Lincoln Log 2019-20

March 6, 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.

Congratulations --Safety Patrols!!

It is time to recognize our safety patrols for doing an outstanding job. Although all have done well, one safety patrol has been given the honor of going on a trip to the Mall of America--Congratulations to Phoebe S.!!!!

Safety patrols chosen to visit the Wisconsin Dells are: Ariya Y. and Megan S.

Congratulations Phoebe, Ariya, and Megan! Thank you to all our safety patrols for a job well done this year!

Parent/Teacher Conferences

Parent/teacher conferences are still scheduled for March 9 from 3:45-7:00 pm. Please contact the office or your child's teacher to schedule a conference. (Pre-ordered eggrolls are being sold by PTO on March 9.) Stop at the office for an order form.


March 5 & 9...Parent/Teacher Conferences

March 17...PTO meeting - 5:30 pm

March 19...NYC Dance Group Assembly - 1:45 pm

March 20...NO PM classes -Dismissal at 11:30 AM

March 23-27...Spring Break - NO CLASSES

Principal Points

Ahhhh...spring is in the air...finally! These days of sunshine are truly a mood picker-upper.

Spring is a great reminder that we are finishing third quarter (already!). Teachers and parents have been busily meeting in conferences and signing up for summer school (already!). If you have not had a chance to collaborate with your child's teacher, I would encourage you to sign up on the 9th or find an alternate date/time to talk. Report cards will be sent home after spring break.

This is a reminder that Spring Break runs from March 23-27 and school will not be in session. I hope that you are able to find this time valuable to spend as a family. I know I will be excited to visit my own son, who graduated from college last Spring, as I haven't seen him since August!

And....with the anticipation of Spring Break closely follows thoughts of summer vacation. I know that MANY Lincoln students absolutely LOVE attending summer school at Lincoln. This is a reminder that those sign-ups can be found on-line or we can send paper copies home with your child. Don't miss this great opportunity!

It's my wish that you all stay healthy and happy as we enjoy this new found warmth and sunshine!

With smiles,

Colleen A. Whooley Jepson, Principal

Attendance reminders-Absences and medical appointments!!!

Please call the office at 715-261-0965 if your child will be absent/tardy to school. You can leave a message before or after school hours. Please call each day your child is absent. If we do not hear from parents, school staff will try to contact you. If we are unable to contact you, the absence is recorded as unexcused.

A medical slip from the doctor/dentist is required for an excused absence. Please bring the medical slips to the office shortly after your child's appointment. Thanks for your cooperation!

Vision and Hearing Screening-Coming in April!!!

Vision and hearing screening will be conducted by representatives of the Marathon County Health Department in April. All students will be screened for either vision or hearing. If you do not want your child screened, please contact the school health office at 715-261-0352.

Special Occasion Treats

Please remember ALL snacks, including special occasion treats, must be free of nuts and nut butters, such as peanut butter or "Nutella." Birthday and special occasion treats must be store bought with an intact ingredient label. Information on the label should ensure the treat is free of all nut and nut ingredients. Thanks for your cooperation.

Summer Learning--Join the fun!!!

Join us for Summer Learning beginning in June!!! Register online at or stop at the school office for a paper registration form. Summer Learning begins June 9!

2020-2021 Kindergarten Registration

Students currently enrolled in a WSD (Wausau School District) 4K program will automaticially roll into their home school for the 2020-21 Kindergarten school year.

Students must be five years of age on or before September 1, 2020, for enrollment in Kindergarten in the Wausau School District. Please contact the school office at 715-261-0965 if you have questions on enrollment for the new school year.

Reminder: The 2020-21 registration for 4K WSD Learning Academies began on February 3. Please visit the 4K/Early Childhood office at GD Jones Elementary School, or call 715-261-0265 with questions.


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

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.

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.

Volunteer Corner News by Roxane Hagedorn

If you left a comment on last school year’s volunteer survey, be watching this spot in upcoming newsletters. I will be commenting and/or answering some comments that might be of interest to all.

As always…any volunteer questions can be directed to me, Roxane Hagedorn. I’m happy to help!

As always…any volunteer questions can be directed to me, Roxane Hagedorn. I’m happy to help!

Some comments regarding field trips…

Ø If the class is going on a field trip or has a schedule change the day I volunteer, I would like them to let me know. I have been frustrated to get there and find the classroom dark and locked.

Ø Occasionally it's not real clear on where to meet for field trips (classroom, school entrance, by bus, etc.)


We are going to make a better effort at this. We are human and sometimes forget but we are going to try and make things clearer and value your time.

If you are ever unsure, don’t be afraid to ask the classroom teacher. They value your volunteerism.

News from the School Nurse--Exclusion From School

Students may be excluded from school for communicable disease control for the following conditions:

  • Undiagnosed or untreated skin rash or sores that cannot be covered

  • Fever (temperature 100.5ºF or greater or if behaviors such as excessive sleepiness or coughing which might be interfering with the student’s learning.) Child must be fever-free without fever medicine for 24 hours before returning to school

  • Vomiting two or more times in the previous 24 hours. Exclusion will continue until vomiting resolves or a health care provider determines the cause is not contagious.

  • Diarrhea three times in the previous 24 hours or child is incontinent (has an “accident”)

  • Upper respiratory illness with frequent cough/drainage

  • “Pinkeye” (conjunctivitis) if accompanied by fever, behavioral change or inability to avoid touching eyes. (Antibiotics not required for return.)

  • Strep throat (until 24 hours after treatment has begun, or health practitioner approval.)

  • Students whose immunization status is not in compliance with the Wisconsin immunization law

  • Students with known suppressed immunity may be excluded, for their protection, when cases of communicable disease (i.e., measles, chickenpox) occur in school

When a student with symptoms of a communicable disease reports to the health area, the principal, school nurse, or staff designated by principal or school nurse may exclude the student until they no longer are infectious or pose a risk to others, or per physician’s written instructions.

Wausau School District's Medication Policy

The Wausau School District has a medication policy that is in place to keep students safe. The purpose of medication administration at school is to provide essential medications so students can attend school and benefit from educational programming.

Here are a few things every parent should know:

● Medications must be brought to school by the parent/guardian in the original container or labeled pharmacy bottle. NO MEDICATIONS IN BAGGIES!

● School staff may not administer narcotic pain medication.

● Prescription medications require a practitioner signature.

● Students with permission may self carry and self administer inhalers, epi-pens or insulin. Contact your school nurse to make these arrangements.

● Over the counter (OTC) medications require a medication consent form, but do not require a physician’s signature.

● OTC medication not FDA approved, like essential oils or herbal supplements should be given at home. Essential oils are not allowed in the classrooms.

● School health offices can assist with faxing consent forms to practitioners to get required signatures.

For any questions, please contact your school’s nurse

Kathy Becker, RN 715-261-0750

Horace Mann, Hawthorn Hills, Hewitt-Texas, Montessori, Early Childhood

Alex Hein, RN 715-261-0113

John Muir, GD Jones, Lincoln, Rib Mountain, South Mountain

Kira McGinnity, RN 715-261-0914

Wausau West, Stettin, Grant, Thomas Jefferson, Maine

Julie Welch, RN 715-261-0713

Wausau East, EEA Academy, Franklin, John Marshall, Riverview

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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