Reminder: There is 'no school' on Good Friday, April 2, 2021. Additionally, Easter Monday Reminder - There will be NO SCHOOL on Monday, April 5, 2021. There is NO SCHOOL Easter Monday because there was NOT a snow day on/before December 22, 2020 (as bulleted in the district calendar). Thank you!
The Watertown School District will have no school on Thursday, March 11. Due to the fact that we already had a planned 12:30 dismissal, a late start wasn't an option for today. All activities for Thursday, will either be postponed or canceled.
Easter Monday Reminder - As you plan ahead, there will be NO SCHOOL on Monday, April 5, 2021. There is NO SCHOOL Easter Monday because there was NOT a snow day on/before December 22, 2020 (as bulleted in the district calendar). Thank you!
#LincolnReads continues this week. Posting prizes tomorrow and Friday for students reading with a family member. Post to Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook. #LincolnReads
#LincolnReads prize winners tomorrow - Monday, February 22. Families / students posting images to FaceBook, Instagram or Twitter will be announced during morning message. We are looking for additional readers for prizes on Wednesday and Friday this week. Let's see you reading Lincoln Families! #LincolnReads - Yay!
We are continuing to celebrate Heart Health. ALL students are invited to wear the color RED on Thursday, February 11, 2021 in order to bring awareness to keeping our hearts healthy!
Please register for February Conferences (February 11th or 12th): Kindergarten: Ms. Dailey - https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a0a4badac2ea3fa7-msdailey Mrs. Fjeldheim- https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a0a4badac2ea3fa7-mrs2 Mrs. Geist - https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a0a4badac2ea3fa7-mrs1 Grade 1: Mrs. Clark - https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a0a4badac2ea3fa7-mrs4 Mrs. DeJong - https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a0a4badac2ea3fa7-mrs3 Mrs. Hurkes - https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a0a4badac2ea3fa7-mrs Grade 2: Mrs. Hanson - https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a0a4badac2ea3fa7-mrs9 Mrs. Remmers - https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a0a4badac2ea3fa7-mrs11 Mrs. Struckman - https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a0a4badac2ea3fa7-mrs12 Grade 3: Mrs. Baldwin - https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a0a4badac2ea3fa7-mrs5 Mrs. Cummings - https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a0a4badac2ea3fa7-mrs6 Mrs. Denzer - https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a0a4badac2ea3fa7-mrs7 Mrs. Zemlicka - https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a0a4badac2ea3fa7-mrs14 Grade 4: Mrs. Brinka - https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a0a4badac2ea3fa7-mrs8 Mrs. Paulson - https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a0a4badac2ea3fa7-mrs10 Mrs. Taecker - https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a0a4badac2ea3fa7-mrs13
From the Watertown School District: The Watertown School District will have no school on Friday, January 15. This is a change from last evening. Activities for Friday have been either postponed or canceled.
From the Watertown School District: The Watertown School District will start two hours late on Friday, January 15th. Conditions will be assessed again in the morning.
From the Watertown School District: We will be dismissing school on January 14 at 2:30 PM. All evening activities have been postponed or canceled. Thank you, and have a good evening.
All Parents and Students are invited! 605 Strong is presenting a Read Aloud for children Tomorrow, January 5th at 6:30pm. Our presenter is Carolina Garcia. Caroline is a PATH Clinical Counselor within the Sioux Falls School District. She will orally read a story while showing the book on the screen, post the reading and present a few discussion questions for the children. Please register ASAP at: https://www.605strong.com/#webinars
Myself and the entire Lincoln Elementary team would like to wish you a happy, healthy and safe holiday season and a fantastic New Year! Also wishing you and your family health and happiness throughout the coming year!
Reminder for attending extracurricular activities @ WHS: Our children are expected to either sit in the student elementary section OR with their parents. Students are not allowed to hang out or run in the concourse, hallway or concession stand areas. Finally, remember to wear a mask. Thanks for your help in communicating this information. Go ARROWS!
SPIRIT WEAR: We are partnering with Roy's Sports Shop again this year for all your Leopard and Arrow Wear needs! A portion of every purchase gets donated back to the school. This a great way to shop and support local. Here is the link: https://lincolnleopards2020.itemorder.com/sale This information also posted to our Facebook 'Lincoln Elementary PTO - Watertown, SD' site. SUNDAY is the DEADLINE TO ORDER ONLINE. Please spread the word to see our Lincoln Website or Facebook page. Sorry about the SHORT notice!
