Lincoln Elementary Newsletter

November 2023 Edition

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Important Dates & Information:


District School Calendar

  • November 1 - Tenement Museum (ESL Class Trip)
  • November 2 - Learning Festival
  • November 3 - Kindergarten Class Trip (Von Thun Farms)
  • November 16 & 28 - Early Dismissal (Parent/Teacher Conferences)
  • November 15 - Grand Falloons Assembly (K-2 & LLD)
  • November 18 - PTO Harvest Festival
  • November 22 - Early Dismissal (1:30 pm)
  • November 23 & 24 - School Closed (Thanksgiving)


-Please join our PTO. Your support has a huge impact on the activities and events we can provide to our Lincoln students. Please visit for more details.

GRADE LEVEL NEWS- Please click on the link to view!




1st Grade

2nd Grade

3rd Grade

4th Grade

5th Grade

Physical Education

Novemeber Reading Room

This month we are celebrating Diwali, Election Day, Veteran's Day, Native American Heritage Month and Thanksgiving in the library. Here is the Lincoln Reading Room for November featuring read-alouds with these themes.

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THANK YOU Matt Lamothe!!!

Our 1st and 2nd grade MLL students welcomed Matt Lamothe the author of “This Is How We Do It.” He presented interactively on his journey in becoming an author and how he gathered different perspectives from children around the world for his book. Students also prepared questions and engaged in a Q&A session. We are so thankful for his virtual visit. We know he has been an inspiration to our Lincoln students. Thank you Mrs. Ballon and Ms. Fleischman for helping make this possible for our students.
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Our 5th Graders had a GREAT TIME at Camp Bernie! We made so many wonderful memories!


Hello Lincoln Families,

We invite you to the Library’s Birthday Book Club! This is a great way to honor your child’s birthday and help the library acquire new books for our collection!

With your donation, you are able to choose a brand new book from our Amazon Wish List. A special label with your child’s name and birthdate will be placed inside. They get to be the first one to check out the new book which then is added to the library's collection upon return. In addition, your child’s name will be displayed in the library during their birthday month for all of Lincoln to see! I am sure students will love being recognized on or near their birthday during their weekly class library visits.

See the complete entire flyer HERE. Take a look at our Amazon Wish List too! Don't forget to submit the Birthday Book Club form.

Thank you to our school Librarian, Mrs. Berger, for this wonderful initiative.

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Spark Curiosity- Join Our School for "How To Days"

Goal: To foster a learning environment that embraces partnerships within our local community and provides students an opportunity to participate in real-world learning experiences.


Share your expertise, hobby, and/or skill with your child's class! We would love to have you! Please e-mail your child's classroom teacher to coordinate your visit.

Building Continuity on Teaching Our Students to Read & Write

Please view presentation HERE!

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

This is a time to celebrate with stories of immigration, love, survival, coming-of-age, folklore and many others that span the cultures of Mexico, Spain, the Caribbean, and South and Central America.

Nurse's Corner

It’s that time of year again, as per NJ state law- the mandated yearly health screenings are underway! I have joined the fight to save sight for our students by implementing instrument-based vision screenings along with visual acuity-based screenings with an eye chart. The photo screening device (which is like a special camera) can objectively test your child’s eyes for 6 potential visual conditions. It also works with their eyeglasses on and tells if the prescription is correct. It is estimated that 1 in 4 school-aged children has an undiagnosed vision condition that can negatively impact their ability to learn. Children generally don’t complain about their vision and many problems are not obvious. Unfortunately, many eye problems worsen over time. Early detection and treatment is essential to avoid permanent visual impairments. Many conditions are usually treated with eyeglasses. If you have received a vision referral for your child from their health screening, a comprehensive eye exam with an eye care professional is recommended for a formal diagnosis. Please return the referrals to me as soon as possible and together we can win the fight to save sight for our children.


In order to ensure the safety of all our students, we want to send a reminder about three very important school procedures.

-Please do not request changes to your child's dismissal after 2 pm. This will ensure all students will be in their correct dismissal locations. Prior to 2 pm, you must call or e-mail the office and e-mail the teacher about the dismissal change.

-If you are dropping off your child by car, please pull up as much as possible before having your child(ren) exit the vehicle. Parents/guardians must remain in their car at all times (do not get out of the car), and students must exit the passenger side door only. No drop off is permitted from across the street.

-Please only put your child on the bus designated to them on their bus pass. Their bus assignment may have changed from last year. If a bus change is made, it will be reflected in genesis within 24 hours. We always go by the genesis bus assignment.

We appreciate your help in ensuring the safety of all our students. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

Arrival & Dismissal Procedures

Regular Arrival Procedures For All Students:

  • Arrival time for all students is from 8:45 – 8:50 AM. School starts promptly at 8:55 AM. Parents are not permitted to drop off their children at school until 8:45 AM.

  • BUS STUDENTS: Students arriving from a bus are dropped off on the sidewalk in the driveway in front of the school. All students will walk to the side of the building and line up in their grade locations.

  • DROP OFF STUDENTS: Students that are driven to school by their parents are let out in the designated drop off zone on the same side as the school on Brookville Rd (yellow curb). 4th and 5th grade students will enter using the side entrance. Kindergarten to 3rd grade students will enter using the gym and hallway on the side of the building

    • Reminders:

      • Students should exit the passenger side only and parents should pull all the way up to the end of the pick-up zone.

      • In order to keep the flow of traffic, parents should not exit the car.

      • Please do not park on the other side of Brookville Road.

  • All students will enter the building and wait outside their classroom door under the supervision of teachers on duty.

  • At 8:45 AM all Edison Recreation Before-Care students, who are in the multipurpose room, are dismissed to line up adjacent to their classrooms.

  • All students will enter the side entrance.

Regular Dismissal Procedures For All Students:

  • Dismissal time for students is 3:25 p.m.

  • WALKERS: All students who do not take bus transportation will be dismissed from the side entrance of the school. Parents should meet these students at this location, unless it has been designated by a parent that they may walk home alone. If you are picking up a student, please stay behind the cones and your child will walk to you.

    • Reminders:

      • All parents of walkers will be asked to complete a dismissal form that delineates who the parent may walk home with or if that student has permission to walk alone. Additionally, this form will include information regarding siblings who walk together.

      • Change in dismissal procedure: If there is a change in your child(rens) dismissal procedure, you must call the office and e-mail the homeroom teacher prior to 2:45 pm.

  • BUS STUDENTS: Students taking bus transportation will be escorted to their bus line. Please ensure all students have their bus passes in their bookbags.

AFTER-CARE STUDENTS: All students that are participating in the Edison Township After-Care program will proceed to designated classrooms. Once all students are dismissed, the students will be relocated to the multi-purpose room.

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Library Card

Edison Public Library Cards are free and available to all students. We encourage you to get yours!

Want Free Books?

Check out Kellogg's Feeding Reading Program to learn how you and your students can get up to 10 free books.

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Learn more about our Food Service Program!