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News and Events

Golden Acorn and Outstanding Educator Awards

Award Nominations are Open! We are seeking nominations for this year's Golden Acorn and Outstanding Educator Awards. These awards are part of the Washington State and National PTA programs to recognize excellence in individual contributions to education and youth. Nominations are submitted by the at-large membership and reviewed by a selection committee. Winners are announced prior to the end of the school year.

  • Golden Acorn Award - Each year, the SNAPP PTA presents one or more Golden Acorn Awards to a PTA volunteer in recognition of his or her dedication and service to children and youth. Please take the time to recognize such a volunteer by completing this online nomination form or filling out the forms available in the Main Office.
  • Outstanding Educator Award – Each year, the SNAPP PTA presents this award to one or more educators at Lincoln in recognition of their outstanding dedication to youth and educational achievement. Please take the time to nominate such an educator by completing this online nomination form or filling out the forms available in the Main Office.

Nominations are due by Friday, May 29th. Please take a moment to consider those staff and PTA volunteers you've noticed going above and beyond and submit their names for consideration. Thank you on behalf of the selection committee - Kimberly Christensen, Nisha Hochwalt, Sarah Fuelling and Shelby Meengs.


Children's Online Safety @ Lincoln, Friday, May 15th at 7:00pm

Friday, May 15, 2015
7:00pm ~ 8:30pm

Lincoln Library

Stefanie Thomas a Seattle Police officer on the Seattle Police Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force will discuss what you should know about children and the internet and ways to keep your children safe when online.

Stefanie will cover a wide range of topics, including Cyberbulling, Social Networking, Online Posting, Sexting, Cell phone & Internet safety tips and the reality of teens as target.

More information:
http://seattlenorthapp.org/community-resources/parent-education-speaker-series-2014-15/

» All events are free and for Lincoln parents and teachers.

» Light snacks will be provided following each speaker event to allow for discussion and Q&A.

» Contact Allison Porter with questions: allisonuw@gmail.com

Sponsored by:
Seattle North APP PTA


Annual Open House and Ice Cream Social
Thursday, May 14th
6:00pm - 7:30pm

Thursday is our annual Open House and Ice Cream Social event, open to all APP@Lincoln Families. We hope you plan to join us!

Here is the evening’s schedule:

6-7:30PM – OPEN HOUSE & PASSPORT ACTIVITY
  • When you arrive, stop by the check-in tables to pick up your treat tickets and student’s passport.
  • All classrooms will be open and teachers available to meet with you.
  • Kid’s Co. will also be open with representatives from a few of our before/after school programs to answer questions and provide you with info on class offerings.
6:45-7:30PM – SNAPP PTA ICE CREAM SOCIAL
  • After you’ve toured the school and your student has received a prize for their completed passport, head to the bus loading-zone for ice cream and popsicles provided by the PTA!
  • In the courtyard, look for a sign with your student’s grade for next year – this is a great place to meet new families. Kids may play on the playground too.
7:15-7:30PM – WELCOME MESSAGE
  • Head to the lunchroom to meet Principal Rina Geoghagan and Allison Porter, next year’s SNAPP PTA President. They will each share a brief message.

If possible, we’re encouraging students and families to wear their grade-specific color – this helps families in the same grade more easily identify each other. We’ll have color-coded stickers available at check-in too. Remember: choose the color of your student’s grade for next year.

Orange

1st Grade (2015-16)

Yellow

2nd Grade (2015-16)

Green

3rd Grade (2015-16)

Blue

4th Grade (2015-16)

Red

5th Grade (2015-16)

Thank you to those who have signed up to volunteer!  If you have not signed up yet, there are still a number of volunteer needs (especially passport stampers).  Please take a look and consider helping:

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0f49acad2caa8-lincoln2


Testing rescheduled for 5th grade students

Due to the teacher Walk-Out on May 19
th the SBAC Testing originally scheduled for that day will be moved. Students in 5th grade will now take the assessment on Thursday May 21st. This does not conflict with Instrumental music. Look for a note from your classroom teacher about more specifics on timing, but the testing days for 5th grade are: May 12th MSP-Science, May 13th and 14th SBAC-Math, May 20thand 21st SBAC-ELA.



