Dear Families & Friends,
Welcome to Lincoln Elementary School! We are thrilled that your family is a part of our family at LES. We have had a busy summer working to prepare for a terrific school year for all the children who attend Lincoln. Part of our work over the summer included hiring two new teachers, two special education paraprofessionals, and one Educational Sign Language Interpreter. Each of these individuals will bring a variety of skills and talents to our staff. Please help me in welcoming Samantha Pipp (1st Grade Teacher), Theresa Falk (Kindergarten Teacher), Alexandria Thimmesch (Educational Sign Language Interpreter), Stephanie Borth (Special Education Paraprofessional), and Susan Tipper (Early Childhood Special Education Paraprofessional). They have already proven to be wonderful additions to our Lincoln Lion staff.
Next, I am pleased to announce that Lincoln's theme this year is, "Lights, Camera, Excellence!" I am sure you will notice all the related decorations to the theme around the school when you come to visit. Along with our theme, students will continue to learn about the Six Pillars of Character from our Character Counts Curriculum. These pillars are: respect, responsibility, trustworthiness, caring, citizenship, and fairness. To support these character traits, our PBIS (Positive Behavior Intervention Support) Committee has created very specific rules and expectations for behavior in and around our school. We review these with all the students and staff twice a year during our PBIS Boot Camp. During Boot Camp, each grade level rotates to different areas throughout the school to learn about the expectations for that area. These areas are: playground, school bus, hallway, lunchroom, bathroom, and the classroom. We also utilize a Voice Level Chart to help students gauge how loud areas around the school should be. Our wonderful students and staff have adopted these practices to create a very calm, cool, and collected school where all our students can learn and grow. I am so very proud of them all!
Finally, we have an exceptional parent group at Lincoln called PALS (Parents at Lincoln School). Their regular monthly meetings are on the second Thursday of each month beginning at 6:30 P.M. in the library at Lincoln. They would love to have you join them. This group does so many wonderful things for our families and our school. I hope everyone has a chance to attend a meeting and some of the fun events this year.
On behalf of our staff, I hope you have a fantastic year at LES! Please do not hesitate to contact us at 262-268-5800 or stop in to see us if you have any questions.
Respectfully and peacefully yours,
Jane Gennerman, Principal
Lincoln Elementary School