Lincoln Crossing Colt Connection

March 8, 2020

Mrs. Hladun's Tidings

We have many 'big things' happening on campus right now. Lots of amazing instruction in every classroom every day, and Apex has been a wonderful addition to the daily program. In addition, our teaching staff is in the middle of our hiring processes (which are incredibly complex). The extra layer of complexity is the evolving nature, information, and stress around the COVID-19 virus.

Looking to 2020/21:

Many people are aware, but the opening of Leaman ES will take significant pressure off our our campus next year. As a result of the new school opening, we expect to go from an enrollment of over 700 students currently to around 450 next year. This is bittersweet for sure.

The reduction in students also means a reduction in staff. Although we don't know for sure yet how all of that will happen, we do know that 7 of our current teachers will be moving from LCES to other schools in our district. We will also see a reduction in our classified staff, but I don't know all of those details yet. Once all of this is finalized, we will communicate all the changes that we expect, as we typically do each spring.

One thing I can assure you of is that we will miss all the staff and students who are no longer on campus next year, but they will always be part of our Colt family!

Supporting a Healthy Community

The COVID-19 virus response is being managed by our District Office staff with support from the Placer County, State and National Centers for Disease Control. You can get updated information about our district response from the WPUSD website, and we invite you to contact the District Office if you have any questions. On campus, we are implementing:

  • a significantly increased cleaning protocol that includes the use of stronger cleaning materials, and cleaning all high tough spaces (bathrooms, faucets, desks, chairs, door handles, counters, etc...) daily. Our custodians are working overtime daily to meet the demand.
  • a protocol for evaluating students who come into the office with symptoms like a cough, runny nose, fever, etc...
  • talking with students about the importance of hand washing
  • we've added hand washing visuals to each restroom on campus for reference

Please watch for communication from our District Office and their social media feeds for the most up to date information.

The most helpful thing our families can do is keep their kiddos home if they aren't feeling well. Children should not attend school if they've had a fever, and they should only return to school when they are fever free for 24 hours without any medications. Please also encourage your children to wash their hands, use a tissue or their elbow when sneezing and to avoid touching their faces. There are tons of different types of germs as well as allergies running around campus this time of year - we all can do our part to support student and staff health!


We've loved having our Apex athletes on campus this past week. Every day they visit every classroom - ask your child about the message of the day, and the challenge of the day. We also post the message of the day on our Facebook, Insta and Twitter feeds.

Our fun run will be OUTDOORS (yay!) on Thursday. There will be two tracks running simultaneously; here is the schedule:

10:05 am -

  • Track 1: Shelton, Scarbrough, Giannini, Warren
  • Track 2: Ochoa, Crook, Botonis, Bombard, Stuckey

11:20 am -

  • Track 1: Shye, Coleman, Tomasello, Reynolds (4th graders)
  • Track 2: Wright, Sliepen, Hill, Reynolds (5th graders)

12:35 pm -

  • Track 1: Risucci, Cook, Wetzstein, Cassidy
  • Track 2: Noyes, Beatty, Swanson, Fleshman, Larsen

Happy Families Session - Rethinking Boundaries

Join us on Thursday, 3/12, at 6 pm in the Tech Room (day care is provided) or on Friday, 3/13, at 8:30 am in the Tech Room (no day care is provided) for a conversation around Rethinking Boundaries: A New Way of Looking at Them. This conversation is facilitated by our school psychologist, Ms. Desi St. John; you can anticipate a thought provoking and engaging discussion!

Summary of the conversation:
Leslie Potter speaks with wisdom and clarity about what boundaries are, and how to create them for our kids and for ourselves. She shares relatable stories and examples of young children and teens. Leslie shows how we can support our kids and create safety, while also giving them the freedom and space they need.

Sweetheart Daughter Dance - Luau Themed!

Our annual Sweetheart Dance for Daughters and their favorite date is coming up on Saturday, 3/21 at 6pm. The dance will be held at TBMS. Click here for the ticket order form and details about photos and our post-dance NuYo 'treat out!' or visit:

Upcoming Events

Our calendar is always up to date with the latest information about events at LCES. All event flyers can be found on our calendar and/or at our PeachJar site.

