LSES Weekly Update

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Week of February 15-19

Principal's Message

Dear families,

Our focus this month has been in reading, comprehension, and applying what we learn to real life situations. Students should be reading at least 20 minutes every day in order to improve their skills. Make reading a part of your family time! You can also read to your student and ask questions about it to increase their comprehension skills. Students can read a book, a magazine, directions to a recipe, a comic book, or information about a particular product at the store. It is important that they familiarize with the different types of written text that we come across in our daily lives. Also, you may help your students by asking questions about everyday life to help them use the skills they learn in school to solve those problems. Parents are the first and most important teachers in a student’s life!

Have a wonderful week,

Carmen Brodniak

Lincoln Street Principal


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A peek into the 5th grade...

Hello friends and family of LSES 5th graders!

We have sure had a busy year in science! The students have been demonstrating some extraordinary skills in writing, art, projects, labs, and more. Two of our most recent projects were our Silly Putty Lab and our Water Footprint Pledge Project.

During our Silly Putty Lab, the students were able to create their own silly putty and complete a three-day lab following the scientific method. This was great practice in preparing for this year’s Science Fair, which you will be hearing more about at the end of February. You will also be receiving a detailed project packet for their projects at that time as well. The Science Fair will take place on April 28th.

In addition to our work using the scientific method, we participated in a Water Footprint Pledge Project in which the students investigated the scarcity of freshwater on Earth and analyzed their individual water footprint. Working through the organization “Change the Course” (, a project dedicated to giving back 1,000 gallons of water to the Colorado River for those who pledge to shrink their water footprint, the students and myself were able to write a pledge paper giving back 81,000 gallons of freshwater to the Colorado River! As a class, my students were amazed to see the impact that their contribution made to restore one of America’s most historic and socially important river systems.

Please check out the photos of our 5th graders at work and in action!

Blessings to you all,

Mrs. Schmidt


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Why is it so important to attend every day?

• Learning is a progressive activity; each day's lessons build upon those of the previous day(s).

• Reading the material and completing work independently does not compensate for the loss of insight gained during class discussion or the loss of competency acquired through explanation or supervised drill.

• Many classes use lectures, discussions, demonstrations, experiments and participation as part of the daily learning activities, and these cannot be made up by those who are absent.

• Regular student participation in daily classroom activities plays a significant role in a student's school success. Are there other benefits to my child?

• Students with good attendance records generally achieve higher grades and enjoy school more.

• Having a good education will help to give your child the best possible start in life.

• Regular school attendance patterns encourage the development of other responsible patterns of behavior.

• Students who develop an "on the job" attitude toward school will be more desirable to future employers.


3rd grade visits OMSI

Last week, the 3rd grade visited OMSI - Oregon Museum of Science and Industry. The students started off their field trip with a 3D movie about the migration of the Monarch butterfly. Afterwards, students had lunch and then explored the many hands on exhibits focused on natural sciences, industry, and technology.


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Pacific Universtity students visit 1st graders

Last week, Pacific University pharmacy students came to speak with our 1st graders about the dangers of medications that could be poisonous if not taken properly with adult supervision. Students were "certified" in identifying potentially poisonous medications and given Mr. Yuk stickers to take home. Every Mr. Yuk sticker tells you and your family who to call for help. Mr. Yuk stickers say “NO!” to little children or anyone who can’t read warning labels on the many dangerous products in your home.


What's happening next week:


No School - President's Day


6th grade Mad Scientist assembly 10:00AM

TAG grades 4&5 1:15PM-2:00PM

Chess Club 2:10PM-3:30PM

5th & 6th grade band 2:10-3:45

BLAST 2:10PM-5:00PM

Mariachi 4:00PM-5:30PM


Early Release/Salida temprana 1:35PM

Adelante Chicas 1:40PM-4:00PM

BLAST 1:40PM-5:00PM


PTO parent meeting 7:45AM-8:45AM

TAG grades 6A & 6B 1:15PM-2:00PM

Chess Club 2:10PM-3:30PM

Lynx Academy 2:10PM-4:00PM

BLAST 2:10PM-5:00PM

Mariachi 4:00PM-5:30PM


TAG grades 2 & 3 1:15PM-2:00PM

Lynx Academy 2:10PM-4:00PM

BLAST 2:10PM-5:00PM


Chess Tournament at Lincoln Street 8:00AM

Lincoln Street Elementary

Lincoln Street Elementary serves over 560 elementary students in grades K-6. Our school has a Dual Language Program in grades K-3 and we hope to add a new grade level per school year until we complete a K-6 Dual Language program. Please visit our Website or contact our school for additional information regarding our programs and services, or to get involved in our school.