Friday, December 18, 2015

MCAS 2016

Lincoln School Spring 2016 MCAS Schedule


v      Third Grade Students will complete the MCAS ELA Reading Comprehension assessments on Tuesday, March 29 th and Thursday, March 31st , 2016.   

v      Fourth Grade Students will complete the MCAS ELA Reading Comprehension assessments on Wednesday, March 30 th and Friday, April 1 st, 2016.
IMPORTANT UPDATE - This year the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) has decided not to include the MCAS English Language Arts Long Composition in Grade 4.  

v      Fifth Grade Students will complete MCAS ELA Reading Comprehension assessments on Tuesday, April 5 th 2016 and Wednesday, April 6th, 2016. 

MAY 2016

v      Third Grade Students will complete MCAS Mathematics assessments on Tuesday, May 10 th and Thursday, May 12th, 2016.

v      Fourth Grade Students will complete MCAS Mathematics assessments on Monday, May 16 th, and Wednesday, May 18 th, 2016.

v       Fifth Grade Students will complete MCAS Mathematics assessments on Monday, May 9 th and Wednesday, May 11th, 2016 and Science and Technology/Engineering assessments on Tuesday, May 17 th and Thursday, May 19 th, 2016.


Kelly Clough

            Principal, Lincoln School

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Next Week's Events At Lincoln School

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

All School Assembly 


Crazy Hat Day!

All Staff And Students, Don't forget to wear your Hat!
                                           Declaration by Opal LaMontagne, Principal For the Day 

New Elementary Report Cards

Friday, December 18, parents of children in grades 1-5 will be receiving their child’s report card for the fall term. As a reminder, this year we are piloting new report cards in these grade levels. These report cards have been revised so that they are more closely aligned to state standards, as well as giving parents more information about their child’s progress. A report card revision committee was developed with representative teachers from each of the grade levels during the 2014-15 school year. The committee sought input from parents, teachers, administrators and the school committee. In addition, they looked at recently updated models from other communities. After many rounds of revisions, new report cards have been created for this year. For more information about these report cards, please click on the link to see an informational video:

This school year will serve as a pilot year, to help determine what changes are needed in order to have a finalized report card in place for the 2016-2017 school year. Please take the time to complete the following survey to help inform the report card committee:

Also look for an additional survey, which will be conducted later this year. The report card revision committee looks forward to your feedback! 



Friday, December 11, 2015

A Look At This Past Week!


Opal LaMontagne

The Hour Of  Code.  What Is It?  Read On and Find Out!
Dear parents,

Your child participated in the Hour of Code this week! "The Hour of Code is a one-hour introduction to computer science, designed to demystify code and show that anybody [even pre-readers] can learn the basics" says The free tutorials can help kids learn skills in math, logic, sequencing, geometry, spacial reasoning, problem solving, art, storytelling, and more. Most importantly, your kids will love it!

Here's what to do:
  1. Check out the free tutorials at (no account required). There are dozens of modules to try.
  2. Want more? Sign up for a free account at and take the 4 free courses (ages 4 and up).
It's hard to find an industry that isn't being changed by technologies that run code. So go to and get your kids coding today!
                                                                                   (Submitted by Phil Bellenoit, ITS)

Spreading  Cheer During this Holiday Season!

Claire and Kate McCabe
We Have a New Staff Member  At Lincoln School ! 
Please join the Lincoln School community in welcoming our newest staff member, Kindergarten Assistant in Mrs. Cirame’s classroom, Mrs. Otti McCutcheon.  Mrs. McCutcheon is replacing Mrs. Mouradian who took a another position.  Mrs. McCutcheon is a mother of two elementary school aged children.  We are very pleased to have Mrs. McCutcheon with us at Lincoln.

Look What Is Happening In Kindergarten!
We had a great time today celebrating the end of Super Hero Vowel Week and our Super Writing! The students worked hard to practice reading their teaching books independently and we then shared them with our peers, listening respectfully and gave compliments to each other. We are proud of our hard work and we are...SUPER READERS AND WRITERS!
Be sure to read our newsletter today there is lots of important info and have a fantastic weekend!
                                                                                                               Christina Cirame
                                                                                                               Kindergarten Teacher

Winchester High School Chorus Concert
Bella Voce - Sachem Choir - Concert Choir
Chamber Singers  - Octets

Wednesday, December 16th
7:00 PM
Location: Town Hall

Friday, December 4, 2015

A Time For Giving and Receiving

Crossing Guard Dave McLaughlin Retires!

Dave and Officer Groux, Yankee Fans!

Lincoln Students, Staff, and Members of Winchester Police Department Celebrate his many years of dedication and service to the Lincoln School and Winchester Community.

Dave with his fellow Crossing Guards and Officer Groux
at Our November All School Assembly.

Thank You Dave!   We will Miss You!
Go Yankees!  I Mean Red Sox!

Lincoln School Has New Sweat Shirts!

Specially designed by our Art Teacher, Ms. Susan Costello

On Sale Beginning Next Week!

Lincoln Staff Members will have size requests filled out and available to place an order, should you decide to purchase one for him/her as a holiday gift!

They'll Make Wonderful Holiday Gifts for Students, Staff,  and Family Members!

WPS 2015 Holiday Gift Drive
November/December 2015

Dear Winchester Public School families,

Thank you so much for visiting the 2015 Holiday Gift Drive Wish List site! We hope that you will consider participating. Below you will find a wish list of gifts, sent in by parents, for children who attend the Winchester Public Schools. If you would like to select a gift to purchase, click on the icon to the right of the gift description. That gift will then be selected, and will no longer be available to anyone else. If you have any difficulty in obtaining the item you have selected, please do not hesitate to substitute a gift card, 'to be used for the purchase of...' for that item. Bring the gift, UNWRAPPED, with the family number and general gift description attached, to your family's elementary school office no later than Friday, December 11th. Please know that the families who submit wishes are deeply grateful for your support of their children. Thank you so much for helping families in Winchester have a happy holiday season!

Please go to the following link:

(Submitted by Anne Ludlow, School Social Worker)

Make an on-line gift to WFEE today and double the impact of your donation.

Wait...there is more! If we make that match, then Correct Temp, Darb Mechanical, Fitzmaurice Electric and Barker Lumber are offering an additional $2,000 match. 

Your gift will help ensure that all Winchester students have access to the technology that is changing teaching and learning across the globe. 

Thank you to the many WFEE supporters who are making powerED UP! a reality.