Lincoln Log 2019-20

January 10, 2020

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720 S. 6th Avenue

Phone 715-261-0965

Fax 715-261-2690

Principal: Colleen Whooley Jepson

Administrative Assistant: Julee Pelot

Important Phone Numbers

Attendance 715-261-0965

First Student Bus 715-842-2268

If you desire a paper copy of this newsletter, please contact the school office.

Parent Teacher Organization Plans Family Game Night

On Thursday, January 16, PTO is planning a fun family game night that will include: card games, basketball, puzzles, picture booth, board games, prizes and popcorn. We hope you are able to stop in anytime between 6:00 and 7:00 pm to enjoy a relaxed evening of fun for the family!
Lincoln Elementary YouTube Channel

Check out the two new videos uploaded with James and Rohen's reflections on attendance. Also, check out Mrs. Jepson's read-aloud which should be uploaded by mid-week next week.

Principal Points

New Year...New Goals. Parents often ask how me how they can better support their students during the school year. Following are a few simple ideas that hopefully you will be able to take away to support your child's education during 2020:

  • have a mealtime together in the evening to talk about the days' events
  • set a regular and routine bedtime without technology (I see many students come absolutely exhausted either because they were playing video games or watching TV late into the night)
  • set up the morning for success by laying out the clothes, phy ed tennis shoes, and backpacks the night before
  • play games together (board games are WONDERFUL for teaching good sportsmanship, turn taking, and strategy)
  • work on puzzles together ( this works on visual dexterity, fine motor skills, and teamwork)
  • read together...I am going to try to upload a story a week for a bedtime story for any interested students....check out the Lincoln YouTube page to listen in
  • share one great thing that happened to you today with your family...a focus on gratefulness can shake off the winter blues.
  • work in the garage are a great way to learn the metric system and build fine motor dexterity

Here's to making 2020 an absolutely WONDERFUL year!

Colleen Whooley Jepson


Jan. 16...Family Game Night 6:00-7:00 pm

Jan. 17......Report card recordkeeping day - NO PM CLASSES

Jan. 20 .....Teacher Inservice Day - NO CLASSES

Jan 21...5:30 PTO Meeting (all guardians are welcome to attend)

Jan. 23......Report cards sent home

Jan. 29...Wear your Lincoln Logger Colors ... Spirit Day


Any adult passing the office to enter the school area during the school hours of 7:45-3:30 pm will be required to show a state issued photo ID or passport effective January 2, 2020. This identification will be used to do a quick background check through our new district-wide RAPTOR system. "The Raptor system only checks the visitor's name and date of birth for comparison with a national database of registered sex offenders. NO OTHER DATA from the ID is gathered or recorded. The system is NOT connected to any other database and information is NOT shared with any outside agency."
Shutterfly's Lincoln Fundraiser

With this Lincoln Fundrasier, you can order cards, wall art, photos, gifts and 8% of your purchase will be donated back to Lincoln Elementary! Please consider using Shutterfly!


Did you know that when you shop online at places like Target and WalMart, you can forward your emailed receipts to boxtops for education? Last week I was able to earn 40 cents towards the Lincoln Parent Teacher Organization.


To ensure that earnings are properly credited to your account:

  1. Make sure you have a Box Tops for Education account (you can create one via the Box Tops app or website)

  2. Forward your email receipt to using the same email that's associated with your BTFE account

  3. Box Tops will be credited within 1 business day and you can view your earnings in the MY EARNINGS section of the app or YOUR ACTIVITY section of the website

Many students come without mittens....brrrrrrr.

Please remember to send your child with the proper clothing. Students go outside for recess every day unless it is raining or the temperature is below zero. Having mittens or gloves helps the kids have more fun in the snow. Thanks for your help!! We made sure all students had appropriate clothing at the beginning of the is now their responsibility to remember the items.
We're Better Together

We're Better Together is a google slide compilation of how Title One schools are working to involve families in the school community.

