Welcome Back To School

School Office Hours

  • Summer Office Hours
    August 6 - August 20:
    Monday - Friday 9:00-Noon, 1:00-3:00

    Regular Office Hours
    School Year:
    Monday - Thursday  8:00 - 4:00
    Friday 8:00 - 3:00

Days To Remember

  • First Day of School (1st through 6th)
    August 20th

    First Day of School (Kindergarten)
    August 26th

    Labor Day - No School
    September 7th

Welcome Letter From The Principal

  • Dear Lincoln families,

    Welcome to the 2020-21 School Year! This year is sure to be unique and uniquely wonderful. 

    For those of you who are new to our school, please know that you are coming to an absolutely wonderful place! Our teachers and staff are passionate, caring, hardworking, and always learning something new for the benefit of your children. We are a collaborative  group of people who take the health and wellbeing of our students seriously. 

    This is my first year as the principal at Lincoln Elementary. I love it here. I loved Lincoln when my own children came here, I loved being a third grade teacher here and now I love being the principal here at Lincoln. Hyrum is a wonderful place to live and raise children, and my husband, children and I feel blessed to call Hyrum our home. My family and I enjoy being outside, active, and anything that involves good food!

    I am so pleased to partner with you in one of the most important jobs we have – helping your child learn and grow in a safe and healthy environment.  It’s an exciting and challenging task – and a terrifically rewarding one. My goal is to help make this year the very best it can be for your child. I am looking forward to an exciting year and a gratifying partnership with you. In order for our partnership to be effective, we need to be able to communicate. Feel free to call, write a note, or email me if you have any concerns or questions about your child’s education. I am available to schedule a conference to discuss any issue or concern you have regarding your child. As principal, my door is always open and I welcome your input. I strongly believe that parental involvement is an essential component of student success, as research continues to show a strong correlation between increased involvement and high student success.

    One way we can partner together in keeping our school safe and healthy, is to kindly keep your children home from school when they are not feeling well. This is critical in our efforts to keep our school open! For the safety and wellbeing of our students, teachers and staff, should your child start to not feel well at school, we will call you to come pick them up immediately. We absolutely need and appreciate your help with this.

    I would like to welcome the following new staff to our building:

    Lynda Large, fifth grade teacher - Ms. Large is happy to be back in Cache Valley after living in San Antonio, Texas for the past 25 years. She grew up in Wellsville, attended Cache County Schools and graduated from Mountain Crest High School. She has a B.S. in Interdisciplinary Studies from Texas State University and a Master’s degree in Education Administration from Lamar University. She has taught 5th and 3rd grades. She has also been an Elementary Administrator and a District Instructional Support Specialist. She has four children and eight grandchildren. She enjoys the outdoors and spending any amount of time that she can traveling, hiking, camping, (skiing again), and spending time with her family. Her favorite subject is music, and it  has been an important part of her life. Her dream as a child was to become a teacher. That dream came true and she feels blessed to say she is still living that dream. She is thrilled to be part of the Lincoln Elementary staff and knows it’s going to be a great year!

    Rachel Ellis, preschool speech and language teacher - Rachel Ellis is excited to join the staff at Lincoln Elementary.  She is our speech language pathologist that will be working with the preschool program.  She grew up attending school within the Cache County School District and she is excited to be back as a teacher!  This is her 14th year as an SLP within our school district.  She has worked with grades that range from Preschool to Highschool - across 3 different states - so she has a wide variety of experiences!  When not at school, she loves to be at home with her children or next door at her parent's house playing card games. 

    Amy Smith, Lincoln Learning Center teacher - Amy is a wife, mother of three children, and two ShihTzu’s.  She loves working with people to help them find the tools they need to be successful.  She graduated from Weber State with a degree in Criminal Justice and Sociology.   She then completed a dual Masters degree in Clinical Social Work and School Social Work.  From 1997 - 2011 she worked in various Human Services Departments for the State of Utah.  In 2011 she began working with Montezuma Cortez School District in Cortez Colorado procuring and overseeing grants used to increase student engagement and reduce student dropout rates.  Her family moved to the Cache Valley area in 2014, they love it here and have fallen in love with the beauty of this area.  She has since been working in the Logan School District as a Mild Moderate Educator at Bridger Elementary.  She is extremely excited and grateful for the opportunity to be a part of the Cache County School District and to be a part of the Lincoln Elementary and Hyrum community.  She looks forward to working with the students at Lincoln and am coming to us with both professional and personal experience.  As an individual who loves to learn, she looks forward to working together with peers and parents to create an environment that fosters engagement and success.  

