Dear Lincoln families,
Welcome to the start of the 2018-2019 school year! I am grateful to be returning as your principal of Lincoln Elementary and a member of the Lion community. Whether you are returning to Lincoln from summer break, or if you are new to our school, we are pleased to welcome you to our distinguished school.
This is an ambitious year for Lincoln. We have adopted two new curriculums: Amplify for the Next Generation Science Standards and Eureka for Mathematics. While change comes with struggle, we believe these curriculum adoptions will better support our students to meet the rigorous expectations of the 21st century. Amplify supports students to read, write and argue like scientists in order to gain a better understanding of the world. Eureka is the highest rated math curriculum according to edreports.org and the most widely utilized K-8 math curriculum in the United States.
I am pleased to announce that we will welcome a new teacher to fourth grade, Ms. Gina Bullock. Ms. Bullock has taught for several years and joins us from Alta Vista Elementary. Ms. Cassie Wilson will unfortunately be leaving us, but lucky for them, joining the Birney Elementary staff.
The school office will be open on Monday, August 20th from 8:30AM to 3:30 closing for the lunch hour each day at 12:30 – 1:30PM. If you have any questions or need to submit enrollment documentation, please call or come by during those hours. The first day of school will be on Wednesday, August 29th with early dismissal at 1:35PM for grades 1-5. Kindergarten times are shortened and modified the first day only as follows:
• AM Class (8:00AM – 10:00AM)
• PM Class (11:20AM-1:20PM).
Two special events will be held prior to the first day of school. On Friday, August 24th all kindergarten students and their parents are invited to the “Kindergarten Kickoff” at 2:00PM on the Kindergarten playground. Kindergarten teacher/room assignments will be posted and the PTA will be welcoming you and providing important information for our incoming Kindergarten families. Refreshments will be served and we hope you can join us!
Then, on Monday, August 27th from 4:00PM – 7:00PM all Lincoln families are invited to attend the “Back to School Kickoff,” sponsored by the Lincoln PTA. On the primary playground, this fun family event will give you the opportunity to view teacher/room assignments (which will be printed and posted), reconnect with old friends and learn more about our school. The PTA is one of the many ways for parents to participate at school and we strongly encourage your support. We are fortunate to have an involved PTA at Lincoln!
Lincoln possesses a winning combination of talented students, dedicated parents and supportive staff members. I look forward to seeing you all back soon.