Principal's Message

Lincoln Families, 

Welcome to the 2019-2020 school year. My name is Cynthia Pursell and I am the new Principal of Lincoln Elementary. Many of you know me as a familiar face as I have been at Lincoln for 6 years as the Learning Director before taking on the Principal role. I am excited to be able to continue working alongside you and your families as we help our students grow not only academically, but socially and emotionally. Working together we can ensure that Lincoln provides a supportive environment in which each student can reach their highest potential.

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 regarding school attendance. School success goes hand in hand with good attendance and ensuring that your child is coming to school every day on-time, helps your child feel better about school and themselves. We also want to encourage you to get your child to school early so that they can have breakfast in the cafeteria. This year breakfast and lunch are free for all HESD students, regardless of income. 

I look forward to an amazing school year with our Lions. Thank you for your ongoing support and please don’t hesitate to contact us if we can be of any assistance. Feel free to call, email, or message us on REMIND. 


Cynthia Pursell

Learn from Home Resources

Learn from Home Resources are posted on our HESD website. You will notice that resources are organized by grade level spans: TK-2nd, 3rd-5th, and 6th-8th. Please check out the resources to support continued learning for your child!
Thank you for your support!

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