Lincoln Links Newsletter
Friday, November 2 – 11:20 dismissal – Teacher work afternoon
Tuesday, November 6 – No School. Professional Development Day
Wednesday, November 7 – 11:25 dismissal – Parent Teacher Conferences
Thursday, November 8 – 11:25 dismissal – Parent Teacher Conferences
Wednesday, November 21 – 11:25 dismissal – Thanksgiving break
Thursday and Friday, Nov. 22-23 – Thanksgiving and day after – no school
Halloween – Parade and Parties Absences
Halloween parade and parties will take place on Wednesday, When your child is absent, a written excuse must
October 31. Children will start dressing at 1:45 with an all be sent in when he/she returns. This changes their
school parade at 2:00 in the gym. We ask that the following absences from unexcused to an excused absence. This is
rules be followed: important for families to avoid being contacted via the
Children are to bring their costume to school the Chippewa County Truancy Protocol. Please include the
morning in a bag with their name and teacher following information:
marked on the bag.
Make-up and hair must be done before school Student’s Full Name
No look alike weapons (guns, knives, or swords) Dates(s) of absence
allowed at school or on school property Reason for absence
Parent or guardian’s signature
Additionally, if you are dropping off a student
late, you must escort him/her into the building
Homework Request and sign them in at the school office.
Thank you for your cooperation.
Important Phone Numbers
Lincoln’s Office 635-6626
If you child is out and would like November 9, 2012
to request homework, please call 635-
Lunch Program 635-3839 ext 5828
6626 ext 5301 and leave your request. All
requests must be made before 10:00
a.m. in order to get homework by the end
of the day. Was your child absent from
Procedures for Closing School Due Didn’t like the original
to The entire original packet must
Weather or Emergencies be returned and uncut in order
for the packet to be replaced.
A decision to close schools is communicated by the
Superintendent or Transportation Director to the following: Visit Lincoln Elementary School on the Internet
Radios Stations Radio Stations
1230 101.3 99.5 1400 97.9 Q-104 98.3
WSOO WSUE WYSS KNOW WIHC Canada WCMU
Change of Address?
9 & 10 29 & 8 4&7 61 If you recently moved or changed your phone
WWUP WGTQ WTOM FOX number, please contact the school office in order
to make the changes in Skyward.
5th Grade Leadership Team
The following 5th grade students have been selected as the Leadership Team for the
2012/13 school year. These students will be visiting classrooms along with Mr. Mike
to provide information and demonstrations for appropriate behavior at Lincoln
Elementary School. Congratulations to these students!
Breeana Arsenault Julia Beaumont Nicholas Dautremont
William Dautremont Spencer Hazley James Huskey
Savannah Jewell Julia Seitz Faith Wojnaroski
Facts about the Month of November Building Security
The safety of our students is a primary
concern for all of us at Lincoln School.
You may have noticed that all the
Native American Heritage Month exterior doors are locked each day
National Novel Writing Month when school starts. If you come to the
Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month school during the day, please come in
American Diabetes Month the main entrance and register at the
November 10 – Birthdate of the U.S. Marine Corps office to obtain a visitor’s pass.
November 11 – Veteran’s Day
Birthsone is Topez or Citrine We practice our fire, tornado and
Its birth flower is the chrysanthemum. lockdown drills several times each
One of four months with 30 days year. Your child may mention that we
November is a month of spring in the Southern Hemisphere had a “Code Blue.” This is our
and autumn in the Northern Hemisphere. Therefore November lockdown procedure and the children
in the Southern Hemisphere is the seasonal equivalent of May in did very well during our first drill.
the Northern Hemisphere and vice versa
Remember the 4 B’s Conferences
Be Safe Dates November 7th and 8th
Be Respectful $.25 per Dismissal at 11:25 am
Be Responsible bag ----------------------
Be Ready to Learn
November 30 program on
~PTO Fall Carnival~ December 14 November 2nd, 7th,
January 11 8th, and 21st.
Mark Your Calendar!!! January 25
Friday, November 2 February 8
Cake Walk May 3
Obstacle Course May 17
Pizza and Pop
And So Much More!!!
