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Thankyouforreading Lincoln Elementary

Thank You For Reading!

Thank you for your support! In just 2 weeks our school read 110,423 minutes and raised approximately $5,000 dollars for our school to use for family social events, books, classroom supplies, and so much more! Our online Read-a-Thon Fundraiser has ended, and this is a reminder if your child riased money they earn RAT bucks to spend in the prize store. This store is only open until Sunday, October 22nd. We are unable to order prizes after that time.Our Top 3 Reading Classes: Mrs. Steff [...]

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Mrs. Droe Is A Grammy Nominee!

Mrs. Droe is a Grammy nominee! Last Spring, a Lincoln family nominated her consideration in the 2018 Music Educator Grammy Nominee. Mrs. Droe completed the application process and has made the list of semifinalists from across our country. She has made the final 25! Regardless of the outcome, we know she is amazing! Thank you for your work with all of our students Mrs. Droe, we are lucky you are part of our staff and the community at Lincoln!https://www.cbsnews.com/news/semifinalists-for-t [...]

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COMING SOON: Conference Scheduler for November Conferences

Fall Conferences will be Tuesday, November 14 from 4-8 p.m., and Thursday, November 16 from 1-8 p.m.  The Conference Scheduler for fall conferences will be open from October 20-November 2Here are the instructions for accessing our online conference scheduler:Go to:  https://www.canyoncreeksoftware.com/scheduler/ia/cedarfalls/Choose your student’s school from the drop down list and click “GO” Enter the school password (chtigers)Enter your student’s “Student ID”.  If you do not know their St [...]

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Our Collective Resume

During our professional development time on Friday, September 15th, we spent time recognizing the talents of our amazing staff! We asked each of our teams to answer several questions about their backgrounds and talents. These included the total years of experience, endorsements, buildings served and talents. Please enjoy each of these pictures outlining the talents and experience that serve our students each day!

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Get Your Cedar Falls Tigers Apparel!

Get Your Cedar Falls Tigers Apparel!Lincoln PALS is holding an apparel sale this week.  Attached is an order form if you would prefer to send in a check or cash.  This year we also have opened a webstore with Xpressions to allow you to order apparel online.  To access the webstore go to yourxpressions.com and go to the "stores" dropdown menu.  Select Lincoln Elementary School and the webstore will come up and you can order and pay there.  (one note, sales tax will be charged on orders at t [...]

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Families join us for Literacy Night

Many of our students and their families visited North Cedar for Literacy Night on Tuesday, September 19th.  The students met with their classroom teachers to complete student-friendly activities focused on growth mindset, while parents listened to a reading and growth mindset presentation by our reading teachers.  A book swap, a "nest" themed artwork activity, and snacks were enjoyed by all.  

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Student Leaders Help To Determine Our Leadership Roles!

Student leaders representing each 4th, 5th and 6th grade class at Lincoln met this afternoon to begin work on the leadership roles available for our students this school year. We are excited to build our list and begin the application process. We know that student involvement equals connection to school. We are excited to use the suggestions from this group!

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Fun+fair Cedar Heights Elementary

Spirit Wear for Sale!

New to Cedar Heights and your kids don't have anything to wear on spirit day?  Have your kids all outgrown their old spirit wear?  Are you just ready for a change?  The Cedar Heights PTU (Parents and Teachers United) is selling spirit wear this fall!  Below is a sample of the order form, and a link to download and print the order form at home.  Spirit wear orders are due September 25. Cedar Heights Spirit Wear Order Form.pdf

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Mark Your Calendars! Walk To School Day Is Wednesday, October 4th!

Walk to School Day When:  Wednesday, October 4th Meet at one of the locations below to walk with your Lincoln friends and families.  UNI athletes and Waterloo Blackhawk athletes are going to lead us on our way to safe walking. Meeting Locations: ·        Corner of Bluff Street and 7th Street ·        Clay Street Park - corner of Clay Street and 16th Street ·        Sartori Park – corner of college and 4th St [...]

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Popsicles On The Playground!