Parents: As part of our continuing effort to grow and learn as to how to support reading growth at home, help families understand data, enable family involvement in decision making processes, and maximize community partnerships to disseminate family literacy, we will be conducting a second parent survey. Please try to complete by December 1st. Thank you!!! https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SDfamilysurvey
In honor of Veteran's Day, we are saying 'Thank you!' for your service to our country. Thank you for joining the military. Thank you for becoming a proud member in the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, National Guard or Coast Guard. You make a difference. God bless the USA. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lAgnodh3HoQ&feature=youtu.be
Solicitud de enmascaramiento para conferencias en la escuela ¡Estamos muy emocionados de reunirnos el 9 o 10 de noviembre! Regístrese para asistir a una conferencia utilizando el enlace Signup Genius. El horario de la conferencia es de 4:00 pm a 8:00 pm cada noche. Para garantizar la coherencia con las expectativas de enmascaramiento del distrito, los padres y maestros usarán una máscara mientras estén dentro de la escuela. Si no desea usar una máscara dentro de Lincoln, comuníquese con el maestro para recibir un enlace ZOOM. Si se necesita una máscara, se la proporcionaremos cuando ingrese a Lincoln. Padres + Personal = UNA GRAN escuela ... ¡Gracias por todo lo que hacen!
Masking Request for Conferences at School We are very excited to meet on November 9th or 10th! Please register for a conference time using the Signup Genius link. Conference hours are 4:00pm - 8:00pm each night. In order to ensure consistency with district masking expectations, parents and teachers will wear a mask while inside the school. If you do not wish to wear a mask inside Lincoln, please contact the teacher to receive a ZOOM link. If a mask is needed, we will provide one as you enter Lincoln. Parents + Staff = A GREAT School… Thank you for all you do!
Parent teacher conferences registration information will be provided from classroom teachers using Remind. Providing a 'heads up' to look for the Signup Genius Link for scheduling a November 9th or November 10th conference time.
The Watertown School District announces free breakfast and lunch for all students beginning October 1 and continuing through December or until federal funding runs out. Any enrolled student in K-12 is eligible for these meals. We have also changed our student close contact procedures. Beginning on October 5, if a student is masked, they would have the option of following the recommended 14-day close contact quarantine or choose to quarantine for 72 hours and come back to school masked, temp checked and socially distanced where permitted. School principals will notify you should this happen in your child's school. We are also changing the language with regards to masking from "highly recommended" to "expected." All students were given a mask to start the year, and we ask that you make sure your child has one with them each day. More details on the close contact procedures can be found at: https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/949702/Close_Contact_Student_Leave_Procedure.pdf. With this change, WHS will resume in-person classes on Mon. Oct. 5, and 7-12 activities will resume as well next week.
The Watertown School District announces free breakfast and lunch for all students beginning October 1 and continuing through December or until federal funding runs out. Any enrolled student in K-12 is eligible for these meals. We have also changed our student close contact procedures. Beginning on October 5, if a student is masked, they would have the option of following the recommended 14-day close contact quarantine or choose to quarantine for 72 hours and come back to school masked, temp checked and socially distanced where permitted. School principals will notify you should this happen in your child's school. We are also changing the language with regards to masking from "highly recommended" to "expected." All students were given a mask to start they year, and we ask that you make sure your child has one with them each day. More details on the close contact procedures can be found at: https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/949702/Close_Contact_Student_Leave_Procedure.pdf. With this change, WHS will resume in-person classes on Mon. Oct. 5, and 7-12 activities will resume as well next week.
As Homecoming week approaches, please know students and staff are invited to participate in the following Lincoln Spirit Days events: Tuesday: Favorite Sports Team / Jersey Wednesday: Class Color day Thursday: Lincoln Leopard Day Friday: Arrow Day (Purple and Gold Day) No button sales at Lincoln this school year. However, homecoming buttons will be sold at 'Legend of the Arrows' and Burning of 'W' events.
Morning Drop-off Procedures: Procedures for morning student drop off are identical to the after school student pickup procedures. If wanting to park to drop off your child, please pull up the the curb. Parking in the left lane - the moving lane - causes stress and becomes a safety concern when parents are hurried because of unnecessary stoppage. Please review the 'Student Drop-off and Pick-up Information' in the News section on our website. Thank you.
Student picture day is tomorrow. Friday, August 28 is a GREAT day to say 'Cheese!'. Dress up...look your best!
