The Lincoln Lightning
"Your SPARK of information!"
May 13, 2022
Dear Lincoln Families:
I’d like to begin by giving you an honest and heartfelt THANK YOU from the entire Lincoln staff. This year, more than ever, I think it’s important to acknowledge and celebrate the incredible staff we have, and your showering of support and gratitude has been incredible. We’ve felt your deep appreciation. We truly know that we are working together in a place full of love, support, and a shared commitment to our children. This is what makes Lincoln the very special place it is. It’s our home.
The month of May has arrived and isn’t it beautiful! It is an exciting time of year for everyone in many ways, not the least of which are the longer days with more sunshine! Lincoln students have worked hard and shown much progress in all subject areas. We will have many celebrations in the next month to honor their accomplishments.
Have a wonderful weekend, enjoy the sunshine, and… Go Bucks!
As always, please let me know if I can help or support you in any way.
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:
Lost and Found
Please make sure to click on the links below:
Important Dates to Remember:
Monday, May 16th - 5th gr to Camp Whitcomb overnight
Wednesday, May 18th through Friday, May 20th - Scholastic Book Fair in the gym
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
Tuesday, May 31st - Leadership Club Celebration 12:30-3:20 p.m.
Wednesday, June 1st - 1st gr to Tosa Library 8:30-10:20 a.m.
Friday, June 3rd - Rainbow Day
Sunday, June 5th - Lincoln's Greatest Showcase!
Tuesday, June 7th - 1st gr to Zoo 8:45 a.m.-2 p.m.
Thursday, June 9th - Last day for JK; Field Day; Moving Up Day
Friday, June 10th - Last Day of School, students released 11:30 a.m.
Wednesday, June 15th - Report Cards available on-line
*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.
District Updates for Families + Students May 9-13, 2022
NEW: Last Day of School
The last day of school is Friday, June 10, 2022. This will be a half-day. Please see release times below:
High School: 10:45 am
7th grade: 11:40 am
6th grade: 11:20 pm
Elementary: 11:30 am
Please contact your building principal with questions.
NEW: Annual Stakeholder Surveys
On May 13, parents, guardians and caregivers received a link to an optional survey that includes 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. All data collected through this survey will be shared anonymously with district leadership. Please complete one survey for each student in your household no later than 5 pm on Wednesday, May 25, 2022.
On May 12, students in grades 4-12 received 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 completed the opt-out form, your child did not receive the survey.
NEW: Gifted and Advanced Focus Groups
Thank you to parents, guardians and caregivers for your engagement in the Gifted and Advanced Learning surveys. A significant number of individuals without a child identified as Gifted/Advanced indicated they would be attending the focus group discussion scheduled for May 19, 2022 at Wauwatosa West High School in the Steiner Center. In order for the focus group conversation to provide all participants the opportunity to have their ideas heard, the focus group will be split into smaller sections with the revised schedule shown below. Please plan to attend the session for the child's grade level you most closely identify with.
3:30 - 4 pm Caregivers of high school students
4 - 4:30 pm Caregivers of middle school students
4:30 - 5 pm Caregivers of K-2nd grade students
5 - 5:30 pm Caregivers of 3rd - 5th grade students
Please note that these focus groups are specific to caregivers whose child/children has/have not been identified as Gifted/Advanced.
NEW: Speak Up, Speak Out
SPEAK UP, SPEAK OUT (SUSO) Resource Center was created to help keep students and staff safe by offering a comprehensive, one-stop place to turn with safety concerns, including a threat reporting system. Students play a key role in keeping schools safe. The SUSO threat reporting system aims to empower students to safely and confidently voice their concerns without fear of retaliation. Visit www.speakup.widoj.gov to learn more. #SpeakUpWI
NEW: Strategic Planning Update
The Wauwatosa School District’s Strategic Planning Steering Committee met for the third time on Tuesday, May 10. The Committee will provide the profile it created to the School Board, which will then 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.
FINAL REMINDER: Longfellow Middle School Presents Frozen Jr.
Please join Longfellow Middle School on May 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.
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.
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 GYM.
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!