Looking Ahead at Lincoln

Week of June 5-9, 2023

Day Rotation

Week of 6/5-6/8/2023

  • Monday – Day 2
  • Tuesday – Day 3 - Last Day for K(PM) Students
  • Wednesday – Day 4 - Last Day for K(AM) and Grades 1-5 Students

  • Thursday – Summer Break Begins for Students

Upcoming Events

Grand Finale 2023

On Monday, June 5, 2023, we will once again be having our Lincoln Elementary Grand Finale. This day, which is being sponsored by our Lincoln PTA, is our own take on a school-wide field day. Events are being selected to involve the students in different types of art, music and athletic activities. The various activities are designed to be fun learning experiences for all students. Lincoln Elementary Grand Finale event stations will be set up throughout the school building and grounds. We are planning some great things for the students for June 5th! A parent volunteer form is linked below. We need lots of help to make it a "grand" day for everyone involved.

We are asking everyone to wear a similarly colored t-shirt based on their current grade level. Below, you will find the assigned grade level t-shirt colors. If possible, please have your student wear a shirt on June 1st that matches their respective grade level color.

  • Kindergarten – White
  • 1st – Blue
  • 2nd – Red
  • 3rd – Yellow
  • 4th – Green
  • 5th – Purple

Upcoming Field Trips

The following field trips are scheduled in upcoming weeks. Please make sure that the students have submitted the appropriate permission forms to the classroom teachers in advance of the trip. Parent chaperones MUST have all three (3) clearances on file to serve as a program volunteer for all of these field trips. Feel free to contact the school office with questions. Thanks to the Lincoln PTA for its financial support for many of the Lincoln Elementary School field trips.

Grade 5

  • Meadowcroft Village
  • Tuesday, June 6, 2023
  • 8:45 am – 2:00 pm

End of School Year Dates

Tuesday, June 6, 2023

  • Regular school day
  • Last day for K (PM) with a normal 3:30 pm dismissal

Wednesday, June 7, 2023

  • Last day of school
  • K (AM) students will dismiss at 11:20 am
  • Grade 5 Clap Out at 11:45 am
  • Grades 1 – 4 will dismiss at 12:00 Noon

Grade 5 Clap Out

As you may know, on the last day of school each year, we celebrate our 5th graders with the Grade 5 Clap Out! We line the hallways with all of our other students and staff, then have the 5th graders walk through through the school one last time to a rousing round of applause. The 5th graders then exit Door A1 to see their families.

We will be hosting this year's Grade 5 Clap Out on Wednesday, June 7th at 11:45 am. All elementary schools will be holding their individual Clap Outs on this same date and time. Please make note of this on your calendars if you have a Grade 5 student at Lincoln. Get your cameras and Kleenex ready! Families are asked to remain outside of the school during the Clap Out.

Other Important Information

Collection of Devices and Chargers

ith the end of the school year just around the corner, we will begin collecting and inventorying student devices. iPad and iPad Minis will be collected, cleaned, and serviced for next year's incoming Kindergarteners and First Graders. Students' devices in grades 2-4 will also be cleaned, inventoried, and labed for next year's use in 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade (there is no need to remove stickers as they will be receiving their same device next year). Incoming 2nd graders will receive a Chromebook on the first day of school.

If your student's device and charger are not already at Lincoln, please send them in to school this as soon as possible. Devices will not be sent home over the summer, due to the maintenance mentioned above.

5th Grade Career Day Highlights

On May 31st, our 5th grade students had the wonderful opportunity to hear from several Career Day speakers and learn more about different types of professions. Thank you to our nine parent volunteers who made our Career Day possible!

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Penny Wars Final Results

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Thank Yous from the Lincoln PTA

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Lincoln PTA Week of Service Highlights

Click to see how our students gave back to the local community during the week of May 8-12, 2023.

School Supplies Ordering for 2023-2024 School Year

Dear Lincoln Families,

We are using 1st Day School Supplies to provide you with the option to purchase school supply kits for the 2023-2024 school year! If you are interested in avoiding the hassle of shopping in person, please visit the link or snap the QR Code below! The site is very easy to use and school supplies will be delivered to the school ahead of the start of the school year.

Be sure to choose the grade that your child will be in for the 2023-2024 school year. Don’t forget to ADD headphones if your child needs a new pair for the school year. Grades 2 – 5 also have the option to add an inexpensive, wired mouse to their orders this year. Please note that computer mice are not mandatory, but an optional add for the 2023-24 school year. There is also an option for you to donate a kit that will help provide school supplies for Lincoln students in need. The last day for parents to order is Saturday, July 1st, 2023. No orders will be accepted after this date and all orders are final.

Ordering link - https://1stdayschoolsupplies.com/kits.php?sid=88095

If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Melissa Blanton at melissa.blanton929@gmail.com.

