There’s still time….

…..to be a proctor! We are still in need of several parent volunteer proctors daily during final exam week, with the most needed on the last day of school. The final exams will be next Tuesday May 22nd, Wednesday May 23rd, and Thursday May 24th. Proctoring greatly assists our teachers by affording them the time to correct the exams and submit the grades in a timely manner. Additionally it gives them time to start their narrative evaluations for student progress reports. Proctoring for our teachers is easy, fun, and truly a gift to our awesome teachers. Please sign up here.

We are looking forward to seeing you at Sunsplash, located at 155 W. Hampton in Mesa, this  SATURDAY, May 19th, from 11am to close. Sunsplash will be the last Lincoln Prep social event of the year. If you are one of the many families who requested the Sunsplash event, we certainly hope you have your tickets by now and join us there!

Our awesome volunteers will be serving food during finals again! We are offering pizza by the slice during the break between final exams for $2 on Tuesday and Thursday. On Wednesday, $2 will treat your child to a tomato and mozzarella wrap. Let’s keep our scholars nourished during finals!

I published the blog early this week because this will be my last blog entry for the school year. Beth Watkins will be taking over administrative PSO duties including PSO email, as of Saturday, May 19th. I am very grateful to Beth, that she is assuming my position as PSO President next year, since my family is being relocated to New York. I will still be at Lincoln Prep until the last day of school, since I will be assisting at the 8th grade graduation. If you need me, you know to look for the big red Jeep by now!

Thank you to all of the hard working volunteers that have helped make for a very successful PSO this past year. I couldn’t be more grateful for your service to Lincoln Prep and I know that I could not have done this without you. I fully realize that at least a couple of you put in as many, if not more, hours than I did. THANK YOU!!

I hope your children have had a happy, productive, and enriching year here at Lincoln Prep.  Remember to hang out with your Lincoln Prep friends over the summer! Enjoy a healthy and safe summer with your families and friends.

 

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What was that you asked for? Proctors!

Have you volunteered anything in some way, shape or form this year at Lincoln Prep? If the answer is yes, thank you! If the answer is no, I have a great way for you to show us that you are indeed committed to being a caring member of the Lincoln Prep Community. We are in need of 17 parent volunteer proctors daily during final exam week. Final exams will be on Tuesday May 22nd, Wednesday May 23rd, and Thursday May 24th. Proctoring for our teachers is easy, fun, and truly a gift to our awesome teachers. Please consider this generous gift to our teachers! It is one of the few volunteer positions left this year to fill. THANK YOU SO MUCH to the generous givers who are currently signed up. I recognize every name on the list. I would love nothing more than to see some new names! You can read more information and sign up here.

In order to volunteer on campus, you MUST be fingerprinted and cleared. To help you get cleared and ready to volunteer, we have a fingerprinting event scheduled here at Lincoln Prep on Wednesday, May 16th from 8 to 10am. Please plan on attending so we can get you on our volunteer list. Thank you!

At this point, you have little to no time left to purchase your Sunsplash tickets. Thank you so much to Tracy Vickery for organizing that outing! We hope to see you at Sunsplash on May 19th, as it is the last Lincoln Prep social event of the school year.

We will have our last Family Fun Night of the year at Chipotle, next Monday, May14th. It is located at 2895 S. Alma School Rd in Chandler (Alma School and Queen Creek Rd). The event will run from 4-8pm with proceeds to benefit the LP PSO. Tell them you are with Lincoln Prep before ordering. I look forward to seeing you and your family there.

Remember to start making some plans to hang out with other Lincoln Prep families over the summer. It is very important to keep building our Lincoln Prep community. Don’t stop at the end of this school year!

I hope all of our Lincoln Prep ladies have a lovely Mother’s Day! Enjoy the weekend with your friends and families.

Calling all volunteers!

Teacher Appreciation Week is next week, May 7th to May 11th. Teacher wish lists are in the LP front office. Make sure to take a look if you would like to treat your devoted and hard-working teachers.  They have treated us very well during this uncertain time, and I know I couldn’t be more grateful that they have come to teach our children over the past week. Let’s show them how much we care about them too! Thank you for expressing your gratitude and making our teachers feel special.

