The Paw Print

Lincoln Elementary School * December 2015

Pajama Day

Final Reminder from Student Council ~ We are having PAJAMA DAY on December 8th! It will be $1.00 to participate. All proceeds go towards a local family from the Angel Tree. Please don't forget to send your children to school in their pajamas, with their dollar. Together we can give a family an amazing holiday!

Great Bedtime Story Pajama Drive

We are collecting new pajamas as part of the Scholastic Reading Great Bedtime Story Pajama Drive. For every pair of pajamas we collect, Scholastic will donate a book to go along with the pajamas. Pajamas in all sizes are needed. If they are in children's sizes, they must be labeled as "pajamas" by the manufacturer to ensure they are flame retardant. All pajamas that are collected will be donated to a local organization. You may send your donations to school with your child or you may bring them in yourself. We are collecting PJs until December 9th. Thank you!

Six Flags Read to Succeed

Six Flags Read to Succeed program is starting Dec.15th, Flyers will be coming home next week. Please be on the lookout for these and be sure to send these back on time if you are participating in this reading program.

The Red Shoe Project

The Red Shoe Project will be collecting gently used or unwanted sporting equiment from December 7 through December 18. All donations can be taken to the front office at your school and placed in a bin labeled Red Shoe Project. Any type of sporting equipment will be taken, repaired, and redistributed to anyone who needs equipment to play the sport they choose. EricLakomek would like to thank you in advance for your generosity to the community. If you have any questions or are in need or recycled equipment, please contact Eric at elakomek@yahoo.com.

Winter Break

We will be out of school for Winter Break from December 21-January 1. Have a wonderful break with your family and friends!

Attendance

The complete attendance policy is located on pages 12-17 of the student handbook in our student agenda books and is available on our website. Elementary School is based on the premise that something important happens each day in each class. Research has proven that there is a direct relationship between good attendance and successful academic achievement. The following attendance policy has been developed to promote good school attendance.

Exceeding nine (9) days total per year is considered excessive absenteeism.

· First, second, third and fourth full days of absence — absences are documented

· Fifth full day of absence (same semester) — letter sent to parents/guardians

· Sixth full day of absence — absences are documented

· Seventh full day of absence — absences are documented and phone call made to parents/guardians

· Eighth day of absence — certified letter sent to parents/guardians listing potential consequences

· Ninth day of absence – conference held with parent/guardian and student

When a student misses 10 days of school for illness, no doctor's notes provided, a letter requesting a Certificate of Incapacity and a physician's certificate, which requires a doctor’s note for any further absences, will be mailed to the parent/guardian by certified mail.

Family vacations:

Parents are encouraged to arrange vacations when school is not in session.

· Absences of more than five (5) days due to family vacations are considered unexcused and will be applied to the total amount of countable absences for the school year.

Planned absences may not be approved under the following circumstances:

  • During the last two weeks of the first and second semesters;
  • During ISTEP and/or ECA testing sessions
  • When the student has excessive absenteeism, excessive tardiness, or any unexcused absences during the current school year.

Excessive Elementary Tardies and Early Departures:

Elementary students are expected to arrive to school in time to be seated in their classrooms and ready to learn when the 8:45 a.m. bell rings. Likewise, elementary students are expected to remain at school until dismissal. Medical and other appointments should be scheduled for after-school hours.

· More than three tardies or early departures per semester will be considered excessive.

Hanover Community School Corporation Calendars

The Board Approved 2015-2016 Calendar can be found by clicking the following link:

http://www.hanover.k12.in.us/cms/lib05/IN01001361/Centricity/Domain/8/2015-2016%20calendar.pdf


The calendar with school events may be found here:

http://www.hanover.k12.in.us/calendar

Weather

Please be sure your children are dressed appropriately for the weather and that all cold weather gear is labeled with your child's first and last name. If something becomes lost, we would rather return it to the owner than put it in Lost and Found. Thank you!

Mission Statement

The mission of Lincoln Elementary School is to involve the partnership of students, families, staff, and community to ensure that all students become lifelong learners through the highest quality educational program.

Lincoln Elementary School

Five Critical Values

We incorporate the following Critical Values into day to day activities and conversations with students.

1. Be honest. 2. Be respectful. 3. Be responsible. 4. Be fair. 5. Be compassionate.