Lincoln Elementary Newsletter

September 2022 Edition

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Welcome Back: Principal Message

Welcome to the 2022-2023 school year at Lincoln Elementary School. We are back, and it feels SO good! This year Lincoln looks different and feels different. We have added ten new classrooms and are welcoming 15 new staff members to our building. This is a new year, a new building, a new you, and a new us…and the possibilities seem endless.


We hope you had an amazing summer filled with laughs and love! You have been so missed! We are looking forward to the start of our school year and being back in the building together.


Our first day of school will take place on Tuesday, September 6, 2022. Doors will open for students at 8:55 AM. Please follow the arrival procedures for the first week of school below:

  • All LLD & K students will enter the building immediately and line up by homeroom in the gym.

  • All 1-2 students will line up on the front island.

  • All 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students will line up near the side entrance.

**Teachers will be outside with signs to help your child locate their classroom teacher.**


As our staff eagerly awaits the arrival of our students, we want to take a moment to introduce to you our new staff members: Terry Bell (Custodian), Nicole Bush (Kindergarten), Chole-Maria De La Cruz (Second Grade-ESL), Jill Emmich (G&T), Stephanie Geer (Second Grade), Deana Gifford (Kindergarten-ESL), Janelle Huang (First Grade), Kate Jones (Third Grade- SPED), Laura Kearns (Lunch Aide), Brittany Meyer (Fifth Grade), Lisa Napp (Self-Contained Autistic), Melissa Northup (Kindergarten), Kelsey O’Neil (First Grade), Catherine Soper (Lunch Aide), and Natalie Videlia (Second Grade- ESL). We are so happy they are joining us!


The Parent Portal is now open. You will be able to access bus passes and teacher assignments. Please make sure to monitor your email and our school website daily. If you need any assistance, view the Parent Student Handbook, parent resource website or the parent help desk.


As a school community, we will continue to work together in a positive, caring and supportive way. As always, our office is open to you to problem solve together and give us input and feedback. We are excited and looking forward to another great year at Lincoln. We cannot wait to see you all!


Sincerely,

Mr. Scully


“Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.”

~ Helen Keller

Important Dates & Information:

IMPORTANT DATES

District School Calendar

September 6: First Day of School for Students

September 14: Back to School Night for 3, 4, 5

September 15: Back to School Night for LLD, 1, & 2

September 26-27: Rosh Hashanah (School Closed)


REMINDERS

-Please join our PTO. Your support has a huge impact on the activities and events we can provide to our Lincoln students. Please visit https://lncpto.wixsite.com/lincolnpto for more details.


GRADE LEVEL NEWS- Please click on the link to view!

ESL

LLD

Kindergarten

1st Grade

2nd Grade

3rd Grade

4th Grade

5th Grade

Learn more about our Food Service Program!

Arrival & Dismissal Procedures

First Week Of School Arrival Procedures For All Students:

  • Please View Map Below for Locations

  • All LLD & K students will enter the building immediately and line up by homeroom in the gym.

  • All 1-2 students will line up on the front island.

  • All 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students will line up near the side entrance.

**Teachers will be outside with signs to help your child locate their classroom teacher.**

Regular Arrival Procedures For All Students:

  • Arrival time for all students is from 8:45 – 8:50 AM. School starts promptly at 8:55 AM. Parents are not permitted to drop off their children at school until 8:45 AM.

  • BUS STUDENTS: Students arriving from a bus are dropped off on the sidewalk in the driveway in front of the school. 4th and 5th grade students will enter using the side entrance. Kindergarten to 3rd grade students will enter using the main entrance.

  • DROP OFF STUDENTS: Students that are driven to school by their parents are let out in the designated drop off zone on the same side as the school on Brookville Rd (yellow curb). 4th and 5th grade students will enter using the side entrance. Kindergarten to 3rd grade students will enter using the main entrance.

    • Reminders:

      • Students should exit the passenger side only and parents should pull all the way up to the end of the pick-up zone.

      • In order to keep the flow of traffic, parents should not exit the car.

      • Please do not park on the other side of Brookville Road.

  • All students will enter the building and wait outside their classroom door under the supervision of teachers on duty.

  • At 8:45 AM all Edison Recreation Before-Care students, who are in the multipurpose room, are dismissed to line up adjacent to their classrooms.

  • LLD & Kindergarten Students: TBD, it will be modified based on construction. Please follow first week's procedures until notified of changes.

  • 1st & 2nd Grade Students: All students will enter the front door after lining up on the island.

  • 3rd, 4th, & 5th Grade Students: All students will enter the side entrance.

Regular Dismissal Procedures For All Students:

  • Dismissal time for students is 3:25 p.m.

  • WALKERS: All students who do not take bus transportation will be dismissed from the side entrance of the school. Parents should meet these students at this location, unless it has been designated by a parent that they may walk home alone. If you are picking up a student, please stay behind the cones and your child will walk to you.

    • Reminders:

      • All parents of walkers will be asked to complete a dismissal form that delineates who the parent may walk home with or if that student has permission to walk alone. Additionally, this form will include information regarding siblings who walk together.

      • Change in dismissal procedure: If there is a change in your child(rens) dismissal procedure, you must call the office and e-mail the homeroom teacher prior to 2:45 pm.

  • BUS STUDENTS: Students taking bus transportation will be escorted to their bus line. Please ensure all students have their bus passes in their bookbags.

AFTER-CARE STUDENTS: All students that are participating in the Edison Township After-Care program will proceed to designated classrooms. Once all students are dismissed, the students will be relocated to the multi-purpose room.
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GREAT DAY AT KINDERGARTEN ORIENTATION! HUGE WELCOME TO OUR NEWEST LINCOLN LION!

Classroom Highlight: Mrs. Petonak & Ms. Lepinsky (1st Grade)

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Classroom Highlight: Mrs. Capriglione (5th Grade)

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Back to School Night- 3, 4, & 5

Wednesday, Sep. 14th, 6pm

53 Brookville Road

Edison, NJ

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Back to School Night- LLD, 1, & 2

Thursday, Sep. 15th, 6pm

53 Brookville Road

Edison, NJ

This event is in person.

RSVPs are enabled for this event.