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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.

 

September 2019

Lincoln Elementary School District of Janesville

Where Greatness Begins
1821 Conde Street, Janesville, WI
lincoln.janesville.k12.wi.us
September 2019

PERSONALIZED LEARNING – FLEXIBLE ENVIRONMENT

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. One of the early indicators of a personalized learning classroom is the flexible environment. You’ll notice a variety of seating options including soft couches, bean bag chairs, and wobbly seats. There may be stand up desks and rugs to lie on the floor. Learners spend time exploring where and how they learn best for each task, then they have the freedom to move around the room to work in the space that allows them the most efficiency. Perhaps one learner is sitting at a table writing in a journal, another is sitting in a bean bag chair reading a book, while yet another lies on the floor using the i-pad to practice math skills. There are also zones in the classroom for different styles of learning. Learners know their preferences, whether it’s working alone, or with a partner or small group, whether visual or auditory. Specific zones in the room maximize each type of learning. Be intentional to check out the flexible environment in your child’s classroom when you visit at open house. You can learn more here of our journey of Personalized Learning.  

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 as an example of a Personalized Learning initiative.

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

3:15

Supervision Ends 

 

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.

STUDENT VISIT FROM CHINA

We are excited to announce a visit from a group of students visiting from China. The 16 students from SuoJin XinCun No. 1 Primary School in Nanjing, China will be with us at Lincoln September 22 through October 5, visiting our 5th grade. They are part of a larger group of 140 people, visiting the School District of Janesville through the Janesville International Education Program (JIEP).

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.

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.

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.

Time

       

11:45 am

4-Hickey

5-Arnold 

5-Carlson 

 

12:00 pm

3-Mau

4-Hoag

5-Palumbo 

 

12:15 pm

2-Hendrickson

3-Eckels

3-McGlinn

 

12:30 pm

1-Graves 

1-Dean

2-Johnson

 2-Slowiak

12:45 pm

K-Trace

K-Nass

1-Jewell

 

 

PBIS KICK-OFF

Lincoln students will participate in our annual Kickoff for Positive Behavior Interventions and Support (PBIS) in early September. Students will explicitly learn and discuss 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 in order to practice expectations at each location of the school.

FALL PORTRAITS

Students will have formal portraits on Friday, September 27 during the school day.

BAGS OF HOPE – KWIK TRIP GIFT CARDS

The School District of Janesville’s Bags of Hope” annually raises approximately $40,000 to provide 400 families and seniors with food supplies each winter. Our first fundraiser of the year is an easy one. Kwik Trip pays! However, 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 listed on the form. The deadlines for the ordering and payment of our three Kwik Trip card sales will be near the middle of the month in September, October and November. Watch for the paper form coming soon.  Like the Delivering Bags of Hope Facebook Page.

BIRTHDAY LUNCH

Each month, during the regular lunch periods, we host a special birthday lunch for students with birthdays that month. Families and special guests of students with September birthdays can join the students for a celebration Friday, September 20 during regular lunch periods. (See regular lunch times above.)

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.

October 2019

Lincoln Elementary

School District of Janesville


1821 Conde Street, Janesville, WI
lincoln.janesville.k12.wi.us

October 2019

Promotional Video 

Lincoln promotional video that captures the personalization we focus on here at Lincoln. We want to share with you, as a reminder that Lincoln is the place greatness begins! Lincoln promotional video Lincoln promotional video, Lincoln promotional video Watch video.

 

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. Learners are actively involved in setting up the clear routines and expectations. This is done for each classroom, as well as specific areas or activities within the classroom, such as Morning or Meeting. Also, students brainstorm S.O.P.s for other areas of the school, such as the gym, Music class, and the Library Media Center. We call this the Standard Operating Procedures, or S. O. P. for short. Involving all learners in the process of considering the expectations and creating the S.O.P. gives learners a voice. This is a very important aspect of personalization. The S.O.P. in each class or learning space may look quite different than those created by other groups in other spaces. The process is as important as the result, another feature of personalized learning. Ask your child about any S.O.P. they helped co -create. Promotional Video We recently created a Lincoln promotional video that captures the personalization we focus on here at Lincoln. We want to share with you, as a reminder that Lincoln is the place greatness begins! Lincoln promotional video Lincoln promotional video, Lincoln promotional video Watch video. 

