Lincoln Crossing Colt Connection

December 2, 2018

Mrs. Hladun's Tidings

Can you believe it's December already!?! This is traditionally a very busy month at LCES with many opportunities for you to participate in our school community. Here's a sampling of things going on - you can find more details below and/or in our school calendar. Be sure to check in with your teacher about possible special events happening in the classroom, too.



  • PTC is hosting a Family Paint Night on Tuesday, 12/4. Get the details here.
  • We are hosting a parent info night all about iReady on Thursday, 12/6 - there will be identical sessions at 8:15 am and 5:30 pm - come to whichever is better for you. Get the details here and learn more about iReady on our website here.
  • Our Leadership Ambassadors Colts Care Action Team is hosting a Pennies for Patients drive through Fri., 12/7. Visit our School Calendar for all the details!
  • Our Winter Musicals (grades 1-5 + choir) are happening on Tuesday, 12/11 - Thursday, 12/13. See below for details. On Tues., 12/11, PTC is hosting a Dine Out at Panda - we hope you'll take advantage of an easy dinner out!
  • Our Winter Book Fair will be held in the library the week of 12/10. See below for details.
  • The annual Six Flags "Read to Succeed" program runs now through 2/20. View the PeachJar flier for all the details.

iReady

iReady is an online program that assesses student's strengths and weaknesses in Reading and Math and provides individualized instruction to fill gaps and extend learning. Success in this program is tied closely to success in the SBAC assessments taken each spring in grades 3-5. iReady's research suggests that student performance on iReady aligns withing 85% of their performance on the SBAC.


Come learn more about how we are using iReady to inform our instruction at a parent info meeting on Thursday, 12/6. We'll offer two identical sessions - one at 8:15 am and again at 5:30 pm; both in the MPR.


Click here for more details about iReady, about our info sessions and about how to access iReady at home.

Winter Musicals

Every winter, we look forward to seeing our students shine during our winter musicals. Kudos to Mrs. Adams and Mrs. Guemmer for their work preparing our students for this special evening. You can view all the details about the shows on our school calendar and here is the basic schedule. All students should arrive to the stage 15 minutes before their show time.


Tuesday, 12/11


  • 6 pm show: Risucci, Cook, Stelma and Shelton's classes
  • 7 pm show: Wetzsetin, Cassidy, Ochoa and Beatty's classes



Wednesday, 12/12


  • 6 pm show: 5th grade and LCES Choir



Thursday, 12/13


  • 6 pm show: 3rd grade classes
  • 7 pm show: 4th grade classes



This year, our LCES Leadership Ambassadors will be selling water at the door for your family to enjoy. All proceeds will benefit our Student Ambassador program.

Book Fair

Our PTC and parent volunteers are hosting our annual Winter Book Fair in the library the week of 12/10. A portion of all sales come back to LCES to support our own library!


Students can visit the book fair:

  • during their scheduled library time.
  • during morning recess
  • after school until about 3 pm
  • before/after the evening winter performances on 12/11, 12/12 and 12/13


We need lots of help to make it a success. Sign up to volunteer here!

Reminder - Upcoming Non School/Change of Release Days

Mon., 12/17-Thurs., 12/20 - Early Release Days

  • AM TK/K attends from 8-11:20 am; PM K attends from 10:20-1:40 pm
  • grades 1-5 attend from 8:15 am -1:40 pm (a typical Monday schedule all week; lunch will be served)


Fri., 12/21-Sun., 1/6 - No School - Winter Break

Trimester 1 Awards Assembly for Kinder

We loved celebrating our Colts in grades 1-5 who are working hard on their reading, academics, attendance and citizenship. Our last awards assembly is for Kinder and will be held on Monday, 12/3 at 10:25 am in the MPR.

Construction on Ferrari Ranch & Groveland

Construction sites mean that traffic can get snarled unexpectedly with construction vehicles or lane closures. Please plan accordingly as you plan your route to/from school! If your child walks home, please encourage them to walk on the non-construction side of the street to ensure personal safety!

Upcoming Events UPDATE!!!!

Our calendar is always up to date with the latest information about events at LCES. All event flyers can be found on our calendar and/or at our PeachJar site.


