February 24, 2023
As we approach the last quarter of the academic year, I would like to take this opportunity to remind you of the importance of attendance and its impact on your child's academic success. Attending school regularly is crucial for your child's development and lays a strong foundation for their future academic and career success.
Research has consistently shown that students who attend school regularly achieve better academic outcomes than those who are frequently absent. When students attend school regularly, they have more opportunities to engage in classroom discussions, ask questions, and participate in group activities, which ultimately lead to a deeper understanding of the subject matter. It is essential to note that frequent absences, even if they are excused, can result in significant learning gaps, making it challenging for students to keep up with their peers.
At Lincoln, we are committed to providing your child with a supportive learning environment that promotes their academic and personal growth. However, we need your support to ensure that your child attends school regularly and arrives on time every day. We understand that absences may occur due to illness or family emergencies, but we encourage you to schedule appointments outside of school hours whenever possible.
Please do not hesitate to contact us if you need any support in helping your child attend school regularly. Together, we can ensure that your child receives the education they deserve and prepares them for a successful future.
Parent Involvement Opportunities
One of our campus goals is to build more parent involvement on our campus. As parents, you know your child best. We want to partner with you to consistently make our school better. Below are several opportunities where you can be involved or provide feedback.
- WatchDOGS - Click this link for more information, the program presentation from the district, the background form, and the registration form.
- Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) - Our PTO is an organization of parents that works to support our students and staff in a variety of ways. They recently purchased some toys and games that students can play with the weather inhibits their ability to play outside. They also bring in special programs and activities for our students and find ways to show appreciation to our staff. We encourage all families to join. For more information, you can contact our PTO at email@example.com. You can also find them on Facebook (@myLESPTO).
- Parent Feedback Form - Any time you want to share your thoughts, you can email, call, or make an appointment to visit. Another way you can provide input is to simply complete our parent feedback form at any time. Your responses are anonymous unless you choose to include your name and/or contact information.
This Week at Lincoln
Each week, we want to provide you with an overview of our Lincoln statistics and where we are as a campus. We will share information about enrollment, student behaviors, and attendance. Additionally, as we have celebrations to share regarding our students' academic successes, we'll list them here too.
Current enrollment: 451
*Welcome new student, Carson D.!
Attendance (Goal 95%)
Average Daily Attendance Rate August-January: 93.9% (2,733 absences)
Average Daily Attendance Rate for the Week of:
- 1/30-2/3: 93.9%
- 2/6-2/10: 93.5%
- 2/13-2/16: 94.5%
- 2/21-2/24: 92.8%
Classes with the Highest Attendance Rate (Over 95%) for the Week of 2/13-2/16:
- Mrs. Torman: 100% - PERFECT ATTENDANCE!
- Mrs. Veillon: 98.7%
- Ms. Ott: 98.6%
- Mrs. Hensley: 96.2%
- Mrs. Moore: 96.1%
- Mrs. Schaper: 96.1%
- Mrs. Bush: 95.8%
- Mrs. Hochhauser: 95.8%
- Mrs. Kirk: 95.5%
CELEBRATION: BOTH of Lincoln's Destination Imagination teams placed in our regional tournament last weekend. Mrs. Noble's team placed fifth, and Mrs. Watkins's team placed first! The DIno Nuggies team will advance to the state competition in Arlington at the end of March. We are incredibly proud of both teams and the hard work they have put into this creative problem solving competition.
Staff Shout Outs
You can also submit names straight to the district. Visit Montgomery ISD's Let's Talk tab on the district website https://bit.ly/3xad64c and use the "Share a Positive Story/MISD Shout Out" topic to share something great this educator has done to demonstrate a culture of respect.
- Read Across America Day
- PTO Meeting 9:00 a.m.
- Maintenance Workers Appreciation Day
- 3/6-3/10 - Career Week; Educational Diagnosticians Week
- 3/7 - 2nd Grade Program (6:00 p.m.)
- 3/9 - Spring Picture Day
- 3/9 - District GT Showcase
- 3/10 - Field Day
- 3/10 - End of 3rd Quarter
- 3/13-3/17 - Spring Break
Lunch visitors who are on a child's emergency contact list are welcome to eat with that child on the stage during the student's lunch period. Visitors will need to check in at the front office with their ID and get a visitor badge. Please do not invite other students to join you or provide food or snacks for other students. When lunch is over, all students will line up with their class. Visitors will return to the front office to turn in their visitor badge.
A friendly reminder, we do not have an open lunch policy so please do not order food for your child from outside vendors to be delivered to the school during the school day (i.e. Uber Eats, Grub Hub, Door Dash, or any kind of delivery service). This becomes a safety concern when staff need to leave the front office to deliver food to students or take their focus off of families who have business in the office. Food deliveries also increase the number of unfamiliar people entering the building. Additionally, our lunch times are very tight and do not allow for late deliveries. We cannot allow for learning to be disrupted by early or late food deliveries. Thank you for understanding our focus on safety and uninterrupted instructional time.
- Pre-K - 10:40-11:10
- Kindergarten - 11:15-11:45
- 1st Grade - 10:45-11:15
- 2nd Grade - 12:15-12:45
- 3rd Grade - 11:35-12:05
- 4th Grade - 11:55-12:25
- 5th Grade - 12:35-1:05
School Hours, Attendance and Tardies
- Doors open at 7:50
- Tardy bell rings, and class begins at 8:15. (This is the time students are expected to be in their seats in the classroom.)
- School day ends at 3:40
We are working hard to maximize each and every minute our students are here. Students who arrive after 8:15 are considered tardy and will need to be walked into the front door of the building and signed in by a parent or guardian. If your child needs to leave early, they may be checked out through the front office by a parent or guardian.
Changes in transportation need to be made prior to 2:00 in order to allow time for the messages to be communicated with the appropriate staff member. To request a change of transportation, either
- Send a note with your child,
- Email LincolnElementaryTransit@misd.org with the note and a copy of your driver's license, or
- Come to the school with a copy of your driver's license.
Location: 700 Dr Martin Luther King Jr Dr, Montgomery, TX, USA
Phone: (936) 276-4700