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September 2018

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Back To School Night

The 2018-19 school year is nearly upon us! We know it will be great! Families can plan to visit the classroom, meet the teacher, and bring supplies on the evening of Thursday, August 30. at the open house style event from 5:00-6:30 pm.

Parents and students will engage in Personalized Learning (PL) components already this first evening. Classroom redesign with alternative seating and designated zones for specific learning styles will be clearly visible in our classrooms. Visitors this evening will feel comfortable as they participate in a common PL “Must Do / May Do” activity to meet the objectives of the event.


First Day of School

The first day of school is Tuesday, September 4*. Students should arrive no earlier than 8:05 am and will wait outside at specific doors all around the perimeter of the school with their classmates, entering at the 8:15 bell. Our kindergarten parents are invited to a special welcome the first morning. All other parents (and kindergarten parents after the first day) will be expected to say their good-byes outside the door each day. School dismisses at 3:08 pm.

On this first day, students interact with the Personalized Learning feature, developing Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) for specific areas in the classroom and places frequented throughout the school. They will begin to feel empowered by the “voice and choice” provided them, as students in the Personalized Learning structure at Lincoln.


Staggered Start

There is a staggered start for our students in kindergarten and those with Intellectual Disabilities (I.D.) program. Half the students are assigned to attend Tuesday 9/4 and the other half Wednesday 9/5. These students come for a full day on their assigned day. If you are unsure of the assigned staggered start day of your kindergarten student or your student with ID, please contact the office at wnelson@janesville.k12.wi.us or 608-743-6700.


10 Things You Need To Know

Need more information? It’s probably on our website in Lincoln’s 10 Things You Need to Know. Also, feel even more engaged in your child’s school by checking out our district wide Elementary Parent Handbook.


Lincoln Clothing Closet

We would like to invite you to the Lincoln Closet! The Closet is a resource for Lincoln families to add to a child’s wardrobe free of charge. Clothing and shoes are new or gently used, and come in a variety of children’s sizes.

 If you are interested in visiting the Lincoln Closet, complete the Visit Request Form. If you prefer to print a paper version, use the Paper Version Visit Request Form. You many also use these request forms to schedule a visit later in the year, or contact the office or Elyse Dean edean@janesville.k12.wi.us or at (608) 743-6761. Visits are held as private, one family events.


School Hours

Adult supervision is provided on school grounds from 8:05 a.m. until the first bell rings at 8:15 a.m. Students should not be arriving at school earlier than 8:05 a.m. unless they are participating in a special activity (i.e. Safety Patrol, Choir, Student Council, etc.) Also, please note, students will not be allowed in the building during inclement weather until 8:05 a.m.

For the purpose of safety, we are emphasizing the expectation this year that parents say goodbye to their children outside at the car or outside the exterior door. By doing this, you are helping to develop your child's independence as a learner. Of course if you have any specific school business, after you drop your child at the outside door, you can use Door 2 to check in at the office.

Students should leave school and playground when dismissed at 3:08 p.m. or go immediately to after school activities.

8:05 AM Student Drop Off
8:15 AM Students Enter
8:20 AM School Day Begins
10:00 AM Recess for Grades K-3
1:30 PM Recess for Grades 4-5
3:08 PM Students Dismissed

Infinite Campus Parent Portal

You can access much information on the Infinite Campus Parent Portal, such as your child’s attendance and grades. You can keep your contact information current, update your emergency contacts, and pay fees. Here’s instructions to a few specific tasks. Click links at right

Managing Family Member Information

Managing Preferences  

Managing Payment Information

Making an Online Payment


Stay Connected

There are several ways for you to stay connected with Lincoln events.

1. Visit the Lincoln website for current events, staff contact info, calendar, newsletter and much information. Our page is part of the School District of Janesville website which all even more valuable information.

2. View the Lincoln calendar on the website. Events are added as soon as we schedule them, so you can plan ahead. You can even add this Google calendar to your own set of calendars and set reminders for yourself.

