Board Meeting: 6:30 pm
17 - Fall Festival/Carnival: 4-8 pm
22-23 - Parent-Teacher Conferences
22-24 - Book
27 - Minimal School Day: out @ 12:30 pm
28-30 - After-school Enrichment Workshops: 2:45 - 3:45 pm
4 - School
6 - $1 Free
6 - Parent Council Meeting: 8:15 am
14-15 - Fall
Break: no school
FROM MR. HUNT
Thank you for the smooth start to the school
year. As we continue, it is time to check on your students' progress and
come up with ways to help them.|
Two big items coming up this month are Parent Teacher Conferences on September 23rd and our first "Minimal School Day" on the 27th:
We look forward to seeing you at parent/teacher conferences. I would like to
remind you that parent/teacher conference is a great time to get an update about
how your student is doing and is not the ideal time to have a long conversation
about your student. We have times scheduled every 15 minutes for the K-5
elementary teachers, 10 minutes for 6th grade, and we expect conversations with
the Junior High teachers to last about 5 minutes. If you feel your visit is
going to take longer or your visit at parent/teacher conference is going long,
please make an appointment with the teacher at a different time so they will
have more time to meet with you. This will help the teachers stay on time with
appointments and cut down on the lines outside of their classes. If you have a
sixth grader, please just make an appointment with their homeroom
teacher. They will have the information from the other teachers and be able
to share it with you. As usual, we will also have a book fair during
Elementary teachers will be in their classroom and all junior high teachers
will be in the gym. Hours will be from 3:00-8:00 pm on Wednesday, September 22nd,
and from 3:00-6:00 pm on Wednesday, September 23rd. There is a sign-up sheet at
the front desk for all elementary students.
Minimal School Day September 27th
Alpine School District adjusted their schedule to include "Minimal School days".
They eliminated "Professional Development" days from their schedule and created
four Minimal School days. We are holding two minimal school days this
year. One will be on September 27th; the other is on February
7th. School will be let out at 12:30. Teachers will hold professional
development after that. We will run a modified junior high schedule.
Please plan on picking your students up at 12:30 pm on the 27th.
Mr. Jake Hunt, Principal
FALL FESTIVAL 2010
Our Fall Festival is here already! It is this Friday from 4-8 pm. It is also Constitution Day. Parents, come try out your Constitution knowledge on a multiple-choice quiz and win some great prizes (for 1st, 2nd, and 3rdplaces)!
For elementary students, we have blow-ups and games with
prizes. There will be a Climbing Wall and AeroBall jumper especially for Junior
High students. We also have the Dunk Tank with Mr. Hunt as the first victim!
Prices for the carnival are as follows:
- Game tickets: $.50 at the door.
- Wristbands (for games, blow-ups, and dunk tank): $15.00 at the door
- Climbing Wall and AeroBall jumper will be $1.00 per
person. (Cash only--not included with the wristband.)
The food will be awesome, including Navajo Tacos, teriyaki beef
sticks, pizza, drinks, chips, scones and shaved ice. Food must be purchased
with a punch card. The food cards will be $5.00 with 10 punches per card.
While the students are
playing games, parents can do some early holiday shopping at the silent auction
which will include gift certificates and other items.
your family and friends for an evening of fun and socializing. See you there!
LINCOLN SWEATSHIRTS AND T-SHIRTS
Lincoln sweatshirts will be available to order at the Fall
Festival. They are navy, have hoods and zip up. They can be worn everyday
in class (with the hood off the head). They will sell for about
will be one of only two times to order sweatshirts this year! We will be
set up again before and after school next week on Tues., September 21st. Also, if you still need a T-shirt, we have some sizes left.
FALL BOOK FAIR
Mark your calendar for our 3-day Fall Book Fair
Wednesday, Sept. 22 through Friday, Sept. 24. Be sure to stop in before or
after parent/teacher conferences.
Book Fair dates and times:
Wednesday, Sept. 22: 7:45 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday, Sept. 23: 7:45 am - 6:00 pm
Friday, Sept. 24: 7:45 am - 3:00 pm
Volunteers are needed from 7:45-8:05 am Wednesday and Thursday. Please contact Pam Mellor at email@example.com
Lincoln Academy is required by the State of Utah to have complete
immunization records on all students or a signed exemption form. If you have
not yet turned in these documents, please give a copy to Josephine North, our
Enrollment Coordinator, as soon as possible. We will be auditing all of our
immunization records prior to the end of September. Students whose immunization
records are not complete or who have not turned in an exemption form, will be
contacted. If you have any questions, please contact Josephine North at
2010-2011 INSPIRATIONS ART CONTEST
This year Lincoln Academy will
be participating with other state charter schools in the Inspirations Art
Contest. This year's theme is "If Only" and will be open to K-9th
grade. Winners from Lincoln Academy will
have the opportunity to move onto regional and state competitions
The art categories have been
expanded this year to include the following:
In order to build some
excitement and get the creative juices flowing, we will again be sponsoring our
free after-school workshops. We've
brought in some great instructors this year including J Scott Savage, author of
the FarWorld series; Davison Cheney, film and theater actor; Jared Seach,
creator of multiple award winning videos, and other talented and fun
Workshops will be held on Sept.
28 - 30 from 2:50 to 3:45 pm. Sign-up
sheets will be available at the school starting the 17th, and we
will have someone at both nights of parent/teacher conferences to sign up
students and answer questions. You may also contact Deanne Blackhurst at firstname.lastname@example.org.
There will be more information
coming about the Inspirations contest itself, but for now keep the following
dates marked on your calendar: January
11 is the due date for all projects, and January 24 is the Inspirations Award
CARTRIDGES FOR KIDS FUNDRAISER
This year Lincoln Academy will
be participating in the Cartridges for Kids fundraising program. It's a great
way to dispose of your used printer cartridges in an environmentally safe way
and provide funds for the students at Lincoln. Just keep track of your used
inkjet and laser cartridges and send them to school with your students. There
will be a box located in the lobby to collect them.
Besides printer cartridges, we are also collecting working or non-working cell phones, laptops, iPods, PDA's, video games and consoles, scientific graphing calculators, digital cameras, DVD's and GPS devices.
This is an easy way to de-clutter your house, reduce our landfills and help raise funds for the school, so mention it to your friends, family and people you work with. We will have a box out during both days of parent/teacher conferences.
Many families already use products from Scentsy, Pampered Chef, Mary
Kay, etc. There has been parent interest in creating a Lincoln Mall, if
you will. This would be a website of vendors who would be willing to
contribute a percentage of the proceeds they get from distributing a product to
the school for any customers who identify themselves as part of the Lincoln
Community. A search is being made to see if there are any other distributors
who would be interested in doing the same. The process is still in its
initial stages to see if it would be viable to offer to our school
This wouldn't be an organized fundraising effort in the sense that fliers would be passed out encouraging your families to purchase items that you don't need, but an effort to try and gather proceeds from people who already purchase these items on a regular basis. If you are interested in donating proceeds to the school for a product you distribute and potentially participating in this program, please contact Tonni Hamilton at 801-592-4553.