Lincoln Log (Virtual Learner)

February 12, 2021

Dear Lincoln families:

The pupil service members at Lincoln are available to offer further assistance and services to your student. Our school counselor (Ms. Poncek), school social worker (Mrs. Karpinsky), and school psychologist (Mrs. Reimann) can assist students who may need additional academic, emotional, social, behavioral, and/or attendance support. If you would like to speak with someone able to help, please contact one of the following pupil service professionals:

Pupil Services staff email or call at 715-261-0965

Ms. Poncek -

Mrs. Karpinsky -

Mrs. Reimann -

Lincoln Elementary also utilizes two school based counseling agencies at our building. This means that the providers come into Lincoln and work with a student during the school day which takes the transportation need for services off the parent. If you feel your child needs help from our outside agency WSD School Based Counseling Referral form found at the following link: link The form is a quick 4 question survey.

School-Based Mental Health Counseling Services:

The Centre of Wellbeing, Inc.
Alicia Resch, MSW APSW

Children’s of Wisconsin
Michaella Brickner

Wishing you all a healthy and happy February!

Mrs. Whooley Jepson (Principal)

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Don't forget to sign up for parent teacher conferences and indicate if you want virtual or in-person.

Conference Codes

for Lincoln Elementary Teachers

Art with Ms. Lindberg G8M1359602

Guidance with Ms. Poncek L3W1359606

Library with Mrs. Gilbertson UH91359605

Music with Ms. Cumberland TY1359607

Phy Ed with Mrs. Mick Beversdorf F1W1359608

Science with Mrs. Duesselmann XJT1359604

Kindergarten with Mrs. Giese 2B81314978

Kindergarten with Mrs. Peterson 8V11314980

Grade 1 with Mrs. C 8SQ1314982

Grade 1 with Mrs. Giebel A4N1314987

Grade 2 with Mrs. Thao WSX1314991

Grade 2 with Mrs. Hessil SKG1314989

Grade 3 with Mrs Gast C4U1314992

Grade 3 with Miss McKellips 9WN1314994

Grade 4 with Mr. Hagedorn MWJ1314996

Grade 4 with Mrs. Zoch 5AJ1315006

Grade 5 with Mrs. Kramar 9XW1206069

Grade 5 with Mr. Niemeyer WL81315008

Mark Your Calendars

Reminder that Monday is a Day 5 Rotation 1

February 18 - Family Fun Night (registration required)

February 25 - Parent Teacher Conferences (for Lincoln teachers...if you have a virtual teacher NOT from Lincoln, they will notify you of their conference times)

March 1 - Picture Day

March 4 - Parent Teacher Conferences ( (for Lincoln teachers...if you have a virtual teacher NOT from Lincoln, they will notify you of their conference times)

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I-Ready Competitions Winners!

Congratulations to grades 1, 3, and 5 on your win for not only doing your 40-60 minutes of I-Ready each week but earning 80% or better! Mrs. Kramar's class opted for a Kahoot game online (I'm working on creating now), Mr. Niemeyer a pizza party, Miss McKellips class opted for popsicles (brrrrr), Mrs. Giebel's and Mrs. Cegielski's class earned a movie. Congratulations and thank you for all the great learning!
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Mindful Minute with Ms. Nicole

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There is a new referendum that is being voted on April 6th.

The first link below will JUST take you to what is being proposed for Lincoln Elementary School.

The second link below will take you to the overall Wausau Referendum Site that includes all the information for purposed changes for the Wausau School District.

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Picture day for Lincoln Elementary will be on Monday, March 1st.

More information will be provided in the coming weeks.

Kindergarten Registration Opens February 1

The above link will be open on February 1st to enroll your kindergarten aged children in school at Lincoln Elementary as well as to enroll any 4K students at area schools.

Virtual Student Reminders


  • Please remember to turn your cameras on and face the camera towards you when you are able. (Imagine being a teacher that is teaching to everyone's ceiling? or worse yet, to an all blank screen with no videos? Teachers need to see faces to know if students are comprehending what is being taught.)
  • Mute your microphone unless you are speaking
  • If more than one student in your household is doing on-line learning, please use headphones or ear buds so as not to distract your siblings. (We can provide earbuds in the office.)


