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@ Lincoln & The ELC - November-December Newsletter

Principal's Note

How did we get to November? I had hoped to get this out to you all a few weeks ago but events like our background have kept things exciting at Lincoln and the ELC. The Fredonia Arts Council brought in a laser science show back in October that had our students amazed. It is so awesome to have a community that works together for the benefit of our students. Speaking of community, we have a new program at Lincoln that finally got going in October. Watch D.O.G.S (Dads of Great Students) is connecting dads and all types of father-figures with our school and students. These "WatchDOGS" have signed up to come into our school for a full day of work. They begin by watching our students on the playground and then go into the classrooms where they are active in helping our students learn. After working lunch duty, they typically help with a special, participate in P.E. and of course, recess. At the end of the day, they fill out a survey and we've heard nothing but positive comments about how rewarding the day has been for these men. I hope you will consider volunteering for this worthwhile program that is connecting our community and our school.

As we continue into our second nine weeks, our students are done with all the review and moving towards mastery of the standards that are required by our state board of education. Helping to guide parents in showing this mastery is our new grade card that is standards-based. Assessments are given to see if students have mastered each standard and the ratings of MS (Meets Standards), AS (Approaching Standards), NS (Needs Support) are put on the grade card. We had our "Walk in Their Shoes" night at the beginning of the year so parents could come in and see what standard-based grading would look like for our students. Our teachers did a great job at conferences explaining it further, but if you have any further questions, please don't hesitate to reach out to your child's teacher. We believe this change will be important in making sure students are getting what they need to move to the next grade and be successful as they continue their education as a Yellowjacket.

Tim Woodcock

twoodcock@fredoniaks.com

Another Watch D.O.G. helping and sharing the day!

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November 1st-January 10th Calendar

November 5

7:30 AM Muffins with Mom-Lincoln & ELC Day 1

November 6

7:30 AM Muffins with Mom-Lincoln & ELC Day 2

November 7

9:00 AM Hampstead Stage "Oliver Twist" Performance

November 8

8:00 AM RiseNShine-5th Grade

November 11

8:00 AM Fall Picture Retakes

11:00 AM Veteran's Assembly @ FJSHS 3rd-6th Grade

7:00 PM Board of Education Meeting

November 12

8:00 AM Flu Vaccinations

8:00-3:00 PM Native American Presentation @ Bateman Gym

November 14

5:30 PM Kansas Reads to Preschoolers @ ELC

November 16

6:00 PM PTO Bingo Night @ FJSHS Commons

November 22

11:00 AM Thanksgiving Feast @ ELC & Lincoln

November 25-29

THANKSGIVING BREAK

December 3

6:00 Educational Forum @ FJSHS Commons

December 6

8:00 AM RiseNShine-4th Grade

December 8

3:00 PM Sounds of Christmas-Community Christmas Concert @ Methodist Church

December 16

7:00 PM Board of Education Meeting

December 18

12:00 PM Retiree Luncheon @ Bateman Commons

1:00 PM Community Christmas Pageant Dress Rehearsal

December 19

7:30 PM Community Christmas Pageant

December 20

11:00 AM Early Dismissal NO LUNCH SERVED

December 23-January 6

CHRISTMAS BREAK

January 7

8:00 AM School Back in Session

January 8

7:30 AM Biscuits and Gravy for Dad's Boys and Girls-Lincoln & ELC Day 1

January 9

7:30 AM Biscuits and Gravy for Dad's Boys and Girls-Lincoln & ELC Day 2

January 10

8:00 AM RiseNShine-3rd Grade

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Mermaids at the Courthouse???

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Counselor's Corner

Each month at Lincoln, we introduce character words at our RiseNShine assemblies. Last month's word was ENGAGED. No, we are not talking about matrimonial bliss, we're talking about staying focused, setting goals, and making a commitment to fulfill those goals! Parents, talk about goals with your children, share your personal goals as well as goals you have for them. The benefit of sharing is that you both will have someone in your home that will be committed to making sure you stay the course and work hard towards that goal! Another benefit of having these types of conversations is the relationship between you and your child will continue to strengthen. Plus, when you reach your goals, a celebration together will be in order! However, if the goal isn't reached you will be presented with an opportunity to use "growth mindset." Don't focus on failure, but create a climate and discussion on what was learned and how to become better NEXT TIME. So how will you be ENGAGED? How will you foster this word within your home? I can't wait to hear your personal stories.

A few things worth noting:

Attention Dads: The WatchDOGS program has officially begun! Interested? Contact me or Mr. Woodcock.

All parents: Small Group sessions are also in full swing and the students seem to have a positive response to them. Want to sign your child up for a group? Contact me by email, text, or phone call.

Mr. Fischer

mfischer@fredoniaks.com

Fire Chief Todd & Fireman Russell were in the building during October educating our students what it's like to be a fireman and how to be safe!

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