Lincoln Leopard Links
Dear Lincoln Families,
I can't believe that we are in our final month of school. It has been an exciting year filled with so many wonderful experiences, adventures, learning and fun! AND, we are not done yet!! We have more to learn and many more accomplishments to celebrate, events and activities to look forward to throughout the month of May as we quickly approach the end of the year. Please take a moment to update your calendar with all of our exciting activities!
As April came to a close we had students participate in the Tri-County Regional Science Fair. These students qualified by winning the Lincoln Elementary Science Fair in February. Our students competed with other 4th and 5th grade students from Lincoln, Warren, and St. Charles Counties at Francis Howell North High School on Saturday, April 25. One of our projects took home an award! Fifth Grader, Kate Reiter received 2nd Place for her project exploring surfaces affected by E-Coli. Way to Go!! Congratulations to all our students who participated in both our local and regional science fairs!
The State of Missouri MAP Assessment for our 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students is well underway, with the majority of our testing sessions completed. We are very proud of our Kindergarten and First Grade Students who completed the Iowa Test of Basic Skills in late April. We will continue our testing next week with 5th grade Science. We encourage all students to be in attendance each day with well rested minds and bodies! We know that our students and teachers have been working extremely hard all year long, and this assessment is an opportunity for students to show off their knowledge and skills! Individual student results will be made available after school dismisses for summer. You will receive notification from the our school office once they are available and ready for pick up from our school office.
Do you have summer plans? This summer the Lincoln County R-III School District is hosting Summer Journey! Summer Journey is available to all incoming Kindergarten students through 8th grade. This is an opportunity for students to continue their learning through hands-on courses. The program runs from May 28 to June 30 (no sessions on Friday's in June). Our Lincoln Leopards, who sign up for Summer Journey, will attend right here at Lincoln Elementary. Transportation is provided, however space is limited! The deadline to enroll in Summer Journey is Friday, May 8th . If you need more information please don't hesitate to call our office.
We want to extend a BIG “thank you” to all of our wonderful parents and volunteers for all the support you have provided this year. You have been there for field trips, parties, PTO events, movie nights, fundraisers and so much more. Without you, many of these would not have been possible. We are so grateful to have you as a part of our school community!
Thank you for your partnership in education and for sharing your child with us this year. Have a FUN and SAFE summer! Don't forget to take some time to relax with a good book!
Yours in education,
Ms. Ellis, Principal
Mr. Schultz, Assistant Principal
May Character Trait
Important May Dates
Monday, May 4-Friday, May 8-Teacher Appreciation Week
Tuesday, May 5-4th Grade City Museum Field Trip
Wednesday, May 6-National School Nurses Day
Wednesday, May 6-2:30 Early Release
Thursday, May 7-5:30 p.m. PTO Meeting
Thursday, May 7-Pizza Hut Fundraiser Night
Friday, May 8 - Enrollment deadline for Summer Journey
Friday, May 8-ALL BOOKS NEED TO BE RETURNED TO LIBRARY
Friday, May 8-LE/BE 4th Grade Field Day - Grassy area in front lawn
Friday, May 8-5th Gr Field Trip-River City Rascals Education Day
Friday, May 8-2:45 p.m. 2nd Grade Mother's Day Program
Sunday, May 10-Mother's Day
Monday, May 11-5th Grade "MOVE-UP" Day-TMS
Monday, May 11-K-2 Stranger Danger Presentation by Linc Co Prosecutor's Office
Monday, May 11-4th Grade Career Day
Tuesday, May 12-K Field Trip Weinand Park
Tuesday, May 12-5th Gr. Track & Field Day-Front Field
Wednesday, May 13-2:30 Early Release
Wednesday, May 13-1st Grade Fishing Field Trip
Thursday, May 14-Buddy Day-Wear your buddy shirts.
Thursday, May 14-7 p.m. District Wide Spelling Bee-Bonfils Auditorium
Friday, May 15-4th Grade Park Day-Weinand Park
Friday, May 15- 5th Grade Homework Club-Money Due May 6th
Monday, May 18-Major Saver Limo Ride/Pizza Party
Monday, May 18-1st Grade McDonald's in classroom
Tuesday, May 19-1st Grade Disney Day - Wear Disney shirt & tennis shoes
Tuesday, May 19-3rd Grade Park Day-Weinand Park
Tuesday, May 19-5th Grade Park Day-Troy City Park
Tuesday, May 19 - 4th Grade Homework Club-Money due May 15
Wednesday, May 20-2:30 Early Release-Last Day of School
Wednesday, May 28-8:00 a.m. Summer School Begins
MARK YOUR CALENDAR FOR Tuesday, August 18, 2015--First day of School for the 2015-2016 school year. Watch our website, emails, and facebook page over the summer for information on Back to School Nights.
Please see our district website page and click on our school to view our school calendar. Dates and Times are subject to change.
Tips for Attendance
- Set a regular bed and morning routine.
- Lay out clothes and pack backpacks the night before.
- Don’t let your child stay home unless he/she is truly sick.
- Avoid medical appointments and extended trips when school is in session
END OF YEAR MEDICATION
Summer Journey-Summer School-Deadline to enroll is May 8
This year, your child can catapult their learning through fun, hands-on grade level classes such as 3-2-1 Blast Off, Summer Seuss, Adventures Down Deep, Mars Camp, Rockets Plus and more! The program is free to all students. Summer Journey will offer an attendance incentive for K-12 for students enrolled. The incentive for perfect attendance will be either a $100 gift card OR Android Tablet. Up to 6.5 hours (equivalent to one day) missed $75 shopping card. Over 6.5 hours, up to 13 hours (equivalent to two days) missed, a $50 shopping card.
Summer Journey will begin on May 28 and conclude June 30. There will be no school on Fridays in June. K-12 student hours of attendance are 8:00 a.m. -3:00 p.m. Transportation, breakfast, and lunch will be available. Latchkey will not be offered this summer. Summer Journey locations include Main Street Elementary and Boone and Lincoln for all K-5 students. Troy Buchanan High School will host grades 6-12 for Summer Journey.
Students’ summer activities have a significant impact on their academic achievement. Research shows that young people can experience learning loss when they do not engage in educational activities over summer break. Summer Journey is designed to enrich students’ learning with hands-on educational experiences that promote engagement and confidence.
Seats and space are limited. Transportation cannot be guaranteed for forms received after May 8th.
**Early Childhood Education Center will host Extended School Year, but do not qualify for incentives.
LOST And FOUND
We have LOTS of items in our lost and found. Please have your student check the lost and found, which is located outside the music room. Or feel free to stop in and check! It is always best to write your child’s name on all their items! At the end of the school year, ALL remaining items will be donated to a local organization.
Click here for more information regarding the newly approved Delayed Start option in the R-III School District.