9/7 Lincoln Log


Lincoln School Families,

I hope the extra day off this weekend allowed you and your family the opportunity to relax, rejuvenate and spend some quality time together!  With two full weeks of school in the books, I know I truly enjoyed the extra day off and the opportunity relax and hang out with good friends!

Many thanks to everyone who attended Open House last Thursday.  It was a great evening full of positive energy and excitement about the school year ahead!  Since our meeting, I’ve spent much time reflecting on how fortunate I am to be a part of the Lincoln family!

Over the next two weeks our students in grades 2-4 will be participating in the NWEA MAP Assessment.  This benchmark assessment, given in the fall and spring, provides teachers with useful data, which is utilized to develop and differentiate instruction of all students!

I am very excited for the first Principal Birthday Lunch of the school year.  This Thursday, September 10 we will celebrate August and September birthdays!  During their scheduled lunch time, I will eat lunch with the kids, allow them the opportunity to ask me questions as well and take a photo with each student to hang on our Birthday Wall!  I am excited to kick off this program with your kids!

Thank you for your continued support of Lincoln School.  Please know my door is always open if there is ever anything I can do to help you or your kids.  I look forwarding to seeing your kids on Tuesday!



Monday, 9/7:  Labor Day holiday–no school

Tuesday, 9/8:

  • PTO Meeting at 8:45 am: meeting in the Lincoln Conference Room; all are welcome.
  • 4th grade Lunchtime Leader Orientation
  • 4th grade band/orchestra informational meeting at Roosevelt, 7:00pm

Tuesday, 9/8 – Friday, 9/18:  MAP testing

Thursday, 9/10:

  • Principal Birthday Lunch for 1st-4th grade
  • Boy Scouts recruiting @ lunch

Friday, 9/11:

  • FLIP registration deadline
  • FUN LUNCH:  chicken tenders/veggie burger


Week of 9/14:  FLIP classes start

Friday, 9/18:  Lincoln Movie Night

Wednesday, 9/23: No school–Staff Development Day

Friday, 9/25:  Movie Night rain date

FLIP Reminder

FLIP (Foreign Language Introductory Program) classes begin the week of Sept. 14th.  The registration deadline for FLIP is this Friday, Sept. 11th.

Students in grades 1 – 4 have the option to learn Spanish, French, Italian or Chinese.  Classes are held before or after school or during lunch recess.  See the Web Store for more details.

FLIP needs some parent volunteers the first week to help guide students to the right classrooms.  It’s a short time frame….please see Sign Up Genius for details.  Thank you!

Movie Night Is Coming Up

Please save the date for movie night on Friday, September 18th. We will be showing Big Hero 6 out on the Franklin side lawn at dusk.

Big Hero 6

Tickets are $6 in advance and $10 at the door and are available on the Web Store.  Popcorn from Wells Street Popcorn will be included with the price of admission, and nut-free cookies from Buttercream Bakery will be sold for $2 each (gluten and dairy-free options available; cookies processed in a facility that also processes tree nuts and peanuts).

For more information, please see the attached Movie Night Flyer or contact movie night co-chairs Krista Lambe at “Kristalambe AT gmail.com” and Missy D’Alise at “missydalise AT icloud.com”.

Please sign up on Sign Up Genius if you are available to help out on Movie Night!

Lincoln Spirit Wear Available!

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Show your Lincoln Spirit on Tshirts and full-zip hooded sweatshirts while raising funds for our school.  The Lincoln PTO gets 20% of the sales proceeds.  Please see the attached flyer.  Spirit Wear

Orders are accepted on the vendor web site exclusively, and only until September 23rd.  Like what you see?  Don’t wait to order, as the selection of items may change at the next ordering opportunity (December).

All orders ship to Lincoln and will be given to your child to bring home.  Please direct any questions to Jackie Holland at “jackie-holland AT sbcglobal.net”.  Thank you for your support!

New Coding Club coming in September

Mrs. Clasky, Lincoln Technology Specialist, will be leading a new after school club this year:  Coding Club.

For:  Grades 2 -4

When:  Mondays 3:15 to 4:15 pm,  from Sept. 14 to Dec. 14, 2015

Please see the attachment Coding Club for details.  Registration is now open on the Web Store.  The first club meeting is on Monday 9/14.

4th Grade Music

Beginning Band and Orchestra registration is now open to all 4th grade students.  For more information and to register, please click here.  There will be an informational meeting for parents and students on Tuesday, September 8 at 7:00 PM in the Roosevelt Auditorium.  Interested students should return the registration form to their classroom teacher or school office by Friday, September 11.

Principal Birthday Lunch

This Thursday, September 10, Principal Godfrey will eat lunch with students with August and September birthdays at the first monthly Principal Birthday Lunch.  Students will have the opportunity to ask Principal Godfrey questions and to take a photo to hang on the Birthday Wall.   Parent volunteers are needed for this and subsequent Principal Birthday Lunches – please sign up on Sign Up Genius if you are interested!

Looking for a Creative Outlet?

The PTO is looking for volunteers to help manage and create the Lincoln Yearbook.  We are specifically looking for parents with younger students as many of our experienced volunteers will be aging out of Lincoln soon.  Learn the ropes this year, and help lead the project next year!

Please contact Jenn Meyer “jmeyer AT ajenda.com” or Ann Mills  “anncieslica AT msn.com” if you are interested in learning more about this project.  Thank you!

We Have the Right Volunteer Opportunity for You!


Whether you work full time or from home, we have volunteer opportunities to fit your life and schedule. Come take a look on our Sign Up Genius volunteer page to see how you can best contribute your time to your child’s school. We need room parents, fun lunch volunteers, book fair helpers, pancake flippers, and even silent auction sales experts. Volunteer for a one day commitment, or regularly throughout the year. You can work from home, in the classroom, or in the evening. Take a look – we’d love your help! We also have some PTO positions to fill:

  • Web Store co-chair
  • Free Fundraisers (Box Tops, Panera & Lou Malnati’s nights)
  • Volunteer Coordinator/Sign Up Genius co-chair

We try to have 2 volunteers for every PTO Position, so “co-chair” means you already have a partner for this job. Please contact Amy Dwyer  “amyadwyer AT gmail.com”  or Tammy Travis  “tamara_irwin AT yahoo.com” for more information.  Thank you.