Thank you Lincoln PALS for hosting Popsicles on the Playground for our Kindergarten students and families on Tuesday night! We are making new friends and getting to know about how to become involved at Lincoln. This is a reminder that PALS (Parents and Lincoln School) meets the second Tuesday of every month in our Media Center at 7 PM. All are welcome!

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Fun+fair Cedar Heights Elementary

Welcome New Staff!

We have several new faces walking the halls of Cedar Heights this year, and we are excited to have them on board.  We would like to take an opportunity to introduce our families to our new staff.Mrs. Miranda Jones is our new preschool teacher.Mrs. Jasmine Ebling is our new first grade teacher.Mrs. Lynn Gerbig is our new sixth grade teacher.Ms. Lisa Cox is a new paraeducator.We also have two new paraeducators we do not have photos for yet.  We would like to welcome Ms. Kelby Baack and Mrs. [...]

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KINDergarten

We are off and learning in KINDergarten!  Mrs. Clausen, Ms. Knock, Mrs. Linck and Mrs. Klein's classes all have toured the building looking for Pete the Cat, (Mrs. Nelson said we just missed him!) and we had a special visitor this week, Mr. Bryant!  The kids even got to show off their rhyming skills as he read the book, Late for School.   So much learning is taking place that we are going home pretty tired each day!  However, we are excited to get to the longer days and more learning!  We [...]

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School Pictures

School pictures will be taken on Thursday, August 31 (B day) and Friday, September 1 (A day) during PE classes.  All students, regardless of picture purchase, will be photographed free for school records and the memory book.  Picture order forms will be distributed to students the first week of school. You may also purchase pictures online at www.mylifetouch.com .Enter picture ID code: GM457068Q0, enter student first and last name and grade level. If ordering, payment for pictures [...]

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Online Input Conference Scheduler CLICK HERE

The Online Input Conference Scheduler will be open to parents Saturday, August 19th - Wednesday, August 23rd. Go to:  https://www.canyoncreeksoftware.com/scheduler/ia/cedarfalls/From the Online Scheduler Home PageChoose your student’s school from the drop down list and click “GO” Enter the school password = southdaleEnter your student’s “Student ID”.  If you do not know their Student ID, use the LOOKUP STUDENT ID button to access the system.Verify [...]

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Our New Playground Is Ready!

Our new playground is ready! With the help of many hands over the summer, we have completed this addition for our students. Our most sincere thanks for the support given with time, tools, expertise and food! Our students will benefit from this addition daily and are lucky to have a supportive community making this possible. Our students and staff thank you for your help!

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Can You Help Us Finish The Playground on Thursday, August 10th at 4 PM?

Lincoln Families - we are ready to put up our final piece of equipment to complete our playground work this summer! We would love your help on Thursday, August 10th beginning at 4 PM. We will be putting up the Aquarius, the climbing net, and will need many hands to help out. We would appreciate able volunteers, ladders and tools such as drills and socket sets. We will watch the weather and reschedule for another date if needed. Let's hope for good weather and the opportunity to complete th [...]

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Summer Learning Opportunities For Staff!

Summer is a time to rest and relax as well as learn! Just as we encourage our students and families, our staff have attended many learning opportunities during the summer to enrich both our students and themselves as professionals. This summer Lincoln was able to send a group of staff to the Professional Learning Communities Institute in Minneapolis, Minnesota. This learning opportunity, supported by the Cedar Falls Schools Foundation and our district, allowed these staff to learn from exp [...]

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Registration And Beginning Of The Year Information

Lincoln Families - We are excited to begin a new school year filled with learning! Our registration procedures have changed this year and we will utilize online registration. A few reminders about how to register online:Available now through August 23, 7:30 a.m.- 4 p.m. at Cedar Falls Schools Administration Building, 1002 W. 1st Street. Assistance is also available by phone at 319-553-2644. Every family of a current student will need to have a PowerSchool Parent Portal account as well as a [...]

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Important Information!

Begin Year Parent InfoOnline Registration: Our district has introduced online registration through InfoSnap, a feature of PowerSchool, which allows you to register using the online system. Online registration is currently open for returning students (any student who attended a school in the Cedar Falls Community School District during the 2016-17 school year) in the PowerSchool Parent Portal account and will be available through the first day of school. You can register your student [...]

