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Dear Lincoln School Community, 

On Friday, our teachers excitedly returned to Lincoln School to prepare for the opening of school on Thursday, September 7th! Staff returns tomorrow and Wednesday to engage in a variety of meetings and professional development in advance of the school year. I’m proud of all of our staff’s hard work and preparation for what I know will be an excellent school year. Tomorrow, we look forward to meeting many of our Kindergarten students and families at our Kindergarten Orientation, as well as our new students and families at our Buddy Lunch. Thank you to our Kindergarten teachers, and Ms. Wiebe, for coordinating these special events. As a reminder, our Kindergarten students and families will meet on the Kindergarten blacktop at 2 pm, where their teachers will greet them and bring our students to their new classrooms. I will then meet with Kindergarten parents and guardians during this time in the gymnasium. The Buddy Lunch, for new students in grades 1-5, will be held in the Multipurpose Room tomorrow at 12 pm. Families may enter through the main office door. I will meet with our new parents and guardians during this time. I look forward to seeing our newest Lincoln Lions tomorrow!

As you know, the first day for students is on Thursday, September 7th.  This is a minimum day, with a 1:05 pm dismissal. Friday, September 8th, is also a minimum day, with a 1:05 pm dismissal. Please note some important information and reminders below:

School Hours

Regular Day: 8:50 am - 3:20 pm
Minimum Day: 8:50 am - 1:05 pm (No lunch grades 1-5. Kindergarten students should bring lunch on minimum days. There is no Nicholas Market or PTO lunch service on minimum days.)
Delayed Opening Day: 10:20 am - 3:20 pm (Lunch served for all students grades K-5.)

Arrival/Dismissal Procedures

Supervision for students begins at 8:35 am. Please do not drop your student off prior to 8:35 am. This school year, students will line up indoors each day, which is consistent with all elementary schools in Wyckoff. Students may enter through the door by the Kindergarten awning, adjacent to the sidewalk, or through the Gr. 3/4 or Primary Wing doors. From 8:35 - 8:40, students will line up, supervised, outside their classroom doors, and at 8:40 may enter the classroom to begin preparing for the school day. The school day begins at 8:50 am with Morning Meeting in each classroom.

On the first day of school, September 7th, however, students will line up outside and be greeted by their classroom teachers, who will bring them into the school building at 8:50 am. Indoor lineup will begin on Friday, September 8th. On the first day of school, Kindergarten students will line up on the K blacktop, grades 3 and 4 will line up outside the first entrance along the back driveway (outside the grade 3/4 classrooms), grade 5 will line up on the blacktop by the back basketball hoops, and grades 1 and 2 will line up outside the primary wing entrance adjacent to the path towards Rodney Road. There will be signs indicating the lineup spots for each HR.

Students will be dismissed from school at 3:20 pm. Kindergarten students will be dismissed out the door by the Kindergarten awning. Gr. 1 and 2 will be dismissed out the primary wing door by Rodney Road. Grades 3 and 4 will be dismissed out the Gr. 3/4 door along the back driveway, and Gr. 5 will be dismissed out the door near the back of the media center. 


Gr. 1-5 students will eat lunch in the multipurpose room. Kindergarten students eat lunch in their classrooms. Nicholas Markets will return as a lunch vendor, and our PTO will offer Wednesday Pizza Lunch from Pizza Love as well as both bagels from Midland Park Bagels and Jersey Mike’s subs on Thursdays (Nicholas Market will also serve on this day). Information will be sent from our PTO and in our e-blasts about these two programs, which will begin shortly after the start of the year. 

If you have not accessed your child’s homeroom teacher and important forms via Genesis, please access the Parent Portal by clicking here. Contact the Genesis Helpdesk at with any difficulties.

Finally, I am excited to begin another wonderful year at Lincoln School, and feel honored to serve as Principal. The school building is cleaned and gleaming, the classrooms are organized and prepared, and staff is energized and ready to welcome back our Lincoln Lions! Our school theme this year is “Great Happens Here,” and it is truly applicable. I look forward to working with each of you in the shared goal of providing an unquestionably “great” learning experience for all of our students. 

Have a wonderful Labor Day, and I look forward to seeing our Lincoln Lions on Thursday morning!


Patrick Lee


Thursday, September 7 - First Day of School - Min. Day - 1:05 pm dismissal
                    PTO “Boohoo Yahoo!” Breakfast - 9:15 am - 10:15 am
Saturday, September 9 - WEF “Color Run” - Eisenhower Middle School - 
                    Check In 9:30 am, run starts at 11:00 am
Thursday, September 14 - PTO Meeting - 9:15 am
Monday, September 18 - BOE Meeting - 6:30 pm Eisenhower
                    “Pizza Love” PTO Fundraiser
Monday, September 18 - Tuesday, September 19 - Book Fair
Tuesday, September 19 - Lincoln School “Back to School Night”
Wednesday, September 20 - School Picture Day
Monday, September 25 - Schools Closed - Yom Kippur

FRIDAY FOLDERS (Click here to view Friday Folder documents): 

2024 Travel Basketball Registration (NEW)
2024 Travel Softball Tryout Flyer (NEW)
2024 Travel Baseball Tryout Flyer (NEW)


For information about all school, district and PTO events, please visit our calendar on the Lincoln home page. 

Be on the lookout for weekly e-blast updates from school and from our PTO, usually sent out over the weekend.  

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You may also follow Lincoln School on Twitter @LincolnWPS and Instagram @wpslincoln.