Imagine. Believe. Achieve.

@ Lincoln & The ELC - November 2018 Newsletter

Principal's Note

Check out our fitness center in the background! We had an absolute amazing day on October 11th with Jake Steinfeld and the folks from the National Foundation for Governors' Fitness Councils, who were on hand to help us cut the ribbon and officially open our fitness center. His message of "taking a shot" went hand-in-hand with our message of "Imagine, Believe, Achieve." It's on the walls for our students to see as they work hard to achieve their fitness goals. And work hard they have! Our word for October was TENACITY and I've seen it in action every day in the fitness center. The tenacity hasn't just been in PE. We've seen it in the classroom from our students and teachers as well.

Last week as our younger students had a blast celebrating Halloween with the folks from Morningstar, Madison Square, Fredonia Regional Hospital, and our businesses downtown, our 6th Graders took possession of our new Ga Ga Pit and got to work painting. They put it to the test at the end of last week and from what I heard, students loved it. This was made possible by a grant that was awarded by the Fredonia Community Foundation. Thank You!

Friday's RiseNShine introduced our November word HUMILITY. Sheriff Pete Figgins talked about having the humility to ask for help if you need it. It was a great message and went perfectly with the other meaning of humility: the act of being modest or humble. As we head into Thanksgiving, we are thankful for all our parents, grandparents, and guardians and all you do for our students. We hope you can make it to our "Thanksgiving Feast" on November 16th to say thank you! Hope to see you there!

Tim Woodcock

twoodcock@fredoniaks.com

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Lunch Prices for 2018-2019

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November Calendar

November 2

8:00 AM RiseNShine

November 6

7:30 AM Muffins with Mom - ELC & Lincoln

4:00 PM LES Honor Choir Practice @ FJSHS Choir Room & Theater

6:00 PM Educational Forum @ FJSHS Commons

November 7

7:30 AM Muffins with Mom - ELC & Lincoln

November 8

7:30 AM Muffins with Mom - ELC & Lincoln

9:00 AM ELC “Sound of Music” short performance @ Bateman

9:00 AM 1st-6th Grade Arts Council “Prince Caspian” play @ Lincoln Gym

November 9

11:00 AM Veterans’ Assembly @ FJSHS

6:00 PM PTO Turkey Trot & Lap-a-thon @ FJSHS Commons and Gym

November 10

8:00 AM LES Basketball Skill Work @ Bateman Gym

November 12

8:00 AM Lifetouch Retakes

7:00 PM Board of Education Meeting

November 13

9:30 AM 1st-3rd Grade to Theater @ FJSHS for 1 Act performance of "Sound of Music"

1:30 PM Everyone PK-6 will be @ Lincoln Gym for Arts Council "Laughing Matters"

4:00 PM LES Honor Choir Practice @ FJSHS Choir Room & Theater

November 14

10:00 AM 4th-6th Grade to Theater at FJSHS for 1 Act performance of "Sound of Music"

November 15

5:30-7:30 PM Family Reading Night - Grades PK-K-1 @ ELC Commons

November 16

11:00 AM Thanksgiving Feast with Families @ ELC & Lincoln

7:00 PM Sound of Music Musical @ FJSHS Theater

November 17

8:00 AM LES Basketball Skill Work @ Bateman Gym

7:00 PM Sound of Music Musical @ FJSHS Theater

November 19-20

Professional Development for Teachers NO SCHOOL

November 21-23

Thanksgiving Break

November 27

4:00 PM LES Honor Choir Practice @ FJSHS Choir Room & Theater

November 29

7:00 PM LES Honor Choir Concert @ FJSHS Theater

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Counselor's Corner

Hello everyone, it’s November! I don’t know about you, but this is my favorite time of year. This is a time to reflect on things that we are thankful for, spend time with family and even more exciting….the food that is about to come our way, will be amazing! If you’re like me and my family, this time of year is followed by family traditions, prepping for the holidays and just has a joyful spirit that fills the air. I’m so excited to be in a town where this season is just as big a deal to the community as it is to me personally.

This past month LES/ELC celebrated Red Ribbon Week and we had two contests going on. One was a health and wellness competition and the other was a monetary collection contest to help raise funds for the local food bank and our schools Christmas Angel Tree fund. The totals on the monetary contest will be finalized Monday, November 5, but rumor has it we are well on our way to collecting $200-$300! The wellness competition has been tallied and the entire 1st-6th grade completed over 1,400 laps around the school. THAT’S OVER 400 MILES! It is so great to see that much dedication from our students!

This month’s character word is “humility.” I know this month we usually think about what makes us “thankful,” but I challenge you to show and explore what makes you humble to your student as well. Show them we can have pride without being boastful, that it’s ok to ask for help when we need it and also, to lift someone else up in the wake of our own personal success story. The world is a hurting, arguing mess with politics, mass shootings, bus accidents, and other negative agendas. Let’s look at the positives around us and see if, even though we can’t stop these terrible things from happening, we can at least shine a light of hope and happiness in an area of darkness. That, in my opinion, is the very first step in changing the world…a glimmer of hope.

I hope your November is a great one and I look forward to hearing from your students about their “Turkey Day” and other fun events they have going on in their lives!

Mr. Fischer

mfischer@fredoniaks.com

Healthy Living with Nurse Lindsay

If you've been looking at the weather forecast for the rest of November, it could turn out to be a cold one. If you're one of those people who studies the "Farmer's Almanac, then you're probably even more pessimistic because a cold, wet winter is predicted. Why is this school nurse so worried about the weather? Winter is on it's way and I want to keep as many of our kiddos as healthy as possible.

Our policy at Lincoln is to have our students go outside for recess as long as the wind chill is above 20 degrees. We know that fresh air and physical activity is not only good for the body, but also helps the brain. We want our students to be able to go out and enjoy this time with their friends because of these benefits. Students may miss out if they do not have the proper attire.

So make sure that you begin sending those coats, hats, and gloves to school so your children can stay warm and more importantly, healthy, as the temperature begin to drop.


Until next month,

Nurse Lindsay

lwallace@fredoniaks.com

Keep Saving Those Receipts!!!

Keep saving those G & W Receipts. We will have a contest later in the year. It may or may not include pie in the face of the principal. We are also actively saving Box Tops this year. Keep up the great work!