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Summer Break and 17-18 Info

Southdale students and families:I hope this message finds you all having a safe and fun summer break.  Before you know it, it will be August 24, and the start of another amazing school year. We have some new teachers as well as teachers moving to different positions, that will make up our awesome staff for the 17-18 school year.  Below is a list of the new teachers and those moving into a new position this year.  Feel free to reach out to our new staff and welcome them to the Southdale fam [...]

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We Are Almost There! Playground Progress!

We continue to make progress towards our finished playground addition! The wood chips arrived and were installed today. Families are welcome to visit the playground with one small request for help. Our last piece of equipment will be installed once a missing part arrives. It is a large climbing net called the Aquarius. If you visit our playground before that time, you will notice five buried cones. Please make sure these stay buried to allow us to find the needed anchors when needed. We wo [...]

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Back+to+school Cedar Heights Elementary

School Supply List for 2017-18 School Year

It is that time of year!  School supplies are starting to appear on store shelves, much to the chagrin of students and to the delight of parents.  While we still have more than a month before we are back at it, we wanted to provide our families with the supply list for the upcoming school year.  You can download and print the list from here, or you can find a list at Target (in both Cedar Falls and Waterloo), Walmart (in both Cedar Falls and Waterloo), Staples, CVS, and Walgreens (only Ced [...]

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2017-2018 Online Registration Information Reminder!

The 2017-2018 school year is quickly approaching! This year the district is introducing on-line registration (InfoSnap), a feature of PowerSchool, which allows you to register your student(s) online for the upcoming school year. All students are required to be registered using this feature. Online registration is open in your PowerSchool Parent Portal account and is currently available through the first day of school, Thursday, August 24. You can register your student(s) at any point durin [...]

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We Are Getting Closer To Enjoying Our New Equipment!

One step closer to enjoying our new playground equipment! This afternoon we were greeted by many volunteers with shovels and wheelbarrows in hand, ready to secure our equipment by filling the holes with concrete. We made it just a few minutes before the rains! Our next step is to have the excavated area filled with rock and then mulch. Once complete, we will assemble our last and largest piece of equipment, the Aquarius! We will ask for help when we are ready for this last stage. We cannot [...]

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We Need Your Help on Thursday, June 15th at 3 PM!

We need your help! With the help of many hands last Friday, Saturday and Sunday, we have placed most of our new playground equipment! We appreciated all of the help and food or water donations, especially in the heat! This hard work will really benefit our students next year! We have two more steps to complete this work. First, on Thursday, June 15th, we will need to place concrete to secure our equipment. We plan to start at 3 PM. We would appreciate as many hands as possible to help us l [...]

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2017 Transcript Information

If you did not pick up your diploma after the ceremony, you may do so in the main office at Cedar Falls High School between the hours of 7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.REMINDER: Student accounts for graduated seniors will be disabled July 17th.  Please remember to save any files from your Google Drive that you are wanting to keep prior to that time.Final CFHS Transcripts and Hawkeye/UNI TranscriptsSeniors advised the CFHS School Counselors where to send their  FINAL TRANSCRIPT during the senior [...]

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Coming Soon: More Playground Equipment!

Saturday is a big day! We will be installing new playground equipment Saturday morning at Lincoln! The site preparation began today to allow us to be ready! We would like to thank our students and families for helping us to raise the dollars needed to make this happen. We would appreciate all of the help we can get on Saturday morning and you can sign up to assist here!

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We Had An Amazing Field Day!

We enjoyed an amazing Field Day on Tuesday! Our students and staff enjoyed the opportunity to be active and were led by our 6th grade students in many fun and exciting games! We had perfect weather to support the fun! Thanks Mrs. Kowalski and our many parent volunteers for helping! More pictures will be available on our Facebook page!

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Summer Reading Opportunities for Families

Summer vacation is coming up fast, and along with the promise of fun and sun comes the warning of the dreaded "summer slide."  How do we fight students losing important academic ground during the less structured days of summer?  Easy as ABC!  In order to help keep their brains in shape, experts agree that reading is the best weapon in the fight against the summer slide.  Just 20 minutes of reading a day can help students have a better start to the next school year.  The best part is, there [...]

