Colt Connection

Sunday, December 6, 2020

Mrs. Hladun's Tidings

We hope you are settling into the holiday season, whatever that means for your family. This is such a great time of the year to focus on gratitude and family traditions, especially since the typical rush of holiday activities is likely to be less intense this season.

Taking time to purposefully slow down can be a powerful way for children (and adults) to reduce anxiety and be more present in the moment. Consider checking out our mindfulness page for resources that can help you take a literal and figurative deep breath. Your children are visiting the "Colt Neighborhood" during the announcements each week - ask them which visit they liked the best and review it together. All of our Neighborhood visits are available on the mindfulness page and on our YouTube page here (this is a link specifically to the Neighborhood playlist).

This week is bittersweet for our campus. This is typically the week we host our winter performances for grades 1-5. It's a special time of the year at LCES. Although we won't be able to gather this season, know that next winter, we'll plan to do the holidays big! Big thanks to Mrs. Adams for the work she is doing with her digital music lessons as well as her choir and musical theater groups to keep the spirit of singing alive! Did you see the article about her and the kids she's working with in the Lincoln News Messenger - check it out here!

This holiday season will be unlike others. Our team is working on ways to make the season jolly while maintaining social distance. Please help us keep our students and staff safe by ensuring your child wears a well fitted mask (a little wire at the nose seems to help them stay on better!) and that you keep your child home when there is any sign of illness. Please call our office to let us know if your Colt needs to stay home!

Monday - Old Town Pizza Dine Out!

This Monday, 12/7, PTC is partnering with OTP in Lincoln to host an LCES dine out! 15% of all the proceeds from orders that are accompanied with this flier will come back to LCES. So take the night out and pick up some of the best pizza in town all the while supporting our school!

Toy Drive - through Monday, 12/14

Our community is INCREDIBLE! We have three boxes overflowing with gifts and they keep coming in! Many children will go without this season because of the implications of the pandemic. If you are able, please bring a new, unwrappped gift to the office or have your child drop it off in the red boxes at each drop off gate. Thank you!!
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Sami's Circuit Family Night

Get a jump start on your holiday eating by participating in Sami's live workout - it's motivational and is a great way to break a sweat! Join Sami and friends from around the globe on Wed., 12/9 from 6-7 pm. To participate, sign up here: Sami holds a participation raffle - so stay on until the end!
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Mindfulness Corner

If you are looking for ways to relax before school, during a break, or after school, check out our virtual calming corner and other mindfulness resources plus helpful tips for parents to support their child's anxiety - click here!

You can check out all of our Colt Neighborhood videos on You Tube here.

Non-School Days & District Calendar Links


  • Mon., 12/21-Mon., 1/4: Winter Break / no school
  • Mon., 1/18: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day / no school
  • Fri., 2/12-Mon., 2/15: Mini February Break / no school
  • Fri., 3/26: Public Safety (PS) Day*
  • Mon., 3/29-Fri., 4/2: Spring Break / no school
  • Mon., 4/5: Public Safety (PS) Day*
  • Mon., 5/31: Memorial Day / no school
  • Fri., 6/11: Last Day of School

*Fri., 3/26 and Mon., 4/5 are Public Safety (PS) Days - PS days are non student and non teacher work days unless they are needed as make-up days for prior Public Safety closures (smoke, power outages, etc...)


You can find the district calendars for 2020-21 and 2021-22 here.

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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.