Lincoln Crossing Colt Connection

Welcome Back to School Edition - August 13, 2018

Mrs. Hladun's Tidings

How is it possible that summer is already over? We hope that you had a wonderful time enjoying your children - three cheers to relaxation, fun, and making memories! We look forward to hearing all about the highlights!

We've been busy behind the scenes getting ready for the first day of school and I want to extend my deepest thanks to our office team (Pam, Tricia, Michelle and Katy), our custodial team (Rob and Arty), our dedicated PTC, the folks who work at the district office to support our site, and certainly to our teaching and support staff. Together, our team has worked tirelessly throughout the summer (and definitely in the last few weeks!) to ensure we are ready to open our doors to you this week.

I am thrilled to get a new year underway and I look forward to sharing our priorities and plans with you in future Colt Connections. My heart is full of optimism for the months ahead and I know we are going to continue to work together to make Lincoln Crossing a wonderful place to learn, work, and be! It is a great day to be a Colt!

Air Quality & Recess

Our hearts go out to those impacted by the fires in CA, and we appreciate the efforts of our first responders near and far who are risking their lives to support the communities in danger.

To that end, we will be closely monitoring the Spare the Air and the AirNow websites in order to inform our plans for recess. In the event that the air is deemed 'unhealthy for sensitive groups,' we will be offering an indoor recess option. If the air quality is in the 'unhealthy' or higher range, we will offer only indoor recess.

If your child is in a sensitive group, please be sure to communicate with our front office.

Info for K & 1st Grade Families

A reminder that Kinder hosts their Back to School Night before school starts. It will be held on Tuesday, 8/14 from 6-7 pm in the Multipurpose Room. This is a parents-only evening.

Our 1st Grade Team is hosting a "Meet the Teacher" open house on Wednesday, 8/15 from 3:45-4:15. We invite families to come by to meet your teacher, find your desk, check out your classroom, find new friends, and drop off any school supplies. 1st grade will host Back to School Night presentations on Thursday, 8/23 to give out specific information to parents.

Parking & Drop Off

It is sure to be very congested the first days and weeks of school. Please visit our website to view a map that identifies appropriate drop off/pick up areas and parking areas. Remember that it is much less congested between between 7:50-8:00 am and again between 2:50-3 pm. If you can arrange you day to arrive in those windows, you'll typically find that your experience is quick and (relatively) easy. We provide supervision beginning at 7:55 am, and after school until 3 pm (2 pm on Early Release (ER) days).

Starting our Day - grades 1-5

Students will be welcomed onto campus at 7:55 am. When students arrive, they will go directly to the blacktop with their backpack and find their teacher’s line-up spot (it will be identifiable by a sign or in chalk on the blacktop). We will start heading to the classrooms at 8:10 am, and class begins at 8:15 am. Kinder families - we'll share information about drop off with you at the Kinder Back To School Night on Tues., 8/14 at 6 pm.

If your child(ren) walk or ride a bike/scooter/skateboard home, please encourage them to be careful, walk with a buddy and use the crosswalks. All children under age 18 who are riding a bike/scooter/skateboard must wear a helmet per CA law.

We’d ask that if you bring your family pet with you to drop off your child, that you do not take the animal past the blue dots to ensure everyone feels safe. Animals cannot be brought onto campus per district policy.

Families coming onto campus

Families are welcome to join their children in the morning on Thursday and Friday without getting a visitor’s badge. We invite you to walk with your child’s class to his/her classroom. Families of our older students, please say your goodbyes at the door; families of our primary students, please take care to exit the classrooms between 8:20 and 8:30 am, and then to head out to our main patio (in front of the administration building), where our PTC will have coffee and donuts (and maybe tissues!) for our families to enjoy.

Beginning on Monday, 8/20, all family will need to pick up a visitor's badge in the main office before entering campus with their child.

School Supplies

School supplies are always optional but are definitely appreciated! Please 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). If you ordered supplies through Box of Supplies, then your materials will be delivered to your teacher before the first day. We look forward to partnering with Box of Supplies again next summer to meet your school supply shopping needs.

End of the Day

Our end of the day bell rings at 2:40 pm for grades 1-5 and PM K. (AM K dismisses at 11:20 am). Your children will be so excited to see you! It’s important to start establishing a meeting spot or plan for after school.

  • Children who are getting picked up by a vehicle will be waiting for you behind the blue dots between the administration building and the MPR or behind the blue dots between the back of the administration building and the kindergarten playground.

  • If you are picking your child up in a vehicle, please plan to drive through our main driveway to collect him/her. We always do our best to keep the traffic flowing.

  • When you come into the driveway, please stay in or directly next to your car. Do not leave your vehicle unattended unless it is in a parking stall or along the exterior community streets.

  • If your child(ren) walk or ride a bike/scooter/skateboard home, please encourage them to be careful, walk with a buddy and use the crosswalks. All children under age 18 who are riding a bike/scooter/skateboard must wear a helmet per CA law.

  • We’d ask that if you bring your family pet with you to pick up your child, that you do not take the animal past the blue dots to ensure everyone feels safe.

First Day Paperwork

The school district is moving to an online emergency card; please watch for more details to come out about that on/shortly after the first day of school. However, your teacher may send home important paperwork for you to review and return. Please return any paperwork directly to your teacher.

Upcoming Events

Our calendar is always up to date with the latest information about events at LCES. Please check there for contact info, event fliers, etc...
  • Tue., 8/14; 6 pm: Kinder Parents Back to School Night
  • Wed., 8/15: Leadership Ambassador Training (for invited students)
  • Wed., 8/15; 3:45-4:15 pm: 1st Grade "Meet the Teacher" Open House
  • Thurs., 8/16: First Day of School!
  • Thurs., 8/16; after school starts: PTC Welcome on front patio
  • Mon., 8/20: Early Release Day
  • Thurs., 8/23; time TBA: Back to School Night
  • Thurs., 8/23; 5-8 pm: PTC Panda Express Dine Out
  • Fri., 8/24, 5-6:30 pm: WatchDOGS Info Night on Playground
  • Mon., 8/27: Early Release Day
  • Mon., 9/3: Labor Day - No School
  • Tues., 9/4; 5-6 pm: PTC Meeting
  • Thurs., 9/6: Fall Picture Day
  • Fri., 9/7: PTC Believe Fundraiser Kick Off (runs from 9/7-9/21)
  • Fri., 9/7; 6-8 pm: PTC Playground Night
  • Mon., 9/10: Early Release Day
  • Mon., 9/10, 1:45-2:40 pm: LCE Choir Auditions
  • Wed., 9/12; 5-8 pm: PTC Extreme Craze Family Night Out
2018-19 and 2019-20 School Year Calendars

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

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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It's a Great Day to be a Colt!