The Lincoln Lightning

"Your SPARK of information!"

October 22nd, 2021

Dear Lincoln Families:

Thank you so much for connecting with us during our conferences (we look forward to meeting with some of you next week as well). It's always a joyful time when we get to celebrate student successes and plan collaboratively to support them with their next learning steps. Our students have grown so much since they entered our doors in September (some of them entering our building for the first time). We continue to focus on relationships and providing supports through social-emotional learning as well as academics.

In the following weeks, we will be speaking to students about Wauwatosa's Vision of a Graduate. These eight competencies provide a structured framework highlighting what we'd like to see our students be successful with before they leave high school. This learning starts in our elementary schools.

Have a wonderful weekend, and as always, please feel free to reach out if you have any questions, comments, or concerns.


Michelle Miner, Ed.D

Principal, Lincoln Elementary

Please make sure to click on the links below:

Math Mindsets! Helping your Child with a Healthy Math Identity!

Important Dates to Remember:

Friday, October 22nd -

No school; parent teacher conferences

Tuesday, October 26th -

Evening Parent/Teacher conferences

Thursday, October 28th -

Picture Makeup Day

Friday, October 29th -

Fall Friendship Parade 2 p.m. - feel free to watch as the Tosa East Band leads us around the block. Students will take part in the Fall Friendship Parade and will then go back to the classroom to end their day. Students will be released at 3:20pm as usual.

*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.

Fall Friendship Celebrations - Fall Friendship Parade

October 29th, 2021 @2:00pm

(Dress-Up / Book Character / Orange Day)

We have arranged for the East High School Red Raider Band to lead us in a parade on Friday, Oct. 29th at 2:00pm. Feel free to come and watch as we parade around the block! As we use this opportunity to think about an inclusive environment and creating a strong sense of belonging for all, I’d like for us to consider the following:

  • Students may choose to participate in a fun ‘dress up’ opportunity - costumes must be positive in nature

  • Students may choose to dress up as their favorite book character

  • Students may choose to wear orange - October is National Bullying Prevention Month and the color to show your support of this is the color orange

  • Students may choose to walk with a friend and not dress up at all

  • Students will not be dismissed early and will return to classrooms following the parade.

  • Room parents may come in (1 to 2 per class) to help lead a craft or fun activity with a Fall Friendship focus. Please coordinate with classroom teachers.

  • A store-bought allergy-friendly/treat/snack may be coordinated with the classroom teacher.

We are looking forward to celebrating friendships, including everyone, connecting with our community, and having fun!!! Thank you for working with us as we adapt and continue this long-standing Lincoln tradition! Please let me know if you have any additional questions, comments, or ideas to make this a sensational event!

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Mask Reminder

This is a friendly reminder that students should arrive at school each day with their own mask or other face covering. Each school building maintains a supply of masks; however, these are not intended to be a student’s primary face covering each day. Please remind your student to bring their mask (and a spare) or other face covering to school with them daily.


In an effort to make Lincoln the safest possible environment for our children, we ask that all visitors and volunteers please sign in at the office (Driver’s License required) and always wear a nametag identifying yourself as a visitor, including volunteering on our playground and our outdoor classroom. All staff members have been directed to ask adults not wearing proper identification to return to the office. We know you agree that safety must be our number one concern.

Also, we request that all volunteers and chaperones complete a background check verification form. We no longer use paper applications. In compliance with board policies, our district began this procedure a few years ago. We’re sorry for the inconvenience but this practice ensures the safest environment for our children. The completed background checks are valid for three years.

Breakfast Served 8:00 - 8:15am

Please note that we will be serving breakfast from 8:00am - 8:15am during our soft-landing. We will stop serving at 8:15am so that students will have time to finish up and be ready to learn for our school start time of 8:20am. If your child would like breakfast, please try to have them at school early during our soft-landing.

Destination Imagination

Attention parents of 1st through 5th grade students!

There will be an informative meeting held in the Community Room on Monday, October 25th at 3:30pm, for adults and kids interested in learning about Destination Imagination.

What is Destination Imagination?

It’s an extracurricular academic program that follows a STEM format, students work in small groups and research specific topics to solve open ended problems in a creative way.

If you think this may be a good fit for you child and are interested in learning more and becoming a manager, please join us on the 25th.

Hope to see you there!

Jen Litzau DI coordinator

Overdrive/Sora App

The Wauwatosa School Libraries invite our students to read or listen digitally anywhere and anytime using Overdrive on your web browser or the Sora app on your mobile device. Students may access with their district google log in. Happy Reading!

Overdrive LINK


Our libraries are part of the Wisconsin School Libraries Digital Consortium. Enjoy!

Lincoln Yearbooks

VIP's online yearbook ordering is starting now. The cost of Lincoln's yearbook is $12. Follow this link: Lincoln Elementary Yearbook to order a yearbook. All yearbook ordering will end on April 1, 2022. Yearbooks will be delivered the last week of school.
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