Lincoln Crossing Colt Connection

May 17, 2020

Mrs. Hladun's Tidings

We are quickly marching towards the end of the school year. This continues to be a really strange time, and although we are sorry we can't wrap up our year together, we appreciate everyone's commitment to our community's health. A few things to that end:


Stay strong in the last weeks of instruction!

Certainly, we encourage every family to do what is best for you, but at a minimum, we strongly encourage you to connect with your teacher and peers in online gatherings, and that you keep working on iReady - aim for 30 min of iReady Reading and 30 minutes of iReady Math each week. iReady will continue to be available to all LCES students through late July.


We miss you video!

Our team is really struggling with the way this year is ending - we know our families and students are too. We hoped to convey how much we miss everyone in this YouTube video - find it here: https://youtu.be/Np3OGi6tnOc


Virtual Talent Show - this week!

Our annual talent show is always amazing - this year, we are keeping the tradition alive with a virtual watch party on YouTube! See the details below - but we look forward to celebrating our talented students and staff on Thursday at 6 pm!


Picking up classroom materials

The date should be finalized this week, but it will likely be over a few days in the window of June 1-4. Stay tuned!


Last Day of School!

We have something special planned for Friday, June 5th - stay tuned!!!

Virtual Talent Show

LCES has a long and strong tradition of visual and performing arts opportunities for our students! One favorite Colt Traditions is our annual Talent Show! This year, given our unexpected school closures, Mrs. Adams is taking the show to the internet and is planning a Virtual Talent Show in late May!

Food Distribution

Food Distribution will take place next Tuesday, May 19, 2020. The district has added a new time of 4:30 p.m. on Tuesdays at Glen Edwards Middle School only. This is to accommodate families that can’t get to our midday distribution.

LCES FAQs (* = updated on 5/17)

What about yearbooks?

Our yearbook printer will be closed until 5/15 at least and we will receive our yearbooks in mid-July. Once we have them, we'll make plans for distribution this summer or this fall. If you did not order a book, but would like one, please email Mrs. Soha (psoha@wpusd.org) to be place on a waiting list for any extra yearbooks.


What about food service accounts?

  • All MySchoolBucks accounts automatically transfer with the student to their next school (so LCES student accounts will automatically transfer to Leaman in 2020-21 if that is their new home school and our 5th grader's accounts will transfer to TBMS) because the system is a district wide one. However, if you do need a refund of your positive balance, click here for directions. These refunds are taking 3-4 weeks to process.

  • *When can we pick up our student's materials and drop off things that belong to the school?

    We'll do a distribution of materials from students' desks and cubbies, as well as any end of the year mementos that your teacher has prepared. Likely this will happen on a couple of days between June 1-4 (exact dates are TBA).


    Things you should plan to return back to school:


    • Chromebook and cord (if you borrowed one from the district)
    • Ukulele in case (if you borrowed one from the school)
    • Science books - some students in grades 4 & 5
    • Hard back math books - Mrs. Hill and Mrs. Wright's classes
    • Teachers' private classroom library books (you can also drop those off in front of the office 24/7, but please put a sticky note with the teacher's name on it!)
    • Classroom novels from novel studies (grades 3-5) - it is OPTIONAL to return these books
    • School library books (you can also drop those off in front of the office 24/7)
    • If you have a gift for your teacher, you can bring it then


    Can I turn in the work my child has completed?

    We are not collecting back work materials that we sent home. Your teacher may reach out to you in order to get pictures of materials and is likely engaging with your child in a digital format. Check in with your teacher if you need/want feedback on your child’s progress.


    Is it important that my child participate in the activities my teacher is providing?

    Although your child’s work will not be graded, many teachers have found creative ways to give them feedback on their work. Participating in the activities/work that your teacher has prepared will help him/her to stay engaged and on track for next school year. We think it’s really important that your child is engaging in the school activities we have prepared, otherwise we wouldn’t send it home! Our #1 goal is to minimize busy work and to maximize productive time!


    What if I/my child just can’t do the activities...it’s all just too much!

    We hear you! Everyone is in a different spot right now. Just let your teacher know if what you are getting is more than you can manage. It doesn’t matter why, but let us work together with you to find out how to make things work!


    Why does my teacher keep trying to get in touch with me/my student?

    If your child didn’t come to school for a week, we’d be really worried! That’s our job and our nature! To that end, we are really trying to connect with each child each week. Please help us do that! If you are having an issue that’s preventing your child from participating, just let us know so we can find a way to make it work for you!


    *What about Fort Bragg reimbursements?

    Mrs. Hladun sent out an email on Monday, 5/11 to every 5th grade family who was sending a student to Fort Bragg with information about reimbursements. If you have any questions about your reimbursement, please contact Mrs. Hladun at jhladun@wpusd.org.


    I have more unanswered questions!

    Contact your teacher with any classroom related questions. Contact Mrs. Hladun anytime with any school or ‘big picture’ questions. I’ll be checking email every day (jhladun@wpusd.org) and I’m always available on my cell phone (702 324 6884 - text is always best!).

    Virtual Spirit Days

    We'll host another big Colt Pride spirit week before the end of the year. Stay tuned!


    Past virtual spirit day boards:

    The LCES Office - this week

    Mrs. Hladun is working everyday, but not always at the school site. If you see the orange cone in front of the office, then I am here. As the weather warms up, the doors may not be open - the orange cone is the thing to look for! It's always better to call than coming into the office (#socialdistancing) at 916 434-5292. If you need something urgently, please, please email Mrs. Hladun or text me anytime at 702 324-6884.


    Mrs. Soha (our amazing secretary) is at work on Thursdays, too. The office is closed while she is here, but if you have a question for her, she is taking phone calls on Thursdays from 10am-4pm.

    School Boundary Finder

    You can drop your address into this finder to confirm your elementary school boundary. Be sure to click the "Approved 2020-21 Elementary Boundary" box on the right to see next year's boundary!

    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!

    2020-21 & 2021-22 (new!) School Year Calendars

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

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