Thanksgiving Greetings to All! 

We have had a positive start to a year full of academic, athletic, and artistic achievements.  Our students have created meaningful relationships within the dorm, as well as with dorm staff and faculty.  These relationships provide the support and guidance students need to cope with the stressors of academic and community life.  In this final week of the trimester, we will continue to support our students as they complete projects, assignments and exams with strength and confidence.  Please be in contact with your son or daughter about any academic concerns and let us know if you need assistance.  First Trimester grades will be send out mid-week, after the Thanksgiving break. 

Please be aware that Lincoln Academy is closed next week,  although the dorm will remain open.  We will facilitate a host of activities for residential students including volunteer opportunities, shopping trips, movie outings, and a trip to Boston.  On Wednesday, the whole dorm will travel to Camp Kieve to celebrate Thanksgiving as a group.  On Thursday, Thanksgiving day, each student will be hosted by a faculty, friend or neighbor of Lincoln Academy.  This unique opportunity allows students to experience the holiday in a family setting.  We are grateful for our greater Lincoln Academy community for opening their homes to our international students.  

Please remind your students to submit their December vacation plans in Orah by Friday.  You will be asked to approve their travel plans by responding to the Orah email.  Thank you to those families who have already submitted their plans! 

Upon return from the Thanksgiving break, we will only have three school weeks before the December Holiday break.  Aside from meeting their academic demands, students will be provided opportunities to relax, enjoy the outdoors, and experience holiday foods and traditions. 

In the spirit of this holiday, we thank you for sharing your students, who enrich our Lincoln Academy community greatly.  Be well and take care. 

Monica Tan

Director of Residential Life

Jake Abbott

Dean of Students

Jake Abbott

Upcoming Events

Friday, November 17: No Community Meeting (gym floor refinishing). Early Release Day; school dismissed at 2 pm.

November 18-26: Thanksgiving vacation. No school

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

Tuesday, November 28: 6-7 pm Virtual FAME Financial Aid night

Sunday, December 3: Winter Band Concert

Sunday, December 10: Winter Choir Concert

Friday, December 15: Last day before Winter vacation

Tuesday, January 2: Classes resume

In Service to Others

Wood Deliver 2

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  The latest edition of the Community Service newsletter is at this link.

November 20th (Mon) – Join Mr. Abbott at 12:30 p.m. for another wood stacking work party.  This one will be in Bristol.  Email Mr. Abbott to get on the list. 

November 20th and 21st Support the Ecumenical Food Pantry in assembling Thanksgiving baskets for local families who have need.  Email Ms. Jonason for more information. November 21st.  Learn to build window inserts to be used in reducing heat loss in older homes around our community. Email Ms. Kennedy for more details.

November 21st  Learn to build window inserts to be used in reducing heat loss in older homes around our community. Email Ms. Kennedy for more details.

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: