It has been an exciting first few weeks of the school year at Lincoln Elementary. The teachers and staff are so happy to have our little devils back to school! We are thrilled to announce that our enrollment is up by almost fifty students this school year. With the addition of more students also comes the addition of more staff members. Our kindergarten saw the largest increase of little devils this school year with 90 students enrolling. We are very grateful that Superintendent Brewer and the Dayton Board of Education approved the hiring of another kindergarten unit (teacher and instructional assistant) to be added. This will now allow each kindergarten class to be at an ideal class size.
Our students in grades Kindergarten through 6 have been working hard on their MAP tests. Our students take these nationally normed online benchmark tests three times throughout the school year. These important tests help us to track individual student progress while also allowing us to analyze how our students are performing in the areas of reading, mathematics and language compared to students from around the country. The student reports will be provided to parents/guardians at our October Parent/Teacher conference.
We are off to a great start with the implementation of Core Life, our new school-wide character education program which includes fifteen key character traits. We have been focusing on the character traits: inclusion, goal setting, following rules, and kindness. Students are participating in weekly Core Life lessons and are working very hard to be recognized for their positive choices. When your child comes home with a special sticker, please make sure you ask what they did to receive this. It definitely means they are making great choices!
We have welcomed back all of the littlest little devils, our preschool students. All of our preschool staff has worked so hard preparing for the students’ return and it has been so wonderful seeing the kids back and so eager to grow and learn.
Our annual Mumkin Sale at Lincoln will run from September 9th – September 19th. The money earned from this annual sale goes to providing students with instructional resources, incentives, etc. It is our main fundraiser of the year, so please consider buying a beautiful fall Mumkin from an LES student.
Lastly, we continue to encourage you to read with your child(ren) nightly. The students should have their 1st quarter Accelerated Reading (AR) goal set, so please talk to them about this goal and ask often about their progress in meeting their goal. Please always feel free to contact us with questions, feedback, your ideas, etc. as we are always looking for ways to inspire, engage, and grow each of our students……….Go Little Devils!
Heather Dragan, Principal Tim Chenot, Assistant Principal