Principal's Message

  • Principal's Message from Mrs. Ann Kropp

    October 24, 2018

    Dear Families,

    Here are a few important updates and deadlines.

    Halloween:

    You are invited to the Lincoln Elementary School Halloween festivities next Wednesday, October 31.  Our kinder parade will begin at 8:45 AM and will wind through our classrooms. 

    Our parade for grades 1-5 will begin at 1:00 PM. Students in grades 1-5 should bring their costumes to school in a bag and may change into them at lunchtime.  Please remember all costumes should be appropriate.  No weapons or gory costumes.  

    Parents are more than welcome to join us for the parade, which will occur on the upper grade blacktop.  We ask that parents stand behind the students who will be seated with their classes on the blacktop.  No check in at the office is necessary for this special afternoon. Click to get your parking permit:  Parking Permit 10_31_18

    Yearbook:

    Order Reminder - Please order before 10/31 to get free personalized back cover ($7 value). Go to https://bit.ly/2yr3LGT, use password "leopards" to login and use coupon code "1031".  For questions, please email Sophie.Juying@gmail.com

    Gardening Club Parent Volunteers Needed:

    Help us nurture and our Lincoln garden for learning and enjoyment. If you are a parent who loves to garden, or has access to gardening resources, please contact Ms. Tsukamoto (tsukamoto_jeanifer@cusdk8.org)  and/or Ms. Pfaff (pfaff_jenna@cusdk8.org) to meet and help set up our Lincoln garden. We are interested in revitalizing our garden so that students, teachers, and parents have a thriving place to learn, grow, relax, and read.
     

    We look forward to seeing you at the Halloween Festivities!

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    August 16, 2018

    Dear Lincoln Families,

    Welcome to the 2018-19 school year!  We are excited to see your kids and are ready for a wonderful school year!

    We have a few new faces to Lincoln this year.  Ms. Debbie Galletta will be teaching our K-2 SDC class.  Ms. Galletta has been in the district many years and was most recently a teacher at Regnart.  Ms. Dee Pearce, who was a long term sub for us last year, will be teaching 1st grade in Room 7.  Ms. Jeanifer Tsukamoto will be joining our 3rd grade team and will be in Room 29. Ms. Tsukamoto brings to us many years of teaching experience at Stevens Creek Elementary.  Finally, a warm welcome back to Ms. Kaye Ann Sanchez who will be in Room 19 teaching 2nd grade. Ms. Sanchez taught at Lincoln for many years and has recently been working as an Instructional Coach at our district office.  Please join me in welcoming Ms. Galletta, Ms. Pearce, Ms. Tsukamoto and Ms. Sanchez to Lincoln!

    We have a new schedule in place this year (see our website for more info).  It is our hope that this schedule will help alleviate some of the traffic woes we face and make it safer for students to get to school.  I’d like to thank all of our community and staff members who collaborated on the schedule and worked to ensure student safety. Our Walk/Roll to School program will continue this year, with a slightly different twist. More information on that will be in our first Lincoln Log.

    Our school will begin implementing a new reading program this year, Units of Study in Reading.  This curriculum compliments and goes hand in hand with our current writing program.   It is built on the belief that we are building life-long readers, who need specific strategies for both decoding and comprehension.  Our staff will continue to receive high caliber intensive professional development from Teacher’s College, in New York. I am excited about this addition to our curriculum and what it means for our students.  

    This Fall, Lincoln will begin modernization, the result of generous bond money.  This round of modernization will focus, as it should, on those things closest to the children.  Classrooms will receive new carpet and paint. Student bathrooms will be gutted and improvements made.   Some work will also be done on our office, making it compliant with current regulations. I want to assure you that learning will continue, even through the chaos of construction!  Thank you, in advance, for your patience and flexibility.

    On behalf of the Lincoln staff, I’d like to extend a warm welcome (or welcome back!) to all of you.  We look forward to partnering and working with you!

    Warm Regards,

    Ann Kropp

    Principal