Lincoln Elementary School

Discovering the best in all of us - January 2023


Dear Lincoln A-Team Families,

January 23-29 is Paraprofessional Recognition Week in Minnesota Schools. From health assistant and nursing duties, media work, to supporting students with disabilities in the classroom setting, paraprofessionals perform a wide array of student support services. As well, they often help in managing some of the duties that schools could not do without such as playground and lunchroom teaching. In the past, you may have referred to paraprofessionals as instructional aides, pupil support assistants, classroom helpers, etc. Today, their roles are becoming increasingly more specific and focused as they help to ensure that all students learn and grow. One thing that is clear to me as I move from classroom to classroom, is that our Lincoln paraprofessionals develop many relationships with our students and contribute to a positive climate and student-centered building culture.

At Lincoln Elementary School, our paraprofessionals are truly an integral part of the Lincoln School learning community and play a huge role in ensuring all students learn and grow!

Marilyn Koranda

Stephanie Olivero

Jane Koski

Stacie Herickhoff

Amy Pedersen

Jaiden Pexsa

Sara Nelson

Marissa Hopper

Dani Kloos

Christina Auran

Christie Nohre

Kristin Sundberg

Shannon LeClaire

Rochelle Walberg

Jessica Hanna

Barb Hedstrom

Jolene Katchmark

Melissa Kicker

Kristi Furrer

Melissa George

Heather Peterson

Cami Pexsa

Nicky Nelson



Cardinal Card Replacement: If students have lost either their Cardinal Card for the bus or breakfast/lunch, there is a $5.00 replacement fee. You will receive an email/text or phone call from the office if you child’s card has been lost and needs to be replaced. You can send the check or money with your child, or drop it off in the office. If this is a financial hardship, simply let office staff know - thanks!

Dec 23rd- Jan. 2nd- Holiday Break

Jan. 3rd- School Resumes

Jan. 16th- No School

Feb. 1st- 2 hour late start

Feb. 17th and 20th - No School

March 10th- No School

March- 17th- No School

March 29th- 2 Hour late start

April 6th, 7th and 10th- No School

May 29th- No School

June 1st- Last day of school

Weather in MN

Outdoor Recess Guidelines

We use zero degrees actual temp and -10 Feels Like temps as a "guideline" as to whether or not we go outside for recess.

The “feels like” temperature, compared to wind chill, has been described as a slightly more accurate estimate of how it actually feels outside considering wind, humidity, and other factors - this is sometimes referred to as the ‘apparent temperature.’ As we become acclimated to temps, we will sometimes operate just outside of our guidelines based on conditions such as wind direction, sunshine, humidity, etc. If students have been inside for many indoor recesses, we may have them bundle up and go outside, even if it is for a short time. Our first consideration is safety, and then comfort.

We are in need of warm waterproof gloves, mittens, and hats for students. If you have any that your children have outgrown, please drop them off in the school office, thank you!
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