Lincoln Elementary Newsletter

March 2023 Edition

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Congrats to our 5th Grade Yearbook Contest Winners! Thank you for your designs!

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100 Days of School Celebrated 100 Reasons to Love Lincoln (Thank you to our K students, Ms. Bush, Ms. Northup, and Ms. Beatty)!

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100 REASONS TO LOVE 4TH GRADE (THANK YOU TO OUR 4th GRADE STUDENTS, MS. BROWN, and MRS. BLAZIER)!

Important Dates & Information:

IMPORTANT DATES

District School Calendar

March 1: Single Session Day / Professional Development

March 1: The Masked Reader / "Reading is no sweat" (Wear your favorite sweatpants/sweatshirt!)

March 2: PTO Movie Night (6 pm)

March 2: Buddy Class Partner Reading / The Masked Reader / "Hats off to reading" (Wear your favorite hat to school!)

March 3: The Masked Reader / Flashlight Reading / "Slip into a good book" (Wear your favorite pajamas/slippers)

March 8: Community Guest Readers

March 13: Grand Falloons Assembly (2nd grade)

March 16: Math Night (6-7 pm)

March 17: 2nd Grade Musical (LLD, K, 1st & 2nd grade parents)

March 23: Single Session Day / Conferences (5-6:30 pm)

March 28: Single Session Day / Conferences (2-3:30 pm)

March 30: Single Session Day / Conferences (5-6:30 pm)


REMINDERS

-Please join our PTO. Your support has a huge impact on the activities and events we can provide to our Lincoln students. Please visit https://lncpto.wixsite.com/lincolnpto for more details.


GRADE LEVEL NEWS- Please click on the link to view!

ESL

LLD

Kindergarten

1st Grade

2nd Grade

3rd Grade

4th Grade

5th Grade

Physical Education

Students of the Month

Congrats to our Winners!

Reminder

This is the time of the year where the weather is unpredictable. Please keep in mind that students do go outside for recess if the weather is above 35 degrees. We kindly ask that you send your child in with weather appropriate clothes, which includes a hat, scarf, and gloves. Thank you!

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Lincoln's Tournament of Books 2023

Our Annual March Madness- Lincoln School's Tournament of Books has stated! This year we are doing an author edition featuring

@jerrypallotta

Our Sweet 16 has been chosen but "Who Would Win" Lincoln's Book of the Year? Thank you Ms. Eng for leading this!
March Themed Read Aloud Books

Thank you Mrs. Berger!

Mix It Up Day For 2nd Grade

View Flyer HERE for 2nd Grade (translated flyer)


2nd Grade will take place on Friday, March 10th.

Please show your support by allowing your child to wear his/her class color!


2nd GRADE:

Bilodeau: red

De La Cruz: yellow

Geer: blue

Videla: orange

Guarnieri/Brown: green

Primamore: gray

Trzuskoski/Brajoco: black


Why: Mix It Up at Lunch Day encourages students to identify, question and cross social boundaries. Schools can host a Mix It Up event on any day of the year! We ask students to move out of their comfort zones and connect with someone new. It’s a simple act with profound implications that we encourage educators to include in year-round efforts to promote healthy, welcoming school environments. Studies have shown that interactions across group lines can help reduce prejudice. When students interact with those who are different from them, biases and misperceptions can fall away.

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Thank you Mrs. Hupp (4th grade teacher) Ms. BIlodeau (2nd grade teacher) for showcasing these rigorous Black History Month projects!

Standards Based Report Card

This year, our grading process for grades K, 1 & 2 has changed to a standards based grading system. These standards are based on the New Jersey Student Learning Standards and measure your child's growth towards meeting those standards. The first report card will be available in Genesis on Friday, December 16th. You should receive a notification from Genesis that the report card is available.


The district has created a parent handbook explaining standards based grading system. To access this, please click here.


In addition, the rubrics for each grade and content are linked here. *Scroll to the bottom of the page for the rubrics. This describes the behaviors teachers look for from students to determine their understand towards that specific standard.


Any questions, please contact your child's teacher.

SPARKING CURIOSITY

Join Our School for "How To Days"

Goal: To foster a learning environment that embraces partnerships within our local community and provides students an opportunity to participate in real-world learning experiences.


VIEW OUR FLYER HERE!


Share your expertise, hobby, and/or skill with your child's class! We would love to have you! Please e-mail your child's classroom teacher to coordinate your visit.

How To Days- Mrs. Krishnaben Bhavin Patel (Mrs. Sharlow's Class)

We are grateful to Mrs. Krishnaben Bhavin Patel (Ritika's mom) for coming in today to create beautiful Valentine cards for our family and friends. The class really enjoyed the craft. Thank you for coming to share with our class. Ritika was so proud of her mom!

Arrival & Dismissal Procedures

First Week Of School Arrival Procedures For All Students:

  • Please View Map Below for Locations

  • All LLD & K students will enter the building immediately and line up by homeroom in the gym.

  • All 1-2 students will line up on the front island.

