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10.12.2020

Weekly Message


Hello Lincoln Heights Families.


We had a fabulous week that included walk/bike to school day.  Shout-out to the families that participated and logged their hours.  We had 110 families log 5,368 minutes (89.5 hours) altogether.  WAY TO GO!  Thanks to those that posted on Twitter as well.  It was great to see our kids walking and riding outside.  Thank you to our PE Teacher, Stephenie Logan, for keeping this opportunity alive for us during this time of virtual learning!


We ended our week with the placement of our spirit rock!  This is something I have wanted since our school construction ended.   A wonderful parent, Mrs. Burdick, took on the challenge and with the generosity of Wake Stone Corporation Knightdale Quarry, the spirit rock was placed in front of our school by our sign on Friday morning.  Thank you so much!


All families should have received a cohort letter assigning their child to cohort A/1, B/2, C/3 or virtual academy.  Due to a glitch in the programming, only the oldest sibling at the school received the letter but all students are on the same cohort.  We have reviewed the information in our systems database and feel confident all siblings are aligned.     


The school is an incredibly busy place right now!  The custodians have been in constant motion preparing our building for the return of our students.  Teachers are setting up their classrooms to allow for spacing as well as teaching all day.  IAs are preparing materials for 2nd quarter distribution.  Safe distanced floor spots are being placed to show students where to stand when moving about the building, and MORE!  We’re excited for the safe return of our Plan B Transition students.  To help us out, please practice how to correctly wear a face covering with your child.  The homepage for WCPSS shares 7 Things Families Should Know About Face Coverings.  The site includes videos and social stories.  Please take time to check it out and help prepare your child for their return.  


A few quick announcements:

2nd Quarter Materials Pick-up is this Friday from 9-12 in the front carpool loop.  Come at any time between those hours to pick-up all necessary materials for quarter 2 instruction.  ***Parents of students in cohort A/1 WILL NOT NEED TO COME because those students will get their materials when they return to school on Oct. 26. 

  
From Laura Wood, our Environmental Inquiry Integration Specialist: The Agapé Center for Environmental Education is offering Guided Environmental Excursions for Lincoln
Height families.  Families can bring their child(ren) to the Agapé Center for Environmental Education (in socially distanced family groups or small groups) to supplement classroom environmental lessons.  This link provides the same information: www.agapekurebeach.org/ace/guided_excursions/  The small group size is up to 9 people for 60-90 minutes and a fee of $50. for the group.


Don’t forget to let us know if you will be using bus transportation when we return to school.  Click on this link to add your child’s name if you have not already done so, please.


Please join the PTA!  Go to our school website and click on the PTA icon to join. 


I look forward to a great week ahead and appreciate your support as we GROW TOGETHER and reach #newHEIGHTS

 

Sincerely,

Kim Grant, Principal


Important Dates
 
October 16 - Asynchronous Day & 2nd Quarter Materials Pick-up from 9-12 (see above)
October 22 - End of 1st Quarter
October 23 - Teacher Workday
October 26 - First day of school for Track 1/A PreK-3rd Grade Students