September 8, 2023
Our campus continues to grow. As our district monitors this growth, they have recognized the need for additional staff to be added to our Lincoln family to support the needs of our students. Recently, a special education paraprofessional position was added. We are excited to announce that Cheryl Robinson, a regular sub who also happens to have a student who attends Lincoln, will fill this position. Mrs. Robinson has a heart for all kids and a definite skillset when working with students with special needs.
This past week, our district leadership team approved another staffing allocation to address the need for growth on our campus, adding an additional fourth grade teacher position. We are currently accepting applications and plan to interview qualified candidates in the next couple of weeks. The person who fills this position will partner with Mrs. Lehmann. The teaching teams will be:
- Mrs. Kirk (Math/Science) with Mrs. McClain (Language Arts/Social Studies)
- Mrs. Lehmann (Math/Science) with the new staff member (Language Arts/Social Studies)
In addition to adding these two positions, we had another staffing change. Mrs. Nalbach, our registrar, recently accepted a position at the district office as a PEIMS specialist. After several interviews, Jessica Rodriguez, our former intervention and PE para accepted the role of registrar. Mrs. Rodriguez is already doing a great job in her new role, and we are excited for this opportunity for her. This move does create a vacancy in our PE para position. If you are interested in applying or know someone who might be, you can view the posting on the district website.
Reminder about Bringing Treats from Home
Recently, we've had some questions come up about whether or not students can bring treats for classmates from home. I encourage you read through the district's student handbook for more information on this and other subjects. Below is an excerpt from the handbook:
Although a guardian is not prohibited from providing food for a school-designated function (birthdays, classroom activities, celebrations, etc.), please be aware that children in the school may have severe allergies to certain food products. Therefore, it is imperative to discuss this with the child’s teacher prior to bringing any food in this circumstance. Occasionally, the school or a class may host certain functions or celebrations tied to the curriculum that will involve food. The school or teacher will notify guardian of any known food allergies when soliciting potential volunteers to bring food products. If a guardian provides food for a celebration, the food must be store bought or pre-approved by the principal.
If you have questions, please do not hesitate to reach out.
Click on the .pdf below to read important information from Nurse Meeler regarding medication, health screenings, immunizations, and more.
Grandparents' Day Celebration
We are excited about the return of our Grandparents' Day Celebration. We are offering pastries (cinnamon rolls) and juice (apple or orange) for each student whose last name starts with N-Z
and up to two adults on Monday, 9/11, from 7:15-7:45.
Visitors will enter through the CAFETERIA exterior doors by the cafeteria parking lot and will need to exit promptly by 7:45 in order for buses to be able to access the drop-off area.
Parent Involvement Opportunities
One of our campus goals is to build more parent involvement on our campus. As parents, you know your child best. We want to partner with you to consistently make our school better. Below are several opportunities where you can be involved or provide feedback.
- WatchDOGS - All elementary dads and father figures that would like to spend time serving as Watch DOGS on our campuses this year are invited to join us at our Kick-Off meeting: Monday, September 18, 6pm at the MISD Education Support Center.
- Campus Advisory Committee - We are looking for some parents, business owners, and community members to join our Campus Advisory Committee. This committee meets each quarter to review our campus improvement plan, looks at campus data, make suggestions for ways we can improve, and helps with planning some of the ways we spend campus funds. If you are interested in serving (or know someone else who would be), reach out to Mrs. Ashlock at firstname.lastname@example.org to let her know.
- Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) - Join our PTO! The cost for an entire family is only $7. Our PTO is an organization of parents that works to support our students and staff in a variety of ways. They recently purchased some toys and games that students can play with at recess. They also bring in special programs and activities for our students and find ways to show appreciation to our staff. We encourage all families to join. For more information, you can contact our PTO at email@example.com. You can also find them on Facebook (@myLESPTO).
- Parent Feedback Form - Any time you want to share your thoughts, you can email, call, or make an appointment to visit. Another way you can provide input is to simply complete our parent feedback form at any time. Your responses are anonymous unless you choose to include your name and/or contact information.
Montgomery ISD is continuing Project Impact for the 2023-2024 school year and we'd like to invite you to help make an impact in a child's life. One lunch visit per week can provide an opportunity for a child to build relationships with a role model and promote positive youth development in our community.
If you'd like to learn more, please click here: https://t.ly/cITFR
New mentor trainings will be held September 19, October 17 or November 8. Register for a training here: https://t.ly/8ELyw
This Week at Lincoln
Each week, we want to provide you with an overview of our Lincoln statistics and where we are as a campus. We will share information about enrollment, student behaviors, and attendance. Additionally, as we have celebrations to share regarding our students' academic successes, we'll list them here too.
Current enrollment: 468
Our goal is to have 95% or better attendance each day. Good school attendance is a key indicator of future school success. Below is our average daily attendance for this month so far:
- Week of 9/5: 96.3% (Way to Go!)
Classes with the Highest Attendance Rates Last Week:
- Mrs. White - 100% (Perfect Attendance!)
- Mrs. Forrer - 100% (Perfect Attendance!)
