Friday Family Email 5.19.23

Sent via SchoolMessenger May, 19 2023

Principal Email

I hope you all have had a chance to enjoy some of this amazing weather we have been having. We are wrapping up our staff appreciation at Lincoln and we are so thankful to the PTSA for all their hard work and support in recognizing the amazing staff we have here at Lincoln. PTSA is a great way for our families to get involved. Find our more! 

Some big congratulations to our boy’s soccer and baseball teams who took home the Metro Championship trophy this past week. We also kicked off our spring musical drama “Once Upon a Mattress,” which runs through this weekend and our choir took home an “Excellent” rating at the “Music in the Park” competition last week. Additionally, our Lincoln Jazz Band 1 won the 3A/4A division at the Bellevue HS Jazz festival. 

AP testing concluded this week, and we are nearing the end of our state SBA testing. We cannot thank our volunteers enough who gave countless hours helping to proctor our AP exams the last 3 weeks. 

There are a lot of celebrations and events happening in the coming weeks, including a number of our athletic teams in post-season play, musical performances, awards banquets, and more. Be watching our calendar of events and social media for updates. 

Be watching your mail for information about our upcoming Exhibition of Student Learning on June 14th and 15th from 6-8PM. If you haven’t done so yet, ask your student what they are hoping to exhibit. All students will exhibit a project – they signed up this week. 

As always, to support summer planning, please note upcoming important dates and deadlines for all our students including finals, projects, returning supplies, etc. 

I hope you have a restful weekend.  Please stay connected with us by visiting us on the web and don’t forget to access our Daily Bulletin.


Corey, Principal 

Upcoming Events of Note

  • May 22 – Block Day periods 1, 3, 5 (state testing)  
  • May 23 – Block Day periods 2, 4, 6 (state testing)  
  • May 29 – Memorial Day, no school 
  • May 30 – Block Day periods 1, 3, 5 (state testing) 
  • June 1 – Pride Month 
  • June 1 – Block Day periods 2, 4, 6 (state testing) 
  • June 1 – PTSA End-of-Year General Membership Meeting 
  • June 2 – Orchestra Concert, 7pm 
  • June 5 – Band Concert, 7pm 
  • June 6 – Choir Concert, 7pm 
  • June 7 – Class of 2024 Almost Senior Family Night (see information below), 6:30-8pm 
  • June 9 – Senior Prom  
  • June 12 – Band Concert, 7pm 
  • June 13 – Orchestra Concert, 7pm 
  • June 14th/15th: Spring Exhibition of Student Learning, 6-8PM  
  • June 16th – Lincoln Night at the Mariners  
  • June 19 – Juneteenth, no school  
  • June 23rd – LHS Class of 2023 Graduation  
  • June 30th – Last day school 

Spring Musical, Once Upon a Mattress – Last Weekend 

Don’t miss the last chance to see the spring musical where over 80 Lincoln students work together as cast, crew, and orchestra to tell a story based off the classic tale of the Princess and the Pea.  Come support and see their work in our newly renovated auditorium.   

Performance dates are May 19th and 20th @ 7 PM and May 21st @ 2 PM 

Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for students/senior citizens, and $10 for students with an ASB card. 

 Purchase your Spring Musical, Once Upon a Mattress tickets.

Exhibition of Student Learning – Donations and Support Needed 

We are excited about our upcoming Exhibition of Student Learning on June 14th/15th from 6-8PM.  To support the creation of our student exhibition space we are looking for some common supplies students need as they curate projects including cardboard trifold boards and red/black/white rectangle cloth tablecloths.  These items can be found at many stores throughout our community or online.   

If you are able to donate, please bring the items to the main office.  Donations are accepted on a rolling basis but preferred by May 19th. 

We also need Career-Connected Mentors to give feedback to our students during exhibitions.  Do you have a skillset or expertise that could help?

Student Supply Drive – We Need Your Help! 

ASB will be running a spring donation drive to benefit TeenFeed, which is an organization committed to offering support for houseless teens. LHS will be collecting a few specific items that have been requested by this organization: bucket hats, baseball caps, shirts, hairbrushes, combs, and body wipes. Clothing can be used if it is in excellent condition and clean, but personal care items should be new.  

The drive will run from May 22-June 2; there will be drop off bins at the historic entrance and at the main entrance. For questions, please contact Christy Neuschwander or email the Lincoln ASB officers at

From Our Student Support Team – We Need Your Help! 

Thank you for your support for our students and families this year! Your donations have manifested into an entire room being dedicated to resources such as backpacks, toiletries, school supplies, weekend food bags, and clothing. Lincoln’s Resource Room is growing, and I am reaching out again to request your support. We would like to have new, Lincoln spirit gear available for students in need. If possible, would you be able to donate some Lincoln gear for students in need? If so, then please follow this link.

Attention Senior Families

If your student did not pick up their cap and gown this week, they are available for pick up during lunch or after school in the lower commons. Running Start students can email Ms. Neu to arrange a pick up time. In addition, the final senior class meeting will be held on Wednesday May 24 during Lynx Time (11:05-11:35) in the auditorium. Students should plan on attending this meeting if at all possible.  

Important Upcoming Dates for Seniors: 

  • Prom tickets on sale – May 23-June 7 
  • Final day to register for Spree – June 1 
  • Prom – June 9 
  • Graduation tickets distributed – June 12 
  • Yearbook distribution – June 16 
  • Final acceptance date for senior work – June 16 
  • Senior Awards Night – June 20 
  • Graduation rehearsal – June 22 (mandatory) 
  • Graduation – June 23 

Additional dates are on the LHS website under Student Life > Seniors.    

