Lincoln Crossing Colt Connection

September 8, 2019

Mrs. Hladun's Tidings

We are so excited to welcome 76 children in grades 3, 4 and 5 into our LCES Choir this year! There are so many students that we've had to make arrangements to host rehearsals on the Stage instead of Mrs. Adams' classroom. We are looking for a family who has an unused (but working) piano or keyboard they would be willing to donate to our Choir program - it would live on the stage for Choir, Musical Theater, talent show, and other performances throughout the year. If you can help us out, please contact Jen Hladun at jhladun@wpusd.org.


We have the most incredible Art Docent Program at LCES. It is managed by two amazing Colt moms - Mrs. Stanley & Mrs. Cheairs and the program is implemented thanks to our talented (and/or brave!) art docent volunteers. Mrs. Stanley and Mrs. Cheairs are hosting their annual Art Docent volunteer training on Monday, 9/9 at 9:15 am - if you've volunteered as a docent, please plan to attend. If you are curious or want to learn more, please come, too! Get all the details here!


A reminder to take a minute to label your children's backpacks, water bottles, lunch boxes, sweatshirts, jackets and hats...our lost in found is starting to grow. Even just a last name helps us get it back to your family and avoids stress for your child and potential financial waste for you! We work hard to return all labeled items back to students!

Happy Families Series Presentation: The Self Driven Child

Join us on Thursday, 9/12 at 6 pm OR Friday, 9/13 at 8:30 am in the LCES Tech Room (to the right of the science classroom) for our first Health Family Presentation, hosted by our LCES School Psychologist, Ms. Desi St. John.


Topic: The Self Driven Child

Summary:

Are you concerned about your child succeeding in the world, getting into a good college, getting a job? Look no further than Dr. William Stixrud and Ned Johnson’s reassuring presentation. They assure parents that there is no narrow road to success, that failures will lead to learning and growth, and that one of our most important roles as parents is to be a non-anxious presence. We can help kids feel less anxious by giving them more control to pursue their goals. We can trust that our kids have a desire and drive to succeed, and with our support and respect, that they will find their way in the world.


There is NO charge and free day care is provided for the evening session!


Find out about future Happy Family Sessions:

~ flier with all dates/topics: http://bit.ly/HappyFamily19-20
~ flier with descriptions of sessions: http://bit.ly/HappyFamilySessionDescriptions19-20

Musical Theater Production - drum roll, please....

We are thrilled to bring Aladdin Kids to the LCES Stage this spring!

Auditions and rehearsals start this month!


Aladdin Kids Musical Theater Workshop

LCE 4th and 5th grade students are all invited to come to learn about what musical theater at LCE is all about and how to prepare to do your best in your audition.

Friday, September 13th-LCE Multi-Purpose Room 1:45-2:40 PM.


Auditions

Auditions will be Friday, September 20 in the music room. Workshop participants will receive an audition packet at the workshop. You will need to bring your completed packet/forms with you to your audition. Your class will have a time to come to audition. 5th grade students will audition after school. Your class’ audition time will be posted on Wednesday before the auditions.


For more information, visit Mrs. Adams' website. Big thanks to Mrs. Adams and Mr. Coleman for directing what promises to be a spectacular show!

Colt Pride Fridays!

Every Friday is a Colt Pride day! We love it all - new items, vintage Colt Gear, homemade items, Zebra gear, and blue & yellow!


Our PTC has an online store to order spirit items - www.lincolncrossingspiritwear.com - all items are direct shipped to you! There is a FREE shipping promotion right now but it ends on Monday!! You can get t-shirts, sweatshirts, pants, bags and more...in youth and adult sizes! There are a ton of options! Here is a copy of the paper flier, too: http://bit.ly/19-20spiritwear We've heard great positive feedback so far and the turn around time is quick, too!

Upcoming Spirit Week

Our Leadership Ambassador Colt Pride Team is putting together our first spirit week for September 23-27. The goal is for it to be easy to put together a spirit outfit and the Colt Pride team is excited to create some contests to motivate students to participate:


  • Monday, 9/23 - PJ Day
  • Tuesday, 9/24 - Sports Outfit Day
  • Wednesday, 9/25 - Wacky Wednesday (socks, hair, mismatching)
  • Thursday, 9/26 - Dress as your Hero
  • Friday, 9/27 - Over the Top Colt Pride


A reminder that any spirit outfits should be in line with our school dress code, and no masks or weapons are allowed.

Come On In - All Adults Need Visitor Badges!

Big thanks to our families/guardians for popping into the office to get visitor's badges before entering campus in the morning. A reminder that we also need you to sign out when you leave!


Thank you for supporting this policy so we can ensure we know who is on campus and promote student safety.


My team doesn't always know friend from foe - please sign in and come onto campus in the morning instead of hanging out at the perimeter gates - it creates stress for the kids and adults who are trying to get the day off on the right foot. I promise you that if your child is having a tough moment, we will help them get through it. If it's a REALLY tough morning, you can always call to check on your child, or you may find that you hear from the teacher or an administrator to let you know all is well!


