A Note from Our New Principal, Tony Howard
In February principal Sarah Flynn was offered a position to open a brand new elementary school in Vancouver and accepted. Since the school opens this fall, she needed to get started in Vancouver this winter so everything is ready for the school to open. I was asked by the District to step in as the interim principal at Lincoln for the rest of this year. We all thank Ms. Flynn for her years of service to the students, families, staff, and the Lincoln community!
In just a few short weeks it is clear that Lincoln is a special place. I've been so impressed with the students, staff, and culture of our school. They have all been welcoming to the "new guy" who is learning the ropes at the school. Now, I get a chance to introduce myself to our parents.
I've worked in public education for almost thirty years as a teacher, principal, and central office administrator in Washington school districts. After a short tenure at the university level I made the decision this year to return to my roots and reconnect with the mission of schools to serve all kids. I'm very excited to be here and be part of this amazing team.
I look forward to meeting parents throughout the spring at events such as parent/teacher conferences later in March. Parents are an absolutely critical part of a successful school, so if you're at the school please introduce yourself! Together we can make magic for our kids.
Classified Appreciation Week
During the week of March 6 through March 10, we are honoring and showing our gratitude for all the hard work and dedication shown to our students and staff by our Classified Employees! Please make sure to thank our instructional assistants, lunch ladies, office staff, and custodians for all they do for us!
PGA Junior League is the stepping stone for a lifetime of enjoyment and competitive golf! Registration will open on February 15th, 2023 for teams at the OGA Golf Course! PGA Junior League is open to kids ages 7-17.
Our first Practice will be held on Tuesday, May 23rd, 2023 and the season will run until the 25th of July on Tuesdays. There will no PGA Junior League held on Tuesday, July 4th, 2023.
Cost for the season is $199. Scholarship information is available through Tyler Dube, please reach out to him directly. Included in these fees are home and away jerseys, bag tags, tee shirt, team cap, and a knapsack. Also included is professional instruction, 6 Team Matches (9-Hole), and All Star Team Opportunities.
Advanced skills and tournament experience is not necessary, this is the training ground for the ladder up to more competitive golf. The game is a two player scramble with low pressure and lots of team spirit.
Register on the PGA Jr. League webpage
For inquiries at the OGA Golf Course, please contact Tyler Dube, Director of Player & Business Development.
- 503-981-4653 x 107
Weather Conditions and School
We have already experienced some dramatic winter weather and can probably expect some more! Ways to know if the school way is delayed/canceled include listening to the radio, television news and FlashAlert. You can sign up for FlashAlert here: https://www.flashalert.net/login/
Family Engagement Night
Lincoln Elementary will be hosting its second Parent/Family night on March 8 from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm to provide information about College and Career Readiness.
This information will help raise awareness about:
•What it means to be College & Career Ready
•What elementary parents need to know now
•Career & Technical Education
. Financial readiness
Childcare and play time will be provided in the cafeteria
Food will be provided and there will prizes that can be won!
Color Poems by Ms. Lyman's Kindergarten English Enrichment Class
Orange is a clownfish, (Reies)
Purple is a sea urchin, (Ximena)
Green is a turtle shell, (Delaney)
Blue is the ocean, (Alexander)
Nature is a rainbow. (Riley)
Yellow is my pencil, (Ximena)
White is my paper, (Reies)
Green is the wall, (Delany)
Blue is the picture, (Alexander)
Red is the fire alarm, (Delany)
Pink is an eraser, (Reies, Alexander)
School is a rainbow. (Riley)
Our New Building Substitute Teachers
I am a born and raised Oregonian. I graduated from Gervais High School in 1998 and Linfield College in 2002 majoring in Accounting. I worked for the State of Oregon for 17 plus years. This last year I decided that it was time for a change, I was definitely ready to get out of an office plus I also wanted to travel a bit more. I decided to start subbing because of the freedom it gives me to travel more, plus I have been told that I am great with kids so I figured I should give it a try. This has been a great decision and I look forward to seeing what the future holds for me. I believe in Bigfoot, Aliens and Ghosts. I love a good ghost story and am always up to here one, I am also a sucker for a bad Dad Joke. The elementary students have already given me a few of these since I have been here. I saw Bigfoot from my car on my drive up to Salem from Klamath Falls last summer. In my free time I enjoy playing board games and completing puzzles. I am trying to find more things to do that require less use of technology as I spend a lot of time on my various electronic devices.
I graduated from Portland State University in 2014, after I served in the military for four years.
My passion for working with children dates back to 2008 in which I worked for the Boys & Girls Clubs as a site coordinator!
I was presented with an opportunity to become a substitute teacher with the Woodburn School District and I have been loving...every day!
When I am not teaching I enjoy cuddling with my Labrador George, my favorite food is pizza, and I love to run long distances! I am running the Smith Rock ascent 50k in April!
District Music Festival
Read Across America - Celebrating Dr. Seuss
Ms. Frasco's 3rd Grade Class Glow Reading Party
$500 Grand Prize!!
- Grades 3-5
- Grades 6-7
- Grades 8-9
- Grades 10-12
Poem should be typed
Poem must be no more than 20 lines
Each student may submit ONE poem here: www.libraryofpoetry.com or mailed to:
Review Committee c/o The America Library of Poetry, P.O. Box 978, Houlton, ME 04730
Deadline: April 30, 2023
The first time Women's History was celebrated was on February 28, 1909 in New York City in honor of the 15,000 women who marched in the garment workers' strikes the year before to demand economic and political rights.
Women's History Month was established in 1987, and every year it has a different theme. The theme for 2023 is Celebrating Women Who Tell Our Stories.