a great week and enjoy the warming temperatures! Summer is on the way!

Pick Up of Student Belongings May 15th and May 18th

We will have one final distribution from school to get all student belongings that were left in the building this March back home for the summer. Teachers have been working to pack up belongings that need to go home so families can pick them up and students can also return to us any items that should be kept at school for the summer. Here is what you need to know for this final distribution:

When: May 15th from 8:00-2:00 and May 18th from 10:00-5:00

Where: Lincoln Elementary

How: We will have a slightly different procedure for pick up this time that will allow you to stay in your car and we will bring items to you.

  • Please turn into our parking lot using the same procedures we use for drop off in the morning. As you come to the front of the building you'll be greeted by someone who will need your child's name and teacher, also if you ordered school pictures and if you pre-ordered a yearbook let the person know that too.
  • You will pull up to the front of the car line and wait. A school personnel will bring out your child's belongings, pictures/yearbook if you ordered them, and give them to you through the passengers window of your car.
  • When you have your belongings you can drive on.

We will hold any belongings that are not picked up until the 22nd of May. After that we will need to dispose of/donate the items so we can begin summer cleaning. If you have transportation issues or a significant issue that would prevent you from getting your child's belongings on the designated days, please call the main office to discuss alternative options. We expect the majority of parents to get belongings on either the 15th or 18th as it fits their time schedule.

Pictures and Yearbooks are IN!!!!

Hooray for Lifetouch! They have come through and we have our spring pictures and yearbooks ready for distribution. For those who have pre-ordered yearbooks and bought pictures, they will be distributed when you come to pick up your student's belongings on the 15th or 18th (see above). Please let the person know that you need them when you provide your student's name and grade at pickup.

We do have a LIMITED amount of yearbooks that we can sell at this time. Yearbooks cost $15 and need to be paid for in cash. Please call Judy in the front office if you would like to reserve a yearbook. Yearbooks will be sold on a first come first serve basis. If you are interested in buying one, please call 423-378-2360.

Do you have a library book at home???

If you have a library book at home please bring it with you to turn in when you pick up your belongings left in the building. We are working on our inventory of books in the library and we do need all books returned. Just give them to the school personnel on the 15th or 18th when you come by to pick up your belongings.

FAQ For The End Of The School Year

KCS has published a final FAQ with information for parents. This document has a variety of information regarding ending the school year, academic, and system operations that we believe many of you might have questions about. We hope you find this document helpful.

Kindergarten Registration

Kindergarten Registration for the 2020-21 school year is now open, effectively immediately, via, "Registration" on the homepage or click Student Registration Information. All new K-12 students may also register at this time.

Only Kingsport residents with children five (5) years of age on or before August 15, 2020 are eligible for Kindergarten. Parents/guardians must register for the school zoned for their residence; only parents or legal guardians may complete student registration documentation.

Enjoy some of these resources from Mrs. McReynolds

Coach Fulmer reads to Smokey - Smokey's Journey Through the Volunteer State:

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Harry Potter at Home - Reading Aloud of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

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Laren Tarshis Reads I Survived the Sinking of the Titanic :

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Magic Tree House Home Adventures:

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A Note From Mrs. Way, School Counselor

Hello Lincoln families!

It is hard to believe this school year is almost coming to an end. I hate that we have had to attend school remotely for so long, but I am hopeful that we will be able to reconnect in the fall. I do a lot of emotions work with students during the school year. We talk about emotions, learn how to process emotions, and we learn about what each emotion means. I am also a huge fan of any way for students to see emotions in "real world" scenarios because that is where they will face them. I found a great resource for some emotion scavenger hunts that have been updated for this "stay at home" social distancing time.

I am still missing you all greatly! Please know that if you need anything, do not hesitate to contact us! We are here for you! You are not alone in whatever is happening... When you are a Lion, you are family!

Stay safe until we meet again

Kristen Way, School Counselor

KCS Food Distribution Program

This is an update regarding the current feeding program and our summer feeding program.

  • Spring feeding (what we are currently doing) will continue through 5/21 at all sites and bus routes. We are giving out over 8,000 meals per day and to date have served over 200,000 meals.
  • Summer Feeding program will start on 5/27 and end on 7/17. Preparation sites will be Washington, Sevier, and Johnson. Food will be available at these sites in a grab and go format (same as current program). Food does not have to be eaten on site which is different from past summers where they had to eat on site.
  • Buses will not run door to door, but will serve multiple locations across the city. Food will be available at these sites for scheduled times. For example, a bus may go to a location for 20 minutes and then go to the next site. Sites will be churches, apartments, neighborhoods, etc. Each school, except for D-B, that is not a preparation site, will be a "stop" for a bus for a scheduled time.
  • Once we have the bus stops scheduled with times, we will communicate out.

KCS Feeding Program

STREAMWORKS will host Virtual Summer Camps June 2020

Congratulations Fifth Graders!

We are so proud of our 5th graders as they move on to middle school next year. All fifth grade families received this invitation through their teacher's Dojo accounts last week. In case any 5th grade families missed it below is our plan to promote our 5th graders. We are looking forward to this event with our 5th graders.
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Lincoln Lion's Are

Respectful, Responsible, Trustworthy, and Safe

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