Enrollment Information Nights

Lincoln Enrollment Flier 2023

Families living in the Lincoln Service Area* and siblings of currently enrolled students, who are entering at kindergarten level are not required to participate in the lottery, but can register directly into the Lincoln Options Program through the school office. We also welcome new families in the Olympia School District residing outside the Lincoln Service Area who are interested in our alternative program. A lottery, which takes place in the spring, determines the priority for enrolling new students.

We ask that all new families attend one of the following Enrollment Information Night meetings to help in making an informed decision about whether the Options Program is the right fit for their needs. Additionally, at the meeting, families will learn about the lottery process, and have an opportunity to meet the staff and ask questions. 

2023 Upcoming Enrollment Information Nights
Thursday, March 2, 6 – 8 p.m.
Wednesday, March 8, 6 – 8 p.m.

Location: Lincoln Cafeteria
Childcare provided by donation

Observation week: Guardians/Parents are also invited to observe classrooms between 9:00 – 11:30 a.m., March 13th-16th.  We ask that only adults attend to observe classrooms to minimize disruption to the learning environment.

Children must be five years old on or before August 31 to attend kindergarten and participate in the lottery.  Out of service area families who are offered a position through the lottery will be asked to provide proof of residency prior to enrollment.

For questions, please email Aly Long at lincolnenrollment@gmail.com or call (520) 820-

Additionally, the Olympia School District is hosting an informational event for families who will have children in kindergarten in the 2023 – 2024 school year. This event, ‘Countdown to Kindergarten’, will be held on March 4, from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. at Capitol High School. Please check the OSD website in February for more information regarding ‘Countdown to Kindergarten.

*More information about district service areas can be found on the Olympia School
District Website

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Save the Date! – Spring Fling 2023

Saturday, April 15, 2023

South Puget Sound Community College

Lincoln Options Spring Fling

Dear friends,

Mark your calendars and save April 15th for an evening of fun, entertainment, and the opportunity to support our Lincoln community.

Spring Fling 2023 will be held on Saturday, April 15th at South Puget Sound Community College with both a live and online auction.

Details about the event, including ticket sales and auction items, will be announced in the coming weeks. For more information, please visit our event website at https://auctria.events/springfling23.

In the meantime, please feel free to reach out if you are able to volunteer or donate items. Your help is needed to make this happen!

We look forward to seeing you on April 15th for a great cause and a rare night out. We’ll have childcare available!


Lara Ramsey & Jeff Hsu, Fundraising

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Lincoln Winter Market is coming up!

Lincoln Winter Market is coming up! November 26th 11am – 4pm in the gym.

There are still spaces open for youth vendors and musical performers.

You can find the applications here:


and get news and updates here:


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Clothing Sale happening Oct 24-27

Lincoln Clothing Sale is happening this week during conferences in the cafeteria.

Pay what you can or what you think is fair. Cash, check or online at lincolnoptions.org/donate (put “clothing sale” in the comments)

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Wed Oct 5 – Coco Drive In Movie Night!

We are SOOOO excited to invite you to attend our drive-in movie night fundraiser as an opportunity to connect and fundraise, safely and in person!

Movie goers, please only purchase one ticket per car. Gates open at 6:30pm. Movie starts at 7:00pm.

Buy Tickets

Ticket Pricing: This is a fundraiser AND we’re committed to access to all. Tickets are by donation: $1 to $1,000+ ! Please donate what you are able so we can keep our Options Programs alive and healthy.

Can’t make it? But still want to donate? text ‘OCC’ to 44321 OR copy and paste the following link to get to Lincoln’s donation webpage: https://bit.ly/lincolnoptionsdonations

Tips For First-Time Drive-In Attendants: Wear comfy clothes, bring cozy blankets, and bring folding chairs if you want to sit outside of your vehicle. The theater will have concessions.

We’ll also be running a food drive, so remember to bring your canned foods and shelf stable donations to the COCO truck on Wednesday night!

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Sept 30th – Harvest Festival is back

Dear Lincoln Options Families,

Harvest Festival is September 30th, from 9:00-11:45.

Each fall the Lincoln community celebrates the harvest of our own garden and the bounty of the season. All students gather for an assembly and are then released to participate in outdoor activities and crafts such as cider pressing, hay jumping, pumpkin ring toss, sack races, face painting, and ivy crowns.

All families are welcome, but we request that alumni siblings do not attend. The activities are oriented for younger children and we do not have a system in place to coordinate alumni volunteers. Also, this is a school day for them and throughout the district we are emphasizing consistent attendance. Younger siblings are welcome.

A major highlight of this event is the community meal, made by students with the help of many adult volunteers, using ingredients straight from the Lincoln garden! Kids eat with their families. Serving everyone can be tricky, so be patient with long lines or beat the lines by eating as soon as the kitchen opens.

Harvest Festival Schedule

From 9:00 – 11:45
8:30 Regular Arrival Time, Visitor Sign-In

9:00 Opening Ceremony Assembly in Gym

9:40 Activities Begin

10:30-11:45 Lunch is Served & Activities Continue

11:45 End of Festival- Students Return to Class

2:45- End of School Day- Regular Dismissal Time

If your child is leaving before 2:45 you must sign them out in the office

All visitors and volunteers must sign in and put on a name badge before joining the celebration. If you will be attending as a volunteer (activities, food server, etc.) you must have attained your district volunteer clearance and shown verification of vaccine status prior to Friday, 30th.

September 30th is also “Orange Shirt Day” or the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. This day was initiated in Canada as a day to acknowledge and reconcile the negative impacts that the Indian Residential school system had, and continues to have, on Indigenous communities. Wearing an orange shirt on the National Day of Truth and Reconciliation was inspired by a story told by Phyllis Jack Webstad about her experience of having all of her personal clothing removed from her, including a new orange shirt, on her first day of school. The motto of the day is “Every Child Matters”, including children that are now adults or have gone before us. We invite you to wear an orange shirt to Harvest Festival to commemorate the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation and to honor the people who are or were victims of the Indian Residential school system. You can learn more at https://beyond.ubc.ca/orange-shirt-day/ and https://www.orangeshirtday.org/

Harvest Festival- how you can help:

  • Paul is looking for someone with a truck or trailer to buy and transport 5 bales of straw for the hay jump. You will be reimbursed. Contact Paul at procks@osd.wednet.edu
  • Apples for cider pressing
  • Volunteers to lead activities– we have a list of activities from previous years, or you can bring your own idea!
  • Cafeteria help! Set-up, Servers, Clean-up – see attached google doc to sign up. Harvest Festival Cafeteria Helpers
  • Join us! K/1 families are especially encouraged to attend. This is a busy event and it is helpful for youngers to have an adult with them.
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Spring Fling 2022 countdown

May 15 – online silent auction opens.  

May 21 – online live auction begins at 7 p.m.   


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April 2022 OPUS


Lincoln OPUS April 2022.pdf 

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