  • Fri., 11/30- Fri., 12/14: PTC Spirit Wear Sale
  • now- Fri., 12/7: Colts Care Pennies for Patients Drive
  • Mon., 12/3: Early Release Day
  • Mon., 12/3: Trimester 1 Awards for Kinder (see details above)
  • Mon., 12/3, 1-1:40 pm: Leadership Ambassador Council Meeting
  • Mon., 12/3, 1:45-2:40 pm: LCES Choir Rehearsal
  • Mon., 12/3, 3 pm: LCES Choir performing at Kaiser Hospital (see calendar for details)
  • Tues., 12/4: GATE Testing Opt Out form (gr. 2) or Opt In form (gr. 3-5) due to teachers
  • Tues., 12/4, 10:05-10:20 am: All Leadership Ambassador Meeting
  • Tues., 12/4, lunchtime: Leadership Ambassador Action Team Meetings (Beautification & Kindness)
  • Tues-Thurs, after school: Math Tutoring for invited 2, 4, and 5th graders
  • Tues., 12/4, 5:30-7:30 pm: PTC Family Paint Night in MPR
  • Wed., 12/5, lunchtime: Leadership Ambassador Action Team Meetings (Cares)
  • Thurs., 12/6, 8:15 am and repeat session at 5:30 pm; MPR: Colt Parent Gathering - focus on iReady
  • Fri., 12/7: Colt Spirit Day - wear Colt gear or school colors!
  • Fri., 12/7, 2-2:40: Musical Theater Rehearsal
  • Week of 12/10: PTC Book Fair - see details above
  • Mon., 12/10: Early Release Day
  • Mon., 12/10, 1-1:40 pm: Leadership Ambassador Council Meeting
  • Mon., 12/10, 1:45-2:40 pm: LCES Choir Rehearsal
  • Tues., 12/11, lunchtime: Leadership Ambassador Action Team Meetings (Beautification & Kindness)
  • Tues-Thurs, after school: Math Tutoring for invited 2, 4, and 5th graders
  • Tues., 12/11, 5-8 pm: PTC Dine Out at Panda Express (get flier on calendar)
  • Tues., 12/11, 6 & 7 pm: Grade 1 and 2 Winter Musical (see details above)
  • Wed., 12/12, lunchtime: Leadership Ambassador Action Team Meetings (Cares)
  • Wed., 12/12, 2:45 pm: Leadership Ambassador Action Team Meetings (Pride)
  • Wed., 12/12, 6 pm: Grade 5 & Choir Winter Musical (see details above)
  • Thurs., 12/13, 6 & 7 pm: Grade 3 and 4 Winter Musical (see details above)
  • Fri., 12/14: Colt Spirit Day - wear Colt gear or school colors!
  • Mon., 12/17: Early Release Day
  • Mon., 12/17, 1-1:40 pm: Leadership Ambassador Council Meeting
  • Mon., 12/17, 1:45-2:40 pm: LCES Choir Rehearsal
  • Tues., 12/18: Early Release Day
  • Tues., 12/18, lunchtime: Leadership Ambassador Action Team Meetings (Beautification & Kindness)
  • Wed., 12/19: Early Release Day
  • Wed., 12/19, lunchtime: Leadership Ambassador Action Team Meetings (Cares)
  • Thurs., 12/20: Early Release Day
  • Fri., 12/21-Sun., 1/7: Winter Break - Happy Holidays and Happy 2019!
  • Mon., 1/8: Early Release Day


*all Leadership, Musical Theater, and Choir program details are on Mrs. Adam's website or click the link below.

Leadership Ambassador Info is Online!

Visit our website for the most updated schedules for our Leadership Ambassador Program, including the greeter schedule!

Food Service - menus, pricing and more!

Click for more information about school meal pricing and breakfast and lunch menus. You can also access My School Bucks to add to your child's lunch balance and submit an online application for free/reduced meals.

Parking vs. Drop Off/Pick Up Areas

Click to view a map that identifies appropriate drop off/pick up areas and parking areas. It is much less congested between between 7:50-8:00 am and again between 2:50-3 pm. Supervision is provided at 7:55 am and until 3 pm (2 on ER days).

2018-19 and 2019-20 School Year Calendars

The district has approved and published 2 years of school calendars! Click for details!

Lincoln Crossing Mission Statement

The mission of the Lincoln Crossing Elementary School team is to prepare our students with the skills, knowledge and attitudes to become lifelong learners and responsible, contributing members of society.

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