Looking Ahead at Lincoln

Week November 7-11, 2022

Day Rotation

Week of 11/7-11/11/2022

  • Monday – Day 3
  • Tuesday – No School - Election Day

  • Wednesday –Day 4

  • Thursday – Day 5

  • Friday – Day 1


Week of 11/14-11/18/2022

  • Monday – Day 2
  • Tuesday – Day 3

  • Wednesday –Day 4

  • Thursday – Day 5 - No School for K students - Family Teacher Conferences

  • Friday – Day 1 - No School for K-5 students - Family Teacher Conferences

Important Information

Family-Teacher Conferences

Family-Teacher conferences for students enrolled in Kindergarten – Grade 5 will be held as follows:


Thursday, November 17, 2022

8:00 am – 12:00 pm

  • For Kindergarten student families ONLY
  • K(AM) is NOT in session

1:00 – 3:30 pm

  • For Kindergarten student families ONLY
  • K(PM) is NOT in session

5:30 – 8:30 pm

  • Kindergarten – Grade 5


Friday, November 18, 2022

8:00 am – 12:00 pm

1:00– 3:30 pm

  • Kindergarten – Grade 5 students
  • School NOT in session for all students


Families will be able to schedule conferences via the Family Teacher Conference Calendar. This on-line scheduling portal will go live district-wide on November 4, 2022. Please read and follow each step below as you schedule your family-teacher conference(s).

  • Review the Parent Teacher Conference - Users Guide before scheduling a conference.
  • The Family-Teacher Conference calendar will be open November 4-14, 2022, for families to schedule conferences.

  • Families with more than one (1) student at Lincoln – Be sure to check all of your students’ teacher conference schedules for availability.

  • All conferences are assumed to be in person unless a family requests a virtual conference, Requests for virtual conferences should be directed to the appropriate teacher(s).

  • For students that receive support or participate in programs from teachers beyond the homeroom teacher, (i.e., Title 1 reading support and math support) conference schedules have been set up for those teachers as well.

  • For students in the intermediate grades (4-5), families should schedule the conference with the homeroom teacher.

    • If there is a need for a family to meet with one of the other grade level teachers, please connect with that teacher to see when it would be best to meet (during the conferences or at another mutually convenient date and time).

    • The number of available conference time slots will not permit the intermediate teachers to meet with every student’s family.


A few requests and reminders so that the conference schedule runs smoothly:

  • Be on time for your conference.

  • Observe the fifteen (15) minute conference time frame.

  • Refrain from bringing children to the conference (if at all possible).


If you have any questions or scheduling issues, please email Mrs. Lorre Sharp at lsharp@mtlsd.net with the Subject “Conference Help” or call her at 412-344-2147.

COVID-19 Booster Clinic - November 10, 2022

Dear Families of those children 5 years of age and older,


In our District’s ongoing support of the Covid-19 vaccination effort, we will be hosting a vaccination clinic for students who are 5 years or older using the Pfizer Booster Bivalent vaccine, which has been approved for people in this age group. To receive the COVID Pfizer Bivlent Booster Vaccine, per the CDC, you must have the following:

  • Completion of the original 2 dose series
  • Be at least 2 months since your last COVID vaccine


Participation in our vaccine clinic is voluntary, and anyone under the age of 18 would need to be accompanied by a parent/guardian.


  • WHEN: Thursday, November 10, 2022
  • WHERE: Mt. Lebanon High School - GOLD GYM
  • TIME: 4 pm - 6 pm


PLEASE SIGN UP FOR A TIME USING THE LINK BELOW:

  • https://mtle.bo/COVIDClinicNov10
  • Please schedule an appointment by Wednesday, November 9, 2022, by 6 pm. The clinic will host a maximum of 300 participants.
  • The time that you select by signing up through the link provided will be your confirmed appointment, unless you are contacted by our Chairperson for Health Services, Mrs. Deanna Hess.
  • Please arrive no more than 10 minutes before your scheduled vaccine appointment time.
  • While appointment times are assigned, please be aware that there may be some delays. Our goal, with this large of a clinic, is to have everyone's appointment last no more than 30 minutes; please plan accordingly.


You will need to have the following with you to receive your booster vaccination:

  • Vaccination card from previous doses. You will be unable to receive the Booster without this card.
  • Completed consent Pleasant Hills Apothecary Consent form, available on the sign-up site and attached. Print, complete, and bring with you.

  • Copy of Insurance Card - both sides
  • Parent/Guardian if UNDER the age of 18.