PTO will be sending out
more information in the The cold and flu season is upon us.
near future. If you would like any over-the-counter
medications given to your child during the
school day, the medicine must be kept in the
school office in the original container. Also,
Brrrr…. weather is getting colder! you must fill out a consent form instructing
Lincoln School on how to administer it. The
Now that the days are getting colder, please make sure only exception is cough drops. You may
your child(ren) properly dress for the weather. Make sure send them in and your child may keep them
they have warmer jackets, hats, and mittens on a daily in their pockets and/or desk.
basis. Shorts and sandals are not appropriate this time of
the year (yes, we still have student wearing them). Boots Please note: Sault Schools does not provide
and snow pants should be on hand to be used in case they ~School Meals~
medications such as Tylenol, tums, Motrin, cough
drops… parents must provide items to the school.
are needed. Make sure everything is properly identified
and not mixed up with other classmates items.
School meals may be paid for by the
week, month, or for any period of time
that is convenient for parents. Please
remember that meals must be paid
in advanced. You may apply for
reduced/free meal plan at anytime
throughout the year and as many
times your income changes. If you
have any questions, please contact
Sault Schools Food Service Director,
Brenda Garland, at 635-3938 ext
Head Lice Report
It's that time of year again when we start seeing head lice. Anyone can get head lice and having it is no disgrace. Working together, we
can prevent an increase of lice in our school and community.
If you find nits (eggs), DO NOT PANIC. Treatment with special medicated shampoo is easy and thorough if you follow all the directions
carefully. Ordinary shampoo DOES NOT kill lice and having clean hair does not prevent them.
Please notify the school if you find nits--this is a confidential report and only office personnel are aware of this report. By notifying the
school, your child's classmates may need to be examined. This will help control head lice in the school and prevent your child and home
from being re-infested. If one member of the family has been infested, all other members should be inspected and treated if infested.
The following conditions must be met before your child can be readmitted to school:
*NO child will be permitted to attend school if there are any nits (treated or non-treated) in the child's hair.
*Child must be accompanied to school by a parent/guardian for readmission head check.
*A child may return to school 24 hours after treatment is completed and child is nit-free.
Please help us control head lice this year and report any cases. If a case is not reported to the school office, we are unable to prevent
There are other forms of treatment. Either contact Lincoln School, your family physician, or the local health department for further
~School Traffic/Use of Front Doors~
We have seen an increase of traffic in our staff parking lot in the morning and afterschool. Our staff arrives at different
times and they are unable to park dues to the large amount of traffic from people dropping off children. Also, children are
hard to see as they cross the path of vehicles as they are pulling in or backing into parking spots. For the safety of the
children, please DO NOT park or drop off children in the staff parking lot.
Also, students at Lincoln are assigned a door that they enter and exit on the daily basis. This helps disburse the traffic flow
and congestion evenly around the building. With over 300 students and parents along with vehicles and busses, it can get
quite congested in the morning and at the end of the day. When students arrive for school and leave at the end of the day,
they must use their “recess” (a.k.a. assigned) doors – not the front doors.
However, there are exceptions:
If your child is tardy/late for school. Student must come to the office to obtain a pass to class and parents must
sign them in.
Children riding the bus are dropped off at the front doors. If they are not having breakfast, they must go around to
the playground and wait until the bell to rings.
If your child is leaving early for such things as appointments, illness, going out of town, they can exit the front
doors. Parent/guardian must sign the child out of the building.
Breakfast is served from 7:30-7:55. Students enter the front doors for breakfast. After completion of their meal,
the child is dismissed to the playground until the bell rings at 8:00 a.m.
Children will be let into the building starting at 7:40 if it’s raining out or below -10 degree and/or wind chill. They will wait
in the gym according to grade level and supervised by the playground supervisors. When the bell rings at 8:10 a.m., they
are dismissed to their rooms. Children are not allowed to wait in the classroom. Parents/guardians ask us why? There are
many reasons: supervisors are not on duty until 7:40, teachers/administrators/parents are conducting confidential
meetings, teachers are prepping for the day and are not always in their room, etc…
Calendar for October, November, and December, 2012
October 31 Halloween Parade/2:00 – Gym
November 2 11:25 Dismissal – End of the Marking Period
November 6 No School – Professional Development Day
November 7 11:25 Dismissal – Parent Teacher Conferences
November 8 11:25 Dismissal – Parent Teacher Conferences
November 21 11:25 Dismissal – Day before Thanksgiving
November 22 & 23 No School – Thanksgiving and Day After
December 18 1st and 2nd Gr. X-mas Program – High School
December 19 3rd, 4th and 5th Gr. X-mas Program – High School
Dec. 24-Jan. 4 Christmas Vacation
January 7 School Resumes