The Lincoln Lightning
"Your SPARK of information!"
April 22nd, 2022
Dear Lincoln Families,
Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!
It was a completely incredible and inspirational High-Interest Day! Thanks so much to our amazing families, presenters, volunteers, staff, and students for making this event a huge success. So many of you shared your light today and we truly appreciate how it illuminated our Lincoln World!
Have a wonderful weekend and get ready for some sunshine!
Michelle Miner, Ed.D
Principal, Lincoln Elementary
Exciting Job Opportunity!
As you know, Mrs. Jennifer Pionek is our new Adm. Asst. in Lincoln's office, beginning July 1st. We are looking for someone to fill her present position. Please feel free to call our office with any questions you might have. (414)773-1300The Healthroom/Clerical Assistant performs general office work that assists with the smooth operation of the school.
For a complete job description, please click on the following link:
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)
Wednesday, April 27th - 4/5th gr to Tosa East Play 9-11:15 a.m.
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
Friday, May 20th - Family Night
Monday, May 23rd - 1st gr to Food Pantry 12:10 p.m.
Thursday, May 26th - Spirit Day/Red, White and Blue Day
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!
District Updates for Families + Students April 18-22, 2022
NEW: Personnel Update
Mr. Clint Grochowski has resigned from his position as Principal at Whitman Middle School. The resignation appears on the consent agenda to be presented at the April 25, 2022 School Board meeting. The Human Resources Department will immediately post for the Principal position at Whitman Middle School. Dr. Means will be scheduling New Principal Listening Sessions in the coming weeks to connect with Whitman staff, students and families to better understand the strengths of the school community and the necessary characteristics of the next principal.
Dr. Angela Dye will continue to serve as Interim Principal for the remainder of the 2021-22 school year, with support from Associate Principal Mr. Michael Brock.
NEW: Strategic Planning Update
Over the past two weeks, members of the Strategic Planning Steering Committee were selected and notified of upcoming meeting dates. The first meeting will take place next week. At this meeting, members of the Committee will review critical data points and begin to develop a profile that reflects the best attributes of the Wauwatosa School District, define the characteristics that make Wauwatosa unique and identify areas for improvement.
We will continue to provide up-to-date information in the Weekly Update, and you can also find the latest strategic planning information on our website.
NEW: Open House + Ribbon Cutting Events
Families, students, staff and community members are invited to attend four open house and ribbon cutting events to celebrate what our community created as a result of the 2018 Referendum. Please click here for more information. If you wish to learn more about a specific event or school, please reach out to that school directly.
NEW: Recreation Department Job Fair
The Wauwatosa Recreation Department will be holding a job fair on Saturday, April 30th at 9:00am - 12:00pm at the Fisher Administration Building (lower gymnasium). Please find additional details here.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!