Coming Up:

Week of March 9th:

  • All Week: APEX is at LCES!
  • Mon., 3/9: Early Release Monday
  • Mon., 3/9, 1-1:40 pm: Leadership Ambassador Meeting
  • Mon., 3/9, 1:45-2:45: Choir Rehearsal
  • Tues., 3/10, 1-1:20 pm, Music Room: Musical Theater Choir Rehearsal
  • Tues-Thurs: Math tutoring for invited students in grades 1-5
  • Wed., 3/11: NAEP Assessment for select students in grades 3 and 4
  • Wed., 3/11, 2:45-4 pm, MPR: Musical Theater Cast & Ensemble Rehearsal
  • Thurs., 3/12: APEX Fun Run Day
  • Thurs., 3/12, 6-7 pm, Tech Room: Happy Families Session (day care provided) - topic is boundaries - get more information here
  • Fri., 3/13: Colt Pride Friday!
  • Fri., 3/13, 8:30 am, Tech Room: Happy Families Session (no day care provided) - topic is boundaries - get more information here
  • Fri., 3/13, 1:50-3:30 pm, MPR: Musical Theater Rehearsal
  • Fri., 3/13: Trimester 2 Report Cards sent home with students

Week of March 16th:

  • Week of 3/16: Kindness Week (see dress up details below!)
  • Week of 3/16: Trimester 2 Awards (click here for dates/times)
  • Mon., 3/16: Early Release Monday
  • Mon., 3/16, 1-1:40 pm: Leadership Ambassador Meeting
  • Mon., 3/16, 1:45-2:45: Choir Rehearsal
  • Tues., 3/17, 1-1:20 pm, Music Room: Musical Theater Choir Rehearsal
  • Tues-Thurs: Math tutoring for invited students in grades 1-5
  • Wed., 3/18, 2:45-4 pm, MPR: Musical Theater Cast & Ensemble Rehearsal
  • Thur., 3/19, 5:30pm, Library: PTC Community Meeting (day care is provided!)
  • Fri., 3/20, 1:50-3:30 pm, MPR: Musical Theater Rehearsal
  • Sat., 3/21, 6 pm, TBMS: Sweetheart Dance followed by Dine Out at NuYo Yogurt (click here for details)

Kindness Week Dress Up Week:

  • Monday, 3/16: Matching Monday Fun Day
  • Tuesday, 3/17: Don't be mean, get with the scene and wear all GREEN!
  • Wednesday, 3/18: Rooting for Kindness Sports Day
  • Thursday, 3/19: Tired of Negativity PJ Day
  • Friday, 3/20: Colt Pride day - show the love from head to two!

Week of 3/23:

  • Mon., 3/23: Early Release Monday
  • Mon., 3/23, 1-1:40 pm: Leadership Ambassador Meeting
  • Mon., 3/23, 1:45-2:45: Choir Rehearsal
  • Tues., 3/24: Old Town Pizza Dine Out (all day!)
  • Tues., 3/24, 1-1:20 pm, Music Room: Musical Theater Choir Rehearsal
  • Tues-Thurs: Math tutoring for invited students in grades 1-5
  • Wed., 3/25, 2:45-4 pm, MPR: Musical Theater Cast & Ensemble Rehearsal
  • Fri., 3/27, 1:50-3:30 pm, MPR: Musical Theater Rehearsal
  • Sat., 3/28: Lincoln Community Health Fair at LHS

Looking Ahead:

  • 4/1: Spring Picture Day
  • 4/2, 5:30 and 7 pm: Aladdin Kids Productions
  • 4/4-13: Spring Break

*click here for our new music (choir, grade level music, musical theater) website!

*click here for our new Leadership Ambassador website!

Non School Days or Special Release Days

  • Mon, 4/6-Mon., 4/13: Spring Break / no school
  • Mon., 5/25: Memorial Day / no school
  • Week of June 1st: early release days - 1:40 dismissal
  • Fri., 6/5: last day of school!

Every Monday is an Early Release Day!

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School Boundary Finder

You can drop your address into this finder to confirm your elementary school boundary. Be sure to click the "Approved 2020-21 Elementary Boundary" box on the right to see next year's boundary!

2019-20 LCES Performing Arts Calendar Details

Upcoming activities include StarStruck and our Musical Theater production of Aladdin, Jr!. Click for exact dates and times! We look forward to celebrating the season with you! Note the 1st/2nd gr. musical date is changing; stay tuned!

Colt Pride Fridays!

Every Friday is a Colt Pride day! We love it all - new items, vintage Colt Gear, homemade items, Zebra gear, and blue & yellow! Click for our online spirit wear store - open 24/7/365!

Leadership Ambassadors

Check out this amazing new Leadership Ambassador's webpage - you can find calendar info, Action Team info and information about the LA training curriculum!

Food Service - menus, pricing and more!

Click for more information about school meal pricing and breakfast and lunch menus. You can also access My School Bucks to add to your child's lunch balance and submit an online application for free/reduced meals.

Parking vs. Drop Off/Pick Up Areas

Click to view a map and video that explains how we ask families to help us keep kids safe. Note that it is much less congested between between 7:50-8:00 am and again between 2:50-3 pm. Supervision is provided at 7:55 am and until 3 pm (2 on ER Days).

2019-20, 2020-21 & 2021-22 (new!) School Year Calendars

The district has approved and published the next 2 years of school calendars! Click for details!

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Lincoln Crossing Mission Statement

The mission of the Lincoln Crossing Elementary School team is to prepare our students with the skills, knowledge and attitudes to become lifelong learners and responsible, contributing members of society.