Lincoln Log (In Person)

January 17, 2020

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There will be no school on Monday, January 18th for both In Person and Virtual Students

I-Ready Competition

Number of Students in Each Grade Level that have completed a minimum of 40 minutes of I-Ready (week 1):

Kindergarten -18/21 86%

First Grade -28/32 88%

Second Grade - 17/30 57%

Third Grade - 19/24. 79%

Fourth Grade- 29/34. 85%

Fifth Grade - 17/37 46%

Percent of Students in Each Grade Level that have earned an average of 80% on lessons completed (3 points earned if this percent is about 80% per week):

Kindergarten - 58% (no extra points)

First Grade - 78% (no extra points)

Second Grade - 93% (3 extra points!)

Third Grade - 88% (3 extra points!)

Fourth Grade - 82% (3 extra points!)

Fifth Grade - 62% (no extra points)

And Week One Totals Are.....

Kindergarten - 18 points total

First Grade - 28 points total

Second Grade - 20 points

Third grade - 22 points

Fourth Grade - 32 points

Fifth Grade - 17 points

10 points may be redeemed for each snowperson part (parts: bottom snowball, middle snowball, top snowball, top hat, arms, buttons, eyes, nose, mouth, scarf)

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Donation of Books from the Harriet Soukup Family brings joy to the students of Lincoln Elementary

The Harriet Soukup family donated the gift of books to Lincoln Elementary students. Harriet and her husband Jerry were both teachers and Jerry attended the old Lincoln School. Jerry thought it was fitting to donate the books to the Lincoln students. Here is some of the excitement as students opened the donated books. Thank you to Tanya and John Grupe and Jerry Soukup for this generous donation.
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Picture day for Lincoln Elementary will be on Monday, March 1st.

More information will be provided in the coming weeks.


Miss Nicole says when you feel like you are going to lose your cool - here is your tool. You can use the triangle breathing tool below to make you feel more calm.
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As the second semester begins, there are some new students starting at Lincoln Elementary. There are also students that are moving into In Person learning. If you are interested in Blessings in a Backpack, please contact the school social worker, Ashley Karpinski at 715-261-0965 to sign up.
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Mark Your Calendars

Reminder that Monday is a Day 2 Rotation 1

January 15 - No Classes (Teacher Record Keeping Day)

January 18 - No Classes (Martin Luther King Jr Day)

January 19 - 2nd Semester begins ; Lincoln PTO 5:30 (please contact PTO to get the virtual link)

February 1 - Optimist Luncheon for 5th Grade Students Selected -

March 1 - Picture Day

Attendance - Who Do I Call?

Virtual students should call their HOME schools to report any absences. So, Lincoln students - even if being taught by a non-Lincoln teacher - should call the Lincoln office to report any absences or appointments. Please remember to call the school office before 9:00 am at 715-261-0965.

Remember that our virtual day runs from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm Monday thru Thursday only!

COVID Frequently Asked Questions by Parents (taken directly from WSD homepage)

COVID-19 is an illness caused by a new coronavirus. It spreads from person to person through droplets created when we cough, sneeze, talk, sing or laugh. Most people - especially young people - who get COVID19 have mild illness, similar to having a cold or the flu. However, in others it can cause severe illness, such as pneumonia. Symptoms of COVID-19 include:

  • Fever (temperature 100.4°F or higher)
  • Cough
  • Trouble breathing
  • Chills
  • Muscle/body aches
  • Loss of sense of taste or smell
  • Runny nose or nasal congestion
  • Fatigue
  • Nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea

Visit the CDC website for comprehensive information about COVID-19

What symptoms will require my child to be sent home?

  • If your child has been in close contact with a COVID positive or COVID diagnosed person in the last 14 days
  • Your child has been diagnosed with COVID in the past 10 days
  • Your child has any ONE of the following symptoms in 24 hours:
    Cough, shortness of breath, or new loss of taste or smell
  • Your child has TWO of any of the following symptoms in the past 24 hours:
    Sore throat, unusual fatigue, nausea (sick to stomach) or vomiting, headache, muscle or body aches, fever (100.4 or higher) or chills, diarrhea, runny nose or congestion

COVID daily home screening tool for parents

What do I do if I think my child may have COVID?
Marathon County Free COVID testing

How long will my child have to stay home?