  • Remember to charge your ipad each evening.
  • Remember to have all your school materials near you for easy use. (notebooks, pencils, workbooks, ipad charger)
  • Find a quiet space in your house to work - preferably not a bed.
  • Students, please be on time and listen to your teachers the first time. This shows that you value the time of the teacher and of your classmates who are learning.
  • Students - remember that you are the ones learning. Parents, it's ok to let your child struggle a bit. A teacher will let you know if they need your intervention. If students knew everything or HOW to learn everything, then we would be without a job. Parents - go about your day as if your child is in need to constantly be at your child's side.


  • Give one another grace. Both teaching and learning in a virtual world can be difficult. We need to be patient with one another.
  • Demonstrate great behavior to your peers while on-line.

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Attendance - Who Do I Call?

Virtual students should call their HOME schools to report any absences. So, Lincoln students - even if being taught by a non-Lincoln teacher - should call the Lincoln office to report any absences or appointments. Please remember to call the school office before 9:00 am at 715-261-0965.

Remember that our virtual day runs from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm Monday thru Thursday only!

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No School on Fridays

This is a reminder that classes will take place Monday-Thursday only! Friday is a day for staff to use for planning and prep time. No school for students on Friday! Some staff may connect with students who are struggling to keep up and may provide extra tutoring experiences. This would be done on an individual as-needed basis only.
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Lincoln Staff

Following is a list of staff members at Lincoln for this year. I thought it may be handy for you all to have so you know who your child is interacting with online:

Health Services Team

Ms. Alexandra Hein - Nurse serving multiple schools

Ms. Sacia Taylor - Health Aide for Lincoln Elementary

Pupil Services Team

Mrs. Karpinsky - Social Worker

Ms. Poncek - School Counselor

Mrs. Reimann - School Psychologist

Encore Teachers - will continue to work with a majority of 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th grade virtual students

Ms. Cumberland - Music

Mrs. Duesselmann - Science

Mrs. Gilbertson -- Library

Mrs. Jaglinski - Gifted/Talented

Ms. Lindberg - Art

Mrs. MickBeversdorf (aka Mrs. B) - Phy Ed

Ms. Poncek - Guidance

Regular Education Virtual Teachers

Ms. Tera Mattke - Kindergarten teacher from South Mountain

Ms. Jennifer Ekiss - Kindergarten teacher from Marshall

Mrs. Chris Giebel - 1st grade teacher from Lincoln

Mrs. Yer Thao - 2nd grade teacher from Lincoln

Mrs. Megan Gast - 3rd grade teacher from Lincoln

Ms. Katelynn Neidner - 3rd grade teacher from GD Jones

Mrs. Ashley Zoch - 4th grade teacher from Lincoln

Mrs. Tanya Kramar (with Long Term Sub Mr. Bruce Trueblood) - 5th grade teacher from Lincoln

Special Education Teachers

Mrs. Dahnke - Occupational Therapist

Mrs. Reiche - Speech/Language

Ms. Lehman - multicategorical (works mainly with medically fragile students)

Mr. Nygaard - multicategorical (works mainly with grades 4-5)

Miss Vils - multicategorical (works mainly with grades K-3)

Ms. Xiong - adaptive physical education

Miss Yunk (aka Miss Nicole) - multicategorical (works mainly with students with emotional/behavioral disabilities)

English Learner/Bilingual Teachers

Mrs. Bennett

Mrs. Vang

Mrs. Veenstra

Title Teachers

Mrs. Burke

Mrs. Imhoff


Mrs. DeValk - lead cafeteria

Mrs. Dreikosen - G2M coordinator (all classes are remaining virtual this year)

Mrs. Fortenberry - Special Education

Mrs. Lenz - Title

Ms. Mletzko. (aka Ms. Roxann)- Bilingual

Ms. Taylor - Health room

Mrs. Wirt - Special Education

Ms. Wollenzein (aka Ms. Brea) - Special Education

Mrs. Yang - English Learners

Mr. Xiong - English Learners

Miss Vang (aka Miss Aimee) - EL Para

Mrs. Krantz - building para

Custodial Staff

Mr. John - night custodian

Ms. Cindy - night custodian

Mr. Jeff- lead custodian

Administrative Assistant

Miss Rebecca Gartmann (aka Miss Becky)


Mrs. Whooley Jepson (aka Mrs. Jepson)

Lincoln Elementary (K-5)

Principal: Colleen Whooley Jepson


Administrative Assistant: Rebecca Gartmann


Address: 720 S. 6th Avenue

Wausau, WI. 54401

Phone: 715-261-0965