Residential Life Update – January 9, 2022

2022-01-09T22:56:56-05:00January 9, 2022|

Welcome Back and Happy 2022!

It’s great to have everyone back on campus for the start of 2022!  Return travel after the holiday break went smoothly and we are grateful to everyone who supported this effort.  A very warm welcome to Laura, Antonia and Charlotte from Germany; Brenda from Brazil; Ricardo from Mexico; and Vittoria from Italy!  We are so pleased to have these new students joining the Residential Life Community this month and hope this weekly newsletter will help you, your families, and agents stay informed of activities and important community events.

Covid-19 Booster Shots will be available at Lincoln Academy’s Health Center on Thursday, January 13 and will be provided to all residential students who are 5 months past their vaccination date.  Please contact me with any questions or concerns regarding student vaccinations.  

Friday was our first significant snowfall this winter and students across Maine embraced the first “snow day” of the year.  This beloved experience for children throughout New England was much enjoyed by our students and staff who went sledding, built snowmen, and enjoyed games with their dorm friends.  

Looking ahead, there are many opportunities for students to take part in winter activities including a polar bear dip this weekend, skiing, skating, ice fishing, and even a dog sled experience.  This month also includes the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday on Monday, January 17.  All members of LA are encouraged to reflect on the important themes of community service and social justice in celebration of Dr. King’s legacy.

Please take note of the January 28 deadline to submit plans for Winter Break.  There is still time to register for Winter Camp at Kieve-Wavus, more details are below.  

Sincerely,

Jake Abbott
Dean of Students and Director of Residential Life
Lincoln Academy

Jake Abbott

Approved Travel Dates:
Please note dates for all of our school vacations and approved travel dates for the school year.  Print a copy for your reference: https://www.lincolnacademy.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/Approved-Res-Life-Travel-Dates-2021_2022-3_11_21-1.pdf

Upcoming Events

  • Monday, January 17: No school. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday
  • Thursday, January 20: 6:00 – 6:30 pm via Zoom: Virtual Info night for sophomores considering Bath Regional Career and Tech Center
  • Tuesday, February 1: 5:30 – 6:30 pm at BRCTC, 826 Shipbuilder Drive, Bath: In person Info Night for sophomores 
  • Tuesday, February 8: 6:30-7:30 pm via Google Meet: 8th Grade Info Night for incoming LA freshmen
  • Thursday, February 10: 6:30-7:30 pm via Google Meet: 8th Grade Info Night for incoming LA freshmen
  • Friday, February 11: 3-5 pm. Hot Chocolate Hollapalooza
  • Monday, February 14-Friday, February 18: Winter Carnival
  • February 19-27: February Vacation

School Vacation Reminder

This is a reminder that there are two more school vacations this year:

  • Winter Vacation: February 19 – 27, 2022
  • Spring Vacation: April 16-24, 2022

The dormitory will be closed for both of these school vacations and you must make plans for your student to be off-campus for these dates. Travel plans for Winter Vacation are due no later than January 28, 2022.

If your student does not have travel plans for the Winter Vacation they can register for Winter Camp at Kieve-Wavus Leadership School.  The camp is located on beautiful Damariscotta Lake and activities will include snowshoeing, skiing, skating, tobogganing, relaxing by the fire, hot cocoa, and art museums. The program fee for winter camp is $850. Please register today so we can reserve a space for your student! 

More details here: https://www.lincolnacademy.org/vacation-programming/  

Register: https://www.lincolnacademy.org/vacation-programs-registration/ 

Looking ahead to Spring Vacation in April, students will have the opportunity to sign up for a trip with the Abbott Family to Mertle Beach in South Carolina.  More details, including travel costs, will be available in the coming week.

Career and Academic Cousiling Office News

SENIORS:  Got College Acceptances, Enlist in the Military?

Email your School Counselor or abbotta@lincolnacademy.org when you have been accepted to colleges, certificate programs, or have enlisted in the military.

SENIORS:  File the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)! 

For help filing the FAFSA, the Finance Authority of Maine (FAME) is an excellent resource.  Click on the links below for filing instructions and links, virtual help sessions, scheduling a one-on-one meeting with a FAME representative, and the link to FAME’s scholarship search site. 

SENIORS:  Scholarships Available on Naviance! 

A partial list of scholarships currently available includes the Beacon Chapter #202 Order of the Eastern Star-Damariscotta, Clyde Russell, Damariscotta-Newcastle Rotary, Elks Legacy, Maine Blue Collar, Maine Manufacturers Career & Training Foundation, Maine Section American Society Civil Engineers, Stephen Phillips Memorial, US JCI Senate Foundation, Women’s Transportation Seminar-Maine Chapter Scholarship, and the Worthington Scholarship Foundation.  To access these scholarships and others, log in to Naviance, using your PowerSchool Username and ID. Email Mrs. Blodgett at blodgett@lincolnacademy.org for assistance with scholarships. 

SOPHOMORES:  Bath Tech Potential Student Open House Events – Save the Dates!

Bath Tech is hosting two Potential Student Open House events for 10th grade students and families.   The dates, times, and details are below.

  • Virtual Information Night:  Thursday, January 20th, 6:00 – 6:30pm
  • In Person Event: Tuesday, February 1st, 5:30 – 6:30pm, 826 Shipbuilder Drive, Bath

Links

  • Academic Information at MyLA, with links to Canvas, PowerSchool, and everything else families need for learning at LA
  • LA Flickr site, which includes photos from orientation week. New images will be posted regularly

LA News Headlines

Back to School 2021

August 2: Registration portal opens
August 16: Preseason Sports begin
August 31: 9th grade parent orientation 6pm
September 1: 9th and 10th grade orientation
September 2: All grades begin school
September 6: Labor Day Holiday, no school
September 8: Open House for parents

To see the complete schedule and the 2021 parent letter, click here.


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