Lincoln Weekly Announcements 2017-10-27

Academics Lincoln Elementary

Lincoln Families - We had a great week of learning! We have included many important pieces of information in the message this week, thank you for reading carefully!

A few important dates:

10.29 - Trunk or Treat at Cedar Falls High School

10.31 - Halloween Parade at app. 2:30 PM with parties in rooms following the parade

11.3 - Hide and run drill at 11 AM

11.3 - Noon dismissal - please make plans for pick up!

11.3 - Lost and Found items will be donated to Goodwill, please make sure you check for missing items!

11.6 - 3rd and 5th Grade to Doctor Kaboom at GBPAC at 12:30 PM

11.7 -  Cedar Valley STEM Festival at Sullivan Brothers Convention Center from 4-7 PM

11.9- 6th Grade Concert in the Gym at 7:00 PM

11.14 - Tornado Drill at 3:00 PM

11.14 - PALS meeting in the Media Center at 7:00 PM

11.14 - K-6 Conferences, 4:00-8:00 PM

11.16 - Noon dismissal - please make plans for pick up!

11.16 - K-6 Conferences, 1:00-8:00 PM

11.16 - OPUS Honor Choir in Ames

11.17 - No school for K-6, End of 1st Trimester

11.21 - Report cards emailed home

11.22 - Professional Development - no school for students

11.23-11.24 - No School, Happy Thanksgiving!

Please carefully read this letter outlining Safety Drills at Lincoln, including when we deliver safety lessons and practice our off site evacuation drills the week of October 23rd as well as our Dangerous Intruder drill on November 3rd. I have also attached to letter to this message.

Halloween Celebrations  - We will celebrate Halloween on Tuesday, October 31st. We invite our Kinder, 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th Grade students to wear costumes for our parade. Our 5th and 6th grade students will not dress in costumes and will help during the parade. Please do not have the students come to school in the costume. We appreciate costumes that students can be easily worn over school clothes. Please support all students by not including costumes that will scare others or include fake weapons. We will begin at approximately 2:30 PM. If weather allows, we will go outside and around the building. If not, we will parade inside the building. Our class parties will follow the parade. Please join us if you are able!

We are looking forward to meeting with you for Fall Conferences on November 14th and 16th. The parent window to schedule conferences is open October 23rd-November 3rd. Please see the parent instructions for step by step directions for scheduling. These same instructions can be found on our blog post as well.

Can you help?  PALS will be providing a meal to staff during conferences.  See the signup for ways you can donate! Let's show them how THANKFUL we are for everything they do for our kids.

Drop Off and Pick Up Reminders - In the morning when dropping off on the 8th Street side of our building, please pull up as close as possible to our front doors to drop off. Please do not drop off near our playgrounds. Pulling up ensures that traffic continues to move and allows our students to have a crossing guard if they need to cross.

Permission to Publish - Please contact Mr. Bryant if you do not wish to have your child’s picture published. You can do this via email at

5th and 6th Grade Futsal Opportunity! Would you like to have the opportunity to play Futsal in the Lincoln Gym on Fridays beginning November 10th? Please check out this flyer!

Weather-Related Announcements - The contact information we have in Power School is the same information that our weather-related announcements will pull from. Please ensure your Power School information is accurate, so you receive the necessary weather related alerts.

Expanding Your Horizons STEM Opportunity: Girls in grades 5-8, consider attending the Expanding Your Horizons Conference to learn more about Science, Technology, Engineering and Math opportunities. The conference is scheduled for Saturday, November 11 at UNI and includes many STEM related workshops and an opportunity to view the movie "Dream Big". Visit the following website to learn more and register. Cost is $10 and includes lunch.

We are pleased to announce that we have an Online Directory! This is an optional opportunity for families to share contact information with other families. Our plan is to make this available digitally. If you have a need for a printed copy, please let us know. If you would like to participate, please provide information using this link and join code cflincoln:

If you are already part of our directory, please update your information including your child’s teacher and contact information.

Follow Lincoln On Social Media

We have many options for following our work with your students on social media. Please consider following:



Media Center:

Physical Education:

Lincoln Facebook:

Lincoln Twitter: @CF_Lincoln

See you Monday!