3. Share your email address and phone number(s) with us and set your preferences through Infinite Campus to receive general notifications via email and phone. Lincoln staff as well as district level staff send periodic messages regarding featured events and opportunities.

4. Like us on Facebook. We often send out reminders of events and share photos and highlights of activities at school.


Lunch Schedule

This year we gave priority to our scheduling needs during the instructional day and got a little creative with our lunch schedules. Thus, lunch times are scheduled by individual classroom, not necessarily by the whole grade level. Students will have a 15-minute lunch immediately followed by a 15-minute recess.

11:45 am Eckels (3rd) Arnold (5th)    
12:00 pm Radtke (3rd) Bynum (4th) Palumbo (5th)  
12:15 pm Hendrickson (2nd) Slowiak (2nd) Hoag (4th) Healey (4th)
12:30 pm Graves (Kdg) Johnson (1st) Jewell (1st)  
12:45 pm Dean (1st) Trace (1st) Nass (Kdg)  

Riding Bicycles

Riding bikes is a fun way to get to school and get exercise at the same time. Please send a lock with your child to secure the bicycle to the racks provided. Students must walk bikes on school grounds to keep everyone safe.


Box Tops For Education

You can clip Box Tops for Education from various household and food products then submit them to Lincoln. We receive ten cents for every label we send in. This will raise a lot of money for our students, so please join in this valuable fundraiser and tell your family and friends!


PBIS Kickoff

 Lincoln students will participate in our annual Kickoff for Positive Behavior Interventions and Support (PBIS) in early September. Students will discuss and explicitly learn appropriate behaviors for each key location around the school. Our youngest learners will travel to each of these specific locations as they participate in this event.


Telephone Messages

Thank you, parents, for the wonderful job you do in communicating with your child regarding after school plans. We realize that emergencies, or simple change of plans happen. If you need to call the office to leave a message for your child, please call the office prior to 2:30 p.m. After that time, it becomes increasingly difficult to locate the class to give messages.


Lincoln Parent Teacher Association (PTA)

You can get actively involved in your child’s school by becoming a member of the PTA. You are not obligated to volunteer, although there are plenty of opportunities to help out if you’d like. You will never be called to volunteer unless you sign up to help. Lincoln Parent Teacher Association sponsors many school events: *Fall Carnival *Holiday Fair *Ice Cream Social *Book Fairs *Fifth Grade Party *Family Fun Nights. We also provide funding to create opportunities for all Lincoln students. We assist with Teacher Appreciation week, Yearbooks, School pictures, Spirit wear, and field trip money to EVERY student! Please help us make this a great year for our children! We invite you to make a wonderful difference in our school. Join PTA! Regular PTA meetings are generally the 3rd Monday of the month unless it conflicts with an event. They are held at 4:30 p.m. in the Lincoln LMC. Everyone is encouraged to attend whether they are members of the PTA or not. The first meeting is September 17.

President Jessica Hable  (608) 314-5583
1st Vice President Vacant  
2nd Vice President Vacant  
Secretary Terra Helmer (608) 359-6406
Treasurer: Amanda Bailey (608) 931-5424

 

October 2018

Lincoln Link October 2018

From the Principal

Welcome back to another school year. While school has officially started, we know learning was happening all summer long. Learning isn’t isolated to the days and hours students are at school and we want to make sure we provide our students with the tools to make the most of every opportunity. Here at Lincoln Elementary we are focused on our students establishing the skills to make sense of the information they come across on a daily basis, be able to work with others, to be able to learn, unlearn, and relearn as they face an ever changing world of technology. We are also committed to help each learner gain the skills to be a productive and contributing members in society as they move on from the K-12 school setting. I know it is hard to think about our 5 year old new kindergarteners graduating from high school but it seems to happen in the blink of an eye. We know that we must start from day 1 to provide the best opportunities for our learners to be able to lay the strong foundation of the skills it takes to be lifelong learners. That is why I am looking forward to this new and exciting school year at  Lincoln Elementary School... Where Greatness Begins!


