Mitchem's Memo


News and Notes

The BLT met on Friday and discussed some concerns with indoor recess. BLT members will be bringing information and ideas back to PLC's to promote discussion and obtain feedback.

The team also discussed ways to address traffic concerns on the main drive near door #1. We decided that cones will be strategically placed on the road to narrow the space to one lane. The safety of the students and staff are extremely important and this measure only strengthens that commitment. A phone message will be delivered to parents to prepare them for this added safety measure.

Lastly, the BLT discussed donations for the upcoming Trivia Night. We recognize the importance of supporting the PTA as they continue their efforts to raise money that all students at Lincoln benefit from. Team members will bring ideas to back to their teams for feedback. The BLT will meet again soon to discuss how we will proceed.

Science Olympiad: What is it like to be a bird?

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PARCC Testing

As communicated at the staff meeting, our PARCC testing window will be Monday, April 11th through Friday, April 22nd.

More information will become available after the principals meet with Julie and I meet with grades 3-5 to set our testing schedule.


FnP testing needs to be completed by March 1st.

K-2: All students need to be assessed

3-5: Students who are below level need to be assessed

Duties for the week:

Team: Bulldogs

1st Grade Door-Beth Chase and Andrew Rachford

K Playground-Jenna Aagaard

South Playground-Ellen Therens and Debbie Queen

5th Grade Door-Scott Ellison

After School Car and Lounge Duty-Katie Brown

On the horizon

2/8-Battle of the Books @ Wheaton Library 4 PM

2/9-Elementary Principals Meeting

2/9-Canned Food Drive

2/10-Grade Level Problem Solving (Grades 3-5)

2/12-Valentine's Day Parties

2/15-President's Day-No School

2/16-Wellness Committee Meeting

2/17-Shift Day Monday Schedule

2/17-Grade Level Problem Solving (Grades K-2)

Quote of the Week

"Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire."

~William Butler Yeats

February Birthdays

Andrew Rachford-9th

Lauren Fitzgerald-14th

Georgia Noonan-18th

Sandy Clapp-23rd

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