  • All 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students will line up near the side entrance.

**Teachers will be outside with signs to help your child locate their classroom teacher.**

Regular Arrival Procedures For All Students:

  • Arrival time for all students is from 8:45 – 8:50 AM. School starts promptly at 8:55 AM. Parents are not permitted to drop off their children at school until 8:45 AM.

  • BUS STUDENTS: Students arriving from a bus are dropped off on the sidewalk in the driveway in front of the school. 4th and 5th grade students will enter using the side entrance. Kindergarten to 3rd grade students will enter using the main entrance.

  • DROP OFF STUDENTS: Students that are driven to school by their parents are let out in the designated drop off zone on the same side as the school on Brookville Rd (yellow curb). 4th and 5th grade students will enter using the side entrance. Kindergarten to 3rd grade students will enter using the main entrance.

    • Reminders:

      • Students should exit the passenger side only and parents should pull all the way up to the end of the pick-up zone.

      • In order to keep the flow of traffic, parents should not exit the car.

      • Please do not park on the other side of Brookville Road.

  • All students will enter the building and wait outside their classroom door under the supervision of teachers on duty.

  • At 8:45 AM all Edison Recreation Before-Care students, who are in the multipurpose room, are dismissed to line up adjacent to their classrooms.

  • LLD & Kindergarten Students: TBD, it will be modified based on construction. Please follow first week's procedures until notified of changes.

  • 1st & 2nd Grade Students: All students will enter the front door after lining up on the island.

  • 3rd, 4th, & 5th Grade Students: All students will enter the side entrance.

Regular Dismissal Procedures For All Students:

  • Dismissal time for students is 3:25 p.m.

  • WALKERS: All students who do not take bus transportation will be dismissed from the side entrance of the school. Parents should meet these students at this location, unless it has been designated by a parent that they may walk home alone. If you are picking up a student, please stay behind the cones and your child will walk to you.

    • Reminders:

      • All parents of walkers will be asked to complete a dismissal form that delineates who the parent may walk home with or if that student has permission to walk alone. Additionally, this form will include information regarding siblings who walk together.

      • Change in dismissal procedure: If there is a change in your child(rens) dismissal procedure, you must call the office and e-mail the homeroom teacher prior to 2:45 pm.

  • BUS STUDENTS: Students taking bus transportation will be escorted to their bus line. Please ensure all students have their bus passes in their bookbags.

AFTER-CARE STUDENTS: All students that are participating in the Edison Township After-Care program will proceed to designated classrooms. Once all students are dismissed, the students will be relocated to the multi-purpose room.

Health Reminders

It’s that time of year again, as per NJ state law- the mandated yearly health screenings are underway! I have joined the fight to save sight for our students by implementing instrument-based vision screenings along with visual acuity-based screenings with an eye chart. The photo screening device (which is like a special camera) can objectively test your child’s eyes for 6 potential visual conditions. It also works with their eyeglasses on and tells if the prescription is correct. It is estimated that 1 in 4 school-aged children has an undiagnosed vision condition that can negatively impact their ability to learn. Children generally don’t complain about their vision and many problems are not obvious. Unfortunately, many eye problems worsen over time. Early detection and treatment is essential to avoid permanent visual impairments. Many conditions are usually treated with eyeglasses. If you have received a vision referral for your child from their health screening, a comprehensive eye exam with an eye care professional is recommended for a formal diagnosis. Please return the referrals to me as soon as possible and together we can win the fight to save sight for our children.


Additional Parent’s Guide for the Flu can be found on the CDC website: https://www.cdc.gov/flu/pdf/freeresources/family/flu-guide-for-parents-2018.pdf


When to keep your child home from school:

-Fever 100 degrees or higher. Children should not come back to school until the temperature is normal for 24 hours without medication.

-vomiting or diarrhea (within the past 24 hours)

-a frequent cough that won’t stop or other problems with breathing

-any rash accompanied by a fever

-sore throat with a fever and/or rash

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Happy birthday to everyone celebrating in MARCH!

Library Card

Edison Public Library Cards are free and available to all students. We encourage you to get yours!

Want Free Books?

Check out Kellogg's Feeding Reading Program to learn how you and your students can get up to 10 free books.

Learn more about our Food Service Program!

Maschio's Welcome Letter (Lincoln Food Program)


  • Breakfast is free to all students. Students order weekly.
  • Lunch is NOT free to all students. A lunch application needs to be submitted prior to the end of September to have continuance of benefits. (Application located below)
  • Reduced Students are free.
  • Paid lunch is $3.00
  • Money can be put on account via My School Bucks. You can also set up an automatic replenishment. Cash and Checks are accepted in school to add to account.
  • Allergy Menus are available.
  • Contact the Food Service Office with any questions - 732-452-2851

Free and Reduced Lunch Application

All families are encouraged to fill out the Free and Reduced Lunch Application to see if they qualify for assistance for the 2022-2023 school year. Even if you have qualified in the past, you need to fill out a new application each school year.


Free & Reduced Lunch Application