Principal's Weekly E-Blast
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I hope you all had an enjoyable week off for the Thanksgiving break, and that the week presented an opportunity to recharge with your family and for reflection on all that you are thankful for. As we return to school this week we are excited to prepare to return TK/K students to all RBUSD elementary schools, and we a thrilled to welcome our kindergarten students to Lincoln on December 14th. Our waiver was approved during the break and more information will be shared with you all as we look forward to returning our 1st and 2nd-grade students to all of our elementary campuses.
On November 17th RBUSD hosted a Reopening Town Hall for TK & K families. If you would like to view it as it may have answered many of your questions regarding the return to school for our TK and K students, as well as what the hybrid model looks like. The Town Hall is available on the RBUSD YouTube Channel, or you can view it by clicking HERE.
Curious about what returning to school will look like? Click here to watch a short video that will outline what that first day back will look like.
You will find RBUSD's updated Reopening Guide on our retooled website at www.rbusd.org under 2020-21 Reopening Schools.
Trimester 1 Report Cards and Parent-Teacher Conferences:
Remember when we return on Monday, November 30th-December 8th- Parent Conferences with 12:00 pm “Early Out” student dismissal. Parent Conferences will take place from November 30th- December 8th. You should have received a link from your child’s teacher to sign up for Trimester 1 Parent Conferences. You can also access the links on the Lincoln website.
During distance learning, we are facing many unique and new circumstances. These novel circumstances include, but are not limited to, the number of minutes students have with their teachers, essential standards focus, and not knowing the exact support students are being given on assignments and assessments while distance learning. Therefore, teachers will not give a 4 for this first grading period. A 4 is given to a student with the understanding the teacher has provided above standard instruction and the student has met the requirements of the given level of a standard. Due to the limitations of offering a student beyond grade-level standard instruction in a distance learning setting and the inability of authenticating what a student can do independently, teachers will not be giving a 4 during the first grading period. Teachers will not be giving an O for citizenship grades as well during this first grading period due to the circumstances of being in a distance learning environment.
Naming of the Lincoln Lion:
Mrs. Collingwood's class, the winner of the PTA membership class competition, has chosen! The Lincoln Lion's official name is...LEO! Be on the lookout for Leo at school events and in the neighborhood (and on Zoom meetings, he's been known to bomb a few). He's very excited about his new name! Take the time today to Join the PTA by clicking the link.
Parent/Guardians Complete Power School Re-registration:
Parents, if you have not already done so please log in to your student(s) PowerSchool as soon as possible. The portal will close soon and to ensure we have accurate, up-to-date contact information is pivotal. If you need assistance please email Carolyn Roth at firstname.lastname@example.org
Lincoln PTA has sponsored 6 Redondo Beach families for the holiday season through ProjectUnified. ProjectUnified is a district-wide program run by RBUSD Educational Services. Please join us in fulfilling their wishes! This year we will be utilizing the website gifthero.com. It allows us to link gifts from several sites instead of relying on one website. Click this link to donate to support our families Sonya Schwede's Lincoln Lions Project unified Wish List. The deadline to purchase gifts is December 8th. If you have any questions, please contact our Project Unified chairperson, Sonya Schwede email@example.com.
Lincoln’s Student Leadership has created our first Spirit Week of the school year. Please see the attached flyer for the upcoming dress-up days taking place the week of December 14th -18th.
Parents as Teachers Chat:
RBUSD is excited to bring you the third in a series of “Parents as Teachers” chats to assist families with supporting the social-emotional needs of their children in the home. These chats are being created to address the specific social-emotional supports requested by families in the recent RBUSD Fall 2020 Family Distance Learning Survey. Our goal is to provide families with quick tips that are practical to implement in the household. This week’s chat, “Screen Time Balance” is from Ashley MacDonald, the counselor at Adams and Parras Middle School. Please click here to learn more tips and ideas to decrease screen time.
- Family Fun Night with Duff's Cakemix! This coming Tuesday, December 1st is the last day to register for some sweet, DIY at-home cake decorating fun. Join us on Friday, December 4th at 5:00 pm for Lincoln Family Fun Night: Duff's Cakemix! $35 registration includes a 6" DIY cake decorating kit (serves 8-10) and a live Zoom led by a member of Duff's expert team. Please see the attached flyer for additional details.
- January PTA Association Meeting and Chat with the Principal on Wednesday, January 20th at 5:00 pm where Mrs. Nakayama will be hosting a Q&A session!
o Got Questions? FILL OUT THIS FORM to submit questions for Mrs. Nakayama ahead of time.
o PTA Zoom meeting link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82422592943
Do your holiday shopping and give back! Here are 3 ways that the Lincoln PTA earns money when you shop.
o Scrip: Looking for contactless, hassle-free holiday shopping solutions? Download the RaiseRight app and start shopping for gift cards today. No deadlines and the cards ship directly to you! Use code BB9DAE4545114.
o Shutterfly: Shopping on Shutterfly? Use this SHUTTERFLY LINK to give back to Lincoln with your purchase!
o Amazon Smile: Fulfilling some Amazon wish lists? Link your Amazon Smile account to "Lincoln Elementary School PTA." CLICK HERE and scroll down to Amazon Smile to see how.
Jog-a-thon / Get Moving Week:
Save the date! Our Jog-a-Thon and Get Moving Week will be held January 19th - 22nd. This is our BIGGEST fundraiser of the year! The Get Moving Week team is planning LOTS of fun, healthy activities that you won't want to miss. Leo, the Lincoln Lion is excited to get moving with you too!! Our goal this year is to raise $20,000 for vital school programs, that's about $30 per student! Start thinking about friends and relatives who could sponsor your student. Students win prizes when they raise $25 or more! Stay tuned for more info!
OTHER PTA OFFERINGS:
- Yearbook sale is open! CLICK HERE to order yours now. See the attached flyer with details.
Lincoln's school code is 1015983547761609.
All yearbooks need to be purchased by April 13, 2021.
Got yearbook questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Subscribe to the Lincoln PTA newsletter: The Lion's Roar!
November 30th- End of 1st Trimester
November 30th- December 8th- Early Out 12:00 pm dismissal for Parent/Teacher Conferences
December 14th- 18th- Lincoln Spirit Week
December 21st -January 1st – Winter Break