September 9, 2022
Lincoln leopards are respectful, responsible, and safe!
District and School Theme-Be Here, Be You, Belong!
Highlights you will find:
- Dates to remember
- Principals Desk
- Staff Spotlight
- From the office
- 5th-grade Choir sign up
Friday, September 16, 2022-PTO Meeting 9-11 at the St. Charles Library
Friday, September 16, 2022-St. Charles East Homecoming Parade (Grades 3-5 attend the parade)
Last Friday our staff engaged in professional learning focused on student data. In the morning our staff engaged in prioritizing adult actions to continue to build a strong sense of belonging at Lincoln for each student.
In the afternoon teams met and discussed i-Ready fall diagnostic results. We identified areas of success and room for improvement. Based on this data and following best practices approaches, our talented teams began to identify focus and adult actions that will support student growth while aligning to priority standards and building goals. This week we met and reviewed the iReady data along with other information and identified students who will work with our reading specialist or math specialist or the classroom teacher in small groups for interventions. Letters for those students will be coming home today in their backpacks. This is extra support to provide increased explicit instruction to ensure students are on track to meet grade-level standards.
Yesterday evening was our first open house which took the place of our curriculum night. Students led their parents through the school, sharing routines, introducing them to staff, and showing the various learning environments they have at Lincoln. It was a wonderful shift, seeing the students take ownership. There was a lot of positive energy, but I would also like to get feedback from you, if you have a few moments please share your insight on this google form, while it's fresh.
Name: Andrea Estabrook
Occupation: Kindergarten Teacher
Place of birth: Ohio
Family: Ryan (husband), Adelyn (12), Landon (9)
Favorite sport: Basketball
Favorite thing to do over the weekend: Spend time with my
Best places to visit: the beach
Favorite book: Perfect Square
Favorite food: tacos
Dairy Queen or Oberweis? Oberweis - chocolate peanut
Favorite Season: Summer
Favorite College: The Ohio State University
Airplane or Road trip: both!
Fun Facts: My childhood home in Ohio has an airstrip in the
the backyard and my dad and brother are both pilots.
FROM THE OFFICE:
Smartwatches and Phones
Technology can be a wonderful way to keep in touch with family members. However, smartwatches and phones can become quite disruptive to the learning environment when parents are contacting their children throughout the day (and vice versa). The Elementary School Handbook contains the following language:
Students are extended the privilege of possessing phones/smartwatches on school grounds; however, their use is limited to after-school dismissal and non-school days. These devices must be in the off position, or not used once the student arrives on campus until the end of the school day.
Teachers will be requesting that students leave their watches and phones in backpacks or another class-designated place each day when they enter the classroom so that learning can continue uninterrupted.
October 14, 2022 - Picture Re-take Day
Absences (other than sick days or doctor appointments) during the school year are considered UNEXCUSED unless a pre-arranged absence form is completed. This form allows students to make up homework missed during the absence. Forms must be received at least two school days prior to the absence. Pre-arranged absences shall be limited to 5 per year.
Here is a link to this form - D303 Pre-arranged Absence Form. Feel free to have your child turn this form in to their teacher or submit it to the front office.
FROM THE NURSE:
As a reminder,
All kindergarten students require a complete physical examination with up to date immunizations, a dental examination and a vision examination.
All transfer students should have their health records from the previous school transferred to Lincoln OR get a hardcopy. These health records will include a physical examination with up to date immunizations, a dental examination and a vision exam.
ALL 2ND GRADERS require a dental examination. It may be beneficial to schedule sooner rather than later.
Thank you for your patience during the season of forms! All forms can be found on the district web page under Health Services.
We wanted to let our Lincoln families know that you are welcome to bring a special lunch in for your child on their birthday or half-birthday only. One parent is also welcome to join them for lunch on that day in the lunchroom. Please refrain from dropping off lunches if it is not your child's birthday.
Art Volunteers In the Classroom
Do you want to volunteer at Lincoln but have limited time?
AVIC might be your answer!
Get creative in the classroom! Once a month, share art through presentations and art projects. There are framed prints hanging in the halls for your inspiration. Each print has a resource packet full of information and ideas for lessons and art projects.
Volunteer for your child’s class! The students love the fun and educational presentations. We need 2-4 volunteers to share the responsibility in each classroom.
If no one volunteers for your child’s class, think of what they’ll be missing!
If you’re interested in volunteering or learning more about AVIC, please contact:
Below is the SignUp Genius link. I’m sorry to get this to you so late.
10th Annual Lincoln Run-a-Thon
10th Annual Lincoln Run-a-Thon
The Run-a-Thon kicked off this week! This is an annual fundraiser for the Lincoln PTO. Students will participate in the Run-a-Thon during P.E. class on September 27th. Parents are welcome to participate with their students that day! Funds raised go right back to supporting Lincoln School, Students and Staff. Please make sure to look for the packet of information that came home with your student. Thanks for your support!
Attention 5th Grade Families! Does your child like to sing? Choir registration is happening now for all 5th grade students interested in learning more about team building, vocal technique, and unison and part-singing, all through a rich variety of vocal music repertoire! Choir will be held before school on Monday mornings at Munhall, starting Monday, September 26th! Click here for more information and to register your 5th grade student for choir!
You may email Erika Hammons with any questions you may have: