Lincoln Elementary School open for business
By Andrea Gaines
Spring Break is just finishing up at Lincoln Elementary School. According to www.lincoln.ptboard.com, it runs through Sunday, April 4.
But, if you are part of, or want to be part of this dynamic educational community, now is the time to act.
Lincoln itself is part of the Goose Creek Historic District, the first rural historic district in Virginia.
Are we talking about a special place here? Oh, yes, yes we are. The elementary school in a place settled in the 1700s, is special, you bet.
From Lincoln’s kindergarten teachers:
Educators love, love, love this truly authentic place. Here’s what they say.
“There is a unique and strong sense of community at Lincoln. We feel grateful to have worked together with kindergarten students over [these many] years. We truly enjoy the creative challenge of bringing the curriculum to life in our school and in our community.
“In the Fall, we pick apples locally and make applesauce with our (older) book buddies.
“This experience helps children reflect on where our food comes from, and allows us to step into shared procedural reading and writing tasks.
“We study water changing in winter, as we observe our ‘ice pictures’ melting and changing in the sun along our outdoor cottage walls.
“In the spring, we observe the changing landscape, as our butterfly and sensory gardens begin to change again.
“We look forward each year to welcoming new children and families to our school!”
(Comments from Meghan Mendez, kindergarten teacher, and Lauri Lanigan, kindergarten assistant.)
Enrollment dates and times – how to navigate them
There are several ways to move through the process of enrolling your child in Lincoln Elementary school.
- Special permissions. Start April 1; deadline is June 30.
Special permission opens up to all families. Applicants can apply here: https://www.lcps.org/specialpermission.
- Zoned kindergarten & 1st – 5th registration.
Feb. 1, 8 a.m.; ongoing
Parents of new 2021-2022 school year students including kindergarten students, and K through 5 students may submit online pre-registrations. Please make sure to select the correct school year. Current LCPS students do not need to pre-register.
- March 17 is the first day of school, 8 a.m.
First day registrations will begin to be processed. Once the school has received your online registration, you will be contacted by the school to set up an appointment to process the registration. You will need an original birth certificate, parent photo ID, and proof of residency.
- Re-enrollment for former students
Former LCPS students returning for the 2021-2022 school year: Students are required to complete the pre-registration online. You will need to confirm proof of residency and of a TB screening. Students must supply the name of their previous school and/or supply proof of successful completion for home instruction or private school. School administration may need to review to determine if the student will be promoted to the next grade. For more information on how to register, please go to the following link: https://www.lcps.org/Page/228770.
For further information
The Village of Lincoln, one of the most wonderful communities in western Loudoun County, has quite the story to tell.
For further information on Lincoln Elementary School, including student enrollment, go to Lihttps://www.lcps.org/Lincoln.
There, you will find directions to the school, details on the Lincoln PTO, the learning and reading resources available, academics, and the teachers and staff. All of it. With current announcement, a volunteer signup page, and a forms and payments page, the Lincoln PTO Board is one of the best sources of information: https://lincoln.ptboard.com.