Sunny skies and a Prosperous Lunar New Year

This weekend, many of us hit the slopes for some fantastic skiing at Sugarloaf. It was a cold and bright day on the mountain, and we returned healthy, happy and tired.  Several students skied and snowboarded for the first time, under the careful eye of the ski instructors.  Others stayed in groups, tackling different terrain and warming up by the outdoor fire.  Another ski trip is planned for March 3.  Registration information can be found hereThis will be the 5th ski trip offered to residential students this school year.  We expect many more to come!  

We invited LA day students to join us for dinner and bowling last Friday evening. Our goal is to enhance participation in our residential life activities and foster a stronger sense of community among all students. Bowling is just one of the many ways we’re working to create inclusive and enjoyable experiences for everyone. Upcoming events include snow tubing and going to the movies- we encourage ResLife students to invite friends to join us! 

A huge congratulations to Tillmann for his outstanding achievements with the LA Robotic Club.  Tillmann and his rookie team have shown incredible dedication and skill in multiple competitions, bringing home great success.  Other successes include wins for Terry and the varsity basketball team and Eren Arslan on the freshman basketball team.  Our cheerleaders, Sandra, Delane and Julia, are a dedicated and hardworking group, who support each other and our teams during competitions.  Henry is a disciplined member of the wrestling team, and is often up early on Saturdays, traveling for competitions.  We are so proud of his dedication to the team.  Eren Aybas is competing with the LA swim team and will be competing in the KVAC championship meet on Friday- good luck! 

April Vacation:  April 13-21.  Please begin submitting your vacation plans into Orah to help us ensure a smooth and enjoyable break for all students.  There are still three available spots for the New Jersey/Philadelphia trip with Ms. Jonason.  If your student is interested in joining this unforgettable journey, please submit the $200 deposit by February 9, 2024.  Please note that later registrations will not be included in pre-booked events.

Get ready for a week of fun and friendly competition during Carnival Week! Stay tuned for photos and updates as our students come together for a week filled with laughter, games, and funny moments.

On behalf of all of us in ResLife, we wish you a happy Lunar New Year!  May the Year of the Dragon bring you joy, prosperity, and good fortune!

Monica Tan

Director of Residential Life

Jake Abbott

Dean of Students

Jake Abbott

Upcoming Events

Winter Carnival Starts Monday 2/12!

For anyone who is new to Lincoln Academy Winter Carnival, this is one of the most memorable weeks of the year. School spirit and class competition usually reach fever pitch by Friday. Each day includes a dress up theme and class competition during the FLB period (and during advisor on Wednesday). Here are the daily themes and activities:

  • Monday: Dress: Hawaii vs. Alaska – Game: Obstacle Course
  • Tuesday: Dress: Twin/triplet/group day – Game: Volleyball
  • Wednesday: Dress: Valentines Day – Game: Dodgeball
  • Thursday: Dress: Impersonation Day – Game: Quiz Bowl
  • Friday: Dress: Black and White – Games: Pep Rally, Class sit, Human bowling, Class yell, 3-legged race, Tug of war

February 12-16: WINTER CARNIVAL!

Monday, February 12: 6 pm in Room 116.Lincoln Academy Boosters Meeting. All welcome!

February 17-25: No School. February Vacation

Monday, February 26: Classes Resume

Friday, March 1: One Act Play performance in Poe Theater

Sunday, March 3: Group Rate Ski Tickets to Sugarloaf available. Link to purchase here

Friday, March 8: Late-Winter Dance

Friday, March 8-Saturday, March 9: One Act cast at Regionals

Saturday, March 9: SAT offered at LA (more info below)

Saturday, March 16: Save the Date! Lincoln Academy Booster Auction in the Dining Commons.

Outing Club Winter Ski Trips

Ski Trip

Once again the Lincoln Academy Outing Club is offering group rates for lift tickets at Sugarloaf. While LA will not provide transportation, this group rate is open to LA students, families, and friends. You can now purchase tickets through the Outing Club web page

Outing Club ski trips to Sugarloaf:

Sunday, March 3, 2024- Buy Tickets

Group Lift ticket prices:

  • Students: $49 + ticketing fees
  • Adults: $59 + ticketing fees

In Service to Others

Wood Deliver 2

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.

SAT/ TOEFL and AP Testing Information

SAT Test: SaturdayMarch 9, 2024 at  Lincoln Academy

Registration deadline for Students:  February 23, 2024

Register for SAT exams  Here

Link to the College Board Website for SAT Information: https://www.collegeboard.org/

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 mtan@lincolnacademy.org

Travel Dates

Traveling on Approved Travel Dates

Lincoln Academy only provides transportation to and from Portland at no cost when students travel on approved travel dates.  Transportation is to the Portland International Jetport (PWM) or the Concord Coach Bus Station.  Lincoln Academy may provide transportation to or from Boston (BOS) airport for a fee.

Whenever possible, Lincoln Academy will provide transportation for students who are traveling on non-approved travel dates.  Transportation on non-approved travel dates incurs a fee.  Students and families may also arrange for transportation from Lincoln Academy on the Concord Coach Bus line or with a local taxi. These services are likely to be very expensive. Transportation on non-approved travel dates must be approved by the Director of Resident Life at least 48 hours before the student leaves campus. 

Transportation Fee Schedule

  • Student transportation to Portland on approved travel dates: NO CHARGE
  • Student transportation to Portland on non-approved travel dates:  $125 one-way (6 am – 9 pm) 
  • Student transportation to Portland on non-approved travel dates:  $175 one-way (9 pm – 6 am) 
  • Student transportation to Boston:  $500 one-way 

Families and students are always urged to plan well ahead. In an emergency, Lincoln Academy will make every effort to accommodate a student’s needs.  Students and families are expected to provide copies of all travel plans and flight itineraries to the Office of Residence Life at least two weeks prior to travel.

End of year travel dates

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:

https://www.lincolnacademy.org/wp-content/uploads/2023/01/Approved-Res-Life-Travel-Dates-23_24.pdf

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