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October 2015

Fall is in the Air!!!

As the change of colors outside fill us with excitement and enthusiasm for fall, we are just as excited about all of the changes we are seeing at Lincoln Elementary. Our schedules have become routines and the students and teachers are busy with the work of learning and #growingtogether. Lincoln Leopards are hard at work each day reading, writing, problem-solving and showing their PAW!!!

Parent Teacher Conferences are coming soon! October signals the end of the first quarter and a time for parents, teachers, and students to discuss students' current data and set future goals. Conferences will be a time to explore your child’s progress and to find ways to support your child’s growth and development.

Looking forward to the month ahead, we have a lot of opportunities to gather and celebrate as well. From a fun night at Eagle Fork Pumpkin Patch, Donuts with Dudes and PTO sponsored Trunk or Treat! Building a strong connection between home and school is vital to your child's success. Please review the dates below and mark your calendars, we hope to see you there!


Ms. Holly Ellis, Principal

Mrs. Rachel Enos, Assistant Principal

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Volunteer Information

For the safety of the students, ALL volunteers must fill out all necessary forms including an online background check and return them to Lincoln Elementary or the District’s Central Office for approval. All forms are available on our school website or you may click on the link below. Please remember that these forms must be completed prior to attending Field Trips and it is a requirement that this process is completed annually. Thank you for your support in keeping our students safe!!

Volunteer information

Please click here to learn more about the District Volunteer Policy and Processes

Counselor Corner - Accountability

Accountability-I am someone people can depend on to honor my commitments. I am responsible for my thoughts, words, actions, and choices. I admit my mistakes and work to correct them.

At Lincoln Elementary we have been working very hard on how to greet each other the proper way. For example, when someone says “Good Morning” to you, you should say “Good Morning” back while looking the person in the eyes and smiling at them. Our hallways and hopefully your home is becoming an even more positive place to be.

This month I will be doing guidance lessons around the word accountability. Please take the time to talk with your child about how they can become more accountable for their words and actions. Please feel free to ask the personal accountability questions as a guide for your discussion. Also this month we will be celebrating Red Ribbon Week by learning how to keep our bodies healthy and making sure we are making the right choices for our bodies. Be on the lookout for our theme this year and the special dress days that the students here at Lincoln will be choosing.

Thank you for your continued support and as we tell our children, “Be the reason someone smiles today!”


Each year Lincoln Elementary adopts families for Christmas through the Lincoln County Adopt a Family Program (Harvester Christian Church). If your family is in need of being adopted you must begin the process now. Please read the following:

1. Questions about the program, applications and interviews should be directed to Harvester Christian Church 636-528-0566 ext. 149.

2. Applicants must apply in person at the Harvester Troy Campus and be a resident of Lincoln County.

3. Interviews for families seeking assistance will be taking place on Sept. 25 & 26, and Oct. 9, 10, 30 & 31.

4. Brochures for the program are available in Mrs. Meyers' office.

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What can you do to support your child's good attendance?

  • Set a regular bedtime and morning routine
  • Lay out clothes and pack backpacks the night before
  • Arrive at the bus stop 5 minutes early
  • Don't let your child stay home unless he/she is truly sick. Keep in minds complaints of stomach ache and headache can be signs of anxiety and not a reason to stay home.
  • If your child seems anxious about going to school, talk to the teachers, school counselors, or other parents for advice on how to make him/her comfortable and excited about learning.
  • Develop a back up plan for arriving at school if something comes up. Call on family member, neighbor, or friend to help.
  • Avoid medical appointments and extended trips when school is in session.

Why does attendance even matter?

  • Starting in kindergarten, too many absences can cause children to fall behind in school.
  • Missing 10% can make it harder to learn to read.
  • Students can still fall behind if they miss just a day or two every few weeks.
  • Being late to school may lead to poor attendance.
  • Absences can affect the whole classroom if the teacher has to slow down learning to help catch children up.

Important October Dates

Thursday, October 1-Pizza Hut Fundraiser Night

Thursday, October 1- 6:00 p.m. PTO Meeting-Lincoln Conference Room

Monday, October 5- 5:30-7 p.m. K-2nd Grade Night at Eagle Fork Pumpkin Farm

Tuesday, October 6- 5:30-7 p.m. 3rd-5th Grade Night at Eagle Fork Pumpkin Farm

Wednesday, October 7-2:30 p.m. Early Release

Friday, October 9-Buddy Day

Tuesday, October 13-Kdg. Field Trip to Big Joel's

Tuesday, October 13-6:00 p.m. 4th Grade Music Performance

Wednesday, October 14- 8:00-8:30 a.m. Donuts with Dudes- Last Names A-L

Wednesday, October 14-2:30 p.m. Early Release

Thursday, October 15-8:00-8:30 a.m. Donuts with Dudes-Last Names M-Z

Friday, October 16-First Quarter Ends

Monday, October 19-Parent Teacher Conferences

Tuesday, October 20-Parent Teacher Conferences

Wednesday, October 21-Parent Teacher Conferences

Wednesday, October 21- 2:30 p.m. Early Release

Wednesday, October 21- 3:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Drive One for Buddy Bags

Thursday, October 22-Parent Teacher Conferences

Friday, October 23-NO SCHOOL

Monday, October 26- Red Ribbon Week

Tuesday, October 27 - 3rd Grade Symphony Trip

Wednesday, October 28-Picture Retake Day

Wednesday, October 28-2:30 p.m. Early Release

Thursday, October 29-6:30-8:00 p.m. Trunk or Treat

Friday, October 30-Fall Parties

Important November Dates

Wednesday, November 4- 2:30 p.m. Early Release

Thursday, November 5- Pizza Hut Fundraiser Night

Thursday, November 5- 6:00 p.m. PTO Meeting

Tuesday, November 10- 6:00-7:00 p.m. Bingo Night

Wednesday, November 11-Veteran's Day

Wednesday, November 11- 2:30 p.m. Early Release

Friday, November 13-Buddy Day

Wednesday, November 18-Progress 2 Ends

Wednesday, November 18- 2:30 p.m. Early Release

Thursday, November 19- 8:00-8:30 a.m. Muffins with My Ladies A-L

Friday, November 20- 8:00-8:30 a.m. Muffins with My Ladies M-Z

Wednesday, November 25 - NO SCHOOL

Thursday, November 26 - NO SCHOOL

Friday, November 27-NO SCHOOL

Monday, November 30-Friday, December 4-Fall Book Fair

Dates are subject to change. Go to and click on our school for updates and future dates.

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Lincoln County R-III Education Foundation

Click here to learn more about the Lincoln County R-III Education Foundation.