Principal's Message

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    Principal's Message from Mrs. Ann Kropp

    February 14, 2019

    Dear Lincoln Families,  

     
    When you return from the February break, our campus will look very different!  The wing housing rooms 9-14 will be fenced off and under construction!  Our kindergarten bus circle will also be fenced off, as it will be housing our construction staging area.  With all of these changes, we are temporarily losing some parking spots.  As such, we will not have on-campus parking available for parents while construction is going on.   We want you to continue to volunteer on our campus and we feel terrible that we do not have parking to offer!  Please print out the Parking Permit whenever you visit the campus.  It will allow you to park off-site for up to two hours.  Please be sure to fill in both the date of the permit and the date of waiver section with the same date.  I apologize for this inconvenience.  Thanks for bearing with us as we go through our "transformation"!
     
    Student safety and well being is of the utmost importance to us.  Also attached is a letter explaining the abatement process that will be used during construction to ensure that all students and staff are safe.
     
     
    Have a wonderful Feb. break!
     
    Warmly,
     
    Mrs. Kropp
     
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    February 4, 2019 
     
    Dear Lincoln Families,
     
    I cannot believe that we are in February!  Where has the time gone?!
     
    A few updates for you:
     
    Kindness Week has been tremendous!  Thank you for all the support and encouragement you have shown.  Students have demonstrated appreciation and care in many ways this week.  I am so proud of them!  Our hope is that these feeling can take us through the rest of the year!  To culminate our Kindness Week projects, we will be taking a school "heart" photo next Friday, February 8.  Please try to have your child wear their Lincoln shirt or blue/yellow shirt to show their Lincoln pride!

     

    Kindess Matters Forever         Rainbow Kindness         You can make a difference

     

     
     
    Consider having your child complete a CUSD STEAM kindness challenge.  Click here for more information.
     
    CuperDoodle Preschool will be having an Open House this Saturday at Muir Elementary School.   If you have an incoming preschooler, I encourage you to come see what CuperDoodle is all about!  The flyer is attached to this email
     
    Modernization:  As you may know, Lincoln is due for Modernization.  Construction is set to begin over our February break and will begin with classrooms 9-14.  These classrooms will move into empty classrooms, while their rooms are worked on.  While I know remodeling can be very stressful,  I am excited about these changes!  Please bear with us and know that we will do all we can to make these transitions as seamless as possible for our students.
     
    Move on Monday will be on Monday, February 4, rain or shine!  Help your child start the day in a healthy way and reduce traffic around Lincoln!  Which class will win the Golden Sneaker this time???
     
    Have a wonderful weekend!
     
    Warmly,
     
    Mrs. Kropp

     

    January 24, 2019

    Dear Lincoln Families,

     
    Happy Friday! I hope you are enjoying the sunshine as much as I am!  There are a few upcoming calendar events I wanted you to know about:
     
    Great Kindness Challenge--Lincoln will be participating in this world-wide event next week.  Although we strive to have kindness every day at Lincoln, we will take this opportunity to highlight our gratitude and appreciation.  Attached to this email you will find a family Kindness Challenge that I encourage you to engage in with your child.    
     
    Kindness Week
     
    Coffee with the Superintendent--Mark your calendars for Thursday, February 14 at 8:30 AM.  Dr. Craig Baker, our Superintendent, will visit Lincoln to provide CUSD budget information and help launch an exciting new CEEF campaign.  I hope to see all of you there!
     
    Town Hall Strategic Planning Meetings--The District will hold five Town Hall Strategic Planning Meetings where community members will engage in discussions related to SIX (6) common systems and strategies that lead to student success. We hope you can join us at one of these Town Hall meetings (schedule below). Your voice is very important to us. I plan on attending the session at Kennedy. Perhaps I will see you there!  Sign Up Here.
     
    Miller – February 4, 2019 – Multi-Purpose Room – 6:30-8:00 PM
    Kennedy – February 6, 2019 – Multi-Use Room – 6:30-8:00 PM
    Hyde – February 12, 2019 – Multi-Purpose Room – 6:30-8:00 PM
    Lawson – February 13, 2019 – Gym – 6:30-8:00 PM
    Cupertino, February 26, 2019 – Event Center – 6:30-8:00 PM
     
    Have a wonderful weekend!  
     
    Best,
    Mrs. Kropp

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    December 20, 2018

    Dear Lincoln Community,

    Yesterday, we had our Disaster Drill, during which we practiced what we'd do in the event of a large earthquake. As earthquakes are a fact of life in the Bay Area, it is important that we are prepared and have steps in place to ensure student safety.

    I'd like to take this opportunity to remind you what the Student Release procedures will be, in the event of an earthquake or other emergency:

    • Bring photo identification with you, as no student will be released to an adult unless they are properly identified.
    • When you arrive on campus, follow instructions and signs to Student Release.  If possible, we recommend walking to campus, as our parking lots might be blocked off for emergency vehicles only.  
    • We can only release students to adults who are on their enrollment/health card and have a photo ID!  Please take this opportunity to update your child's emergency contact information in the school office.  You'll want to consider people who might be closest to Lincoln, in case you cannot get to school.  Consider adding neighbors or other parents who might be able to walk here. 
    If you have any questions about Emergency Preparedness at Lincoln, please let me know.  Your student's safety is our top concern.
     
    Best,
    Mrs. Kropp

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    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