Lincoln Weekly Announcements 2017-12-22

Academics Lincoln Elementary

Lincoln Families - Enjoy break! We will look forward to seeing you again in 2018! Here are our weekly announcements:

A few important dates:

12.25-1.2 - No School, Merry Christmas!

1.3 - Return from Winter Break

1.6 - NEISTA Honors Orchestra Festival

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

1.11 - 3rd Grade Concert in the Gym at 7:00 PM

1.12 - No School for 7-12

1.15 - No School, MLK, Jr. Day

1.23 - 6th Grade Parent Meeting from 5:30-6:30 PM in the Lincoln Cafeteria

1.25 - 6th Grade String Festival at Southdale from 4:00-7:30 PM

1.26 - Cedar Valley Band Solo Festival 7:30-9:00  AM at Cedar Falls High School

1.30 - 6th Grade to Freedom Riders at GBPAC at 12:30 PM

A Message From Food Service:

The goal of the Cedar Falls Community Schools Food Service and Nutrition Department is to plan, prepare and serve nutritious meals according to the guidelines and requirements of the United States Department of Agriculture National School Lunch Program.

Effective January 3, 2018, the Food Service and Nutrition Department will offer two main entrées daily for grades K - 6. These two choices will comprise of two different hot entrees along with the other components of a balanced reimbursable meal.  The first or main choice will be offered on six week cycle menu; whereas, the second or alternate choice will be a different option for each day of the week and will be the same each week.

Students may choose the main or alternate choice during the morning lunch count. Students who are tardy (arrive past school start time) will automatically be assigned to receive the alternate choice.  Students will not be allowed to switch entrée choices after the morning lunch count has been taken.

As a reminder, students who need a meal accommodation based on medical circumstances are required to have a medical statement form completed.  If you have any questions, please contact Vicky Ecker, Food Service Supervisor at 319-553-2460 or the Food Service and Nutrition Office at 319-553-2451.

A Message from the District regarding Nursing Services:

As of January 1, 2018, the nurses and health assistants in the District will now be provided by Covenant Clinic. This past summer the Black Hawk County Health Department notified the District they could no longer provide nursing services. Various options were explored, with a focus on the best way to continue the coverage and services provided throughout our District. Covenant Clinic was chosen as the provider.

“We are pleased to partner with the District to provide ongoing health care to students in the district," said Mark Wall, director of Covenant Clinic. "The students will recognize many of the nurses and health assistants who have provided, and will continue to provide, exceptional care while in school."

“We are very pleased that Covenant Clinic will be providing the nurses and health assistants in Cedar Falls Schools. Our main goal is to continue to provide excellent nursing care to our students and we are able to do that with Covenant Clinic,” said Dr. Andy Pattee, Superintendent, Cedar Falls Schools.

Important Information to Note

What is changing?

  • The nurses will now be provided by Covenant Clinic instead of Black Hawk County Public Health.

What is staying the same?

  • The majority of nurses and health assistants have worked with students over the years.

  • The nurses’ schedules and coverage.

  • The services and care provided by the nurses and health assistants.

  • All will continue as normal with no change in schedules or services.

Parents/guardians that have questions or concerns, please contact Pam Zeigler, Director of Elementary Education, at or 319-553-3000.

Winter Clothing: We will embrace the chance to enjoy winter weather! If the temperature is above zero (actual or with wind chill), we will be enjoying the winter weather! Please make sure children are dressed appropriately for the weather. Once there is snow on the ground, students will need snowpants and boots. If you need assistance with winter gear, please contact the office at 553.2950 and we are happy to help!

2018-2019 Kindergarten Students: We need your help getting a list of all our 2018-2019 incoming kindergarten students. If you have a student who will be a kindergartner next year (2018-2019), please fill out this Google Form. Please feel free to share this post with family and friends who will have an incoming kindergarten student at Lincoln next school year. If you know of a student who will be a kindergartner at our new elementary, Aldrich, please have them call the business office at 319.553.2423. Thanks for being proactive and helping us getting a kindergarten list created!

Please order a Yearbook! Our yearbooks are for sale online! To order, please visit: Our school ID is: 12435618

5th and 6th Grade Futsal Opportunity! Would you like to have the opportunity to play Futsal in the Lincoln Gym on Fridays? Please check out this flyer! This is only on days when school is in session.  

Wacky Winterfest! PALS is now gathering sponsors for our Wacky Winterfest raffle. Wacky Winterfest is our largest school fundraiser and we need your help to make it happen. Our date for Wacky Winterfest will be Saturday, February 17th from 11 AM to 2 PM to accommodate other events in town on the same day. Is your family or business willing to sponsor a $100 (or more) raffle prize? Contact Liz Gerdes at to offer your donation. If you are interested in helping to plan the event, please email Watch for more information in the coming weeks about ways to get involved. Be sure to like our Facebook page (Lincoln PALS) for the most up to date information.

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.

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 on Wednesday, January 3rd!