The Lincoln Lightning
"Your SPARK of information!"
March 4th, 2022
Dear Lincoln Families,
Moving forward... Questions are being raised about what our new 'normal' is. To be honest, I think we're all still figuring it out.
- I have contacted Sodexo to see if/when our lunch choices might expand but, I'm not sure if that will happen this year.
- We will continue with assigned seats in the lunchroom as it creates order and predictability for our staff and students. We will be able to mix classrooms to provide more opportunities for grade-level connections.
- I'm working with teachers to coordinate volunteer opportunities. More to come from classroom teachers.
- Buddy rooms are being scheduled and it's wonderful to see our older students connecting with their younger peers.
- Treats are still not to be brought in for birthdays. With COVID, we have found many new wonderful ways to celebrate birthdays within our school. These new traditions promote equity within our school and we will continue them.
- Field trips are being planned. I'm hoping we can secure bus drivers.
Thanks to everyone as we quickly transitioned this week. We respect every families' decision about mask-wearing and are having many conversations within our classroom circles about inclusion and acceptance of everyone.
Have a wonderful weekend!
Michelle Miner, Ed.D
Principal, Lincoln Elementary
Please make sure to click on the links below:
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:
Important Dates to Remember:
Monday, March 7th - Trimester 2 Ends
Friday, March 11th - High Interest sign up for 3rd, 4th and 5th grade
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.
SHARE SOME LOVE FOR OUR STAFF - STOCK THE TEACHERS' LOUNGE!
- 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.)
- Paper Plates, Bowls, Coffee Cups, Napkins
- Anything else you can think of :)
Thanks for your continued support of our amazing staff!
DROP OFF PROCEDURES
Lincoln Girls on the Run
District Updates for Families + Students February 28 - March 4, 2022
NEW: School Board Meeting Recap
On Monday, the Wauwatosa School Board held its regularly-scheduled meeting. A recording of the meeting can be found here. At this meeting, several important topics were discussed including COVID-19 mitigation, ESSER funding, the 2022-23 school year calendar and a proposed change to teacher compensation. You can find a summary of the outcomes of this meeting here.
NEW: 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: Medical/Public Health Advisory Panel Meeting
The District’s Medical/Public Health Advisory Panel met virtually on Wednesday, March 2, 2022 to discuss COVID-19 mitigation moving forward. Please find a recording of the meeting here.
NEW: 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.
NEW: Recreation Department is Hiring
The Wauwatosa Recreation Department is now hiring for summer positions including lifeguards, swim instructors, recreation monitors and more! Visit www.tosarec.com to learn more and apply!
NEW: 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.
Junior ACT Date - March 9
On Wednesday, March 9, all high school juniors must report to their school to take the ACT test as required by the state. There will be no classes for students in 9th, 10th and 12th grade. All staff must report to work as usual on this date.
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: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/272236686257. Registration is not required, but preferred for planning purposes. For questions about this event, please contact Ashleigh at email@example.com.
Student Vaccination Records
In compliance with the Wisconsin Student Immunization Law, all student vaccination records are assessed each fall to ensure that each student is sufficiently vaccinated for his/her grade level or has a waiver on file. Immunization records are required at the time of enrollment in the Wauwatosa School District, and parents are asked to report all subsequent vaccinations to the office where their student attends school. It is recommended that you contact your child’s health care provider regarding what vaccinations may be needed. Vaccination requirements from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services can be found at: Student Immunization Law Age/Grade Requirements. Parents of current K4 and grade 5 students are particularly encouraged to review the additional vaccinations that are required for students entering kindergarten and grade 6.
WI DHS Age/Grade Requirements - languages other than English
Wauwatosa Health Department (414)479-8936
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.
- Ordering deadline: April 1st, 2022
- Click here to order: https://www.vipis.com/group/43c8d848/lincoln-elementary