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Join Us For Our Bike Rodeo!

Please join us for our first Bike Rodeo on Friday, May 19th beginning at 4:15 PM! We are looking forward to helping our students learn to stop, signal and look, navigating cones, crossing intersections, riding trails and promoting bicycle safety. Students should bring their own bike and helmet and must be accompanied by an adult as participation waivers will be required. Our activities are geared towards Kindergarten through 4th grade students. We will watch the weather closely and if it i [...]

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Awesome Performance Northside Band!

We enjoyed an awesome performance by the Northside 5th and 6th grade bands last night! Students from North Cedar, Hansen and Lincoln performed for a packed house! These students practice before school two mornings a week and are led by Mrs. Byersdorfer. We appreciate her work to help them prepare! In addition, a huge thanks to our families for their support with practice and early morning rehearsals!

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Semester Exam Schedule

Cedar Falls High School – 16-17 Second Semester Exam ScheduleOnly in cases of emergency will students be allowed to take their exam at a time other than the designated time.  Approval for a change of time must be given by the Principal’s office prior to the start of the exam week (May 30, 2017).  All students should plan to attend the hours listed below.Please click here for the full schedule of periods and times.

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Muffins for Moms

 Southdale is hosting a "Muffins for Moms" morning on Thursday, May 4th,from 8:00-8:30 in the school cafeteria.  The "Muffins for Moms" event is designed to bring mothers, grandmothers, aunts, or other important adults to the school with their student to enjoy a short time of conversation over muffins and juice.  

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North Cedar Summer Reading Opportunity

North Cedar and Cedar Heights Elementary will have a shared summer library opportunity for our families this summer.  Visit the Cedar Heights library for book checkout, book exchange, games, read alouds, and family time from 6:00-8:00 p.m. on the following summer Tuesdays:  June, 6, 13, 20, July 11, 25, August 1, 8, and 15.  North Cedar students may ride the bus to and from Cedar Heights Elementary.  The bus will leave North Cedar at 6:00 p.m. and return by 8:00 p.m.  Thanks goes to the fa [...]

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Pennies for Patients CLICK HERE

Pennies for Patients: Kids making BIG change by collecting SMALL changeSouthdale students will be participating in the Pennies for Patients Fundraiser for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. This is a philanthropy program that gives students an opportunity to aid thousands of children and adults in the fight against blood cancers like leukemia.  On Monday, May 1 each student will be bringing home a collection box for spare change.  This will provide an easy way to carry change back to s [...]

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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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Need assistance with supplies? CLICK HERE

Do you need assistance with school supplies for classes this fall?The BACK TO SCHOOL PROJECT is here to help.Our mission is to provide new school supplies to families in the Cedar Valley  who need assistance, so that students will have the proper supplies to start  school in the fall.  Applications are required for students to receive supplies.Applications will be taken at the Waterloo Community Schools headquarters.  School supplies will be available for students in Kindergarten t [...]

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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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Incoming Kindergarten Visit Day

SAVE THE DATEIncoming Kindergarten Visit Day Wednesday, May 17, 2017 @ 9-11:00 amCheck-in - 9am - Please walk your child into the Cafeteria area.Please do not arrive before 9:00 am.After signing student(s) in, parents will leave.Check-out - 11am - Please pick up your child in the Cafeteria area.Online Registration MUST be completed BEFORE May 17thin order for your child to attend the visit day.If you did not receive an e-mail about online registration or you have questions, call or e-mail [...]

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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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School Supplies Made Easy!

The moment some have been waiting for! Our School Link is now up and ready to take your orders! Just follow the link, select the grade, enter your child's name (this is how we will make sure they are at their desk on backpack night)! You can choose to add optional items than click add to cart! IF you have more than 1 student in the upper right hand corner select continue shopping and add another student box the same as above! Than when you're done, click checkout, enter your billing inform [...]

