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Congratulations Mrs. Glaser! You Are a Gold Star Teacher!

We are pleased to announce that we have another Gold Star Teacher at Lincoln! We would like to congratulate Mrs. Tessi Glaser, one of our Kindergarten teachers! We had an amazing and heartfelt surprise in her classroom with many guests including her students, husband, mentor, district personnel and KWWL. Gold Star teachers are honored through nomination and we are pleased to also share that we had many desrving nominations at our school. Mrs. Glaser will be honored on Tuesday, May 23rd at [...]

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All City Vocal Was Amazing!

We were treated to an amazing performance by vocalists from all of our schools tonight at Cedar Falls High School! This performance highlights the work of all of our vocal music staff from elementary, middle and high school. Their final number brings together all of their voices and it sounded amazing! Thanks to all of our music teachers for their work to help prepare our students!

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Thank You For Attending Muffins With Moms!

Thank you for attending Muffins With Moms this morning! We had a huge crowd! We are very proud of the work our students did to plan the activity. They considered our need to have greeters and servers to help make the experience positive for all. We also thank our Lincoln Not So Live crew and the musicians who shared their talents with our group this morning. We will look forward to Donuts With Dads on Monday, April 17th at 8 AM!

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Muffins With Mom and Donuts With Dad

We would like you to attend Muffins With Mom or Donuts With Dad! These events will happen in the Lincoln Cafeteria on Monday, April 10th and the 17th, respectively. Students who are accompanied with their Mom or Dad may join us in our cafeteria beginning at 8 AM. Students and parents who are able to attend will be treated by our students to some music, a recent episode of Lincoln (Not So) Live and hospitality by our students. Please join us!

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Kinders Rock!

We have enjoyed some amazing performances this year by all of our students. Our Kinder concert tonight was incredible! They were highly entertaining and the pictures do not quite capture the quality of their performance! We thank our families and staff for their support, especially Mrs. Droe for helping prepare this group for such a high quality show!

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Lincoln Donates To The UNI Dance Marathon!

Lincoln students and staff have a heart for giving! Each year, we hold a mini dance marathon to support Iowa Children's Hospitals and Clinics. This year, we had three students step forward to help us raise funds to donate. In addition to selling hearts around Valentine's Day for $1 each, we asked students to donate .25 cents for each book they read this fall. This supported our building goal of reading and putting first things first. Our students were able to donate $344 dollars to the UNI [...]

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The Birthday Blessings Have Been Delivered To Kaden's Closet!

Our Birthday Blessings project from Mrs. Becker's 5th grade class made an important delivery to Kaden's Closet in Waterloo this week! Using both donated items and money received from a Project Jack pay it forward grant, the students were able to deliver 50 birthday boxes for foster children. Please enjoy this KWWL feature on their work as well as the pictures of their work. In addition to the academic learning opportunities, this group of students gained valuable experience in helping othe [...]

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Congratulations To Mrs. Mitchell and Mrs. North!

We have many amazing educators at Lincoln and in Cedar Falls! On Monday, two members of our Special Education team at Lincoln were honored with Awesome Awards! Mrs. Mitchell was honored for her solution-focused attitude and supporting students through collaboration that allows them to be included in their classrooms. Mrs. North was honored for her flexibility and willingness to do what's best for kids at all times, including moving into a smaller room and managing a student learning with g [...]

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Thank You For Your Support At Wacky Winterfest!

Another successful Wacky Winterfest carnival!  Lots of smiles and fun!  Thank you to the volunteers, donors and committee members for their help!  Congratulations to our raffle prize winners (these great prizes can be picked up in the Lincoln Office): Scheels - Duane Henle Fareway - Wendy Frost Lowes - Gordy Acuff CF Pool Pass - Jessica Beougher Lost Island - Lauren Holst Montage/Brown Bottle - Heather Shores Kwik Star - Tina Garbes Marcus Theaters - Sam Phillips Witham Car Ca [...]

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We Have Earned Tech Time!

We continue to reach goals through our work to sell raffle tickets! Yesterday, our students earned extra tech time. These times will be determined by classroom, so watch for these messages from each teacher. Keep up the amazing work and remember to return all tickets on Friday, February 17th. We will see you Saturday for Wacky Winterfest between 4 and 7 PM! We still have a few remaining volunteer spots!

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Every Raffle Ticket Helps!