STEM Lab

Students enjoy time in the “STEM” lab where they explore Science, Technology , Engineering , Mathematics. All grades visit the STEM Lab regularly.


School Hours

Adult supervision is provided on school grounds from 8:05 a.m. until the first bell rings at 8:15 a.m. Students should not be arriving at school earlier than 8:05 a.m. unless they are participating in a special activity (i.e. Safety Patrol, Choir, Student Council, etc.) Also, please note, students will not be allowed inside during inclement weather until 8:05 a.m. For the purpose of safety, we are emphasizing the expectation this year that parents say goodbye to their children outside at the car or outside the exterior door. By doing this, you are helping to develop your child's independence as a learner. Of course if you have any specific school business, after you drop your child at the outside door, you can use Door 2 to check in at the office. Students should leave school and playground when dismissed at 3:08 p.m. or go immediately to after school activities.

8:05 Student drop-off

8:15 Students enter (upon bell)

8:20 School day begins & Breakfast in Classroom

10:00 Recess for Grades K-3

1:30 Recess for Grades 4-5

3:08 Students dismissed

3:15 Supervision ends


Parking Lot

The parking lot is not intended for student drop-off. Please only use the parking lot if you have business inside the school during the day with the office or with a specific staff member. It is not to be used for dropping off or picking up your students. We are working with the Janesville Police Department regarding our parking issues, and they will issue citations to those using our parking lot incorrectly. Thanks for helping us keep all students safe! For student pickup and drop-off use the “Stop, Drop, And Go” designated areas.

Lunch Hour
11:45 Eckels (3rd) Arnold (5th) Palumbo (5th)
12:00 Radtke (3rd) Mau (3rd) Carlson (4th)
12:15 Hendrickson (2nd) Slowiak (2nd) Hoag (4th) Healey (4th)
12:30 Graves (Kdg) Johnson (1st) Jewell (1st)
12:45 Dean (1st) Trace (Kdg) Nass (Kdg)

You are welcome to join a student for lunch any day. All parents and guests are expected to sign in at the office.


Attendance

School attendance is important. The State of Wisconsin allows parents to excuse their student from school up to ten days. If your student has missed school because of a medical, dental, therapy, or counseling appointment of any type, please bring documentation from the appointment as these appointments do not count against student attendance.


Tyson Product Codes

The Tyston A+ program is a simple way to support our school. Just clip and collect Tyson Project A+ labels from Tyson packages. For every label you submit, Tyson will give our school 24¢ —and our school can use the money for whatever it needs. Click the link!


Parent Teacher Conferences

We encourage every family to attend Parent Teacher conferences October 24-25 to meet with your child’s teacher and discuss the progress your child is making in the classroom. October 24 during the day staff will have Professional Development. Then conferences are W e d n e s d a y evening and all day Thursday. The Lincoln PTA hosts a Scholastic Book Fair during conferences to provide us with hundreds of children’s books to sell at school. Students and parents are invited to visit the book fair during conferences to browse and make book purchases. Take advantage of this opportunity to help your children choose good books while helping our PTA. Profits from the book fair help our PTA support our students and classrooms

Parent Teacher Conference Schedule
Wednesday, Oct 24th No School For Students
7:45 am—4:00 pm Teacher Development
4:00 pm—8:00 pm Conferences
Thursday, Oct 25th No School for students
8:00 am—7:00 pm Conferences
Friday, Oct 26th No School for Students & Staff

Dash and Dot Robots

“Meet Dash and Dot, fun, easy-touse, interactive robots that teach kids about programming with hands-on play.“ Learn more from this introductory video. about how our students learn coding.


