Welcome to West Lincoln Elementary


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Arrival and Dismissal photo

July, 2014

Dear West Lincoln Families,

On behalf of the staff at West Lincoln Elementary School, I am happy to welcome you to the 2014-15 school year! I hope that you all have had a great summer and we look forward to another school year with you and your family.


August 7, Open House 5:30-6:30, Presentation for non-English speaking families 4:30-5:30 in the gym

August 12, First Day of Classes

August 12-15, School dismissed at 2:38 for K-5 Students

September 1, Schools not in session


Once again, we are welcoming new staff members to our school.

Ian Fralick- 3rd Grade                                    Cassandra Shemek- 4th Grade

Molly Barnett- 3rd Grade                                    Sara Rose- Instructional Coordinator

Cassandra Liekhus- Special Education            Kelsey Halverson- ELL Team Leader

Kari D’Angelo- ELL Teacher                        Chris Martin- ELL Teacher

In addition to our new staff members, Deb Goodrich will be teaching Kindergarten and Emily Gray will be moving from 3rd Grade to 4th Grade. Helen McLaughlin, Liz Truesdale and Becky Mantonya will be teaching at other schools next year.

Back to School Night will be on August 7 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. This is a great opportunity for you to meet your child’s teacher for the upcoming school year. A post card will be coming in the mail with the name of your child’s teacher in late July. We will be having a meeting for our non-English speaking families from 4:30-5:30 on the same night. This presentation will take place in the gym.

Laura Ruppert will be continuing as our Community Learning Center Site Supervisor. Included in this mailing is information about our CLC before and after school care. During the first weeks of school, a CLC registration form will be sent home to all families to fill out for the school year. We are asking all families to fill this out, so if you do decide to enroll in one of the CLC programs or clubs, you will already be registered. Club registration forms will also be sent home in the first few weeks of the school year. Clubs will begin near the end of first quarter. Please let us know if you have any ideas or questions. You may contact Laura at 402-580-2524.

Please take some time to read the included pamphlets in this mailing. All of them are important, but please pay extra attention to our Arrival and Dismissal and Positive Behavior Support pamphlets. Our staff wants to make our school environment safe and orderly for all of our students.

We will be having Parent Information Nights beginning in September. Some grade levels have chosen to have more than one night. Our teachers will share student goals for the year, their plan for homework and detailed information about our school-wide Behavior plan. Our teachers will take some time to show you how you can help your child access extra practice in reading and math. Look for the notes coming home with your child to remind you of these nights. Please see our Parent/Family Handbook for these dates.

Lincoln Public Schools will begin accepting free and reduced meal applications for the 2014-2015 school year starting July 21, 2014. A new free and reduced meal application must be completed each school year! If we do not receive a new application for the current school year your children will lose their previous year’s meal status and return to paid status. Complete this year’s Free and Reduced Meal Application on-line at lps.org. Under “Popular Pages” on the left hand side of the screen click on “Free/Reduced Meal Application” then click on the on-line application picture and follow the easy to use, step-by-step screens to submit your application for processing. To request a paper application please contact the school office.

Cindy Sherwood will continue to be our PTO leaders this year. We are very fortunate to have a PTO that supports our students with extra funding for field trips and other monetary support. In addition to PTO, we will had a new group start at the end of last year called WL Family Learning. This group meets weekly and will be forming again in the fall.   Parents will be able to hear about what is going on during the school day and how you can best support your child in school. If you are new to West Lincoln, this program is a great way to get connected with the families and develop a support network. Please call the school if you would like to be contacted by one of the parents in the group.

We look forward to seeing you at Open House on August 7th from 5:30-6:30!


With Wildcat Pride,

Scott Schwartz