School Newsletter
from the Parent Council


September  Calendar

16- Public Board Meeting: 6:30 pm
17 - Fall Festival/Carnival: 4-8 pm
22-23 - Parent-Teacher Conferences
22-24 - Book Fair
27 - Minimal School Day: out @ 12:30 pm
28-30 - After-school Enrichment Workshops: 2:45 - 3:45 pm

October Calendar

4 - School Picture Day
6 - $1 Free Dress Day
6 - Parent Council Meeting: 8:15 am
14-15 - Fall Break: no school

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:

Parent/Teacher Conferences

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 parent/teacher conferences. 

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

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)!   more

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.

Bring your family and friends for an evening of fun and socializing. See you there!


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 $25.  This 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.


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 to volunteer.
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 756-2039.

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:

Digital Art
3D Art
2D Art
Musical Composition

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 instructors.

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

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 Assembly.


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 community.

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.