Another successful quarter -Thank you Lincoln Prep Families!

Thank you all for attending our spectacular LP picnic, and for your very generous food donations. It was a great day, great food and weather, and a GREAT turnout. We couldn’t have asked for a better time! Thank you also, to all LP staff who chose to spend your time off with us. We loved meeting your families and your very adorable babies! That made it all the better. As usual, job well done coordinating that, Tracy!

Speaking of Tracy, she has the latest Teacher Appreciation sign up published. It’s a BBQ theme buffet on March 21st, for our dedicated and hardworking staff. The sign up is filling quickly, but if you have yet to view the sign up, take a look at it here.

Beth also would like to let you know that the lunch sign up for the rest of the year will be published shortly. In the meantime, if you were fingerprinted in January, have received your badge and are interested in volunteering for lunch, please contact Beth Watkins at 480-202-4738. Thank you.

This quarter flew by and I’m looking forward to keeping the community-building efforts going. If you are in town with your family this Spring Break, I encourage you to make an effort to get together with some Lincoln Prep friends. Let’s keep this awesome momentum moving forward into the next quarter. Our next LP social event is in the planning stages, so look for that announcement in the next newsletter, and the PSO blog.

Just a reminder…..We have partnered with Fry’s Food and Drugstores for fundraising. Just go to and link your Fry’s VIP card. Create a user name and password, and then go to Fry’s community rewards. Click the link to look for your organization and choose Lincoln Prep Academy.  Every time a family uses their card it automatically links their VIP card to Lincoln Prep, and every 3 months we will receive $25. Visit our “Fundraising” page for information on other ways you can help support Lincoln Prep.

Have a refreshing break. Enjoy the best weather of the year here, or enjoy your Spring Break destination! My next blog post will be two weeks from today. As always, thank you for everything you’ve done and contributed to Lincoln Prep this past quarter. I look forward to working with you and for you next quarter.


Our picnic is tomorrow!!!

We are excited to see you and your family at the Lincoln Prep picnic/potluck tomorrow, Saturday, March 3rd,  from 2:30 to 6:30, at Tumbleweed Park in Chandler. We will be at areas M and K, just east of field 3. If you head south on Hamilton from Germann, and then head east on Pioneer Parkway, you will see us on the left. Look for the blue and gold balloons and the sandwich board. Lincoln Prep families and staff are invited. PSO will be providing hot dogs, chips, lemonade and water. Bring the whole family out for some great food, games (and prizes), and community-building fun. If you signed up for anything warm and have a crockpot, there is access to electricity, but please bring an extension cord. Although there is seating at the park, blankets for the kids and lawn chairs would be greatly appreciated. View the potluck sign up here!

Ms. Nguyen has asked for assistance from parents of the upperclassmen to assist with set and cleanup of tonight’s dance. She has volunteers for set up but would like some help cleaning up. If you are willing to assist, please lend a hand this evening as you are picking up your student. Thank you!

I am happy to announce that we have partnered with Fry’s Food and Drugstores for fundraising. Just go to and link your Fry’s VIP card. Create a user name and password, and then go to Fry’s community rewards. Click the link to look for your organization and choose Lincoln Prep Academy.  Every time a family uses their card it automatically links their VIP card to Lincoln Prep, and every 3 months we will receive $25.

Have a great day. See you all at the picnic!







Announcements and volunteer needs for the week…

Hello everyone! I certainly hope you plan to attend next Wednesday’s general PSO meeting. Although everyone is invited and encouraged to attend, I would love to see as many leads as possible in attendance. It would be great for any parents new to the school to put a face to your name and hear what you do! If you can’t make it, please contact me at so we can catch up. Thank you.

We are very much looking forward to the Lincoln Prep picnic/potluck on Saturday, March 3rd, from 2:30 to 6:30, at Tumbleweed Park.  All Lincoln Prep families and staff are invited. PSO will be providing hot dogs, chips and water, so bring the whole family out for some great food, games (and prizes), and community-building fun that will include many of LP’s fabulous teachers! We still have some potluck needs, so please view the potluck sign up here!

Ms. Nguyen has contacted me and asked if I could send out a call to volunteers to assist with the upperclassmen dance, The Blue and Gold Ball: A Midnight Masquerade, next Friday, March 2nd.  The dance is for grades 8, 9, and 10. This is a great way to meet some of the families of the students that your child will be hanging out with (hmmm….not a bad idea, right?). Kindly email Ms. Nguyen at if you would like to assist.

Speaking of volunteer needs, I am in need of  1 to 6 volunteers to coordinate field trips and serve as alternates for field trips. I would like to have one for each grade level. I’m also looking ahead to next year’s field trips. Although I very much enjoyed attending the 6th grade field trip on Tuesday, I don’t have a 6th grade student. It would be nice to have a parent alternate with a child in that grade level next time around. Please contact me at if you would be interested in doing this. It’s EASY if you only have one field trip to coordinate per year, and it’s a great volunteer position for someone who doesn’t have the schedule to volunteer during the school day on a regular basis.