Please be mindful that you are going to be in a public place and the vaccinator will need access to your upper arm to administer the vaccine. Please dress accordingly. As always, eligible and interested individuals should continue to pursue any opportunity that may be personally available to them to secure an appointment for a vaccine outside the District.

Sincerely,


Ronald P. Davis, Ed.D.

Assistant Superintendent of Secondary Education

11-10-2022-PHA Covid 19 Patient intake form WRITE IN DOSE NUMBER.pdf

5th Grade Farewell Fundraiser

Continue supporting our 5th Graders with dinner at CHIPOTLE on 11/16/2022 between 4pm and 8pm! When ordering in person please show the following flyer at the register for your purchase to be included in our fundraiser. If ordering through the CHIPOTLE app or online please include the promotional code: 4CJV3LE


Please note: If your order is submitted and payment is made online/in the app without entering the promotional code, the store is unable to apply your purchase to our fundraising event at the time of pick up

MTLSD Elementary Donation to World Central Kitchen

Between all of the fundraising activities that occurred at our MTLSD elementary during Hispanic Heritage Month, we are donating a total of $7500 to World Central Kitchen, in support of its relief efforts for communities in Puerto Rico. Thanks to all who supported this worthy cause.


You can learn more about World Central Kitchen at https://wck.org/.

Upcoming Events

NO SCHOOL - ELECTION DAY - 11.8.2022

Due to the schools being used as election sites on Tuesday, November 8, 2022, there is no school for students this date. School resumes for the students on Wednesday, November 9, 2022.

PTA Meeting

On Wednesday, November 9, 2022, our PTA will have its monthly general session meeting at 6:30 pm in the Lincoln cafeteria. We encourage you to stop by and be an active member in all that happens within the Lincoln PTA.

Jeff the Geode Guy

Our Grade 3 students have been studying rocks and minerals in science class. They are very excited to host Geologist Jeff Smith, who will visit with them on Thursday, November 10, 2022. Mr. Smith will present a hands-on interactive earth science program about the three rock groups and minerals to our Grade 3 students. A special emphasis will be placed on geodes. Mr. Smith’s program takes the students to Mexico and underground in an active geode mine and provides them the opportunity to view crystals that have never been seen by human eyes. We thank the PTA for funding this educational program.

VETERANS DAY PROGRAM

The annual Lincoln Veterans Day program will be at 10:00 am on Friday, November 11, 2022. This salute to local veterans is sure to be an awe-inspiring and emotional program for all in attendance. We want to thank Mrs. Harris, Ms. Lahm, Mrs. Majestic, Mrs. Staub, Mr. Yannascoli, the Lincoln staff and students who have prepared so diligently in advance of this program. We are asking everyone to wear red, white and blue to honor all veterans on this special day.


This year, we are going to host our annual Veterans Day program in person. Our planning committee is already hard at work behind the scenes. To make this special program which honors, celebrates and remembers the contributions of our local veterans what it needs to be, focused on our veterans, we need your help.


If you have a veteran connected with you or your family in any manner and would like us to honor that person during the program, please complete the form below. You can submit this form more than once for each veteran you want to have included in the program.


2022 Veterans Day Guest Information form


Please submit the form with your veterans' information by October 28th so that our staff has time to prepare for the program. Should you have any questions about this event, please contact Mrs. Staub at mstaub@mtlsd.net or Mrs. Majestic at jmajestic@mtlsd.net. The Lincoln Veterans Day program is an event that we are proud of and are excited to see our veterans in person once again!

Report Cards for Quarter 1

1st Nine Weeks grades and report cards will go live in Dashboard and will be emailed to families on Monday, November 14, 2022. Questions about the grades and comments posted for individual students should be directed to the appropriate classroom teacher.

Upcoming Field Trips

Please make sure that the students have submitted the appropriate permission forms to the classroom teachers in advance of the trip. Chaperones MUST have all three (3) clearances on file to serve as a program volunteer for all of these field trips. Feel free to contact the school office with questions. Thanks to the Lincoln PTA for its financial support for many of the Lincoln Elementary School field trips.


Grade 5

  • Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium
  • Monday, November 14, 2022
  • 8:45 am - 2:00 pm

Scholastic Book Fair

The Book Fair returns to Lincoln Library, November 14-18, 2022. Some important reminders about the event are listed below:


  • All homerooms will get to visit the book fair for shopping.
  • Adults may shop with their child during assigned time. Please register at the office upon arrival and leave through the office. You must bring your PHOTO ID (Driver's License or other approved ID) for our security tag system.
  • During book fair week, there will be no library book circulation.
  • The Book Fair is also open during conferences
  • Thursday, November 17 from 5:30-8:30 PM
  • Friday, November 18 from 8:00 AM- 11:00 AM


Please see the attached documents for more information:


Thank you for supporting our Book Fair! Profits help to fund classroom libraries, the Lincoln Library collection and author visits!


