Lincoln School Newsletter Week of August 24

Screen Shot 2014-08-26 at 10.45.35 AMGreetings from Mr. Godfrey

Welcome Back to School Lincoln Eagles,

After months of preparation, the excitement of the first day of school is among us. Hopefully over the weekend, you were able to work in some last minute relaxation and quality time with your kids. I look forward to welcoming your family back to school tomorrow morning for the first day of school!

A very special welcome to our new Kindergarten class as well as all other new families to Lincoln. As I have quickly learned, Lincoln is a special place and I know you will enjoy being a part of the Lincoln Family! In addition to new families and a new principal, there will be a few other new faces around Lincoln this year. Please join me in welcoming:
Ms. Oliva- Speech Language
Ms. Orlando-School Psychologist
Mrs. Voss- Resource

The Lincoln School staff, faculty and PTO have been busy getting ready for the school year, decorating the building and doing last-minute preparations for students’ arrival. We’re looking forward to an exciting first day of school and a great year. In addition to welcoming new students and new staff members to Lincoln we are also extremely excited to debut the new addition to our school. After months of construction only some minor cosmetic finishing touches separate us from the completion of this state of the art addition to our school. As anticipated, all instructional spaces needed for the start of school are complete!

As we continue to kick off the start of the school year, I hope to see many of you at the inaugural Lincoln Back to School Picnic on Thursday evening, August 27 from 5:30-7:00 on the Franklin Street Playground area.

In closing, thank you for making me feel so welcome here at Lincoln. Please know my door is always open if there is ever anything I can do to help you or your kids.

Welcome Back to School!

– Casey Godfrey

Upcoming Events:

Screen Shot 2015-08-23 at 8.45.36 AMMONDAY, August 24th: Back to School Coffee from 8:15 to 9:30am on the Park Side Playground

THURSDAY, August 27th:

Back to School Family Picnic from 5:30 to 7:00pm on the Franklin Playground Join us for this inaugural event!  Meet the families in your child’s class, welcome new families and meet our new principal, Casey Godfrey.  Bring your blanket and dinner; the PTO will provide lemonade and popsicles.  Hope to see you there!

FRIDAY, August 28th:

Free Fun Lunch for All! The first Fun Lunch of the school year will be a free slice of Domino’s Pizza, courtesy of the Lincoln PTO.  There is a one large slice per student limit, so please pack something extra for your extra hungry kids!

Thursday, September 3

Lincoln Open House Night

Fun Lunch Registration Ends Friday!

The deadline to order fun lunch is this Friday, 8/24. Don’t miss it! pizza200New menu options this year featuring the return of Alpine subs and chicken tenders from Starship. There are two options for ordering:  order Full Year Fun Lunch, or just Fall Fun Lunch (meals through December).


Other PTO Webstore Items for Registration:

FLIP / Foreign Language Introductory Program  for grades 1 – 4:  Students have the option to learn Spanish, French, Italian or Chinese.  Classes are held before, after or during lunch recess.  See the Web Store for more details.  FLIP starts the week of Sept. 14th.  The Deadline to register for FLIP is Friday 9/11.  

PTO Activity Fee  Please help support our efforts with this $25 donation, available on the PTO Web Store. Your funds help provide classroom supplies and technology, support student clubs, field trips and special family events, and so much more.  Thank you!

Second Grade Only:  The $10 PTO fee sponsors Harmonica lessons for all second grade students during the school day.  We pay for the teacher, and ask parents to pay for the harmonica.

Fourth Grade Only:  This $20 PTO 4th grade activity fee sponsors two different service groups: Heartworks and Lunchtime Leaders and organizes several year-end items, including a breakfast, a commemorative DVD and a T-shirt for 4th Graders.

Interested in helping with 4th grade events?  Please contact Tammy Travis “tamara_irwin AT” for more information.   Thank you!

We Have the Right Volunteer Opportunity for You!

446px-Uncle_Sam_(pointing_finger)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”  or Tammy Travis  “tamara_irwin AT” for more information.  Thank you.

Did you meet any new Lincoln families?

Look for our yard signs around town! We have placed welcome signs in the yards of families who are new to Lincoln.  Please take a moment to introduce yourself and extend a warm welcome to the Lincoln community.  While you’re at it, please be sure to tell them to sign up for the Lincoln PTO Newsletter.  Just look on the right hand side of our web page for the sign up button.  Thanks!