Bingo Night @ Lincoln


Friday, May 8th
6:00pm - 8:00pm

Set-up from 5 – 6pm
Grades 1-3 from 6 – 7pm
Grades 4-5 from 7 – 8pm

Lincoln Library

Doing some spring cleaning? We need Bingo prizes! 

If you have new or *gently* used, age-appropriate books, toys or games that you'd like to donate, drop them off in the donation box in the office.

Want to help with Bingo night? Send us an email:zanamazor@yahoo.com, or just meet us in the library at school that evening.

We will start setting up at 5 PM. 

THANK YOU!
Suzan Mazor and Deb Rappaport, Bingo night co-chairs


Cultural Celebration Night @ Lincoln

Tuesday, April 28, 2015
6:00pm - 7:30pm

APP at Lincoln, Lunchroom
 
Sign-up to share food:
http://tinyurl.com/ccnpotluck

Sign-up to share artifacts, performance, or other ideas:
http://tinyurl.com/ccnparticipate

Our Cultural Celebration Night is an opportunity to share your family's tastes and beloved dishes from around the U.S. or around the world and to enjoy cultural displays and artifacts brought in by students and their families along with some special performances.
 
If your family likes to eat, we encourage you to participate by bringing any food dish (savory, salad, or sweet) that relates to your family's background to share with all. It doesn't have to be fancy, just something you'd like to share.
Sign up here to let us know what food you would like to share.
http://tinyurl.com/ccnpotluck
 
Do you have any interesting artifacts from your family's culture in your home? Do you or a family member speak a language other than English? Do you or a family member play a particular musical instrument or do you happen to be an expert in a cultural-related field? If yes, then please consider sharing a poem, a handout, a song, a reading, or a special dance
with the all who attend.
Sign up here to share artifacts, performance, or other ideas.
http://tinyurl.com/ccnparticipate


Raising Healthy Eaters - Parent Education Speaker Series

Thursday, April 23, 2015
7:00pm - 9:00pm

Lincoln Library
 
Please join us for an uplifting, practical and humorous take on Nutrition presented by well-known author, TV personality and Bastyr University professor Cynthia Lair.

Find out what makes whole foods best.

Learn how to set sturdy yet flexible boundaries that can help you avoid food battles.

Participate in a discussion about vegetables, sugar, lunch boxes and rediscovering the joy of cooking.

More information:
http://seattlenorthapp.org/community-resources/parent-education-speaker-series-2014-15/


Before/After School Program registration is now open for Spring

Program listings and registration instructions are available now:
http://seattlenorthapp.org/at-lincoln/before-after-school-activities/before-after-school-activity-listings/
and registration is only offered online.
 
Most classes start the week of April 3rd, and classes can fill at any time, so don't delay.


Math Night - "Year of Pi" @ Lincoln

Thursday, April 2, 2015
6:00pm - 7:30pm.

APP at Lincoln
4400 Interlake Ave N.
Seattle, WA 98103


Need an idea for Math Fair? Check out the APP@Lincoln Math Blog:
http://applincolnmath.blogspot.com/
 
Volunteers needed for Math Fair, and Math Night:
http://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080a49a9ae2da13-math 

Come see how fun math can be!

Parents, learn the math games your children are playing at school.

Students, come learn a new game or try one of the math puzzles in the Puzzle Playground.

Everyone can also take a walk in the Math Fair Gallery where students with a passion for math will have work on display.

This year's Math Night theme is the "The Year of Pi".

Sign up to bring a pie for Math Night!
http://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080a49a9ae2da13-math1


Contact:
Josh Hill
Lincoln Math Specialist
jdhill@seattleschools.org


Arts Showcase and Talent Show, Fri, 3/20 at 5:30pm

Friday, March 20, 2015

5:30pm – Food trucks arrive
5:30pm – 6:30pm  Artwalk, courtyard activities and "street" performers
6:30pm – 8:00pm  Talent Showcase in the auditorium

APP at Lincoln
4400 Interlake Ave N.
Seattle, WA 98103

Please join us for our Arts Showcase and Talent Show!

