Lincoln Crossing Colt Connection

Start of Summer Edition - June 13, 2019

It's a Great Day to Be a Colt!

Mrs. Hladun's Tidings

Thank you for an amazing year! I want to give some shout outs to some people who have been important parts of our Colt Community:


  • Mrs. Williams (4th grade) is moving from LCES to TBES to teach 4th grade - we will miss having you at LCES
  • Mr. Stelma (2nd grade) is moving from LCES to TBES to teach 5th grade - best of luck on this new adventure
  • Mrs. Whiteside (4/5 combo) will be taking a break from teaching to be with her family - we wish you joy and hope you'll be back in the classroom as soon as you are ready!
  • Ms. VonZboray, Ms. Castillo and Mrs. Ricci (student teachers) - thank you for your service to our classroom communities, your fresh perspectives, and your enthusiasm for education


We are also excited to welcome some new faces and changes to our team:


  • Mrs. Noyes (this year's TK teacher) will be teaching 2nd grade at LCES next year!
  • Welcome to Mrs. Scarbrough, who comes to us from a 4th grade classroom at TBES to pursue a passion for teaching TK
  • Welcome to Ms. Tomasello, who will be teaching 4th grade for us in the fall - she comes to us from the Bay Area and we are excited to welcome her to the team!
  • Welcome to Ms. Reynolds, who will be teaching our 4/5 combo class in the fall - our incoming 5th grade combo students have already had the chance to meet her and we are excited to welcome her to our campus!
  • We'll be welcoming another new TK teacher this fall too - stay tuned!
  • We are also expecting to have several new campus supervisors this fall - stay tuned!

Our school is a great place to be thanks to the dedication of all the people who care about the success of your child - our teachers, support teams, volunteers, PTC, and our local community are an important part of the fabric of our school - thank you!

State Testing Results

This spring, our students in grades 3-5 participated in state testing (aka CAASPP or SBAC tests). The scores are mostly in and our students knocked it out of the park!!!


ACCESSING YOUR CHILD'S SBAC SCORES

Reports will NOT be mailed home this year, but you can access your child's SBAC scores by logging into PowerSchool (contact the office if you aren't sure how to do that). On the left, there is a navigation bar - click on "Score Reports." On a mobile device, you may have to click on an arrow to expand the navigation bar. From there, select the "CAASPP tests" and you should be able to see your child's report for both math and language arts.


We'll be sharing some school wide trends with families this fall, but our Colts (staff, students & parents!) should be PROUD!


CAST, PE & ELPAC TESTS

If your child just finished 5th grade, the CAST test (Science) scores results should be shared with families. I believe it will be posted online in PowerSchool, but I'm not sure if it will be a separate selection in PowerSchool or a part of the CAASPP test result file.


In the past, outgoing 5th grade student's PE test results were mailed home...I'm not sure about this year. If you child took the ELPAC (for English Language Learners), those assessment results will be mailed home to you.

Campus Office Hours

The office is open this week from 7:30 am - 4 pm. We will be closed beginning at 4 pm on Friday, 6/14. The office will reopen to the community on Monday, August 5th at 7:30 am.


There will be activity on campus all summer - we are happy to host STAR and City summer programs here, but there will be no office or teaching staff available.


You can drop off proof of residency paperwork in the box in the front office this week or in early August. When the office is closed, you can drop your paperwork through the gap in the front door - we'll pick it up regularly. If you'd rather, you can email it to us at lces@wpusd.org. We'll sort and verify all paperwork when we return in early August.


If you have an urgent need, feel free to contact Jen Hladun at jhladun@wpusd.org. I'll be monitoring email throughout the summer. If you have an emergency, feel free to call my cell at 702 324 6884.

Looking for Some Talented Colt Adults!

We have some fun projects in mind for the summer that will require some adult support. If you can help us with any of the following, let Jen Hladun know (jhladun@wpusd.org)


  • looking to make some vinyl signs for our bathrooms and to cover the metal "7 Habits Signs" around campus...anyone have a Cricut & know how to use it??? I'll provide the inspiration that you can use or run with and materials. Timing: summertime, but flexible on when!
  • would love to paint a few large quotes on the exterior walls of the campus...can you help or do you know anyone with the right skills? I have the quotes and can secure the materials! Timing: summertime, but flexible on when!
  • looking for a few 'actors' to help me make a video about the dos (and do NOTS) of parking, drop off and pick up. Timing: hoping to record the morning of August 5th

Five Ways to Beat the "Summer Slide!"