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ACT Test Prep Seminar Registration (Deadline: Friday, March 10)

Seminar Dates:Tuesday, March 21st, 2017              6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Thursday, March 23rd, 2017            6:00 – 8:00 p.m.Tuesday, March 28th, 2017              6:00 – 8:00 p.m.Monday, April 3rd, 2017                  6:00 – 8:00 p.m.On April 8, 2017 many area high school students will take the ACT examination, preparing for the college and university application process the upcoming year.The ACT examination is the primary measuring tool used by Midwestern universities and co [...]

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Parent-Teacher Spring Conferences

Spring conferences at Cedar Falls High School have been changed from Tuesday, March 28 to Monday, March 27. The schedule for conferences is as follows:Monday, March 27                  3:30 – 7:30 p.m.Thursday, March 30                3:30 – 7:30 p.m.Junior High conferences are still on Tuesday, March 28 and Thursday, March 30 from 3:30-7:00 p.m.No school on Friday, March 31.Counselors will distribute grades in the gymnasium.   Please limit conference time to no more than five minutes.  [...]

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Parent-Teacher Conferences March 7 & 9

Parent-Teacher Conferences are this week!Conferences will be held at Cedar Heights on Tuesday, March 7 from 4:00-8:00 p.m., and on Thursday, March 9 from 1:00-8:00 p.m.If you were unable to schedule a conference using the online scheduler, please contact Ingrid or Mariela in the main office at 319-553-2863 to schedule your child's conference.The book fair will be going on during conferences.Just a reminder: Monday will be a regular school dayTuesday will be a regular school day, with confe [...]

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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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WELCOME TO LINCOLN!

We would like to invite you to our INCOMING KINDERGARTEN PARENT’S MEETING AND ONLINE REGISTRATION!PARENT MEETINGWHEN:   Tuesday, March 21, 2017                5:45-6:30 Online Registration Assistance available if needed in the library                6:15-6:30 Check in                6:30-7:30 Parent MeetingWHERE:     Lincoln CafeteriaWHO:        Parents of children who will be 5 years old by September 15, 2017 (Parents only please!)ONLINE REGISTRATION INFORMATION!This year registration for [...]

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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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Book Fair CLICK HERE

                                                                                          Click HERE for more information and to volunteer.

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UNI Student Trombone Quartet Collaborates with 6th Grade Band

The 6th Grade Band had a chance to collaborate with the UNI Trombone Quartet at Friday morning's band rehearsal.  The quartet consists of student teacher Paul Lichty, Nathaniel Welshons, Seth Nordin, and Tom Rauch.  The quartet performed two pieces: Elegy Opus #47 by Edward Grieg and Hungarian Dance by Johannes Brahms, arranged by Elkjer.  The sixth graders were inspired by the technical abilities and great tone of the performers.  The UNI students then sat in with the band and played alon [...]

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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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Do you have an incoming Kindergartner?

Email jessica.selleck@cfschools.org with the following information to let us know!Child's NameDate of BirthParent's nameStreet AddressPhone NumberEmail AddressLincoln’s Parent Meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, March 21st, 2017 from 6:30-8:00 p.m. in the school cafeteria. As you know, children must be 5 years old on or before September 15, 2017 to be eligible for kindergarten.During the Parent Meeting you will have an opportunity to hear from the school principal, tour the classrooms and as [...]

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Online Conference Scheduler Open February 15-February 26

The online school conference scheduler will be open for our March Parent-Teacher conferences starting February 15.  The scheduler will close on February 26.  Here are the instructions for accessing our online conference scheduler:Go to:  https://www.canyoncreeksoftware.com/scheduler/ia/cedarfalls/Choose your student’s school from the drop down list and click “GO” Enter the school password (orchardhill)Enter your student’s “Student ID”.  If you do not know their Student ID, use the LOOKUP S [...]

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March Parent-Teacher Conference Scheduler

The online school conference scheduler will be open for our March Parent-Teacher conferences starting February 15th.  The scheduler will close on February 26th.  Here are the instructions for accessing our online conference scheduler:Step-By-Step Parent/Guardian Instructions1. Visit the Canyon Creek’s website https://www.canyoncreeksoftware.com/scheduler/ia/cedarfalls/2. From the Online Scheduler Home Page:a. Choose your student’s school from the drop down list and click “GO”b. Enter the s [...]

