Mitchem's Memo


A Well Deserved 3-Day Weekend

Challenges can define our character as an organization. On Tuesday, our character was challenged as less than ideal situations surfaced. The word that comes to mind when defining the character of this building is resilience. Resilience is a dynamic combination of optimism, creativity, and confidence that together empower one to assess situations and regulate emotion and take action.

Thank you again for showing your true colors at a time we were challenged.


Not that you need to be reminded, but there is no school Monday.

Evaluation Reminder:

For those on the evaluation cycle, please submit your pre-conference forms to me at least one day in advance of our pre-conference meeting.

Bus Evacuation Drill will be on Wednesday, October 14th. Cathy Salek will send out the schedule shortly.

Wednesday is a Shift Day (Monday).

On Thursday morning, district administration will be walking through our classrooms using the Math and ELA Reflection forms. You are all doing wonderful things in your classrooms. Keep up the great work!

PTA Dues:

Please support our PTA by becoming a part of the membership for only $6! We are 9 staff members away from having 100% participation!


Congratulations again to Brittany Reid and her husband on their pregnancy!

Duties for the week:

Team: Gators

1st Grade Door-Jenny Swerdlik

K Playground-Donna Evans

South Playground-Maria Bernhagen and Kelly Giacolo

5th Grade Door-Bea McGuire

After School Duty-Melissa Kessler

Looking ahead...

10/9-Cubs vs. Cardinals 5:45pm

10/10-Cubs vs. Cardinals 4:37pm

10/12-No School

10/12-Cubs vs. Cardinals 5:07pm

10/13-Elementary Admin Meeting

10/13-Cubs vs. Cardinals 3:37pm

10/14-Shift Day (Monday)

10/14-Bus Evacuation Drill

10/15-Lincoln Walk-Through

10/16-Book Fair Set Up

10/20 and 10/22-Parent/Teacher Conferences


If you have a student that you believe would benefit from tutoring, please contact Sue Lendy or Ellen Therens. Sue and Ellen work alongside Blanchard to organize tutoring opportunities for Lincoln students.
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October Birthday's

Kristy Skelly-Sternes-3rd

Debby Lawson-8th

Kathy Keefe-9th

Jenna Aagaard-10th

Jill Estes-10th

Karen Ringas-22nd

Pam Ryan-27th