ALL doors will be locked DURING school hours.

Visitors will now have to knock or call the office to have a staff member open the door.

Thank you for your attention on this new safety procedure.

If you have any questions, please call the office at 505.721.3400.


  • School Hours:

    • Doors open @ 7:15 am

    • TARDY BELL @ 7:35 am

    • Monday - Thursday   7:30 - 2:30

    • Friday (Early Release)  7:30 - 1:30

Mission, Vision, Goals.....




Safe, Active, Creative, Confident, Career-Ready: LYNX                 


1.  All staff members will work to help students to become proficient readers and mathematicians.  All staff will support the students by completing their duties while modeling the GMCS core values.

2.  All students will work toward reaching proficiency in reading and math at their grade levels during the 2013-2014 school year.  Proficiency will be measured by DIBELS, Short Cycle Assessments, Curriculum-Based Measures, and the New Mexico Standards Based Assessment.

3.  Each teacher will make personal contact with their students' parents a minimum of once per quarter.  Staff will record parental contacts and submit the form to the Parental Involvement Goal Team monthly.

2017-2018 School Calendar

Message from the Principal


Hello Lincoln Community!  My name is Mary Washburn and I am proud to be principal of Lincoln Elementary School. 

My goal as principal is to work with the school community to ensure that all students are proficient in their literacy and numeracy skills.  With Common Core State Standards, it is important to provide all teachers with time and resources so that each student is ready for the next grade.  I hope you will join us during this year’s activities to understand what these expectations mean for your child to complete his or her schooling ready for college and work.

I am excited to be part of the Lincoln community with its excellent reputation for learning and involvement.  It is exciting to see so many parents and community members in the building and in the classrooms.  The students notice this interest and are motivated to do their best.

All staff members are pulling together to make the learning environment dynamic and productive.  I see our staff members enthusiastically look for ways to be more effective. 

A big part of this year’s work will be implementing Capturing Kids’ Hearts™ by the Flippen Group.  You can find out more by going to their site, .  All staff will be trained together and will have follow up training later in the year.  We invite you to join us for these training days in the Boardroom as we begin this work.  The dates of the training are Wednesday, August 31, Thursday, September 1 and Friday, September 2.  Students will NOT be at school on these three days.

We all look forward to seeing our students learn new things and to be successful learners and students.  After all, our students are our greatest treasure!

Notice of Non-Discrimination

Gallup-McKinley County Schools (GMCS) recognizes the diversity and worth of all individuals regardless of national origin, race, religion, sex or sexual orientation in any educational programs, activities or employment. GMCS does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, disability or age in its programs and activities. GMCS provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups.  The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: 504 District Contact—Tim Bond,  505-721-1018; Title IX —Sandra Lee, Director of Personnel, 505-721-1063