Lincoln Street News

DECEMBER 2019

Message from the Principal

Message from the Principal


December is a very exciting month for some families, and stressful time for others. We want to make sure our students are focused on their education while in school by providing a culture of care and support for all. Please do not hesitate to contact our family outreach, Mery Rosario, if you need assistance with clothing, food, housing, or any community services.


We also want to invite all of our families to a District’s Open House to preview materials from our K-6 Language Arts adoption. This will be an opportunity to look at bilingual materials from two major publishers as well as the technology and special education supports they provide in the classroom.

The open house will take place from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 16, in the Event Room at the Brookwood Public Library, 2850 NE Brookwood Pkwy. Please take advantage of the open house and provide input on how to best serve and support our students in literacy.

We also want to share a few reminders for this winter season:

  • Be sure your student comes to school with warm clothes and a warm jacket every day. We want them to enjoy recess outside, and to make sure they are warm and comfortable

  • Please write your student’s name inside the coat. We have many coats and jackets in our lost & found and want to make sure we return them to our students

  • Be sure to call the attendance line and report symptoms if your child is home sick.

Have a wonderful winter breaK!

~~~~~~~~See What's Happening in Our Classrooms~~~~~~~~

Mrs. Maher

K-1 Happenings

A lot has been happening in the K-1 classroom since the beginning of the school year. we constantly work on building and maintaining a strong community where everyone feels safe and able to learn. In math, we have learned a great deal about numbers, their value, order, and so much more. Language arts has meant a lot of reading and writing, students work in daily small reading groups geared to their learning needs and pace and are becoming readers. Our content time has consisted of learning about our five senses, we learned about what it means to be a scientist. We studied the sun. We have also learned a great deal about our brains and how we can learn through persevering, risk-taking, and making mistakes. Social-emotional learning has also allowed us to learn about our zones of regulation and how we can help ourselves and others to succeed in school and in life. It is an honor to work with these creative, eager, and resilient students. There is so much more to get to, we're excited to learn and grow together.

Ms. Stanford

1st grade have been learning about the process of building a community and the importance of coming together with people across cultures. They've also been working on their social- emotional learning, how to cope with their feelings, express their feelings in the correct manner, and working together as a team to resolve conflicts. For reading they are divided into small reading groups based on their needs and are well supported as they learn to use reading strategies.

Ms. Ayala

Kindergarten class is learning about how many families have different celebrations. They're currently learning about Posadas, a Mexican celebration that goes through Dec.12-24. This celebration requires them to learn about the history of the Piñata and what it symbolizes. After, they will be making their very own hand made piñata in class and they are very excited!

Mrs. Gallardo

Mrs. Gallardo's class has been learning about the environment and survival. They are focused on how engineers use nature and animals as models to create machines and equipment. For math they are focused on repetitive additions which lead to multiplications, creating fractions by observing shapes and determining the values of angles and types of angles.

Weekend Backpacks!

Please remember to return your backpacks the following Monday! There is a purple bin in the front office where you can drop them off. We need them back in order to be prepped and given to another family. Thank you!

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Upcoming Events~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Right Brain Initiative

December- Right Brain Initiative Residency with Lulu Moonwood Murakami. She will be working in all classrooms. Students will be exploring some of the amazing connections between art and math!

Grupo Condor

Grupo Condor is coming to present “Somos la Musica” at Lincoln Street on the afternoon of Monday, December 16.

12:10-12:50 Kinder-2nd Assembly

1:10-2:00 3rd-6th Assembly

Spirit Week! Dec. 16-20th

Dec. 20- Spirit Assembly and Spirit week theme is: Polka Dot and Stripes Day!

No School

Dec.23-Jan. 3: Winter Break

School resumes on January 6

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Afterschool Programs~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Adelante Chicas

Mondays at 2:05-4:00pm

Chess Club

Mondays at 2:05-4:00pm

Violin Club

Tuesdays and Thursdays at 2:05-4:00pm

6th Grade Band

Tuesdays at 2:05-4:00pm

Good News Club

Wednesday at 1:35-3:00pm

~~~~~~~~~~~~~Hillsboro School District News~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Coffee Chat with Superintendent

  • December 11 at 8:00-9:00am Ava Roasteria, 936 NE Orenco Station Loop
  • December 17 at 10:30-11:00am Longbottom Coffee & Tea
  • December 20 at 8:30-9:30am South Store Cafe

Language Arts Adoption Open House

On Monday, December 16, the District will host an open house where families can preview materials from our Language Arts Adoption. This will be an opportunity to look at bilingual materials from two major publishers as well the technology and SPED supports they provide in the classroom. The open house will take place from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the Event Room at the Brookwood Library, 2850 NE Brookwood Pkwy. We encourage families to take advantage of the open house and provide input on how to best serve and support our students in literacy.

HSD Mariachi Una Voz

HSD Mariachi Una Voz performing at Western Farmworkers Holiday Party

Saturday, December 14, 6-8pm at Hillsboro United Methodist Church

GHS Winter Concert

December 19- 6th Grade Band performs at GHS Winter Concert 6:00pm at GHS Auditorium

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Important Reminders ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Attendance Matters!

Attendance is very important for all of our students to succeed every day. Please ensure your child goes to bed early and has plenty of time to get ready in the morning. Our bell rings at 7:45, therefore being on time is am important life skill to establish early on, and being late to school may lead to poor attendance. If a student is late or absent, he or she misses important instruction, let's work together to ensure all of our students are on time and in school every day. Please remember to call our school if your child will be absent and try to schedule appointments after school if possible.The following is an excused absence: student illness, bereavement, serious illness in the family, religious instruction, inclement weather, family emergencies, legal or court appointments requiring the student's attendance. Start building this healthy habit of going to school on time and be in school every day for your child to do well in school and in their future in high school, college, and work.

Cellphone Policy at Lincoln Street Elementary

If students bring cells phones to school the expectation is that they are turned in to their classroom teacher at the beginning of the day. Teachers will store them in a secure location and return them to students at the end of the day.


Parents/guardians who wish to communicate with their child during the school day are welcome to call the front office and the message will be relayed. Students who wish to speak to their parent during the school day will need to first check in with their classroom teacher and they will help facilitate next steps.


Students who are seen with cell phones out during the school day will be asked to turn in their cell phone to the office and parents/guardians will need to come and pick up the phone from the office.

Lost & Found

Parents please stop by our lost and found section to pick up your students sweaters or jackets before school is out.

Office Reminder

The office hours are 7:15- 3:15pm. Parents please keep in mind that school doors open at 7:15am, you can drop off students at this time. Don't forget to remind students that the bell rings at 7:45am. After this time it's consider a tardy and students need to check in at the office to get a stamp.

Early Release

Early release every Wednesday at 1:35 pm K-6 Gr. Please contact the office ahead of time if you need to arrange a pick up or a different transportation than usual.