The Lincoln Lightning

"Your SPARK of information!"

February 18th, 2022

Dear Lincoln Families,

I love February! There are so many great things about this month that make it so special. February is the month of love and February is a time for magical learning in the classroom when our students begin to hit their stride and find their SPARKS!

Have a wonderful weekend! I'm still hoping for some more snow. Who's with me? :)

Be well,

Michelle Miner, Ed.D

Principal, Lincoln Elementary

Please make sure to click on the links below:

Junior Kindergarten News

Senior Kindergarten News

1st Grade News

2nd Grade News

3rd Grade News

4th Grade News

5th Grade News

Important Dates to Remember:

Monday, Feb. 21st - Principal's Chat in the Community Room, 9:00 a.m. All invited!

Friday, Feb. 25th - School Spirit Day/Vocabulary Day

Monday, March 7th - Trimester 2 Ends

Friday, March 11th - High Interest sign up for 3rd, 4th and 5th grade

Friday, March 18th - Rock Your Socks Day! Report cards available on-line; last day of school before spring break

Monday, March 21st through March 27th - NO SCHOOL; Spring Break

Monday, March 28th - Classes Resume

*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.


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!

Library News

The Wauwatosa Elementary Libraries encourage all readers to learn more about Black History during the month of February and all year round. Check out these amazing titles at your school's library or the Wauwatosa Public Library today!
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Lincoln Girls on the Run

Information below:

Winter Weather

The cold weather season is upon us! As a district we will be using the National Health Center’s rating scale of safe time outdoors. The “magic” number to keep children indoors is -5 degrees with the wind chill and temperature combination (although we also take into account the sunshine and wind present that day). Children love to play outside in the snow. As long as the weather permits, we take them out for recess. All students are expected to be outside unless there is a medical reason prohibiting them from doing so. Please be sure to send your child in boots, snow pants, a warm jacket, hat and mittens to be able to participate in snow activities. Don’t forget to label items with your child’s name so that we can return them if they are misplaced.

District Updates for Families + Students February 14 - 18, 2022

NEW: North Avenue Road Closure

Beginning on Monday, March 14, 2022 and continuing through late summer 2022, North Avenue will be closed between 109th Street and 116th Street. Individuals who use this route should use Mayfair Road (Hwy 100) or 124th Street to Burleigh to get around the closure.

UPDATED: Provide Feedback on the District’s ESSER Funding Proposal

At this week’s School Board meeting, Dr. Demond Means presented the District’s ESSER Funding Proposal, which serves as a menu of options for the School Board and our stakeholders to respond to publicly. You can view a recording of the Board Meeting here, and you can review the presentation in PDF format here. The District understands that the funds available will not cover all of the initiatives outlined in the proposal. Therefore, we must gather feedback to understand our community’s areas of priority.

All stakeholders are encouraged to provide feedback at an upcoming ESSER III Engagement Meeting:

  • DATE CHANGED: Tuesday, February 22 at 6 pm - Longfellow Middle School Library

  • Wednesday, February 23 at 6 pm - Wauwatosa West High School Steiner Center

  • Thursday, February 24 at 6 pm - Whitman Middle School Library

If you are unable to attend one of these meetings, you may provide feedback via a brief survey. Please be sure to review the ESSER Funding Proposal in its entirety and then complete the survey.

Additional information regarding ESSER funding can be found here.


The application period for Underwood STEM (USTEM), Wauwatosa STEM (WSTEM), Wauwatosa Montessori and Middle School STEM programs will be open from Monday, February 7 to Friday, February 25, 2022 at 4 pm. Individuals are strongly encouraged to submit their applications via Infinite Campus. Instructions for submitting via Infinite Campus can be found here. Paper applications will also be available at each school if needed.

FINAL REMINDER: Help Stock the Wauwatosa School District Community Closet

The Wauwatosa School District’s Parent Teacher Association (PTA) Council will be opening the district’s first ever community closet to provide students and families in need with clothing, toiletries and other critical items. Community members are encouraged to drop off new clothing and toiletries on Saturday, February 19, 2022 from 9 - 11 am at Longfellow Middle School (7600 W. North Avenue, Wauwatosa).

REMINDER: COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic

AMI Health will be holding a second vaccination clinic at Lincoln Elementary School from 9 am to 3 pm on Saturday, February 26, 2022. Additional information can be found in this flyer. Please note that this event is managed by AMI Health, and any questions should be directed to AMI.

Math - Sense of Belonging

Click here to access the latest math news.

Lincoln Special Education Aide/Assistant Needed!

The Wauwatosa School District seeks a full-time (1.0 FTE) Special Education Assistant/Aide for Lincoln Elementary School. A Special Education Assistant works with students under the supervision of certified teachers to support and services students with disabilities throughout the school day. Duties include providing academic instruction, behavioral supports, supervision, daily living and delegated nursing tasks to students with disabilities.

Please follow this link if you are interested in applying.


There's still time to order your 2022 yearbook! Just go to to find our school's unique page or click the link below.

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