Lego Robotics Team

Teachers at Lincoln nominated specific students to be a part of our Lincoln Robotics Team. This team requires interest in Lego and coding, the ability to work with a team, and the commitment to after school practices. This year, the Lego challenge theme is “Into Orbit.” More information can be found at firstlegoleague.org. Click “Challenge” at the top of the page. Watch for great updates from this year’s Lincoln Robotics team: Miles, Landon, Adria, Jamie, and Jaxyn.


Lincoln Apparel Online Store

You can find our mountain logo at our Lincoln Spirit wear Online Store. The online store has many items so check it out at the link below. All sales, shipping, and questions should be addressed straight to Queensboro. Start saving at our Online Store now as they offer frequent discounted deals. Click the link to our Lincoln Online Apparel Store to shop. Also, the Lincoln PTA will be offering a spirit wear offer later this fall through Soccer Direct.


Student Access to Technology

Check out these resources! All staff and students grades K-12 have access to several online tools to assist with student learning and data collection. Snap and Read will read text to students, ( in over 90 different languages) plus provide older students with note taking tools and citation tools. Quizbot is a teacher tool that uses Google Forms to create, send, and grade quizzes. Quizbot takes any website, or Google Doc and auto creates a quiz. CoWriter assist students who have difficulties with spelling, plus it assists students learning what vocabulary should go with a topic. Word Bank auto creates a word bank from any article of website assisting students with understanding new vocabulary, and pointing out key vocabulary. UPAR, assists teachers by providing data about a student’s ability to read text independently and or do they comprehend text better if it is read to them by a human or computer. If you have any questions, please contact your building Assistive Technology representative.


PTA’s Fall Bash

Mark your calendars now for a fun evening for the whole family. The Lincoln PTA hosts Fall Bash on November 1st from 5:00-7:00 pm. Music, Dance Party, Costume Contest, Photo Booth, Raffle Baskets, Concession Stand, Kona Ice and more! Check out the flyer, mark your calendar, and plan now to attend November 1st!


Like Us On Facebook

Like our Facebook page to be reminded of special activities and opportunities to be involved at Lincoln. Throughout the year we will be posting specific ways we intentionally choose to empower students.


Scoopie Nights

Mark your calendar now for the four times this year Lincoln PTA hosts a Scoopie Night at Court Street Culvers. We receive 10%of all sales between 4-8pm the first Scoopie nights and a grand 20% of all sales on the final May night.

Tuesday, 10/9

Tuesday, 12/11

Tuesday, 2/12

Tuesday, 5/14


Kwik Trip Card Sales—For Bags of Hope

The School District of Janesville provides between 350-500 families and seniors with food supplies this winter. To get this done we need to raise about $40,000. Our first fundraiser of the year is an easy one. Kwik Trip pays! But they only pay if we buy gift cards. Kwik Trip will donate 10% of all gift cards purchased back to the District for the Bags of Hope fundraiser. Any amount that you purchase you get back so you will not be losing any money.

You can buy cards in increments of $10, 20, 25, 50 and 100. Cards can be used at the pump or in the stores. At Lincoln, we would love to invite parents and others in our Lincoln community to participate. Please print and submit the Kwik Trip Order Form with correct payment (cash or check) to the Lincoln office by the due date of the sales in the next months. The deadlines for the ordering and payment of the Kwik Trip card sales will be Thursday, October 11 and Thursday, November 15. Thanks to those purchasing over $1100 in cards during Sept. Like us on Facebook

November 2018

Lincoln Elementary School, Janesville, WI
LINCOLN LINK
November 2018

School District of Janesville  Promises

In 2017, the School District adopted the "Janesville Promises" to address key elements impacting student and school success. These Promises utilize 5 components with indicators that move the entire district forward. Our ultimate Promise is that every student will graduate ready for college, career and life.