    Elizabeth Seethaler, School Counselor -  Elizabeth is excited to join the staff at Lincoln Elementary School. She graduated from Utah State University with a Master's Degree in Social Work and Psychology. Originally, she is from South America, and she has worked as a counselor and family advocate in various schools in Cache County. She enjoys  working with people from different cultures and backgrounds. She  looks forward to establishing positive relationships with students, their families, and our community of Lincoln Elementary.

    Maddie Ober, Preschool for Special Needs Children - Maddie is  from Georgia. She loves playing soccer, pickleball, and enjoys spending time with her family. After graduating high school, she moved to Utah to attend Utah State University. Go Aggies! She graduated from USU with a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Special Education. She absolutely loves Cache Valley! She feels blessed to be a part of Lincoln Elementary and this community. She is so excited to be involved in your child’s journey to becoming an independent learner and problem solver.

    Renae Randall, Art Specialist -  Renae has lived in Hyrum, Utah for the last 15 years. She and her husband have four kids, and two chickens. Renae believes that everyone is an artist! One of her favorite things to do is create. When she is not drawing, she likes to go for bike rides, eat chocolate chip cookies, and play tennis or ping pong with her family. She is looking forward to getting to know all the students, families, and faculty at Lincoln!

    Michelle Scott, Computer Specialist -  Michelle and her family have lived in Hyrum for three years.  They really love living in Cache Valley.  She has four kids and two dogs. Two of her kids go to Lincoln.  Michelle loves teaching keyboarding and computer skills.  She has a degree in Business and Marketing education.  Prior to coming to Cache, she taught for Ogden City School for nine years and taught at an elementary in Weber School District for three years. She is really looking forward to working with students and teachers at Lincoln Elementary.

    Each new employee comes highly regarded from previous positions and we feel fortunate to add them to our team. You will have a chance to meet all of our teachers at our Back to School Night on August 18th at 5:45 pm. Class lists are currently posted in the front of the school. You are also invited to sign up for the PTA or School Community Council. These organizations provide essential support to our school community. Click here for information on how you can join.

     

    School Hours: 
    Monday - Thursday: 9:10 - 3:35 and Friday: 9:05 - 2:20
    In the interest of safety, please do not drop off your children before 8:30 AM, as there is no supervision before that time. Also, please be sure to pick up your children by 2:45 in the afternoon.

    Arrival Times: 
    Our school day begins at 9:05 every day. Please be sure to have your child/children here on time. Students who are consistently tardy are at a clear disadvantage and usually arrive feeling frantic and unprepared. All students who arrive after 9:10 am must sign in at the office with a parent. If your child will not be present, please call and inform our school office at (435) 245-6442.

    Meal Prices and Menus:
    This year, school lunch will cost $2.05. Breakfast, which is served from 8:30 - 9:00, will cost $1.40. Lunch menus will be sent home monthly and can also be accessed on our school website by clicking on the fork and knife icon under Popular Links. To determine if your child is eligible for free or reduced lunch, please contact our office staff.

    School Supply List:
    School supply lists for each grade level are available in the office and also posted on our school’s website: csdut.org/Page/2726

    Drop off and Pick up:
    For drop​ off/pick up information, please refer to the following map: Drop-Off Map

    Bus Schedules:
    Bus schedules are available online: CCSD Bus Schedules and Boundaries​. Please be advised that the schedules change during the summer and are not finalized until the week before school starts.

    School Newsletter:
    Each month our PTA prepares and sends home a newsletter telling you what’s happening at our school. It is also available on our school website: https://www.ccsdut.org/Page/5150

    Dates to Remember:

    • Back to School Night: Tuesday, August 18 at 5:45-7:00
    • First day of school for 1st - 6th grade: Thursday, August 20th
    • First day of Kindergarten:  Wednesday, August 26
    • No school on Labor Day: September 7th
    • Parent/Teacher Conferences: November 5 & 6 and March 4 & 5


    As a reminder, the first day of school for 1st - 6th grade is August 20th, the first day of school for kindergarten is August 26th. 

    I look forward to working with you and your child. 

     

    Sincerely,

    Audrey McKell
    Lincoln Elementary Principal