Beating the summer slide doesn't have to be dull...here are 5 ways you can encourage your child to keep their brain chugging without it feeling like a chore!


1. productive online fun - have your kiddo play Prodigy (math), iReady (math or reading) or Lexia (reading) for 15 min a day! All of these can be accessed through Clever - your kiddo knows how to log on!!!


2. play a new game each week - outside when it's feasible, or pick a board game or card game when it's just too hot! (click here for some card games ideas for kids; click here for some math focused card games). Games teach direction following, listening skills, teamwork, creative thinking and how to win (or lose) with grace!


3. mindfulness is a skill best worked on when things are good (like summer) and not stressful (when the craziness of the school year is underway). Here are some great mindfulness books, apps, and websites to check out this summer so your child feels more prepared than ever for the new school year!


4. read daily - read to your child, have him/her read to you, read to the dog/cat/fish/sibling, listen to audio books, visit the library, visit word rich spaces like museums. Read books, magazine, signs, cookbooks, comics, paper books, e-books...any reading is worthwhile! Here are 21 questions you can ask your child before, during or after he/she has read something!


5. encourage writing - digital, paper/pencil or creative writing is great - consider a travel journal, a dream journal, a daily reflection journal, a parent/child or peer interactive journal, a journal that collects thoughts about books read, movies watched, adventures had, etc..., write to a pen pal or relative, write thank you notes, write with sidewalk chalk or in a pan of salt or sugar...any writing is great!

Lost & Found

Our final Lost & Found was out for the last few weeks and the final items left over were donated this week to a local school in need.


We have quite the collection of prescription glasses in the office - swing by this week or in August if your kiddos is missing his/her pair! I posted pictures of our collection on FB and instagram - check them out!

School Supplies

School supplies are always optional but are definitely appreciated! This year, there are two ways you can get your supplies:


1. Between now and June 30th, visit www.1stdayschoolsupplies.com and order a complete box of your child's supplies online. Big thanks to our PTC for coordinating this service. Your child's supplies will be delivered to school the week school starts with your child's name on the box, and you won't have to lug heavy supplies to campus on the first day(s).


2. visit our website and view our supply lists. You can shop on your own for supplies and bring them to school on the first day(s).

Upcoming Events

Our calendar is always up to date with the latest information about events at LCES.


  • Fri., 6/14, 4 pm: School office is closed for the summer
  • Sun., 6/30: last day to order supplies here to ensure they are delivered the first week of school; supply lists are also posted on our website here
  • Mon., 8/5, 7 am: School office reopens for the 19-20 school year
  • Fri., 8/9, 4 pm: 2019-20 Class Lists Posted
  • Tues., 8/13, 5 pm, TK classroom: TK "Back to School Night"...watch for more details & possible changes
  • Tues., 8/13, 6 pm, Library: 1st grade "Back to School Night"
  • Tues., 8/13, 6 pm, MPR: Kinder "Back to School Night"
  • Thur., 8/15: First Day of School!
  • Mon., 8/19: Early Release Monday
  • Thurs., 8/22, evening: Back to School Night for Grades 2-5
  • Mon., 8/26: Early Release Monday
  • Mon., 9/2: No School in honor of Labor Day
  • Mon., 9/9: Early Release Monday
2019-20 and 2020-21 School Year Calendars

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

Fall & Winter School Holidays to Plan For:

  • Wed., 8/14: last day of summer
  • Every Monday: Early Release Day
  • Mon., 9/2: Labor Day/no school
  • Thurs., 10/3-Mon., 10/7: Fall Break/no school
  • Mon., 10/14: Teacher work day/no school
  • Mon., 11/11: Veteran's Day/no school
  • Week of 11/18-11/22: Early Release Days (expect 12:30 release times, but it's TBA)
  • Week of 11/25-11/29: Thanksgiving Break/no school
  • 12/23-1/3: Winter Break/no school
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.

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.

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