PROMISE
Focusing on engagement and empowerment is a way we keep the SDJ PROMISE of Student and School Success: Teachers will increase/focus instruction from direct to engaged and empowered instructional opportunities

Engaged and Empowered Learners
By Shawn Galvin, Principal

At Lincoln Elementary we have been working hard to transform the school experience towards one of engaging and empowering learners. For us, engagement is about learners wanting to be here, learning in ways that are meaningful to them, and learning in ways that are unique to them. Empowerment is about the student being the “agent” (or “person with an active role” in learning) rather than the teacher. When a teacher lectures and students take notes or when a teacher assigns worksheets and students complete them, the teacher is the active agent... the one in the driver’s seat  or the one doing the heavy lifting (to use two common metaphors). But when the students are empowered, the student is making, creating, doing, sharing, collaborating, and publishing in ways that are meaningful to them, using real-world tools. This edition of our newsletter highlights a few of the practices that allow students to be engaged and empowered in their learning.

Early Childhood Breakfast Buddies

by Angela Bouffiou, E.C. Teacher

Early Childhood is ecstatic to have third grade breakfast and recess buddies from Mrs. Eckels’ class. Each morning, two awesome buddies join us for breakfast. They are wonderful role models by reminding the young students to remain in their seats while eating, and help clean up any messes. They support the students making requests with their PODD (communication book). At recess, two buddies join us either in the gym or in the house area in the classroom. This is a wonderful time for the students to interact, play, and work on social skills. This is not only a huge benefit for the Early Childhood students and teachers, but it also provides opportunities for the third grade students to interact with students that have a variety of needs.

Storyline Online

Storyline Online is an award-winning children’s literacy website.  It streams videos featuring celebrated actors reading children’s books alongside creatively produced illustrations. Storyline Online receives over 100 million views annually from children all over the world. Reading aloud to children has been shown to improve reading, writing and communication skills, logical thinking and concentration, and general academic aptitude, as well as inspire a lifelong love of reading.  Storyline Online is available 24 hours a day for children, parents, caregivers and educators worldwide.  Visit StorylineOnline.net

PROMISE

This is one way we’re keeping the School District of Janesville’s PROMISE of Student and School Success: 90% of 3rd graders will read at or above grade level.

School Hours
8:05 Students Arrive
8:15 Bell to Enter Building
8:20 School Begins
2:30  Final call for calls/messages to be relayed to students
3:08 School Dismissal
3:15 Supervision Ends

Talented Artistic Behaviors Lab

By Todd Miller, Art Teacher

Learners at Lincoln are empowered and engaged as they create personalized artwork this year in our new T.A.B. Lab, which stands for Teaching Artistic Behavior. Through the use of stations students learn to be more independent and involved artists because they can pick the media/material (such as clay) to express their creative goal.

Photo Caption: Watch the video of personalization of art projects in the TAB Lab among Ms. Carlson’s  4th grade class.

Photo Caption: Fifth grade students from Ms. Palumbo's class are empowered and engaged while exploring clay in the TAB Lab.

No School

Teachers have a work day Wednesday 11/21 then all have a break for Thanksgiving 11/22 and 11/23

Wednesday, November 21
Thursday, November 22
Friday, November 23

4th to JSOL

Fourth grade learners visit Janesville Schools’ Outdoor Laboratory at the Arboretum on Friday, November 2. Wear tennis shoes or good walking shoes and pack a sack lunch

Milk Caps Fundraiser

Donate Prairie Farms milk caps to Lincoln. For every cap code entered, Prairie Farms will donate 5 cents to our school.

Classroom Transformation

Learners in Miss Arnold’s 5th grade class survived a day at Monster’s University!  They applied what the class had been learning about theme and story structure as they analyzed the story, I Need My Monster by Amanda Noll. The 5th graders used deductive reasoning skills to feed monsters hiding in the lockers. In writing, they are working on persuading an audience to purchase a monster. Finally, when they broke out of our Breakout Edu kits they applied science lab skills to create some Monster Oobleck. Watch video to see more of this transformation.

