The Lincoln Lightning

"Your SPARK of information!"

March 11th, 2022

Good afternoon,

I'm hoping you're all being rejuvenated by the sunshine today and are getting excited for Spring Break. Whether your family is traveling or embracing a Staycation, I hope you have an opportunity to disconnect from daily stressors and connect with the ones you love.

As Social and Emotional Learning continues to be one of our focuses, we are continuing to learn about ourselves through our Wauwatosa Vision of a Graduate. In March, our monthly theme focuses on the importance of a Growth Mindset. I'm so impressed with how our students are exhibiting perseverance and grit as they work toward academic as well as social and emotional goals. After Spring Break 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders will begin their state testing with the Forward Exam. We know that a growth mindset and positive attitude will be assets for them as they share their learning.

~ 'Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.'

In Partnership,

Michelle Miner, Ed.D

Principal, Lincoln Elementary

Please make sure to click on the links below:

Junior Kindergarten News

Senior Kindergarten News

1st Grade News

2nd Grade News

3rd Grade News

4th Grade News

5th Grade News

Vision Screening March 31st

All SK and 5th grade students will be offered a vision screening by our district nurses.

Parents may opt out of vision screening for any reason.

Please read the parent letter below:

Vision Screening Letter

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Important Dates to Remember:

Friday, March 18th - Rock Your Socks Day! Report cards available on-line; last day of school before spring break

Monday, March 21st through March 27th - NO SCHOOL; Spring Break

Monday, March 28th - Classes Resume

Thursday, March 31st - Vision Screening for SK and 5th graders

*Early Release - every Wednesday at 2:20pm

*Soft Landing for Morning Entry - 8:00-8:15am at our Underwood Ave. entrance. Please utilize our 'Hug and Go' area and be mindful of the handicapped parking area in the middle. Also, our neighbors would ask that you not block their driveways during this time and dismissal.


Please click on this link to see the books available!

Women's History Library of Books

March Library Choice Board

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Spring Concert

The Lincoln Music Staff is happy to announce the return of our 4th and 5th Grade Band, Choir, and Orchestra Spring Concert! We invite families to join us on Monday, May 2nd at 7:00 PM in the Lincoln gym. Our students are very excited to share their learning with you in person!

District Updates for Families + Students March 7 - 11, 2022

NEW: Additional Week Added to USTEM, WSTEM, Montessori + MSTEM Lottery

The Wauwatosa School District has been informed that some families were unable to access or complete the required forms in Infinite Campus to participate in the Underwood STEM (USTEM), Wauwatosa STEM (WSTEM), Wauwatosa Montessori and Middle School STEM lotteries. Therefore, from Monday, March 14 to Friday March 18 at 4 pm, the lottery will re-open to allow families to submit their applications.

Individuals are strongly encouraged to submit their applications via Infinite Campus. Instructions for submitting via Infinite Campus can be found here. If you are unable to access or complete the form(s) in Infinite Campus, please call Debbie Hoppe at (414) 773-1085 or email You may also visit the Student Services Department at the Fisher Administration Building (12121 W. North Avenue) to complete a paper form. Lottery results will be mailed out no later than April 1, 2022.

FINAL REMINDER: Strategic Planning Survey

The Wauwatosa School District greatly values and appreciates the input and diverse perspectives provided by its community members. As we begin to develop an updated strategic plan, all members of the community are encouraged to provide their thoughts and perspectives via a short survey. The results of this survey will help the District identify the primary areas of focus and develop effective strategies that will guide our efforts in the coming months and years. This survey will be the primary method for collecting community input. We will not be holding listening sessions, so all individuals are strongly encouraged to complete the survey as soon as possible. The survey will close at 4 pm on Thursday, March 17, 2022.

NEW: April 2022 Planetarium Show

Attend the April 2022 planetarium show at Wauwatosa West High School and connect to the sky above! Constellations is a production of the Daniel M. Soref planetarium at the Milwaukee Public Museum. Please use the links below to reserve your seat.

Thursday, April 7, 7:00 PM

Tuesday, April 12, 7:00 PM

NEW: Recreation Department No School Day Trips

Looking for something for your child to do on their day off school? Check out these great activities from the Wauwatosa Recreation Department!

NEW: Supporting Ukraine

There are unimaginable events happening in Eastern Europe, in Ukraine, and maybe you have been wondering how you can help. Please take a moment to read about just a few of the personal connections WSD employees have with the situation, and then check out the reputable organizations accepting monetary donations to help support Ukraine. At this time we could not find a local establishment collecting non-monetary donations. If you have a connection that you would like to share, please reach out to Lexie Liber ( or Tracy Carus ( Tell us your story! We can add it to the slides. This is not an “over there” travesty; it hits close to home.

FINAL REMINDER: North Avenue Road Closure

Beginning on Monday, March 14, 2022 and continuing through late summer 2022, North Avenue will be closed between 109th Street and 116th Street. Individuals who use this route should use Mayfair Road (Hwy 100) or 124th Street to Burleigh to get around the closure.

REMINDER: Now Enrolling Junior Kindergarten Students

Our Junior Kindergarten (4K or JK) program provides a foundation for learning centered on the social, emotional, physical and intellectual development of your child and prepares them to be confident, independent learners. Classrooms and curriculum are designed to meet the needs of our youngest learners and provide students with opportunities to work and play together using their own curiosity. We also offer wrap-around care through our nationally-recognized provider, Right At School. To begin your child’s online registration, please click here.

Screenagers + Screenagers Next Chapter Viewing

The Longfellow PTA is hosting a free online viewing of Screenagers & Screenagers Next Chapter! Both of these films discuss brain development as it relates to the inundation of screens and social media. There are limited seats available, so sign up to attend as soon as possible. Once you sign up, you will be able to watch both films anytime between March 14 and April 11. More info on both films can be found here.

Wake Up Call Special Presentation

Parents, guardians and staff are invited to attend an eye-opening presentation taking place on Wednesday, April 6 from 6:30-8:00 PM at Wauwatosa West High School. Get practical information on current drug trends, take a walk-through of a teen’s bedroom with more than 50 red flags that could indicate substance use, and learn proactive parenting strategies to keep your child substance free. For more information or to register for this FREE event, please visit: Registration is not required, but preferred for planning purposes. For questions about this event, please contact Ashleigh at


Show your appreciation for our Lincoln Staff by helping to stock the staff lounge. Here are a few items that are always appreciated... A BIG THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO HAS ALREADY DONATED! :)

  • K-cups of any kind (coffee, tea, hot chocolate, cider)
  • Flavored Creams
  • Sodas (regular and diet)
  • Sparkling Water
  • Vitamin Water
  • Healthy Snacks (nuts, protein bars, etc.)
  • Unhealthy Treats (chips, cookies, etc.)
  • Chocolate
  • Paper Plates, Bowls, Coffee Cups, Napkins
  • Anything else you can think of :)

Thanks for your continued support of our amazing staff!


Please note that there is NO PARKING in our drop-off areas on Underwood Ave. Drop-off is south of and north of our handicapped parking. This is an ACTIVE drop-off area. We appreciate your cooperation in keeping traffic moving (especially with our challenging weather). Parking is available on the west side of Underwood and in the surrounding neighborhood.

Math - Sense of Belonging

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There's still time to order your 2022 yearbook! Just go to to find our school's unique page or click the link below.

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