The Lincoln Lightning
"Your SPARK of information!"
April 29th, 2022
The month of May is right around the corner! Although the last week has been a bit dreary, our students and staff continue to bring their sunshine with them to school every day. We are especially grateful for our office staff and celebrated Jennifer and Anne for Admin. Appreciation Day!
As the end of the year approaches, I am thankful for every minute I get to spend here at Lincoln Elementary. The staff, the students, and the families make this an amazing community of learners. Every day I am overwhelmed by your support and generosity - from DI, to Girls on the Run, to our Acting Group, to our upcoming Staff Appreciation Week, to the Bolt Bash, to helping with our end of the year Celebration of Learning! There isn’t a better school or community in the Universe!
I’m also thankful to the parents who volunteered during recess. It was fun to utilize this outdoor space to its full capacity. Have a SPARKY weekend!
Michelle Miner, Ed.D
Principal Lincoln Elementary
Exciting Job Opportunity!
As you know, Mrs. Jennifer Pionek is our new Adm. Asst. in Lincoln's office, beginning July 1st. We are looking for someone to fill her present position. Please feel free to call our office with any questions you might have. (414)773-1300The Healthroom/Clerical Assistant performs general office work that assists with the smooth operation of the school.
For a complete job description, please click on the following link:
REMINDER: After-school Playground Supervision - It takes a 'Tosa' Village!
Please make sure to click on the links below:
Important Dates to Remember:
Monday, May 2nd - Spring Band/Orch/Chorus Concert 7 p.m.
Wednesday, May 4th - Bike to School Day
Monday, May 16th - 5th gr to Camp Whitcomb overnight
Friday, May 20th - Family Night
Monday, May 23rd - 1st gr to Food Pantry 12:10 p.m.
Thursday, May 26th - Spirit Day/Red, White and Blue Day
NO SCHOOL Friday, May 27th and Monday, May 30th
*Early Release - every Wednesday at 2:20pm
*Soft Landing for Morning Entry - 8:00-8:15am at our Underwood Ave. entrance. Please utilize our 'Hug and Go' area and be mindful of the handicapped parking area in the middle. Also, our neighbors would ask that you not block their driveways during this time and dismissal.
The Lincoln Music Staff is happy to announce the return of our 4th and 5th Grade Band, Choir, and Orchestra Spring Concert! We invite families to join us on Monday, May 2nd at 7:00 PM in the Lincoln gym. Our students are very excited to share their learning with you in person!
SHARE SOME LOVE FOR OUR STAFF - STOCK THE TEACHERS' LOUNGE!
- K-cups of any kind (coffee, tea, hot chocolate, cider)
- Flavored Creams
- Sodas (regular and diet)
- Sparkling Water
- Vitamin Water
- Healthy Snacks (nuts, protein bars, etc.)
- Unhealthy Treats (chips, cookies, etc.)
- Paper Plates, Bowls, Coffee Cups, Napkins
- Anything else you can think of :)
Thanks for your continued support of our amazing staff!
District Updates for Families + Students April 25-29, 2022
NEW: COVID-19 Information + Reminders
As a result of the increase in COVID-19 cases locally, the Wauwatosa School District would like to remind members of our educational community to continue to follow mitigation practices including handwashing, covering sneezes and coughs, and staying home if you are feeling sick. At this time, masks remain optional in District buildings, and individuals are reminded of their ability to wear a mask if they choose to do so. We expect all members of our educational community to exercise kindness and respect the choices of fellow community members. You can continue to find the most up-to-date information on our website.
NEW: Strategic Planning Update
The Wauwatosa School District’s Strategic Planning Steering Committee met for the first time on Tuesday, April 26. Attendees provided valuable input into the district’s proposed vision statement. Over the next two meetings, the Committee will develop a profile that reflects the best attributes of the District. Then, the School Board will develop a response in the form of a mission and vision statement, value statements and clear goals. Visit our website to stay up to date with the latest news and information regarding the strategic planning process.
