Lincoln Lion's Local Buzz

January 24, 2020

Rainbows Over Lincoln--A Great Way To End The Week

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Happenings around the building

Not to beat a sick horse....but we have a ton of illness in the building. To help with that, our custodians will complete a midday cleaning on all doorknobs, door push bars, hand rails, and other surfaces that kids/adults are touching. They will then complete another cleaning at the end of the day too. Please take time with your class to wash hands, use hand sanitizer, and practice healthy habits. "Air hugs", "Air high-fives" , and "Air anything else" are in order for the foreseeable future. The illnesses going around right now are vicious and you do not want them. We are continuing to message to parents when students are not allowed in the building due to flu, vomit, or any other illness. If you have concerns with a student who isn't feeling well, please send them to the nurse. She can do a quick assessment and alert parents if the child needs to go home.

Thank you for all that you are doing to keep yourself and your students healthy in these dark days of rampant viruses.

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9 Weeks Behavior Party

The 9 weeks behavior party will be next Thursday. Permission slips needed to go home no later than Friday 1/24 for parents to sign. This trip is FREE to students who earned it. Thank you to PTO for helping us split the cost of the bus so we could make this happen. Please use the guidelines that you set for your grade level at the beginning of the year to determine who is elegible to go and who isn't. This should not be a suprise for anyone. Parents should not be cought off guard with a call from you about thier child not being able to attend. I hope no parent experences this, but if that does happen, you may want to be reflective about your practices in keeping parents informed. It could be a case of denial from the parent, but it might be that changes need to be made in your frequency and transparency in conversations with parents.

We need the grade level chair to create a list of students who are not attending the trip by Tuesday at lunch. Please use the link below to the spread sheet where we would like it recorded. Depending on numbers or grade levels, we may need IAs or a teacher to stay behind. I am not anticipating a large amount of students, but there are a few who in the last nine weeks--not now---did not meet our behavior expectations. We will make suggestions and recomendatins for who stays with the group who didn't earn the trip early next week. Our plan would be to do some work with them on our expectations and ways they can do better for the third 9 weeks party.

You can also find this document in the Lincoln Shared Drive under all the folders as an individual document titled " 2 Nine Weeks Behavior--Students Staying Behind"

Math Carnival Night

Thank you to all the folks on the Math Night Committee who worked to plan this event. It was a total success and a great time was had by all. We had a record number of people attend this event and it truly was wonderful to see so many happy Lincoln families at our event. One of our focuses this year was to increase parent involvement and tonight is confirmation that we are making gains in this area of our vision. I can't emphasize how wonderful the Math Carnival was to bring our community together and to shine a spotlight on how math can be lots of fun!

RTI Data Meetings Takeaways!

Thank you to Autumn for planing a great day to review groupings in addition to Lincoln's protocols and procedures for RTI. For all teachers who were out on Thursday please check in with your team and review the answers to the Kahoots game in addition to the packet of helpful reminders and procedures.

Some of the biggest takeaways from our meetings were the following:

  • Communication is key! Teachers communicating with IA's and any RTI support staff with planning of lessons is important. Communicating with Autumn when kids arrive and leave Lincoln, and documenting fidelity that can be communicated with Leigh Anne are all important in making sure RTI is running smoothly.
  • Especially now with so many getting sick, have the entire team ready to pick up a Tier 2 or 3 if someone is out sick. Tier 1 needs to be prepared to run without a teacher leading the instruction so that person can pick up and facilitate a Tier 2 or 3 group. Tier 2 and 3 is required daily---we can't sacrifice their intervention in favor of a Tier 1.
  • Make sure that your groups in action are matching what we have in our paper. We cannot delay in starting the groups that were agreed upon and developed at our meeting in December. If you have not moved everyone to the groups agreed upon in December, that needs to happen on Monday.

February Newsletter

Please submit all grade level and any other news entries for the February Newsletter by the end of the day next Friday, January 31st. Thank you.

Upcoming Events

Monday, January 27, 2020
  • Clubs---1:15-2:00---Various Locations
  • Faculty Meeting (Focus on January Standards)--3:40-5:00--Library

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

  • ELA PLC--Grade Level Planning
  • Spark 3:30-5:00--Gym
  • Sheppard and Way out at PIE conference

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

  • Math PLC--Grade Level Planning (grades 3-5)
  • "Soup"er Bowl Wednesday!!!--Conference Room--All Lunches
  • Sheppard and Way out at PIE conference

Thursday, January 30, 2020

  • 9 Weeks Behavior Party--Eastman--9:00ish-11:30ish
  • Sheppard and Way our at PIE conference

Friday, January 31, 2020

  • Fifth grade to Grey Fossil Sight--Field Trip
  • Literacy Walkthoughs with Emily and Dr. Arnold--8:00-10:00--various classrooms
  • Spark 3:30-5:00--Gym

Lincoln Lion's Are

Respectful, Responsible, Trustworthy, And Safe

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