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September 15, 2023


Dear Lincoln School Community,

We are off and running at Lincoln School, as we had a terrific first full week of instruction. I have been able to visit each classroom multiple times throughout the week, as well as spend time with students at lunch and recess. I am so pleased with our wonderful start to the year, and I am grateful for our hardworking staff, our supportive families, and our engaged students. Today, we held our first Schoolwide Morning Meeting in the Lincoln gymnasium. We welcomed our new Lincoln Lions, shared our Hopes & Dreams for the year, and played a game of "Just Like Me." We also shared our Core Value for the month: Responsibility. It was a great way to start the day!

As a reminder, our annual Back to School Night has been scheduled for Tuesday, September 19th. In addition to our classroom and whole-school presentations, the Fall Book Fair will be open for parents to shop throughout the evening. Thank you to our PTO for coordinating this year’s Book Fair! The schedule for the evening, which will run from 6:30 pm until 8:40 pm, is as follows:

6:30 pm - 7:15 pm - Grades K-2 Classroom Presentations; Grades 3-5 Special Area “Open House” Visitation, visit to Book Fair

7:20 pm - 7:50 pm - Presentation by Mr. Lee - Gym

7:55 pm - 8:40 pm - Grades 3-5 Classroom Presentations; Grades K-2 Special Area “Open House” Visitation, visit to Book Fair

Next Wednesday, September 20th, is School Photo Day at Lincoln. We look forward to seeing all of our students looking their best and smiling for the camera!  Please click here to view Rod Bolten’s Flyer and click here to view the schedule for picture day. 

Our District will be offering an online method as well as payment by check for yearly milk orders and recorders. Payment may be made by using PaySchools Central.  If you are not already registered for PaySchools Central, please click hereand follow the prompts.  

Please note that you will need your child’s 6-digit Student ID # which is located on the Parent Portal in Genesis next to your child’s picture. If you have  difficulty logging on to the Genesis Parent Portal, please contact the Genesis Helpdesk at The options for purchasing are:


Milk is offered to grades K-5 on a daily basis .  You can purchase milk for the entire year.  Milk will begin on Monday, September 18th.  The total is $110.00.  If paying by check, please make it payable to Wyckoff Board of Education and indicate the type of milk (1%, Skim or Chocolate) and your child’s grade level in the “Memo” section.  CASH WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.


Students in Grade 3 learn to play the recorder.  The recorder is a real instrument that is used as part of the 3rd grade music program throughout the district and will be useful in teaching the fundamentals of music and reading and ear training.  The cost of the recorder is $5.00.

If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Garofalo at 201-848-5720 ext. 2202 or email her at

Thank you to all those that attended our first PTO meeting on Thursday, September 14th.  It was a great turnout, and we hope to see many of you at our next meeting, scheduled for

October 12th. The connection between our families and the school is critical to our students’ success, and I am so grateful for the support and collaboration of our PTO. Please join us in October!

Please click here for an important letter from Mrs. Doidge, school nurse in reference to Lions Club vision screening for grades 2 and 4.  

Please note that PTO pizza lunches will start on Wednesday, September 27th and Jersey Mike’s will start on Thursday, September 28th.  

You may notice that the crosswalks have been repainted in the parking lot after paving work that was completed at the end of the summer. Please be mindful of using these crosswalks (and encourage your children to do the same) when moving from the parking lot to the sidewalk, both in the morning as well as in the afternoon at dismissal. Likewise, please be alert when driving through the lot. The safety and wellbeing of our students is my utmost priority, and I thank you in advance for your cooperation!

For all those observing Rosh Hashanah, I wish you L’Shanah Tovah!  

Have a wonderful weekend!


Patrick Lee


Thursday, September 14 - PTO Meeting - 9:15 am
                     Class Parent/Chairperson Meeting 10:30 am - 11:00 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
Thursday, September 28 - School Picture Day (rain date)

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

Rod Bolten Photography Flyer (NEW)
Lincoln School Chorus Fall Permission Slip (NEW)
PaySchools Central (NEW)
Art Letter (NEW)
Pizza Love Fundraising Flyer (NEW)
Literary Lions 2nd & 3rd Gr. Permission Slip (NEW)
Literary Lions 4th & 5th Gr. Permission Slip (NEW)
Y - Fall - Afternoon Classes (NEW)
Fall Book Fair Schedule (NEW)
Photo Day Schedule (NEW)
Join Girl Scout Daisies - Wyckoff Flyer (NEW)
CharBOOterie Flyer (NEW)
Lions Club Vision Screening - Grades 2 & 4 (NEW)
2024 Travel Basketball Registration
2024 Travel Softball Tryout Flyer
2024 Travel Baseball Tryout Flyer


Welcome Back! Are you busier than ever and want to make life a bit easier ? Then order from PIZZA LOVE for lunch or dinner on Monday, 9/18 and 15% of all orders will go to our PTO! Please remember to say you are from Lincoln School when placing your order.  

Please click here to view the flyer.


Make things easy and place your dinner order from JP's in Midland Park on Back to School Night - Tuesday, September 19th.

Take Out or Delivery Available (Family Box Dinners are not available)

15% of all orders will go back to the PTO. 

Please remember to say you are from "Lincoln School" when placing your order.


The Lincoln PTO presents a night out for charBOOterie making with former Lincoln parent, Chef Angie Davis!!!!

Bring your idle hands and spooky ideas to create a spectacular platter of sweets and treats to take home!

When: 7-10pm, Wed, October 11
Doors open: 7pm

Class begins at 7:30pm

Where: Trinity Church Hall 55 George St., Allendale
Who: Lincoln Parents & Friends Ladies AND Gents welcome!
Cost: $80pp + $2.71 processing fee.

Tickets on sale now and must be purchased in advance by Wednesday, October 4th.

Please see attached flier and link for more info.


Literary Lions is a creative writing group for students from grades 2-5 run by parent volunteers to encourage young writers at Lincoln School. This year we will be adding a reading component to the group to help engage the children in writing.

The 4th/5th grade group will be meeting the first Tuesday of each month starting on Tuesday, October 3. The 2nd/3rd grade group will be meeting the third Tuesday of each month starting on Tuesday, October 17.  Permission slips are available in the Friday folder. Please return permission slips by September 27th if your child is interested. We look forward to this year’s group! 

-Madeline Mendez, Mia Joudeh & Divya Torres 


To subscribe to the Lincoln School Calendar (on an iPhone/iPad) -

1. Launch the Settings app on your iPhone or iPad.

2. Tap on Calendars, then Accounts.

3. Choose Add Account. then choose Other.

4. Add a Subscribed Calendar

5. Type in your calendar link (below) in the Server field, then tap Next -

6. Tap Next/Save to confirm, and the calendar will appear when you go to your Calendar app.

To subscribe to the Lincoln School Calendar (on a computer) - 1. On your computer, open Google Calendar

2. On the left, next to "Other calendars," click Add Add other calendars and then From URL.

3. Enter the calendar's address:

4. Click Add calendar. The calendar appears on the left, under "Other calendars."


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.  

Please note that we also have an official Lincoln School Facebook page.  Please be sure to "like" us on Facebook! 

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