CLARIFICATION for morning STUDENT DROP OFF - We work to accommodate working parents. The Open House letter information listed 8:25 am for student drop off. Know this time is 'encouraged' for families that can make it work. Our main entrance school door opens @7:45 am. Supervision begins 8:00 am for all grades. Breakfast is served to all students wanting to participate. This is similar to previous school years.
In preparation of returning to school on August 27, pre-register our children via this link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdGsm2XxQw1kPSlygzknu-7CFTnQs8Tiun3xZr_fl8EYnuIVQ/viewform 230 of 400 Leopard students have completed this information. Please spread the word to all families. Thank you!
From the Watertown School District: Parents have been notified of the "Return to School Plans" in a call and text on July 17. Here is the link to the parent letter on the Watertown Webpage. https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/805240/Return_to_School_Parent_Letter.pdf. Here is a link to the district's planning document, https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/805241/Return_to_School_for_Board.pdf. You can find more information at the district's Coronavirus website, https://www.watertown.k12.sd.us/o/watertown-school-district/page/covid-19-resources--13.
Summer Academy registration is open. Click on the link to register. http://wtnacademy2020.weebly.com
From the Watertown School District: Remodel work has begun at WHS. The high school offices can be found in the 500 hallway of WHS near the student entrance, and the district offices are now located at Garfield Elementary. This will remain in place for the summer.
All Kindergarten - Grade 4 students are invited to participate in Summer Reading Programming at the Watertown Regional Library. The informational link for students in elementary grades is: https://www.watertownsd.us/739/Online-Reading-Challenge
From the Watertown School District: A big thank you to all of you for your work getting us through the 4th quarter. Report cards will be mailed out on Friday, May 29. A reminder that the Boys and Girls Club will be starting lunches for the summer on Tues. May 26. Watch for details on the start of school scheduled for Aug. 27. We don't know what this will look like yet, but we are anxious for a return to school this Fall. Please check out the 2020 Graduation Ceremony on Sun. May 24 at 2:00 PM. Links for viewing can be found at http://watertown.k12.sd.us. Have a great summer!!
It was a GREAT night to be a Leopard. Enjoy the end of the year parade video: https://youtu.be/0yX6CAZhD_E
'Lincoln Leaders' link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9rLM7WyNsKI&feature=youtu.be GREAT work Leopards! Thank you ALL!
There is NO materials exchange tomorrow (Monday, May 18). Our next exchange days are Wednesday, May 20, and Thursday, May 21. Additional details will be provided in the 'News' section of our website.
From the Watertown School District: The year is coming to a close with a materials turn-in on May 20-21. Please have the devices charged and turned on for return. Details will come from the building. Please join us in recognizing the Class of 2020 with a parade on May 20 at 7:30 PM. Graduation will be broadcast on Sunday, May 24 at 2:00 PM. Summer school will not take place until August, and Driver's Eduction will start in July. These students will be contacted separately about attendance. Thanks for all of your help. Have a great weekend!
From the Watertown School District: Happy Mother's Day to all our Moms!! The final materials exchange will take place at all buildings on Monday, May 11 from 8-5. We will be getting details out to families about end-of-year turn in to be held on May 20-21. Graduation ceremonies will be broadcast on Sunday, May 24 at 2:00 PM on the local Government channel, KXLG, KWAT, and Public Opinion websites. We are also aiming for an in-person graduation celebration on Sunday, July 26. Thanks again for all your help during this time. We appreciate it. Have a great weekend.
'Lincoln Leaders' link: https://youtu.be/Ccan7NrHPIk Keep up the GREAT work ALL Leopards! Thank you ALL!
From the Watertown School District: Thank you parents for filling out the survey on our Flex Learning. We appreciate the feedback. Please note that we are closing off our playground equipment according to CDC guidelines. We intend to continue the Flex Learning until Thursday, May 21. We will have another materials exchange day on Monday, May 4 from 8-5 at all buildings. Graduation details were emailed to seniors this afternoon. We still intend to recognize the Class of 2020 on Sunday, May 24 and hope for an in person ceremony in July. Have a great weekend.
Lincoln Leaders for the week of April 20-27. If you don't social media, click on the link below... https://youtu.be/_y5chC8OsZ8 You continue to impress! Thank you for ALL you do!
