The Lincoln Lightning

"Your SPARK of information!"

November 12th, 2021

With the first flakes of snow flying, we can feel the excitement of our fall/winter season growing. I did a 'happy dance' with the 3rd-grade classes as we saw the snow from outside our SPARK cafe windows! Snow and the positive energy from our students filled my bucket on this gloomy Friday.

Our students and staff continue to impress me with their open minds, creativity, and desire to learn. It's wonderful to see the collaboration between our staff members and our student groups. We can really see our Vision of a Graduate focus of Effective Communication this month coming to life!

A special thank you to all our veterans! See some photos below of just a few of the ways we celebrated and honored our veteran heroes.

Have a SPARKY weekend!

Michelle Miner, Ed.D

Principal, Lincoln Elementary

Please make sure to click on the links below:

Junior Kindergarten News

Senior Kindergarten News

1st Grade News

2nd Grade News

3rd Grade News

4th Grade News

5th Grade News


Lincoln is currently seeking a special education assistant. This is a full-time position with benefits available. We are looking for someone who is positive, flexible, and willing to be part of an incredible team. If you are interested or know someone who is, please apply via the WECAN system with the following link. Feel free to contact me with any questions.


Important Dates to Remember:

Tuesday, Nov. 23rd -

Show your school spirit! Tie-Dye Day

Wednesday, Nov. 24th through Monday, Nov. 29th -

NO SCHOOL; Happy Thanksgiving! Classes resume Tuesday, Nov. 30th

Monday, Nov. 29th -

NO SCHOOL; Prof. Learning Day; Trimester 1 Ends

Wednesday, Dec. 1st -

MONDAY Schedule

Friday, Dec. 10th

Report Cards Available on-line

Wednesday, Dec. 22nd

Pajama Day; Last Day of school before winter break (classes resume 1/3/22)

*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.


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Math Mindsets! Helping your Child with a Healthy Math Identity!

Mask Reminder

This is a friendly reminder that students should arrive at school each day with their own mask or other face covering. Each school building maintains a supply of masks; however, these are not intended to be a student’s primary face covering each day. Please remind your student to bring their mask (and a spare) or other face covering to school with them daily.


In an effort to make Lincoln the safest possible environment for our children, we ask that all visitors and volunteers please sign in at the office (Driver’s License required) and always wear a nametag identifying yourself as a visitor, including volunteering on our playground and our outdoor classroom. All staff members have been directed to ask adults not wearing proper identification to return to the office. We know you agree that safety must be our number one concern.

Also, we request that all volunteers and chaperones complete a background check verification form. We no longer use paper applications. In compliance with board policies, our district began this procedure a few years ago. We’re sorry for the inconvenience but this practice ensures the safest environment for our children. The completed background checks are valid for three years.

Breakfast Served 8:00 - 8:15am

Please note that we will be serving breakfast from 8:00am - 8:15am during our soft-landing. We will stop serving at 8:15am so that students will have time to finish up and be ready to learn for our school start time of 8:20am. If your child would like breakfast, please try to have them at school early during our soft-landing.

Overdrive/Sora App

The Wauwatosa School Libraries invite our students to read or listen digitally anywhere and anytime using Overdrive on your web browser or the Sora app on your mobile device. Students may access with their district google log in. Happy Reading!

Overdrive LINK


Our libraries are part of the Wisconsin School Libraries Digital Consortium. Enjoy!

Lincoln Yearbooks

VIP's online yearbook ordering is starting now. The cost of Lincoln's yearbook is $12. Follow this link: Lincoln Elementary Yearbook to order a yearbook. All yearbook ordering will end on April 1, 2022. Yearbooks will be delivered the last week of school.

Children's Theatre-Little Theatre's Spring Troupe

Children in grades 3 through 7 are invited to try out for the 2022 Little Theatre's trouping production ("The Crying Princess and the Golden Goose"). This play will be performed at various Wauwatosa elementary public and parochial schools in March and April. Each cast will have an evening performance for family and friends.


Monday, 11/15 OR Tuesday, 11/16

6:30-8:30 p.m.

Final Tryouts (for those called back):

Monday, 11/22

Rehearsals begin in January 2022

Lois Weber Theater

Longfellow Middle School

7600 W. North Avenue

*At least one session of Beginning Actor's Workshop or prior CTW performance experience is required before participation in the Little Theatre's Spring Troupe.