Friday, November 4, 2022
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Message From Dr. Cole
Hello Lion Families!
It was another great week of learning at TLA. There were field trips, career panels, experiments, and rocket launches galore. There is also an amazing community event called Make48 that is happening right here this weekend. Please take a look at their website make48.com. The Lincoln Academy continues to shine!
I wanted to share some other news that occurred today. At approximately 11:30 am, the school was placed under a brief HOLD status due to a medical emergency in the cafeteria. The building was released to proceed with business as usual around 11:45 am. This was not a LOCKDOWN, nor has there been any information or concerns that would warrant such a response today.
Around the same time, there was a concerning message that some middle school scholars received on their Chromebooks. Administrators were notified immediately and the concern was investigated. It was found to be pop up ads and there was no inherent danger to the school or scholars. Ms. Riddle spoke with all middle school classrooms to let them know there was no danger. Support staff was available to speak to scholars as well. We take these incidents very seriously and want you to be assured that safety is our number one priority. We understand some scholars emailed or called home during this time and families were misinformed about these events. If you have any concerns or questions, please feel free to reach out to Ms. Riddle or me.
Please have a joyous weekend!
HS Scholars Cooperate with 1st Grade Scholars for Rocket Launch
K4 and HS Animal Science Scholars Chick Collaboration
We have one more week of enjoying watching and studying our chicks growth in the agriculture lab at TLA. Last week, animal science scholars worked in small groups with 4K scholars to get an up close look at the chicks. They were able to see the egg tooth on the chicks! It brought many smiles to all scholars involved.
Outdoor Learning at Welty Environmental Center
The weather has been beautiful to go out into nature and learn. K5, 1st, and 9th graders recently took a field trip to Welty Environmental Center to participate in hands-on learning. K5 scholars learned about how to identify different types of clouds. 1st-grade scholars learned about nature’s defense mechanisms, including camouflage. 9th graders learned about thermal energy and took light and ground temperatures.
9th Grade Biology Scholars Learn About the PH Scale
This past week we have been busy in science classes! Biology scholars are studying chemistry in biology and learning about the pH scale. The scholars had the opportunity to explore acids and bases and test some everyday substances. This is leading into our lessons on organic chemistry and the building blocks of life.
Pumpkin Design Contest Winners
Field Trips This Week
- No field trips this week.
Parent Teacher Conferences
76% of Families Have Registered for Their PT Conference
Please Mark Your Calendar for Parent-Teacher Conferences
- Thursday, Nov 10th 4:30pm – 7:30pm
- Friday, Nov 11th 8:00am – 12:00pm
- Quarter One PT Conferences are required for every scholar.
SCHEDULE YOUR CONFERENCES ONLINE
- Use the Skyward Conference Scheduler option in Family Access. Scheduling instructions are attached below.
- Schedule early so that you can reserve the best time for your family.
Book Fair During PT Conferences
We will be hosting a Literati Book Fair at conferences on November 10th from 4:30 - 7:30 P.M. and on November 11th from 8:00 - 11:45 A.M. Purchases may also be made online (please make sure you select The Lincoln Academy) and proceeds will benefit the library program. Please see the attached Literati PDF for more details/options and be sure to visit the online fair for more purchasing options.
Here are our academic shout outs for the week:
Mrs. Rutledge/Ms. Davies
Ms. Swanson/Ms. Brown
Ms. Baroni/Ms. Smith
Math Module 2 Summative Assessment 2nd Grade 100% Club!
Jaylin, Bowen, Arhaan, Haven, Frederick, Alice, Jamarion, Emma, Haven, Kelsie, Elias, Peter, Persephonie
Building a Positive School Culture
Congratulations middle school scholars for another successful week of positive points! It is truly amazing to see the on tasks behavior, positive peer to peer, active engagement, classwork completion and level 0 during instruction. We love hearing how excited they are to receive FIVE points in a class. Keep up the great work and thank you parents for your support.
High school scholars, we appreciate your help and your leadership towards our primary scholars. You are setting the standard and what the expectations are at TLA. We are also starting silent lunch this week for high school scholars that receive an infraction.
