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Friday Family Email 1.13.2023

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Letter from Principal Eichner

I want to take a moment to share how proud and honored I was to hear from our student leaders and community participants during our MLK assembly today.  Our Black Student Union leaders along with their advisors showcased the theme “Black Experiences at Lincoln High School” that featured a video montage of Black students and staff and their experiences being Black at Lincoln, a powerful keynote address from Lady A (a Lincoln alumni), and an interactive reflective activity all students could participate in.   

It is moments like today that remind me of the great power and influence our young people have in our schools.  As we head into the extended weekend, I encourage you to take the opportunity to engage with your student and ask them about the assembly today.  If you are looking for ways to honor the MLK holiday this weekend, you can take advantage of many opportunities happening throughout out city:  https://www.seattleschools.org/news/mlk-day-events/ 

As a district, we continue our important work to advance an antiracist and just learning community for all our students.  This work requires the collective and ongoing commitment from all of us to disrupt the systems and approaches to teaching and learning that have traditionally served only one type of learner.  

As always, I thank you for your ongoing partnership in support of our school, students and community. 

-Corey 

Principal 

Important Dates  

  • January 16th – Holiday to honor Martin Luther King Jr., schools are closed.  
  • January 21st – Saturday School 9:00 am – 12:00 pm 
  • February 2nd and 3rd – Semester 1 finals 
  • February 4th – Winter Formal 
  • February 4 – Auction for the Arts  
  • February 8 – Last day of 1st Semester
  • February 9 – First day of 2nd Semester/3rd Quarter

Senior Quotes & Portraints

Seniors! This is the last call for Senior Quotes and Portraits! Please submit them by this Sunday, January 15th. We will not be taking any late submissions. To submit portraits, go to hjeshare.com. the class code is lincoln2023. For senior quotes go to https://forms.office.com/r/tmmuKf14GP. The information to submit can also be found on the Class of 2023 Schoology Page under resources in the folder labeled Yearbook Info for Seniors and is available on the LHS website. Contact Nina Debry at 1nldebry with any questions! 

2023-2024 Course Registration Timeline

  • Thursday January 12th – Personalized Course Registration Forms were handed out in 1st period on Thursday.  If they did not receive, they should request from their 1st period teacher before asking the counseling center.   
  • Tuesday January 17th – The Source opens at 8:45am.  
  • A video with directions will be available to you on Schoology and your science teachers will show you this 
  • Monday January 23rd – The Source closes at 8:00am 
  • Monday January 23rd – Paper course registration form is due to 1st period teacher 
  • January and February – Students will meet one on one with their counselor in ELA classes 
  • Now through the 20th – Drop-in for all students and staff during Lynx time and Lunch 

Backpack Brigade 

Could you use some extra food for the weekend? Backpack Brigade is a new support at Lincoln that provides food for families! We receive bags of meals and snacks for families that might not have access to food on the weekend. The bags have nutritious, kid-friendly, name-brand items that kids will recognize and that will not spoil. All bags have 12-13 items: 

3 each of breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks. We offer 6 menus, to represent the kid’s dietary, cultural or religious needs. We receive bags of food every Thursday and they can be picked up after school on Thursdays or anytime on Fridays.  

 Please see Mr. Flavors in the Library, email at elflavors@seattleschools.org, or call at 206-413-2500, if you are interested in receiving some food for the weekend.   

Saturday School 

This month’s Saturday School will be on January 21 from 9:00am-12:00pm.  Students are invited to join us for the morning to get help from tutors and staff, work on group projects, and get caught up on coursework. Support will be available for all core, grade-level courses and also for many electives and advanced courses.  There are several teachers from each department to help students catch up on work or just provide a place for them to do homework in a school setting.  There is no advanced sign-up required and as always, a grab-and-go pizza lunch will be provided! If you have questions, please contact Michelle Pentecost at mlpentecost@seattleschools.org.   If Saturdays don’t work or if your student needs additional support, Bash is a student lead tutoring service that is offered after school on Mondays 3:45-4:45 and before schools on Thursdays 7:45-8:45.    

Lincoln Lacrosse 

Welcome to Lincoln Lynx Women’s Lacrosse. Lincoln Women’s Lacrosse is looking for more players to get this inaugural team launched. The season runs from the end of February to early May.  No experience necessary!  We have two amazing coaches with a combined 20 years of lacrosse experience who are excited to coach players from all skill levels.   

If you have any questions, please let us know, we’d love to make this work for everyone who is interested!  DM us on Instagram or email us at lincolnwomenslacrosse@gmail.com.  Deadline for registration is January 23. Grab a friend and join us! 

Virtual Financial Aid Night 

The College Success Foundation is hosting a Virtual Financial Aid Night Thursday, January 26th from 5-8 PM.  Get help to start, ask questions, and finish your FAFSA or WASFA.  Language interpretation available 

Zoom registration link: https://bit.ly/CSFfinaid  Questions? Email mpico@collegesuccessfoundation.org 

Preparing for Semester 1 Finals 

First semester ends on February 8th.  Please schedule time to review academic progress with your student, and schedule time for them at home to prepare for upcoming final assessments and end-of-semester projects.  Our final exams schedule will happen on February 2nd and 3rd.  Don’t forget to encourage students to use BASH (before and after school help) or to attend Saturday School Support on January 21st.   