  • Your child must remain home for at least 10 days since the first symptoms began AND be fever free without the use of fever-reducing medications for 24 hours AND with improvement of symptoms.
  • OR an alternate diagnosis from a health care provider (strep throat, etc.) AND be fever free without the use of fever-reducing medications for 24 hours AND with improvement of symptoms. This would allow your child to return before 10 days if the above criteria is met.
  • OR if the child has been determined NOT to be a close contact, a negative COVID test will be accepted

Returning to school after COVID

How will I know if my child is a close contact?
Close contacts of someone with COVID


Prevent Further Spread

  • The following guidelines will help to prevent further spread of illness:
  • Notify your school nurse if your child is diagnosed with COVID-19.
  • Notify your school nurse if you or your child had contact with someone who you know was diagnosed with COVID-19.
  • Keep students home from school if they are sick.
  • Encourage good habits: frequent hand-washing, covering coughs and sneezes, use of face coverings in public, and staying home as much as possible.
  • If you are quarantined or isolated, STAY HOME. You CANNOT test out of a quarantine with a negative COVID test. You must serve your quarantine period.
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No School on Fridays

This is a reminder that classes will take place Monday-Thursday only! Friday is a day for staff to use for planning and prep time. No school for students on Friday! Some staff may connect with students who are struggling to keep up and may provide extra tutoring experiences. This would be done on an individual as-needed basis only.
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Lincoln Staff

Following is a list of staff members at Lincoln for this year. I thought it may be handy for you all to have so you know who your child is interacting with online:

Health Services Team

Ms. Alexandra Hein - Nurse serving multiple schools

Ms. Sacia Taylor - Health Aide for Lincoln Elementary

Pupil Services Team

Mrs. Karpinsky - Social Worker

Ms. Poncek - School Counselor

Mrs. Reimann - School Psychologist

Encore Teachers - will continue to work with a majority of 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th grade virtual students

Ms. Cumberland - Music

Mrs. Duesselmann - Science

Mrs. Gilbertson -- Library

Mrs. Jaglinski - Gifted/Talented

Ms. Lindberg - Art

Mrs. MickBeversdorf (aka Mrs. B) - Phy Ed

Ms. Poncek - Guidance

Regular Education Virtual Teachers

Ms. Tera Mattke - Kindergarten teacher from South Mountain

Ms. Jennifer Ekiss - Kindergarten teacher from Marshall

Mrs. Chris Giebel - 1st grade teacher from Lincoln

Mrs. Yer Thao - 2nd grade teacher from Lincoln

Mrs. Megan Gast - 3rd grade teacher from Lincoln

Ms. Katelynn Neidner - 3rd grade teacher from GD Jones

Mrs. Ashley Zoch - 4th grade teacher from Lincoln

Mrs. Tanya Kramar (with Long Term Sub Mr. Bruce Trueblood) - 5th grade teacher from Lincoln

Special Education Teachers

Mrs. Dahnke - Occupational Therapist

Mrs. Reiche - Speech/Language

Ms. Lehman - multicategorical (works mainly with medically fragile students)

Mr. Nygaard - multicategorical (works mainly with grades 4-5)

Miss Vils - multicategorical (works mainly with grades K-3)

Ms. Xiong - adaptive physical education

Miss Yunk (aka Miss Nicole) - multicategorical (works mainly with students with emotional/behavioral disabilities)

English Learner/Bilingual Teachers

Mrs. Bennett

Mrs. Vang

Mrs. Veenstra

Title Teachers

Mrs. Burke

Mrs. Imhoff


Mrs. DeValk - lead cafeteria

Mrs. Dreikosen - G2M coordinator (all classes are remaining virtual this year)

Mrs. Fortenberry - Special Education

Miss Hardinger (aka Miss Grace) - Special Education

Mrs. Lenz - Title

Ms. Mletzko. (aka Ms. Roxann)- Bilingual

Ms. Taylor - Health room

Mrs. Wirt - Special Education

Ms. Wollenzein (aka Ms. Brea) - Special Education

Mrs. Yang - English Learners

Mr. Xiong - English Learners

Miss Vang (aka Miss Aimee) - EL Para

Mrs. Krantz - building para

Custodial Staff

Mr. John - night custodian

Ms. Cindy - night custodian

Mr. Jeff- lead custodian

Administrative Assistant

Miss Rebecca Gartmann (aka Miss Becky)


Mrs. Whooley Jepson (aka Mrs. Jepson)

Lincoln Elementary (K-5)

Principal: Colleen Whooley Jepson


Administrative Assistant: Rebecca Gartmann


Address: 720 S. 6th Avenue

Wausau, WI. 54401

Phone: 715-261-0965