Friday Family Email – 11.3.2023
Sent via SchoolMessenger to Families on Friday, November 3, 2023
- Letter from the Principal
- Keep Informed
- Upcoming Calendar Dates
- Reminder – The Seattle Black College Expo is this Saturday
- Attention Running Start Students
- Theater Arts
- Seattle Promise
- 2024 Graduation Dates Announced
- Inclement Weather Preparedness
- PAL ( Performing Arts at Lincoln) – Auction for the Arts
- It’s Time for First Bell!
Letter from the Principal
Can you believe it is already November? The end of first-quarter is next week on Wednesday, November 8th. Please take a moment to review progress with your student this weekend and help provide some additional time and support so that your student can finish strong. As a reminder, quarter grades are for progress monitoring. It is the semester grade that gets put on the final transcript.
As we kick off 2nd quarter it is a good time for us to work with our students to reflect and set some goals. We are excited to share Lincoln’s Student Led Conferences (SLCs) are happening again this November. There will be no school for students on November 22nd to support these conferences. The goal of our SLCs is to empower our students to pursue and share their goals, passions and interests as they explore their own journey of learning and what that means for their future. Our students will work with their Mentorship teacher to get these scheduled and will invite a trusted adult to share in this experience. SLCs last 15 minutes and happen both in-person or on teams and will take place between November 13th and December 8th. Students are planning and preparing for their upcoming SLC in Mentorship. Please check in with your student on their progress and some initial ideas they have about their goals. It is important that we center our students during the SLC. This isn’t a time where we review academic grades and talk about test-makeups, but rather an opportunity for our students to showcase their own goals and planning and how their learning at Lincoln is supporting future goals.
I hope you all have a wonderful weekend. Don’t forget, Day Light Savings time starts Sunday morning where we fall back one hour. Additionally, we have no school on Friday, November 10th in recognition of Veteran’s Day.
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Upcoming Calendar Dates
- November 8th – last day of quarter 1
- November 10th – Veterans Day celebrated, no school. LHS closed
- November 16th, 17th, 18th – Theater Arts production of Clue: On Stage
- November 18th – Saturday school
- November 22nd – Student led conferences, no classes for students
- November 23rd & 24th – Thanksgiving and Native American Heritage Day observed, no school
- November 28th – Choir Concert
Reminder – The Seattle Black College Expo is this Saturday
The 2023 Seattle Black College Expo will be held at Rainier Beach High School on Saturday, Nov. 4 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Students and families will have an opportunity to meet with over 50 Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and a few of our regional colleges and universities too! Students can get accepted and receive potential scholarships on the spot. Each student needs to be prepared to provide copies of their transcripts and should have at least 16 copies on hand. The application fees will be waived.
Families and students will have the opportunity to attend various useful college webinars. There will be a surprise celebrity guest, and a chance to WIN cash prizes! Please share with your school community. We do not want our SPS scholars to miss out! Contact: Nichelle Page: firstname.lastname@example.org
Attention Running Start Students
It’s time to complete your EVF for Winter Quarter! Most colleges open registration for returning students on November 6, 2023. The earlier you complete your EVT, the earlier you can register for classes. Classes fill up quickly! Pick up an EVF form in the counseling office or contact your counselor, Ms. Zackery email@example.com. Reminder: You will need Ms. Zackery’s signature to complete your EVF! Book an appointment with Ms. Zackery through the Counseling Schoology page.
Save the date for Lincoln Theatre Art’s production of Clue: On Stage, based on the Paramount Pictures motion picture, based on the Hasbro board game. Performances are November 16th, 17th, 18th @ 7 PM, and November 18th @ 2 PM. Tickets for Clue: On Stage are on sale now and can be purchased online .
On Monday, November 27, our seniors will apply for the Seattle Promise! At Lincoln, it is important to have all student register as part of their overall college/career planning for after high school. This program allows a graduate of LHS, regardless of family income or student GPA, to be able to attend any of the three Seattle Colleges, tuition-free for 2 years. The Seattle Promise is an excellent first or back-up postsecondary for any student. The LHS Counseling team and representatives from the Seattle Promise program will be present on 11/13 to assist 12th grade students with the application process.
2024 Graduation Dates Announced
In case you missed it, the District has announced graduation dates for the senior class of 2024. Lincoln’s graduation ceremony will be on June 14th with the time and location to be determined. All graduation dates can be found here on the SPS website. Important 2024 dates and deadlines will be published for our seniors and families in December.
Inclement Weather Preparedness
In preparation for potential inclement weather, it is important all students have access to a laptop. If students are in need of an SPS device, the should stop by the library before or after school or at lunch. Seattle Public Schools and Seattle Education Association worked together last year on solutions that will minimize the possibility of extending the school year, while still meeting the state-required 180 days of student-centered learning. Since every SPS student has access to a laptop we are able to still engage with students even when snow or other extreme weather makes it unsafe to go to school buildings.
Please remind your student(s) to bring their devices home over Thanksgiving Break and Winter Break in the event inclement weather requires remote instruction upon return to school. School staff are taking the necessary planning steps to pursue an online learning alternative so that we can eliminate extended periods away from learning.
PAL ( Performing Arts at Lincoln) – Auction for the Arts
Last day for “Early Bird” tickets to Auction for the Arts. Get your early bird tickets NOW before midnight on Friday, November 3rd.
The holiday spirit will be alive and well at this year’s PAL “Auction for the Arts” on Dec 3rd at the Great Hall at Green Lake. Enjoy a festive evening while bidding on auction items that make great holiday gifts!
It’s Time for First Bell!
Watch the latest edition of “First Bell,” the Seattle Public Schools news broadcast. “First Bell” highlights all the great work happening in our district and keeps you informed on important announcements. This broadcast is a video version of the district’s newsletter, “School Beat,” which will continue to be emailed to families monthly.