Parents of 5th Grade Students:

In order to assist with the identification of students for enrichment experiences/programming at the middle school, fifth graders who met initial criteria are taking the Measure of Academic Progress (MAP) test this winter. The results of this test will be used in combination with several other pieces of data to help determine whether or not students meet the guidelines established for enriched experiences at the middle school.

Physical Education News from Mrs. Mick Beversdorf

I will update this link every month so please check back often to see what is happening in PE class.

School Hours

8:00 am Breakfast begins (students should go to the drop-off area in the back to enter the school)

8:15 am Recess Supervision begins

8:30 am School Begins

8:35 am Tardy Bell (Any student not in their seat by 8:35 am is considered tardy. This year Lincoln is really focused on increasing attendance and reducing tardiness.)

3:30 pm Dismissal (students are excused out the back unless they are bus riders)

*Students should not arrive before 8:15 am if they are not eating breakfast, please. Recess supervision begins at 8:15 am.

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Nominations are now being accepted from parents and teachers of second through fifth grade students in need of gifted and talented evaluations. Parents and teachers are welcome to nominate students who are currently achieving at a high level in mathematics and/or reading, approximately at the top 5% of the class. Teachers have already nominated some students for these evaluations. If you have already completed a Permission to Evaluate for Gifted and Talented Identification Form, no further steps need to be taken. Students who are already identified as gifted and talented do not need to be re-evaluated.

Parents whose second through fifth grade child has not been previously nominated as gifted and talented and who feel that they have a high achieving child may pick up a Permission to Evaluate for Gifted and Talented Identification Form with the Parent Inventory Form on the back from the school office. Nominations from parents are due by January 31, 2020.

When the completed parent forms are returned to the school office, each student will be scheduled for several assessments. These will be done sometime during the school day. These assessments, along with other test data, will provide the district with a student profile. This profile will help determine whether or not a child meets the District’s guidelines for gifted and talented identification. The assessment review is expected to be completed in May and the results will be shared before the end of the school year.

The Wausau School District recognizes that appropriate instructional challenge is needed for all students regardless of ability. The GT identification process is one way to help us provide for the educational needs of high ability students. Should you need further information, please contact your building’s GT Learning Resource Teacher or Tammy Steckbauer, Coordinator for Gifted and Talented, at 715-261-0220.





Kev muab npe yog tabtom txais uas yog los ntawv tsoom niam-txiv thiab kws qhia ntawv ntawm qib ob txog tsib cov menyuam kawmntawv uas yuav tsum tau muaj cov kev ntsuam xyuas saib puas haum rau qhov gifted and talented. Tsoom niam-txiv thiab kws qhiantawv yog zoo siab txais tos los muab cov menyuam kaw,ntawv uas tam sim no tabtom kawm tau zoo nyob rau hauv kev kawm lej thiab/losyog nyeem ntawv, kwvyees tias nyob rau ntawm 5% rov sawv rau hauv lub chav kawm. Ib cov kws qhiantawv twb tau muab qee cov menyuam kawmntawv npe rau cov kev ntsuamxyuas no lawm. Yog koj twb tau teb tiav daim Ntawv Tsocai los Ntsuamxyuas rau qhov Gifted and Talented Identification, tsis muaj lwm theem yuav tsum tau ua ntxiv lawm. Cov menyuam kawmntawv leej twg yog twb tau txheeb paub meej tias yog gifted and talented lawm tsis tas yuav rov ntsuamxyuas.

Tsoom niam-txiv uas muaj tus menyuam hauv theem ob txog tsib uas tsis tau muab npe rau qhov gifted and talented yav tas los thiab leej twg xav tias lawv muaj tus menyuam kawmntawv uas kawm tau zoo yuav tau mus muab ib daig Ntawv Tso Cai los Ntsuam xyuas rau qhov Gifted and Talented Identification nrog rau daim Parent Inventory Form nyob nram qab ntawv tsev kawmntawv lub chaw ua haujlwm. Cov kev muab npe los ntawm tsoom niam-txiv yog kawg rau lub Ib Hlis 31, 2020.

