The Lincoln Lightning

"Your SPARK of information!"

May 20th, 2022

Dear Lincoln Families:


I hope everyone had a wonderful week and enjoyed some beautiful weather before the rain started. If it is raining, unfortunately our Family Night will be canceled, but our Book Fair will still be open in the gym from 5:00-7:00pm


We're thrilled to see the excitement growing around our All School Read. Keep reading and Mrs. Jung, Mrs. Berthold and I will all become DRAGONS!


Have a great weekend!



Michelle Miner, Ed.D


Principal, Lincoln Elementary

EIGHTH ANNUAL LINCOLN ELEMENTARY SCIENCE/INVENTION FAIR

Exciting Job Opportunity!

As you know, Mrs. Jennifer Pionek is our new Adm. Asst. in Lincoln's office, beginning July 1st. We are looking for someone to fill her present position. Please feel free to call our office with any questions you might have. (414)773-1300

The Healthroom/Clerical Assistant performs general office work that assists with the smooth operation of the school.

For a complete job description, please click on the following link:


Healthroom/Clerical Assistant Position

Lost and Found

The Lost and Found is overflowing!! We'll pull the bin out to the playground for Family Night on the 20th. Please make sure to go through it and claim all of your lost items because we will be donating everything left over the following week. Thank you!

Please make sure to click on the links below:

Junior Kindergarten News

Senior Kindergarten News

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1st Grade News

2nd Grade News

3rd Grade News

4th Grade News

5th Grade News

School Supply Kits for 2022-23

Family Night Link to Sign Up

Important Dates to Remember:

Wednesday, May 18th through Friday, May 20th - Scholastic Book Fair in the gym

Monday, May 23rd - 1st gr to Food Pantry 12:10 p.m.

Thursday, May 26th - Spirit Day/Red, White and Blue Day

NO SCHOOL Friday, May 27th and Monday, May 30th

Tuesday, May 31st - Leadership Club Celebration 12:30-3:20 p.m.

Wednesday, June 1st - 1st gr to Tosa Library 8:30-10:20 a.m.

Friday, June 3rd - Rainbow Day

Sunday, June 5th - Lincoln's Greatest Showcase!

Tuesday, June 7th - 1st gr to Zoo 8:45 a.m.-2 p.m.

Thursday, June 9th - Last day for JK; Field Day; Moving Up Day

Friday, June 10th - Last Day of School, students released 11:30 a.m.

Wednesday, June 15th - Report Cards available on-line


*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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District Updates for Families + Students May 16-20, 2022

NEW: Our Story

The 2021-22 school year has been challenging, and throughout the year, the Wauwatosa School District’s story has been told in many ways, by many different groups. The District would like to take this opportunity to share its story with you. Please click here to read our story.


FINAL REMINDER: Annual Stakeholder Surveys

On May 13, parents, guardians and caregivers received a link to an optional survey that includes questions about your child’s/children’s school, District leadership, the School Board and other important topics. The survey should take approximately 10 minutes to complete per child. All data collected through this survey will be shared anonymously with district leadership. Please complete one survey for each student in your household no later than 5 pm on Wednesday, May 25, 2022.


Click here to access the survey.


NEW: Distinguished Service Awards

Each year with the “Distinguished Service Award,” the Wauwatosa School Board recognizes staff members for exemplary service and dedication, and District administration invites employees, students, parents and community members to nominate individuals for this honor. We are now accepting nominations for the 2022 Distinguished Service Awards. If you’d like to nominate a District employee who has gone above and beyond, please do so before 5 pm on Friday, June 3, 2022. To learn more, please click here and submit a nomination using this form.


