Lincoln Crossing Colt Connection

January 5, 2020

Mrs. Hladun's Tidings

We hope you had a magical holiday season filled with family, friends, and memories made! We look forward to welcoming our students back to campus on Monday for a traditional Early Release Monday schedule!


The new year often feels like a chance to make a fresh start and work on our personal goals to be our best self. Your child can work on goal setting, too!


  • Here is a great article that speaks to how parents can support their child with doing their best at school - click here.
  • This article speaks to how you can help your child break goals into smaller steps - that's not always easy for our kiddos to do, but you can absolutely help them learn those executive functioning skills - click here.
  • There are lots of spaces for goal setting at school - maybe it's improving speed with math facts, increasing reading speed (fluency), improving on the iReady Diagnostic, meeting your goal minutes or consecutive lessons passed in iReady intervention, reading a certain number of pages, memorizing a poem to recite, or completing a big project for class. Sometimes goal setting can be a way to help you step outside of your comfort zone - sitting next to someone new at lunch, inviting someone to play who isn't usually in your circle, talking to a teacher about a problem you are having, or asking for help from someone.

U-Turns Along Groveland and Neighboring Streets

A reminder that doing u-turns in front of the school is not only unsafe for drivers, pedestrians and staff, but it's also against CA law. Per the CA Vehicle Code (22103): “No person in a residence district shall make a U-turn when any other vehicle is approaching from either direction within 200 feet, except at an intersection when the approaching vehicle is controlled by an official traffic control device.”


Please help us keep our students, parents, care givers and staff safe by following the law while driving, especially during busy times like before and after school.


It is significantly less congested (and you are likely to get in and get out of the community quickly) if you drop off/pick up at 7:55 am or you pick up after 2:50 pm (1:50 on Mondays). We provide supervision starting at 7:55 am and until 3 pm (2 on Mondays).

Upcoming Events

Our calendar is always up to date with the latest information about events at LCES. All event flyers can be found on our calendar and/or at our PeachJar site.


Coming Up:

Week of January 6th:

  • All Week: Online Registration for new gr 1-12 students and all TK/K students is open
  • Mon., 1/6: Early Release Day
  • Mon., 1/6, 1-1:40 pm: Leadership Ambassador Meeting
  • Mon., 1/6, 1:45-2:45: NO Choir Rehearsal
  • Tues-Thurs: Math tutoring for invited students in grades 1-5
  • Thurs., 1/9, 6-7 pm, Tech Room: Happy Families Presentation - Parenting a Gifted or 2E Child (child care is offered) - click for session description
  • Fri., 1/10, 8:30-9:30am, Tech Room: Happy Families Presentation - Parenting a Gifted or 2E Child (child care is not offered) - click for session description
  • Fri., 1/10 : Colt Pride Friday!
  • Fri., 1/10, 1:55-3:30 pm, MPR: Musical Theater Rehearsal


Week of January 13th:

  • All Week: LCES office is accepting paper registration (printout of online registration, birth certificate, shot record & proof of residency) - we'll start accepting shortly after 7 am on 1/13; all applications are due by 2/12 at 4 pm
  • All Week: Online Registration for new gr 1-12 students and all TK/K students is open
  • All Week: PTC Simply Nutrition Fundraiser
  • Mon., 1/13: Early Release Day
  • Mon., 1/13, 1-1:40 pm: Leadership Ambassador Meeting
  • Mon., 1/13, 1:45-2:45: Choir Rehearsal
  • Tues-Thurs: Math tutoring for invited students in grades 1-5
  • Tentative - Wed., 1/15, 2:45-4 pm: Musical Theater Rehearsal
  • Thurs., 1/16, 5:30-6:30 pm: PTC Community Meeting
  • Fri., 1/17: Colt Pride Friday!
  • Fri., 1/17, 1:55-3:30 pm, MPR: Musical Theater Rehearsal


Week of January 20th:

