Principal's Message


Happy October to your family as we move into autumn in northeast Ohio!  Things are in full swing here at school and we have many programs and activities underway. 

Reading Block instruction has begun at all grade levels.  This “all hands on deck” approach gives each student at Lincoln 40 minutes of daily reading instruction targeted to their required skill level.  Students are grouped in order to target those specific skills that result in needed intervention or enrichment opportunities.  Reading Block is in addition to the core curriculum that students receive daily in language arts and depending on each grade level’s grouping needs may be delivered by a teacher other than your child’s homeroom teacher.  Please contact me if I can provide further information to your family about this important part of our school day.

Our third graders will “show us what they know” on Tuesday, October 7 when they take the fall administration of the Ohio Achievement Assessment. 

Mark your calendars for a full day of fun at the Fall Carnival on Saturday October 11.  There are games, prizes, food and more!  PTA sponsors this event that will be held this year at Lakewood Park from 12-4 PM.  Please join me for the fun!

Finally, our entire student body has been working to earn WOW! tickets at lunch and recess for following the rules and exhibiting leadership qualities of cooperation and respect.  Each Friday, 5 tickets at each grade level are chosen at random and those students earn a turn to dive into my treasure box.  Monthly, 5 more tickets at each grade level for a monthly special commendation.  The September winners will sit at the Lincoln Leader Lunch Table (tablecloth and all) and their ticket can be used for a cafeteria cookie any time they wish to redeem it.  October winners will be invited to become Grand Marshals of our 1st annual Halloween Parade!

I look forward to working and celebrating with you this month,

Sandy Kozelka