Friday, October 28, 2016

Introducing our Guest Readers Series!

Listening to reading is beneficial to all children, not to mention a great way for busy parents to ensure that their children are reading daily. Please enjoy our newest "Lincoln Loves Literacy" initiative, "Guest Readers!" Each week a new staff member at Lincoln will be featured reading a book aloud. To start our our weekly Guest Reader Series, please enjoy our first book "Teacher's Rock" read to you by Mrs. Clough.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Come Join Us for Lincoln's first Family Movie Night!

Family Movie Night!
WHEN:  Friday, November 4th
TIME:   6:00-8:00 PM
WHERE:   Lincoln School Auditorium
WHO: Lincoln Families grades K-5
PRICE: Suggested donation $5 per person maximum $15 per family

Proceeds go toward the funding of Lincoln Initiatives
Snacks and Drinks will be available for sale

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Important Updates For This Fall

Hello Lincoln Families,

Student Photo Re-takes are scheduled for Thursday, November 3, 2016.

  • Retake day is on Thursday Nov. 3rd. Families wishing to have their child's photo retaken must return the original photo package intake on the Nov. 3rd.  Families do not need to fill out a new order form.

  • If a student was absent on the previous picture day, they simply bring in a completed order form on Nov. 3rd.  Please see Joyce if a student needs a form.

Please come and Claim Lost and Found Items!  They are on display in our front lobby all this week.  Those items not claimed will be donated to a local charity.  

Lincoln School Fall Cleanup is on Sunday, 
November 6, 2016

We are in need of Parent Volunteers to be on the Lincoln School Council.  
If you are interested in serving on the council, please contact Ms. Clough.  
The School Council will continue to work on Social Emotional Learning.

Friday, October 21, 2016


From the Desk of Ella MacLeod- Lincoln Literacy Coach
Have you heard about the newest room at Lincoln?!

It was once just the back space of the auditorium filled with forgotten furniture and empty boxes.  But it is now…
The Lincoln Literacy Lending Library!

This newly designed room is now a shared space that is available for all teachers to use. There are multiple seating areas for small group instruction, a cozy book nook perfect for settling in with a good book, and a large table ready for teacher meetings or professional development opportunities.  It is filled with many resources for teacher to borrow including mentor texts, leveled texts for students, professional books, professional DVD's, and the collection is growing quickly!

These are the “before” pictures, showcasing what the space looked like before the room was redesigned.

These are the “after” pictures showing what the space looks like now. Kelly Clough, Lincoln principal, provided funding for new furniture for the cozy reading nook, and the other books and supplies were from my old classroom.

These are leveled books for students or teachers to borrow for independent reading purposes.
This area holds all of the mentor texts and lessons. There are also professional books and literacy games available for teachers to borrow.


This is the cozy reading nook where small groups can come to meet and read. There are also charts with poems, and charts for beginning lessons that are available for teachers to borrow.

This table folds down for extra floor space, but when up serves as another good space for a small group to work.

 This large round table serves as a place for teachers to meet with small groups for instruction.  It is also often used as a meeting place for consults, IEP’s, CPT, and professional development.

Winchester Student Art Exhibit

Please Join All of Winchester in Celebrating Our 
Student Artists!

Also, Don't forget that Principal for the Day Raffle Tickets are on Sale now until Halloween, when 2 student names(K-2 & 3-5)will be announced!  

Parent Teacher Conferences are on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday October 25th, 26th, and 27th!

We also have Lincoln Sweatshirts on sale now!
Youth: $35.00,  Adult:  $40.00.  These are also great holiday gifts for teachers!

Friday, October 14, 2016

Lincoln Receives Award!

Congratulations to the Lincoln School and Members of Green Team!  Lincoln School was awarded the "Safe Routes to School Exemplary Program Regional Award" for our efforts with our Walk to School initiatives.  Officer Groux went to the State House and received the award on our behalf. Officer Groux also shared this award with our staff and students at our first All School Assembly.

Lincoln Green Team Members

Fall Is Here!

Dear Lincoln Families,

Fall Parent/Teacher Conferences Conferences are scheduled for October 26, 27, and 28.  These are Early Release Days for all students K - 5. Teachers have sent families an online Conference Sign-up Sheet through Signup Genius.   Please be sure to choose a date and time as soon as possible if you have not already done so.

Fifth grade students will be offering babysitting services for those parents who need it.  All proceeds will go towards fifth grade events for this school year.  

Principal for The Day raffle tickets will also be on sale during the conference days.  Student names will be drawn from the raffle bins and announced on HALLOWEEN! 

The Flu Clinic for students will be on Wednesday, October 19th.  Please contact our School Nurse, Lynn Vozzella, if you have any questions.  

Our next All School Assembly will be held on Thursday, October 27 where our staff and students will be treated to fall and Halloween songs by our first grade students. 

I hosted a Principal's Coffee for Kindergarten Families in September, and second coffee for Fifth Grade Families in October.  The next Principal's Coffee is scheduled for November 4, for First Grade Families, from 9:00 AM - 9:45 AM in the cafeteria.  I look forward to meeting with you!

Parents of Students in Grades 4 and 5 - There is going to be a first ever Parent-Child Book Club at Lincoln School!  The event will take place on Wednesday, November 16th.  The book is Where the Red Fern Grows, by Wilson Rawls.  Don't forget to sign up - Space is limited to 10 fourth graders and 10 fifth graders.   There will also be a Pot Luck dinner included.