- Mrs. Kirk - 98.9%
- Mrs. Christian - 98.7%
- Mrs. Haralson - 98.7%
- Mrs. Herzog - 98.6%
- Mrs. Shaver - 98.5%
- Mrs. Thorp - 98.1%
- Mrs. Lehmann - 97.9%
- Mrs. Perry - 97.8%
- Mrs. Bush - 97.5%
- Mrs. Meadors - 97.5%
- Mrs. Treharne - 97.1%
- Mrs. Gerbrecht - 96.7%
- Mrs. Robison - 96.4%
- Mrs. McClain - 96.0%
- Mrs. Lawson - 95.6%
- Mrs. Schaper - 95.0%
Congratulations to our two classes with Perfect Attendance this week (Mrs. White & Mrs .Forrer)! Extra recess is coming your way!
We want to give a special shout out to 2nd, 3rd, AND 4th grades where EACH CLASS met or exceeded our attendance goal this week. Great job!!!
Staff Shout Outs
You can also submit names straight to the district. Visit Montgomery ISD's Let's Talk tab on the district website https://bit.ly/3xad64c and use the "Share a Positive Story/MISD Shout Out" topic to share something great this educator has done to demonstrate a culture of respect.
HEB Excellence in Education Awards - Nominate Your Favorite Educator Now!
Last year, Montgomery ISD was honored to be recognized as a finalist in the H-E-B Excellence in Education awards! Do you want to nominate a Montgomery ISD teacher, principal, or counselor for the 2023-24 Education in Education Awards? You can in the link below!
There is no doubt that we received this amazing recognition last year in large part due to the outstanding educators and campus leaders in our school district who work tirelessly every day to help our students grow and thrive.
- Grandparents' Day Breakfast (Students' Last Names Start with N-Z) 7:15-7:45 a.m.
- Wear Red, White, & Blue for Patriots' Day
- Principal/Parent Safety Meeting - 9:00 in Cafeteria - All parents are invited to attend.
- Spirit Day - Wear purple attire and/or Lincoln gear.
- Hat Day! Wear a hat and donate $1 to raise money for a student popsicle party!
- Week of 9/17 - Celebrate Freedom Week
- Monday, 9/18 - WatchDOGS Kick-Off at the MISD Education Support Center - 6:00 pm
- Tuesday, 9/19 - I.T. Professionals Day
- Wednesday, 9/27 - See You at the Pole (Hosted by Student-Led Bible Club)
- Wednesday, 9/27 - Campus Advisory Committee 4:15 PM (Virtual - Link will be sent via email to those who volunteer to participate.)
- Friday, 9/29 - Rock Your School Day (Wear Your Most Rockin' Outfit)
- Week of 10/2-10/5 - Bring Your Parent to PE Week; Book Fair Week
- 10/3 - Parent Information Night/Open House (5:30-6:00 A-M Families; 6:00-6:30 PTO/Mrs. Ashlock Presentation; 6:30-7:00 Families N-Z); Late Night for Book Fair
- 10/5 - End of 1st Nine Weeks Grading Period
- 10/6-10/10 - Fall Break; No School
All About Lunch
Lunch visitors who are on a child's emergency contact list are welcome to eat with that child on the stage during the student's lunch period starting on August 28. Visitors will need to check in at the front office with their ID and get a visitor badge. Please do not invite other students to join you or provide food or snacks for other students. When lunch is over, all students will line up with their class. Visitors will return to the front office to turn in their visitor badge.
A friendly reminder, we do not have an open lunch policy so please do not order food for your child from outside vendors to be delivered to the school during the school day (i.e. Uber Eats, Grub Hub, Door Dash, or any kind of delivery service). This becomes a safety concern when staff need to leave the front office to deliver food to students or take their focus off of families who have business in the office. Food deliveries also increase the number of unfamiliar people entering the building. Additionally, our lunch times are very tight and do not allow for late deliveries. We cannot allow for learning to be disrupted by early or late food deliveries. Thank you for understanding our focus on safety and uninterrupted instructional time.
- Pre-K & ECSE (AM) - 11:30-12:00
- ECSE (PM) - 11:40-12:10
- Kindergarten - 12:20-12:50
- 1st Grade - 11:45-12:15
- 2nd Grade - 10:55-11:25
- 3rd Grade - 11:10-11:40
- 4th Grade - 12:05-12:35
- 5th Grade - 12:35-1:05
School Hours, Attendance, and Tardies
- Doors open at 7:50
- Tardy bell rings, and class begins at 8:15. (This is the time students are expected to be in their seats in the classroom.)
- School day ends at 3:40
We are working hard to maximize each and every minute our students are here. Students who arrive after 8:15 are considered tardy and will need to be walked into the front door of the building and signed in by a parent or guardian. If your child needs to leave early, they may be checked out through the front office by a parent or guardian no later than 3:15 pm.
Attendance is of critical importance to your child's academic success. Click here on a district update regarding attendance procedures for the 23-24 school year. Rather than sending a note to school with your child upon his/her return from an absence, parents will enter the absence information through Family Access in Skyward. Directions for entering the infomation is availble in the link above.
Changes in transportation need to be made prior to 2:00 in order to allow time for the messages to be communicated with the appropriate staff member. To request a change of transportation, either
- Send a note with your child,
- Email LincolnElementaryTransit@misd.org with the note and a copy of your driver's license, or
- Come to the school with a copy of your driver's license.
Location: 700 Dr Martin Luther King Jr Dr, Montgomery, TX, USA
Phone: (936) 276-4700