Lincoln Agenda

September 15-19, 22-26 * 2014

Fire Drill

We will have our fire drill on MONDAY, Sept. 15 at 8:55. If it is chilly, have them keep their coats on. Sorry about the crazy Monday morning, but we need to fit this in since we had to cancel last week's drill.

We're on a ROLL!

To celebrate our (preliminary and embargoed) grade of an A from the State of Indiana, I will have cinnamon rolls in the office on Monday morning. Start your week off with a treat! Keep up the good work. We're on a ROLL!

GCN Training

Please use one of these meeting-less mornings (if you are not included in one of the 504 or case conferences that are happening regularly) to complete your GCN Training. There is a red folder by the mailboxes to put your completed certificates in. Remember, these need to be completed individually. Thank you.

Curriculum Mapping Sessions

This summer grades K, 1, and 2 worked on their curriculum maps. K and 2 have maps that are ready to use at this time.

Please schedule the following dates for mapping at your grade level:

Grade 3 - Tuesday & Wednesday, Sept 23 & 24, 8:00-3:20 at Jane Ball

Grade 4 - Tuesday & Wednesday, Sept 30 & Oct. 1, 8:00-3:20 at Lincoln

Grade 5 - Tuesday & Wednesday, Oct. 7 & 8, 8:00-3:20 at Lincoln

As far as grade level members for mapping, if you mapped last year, and are still at the same grade level, I would ask for you to participate. We should have an ELA and Math representative at each grade level, but we are consolidating our time and resources and our reps will be working on both ELA and math.

If our previous members have changed grades, then I am asking for the grade level coordinators to please let me know who will be participating (2 per grade). Also, please fill out a pink sheet and turn it in to Meryl so that she may secure a substitute for you.


We have a new RTI schedule but there a few things that need to be worked out. Hold tight on the new schedule.

When you come to RTI and your student is on the agenda, please bring multiple copies (probably 15 copies) of the review sheet. The first meeting should go rather quickly for your student, as we are just reviewing basic data and stating the goal, unless there have been changes or there is something we need to know as a committee. Please be prepared to participate in decision making and discussion. Please bring your paperwork and documentation.

When you are in the library for the RTI collaboration session (on the "off" week), please discuss with your grade level team or colleagues and fill out the review sheet. This is a great time to talk about what might work in the classroom for that student.

As a Courtesy

Please be sure you are staying on schedule when picking up your students from specials, recess, etc. There is always the parent phone call or meeting that occasionally runs over, but as a rule of thumb, you should be on time. Thank you in advance.

Capital Improvements

If you would like to fill out a capital improvement form, they are by the teacher mailboxes. The PTO will be accepting these until the end of the month, so if you did not fill one out, it is not too late.

Constitution Day

Constitution Day sneaks up every year. It is on September 17. Please be sure to include a lesson about the Constitution on this day.


Even if you can't attend every PTO meeting, please consider joining the PTO. This is as easy as putting $5.00 in an envelope with your name on it. You can put this in the PTO mailbox.

Flower Fund

If you have not yet paid for the flower fund, please do so. Alyssa Monix is still in charge of the flower fund for this school year.

Spirit Wear

There are spirit wear flyers by the mailboxes. There will be an additional "Staff Only" spirit wear flyer with more spirit wear choices.

What's Happening....

Monday, 9/15

NWEA continues

Use old RTI schedule today - we have a few adjustments to make in order to make the new one work.

Tuesday, 9/16

Wednesday, 9/17- School Picture Day

Mother/Son Event at Zig-E's

Thursday, 9/18

RTI-Intermediate meets in Amanda's room, Primary meets in the library

Friday, 9/19

Blue Friday

8:05-PD Meeting Topic: Teacher Evaluation Tool

Monday, 9/22

College & Career Awareness Week

Tuesday, 9/23

3rd grade curriculum mapping

Wednesday, 9/24

3rd grade curriculum mapping

Mother/Son event rain date

Thursday, 9/25

Friday, 9/26

Support college and career awareness week by wearing a shirt from your favorite college! (Students too!)

8:05-Meeting in Library (more info below)