Lincoln Street News

October 2019

Message From The Principal

Dear families,

We have had a great start of the school year! Students have set up their learning goals for the year, pre-assessments have been done to identify the strengths and needs of each of our students, and teachers are already collaborating to provide the rigor and supports our students need in order to have a successful school year!

As you already know, parent collaboration is crucial, and appreciate you working side-by-side with our teachers to support each other. We also need your support establishing homework habits at home. Students should be reading 15-40 minutes a day (depending on the grade level). They should also be practicing their math concepts as it applies to their every day life. Whether we are working with pounds in the grocery store, adding the price of the items being purchased, or helping learn fractions while cooking, students should practice math concepts every day.

We also want to invite you to our Parent Informational Night. This is an important opportunity for you to hear about all the programs we offer at our school; find out how you can help your

student at home; and provide feedback about ideas for future workshops and any

other feedback/concerns you may have. Our goal is to ensure the success of every

student at our school by developing strong partnerships with our families.

Have a wonderful October!

Carmen Brodniak

Message from Family Outreach Liaison

Dear parents/guardians,

My name is Mery Rosario Palma. I am the new Family Outreach Liaison for Lincoln Street Elementary. It is a pleasure to be able to serve our families in the best way I can! I was previously employed at West Union Elementary as a Bilingual Assistant, I worked with students, but a lot of my time was also spent communicating with my non-English speaking families in which I loved to do! My specialty is helping! I love to help! I came from a family with little to no resources and not being able to speak English was also a barrier. I know how difficult it can be wanting your children to succeed, but struggling to find the resources. I watched it first hand and that is why I am here! I want to help you, help your family! My goal is for families to feel included, supported, and comfortable getting involved in their children’s academic lives! There is nothing that makes me happier than seeing I made a difference! I am so passionate about what I do and I can’t wait to start this journey and see where it takes me! I am here to work with you and be a team, that is why communication is vital in order to be able to assist you correctly! Please feel free to reach out to me at 503-844-1167 or email me at I look forward to meeting you all!

~~~~~~Upcoming Events~~~~~~~

Back to School Night

Join us in a night filled with vital information about our school! We will discuss programs, workshop ideas, receive feedback, and address any concern you may have! The night will be divided into 4 different sessions, all while your students are being carefully supervised in the cafeteria, enjoying a fun movie. Dinner will also be provided!

I hope to see you all there!

No School

October 10 and 11, School will be closed.

~~~~~~After School Programs~~~~~~

6th Grade Band

6th Grade Band begins October 1, every Tuesday from 2:05-4:05 pm.


Violin rehearsals begin October 1, Tuesdays and Thursdays at 2:05-4:05 pm.

Lynx Academy Reading

Lynx Academy Reading begins October 15 Tuesdays and Thursdays at 2:05-4:05 pm.

( No Lynx Academy Reading on Oct. 31)

Chess Club

Mondays from 2:05-4:00pm

Garden Club

Thursdays from 2:05pm-3:30pm

~~~~~~ Important Reminders~~~~~~

Attendance Matters!

Attendance is very important for all of our students to succeed every day. Please ensure your child goes to bed early and has plenty of time to get ready in the morning. Our bell rings at 7:45, therefore being on time is am important life skill to establish early on, and being late to school may lead to poor attendance. If a student is late or absent, he or she misses important instruction, let's work together to ensure all of our students are on time and in school every day. Please remember to call our school if your child will be absent and try to schedule appointments after school if possible.The following is an excused absence: student illness, bereavement, serious illness in the family, religious instruction, inclement weather, family emergencies, legal or court appointments requiring the student's attendance. Start building this healthy habit of going to school on time and be in school every day for your child to do well in school and in their future in high school, college, and work.

Cell Phone Policy at Lincoln Street Elementary

If students bring cells phones to school the expectation is that they are turned in to their classroom teacher at the beginning of the day. Teachers will store them in a secure location and return them to students at the end of the day.

Parents/guardians who wish to communicate with their child during the school day are welcome to call the front office and the message will be relayed. Students who wish to speak to their parent during the school day will need to first check in with their classroom teacher and they will help facilitate next steps.

Students who are seen with cell phones out during the school day will be asked to turn in their cell phone to the office and parents/guardians will need to come and pick up the phone from the office.

Lost & Found!

Parents please stop by our lost and found section to pick up your students sweaters or jackets before school is out.

Office Reminders!

The office hours are 7:15- 3:15pm. Parents please keep in mind that school doors open at 7:15am, you can drop off students at this time. Don't forget to remind students that the bell rings at 7:45am. After this time it's consider a tardy and students need to check in at the office to get a stamp.

Reminder To Parents and Guardians!

Early release every Wednesday at 1:35 pm K-6 Gr. Please contact the office ahead of time if you need to arrange a pick up or a different transportation than usual.