  • All Week: LCES office is accepting paper registration (printout of online registration, birth certificate, shot record & proof of residency) - we'll start accepting shortly after 7 am on 1/13; all applications are due by 2/12 at 4 pm
  • All Week: Online Registration for new gr 1-12 students and all TK/K students is open
  • All Week: PTC Simply Nutrition Fundraiser
  • Mon., 1/20: No School in honor of MLK, Jr. Day
  • Tues., 1/21, 4 pm: Deadline for 4th graders to turn in paperwork to stay at LCES for 5th gr
  • Tues-Thurs: Math tutoring for invited students in grades 1-5
  • Wed., 1/22, 2:45-4 pm, MPR: Musical Theater Rehearsal
  • Thurs., 1/23, 6-7 pm: Sami's Circuit Family Night
  • Fri., 1/24: Colt Pride Friday!
  • Fri., 1/24, 1:55-3:30 pm, MPR: Musical Theater Rehearsal


Looking Ahead:

  • Sat., 2/1: WatchDOGS Mom/Son Bowling Night
  • Tues., 2/11: PTC Dine Out at Chick fil A
  • Thurs., 2/13-Mon., 2/17: No School, Mini Winter/Spring Break
  • Wed., 2/26 and Thurs., 2/27: Star Struck Evening Performances (details TBA; we'll start selling tickets the week of 1/27 or so)


*click here for our new music (choir, grade level music, musical theater) website!

*click here for our new Leadership Ambassador website!

Non School Days or Special Release Days

  • Mon., 1/20: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day / no school
  • Thurs., 2/13-Mon., 2/17: Late Winter Mini Break & President's Day / no school
  • Mon, 4/6-Mon., 4/13: Spring Break / no school
  • Mon., 5/25: Memorial Day / no school
  • Week of June 1st: early release days - 1:40 dismissal
  • Fri., 6/5: last day of school!


Every Monday is an Early Release Day!

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Boundary & Registration Update

FYI that we will continue to update this section of our newsletter, but will highlight new info towards the top of the newsletter.


Please share this info with your friends and neighbors who may have children coming into TK/K or who are currently attending school outside of WPUSD but may looking to come back to their community school.


The overall goal is to get a good handle on where students will attend school (that happens early in 2020) so that we can tackle staffing (in spring 2020) and open the schools with minimal adjustments in fall 2020.


Important Information by Date:


NOW - online registration will open up for all NEW students in grades TK-12

  • if your child is in grades K-5 at LCES right now, you do NOT need to re-register them
  • if your child is in TK (AM or PM), you DO need to register them for kindergarten
  • be sure your friends and neighbors with incoming TK or K kiddos know, and if you have friends at schools outside of WPUSD who want to bring their child back to their home school, they need to register using this timeline
  • you can access the link to register online via the WPUSD website (click here)


Mon., 1/13/20 shortly after 7am - our office team will start taking registration packets

  • there is NO NEED for a camp out because there is plenty of room at LCES and Leaman ES (LES) for all incoming students at their home school!
  • bring: printout of online registration form and associated documents, proof of residency, child's birth certificate, and immunization records
  • the LCES office will take all registrations for students who will attend LCES or LES


Tues., 1/21/20 at 4 pm - deadline for current COES students and current LCES 4th graders to turn in intradistrict transfer request
  • turning in this form means that current students attending COES want to stay at COES instead of attending LCES or LES
  • turning in this form means that current LCES 4th graders want to attend LCES for their 5th grade year instead of LES
  • This document was sent home with effected 4th graders (and sent out digitally) on Wed., 12/11. Click here for a PDF copy.


Fri., 2/12/20 at 4 pm - deadline to turn in registration packets for 20-21

  • families who move into the neighborhood after this deadline can still enroll
  • current residents must complete enrollment by 2/12/20
  • this deadline will help us staff the schools correctly


March-ish - deadline for all families to turn in intradistrict transfer requests

  • you would complete this process if you wanted to attend any school other than the one you are assigned to (i.e. you were zoned to attend LES but wanted to attend LCES; you are zoned for LCES but you want to attend TBE) in 20-21
  • You can read more about the draft intra policy here (page 6)
  • it is standing policy that intradistrict requests have to be refiled annually and there is no guarantee that they are approved; they are approved on a space available basis



If you are Currently Enrolled in a WPUSD School:

