The Lincoln Lightning
"Your SPARK of information!"
April 14th, 2022
Dear Lincoln Families,
It's a short week (and so is next), so I will keep this message short and simple. Enjoy your family time over this long weekend. As my youngest is preparing to graduate from high school this year, I realize how important it is to create memories and cherish every moment.
As always, please feel free to reach out at any time with thoughts, questions, and ideas.
Michelle Miner, Ed.D
Principal, Lincoln Elementary
REMINDER: After-school Playground Supervision - It takes a 'Tosa' Village!
The Lincoln PTO is so excited to invite you to the Lincoln Bash!
When: Saturday April 23rd at 7 pm until 11 pm
Where: J&Bs Sports Bar & Tap Room (5230 W. Bluemound Rd)
Who: All parents and guardians of Lincoln students, Lincoln Staff
What to expect: Aside from finally getting a chance away from your kids to meet other Lincoln adults, there will be appetizers, a cash bar, a *silent auction with tons of great prizes, a wine pull and so much other fun!
NEW THIS YEAR: Bags AND a Pop-a-Shot Tournaments!! Start planning your 2 player teams (for Bags) and single person for Pop-a-Shot NOW - $10 per person buy-in, first come, first serve. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to secure your spot in either or both games.
Cost to attend: $15 per ticket online, $20 at the door
*all proceeds go to benefit the Lincoln PTO
Please make sure to click on the links below:
Important Dates to Remember:
Friday, April 15th - NO SCHOOL; District Closed
Friday, April 18th - NO SCHOOL; Prof. Learning Day
Thursday, April 21st - Monday Schedule
Friday, April 22nd - High Interest Day
Saturday, April 23rd - Lincoln PTO Bash 7 p.m. (see above for details)
Friday, April 29th - College/Favorite Sports Day! Arbor Day tree planting; 5th grade to Library 1:30 p.m.
Monday, May 2nd - Spring Band/Orch/Chorus Concert 7 p.m.
Wednesday, May 4th - Bike to School Day
Monday, May 16th - 5th gr to Camp Whitcomb overnight
Monday, May 23rd - 1st gr to Food Pantry 12:10 p.m.
NO SCHOOL Friday, May 27th and Monday, May 30th
*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.
The Lincoln Music Staff is happy to announce the return of our 4th and 5th Grade Band, Choir, and Orchestra Spring Concert! We invite families to join us on Monday, May 2nd at 7:00 PM in the Lincoln gym. Our students are very excited to share their learning with you in person!
SHARE SOME LOVE FOR OUR STAFF - STOCK THE TEACHERS' LOUNGE!
- 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.)
- Paper Plates, Bowls, Coffee Cups, Napkins
- Anything else you can think of :)
Thanks for your continued support of our amazing staff!
Matt Frederick’s DI team, The Micro Fit Carrots, placed 5th in their Science Central Challenge and 1st in their Instant Challenge at the State tournament which was held at the University of Green Bay this past weekend.
The team consists of Ellie Prager, Taylor Fischer, Annabelle Hammond, and Meara Frederick.
District Updates for Families + Students April 11-14, 2022
NEW: No School Friday + Monday
There will be no school for students JK-12 on Friday, April 15 or Monday, April 18, 2022.
NEW: Last Day for Junior Kindergarten Students (21-22 school year)
The last day of the 2021-22 school year for JK students will be Thursday, June 9, 2022. JK students will not report to school on June 10, 2022.
NEW: COVID-19 Testing
The District’s COVID-19 testing trailer located at the Fisher Administration Building will be open for limited hours on Friday, April 15 from 7 am to 4 pm. The trailer will resume normal hours of operation on Monday, April 18.
NEW: Junior Kindergarten First Day + Jumpstart Conferences (22-23 school year)
JK students will begin classes on Tuesday, September 6, 2022.
For the 22-23 school year, we will be holding JK Jumpstart Conferences on September 1 and 2, 2022. Although we’ve offered three days of Jumpstart Conferences in the past, we believe that conducting conferences over a two-day period will create less disruption for families. Additional information will be provided by your building principal or your student’s teacher.