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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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Dance Marathon

Put on Your Dancing ShoesFor the 7th consecutive year, Southdale will be hosting a school-wide Everything For the Kids Dance Marathon on Friday, February 10.  The Dance Marathon will be the final event in the school’s week-long fundraising project which supports the University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital and the Children’s Miracle Network.  During the week leading up to the Dance Marathon, students will have the opportunity to purchase hearts before school each day.   Hearts m [...]

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Are+you+ready Cedar Falls High School

ACT Test Prep Seminars

Seminar Dates:Tuesday, March 21st, 2017              6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Thursday, March 23rd, 2017            6:00 – 8:00 p.m.Tuesday, March 28th, 2017              6:00 – 8:00 p.m.Monday, April 3rd, 2017                  6:00 – 8:00 p.m.On April 8, 2017 many area high school students will take the ACT examination, preparing for the college and university application process the upcoming year.The ACT examination is the primary measuring tool used by Midwestern universities and colleg [...]

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Kindergarten Roundup for Incoming Kindergarteners CLICK HERE

ONLINE REGISTRATION FOR INCOMING KINDERGARTENERS IS NOW OPEN.If you have sent us the information below, you should have received an e-mail with a link for the online registration.If you did not receive an e-mail or you have questions, call or e-mail Chris.christina.christensen@cfschools.org 553-2903SAVE THE DATEIncoming Kindergarten Visit Day Wednesday, May 17, 2017 @ 9-11:00 amCheck-in - 9am - Please walk your child into the Cafeteria area.Please do not arrive before 9:00 am.After signing [...]

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Know Your Constitution

Autymn Cantrall, Tori Ward, and Mia Dexter are finalists in The Iowa State Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Division “Know Your Constitution” Project.  One hundred finalists were selected from the more than 1,000 students across the State of Iowa who participated in the “Know Your Constitution” Project.  These finalists will be honored at a luncheon held in West Des Moines. From the finalists, five students and their teachers will be chosen by a random drawing to attend the all expense paid [...]

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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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North Cedar Elementary Named One of 10 New STEM BEST Partners

North Cedar Elementary Named One of 10 New STEM BEST Partners The Iowa Governor’s STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Advisory Council named North Cedar Elementary one of 10 new STEM BEST (Businesses Engaging Students and Teachers) Partners in Iowa. STEM BEST Partners go beyond the typical K-12 classroom environments and methods to provide students with more workplace experience while they are still in school. STEM BEST Partners are awarded based on how they carve a c [...]

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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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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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6th Grade Students Write Personal Narratives

Both Mrs. Krejchi's and Mrs. Abbas’s 6th grade students recently wrote Personal Narratives about something that had happened in their lives. Then they gave their Personal Narratives a book cover with a title, designs, illustrations, and reflection on the back of the cover about the story. The students then placed them in the hallway to display. By Michael, 6th grade

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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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5th Grade Reading Workshop

Mrs. Spore’s 5th Grade students take a post-assessment of their first reading workshop session. They read the great book Home of the Brave to partner the first reading workshop session, learned how to write and THINK about their reading in a better way this unit.-by Shawn, 5th grade

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Book Fair Information CLICK HERE

For MORE Book Fair Information CLICK HEREThe Scholastic Book Fair is on its way.The Southdale Student Council sponsored Book Fair will be here from December 5 – December 9.   Students will have the opportunity to purchase books Monday - Friday 8:20 – 8:45 am (except on Monday) 11:20-12:30 pm 3:45 – 4:15 pm (except on Wednesday)A special time for families to view and select books will be on Thursday, December 8, from 4:00-5:00 p.m.

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Congrats To Our OPUS Singers! You Were Amazing!

Eight Lincoln Tigers performed Thursday at OPUS at CY Stephens Auditorium in Ames. They spent the day on the Iowa State Campus practicing, taking pictures and enjoying lunch at the dining center. Their performance was amazing! A huge thanks to these students as well as those who auditioned. We are lucky to have Mrs. Droe to lead them to such amazing opportunities!

