In the Lincoln Loop January 2022

Home of the Preschool, Kindergarten, & 1st Grade Vikings!

Lincoln Elementary School

Principal: Shelley Gardner

Secretary: Sarah Swanson

Billing Clerk: Meagan Genton

In This Month's Edition...

  • Yearbook Ordering Information
  • Low Income Assistance
  • No School Day
  • 22-23 Preschool Information
  • Early Childhood Screening Date
  • Policy Reminders
  • Important Upcoming Events

Announcements

  • Technology Fees are Due! The technology fee for 21-22 is $25/student, or $75 max/family. If you haven't already, please bring your payment to the Lincoln Office. We accept cash, check, money order, and credit/debit card. You can pay online as well.
  • Immunization Clinic: The Immunization clinic scheduled during November will be rescheduled. As soon as there is a new date we will send out a note!
  • PTO: There will be a PTO meeting at the Parsons Public Library on January 19th at 5:30pm.
  • Site Council: There will be a Site Council meeting via Zoom on January 20th at 5:00pm. Please email Mrs. Gardner for the meeting ID information at sgarder@vikingnet.net.
  • Early Childhood Screenings: If you would like to make an appointment for your child to have an early childhood screening, please call the Tri-County Office at 620-331-6303. The next date for screenings is January 10th.

Low-Income Energy Assistance Program - From the Kansas Department for Children & Families

"LIEAP provides an annual benefit to help qualifying households pay winter heating bills. Persons with disabilities, older adults and families with children are the primary groups assisted. Applications for the program will be accepted beginning Monday, Jan. 3.



To qualify, applicants must be responsible for direct payment of their heating bills. Income eligibility requirements are set at 150 percent of the federal poverty level. The level of benefit varies according to household income, number of people living in the home, type of residence, type of heating fuel and utility rates.


Applicants need to have made payments on their heating bill two out of the last three months. Those payments must be equal to or exceed $80 or the total balance due on their energy bills, whichever is less.


Applications for the program have been mailed to households that received energy assistance last year. LIEAP applications are also available at local DCF offices and through partnering agencies starting Jan. 3. They can be

requested by calling 1-800-432-0043.

To apply online, visit https://cssp.kees.ks.gov/apspssp/sspNonMed.portal.

For more information, visit http://www.dcf.ks.gov/services/ees/Pages/EnergyAssistance.aspx.


Applications will be accepted from Jan. 3 to 5 p.m. March 31."

We Are Now Accepting Preschool Applications for the 2022-2023 School Year!

Our preschool application is now LIVE for the next school year!! Our preschool program is on a first-come, first-serve basis so those who submit their applications early will get first priority! Listed below are some of the base requirements for your student to be eligible for preschool:


  • Must be 3- or 4-years old on or before August 31st, 2022.
  • Has reliable transportation to and from school (preschool students are not eligible to ride the bus to and from school).
  • Must be potty-trained! (Can use the restroom on their own, no pull-ups).


Please keep in mind that this is an application, NOT an enrollment. Preschool applications must be processed and approved by the school first, and will then either be approved or put on our waitlist. You will ONLY complete the enrollment once it is approved.

Acceptance letters will be sent out in June or July, and letters with their teacher information will be sent out after.


Below is the link to our fillable PDF application on our website, as well as the document itself if you'd like to print it out and fill it out that way. Or, we have physical copies in the office that you can pick up!


You can email your completed application to the school secretary, Sarah Swanson at sswanson@vikingnet.net. If you have any questions at all about our preschool programs, please don't hesitate to call the office!

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NO SCHOOL on Monday, January 17th

Don't forget!!! There is NO SCHOOL on Monday, January 17th for Martin Luther King Jr. Day. School will resume on Tuesday, January 18th.
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Important Upcoming Events!

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Safety Reminders!

