Lincoln Monthly Newsletter

September 2019

FROM THE PRINCIPAL'S DESK.................................................Mr. Steve Brady

The new 2019/2020 school year promises to offer many exciting and educationally rewarding opportunities for the students at Lincoln. We hope that parents, grandparents, and friends will become involved in some aspect of our educational program at Lincoln.


Throughout the summer, a great many projects were undertaken to ensure that the school was in safe and tip-top shape for the coming school year. Many thanks to our outstanding custodians and the many maintenance crews who worked tirelessly to clean and organize the school to better accommodate the needs of our students. I’m sure you’ve already checked out the “make-over” in the library. It looks AMAZING! Thank you Lincoln PTO for your help and support with the library.


The staff here at Lincoln will be striving to help each student develop to their fullest potential. Please help us help your child. Family support lends itself to a higher achieving student.


Just a reminder ~ We all love our pets, (I have a dog named Boomer) but they need to greet the children at home! We ask that you do not bring your dogs when you come to pick up your child as it presents a safety risk to all the children. Thank you for your understanding.


The staff and I are looking forward to a terrific school year. Please know that our doors are always open.


Sincerely,


Mr. Steve Brady, Principal

2019 HALL OF FAME SCHOOL

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COUNSELOR'S CORNER.............Mrs. Nikki Farson

Hi! Welcome back to another amazing year at Lincoln Elementary! I’m Mrs. Farson, the School Counselor at Lincoln Elementary. My counseling program is intended to help students be successful in school. I work one on one with students, conduct different types of groups, and teach monthly lessons covering topics that provide our students with the skills to foster social development and build resiliency.


I hope your school year is off to a successful start! Here are a few tips on how to help your child’s connection between home and school.


  1. Create a consistent after-school routine. Help your child study and complete their homework.

  2. Be Positive! Always speak positively about school, learning, and your child’s teacher.

  3. Be sure that your child is getting plenty of rest each night and is ready for school each day.


Enjoy your time with your child!


Warmly,

Mrs. Farson


“The way we talk to our children becomes their inner voice.” ~ Peggy O’Mara

PARKING LOT GUIDELINES

This is a reminder that parking along the circle driveway in front of the school is illegal! The driveway is a fire lane. The Wadsworth Police have ticketed cars illegally parked there in the past.


To keep our students safe, we ask that you please follow these guidelines when bringing your child to school or picking him/her up.



  • When dropping off and picking up your students, please do so only from the lane closest to the school building. We do not want students to cross in between the cars.
  • If you are walking your child to/from your vehicle, please cross at the designated spots.
  • Students must always cross the circle drive with an adult. Students cannot cross on their own.
  • When you arrive to pick up, please pull all the way up to the empty spots. This will alleviate a back up on Lyman St.
  • Cars cannot be left unattended in the drive. This is a fire lane and someone must remain in the vehicle. If you need to come in or walk your child to the playground, please park in the parking lot.
  • Students riding their bikes should walk these to the bike racks once on school property. For the safety of everyone, no bikes should be ridden on school sidewalks.



Thank you for your support!

ATTENDANCE

Some important notes about your child's attendance:


  • If your child is ill, will be absent, or coming in late from an appointment, please call our attendance line at (330) 335-1461. Please state your child's full name, the reason for the absence, their teacher's name, and the name of the person who is calling in.
  • If you are planning a vacation, our school policy requires a prior notice for Mr. Brady to approve as an excused absence. Please remember that good attendance is highly correlated with school success.
  • Some District policies have changed with new updates in State Law. Please review this district brochure for specific information and changes from past practice.
  • If your child is tardy or is leaving early, he/she must be signed in/out by you or the accompanying adult in the office.
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Lincoln is once again participating in the Giant Eagle Apple for Students program. Each time your Giant Eagle Advantage Card is scanned, through March 2020, your purchases automatically earn funds used to obtain educational needs. To register your Giant Eagle Advantage Card go on-line to GiantEagle.com/AFTS, enter Lincoln school ID #0612 and shop using your Giant Eagle Advantage Card.