Please contact Mrs. Staub with any questions at mstaub@mtlsd.net.

Early Dismissal on November 23rd

  • Students in Grades 1 – 5 will have an early dismissal at Noon on Wednesday, November 23, 2022. Students will not eat lunch in the school this date.
  • Both Morning and Afternoon kindergarten sessions are cancelled this date.

Thanksgiving Break


  • School is closed for the Thanksgiving Break from November 24-27, 2022.
  • School resumes for all students on Monday, November 28th.
  • Be safe in your travels and we hope that everyone has a bountiful, restful, enjoyable and safe Thanksgiving Break.

Josh and Gab 10th Anniversary School Assembly Tour Is Coming to Lincoln!

We are thrilled to be hosting Josh and Gab's 10th Anniversary School Assembly Tour at Lincoln on Tuesday, November 29th! It has been a few years since we have since Josh and Gab in person and we can not wait to have our Lincoln students spend time with them during their unforgettable, high-energy, musically based program. You can learn more about Josh and Gab at https://www.joshandgab.com/.


We thank the Lincoln PTA for funding this educational program for the students.

Technology Information

Schoology (LMS)

Schoology, the Mt. Lebanon School District's official Learning Management System (LMS) provides families with a deeper look into their student's classwork and learning progress. As of the Fall of 2022, all online assignments will be collected through Schoology.


Calendars in Schoology will have school events listed as well as course events and assignments. Beginning in 2022-2023, the Schoology calendar will replace Dashboard/PowerSchool as the primary calendar for classroom activity. Classroom assignments, due dates, reminders and other events will be posted by teachers in the Schoology calendar.


If you have questions or need support with Schoology, please email us at SchoologySupport@mtlsd.net

Schoology Information for Families

For Families

  • Families can sign into Schoology by going to app.schoology.com and signing in using the email address registered through PowerSchool.
  • Once signed in, parents can follow these directions to join a course.
  • The access code for Lincoln families to join MTLSD's Family Guide to Schoology is NTSQ-D33Z-MCD3R.Families with more than one student only need to join one course, though it is suggested to join a secondary course if the oldest student in that family is enrolled in one of our secondary schools.
  • If you have not received initial communication from Schoology about your account, email us at schoologysupport@mtlsd.net.


For Students

MTLSD Student Device Help Request

Click here to get help with your student's school device

Equipment Protection Plan (EPP)

The EPP is OPTIONAL and is NOT required. The EPP will cover a single 1:1 District-owned device for the 2022-2023 school year. A new or renewal EPP must be obtained yearly for each District-owned device.

Awesome Abe School Wide Positive Behavioral Program

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What is a School Wide Positive Behavioral Program?

PBIS or Positive Behavioral Interventions or Supports is a school-wide positive behavior support system or set of strategies and systems to increase the capacity of schools to (a) reduce school disruption, and (b) educate all students including those with problem behaviors

  • Clearly defined outcomes
  • Research-validated practices
  • Supportive administrative systems
  • Use of information for problem-solving


WHAT ARE THE FEATURES OF PBIS?

  • Establish regular, predictable, positive learning & teaching environments.
  • Train adults & students to serve as positive models.
  • Teach and model behavioral expectations
  • Create systems for providing regular positive feedback.
  • Acknowledge students when they are “doing the right thing”.
  • Improve social competence.
  • Develop environments that support academic success.
Awesome Abe Kick Off Information

Click here to learn more about the Awesome Abe program that kicks off on September 12th!

Inclusivity Calendar Events for November

Month Long Recognitions

  • National Family Caregivers Month - Proclaimed in 2012 by Former President Barack Obama, it honors the more than 40 million caregivers across the country who support aging parents, ill spouses, or other loved ones with disabilities who remain at home.

  • National Native American Heritage Month - This celebrates the heritage and culture, as well as honors the contributions of Native Americans.

Specific Dates in November


  • November 8: US Election Day is the annual day set by law for the general elections of federal public officials.

  • November 11: Veterans Day, a U.S. federal holiday honoring military veterans. The date is also celebrated as Armistice Day, or Remembrance Day, in other parts of the world and commemorates the ending of World War I in 1918.

  • November 16: International Day for Tolerance pays tribute to the values of peace, non-violence and equality on the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi..

  • November 19: International Men’s Day emphasizes the important issues affecting males, including health issues that affect males, improving the relations between genders, highlighting the importance of male role models, and promoting gender equality. This holiday is celebrated in over 70 countries.

