Lincoln Leopard Links

January Edition

Dear Lincoln Families,

I hope everyone enjoyed a safe and healthy holiday season. I have heard many exciting stories and treasured memories that will last a lifetime! On behalf of the entire Lincoln Staff, I would like to wish you a Happy New Year! Hopefully, 2015 will prove to be a year filled with many great memories and even greater successes for you and your family!

This month we are excited to welcome our families to our First Annual Science Fair on Tuesday, January 27th from 6:00-7:00 pm. At this event, we will celebrate the great work of our Lincoln 4th & 5th Grade students. Our third grade classes will also participate in this as well, as they worked as a team to complete a science fair project to help them prepare for next year. I encourage you to attend and take some time to have fun with the family while exploring the exciting world of Science!

As we continue with the winter season, please take a moment to review district

procedures for communication about school events during inclement weather. Please

check local news channels, radio stations, and the district app for notifications regarding delayed starts or school cancellations. Keeping our students and families safe during the winter weather is always a priority.

Yours in education,

Ms. Ellis, Principal

Mr. Schultz, Assistant Principal

A Message from Our Superintendent regarding Delayed Start - Inclement Weather

Greetings R-III Families:

I want to thank those of you who provided feedback to our recent “Delayed Start Due to Inclement Weather” survey. Your voices have been heard and have proven beneficial in the initial stages of this endeavor as we continue to explore better ways to serve our students and families during challenging weather conditions.

According to those responding to the survey, 81.12% are in favor of a delayed start to the school day during instances of inclement weather. An overwhelming majority (77.71%) stated either a one or a two-hour delay would be agreeable. Based upon the results of the survey, I have recommended to the Board of Education the District utilize a two-hour delayed start when necessary. Should there be a delayed start to the school day, students will be expected to arrive at their bus stops or depart from their homes two hours after their regularly scheduled times. Survey respondents who currently utilize the District’s Latchkey Program indicated there would not be a need for before-school care with a delayed start schedule. However, on delayed start days, the program will remain available beginning at 6:00 a.m. for those students currently registered for the Latchkey Program.

Please be assured student safety is always paramount in R-III when making decisions concerning inclement weather. I, along with other District Administrators, will continue researching the viability of implementing a delayed start schedule. The delayed start schedule will be implemented only on days we think weather conditions are safe enough to permit us to do so, but will not be used in place of school closures. If and when weather and road conditions warrant, our District will close.

Yours in education,

Mark S. Penny, Ed.S.

Superintendent of Schools

Delayed Start Information

Click here for more information regarding the newly approved Delayed Start option in the R-III School District.

Important January Dates

Wednesday, January 7-2:30 Early Release

Thursday, January 8-3:45-4:45 p.m.Read, Right & Run Practice

Thursday, January 8-5:30 p.m. PTO Meeting

Wednesday, January 14-2:30 Early Release

Wednesday, January 14-5th Grade DARE Camp Applications DUE to teacher

Thursday, January 15-3:45-4:45 p.m. Read, Right & Run Practice

Thursday, January 15-Pizza Hut Fundraiser Night

Thursday, January 15-6:00-8:00 p.m. PTO Movie Night

Friday, January 16-Science Fair Projects Due

Monday, January 19-Martin Luther King Jr. Day/Tentative Make-up Day

Wednesday, January 21-2:30 Early Release

Thursday, January 22-3:45-4:45 p.m.Read, Right & Run Practice

Tuesday, January 27-Science Fair 6:00-7:00 p.m.

Wednesday, January 28-2:30 Early Release

Thursday, January 29-3:45-4:45 p.m.Read, Right & Run Practice

Friday, January 30-Buddy Day

Important February Dates

Wednesday,February 4-2:30 Early Release

Thursday,February 5-3:45-4:45 p.m.Read, Right & Run Practice

Thursday, February 5-5:30 p.m. PTO Meeting

Thursday,February 5-Pizza Hut Fundraiser Night

Tuesday, February 10-6:00-7:30 p.m. Bingo Night

Wednesday, February 11-2:30 Early Release

Thursday,February 12-3:45-4:45 p.m. Read, Right & Run Practice

Monday, February 16-President's Day/Tentative Make Up Day

Wednesday,February 18-2:30 Early Release

Wednesday, February 18-7:00 p.m. Harlem Wizards Basketball Game-TBHS Gym

Thursday,February 19-3:45-4:45 p.m.Read, Right & Run Practice

Friday, February 20-Father/Daughter Dance Money Due

Friday, February 20-Six Flags Read to Succeed Forms Due to Library

Tuesday, February 24-6:00 p.m. 2nd Gr. Family Dinner Night

Wednesday, February 25-2:30 Early Release

Thursday, February 26-3:45-4:45 p.m.Read, Right & Run Practice

Friday, February 27-Buddy Day

Friday, February 27-7:00 - 9:00 p.m. Father/Daughter Dance

Dates and Times are subject to change.

On Thursday, January 15th, PTO Presents...

Take some time with your family to join us for popcorn & a movie! We are showing, Mr. Peabody & Sherman. Hope to see you there.
Mr. Peabody & Sherman Official Trailer 1 (2013) - Animated Movie HD


Thanks to everyone that helped out by supporting the library during the Book Fair. We had a very successful book fair thanks to you.

The library is looking for donations for the AR store that the kids shop at with their AR points. Almost anything can work for the store. The kids really like stuffed animals, school supplies, small toys, novelty items, holiday items, etc. If you have anything you'd like to donate, please send it to school with your child(ren).

Six flags reading forms were sent home November 3rd. The forms are due on February 20th. No late forms will be accepted. Forms may be turned in anytime they are complete.

Nichole Bryant

Library Media Specialist Boone/Lincoln Elementary