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January 2019

Lincoln Elementary School

Where Greatness Begins

Janesvile, WI

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

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.

Project-Based Learning

One aspect of Personalized Learning (PL) is Project Based Learning.  Currently our fifth grade classrooms are engaged in a financial literacy project.  This project concludes with a trip to Junior Achievement’s (JA) BizTown on February 26.  This month learners are exploring financial literacy, community and economy, and work and career readiness.  Part of this project includes learners creating a prototype with limited resources. They will continue to explore ideas related to goods and services, such as resources, scarcity, pricing, and profit.

This project is also an example of PL in both knowing yourself as a learner and having a voice in order to choose which job and career path they wish to follow while at Biztown. Fifth graders are excited to be preparing for their Biztown job interviews in the coming weeks.

This group organizes their work into an assembly, in order to finish the maximum number of prototypes n a 10-minute period.

This group collaborates  and then designs their prototype with the reality of limited resources.  

 No School

The end of Trimester 2 is Thursday, February 20. On the following day, Friday February 21 there will be no school for elementary students.

 P4J Enrollment Begins

 Enrollment begins for the School Districts of Janesville’s Preschool 4 Janesville, P4J, on Saturday, February 8, February 8 for children who turn four years old on or before 9/1/20 from 8:00-11:00 am at the Educational Services Center (527 S. Franklin St).  View P4J Enrollment Flyer here

 Birthday Lunch: Feb/August

 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, February 27 (August half birthdays) and on Friday February 28 (February birthdays).  See regular lunch times below.

































 School attendance is important. The State of Wisconsin allows parents to excuse their child 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. You can call in your child using the direct attendance line at 608-743-6730; simply leave a message 24/7.

 Live Theater

 Our K/1 learners have the opportunity to visit the live theater this month. On February 14, they will travel to Young Auditorium at UW-Whitewater to see a performance of the story Yao Yao. Our 2/3 graders were also able to have the experience of a live theatrical performance of Judy Moody and Stink recently.  Due to our high level of free & reduced lunch status, we were able secure a scholarship for discounted admission. Then our PTA covered the remaining cost of the trip. 

 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 busy and difficult to convey messages.  

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.

Drama Club Performance

 This spring, Lincoln Elementary School Drama Club will present “The Granny Awards”, a musical by Janet Gardner. All interested 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students are encouraged to join.  There will be NO cuts and all students are welcome to participate! Auditions are held during the first rehearsal on Feb. 3. Our performance for parents and the community will take place Wednesday, March 18 at 6:00 pm in the Lincoln Elementary Activity Room.

Volunteer Application

 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.


 If you will be moving from your current home address please contact Lincoln Elementary 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. Please note: if you are moving to an address outside the School District of Janesville in most cases your child is eligible to continue attending the School District of Janesville as long as you complete the appropriate paperwork within the required timeline.

 If you have any questions about school placement for a particular address please contact Open Enrollment Specialist Deen Hartley at 743-5152. The New Student Enrollment Office is open year round.


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