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Principal's Message

Lincoln Families, 

Welcome to the Home of the Lions! We can’t wait for you to hear us R.O.A.R. as we embark on the 2022-2023 school year. I hope you and your family had a safe and healthy summer, making memories and soaking up every minute of vacation. I know we have missed our students and are excited to see all of our R.O.A.R’ing Lions back on-campus.

For those of you new to Lincoln, my name is Cynthia Pursell and I am honored to serve our community as the Principal of Lincoln Elementary. This school year will mark my 10th year at Lincoln, as I served as the Learning Director for 6 years prior to  becoming Principal in the 19-20 school year. Throughout my time here, I can say wholeheartedly that our staff truly loves, cares and wants nothing but the best for our students. We are committed to providing our Lions with a safe, positive and high-quality learning experience that will help them grow academically. We can’t wait for you to hear them R.O.A.R!

This year we have a couple of new members to the Lincoln Elementary staff. Please help me welcome:

- Juan Padilla, Learning Director
- Victoria Ponessa, RSP Teacher

At Lincoln, our staff and students are striving to live by R.O.A.R. each and every day. We are committed to being Respectful, being On-task, being an Achiever, and being Responsible in and outside of the classroom. Through R.O.A.R. we show our Lincoln Lion pride and strive to do our very best.

As parents, you can help your child be successful and R.O.A.R. by ensuring that they are developing healthy habits around school. Ensure that your child is attending school every day, ask them about what they learned daily, and ensure that your child is completing all their assignments. If you have any questions on the classroom material or assignments, remember, you can always reach out to your child’s teacher via ParentSquare. We are always here to help.

On behalf of the Lincoln teachers and staff…Welcome Back!

Sincerely,
 

Cynthia Pursell
Principal

Foggy Day Information

(This information can also be found in the Parent Handbook & Calendar.)

If a foggy day schedule is called, information can be found on TV Channel 18 (PBS), radio at KMJ 580 or the Hanford Elementary foggy day information line 559-585-3652.

Plan A:           Buses two hours delayed.  Classes start on time.

Plan B:           Morning buses cancelled.  Classes start on time.

Plan C:           Afternoon buses cancelled.

Health and Wellness Policy

In order to support our health and wellness policy, we will no longer celebrate individual children(s) birthdays or accept any sweet treats for birthday snacks.  Parent are still encouraged to celebrate student birthdays by offering an alternative to sweet treats such as a goody bag with pencils, erasers, crayons, etc.  Another fun idea is to donate a hardback book to the library in honor of your student.

Important Safety Information
  • Yard supervisors are on campus at 7:15 am Students are not to be on campus before then.
  • Drop-off/Pick-up Zone: Located in the driveway directly in front of the school.  This is not a parking area!  Please do not double park in this area.  This area is a ONE WAY.  Do not drop off students in the parking lot.
  • All students and adults should always use the crosswalk in the pick up area.
  • If you  need to get out of your car for any reason, please park your car in the parking lot
  • Maximum allowable speed in pickup/drop area is 5 mph.
  • While in the loading/drop off area, move up to the next available spot.  For the safety of our students and to make sure the loading area moves along as smooth as possible, please do not double park
  • All adult visitors must check into the office before going on campus at all times.
  • All adults are prohibited from using student restrooms.  There are adult restrooms available in the office.
  • Do not leave siblings of students not enrolled at Martin Luther King unattended while on campus