Dear Lincoln Families,
Welcome to the start of the 2021-2022 school year! I cannot believe I am starting my second year as principal of Lincoln. I am looking forward to the wonderful things this year has in store and being able to experience (in person) all that makes Lincoln an exceptional school. To all of our new families, we welcome you to our amazing community and stellar school with the best teachers and staff!
I know we have all embraced our flexibility over the last year, and our enrollment has ensured we continue to practice being flexible. Our kindergarten enrollment increased over the summer, and we will no longer have our K/1st combo class as projected in the spring. That class has become a 1st/2nd combo class, and we will still have our 4th/5th grade combo class.
We welcome new staff to Lincoln. We have new teachers to 1st/2nd grade, and the Learning Center. In our 1st/2nd combo class, Ms. Elvia Ventura is returning to Lincoln from the third grade where she was a yearlong substitute last year. In the Learning Center, we welcome Mrs. Rebecca Huang from Jefferson Elementary, where she taught last year. Ms. Barbara Ozanich is also joining our Learning Center team, and we are thrilled to have her support (y)our students. In the front office, we welcome Mrs. Michelle Graves who is joining us as our new office assistant. Please take a moment to extend a friendly hello to the newest members of the Lincoln Family.
Longtime Learning Center teacher Mrs. Jirika Peterson has moved to Adams Middle School. Our librarian Mrs. Patty Carrozza will be moving on to RUHS to a new assignment. We wish them both the best of luck and they will be missed at Lincoln.
The school office will re-open Thursday, August 5th from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm closing for the lunch hour each day at 12:30 – 1:30 pm. If you have any questions or need support please call during those hours. The first day of school will be on Wednesday, August 18th with early dismissal at 1:35 pm for grades 1-5. Kindergarten times are shortened and modified the first day only as follows:
- AM Class (8:00 am – 10:00 am)
- PM Class (11:20 am-1:20 pm).
Two special events will be held prior to the first day of school. On Friday, August 13th all kindergarten students and their parents are invited to the “Kindergarten Kickoff” at 2:00-4:00 pm 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 16th all Lincoln families are invited to attend the “Back to School Kickoff,” sponsored by the Lincoln PTA. We ask that 1st-3rd grade students and families join us from 4:00-5:00 pm and 4th-5th grade students and families join us from 5:00-6:00 pm. Back to School Kickoff will take place 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!