Lincoln Street News
Message from the Principal
We recently welcomed a new staff member, Patrick Hess. Better known to the community as "Officer Hess," Patrick joins us from the HSD Office of Public Safety. Patrick brings us 40 years of law enforcement experience, over 16 years of that time spent as a School Resource Officer with the Hillsboro Police Department assigned to the HSD.
We know that with the passage of the School Improvement Bond Measure last year there will be some renovation to our building that will allow us to better ensure the safety of students, staff, and families in our building. To that end we are proactively putting in place protocols to enhance student safety. Many of our changes will apply only to students and staff, while some will impact parents and visitors as well.
Here are a few updated safety protocols we have recently implemented in our school:
- At the beginning of the day, parents are welcome in the cafeteria, but only students and staff members are allowed in the academic areas of our school. Several other HSD elementary schools have implemented this practice with great success. We understand this may impact some parents who walk their students to class, and sometimes use the time to converse with the classroom teachers. However, staff members are very busy getting their days started, and it should be a comfort to know that we are actively monitoring access to students. Please leave a message in the office if you need to talk to your child's teacher so they can contact you when they are not with students.
- Using designated pick up/drop off areas- Parents who drop their students off at school, or pick them up from school, are asked to use the parking lot on the south side of the building as your drop off/pick up location. We ask that parents honor the local no parking ordinances, and to refrain from stopping on Lincoln Street directly in front of the school. As always, we have a crossing guard in front of the school and staff members posted at the doors before and after school for the student's safety. Please help us ensure the safety of all students.
- Do not leave unattended vehicles parked in the pickup/drop off area. This creates traffic and blocks crossing intersections, we want to have a smooth transition for our students and parents.
We ask that you be patient as we introduce new safety measures that may be a change from current practices. We appreciate your collaboration in ensuring the safety of all students.
*Parents please remind students to return the weekend backpack if you receive one. We have a box located in the office for students to drop off. This is important because we have other families who use the same backpack the following week. This is how we prevent from using paper bags.
*Pick up-Please contact the office at least 30 minutes before dismissal time to arrange a pick up. Students are use to their daily routine and if they do not receive a pass they will go to their bus or walk home.
*Lunch- If you visit to have lunch with your student, you must report to the office first. You have to sign in our guest computer and wear a visitor pass at all times. You can sit with your student in our round table we have in our cafeteria.
*The office hours are 7:15- 3:15 pm. Parents please take in mind that school doors open at 7:15 am, you can drop off students at this time. Don't forget to remind students that the bell rings at 7:45 am. After this time it's consider a tardy and students need to check in the office.
Read Across America Day!
In Honor of reading....
Thank you to all our Reader Guests for coming in to Lincoln Street!
We’re Lucky to Walk with Friends
How about starting a walking school bus? Two Hillsboro elementary schools have started Walking School Bus programs this year!
The steps to start a new program, include:
1. Contact your school principal to discuss the idea.
2. Pick a route and take a test walk.
3. Decide how often the group will walk together.
4. Invite students to walk together.
5. Have fun!
Contact the Hillsboro Safe Routes to School program (503-681-6146, SRTS@Hillsboro-Oregon.gov) to learn more about starting a walking school bus and to receive reflective safety vests for participants.
Kindergarten celebrates 100th Day!
On Tuesday, February 26th our kindergarten classes celebrated their 100th day at school this year. They gave some time to reflect on how much they have grown as students and how much they have learned. Most of all they focused on all things 100! The enjoyed a collaborative party making special crowns with Mrs. Ramirez, making a special snack with 100 pieces and hearing a 100th day story with Mrs. Maher, and building a 100 puzzle with Ms. Lemons.
Thank you so much to the parents that sent contributions to our snack for this special celebration. The students had a lot of fun and surely will remember this as they move through their years in elementary school!
Chess for Success Regional Tournament
Saturday February 16th, nine students from Lincoln Street Elementary competed at the 2019 Chess for Success regional tournament at Patterson Elementary. We did not have anyone that qualified for the state tournament, but they all competed hard and played great matches against students from other elementary schools around the region. Shaun Maher ( the son of our very own staff member, Una Maher) who attends won first place and will be going to state The students who competed on Saturday were:
Erick Trinidad Moreno
Jorge De La Rosa
Luis de Valle Ramirez
MYS Beginning Violin Class
The Mayor visits Lincoln Street Elementary
HSD Mariachi Una Voz concert
March 14thWillamette view seniors
6th grade band rehearsal
6th grade Band performs
Glencoe Band festival
Glencoe High School Gym
After School Programs
March 4th, 11th, 18th.