Thaum tau teb niam-txiv cov ntawv tiav thiab muab xa tuaj rau lub tsev kawm qhov chaw ua haujlwm lawm, ib tug menyuam twg yuav raug teem sijhawm los ua ob peb qho kev ntsuasxyuas. Tej no yog yuav tau ua rau lub caij uas yog hnub kawmntawv. Cov kev ntsuasxyuas, nrog rau lwm yam kev sim saib ua tau li cas, yuav ua rau lub txoos tsev saib koog tsev kawm tau ib qho ntaubntawv txog tus menyuam kawmntawv. Qhov ntaubntawv txog tus menyuam no yuav pab rau qhov kev txiav siab saib tus menyuam haum los tsis haum rau lub txoos tsev saib koog tsev kawm qhov qauv cai txheeb fawb rau gifted and talented. Qhov kev muab qhov ntsuasxyuas no los saib kom zoo yog npaj tias yuav tiav rau lub Tsib Hlis thiab yuav muab qhov ntsuasxyuas tau los ntawv rau sawvdaws saib ua ntej lub xyoo kawmntawv yuav xyaus.

Lub txoos saib koog tsev kawm paub txog tias qhov kev qhia ua raws uas phim ntawv yog yuav tsum tau muaj rau tag nrho cov menyuam kawmntawv, tsis hais qhov muaj peevxwm li cas. Qhov GT kev txheeb xyuas no tus txheejtxheem yog ib txog kev los pab peb los muab rau cov menyuam kawmntawv uas yuav tsum muaj peevxwm siab. Yog koj xav paub kom ntau dua, thov hu rau peb lub tsev kawm qhov GT Learning Resource tus kws qhiantawv losyog Tammy Steckbauer, tus saib qhov gifted and Talented, ntawm 715-261-0220.




Las nominaciones por parte de padres y maestros de estudiantes de segundo a quinto grado que necesitan evaluaciones de dotados y talentosos están siendo aceptadas. Padres y maestros están invitados a nominar a estudiantes que están rindiendo a un alto nivel en matemáticas y / o lectura, y que están aproximadamente en el 5% superior de la clase. Los profesores ya han nombrado a algunos estudiantes para estas evaluaciones. Si ya ha completado un Permiso para Evaluar o Forma de Identificación de Dotados y Talentosos, no hay otra cosa que deba hacer. . Los estudiantes que ya han sido identificados como dotados y talentosos no tienen que ser re-evaluados .

Los padres de niños de segundo a quinto grado que no han sido nominado previamente como dotados y talentosos y que sienten que tienen un niño con alto rendimiento puede recoger un Permiso para Evaluar o Forma de Identificación de Dotados y Talentosos con el Formulario de Inventario de los Padres en la parte posterior en la oficina de la escuela. Las nominaciones de los padres deben ser entregadas antes del 31 de Enero de 2020.

Cuando los formularios completados se hayan devuelto a la oficina de la escuela, cada estudiante será programado para varias evaluaciones. Estos se llevarán a cabo en cualquier momento durante el día escolar. Estas evaluaciones, junto con otros datos de prueba, proporcionarán al distrito un perfil del estudiante . Este perfil le ayudará a determinar si un niño cumple con las normas del Distrito para la Identificación de Dotados y Talentosos. Se espera que la revisión de la evaluación se complete en Mayo y estos resultados se harán saber antes de que finalice el año escolar.

El Distrito Escolar de Wausau reconoce que son necesarios desafíos educacionales apropiados para todos los estudiantes independientemente de sus capacidades. El proceso de identificación de GT (Dotados y Talentosos) es una manera de ayudarnos a prever las necesidades educativas de los alumnos de alta capacidad. Si necesita más información, por favor póngase en contacto con el maestro de Recursos de Aprendizaje GT (Dotados y Talentosos) de su edificio o Tammy Steckbauer, Coordinadora de Dotados y Talentosos, al 715-261-0220.

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