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Exercising our right to vote in Kindergarten

We are a part of history in the making!  In Kindergarten we learned about how everyone has a right to their opinion and we respect each other no matter what!  We learned how old you really need to be to vote and to become the President of the United States of America.  We wrote about what we would do if we were the President and then we got to take our turn and vote for this year's candidates.  Do you want to know who won?  You will have to ask your child!  (Hint: They think we need a fema [...]

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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 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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CFHS Parent-Teacher Conferences

Please join us for Parent-Teacher Conferences!  Conferences will be held in the gymnasium at Cedar Falls High School the nights of Tuesday, November 1st and Thursday, November 3rd from 3:30-7:30 PM.   Report cards will be distributed in the front of the gymnasium. There will be no classes for students on Friday, November 4th (conference compensation day).Below is a schedule of traveling teachers!   Conference schedule - Fall 2016

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Sign up for conferences!

Parent portal open February 15- 24.Go to https://www.canyoncreeksoftware.com/scheduler/ia/cedarfalls/From the Online Scheduler Home PageChoose your student’s school from the drop down list and click “GO” Enter the school password    hansenClick on the LOOKUP STUDENT ID button.Enter in your student’s first name, last name and birth date  A list of your student’s teachers will be displayed.  Check the box next to the name of each teacher(s) you woul [...]

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PT Conferences

Please join us for Parent-Teacher Conferences!   Conferences will be held in Peet's Back Gym the nights of Tuesday, November 1st and Thursday, November 3rd from 3:30-7:30 PM.   No appointments are made for junior high conferences. Report cards will be distributed in the front entrance. There will be no classes for students on Friday, November 4th (conference compensation day).Below is a map of where teachers can be found and a schedule of traveling teachers!   Conference - gym map Fall 201 [...]

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Red Ribbon Week 2016

Orchard Hill Red Ribbon Week ActivitiesOctober 24th-28th, 2016 Overall Theme:  “Leaders Rock the Red: Believe in yourself; Be Drug Free!” Monday: Synergize: “Let’s Rock the Red” (Crazy Hair day / Red and Black Clothing)Students and staff are invited to wear red and black to show our unity and symbolize our commitment to work together to create a healthy life and to “Black Out Bad Choices.”  This is also crazy hair day!Each student will receive a bookmark with a positive message that reinfo [...]

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Canyon Creek Online Scheduler

The online school conference scheduler will be open for our November Parent-Teacher conferences starting October 22.  The scheduler will close on November 7.  Here are the instructions for accessing our online conference scheduler:Step-By-Step Parent/Guardian Instructions    1. Visit the Canyon Creek’s website https://www.canyoncreeksoftware.com/scheduler/ia/cedarfalls/2. From the Online Scheduler Home Page:a. Choose your student’s school from the drop down list and click “GO”b. Enter the [...]

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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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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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Our Collaboration With UNI's Professional Development School

We are very lucky to collaborate with UNI students frequently, especially students who participate in the Professional Development School class led by Dr. Sarah Montgomery. This Fall, our second grade students and staff will have the opportunity to work on the Next Generation Science Standards through work with ramps and pathways, plant and animal life cycles and matter. Ramps and Pathways is a STEM related activity. This collaboration is led by UNI Teacher Education students who have appl [...]

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Kindergarten Visits Safety City!

Our Kinder students visited Safety City on Wednesday, September 21st. This annual event allows our Kinders to learn from many different groups about safety. Presenters included learning about train safety, from both our Police and Fire Departments, Paramedics from Sartori, Cedar Falls Utilities and 911 Dispatch. Each station is designed to involve the students and allow them to learn about how many helpers we have in our community! A huge thanks to the supporters of this event and to Targe [...]

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Online Lunch payments are NOW ACTIVE

Make Meal Account Payments Online The option to make online payments into your Family Meal Account is now live and working! Instructions are below: Go to: https://cedar-falls.revtrak.net/tek9.asp 1. Click on Meal Account Payment to the left under Browse2. Enter the Deposit Amount3. Enter your Student ID number. If you do not know your Student ID number, this can be found on the Powerschool Parent Portal on the Balance Page, nex [...]

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Congrats On Publishing A Breakout, Mr. Henrichs!

