Lincoln Crossing Colt Connection

February 17, 2019

Mrs. Hladun's Tidings

We hope you are enjoying your long weekend! We look forward to welcoming our Colts back to campus on Tuesday, 2/18.


It's hard to believe but as of this Friday, we are 2/3 of the way through the school year! The Trimester ends on Fri., 2/22 and report cards will be sent home with students on Friday, 3/8. You are encouraged to contact your teacher with any questions you may have about your child's progress in school.


Box Tops are due to student's teachers this week - visit this link to print a collection sheet. Help us out by checking expiration dates and taping your BTs to these sheets! We appreciate it!


This week, on Thursday, 2/21 from 5:30-6:30 pm, we will be hosting a Family Math Night (click here for a flier). We'll be providing resources for families to support their child at home, introducing families to some fun math games that build skills, too, and sharing a fun tool you can used called 'math talks' that will help parents see how their child is 'seeing math' and applying their skills. Join us!


If you've been here in years past, you'll remember that the spring time is traditionally a very busy time at LCES with many activities, field trips, performances, and it's also assessment season. If you have any questions about what's going on at school, we invite you to contact your child's teacher, look at our school calendar (via our website, this newsletter, or our free app - see the links below), or contact the school's front office.


Our Lost & Found is getting full - please take a minute to label your child's jackets, sweaters, hats, gloves, lunch boxes, and water bottles (we always make it a point to get things back to kids), but we will be donating items after Friday, 3/15.

New Student Registration (including TK & K) for 2019-20 School Year

New student registration for the 2019-20 year has begun and we have taken in many K and TK applications already! All the information you need about registration can be found on our website (www.lces.wpusd.org) or via the school district's site at www.wpusd.org.


Key Next Steps (Friday, 3/1 is the next big date to keep in mind)


  • Current LCES families who are bringing in new kindergarten students must submit their registration materials by 4pm on Friday, 3/1 in order to secure their child's spot in our K program.
  • The district will host a lottery in early March for the district's TK program - we encourage you to submit any applications for TK by Friday, 3/1 so that your application is a part of the lottery - contact Scott Pickett at the District Office for more information about the lottery process.
  • All current LCES families will receive a form later this month where they indicate if they plan to return to LCES in the fall - stay tuned.
  • We'll be updating all families about K registration as soon as we can confirm our registration for next year - we hope to be in touch with all incoming K families in March/early April.


Where to get forms, links & more information:

StarStruck is Around the Corner!

Your child has brought home/will be bringing home an order form for purchasing tickets to the evening StarStruck shows on 2/27 and/or 2/28! We'll limit the tickets/family at first to ensure every family can get tickets, but unlimited tickets will be available to families beginning on Thursday, 2/21. Check out the letter that came home for the ticket order form. Any questions about the SS program can be directed to your child's teacher. Any questions about tickets can be directed to Michelle in the front office.


Description:On their show day, students should plan to arrive in their classrooms between 5:30-5:40 pm. There will be a 6 pm and 7 pm show; students will be dismissed from classroom following the 7 pm show concludes (around 7:45 pm).


Classes performing on Wednesday, 2/27 at 6pm and 7 pm:

K: Warren, Giannini; 1st: Risucci, Wetzstein; 2nd: Stelma, Beatty; 3rd: Botonis, Stuckey; 4th: Shye, Williams; 5th: Wright, Sliepen


Classes performing on Thursday, 2/28 at 6pm and 7pm:

K: Swanson, Fleshman; 1st: Cook, Cassidy; 2nd: Ochoa, Shelton; 3rd: Bombard, Crook; 4th: Coleman; 4/5 Combo: Whiteside; 5th: Hill

Academic Talent Search ATS Testing 2/25/2019

We will be offering Academic Talent Search Testing for fourth and fifth grade students on February 25, 2019 at 2:00pm. ATS is a summer program offered by Sacramento State for students in grades 4 - 9. It give students the opportunity to study fields like art, business, computer science, engineering, law and science as well as other subjects.


Taking the test automatically qualifies you to participate in ATS. The test will take a little more than an hour.


Here are the steps to participate:

1. Return the form by Tuesday February 19, 2019 we need these a week ahead so we can get the appropriate number of testing materials.

2. Have your student bring the $20.00 testing fee THE DAY OF THE TEST (cash, check or money order payable to ATS).


If you are unable to attend the testing date there are other dates offered at Sacramento State and are listed on the note sent home.


Please contact Assistant Principal Kristen Beck with any questions by calling the school.

Travel Studies

All Travel Study/Independent Study requests must be turned into Tricia in the front office FIRST. She will ensure that the teacher receives the request in a timely fashion! Thank you for following this important protocol so we can ensure your child gets credit for his/her travel study!

Upcoming Events

Our calendar is always up to date with the latest information about events at LCES. All event flyers can be found on our calendar and/or at our PeachJar site.


