Lincoln Elementary Newsletter

May 2023 Edition

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Important Dates & Information:


District School Calendar

May 4: Von Thun's Farm - Kindergarten Class Trip

May 8-16: NJSLA Testing

May 18: Chorus Concert 6:00 pm, Von Thun's Farm - 1st Grade Class Trip

May 19: Turtle Back Zoo - 2nd Grade Class Trip

May 22: 6th Grade Orientation @ HHMS 9:30 am

May 24: 6th Grade Orientation @ TJMS 9:30 am, Engineering Night - 6:00 pm, Liberty Science Center - 3rd Grade Class Trip, Von Thun's Farm - 4th Grade Class Trip

May 25: 5th Grade Dance - 5:00 pm

May 26-30: Memorial Day Weekend/ School Closed

May 31: Illusion Maker Assembly - 9:15 am (K-2); 10:00 am (Grades 3-5)

Looking ahead: June 1st= Childhood Smart Program (Internet Safety)


-Please join our PTO. Your support has a huge impact on the activities and events we can provide to our Lincoln students. Please visit for more details.

GRADE LEVEL NEWS- Please click on the link to view!




1st Grade

2nd Grade

3rd Grade

4th Grade

5th Grade

Physical Education


Students will be taking the NJSLA MAY 8 - MAY 16.

Grade 3 - 5

May 8 - 12 - ELA and Math

May 15 and 16 - Science (5th Grade Only)

Please do not plan any vacations or extended leaves during this time. It is imperative that students are in school daily and on time to ensure the best testing environment possible.


Students of the Month

Congrats to our Winners!

Pajama Reading Night

We were so happy to have a wonderful in person event that fostered a love for reading. We were joined by over 445 children and parents. Thank you for making this a spectacular event. We are so appreciative for those who helped with all of the preparation, volunteered to help in the classrooms, and registered all our guests. A special thanks to Mrs. Blum for leading the event and our special appearance from Clifford!
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May Read Alouds

Thank you to our librarian, Mrs. Berger!

Join Our School for "How To Days"

Goal: To foster a learning environment that embraces partnerships within our local community and provides students an opportunity to participate in real-world learning experiences.


Share your expertise, hobby, and/or skill with your child's class! We would love to have you! Please e-mail your child's classroom teacher to coordinate your visit.

Current Total: 124 How To Days at Lincoln Elementary

OUR GOAL: 129 How To Days for the school year.

We are almost at our goal! 5 more to go!!!

How To Days- Cynthia Yuan Cheng (Ms. Eng's Class)

Cynthia Yuan Cheng is the adaptor of the Baby-sitters Club Graphic Novel series book number #13. They are an Edison Alum, and went to John Marshall and then TJ for middle school.

What a great presentation! They taught us a little bit about their life as an graphic design artist, and showed us comic strips that they made when they were 8 years old. The students got to see their current art work and then how they took the novel written by Ann M. Martin and the steps that it took to adapt for a graphic novel and updated it to be more modern. We saw their sketches and how it eventually evolved into the book.

Cynthia taught the class how to draw the main character, Mary Ann. Then took some suggestions from class on characters from the book and an action, and then drew. So a student said, Kristy running, and they drew that for them. The class was amazed!

Cynthia signed books for students who purchased them and even autographed their drawings that they made. So every student had an opportunity to have something signed. We appreciated the way they made sure to compliment something specific in everyone's drawing.

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How To Days- Reynaldo Ballon (Mrs. Ballon's Stepson) - How to Play Soccer Presentation

Reynaldo Ballon (aka "Naldo") presented to Lincoln students on how to play soccer. He was super excited and even more prepared. Click here to view his Slideshow Presentation. He made it all by himself. Thank you Naldo for coming in and sharing your love for soccer with our school community!
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Standards Based Report Card

This year, our grading process for grades K, 1 & 2 has changed to a standards based grading system. These standards are based on the New Jersey Student Learning Standards and measure your child's growth towards meeting those standards. The first report card will be available in Genesis on Friday, December 16th. You should receive a notification from Genesis that the report card is available.

The district has created a parent handbook explaining standards based grading system. To access this, please click here.

In addition, the rubrics for each grade and content are linked here. *Scroll to the bottom of the page for the rubrics. This describes the behaviors teachers look for from students to determine their understand towards that specific standard.

Any questions, please contact your child's teacher.

Arrival & Dismissal Procedures

First Week Of School Arrival Procedures For All Students:

  • Please View Map Below for Locations

  • All LLD & K students will enter the building immediately and line up by homeroom in the gym.

  • All 1-2 students will line up on the front island.

  • All 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students will line up near the side entrance.

**Teachers will be outside with signs to help your child locate their classroom teacher.**

Regular Arrival Procedures For All Students:

  • Arrival time for all students is from 8:45 – 8:50 AM. School starts promptly at 8:55 AM. Parents are not permitted to drop off their children at school until 8:45 AM.

