Principal's Weekly E-Blast
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This week we are looking forward to welcoming our 3rd grade students back to campus on Wednesday, February 24th. Thank you for your support and patience as we are adjusting to our new valet system for this school year. Please continue to ask the self-screening questions each morning before you bring your student to school on their in person day.
There have been some wonderful parent volunteers that I would like to recognize and thank for their time and efforts:
- Jana Goodstadt created the Welcome Back yard sign.
- Jana Goodstadt and Jenny Tan organized the teacher Valentine's breakfast. Mona Gullickson created the decorations for the breakfast.
- Room Parents who are collecting photos for the yearbook.
- CamVy Tsurui and Angelika Cullers for organizing virtual Jog-a-thon events
Please carefully answer the screening questions each and every morning prior to bringing your student to campus. The honest consideration and response of these questions is at the responsibility of all of us. Answering questions carefully and following safety protocols (social distancing, masks, etc.) help us keep our school open.
K and 1 valet is now 1 large valet zone on Plant Ave. Please remain in the line next to the sidewalk and keep the center of Plant Ave. open for cars to continue to drive through. Do not drive down and cut into the valet line since this blocks the street.
Do not park and send your child across the street. We have seen this occur and it is a safety concern for us. If you want to use the walk up valet zone you may park and walk your child to that zone using the crosswalk and sidewalks.
2nd and 3rd grade valet zone remains at the back of the school. If you are using the walk up valet zone we ask that you walk along the grass near the baseball field, and remain on that side for the safe arrival and dismissal of your student. Please do not walk through the parking lot with your student.
We ask that parents remain in their cars when dropping-off/picking-up students through valet. We want to expedite this process as much as possible for our students and staff. If your child needs assistance with a car seat or getting in and out, we ask that you park and not use the valet lane. Do not let your child out of the car until a valet attendant has approached your vehicle to speak with you.
Please note that there is no supervision prior to 8:15 am. Please plan your arrival to campus accordingly as you cannot drop-off students early.
Please leave your dog at home. We love pets but dogs are not permitted on our campus, including the grass areas in the front or back of the school.
Incoming Kindergarten Information Event:
There will be an informational event for families with incoming kindergarten students who will begin at Lincoln for the 2021-22 school year. The event will take place on Tuesday, February 23rd at 3:30 pm. Please see the attached flyer for the Zoom link.
RBUSD Calendar for 2021-2022:
The new 2021-2022 school year calendar can be found on the RBUSD website HERE.
Please visit the South Bay Families Connected (SBFC) website for mental health and social/emotional support resources. SBFC offers students and parents access to local wellness events and information. https://www.southbayfamiliesconnected.org/
Our English Learner Advisory Committee will meet this week on Thursday, February 25 at 3:30 pm. Please see the attached flyer with the Zoom link and agenda.
Library Book Check Out Information:
Please see the message below from our Librarian, Mrs. Carrozza, about students checking out library books.
I am so excited to have all grades back on campus in the next couple of weeks. Parents, please review and fill out the Library Permission Form
Starting March 8th, all students with a parent response to the Library Permission Form will be allowed to virtually check out books and take them home for two weeks. Please review the attached PDF for all of the details. You will find a video link to watch with your student explaining how to log in and make book selections. You can enter Destiny from the Student Portal or my library website Mrs. Carrozza’s Library Site. If you navigate to Destiny from my website, please click Log In in the top right corner first.
If you have any questions or need any help, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Stay safe and have a happy week, Lions!
Parents As Teachers Chat:
This week’s Parents as Teachers “Keeping the Connection” is brought to us by members of the elementary counseling team. Dr. Joyce Stout counselor at Alta Vista Elementary, Ms. Kim Pappas, counselor at Madison Elementary School, Ms. Natalie Shuck, school psychologist intern, and Ms. Kendra Canham, school counseling intern, will share strategies on how to help you and your child stay connected. Click here to learn how to strengthen your connections with yourself, nature, and others.
Asynchronous Day March 19th:
Friday, March 19th is an asynchronous day for all students for teacher planning. There will be n live instruction on this day, and students will receive their work for the day from their teachers on or before this date. It is important to remember that all students need to submit their work to their teachers which will be used for attendance-taking purposes.
Affordable Home internet:
Please see the attached flyer on affordable, home internet for qualifying families.
PTA Membership - It's never too late to Join the Lincoln PTA
Read Across America Week - March 1 - 5th
Get ready, Lions... Read Across America Week is coming! Mark your calendars for March 1st - 5th. PTA is bringing you a week FULL of fun FREE activities, virtual events, special guest readers and more -- all to promote and encourage our students' love of reading! Please see attached flyer; more details to be announced.
- K-3rd grade families: Event kits with all the materials needed for the week will be sent home with your students this week!
- 4th, 5th and 100% online families: Event kits will be available in front of the school, in the materials distribution area on Thursday, February 25th.
See attached flyer for more details.
Valentine's Month Activity - Attention all Lions! Show your school spirit this month by making hearts for all to see in your home windows. Leo has made some special hearts and signed them with his paw. How many can you spot in the neighborhood? (see attached)
WE DID IT!!! Thanks to all of your support, we raised $20,100 to support vital school programs and exceeded our $20,000 goal! Mrs. Nakayama will be strapping on some jogging shoes soon to take a running tour through the neighborhood in celebration of meeting our goal! GREAT JOB LINCOLN!!!
RESTAURANT MONTH WITH LUNCHBREAK
Tired of making lunches? We got you. Spend less time making lunches, and more time stepping on Legos. LunchBreak delivers fresh kid’s lunches to your door. Made locally by exhausted parents for exhausted parents. All February we’ll be giving 30% back to Lincoln. Visit https://lunchbreak4kids.com/ to get started today! See attached flyer for promo code.
The yearbook needs your help! The deadline for photo submissions is THIS FRIDAY, February 26th. Take care of all of your yearbooks to-do's by CLICKING HERE.
Yearbook questions? Email email@example.com.
February 23rd- Incoming Kindergarten Meeting 3:30 pm
February 24th- 3rd Grade Returns for In Person Hybrid Instruction (Cohort B)
February 26th- Yearbook Photo Deadline
March 1st-4th- Read Across America Week
March 3rd- 4th and 5th Grades Return for In Person Hybrid Instruction (Cohort B)
March 15th- 18th- Spring Parent/Teacher Conferences
March 19th – Asynchronous Learning Day (All Students)
April 2nd- No School
April 5th- 9th- Spring Break