Looking Ahead at Lincoln

Week of May 23-27, 2022

Day Rotation

Week of 5.23 – 5.27.2022

  • Monday – Day 2
  • Tuesday – Day 3

  • Wednesday – Day 4 - Early dismissal at 2:15 PM

  • Thursday – Day 5

  • Friday – Day 1 - Early dismissal at Noon (Grades 1-5)


Week of 5.30– 6.2.2022

  • Monday – No School - Memorial Day
  • Tuesday – Day 2

  • Wednesday – Day 3

  • Thursday – Day 4 - Last Student Day - Early Dismissal at Noon

Upcoming Events

PA Farm Bureau Mobile Ag Lab is Coming!

During the week of May 23–27, 2022, the PA Farm Bureau Mobile Ag Lab will make its return to Lincoln Elementary School. Thanks to the generous financial support of the Lincoln PTA, we are able to provide this wonderful experience for all of the students at Lincoln. The PA Farm Bureau Mobile Ag Lab is a “is a 40-foot mobile classroom that travels across the state of Pennsylvania bringing an interactive field trip style experience directly to schools and students in grades K-8. The Mobile Ag Lab is equipped with over 30 STEM-based science experiments and lessons, a certified teacher, and all the supplies needed for a hands-on learning experience. Each science experiment is designed to emphasize a different aspect of agriculture, including Pennsylvania’s commodities, the environment, biotechnology, food and fiber. While on our lab, students work cooperatively to solve a problem as they form a hypothesis, collect data and draw conclusions while focusing on the scientific method. Each lesson on the Mobile Ag Lab focuses on increasing student knowledge on the importance of agriculture and its impact on their daily lives.” (Excerpt taken from https://pfbfriends.com/ag-lab/)


We are so excited to offer this different learning experience for the students at Lincoln. Thanks again to the Lincoln PTA for sponsoring the PA Farm Bureau Mobile Ag Lab!

Scholastic Buy One Get One Free (BOGO) Book Fair

Our SCHOLASTIC BUY ONE, GET ONE (BOGO) BOOK FAIR WILL BE RUNNING AT LINCOLN LIBRARY MAY 23-24-25!


All homerooms will get to visit the book fair and we will also be open for family shopping during our Lincoln Open House, Wednesday, May 25 from 5:00-7:30.



Purchases can be made with cash, credit card or checks made out to Mt. Lebanon School District. At the BOGO FAIR, you can buy one item and get a second item of equal or lesser value for free! For example, you can purchase a $5.99 book (plus PA sales tax of 7%) and get a second $5.99 book free! The SCHOLASTIC WAREHOUSE will send us any and all inventory they have left to sell - it will be a fun surprise to see the variety of titles available for sale!


  • If you would like to volunteer to help at the BOGO FAIR, please CLICK HERE.
  • If you would like to set up an E-WALLET for your child to use for shopping at the fair, please CLICK HERE.


Fliers will be going home the week of May 16. Thanks for your support!


Mrs. Staub, Lincoln Librarian

mstaub@mtlsd.net

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PTA Meeting

On Tuesday, May 24, 2022, our PTA will have its monthly general session meeting at 6:30 pm. The meeting will be held in the Lincoln cafeteria. We encourage you to join us and be an active member in all that happens within the Lincoln PTA. Please use Door C15 to access the school for this meeting.

Instrument Selection Day

During the morning of Wednesday, May 25th, there will be instrument selection for students in grades 2 – 3 (this does not pertain to students who will be continuing with an instrument – just for those starting a new instrument). Grade 2 students will only be able to try out for strings; students in grades 3 can try out for a band instrument or a string instrument. Information about the instrument selection process will be sent out by Mr. DeLaurentis, Mrs. Harris, and Mrs. Wockley. All questions about instrument selection should be directed to one of them at ddelaurentis@mtlsd.net, aharris@mtlsd.net or kwockley@mtlsd.net.

Open House - May 25th from 5:30-7:30 PM

Wednesday, May 25, 2022, is our annual Open House. The school will be open from 5:30 – 7:30 pm. Please make time to visit the classrooms and let your children show off all of their accomplishments from this year. We have so much to share and celebrate. Don’t forget that the students have an early dismissal at 2:15 pm this day (including afternoon Kindergarten).

Early Dismissal on May 27th


  • Students in Grades 1 – 5 will have an early dismissal at Noon on Friday, May 27, 2022. Students will not eat lunch in the school this date.
  • Both sessions of kindergarten will attend school on this date.
  • Students will be able to order and take home a school lunch this date. Students will order their lunches just like they do on other school days.

