Lincoln Log (In Person)

February 12, 2021

Dear Lincoln families:

The pupil service members at Lincoln are available to offer further assistance and services to your student. Our school counselor (Ms. Poncek), school social worker (Mrs. Karpinsky), and school psychologist (Mrs. Reimann) can assist students who may need additional academic, emotional, social, behavioral, and/or attendance support. If you would like to speak with someone able to help, please contact one of the following pupil service professionals:

Pupil Services staff email or call at 715-261-0965

Ms. Poncek -

Mrs. Karpinsky -

Mrs. Reimann -

Lincoln Elementary also utilizes two school based counseling agencies at our building. This means that the providers come into Lincoln and work with a student during the school day which takes the transportation need for services off the parent. If you feel your child needs help from our outside agency WSD School Based Counseling Referral form found at the following link: link The form is a quick 4 question survey.

School-Based Mental Health Counseling Services:

The Centre of Wellbeing, Inc.
Alicia Resch, MSW APSW

Children’s of Wisconsin
Michaella Brickner

Wishing you all a healthy and happy February!

Mrs. Whooley Jepson (Principal)


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Please make sure your child has cold-weather apparel for outdoor activities: hat, gloves/mittens, boots, and snow pants. All students are expected to go outside for recess unless they have a doctor's excuse. If you need help providing winter clothing for your child, please do not hesitate to contact our office and we can get you in touch with someone who can help!

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Don't forget to sign up for conferences and indicate if you want virtual or in-person!

Conference Codes

for Lincoln Elementary Teachers

Art with Ms. Lindberg G8M1359602

Guidance with Ms. Poncek L3W1359606

Library with Mrs. Gilbertson UH91359605

Music with Ms. Cumberland TY1359607

Phy Ed with Mrs. Mick Beversdorf F1W1359608

Science with Mrs. Duesselmann XJT1359604

Kindergarten with Mrs. Giese 2B81314978

Kindergarten with Mrs. Peterson 8V11314980

Grade 1 with Mrs. C 8SQ1314982

Grade 1 with Mrs. Giebel A4N1314987

Grade 2 with Mrs. Thao WSX1314991

Grade 2 with Mrs. Hessil SKG1314989

Grade 3 with Mrs Gast C4U1314992

Grade 3 with Miss McKellips 9WN1314994

Grade 4 with Mr. Hagedorn MWJ1314996

Grade 4 with Mrs. Zoch 5AJ1315006

Grade 5 with Mrs. Kramar 9XW1206069

Grade 5 with Mr. Niemeyer WL81315008

I-Ready Winners Announced!

Congratulations to grades 1, 3, and 5 on your win for not only doing your 40-60 minutes of I-Ready each week but earning 80% or better! Mrs. Kramar's class opted for a Kahoot game online (I'm working on creating now), Mr. Niemeyer a pizza party, Miss McKellips class opted for popsicles (brrrrr), Mrs. Giebel's and Mrs. Cegielski's class earned a movie. Congratulations and thank you for all the great learning!
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There is a new referendum that is being voted on April 6th.

The first link below will JUST take you to what is being proposed for Lincoln Elementary School.

The second link below will take you to the overall Wausau Referendum Site that includes all the information for purposed changes for the Wausau School District.

Mindful Minute with Ms. Nicole

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Mark Your Calendars

Reminder that Monday is a Day 5 Rotation 1

February 18 - Family Fun Night (registration is required)

February 25 - Parent/Teacher Conferences

March 1 - Picture Day

March 4 - Parent/Teacher Conferences

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Picture day for Lincoln Elementary will be on Monday, March 1st.

More information will be provided in the coming weeks.

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Attendance - Who Do I Call?

Virtual students should call their HOME schools to report any absences. So, Lincoln students - even if being taught by a non-Lincoln teacher - should call the Lincoln office to report any absences or appointments. Please remember to call the school office before 9:00 am at 715-261-0965.

Remember that our virtual day runs from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm Monday thru Thursday only!

COVID Frequently Asked Questions by Parents (taken directly from WSD homepage)

COVID-19 is an illness caused by a new coronavirus. It spreads from person to person through droplets created when we cough, sneeze, talk, sing or laugh. Most people - especially young people - who get COVID19 have mild illness, similar to having a cold or the flu. However, in others it can cause severe illness, such as pneumonia. Symptoms of COVID-19 include:

  • Fever (temperature 100.4°F or higher)
  • Cough
  • Trouble breathing
  • Chills
  • Muscle/body aches
  • Loss of sense of taste or smell
  • Runny nose or nasal congestion
  • Fatigue
  • Nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea

Visit the CDC website for comprehensive information about COVID-19

What symptoms will require my child to be sent home?

