Lincoln Elementary Newsletter

April 2023 Edition

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We are LOVING and ENJOYING our new turf!

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Important Dates & Information:


District School Calendar

April 3-7: Spring Break

April 11: 3rd Marking Period Ends

April 12: Single Session Day/Professional Development

April 13: Pajama Reading Night (6:30 - 7:30 pm)

April 17-21: Book Fair

April 19: Instrumental Concert (9:15 AM)

April 20: Strings Concert (6 pm)

April 20: Spring Photos

April 21: School Closed/EID

April 26: Author Visit w/Lincoln families (6:00 pm)

April 26: 5th Grade Class Trip - Blue Claws

April 27: Author Visit - Jerry Pallotta / Band Concert (6:30 pm)

April 28: Safety Ambassadors Visit our 1st Graders


-Please join our PTO. Your support has a huge impact on the activities and events we can provide to our Lincoln students. Please visit for more details.

GRADE LEVEL NEWS- Please click on the link to view!




1st Grade

2nd Grade

3rd Grade

4th Grade

5th Grade

Physical Education


Students will be taking the NJSLA MAY 8 - MAY 16.

Grade 3 - 5

May 8 - 12 - ELA and Math

May 15 and 16 - Science (5th Grade Only)

Please do not plan any vacations or extended leaves during this time. It is imperative that students are in school daily and on time to ensure the best testing environment possible.


Standards Based Report Card

This year, our grading process for grades K, 1 & 2 has changed to a standards based grading system. These standards are based on the New Jersey Student Learning Standards and measure your child's growth towards meeting those standards. The first report card will be available in Genesis on Friday, December 16th. You should receive a notification from Genesis that the report card is available.

The district has created a parent handbook explaining standards based grading system. To access this, please click here.

In addition, the rubrics for each grade and content are linked here. *Scroll to the bottom of the page for the rubrics. This describes the behaviors teachers look for from students to determine their understand towards that specific standard.

Any questions, please contact your child's teacher.

Students of the Month

Congrats to our Winners!

Family Math Night

Thank you to all the students and families who joined us for Family Math Night! We had a great time learning math content and enjoying time with family and friends! We were proud to host over 200 families and had over 25 teacher volunteers. This was a great community event! Big thank you to our teacher leaders, Mrs. Schaffter and Mrs. Tufte, for running this event!


April Themed Read Alouds

From our school librarian..thank you Mrs. Berger!

Join Our School for "How To Days"

Goal: To foster a learning environment that embraces partnerships within our local community and provides students an opportunity to participate in real-world learning experiences.


Share your expertise, hobby, and/or skill with your child's class! We would love to have you! Please e-mail your child's classroom teacher to coordinate your visit.

How To Days- Ms. Jain (Mrs. Sharlow's Class)

We are grateful to Ms. Jain (Arnav's mom) for coming in today to teach us about the holiday Holi. The class also enjoyed completing a craft. Thank you for coming to share with our class. Arnav was so proud of his mom!
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Arrival & Dismissal Procedures

First Week Of School Arrival Procedures For All Students:

  • Please View Map Below for Locations

  • All LLD & K students will enter the building immediately and line up by homeroom in the gym.

  • All 1-2 students will line up on the front island.

  • All 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students will line up near the side entrance.

**Teachers will be outside with signs to help your child locate their classroom teacher.**

Regular Arrival Procedures For All Students:

  • Arrival time for all students is from 8:45 – 8:50 AM. School starts promptly at 8:55 AM. Parents are not permitted to drop off their children at school until 8:45 AM.

  • BUS STUDENTS: Students arriving from a bus are dropped off on the sidewalk in the driveway in front of the school. 4th and 5th grade students will enter using the side entrance. Kindergarten to 3rd grade students will enter using the main entrance.

  • DROP OFF STUDENTS: Students that are driven to school by their parents are let out in the designated drop off zone on the same side as the school on Brookville Rd (yellow curb). 4th and 5th grade students will enter using the side entrance. Kindergarten to 3rd grade students will enter using the main entrance.

    • Reminders:

      • Students should exit the passenger side only and parents should pull all the way up to the end of the pick-up zone.

      • In order to keep the flow of traffic, parents should not exit the car.

      • Please do not park on the other side of Brookville Road.

