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August 2019

LINCOLN LINK

August 2019
1821 Conde Street, Janesville, WI
Lincoln.janesville.k12.wi.us

PERSONALIZED LEARNING

At Lincoln we use a personalized approach to learning. All learners get what they need, when they need it, and how they need it, without barriers. Flexible environments offer student choice. Learners become familiar with their best learning preferences and work with their teachers to set goals and develop their own personalized learning plans. Character development, collaboration, team work and other essential skills are highly valued. Our goal is that all learners are successful in work, in learning, and in life.  Newsletters this year will focus on the various features you may see in our Personalized Learning (PL) classrooms. You can learn more here of our journey of Personalized Learning.  

ONLINE REGISTRATION

All students must complete online registration in Infinite Campus. You will use the same login for all your children, even if enrolled in other schools in the School District of Janesville, If you do not know your password, you can call for district support at 608-743-5047 during summer or the Lincoln office at 743-6700 starting August 15 for assistance in generating a new password. .

REGISTRATION DAY

If you need access to our computer lab, or simply prefer to register online with a Lincoln staff member nearby to assist, please be our guest at the school on our special Registration Day Thursday, August 15 between 8-11am and again 3-6pm. Extra staff will also be available to accept cash and check payments that day.

FEE PAYMENT

The $32 registration fee (called “consumable fee) for students in Kindergarten through grade 5 may be paid online via electronic check or debit/credit card on the PAYMENT tab in  Infinite Campus.  If you prefer to pay in cash or paper check, please come to the school on our special Registration Day Thursday, August 15. Extra staff will be available to accept payments that day between 8-11am and again 3-6pm.

WHO’S MY CHILD’S TEACHER?

Class lists will be revealed on Thursday, August  15 on Registration Day.  Homeroom teacher will be visible on Infinite Campus after August 15.

SUPPLY LISTS

View School Supply List for 2019-20 year; scroll down to School News ribbon at bottom.

 

GREATNESS BEGINS AT HOME

Relationships between home and school are essential to your child’s success.  We truly value these relationships and want to do everything possible to have a safe, stress free, and positive start to the school year. We think stopping by for a quick meet and greet to say hello and welcome you to the new school year will be an awesome way to kick it all off! The Lincoln staff plans to stop by your home for an outside driveway-visit  on Wednesday, August 21 between 10:00-6:00 pm. If you’re not home, we’ll just leave a goodie bag.

BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT

The family is invited to meet the teacher and see the classroom in an open house Thursday, August 29 from 5:00-6:30 pm. Your child can bring his/her school supplies to put in a locker and desk. Families will participate in Must Do / May Do activities  to get a taste of the Personalized Learning students encounter.

FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL & SCHOOL HOURS

The first day of school is Tuesday, September 3. (Staggered start for Kindergarten and students with Intellectual Disabilities ID.) Students arrive 8:05-8:15 am and wait outside. Students enter at 8:15 am. School begins at 8:20 am. School dismisses at 3:08 pm.

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. All staff will be outside the first morning to meet and greet you, and help your child carry supplies if needed. 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

Time

Activity

8:05

Student drop-off

8:15

Students enter (Upon Bell)

8:20

School day begins / Breakfast in the classroom

10:00

Recess for Grades K-3

1:30

Recess for Grades 4-5

3:08

Students Dismissed

 

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 9/3 and the other half Wednesday 9/4. 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 THING YOU NEED TO KNOW

Need more information? It’s probably on our website in Lincolns 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

VOLUNTEER

There are a variety of ways for parents to be involved with school activities and to volunteer in the classroom, special activities, and field trips. All volunteers are required to complete a Volunteer Application Form, either online or via paper form.  Since a background check is part of the approval process, the approval lasts only one school year.

UNIVERSAL FREE LUNCH

The School District of Janesville Food & Nutrition Services is once again offering Community Eligibility Provision in the 2019-20 school year at Lincoln. All enrolled students at Lincoln Elementary are eligible to receive a healthy breakfast (in the classroom) and a lunch at school at no charge. This is great news! Your child(ren) will be able to participate in the School Breakfast Program and National School Lunch Program without having to pay fees!

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

LINCOLN PARENT/TEACHER ASSOCIATION (PTA)

Please join our PTA and get engaged with the many ways they serve our Lincoln Community.  You can become a  member and attend the regular meetings to contribute in developing the plans. There are many ways to serve and volunteer. You can start by following the Lincoln Elementary PTA Facebook page. Watch for an official invitation to join PTA this fall. 

BREAKFAST IN THE CLASSROOM

We’re excited to continue universal breakfast at no charge to all Lincoln students called Breakfast in the Classroom (BIC). Starting on Tuesday, September 3, breakfast will be served at 8:15 am daily, as students enter the classroom.

CONNECT THROUGH FACEBOOK

Please consider liking the Lincoln Facebook page. You will feel more connected to some of our daily happenings, get reminders to specific events, and enjoy seeing photos of your kids on our social media page.