From the Watertown School District: We will have another materials exchange on Monday, April 27 from 8-5 at all buildings. Senior students have been surveyed about graduation, and we will make an announcement soon about the May 24 ceremony. Parents, please help us gather feedback about our flexible learning by filling out the survey at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1xMsy5tXrHP91hK7R_BZoC98A-SpCw-iyMRjq-sUUxVs/edit. Please continue to take advantage of the free student lunches served daily. Have a great weekend.
It's Administrative Professional's Day! We wish we could be together today, but they have told us we need to stay away. Know that we notice all you do for the school and this is just a small way that we say thank you. From all of us at Lincoln https://youtu.be/i5cfVQShweI
From the Watertown School District: Materials Exchange will take place on Mon., April 20 from 8-5 at all buildings. The final day of school for students will be Thurs. May 21. The PACH program will no longer have a separate distribution and will instead be included in the Community Food Distribution held at the Boys & Girls Club on Thursdays at 4:00 PM. More information coming soon on graduation. Have a great weekend.
If you don't social media, here is a fun link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d0aF7Sz5ZZQ Stay Safe. Enjoy!
From the Watertown School District: No school or lunches served on Fri. April 10 and Mon. April 13. We will continue with flex learning on Tues. April 14. Our next materials exchange will be on Mon. April 20. Thanks for your continued help with all of our school needs. One tip to keep in mind is to remember to login to the filter each day on the school device. Enjoy the long weekend.
From the Leopard Staff to you on this High '5' Friday! Also found on the Lincoln YouTube channel, Lincoln PTO FB & Google Music classroom. Enjoy! Thinking of you! 🙂 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pJmBaa-Fc6o
If most convenient, return the completed signature page email, fax, or postal. Specific information for each option is: email: email@example.com Fax: (605) 882-6365 Postal: Gregg DeSpiegler, Principal Lincoln Elementary 1100 13th St NE Watertown, SD 57201
Lincoln has a school wide youtube channel. Announcements & videos will be posted. Search Lincoln Elementary, Watertown SD. The link is posted to Facebook PTO group. Invite Lincoln parents to connect. Video from March 23: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4oUGQ6ScuE-3ii0Dzn5GdQ
Report Cards Quarter 3 Report Cards will be mailed Monday, March 30 to all parents. Parents may also view their child’s progress using the parent portal in Campus. Thank you!
From the Watertown School District: Thank you for your cooperation with our materials handout on Monday. It went very well!! I also wanted to remind you of the free lunches available for K-12 students at all 5 elementary schools and the intermediate school each day. The Governor has asked all schools to close until Friday, May 1. We will remain closed to students until that time and continue to work with students through online means as we have already started. More communication will follow about turning in work and other learning elated items. All activities until May 1 will be postponed until we know more information.
From the Watertown School District: Governor Noem has declared no school throughout the state during the week of March 23-27. We have been working on alternative learning materials for all students. Please click on this link for a letter with more details about materials, free meals for all students, and free Internet access for families. https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/627317/Parent_Update_3-19-20.pdf We will continue to update you through the usual means as more details are known. Best wishes on the health and safety of your family.
Food Distribution Montgomery Furniture parking lot Wed. March 18th @ 4pm 1 box/car 350 food boxes will be available No diapers Enter from Jensen Ave only Stay in your car Do not come early. Arrive at 4pm. Police will enforce
From the Watertown School District: The Governor has announced another week of school closures for March 23-27. This means we will not have students physically attending school; however, we are working on alternative learning plans for the week at home. We are also working on a plan to offer school breakfast and lunch. More details to follow before the end of the day on Friday.
From the Watertown School District: Following the Governor’s recommendation to close schools for students the week of March 16-20, the Watertown School District will be closed. All facilities will be off-limits to students and the public beginning at 6:00 PM tonight until Monday, March 23rd. This will include practices as well as school activities and outside use of our facilities. Conditions will continue to be evaluated during this week in the event there would need to be a need for further closure to students and the public.
From the Watertown School District: It has come to our attention that a phony Facebook page is stating there is no school. That is false. There will be school in Watertown on Friday, March 13. Please watch for further updates from this account or the school webpage.
From the Watertown School District: The Watertown School District is having Kindergarten screening this Thurs. Mar. 12 & Fri. Mar. 13. If you have a child who turns 5 on or before Sept. 1, 2020, please call Garfield School at 605-882-6398.
From the Watertown School District: Please follow this link for information on the Coronovirus. https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/612500/Coronavirus.pdf
From the Watertown School District: The Watertown School District will start two hours late on Thursday, February 13. All morning practices and activities will also start two hours late.
