Lincoln Intermediate Newsletter

September 2019

Welcome to the 2019-2020 school year!

The 2019-2020 school year is off to a fabulous start with our Lincoln students. This newsletter will be sent out monthly to keep parents informed of events happening at Lincoln and in our school community.
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School Information

School Day Hours

Start time: 7:55 Monday through Friday

Dismissal: 2:50 Daily (except Wednesday's 1:30 dismissal for Professional Development)

Breakfast served daily from 7:35-7:55.

Students may arrive at 7:35 a.m., doors will be unlocked at 7:35 daily.

ALL visitors must enter the building through the main office doors, check into the office and wear a visitor's badge while in the building.

Contact us:

School Office: 641-421-4423

Office Hours: 7:00- 3:45 Brittni Molstead

Secretries: Kate Arjes, Linda Phipps

AEA Team Rep: Ashley Lunning,

Attendance Policy

Students may arrive at 7:35 a.m., doors will be unlocked at 7:35 daily for students to enter the building. Students should be in their classrooms by 7:55 to be counted for morning attendance.

School attendance is an important element to school success. Attending school regularly helps children feel better about school- and themselves. Start building this habit so they learn right away that going to school on time, every day is important. Good attendance will help children do well in high school, college and at work.

  • Students can fall behind if they miss just a day or two every few weeks.
  • Being late to school may lead to poor attendance.
  • Absences can effect the whole classroom if the teacher has to slow down learning to help children catch up.


Any student arriving after 7:55 will need to enter the front doors by the office to receive a tardy pass. If a student receives three tardies in a quarter they will be expected to attend tardy academy after school.


  • 3 Unexcused Absences - Families will receive a phone call and an emailed letter to outline the attendance policy and offer support.

  • 5 Unexcused Absences - Families will receive a phone call and a physically mailed letter outlining policy again.

  • 7 Unexcused Absence - Families will receive a letter from the County Attorney about potential legal consequences of poor attendance.

  • 10 Unexcused Absence - Families will be required to participate in a County Attendance Mediation.

For more attendance information go to Attendance Works or click here

Box Top for Education Clips

Box Tops for Education is changing! We are still collecting the clipped box tops October 1st through October 15th. Future collections of box tops will be done digitally through an app on your phone. Go to the Box Tops for Education site for more information. (click here). Box tops will be collected the first two weeks of October. The top collecting homeroom will win a S.T.E.A.M. party in the Makerspace.

Athletic Events

  • Students in Pre-K-6th grade must sit with their parents at Mason City athletic events.
  • Students 7th grade-12th grade should sit in their respective student sections.
  • Students should stay on the Mason City side of the spectator section.
  • Students should leave personal sporting equipment at home while observing games.

Lost and Found

Clothing and lunchboxes are already beginning to pile up in our lost and found. PLEASE label your child's lunchbox and sweatshirts so we can help return these items to their rightful owner in the event they forget it at their lunch or recess. Students are still learning our procedures and routines and these things are easily forgotten as they try to meet expectations for lining up, transitioning, etc. We appreciate your help!

Lincoln PTO

Lincoln PTO meets the first Tuesday of every month at 6:00 p.m. ALL parents and guardians are welcome to join. Your support is very much appreciated. The Lincoln PTO supports student clubs, teacher projects, organizes parent volunteers for school events and school fundraising.

Our Fall Fundraiser kicked off on Wednesday, September 4th. First turn in day is Friday, September 6th. Second turn in day is Friday, September, 13th. Third turn in day is Monday, September 16th. Please click on this link to see more information. Fundraiser Flyer


Your family is invited to attend a hands on family fun event at the STEM Center on the NIACC Campus. The STEM Festival will be held on October 12, 2019 from 1:00-4:00. Children can enjoy participating in Spooky Chemistry, Star Lab, Virtual Reality and Toy Technology! Please see this attached flier for the 2019-2020 STEM Festival.

Important First Quarter Dates

Sept. 11- Picture Day

Sept. 16- Fundraiser Ends

Sept. 27- 6th Grade NIACC Field Trip

Oct. 7- Stomp Out Bullying Assembly

Oct. 1- PTO Meeting

Oct. 23- Picture Retake Day

Nov. 4- Parent Teacher Conference 4:00-7:30

Nov. 7- First Quarter PBIS Celebration, Fundraiser Item Pick Up, Early Dismissal 12:05, Parent Teacher Conferences 1:00-9=7:00