Wednesday, March 26, 2014

New Dual Immersion Transitional Kinder Announced

WOW!!! We are so thrilled to announce that SCESD has decided to start a new dual immersion transitional kinder class at Lincoln for the 2014-2015 school year.  This is huge news.  Lincoln will now have a complete dual immersion program starting from preschool (3 1/2 years old) all the way through to 6th grade!  We are the only program in Monterey County that will provide this comprehensive program.

For more information about the state wide transitional kinder program, you can visit

Be sure to spread the word to all your friends and family about this new opportunity.

YAY!!!!! Thank you SCESD!!!!

Monday, February 17, 2014

Information Meeting for incoming Kinder Parents

Parents that are interested in learning more about the dual language program at Lincoln should plan on attending the March 4th meeting in the Lincoln Cafeteria from 6pm-7pm.  This meeting is geared towards parents of incoming kindergarteners for 2014-2015 that have NOT registered for the DLP at Lincoln, but would like to learn more about how the program works. 

Please help us spread the word about this meeting. 

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Calling all incoming DLP kindergarteners to Lincoln Elementary!!!! It's time to register

It's that time!!!!!

Unbelievably, it’s already that time of year - kindergarten registration for the upcoming school year.

We’ve put together step by step instructions for anyone who is confused by the registration process (as it can be very cumbersome).  Please know that this is written by parent advocates of the dual language program and not by the district or school; however, we have verified that our instructions are accurate.  If you require any additional information please contact the school and/or the district office.


If you live in the boundaries of Lincoln Elementary, Kinder round-up (registration for 2014-2015 kindergarten) started the first week of February.  If you haven't already done so, be sure to complete your paperwork as soon as possible, as space is limited in the dual language program.  Be sure to designate that you are registering your child or children for the DLP.

1.  Complete an Intradistrict Transfer Request:   Transfer requests must be done at the District Office, 801 S. Main Street, Salinas. 
2.  Please make sure to write on the paperwork that you are requesting the dual language program (DLP) at Lincoln. 
3.  Upon acceptance of your transfer the district office will notify you in writing (or via phone).  You then need to take your approved SCESD transfer paperwork to Lincoln and fill out the kinder registration paperwork. 
 4.  Again, be sure to designate that you are registering your child or children for the DLP.

1.  Complete an Interdistrict Transfer Request: Go to your current school district office and request a transfer out of your district (interdistrict transfer). 
2.  Be sure to specify that you are requesting a transfer because your current district DOES NOT offer a dual language program.   Once you've completed the request, be sure to ask for a copy for your records.  Additionally, make sure to ask for the phone number and email address of the person you can follow up with directly regarding your request.
3.  Check on the status of your transfer request frequently: Please note that most districts will not approve transfers on the spot, it could take several weeks/months.  It will be your responsibility to check on the status of your transfer request.  You should also note, that your district must approve your transfer if they do not offer a Spanish dual language program at any of their district elementary schools.    
4.  Once your request is approved, your current district will mail or fax the approval to SCESD.  You should continue to follow-up with SCESD to make sure they receive the approved transfer. 
5.  Once SCESD receives the transfer and SCESD approves your request for Lincoln, you should receive notice from SCESD (either in writing or via phone).  You will then need to take your approved SCESD transfer paperwork to Lincoln and fill out the kinder registration paperwork.  BE SURE TO DESIGNATE THAT YOU ARE REQUESTING DLP ON ALL YOUR PAPERWORK!!!!

If you have questions about which school boundaries you live in, please take a look at the following map:

Hopefully, this is useful information for anyone out there that is confused about the process.

Please note, that you can always ask the school or he district office directly if you require any additional information!

Best of luck!

Thursday, December 12, 2013

The Gift of Giving

If you are considering giving a gift of appreciation to your child's teacher this holiday season, here's the wishlists that the maestras have put together (thanks to the PTO):
Maestra Razo:
white copy paper
blue dish soap (bubbles)
wax paper
flour for playdough
chisel tip sharpies
assorted art tissue paper
1.5 inch scotch tape
band aides assorted sizes
card stock

Maestra Airada:
5 cookie sheets (dollar store)
glitter large jar (red, gold silver, blue, green)
2 cassette players with headphones
laundry cart w/wheels (new or used)
32 white boards (12x12)
2 gallons of glue
2 large staplers
scrapbook paper
treasure box items (dollar tree)
painting easel
copy paper, glue sticks, markers
gift cards (Amazon, Michael's, Beverly's, Oriental Trading Co.)
hot glue gun and glue sticks

Maestra Ruiz:
yellow highlighters
kodak ink black/color 30/30
Target gift cards
clorox wipes
Beverly's gift card
white lunch bags (small)
brown lunch bags (small)
Michael's gift cards
expo markers

1st Grade
Maestra Gonzalez
art drying rack
mason jars
white copy paper
scented markers
Elf on the shelf (girl)
scented stickers
color copy paper
colored pencils

Maestra Perez
Elf on the shelf
Dollar Tree gift card
Target gift card
Office Depot gift card
dry erase markers
assorted art tissue paper
paint brushes
class set of highlighters

2nd Grade
Target gift card
Michael's gift card
Walmart gift card
Office Depot card
Ticonderoga pencils
painters tape
black dry erase markers
jump ropes
jumbo color chalk class set

2nd/3rd Grade
Maestra Santana
copy paper
fine tip crayola markers
craft sticks (tongue depressors)
white boards for students
binder paper
colored copy paper
ink for printer

3rd Grade
Maestra Leyva
large popsicle stick boxes
glue sticks
ticonderoga costco pack pencils
crayola markers
crayola colored pencils
white copy paper
colored copy paper (lilac, pink, green)
Michael's gift card
Target gift card