Birthday Lunch

Families and special guests of students with November birthdays can join the student for a celebration during regular lunch periods on Friday, November 30.

Lunch Schedule

  • 11:45-12:15 3-Eckels, 5-Arnold, 5-Palumbo
  • 12:00-12:30 3-Radtke, 3-Mau, 4-Carlson
  • 12:15-12:45 2-Hendrickson, 2-Slowiak, 4-Hoag, 4-Healey
  • 12:30-1:00 K-Graves, 1-Johnson, 1-Jewell
  • 12:45-1:15  K-Nass, K-Trace, 1-Dean

STEM Lab

By Mari Ruosch, Innovation Specialist

It has been a fun and exciting beginning of the year in our STEM lab. Students in kindergarten have gotten to design a sturdy gate for five little pumpkins.  First through fifth graders have been able to work on their team building skills during a flinker experiment. This was where students worked together to try to get a packing peanut to not sink or float but "flink" in the middle of the water. Third through fifth graders were also able to work on their computational thinking skills using the Lego WeDo kits. They had a blast being able to build a robot and then coding it to do different tasks. We look forward to doing more hands-on collaborative projects with 3D printing and stop-motion animation.

Kinder & 1st Grade to “Dragons Love Tacos

Kindergarten and first grade students will travel to UW-Whitewater Young Auditorium on November 2 to see “Dragons Love Tacos” based on a book by Adam Rubin.

Moving

If you will be moving from your current home address please contact the Lincoln school office at 608-743-6700 as soon as possible to determine what paperwork you will need to fill out for your child to continue attending his/her current school.

Portrait Retakes

Picture Retake Day is scheduled for the morning of Thursday, November 1. If your child missed getting a photo taken, or you aren’t satisfied with the original photo and want a second try, simply send back the package with your child on November 1 to indicate you wish a retake with Lifetouch Photography. Order forms are available in the office for new families.

Peer Collaboration

Sarah Graves, Kindergarten Teacher

Learners in Ms. Graves' kindergarten class have been working to practice collaborative skills such as turn taking, negotiation, giving compliments and understanding others feelings. They are focused on working together to create one project every morning. Here is a sneak peak of how cooperative and happy they are to spend time working with friends while practicing collaborative skills.

Holiday Concert

Mark your calendar now for holiday concerts for all grades in our vocal music program. Concert day is Tuesday, December 18. More details including specific times will be coming. Stay tuned how you can be involved.

Parent Engagement Survey

The School District of Janesville is on a continuous journey to make our schools the best places for students to learn, staff to work, and parents to send their children for a good education. In this effort, we appreciate your support. It is important to gather feedback from you to celebrate successes and identify areas for growth. Please take a few minutes and complete this Parent Satisfaction Survey to help provide this feedback.

Website Translations

Our website offers a translation feature. Simply by clicking the globe icon on the top right of any page, the user can select one of dozens of alternative languages. Instantly, the entire site is converted to that language. Click the globe again and select English to change it back to English if you prefer. 

Volunteer Application Online

The Volunteer application is now online. Search in FOR PARENTS and also find the application on the “District News” slider on the bottom of the Lincoln page. The online form will expedite the process. Paper forms are still accepted and able to be given out, but the online form is more detailed and ensures all the needed information to make turnaround times much quicker.

December 2018

Lincoln Link

Lincoln Elementary School ~ December 2018
Winter Concerts

Lincoln Learners at each grade level have been preparing a winter vocal concert for parents and special guests on Tuesday, December 18. Please plan to attend the 30 minute concert in the gym, followed by a 30-minute activity in the homeroom classroom.