If your child is currently enrolled in Grades K-4 at any WPUSD School (including Lincoln Crossing), your enrollment will AUTOMATICALLY be rolled over for the 2020-21 school year at your school of residence based on the current boundaries.
  • You don't need to do anything unless you plan to request an intradistrict transfer to go to a different school in the district (see details on that below).
  • If you live in the Leaman boundary, but your child is in 4th grade now and wants to stay at LCES for 5th grade, you will get a letter asking to you confirm your plans for enrollment for 2020-21 (see details below).
  • If your child has an IEP or 504 plan and will end up at Leaman in the fall, his/her IEP is AUTOMATICALLY sent to the new school and services will be uninterrupted.
If your child is in Grade 5 at any WPUSD School, your child's enrollment will AUTOMATICALLY roll over to the middle school based on your address.
  • All current LCES 5th graders will be automatically registered at TBMS for the 2020-21 school year.
  • If your child has an IEP or 504 plan, that information also is AUTOMATICALLY sent to the middle school and services will be uninterrupted.
If your child is in TK, or your friend/neighbor/family member is bringing a child into WPUSD (into TK or K or any upper grade), they need to register their child beginning on 12/9/19 at 8 am.


Important Info by Topic:

  1. ONLINE REGISTRATION for NEW STUDENTS: Students coming into Grades TK-12 will be able to register online through the online WPUSD Parent Portal beginning on Mon., 12/9. We will be taking packets for registration (which include your Parent Portal printout, birth certificate, immunization records and proof of residency) on Mon., 1/13 in the office - LCES will take all packets for new students who will attend Lincoln Crossing or Leaman Elementary since there is no office at Leaman, yet. TK Families must register for K online even though you might be attending class in the district currently.
  • CURRENT STUDENTS: Students who are currently in grades K-5 at any school in the district will be automatically assigned to their school of residency this spring based on their address (this includes students continuing in elementary and those going to middle school). There may be some options to attend your preferred school (see the IntraDistrict Transfer Requests section below for details).
  • WAIT LISTS: We do not anticipate 'wait lists' at any of our schools for any of our grade levels for students who live in within the school's boundary...in the past we had issues with space, and that drove the need for waiting lists. We will not have space issues at any of our schools next year - that means everyone gets into their 'home school!' There will not be any need for a 'camp out!'
  • DUAL LANGUAGE IMMERSION PROGRAM / POTENTIAL LOTTERY: There may be a lottery for students to participate in the district's dual language immersion program. The district plans to start this program with only Kinder students. The program will be hosted at Creekside Oaks Elementary only. The need for a lottery will be based on interest generated during registration. There is still uncertainty around if the Dual Language K program will be part day (AM/PM) or extended day, but families will know before they commit to participating after the lottery. Learn more about this program (and all TK/K programs) here.
  • INTRADISTRICT TRANSFER REQUESTS: There will be two intradistrict (intra) transfer request windows:
  1. Intra window #1: applies to students who prefer to stay at COES and for current LCES 4th graders who want to stay at LCES for 5th grade. The district plans to approve those intras. These intras will be due by 4 pm a 1/21/20 at your child's current school office
  2. Intra window #2: applies to all other students - including those siblings of current LCES 4th graders who may prefer to stay at LCES or families who just want to attend a different school. As they always have been, these intras will be considered on a space available basis. This process will happen in March/April (date TBA). The draft policy about intras can be reviewed here (on pg. 6)
2019-20 LCES Performing Arts Calendar Details

Upcoming activities include Veteran's Day "We Honor You" celebration on 11/14, and winter performances for grades 1-5 on Tuesday, 12/10 and Thursday, 12/12. Click for exact dates and times! We look forward to celebrating the season with you!

Colt Pride Fridays!

Every Friday is a Colt Pride day! We love it all - new items, vintage Colt Gear, homemade items, Zebra gear, and blue & yellow! Click for our online spirit wear store - open 24/7/365!

Leadership Ambassadors

Check out this amazing new Leadership Ambassador's webpage - you can find calendar info, Action Team info and information about the LA training curriculum!

Food Service - menus, pricing and more!

Click for more information about school meal pricing and breakfast and lunch menus. You can also access My School Bucks to add to your child's lunch balance and submit an online application for free/reduced meals.

Parking vs. Drop Off/Pick Up Areas

Click to view a map and video that explains how we ask families to help us keep kids safe. Note that it is much less congested between between 7:50-8:00 am and again between 2:50-3 pm. Supervision is provided at 7:55 am and until 3 pm (2 on ER Days).

2019-20 & 2020-21 School Year Calendars

The district has approved and published 2 years of school calendars! Click for details!

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Lincoln Crossing Mission Statement

The mission of the Lincoln Crossing Elementary School team is to prepare our students with the skills, knowledge and attitudes to become lifelong learners and responsible, contributing members of society.