We'll have a visual arts walk, student street buskers, art projects in the courtyard, and the talent showcase.

The artwork on the walls will be on display for a few weeks after ArtFest.

We still need parent volunteers to help out. Please sign up here:
http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0c48a8a82daa8-artfest

Many thanks to Ms. Watts-Driscoll and Ms. Stoyonovich for making this event happen!!



ART ALERT!
 
The Wonderful Spring Arts Show Case is March 20th from 5:30pm – 8:00pm.
 
Any students wanting to submit art works created outside of school to be displayed at the spring Arts Showcase/Talent Show may submit 1-3 pieces.
 
Please drop off art to the table outside the art room (304). Identification forms are located on the table next to 304.

You will need to come back to school and pick up any 3D pieces that won't fit into back packs or that are too fragile for kids to transport from the same location (304) during the week after the festival (3/23 - 3/27).

Thank you so much!


Great Conversations between Parents and Kids - Top 10 Talks to Have Together

Tuesday, March 17th, 2015
7:00pm - 9:00pm

Lincoln Library

Speaker:
Julie Metzger, Children's Hospital

Julie Metzger is famous for her Children’s Hospital classes and has been invited to numerous school and community groups to talk to parents.

Her encouraging, straightforward approach, matched with the latest research and strategies, have made her a popular presenter.

Julie will bring that straightforward approach to us in discussing important conversations to consider having with your child to promote understanding and build a base of trust & partnership.

These conversations include topics like – friendships, body changes, self-image, performance, listening, independence and so much more.

More information:
http://seattlenorthapp.org/community-resources/parent-education-speaker-series-2014-15/

» All events are free and for Lincoln parents and teachers.

» Light snacks will be provided following each speaker event to allow for discussion and Q&A.

» Contact Allison Porter with questions: allisonuw@gmail.com

Sponsored by:
Seattle North APP PTA


Open Enrollment is Monday, Feb. 23 to Friday, Mar. 6, 2015

SPS Admissions
http://enrollment.www.seattleschools.org/

SPS Open Enrollment for School Choice
http://enrollment.www.seattleschools.org/modules/groups/group_pages.phtml?gid=4426196&nid=469412

SPS Advanced Learning
http://seattleschools.org/modules/cms/pages.phtml?pageid=214087

SPS Advanced Learning - Enrollment
http://seattleschools.org/modules/cms/pages.phtml?pageid=230105

In an effort to provide quality customer service, the district has created an easy-to-use Assignment Look-Up Tool on the Seattle Public Schools Admissions website (http://enrollment.www.seattleschools.org) allowing families greater ease in identifying their student’s assigned school both this year and the next school year.

As a result, families will no longer be mailed a next-year assignment letter for each student in mid-February. In the past, we took this extra step to help families transition to our New Student Assignment Plan as enrollment growth boundaries changed and while we established attendance area schools and choice assignments.

As a general rule, your student is assigned to the same school he or she is attending now.

In the case of students moving up to middle or high school, students will be automatically assigned to their neighborhood school. This can be confirmed on the Assignment Look-Up Tool (available by Monday, Feb. 23rd), or by using our automated phone system by calling (206) 252-0212.

Assignment Look-up Tool
Address Look-up Tool

If you would like to change your current or assigned school for the 2015-16 school year, Open Enrollment runs from Monday, February 23rd to Friday, March 6th.

Full instructions on how to participate in Open Enrollment and choose a different school can be found on the Admissions website at http://bit.ly/Apply-OpenEnrollment, or by contacting the Admissions office at (206) 252-0760. Choice forms will be available on Monday, Feb. 23.

For families who applied for Advanced Learning testing, information about how to apply for a Choice school serving Highly Capable Cohort (HCC) students during Open Enrollment can be found at http://bit.ly/AdvLearningOpenEnrollment.

Students affected by Special Education program changes, transportation changes due to growth boundary changes, and Advance Learning testing results will receive additional letters in the next several weeks with further information.

Open Enrollment results will be sent in April.

Thank you for your support of Seattle Public Schools.


