Lincoln Leopard Links

May 2015

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

Gratitude

Students will be learning about Gratitude throughout the month of May. I am a thankful person. I am mindful of those who help and care for me. I appreciate those who support me in achieving my goals.

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

School success goes hand in hand with good attendance! Please help promote good attendance habits with your child. Below are ways families can work together to promote good attendance and success at school.

  • 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

LIBRARY REMINDERS

All books or fines for loss/damages are due to the library by May 8th.


Mrs. Bryant

Library Media Specialist Boone/Lincoln Elementary

END OF YEAR MEDICATION

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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.

Delayed Start Information

Click here for more information regarding the newly approved Delayed Start option in the R-III School District.