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Principal's Weekly E-Blast

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Dear Lincoln Families, 

Happy holidays! I wish you a relaxing winter break with your kids. Thank you for your support, hard work, and generosity this fall. I look forward to an exciting return to school in January. In the meantime, be sure to see the attached Winter Wonder Week to have our students celebrate the holiday spirit all week. 

Remember that 100% PTA Membership? Well, I said something about letting every student in the school throw a water balloon at me. The water ballooning fiasco will take place on Tuesday, December 18, where each class will be invited to chuck a water balloon at your principal. Be sure to pump them up for it. I am sure Jen Lowery will take high definition photos for your amusement, to be shared in the next E-Blast. 

Jog-a-Thon has been postponed until Wednesday, January 9 due to weather. We are still in need of volunteers! If you would like to volunteer to support our students while they run, please CLICK HERE. This is the PTA's largest fundraiser of the year, supporting field trips, school wide assemblies, reading materials, the AR program, and our Science Family Night. This year our goal is to raise $30,000 for the PTA. So far we have reached $16,000! If we reach out school goal, we will celebrate with a Glow in the Dark Dance Party (back by popular demand from last year)! See attached for more information.

Valet safety and civility. As we get into the colder season, we have understandably more drivers and less walkers. I would like to encourage a few things to our less than perfect valet drop-off. First, our first priority is student safety. For that reason, please be sure to drive slow, pull forward when there is space, and remain in your car. Please do not exit out the left side of the car, especially with children. It is simply not safe and I have personally watched multiple close calls. Additionally, recognize that past 7:50AM, valet is a traffic jam. If time is a factor for you, I recommend arriving between 7:40AM-7:50AM. Most importantly, we are all on the same team out there. Our goal: drop off our kids safely. I encourage us all to remain civil, better yet, helpful and encouraging, out there. People will make mistakes, there will be misunderstandings, but ultimately, everyone should have that same goal in mind. Finally, valet volunteers are ALWAYS needed. If you are able to volunteer, please reach out to your room parent coordinator...your help is highly valued. Thank you for your support and volunteerism.

Friendly reminder, this week we will be practicing Run, Hide, Distract on Tuesday. See my email from last week for details. 
3rd and 4th grade musical performances are coming in January! See attached flyers. 

Help us celebrate the diversity that makes our school awesome! Save the date for International Night 2019 "Lincoln Elementary: Your Passport to the World" taking place on Thursday, January 17 from 6-8PM. We invite, and encourage, our Lincoln Families to share your unique heritage with us! Please CLICK HERE and sign-up to share a favorite food item, perform a song or dance, help with a cultural activity and more. 

LA County is having an art contest for 3rd through 5th graders to be featured on trash cans on county beaches. CLICK HERE if you are interested. 
 
Looking for social-emotional support for yourself or child? RBUSD is sponsoring CareSolace...a search engine to secure trusted professionals in the South Bay. You can access by CLICKING HERE. 

Interested in donating needed books to the Lincoln Library? CLICK HERE to view our Amazon Wish List! You can purchase the book and have your child bring it to Ms. Saks at the library. Inside the book, we will place a sticker acknowledging who it was donated by. Thanks!

Holiday cards/gifts reminder! If you are going to order from Shutterfly/TinyPrints over the holiday for gifts or cards, please log into your account by going to THIS LINK first...by doing so, PTA gets 13% back on you order!

Mr. J