La Center Elementary School

Home of the Bobcats

(360) 263-2134

La Center Elementary Talent Show Group Photo
La Center Elementary Talent Show
We've got talent!!
Author Joyce Magnin Visits La Center
Author Joyce Magnin Visits La Center
Hearing the story right from the source!
Administrative Assistants Day 2017
Administrative Assistants Day 2017
We take care of our own!
Bobcat Walk-Run
Bobcat Walk-Run
Celebrating the completion of a hard-earned goal!
Science Fair
Science Fair
Assorted pictures from this year's amazing Science Fair!
PTO Birthday Books
PTO Birthday Books
LC PTO gives away books to students on their birthdays!
2016 Holiday Choir
Holiday Choir
Singing to celebrate the holidays!
First Grade Reading Buddies
First Grade Reading Buddies
At La Center, we help each other!
Science Olympiad
Science Olympiad
It's never too early to start doing science!
Spirit Week
Spirit Week
The Bobcats have no shortage of spirit!
2016-17 Honor Choir
Honor Choir
They've got a lot to sing about!

Elementary School Attendance Line


Teacher Websites
Alanko, Karen (5th)LINK
Bucklin, Rob (3rd-5th PE)LINK
Buhrmester, Nancy (1st)LINK
Collins, Michelle (4th)LINK
Cooke, Lynette (K-12 Media Specialist)LINK
Cooper, Megan (1st)LINK
Denney, Kate (5th)LINK
Englund, Lois (1st)LINK
Hall, Greg (4th-5th)LINK
Hancock, Joni (2nd)LINK
Johnson, Colleen (Kindergarten)LINK
Klump, Monica (5th)LINK
Lepak, Butch (4th)LINK
Lewis, Andrea (Art Specialist)LINK
Lindblom, Lynette (Kindergarten)LINK
McKay, Brenda (Music)LINK
Persic, Rita (1st)LINK
Poppert, Peter (3rd)LINK
Reser, Treasha (1st-2nd PE)LINK
Sloniker, Pete (5th)LINK
Tomberlin, Laura (2nd)LINK
Warren, Shannon (3rd)LINK
Welcome Letter from Scott Lincoln, Principal

August 31, 2016


We are pleased to welcome you to the 2016-2017 school year and look forward to working with you to support our students.

Things have been happening here at school.  We have had learning experiences with our Kindy Cub Camp and our incoming fourth grade Imagine Learning summer reading program.  Staff have been planning, getting classrooms ready, learning more about our new literacy programs, and participating in such training as our technology workshops.  Many great volunteers have worked to support families by gaining and providing numerous backpacks and school supplies to students.  Generous volunteers have helped us to install our new zipline that students, families, and community members helped us to purchase with last year’s Bobcat Walk/Run.  There has also been a great deal of work installing and preparing two new portables with four new classrooms for our students.

We continue our efforts to support and improve upon our school-wide behavior support program.  This will include school-wide efforts to support our students utilizing the brain-based “MindUp” social and problem-solving skills program.  We will continue working with our expectations posters throughout the campus, participating in our Behavior Fairs, handing out Bobcat Coins for acts of respect, utilizing our Resolution Rooms to support our students in positive relations, participating in monthly school-wide behavior celebrations, and opening our Bobcat Stores for students to purchase fun items with their earned Bobcat Bucks.  You will find some more basics in our Parent and Student Handbooks, and learn more through reading, signing, and returning our La Center School Collaborative Agreement.

There have been some staff changes preparing for the school year.  They are as follows:

-Michelle Cuthbert -2ND grade teacher              -Lisa Halstrom –Counselor

-Jessica Wanke -3RD grade teacher                     -Rachel Gregg –A.C.E. para

-Melissa Lile –Head Secretary

Our parents and families have been and always will be critical to our students’ success.  There are many ways you can help out.  One of the best ways is to talk with your children about school each day to show support and that we are all working on our learning together.  We will have many opportunities for you to support us at school.  These can be such experiences as participating in our Watch D.O.G.S. program, our Bobcat Walk/Run later in September, our Bike Fair in May, and our Bobcat Stores that will open quarterly (monthly for 4TH & 5TH grades).  You can join us for class presentations, student performances and our evening and weekend activities are fun to attend.  And, of course, we can always utilize the efforts of our great volunteers.  Some help weekly in such ways as helping out in classrooms or helping with our Read Naturally program.  Some do not have as much time available and help us when they can, like through joining us on field trips and our classroom celebrations.  There are numerous ways to help out and many do not require a great deal of time to make a difference in our students’ lives.  Just let us know and we can find opportunities that fit.

We look forward to seeing what we can do to support our students and learning community during the 2016-2017 school year.  Working together, this will be a great year for our learners.


-Scott  Lincoln, Principal & Jeremy Kidd, Associate Principal