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Science & Engineering Night

Friday, February 27, 2015
5:00pm – Food trucks open
5:30pm – 6:00pm Student Project set-up
6:00pm – 8:00pm – Science & Engineering
8:00pm – Cleanup

Lincoln Gymnasium

Schedule & Map

Minecraft mods to dissolving marshmallows, these kids have a lot of inspiring science and engineering to demonstrate. There will be amazing projects and designs from the iLab.  Local science and engineering professionals will do demonstrations.  Food trucks will be vending and a book fair occurring.  Complete a passport as you visit the exhibits.

We need you to volunteer to make the awesome night of science happen.

We are looking for volunteers to:
• set up
• visit student exhibits
• staff the passport table
• roam around as meet-the-scientist/engineer/medical professional
• clean up
Volunteer today!

Science & Engineering FAQ page:

Each child should endeavor to have their work on tri-fold cardboard.
Even if you are not exhibiting, come and enjoy the night!

Book Fair @ Lincoln

SET UP, Friday, February 20th after school

Monday, February 23rd to Friday, February 27th
Every day:
Before school 8:45am - 9:30am
Lunch time 11:30am - 1:00pm

During Science and Engineering Night
Friday February 27, 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Lincoln Library

The book fair is almost here!  This is an important fundraiser for our library, not to mention a lot of fun. We are excited to bring University Bookstore back again for our book fair, February 23-27.

We need volunteers! We especially need volunteers for SET UP, Friday February 20 after school. This is a fun job. The book fair is delivered on crates, and you get first crack at looking at all the goodies and organizing them. It is a lot of books, so the more the merrier. We also could use a floater or two during open times, and people to help with take down.

Volunteer Today!
DRESS LIKE A BOOK CHARACTER DAY will be Thursday February 26. We love seeing who the kids want to share. This is not a second Halloween - please don't feel it needs to be an elaborate costume. A red hoodie and a notebook, and voila! Harriet the Spy.

But this is the kids' chance to tell the world about a favorite character or just a character they think more people should know about.

Just like Halloween, nothing scary or gory, no weapons, no face masks. Character has to be from an actual book.

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

SPS Admissions

SPS Open Enrollment for School Choice

SPS Advanced Learning

SPS Advanced Learning - Enrollment

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 ( 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, 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

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.

Lunar New Year Celebration

Thursday, February 12, 2015

6:00pm – 6:40pm - Chinese buffet
6:45pm – 7:30pm -Tae Kwon Do and Korean Dance performances

Please join us for our Lunar New Year Celebration!

Celebrating Lunar New Year has become a Lincoln tradition and we are looking forward to sharing this event with all of you!  Those that have come in the past know how delicious the food is and how amazing the performances are.  If this will be your first time, then you are in for a treat!! 

Food will be served beginning at 6pm in the Cafeteria. Please come enjoy a tasty dinner while mingling with fellow Lincoln families.  Immediately after dinner the festivities will move to the Auditorium where we will be entertained by Tae Kwon Do and a Korean Dance performances.

We could still use some help with set up, clean up and a few other things.

If you could spare a few minutes to help, please sign up here:

What We Fail To Talk About When We Talk About Failing

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

Lincoln Library

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:

» 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:

Sponsored by:
Seattle North APP PTA

Before & After School Activities Start Monday, 1/5/2015

The new session of Before & After School Activities starts Monday, January 5, 2015

Before & After School Activity Listings
Seattle North APP


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 AND

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 AND

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
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

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 for the 0.5% of eligible purchases to be recorded.
How Parents Can Use Amazon Smile
1. Go to 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 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
Go Dragons!

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
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