Program Dates: September 2, 2019, through March 14, 2020.


1. School parents, relatives, staff, friends, and neighbors should connect their Giant Eagle Advantage Card to earn points.


2. Once again the points earned will be converted into CASH! One check will be processed and mailed AFTER the fourth collection period ends. This affords each school the opportunity to utilize the funds at their discretion.


Thank you in advance for your continued support.

MEDICATION FORMS

Any medication that is a prescription that is distributed at school must have an RX form signed by the doctor as well as the parent. The drug must be received by the school in the container in which it was dispensed by the prescriber or licensed pharmacist. (Please see the medication policy for more details)

Over the counter medication (ex. Cough drops/aspirin, etc.) must be supplied by the parent/guardian in the original container. The OTC form must be signed by the parent/guardian for the medication to be administered. We can only accept unopened packages of medication.

The Wadsworth Board of Education has a policy which governs the administration of both prescribed and over-the-counter medications. NO MEDICATIONS will be permitted without completion of these forms. Medication must be dropped off by a parent/guardian and not brought by a student to school.

Medication forms are available in the school office or on-line at www.wadsworth.k12.oh.us Go to Parent information; District forms/ Medical forms.

UPCOMING CALENDAR EVENTS

September

  • September 2 - NO SCHOOL - LABOR DAY
  • September 6 - Spirit Day Tattoo Sales (lunchtime)
  • September 9 - Wadsworth Board of Education Meeting (7:00-9:00) WHS PAC
  • September 17 - PTO Meeting - Library (9:30-10:30)
  • September 27 - NO SCHOOL - Prof. Dev. In-service Day
  • September 30 - October 4 - Grandparents Week & Scholastic Fall Book Fair


October
  • October 1-4 - Grandparents Week & Scholastic Fall Book Fair
  • October 9 - Life Touch Picture Day
  • October 10 - NO SCHOOL - Conferences (PreK - 6) (11:30-7:00)
  • October 11 - NO SCHOOL - (Teacher Comp. Day)
  • October 14 - Wadsworth Board of Education Meeting (7:00-9:00) WHS PAC
  • October 31 - Character Dress Up Day

GRANDPARENTS / SPECIAL FRIEND WEEK

Lincoln would like to welcome all grandparents or their special friend to Lincoln during the week of September 30 - October 4. Students will enjoy shopping at the Book Fair during their recess and then enjoy eating lunch with their grandparent or their special friend on their designated day.


The Lincoln Grandparents' & Special Friend Luncheon schedule is below.


Monday, September 30th - Grade 4

  • Mrs. Capotosta (recess at 12:10 and lunch at 12:25)
  • Mr. Shalala (recess at 12:15 and lunch at 12:30)
Tuesday, October 1st - Grade 3
  • Mrs. McKenzie (recess at 12:00 and lunch at 12:15)
  • Mrs. Shepperd (recess at 12:05 and lunch at 12:20)
Wednesday, October 2nd - Grade 2
  • Mrs. Reeves (recess at 11:50 and lunch at 12:05)
  • Mrs. Letner & Mrs. Claypool (recess at 11:55 and lunch at 12:10)
Thursday, October 3rd - Grade 1
  • Mrs. Stiver (recess at 11:25 and lunch at 11:40)
  • Mrs. Hamblen (recess at 11:30 and lunch at 11:45)
Friday, October 4th - Grade Kindergarten
  • Mrs. Bressler (recess at 11:35 and lunch at 11:50)
  • Mrs. Berger (recess at 11:45 and lunch at 12:00)


A sign-up sheet will be sent out soon.

BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION POLICY

At Lincoln, we have a “treat free” birthday policy. In conjunction with our wellness policy and various allergies, we celebrate birthdays with non-food items. Students may bring in small items for their classmates or celebrate their birthday by donating a book to the classroom library or classroom. Books will be identified with the student’s name and birthdate and shared with the class. In addition, student names are announced in the morning and they receive a birthday pencil from the office. We appreciate your cooperation with this policy.