I hope you have a fun weekend. I’m looking forward to seeing you at the meeting and picnic next week. As always, thank you for taking the time to read this week’s blog.

You can say that again…..

Hello Lincoln Prep Families! Most of this week’s blog post is a recap of the newsletter. There are a couple of sign ups however, so please read further if you would like to participate.

The Lincoln Prep Winter Sports Banquet will be on Tuesday, February 20th. Please view the Sign Up Genius if you are able to assist here.

The next general PSO meeting will take place here at Lincoln Prep on Wednesday, February 28th after morning drop-off. If you have a role or hold a position in the PSO, I would love if you could make this meeting so that we can communicate in person. I do understand that we are all busy with work and family obligations, but the time has come to regroup as a team and talk about the rest of the school year. If you can’t attend the meeting, please let me know so I can schedule a meeting with you at your convenience.  Thank you!

The Lincoln Prep picnic/potluck will be on Saturday, March 3rd,  from 2:30 to 6:30, at Tumbleweed Park.  All Lincoln Prep families and staff are invited. Dr. Mitchell will be manning the grill. Nobody wants to miss that! PSO will be providing hot dogs, chips and water, so bring the whole family out for some great food, games (and prizes), and community-building fun. Do you have something fabulous that you would like to share? Please view the potluck sign up here!

Thank you to all of the parents who attended speaker Katey McPherson‘s presentation on Thursday evening. We appreciate your show of support for your children and our Lincoln Prep Community. I found the content to be fascinating and eye-opening, and wish I heard some of that information 10 years ago. I will be making changes in my own household as a result of what I learned. If you missed it, I recommend you find someone who attended and ask them about it.

Please remember that you can always reach me, Terry Burget at I am at LP almost daily, so you are invited to meet with me at your convenience.  Enjoy your holiday weekend! See you next week.

It Takes a Village…..

Hello everyone. As always, if you are looking for something specific, skim through and look for the bolded print.

We would really like to see you all at the Lincoln Prep picnic/potluck will on Saturday, March 3rd,  from 2:30 to 6:30, at Tumbleweed Park.  It is time for this school to play harder to build our community! All families and staff are welcome and encouraged to attend. Mr. Tope has generously agreed to facilitate some friendly competitions and games. We will have games such as kickball, dodgeball and relay races. Of course, we will have prizes, so please save the date, as your family will not want to miss this fun event, nor will they want to miss  out on my “Best Texas Sheet Cake… Ever (if the Pioneer Woman says it’s the best, who am I to argue?)!”

The PSO will be serving up grilled hotdogs with the fixings at the picnic. Tracy Vickery has just finished the Sign Up Genius for the potluck.  Please sign up to bring something here.

If you are a 6th grade parent and you have a desire to spend the day with your child and his or her class at the absolutely beautiful Boyce Thompson Arboretum on Tuesday, February 20th, please view the sign up for the 6th grade field trip here. The 6B sign up is particularly bleak. If you are a parent in 6B and you have fingerprint clearance, kindly sign up. You MUST have fingerprint clearance to attend. Please do not sign up if you don’t; that fills spots that I need for eligible chaperones. Thank you!

We certainly hope you plan to attend Katey McPherson’s presentation, “The Minds of Boys and Girls. Screens, Tweens and Teens,” next Thursday, February 15th at 6:30pm, here at Lincoln Prep. Teen topics including bullying, cyberbullying and teen suicide were discussed at the last PSO meeting, and almost everyone agreed that this speaking event should be mandatory for parents to attend. Although that is not possible, we feel that it is a “must see” for all parents. Please plan on attending this event. These issues are relevant to ALL of us.

The next general PSO meeting will be on Wednesday, February 28th, after morning drop-off. We will be discussing Lincoln Prep’s lunch program since we cannot seem to find the volunteer support necessary for the program to continue as such. Beth and Lynn cannot continue to be at lunch to feed your kiddos daily if your kids enjoy a Dishes2U lunch.  I’m sure people are as tired of my begging as I am, so perhaps modifying the lunch program is a better idea than continuing to plead for volunteers. If your child receives Dishes2U lunches, I highly recommend you attend the next PSO meeting, as an alternative to our lunch program will be discussed. The lunch sign up can be viewed on the ‘Volunteer’ page.

I would like to emphasize that we are very grateful to all of our volunteers always. Thank you for everything you do and give! We realize that your time is very valuable. We too have jobs, multiple children, family and social obligations, travel and club sports, and other extracurricular activities. We appreciate you doing your part to make Lincoln Prep a great place for our kids to learn, grow, and thrive. We may not be required to volunteer, but volunteers are required to make things happen around here. It truly takes a village to raise a child, and Lincoln Prep is our village!

If you cannot possibly find the time in your schedule to assist at school, another great way to support Lincoln Prep is through our Community Investment Campaign or by participating in the  Arizona Public School Tax Credit drive.

