Lincoln School News


Message from Mrs. Hawkins

Lincoln Families and Friends,

“Work hard, play hard” is the unofficial motto for October at Lincoln School.

As I walk through Lincoln hallways it is so exciting to see our students engaged in learning. Students are working hard and learning routines. They are reading books and practicing math problems. They are learning how to work collaboratively and independently. They are truly “working hard.”

We also believe students need time to build relationships and have some fun. A recent example of “playing hard” is the day at Manthey Park playing at the We All Play Playground and Miracle Field. The PE Department set up this field trip for all students and each grade had an hour to play at the park. I was able to go with 2nd and 5th grade and it was a joy to see so many smiles and hear the sounds of kids having fun with friends. There will be another fun day on October 28th when the PE department sets up the Lincoln Maze in the large gym. This is also the day many classrooms will have a Fall Celebration. The student council is planning a dress up day to correspond with the Lincoln Maze on Friday. Students are invited to dress like a teacher/adult while the staff will be dressing like students.

We look forward to seeing families at fall conferences in November. The link to sign up is included in this newsletter. Have you been looking for other opportunities to get involved with the school? If so, we have two positions available at Lincoln School for Educational Assistants. EAs (Educational Assistants), support students in the classroom and at lunch and recess. We are also looking for substitute teachers and paras to support our school. If you or someone you know is interested, please contact me.

Best Regards,

Mrs. Hawkins, Lincoln Principal

Fundraiser Pick Up

The fundraiser pick up will be Monday, October 24th from 4-6, Lincoln School Small Gym. Due to limited freezer space here at Lincoln, if you aren't able to pick up your items during this time, we ask you to please make other arrangements.

We are also looking for 2 more volunteers to help with this event. If you can help us out, please call the Lincoln Office at 444-8100.

Open Positions

Are you interested in working at Lincoln School? We have tow Educational Assistant position open. Click here for more information and to apply.

Book Fair Volunteers Needed

Scholastic Book Fair is coming up the week of November 14th. Here is a link to the Lincoln Book Fair Page. We are also looking for volunteers to help make the Book Fair a success.

Book Fair Hours:

  • 11/14 from 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

  • 11/15 from 3:00 PM - 7:30 PM
  • 11/16 from 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • 11/17 from 3:00 PM - 7:30 PM
  • 11/18 from 7:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Lunch Schedule

1st Grade 10:55

5th Grade 11:05

2nd Grade 11:25

4th Grade 11:40

Kdg 11:55

3rd Grade 12:15

If you are interested in visiting during lunch, we hope you will consider trying the school lunch. an adult lunch is $4.95. All visitors should bring a drivers license and check in at the office. Visitors joining us for lunch will eat with their student in the lunchroom.

Red Ribbon Week

All families are invited to the Red Ribbon Week kick-off event on Tuesday, October 25, from 5:00-6:30pm at Owatonna Middle School.

  • Free food
  • Fun activities
  • Halloween treats and prizes
  • 4th grade “Celebrate Life, Live Drug Free!” poster contest winners

The Safe and Drug Free Coalition and Public Health will share literature for parents on how to keep kids healthy and drug/vape free. Sponsored by OHS SHOC (Students Helping Others Choose).

Student Council Dress Up Day

Student Council is inviting you to dress up like a teacher and the staff members are invited to dress up like a student on October 28th.


Owatonna Public Schools and Exchange Club Center for Family Unity invite you to a free screening of "Screenagers: Growing up in the Digital Age," the first feature documentary to explore the impact of screen technology on kids and offer parents and families proven solutions that work.

Tuesday, November 1

6:00-7:30 pm

Owatonna Middle School, 500 15th Street NE

Register here

Lincoln Winter Concert

The Lincoln Winter Concert will be Tuesday, November 29th in the OHS Auditorium for 4th, 5th & Choir students. Choir members should report at 6:40 p.m. in the Choir Room (D-201). All participating 4th and 5th grade students should arrive at OHS at 6:40 PM and go to their assigned areas. A map will be sent home with students closer to the concert date with room assignments.

Parent Teacher Conferences

Parent Teacher Conferences will be November 15th from 3-7, 17th from 3-7 and 18th from 7:40 - 12:00. Please use this link to sign up for a 20 minute conference with your child's teacher.

Mark your Calendars

November 3rd - End of 1st Qtr

November 4th - No School, Teacher Workday

November 8th - PTO Meeting; 6:00 IMC

November 14th - 18th - PTO Book Fair

November 15th - Parent Teacher Conferences 3-7

November 17th - Parent Teacher Conferences 3-7

November 18th - Parent Teacher Conferences 7:40 - 12:00

November 23rd - November 25th - No School; Thanksgiving Break

November 28th & 29th - Let's Smile Dental Clinic

November 29th - Lincoln Winter Concert 4th/5th & Choir; 6:45 OHS

Let's Support Team "L"

Lincoln School is part of Buffalo Wild Wings Home Team Advantage program. Lincoln PTO will receive 10% of your total sale when mentioning Team “L” to the server or cashier (dine-in or take-out) anytime you are dining at BWW. Don’t forget to mention that you are supporting Lincoln PTO or Team L and Buffalo Wild Wings will take care of the rest. Thank you for your support!
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