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Principal's Weekly E-Blast

Week of April 23, 2018 (See email for active links and attachments) 
 

Dear Lincoln Families,
 
The California Assessment for Performance and Progress (CAASPP), our statewide achievement test, is around the corner. This is an opportunity for our students in third to fifth grade to demonstrate their knowledge and skills in English Language Arts (ELA) and Mathematics. It is an important benchmark for our staff, parents, and students to see an objective measure of how our students are learning and performing. We utilize this data to evaluate our practices, student-needs, and school plan. If that sounds long-winded and confusing, in short, it's important.

That's great Mr. J...thanks for the info...but how can I help?

Well, we need two big things from you.

First, have a conversation with your child about giving their best effort. That's all we ask from our students during achievement testing...simply give us your best effort so we can accurately determine their progress. No pressure. No cramming. Just good effort.

Second, we need your attendance. It helps tremendously for your child to attend on the day of testing so they do not have to participate in makeup testing, which will not be with their classroom teacher.

Testing will occur on:

Tuesday, May 22 through Friday, May 25 (ELA Testing)

Tuesday, June 5 through Thursday, June 7 (Math Testing)

On the note of attendance, a friendly reminder, if your child is absent please report the absence on our school website, the app, or email vbassman@rbusd.org. It is essential that you report the absence one of those three ways within five days, otherwise the absence becomes a truancy. Thank you for supporting our attendance procedures.
 
Join us for the "Greatest Show on Earth!" Talent Show auditions are coming on April 25-26. Auditions will be held between 2-5PM over two days. Please check details and RSVP online by clicking here. Check-in at the Lincoln library on the day of your audition.
The Mother/Daughter Tea (Grandmother's too!) will be on Saturday, May 5 @ 2-4PM in the Lincoln courtyard. Please click here to RSVP and purchase tickets. Tickets must be purchased on or before April 27.
 
Escape your manic Monday and take a break from cooking! Join us, Monday, April 23 from 5-9PM at Round Table Pizza in Hermosa Beach. Just mention Lincoln Elementary when you check out and receive 30% back on your purchase. Click here for details. Join and help us do great things for our kids!
 
Congratulations to our Math Olympiad Team for their participation in the competition last Saturday. They represented us well and one of our students, Shiva, took 2nd place! Special thanks to Ms. Ozanich and Mr. Johnson for supporting the team and our parents who encouraged involvement.
 
Girls Scouts are sponsoring "Feed your Neighbor" Food Drive and Service Month on April 23-27. Please see attached flyer for details.
Woof! Woof! Friendly reminder, dogs are not allowed on campus...no matter how small, friendly, or cuddly. I am a dog person...I love dogs, but we cannot enjoy them on campus. Thank you for respecting this policy.
 
All Independent Study requests must go through the principal. We do not encourage extended absences from school for vacation. If you are requesting independent study, please contact myself and the teacher well in advance, at minimum two weeks.
 
The Redondo Beach Educational Foundation personally invites you to "Rock'n RBEF," our Annual 2018 Spring Gala on Friday, May 4, 2018 at the Portofino Hotel & Marina. This year, live music will be provided by local favorites, The Pine Mountain Logs. Proceeds from the Gala will go to our fine Redondo Beach schools, ensuring that students in grades K-12 will thrive in an environment where they can connect with each other, their teachers, and their school communities and schools have the right resources for teaching and learning.
 
Last year's Gala of 450+ attendees SOLD OUT! Tickets on sale NOW at www.rbef.org/spring-gala! If you or your company have any items that can support the auction or would like to sponsor the event, please contact gala@rbef.org.
 
RBEF is sponsoring another fundraiser with the LA Galaxy! For every ticket sold, $5 will go to RBEF! The game is Saturday, June 9 @ the StubHub Center in Carson. Please see attached for flyer. Click here to purchase tickets.
 
Mr. J