NEW: Wauwatosa West Issue Fair

Wauwatosa West juniors enrolled in American Public Policy will be presenting their research on public policy issues at the Wauwatosa West Issue Fair on Thursday, June 2, 2022 from 5:30-8 pm. The Issue Fair is a required component of the class and a great way for parents of elementary or middle school students to authentically interact with high school students and to learn more about our school and curriculum. We are in need of at least 70 community adult evaluators to help assess and engage students in thinking about important civic ideas. Each adult will spend 10 minutes talking 1-on-1 with a student; then, they will complete a simple evaluation rubric. Adults will talk to 10 students during the two hour event. If you are interested, please complete the 2022 Issue Fair Sign Up Form or email Chris Lazarski at lazarsch@wauwatosa.k12.wi.us.



NEW: Teen Troupe Tryouts

Students in grades 6-12 as of September 2022, are invited to audition for a role in “Sleeping Beauty” as performed by the Rec Department’s traveling theatre group. Rehearsals start after Labor Day.


First Tryout: Monday, May 23, 6:00 p.m.

Final Tryout (for those who are called back): Wednesday, May 25, 6:00 p.m.


NEW: City of Wauwatosa Strategic Plan Survey

Take a brief survey that will inform the City of Wauwatosa's strategic plan. If you're a resident, business owner, someone who works in Wauwatosa, a member of a city board, or other stakeholder, we'd like your feedback. City services range from development, safety, communication, parks, library, and more. Your input helps shape the programs and services that the City of Wauwatosa offers. Survey is open through May 31. Click here to access the survey


Last Day of School

The last day of school is Friday, June 10, 2022. This will be a half-day. Please see release times below:


High School: 10:45 am

7th grade: 11:40 am

6th grade: 11:20 am

Elementary: 11:30 am


Please contact your building principal with questions.


Open House + Ribbon Cutting Events

Families, students, staff and community members are invited to attend four open house and ribbon cutting events to celebrate what our community created as a result of the 2018 Referendum. Please click here for more information. If you wish to learn more about a specific event, please reach out to that school directly.


Summer School Registration Now Open

Summer School registration is now open for all individuals. All enrollments should be conducted via Infinite Campus. Course selection will close on Friday, June 10. For more information, please visit our Summer School web page.

Math - Sense of Belonging

Click here to access the latest math news.

SHARE SOME LOVE FOR OUR STAFF - STOCK THE TEACHERS' LOUNGE!

Show your appreciation for our Lincoln Staff by helping to stock the staff lounge. Here are a few items that are always appreciated... A BIG THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO HAS ALREADY DONATED! :)



  • K-cups of any kind (coffee, tea, hot chocolate, cider)
  • Flavored Creams
  • Sodas (regular and diet)
  • Sparkling Water
  • Vitamin Water
  • Healthy Snacks (nuts, protein bars, etc.)
  • Unhealthy Treats (chips, cookies, etc.)
  • Chocolate
  • Paper Plates, Bowls, Coffee Cups, Napkins
  • Anything else you can think of :)




Thanks for your continued support of our amazing staff!

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District Updates for Families + Students May 23-27, 2022

NEW: Notice of Intent

A Notice of Intent to Fill School Board Seat 7 Vacancy has been posted on the District website and on BoardDocs. You can access the document by clicking here. Please note that all materials are due on Monday, June 20, 2022 at 4 pm.


NEW: District Newsletters

Do you receive the Wauwatosa School District’s newsletter? It’s a great resource filled with important news and information about all the great things happening in Wauwatosa! Sign up here to get on the email list and start receiving the newsletter ASAP!


NEW: Amendments to Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act - Disability Regulations

The Office of Civil Rights (OCR) intends to propose amendments to the Department of Education’s regulations at 34 C.F.R. pt. 104, implementing Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. As part of this process, OCR is seeking written suggestions from the public about how best to improve the current regulations. Longer and/or detailed comments should be submitted by the end of June 2022, but all comments submitted prior to the issuance of any notice of proposed rulemaking will be reviewed. For information, instructions and cautions can be found here.


NEW: COVID-19 Testing Trailer Closed on Memorial Day

Summit Labs will be closed in observance of the Memorial Day holiday on Monday, May 30. Therefore, our testing trailer, operated by Summit Labs, will also be closed. Normal operations will resume on Tuesday, May 31, 2022.