Did you know that every $1 raffle ticket makes a difference? Each dollar helps us to be one step closer to additonal playground equipment! Wacky Winterfest takes place at Lincoln on Saturday, February 18th from 4:00-7:00 PM. This event is fun for all and supports Lincoln students and staff.  Please consider helping! Our biggest need is for volunteers! You can sign up to help here!

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Please Support Wacky Winterfest!

Wacky Winterfest takes place at Lincoln on Saturday, February 18th from 4:00-7:00 PM. This event is fun for all and supports Lincoln students and staff. Our goal this year is to use our funds to support the purchase of new playground equipment. Please consider helping! Our biggest need is for volunteers! You can sign up to help here!

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Wacky Winterfest Fundraising Will Expand Our Playground Equipment!

We are happy to share our plan for the money we raise during Wacky Winterfest!  Starting in the fall, a playground committee worked to develop plans to add equipment to our west playground. Yes, that's right, add additional equipment! After receiving options from three different companies and seeking student feedback, we are pleased to share the design plans with our students and families. Using money raised during Winterfest, it is our goal to complete installation in the spring. In order [...]

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Congratulations To The Nuclear Nerds!

Congratulations to the Nuclear Nerds! On Saturday, January 14th they represented our school by winning the first place trophy for Robot Design, Innovation and Strategy! The team is made up of Jillian and Peyton Kellum, Ethan Meyer, Alex Stoner, Amneek Brar and Andrew Forcum. They were coached by Marty Meyer and Chris Kellum. Way to go! 

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A Celebration Of Learning!

Our students have worked hard this year! We celebrated this work today by viewing The Secret Life Of Pets. Our 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th grade students connected with buddies in Kinder, 1st and 2nd grade to help them enjoy the movie. This was a leadership opportunity enjoyed by all. Keep up your hard work Lincoln Tigers!

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Thanks For Attending Our Kinder Jingle and Mingle!

Thank you for attending our Kinder Jingle and Mingle! Our Kinders worked hard to prepare a song, a poem, work on their snap words (wight words) to be able to play a game with our guests and read a book. We are developing some super readers and they were excited to show their talents! Thank you to our Kinder teachers for their work this fall to help them to develop confidence in these foundational skills . We also thank our families for partnering with us to support learning at home!

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The Nuclear Nerds Move On To State!

Congrats to the Nuclear Nerds! They were selected to move on to the state competition in Ames on January 14, 2017. For those who have not had a chance to experience Lego League, it is much more than building with Legos! It involves computer programming to make a robot complete a mission on a large wooden surface. In addition, Lego League teams investigate an issue and present on their learning to a panel of judges. These teams practice in the evenings and weekends with volunteer coaches be [...]

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Lincoln And UNI Continue Their Partnership!

We continue to be thankful for the strong partnership we share with the University Of Northern Iowa. We work closely with students participating in the second level of their education program alongside Dr. Curt Nielsen as well as students who are involved with Professional Development School with Dr. Sarah Montgomery. This connection represents a true win-win where our students and staff benefit from helping preservice teachers learn while being exposed to new methods. Below are a few pict [...]

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Please Join Us For Our Family Movie Night!

Reminder: Tomorrow Night (Friday Dec. 9) at 6pm we will be showing Secret Life of Pets in the Lincoln Cafeteria! Let the kids wear PJ's and bring a Blanket and Pillow for a relaxing night of Fun! Popcorn, Candy and Punch will be provide too!We are also collecting Pet Food and Supplies to donate to the Cedar Bend Human Society, cash donation will also be accepted and if you still would like to bring a picture of your pet along with $1 we will hang it in the main hallway!

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Our 5th and 6th Grade Choir Performed For First United Methodist Church

We enjoy an active partnership with our neighbors, First United Methodist Church. We are thankful to be given the chance for our choirs to perform each year before the holidays. Our 5th and 6th graders, under the direction of Mrs. Droe, gave an amazing performance in the perfect setting! Thanks for your partnership FUMC!

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Join Us for The Secret Life Of Pets And Helping Pets!

Please join us Friday, December 9th at 6 PM for our Family Movie Night. We will enjoy The Secret Life Of Pets. During the week, we will celebrate our own pets by raising money for The Cedar Bend Humane society. Starting Monday, Dec. 5th, students are invited to bring in a picture of their own pet to school and for a $1 donation it will be displayed in the main hallway. A table will be set up each morning before school to accept pictures. Cash and pet food donations will also be accepted a [...]

