Lincoln Crossing Colt Connection

October 7, 2018

Mrs. Hladun's Tidings

We hope you are enjoying a lovely long weekend and taking time to refresh and recharge! We are quickly moving towards the end of the first trimester - it ends on Fri., 11/2! A few reminders about special school hours and non school days this fall:


  • Monday, 10/8 - no school (fall mini-break)
  • Monday, 10/22 - no school (staff have a professional development day)
  • Friday, 11/9 - 12:30 pm release day for grades 1-5; ALL K attends from 8-11:20 am (to accommodate parent/teacher conferences)
  • Monday, 11/12 - no school (Veteran's Day)
  • Tuesday, 11/13-Friday, 11/16 - 12:30 pm release day for grades 1-5; ALL K attends from 8-11:20 am (to accommodate parent/teacher conferences)
  • Monday, 11/19-Friday, 11/23 - no school (Thanksgiving); we resume on Mon., 11/26
  • Friday, 12/21-Fri., 1/4 - no school (Winter Break); we resume on Mon., 1/7

Lockout Drill - Tuesday, 10/9

Each month, we host a fire drill/evacuation, and we also practice a variety of other drill types. On Tuesday, 10/9, we'll be hosting a "Lockout" drill. Here's some information about Lockouts.



  • WHY? a "Lockout" would be called if there was a need to keep students and staff inside, but there was not an immediate threat to student safety. Examples might be an animal that is loose on campus (it's happened!), or police activity in the area but not in proximity to LCES.
  • WHAT DO STAFF DO? we secure our campus (lock all doors and gates) so that no one can get in. Staff take role and our office team verifies that all students are accounted for. Staff continue teaching activities.
  • WHAT DO STUDENTS DO? staff will move students to their classroom or other space (i.e. MPR) and class activities continue on as normal.
  • WHAT ABOUT RESTROOM USE? it depends; if the threat is significant and doesn't diminish, we may not allow students to leave to use the restroom (although all rooms have an emergency restroom bucket available to use if needed); if the threat isn't local, facilitated restroom use might be allowed - we would rely on the input from the district & local law enforcement to make a decision on restroom use.
  • WOULD PARENTS BE INFORMED? yes, although you may not be informed after the fact (i.e. if it was a wild animal); information would come to you via a School Messenger email (like this newsletter); we may also communicate via our website, our school app and/or a phone message; if the situation was urgent, we'd be sure to be in touch with families as soon as we can ensure the kids are safe.
  • CAN I CHECK OUT MY CHILD DURING A LOCKOUT? probably not (depends on the threat), but you can as soon as the threat has subsided.

For more information, check out this informational flier - focus on the section with the blue circle w/ 2 hands. If you have any questions, please contact Jen Hladun at jhladun@wpusd.org or Kristen Beck at kbeck@wpusd.org.

Red Ribbon Week!

Red Ribbon Week is traditionally celebrated the last week or so of October. The goal is to help students consider their responsibility in making healthy choices, as well as to open the dialogue between parents and students, and students and teachers (in a developmentally appropriate way) about the negative impact drugs can have on achieving your dreams. This year, we'll be celebrating Red Ribbon Week by:


  • students will be working with their art docents to make a Red Ribbon Week themed door decoration that will start in the classrooms and then migrate to the MPR for display
  • inviting our first responders to our annual Carnoween on Fri., 10/26
  • hosting a dress up spirit week (see below)
  • watch for a special surprise to come home to commemorate the week!

Red Ribbon Dress Up Week!

  • Monday: "Sock it to Drugs" (crazy socks)
  • Tuesday: "Too Bright for Drugs" (neon/sunglasses)
  • Wednesday: "Say Boo to Drugs" (Halloween costumes or spirited items)
  1. Children MUST be able to use the restroom independently if they come in costume
  2. No weapons, no masks, nothing that might be scary for younger kiddos (remember we have a TK on site!)
  3. Consider sending your child in spirited items and saving the costume for the evening!
  • Thursday: "Give Drugs the Boot" (country western day)
  • Friday: "Put a Stop to Drugs" (wear red)

Upcoming Events

Our calendar is always up to date with the latest information about events at LCES. Please check there for contact info, event fliers, etc...
  • Fri., 10/5 - Mon., 10/8: No School; school resumes on Tuesday, 10/9
  • Tues., 10/9: Leadership Ambassador Action Team Meetings (Beautification & Kindness)
  • Tues., 10/9: Lockout/Evacuation Drill planned
  • Tues., 10/9, 6 pm: 5th grade families - Fort Bragg Info Meeting in the Library
  • Wed., 10/10: Leadership Ambassador Action Team Meetings (Cares & Pride)
  • Thurs., 10/11: Leadership Ambassadors Council meeting at lunch
  • Fri., 10/12: Colt Spirit Day - wear Colt gear or school colors!
  • Fri., 10/12, 2-2:40 pm: Musical Theater rehearsal
  • Mon., 10/15: Early Release Day
  • Mon., 10/15, 1-1:40 pm: Leadership Ambassador Council Meeting
  • Mon., 10/15, 1:45-2:40 pm: LCES Choir Rehearsal
  • Tues., 10/15: Leadership Ambassador Action Team Meetings (Beautification & Kindness)
  • Wed., 10/17: Picture Retake/Makeup Day
  • Wed., 10/17: Leadership Ambassador Action Team Meetings (Cares & Pride)
  • Fri., 10/19: Colt Spirit Day - wear Colt gear or school colors!
  • Fri., 10/19, 2-2:40 pm: Musical Theater rehearsal
  • Mon., 10/22: No School; school resumes on Tuesday, 10/23
  • Week of 10/23: Red Ribbon Week Begins (door decorating, fall carnival, etc...)
  • Tues., 10/23: Box Tops are Due - click here to print a collection sheet(s)
  • Tues., 10/23: Leadership Ambassador Action Team Meetings (Beautification & Kindness)
  • Tues., 10/23, 4-8 pm: PTC Chipotle Dine Out - click here for flier
  • Wed., 10/24: Leadership Ambassador Action Team Meetings (Cares & Pride)
  • Thurs., 10/25: Leadership Ambassadors Council meeting at lunch
  • Fri., 10/26: Colt Spirit Day - wear Colt gear or school colors!
  • Fri., 10/26, 2-2:40 pm: Musical Theater rehearsal
  • Fri., 10/26, 4-7 pm: PTC Fall Carnival and Trunk or Treat
  • Week of 10/29: Red Ribbon Week Dress Up (see details above)
  • Mon., 10/29: Early Release Day
  • Mon., 10/29, 1-1:40 pm: Leadership Ambassador Council Meeting
  • Mon., 10/29, 1:45-2:40 pm: LCES Choir Rehearsal
  • Tues., 10/30: Leadership Ambassador Action Team Meetings (Beautification & Kindness)
  • Wed., 10/31: Leadership Ambassador Action Team Meetings (Cares & Pride)
  • Fri., 11/2: End of Trimester 1
  • Fri., 11/2: Colt Spirit Day - wear Colt gear or school colors!
  • Fri., 11/2, 2-2:40 pm: Musical Theater rehearsal
  • Sun., 11/4, 11 am-2 pm: PTC Mom's Paint Brunch - click here to get tickets


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

Leadership Ambassador Info is Online!

Visit our website for the most updated schedules for our Leadership Ambassador Program, including the greeter schedule! You can also find information about our leadership program action teams here: http://lces.wpusd.org/subsites/music/index.html

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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