It was also wonderful to see our community pull together and bring delicious and nourishing meals for our teachers over the past week-and-a-half. Many people contributed to the spectacular pizza buffet last week, and it did not end there! Donations for the following days included treats such as croissants with marmalade and fruit, Klondike and Outshine bars, bagels and cream cheese, muffins and fruit, and Bosa Donuts and coffee. Thank you Lincoln Prep Families for your generous contributions! It was great to show the teachers how grateful we were for choosing to be here with our children as the walk-out was taking place.

If you are able to donate time, please consider this valuable gift to our teachers! We are in need of 17 parent volunteer proctors daily during final exam week. Final exams will be on Tuesday May 22nd, Wednesday May 23rd, and Thursday May 24th. Proctoring for our teachers is easy, fun, and truly a gift to our awesome teachers. You can read more information and sign up here.

We will have our last Family Fun Night of the year at Chipotle, on Monday, May14th. It is located at 2895 S. Alma School Rd in Chandler. The event will run from 4-8pm with proceeds to benefit the LP PSO. Tell them you are with Lincoln Prep before ordering. I look forward to seeing you and your family there, because we all love Chipotle!

Our last social event of the school year has been scheduled for Saturday, May 19th at Sunsplash in Mesa from 11am to close. Tracy Vickery has negotiated a ticket price of $22 per person (40% off regular weekend price) if they are bought as a group. In order to get the discounted price, you must go to her Sign Up Genius to reserve your tickets here. If you signed up for tickets, please drop off your money, labeled with your name and number of tickets purchased, at the LP front desk ASAP.

I realize that volunteer needs are heavy throughout the month of May. Please consider signing up for even one thing, so that the work gets spread out. We are all very busy, but many hands make light work. These events absolutely require a group effort. Thank you so much for gifting your time!

The Spring Fine Arts Night will be next Thursday, May 10th, from 7 to 8:30pm. Sandy Ashbaugh is leading the volunteer effort, and is looking for volunteers to help set up, clean up and donate refreshments. Please view her sign up here.

In other volunteers needs, Christina Burke has published the Sign Up Genius for the Spring Sports Banquet that takes place on Tuesday, May 8th, at 6pm. Please sign up to assist her here.

I just took a viewing of the lunch sign up for the rest of the year. WOW! I have sent out very few reminders this quarter, and there are only a couple of slots open. Thank you so much to all of our fabulous lunch volunteers who have been feeding our students all year long! If you would like to help fill that sign up completely (and get a sneak peek at who your kiddos are hanging out with…..sneaky, sneaky!!) please sign up here.

Just a reminder that in order to volunteer at school, you MUST have been fingerprinted and cleared. To help you get cleared and ready to volunteer, we have a fingerprinting event scheduled here at Lincoln Prep on Wednesday, May 16th from 8 to 10am.Please plan on attending so we can get you on our volunteer list. As you can see, there are many fun volunteer events that we would love your assistance with.

I appreciate that you stopped to read the above novel (okay, perhaps more like a short story)…..now go off and enjoy your long weekend after signing up for something!

 

Announcements and volunteer opportunities!

Thank you so much to everyone who  contributed to the last-minute Teacher Appreciation pizza buffet yesterday. We provided 6 Venezia’s party pizzas (when Venezia’s heard the reason, they gave me a 10% discount. Thank you, Venezia’s!) and it was a hit of course.  The sign up filled almost immediately, and many people brought in donations beyond that.

I will be purchasing extra treats for the teachers’ lounge from any donations that have been made for the duration of the walk-out. Although we are always grateful for our teachers, it’s wonderful to see our Lincoln Prep community express it particularly during this time. If you would like to assist, please email me, Terry Burget at PSO@LincolnPrep.org. I would very much appreciate some help in bringing items in! Also, kindly pass along the word to your Lincoln Prep friends. Many people do not read my newsletter or blog. Please let them know what we are doing and tell them they are encouraged to come up with ideas and implement them to show our appreciation to our teachers during the walk-out.

Just a friendly reminder on the subject of buffets…..Many crock pots have collected in the front office. If one of them belongs to you, thank you for bringing whatever was enjoyed, and come get your crockpot!

