Lincoln Log (Virtual Learner)

January 17, 2020

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There will be no school on Monday, January 18th for both In Person and Virtual Students

Are you Ready for a fun, little competition?

Number of Students in Each Grade Level that have completed a minimum of 40 minutes of I-Ready (week 1):

Kindergarten -18/21 86%

First Grade -28/32 88%

Second Grade - 17/30 57%

Third Grade - 19/24. 79%

Fourth Grade- 29/34. 85%

Fifth Grade - 17/37 46%

Percent of Students in Each Grade Level that have earned an average of 80% on lessons completed (3 points earned if this percent is about 80% per week):

Kindergarten - 58% (no extra points)

First Grade - 78% (no extra points)

Second Grade - 93% (3 extra points!)

Third Grade - 88% (3 extra points!)

Fourth Grade - 82% (3 extra points!)

Fifth Grade - 62% (no extra points)

And the Winners Are...

Kindergarten - 18 points total

First Grade - 28 points total

Second Grade - 20 points

Third grade - 22 points

Fourth Grade - 32 points

Fifth Grade - 17 points

10 points may be redeemed for each snowperson part (parts: bottom snowball, middle snowball, top snowball, top hat, arms, buttons, eyes, nose, mouth, scarf)

Virtual Student Reminders


  • Please remember to turn your cameras on and face the camera towards you when you are able. (Imagine being a teacher that is teaching to everyone's ceiling? or worse yet, to an all blank screen with no videos? Teachers need to see faces to know if students are comprehending what is being taught.)
  • Mute your microphone unless you are speaking
  • If more than one student in your household is doing on-line learning, please use headphones or ear buds so as not to distract your siblings. (We can provide earbuds in the office.)


  • Remember to charge your ipad each evening.
  • Remember to have all your school materials near you for easy use. (notebooks, pencils, workbooks, ipad charger)
  • Find a quiet space in your house to work - preferably not a bed.
  • Students, please be on time and listen to your teachers the first time. This shows that you value the time of the teacher and of your classmates who are learning.
  • Students - remember that you are the ones learning. Parents, it's ok to let your child struggle a bit. A teacher will let you know if they need your intervention. If students knew everything or HOW to learn everything, then we would be without a job. Parents - go about your day as if your child is in need to constantly be at your child's side.


  • Give one another grace. Both teaching and learning in a virtual world can be difficult. We need to be patient with one another.
  • Demonstrate great behavior to your peers while on-line.

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Picture day for Lincoln Elementary will be on Monday, March 1st.

More information will be provided in the coming weeks.


Miss Nicole says when you feel like you are going to lose your cool - here is your tool. You can use the triangle breathing tool below to make you feel more calm.
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As the new semester begins, this is just a reminder that Blessings in a Backpack is available every Friday between 11 am - 1 pm. The pickup for Blessings in a Backpack is located at the front of the school.
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Attendance - Who Do I Call?

Virtual students should call their HOME schools to report any absences. So, Lincoln students - even if being taught by a non-Lincoln teacher - should call the Lincoln office to report any absences or appointments. Please remember to call the school office before 9:00 am at 715-261-0965.

Remember that our virtual day runs from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm Monday thru Thursday only!

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No School on Fridays

This is a reminder that classes will take place Monday-Thursday only! Friday is a day for staff to use for planning and prep time. No school for students on Friday! Some staff may connect with students who are struggling to keep up and may provide extra tutoring experiences. This would be done on an individual as-needed basis only.

Mark Your Calendars

Reminder that Monday is a Day 2 Rotation 1

January 15 - No Classes (Teacher Record Keeping Day)

January 18 - No Classes (Martin Luther King Jr Day)

January 19 - 2nd Semester begins

February 1 - Optimist Luncheon for 5th Grade Students Selected

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Lincoln Staff

Following is a list of staff members at Lincoln for this year. I thought it may be handy for you all to have so you know who your child is interacting with online:

Health Services Team

Ms. Alexandra Hein - Nurse serving multiple schools

Ms. Sacia Taylor - Health Aide for Lincoln Elementary

Pupil Services Team

Mrs. Karpinsky - Social Worker

Ms. Poncek - School Counselor

Mrs. Reimann - School Psychologist

Encore Teachers - will continue to work with a majority of 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th grade virtual students

Ms. Cumberland - Music

Mrs. Duesselmann - Science

Mrs. Gilbertson -- Library

Mrs. Jaglinski - Gifted/Talented

Ms. Lindberg - Art

Mrs. MickBeversdorf (aka Mrs. B) - Phy Ed

Ms. Poncek - Guidance

Regular Education Virtual Teachers

Ms. Tera Mattke - Kindergarten teacher from South Mountain

Ms. Jennifer Ekiss - Kindergarten teacher from Marshall

Mrs. Chris Giebel - 1st grade teacher from Lincoln

Mrs. Yer Thao - 2nd grade teacher from Lincoln

Mrs. Megan Gast - 3rd grade teacher from Lincoln

Ms. Katelynn Neidner - 3rd grade teacher from GD Jones

Mrs. Ashley Zoch - 4th grade teacher from Lincoln

Mrs. Tanya Kramar (with Long Term Sub Mr. Bruce Trueblood) - 5th grade teacher from Lincoln

Special Education Teachers

Mrs. Dahnke - Occupational Therapist

Mrs. Reiche - Speech/Language

Ms. Lehman - multicategorical (works mainly with medically fragile students)

Mr. Nygaard - multicategorical (works mainly with grades 4-5)

Miss Vils - multicategorical (works mainly with grades K-3)

Ms. Xiong - adaptive physical education

Miss Yunk (aka Miss Nicole) - multicategorical (works mainly with students with emotional/behavioral disabilities)

English Learner/Bilingual Teachers

Mrs. Bennett

Mrs. Vang

Mrs. Veenstra

Title Teachers

Mrs. Burke

Mrs. Imhoff


Mrs. DeValk - lead cafeteria

Mrs. Dreikosen - G2M coordinator (all classes are remaining virtual this year)

Mrs. Fortenberry - Special Education

Miss Hardinger (aka Miss Grace) - Special Education

Mrs. Lenz - Title

Ms. Mletzko. (aka Ms. Roxann)- Bilingual

Ms. Taylor - Health room

Mrs. Wirt - Special Education

Ms. Wollenzein (aka Ms. Brea) - Special Education

Mrs. Yang - English Learners

Mr. Xiong - English Learners

Miss Vang (aka Miss Aimee) - EL Para

Mrs. Krantz - building para

Custodial Staff

Mr. John - night custodian

Ms. Cindy - night custodian

Mr. Jeff- lead custodian

Administrative Assistant

Miss Rebecca Gartmann (aka Miss Becky)


Mrs. Whooley Jepson (aka Mrs. Jepson)

Lincoln Elementary (K-5)

Principal: Colleen Whooley Jepson


Administrative Assistant: Rebecca Gartmann


Address: 720 S. 6th Avenue

Wausau, WI. 54401

Phone: 715-261-0965