NEW: Annual Culture + Climate Survey
The Wauwatosa School District will be disseminating its annual culture and climate survey early next month. A link will be shared with all staff, students and family members/caregivers via email. Surveys will be anonymous and optional. However, we kindly ask that all stakeholders please take the time to provide feedback. Your input is extremely valuable, as it will help guide the future of the Wauwatosa School District.
NEW: Better Hearing + Speech Month
May is Better Hearing and Speech Month and we would like to thank our Speech-Language Pathologists for their work in supporting our students. Please click here for more information.
NEW: Longfellow Multicultural Fair
Longfellow’s 8th Annual Multicultural Fair will be held on Tuesday, May 3 from 6-8:30 pm. Bring the whole family to see live performances, sample ethnic foods and beverages, play games, do crafts and see multicultural displays created by Longfellow students. Admission is free, and tickets for food and marketplace items are just $1. Questions? Contact Cindy Anderson at email@example.com.
NEW: City of Wauwatosa Survey
The City of Wauwatosa was recently awarded age-friendly status by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the AARP Network of Age Friendly Cities and Communities. Joining this network serves to confirm our commitment to make Wauwatosa a great community for people to live in as they age. The information collected through this survey will be used in the development of a strategic plan for achieving an Age Friendly Wauwatosa. Please click this link which will take you to the online survey.
Please only take this survey if you are 45 years or older or representing an individual or group of adults age 45 and older and reside in the City of Wauwatosa. This survey is voluntary and anonymous and takes about 15 minutes to complete. If you have any questions, please contact Carmen Pangilinan at 414-479-8947 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. This survey will be open until May 31 and please know your input is very valuable!
FINAL REMINDER: Bike to School Day - May 4
Join members of our educational community on Wednesday, May 4, 2022 for Bike to School Day. As the weather is warming up this is a great time to review bike safety as a family. Review these bike safety tips.Bike Safety awareness will continue that week at the annual Bike Rodeo on May 7, 2022 hosted by the City of Wauwatosa. All are welcome to join.
FINAL REMINDER: Recreation Department Job Fair
The Wauwatosa Recreation Department will be holding a job fair on Saturday, April 30 from 9 am - 12 pm at the Fisher Administration Building (lower gymnasium). Please find additional details here.
Open House + Ribbon Cutting Events
Families, students, staff and community members are invited to attend four open house and ribbon cutting events to celebrate what our community created as a result of the 2018 Referendum. Please click here for more information. If you wish to learn more about a specific event, please reach out to that school directly.
Summer School Registration Now Open
Summer School registration is now open for all individuals. All enrollments should be conducted via Infinite Campus. Course selection will close on Friday, June 10. For more information, please visit our Summer School web page.
Tosa Transitions Craft Fair
On May 7, you can purchase unique items created by the individuals utilizing the District’s community-based transition services! More information about the Tosa Transitions Craft Fair can be found here.
Longfellow Middle School Presents Frozen Jr.
Please join Longfellow Middle School on May 12, 13, 14, 20 and 21 for their spring musical, Frozen Jr. When their kingdom becomes trapped in perpetual winter, fearless Anna joins forces with mountaineer Kristoff and his reindeer sidekick to find Anna's sister, Snow Queen Elsa, and break her icy spell. Although their epic journey leads them to encounters with mystical trolls, a comedic snowman, harsh conditions, and magic at every turn, Anna and Kristoff bravely push onward in a race to save their kingdom from winter's cold grip. Come and join the people of Arendelle as they tell the story of Disney’s Frozen Jr. Additional information and a link for tickets can be found here.
Whitman Middle School + Wauwatosa Montessori Present Shrek Jr.
Whitman Middle School & Montessori Proudly Present Shrek Jr. Please join us Thursday May 12 & Friday May 13 at 7pm & Saturday May 14 at 2pm at West High School for our Shrek-tastic production! Over 85 Whitman, Montessori & Wauwatosa West students are helping create this amazing show. Come see a Dragon, Ogres, Dulocians, and all the Fairytale Creatures celebrate their individuality and find their strength in each other. Big dance numbers, fantastic songs and entertainment await! Don't miss out!