The Lincoln Lightning

"Your SPARK of information!"

November 5th, 2021

Good afternoon,

This week was wonderful at Lincoln School with so much fun and positive energy! We continue to grow and learn together as a learning community. We've been focusing on positive ways to communicate with one another and are exploring this through book talks, playing board games, math task discussions, and participating in collaborative STEM design challenges. We want to encourage our students to be independent and creative thinkers while at the same time sharing their thoughts and ideas with one another. We need to work together, celebrating our differences at the same time we are finding connections.

As always, please contact me with any questions, concerns, or ideas. Have a great weekend and remember to turn your clocks back!

Be well,

Michelle Miner, Ed.D

Principal, Lincoln Elementary

Fire Drill Today

Today we had our first fire drill in our new school. The students and staff were incredible. The new system sounded an alarm that had a much more calming tone, some lights flashed, the interior doors closed, and a clear voice spoke with directions in a very calm manner. We were able to evacuate the entire building very efficiently.

Please make sure to click on the links below:

Junior Kindergarten News

Senior Kindergarten News

1st Grade News

2nd Grade News

3rd Grade News

4th Grade News

5th Grade News

Important Dates to Remember:

Tuesday, Nov. 23rd -

Show your school spirit! Tie-Dye Day

Wednesday, Nov. 24th through Monday, Nov. 29th -

No school; Happy Thanksgiving! Classes resume Tuesday, Nov. 30th

Monday, Nov. 29th -

No School; Prof. Learning Day; Trimester 1 Ends

*Early Release - every Wednesday at 2:20pm

*Soft Landing for Morning Entry - 8:00-8:15am at our Underwood Ave. entrance. Please utilize our 'Hug and Go' area and be mindful of the handicapped parking area in the middle. Also, our neighbors would ask that you not block their driveways during this time and dismissal.

Math Mindsets! Helping your Child with a Healthy Math Identity!

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Mask Reminder

This is a friendly reminder that students should arrive at school each day with their own mask or other face covering. Each school building maintains a supply of masks; however, these are not intended to be a student’s primary face covering each day. Please remind your student to bring their mask (and a spare) or other face covering to school with them daily.


In an effort to make Lincoln the safest possible environment for our children, we ask that all visitors and volunteers please sign in at the office (Driver’s License required) and always wear a nametag identifying yourself as a visitor, including volunteering on our playground and our outdoor classroom. All staff members have been directed to ask adults not wearing proper identification to return to the office. We know you agree that safety must be our number one concern.

Also, we request that all volunteers and chaperones complete a background check verification form. We no longer use paper applications. In compliance with board policies, our district began this procedure a few years ago. We’re sorry for the inconvenience but this practice ensures the safest environment for our children. The completed background checks are valid for three years.

Breakfast Served 8:00 - 8:15am

Please note that we will be serving breakfast from 8:00am - 8:15am during our soft-landing. We will stop serving at 8:15am so that students will have time to finish up and be ready to learn for our school start time of 8:20am. If your child would like breakfast, please try to have them at school early during our soft-landing.

Overdrive/Sora App

The Wauwatosa School Libraries invite our students to read or listen digitally anywhere and anytime using Overdrive on your web browser or the Sora app on your mobile device. Students may access with their district google log in. Happy Reading!

Overdrive LINK


Our libraries are part of the Wisconsin School Libraries Digital Consortium. Enjoy!

Lincoln Yearbooks

VIP's online yearbook ordering is starting now. The cost of Lincoln's yearbook is $12. Follow this link: Lincoln Elementary Yearbook to order a yearbook. All yearbook ordering will end on April 1, 2022. Yearbooks will be delivered the last week of school.

Children's Theatre-Little Theatre's Spring Troupe

Children in grades 3 through 7 are invited to try out for the 2022 Little Theatre's trouping production ("The Crying Princess and the Golden Goose"). This play will be performed at various Wauwatosa elementary public and parochial schools in March and April. Each cast will have an evening performance for family and friends.


Monday, 11/15 OR Tuesday, 11/16

6:30-8:30 p.m.

Final Tryouts (for those called back):

Monday, 11/22

Rehearsals begin in January 2022

Lois Weber Theater

Longfellow Middle School

7600 W. North Avenue

*At least one session of Beginning Actor's Workshop or prior CTW performance experience is required before participation in the Little Theatre's Spring Troupe.