Lincoln Log 2019-20

February 7, 2020

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720 S. 6th Avenue

Phone 715-261-0965

Fax 715-261-2690

Principal: Colleen Whooley Jepson

Administrative Assistant: Julee Pelot

Important Phone Numbers

Attendance 715-261-0965

First Student Bus 715-842-2268

If you desire a paper copy of this newsletter, please contact the school office.

Attendance Matters

Our January attendance is not looking pretty here at Lincoln School. I know in December we had a round of sickness, but have not seen much illness in January:

61 Tardy unexcused absences (less than 30 minutes late). When students come late to class, it disrupts the learning already taking place.

54 Unexcused absences (this includes full days unexcused and kids who were more than 30 minutes late) - Please be sure to call in absences 715-261-0965.

1,996 missed minutes from tardies or arriving late = 33.2 hours or 4.15 days of missed time for the month of January!!

Please work on bringing your child to school on time and having them present daily (when they are not ill). Students' academic and social growth depends on their attendance at school.


Feb. 8...Family Fun Day...roller skating..don't forget to return your RSVP

Feb. 10-12...Grade 5 at School Forest

Feb. 10...After School G2M Resumes

Feb. 13...Book Bowl Competition at G.D. Jones - 4 pm

Feb. 18...PTO at 5:30

Feb. 21 NO school for students

Parent/Teacher Conferences

Parent/teacher conferences are scheduled for March 5 and 9 from 3:45-7:00 pm. We will use online scheduling again this semester. Conference information letters will be sent home on approximately February 17. Online scheduling is easy, if you need help, contact the office or your child's teacher.

2020-2021 Kindergarten Registration

Students currently enrolled in a WSD (Wausau School District) 4K program will automaticially roll into their home school for the 2020-21 Kindergarten school year.

Students must be five years of age on or before September 1, 2020, for enrollment in Kindergarten in the Wausau School District. Please contact the school office at 715-261-0965 if you have questions on enrollment for the new school year.

Reminder: The 2020-21 registration for 4K WSD Learning Academies began on February 3. Please visit the 4K/Early Childhood office at GD Jones Elementary School, or call 715-261-0265 with questions.

Remember to order your Lincoln School yearbook!!!

Recently, yearbook order forms were sent home with students. The cost of the yearbook is $7 (cash only), checks will not be accepted. Stop at the office for an order form!! The deadline to order your yearbook is February 14, 2020!

Wausau School District's - Winter Fun!!!

............................You are invited: Elementary Students and Parents/Guardians

Saturday, February 22, 2020


Wausau School Forest

218735 County Rd KK

Directions – Wausau School Forest





**Students, bring your parents/guardians for a fun filled morning of outdoor winter activities. You can try all three or just do one.

**See what fun you can have as a family. Equipment is available at the Forest. You may bring your own snowshoes or cross-country skis, but please no sleds or toboggans.

**Warm up by the fire; enjoy a free cup of hot chocolate. Other food and beverages will be available for purchase from the Wausau West Environmental club.

** While warming up in the lodge feel free to visit the Museum.

This FREE activity is part of the Wausau School District’s commitment to the health and wellness of our students and families. One of the goals of the District is to provide opportunities and activities for families that encourage active lifestyles.

Registration: In Bannerman Hall when you arrive

In the event of extreme weather conditions or

lack of snow this activity may be canceled.


Any adult passing the office to enter the school area during the school hours of 7:45-3:30 pm will be required to show a state issued photo ID or passport effective January 2, 2020. This identification will be used to do a quick background check through our new district-wide RAPTOR system. "The Raptor system only checks the visitor's name and date of birth for comparison with a national database of registered sex offenders. NO OTHER DATA from the ID is gathered or recorded. The system is NOT connected to any other database and information is NOT shared with any outside agency."
Shutterfly's Lincoln Fundraiser

With this Lincoln Fundrasier, you can order cards, wall art, photos, gifts and 8% of your purchase will be donated back to Lincoln Elementary! Please consider using Shutterfly!


Did you know that when you shop online at places like Target and WalMart, you can forward your emailed receipts to boxtops for education? Last week I was able to earn 40 cents towards the Lincoln Parent Teacher Organization.


To ensure that earnings are properly credited to your account:

  1. Make sure you have a Box Tops for Education account (you can create one via the Box Tops app or website)

  2. Forward your email receipt to using the same email that's associated with your BTFE account

  3. Box Tops will be credited within 1 business day and you can view your earnings in the MY EARNINGS section of the app or YOUR ACTIVITY section of the website

We're Better Together

We're Better Together is a google slide compilation of how Title One schools are working to involve families in the school community.

Parents of 5th Grade Students:

In order to assist with the identification of students for enrichment experiences/programming at the middle school, fifth graders who met initial criteria are taking the Measure of Academic Progress (MAP) test this winter. The results of this test will be used in combination with several other pieces of data to help determine whether or not students meet the guidelines established for enriched experiences at the middle school.

Physical Education News from Mrs. Mick Beversdorf

I will update this link every month so please check back often to see what is happening in PE class.

Volunteer Corner News by Roxane Hagedorn

If you left a comment on last school year’s volunteer survey, be watching this spot in upcoming newsletters. I will be commenting and/or answering some comments that might be of interest to all.

As always…any volunteer questions can be directed to me, Roxane Hagedorn. I’m happy to help!

Some comments regarding the online volunteer login…

· The site that I generally find is the one to sign up as a volunteer, which isn't the one I need to find the opportunities available.