What We Fail To Talk About When We Talk About Failing

Monday, January 26th, 2015
7:00pm - 9:00pm

Lincoln Library

Speaker:
Matt Burke, Lincoln Psychologist

Failure is often understood by children and adults as antithetical to success and in some obvious ways this understanding is perfectly accurate.  In many other, less obvious ways, however, failure is an inextricable and valuable component of success.

Failure is also an unavoidable aspect of living, which does not always neatly fit into any easy conception of success.  We have better options for coping with failure than anxiety or dejection.

In this talk Matt Burke will discuss those options as well as the pitfalls of perfectionism, the freedom and pride of focusing on best effort rather than best outcome, the value of a ‘growth mindset’, and the role that failure has played in the success of some of our greatest intellectual and athletic heroes.

Matt Burke is our outstanding School Psychologist, who has worked in regional parenting clinics as a consultant and therapist, delivering research based interventions for ADHD and related conduct problems.

More information:
http://seattlenorthapp.org/community-resources/parent-education-speaker-series-2014-15/

» All events are free and for Lincoln parents and teachers.

» Light snacks will be provided following each speaker event to allow for discussion and Q&A.

» Contact Allison Porter with questions: allisonuw@gmail.com

Sponsored by:
Seattle North APP PTA


2014-15 LINCOLN PARENT EDUCATION SPEAKER SERIES

Five free lectures for parents of Lincoln students
 
Bullying and Kids: Strategies for Dealing with Bullying
Bullying affects all children whether they are victims, bullies or onlookers. What is considered bullying? What can you do to help your children if they are being bullied? What if your child is the bully?
  • Wednesday, November 12, 2014 7:00pm - 9:00pm, Lincoln Library
  • Kathy Slattengren, author of How To Parent in Ways that are Truly Helpful, Not Hurtful
 
What We Fail To Talk About When We Talk About Failing
Matt Burke will discuss options for coping with failure as well as the pitfalls of perfectionism, the freedom and pride of focusing on best effort rather than best outcome, the value of a 'growth mindset', and the role that failure has played in the success of some of our greatest intellectual and athletic heroes.  
  • Monday, January 26, 2015 7:00pm - 9:00pm, Lincoln Library
  • Matt Burke, Lincoln Psychologist
 
Great Conversations between Parents and Kids - Top 10 Talks to Have Together
Julie Metzger will bring her renowned straightforward approach to us in discussing important conversations to consider having with your child to promote understanding and build a base of trust & partnership.
  • Tuesday, March 17, 2015 7:00pm - 9:00pm, Lincoln Library
  • Julie Metzger, Children's Hospital
 
Raising Healthy Eaters
An uplifting, practical and humorous take on Nutrition presented by well-known author, TV personality and Bastyr University professor Cynthia Lair. Find out what makes whole foods best. Learn how to set sturdy yet flexible boundaries that can help you avoid food battles. Participate in a discussion about vegetables, sugar, lunch boxes and rediscovering the joy of cooking.
  • Thursday, April 23, 2015 7:00pm - 9:00pm, Lincoln Library
  • Cynthia Lair, Bastyr University professor
 
Seattle Public Library - Internet Safety for Kids & What the Library Can Do For You
Ms. Moehrig, the Children's Services Manager at the Greenwood Branch of the SPL, will discuss guiding your kids around their use of the internet, cellphones, social media and video games.
  • May 2015, Date TBD, Lincoln Library
  • Ms. Moehrig, the Children's Services Manager at the Greenwood Branch of the SPL

 More information on the speaker topics is available here.

» All events are free and for Lincoln parents and teachers. 
» Light snacks will be provided following each speaker event to allow for discussion and Q&A.
» Contact Allison Porter with questions.
 

School Bus Green Card Request Form

APP at Lincoln School Bus Green Card Request Form

Must be submitted no later than 10:30am on the day of the request
in person (by adult or student), or submitted by email to BOTH kasayles@seattleschools.org AND brlee@seattleschools.org.

School Bus Green Card Request


School Bus Green Cards must be submitted no later than 10:30am on the day of the request

A reminder to families that ALL green cards requests are due NO LATER THAN 10:30am on the day of the request.

