Lincoln Middle School Updates

December 18, 2020

Principal's Message

Lincoln Families,


Happy Holidays to all!

We're heading out for a very welcome three-week school vacation. We end the first semester of this school year knowing that the work of teachers, students and families has experienced a major shift. Our hope is to return to campus as soon as it's safe to do so. Thank you families for your understanding and support during our virtual school experience. Thank you teachers, counselors, instructional aides, cafeteria, custodial, security and office staff for making the huge pivot to online school this year. When the PTSA board met last Friday, I shared that I hope that they will be writing a check to hire Oceanside lifeguards for our 8th grade beach picnic in June. Let's hope!


PTSA

Our Lincoln Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA) is up and running! Our PTSA is an invaluable source of support for our students and staff. Membership is $20 plus a $1 processing fee on the easy-to-use website, called Totem. Please see the welcome note from our PTSA membership chair, Cristina McCloud, listed below.


Secondary Learning Centers

We will continue to operate our SLCs when we return in January. Students continue online instruction, spaced and masked, in a classroom with adult supervision. This option has been beneficial for many students. Use the link below to add your child's name to the wait list.


Hybrid Return Postponed

Our scheduled return to hybrid instruction on January 11 has been postponed. The link below will take you to the letter that was emailed to all families last week. Middle and High schools will be able to open after our county moves from the purple tier into the red level. We will continue to monitor the pandemic's impact on our community and will keep you informed as we move forward through this difficult time.

OUSD Board Meeting Update: Virtual Instruction Begins Mon., Dec. 14; Secondary Return Delayed


Reach Out

I'm here for your questions and concerns. You can call me at 760.901.8900 or email at sbessant@oside.us. Middle school can be an interesting time for students and their parents, even more so in the midst of a pandemic. My staff and I are here for you.

PARENT/GUARDIAN NEWS

Modern Learning Survey: This 10-minute anonymous survey gathers data to help us improve technology usage and the current teaching and learning conditions. Available to teacher, students, and parents/guardians until December 23rd, 2020. Link to the Modern Learning survey: https://bbyt.es/V92J3449CQ.


PTSA

WELCOME TO LINCOLN MIDDLE SCHOOL PTSA

Congratulations on having a middle school student! We, the Lincoln middle school PTSA
would like to welcome you to our school! We know this has been an extraordinary year for
everyone. If there is anything we can do to assist you, please contact us.
Our PTSA (Parent Student and Teacher Association) does many things for our students and
teachers, examples include:
● School wide assemblies
● Supplementary funding for field trips
● Team transportation to away game sports
● Teacher appreciation activities
● Lifeguards for 8th grade beach picnic
● Scholarships for students in need.
All of these activities require a lot of help and work, that's where your generous donation comes
in. We know this year has been a challenge for everyone, still our students and teachers need
all of our support.
We encourage you to join our PTSA and make a difference in your child's education. Our
membership fee is $20 plus $1 additional processing fee.
PTSA meets virtually on the second Wednesday of the month at 6:15 pm until we can meet in
person. Please stop by to our meetings to stay informed of what is happening at the school and
to learn ways you can stay involved. Our next meeting is Wednesday, January 13. A Zoom invitation will be sent out once we return from the holidays.
We look forward to working with you for our children's success.

Cristina McCloud
Membership Chair
Lincoln Middle School PTSA



Membership in the PTSA is open to all through the link provided below

https://jointotem.com/ca/oceanside/lincoln-middle-ptsa

The membership fee for individual parents, staff or teachers is $20. If you prefer to donate only once, WITHOUT OBLIGATION to the PTSA, we have the following options available:


BRONZE Donation $40

SILVER Donation $80

GOLD Donation $100


For these donations each family will be recognized for their contributions to the school by an announcement on the marquee in front of the school.

Jenn Webb, PTSA Lincoln President


Yearbook

Looking for an amazing holiday gift for your scholar? Order them a yearbook today $30 with ASB, $35 without ASB card-Lincoln Web store here.

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Upcoming Events

Monday, 1/11/21:
  • 8 am - School start time (periods 1-4 as usual)
  • iReady Math diagnostic


Tuesday, 1/12/21:

  • 8 am - School start time (periods 5-8 as usual)
  • 11:30 am - Announcements in Advisory period 8
  • 12 - 1:30 pm - curbside school meals/materials distribution Tuesdays and Thursday


Wednesday, 1/13/21:

  • 8 am - School start time (periods 1-7 as usual)


Thursday, 1/14/21:

  • 8 am - School start time (periods 1-4 as usual)
  • 12 - 1:30 pm - curbside school meals/materials distribution Tuesdays and Thursdays


Friday, 1/15/21:

  • 8 am - School start time (periods 5-8 as usual)
  • 11:30 am - Announcements in Advisory period 8
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Present Panthers!

NATALI, SEAN, LIVINIA, MELISSA

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Ben Davis

Ben Davis

I would like to nominate Ben Davis for the Lincoln staff member of the week. Ben collaborates regularly with the 6th grade math department to share best teaching practices in an effort to create a common learning experience for all 6th grade math students as well as design a math curriculum that can be easily accessed online by all students. Ben will also frequently reach out to students and parents to provide them with guidance to help them navigate through distance learning.
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About us

About us

At Lincoln Middle, the success of our students comes from the culture created by our school community. Our goal is to provide resources for whole student success through rigorous curriculum with highly qualified teachers, as well as the ability for students to build relationships.