We've noticed that most families are actively signing in instead of hanging at the gates - we notice this and REALLY appreciate it!!

Parking, Drop Off & Pick Up

Please visit our website to view a map that identifies appropriate areas for parking and areas where you can safely drop your child off/pick your child up.


We provide supervision from 7:55-8:10 am and again from 2:40-3 pm (1:40-2 on Mondays). We find it is less congested before 8 am and after 2:50 pm.


This year, you'll see some new signage out and more student greeters ready to help your child out of the car. We ask you to keep two thing in mind - stay in your lane and pull all the way forward to make drop off/pick up as easy as possible!

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Upcoming Events

Our calendar is always up to date with the latest information about events at LCES. All event flyers can be found on our calendar and/or at our PeachJar site.


Coming Up:


Week of September 9th:

  • now-Fri., 9/20: Believe Fundraiser in process
  • Mon., 9/9: Today's the LAST DAY: PTC Spirit Wear Sale - FREE shipping! Click Here for the Website!
  • Mon., 9/9: Early Release Monday
  • Mon., 9/9, 9:15 am, MPR: Art Docent Training - click here for flier
  • Mon., 9/9, 1-1:40 pm: Leadership Ambassadors Meeting
  • Mon, 9/9, 1:45-2:45 pm: Choir Rehearsal
  • Thurs., 9/12, 6 pm & Fri., 9/13, 8:30 am, Tech Room - Happy Families Presentation (duplicate sessions) - watch for info!
  • Fri., 9/13: Colt Pride Friday!
  • Fri., 9/13, 1:40-2:40 pm, MPR: Musical Theater Audition Workshop


Week of September 16th:

  • now-Fri., 9/20: Believe Fundraiser in process
  • Mon., 9/16: Early Release Monday
  • Mon., 9/16, 1-1:40 pm: Leadership Ambassadors Meeting
  • Mon, 9/16, 1:45-2:45 pm: Choir Rehearsal
  • Thurs., 9/19, 5 pm, Library: PTC Community Meeting
  • now-Fri., 9/20: Believe Fundraiser in process
  • Fri., 9/20: Colt Pride Friday!
  • Fri., 9/20, 1:30-4 pm, MPR: Musical Theater Auditions (students will be given a window of time to audition)


Week of September 23rd:

  • Mon., 9/23: Early Release Monday
  • Mon., 9/23, 1-1:40 pm: Leadership Ambassadors Meeting
  • Mon, 9/23, 1:45-2:45 pm: Choir Rehearsal
  • Wed., 9/25: Planned "Lock Out" Drill" (you can see what that involves on our website: lces.wpusd.org > Parents > Stay Informed > School Safety or click here)
  • Thurs., 9/26: Phil Tulga Enrichment Assemblies (thanks to our PTC & Mr. Beatty!)
  • Fri., 9/27: Colt Pride Friday!
  • Fri, 9/27, 1:30-4 pm: Musical Theater Audition Call Backs


Looking Ahead:

  • Mon., 9/30: Safety Day for Grades 3-5
  • Thurs., 10/3-Mon., 10/7: No School - Fall "mini break"
  • Thurs., 10/10 and Fri., 10/11: Happy Family Workshop - Free Range Children in a High Tech Age
  • Mon., 10/14: No School, Teacher Work Day
  • Sat., 10/26: PTC Halloween Boo Bash & Trunk or Treat
  • Late October/Early November (10/28, 10/31 and 11/7): Sami's Circuit - intro assembly, student circuit and family circuit



*click here for our new music (choir, grade level music, musical theater) website!

*click here for our new Leadership Ambassador website!

Leadership Ambassador - New Webpage!

Check out this amazing new Leadership Ambassador's webpage - you can find calendar info, Action Team info and information about the LA training curriculum!

Food Service - menus, pricing and more!

Click for more information about school meal pricing and breakfast and lunch menus. You can also access My School Bucks to add to your child's lunch balance and submit an online application for free/reduced meals.

Parking vs. Drop Off/Pick Up Areas

Click to view a map and video that explains how we ask families to help us keep kids safe. Note that it is much less congested between between 7:50-8:00 am and again between 2:50-3 pm. Supervision is provided at 7:55 am and until 3 pm (2 on ER Days).

2019-20 & 2020-21 School Year Calendars

The district has approved and published 2 years of school calendars! Click for details!

Fall & Early Winter - Non School Days or Special Release Days

  • Thurs., 10/3-Mon., 10/7: Fall Break/no school
  • Mon., 10/14: Teacher work day/no school
  • Mon., 11/11: Veteran's Day/no school
  • Week of 11/18-11/22: Extra Early Release Days/Conference Week (12:30 release times)
  • Week of 11/25-11/29: Thanksgiving Break/no school
  • 12/23-1/3: Winter Break/no school


Every Monday is an Early Release Day!

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Lincoln Crossing Mission Statement

The mission of the Lincoln Crossing Elementary School team is to prepare our students with the skills, knowledge and attitudes to become lifelong learners and responsible, contributing members of society.