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Lincoln Elementary Monthly Newsletter: January

Letter from the Principal:

Dear Lincoln Families,

Happy New Year! I hope all of our Lincoln Families enjoyed the holidays and winter break! We are thrilled to welcome you back to school!

As we kick off 2022, we look forward to sharing with you our new mission, values, and vision statements. Staff, families, and students all weighed in on what their vision is for Lincoln Elementary, and we are thrilled to share the final version with you! To see these statements, please check out the graphic below!

This month we will be FAST testing for grades K-5 the first and second week of January. This is the second of three FAST screenings for the year. These assessments help us understand how our students are growing in the area of reading. K-1 students will also take the FAST math assessment. The third and fourth week of January students in grades 2-5 will also take the MAP assessment, which assesses both math and reading skills. The results of these assessments will be shared with families at conferences in February.

Important dates for January are listed below! Please note that there is no school on Monday, January 17th, as we observe Martin Luther King, Jr. Day!

During our winter break we finally saw a significant amount of snow! As temperatures get colder and with snow on the ground, it is important that students come to school each day with winter coats, hats, gloves, snow boots and snow pants. If you need any assistance with any of these items please reach out to our school counselor, Lindsay Boyer at!

One way to stay up to date on all things Lincoln is by joining our Facebook page and regularly visiting our website. Please stay posted to the Lincoln Facebook page for key information and future events.

Another way to get involved with Lincoln Elementary is joining PALS - our Lincoln Elementary stakeholder association. Monthly meetings will occur on the last Monday of every month. A full list of PALS meeting dates are below! We will conduct regular business meetings via Zoom from 5:30-6:15 PM. Our January PALS meeting will take place on Monday, January 31st from 5:30-6:15 PM via zoom.

Thank you for being a part of our Lincoln Family! You are our Lions, and you are our Pride!

Megan Elsinger


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Important Upcoming Dates @ Lincoln Elementary for January 2021:

Monday, Jan 3: Classes Resume

Wednesday, Jan 5: Student Leadership 9-9:20 AM

FAST Testing: Jan 6-Jan 14 (Grades K-5)

Friday, Jan 7: 1 hour delay(School Starts at 9:15 AM)

Wednesday, Jan 12: Student Leadership 9-9:20 AM

Friday, Jan 14: 1 hour delay (School Starts at 9:15 AM)

Monday, Jan 17: NO SCHOOL - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Tuesday, Jan 18: 5th Grade Field Trip to Heritage Center

Friday, Jan 21: 1 hour delay (School Starts at 9:15 AM)

Monday, Jan 24: Student Leadership 9-9:20 AM

Friday, Jan 28: 1 hour delay (School Starts at 9:15 AM)

Monday, Jan 31: PALS Meeting 5:30-6:15 PM via Zoom

Titlewish Library Book Fundraiser

Our parent/staff leadership team PALS is hosting a fundraiser for Lincoln Elementary to increase the number of nonfiction books in our library. If you are interested in checking it out or contributing, please see the flyer below for more information!
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Lincoln Student News

Check out the December edition of Lincoln Elementary Student News!
Lincoln Pride Leadership News Promo
Lincoln Pride Leadership December 2021

Lincoln Staff Give Back!

In December, Lincoln Staff volunteered to work at the Asbury Hy-Vee as a thank-you to Hy-Vee for being a great community partner to Lincoln Elementary.

Hy-Vee recently worked with the Foundation for Dubuque Public Schools to donate holiday meals to Lincoln families in need!

Thank you to Hy-Vee for your partnership!

PALS Meeting Dates: 21-22

Lincoln PALS is an organization dedicated to bringing Lincoln Elementary stakeholders (parents, teachers, and community members) together to discuss topics relevant to our students. PALS is an advisory board to the principal and is a valued leadership team for our school!

Anyone associated with Lincoln Elementary is welcomed to join PALS. We will have all business meetings on the last Monday of the month (dates listed below) from 5:30-6:15 PM. We will meet via Zoom for all business meetings, but some committees may meet in person over the course of the year (Covid permitting).

Please consider joining us!

PALS Meeting Dates 21-22:

PALS will meet on the last Monday of every month from 5:30-6:15 PM.

Zoom link:

PALS Dates:

  • January 31st

  • February 28th

  • March 28th

  • April 25th

  • May 23rd (Due to Memorial Day) - Last of the Year

Holiday Celebrations:

During the month of December, classrooms participated in various dress-up days. Some of those pictures are included below! For more pictures, visit and like our Facebook page at

Join our Team!

Lincoln Elementary is looking for someone interested in joining our morning food service team!

The hours would be Monday-Thrusday from 6:30-8:30 AM and on Fridays from 7:15-9:15 AM!

If you are interested, email Ms. Elsinger at!

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Bullying, Harassment, and Discrimination Hotline:

Bullying, harassment and discrimination are not tolerated in our schools.
Have a concern? Report it at:
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