Happy Valentine’s Day & February Break!

It’s been a fun (and cold) week here at Lincoln Academy!  We celebrated Lunar New Year with spring rolls, prepared by ResLife students.  The community came together by dressing up and sharing food with day students.   As we previously mentioned, Carnival Week is in full swing, and we’ve got a carousel of photos below to share with you all!  For more pictures, check out our Lincoln Academy Flickr page.   

We will be saying goodbye to Tillmann this week, as he prepares to head back to Germany. Tillmann has been an integral part of our school family, contributing significantly to both our music and robotics programs.  We are delighted to share that Tillmann was named the January Student of the Month, a well-deserved recognition of his exceptional contributions to our school. Here’s what some of our staff had to say about Tillmann:

“Tillmann’s generous baking for the dorm makes it feel more like home. His delicious treats have brought joy and warmth to our living spaces, fostering a sense of belonging for all. I have seen nothing but continuous community support from Tillmann. Whether it’s lending a hand, helping peers with their problems, or sharing his love of baking with others, Tillmann always demonstrates the respectful and welcoming attitude we strive to embody. I would love to see his grounding and caring personality recognized as we will surely miss this as he leaves us in February.”

Stay tuned for February’s Student of the month- we look forward to sharing our students’ contributions to the LA ResLife community. 

When we return after February vacation we have three short weeks until the end of the second trimester (March 13).  Please check-in with your student about their academics as we approach this important date.  March activities will include another ski trip to Sugarloaf, snow tubing, an Escape Room adventure and a Maine Celtics game. Soon enough the flowers start popping up and the temperatures will warm and despite our love for winter, we are truly looking forward to longer days and warmer temperatures

Looking ahead, please continue to enter April Vacation travel plans into Orah.  Please note that the dorms close on Saturday, April 13 and open again on Sunday, April 21. 

We look forward to updating you with a newsletter at the end of the month.

Monica Tan

Director of Residential Life

Jake Abbott

Dean of Students

Jake Abbott

Upcoming Events

February 17-25: No School. February Vacation

Monday, February 26: Classes Resume

Tuesday, February 27: Last day to purchase ski tickets for March 3 group rate.

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

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

Friday, March 8: Late-Winter Dance sponsored by Student Council

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

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

Wednesday, March 13: End of trimester 2

Thursday, March 14 and Friday March 15: No School, teacher workshop days

Thursday, March 14: 6-7 pm via Google Meet. College info night for juniors

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: Saturday, March 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/

PSAT Test: Wednesday, March 20, 2024 at Lincoln Academy

Lincoln Academy is offering the PSAT for Sophomores, in the Gym on Tuesday, March 20th during the school day. This standardized test is optional. For sophomores who wish to participate, a fee of $18 cash or check (made out to Lincoln Academy) or $20 for credit card payment is due to the Career and Academic Office (CAC) no later than March 6th.

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