CUBS Connection

Lincoln School Counselor Notes

Welcome!

I am so excited for the 2013-14 school year! This year's kindergarten class is the class of 2026! The staff has been working hard to get to know your kids this year. Our students will be working through the common core curriculum, incorporating technology, learning how to learn, and learning about working with others.

As your school counselor I am here to help with all the "newness" of elementary school. I expect students (and their parents) to have times of celebration...and frustration too. Let me know how I can help you.


Bus Safety

On Tuesday, August 20th Mike Urban, director of transportation, and I worked with all of the students in K-3 throughout the day on bus safety. The students learned about appropriate behavior on the bus as well as what to do in case of an emergency. Here are some tips:
  • Always walk to and from the bus.
  • Respect others while waiting at the bus stops.
  • When on the bus use quiet partner voices to talk.
  • Always stay seated facing forward while on the bus.
  • Keep everything inside the bus at all times.
  • Keep the aisles clear.
  • Report any problems to the bus driver to to an adult at school.
  • Never run out in front of the bus to chase things (papers that flew away).


Upcoming Events

Here's a list of upcoming Lincoln School Events...
  • Sept. 3 @ 6:00pm Dads and Kids Pizza Night - Get ready to kick-off our second year of Watch D.O.G.S. (Dads of Great Students). You won't want to miss your chance to sign up for your day!
  • Sept. 9-13 - USD 379 Bully Prevention Week - Students in USD 379 will be taking part in lessons and activities to promote Respect for Others throughout our community. Along with each lesson, the days each have a theme associated with them.
Monday, Sept. 9 - Wear Purple The students will do the purple hands pledge in each classroom. "I will not use my hands or words to hurt others."
Tuesday, Sept. 10 - Wear Red We are encouraged to wear red to show we CARE.
Wednesday, Sept. 11 - Wear Orange Show we are UNITED against bullying.
Thursday, Sept. 12 - Wear Blue We are EMPOWERED to stand up to bullying.
Friday, Sept. 13 - Wear Pink This is the district-wide "Stand Up to Bullying Day." You may remember all the high school students in pink last year at the football game.
  • Sept. 20 - 1:00 Dismissal Day Make sure arrangements are made for after school care.
  • Sept. 28 - Piotique
  • Oct. 3 - Back Snack distribution begins - This is a program provided by Harvesters to provide healthy food to some students over the weekends. If this is something you would like to know more about, let Kristin Wright know.


Summer Fun with Project LEAD

Project LEAD Summer Camp

K-5th grade students enjoyed four weeks of the Project LEAD summer experience. In a new twist to summer school in Clay Center, Project LEAD offered summer camps. Each week in June was a different theme. Check out some great pics and our video below!

Project LEAD Weekly Themes
Week 1 - Camp Invention: Students made roller coasters and had fun on Planet ZAK
Week 2 - Art a la Carte: Students worked with Monte Selby to create a song and movie around the theme of Persevere. Students also made their own CD cases for their songs.
Week 3 - LEAD Olympics: Physical challenges, teamwork, and games were the focus of this week ending with a trip to the Ropes Course at K-State.
Week 4 - Creation Station: Working with Katherine Dines, the students wrote two songs and musical instruments to celebrate culture and summer!


Persevere Movie