  • If your child has been in close contact with a COVID positive or COVID diagnosed person in the last 14 days
  • Your child has been diagnosed with COVID in the past 10 days
  • Your child has any ONE of the following symptoms in 24 hours:
    Cough, shortness of breath, or new loss of taste or smell
  • Your child has TWO of any of the following symptoms in the past 24 hours:
    Sore throat, unusual fatigue, nausea (sick to stomach) or vomiting, headache, muscle or body aches, fever (100.4 or higher) or chills, diarrhea, runny nose or congestion

COVID daily home screening tool for parents

What do I do if I think my child may have COVID?
Marathon County Free COVID testing

How long will my child have to stay home?

  • Your child must remain home for at least 10 days since the first symptoms began AND be fever free without the use of fever-reducing medications for 24 hours AND with improvement of symptoms.
  • OR an alternate diagnosis from a health care provider (strep throat, etc.) AND be fever free without the use of fever-reducing medications for 24 hours AND with improvement of symptoms. This would allow your child to return before 10 days if the above criteria is met.
  • OR if the child has been determined NOT to be a close contact, a negative COVID test will be accepted

Returning to school after COVID

How will I know if my child is a close contact?
Close contacts of someone with COVID


Prevent Further Spread

  • The following guidelines will help to prevent further spread of illness:
  • Notify your school nurse if your child is diagnosed with COVID-19.
  • Notify your school nurse if you or your child had contact with someone who you know was diagnosed with COVID-19.
  • Keep students home from school if they are sick.
  • Encourage good habits: frequent hand-washing, covering coughs and sneezes, use of face coverings in public, and staying home as much as possible.
  • If you are quarantined or isolated, STAY HOME. You CANNOT test out of a quarantine with a negative COVID test. You must serve your quarantine period.
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No School on Fridays

This is a reminder that classes will take place Monday-Thursday only! Friday is a day for staff to use for planning and prep time. No school for students on Friday! Some staff may connect with students who are struggling to keep up and may provide extra tutoring experiences. This would be done on an individual as-needed basis only.

Lincoln Staff

Following is a list of staff members at Lincoln for this year. I thought it may be handy for you all to have so you know who your child is interacting with online:

Health Services Team

Ms. Alexandra Hein - Nurse serving multiple schools

Ms. Sacia Taylor - Health Aide for Lincoln Elementary

Pupil Services Team

Mrs. Karpinsky - Social Worker

Ms. Poncek - School Counselor

Mrs. Reimann - School Psychologist

Encore Teachers - will continue to work with a majority of 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th grade virtual students

Ms. Cumberland - Music

Mrs. Duesselmann - Science

Mrs. Gilbertson -- Library

Mrs. Jaglinski - Gifted/Talented

Ms. Lindberg - Art

Mrs. MickBeversdorf (aka Mrs. B) - Phy Ed

Ms. Poncek - Guidance

Regular Education Virtual Teachers

Ms. Tera Mattke - Kindergarten teacher from South Mountain

Ms. Jennifer Ekiss - Kindergarten teacher from Marshall

Mrs. Chris Giebel - 1st grade teacher from Lincoln

Mrs. Yer Thao - 2nd grade teacher from Lincoln

Mrs. Megan Gast - 3rd grade teacher from Lincoln

Ms. Katelynn Neidner - 3rd grade teacher from GD Jones

Mrs. Ashley Zoch - 4th grade teacher from Lincoln

Mrs. Tanya Kramar (with Long Term Sub Mr. Bruce Trueblood) - 5th grade teacher from Lincoln

Special Education Teachers

Mrs. Dahnke - Occupational Therapist

Mrs. Reiche - Speech/Language

Ms. Lehman - multicategorical (works mainly with medically fragile students)

Mr. Nygaard - multicategorical (works mainly with grades 4-5)

Miss Vils - multicategorical (works mainly with grades K-3)

Ms. Xiong - adaptive physical education

Miss Yunk (aka Miss Nicole) - multicategorical (works mainly with students with emotional/behavioral disabilities)

English Learner/Bilingual Teachers

Mrs. Bennett

Mrs. Vang

Mrs. Veenstra

Title Teachers

Mrs. Burke

Mrs. Imhoff


Mrs. DeValk - lead cafeteria

Mrs. Dreikosen - G2M coordinator (all classes are remaining virtual this year)

Mrs. Fortenberry - Special Education

Mrs. Lenz - Title

Ms. Mletzko. (aka Ms. Roxann)- Bilingual

Ms. Taylor - Health room

Mrs. Wirt - Special Education

Ms. Wollenzein (aka Ms. Brea) - Special Education

Mrs. Yang - English Learners

Mr. Xiong - English Learners

Miss Vang (aka Miss Aimee) - EL Para

Mrs. Krantz - building para

Custodial Staff

Mr. John - night custodian

Ms. Cindy - night custodian

Mr. Jeff- lead custodian

Administrative Assistant

Miss Rebecca Gartmann (aka Miss Becky)


Mrs. Whooley Jepson (aka Mrs. Jepson)

Lincoln Elementary (K-5)

Principal: Colleen Whooley Jepson


Administrative Assistant: Rebecca Gartmann


Address: 720 S. 6th Avenue

Wausau, WI. 54401

Phone: 715-261-0965