Apparel

We’ve got two options to order spirit wear online. Soccer Direct is a local Janesville company where you can purchase already-designed options of Lincoln spirit wear. You can find this link all year long at the bottom of the Lincoln website. Also, you can find our mountain logo on a variety of items and styles at Queensboro Online Store. All sales, shipping, and questions should be addressed straight to these companies. 

Conferences

We encourage every family to attend Parent Teacher conferences October 23-24 to meet with your child’s teacher and discuss the progress your child is making in the classroom. Wednesday will be a regular day of student attendance. Then conferences are Wednesday 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. Conference Schedule Wednesday, Oct 23 4:00 pm—7:00 pm Conferences Thursday, Oct 24 No School for students 8:00 am—7:00 pm Conferences Fri,Oct 25 No School for Students & Staff

STEM

Students in all grades regularly enjoy time in the “STEM” lab where they explore Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. Typically learners must collaborate and use critical thinking skills to complete a task or solve a specific problem

First Lego League Robotics

Learners in grades 3, 4 and 5 at Lincoln could apply 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. More information can be found at firstlegoleague.org. Watch for great updates from this year’s Lincoln Robotics team.

Student Visit From China 

We are excited to announce a visit from a group of students visiting from China. The 12 students from SuoJin XinCun No. 1 Primary School in Nanjing, China will be with us at Lincoln September 30, October 1, 3 and 4 visiting our 4th-5th grades. On Saturday, October 5, the students will spend the day win the homes of American host families. They are part of a larger group of 140 people, visiting the School District of Janesville through the Janesville International Education Program (JIEP). On Saturday, October 5, the students will spend the day win the homes of American host families.

JSOL

What is JSOL? It stands for Janesville Schools Outdoor Laboratory and is a 160-acre arboretum owned by the City of Janesville and maintained by the city parks department and the School District of Janesville. It is used to support education by giving students a space to study local wildlife habitats, plants, and insects. It offers a space for them to experience hiking and other outdoor nature related activities. Grades 2 and 4 visit JSOL. The first trip of 4th grade is Thursday, October 17.

Connect through Facebook

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

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.

Birthday Lunch 

Each month, during the regular lunch periods, we host a special birthday lunch for students with birthdays that month. Families and special guests of students with September birthdays can join the students for a celebration during regular lunch periods on Friday, October 18. (See regular lunch times below.) 

  • 11:45am 4-Hickey 5-Arnold 5-Carlson
  • 12:00pm 3-Mau 4-Hoag 5-Cheever
  • 12:15pm 2-Hendrickson 3-Eckels 3-McGlinn
  • 12:30pm 1-Graves 1-Dean 2-Slowiak
  • 12:45pm K-Trace K-Nass K-Johnson 1-Jewel

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. October 2 February 5 December 11 April 8 You can follow the Lincoln Elementary PTA Facebook page. The next meeting is Monday, October 21 at 4:30 pm.

November 2019

Lincoln Elementary School District of Janesville

 

Where Greatness Begins
1821 Conde Street, Janesville, WI
lincoln.janesville.k12.wi.us

All learners get what they need, when they need it, and how they need it, without barriers.

November 2019

Student Council Election  

Student Council representatives running for office are in the midst of their campaigns. The Student Council election will be Tuesday, November 5 to align with the national election date.  Watch Facebook for promotional speeches from each candidate.

 Personalized Learning: Building Essential Skills

 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.

One of the things we focus on at Lincoln is building what are sometimes referred to as “essential skills.”  These are the skills needed for success in work, learning, and life. They include collaboration, communication, creativity, self-motivation, and critical thinking.

Staff have been trained to utilize the Nurtured Heart Approach (NHA) this year to develop essential skills. This is an evidence-based relationship model for inspiriting individuals to recognize greatness in the midst of challenging behaviors. It provides the opportunity to refocus intensity and use it in great ways. NHA does not give attention to the negatives, but rather ramps up the positives.  There is clarity in expectations, but then opportunities and reminders are provided to “reset” when we need to get back to the expectations. We try to make every moment an opportunity for success and say it aloud, specifically acknowledging areas in which we see greatness in someone. Watch Video for more.

