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Friday Family Newsletter 9.30.22

Summary: backpack brigrade, PSAT/SAT, back to school forms, college/career week, HOCO

Sent via School Messenger on Friday, September 30, 2022

As we settle into the school year, we will be moving to a bi-weekly family email. Please stay abreast of happenings at Lincoln by frequently checking our website, reading daily bulletins and asking your student about what they’re seeing on Schoology! 

There is a new feature on the Counseling website where parents can see what will be happening throughout the school year.  It will be updated as events are added or dates confirmed.

Important Dates 

Our Curriculum Night has been postponed, we’ll get a new date out to families ASAP  

  • 10/01 Yearbook sales begin   
  • 10/03 Financial Aid night- see below for info 
  • 10/03-10/07 College and Career Week 
  • 10/10-10/14 Homecoming week    
  • 10/12 SAT and PSAT  
  • 10/14 No School- State in-service day   10/15 Homecoming Dance LHS Gym 8-11 
  • 11/17 6-8 pm PTSA Membership meeting in the library 

Principal Message  

It was a great week at Lincoln!  There is no better way to start off a Friday then to celebrate our students.  Today we began our Lynx Pride awards.  Each week students are nominated by staff for the Lynx Pride award in recognition to their contributions to our school in the areas of climate, culture, and academics.  Today 35 students were awarded our Lynx Pride!   

Right after, I had the distinct honor of celebrating with our 10 National Merit Semifinalists.  These students are among the 16,000 students across the nation being recognized for their academic excellence as some of the highest scoring entrants to the National Merit Scholarship Program.  We are so proud of our honored students. 

As we move into October be on the lookout for some upcoming highlights happening at Lincoln: 

I hope you have an enjoyable weekend and can take advantage of the nice weather we are having.  #GoLynx 

October 12th Testing – Important Information  

October 12 is our SAT/PSAT day and will be a modified bell schedule at Lincoln, and will also be early release. 

  • 9th and 10th grade students will have a normal start time; 8:50 a.m. and students will go directly from lunch to early dismissal and need to leave campus for the day. 9th and 10th graders will be dismissed to go home at 12:35PM.
  • 11th and 12th grade- students will be taking the PSAT(11th grade) and SAT 12th grade. Testers should arrive by 8:25, testing will start at 8:45 and be completed prior to lunch, exact dismissal will vary depending on test type, but most students will complete the test and have lunch by 2:25PM. 

A separate email will go out to 11th and 12th grade families with details regarding the PSTA and SAT testing, what to bring and not bring, etc. 

Volunteer Call – SAT and PSAT Help Needed! 

Counseling Corner 

College and Career Week is coming Oct 3-7  

  • Lynx Time and Lunch each day – Students can come visit our counselors about beginning the college search, trade/apprenticeship programs, application process, personal statements, searching for scholarships, resume/activity logs, etc.  
  • Monday 10/3 – Financial Aid Night from 5:00 to 7:00pm in the LHS Library. Students and families can come learn more about the financial aid application process as well as have a space to get started on the applications. Assistance from the counseling team and volunteers will be available that evening. 
  • Friday 10/7 – College and/or Career gear. Dress up and rep your college, career, program, or where you plan to be/doing after high school!  

Picture days  

Photos were taken this week, retake opportunities will be available in November for those who missed getting their picture taken or who ordered photos only. 

Families can orderphotos 2022-23 Lincoln High School Picture Days 9/26, 27, 28    

  • Print preorders orders will be shipped directly to students’ homes within three weeks after the picture day  
  • Digital preorders orders will be sent via email from no-reply@imagequix.com within three weeks after the picture day (use “no-reply@imagequix.com“ to search your inbox/spam folders if you don’t see the email come through)  
  • ID cards were printed onsite and handed to students at the time of their photo  
  • Photos are available for online viewing, using the student’s school ID number (there is no deadline to view and order, and these orders will be shipped/emailed within 10-14 business days after the order is placed)  
  • For questions, please contact customerservice@yuenluischools.com  

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.  

Fees 

Homecoming 

Lincoln High School Homecoming week is October 10-14.  

This year, we will be able to have a Homecoming social (dance & other activities). The Homecoming Social will be on Saturday, October 15, from 8:00-11:00 pm, at Lincoln HS.  

Homecoming tickets begin at $15 for students with ASB cards, and $20 for tickets without ASB, and each week the price increases by $5. Tickets will go on sale now during lunch and after school. All tickets must be purchased in person (no ticket sales through SchoolPay), and students will need to show student ID to purchase. If LHS students intend to bring a non-Lincoln guest, they will need to pick up and fill out an outside guest form. These are available outside the activities office on the second floor, and in the main office, and need to be completed and returned no later than October 7. Guest tickets will be available for purchase beginning October 3, but LHS students are limited to one guest ticket and LHS students will be given priority for ticket purchases over outside guests.  

PTSA News   

Your participation is an integral part of our PTSA work building an association of diverse voices.

Join the PTSA today!

There are so many reasons to join the PTSA @ Lincoln HS to support students, teachers, and the community. Annual dues are $15 and support advocacy, student enrichment programs and services as well as teacher trainings and resources. Please note, scholarships are available. If you need financial assistance for membership dues, emaillincolnptsamembership@gmail.com.   
Membership must be renewed each year; it doesn’t automatically renew.    

Fall PTSA Membership Meeting  

Mark your calendars!  The Fall PTSA Membership meeting will be on 11/17/22 from 6-8PM in the Lincoln Library.  PTSA is a great way to support your student and school.  All families are encouraged to attend.  Please sign up for our PTSA newsletter

Back to School Forms   

Start of school forms are online this year.

Please email FERPA and Emergency Contact forms to lincoln@seattleschools.org   

All families also need to complete a data verification form on the Source. This is used to verify your student’s demographic information, emergency contact information, and other data. The 2021-22 student data verification form will be available ONLY from Sept. 1 – 30.     

The Source has lots of other great information including student attendance and course work. 

Skills Center 

Did you know Lincoln is an SPS Skills Center location? You can learn more about their offerings here: 

Have a great weekend! 

LHS Staff