Kinder

8:30 - 9:00am concert 

9:00-9:30 classroom activity

 

1st Grade

9:30 - 10:00am concert 

10:00-10:30 classroom activity

 

2nd Grade

10:30 - 11:00am concert

11:00-11:30 classroom activity

 

3rd Grade

11:30 - 12:00pm concert

12:00-12:30 classroom activity

 

4th Grade

1:00 - 1:30pm concert

1:30-2:00 classroom activity

 

5th Grade

2:00 - 2:30pm concert

2:30-3:00 classroom activity

 

December Events

 

STORIES WITH SANTA:  Tuesday, 12/4

K-KIDS MEETING: Thursay, 12/6

CULVER’S SCOOPIE NIGHT: Tuesday, 12/11

GRADE 2/3 to UW-W: Wednesday, 12/12

DECEMBER BIRTHDAY LUNCH: Friday, 12/14

PTA FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT: Friday, 12/14

HOLIDAY CONCERTS: Tuesday, 12/18

WINTER BREAK: Mon 12/24—Tuesday 1/2

 

 ENGAGED LEARNERS:  Developing Engaged and Empowered Learners

Exploring Science: Creating a Tornado

Learners in Ms. Eckels’ 3rd grade class researched science phenomena and patterns, then rose to the challenge to create their own tornado.

 

Janesville Schools’ Outdoor Lab

Our 4th grade learners explore the outdoors at the Janesville Arboretum in Janesville Schools’ Outdoor Lab.

EMPOWERED LEARNERS:  Developing Engaged and Empowered Learners

 

Book Publishers

Mrs. Radtke's 3rd grade class has created their very own class book. The learners brainstormed ideas, created rough drafts, edited final drafts, and drew illustrations. In early November, they sent the final draft of their book to be published, and now copies of the beautiful published books have arrived! These young learners are officially published authors! 

 

Bowling

Learners in 4th and 5th grade concluded their bowling unit in PE by visiting EL Ra Bowl for a real-world bowling experience.

 

LINCOLN LEARNERS: Developing Engaged and Empowered Learners

 

 Breakout EDU Kits

Learners solved the puzzle on BreakoutEDU kits using the "power of yet" in these 3rd and 5th grade classes. BreakoutEDU uses problem solving and team building to solve clues to unlock the box.

 

Personalized Learning (PL) Goal Setting

One feature of a Personalized Learning classroom is that the students are involved with setting goals for their own learning. These kindergarten friends are so proud of themselves for passing their reading goals! Way to go! Your hard work is paying off!  Learn more about Personalized Learning here.

 

IN THE NEWS

 

SDJ Staff of the Year

Congratulations to Dana Brown for being recognized as the School District of Janesville’s Staff of the Year.  She will be honored in a ceremony December 6.

Dana Brown is a Speech and Language Pathologist in the School District of Janesville. She received her Masters Degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee. She has worked with students at the elementary school level for 5 years, and she is a member of the Assistive Technology Team. Dana has provided trainings throughout the School District of Janesville regarding technology and AAC, and she is published in Closing the Gap for her work with supporting students with Complex Communication Needs. 

“I want my students to know what autonomous communication looks and feels like and know that what they have to say is important. I do what I do to educate anyone who will listen about supporting our students with Complex Communication Needs and those needing Universal Design for Learning (UDL) supports. We know more now about supporting student needs than ever, and it is my passion to help support the needs of those that may think differently than you or I. My team works to 'hunt greatness' together.”

Dana Brown is a Speech and Language Pathologist in the School District of Janesville. She received her Masters Degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee. She has worked with students at the elementary school level for 5 years, and she is a member of the Assistive Technology Team. Dana has provided trainings throughout the School District of Janesville regarding technology and AAC, and she is published in Closing the Gap for her work with supporting students with Complex Communication Needs.

Why I do what I do/My why: I want my students to know what autonomous communication looks and feels like and know that what they have to say is important. I do what I do to educate anyone who will listen about supporting our students with Complex Communication Needs and those needing Universal Design for Learning (UDL) supports. We know more now about supporting student needs than ever, and it is my passion to help support the needs of those that may think differently than you or I. My team works to 'hunt greatness' together 

 

Act of Kindness

Lincoln head custodian, was recognized local news. He had noticed a student walking across the school grounds with socks on their hands to keep warm. Without hesitation, Melvin took off his own gloves, gave them to the student, and said that he did not need them back.

