Lincoln Crossing Colt Connection

November 10, 2019

Mrs. Hladun's Tidings

This past Friday was the last day of trimester one and our team is busy preparing report cards to share with you at conference time. It's hard to believe we are already a third of the way through this year!


Most teachers are using Canyon Creek to schedule their conferences. Here are the instructions for signing up for conferences: CLICK HERE. Here is the link to sign up for conferences: CLICK HERE. We have heard some feedback that the system works better on a computer than on a smart device. We have computers in the office that you are welcome to use, if you need access to one! Contact Mrs. Beck with any technical issues you are experiencing ( The office and/or your child's teacher may also be able to help with conference scheduling questions/concerns/needs.

Please know that during conferences our goal is to celebrate your child's growth and educational journey! Our report cards are mastery oriented, and so our goal is for our children to have demonstrated mastery of standards in multiple ways by the end of the year. For more info about how the report card is structured, click on the appropriate link below:

Veteran's Day

We have no school on Monday, 11/11 in honor of Veteran's Day, and we will be celebrating our Veterans with a special event called "We Honor You" on Thursday, 11/14. There will be student assemblies during the day and an evening show at 6:30 pm. Please join us and bring those Veterans who are special to you with you!

2018-19 Data Review & 2019-20 Goal/Budget Planning

This past week, we hosted our fall School Site Council (SSC) and English Language Advisory Council (ELAC) meetings. We reviewed our SBAC and other site data from 2018-19 and reviewed our goals and budget priorities for 2019-20. You are welcome to review the presentation on our website under the “About Us” tab, or click here. We plan to meet again on 2/28/20 and 5/19/20 to check in on progress and make plans for the 2020-21 year!

Lost & Found

Over the next two weeks, we'll be putting our Lost & Found out whenever the weather allows for it! Otherwise, you can always find it in our MPR.

Over the Thanksgiving break, we will donate any items that have not been claimed.

We work really hard to return all labeled items to students, so take a moment to put a last name on the tag in sharpie!

Boundary Study/2020-2021 Registration Update

There is a lot of new information coming out about registration/2020-21 school year/boundaries right now. Please share this info with your friends and neighbors who may have children coming into TK/K or who are currently attending school outside of WPUSD by may look to come back to their community school.

The overall goal is to get a good handle on where students will attend school (that happens early in 2020) so that we can tackle staffing (in spring 2020) and open the schools with minimal adjustments in fall 2020.

  • ONLINE REGISTRATION: Students coming into Grades TK-12 will be able to register online through the WPUSD Parent Portal beginning on Mon., 12/16. We will be taking in packets for registration (which include your Parent Portal printout, birth certificate, immunization records and proof of residency) in mid January - that exact date is TBA.
  • WAIT LISTS: We do not anticipate 'wait lists' at any of our schools for any of our grade levels for students who live in within the school's boundary
  • DUAL LANGUAGE IMMERSION PROGRAM / POTENTIAL LOTTERY: There may be a lottery for students to participate in the district's dual language immersion program. The district plans to start this program with only Kinder students. The site where it will be hosted is TBD. The need for a lottery will be based on interest generated during registration.
  • INTRADISTRICT TRANSFER REQUESTS: It sounds like there will be two intradistrict (intra) transfer request windows...the dates for these intra requests are TBA:
  1. Intra window #1: applies to students who prefer to stay at COES and for current LCES 4th graders who want to stay at LCES for 5th grade. The district plans to approve those intras.
  2. Intra window #2: applies to all other students - including those siblings of current LCES 4th graders who may prefer to stay at LCES or families who just want to attend a different school. These intras will be considered on a space available basis.
  • KINDER REGISTRATION: For incoming Kinder registration, there will be a question on the registration form about if you have a preference for AM K, PM K, extended day K (8am-1:40pm) and/or the dual language immersion K program. You will be informed about which program your child is placed in the spring. Students are eligible for Kindergarten if they turn 5 on/before September 1, 2020. FYI - our goal at LCES is to host all extended day K classes in 2020.
  • TK REGISTRATION: The district will open TK classrooms for students who turn 5 between September 2-December 31. We also offer TK for students turning 5 after January 1 if there is a need in the community. You can learn more about the TK program in WPUSD here. The locations for TK in 2020-21 are TBD based on enrollment.
  • BOUNDARY DECISIONS: Originally, Mr. Leaman planned to take the boundary decision to the school board in November, but it's sounding like they'll actually take it to the early December meeting. Here is a color version of the various boundary options that are being considered:


    Join Mr. Scott Leaman for a community meeting regarding the upcoming boundary changes in the Lincoln Crossing area, and the implications for families, on Wednesday, 11/20 at 6 pm in the LCES MPR. See the flier he sent to families here.