Week of February 18th:

  • Mon., 2/18: No School
  • Tues., 2/18, lunchtime: Leadership Ambassador Action Team Meetings (Beautification & Kindness)
  • Tues., 2/18 2:45 pm-3:45 pm: Math Tutoring for invited 2nd graders
  • Wed., 2/20: Box Tops Due
  • Wed., 2/20, lunchtime: Leadership Ambassador Action Team Meetings (Cares)
  • Wed., 2/20, 2:45-4 pm: Peter Pan, Jr. Ensemble Rehearsal; Music Room
  • Wed., 2/20, 2:45-3:45 pm: Math Tutoring for invited 1st, 4th and 5th graders
  • Thurs., 2/21: Star Struck tickets can be purchased without per family limits
  • Thurs., 2/21, 12:30-1:20 pm: Leadership Ambassador Council Meeting
  • Thurs., 2/21, 2:45-3:45 pm: Math Tutoring for invited 4th and 5th graders
  • Thurs., 2/21, 5:30-6:30 pm: Family Math Night! (click here for flier)
  • Fri., 2/22: End of 2nd Trimester (report cards go home on 3/8)
  • Fri., 2/22: Colt Pride Day
  • Fri., 2/22, 2-3:30 pm: Peter Pan, Jr. Ensemble & Cast Rehearsal, MPR Stage


Week of February 25th:

  • Week of 2/25: Read Across America Week
  • Mon., 2/25: Early Release Day
  • Mon., 2/25 1-1:40 pm: Leadership Ambassador Council Meeting
  • Mon., 2/25, 1:45-2:40 pm: Choir Rehearsal
  • Mon., 2/25, 2-3 pm: Optional Academic Talent Search Assessment given
  • Tues., 2/26, lunchtime: Leadership Ambassador Action Team Meetings (Beautification & Kindness)
  • Tues., 2/26, 2:45-3:45 pm: Song Writers Workshop #2
  • Tues., 2/26, 2:45 pm-3:45 pm: Math Tutoring for invited 2nd graders
  • Wed., 2/27, lunchtime: Leadership Ambassador Action Team Meetings (Cares)
  • Wed., 2/27, 2:45-4 pm: Peter Pan, Jr. Ensemble Rehearsal; Music Room
  • Wed., 2/27, 2:45-3:45 pm: Math Tutoring for invited 1st, 4th and 5th graders
  • Wed., 2/27, 5-9 pm: PTC Panda Express Dine Out
  • Wed., 2/27, 6 pm, 7 pm: Star Struck (see details above)
  • Thurs., 2/28, 12:50-1:20 pm, Music Room: Peter Pan, Jr. Choir Rehearsal
  • Thurs., 2/28, 2:45-3:45 pm: Math Tutoring for invited 3rd, 4th and 5th graders
  • Thurs., 2/28, 6 pm, 7 pm: Star Struck (see details above)
  • Fri., 3/1: Colt Pride Day
  • Fri., 3/1, 2-3:30 pm: Peter Pan, Jr. Ensemble & Cast Rehearsal, MPR Stage
  • Fri., 3/1, 4 pm: Last opportunity for current LCES families to submit K registration and have their K spot guaranteed
  • Sat., 3/2, 6 pm: Boots and Bling Sweetheart Dance at TBMS


Week of March 4th:

  • Mon., 3/4: Early Release Day
  • Mon, 3/4: APEX Fun Run Kicks Off (Fun Run is on Wed., 3/13)
  • Mon., 3/4, 1-1:40 pm: Leadership Ambassador Council Meeting
  • Mon., 3/4, 1:45-2:40 pm: Choir Rehearsal
  • Tues., 3/5, 10:05-10:20 am: Leadership Ambassador Meeting
  • Tues., 3/5, lunchtime: Leadership Ambassador Action Team Meetings (Beautification & Kindness)
  • Tues., 3/5, 2:45 pm-3:45 pm: Math Tutoring for invited 2nd graders
  • Tues., 3/5, 5 pm: PTC Meeting; Library
  • Wed., 3/6, lunchtime: Leadership Ambassador Action Team Meetings (Cares)
  • Wed., 3/6, 2:45-4 pm: Peter Pan, Jr. Ensemble Rehearsal; Music Room
  • Wed., 3/6, 2:45-3:45 pm: Math Tutoring for invited 1st, 4th and 5th graders
  • Thurs., 3/7, 12:50-1:20 pm, Music Room: Peter Pan, Jr. Choir Rehearsal
  • Thurs., 3/7, 2:45-3:45 pm: Math Tutoring for invited 3rd, 4th and 5th graders
  • Fri., 3/8: Colt Pride Day
  • Fri., 3/8: Trimester 2 Report Cards Sent Home
  • Fri., 3/8, 2-3:30 pm: Peter Pan, Jr. Ensemble & Cast Rehearsal, MPR Stage


Preview of Week of March 11th:

  • We anticipate that the district will host the TK Lottery this week
  • ELPAC Testing begins for our English Language Learners
  • Tues., 3/12: Songwriters Workshop #3
  • Wed., 3/13: APEX Fun Run Day!
  • Donating Lost and Found after 3/15


*all Leadership, Musical Theater, and Choir program details are on Mrs. Adam's website or click the link below.

Upcoming Non School Days & Early Release Days - Winter/Spring 2019

  • Saturday, 4/13-Monday, 4/22: Spring Break (School Resumes on Tuesday, 4/23)
  • Monday, 5/27: Memorial Day
  • Week of June 3rd-June 7th: Early Release Days (1:40 Release)
  • Saturday, 6/8 - Wednesday, 8/14: Summer Break (School Starts on Thursday, 8/15)
Leadership Ambassador Info is Online!

Visit our website for the most updated schedules for our Leadership Ambassador Program, including the greeter schedule!

Food Service - menus, pricing and more!

Click for more information about school meal pricing and breakfast and lunch menus. You can also access My School Bucks to add to your child's lunch balance and submit an online application for free/reduced meals.

Parking vs. Drop Off/Pick Up Areas

Click to view a map that identifies appropriate drop off/pick up areas and parking areas. It is much less congested between between 7:50-8:00 am and again between 2:50-3 pm. Supervision is provided at 7:55 am and until 3 pm (2 on ER days).

2018-19 and 2019-20 School Year Calendars

The district has approved and published 2 years of school calendars! Click for details!

Lincoln Crossing Mission Statement

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.

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It's a Great Day to be a Colt!