Welcome to West Lincoln Elementary

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West Lincoln Library

Arrival and Dismissal photo

May 04, 2015

Calendar    

May 06- 5th Graders Visit Goodrich Middle School

May 07- 4th Grade Field Trip, Beatrice Homestead

             1st Grade Parent Information Night, 5:00-6:00 pm

May 12- PTO Meeting, 5:30-6:30 pm

               Family Learning Meeting, 6:30-7:30 pm

May 13- Early Childhood, Ms. Brown’s Class, Performance and Parent Meeting, 6:00-7:00 pm

May 14- Kindergarten Parent Information Night, 5:30-6:30 pm  

May 19- Family Learning Meeting, 5:30-7:30 pm  

May 21- Last Day of School        

 

Negative Meal Balances

Negative meal balances need to be paid in full before June 5, 2015. Negative balances can be paid in the school office or sent to Accounting, LPSDO Box 2, 5905 O St, Lincoln, NE 68510. Negative balance meal accounts will be referred to a collection agency if they are not paid. If you have questions regarding your child’s negative meal account, please contact Accounting at

402-436-1700.

Student Placement for Next Year

Placement of students is a task that we take very seriously at West Lincoln. Once again this year, we will be taking your input regarding the type of teacher for your child or the needs of your child. We will use this information to help us make the placement of your child. If you have information that you would like to share with me for next year’s placement, please email me or send a note with your child.   I would also be happy to meet with you at school. Please call or stop in to set up a time to meet. I will need to have this information by May 11, so teachers have enough time to use the information.

 

Yearbooks for Sale

Have you ordered your 2015 yearbook yet? If not, we still have some available. The cost is $13.00. Order forms are available in the office.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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