February 2nd/3rd bell schedule 

  • 1st/2nd: 8:50-10:45 (115 min)  
  • 3rd/4th: 10:55-12:50 (115 min)  
  • Lunch 12:55-1:25 (30 min)  
  • 5th/6th: 1:30-3:25 (115 min)  
  • Lynx Time: 3:25-3:40 (15 min) 

Counseling Corner  

Course Registration  

For the past week students have been gearing up for course registration. All students have received their transcripts as well as a credit tracker to gauge what courses and pathway they would need to graduate. Over the next few weeks students will enter their desired 2023-2024 classes into the Source starting 1/17 and will have until 1/23 to complete and turn their paper requests to their 1st period teacher. A course catalog is available to students and families via Schoology. Over the next month, counselors will be meeting with students individually in their ELA class about their requested schedules.   

Tutoring  

Saturday school will resume on Saturday January 21, 2023, 9am-Noon. There are several teachers from each department that are available to help student catch up on work or just provide a place for students to do homework in school setting. Bash is a student lead tutoring service that is offered after school on Mondays 3:45-4:45 and before schools on Thursdays 7:45-8:45.    

Seattle Promise   

Seattle Promise offers college courses and other certifications to high school students so that they can earn credit towards an associate degree or certifications in fields that they are most interested in. Seattle Colleges offers over 130 programs in 8 areas of study: https://www.seattlecolleges.edu/programs. Take a look at this site to find out which program and college better fits your interests! Here are the links to apply: Seattle Promise application:  Seattle Promise Application, Seattle Colleges application: Seattle Colleges Application.   

College Applications   

This is an exciting time for many of our students who are starting to receive acceptance letters.  We’d like to hear from the Class of 2023 and the colleges they were accepted to.  Please fill out this short form to share with us the colleges you were accepted to and the school you are leaning more into attending above others.  

Senior Scholarships  

Now that all early decision applications have been sent off and will be receiving acceptance soon. It’s time to start thinking about funding your future education. FAFSA, is a financial assistance program to help students afford their education. Also, there are plenty of scholarship opportunities available and we encourage you all to look at scholarships offered by your preferred school. There is a scholarship available for any and all students!    

Other “Life After Lincoln” Resources  

Check out the new webpage links that can be found under the Lincoln Counseling webpage!  We have added Post-Secondary Options and Applying to College pages to give students support on their life after Lincoln journey.  There you will find lots of great information and ideas.  The Applying to College webpage has a sub-page with links to informative video tutorials for applying to colleges and completing The Common App.   

Reminders  

If you need any further assistance, schedule an appointment through Schoology or stop by if you have a quick question.  

Winter Formal 

Save the date.  The Winter Formal hosted by the class of 2024 is Saturday, February 4th.  Tickets will be sold every school day from 1/17-2/1 in the lower commons by Mr. Lee’s office before school, during lunch, and after school.​ ​Tickets will start at $30 with ASB and $35 without ASB.  Prices increase by $5 starting 1/23.  Guest tickets will be available starting the week of 1/23 and are $40 each. Full details can be found on our website at https://lincolnhs.seattleschools.org/news/winter-formal

Volunteers Needed 

Introduction to Business Management is holding a Shark Tank style competition in a few weeks and still need a few more “Sharks.” If you have a background in entrepreneurship and are interested in participating, please reach out to Mr. Reed at cgreed@seattleschools.org

PAL Info 

Performing Arts Fundraiser Lincoln Families are invited to “Auction for the Arts” on February 4th, 2023, 7:30-10:30pm at the Fremont Abbey.  Additional information including how to purchase tickets or donate is posted on our website calendar here https://lincolnhs.seattleschools.org/wp-admin/post.php?post=4866&action=edit     

Winter Concert Recap 

In addition to our other concerts/productions, the Lincoln Choir performed wonderfully as guests of Roosevelt High School choirs and orchestras at the annual Holly Berry concert. While our auditorium is under construction, students prepared and presented masterworks by Vivaldi and Whitacre under the baton of LHS/RHS choir director Aimee Mell.  

If you are looking to get involved in the Performing Arts Program, please contact: 

Teen Health Center 

Hello Lincoln Athletes! Are you trying out for spring sports and in need of a sports physical? Sports physicals can be done right here in the Teen Health Center! To register and/or schedule, contact Maggie at the Teen Health Center by texting (206) 653-9711 or emailing margaret.venberg@neighborcare.org.  Schedule as soon as possible to ensure you can get your sports physical in time for tryouts — we book up fast! 

Neighborhood News 

Grand Central Bakery in Wallingford re-opened on Jan. 10th with business hours weekdays 7am- 4pm and weekends 8am – 4pm.

Black Lives Matter Week

Planning is under way to prepare for Black Lives Matter week that has been changed to February 6th through 10th.