Hand written notes or phone calls are not acceptable as a request; they must be in the format of the green card request form.

They may be dropped off in person (by adult or student) or submitted by email to BOTH kasayles@seattleschools.org AND brlee@seattleschools.org.

School Bus Green Card Request

You are more than welcome to submit them the day before.

With the other responsibilities and duties of your office staff, we WILL NOT accept ANY requests after 10:30am. No exceptions!—

Thank you much! Let me know if you have any questions.

Kate Sayles
 
Elementary Office Assistant
APP @ Lincoln
4400 Interlake Ave N
Seattle, WA 98103
206-252-5914
MS NT-278


To All Volunteers and Chaperones

Volunteer Badges are now available in the office.
 
If you believe you have turned in all the necessary forms and completed the online ASM training, stop by the office with your I.D.
  • If your paperwork and training is complete, we will check your ID and you will be given the official (pink) Volunteer Badge.   
  • If your paperwork and/or training is incomplete, we will inform you what is missing.
 
If you plan to Volunteer or Chaperone this year, and have not yet turned in paperwork, please do so as soon as possible. 
 
To chaperone, all paperwork and training must be complete and turned in 8 business days prior to the trip or you will not be allowed to go.
 
If you have any questions please contact the office staff: Beth or Kate. Or, the SNAPP PTA Volunteer Coordinators.
 
As a reminder, here are the requirements to Volunteer or Chaperone in Seattle Public Schools:
  1. Complete the Volunteer Application
  2. Complete the Screening Form for background checks
  3. Read the Volunteer Handbook online.
  4.  After reading the Volunteer Handbook, please print and sign the Volunteer Agreement (pages 18 and 19) and turn in.*
  5. Read the Volunteer Policy 5630 online - (read only, nothing to sign or turn in)
  6. Complete the online Adult Sexual Misconduct Prevention "ASM" training (this is an audio training).  Please print a copy of the certificate of completion and turn it into the office.*
More information about Volunteering in Seattle Public Schools, links to the trainings, and copies of all of the forms* can be found HERE
(*If you print a form from online, please indicate your student's name and class/teacher on the top of the form before returning.)


AmazonSmile - an easy way to generate SNAPP PTA contributions!
AmazonSmile is a program that allows Amazon customers to passively contribute 0.5% of eligible purchases to the charity of their choice by shopping at smile.amazon.com.

Eligible products are marked with the tagline "Eligible for Amazon Smile donation" in the product details, right above the estimated shipping date.

At this time, Amazon customers can only choose one charitable organization and they must shop at smile.amazon.com for the 0.5% of eligible purchases to be recorded.
 
How Parents Can Use Amazon Smile
1. Go to http://smile.amazon.com and log in with your Amazon account information
2. After log in, enter "Seattle North APP PTA" into the search box labeled "Pick your own charitable organization"
3. Click Select next to Seattle North APP PTA
4. Parents should bookmark http://smile.amazon.com and make sure to use that website address when shopping on Amazon
 
If you have any questions, please contact our Annual Fund Treasurer, Sarah Fuelling at sarahfu@comcast.net.
 
Go Dragons!




The PTA will be hosting a Q & A Event for prospective families on Wednesday, May 6 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. in the Lincoln library.  There will also be some teachers present to answer questions.


Welcome to APP @ Lincoln

2015 School Tour Dates

We would like to welcome all parents who anticipate that their child will qualify for the HCC program.  Adults only please.

Advance reservations for school tours are required.

Tour reservations begin on Monday, February 2nd, 2015.

We will have a Sign-Up Genius posted on February 1st.

Monday, February 2nd Tour reservations begin
Thursday, February 19th @ 10 a.m. School tour
TBD @ 10 a.m. School tour
Monday, March 2nd @ 10 a.m. School tour
February 23rd - March 6th District Open Enrollment

The District Open Enrollment is February 23rd - March 5th, 2015.

Please note that if your child is eligible for HCC, you must still apply for admission during the District Open Enrollment time period.

For questions about enrollment you may contact the SPS Enrollment Office directly at 206.252.0760

For additional important tour details, please see:
Tour APP@Lincoln
Upcoming Events
Additional Links

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