The Lincoln Lightning
"Your SPARK of information!"
May 6, 2022
I hope you are having a wonderful start to May! Today we had an in-person all-school assembly! It was wonderful! We celebrated with our Girls on the Run, Destination Imagination, April and May Birthdays, Noetic Learning (math) awards, SPARK and Lightning Awards, Class Bolt Awards, kicked off our all-school read, and learned a little more about our science fair!!! We also looked at our Vision of a Graduate goal for the month of May... Collaboration. Let's all work together to make this month incredible!
We can't wait to continue our celebrations and hope to see all of you at our Celebration of Learning on June 2nd! Have a wonderful and SPARKY weekend!
Michelle Miner, Ed.D
Principal Lincoln Elementary
Exciting Job Opportunity!
As you know, Mrs. Jennifer Pionek is our new Adm. Asst. in Lincoln's office, beginning July 1st. We are looking for someone to fill her present position. Please feel free to call our office with any questions you might have. (414)773-1300The Healthroom/Clerical Assistant performs general office work that assists with the smooth operation of the school.
For a complete job description, please click on the following link:
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Important Dates to Remember:
Wednesday, May 11th - 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th gr to Longfellow's Frozen 8:30-11:15 a.m.
Monday, May 16th - 5th gr to Camp Whitcomb overnight
Friday, May 20th - Family Night
Monday, May 23rd - 1st gr to Food Pantry 12:10 p.m.
Thursday, May 26th - Spirit Day/Red, White and Blue Day
NO SCHOOL Friday, May 27th and Monday, May 30th
*Early Release - every Wednesday at 2:20pm
*Soft Landing for Morning Entry - 8:00-8:15am at our Underwood Ave. entrance. Please utilize our 'Hug and Go' area and be mindful of the handicapped parking area in the middle. Also, our neighbors would ask that you not block their driveways during this time and dismissal.
WPD Special Needs Registry
Dear Parents and Families:
We’re excited to invite you to our upcoming Scholastic Book Fair. Hosted by our staff, this event is an opportunity for students of all ages to build their home libraries and further their love of reading. As always, all purchases benefit our school.
After missing out on many beloved traditions, our spring Book Fair will be a familiar, welcome, and safe event for our students. Here’s what you need to know about the Fair, which will take place from May 18 – 20 at Lincoln School in the Community Room.
Our Book Fair offers eWallet, a safe and secure alternative to cash. Simply create a free account to add funds and/or invite family and friends to contribute so your child can select their own books. Any unused funds can be spent at The Scholastic Store Online or to fund a future eWallet.
If you can’t make it to the Fair, then shop at our school’s Online Book Fair. All orders ship directly to your home, and shipping is free for book orders over $25. Your online orders will also benefit our school.
Visit Lincoln’s Book Fair homepage to learn more and get started with eWallet and online shopping: https://www.scholastic.com/bf/lincolnelemschool4
We’re excited to celebrate our love of books together at the Book Fair. We look forward to seeing your child there!
Michelle Miner, Ed.D
Principal, Lincoln Elementary
SHARE SOME LOVE FOR OUR STAFF - STOCK THE TEACHERS' LOUNGE!
- K-cups of any kind (coffee, tea, hot chocolate, cider)
- Flavored Creams
- Sodas (regular and diet)
- Sparkling Water
- Vitamin Water
- Healthy Snacks (nuts, protein bars, etc.)
- Unhealthy Treats (chips, cookies, etc.)
- Paper Plates, Bowls, Coffee Cups, Napkins
- Anything else you can think of :)
Thanks for your continued support of our amazing staff!
District Updates for Families + Students May 2-6, 2022
NEW: Personnel Updates
The Division of Academic Performance is pleased to announce that the following hiring recommendations will be made to the Wauwatosa School Board on Monday, May 9, 2022.
JK-5 ELA: Brenda Jones
6-12 ELA: Katie Crivello
JK-5 Math: Liza Weber
6-12 Math: Melissa Jaques
K-12 Science: Sarah Blechacz (external hire)
K-12 Social Studies: TBD
Additionally, Mrs. Stephanie Calarco has submitted her resignation as principal of Eisenhower Elementary School. The resignation will appear on the consent agenda to be presented at the May 6, 2022 School Board meeting. The Human Resources Department will immediately post for the principal position at Eisenhower Elementary School. Dr. Means will be scheduling New Principal Listening Sessions in the coming weeks to connect with Eisenhower staff, students and families to better understand the strengths of the school community and the necessary characteristics of the next principal.