    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 November 11th:

    • Mon., 11/11: No school in honor of Veteran's Day
    • Now-11/15: Canyon Creek open for scheduling parent/teacher conferences (see details above)
    • Now-11/22: Lion's Club Non-Perishable Food Drive; bring items to your classroom
    • Tues-Thurs: Math tutoring for invited students in grades 1, 2, 4 & 5 (grade 3 starts soon!)
    • Tues., 11/12, 5:30 pm: PTC Community Meeting, Library
    • Wed., 11/13, 2:45-3:45 pm: Veteran's Day Performance Dress Rehearsal
    • Thurs., 11/14: Veteran's Day Assemblies (8:20am and 2 pm) and Evening Community Performance (6:30 pm)
    • Fri., 11/15 : Colt Pride Friday!
    • Fri, 11/15, 1:55-2:40 pm: Musical Theater Rehearsal

    Week of November 18th:

    • this week is an EXTRA EARLY RELEASE WEEK - school is out at 12:30 daily; all TK and K attend from 8 am - 11:20 am; students in Gr. 1-5 will have lunch; no math tutoring this week
    • Now-11/22: Lion's Club Non-Perishable Food Drive; bring items to your classroom
    • Mon, 11/18, 12:35-1:30 pm: Choir Rehearsal
    • Wed., 11/20, 6 pm, MPR: Parent Meeting with Mr. Scott Leaman re. boundaries and 20/21 planning
    • Thurs., 11/21, Tech Room, 6-7 pm: Happy Family Presentation (child care provided); Topic is "Food, Meals & Social-Emotional Development"- click here for details
    • Fri., 11/22, Tech Room, 8:30-9:30 am: Repeated Happy Family Presentation; Topic is "Food, Meals & Social-Emotional Development" (no child care) - click here for details
    • Fri., 11/22: Kindergarten Family Feast (ask your teacher for details!)
    • Fri., 11/22: Colt Pride Friday!
    • Fri., 11/22: Report Card sent home if there was no Parent/Teacher Conference Held

    Week of November 25th:

    No School - Happy Thanksgiving!

    Week of December 2nd:

    • Mon., 12/2: Early Release Day
    • Mon., 12/2, 1-1:40 pm: Leadership Ambassador Meeting
    • Mon., 12/2, 1:45-2:45: Choir Rehearsal
    • Tues., 12/3, 8:20 am, MPR: Grade 1 Trimester 1 Awards
    • Tues., 12/3, 8:45 am, MPR: Grade 2 Trimester 1 Awards
    • Tues., 12/3, 10:15 am, MPR: Grade 3 Trimester 1 Awards
    • Wed., 12/4, 2:20 pm, MPR: Grade 4 Trimester 1 Awards
    • Thurs., 12/5, 8:20 am, MPR: Grade 5 Trimester 1 Awards
    • Tues-Thurs: Math tutoring for invited students in grades 1, 2, 4 & 5 (grade 3 starts soon!)
    • Wed., 12/4, 5-8pm: PTC Xtreme Craze Lazer Tag
    • Fri., 12/6 : Colt Pride Friday!
    • Fri, 12/6, 1:55-2:40 pm: Musical Theater Rehearsal

    Looking Ahead:

    • Tues., 12/10, 5:30 pm - Gr 1 and 2 "Grumps of Ring-a-Ding Town" performance (Cook, Wetzstein, Shelton, Beatty)
    • Tues., 12/10, 6:30 pm - Gr 1 and 2 "Grumps of Ring-a-Ding Town" performance (Risucci, Cassidy, Ochoa, Noyes)
    • Thurs., 12/12, 5:30 pm - Gr 3 and Choir winter performance
    • Thurs., 12/12, 6:30 pm - Gr 4 and 4/5 combo class winter performance
    • Thurs., 12/12, 7:30 pm - Gr 5 winter performance
    • Week of 12/16-20 - Early Release Week - 1:40 dismissal all week for Gr. 1-5; AM & PM TK and K are on a Monday schedule all week
    • Mon., 12/23-Fri., 1/3: No School - Winter Break

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

    *click here for our new Leadership Ambassador website!

    2019-20 LCES Performing Arts Calendar Details

    Upcoming activities include Veteran's Day "We Honor You" celebration on 11/14, and winter performances for grades 1-5 on Tuesday, 12/10 and Thursday, 12/12. Click for exact dates and times! We look forward to celebrating the season with you!

    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 School Year Calendars

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

    Non School Days or Special Release Days

    • Mon., 11/11: Veteran's Day / no school
    • Week of 11/18-11/22: Extra Early Release Days/Conference Week (12:30 release times)
    • Week of 11/25-11/29: Thanksgiving Break / no school
    • Week of 12/16: early release days - 1:40 dismissal
    • Mon., 12/23-Fri., 1/3: Winter Break / no school
    • Mon., 1/20: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day / no school
    • Thurs., 2/13-Mon., 2/17: Late Winter Mini Break & President's Day / no school
    • 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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    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.