On the topic of showing our teachers gratitude, I would like to remind you all that Teacher Appreciation Week is quickly approaching. It is from May 7th to May 11th. If you would like to treat your devoted, hard-working teachers to something special, you may stop in and view the teacher wish lists in the LP front office.

Our last social event of the school year has been scheduled for Saturday, May 19th at Sunsplash in Mesa from 11am to close. Tracy Vickery has negotiated a ticket price of $22 per person (40% off regular weekend price) if they are bought as a group. In order to get the discounted price, you must go to her Sign Up Genius for to reserve your tickets here! If you signed up for tickets, please drop off your money, labeled with your name and number of tickets purchased, at the LP front desk ASAP.

We will have our final used uniform sale for the year next week, on Wednesday, May 2nd from 5:00pm to 5:45pm. We will be on campus with polo shirts, pants, and shorts. There is a limited supply of oxford shirts and cardigans. Prices and information can be obtained on the Lincoln Prep PSO website, Used Uniform page here.

It is that time again! We are in need of up to 17 parent volunteer proctors daily during final exam week. Final exams will be on Tuesday May 22nd, Wednesday May 23rd, and Thursday May 24th. Proctoring for our teachers is easy, fun, and truly a gift to our valuable teachers. You can read more information and sign up here.

In other volunteers needs, Christina Burke has published the Sign Up Genius for the Spring Sports Banquet that takes place on Tuesday, May 8th, at 6pm. Please sign up to assist her here.

I hope you have a great weekend. Thank you again for supporting our teachers. If you see any teachers around, thank them for being here. We are so grateful to see them here!

Is it finally Friday?

It’s been a busy week here at Lincoln Prep, and I’m happy it’s Friday! A great way to start the weekend would be to treat your kids to a delicious and healthy smoothie at Nekter Juice Bar during our  first Family Fun Night TODAY. It’s going on from 3 to 8pm and Nekter is located at 4041 S. Gilbert Rd (Gilbert and Ocotillo). Remember to mention Lincoln Prep BEFORE you order. Twenty percent of sales benefit the Lincoln Prep PSO. Thanks for supporting the Lincoln Prep PSO!

After you treat the kids to a smoothie, I hope you are joining us for “The Blue and Gold Classic,” parent-only dance here at Lincoln Prep from 7-9pm. Several folks have mentioned that they will be meeting at the Native Grill at Gilbert and Germann prior to the dance. I invite you to join us!

Last Wednesday was a very busy PSO day here at Lincoln Prep. I am so grateful to those of you who were able to attend the PSO meeting, where I announced that Beth Watkins will be your PSO President for the 2018-2019 school year. There are a few positions that we would like to fill prior to the end of the school year. We have been busy sorting the PSO interest cards that you filled out in your registration packets, and we will be contacting you within the next couple of weeks if you expressed interest in leading a committee. If you could not make it to the meeting and would like the meeting agenda or minutes emailed to you, please email me, Terry Burget, at PSO@LincolnPrep.org.

Thank you also to those who contributed to the spectacular Italian-themed teacher appreciation luncheon, organized by Tracy Vickery. As usual, it looked just great and teachers stopped to express their gratitude. Our uniform sale, likewise, was beautifully organized by our Used Uniform Committee Lead, Stephanie Niemyjski, and was a HUGE success. Thank you, volunteers and parents, for your contributions, time and support!

On the topic of expressing gratitude, I would like to remind you all that Teacher Appreciation Week is quickly approaching. It is from May 7th to May 11th. If you would like to treat your favorite teachers to something special, you may stop in and view the teacher wish lists in the LP front office.

Our Fundraising Committee Lead, Jacque Smith would like me to remind you to that we are partnered with Fry’s Food and Drugstores for fundraising. Please visit our Fundraising page for more information on how you can sign up for that, and for information on our other fundraisers, here.

Our last social event of the school year has been scheduled for Saturday, May 19th at Sunsplash in Mesa from 11am to close. Tracy Vickery has negotiated a ticket price of $22 per person (40% off regular weekend price) if they are bought as a group. Please see her Sign Up Genius for additional information, and to reserve your tickets here!

