Lincoln Lion's Local Buzz

March 6, 2020

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Who Knew One Week Could Be So Busy!

...And it isn't even a full moon! (I think we've got one next week) Thanks to everyone who made this a great week for our kids. I know we are tired, but we are in this for the kids and I think they really enjoyed this week's events. Thank you to Marsha for her work to get us cupcakes for Monday to celebrate Dr. Suess's birthday. What an absolute treat! All the events this week were fun and I think enjoyed by everyone.

Also big shout out to Mr. Wallingford, the related arts team, and the third grade team. What a fantastic performance yesterday from our third graders. Our parents truly enjoyed the evening show and our kids loved it too yesterday afternoon. I know it is a huge amount of work to get these performances together but what a joy it is for all of us as we enjoy the hard work put forth by each grade level with these performances. It really is wonderful to see how talented our kids are here at Lincoln.

Finally, a big shout out to Marsha Musick. This week was National Social Workers Week and while the district thinks of her as a family liaison, we know she is the best social worker in all of Kingsport. Her love for our kids and families is so great. Her work to provide support, understanding, and care for families who are in need of help is top notch. We love you Marsha and appreciate all the work that you do for our school. We truly would be lost without you. Thank you for your guidance and thoughts as we work to help some of our students with the most need. You are wonderful!

Tennessee Educator Survey - currently 23% response from Lincoln

The Tennessee Educator Survey link should have been sent to your inbox last week. Please take time to complete this survey. Last year we had 79% participation. This survey is important because it provides us useful information about our next steps and gives people who are not part of our school family an idea of what our school is like from the people who know it best--the teachers! We have done great things at our school and the Tennessee Educator Survey is one opportunity to make others aware of how we feel about our school. Sometimes, parents that are visiting our school for tours will reference these survey results that they have accessed on the state web site.

Homeless Education Program Survey

We have opened the annual Homeless Education Program survey, the collection of information necessary for Michele Wilder to ensure compliance with federal laws and ensure our students are receiving all of the services for which they are entitled. The survey will remain open through Friday, March 13, 2020. Here is a link to the online survey:

Schedule Improvement Planning Committee

I am interested in creating a committee of folks who would be interested in working on improving our Master Schedule for next school year. I've created the schedule in isolation over the summer for the past two years and while the schedule is OK and works...I think it can be better. I'd like to have more voices in the conversation to see what we can do to improve our schedule. If you are interested in being a part of this committee our first meeting will be Thursday March 19th in the conference room from 3:40 to 4:30. We will try to meet a total of three times before school is out.

Changes for PLCs Next Week

Grades K-2 will meet as usual discussing this month's focus standard.

Grades 3-5 will all meet (ELA and Math) on Tuesday. We will spend the rest of this month focusing on the CASE 21 data (Scores ARE IN!!!! They are in the folder as of this afternoon. An email will be sent to all teachers 3-5 with more info on next steps) )

No Faculty Meeting This Monday

I don't have anything that I can't share via email or newsletter. Please use this time for data analysis, lesson planning, or any other activity that you need time for to have an awesome week!

Dates You Need To Know

Monday, March 9

  • NO faculty meeting-- You are welcome

Tuesday, March 10

  • PLC meetings (All subject areas)--various grade level planning times

Wednesday, March 11

  • If necessary/asked for PLC for grades 3-5 to continue to analyze and plan based off CASE 21 Data. --Various grade level times.

Thursday, March 12

  • KCS Job Fair--4:00-6:00--D-B High School---Volunteers needed to support the table see Suzanne if interested in a time slot!

Friday, March 13

  • In service day --no students

Lincoln Lions Are

Respectful, Responsible, Trustworthy, and Safe

(Not to mention tired at the end of the week)

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