Welcome to November: Bundle Up!

The temperatures have cooled over the last few days, and the days are now shorter.  On Sunday morning, we moved our clocks back by one hour to align with Daylight Savings Time.  Originally implemented to save energy costs by using more daylight hours, we really feel the difference around 5pm, when it begins to get dark.   That means our evening walk up to the dining commons for dinner is now in the twilight. 

We have several shopping trips planned over the weeks, which are a  good opportunity to purchase winter clothes.  All students should have a warm jacket, hat, and gloves to be ready to enjoy winter activities.  These common items are available in many stores at reasonable costs.  Our upcoming trips to the Maine Mall, Target and Freeport are excellent opportunities to purchase these items. 

The end of the first trimester is just two weeks away and coincides with the start of Thanksgiving break.  Please pay close attention to assignment deadlines and be in touch with teachers and staff with any questions or concerns.

Thanksgiving break is November 20-26 and it is our first vacation of the school year.  The dorms will remain open, and we have made plans for all of our students based on their travel plans. Thank you for submitting your information to Orah. The Residential Life program provides holiday activities for all students remaining with us in the dorms,  including a traditional Thanksgiving meal at Camp Kieve on Wednesday.  On Thursday, Thanksgiving day, each student will be invited to attend Thanksgiving celebrations with local families from our community.  

Mark your calendar for the upcoming school vacations in December, February and April when the dormitories will be closed.  We do have some special programs offered during breaks including Winter Camp at Kieve-Wavus in February   Students or families need to have plans for December break submitted in Orah by November 18th.  

Be well and take care,

Monica Tan

Director of Residential Life

Jake Abbott

Dean of Students

Jake Abbott

Upcoming Events

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

Wednesday, November 15. NAHS Movie Night: Joe vs. Volcano. More info below.

Thursday, November 16: 6 pm in the Conference Room and via Google Meet: Lincoln Academy Parent Association Meeting

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 Stacking 10:29

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.

November 9th (Thurs) – Join Mr. Abbott and Resource Officer Fortin for a community-wide Sticker Shock initiative.  See SRO Fortin for details!

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.

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

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: 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: