The Lincoln Lightning

"Your SPARK of information!"

August 2021 - A message from Dr. Miner

Dear Lincoln Families:

I’m so excited to welcome you to the 2021-22 school year! Yet again, this is certain to be a year like no other. We are enthusiastic and optimistic and we can’t wait to begin! Our theme for this year is ‘Find Your SPARK - Lincoln Ingites Learning’! This year we may need to continue to adjust, adapt and be many things; we will look for hidden opportunities and build upon our many strengths. We know that with hope, flexibility, and a positive attitude anything is possible!

I know you have received numerous emails, so I will try to condense and share what is necessary and needed at this time. Know that our staff is anxious to have all of our students back in our new building. We will be finding ways to connect and create a positive learning community - many of these will be outside. I ask for your support and grace as we embark on our 2021-22 learning journey and I truly welcome all thoughts, ideas, and feedback. Please reach out via phone or email at any time.

In partnership,

Michelle Miner, EdD

Principal, Lincoln Elementary, Best School in the Universe

Important Dates to Remember:

Wednesday, August 25th -

SPARK night - supply drop off and popsicles on the playground with PTO - 3:00-6:00pm. Self-guided building tours using QR code technology and your Smart Phone will be available.

Tuesday, August 31st -

Virtual Parent Information Sessions - see times and description below.

Wednesday, September 1st -

1st Day for grades SK through 5th grades. Teachers will meet students on the playground starting at 8:00 with and 8:15am entry into the school.

Boohoo/Yahoo PTO event - 8:20ish-9:30am in the Outdoor Classroom - Cry or celebrate, the first day of school is here! Join the PTO for coffee and comradery after drop-off on the first day! (JK families can join as well 😊).

Listening Session with Dr. Demond Means, Superintendent - 6:00pm at Lincoln Elementary - if you are interested, please register here

Tuesday, September 7th -

1st day for JK - sign-ups for JK jumpstart conferences will be sent out separately.

Thursday, September 9th - Picture Day, ordering information coming home soon!

Monday, September 13th -

New Family Welcome - 6:00-7:30pm in our Outdoor Classroom with a self-guided tour available after the event. Come meet our PTO and learn more about what makes Lincoln School the best in the Universe!

Friday, September 17th -

Lincoln's Back to School BBQ - 5:00-7:00pm ... more logistical information to come.

Wednesday, September 22nd -

1st PTO meeting - in person at Lincoln 7:00pm - meeting will be available on Facebook Live

*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.

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Virtual Parent Information Sessions

  • Virtual Parent Information Sessions will take place Tuesday, August 31st. Teaching teams will share out via a Zoom format (grade levels will share out links soon). If you cannot attend, no worries, our staff will be sharing their slides and will be happy to follow up with you at a later time.

    • Pre-K @ 8:00am

    • JK @ 8:30am

    • SK @ 9:00am

    • 1st @ 9:30am

    • 2nd @ 10:00am

    • 3rd @ 10:30am

    • 4th @ 11:00am

    • 5th @ 11:30am

Student Dismissal Form

All teachers will walk students out of the building every day as we dismiss at 3:20pm (2:20pm on Wednesdays). It's important that we are aware of your child's dismissal plan to assure the safety of all our students. Please fill out the following form for each of your children who attend Lincoln School. If there is a change of plans, make sure to let the teacher and our office staff know before 3:00pm (2:00pm on Wednesdays). Teachers do not always have an opportunity to check their emails/voicemails before dismissal, so double-checking with our office is a good way to ensure students know the plan. Thank you!

Free Breakfast and Lunch 2021-22

We will be providing free breakfast and lunch, provided by Sodexo for the 2021-2022 school year. A grab-and-go breakfast will be available for all students from 8:00-8:15am as they enter the building during our soft-landing. Students will eat this breakfast in the classroom as they prepare to start their day.

Lincoln's Fall BBQ

Hi everyone, as the end of the school year approaches, we wanted to let you know about an exciting event that will occur at the beginning of next school year. Yes, the Lincoln BBQ will return! It will be held on Friday, September 17, 2021 from approximately 5 pm to 7 pm on the school grounds. It will be a great time to get reacquainted with each other at the beginning of the school year, and enjoy our new school. The Tosa East marching band has already committed to attending, and of course we will have delicious food prepared by the dads of Lincoln. Thank you to the Lincoln PTO for sponsoring this great event.

If any dads would like to volunteer, please contact me at or 414-477-9132.


Brad Foley

Dad of Jacob, 5th grade