Free & Reduced Meal Application Eligibility Status Now Available by E-mail!

As part of Lincoln Public Schools endeavor to make information easily accessible to families we are pleased to inform you that your students free & reduced eligibility notification letter will be provided to you on-line. We believe that this will be a more effective and useful process for all our families, as well as serve as a wise use of school district resources.

You will receive an e-mail from “School Lunch Status” with the subject line: “Eligibility Status Is Available!” In the e-mail you will be provided a link to your family’s eligibility notification. You can view or print your students’ eligibility letter anytime throughout the school year. E-mail notifications will be sent in lieu of U.S. postal mail when you provide an e-mail address on your free & reduced meals application or if you have a valid e-mail address on file at your student’s school. Please allow up to 2-3 business days after submitting your online application or up to ten business days after submitting a paper application to receive your eligibility notification. Applications submitted without an e-mail address will be sent via U.S. mail.

The on-line application can be accessed by clicking on the “Free & Reduced Meal Application” link under Popular Pages on the LPS Home page: or in the Meal Links section on this page of Mickle’s website. Paper applications can be picked up at your child’s school or at the District Office (5905 O Street). Please call the Nutrition Services Office at 402-436-1746 if you have questions regarding the Free and Reduced Meals program.

Principal Gene Thompson

How we Make Mickle the Most

Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBiS) is a framework for improving school climate, reduces discipline issues and supports academic achievement. There are five essential features to the PBiS Framework.

  •      Development of school wide Expectations
  •      Teaching of school wide Expectations
  •      Development/Implementation of a school wide acknowledgement system
  •      Development/Implementation of a consistent discipline system
  •      Use of data to make decisions.

When behavioral expectations are clearly established and taught in the home, children’s problem behavior is prevented or reduced.  At Mickle, the behavior expectations are Be Safe, Be Respectful, Be Responsible and Be A Learner.

What does it mean to be responsible?  At school, being responsible is one of our expectations that we teach, practice and acknowledge.  Students learn to be responsible in the classroom by having materials ready and giving their best effort.  In the hallways they are responsible by staying in line order and in the gym by putting equipment away.  We are consistent in what we expect for how it looks and sounds to beresponsible.  A way to support what it means to be responsible would be to talk about what it looks and sounds like to be responsible at home.  During dinner time we set the table, get food ready and clean up afterwards.  Being responsible with their toys is putting them away after they are done using them.  Point out to your child what you see them doing to be responsible.  Doing this will help support the hard work we do to teach what it means to be a responsible citizens.

Gene Thompson – Principal