Lincoln Linc

September 9, 2022

Principal's Message

The halls are full, the classrooms are buzzing, the laughs are plenty, and the learning is happening! The first week of school was an absolute success on many levels. I can not express how proud I am to be a part of this beautiful school family. It has been awesome learning of stories from this summer, hearing about the interests of the students, and learning of their many talents. This week we have had a great deal of time discussing the Full Value Agreement (FVA) and a few of the rules that make up our school. The FVA is to work as a team, be safe, and speak up!

I am proud to communicate that I noticed the success of FVA on many levels this week. I saw it in a kindergarten class with some amazing people such Mrs. Ann who stepped up and showed off some amazing team work ability and ran a class like a veteran. I was very impressed with the teamwork that Mrs. Amber, Mrs. Holly, and Mrs. Jansen and so many more during the ever high energy lunch hour to make sure lunch was a great success! The FVA was on display at recess thanks to the hard work of Mr. Loper and the amazing recess aides. Teamwork was the theme in the office with our resident superhero, “Glue Girl”, Mrs. Strong. Our amazing essential teachers were caught doing their thing working hard to make connections with each and every kid through songs, art, exercise and tech. Not to mention the amazing support staff personnel who are the cogs of the whole operation pulling kids to help in class or to talk to them because they were having a rough day. The support and dedication to growing and developing productive citizens of a loving community is second to none.

The FVA was not limited to staff, but it found its way into the classrooms as well. I noticed the first graders in the lunchroom showing the kindergartners how to properly act and be safe. I enjoyed watching the second grade team work as a team learning about differences and similarities through collaboration. The third graders spoke up and explained how to fill each others’ buckets. They demonstrated that nicely during a lesson in class. I enjoyed learning about different things that make the fourth graders special, which included many of them telling of talents. The students shared talents that would make others feel vulnerable but they felt comfortable to share…WAY TO SPEAK UP. Lastly, I was extremely proud of the whole fifth grade group for being leaders in the school with their ability to walk the halls, play on the playground, and also direct others through safety patrol!

WE sure do have an amazing group of people who work at Lincoln! I appreciate all of the students for their hard work this week, the staff for their positive attitude, and parents for their never ending support. If this is a glimpse of what’s to come, we truly will have the best year ever! As I have said before… There is no better place to be, in Petoskey, than Lincoln Elementary!

Dress code

We are still enjoying summer like temperatures, thankfully. With that warm weather lingering, we want to remind families that clothing worn to school by Lincoln students must be appropriate/modest in nature.

Here a few guidelines:

-No short shorts

-No spaghetti straps, strapless or low-cut tops

-No shirts that expose bellies

We appreciate your cooperation.

Spirit Week!

*** Pease pack hats in backpacks on Monday! We want to make sure we are all looking our best for picture day, no hat hair allowed! As soon as pictures are done students will be invited to pull out their hats.
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Field Trip!

Friday, September 16, 2022 we will be traveling to the Northmen Stadium to watch a band performance. Permission slips were sent home yesterday with students, please be sure to sign and return as soon as possible.