· Logging in and finding where to go on the computer is a pain. Wish there was an easier way of doing it.

· Easier link to the actual volunteer website that shows opportunities if you are an already signed up/approved volunteer. The “For Volunteers” page on the District site has no link if you are ALREADY a volunteer and want to know what opportunities are available.


If you have an existing account, there are a number of ways to get to the volunteer log in page. The easiest way is to bookmark

You can also find the log in page by going to, looking under Departments and selecting the O.N.E. Volunteer Program and then going to the For Volunteers page. There has always been an existing user log in link. We placed a big purple arrow next to it so you can see it better.

News from the School Nurse--Exclusion From School

Students may be excluded from school for communicable disease control for the following conditions:

  • Undiagnosed or untreated skin rash or sores that cannot be covered

  • Fever (temperature 100.5ºF or greater or if behaviors such as excessive sleepiness or coughing which might be interfering with the student’s learning.) Child must be fever-free without fever medicine for 24 hours before returning to school

  • Vomiting two or more times in the previous 24 hours. Exclusion will continue until vomiting resolves or a health care provider determines the cause is not contagious.

  • Diarrhea three times in the previous 24 hours or child is incontinent (has an “accident”)

  • Upper respiratory illness with frequent cough/drainage

  • “Pinkeye” (conjunctivitis) if accompanied by fever, behavioral change or inability to avoid touching eyes. (Antibiotics not required for return.)

  • Strep throat (until 24 hours after treatment has begun, or health practitioner approval.)

  • Students whose immunization status is not in compliance with the Wisconsin immunization law

  • Students with known suppressed immunity may be excluded, for their protection, when cases of communicable disease (i.e., measles, chickenpox) occur in school

When a student with symptoms of a communicable disease reports to the health area, the principal, school nurse, or staff designated by principal or school nurse may exclude the student until they no longer are infectious or pose a risk to others, or per physician’s written instructions.

The “flu” is bad this year!! And what’s up with coronavirus?

This year’s flu season started earlier and has been more severe than

in the past few years. The type of influenza going around this year

has been particularly severe in children. There has already been one

pediatric death from influenza in Wisconsin. Click here for more

information about “the flu”.

Influenza, khaub thuas, la gripe


News from the School Nurse--Cover Your Cough!!

Why should I cover my cough?

“Colds” and serious respiratory illnesses like influenza (“the flu”) and whooping cough are

spread by:

-Coughing and sneezing

-Unclean hands

These illnesses spread easily in crowded places where people are in close contact, like SCHOOLS!

When you cough or sneeze, it’s best to cover your mouth and nose so the germs aren’t sprayed into the room for other people to breathe. Everyone used to cover with their hands, but then, if hands weren’t washed right away, the germs got passed from hands to other people and still made them sick. How do I stop the spread of germs?

Cough or sneeze into your elbow! Hold your arm up even with your shoulder, then bring your hand in toward your chest. Bring your elbow up to your mouth and nose, and cough or sneeze. It’s true, germs can land on your elbow, too, but you don’t use your elbow to hold food, pencils or toys, and you don’t use it to touch other people as you do with your hands.

How else can I stay healthy?

Clean your hands often with soap and water or an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.

Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth.

Don’t share eating utensils, drinking glasses, or other personal items.

Get your flu shot.

Kathy Becker BSN, RN 715-261-0750

Kira McGinnity BSN, RN 715-2610914

Julie Welch BS, RN 715-261-0713

Alex Hein BSN, RN 715-261-0113

School Hours

8:00 am Breakfast begins (students should go to the drop-off area in the back to enter the school)

8:15 am Recess Supervision begins

8:30 am School Begins

8:35 am Tardy Bell (Any student not in their seat by 8:35 am is considered tardy. This year Lincoln is really focused on increasing attendance and reducing tardiness.)

3:30 pm Dismissal (students are excused out the back unless they are bus riders)

*Students should not arrive before 8:15 am if they are not eating breakfast, please. Recess supervision begins at 8:15 am.

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Wausau School District's Medication Policy

The Wausau School District has a medication policy that is in place to keep students safe. The purpose of medication administration at school is to provide essential medications so students can attend school and benefit from educational programming.

Here are a few things every parent should know:

● Medications must be brought to school by the parent/guardian in the original container or labeled pharmacy bottle. NO MEDICATIONS IN BAGGIES!

● School staff may not administer narcotic pain medication.

● Prescription medications require a practitioner signature.

● Students with permission may self carry and self administer inhalers, epi-pens or insulin. Contact your school nurse to make these arrangements.

● Over the counter (OTC) medications require a medication consent form, but do not require a physician’s signature.

● OTC medication not FDA approved, like essential oils or herbal supplements should be given at home. Essential oils are not allowed in the classrooms.

● School health offices can assist with faxing consent forms to practitioners to get required signatures.

For any questions, please contact your school’s nurse

Kathy Becker, RN 715-261-0750

Horace Mann, Hawthorn Hills, Hewitt-Texas, Montessori, Early Childhood

Alex Hein, RN 715-261-0113

John Muir, GD Jones, Lincoln, Rib Mountain, South Mountain

Kira McGinnity, RN 715-261-0914

Wausau West, Stettin, Grant, Thomas Jefferson, Maine

Julie Welch, RN 715-261-0713

Wausau East, EEA Academy, Franklin, John Marshall, Riverview

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