Stay posted over the next couple weeks, as we will have several volunteer opportunities available including final exam proctoring.  We will also have a need for volunteers and donations for Fine Arts Night and the Spring Sports Banquet. We are in the process of creating sign-ups for these events. Here is a list of relevant dates for the remainder of the school year, that include many of the volunteer opportunities:

  • May 2: 6th Grade orientation, 6pm at Lincoln Prep
  • May 7-11: Teacher Appreciation week
  • May 8: Spring Sports Banquet, 6-7:30pm
  • May 9: Spring Concert, 5:30-7:30pm
  • May 10: Fine Arts Night, 5:30-7pm
  • May 14: Chipotle Family Fun Night, 4-8
  • May 16: Fingerprinting Event at Lincoln Prep, 8-10am
  • May 19: Sunsplash end of year party, 11am to close
  • May 21: Volunteer breakfast, time TBA
  • May 22-24: 17 proctors needed daily for final exams
  • May 22-24: pizza/snack sales during final exams
  • May 24: 8th Grade graduation, 2:30pm

 

As always, thank you for stopping by. Enjoy your weekend! I’m off to look for a hair crimper and blue eyeshadow for the dance this evening…..

Reminders for a big week…

This is a friendly reminder that we have a Lincoln Prep PSO meeting tomorrow, following the Archway drop-off. We will be in the LP conference room and will start about 8am.

The PSO meeting will be followed by a used uniform sale. It will be from approximately 9am-10:30am. See our Used Uniform Page for pricing.

Another used uniform sale will take place on Thursday from 2:30-3:45, here at Lincoln Prep.

Our Family Fun Night at Nekter (Southeast corner of Gilbert and Ocotillo) will be this Friday, April 20th from 3-8pm. Remember to mention Lincoln Prep upon ordering!

I really hope to see you at the Blue and Gold Classic on Friday, April 20th at 7pm! I haven’t come up with those jelly shoes yet, but there’s still time….If you are eager to get out of the house for date night, several folks have mentioned that they are going to head to the Native Grill at Gilbert and Germann prior to the dance. I’ll be there at about 6pm. Consider yourself invited!

Thanks for reading. See you tomorrow morning at the meeting.

Somebody remind me again….

Hello Lincoln Prep Families! Please remember that the Nekter Family Fun Night has been rescheduled to next Friday, April 20th, from 3-8pm. Nekter Juice Bar is located at 4041 S. Gilbert Rd (Gilbert and Ocotillo). We hope to see you there.

The PSO meeting is next Wednesday, April 18th and will start after the Archway morning drop off, as the 5th grade parents have been invited to attend. Many of you know by now that my family will be moving to New York. As a result, I will be introducing next school year’s PSO President at this meeting. We will also be filling positions for next year. This is your opportunity to get involved at Lincoln Prep and be part of the decision making process within the PSO. We have worked very hard to build the PSO this year, and to build our Lincoln Prep Community. Let’s see that continue next year! Please attend if you are interested in assuming a leadership position within the PSO next year.

The PSO meeting on April 18th will be followed by a used uniform sale. We anticipate it starting at 9am, and will conclude by 10:30. If you can’t make that sale, there will be another on Thursday, April 19th from 2:30-3:45. Please view our Used Uniform Lead, Stephanie Niemyjski’s message on the PSO Used Uniform Page here.

If you haven’t RSVP’d to attend “The Blue and Gold Classic,” next Friday, April 20th, please do so now! I have heard from several people that they don’t have any ’80s wear so they can’t possibly attend….. Say it isn’t so!! I’m hoping to come up with something fluorescent pink by then, but if my jelly shoes and bracelets have melted in the shed, I guess I’ll just opt for my normal daily attire. There isn’t a dress code that I have heard of. I’m sure Ronna will be happy to let you in! One more thing; if your spouse does not care to attend, it sounds to me like you just found child care for the evening. You won’t be the only person there solo. Just show up and let’s have a great time! Please make your reservations here .

Tracy Vickery has planned our last social event of the school year at Sunsplash in Mesa. It is scheduled for Saturday, May 19th from 11am to close. She has negotiated a ticket price of $22 per person (40% off regular weekend price) if they are bought as a group. Please see her Sign Up Genius for additional information, and to reserve your tickets here!

Enjoy your weekend. I look forward to seeing you next week at the PSO meeting. Bring a friend and sign up for something fun together next year. It’s going to be another great school year!