NEW: Strategic Planning Update

The Wauwatosa School District’s Strategic Planning Steering Committee met for the third time on Tuesday, May 10. The Committee will meet again on May 31, June 7 and June 14, before goals, strategic objectives and action plans are delivered to the School Board.


NEW: West Orchestra Concert

The Wauwatosa West Orchestra has its final concert of the year on Wednesday, June 1, at 7 pm in the Wauwatosa West auditorium! Lord of the Rings...The Devil Went Down to Georgia...How to Train Your Dragon....those are probably the tunes you might have heard of, but orchestra students will also play a variety of other music inspired by myths and legends! There will be youth dancers from Ko-Thi Dance Company (Ton Ko-Thi is their youth division) performing West African dance with a piece we had written for us! Click here to learn more.


UPDATED: Last Day of School

Food Service will be offering grab-and-go lunches (sandwich, chips, fruit and juice) for elementary students on the last day of school. Please see your building principal if your child would like to take lunch on the last day of school.


The last day of school is Friday, June 10, 2022. This will be a half-day. Please see release times below:


High School: 10:45 am

7th grade: 11:40 am

6th grade: 11:20 am

Elementary: 11:30 am


Please contact your building principal with questions.


FINAL REMINDER: Open House + Ribbon Cutting Events

Families, students, staff and community members are invited to attend four open house and ribbon cutting events to celebrate what our community created as a result of the 2018 Referendum. Dates for the events include:


June 2 - Lincoln Elementary

June 3 - Underwood Elementary

June 4 - McKinley Elementary

June 8 - Wilson Elementary/WSTEM


Please click here for more information. If you wish to learn more about a specific event or school, please reach out to that school directly.


FINAL REMINDER: Summer School Registration Now Open

Summer School registration is now open for all individuals. All enrollments should be conducted via Infinite Campus. Course selection will close on Friday, June 10. For more information, please visit our Summer School web page.


Distinguished Service Awards

Each year with the “Distinguished Service Award,” the Wauwatosa School Board recognizes staff members for exemplary service and dedication, and District administration invites employees, students, parents and community members to nominate individuals for this honor. We are now accepting nominations for the 2022 Distinguished Service Awards. If you’d like to nominate a District employee who has gone above and beyond, please do so before 5 pm on Friday, June 3, 2022. To learn more, please click here and submit a nomination using this form.


Wauwatosa West Issue Fair

Wauwatosa West juniors enrolled in American Public Policy will be presenting their research on public policy issues at the Wauwatosa West Issue Fair on Thursday, June 2, 2022 from 5:30-8 pm. The Issue Fair is a required component of the class and a great way for parents of elementary or middle school students to authentically interact with high school students and to learn more about our school and curriculum. We are in need of at least 70 community adult evaluators to help assess and engage students in thinking about important civic ideas. Each adult will spend 10 minutes talking 1-on-1 with a student; then, they will complete a simple evaluation rubric. Adults will talk to 10 students during the two hour event. If you are interested, please complete the 2022 Issue Fair Sign Up Form or email Chris Lazarski at lazarsch@wauwatosa.k12.wi.us.


Teen Troupe Tryouts

Students in grades 6-12 as of September 2022, are invited to audition for a role in “Sleeping Beauty” as performed by the Rec Department’s traveling theatre group. Rehearsals start after Labor Day.


First Tryout: Monday, May 23, 6:00 p.m.

Final Tryout (for those who are called back): Wednesday, May 25, 6:00 p.m.


City of Wauwatosa Strategic Plan Survey

Take a brief survey that will inform the City of Wauwatosa's strategic plan. If you're a resident, business owner, someone who works in Wauwatosa, a member of a city board, or other stakeholder, we'd like your feedback. City services range from development, safety, communication, parks, library, and more. Your input helps shape the programs and services that the City of Wauwatosa offers. Survey is open through May 31. Click here to access the survey