Lincoln Elementary Newsletter

November 2022 Edition


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Thank you Mrs. Videla (2nd Grade Teacher) for showcasing respect for all countries and their cultures!

Important Dates & Information:


District School Calendar

November 3-15: Student Council Veteran's Day Collection

November 8: School Closed/ PD Day for Staff

November 10-11: Teacher's Convention (School Closed)

November 15: Parent Teacher Conferences

November 23: Single Session Day

November 24-25: Thanksgiving Recess

November 29: Parent Teacher Conferences


-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

"How to Days"

Spark Curiosity- 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.

How To Days Volunteer- Mr. Winters (Holden's Dad)

Huge thank you to Mr. Winters for volunteering to come in for our "How To Days" at Lincoln. All our second grade students had so much fun learning about model cars. Holden was especially proud to see his dad present to his class. We appreciate your time and hard work!

HOW TO DAYS VOLUNTEER- Ms. Encarnacion (Zoimy's Mom)

Huge thank you to Ms. Encarnacion for volunteering to come in for our "How To Days" at Lincoln. We appreciate your expertise in doing hair. The students loved learning from you. Zoimy is so proud of you! We appreciate your time and hard work!


Week of Respect Highlights- Mrs. Hupp (4th Grade Teacher)

Students in Mrs. Hupp's class showed respect for themselves by wearing their favorite motivational shirt and showed respect for their differences by wearing mismatched clothing. Students also demonstrated respect for other cultures by creating their own cultural word problems in Math using data from Google Maps.

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More Week of Respect Highlights- Ms. Geer (2nd Greade)

Ms. Geer's second graders discussed self-love and completed webs filled with reasons why they like themselves, which are now displayed in our classroom as a reminder to always practice self-love!
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More Week of Respect Highlights- Ms. Videla (2nd Grade)

Ms. Videla shared the story I Am Enough with the class. The student made webs with their names in the centers and details about themselves. They celebrated all the things that they love about them! They also wrote about and illustrated pictures demonstrating why they are special!
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Lincoln Lions came together to walk for breast cancer. Thank you Ms. Fleischman for being our leader! Thank you to Mrs. Amaral, Ms. Eng, Ms. Petonak, Ms. Ballon, Ms. Penrose, Mr. DeVito, Ms. Matthew, Ms. Brown, and Mrs. DiFazio for being part of this amazing experience.
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Parent Learning Festival

Lincoln’s Annual Parent Learning Festival, held on October 13, 2022 was attended by over 120 parents and families. This was an educational and informative evening filled with learning and strategies to help parents support their child at home. Over 34 teachers and staff prepared a variety of meaningful and engaging workshops for parents to choose from. Thank you Mrs. Blum for leading this event for us!
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Thank you to our amazing PTO President, Elizabeth Conley, and volunteers for putting together a great Fall Festival for our students. Students enjoyed playing games, dancing, eating, face painting, and jumping on the bounce house!
Lincoln Halloween Parade Slide Show

Click here to see all our SPOOKINESS!

Updates from Music, Gym, Art, and Spanish

Music- Update from Mrs. Mount and Ms. Horvat

All music classes are in full swing. All Kindergarten, LLD, 1st, and 2nd grade students are learning music using a new program called First Steps in Music. I am sure they have shared some of these songs with you at home. 4th and 5th graders have learned and sung Canons. 3rd graders are learning playground games such as the hand clapping game called Billy.

Band and Orchestra lessons have started. 4th Grade students are learning their instruments. 5th grade students are dusting off the cobwebs and preparing music for the concert.

The music teachers and students are busily planning the Winter Concert.


For the month of October, students are working on their tossing, throwing and catching skills. Students are sharpening these skills through a variety of games and drills. Once students are more confidant with these three skills, they will want to participate and stay more active with games and activities that require throwing, tossing and catching. Will we also begin fitness testing this month. Once the assessment is complete, we work with the students to create individual fitness goals for them to work towards throughout the school year. We will conclude the month with some Fall Festive activities and games.

Looking for ways to hear about your child’s PE class… Try a few of these conversation starters to see what your child is learning in Physical Education Class.

  1. Tell me about the best part P.E. class.

  2. What was the most challenging part of P.E class today?

  3. What skills are you working on in P.E. class?

  4. How is this year's P.E class different from last year's virtual P.E. class

  5. Can you show me (or teach me) something you learned today?


Your child has PE class 2 times a week. Please make sure they are wearing sneakers.

SPANISH- Update from Mrs. Ferreira

My students create their own avatars in Class Dojo. Our Class Dojo encourages students to have positive behaviors and build wonderful classroom communities. Join our Class Dojo and see your kids’ progress.


Lincoln finally has an art room. Students are working hard and exploring their talents!

Art- UPDATE from Ms. Ballo

Kindergarten student’s show their Piet Mondrian inspired artwork.

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.
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Happy birthday to everyone celebrating in November!

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