A Lincoln parent saw this take place and then let school leaders know about his act of kindness!  Melvin consistently puts students first, keeping the district's promise of knowing every student by name, by strength, by need. 

 

PE Breaks a Record

In Physical Education, Lincoln participated in helping set a new Guinness Book World record by having speed stackers in the most locations in one day!  Here is  Video 1, Video 2, Video 3.

 

PTA SPIRIT WEAR

To Place Order: PRINT PAPER FORM or ORDER ONLINE HERE!

Two ways to order!  Here is a link for the paper PTA Spirit Wear Order Sheet for this years spirit wear if you prefer to order by cash or check (payable to Lincoln PTA).  Paper orders are due Monday, December 3rd and are predicted to be in the week before Winter break. Please be sure to indicate the Size, Color and Quantity you would like. If you would like to continue ordering after 12/3 or if you prefer paying by debit/credit  you may order online at Soccer Direct all year long at this address: https://lincoln.socceretcdirect.com/  You can see a colored Spirit Wear Photo Sheet at this link or by visiting the  Lincoln Elementary PTA Facebook page.  If you have any questions please direct them to the PTA.  We can be reached by email at  lincolnpta.wi@gmail.com or by phone 608-931-5424.

 

FROM THE DISTRICT

Kindergarten Enrollment: 2019-2020 School Year

School District Residents

If you have a child turning 5 (five) years old prior to September 1, 2019 and they are not currently enrolled in a School District of Janesville Pre-school for Janesville (P4J) or Early Childhood (EC) program it is time to enroll in the Janesville Public School District.  Enrollment will take place at the Educational Services Center located at 527 S. Franklin St. (administration building) in the New Student Enrollment office.  You may enroll anytime during the two week period.  See the chart below for specific hours.

If you cannot attend the enrollment period please come in as soon as possible to enroll after December 14, 2018.  Enrollment in the district is required for participation in orientation.  When you enroll, you will need your child’s birth certificate for proof of age, proof of residency (top portion of a utility bill, or current lease) to determine school assignment, immunization records and photo identification.  If you have questions on general enrollment, please contact the New Student Enrollment office at 743-5072 or 743-5153 during regular office hours, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 

Requests for School Transfer/Placement within the School District (yellow forms) for incoming kindergarten students should be submitted through the enrollment process.  Forms are available at all schools, as well as at the Educational Services Center.  If you have questions regarding this process contact Deen Hartley at 743-5152.  The status of requests will be determined by January 15, 2019 if they are turned in by December 14th.  If you have a student currently attending a school under a School Transfer/Placement within the School District, it does not automatically qualify your kindergarten student for attendance at the same school; however, siblings are generally assigned to the same school.  In order for your kindergarten student to attend the same school as a sibling, you must submit a request during the Kindergarten Enrollment time frame. 

If you know of a child in your neighborhood or from community activities that would be entering kindergarten for the 2019-2020 school year, please pass on this enrollment information. 

Non-District Residents

If you are a non-resident of the School District of Janesville and have a child turning 5 (five) years old prior to September 1, 2019 and would like your child to attend the School District of Janesville you must also apply for OPEN ENROLLMENT.  The timeline for Open Enrollment is February 4 to April 30, 2019.  Currently open enrolled non-residents in a P4J or EC program do not need to re-apply. If you have questions regarding the Open Enrollment process, please contact Deen Hartley at 743-5152.

 

Enrollment Office Hours

Weeks of December 3–7

and December 10-14

 

7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.   

M/W/F both weeks

 

7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m    

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

 

7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m    

Thursday, December 13, 2018

 

8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.   

Thursday, December 6, 2018

 

8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.   

Tuesday, December 11, 2018