  • November 20: World Children’s Day, first established in 1954, it promotes international togetherness, awareness among children worldwide, and improving children's welfare.

  • November 20: Transgender Day of Remembrance memorializes those who have been murdered as a result of transphobia and draws attention to the continued violence endured by transgender people.

  • November 24: Thanksgiving Day is an annual national holiday in the United States and Canada celebrating the harvest and other blessings of the past year.

  • November 25: Native American Heritage Day, designated by President George W. Bush in 2008, to pay tribute to Native Americans for their many contributions to the United States. Since then more than half of the states continue to celebrate this day.

November Holidays

  • November 1: All Saint’s Day (Christian)

  • November 2: All Soul’s Day (Christian)

  • November 8: Guru Nanak Dev Ji Gurpurab (Sikh)

  • November 24: Thanksgiving Day (United States)

  • November 24: Guru Tegh Bahadur's Martyrdom Day (Sikh)

  • November 26: Day of the Covenant (Bahá'í)

  • November 30: December 24: Advent (Christian)

Food Service Information

Free and Reduced Lunch Program Application

Children need healthy meals to learn, so the Mt. Lebanon School District is committed to offer healthy meals every school day for our students. Your children may qualify for free meals or for reduced price meals. Reduced price is $.40 for lunch. Click the link below for free or reduced price meal benefits, and a set of detailed instructions to help you apply.


You can also apply for free and reduced meals online via the state's COMPASS portal. Please follow the link below to begin the online application.

PaySchools Central Information


Payschoolscentral.com is an online lunch money accounting system where you easily monitor and deposit money into student lunch accounts.

By logging onto www.payschoolscentral.com, you can easily:

  • Set up an account

  • Deposit money at your convenience using a credit card

  • Set e-mail reminders to notify you when your child's account has a low balance

  • Set up recurring payments

  • Check your child's account balance (no fee charged)

  • Request an activity report to check account activity for the previous 30 days (no fee charged)


To set up an account, all you will need is:

  • A valid email address
  • A credit card
  • Your child's student identification number, school and grade


There will be a 3.9% per transaction fee. Each child in your family can be set up on the same account therefore you can add money to each child's account during the same transaction. Transactions processed by pay are safe and secure using Secure Socket Link. With this technology, schools can be assured that all student information, credit card and all other student data will be highly encrypted and secure. Once the money is put on the account, it typically appears on the account in about 30 minutes.


Please follow the link below to a video that will walk you through how to add funds to your student's account.


If you choose not to use pay for credit card transactions, the District will continue to accept cash and checks. Click here for more information.

Other Information

RECESS TEMPERATURE REMINDER

As we have entered the fall weather season, I want to remind our students about what they should to wear during outdoor recess. Anytime the temperature dips below 50ºF, students should wear a jacket (of some type) outside. While it is a family decision as to what each student wears to school each day, I would suggest that students not wear shorts on days when temperatures are forecasted to be below 50ºF. When the thermometer dips even lower, students should be prepared to wear hats and gloves during outside recess. We typically check AccuWeather and The Weather Channel apps for the current local temperature at approximately 11:55 am daily.

Reporting a Positive COVD-19 Case

If your child is experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19, please contact your child's school nurse immediately. The direct contact for any illness/COVID-19 or injury related questions or reporting of symptoms should be your child's school nurse.


If your student is COVID positive, please complete the COVID Student Notification Form in addition to notifying the school nurse.

Check Your Clearances

Please be aware that we are coming up on the 5-year mark from when many past volunteers have submitted their clearances. Clearances for volunteering within the district will expire after 5 years and will need to be renewed. If you have any questions or need to know the date(s) your clearance(s) expires please email Mrs. Sharp at lsharp@mtlsd.net.

PTA Information

Request for Participation in Box Tops for Education and AmazonSmile

Amazon Smile and Box Top App Instructions Sheet for Families

Links to Other Technology Resources

How to Login to Clever Portal

How to access Clever with in which direct links to Accelerate ED, DreamBox, Lexia, Google Apps for Education and other educational resources are housed

Lincoln Elementary School

Lincoln Elementary School, named after President Abraham Lincoln, opened in 1925 and is the second oldest school in the Mt. Lebanon School District. Lincoln was awarded three United States Department of Education National Blue Ribbons (2001, 2003 and 2013) for its overall academic excellence and outstanding student achievement. Lincoln Elementary School presently serves students in Kindergarten - 5th Grade. The dedicated faculty members take great pride in working with the students and collaborating with their families to "provide the best education possible for each and every student" that attends Lincoln.