Lincoln Weekly Announcements 2016-09-09

Academics Lincoln Elementary


9.13 - Popsicles on the Playground 6:15-7:00 (information below)

9.13 - PALS Meeting at 7 PM in the Media Center (Child care is provided)

9.16 - NO SCHOOL - Professional Development Day

9.21 - Kindergarten Safety City

9.29 - 4th Grade Music Concert 7-8pm in the Lincoln Gym

10.12 - Picture Retake Day

10.20 - 5th Grade Music Concert 7-8pm in the Lincoln Gym

Popsicles on the Playground - This event is to allow parents to come and meet other families as well as our Kinder staff. We will meet on our East playground at 6:15 and following this social time, we will hold our first PALS meeting (Parents and Lincoln School) immediately following at 7 PM in our Media Center. While this event is aimed to support our Kinder students and families, all are welcome!

Parents of Students who attend Math at the Junior High

There have been reports that students taking math at the Junior High cannot see that class in PowerSchool. Please contact the Junior High Teacher/Librarian Stephanie Itzen at Holmes and she will be able to give you an access code to Schoology. You will be able to see assignments and progress, however you will not be able to see grades at this time.

As a reminder for School Days:

8:30 a.m. Breakfast and supervision begins

8:45 a.m. Instructional day begins

3:45 p.m. School dismissed (School will dismiss at 1:50 p.m. on Wednesdays.)

Before and After School Supervision Reminders:

We ask that students not be on the school grounds before 8:30 a.m. There is no supervision on the grounds before this time. At the end of the day, students are to leave the playground after school is dismissed and remain off the playground until 4:15 p.m. We do not have staff members available to supervise the playground during the time teachers are officially on duty.The community is more than welcome to use the playgrounds just like an other park but once the school day ends at 3:45 (1:50 Wednesdays) the school will not be responsible for activities.

This information can be found in the Cedar Falls Community Schools Elementary Handbook along with a lot of other helpful information!

As we head into Fall weather, please have your student(s) dress appropriately for the weather.

Picture Orders

- The online payment site will stay open until the pictures are received at their processing lab. After that the site will shut down. After pictures ship to the school, the site will reopen back up for any reorders or new orders for parents who did not buy before.

- The site is If you have any questions about or the tax line on the order form please call 800-529-3039. Picture day ID is GM456061Q0.

New this year - Final Reminder

The outer school doors will remain locked during the school day. There is a buzzer on the pole that you will need to briefly press to notify the office staff that you are needing access. Please remember that staff maybe on the phone and unable to immediately buzz you in. Thank you!

Lincoln Farm to School News

On Friday September 9th, 3rd and 6th graders were visited by UNI Health Promotion Majors who talked to them about carrots and their importance. During that time, the students were given carrots with Ranch Dressing or Brianna’s Poppy Seed Dressing by the Lincoln Farm to School Program. After their snack, the students participated in a True/False game and a coloring activity to learn more about carrots.

To continue this conversation at home, you can:

Ask your child:

  1. What did they taste like/what do like about them?

  2. Would you like to eat more carrots at home?

  3. How do carrots help our bodies?

Read a book about food:

Mrs. Noah’s Vegetable Ark by Elena Pasquali

Vegetable Garden by Douglas Florian

Try these Apps:

Awesome Eats (free) - a game to sort, stack and pack fruits and vegetables from the gardenFruits and Vegetables for Kids (free) - Kids learn about fruits and vegetables - taught through play!

Make Carrot Chips


2 large carrots (or 3 medium)                                            

1/2 teaspoon olive oil (or melted coconut oil)

1/8 teaspoon sea salt


Preheat oven to 350°F.

Wash and peel the carrots. Using a mandolin slicer or a knife, tilt the carrot, and thinly slice diagonally to make oval-shaped pieces — if they're too thick, they'll be soft instead of crunchy. Place the carrot slices in a bowl, and toss with olive oil and salt.

Lay the carrots in a single layer on a cookie sheet lined with a Silpat or parchment paper. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, or until the carrots are dry and crisp. Watch them carefully toward the end, as they can burn quickly.