1st Day School Supplies Ordering QR Code

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Kindergarten Registration for the 2023 – 2024 School Year

Kindergarten registration packets for the 2023 – 2024 school year are available at all elementary school offices. Students MUST be 5 years of age BEFORE September 8th to be eligible for enrollment in kindergarten this fall. To register a child for kindergarten, please complete the 2023-2024 Kindergarten Registration Sign-Up form (It will open for submission on 2.1.23). Upon completion, kindergarten parents will be directed to the online enrollment center where kindergarten parents can download and complete all necessary registration documents; if preferred, kindergarten parents may also request a registration packet to be mailed home. Kindergarten parents may submit completed packets digitally to Mrs. Diana Sektnan (dsektnan@mtlsd.net), or call the Lincoln Office, at 412-344-2147 to make an appointment to drop off registration materials.

Click on the Links below for helpful information to begin this process:

Lincoln School Office will be in communication with kindergarten parents regarding kindergarten orientation and screening dates & times as spring approaches.

We look forward to your child joining us!

Summer Office Hours

While school will be over for the students after June 7th, office staff will be at Lincoln off and on in June, July and August. The posted school summer office hours at Lincoln are as follows:

  • 7:30 am to 3:00 pm

If there any changes to this schedule, signs at the main entrance will be posted in advance. Additionally, all district offices are closed on Fridays from June 16th through August 4th.

Lincoln Tribute to Ms. McClain

The Lincoln Mural Committee, along with the support of our Lincoln PTA, has commissioned an artist to paint a mural in the school to honor Ms. Cathy McClain who retired last year after 25 years as our school counselor. The mural will be located in the first floor hallway, and will feature one of Ms. McClain’s favorite children’s books, If I Found a Wistful Unicorn: A Gift of Love by Ann Ashford.

If you would like to contribute, you may give cash or write a check payable to Lincoln Mural Fund and write “Ms. McClain’s MURAL” on the envelope, which your child can give to their teacher, or drop off in the office. You may also pay via PayPal to bethannrivera120@gmail.com. Thank you for your contributions.* This will be a lasting tribute for all to enjoy for many years to come. Feel free to share this information with anyone who you believe would want to contribute. Please email Bethann Rivera with any questions at brivera@mtlsd.net .

*Please note, contributions in excess of what is needed for Ms. McClain’s mural will be used for future murals honoring Lincoln’s retirees.

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Technology Information

Investigations Math Resources

How many times have you said, "I don't understand this new math?" We have a solution! Investigations has a resource you can access online to help. Click on the button below, choose your child's grade level, and then the concept. Videos will be provided for every math concept that is taught.

Schoology Tip of the Week


Schoology (LMS)

Schoology, the Mt. Lebanon School District's official Learning Management System (LMS) provides families with a deeper look into their student's classwork and learning progress. As of the Fall of 2022, all online assignments will be collected through Schoology.

Calendars in Schoology will have school events listed as well as course events and assignments. Beginning in 2022-2023, the Schoology calendar will replace Dashboard/PowerSchool as the primary calendar for classroom activity. Classroom assignments, due dates, reminders and other events will be posted by teachers in the Schoology calendar.

If you have questions or need support with Schoology, please email us at SchoologySupport@mtlsd.net

Schoology Information for Families

For Families

  • Families can sign into Schoology by going to app.schoology.com and signing in using the email address registered through PowerSchool.
  • Once signed in, parents can follow these directions to join a course.
  • The access code for Lincoln families to join MTLSD's Family Guide to Schoology is NTSQ-D33Z-MCD3R.Families with more than one student only need to join one course, though it is suggested to join a secondary course if the oldest student in that family is enrolled in one of our secondary schools.
  • If you have not received initial communication from Schoology about your account, email us at schoologysupport@mtlsd.net.

For Students

Schoology Family Experience

If you are interested in getting to know the family experience in Schoology, please consider checking out the following resources. The webinar series covered four major topics:

Each video is organized into "chapters," which you can use to find specific content within each video. You can do so either by scrolling across the video timeline, by clicking a chapter title, or by clicking a timestamp in the video description.

MTLSD Student Device Help Request

Click here to get help with your student's school device

Awesome Abe School Wide Positive Behavioral Program

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What is a School Wide Positive Behavioral Program?

PBIS or Positive Behavioral Interventions or Supports is a school-wide positive behavior support system or set of strategies and systems to increase the capacity of schools to (a) reduce school disruption, and (b) educate all students including those with problem behaviors

  • Clearly defined outcomes
  • Research-validated practices
  • Supportive administrative systems
  • Use of information for problem-solving


  • Establish regular, predictable, positive learning & teaching environments.
  • Train adults & students to serve as positive models.
  • Teach and model behavioral expectations
  • Create systems for providing regular positive feedback.
  • Acknowledge students when they are “doing the right thing”.
  • Improve social competence.
  • Develop environments that support academic success.