 Fall Bash

 PTA hosts the annual Fall Bash on Friday, November 1. Lincoln students are invited to attend with their families. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Costumes welcome!  Save the date and watch for more information coming soon regarding wearing costumes, raffle baskets and more!

 No School

 Friday, November 22

  • Teacher Professional Development

Wed, November 27– Friday, November 29 

  • Teacher Workday
  • Thanksgiving Break

New Spirit Wear

 Our PTA has new spiritwear available!  Go online to purchase directly from Soccer Direct. Choose from several varieties of clothing. Also, last year's design is still available if you like that one better or want multiple designs! Order and pay online directly at Soccer Direct.

 Portrait Retakes

 Lifetouch will be here for portrait retakes on Friday, November 1.  If your child(ren) missed the original picture day you get another chance. If you were unsatisfied with the original purchase, send your portrait package back with your child, as an indicator you want portraits retaken.

 Winter Concerts 

 No details yet, but mark your calendar for Wednesday, December 18 for winter concerts for all grades. There will be a time to visit the classrooms for an activity after each grade-level concert. Also, new this year, parents and guests can also visit the Scholastic Book Fair this day following the concerts.

 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. Open 10/14 thru 11/8.  SDJ Parent Satisfaction Survey.

Website Translations

 We are excited that our website offers a translating feature.  At the top right of every page in our website, there is a TRANSLATE button on the ribbon bar.  You can choose from over 100 different language options. Simply choose the English option again, once done exploring. Please share this feature with the bilingual members of our Lincoln community.

Birthday Lunch

 Each month, during the regular lunch periods, we host a special birthday lunch for students with birthdays that month. Families and special guests of students with November birthdays can join the students for a celebration during regular lunch periods on Friday, November 15.  (See regular lunch times below.)

Time

 

 

 

 

11:45

4-Hickey

5-Arnold

5-Carlson

 

12:00

3-Mau

4-Hoag

5-Cheever

 

12:15

2-Hendrickson

3-Eckels

3-McGlinn

 

12:30

1-Graves

1-Dean

2-Slowiak

 

12:45

K-Trace

K-Nass

K-Johnson

1-Jewell

 

Connect through Facebook

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

 

 

 

 

 

December 2019

Lincoln Link

December 2019
 Lincoln Elementary School
Where Greatness Begins
Janesville, WI

https://lincoln.janesville.k12.wi.us

 All learners get what they need, when they need it, and how they need, it without barriers.

 Winter Sing

Families are invited to our Winter Sing for all students on Wednesday, December 18. Each concert will be approximately 30 minutes, followed by a 30-minute time when families can visit the classroom.

Kindergarten presents

Celebrate With Joy!
Winter Sing - 8:45 AM to 9:15 AM,
Classroom Activity - 9:15 AM to 9:45 AM

1st and 2nd Grades Combined present

The Elves’ Impersonator
Winter Sing - 9:45 AM to 10:15 AM
Classroom Activity - 10:15 AM to 10:45 AM

3rd and 4th Grades Combined present

The Big Chill
Winter Sing - 10:45 AM to 11:15 AM
Classroom Activity - 11:15 AM to 11:45 AM

5th Grade Presents

The Jingle Bell Jukebox
Winter Sing - 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Classroom Activity - 2:15 PM to 2:45 PM

New this year! On the same day as the Winter Sing and classroom visit, parents can check out the Scholastic Book Fair, in the STEM Lab after the shows!

Student Council Officers

Congratulations to our new student council officers, left to right:  Tyler Pianka, Secretary; Adria Guadarrama, President; Mya Bennett, Vice President.

 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.

Peer Feedback

Peer feedback is one of our promising practices at Lincoln. It is feedback given by one student to another, providing opportunities to learn from each other. It tales the form of specifically including both compliments and suggestions for improvement.

All students learns respectful way to both provide and receive feedback.  Presenters feel as if they are heard and potentially more deeply understood. After a learner presents information, other learners are guided to provide thoughtful feedback.  Some classroom use the format “2 Stars and a Wish” to guide all students in the vocabulary and structure.  Other classes might use “I Like… I Wish… I Wonder...” 

