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To the parents of Lincoln Elementary students: We would like to inform you that Pokemon cards are not allowed in school. Please note that Pokemon cards may not be traded at school and are strictly prohibited both in the classroom AND on the playground.
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September 15

To the parents of Lincoln Elementary students:

We would like to inform you that Pokemon cards are not allowed in school. Please note that Pokemon cards may not be traded at school and are strictly prohibited both in the classroom AND on the playground. If any child is found to be in possession of Pokemon cards, the cards will be confiscated and returned to a parent at an arranged meeting with the principal.

Thank you for your understanding.

- The Administration

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September 21

To the parents of Lincoln Elementary students:

Further to our message dated Sept 15, 2015, we would like to specify that Pokemon cards are also prohibited in the hallways of the school, in the audio-visual room, in the art room, and on and under the stairwells. Though these locations were not specified in the original email, please be advised that Pokemon cards are not allowed anywhere on school premises. If a child is found to be in possession of Pokemon cards at school - and this includes all physical locations on the school campus - the cards will be confiscated and returned to a parent at a specially arranged meeting with the principal.

Thank you for your understanding.

- The Administration

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October 14

To the parents of Lincoln Elementary students:

Further to our messages dated Sept 15th and September 21st, 2015, please be aware that virtual trading of Pokemon cards using vouchers, apps or spreadsheets is strictly prohibited at school, including anywhere on school premises and at any time during the school day. If a child is found to be trading Pokemon cards using known or existing modus operandi AND/OR any method or technology as yet undeveloped or unknown, the sales ledger or smartphone or bearer debenture or whatever will be confiscated and returned to a parent at a specially arranged meeting with the principal.

On a side note, there will be a mandatory school assembly tomorrow on the subject of addiction.

Thank you for your understanding.

- The Administration

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October 27th, 2015

To the parents of Lincoln Elementary students:

Further to our messages dated Sept 15th, Sept 21st and Oct 14th, 2015, please be aware that even if a Pokemon has defeated an opponent and increased its battling aptitude which has led to its metamorphosis into a stronger species, it is still absolutely considered a Pokemon and therefore, a card bearing its image is not allowed on the school campus at any time or location or at any stage of its evolutionary process.

Pokemon from Omega Ruby and Omega Sapphire and subsequent generations who are able to change forms are still Pokemon regardless if the transformation is cosmetic or related to Ability or Element.

Furthermore, although Mew are not technically Pokemon as they predate prehistoric Pokemon, scientists believe that they are likely the genetic ancestor of all Pokemon and therefore Mew cards are are very much prohibited from the school campus at all times and in all dimensions. Please also be advised that your child may not under any circumstances carry cards bearing the image of Lance, Giovanni, Vander, Jasmine, Ghetsis, Greevil, Cyrus or other trainers, elite trainers, gym leaders, evil team members or any character/being/species belonging to or associated with the Pokemon universe, past, present or future and regardless of generation. Finally, the notion that the school campus has transformed into "the alternate reality of Distortion World" and is therefore an eligible location for Pokemon to engage in battle, will not be accepted as an excuse for the possession of Pokemon cards, and the cards will still be confiscated and returned to a parent at a specially arranged meeting with the principal.

Thank you for your understanding.

- The Administration

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November 3

To the parents of Lincoln Elementary students:

We would like to say thank you to Nintendo Co. Ltd. for stepping in after the recent budget cuts and sponsoring the purchase of twenty new Notebooks for our fifth graders.

On a side note, Pokemon cards will now be allowed in school.

Thank you for your understanding.

- The Administration