From the Watertown School District: There will be no school on Wednesday, February 12. All activities will be postponed or canceled.
Reminder of our PTO meeting tonight, February 10, 2020. We begin 4:00 in the conference room. All invited.
Searching for: 19 hour/week custodian. Duties include: Clean glass, dump pencil sharpener, trash cans, replace trash bags, vacuum, fill paper towel and soap dispensers, wipe white-boards, straighten desks, clean sinks, clean table tops, secure doors. Contact Lincoln if interested
We have a Box Tops Contest Winner! Mrs. Brinkas Class is our winner with 227 Box Tops and Scans on the App! Thank you to Everyone and to all of the parents for turning in their Box Tops as this is all additional money for the school to use as needed!
HIGH '5' FRIDAY: 'First Responders' will be at Lincoln Elementary this Friday, February 7 to welcome students, parents and staff to school. Looking forward to a GREAT day!
From the Watertown School District: We will be running two hours late on Friday, January 31. All morning activities and practices will also be two hours late.
From the Watertown School District: There will be no school on Friday, January 17. All activities will be postponed or canceled for Friday.
Quarter 2 report cards are coming home this week on Thursday, January 16, 2020. Thank you for all you do in educating our children each day. Parents + Staff = A GREAT School!
From the Watertown School District: Public meeting in the WHS Arrow Academy Room 307 to view the plans for a remodel of WHS. Session is on Thurs. Jan. 9 at 5:30 PM.
Happy New Year from the Watertown School District. A reminder that school will resume on Thursday, January 2nd.
If you're looking for gift ideas, the Lincoln Leopard Wear Store is open again until December 8, 2019! Check out the website in the following link: https://lincolnleopards2019.itemorder.com/sale If you order from the link, a percentage of the cost comes back to the school!
'Hats off' to using the rules for end of the day student pick-up. PARK in the lot or curbside on road. REMAIN in your VEHICLE while in the loop. The left side lane is a no stopping lane. Pull forward when in the right side lane to pick-up. Children enter the vehicle on curbside.
November is Diabetes Awareness Month! World Diabetes Day falls on Thursday, November 14th. You're invited to wear the color BLUE this day! The purpose of this day is to raise awareness of a condition that millions of people all around the world live with every day. Thank you!
Book Fair: Click on the link below to view the on-line information to our Lincoln book fair (look & shop online). The fair is in the school library during conferences. https://bookfairs.scholastic.com/bookfairs/cptoolkit/homepage.do?method=homepage&url=lincolnelementaryschool317
Please take a few minutes to complete this family survey for Lincoln Elementary by clicking on the link below: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SDfamilysurvey We will also have paper copies available at conferences if you would rather complete while you wait. Thank you!
All Veterans are invited to participate in HIGH 5 FRIDAY on November 8. We begin as soon as 7:45 am and complete by 8:25 am. Line the sidewalks in front of our school to provide 'High Fives' to students as they come to school. Participate for the entire time or part of this time.
Lincoln is excited to invite all Veterans, parents & family to our Veterans Day Celebration on November 8, 2019. All Lincoln students, staff and families are encouraged to wear red, white, and blue colors this day.
Inservice dismissal Wednesday, October 30 (tomorrow) @ 12:20 pm. Sending a reminder...Thank you!
Conference Registration Slips are arriving home today. Please return to Lincoln by Wednesday, October 16. Thank you.
Wednesday, September 25th Early Dismissal at 12:20 pm
Please register to join us for a Read to Succeed Parent Literacy Training at Lincoln Elementary on September 23rd from 6:00-7:30pm. Registration Link- https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/H952Z7R
Thanks for a great First Day of School!! See you again tomorrow at all buildings.
Pay for your students meals through MealTime at no charge! Food service deposits will no longer be charged a processing fee for paying online. Go to MyMealTime.com to register. Contact your school for the required student code. Save time, pay online!
Reminder: Lincoln Open House Tuesday, August 20 @ 5:15 pm. Last names beginning A - L: 5:15 - 5:45...Last names beginning M - Z: 5:45 - 6:15. Meet teachers, staff and students; update information for school; purchase activity tickets; provide lunch account monies; & other stuff
Update: Our first PTO meeting will be on Tuesday, August 13th beginning 12:00 pm in the conference room. All are invited!
Welcome to the new website and app for the Watertown School District!