No School – Memorial Day

School will not be in session on Monday, May 30, 2022, in observance of Memorial Day. School resumes on Tuesday, May 31, 2022. Please make note of this day off for the students on your calendars.

5th Grade Farewell Field Day - May 31st

In celebration of the end of the 2021-2022 school year & "graduation" to Jefferson Middle School, our 5th grade students will be participating in Lincoln Elementary's 5th Grade Field Day. Details are as follows:


  • DATE: Tuesday, May 31st
  • TIME: 12:00 - 3:15
  • WHERE: LINCOLN PLAYGROUND
  • ACTIVITIES: Kickball, Volleyball, Basketball, & Softball* *Bring your baseball/softball glove, a water bottle (both labeled with your name) & sunscreen!
  • LUNCH: Sandwich, Healthy Snacks, Hand Held Dessert, & Water - Provided by the Lincoln PTA


Please direct questions to one of 5th Grade teachers - Ms. McElhinny, Mrs. Woessner or Mr. Ogg. We hope to see your student here on May 31st!

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Grand Finale Returns!

On Wednesday, June 1, 2022, we will once again be having our Lincoln Elementary Grand Finale. This day, which is being sponsored by our Lincoln PTA, is our own take on a school-wide field day. Events are being selected to involve the students in different types of art, music and athletic activities. The various activities are designed to be fun learning experiences for all students. Lincoln Elementary Grand Finale event stations will be set up throughout the school building and grounds. We are planning some great things for the students for June 1st! We are hoping that it will be grand day for everyone involved. A parent volunteer forms is posted below. Stay tuned for more details...

End of School Year Dates

Wednesday, June 1, 2022

  • Regular school day
  • Last day for K (PM) with a normal 3:30 pm dismissal


Thursday, June 2, 2022

  • Last day of school
  • K (AM) students will dismiss at 11:20 am
  • Grade 5 Clap Out at 11:45 am
  • Grades 1 – 4 will dismiss at 12:00 Noon

Grade 5 Clap Out

As you may know, on the last day of school each year, we celebrate our 5th graders with the Grade 5 Clap Out! We line the hallways with all of our other students and staff, then have the 5th graders walk through through the school one last time to a rousing round of applause. The 5th graders then exit Door A1 to see their families.


We will be hosting this year's Grade 5 Clap Out on Thursday, June 2nd at 11:45 am. All elementary schools will be holding their individual Clap Outs on this same date and time. Please make note of this on your calendars if you have a Grade 5 student at Lincoln. Get your cameras and Kleenex ready! Families are asked to remain outside of the school during the Clap Out.

Important Information

School Supplies Ordering for 2022-2023 School Year

Dear Lincoln Families,

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We are once again using BLU School Supplies to provide you with the option to purchase school supply kits for the 2022-2023 school year! If you are interested in avoiding the hassle of shopping in person, please visit the link or snap the QR Code below! The site is very easy to use and school supplies will be delivered to the school ahead of the start of the school year.


Be sure to choose the grade that your child will be in for the 2022-2023 school year. And, don't forget to ADD headphones if your child needs a new pair for the school year. Please note, there is also an option for you to make a donation that will help provide school supplies for Lincoln students in need. The last day for parents to order is Sunday, June 12, 2022. No orders will be accepted after this date and all orders are final.


Ordering link - https://71480.bluschoolsupplies.com/


If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Christie Schoen at cbrankley@yahoo.com or Mrs. Melissa Blanton at melissa.blanton929@gmail.com.


Families are under no obligation to use this service. If you would like to do your own shopping, you can access the suggested Lincoln school supply lists via the link below.

School Supply Ordering QR Code

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Mt. Lebanon School District Kindergarten Registration - 2022-2023 School Year

Kindergarten registration is open for the 2022-2023 school year. To register a child for kindergarten, please complete the 2022-2023 Kindergarten Registration Sign-Up form. Upon completion, kindergarten parents will be directed to the online enrollment center where kindergarten parents can download and complete all necessary registration documents; if preferred, kindergarten parents may also request a registration packet to be mailed home. Kindergarten parents may submit completed packets digitally to Lincoln Secretary, Ms. Wendy Blough (wblough@mtlsd.net), or call the Lincoln Office, at 412-344-2147 to make an appointment to drop off registration materials.


Lincoln School Office staff will be in communication with kindergarten parents regarding kindergarten orientation and screening dates & times as spring approaches.