  • BUS STUDENTS: Students arriving from a bus are dropped off on the sidewalk in the driveway in front of the school. 4th and 5th grade students will enter using the side entrance. Kindergarten to 3rd grade students will enter using the main entrance.

  • DROP OFF STUDENTS: Students that are driven to school by their parents are let out in the designated drop off zone on the same side as the school on Brookville Rd (yellow curb). 4th and 5th grade students will enter using the side entrance. Kindergarten to 3rd grade students will enter using the main entrance.

    • Reminders:

      • Students should exit the passenger side only and parents should pull all the way up to the end of the pick-up zone.

      • In order to keep the flow of traffic, parents should not exit the car.

      • Please do not park on the other side of Brookville Road.

  • All students will enter the building and wait outside their classroom door under the supervision of teachers on duty.

  • At 8:45 AM all Edison Recreation Before-Care students, who are in the multipurpose room, are dismissed to line up adjacent to their classrooms.

  • LLD & Kindergarten Students: TBD, it will be modified based on construction. Please follow first week's procedures until notified of changes.

  • 1st & 2nd Grade Students: All students will enter the front door after lining up on the island.

  • 3rd, 4th, & 5th Grade Students: All students will enter the side entrance.

Regular Dismissal Procedures For All Students:

  • Dismissal time for students is 3:25 p.m.

  • WALKERS: All students who do not take bus transportation will be dismissed from the side entrance of the school. Parents should meet these students at this location, unless it has been designated by a parent that they may walk home alone. If you are picking up a student, please stay behind the cones and your child will walk to you.

    • Reminders:

      • All parents of walkers will be asked to complete a dismissal form that delineates who the parent may walk home with or if that student has permission to walk alone. Additionally, this form will include information regarding siblings who walk together.

      • Change in dismissal procedure: If there is a change in your child(rens) dismissal procedure, you must call the office and e-mail the homeroom teacher prior to 2:45 pm.

  • BUS STUDENTS: Students taking bus transportation will be escorted to their bus line. Please ensure all students have their bus passes in their bookbags.

AFTER-CARE STUDENTS: All students that are participating in the Edison Township After-Care program will proceed to designated classrooms. Once all students are dismissed, the students will be relocated to the multi-purpose room.

Health Reminders

We are now entering into the spring allergy season. This is a difficult time for many students and symptoms can make your children miserable in the classroom. Symptoms may include: runny nose, sneezing, coughing, red itchy eyes, stuffy nose, sinus pressure, headaches, sore throat, ear pressure, tiredness.

If your child has had seasonal allergies in the past, now is a good time to start daily allergy medications before the symptoms start. If your child starts exhibiting allergy symptoms, please consult with their doctor to see if a daily allergy medication and/or nasal spray is recommended. There are many over the counter medications, so it is very important that you work with your pediatrician to make sure your child’s allergies are correctly diagnosed and symptoms properly treated. Do not ignore any persistent or worsening symptoms, particularly breathing conditions. And while symptoms of allergies and colds often overlap, a fever is not a symptom of an allergy.

Some helpful tips:

-Teach your children how to blow their noses frequently. -The mucus from a post nasal drip or from sniffing causes sore throats, coughing, and stomach aches

-Wash their face and hands after spending time outside to remove pollen; have them shower each night to remove pollen from their hair. Remove and wash clothing that your children have worn outside

-Gargle with warm salt water to help relieve a sore throat

-Use air conditioning when possible and keep windows closed

-Stay indoors when pollen counts are high

-Drink more water! Stay hydrated

Additional Parent’s Guide for the Flu can be found on the CDC website:

When to keep your child home from school:

-Fever 100 degrees or higher. Children should not come back to school until the temperature is normal for 24 hours without medication.

-vomiting or diarrhea (within the past 24 hours)

-a frequent cough that won’t stop or other problems with breathing

-any rash accompanied by a fever

-sore throat with a fever and/or rash

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Happy birthday to everyone celebrating in MAY!

Library Card

Edison Public Library Cards are free and available to all students. We encourage you to get yours!

Want Free Books?

Check out Kellogg's Feeding Reading Program to learn how you and your students can get up to 10 free books.

Learn more about our Food Service Program!

Maschio's Welcome Letter (Lincoln Food Program)

  • Breakfast is free to all students. Students order weekly.
  • Lunch is NOT free to all students. A lunch application needs to be submitted prior to the end of September to have continuance of benefits. (Application located below)
  • Reduced Students are free.
  • Paid lunch is $3.00
  • Money can be put on account via My School Bucks. You can also set up an automatic replenishment. Cash and Checks are accepted in school to add to account.
  • Allergy Menus are available.
  • Contact the Food Service Office with any questions - 732-452-2851

Free and Reduced Lunch Application

All families are encouraged to fill out the Free and Reduced Lunch Application to see if they qualify for assistance for the 2022-2023 school year. Even if you have qualified in the past, you need to fill out a new application each school year.

Free & Reduced Lunch Application