The End of Fall Sports and much to celebrate! 

The weather is getting cooler, and the morning walk from the dorm up to the dining room now requires a warm coat.   Despite a bit of rain over the weekend, there are still plenty of opportunities to be outside. For example, some dorm students enjoyed a Saturday morning hike in the neighboring town of Walpole.   

In the United States, the end of October is marked by Halloween, and the humble pumpkin rules both home decor and the dessert table.  Our students enjoyed carving pumpkins into Jack-O-Lanterns, a tradition that has an interesting origin story: “The practice of carving ghoulish faces on vegetables may have roots in Ireland, where large turnips served as early canvasses. In fact, the name, jack-o’-lantern, comes from an Irish folktale about a man named Stingy Jack. Irish immigrants brought the tradition to America, home of the pumpkin, and it became an integral part of Halloween festivities.” (The History Channel).  Needless to say, the variety of carvings and themes were a sight to behold!

In other news, the LA boys soccer team has a playoff game tonight against Freeport, in pursuit of a Championship Title.  Congratulations Marcello Endrizzi, Pablo Iglesias Martin and Yago Arribas Navarro on a great season so far,  we wish the team good luck!   The LA Cross Country team also achieved success with a Regional Runner-Up finish by the girls, and 6th place by the boys team, so each will compete this Saturday at the Class B state meet. Congratulations to Arsen Mikaelyan on a great season to Flora Angyal on breaking her personal best record!  And finally, congratulations to senior Jaqueline Pelletier and the cast of The Crucible, a theater production that opens this Friday.  The cast has been working since June on this piece, and we look forward to being in the audience on opening night!

We still have several weeks before the likelihood of snow, but daylight hours are getting shorter, temperatures are dropping, and we are beginning the process of shifting more of our energy indoors.  Please be thinking about winter sports, events, and travel.  The dorm is open for Thanksgiving.  If your student is leaving for the holiday, please be sure to submit your travel plans in Orah by November 1. 

Remember that we are closed December 18, 2023 – January 1, 2024 and students or families need to have plans submitted in Orah by November 18th.   Approved dates for traveling are December 15, after school and December 16.  The approved return date is Tuesday, January 2nd.   Please mark your calendar for the upcoming school vacations in November, December, February and April.  

We wish you well,

Monica Tan

Director of Residential Life

Jake Abbott

Dean of Students

Jake Abbott

Upcoming Events

Thursday, October 26: 3:30-7 pm. Parent Teacher Conferences. Sign up here.

Thursday, October 26-Saturday, November 4: The Crucible performances in Poe Theater. Tickets are now available through Heartwood Theater.

Friday, October 27: All State music auditions

Friday, November 3: 5-7 pm on the Turf Field. Open Turf for LA students. Concessions available. (No Trunk or Treat this year! Instead the Student Council will host Open Turf)

Saturday, November 4: 1-4 pm on the Turf Field. Corn Hole Tournament

Wednesday, November 8: 7:30 am in the LA Library. Books and Breakfast

Wednesday, November 8. 6:30 pm in the Dining Commons. 8th Grade and Prospective Student Family Night.

Friday, November 10: Veterans Day holiday. No school.

November 18-26: Thanksgiving vacation. No school.

Monday, November 20: Winter Sports begin. Practice schedules are linked below.

Sunday, December 3: Winter Band Concert.

Sunday, December 10: Winter Choir Concert.

Friday, December 15: Last day before Winter vacation.

In Service to Others

Wood Stacking

Dean of Students Jake Abbott and a team of 4 students (Tokyo (Thailand), Vitor (Brasil), Alison, and Trey (local students) stacked about 4 cords of wood.  The volunteer work took place at the CHiP wood processing lot at NC Hunt in Jefferson.  The group worked for two and a half hours and this wood will be donated to local families to assist in heating costs.  To complete the project, another afternoon will be planned to stack the rest of the wood, about 5 cords.  This event will happen on Saturday, September 30 at 8:00am.  The more volunteers we have, the faster it will go!  This is a great opportunity to serve the community, enrich relationships and get a bit of exercise!

Mr. Abbott is coordinating community service opportunities for LA students. He will be putting together a monthly update of these opportunities for students to take advantage of. Want to get involved, or have a service opportunity for students? Contact him at  The lastest edition of the Community Service newsletter is at this link.

AP Exams and SAT Testing Schedule

AP exam fee collection has begun!

  • The $98 fee per exam is due Oct 2nd, 2023.
  • If you have any questions about payment please see Mr. Cordero. $35/exam fee reductions are also available – please contact Mr. Cordero for more information.
  • Payment options: Cash, Credit Card ($3 fee), or a Check made out to Lincoln Academy.
  • Please submit payment to:
    • Lori Wright, Lincoln Academy Business Office
    • Kiah Bayley Hall, 89 Academy Hill
    • Newcastle Maine 04553
    • 207.563.3596 ext. 2105

Approved Resident Student Travel Dates

air travel

All air travel must be via Portland International Jetport — Airport code:  PWM

All arriving students MUST e-mail a flight itinerary to Ms. Monica Tan, Director of Residential Life

November Vacation:  Dorms are OPEN and students may stay on campus. 

                                              Last Day of Class: Friday, November 17th, 2023

                                              Approved  Date for DEPARTING: Saturday, November 18th, 2023

                                              Approved  Date for RETURNING: Sunday, November 26th, 2023

                                              Classes resume on Monday, November 27th, 2023


December Vacation:   Dorms are CLOSED and students MAY NOT stay on campus. 

                                               Last Day of Class: Friday, December 15th, 2023

                                               Approved  Date for DEPARTING: Friday December 15, 2023 (after school)

                                                                                                                 OR Saturday, December 16, 2023 

                                               Approved  Date for RETURNING: Tuesday, January 2nd, 2024

                                               Classes resume on Tuesday,  January 2nd, 2024

If a student wishes to stay with a family during the December vacation, Lincoln Academy Residential Life will make every effort to find a host family but it is NOT Lincoln Academy’s responsibility to find host families for students wishing to stay in the area when the dorms are closed.  

If a student wishes to stay with a host family during vacation, the student’s family will be charged a daily fee of $65 per day per student by Lincoln Academy. A vacation homestay stipend will be paid to the vacation host family to defray the cost of food, transportation, and entertainment expenses. 

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 2024:

Class of 2025:

Class of 2026:

Class of 2027:

Bookmark these links!

These will help you throughout the year.

2023/2024 Travel Dates for the school year:

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