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Farm To School Taste Testing

Lincoln students had the opportunity to taste test for a potential alternate lunch option. Thanks to our Farm To School volunteers, students had the chance to sample yogurt parfaits containing yogurt, granola and different fruits (mango and strawberry). Students were then asked to rate using one of the following ratings: tried it, liked it, loved it. We will compile our results (they were very positive) and hopefully offer this during lunch soon! If your student liked it, please encourage [...]

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Students as Teachers

This week, as I walked into numerous classrooms, there was a quiet "buzz" within the rooms. Students were spread around the room, working in pairs and working in groups. As I moved from partnership to partnership, the conversations were astonishing. Students in one classroom were working together to write a response comparing and contrasting two articles. They kept looking at their rubic, as they were underlining and highlighting pieces within the article."Well, I think we have the part ab [...]

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Amazing Performance 6th Grade Vocalists!

Our Sixth Grade students and chorus participants shared their learning with us Monday night! We enjoyed an amazing performance complete with swords! In addition, our chorus students shared their work with us in the middle of the performance. We appreciate the support of our families. Last, we especially appreciate Mrs. Droe for her work with our vocalists and helping them to shine!

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Our November Student Jobs Rally Was A Success!

One of our goals at Lincoln is to involve students in our school though jobs. We have committed to holding a job rally each month to involve as many of our 3rd-6th grade student leaders. We started this journey in October and today these student leaders trained our next round of students. We are excited to continue this journey and provide learning in addition to classroom skills.

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Ms. Sullivan's Third Grade Class Supports The Des Moines Police Department

Ms. Sullivans's third grade class made posters for the Des Moines police force to support them during this tragic time.   Ms. Sullivan has a friend on the Des Moines Police force who works the night shift.   She was relived to get a text from him saying that he was ok. The class decided to do a service project for him and his colleagues.  They sent the photo of the class with the posters to him and he was very thankful.

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Our Fall Conference Scheduler is Open

The online school conference scheduler is currently open for our November Parent-Teacher conferences. The scheduler will close on November 7.  Please visit https://www.canyoncreeksoftware.com/scheduler/ia/cedarfalls/ to schedule your conferences today! The password is lincolntigersYou can find the parent instruction link in our weekly PowerSchool message as well in our previous blog post http://www.cfschools.org/schools/lincoln/blog/2016/10/21/389-canyon-creek-online-schedulerIf you need h [...]

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A Kindergarten Celebration!

I love a parade!  Mrs. Klein's kindergarten class held a Favorite Storybook parade today as a celebration of the hard work they have been doing in Reader's Workshop!  We remembered the strategies we have learned and practiced to get to this point and boy do we have a lot of posters to refer to!  I have told them how proud of them I am so many times, they are telling me, "here she goes again!"  Keep up the great work Super Readers!

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Outstanding Show 5th Grade Singers!

Our fifth grade students and chorus participants displayed their learning tonight during their concert! They sang several songs and featured their skills playing multiple instruments! In addition, our 5th grade chorus treated us to a few songs during the middle of the performance. Thanks to our students and families for their support! A special thanks for Mrs. Droe for her work with the students and even involving our audience!

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Thank You For Attending Literacy Night!

Thank you for attending Literacy Night! We focused our sessions on the Workshop approach to Literacy as well as offering sessions on digital books, fluency and a book swap. We appreciate your support and look forward to partnering with you for our Readers! We apologize for difficulty you may have had with our survey, if you were unable to complete last night, would you please do so using this link? https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/9QXZQ57

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Lincoln Singers Audition for Opus!

Twenty seven 5th and 6th grade students auditioned for a state wide honor choir called Opus. To audition, students sang a major scale, America, and an Italian piece called La Danza (that they actually sang in Italian!). Approximately 1,000 5/6 students around the state of Iowa audition for this group and only 180 are selected. Not very good odds  but our students were good sports and understood that in order to improve at something you sometimes need to take risks, work hard, and just go f [...]

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You Are Invited To Lincoln's Literacy Night!

Lincoln Students and Parents - you are invited to join us for Literacy Night on Thursday, September 13th from 6:00-7:00 PM. We encourage you to pick two sessions, including one in your child's classroom, where you will learn about work in Reader's Workshop, as well as learn about Digital Books in our Cafeteria and supporting fluency in our Art Room. If you have more than one child, you will be able to go to two classrooms. We will see you there!

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Lincoln 4th Grade Use Coding

Mr. Rhoads' class is using their knowledge of coding and applying it to real-world situations. The goal is to create a race track and enter code into their robotic car in this exciting, hands-on STEM activity. Students are learning how to input the proper code to help their car and their group achieve the goal of  racing past the finish line.

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