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West Lincoln Library

Arrival and Dismissal photo

March 16, 2015

 

Calendar    

March 17-PTO Meeting, 5:30pm

                 Family Learning Meeting, 6:30pm

March 19-Kindergarten Registration, 8:00-6:00pm  

March 20-Kindergarten Registration, 8:00-4:30pm

March 23-Report Cards Sent Home

March 26-1st Grade Parent Information Meeting, 12:00-1:00pm

               Kindergarten Parent Information Night, 5:30pm

March 31- Students Dismissed at 2:18pm for PLC and No School for Early Childhood Students

April 03-Schools Not in Session

                       

2015 Backpack Extra Mile: April 11 at East High School

The BackPack walk is a wonderful opportunity to open student’s eyes to the challenges some face and to give them a way to help out. Over 125 families at West Lincoln receive a food filled backpack each Friday from the Food Bank of Lincoln. The BackPack Walk is a time when Lincoln Public Schools Employees join forces with the Food Bank of Lincoln once again for the annual one-mile fund-raiser set for: 10:00 a.m. Saturday, April 11, at Lincoln East High School. If your family would like to participate in the walk please contact our Art teacher, Amber Reining, at areinin@lps.org.

 

2015-16 Kindergarten Registration

The LPS annual Kindergarten registration will take place on March 19th from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and on March 20th from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Students may enter Kindergarten if they turn five years of age on or before July 31, 2015. Information booklets have been mailed to parents. Bring your Kindergarten registration packet that you received in the mail, along with your child’s birth certificate and immunization records. We encourage you to do your best to come on these dates, but if it doesn’t work, we can register your child at a later date. Please do this as soon as possible, so we can begin planning for the upcoming school year.

 

Goodrich 6th Grade Orientation

Goodrich will be hosting two sessions for their 6th Grade Orientation. The first session will be Tuesday, March 17th from 6:00-7:00pm. The second session will be Monday, March 23rd from 6:00-7:00pm. If you have any questions you may contact Goodrich Middle School at (402)436-1213.

 

Glasses

Has your child lost a pair of glasses? If so they may be in the office. Ms. Zechmann has 12 pairs of glasses that haven’t been claimed. If you think she may have a pair that belongs to your child, please come to the office to look thru our collection.

 

NeSA Math and Reading Test

Beginning the week of March 30th students in grades 3-5 will be testing for the NeSA math and reading.  There are several things you can do to positively contribute to your child’s success.  Encourage them to put forth their best effort and express confidence in their abilities.  A good night’s sleep and a nutritious breakfast will also help contribute to their success.  Recreating the testing environment is very difficult. Students almost always do better when they take the test in the environment in which they are most comfortable. Because of this we ask that you please reschedule any appointments that may take your child out of school on the testing dates. Testing dates and times will be included in our next newsletter and will be posted on our website. As always, we appreciate your support!

Sincerely,

Scott Schwartz, Principal

 

 

Parents and guardians:
Lincoln Public Schools – and all staff members at our school – are dedicated to providing all students
with the educational foundation necessary to succeed in future career, college and life. To ensure your
student’s success, we have set high standards that are reflected in what is taught in each of our schools
and classrooms.
Our school district is also committed to keeping our parents and community informed of important issues
affecting our schools. While LPS has long held high expectations for our students, our success is also
measured through federal education legislation called the
No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB).
Like almost all school districts in Nebraska, LPS may not meet what are called the Adequate Yearly
Progress (AYP) goals for 2014 as required by NCLB. These reports measure our school district’s
performance in terms of the percentage of students who are at or above state-defined academic standard
goals in major academic areas. For our schools to meet AYP this year, 100 percent of students –
regardless of special needs, English language mastery, or other life-impacting circumstances – must have
met proficiency standards. In fact, nearly every school in Nebraska will fail to meet these highly
unrealistic standards for 2014 – and as a result LPS schools may now be labeled “Not Met” or “Needs
Improvement.”
LPS does not support an antiquated system that most educators and elected officials – as well as the U.S.
Department of Education – admit is not working. At the same time, we are not dismissing our mission to
ensure every child succeed and flourish in school. As educators we are fully committed to all students
reaching their full potential and we are proud of the significant academic progress our students are
making – as evidenced in increasing achievement scores district-wide, and our high school graduation
rate.
As a school that receives federal funds through Title I, the oldest and largest source of federal education
funding to assist schools with high rates of poverty, we are required to develop a comprehensive plan that
includes actively communicating with parents. We will notify you of an upcoming parent meeting at
which we will describe the academic and administrative improvements we are making as part of our plan,
and invite your input at that time. In the meantime, we invite you to review our school’s proficiency and
that of all LPS schools on the Nebraska Department of Education website (http://www.education.ne.gov/).
The link can be found titled ‘State of the Schools Report.’ We are also required to provide the option for
students who live in our attendance area to choose and enroll in another LPS school that is eligible to
receive School Choice transfers. A list of the schools available for choice is attached. If you are interested
in having your child attend another school, please contact our school office.
Finally, we also have tutoring services available for qualifying students. All parents received information
about how to utilize this service in September, and first semester enrollment for tutoring has now
completed. Information about second semester enrollment will be sent home in January. To qualify for
tutoring, your student must also qualify for the free or reduced meals program in addition to living in our
attendance area.
Bottom line: Our teachers, administrators and staff members at LPS are doing excellent work – reflected
in the achievement and accomplishments of our students. We appreciate your support of our students,
staff and schools.
APPENDIX: SCHOOL CHOICE–2014-2015
Last Update: 10-2-14
ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS THAT HAVE NOT MET Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) during the 2013-2014 YEAR ONLY
ZONE I ZONE II ZONE III ZONE IV ZONE V ZONE VI
Kooser Elementary School
Hill Elementary School
Beattie Elementary School
Rousseau Elementary School
Riley Elementary School
Morley Elementary School
Zeman Elementary School
Pyrtle Elementary School
TITLE I ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS THAT DID NOT MEET Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) during the 2013-2014 YEAR
And At Least One Other Year and are IN NEEDS IMPROVEMENT
School Choice, including Transportation, is available for students from any school below to any school in the same zone above. In
zones where there is more than one choice above, allowable transfers will be dependent upon grade levels that are open.
Arnold Elementary School
Elliott Elementary School
Calvert Elementary School
Brownell Elementary School
Holmes Elementary School
Belmont Elementary School
Everett Elementary School
Clinton Elementary School
Campbell Elementary School
McPhee Elementary School
Hartley Elementary School
Lakeview Elementary School
Prescott Elementary School
Huntington Elementary School
West Lincoln Elementary School
Saratoga Elementary School
Norwood Park Elementary School
Pershing