Residential Life Update – October 31, 2022

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Residential Life Update – October 31, 2022

2022-10-31T16:05:22-04:00October 31, 2022|

Happy Halloween and Welcome to November

Many students took the opportunity to dress up on Friday for Halloween festivities on campus where we hosted a community event called Trunk-o-Treat.  Residential Life students helped out with outdoor games, a photo area, and a coloring table for children.  Weekend activities included Halloween baking and scary movies, and tonight students will don costumes to join trick-o-treaters walking door-to-door in Newcastle and Damariscotta collecting goodies.  

We are looking forward to enjoying the school’s production of Les Misérables on November 3.  This sold out show is the first traditional theater production on campus since the start of the pandemic and we are excited to support the members of our Dorm Family that are part of the cast and crew (Bravo to Jacqueline Pelletier, Olive Siegel, Giulia Geirola, and Marianna Janik!).

The first trimester ends on November 18.  Academic support is always available during Focused Learning Block and during our evening study hall in the dormitory.  Students should be in touch with their teachers if they have any questions or concerns heading into the final weeks of the trimester.  

As we wrap up the fall sports season, LA Field Hockey received the 2022 Good Sportsmanship Award (congratulations to Misha Oppenhoff and the rest of the team!).  Our Cross-Country Teams had a fantastic day at the state meet on Saturday (girls finished 2nd and boys 7th), and both teams won the Class B South Good Sportsmanship Award (congratulations to Maja Wolffgang, Nick Young, Arsen Mikaelyan, Flora Angyal, and their teams!).  Winter sports sign-ups are happening now, with the season starting in just a few weeks.

The American Holiday of Thanksgiving is November 24 and we will have more details on activities for Thanksgiving week in our next newsletter.  Please mark your calendar for the upcoming school vacations in November, December, February and April.  The dorms will be closed December 17, 2022 – January 2, 2023.  Students or families need to have plans submitted in Orah by November 18th.  

Sincerely,

Jake Abbott
Dean of Students
Lincoln Academy

Jake Abbott

Monica Tan
Director of Residential Life
Lincoln Academy

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Upcoming Events

  • November 1 and 3: LA Fall Career Fair. During FLB.
  • Tuesday, November 1: 6:30 in the Dining Commons: Field Hockey (rescheduled) Awards Night
  • Wednesday, November 2: 7:30 am in the library. Junior Parent coffee with the Head of School. More info below.
  • Wednesday, November 2: 6:30-8:30 pm. Prospective Student Open House for 8th graders and transfer students.
  • Thursday, November 10: No school. Faculty/Staff Professional Development Day
  • Friday, November 11: No school. Veterans Day
  • Friday, November 18: Last Day of first trimester
  • November 19-27: Thanksgiving vacation

Fall Sports Award Nights

  • Field Hockey, Tuesday 11/1, Dining Commons, 6:30
  • Girls Soccer, Tuesday, 11/8, Dining Commons, 6:30
  • Boys Soccer, Thursday, 11/10, Dining Commons, 6:30
  • Cross Country, 11/15, Dining Commons, 6:30 pm

Yearbook Photos

Senior photos, baby photos, and quotes are due to the Yearbook staff on November 1. Seniors can use the following forms to submit their materials.

Please note that seniors do not need to purchase a yearbook! Every senior will get a yearbook as part of a senior fee that also covers cap and gown and senior t-shirt.
The information about purchasing Parent Ads/Parent Messages in the 2023 yearbook will be coming soon!
Questions? Contact the yearbook staff at yearbook@lincolnacademy.org

Connect with Other LA Parents

Join the LA parent Facebook groups so you can organize for class fundraisers and other class-specific events. Join with the links below:

Class of 2023: https://www.facebook.com/groups/405116788368222

Class of 2024: https://www.facebook.com/groups/694463811604680/

Class of 2025: https://www.facebook.com/groups/626509702356048/

Class of 2026: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1721650521554327/

Career and Academic Counseling

  • *Seniors* Please request your letters of recommendation ASAP! After you speak directly to your teacher and ask for a letter of recommendation:
    1. Select that teacher in Naviance
    2. In Common App, select “preferred admission plan”

    If this isn’t completed, teachers don’t know about your deadline. Please stop by the CAC office with questions.

    Upcoming college rep & military visits during FLB:  

    • Monday, 10/31   Bard College  
    • Tuesday, 11/1  Merrimack College & KVCC  
    • Tuesday, 11/8  Endicott Colege    
    • Monday, 11/14  Thomas College

Parent Teacher Conferences

Sign Up Links now available on this page of the LA Website!

Parent Teacher Conferences will take place October 20th from 3pm-7pm and October 26th from 2:30-6:30pm. Please use the link above to sign up. From the landing page, click on individual teachers’ names and make appointments with each teacher you would like to see. Conferences can be either in person or on Google Meet.

Bookmark these links!

These will help you throughout the year.

2022/2023 Travel Dates: https://www.lincolnacademy.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/Approved-Res-Life-Travel-Dates-2022_2023-Final-May-1.pdf

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