The Lincoln Lightning

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December 10th, 2021

Good afternoon Lincoln families,


A huge shout out to our Lincoln PTO. They continue to go above and beyond to support our school and community! I'm so excited about our small business partnerships and the return of our annual staff holiday cookie appreciation box. I know the Miner boys are glad this tradition is returning.


Thank you to everyone who donated to our coat drive and toy drive for the months of November and December. It's wonderful to see our student leadership club involved in organizing and promoting service projects for our school. They're also in charge of our spirit days! I can't wait until Dec. 22nd as it's one of my favorites... pajama day!


I recently read an article about 'kindness' and how this is something we need to explicitly teach our children, but more than that, we want to help them experience it and talk to them about the ways that kindness affects us in our daily lives.


“Kindness changes the brain by the experience of kindness. Children and adolescents do not learn kindness by only thinking about it and talking about it. Kindness is best learned by feeling it so that they can reproduce it.”


I wish you and your family a joyous holiday season and hope that you may experience kindness in all that you do. As always, please feel free to contact me at any time. Together we will continue to make Lincoln Elementry an amazing place to learn and grow.


In Partnership,


Michelle Miner, Ed.D

Principal, Lincoln Elementary

Please make sure to click on the links below:

Junior Kindergarten News

Senior Kindergarten News

1st Grade News

2nd Grade News

3rd Grade News

4th Grade News

5th Grade News

Covid Vaccine Dates

Please send a copy of completed student vaccine dates to the school office so they can be entered into Infinite Campus. This will help determine who will have to quarantine when students are exposed at school. Thank you!

Lincoln Lightning Spirit Wear Swap!!!

Drop off any Lincoln Spirit Wear that no longer fits your child (or things you do not need) next week in our office. Our PTO will then sort and organize this used spirit wear and we will have a Spirit Wear Swap in early December inside of our outdoor classroom. Reduce… Reuse… Recycle! It’s good for the environment and great for our school spirit! Please see our PTO Facebook page to follow the trade!

Calling all Bakers - Holiday Cookie Boxes!

Every year our Lincoln community puts together special Holiday Goodie Boxes for our teachers and staff filled with cookies, candy and other sweet and savory treats.

If baking is something you like to do, please consider signing up to make something to add to the boxes this year! Please use the link below to sign up – there are a lot of options to choose from! If you are in need of a recipe for something, please email Amanda Saso (amanda.m.saso@gmail.com) and she will provide you with one to follow.

All baked goods can be brought to school between 8-8:30am on Monday December 20th or dropped off at the Saso’s house (7332 Harwood Ave) on Sunday December 19th!

Please use the link below to sign up! THANK YOU for helping us keep this wonderful tradition alive!

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/805084EA5AB2AAAFA7-holiday

Important Dates to Remember:

Friday, Dec. 10th

Report Cards available on-line


Wednesday, Dec. 15th

4th and 5th grade Band, Choir and Orchestra filming day.


Wednesday, Dec. 22nd

Pajama Day; Last Day of school before winter break (classes resume 1/3/22)


*Early Release - every Wednesday at 2:20pm


*Soft Landing for Morning Entry - 8:00-8:15am at our Underwood Ave. entrance. Please utilize our 'Hug and Go' area and be mindful of the handicapped parking area in the middle. Also, our neighbors would ask that you not block their driveways during this time and dismissal.

Math - Sense of Belonging

Click here to access the latest math news.

Mask Reminder

This is a friendly reminder that students should arrive at school each day with their own mask or other face covering. Each school building maintains a supply of masks; however, these are not intended to be a student’s primary face covering each day. Please remind your student to bring their mask (and a spare) or other face covering to school with them daily.

Leadership Club Toy Collection

In December we will be collecting toys for the Cardiac ICU at Children's Hospital. We will be collecting the toys (must be new; not used) from December 1-22. Collection boxes will be in the main entryway and near the elevators.


Link: https://www.thebeatfoundation.com/donate

Amazon Wishlist: https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/1UN0V3CPDPP5N?ref_=wl_share

(If you prefer, you can have items shipped to me at Lincoln: Amanda Voigtlander Lincoln Elementary School 1741 N Underwood Ave, Wauwatosa, WI 53214)


Thank you!

Amanda, Karen, and Lisa

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Volunteers/Visitors

In an effort to make Lincoln the safest possible environment for our children, we ask that all visitors and volunteers please sign in at the office (Driver’s License required) and always wear a nametag identifying yourself as a visitor, including volunteering on our playground and our outdoor classroom. All staff members have been directed to ask adults not wearing proper identification to return to the office. We know you agree that safety must be our number one concern.

Also, we request that all volunteers and chaperones complete a background check verification form. We no longer use paper applications. In compliance with board policies, our district began this procedure a few years ago. We’re sorry for the inconvenience but this practice ensures the safest environment for our children. The completed background checks are valid for three years.

Breakfast Served 8:00 - 8:15am

Please note that we will be serving breakfast from 8:00am - 8:15am during our soft-landing. We will stop serving at 8:15am so that students will have time to finish up and be ready to learn for our school start time of 8:20am. If your child would like breakfast, please try to have them at school early during our soft-landing.

Overdrive/Sora App

The Wauwatosa School Libraries invite our students to read or listen digitally anywhere and anytime using Overdrive on your web browser or the Sora app on your mobile device. Students may access with their district google log in. Happy Reading!


Overdrive LINK

Sora LINK

Our libraries are part of the Wisconsin School Libraries Digital Consortium. Enjoy!

Lincoln Yearbooks

VIP's online yearbook ordering is starting now. The cost of Lincoln's yearbook is $12. Follow this link: Lincoln Elementary Yearbook to order a yearbook. All yearbook ordering will end on April 1, 2022. Yearbooks will be delivered the last week of school.