Get ready for some fun as we focus on creativity this month! One way to think about creativity is “using your imagination to create something new or solve a problem.” Opportunities to be creative are all around us! How can you find ways to be creative as a family this month? Creativity is 1 of 3 traits we will focus on throughout the year that helps students Be Well. Throughout the school, students will be developing skills like emotion regulation, positive self-talk, and stress-management.
Career Chat with Mrs. Benisch
November’s career focus is Business!
Our middle school scholars started the month by participating in a Business World Simulation with South Beloit students. During the one-day simulation at Hendricks CareerTek, scholars worked together to build a business from the ground up and then showcased their new product in a mock trade show at the end of the day. Check out some of the creative products that were developed by our scholars.
High school scholars in Manufacturing Enterprise created a simulation for third grade scholars to learn about the manufacturing process. Scholars learned how to assemble, engrave, and package their Home Depot toolbox kit.
New Clubs are Starting
Quarter 2 clubs start next week and will run through January 13th. Most clubs will run from 4:00-5:00 on their assigned day; however culinary club will run from 4:15-5:15. Scholars must be picked up at 5:00, or 5:15 for culinary. Clubs meet on the assigned days below.
- Art Club-Tuesdays/Thursdays
- Cooking Club-Mondays/Tuesdays
- Entrepreneurship Club-Wednesdays
- Gaming Club-Tuesday/Thursdays
- Scholar Council-Mondays
Please log in to your scholar’s Skyward account and pay the $10 participant fee.
Athletic Update with Mr. Clothier
Winter Sports are just around the corner. Any scholars interested in participating in Boys Basketball, Girls Basketball, Cheer, or Wrestling need to complete the following.
Attend a Athletic Code of Conduct Meeting
Parents/Scholars are only required to attend one Code of Conduct meeting each school year.
Complete the four required athletic forms in Skyward.
A current physical form. Turn in to TLA Office.
Pay athletic fees. $25 per season.
Mr. Clothier will be hosting the last Athletic Code of Conduct meeting during Parent/Teacher conferences. Parents and scholars with questions or concerns regarding athletics are encouraged to attend.
Thank you to those TLA scholars that tried out for Cheerleading. Squad members will be announced in next week's newsletter.
Start Dates for Winter Athletics:
HS Boys Basketball - Nov 14, 2022
HS Girls Basketball - Nov 14, 2022
HS Wrestling - Nov 14, 2022
HS Cheer - Nov 14, 2022
MS Cheer - November 14th, 2022
MS Wrestling - January 2nd, 2022
MS Girls Basketball - January 2nd, 2022
Please follow the TLA Athletic Calendar at https://as.rschooltoday.com/public/genie/1549/school/1/
You may also receive notifications when there are schedule additions or changes by downloading the rSchoolToday Activity Scheduler.
Fall Sports Banquet
Time to Get Ready for Winter Weather
It's that time of year again... With the colder weather/winter season approaching, we would like to remind families to please make sure that your scholar is dressed appropriately for the weather. Children will be outdoors for recess unless it is raining or the windchill is 15 degrees or below.
If you need additional support in getting a winter coat, hat, or gloves for your scholar, please reach out to the School Social Worker, Mrs. Nitz, at (608) 690-5158 or email@example.com
The school office closes at 4:30. Entry for bathroom use closes at this time.
Upcoming Events Calendar
11/10 - 11/11 - Parent/Teacher Conferences & Book Fair
11/11 - NO SCHOLAR ATTENDANCE
11/11 - Veterans Day
11/16 - Primary Awards Ceremony (K4 - 1st 8:15 - 9:00 am) (2nd - 3rd 9:15 - 10:00 am)
11/17 - Middle School Awards Ceremony (8:15 - 9:00 am)
11/17 - High School Awards (3:00 - 3:45 pm)
11/22 - Dress Down Day
11/22 - PLC Meeting (4:30 – 5:30 pm)
11/23 - 11/25 NO SCHOOL - Thanksgiving Break