Lincoln Crossing Colt Connection

October 13, 2019

Mrs. Hladun's Tidings

A reminder that there is no school on Monday, 10/14! All of our staff will be participating in our annual "District Day" hosted by our school district. The focus is on school safety, mental health, and our growth as a district. Staff will also have an opportunity to participate in sessions of interest to them!

On Tuesday, 10/15, we are hosting the School Board meeting at LCES. All families are encouraged to join us as we highlight a couple of programs at our school. Our amazing Choir will perform, and we'll be showcasing our AVID program! The meeting will begin at 7 pm and our portion of the program should be wrapped up by 7:25 pm at the latest! Join us in the MPR!

Last week, we hosted our second "Happy Families" session, which focused on the work and thinking of the "Let Grow" movement - how we can work to let go of the fear of the unknown and of judgement in order to give our children space to grow - to become 'flexible, creative, problem solvers" instead of us adults always being there to organize their time and solve problems for them. You can learn more about this idea here. I know the ideas presented really got me thinking, and I believe that was the case for the families that participated in the discussions, too. What do you think?

You can see what is coming up next in our "Happy Families" series here and you can read descriptions of each presentation here.

PTC Boo Bash coming on Saturday, 10/26!

Our PTC hosts a wonderful Halloween celebration each fall - this year's event is a Boo Bash - trunk or treat, haunted house (thanks, WatchDOGS!), family dance, pizza, raffles, and more!

Contact PTC with any questions:

We are hosting one additional LiveScan session thanks to our friends at Sunset Notary! They'll be set up in front of the MPR on the night of Boo Bash from 4:30-7ish pm.

Boundary Study/2020-2021 Registration Update

NEW INFORMATION: Please know that REGISTRATION will be running from mid December to early January this year (including TK registration, K registration and returning student commitments). In addition, the district will be accepting and processing INTRADISTRICT requests in January/early February, too. Please let your friends and neighbors know so they aren't caught by surprise, and they have access to any/all options!

EXISTING INFORMATION: At the School Board meeting on 9/17/19, Superintendent Leaman shared three options for the potential boundaries for LCES and SLES. Mr. Leaman will be hosting community meetings in the coming months to share the boundary options, to share potential ways that students will be assigned to schools (i.e. 5th graders, students on intras, etc...) and to collect input from families. The board will be making a decision in November (this date is new information!) so that the district is prepared for enrollment and staffing decisions that need to come in early 2020. Stay tuned for the dates/times/locations.

There will also be discussion and decisions this winter about extended day kindergarten options at each WPUSD elementary school as well as a decision to come about where the district's new dual immersion program will be housed.

Here is a color version of the various boundary options that are being considered:

Parking, Drop Off & Pick Up Safety

Please visit our website to view a map that identifies appropriate areas for parking and areas where you can safely drop your child off/pick your child up.

Key info:

  • We provide supervision from 7:55-8:10 am and again from 2:40-3 pm (1:40-2 on Mondays).
  • We find it is less congested before 8 am and after 2:50 pm.
  • Children who are riding a bike, scooter or skateboard must wear a helmet - it's the law!
  • We ask that children walk their wheeled vehicles once they are on campus for everyone's safety.

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Upcoming Events

Our calendar is always up to date with the latest information about events at LCES. All event flyers can be found on our calendar and/or at our PeachJar site.

Coming Up:

Week of October 14th:

  • Mon., 10/14: No School, Teacher Work Day
  • GATE Testing (between 10/8-25): for students in Grade 2 and some students in Grades 3-5 - your teacher will let you know about testing dates/times
  • Tues. 10/15, 7 pm, MPR: LCES Hosting the WPUSD School Board Meeting
  • After School Math Tutoring underway for invited students in gr. 1-5.
  • Wed., 10/16: Picture Make Up Day
  • Thurs., 10/17, 5:30 pm, Library: PTC Community Meeting (childcare provided)
  • Fri., 10/18: Colt Pride Friday!
  • Fri, 10/18, 1:55-2:40 pm: Musical Theater Rehearsal

Week of October 21st:

  • GATE Testing (between 10/8-25): for students in Grade 2 and some students in Grades 3-5 - your teacher will let you know about testing dates/times
  • Mon., 10/21: Early Release Monday
  • Mon., 10/21, 1-1:40 pm: Leadership Ambassadors Meeting
  • Mon, 10/21, 1:45-2:45 pm: Choir Rehearsal
  • Tues-Thurs: Math tutoring for invited students in grades 1-5
  • Fri., 10/25: Colt Pride Friday!
  • Fri, 10/25, 1:55-2:40 pm: Musical Theater Rehearsal
  • Sat., 10/26: PTC Halloween Boo Bash Family Dance & Trunk or Treat & LiveScan Services available (see details above)

Week of October 28th:

  • Mon., 10/28: Sami's Circuit opening assembly for students - ask your student about it!
  • Mon., 10/28: Early Release Monday
  • Mon., 10/28, 1-1:40 pm: Leadership Ambassadors Meeting
  • Mon, 10/28, 1:45-2:45 pm: Choir Rehearsal
  • Tues-Thurs: Math tutoring for invited students in grades 1-5
  • Thurs., 10/31: Sami's Circuit - Circuit Day! No Halloween Costumes - instead wear your 'work out wear' instead!
  • Fri., 11/1 : Colt Pride Friday!
  • Fri, 11/1, 1:55-2:40 pm: Musical Theater Rehearsal

Looking Ahead:
  • Tues., 11/5, 6 pm: School Site Council & English Language Advisory Committee Meetings
  • Thurs., 11/7: Sami's Circuit - family circuit
  • Mon., 11/11: No school in honor of Veteran's Day
  • Week of 11/18-22: Extra Early Release Days (release at 12:30) and parent/teacher conferences
  • Mon., 11/25-Fri., 11/29: No School - Thanksgiving Break
  • Mon., 12/23-Fri., 1/3: No School - Winter Break

*click here for our new music (choir, grade level music, musical theater) website!

*click here for our new Leadership Ambassador website!

Colt Pride Fridays!

Every Friday is a Colt Pride day! We love it all - new items, vintage Colt Gear, homemade items, Zebra gear, and blue & yellow! Click for our online spirit wear store - open 24/7/365!

Leadership Ambassadors

Check out this amazing new Leadership Ambassador's webpage - you can find calendar info, Action Team info and information about the LA training curriculum!

Food Service - menus, pricing and more!

Click for more information about school meal pricing and breakfast and lunch menus. You can also access My School Bucks to add to your child's lunch balance and submit an online application for free/reduced meals.

Parking vs. Drop Off/Pick Up Areas

Click to view a map and video that explains how we ask families to help us keep kids safe. Note that it is much less congested between between 7:50-8:00 am and again between 2:50-3 pm. Supervision is provided at 7:55 am and until 3 pm (2 on ER Days).

2019-20 & 2020-21 School Year Calendars

The district has approved and published 2 years of school calendars! Click for details!

Fall & Early Winter - Non School Days or Special Release Days

  • Mon., 10/14: Teacher work day/no school
  • Mon., 11/11: Veteran's Day/no school
  • Week of 11/18-11/22: Extra Early Release Days/Conference Week (12:30 release times)
  • Week of 11/25-11/29: Thanksgiving Break/no school
  • 12/23-1/3: Winter Break/no school

Every Monday is an Early Release Day!

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Lincoln Crossing Mission Statement

The mission of the Lincoln Crossing Elementary School team is to prepare our students with the skills, knowledge and attitudes to become lifelong learners and responsible, contributing members of society.