Newspaper – Lincoln Log 

The second print edition of The Lincoln Log will hit Lincoln’s halls on Thursday, June 1! Be sure to stop by the main office to pick up a copy or ask your student to snag an extra from the library! This edition will feature news stories on curriculum here at Lincoln, as well as student interviews, fashion tips, ways to avoid application anxiety, and a number of opinion pieces. 


Yearbook sales are open again. There are only 180 copies left so make sure you purchase one. You can purchase through SchoolPay, they are $65 with an ASB card, $75 without an ASB card.    

Seattle Artist League 

The Seattle Artist League is an art school for people like you and kids like yours. Our professional artist-instructors’ studio workshops provide hands-on education accessible to anyone who endeavors to make art part of their daily life. As a part of community building, we make art instruction available to all by offering generous need based scholarships.  

  • Seattle Artist League Youth and Teen Camps (ages 9-17) 
  •  July 3 – Aug 18 

Join us for camps with Wheel Throwing, Clay Sculpting, Painting, Comics, Drawing, Knitting, Felting, and more! 

State Testing 

All 10th and 11th grade students are participating in annual required state testing.  Most 10th graders have already completed the ELA SBA test, and most 11th graders have already completed the WCAS science test.  Students who were absent for these tests or need additional time are being called into makeup test sessions as their schedules allow.  10th graders will be participating in the SBA Math tests over the next two weeks in their scheduled math classes. 

If possible, students should bring a fully charged SPS-issued laptop and wired (not Bluetooth) headphones with them to school on the day of the test.  Students who do not have an SPS laptop or wired headphones will be able to borrow those items for use during testing.  These tests provide the school with valuable data for use in supporting students and also help students to fulfill graduation pathway requirements.  The testing schedule.

Families of the LHS Class of 2024 

The Lincoln Lynx Counseling Crew wants to share with our 11th grade families information that can help plan out “the most important summer in high school”.  Some of the topics that we will cover are: 

  • Post high school options 
  • College admissions process 
  • Check list of items to be completed over the summer to make September less stressful  

The date of our “Almost Senior” Parent Night will be held on Wednesday, June 7th at 6:30-8pm.  Our AMAZING PTSA will have light refreshments available.  Pending on the amount of interest we have from families, we may host it either in the auditorium or library.  Please RSVP on this hyperlinked form to share your family’s attendance. As the event draws near, we will advertise out the location of the event based off the RSVP totals. 

Not Attending LHS Next Year? Let Us Know 

If your plans change and you will NOT be attending Lincoln, please let us know.  A parent/guardian should send written notice to please include student’s full name AND the school they will be attending instead of Lincoln.  Dropping your enrollment helps us with staffing adjustments and may open a seat for students on the waitlist for Lincoln. Please also take a moment to complete this Not Attending Next Year (NANY) form to notify SPS enrollment services so that your assignment to Lincoln for 2023-2024 can be dropped. 

Performing Arts at Lincoln

Lincoln Jazz Band 1 WON the 3A/4A division at the Bellevue HS Jazz festival. In addition, they won the highly coveted Sweepstakes award and will have their name engraved on this groovy trophy that will reside at Lincoln for the coming year. This is a BIG deal! Congratulations! 

Performing Arts at Lincoln needs parent volunteers to help us grow our programs.  Join our winning team and help us get money in the hands of the teachers so that every kid can have the best experience possible in our music and theatre arts classes! 

We have 6 board positions and all of them are co-chaired to share the load. The truth is we all do a little of everything and these positions are just guides.  We are a fun-loving passionate group of parent volunteers who really believe that performing arts is crucial for our kids’ and all kids’ education.  We have openings in many roles,  looking for the following roles come to an upcoming meeting on May 23rd and/or June 19th to meet us and learn more. Contact PAL Chair, Jennifer Ayre, 

Algebra 1 – Geometry-Algebra 2 Digital Instruction Materials Adoption

The math content area of Curriculum, Assessment, and Instruction is launching an Algebra 1-Geometry-Algebra 2 Digital Instructional Materials Adoption in the 2023-24 school year.  The digital instructional materials adoption process will follow the Seattle Public Schools Selection and Adoption of Instructional Materials, Policy No. 2015.  If approved by the Seattle School Board, the new digital instructional materials will be ready for implementation by the 2024-25 school year. 

 We are initiating the process by building an adoption committee comprised of staff, administrators, families, and community members who represent the diverse learners and communities in Seattle. In order to accomplish this representation, we need your help!   

Interested staff, family, and community can find out more details about the adoption or apply to the adoption committee using the links below. 

All applications must be received by June 2, 2021. Applicants will be notified by email, if possible, or by phone no later than June 14, 2023. 

From the Nurse’s Office  

EpiPens, inhalers, Tylenol and Advil all require medication authorization with signatures from you and from the medical provider.  Every student, every day, every medication.  Please follow the link for the coming school year.  Our goal is to have it in place when school begins.   

Medication Authorization Form

Also, please consider registering your student with NeighborCare at Lincoln High School.  It is a quick and convenient way for students to get health situations resolved while at school.  Follow the link for the registration form.  The medical providers at our SBHC can help students in many ways, all while they are at school.   

Transportation update from SPS  

At the start of the 2023-24 school year, Seattle Public Schools (SPS) will no longer provide supplemental shuttle service for high schools. This change affects Ballard, Cleveland, Ingraham, Lincoln, and Chief Sealth International high schools. Metro service is now free of charge to all students under 18 and route coverage has increased citywide. 

*This will not affect students who receive transportation services as part of the special education services as identified in their IEP.