NEW: Annual Stakeholder Surveys
Next week, parents, guardians and caregivers will receive a link to an optional survey that will ask questions about your child’s/children’s school, District leadership, the School Board and other important topics. The survey should take approximately 10 minutes to complete per child. Your opinion is important and you are strongly encouraged to provide your honest feedback. All data collected through this survey will be shared anonymously with district leadership. The data will help us plan for a bright future in the Wauwatosa School District.
Students in grades 4-12 will also receive a link to a survey that asks questions related to their classes, teacher(s), friends, available support and their school in general. This survey is completely optional and will have no impact on your child’s/children’s grade(s). If you do not want your child/children to receive this survey, please complete this form no later than 5 pm on Monday, May 9, 2022.
NEW: Now Hiring - Buildings + Grounds
The Wauwatosa School District Buildings and Grounds Department is seeking temporary, seasonal, Operation Relief Worker Aides for the summer of 2022. The position is full time for the summer months, but part time hours will be considered. Duties include but are not limited to lawn mowing, trimming, brush removal, cleaning, furniture moving, deliveries, and maintaining athletic fields. This is a great summer position with a wide variety of tasks. Interested candidates should visit click here to submit an application. Questions about this position can be directed to Mark Brielmaier via email at Briemmla@wawuatosa.k12.wi.us.
NEW: Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month
Since 1979, May has been a dedicated time to celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander heritage, but it wasn't until 1992 that May was officially designated as a month to celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander heritage. Please click here to learn more and access resources that will support further learning.
NEW: Strategic Planning Update
The Wauwatosa School District’s Strategic Planning Steering Committee met for the second time on Monday, May 2. By the conclusion of next week’s meeting on May 10, the Committee will finalize a profile that reflects the best attributes of the District. Then, the School Board will develop a response in the form of a mission and vision statement, value statements and clear goals. Visit our website to stay up to date with the latest news and information regarding the strategic planning process.
NEW: Summer Theatre Tryouts
Children entering grades 3 through 7 (in the 2022-23 school year) are welcome to audition for the Children’s Theatre of Wauwatosa’s upcoming performance of Thumbelina on Monday, May 9, 2022 at 6:30 pm at the Lois Weber Theater inside Longfellow Middle School. More information can be found here.
NEW: 2022-23 School Year Calendars
Please find the 2022-23 at-a-glance calendar here.
FINAL REMINDER: Tosa Transitions Craft Fair
On May 7, you can purchase unique items created by the individuals utilizing the District’s community-based transition services! More information about the Tosa Transitions Craft Fair can be found here.
FINAL REMINDER: Whitman Middle School + Wauwatosa Montessori Present Shrek Jr.
Whitman Middle School & Montessori Proudly Present Shrek Jr. Please join us Thursday May 12 & Friday May 13 at 7pm & Saturday May 14 at 2pm at West High School for our Shrek-tastic production! Over 85 Whitman, Montessori & Wauwatosa West students are helping create this amazing show. Come see a Dragon, Ogres, Dulocians, and all the Fairytale Creatures celebrate their individuality and find their strength in each other. Big dance numbers, fantastic songs and entertainment await! Don't miss out!
Open House + Ribbon Cutting Events
Families, students, staff and community members are invited to attend four open house and ribbon cutting events to celebrate what our community created as a result of the 2018 Referendum. Please click here for more information. If you wish to learn more about a specific event, please reach out to that school directly.
Summer School Registration Now Open
Summer School registration is now open for all individuals. All enrollments should be conducted via Infinite Campus. Course selection will close on Friday, June 10. For more information, please visit our Summer School web page.
Longfellow Middle School Presents Frozen Jr.
Please join Longfellow Middle School on May 12, 13, 14, 20 and 21 for their spring musical, Frozen Jr. When their kingdom becomes trapped in perpetual winter, fearless Anna joins forces with mountaineer Kristoff and his reindeer sidekick to find Anna's sister, Snow Queen Elsa, and break her icy spell. Although their epic journey leads them to encounters with mystical trolls, a comedic snowman, harsh conditions, and magic at every turn, Anna and Kristoff bravely push onward in a race to save their kingdom from winter's cold grip. Come and join the people of Arendelle as they tell the story of Disney’s Frozen Jr. Additional information and a link for tickets can be found here.