  • All students will enter the building and wait outside their classroom door under the supervision of teachers on duty.

  • At 8:45 AM all Edison Recreation Before-Care students, who are in the multipurpose room, are dismissed to line up adjacent to their classrooms.

  • LLD & Kindergarten Students: TBD, it will be modified based on construction. Please follow first week's procedures until notified of changes.

  • 1st & 2nd Grade Students: All students will enter the front door after lining up on the island.

  • 3rd, 4th, & 5th Grade Students: All students will enter the side entrance.

Regular Dismissal Procedures For All Students:

  • Dismissal time for students is 3:25 p.m.

  • WALKERS: All students who do not take bus transportation will be dismissed from the side entrance of the school. Parents should meet these students at this location, unless it has been designated by a parent that they may walk home alone. If you are picking up a student, please stay behind the cones and your child will walk to you.

    • Reminders:

      • All parents of walkers will be asked to complete a dismissal form that delineates who the parent may walk home with or if that student has permission to walk alone. Additionally, this form will include information regarding siblings who walk together.

      • Change in dismissal procedure: If there is a change in your child(rens) dismissal procedure, you must call the office and e-mail the homeroom teacher prior to 2:45 pm.

  • BUS STUDENTS: Students taking bus transportation will be escorted to their bus line. Please ensure all students have their bus passes in their bookbags.

AFTER-CARE STUDENTS: All students that are participating in the Edison Township After-Care program will proceed to designated classrooms. Once all students are dismissed, the students will be relocated to the multi-purpose room.

Health Reminders

We are now entering into the spring allergy season. This is a difficult time for many students and symptoms can make your children miserable in the classroom. Symptoms may include: runny nose, sneezing, coughing, red itchy eyes, stuffy nose, sinus pressure, headaches, sore throat, ear pressure, tiredness.

If your child has had seasonal allergies in the past, now is a good time to start daily allergy medications before the symptoms start. If your child starts exhibiting allergy symptoms, please consult with their doctor to see if a daily allergy medication and/or nasal spray is recommended. There are many over the counter medications, so it is very important that you work with your pediatrician to make sure your child’s allergies are correctly diagnosed and symptoms properly treated. Do not ignore any persistent or worsening symptoms, particularly breathing conditions. And while symptoms of allergies and colds often overlap, a fever is not a symptom of an allergy.

Some helpful tips:

-Teach your children how to blow their noses frequently. -The mucus from a post nasal drip or from sniffing causes sore throats, coughing, and stomach aches

-Wash their face and hands after spending time outside to remove pollen; have them shower each night to remove pollen from their hair. Remove and wash clothing that your children have worn outside

-Gargle with warm salt water to help relieve a sore throat

-Use air conditioning when possible and keep windows closed

-Stay indoors when pollen counts are high

-Drink more water! Stay hydrated

Additional Parent’s Guide for the Flu can be found on the CDC website:

When to keep your child home from school:

-Fever 100 degrees or higher. Children should not come back to school until the temperature is normal for 24 hours without medication.

-vomiting or diarrhea (within the past 24 hours)

-a frequent cough that won’t stop or other problems with breathing

-any rash accompanied by a fever

-sore throat with a fever and/or rash

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Happy birthday to everyone celebrating in APRIL!

Library Card

Edison Public Library Cards are free and available to all students. We encourage you to get yours!

Want Free Books?

Check out Kellogg's Feeding Reading Program to learn how you and your students can get up to 10 free books.

Learn more about our Food Service Program!

Maschio's Welcome Letter (Lincoln Food Program)

  • Breakfast is free to all students. Students order weekly.
  • Lunch is NOT free to all students. A lunch application needs to be submitted prior to the end of September to have continuance of benefits. (Application located below)
  • Reduced Students are free.
  • Paid lunch is $3.00
  • Money can be put on account via My School Bucks. You can also set up an automatic replenishment. Cash and Checks are accepted in school to add to account.
  • Allergy Menus are available.
  • Contact the Food Service Office with any questions - 732-452-2851

Free and Reduced Lunch Application

All families are encouraged to fill out the Free and Reduced Lunch Application to see if they qualify for assistance for the 2022-2023 school year. Even if you have qualified in the past, you need to fill out a new application each school year.

Free & Reduced Lunch Application