The Lincoln Lightning

"Your SPARK of information!"

October 1st, 2021

Happy Friday Lincoln Families:

As we've tried to streamline communications, please make sure to click and open the links below. This communication is meant to be one stop shopping for you and houses district, school, and classroom information. A new addition this week is our PTO newsletter!

Also, make sure to scroll down and preview some of the exciting events that will be happening at our school, including our Fall Friendship Parade on Oct. 29th at 2:00pm!

Have a fantastic weekend!

Be well,

Michelle Miner, Ed.D

Principal, Lincoln Elementary

Please make sure to click on the links below:

Important Dates to Remember:

Wednesday, October 6th -

Walk to School Day

Friday, October 8th -

4th/5th grade Service Day - Hart Park and Menomonee Parkway clean-up

Monday, October 18th -

JK Parent conferences, no school for JK only

Thursday, October 21st

Evening parent conferences

Friday, October 22nd -

No school; parent teacher conferences

Tuesday, October 26th -

Evening Parent/Teacher conferences

Thursday, October 28th -

Picture Makeup Day

Friday, October 29th -

Fall Friendship Parade 2 p.m.

*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.

Fall Friendship Parade

October 29th, 2021 @2:00pm

(Dress-Up / Book Character / Orange Day)

We have arranged for the East High School Red Raider Band to lead us in a parade on Friday, Oct. 29th at 2:00pm. Feel free to come and watch as we parade around the block! As we use this opportunity to think about an inclusive environment and creating a strong sense of belonging for all, I’d like for us to consider the following:

  • Students may choose to participate in a fun ‘dress up’ opportunity - costumes must be positive in nature

  • Students may choose to dress up as their favorite book character

  • Students may choose to wear orange - October is National Bullying Prevention Month and the color to show your support of this is the color orange

  • Students may choose to walk with a friend and not dress up at all

We are looking forward to celebrating friendships, including everyone, connecting with our community, and having fun!!!

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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.


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.

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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


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

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