If you’ve yet to make your Tax Credit contribution to Lincoln Prep, there’s still time. You have until April 15, 2018 to make this important contribution to our school and still receive your contribution back as a dollar-for-dollar credit. If you have any questions on either of these vital programs, please contact our Director of Academy Giving, Ronna Krantzman at (480) 222-1507 or .

Enjoy your weekend with your family. I look forward to seeing you next week.






Don’t miss this!

Thanks again for everyone who supported Lincoln Prep by attending the ice skating social at AZ Ice. As usual, the kids had a great time and even enjoyed seeing their teachers gracefully display their skating skills! We also very much enjoyed chatting with parents as they dropped their kids off and always encourage you to stay and visit. We are truly grateful when you do, because we know that it’s the best way to build relationships-IN PERSON!

I can’t think of a better way to meet more Lincoln Prep families than at our upcoming Lincoln Prep Picnic. This family friendly potluck picnic will be on Saturday, March 3rd from 2:30-6:30 at Tumbleweed Park in Chandler. We could not be more excited that Mr. Tope will be there facilitating some games for us! How lucky are we?! Come and join your friends and your teachers for some camaraderie and community building entertainment and great food!

Good for you if you are a 6th grade parent reading the blog this week, because you are the first to see the 6th grade field trip Sign Up Genius! If you are interested in attending the field trip to the Boyce Thompson Arboretum on Tuesday, February 20th, please sign up for your class’ section here.

Please remember that in order to attend field trips or volunteer on campus, you must have your fingerprint clearance. More information on the fingerprinting process and policy can be found on our ‘Volunteer’ page.

Speaking of volunteer needs, we have a couple. We have very few of the same volunteers running the lunch program. I know you hear this weekly from me and I apologize for that, but we have slots that we can’t seem to fill. The bottom line is that if we don’t fill them, we will have to think of our options regarding lunch. If you have any thoughts, please come to our next PSO meeting, as the future of the lunch program will be a topic. In the meantime, please sign up for lunch here.

Another awesome volunteer opportunity has been presented to me by the Great Hearts Main Office. They are requesting that every Great Hearts campus have a liaison to the Great Hearts Gala. I was disappointed to hear that our school was the only campus that was not represented at the Great Hearts Gala last year. We can absolutely change that if we pull together. Let’s proudly represent Lincoln Prep. Two tickets to the Great Hearts Gala is in it for the liaison! See our ‘Volunteer’ page for more information, or please contact me, Terry Burget, at

Our next general PSO meeting is on Wednesday, February 28th after morning drop-off. We are going to be discussing ways to build our Lincoln Prep community, support each other as parents, and how we can be an even better support to our children, teachers and school. We really hope you can find the time to be there.

Enjoy your weekend with your family. Thanks for reading this!

Gilbert AZ Ice Tomorrow Night!

We very much hope that you and your family plan on attending the Lincoln Prep ice skating social at AZ ICE Gilbert tomorrow, Saturday, January 27th from 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm. Tickets will be sold at the door and will be $10. This includes skate rental. Look for the Lincoln Prep table in the lobby to purchase your tickets. If you haven’t been to the ice rink recently, you’ve been missing out on a great family venue! Come and socialize with other Lincoln Families, or drop your students off and head to the grill for date night.

Our Lincoln Prep Picnic is scheduled for Saturday, March 3rd from 2:30 to 6:30, and is now in the planning stages. We want this picnic to be BIG! We would love to see all families and students join us for this event. Please participate in building community here at Lincoln Prep. If you have any ideas or suggestions, or would like to assist with anything, please let Tracy Vickery know either when you drop your kids off at the ice rink tomorrow night, or contact her at

It was great to meet so many enthusiastic parents at our fingerprinting event on Wednesday. Thank you for answering the call for service after reading that we constantly have the same volunteers working lunch! It was a pleasure to see you all there. If you want to volunteer on campus, or attend one of the upcoming field trips with your children, you must have fingerprint clearance. If you missed the event you can find information about the fingerprinting requirements and process on the ‘Volunteer’ page.

I tried to introduce myself to as many people as possible at the fingerprinting event. If I missed you and you have questions or are interested in assisting with anything, always feel free to contact me, Terry Burget at

The minutes from the last general PSO meeting, held on January 17, 2018 are now available. If you missed the meeting but would like to read through the minutes, send me an email or visit me at Lincoln Prep next week. If you see my red jeep, come on in and see me!

Please note this important message from Ronna Krantzman, our Director of Academy Giving. If you do not have time to volunteer at school, this is another  great way to support Lincoln Prep:

Thank you to those families and friends who have already participated in our 2017 Arizona Public School Tax Credit drive!

If you’ve yet to make your Tax Credit contribution to Archway Lincoln, there’s still time. You have until April 15, 2018 to make this important contribution to our school and still receive your contribution back as a dollar-for-dollar credit. If you have any questions, please contact Ronna Krantzman at (480) 222-1507 or .

Thank you for your support!