  • Please use the designated crosswalks! If it is busy during morning or afternoon drop off/pick up, please don't let your child cross the street by themselves!
  • Do NOT park in the bus lane! There are signs by the bus lane on both sides of the school. Please do NOT park in the bus lane!
  • It is illegal to pass a bus with its lights on and stop signs out. If you come across a stopped bus with it's stop signs out and lights flashing, do NOT pass it, regardless which side of the road you are on! It's against the law and while you can receive a hefty fee if pulled over, the sentence is much worse if you happen to hit a child.
Lincoln Reading Corner by Mrs. Whitney Spencer

Reading is a lifelong skill, you never stop working on it! Check out the link above to Reading Rockets! It's a great resource with lots of videos, blogs, and fun stuff to support your child.

Useful Links

KanPay Online Payments

Please use this link to pay for child care, preschool, or meal fees online.

Infinite Campus - Parent/Student Portal

If you do not have your Infinite Campus Parent Portal login information, please call or email the office to get it set up.

Important Upcoming Dates!

Policies & Basic Info

Policy Reminders

  • Masks are required to be worn by all Students, Staff, and Parents inside buildings. Masks can be taken off during breakfast/lunch and recess.
  • On days your child is absent for any reason, please contact the office. To prevent the automatic call, please notify us before 8:30.
  • Please do not let your child cross the street without an adult, and always use the marked cross walks. Do not park in the drop off/bus lane.
  • If your child will have a change of plans as to how they are going to get home, please call the office before 3:00 so we can get them where they need to be. For AM Pre-K, please call before 10:30.
  • School hours are from 8:00-3:30 for Kindergarten and First Grade. AM Pre-K classes are from 8:00-11:00, and PM Pre-K is from 12:20-3:20.
  • School doors open at 7:40 every morning.
  • If you are running late for morning drop-off (after 8:10) please sign your student in at the front office. You must sign them in if they will be coming after this time.
  • Late start every Wednesday. Doors will still open at 7:40am, breakfast will be served 7:40 to 8:15am, and class will start at 8:30 am. Busses will run 25 min later than normal.
  • Birthday Treats- All treats must be pre-packaged and store bought.

Meals & Pre-K Fee Info

  • ALL student meals will be free for the entire 2021-2022 school year. This includes students who would not normally qualify for free or reduced lunches.
  • Breakfast is in the gym starting at 7:40
  • Daycare lunch is from 11:05 - 11:35
  • Kindergarten lunch is from 11:15-11:45 and First Grade lunch is from 12:00-12:30.
  • At this time, parents are not able to eat in the cafeteria with the students.
  • Preschool fees have been waived for the duration of the 2021-2022 school year for all preschool students.
  • If you have any questions regarding your student's account(s), please call the office or email Meagan, the billing secretary : meagangenton@vikingnet.net

21-22 Child Care Services

We are SO excited to be able to offer our child care services for this school year! We will have child care services for the following times:


  • Before School (6:45am-7:30am): $15/week.
  • Opposite of PreK (8:00am-12:20pm or 11:00am-3:20pm): $50/week.
  • After School- Available for PreK-8th grade (3:30pm-5:15pm): $25/week.


A few things will be different from previous years...


  • You must have a child care form completed.
  • No drop-ins allowed without a child care form in our records.
  • This is a pay ahead program, meaning you must have the week paid IN FULL prior to your child attending.
  • Fees will be charged by the week instead of by the day, regardless of how many days you used these services. However, if your child is quarantined by the health department, you will be exempt from paying for that time, or if it is a short school week due to a holiday, inservice, or inclement weather.



Payment is due on Monday of each week. We currently have openings for Before School and Morning PreK Daycare. All other sessions have a waitlist at this time.


If you are interested in using these services, please fill out the form attached below and return to the Lincoln School office, or email to sswanson@vikingnet.net. Forms are also available at the office.

Daycare Payment Info

  • Payment is due each week on Monday. This MUST be paid to hold the spot for the student. Statements will be sent home each week with student (if a balance is due).
  • Payments can be by cash, check, paid online, or by phone. If you are writing a check, please make it payable to Lincoln Elementary. Use the KanPay Payments link above to submit an online payment.

Forms

Below are various forms you are welcome to fill out if you are interested. Please return to the office or email to sswanson@vikingnet.net