Lincoln Elementary School

October 2014 Updates

Red Ribbon Week

Next week, October 20-24, is Red Ribbon Week. This is a nationwide campaign to promote drug prevention. In the elementary grades we gear it down to appropriate grade level information, which includes making healthy choices and saying no to drugs. Each day of Red Ribbon Week has a theme in order to provide a means for discussion.

Monday, 10/20 - Wear red - Kick off Red Ribbon Week!

Tuesday, 10/21 - Hat day! Put a cap on drugs!

Wednesday, 10/22 - Wear pink. Think pink, drugs stink!

Thursday, 10/23 - Crazy socks - Stomp out drugs!

Friday, 10/24 - Wear a shirt to support your favorite team - Team up against drugs!

From the PTO...

Dear Lincoln Parents:


Our first book fair is the week of October 20th - 24th and we are looking for helping hands to assist our Lincoln students in book selections. What a great event to see our students' enthusiasm for books!

Please use the following link to sign up for a 2 1/2 hour shift. Your time is greatly appreciated!

http://www.volunteerspot.com/Group/185751074056#!/show

If you are having any trouble using Volunteer Spot, please email Natalie Jarvis, Lincoln PTO president at lincolnptopresident@gmail.com.

Costumes

We have some exciting seasonal events that are coming up. Our Monster Bash is on October 24th from 5:30-7:30 PM, and classroom Fall Parties are on October 29th. Fall parties may or may not include costumes, depending upon the individual grade level and classroom.

Although these are fun events for our students, we ask that students/parents please follow the school dress code, outlined in the Hanover Community School Corporation Student Handbook. The only exceptions to the usual rules are that hats and other small accessories will be allowed on this day. Students should not bring makeup or hair products to school. Anyone found with those items will have them confiscated. Students should not bring Halloween candy to pass out unless it is part of the classroom party and has been requested by the teacher.

Please keep the following in mind:

  • Costumes may not have parts that interfere with learning. This means no masks or costumes that restrict movement or vision, prevent sitting at desks, or prevent participation in physical education class. Costumes must not obstruct movement in the hallways.
  • Costumes may not be violent or suggestive.
  • Costumes may not promote violence or have accessories or props that could be used as a weapon.
  • Most importantly, all costumes must be school appropriate.

Please refer to specific guidelines from classroom teachers regarding celebrations. If you have specific questions regarding classroom parties, please contact your child's teacher.

Thank you!

Acuity Testing

Students in grades 3-5 (and 6-8, as well as Algebra 1 students) are participating in Acuity testing this year. The purpose of the Acuity assessments is to provide diagnostic measures for grade 3-8 students in English/Language Arts (ELA), Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies, as well as for students in Algebra I and English 10. Assessment reports provide data, which allows the teacher to make decisions about instruction at the student, class, school, and corporation level.

Electronics

It is requested that electronics such as ipods, cell phones, and Kindles are left at home. Students do not need or use these items at school and should not have them on the bus. I am asking for your cooperation to keep all electronics at home. Thank you.

Boys & Girls Club

The Boys & Girls Club is offering transportation, after school, from Lincoln to the Boys & Girls Club. For more information about their after-school care and the programs offered, please contact Michelle O'Brien at 374-5306.

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