Temperatures are dropping, snow has fallen, and ResLife is as busy as ever!

Cold weather and snow have given our ResLife students plenty of opportunities to enjoy all that a Maine winter has to offer!   Students enjoyed their first school-delay, a result of Sunday night’s snowfall.  Classes started at 10am on Monday morning, allowing road crews time to clear the snow and make transportation safer for us all.  Several students started the day off with making a snowman, complete with glasses and buttons!  A snowball fight after school really rounded out the day.  Ice skating, holiday shopping trips, winter concerts and a ski trip made for a lively weekend.  

First Trimester report cards went out this past week.  If you did not receive that report card, please contact Ms. Tan.  If you have questions or concerns about grades and performance, please contact your student’s teachers directly. 

We have just a few weeks until our December holiday break and a two-week dorm closure.  Thank you for submitting your vacation plans into Orah.  Please be thinking ahead about student plans for the remainder of the school year.  Our next break is in February.  The dorms will be closed from February 17-25, but we are happy to offer a February Break Camp at Kieve-Wavus.  Please go to the Residential Life Vacation Programming website to register your student and make a deposit.  Again, please submit alternate plans for the February Vacation into Orah by January 12, 2024. 

Lincoln Academy has been highlighting the experiences of our international students. Please check out the most recent Facebook posts about Eren, Delane, Margaret and Violet!

Be well and take care,

Monica Tan

Director of Residential Life

Jake Abbott

Dean of Students

Jake Abbott

Upcoming Events

Sunday, December 10: 4 pm at St. Patrick’s Church in Newcastle. Sounds of the Season Winter Choir Concert. Live Streamed on the Lincoln Academy Facebook Page.

Monday, December 11: 6-7 pm in Room 116. LA Boosters meeting–all welcome

Thursday, December 14: 7 pm in Poe Theater. Winter Pops Concert Part 2: Jazz and Orchestra. Live Streamed on the Lincoln Academy Facebook Page.

Friday, December 15: Last day before Winter vacation. Dress up in holiday sweaters, flannel, or pajamas for Faculty Shield Points

Tuesday, January 2: Classes resume

Friday, January 12: No School. Teacher Workshop Day

Monday, January 15: No School. Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday

In Service to Others

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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 jabbott@lincolnacademy.org.  The latest edition of the Community Service newsletter is at this link.

Approved Resident Student Travel Dates

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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 mtan@lincolnacademy.org


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: https://www.facebook.com/groups/694463811604680/

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

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

Class of 2027: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1241214307279176/

Bookmark these links!

These will help you throughout the year.

2023/2024 Travel Dates for the school year:


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