 Watch the videos below

Paige https://youtu.be/nTKKXnLYDY4

Ke'Lana https://youtu.be/5HI6TI1mJII

Alyson https://youtu.be/AQiiMSDu_70

Isabella https://youtu.be/D-ohMb7Sod8

Stories with Santa

Families are invited Thursday, December 12 from 6:00-7:30 pm to a Stories with Santa  event. Title 1 program will present reading tips to help your child read. Santa will be reading and talking to the children. Please bring: 1/2 dozen treats per family: cookies, bars or cupcakes to share,  (drink will be provided); a book for each family member to swap in a Book Swap, camera, as each student will have a chance to talk with Santa and do a fun activity.  View more details and print to return the RSVP form.

Connect through Facebook

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

Winter Weather

Please send your child dressed appropriately for cold weather in the mornings (between 8:05-8:15) and recess.. All students go outside unless the wind chill factor is below zero degrees,  Students are responsible to bring their own hats, gloves, snowpants and boots. They must wear all these to play in the snow.

Kindergarten Enrollment

If you have a child turning 5 (five) years old prior to September 1, 2020 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.

Weeks of December 2–6 and December 9-13

  • 7:30 am– 5:00 pm M/W/F both weeks
  • 7:30 am– 5:00 pm Tuesday, December 3, 2019
  • 8:00 am– 6:30 pm Thursday, December 5, 2019
  • 8:00 am– 6:30 pm Tuesday, December 10, 2019
  • 7:30 am– 5:00 pm Thursday, December 12, 2019

If you cannot attend the enrollment period please come in as soon as possible to enroll after December 13, 2019. 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.

If you know of a child in your neighborhood or from community activities that would be entering kindergarten for the 2020-2021 school year, please pass this enrollment information on.

Read more details here about transfers and open enrollment options

Scholastic Book Fair

The annual Scholastic Book Fair, “Arctic Adventure,”  will be open to students December 11-17. They will visit the bookfair during their library time to make a wish list or buy books using ewallet. Parents can put money into the ewallet from 11/27-12/18. All of the money that is unused will be refunded.  See flyer for more details about ewallet.
The book fair will be open to families December 18 (from 8:30-3:30). Parents are encouraged to visit the book fair after the Winter Sing and subsequent classroom visit.
Parents can use their children’s wishlist to make specific purchases. Payments can be by ewallet, cash, debit/credit card, or check. (Checks can be made out to School District of Janesville).
The fundraiser will go towards redesigning the library

Volunteer Applications

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.

Box Tops for Education

If you see this label, use the new Box Tops app to scan your receipt. Box Tops are still worth 10¢ each for your school. The app will find participating products purchased at any store and instantly add cash to your school's earnings online.
If you wish, you can drop off receipts here at the school, and we will gladly scan your receipt for any eligible savings.

 Transfer Requests

Request for School Transfer/Placement (Intra District Transfers) within the School District of Janesville Attendance Areas

Due to Move:
If you move within the School District of Janesville during the school year and wish to remain at your current school, please ask the school office for a Request to Remain in Current School Following Move to New Attendance Area Form (blue). Complete the form and return it to the school office.

Due to Parent Choice:
If you wish to apply to have your student transferred/placed in another school within the district next school year (2020-2021), please ask the school office for a School Transfer/Placement Within the School District Form (yellow). Completed forms will be accepted from December 1 through December 15, 2019 only. Submit your Request for School Transfer/Placement Within the School District Form (yellow) to your home school attendance area office. Parents applying for a Request for School Transfer/Placement Within the School District will be notified of approval or disapproval by January 15, 2020. Parents applying for a Request for School Transfer/Placement Within the School District for incoming Kindergarten students will be notified of approval or non-approval after they have enrolled their child during the Kindergarten Enrollment period with the New Student Enrollment Office.

Read more about transfer requests here.

Birthday Lunch: June/Dec

Each month, during the regular lunch periods, we host a special birthday lunch for students with birthdays that month. Families and special guests of students can join the students for a celebration during regular lunch periods on Thursday, December 12 (June half birthdays) and on Friday December 13 (December).  See regular lunch times below.

Time

 

 

 

 

11:45

4-Hickey

5-Arnold

5-Carlson

 

12:00

3-Mau

4-Hoag

5-Cheever

 

12:15

2-Hendrickson

3-Eckels

3-McGlinn

 

12:30

1-Graves

1-Dean

2-Slowiak

 

12:45

K-Trace

K-Nass

K-Johnson

1-Jewell