Mr. Henrichs has published a Breakout EDU game! You may be wondering, what is a Breakout? From the Breakout EDU website: "Breakout EDU creates ultra-engaging learning games for people of all ages. Games (Breakouts) teach teamwork, problem solving, critical thinking, and troubleshooting by presenting participants with challenges that ignite their natural drive to problem-solve.Breakouts are perfect for classrooms, staff trainings, dinner parties, and at home with the family! At the end of a [...]

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Workshop Wizards

We have officially kicked off the year by diving into our new reading curriculum that the district has adopted this year. It is a reading workshop method where students are taught a mini-lesson based on a reading strategy or concept, given independent time to read and apply the strategies and concepts they are taught, and then share with their peers what they learned and read about. Students were given time and the opportunity to organize our classroom library. They voted and decided to or [...]

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Farm To School Is A Win-Win!

Our Farm To School program is an excellent example of a win-win! This program provides servings of locally sourced fresh fruits and vegetables to our students. We focus on serving to each grade twice in the Fall and again in the Spring. This Fall will include a serving of tomatoes, carrots, bell peppers and kale. We have also partnered with the UNI Public Health Department over the past two years to work with UNI students. They help present education by creating newsletters we share with o [...]

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Mr. Strub - Associate Principal

My name is Mr. Strub and I'm the new Associate Principal at both Southdale and Cedar Heights Elementary.  I will be at Southdale Elementary every day of the week except for Tuesday, when I will be at Cedar Heights Elementary.  The past two years I was an administrator for the Gladbrook-Reinbeck School District as the Dean of Students the first year and Elementary Principal last year.  Prior to working at Gladbrook-Reinbeck, I was a classroom teacher and Athletic Director for the Janesville [...]

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3rd Day of 3rd Grade

It was an awesome 3rd day of 3rd grade!  We did lots of "3" things today including comparing two different stories of the 3 Little Pigs, wrote 3 goals for this year, and celebrated by having bomb pops (3 colors!) at the end of the day!  This group of kiddos is so fun and so ready to learn, it's going to be a great year in 3rd grade!

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Please Welcome Mrs. Johnston!

We are pleased to announce that Katie Johnston will join Lincoln and Hansen as our shared Associate Principal! Mrs. Johnston replaces Mr. Hlas, who accepted a role as the Principal at Neil Armstrong Elementary in Bettendorf. Mrs. Johnston previously served for 9 years in Waverly-Shell Rock as both a 1st grade teacher and Instructional Coach. Mrs. Johnston is married to a teacher and has a daughter who is close to celebrating her 2nd birthday. Welcome to Cedar Falls and Lincoln, Mrs. Johnston!

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Elementary Registration

Families:  I hope this finds you enjoying your summer! As a reminder school registration is set for Tuesday, August 2nd from 9AM-1PM & 4PM-7PM at Lincoln. If you are unable to register on August 2nd you are welcome to come in on Aug 8th from 9-12 and 1-2:30 for a make-up registration. If you are unable to attend either day please call or email Jessica to set an appointment during the week of school starting.To help expedite the registration process, you may print and fill out forms prior t [...]

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READ, READ, READ!

On the last day of school, our students made a pledge to READ over the summer.  They promised to read several times a week, even if it's only 10 minutes at a time.  We know that when students read over the summer and outside of school, students do better academically in school.  Not just small improvements; HUGE improvements!  Please remind your kids to read as much as possible this summer--magazines, newspapers, websites, books, comic books, etc.  It's all important in building your child [...]

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CLICK HERE for Upcoming Important Dates

Monday, April 3rd IMPACT Meeting @ 6:00pm (parent-teacher group) Wednesday, April 5th Reading Club @ 2:00-3:00pm Monday, April 10thAll City Vocal Concert @ 7:00pm@ CFHS Monday, April 17thAll City Band Concert @ 6:00pm@ CFHS Friday, April 21stSouthdale Carnival5:30 – 8:00pm Monday, April 24thAll City Orchestra Concert @ 7:00pm@ CFHS Tuesday, April 25thKindergarten Music Informance@5:30 – Mrs. Ferguson & Mrs. Broeren@6:30 – Mrs. Cero, Mrs. Jones, Mrs. Wedgbury Thursday, A [...]

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