We look forward to your child joining us!

Summer Office Hours

While school will be over for the students after June 2nd, office staff will be at Lincoln off and on in June, July and August. The posted school summer office hours at Lincoln are as follows:

  • 7:30 am to 3:00 pm


If there any changes to this schedule, signs at the main entrance will be posted in advance. Additionally, all district offices are closed on Fridays from June 17th through August 5th.

Lincoln Tribute to Mrs. Lazarchik

The Lincoln Mural Committee, along with the support of our Lincoln PTA, has commissioned an artist to paint a mural in the school to honor Mrs. Lazarchik who retired last year after 34 years as a Speech and Language Pathologist in our District. The mural will be located in the top floor hallway, and will feature one of Mrs. Lazarchik’s favorite children’s books, The Quiltmaker’s Gift by Jeff Brumbeau.


If you would like to contribute, you may give cash or write a check payable to Lincoln Mural Fund and write “Mrs. Lazarchik’s MURAL” on the envelope, which your child can give to their teacher, or drop off in the office. You may also pay via PayPal to bethannrivera120@gmail.com. Thank you for your contributions.This will be a lasting tribute for all to enjoy for many years to come. Feel free to share this information with anyone who you believe would want to contribute. Please email Bethann Rivera with any questions at brivera@mtlsd.net .


Please note, contributions in excess of what is needed for Mrs. Lazarchik’s mural will be used for future murals honoring Lincoln’s retirees.

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A Note From The Elementary School Counselors…

Dear Families,


We are almost there! As we approach the end of the school year, we expect children to look forward to summer with excitement and anticipation. However, know that children may experience a range of emotions. A certain amount of stress can accompany any change, even a positive one. You can help by validating your child’s feelings, modeling positive coping skills, and maintaining predictable routines.


Please check out these community resources as needed, and as always, please reach out if we can support you in any way. These last few years have brought a whirlwind of change and challenged everyone’s ability to adapt. Families have demonstrated great resilience throughout, and we hope you enjoy a restful and rejuvenating summer!


The Elementary School Counseling Team


Elementary School Counseling Newsletter - May 2022

MTLSD COVID Symptoms/Exposure Notification Form - Students

As we continue to adapt our processes and procedures due to the ever-changing COVID-19 landscape, we have developed a universal COVID Symptoms/Exposure Notification Form for our families to use instead of emailing the school nurse, teacher, or using a building-specific form. This form will assist our nursing staff in responding more efficiently to COVID notifications.


Families who have a student with a confirmed positive case of COVID-19, experiencing symptoms, or exposed as a close contact to a confirmed or suspected case, should use this LINK in order to notify your school. The form will also be located on the District website and each school’s homepage. The COVID-19 environment is rapidly changing, and we continue to monitor developments and make modifications to our plans as necessary. If you have specific questions, please contact your student’s school nurse.


Sincerely,

Deanna Hess, MSEd, BSN, CSN, RN

Chair, Health Services Department

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PTA Information

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Mt. Lebanon PTA Council Information

Did you know that PTA Council maintains a fundraising webpage for all school related fundraisers throughout the district? Visit our page at https://www.mtlsd.org/family/pta/fundraisers to see how you can support our students at all grade levels AND to see how your school club/team/activity can share news about your upcoming fundraisers!


Visit and bookmark https://www.mtlsd.org/family/pta/community-flyers to learn more about what programs are offered throughout the Mt. Lebanon community for our kids! From the Public Library to the Rec Center to Mt. Lebanon Sports and Scouts - we want to help you find opportunities in Lebo for your kids.

Links to Technology Resources

How to Login to Clever Portal

How to access Clever with in which direct links to Accelerate ED, DreamBox, Lexia, Google Apps for Education and other educational resources are housed

Lincoln Elementary School

Lincoln Elementary School, named after President Abraham Lincoln, opened in 1925 and is the second oldest school in the Mt. Lebanon School District. Lincoln was awarded three United States Department of Education National Blue Ribbons (2001, 2003 and 2013) for its overall academic excellence and outstanding student achievement. Lincoln Elementary School presently serves students in Kindergarten - 5th Grade. The dedicated faculty members take great pride in working with the students and collaborating with their families to "provide the best education possible for each and every student" that attends Lincoln.


Dr. ​Ron Kitsko

Principal

Lincoln Elementary School

2 Ralston Place

Pittsburgh, PA 15216

412-344-2147

www.mtlsd.org/Lincoln

Twitter - @LinkedAtLincoln

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