Inclusivity Calendar Events for May

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Month Long Recognitions and Specific Dates in May and June

May Month Long Recognitions

  • Asian Pacific American Heritage Month - This commemorates the immigration of the first Japanese to the United States on May 7, 1843, and marks the anniversary of the completion of the transcontinental railroad on May 10, 1869. The majority of the workers who laid the tracks on the project were Chinese immigrants.
  • Haitian Heritage Month - Celebrated as an expansion of Haitian Flag Day, this recognizes the heritage and culture, as well as honors contributions, of Haitian Americans.
  • Jewish American Heritage Month - Held in May due to the highly successful celebration of the 350th Anniversary of American Jewish History 2004, this month recognizes the diverse contributions of the Jewish people to American culture.
  • Mental Health Awareness Month (or Mental Health Month) - This aims to raise awareness and educate the public about mental illnesses and reduce the stigma that surrounds mental illnesses.
  • Older Americans Month - This was established in 1963 to honor the legacies and contributions of older Americans and to support them as they enter their next stage of life.
  • Better Hearing and Speech Hearing Month - This annual event provides an opportunity to raise awareness about hearing and speech problems, and to encourage people to think about their own hearing and get their hearing checked.

June Month Long Recognitions

  • Caribbean American Heritage Month - This celebrates the heritage and culture, as well as honors the contributions of Caribbean Americans.
  • Immigrant Heritage Month - Established in June 2014, giving people across the United States an opportunity to annually explore their heritage and celebrate the shared diversity that forms the unique story of America. It celebrates immigrants across the United States and their contributions to their local communities and economy.
  • Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender+ (LGBTQ+) Pride Month - Established to recognize the impact that gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender individuals have had on the world. LGBT groups celebrate this special time with pride parades, picnics, parties, memorials for those lost to hate crimes and HIV/AIDS, and other group gatherings. The last Sunday in June is Gay Pride Day.

Specific Dates

  • May 14: Mother’s Day is a celebration honoring the mother of the family or individual, as well as motherhood, maternal bonds, and the influence of mothers in society.
  • May 15: International Day of Families is annually observed by the United Nations across the world to highlight the important affairs central to the welfare of families, such as health, education, gender equality, rights for children, and social inclusion among others.
  • May 21: World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development, a day set aside by the United Nations as an opportunity to deepen our understanding of the values of cultural diversity and to learn to live together in harmony.
  • May 29: Memorial Day is a federal holiday in the United States to honor and mourn the U.S. military personnel who have died in the course of carrying out their duties.
  • June 14: Flag Day in the United States, observed to celebrate the history and symbolism of the American flag.
  • June 15: Native American Citizenship Day, commemorating the day in 1924 when the U.S. Congress passed legislation recognizing the citizenship of Native Americans.
  • June 18: Father’s Day is a celebration honoring the father of the family or individual, as well as fatherhood, paternal bonds, and the influence of fathers in society.
  • June 19: Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day or Emancipation Day, is observed as a public holiday in 14 U.S. states. This celebration honors the day in 1865 when slaves in Texas and Louisiana finally heard they were free, two months after the Civil War. June 19, therefore, became the day of emancipation for thousands of African-Americans.
  • June 20: World Refugee Day is an international day designated by the United Nations to honor refugees around the globe and celebrate the strength and courage of people who have been forced to flee their home country to escape conflict or persecution.


May and June Holidays

  • May 4: National Day of Prayer (US- Interfaith)

  • May 8 - 9: Lag BaOmer (Jewish)

  • May 18: Ascension Day (Christian)

  • May 23-24: Declaration of the Báb (Bahá'í)

  • May 25-27: Shavuot (Jewish)

  • May 25: Feast of the Ascension of Christ (Orthodox Christian)

  • May 28-29: Ascension of Baháʼu'lláh (Bahá'í)

  • May 28: Pentecost (Christian)

  • June 1: Ascension (Orthodox)

  • June 4: Feast of Pentecost (Orthodox Christian)

  • June 5: Pentecost (Orthodox)

  • June 28-29: Eid Al-Adha (Islamic)


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Other Information

Reporting a Positive COVID-19 Case

If your child is experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19, please contact your child's school nurse immediately. The direct contact for any illness/COVID-19 or injury related questions or reporting of symptoms should be your child's school nurse.

If your student is COVID positive, please complete the COVID Student Notification Form in addition to notifying the school nurse.

Check Your Clearances

Please be aware that we are coming up on the 5-year mark from when many past volunteers have submitted their clearances. Clearances for volunteering within the district will expire after 5 years and will need to be renewed. If you have any questions or need to know the date(s) your clearance(s) expires please email Mrs. Smith at elizabethsmith@mtlsd.net.

Links to Other Technology Resources

Lincoln Elementary School

Lincoln Elementary School, named after President Abraham Lincoln, opened in 1925 and is the second oldest school in the Mt. Lebanon School District. Lincoln was awarded three United States Department of Education National Blue Ribbons (2001, 2003 and 2013) for its overall academic excellence and outstanding student achievement. Lincoln Elementary School presently serves students in Kindergarten - 5th Grade. The dedicated faculty members take great pride in working with the students and collaborating with their families to "provide the best education possible for each and every student" that attends Lincoln.