NEW: Bike to School Day - May 4
Join members of our educational community on May 4, 2022 for Bike to School Day. As the weather is warming up this is a great time to review bike safety as a family. Review these bike safety tips.Bike Safety awareness will continue that week at the annual Bike Rodeo May 7, 2022 hosted by the City of Wauwatosa. All are welcome to join.
NEW: Lou Malnati’s Teacher Appreciation Contest
Hey students! Do you know an amazing teacher? Consider nominating them to win pizza for a year from Lou Malnati’s!
One grand prize winner will win a $500 gift card to Lou Malnati’s Pizzeria along with a special pizza party pack dropped to their school. Four honorable mentions will be chosen to win a $100 Lou Malnati’s gift card and goodie basket. Plus, anyone who submits a nomination will be entered to win a free personal pizza (we will randomly select 25 winners).
Nominations will be accepted through Friday, April 22, with winners selected at the end of April. Prizes will be announced during Teacher Appreciation Week, May 2-6. Please note that students age 13 and under will need a parent’s approval to nominate!
REMINDER: Summer School Registration Now Open
Summer School registration is now open for students currently enrolled in the Wauwatosa School District. Registration for non-residents will open on Monday, April 18. All enrollments should be conducted via Infinite Campus. Course selection will close on Friday, June 10. For more information, please visit our Summer School web page.
Tickets on Sale for EFW’s Black + White Gala
Tickets are officially on sale for the EFW's Black & White Gala on Saturday, May 7 at the Renaissance Milwaukee West at 6 pm. Two years and one reschedule later, the EFW is so excited to bring the community together again and raise money for the amazing educators in Wauwatosa. So bust out your wallets to bid on some amazing items and dust off your dancing shoes and get ready to get down with Dj Ku Mays! Get your tickets here, and then book your overnight stay using this link for a discounted room rate!
Tosa Transitions Craft Fair
On May 7, you can purchase unique items created by the individuals utilizing the District’s community-based transition services! More information about the Tosa Transitions Craft Fair can be found here.
Longfellow Middle School Presents Frozen Jr.
Please join Longfellow Middle School on May 12, 13, 14, 20 and 21 for their spring musical, Frozen Jr. When their kingdom becomes trapped in perpetual winter, fearless Anna joins forces with mountaineer Kristoff and his reindeer sidekick to find Anna's sister, Snow Queen Elsa, and break her icy spell. Although their epic journey leads them to encounters with mystical trolls, a comedic snowman, harsh conditions, and magic at every turn, Anna and Kristoff bravely push onward in a race to save their kingdom from winter's cold grip. Come and join the people of Arendelle as they tell the story of Disney’s Frozen Jr. Additional information and a link for tickets can be found here.
Whitman Middle School + Wauwatosa Montessori Present Shrek Jr.
Whitman Middle School & Montessori Proudly Present Shrek Jr. Please join us Thursday May 12 & Friday May 13 at 7pm & Saturday May 14 at 2pm at West High School for our Shrek-tastic production! Over 85 Whitman, Montessori & Wauwatosa West students are helping create this amazing show. Come see a Dragon, Ogres, Dulocians, and all the Fairytale Creatures celebrate their individuality and find their strength in each other. Big dance numbers, fantastic songs and entertainment await! Don't miss out!
Blazers Speed + Agility Showcase
Calling all athletes in grades 1-8! Put your speed and agility to the test at the Blazers FREE Speed and Agility Showcase on Saturday, May 14, 2022. For more information, click here.
Farmer’s Market Power of Produce ClubThe Tosa Farmers Market is open every Saturday from June 4 until October 15 in the heart of the Tosa Village across from the Little Red Store. The market will be open from 8 am to noon with a special sneak peek on Saturday, May 28 from 8 am to noon. All students age five to 12 can participate in the Farmer’s Market Power of Produce Club (POP)! Just check in each week at the information booth and each child will receive $2 in tokens to spend on produce or food bearing plants. To learn more about the market, sign up for the Farmer’s Market newsletter (click here and scroll to the bottom of the page). To keep up-to-date on events including our monthly Makers Market or to volunteer at the market, visit the Tosa Farmer’s Market website.