Thursday, November 24, 2016

Thank You From All Over the World!

Thank you! Thank you!!

A Very Thankful All School Meeting!

Thank you to the Winchester Ballet Collaborative for giving a preview of you upcoming performance of the Nutcracker!  The students and staff all fully enjoyed the show!

Friday, November 18, 2016

Book Club Comes to Lincoln!

 Parent Volunteers Needed on Tuesday, November 22, from 8:30 AM - 9:00 AM. 

We are in need of 2 more drivers to deliver food baskets to the Woburn Council of Social Concern.  If you are able to be a driver, please contact our School Nurse, Lynn Vozzella.  Your assistance and support  is greatly appreciated.  

Look at our Magnificent Readers!
Parents and Children Read Together

Excellent Kick off to the First Ever 4th & 5th Grade Parent-Child Book Club! 

Thanks to LSPA for organizing the sixteen 4th & 5th graders who brought their parents back to school for a potluck dinner, tasty desserts and wonderful discussion about Wilson Rawl's classic, Where the Red Fern Grows.  

November 16th was a wonderful night of connection and sharing. It was great to hear how many families enjoyed carving out time in their busy lives to read with their child and share the range of emotions and adventure Billy and his dogs went through in this terrific book.

Be on the Look out for our next invitation in a Lincletter in early February! 

Thank you to the many, many students and family members who walked to school on Tuesday, November 15 !!!  Students signed our Green banner and received stickers for their terrific efforts!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Thursday, November 10, 2016

November News and Events

News from Commissioner Mitchell Chester & the MA Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

"I know that most of you were tuned in to yesterday's vote including the presidential election as well as the Massachusetts ballot initiatives. I realize that question two, the charter school cap initiative, is one that many individuals, families, and Educators were advocating for on one side or the other.
On this day after the election I would like to share my thoughts with you through a video message. I encourage you to share the video with all of your educators, parents, and the community. The video message can be found on our website at: The video transcript is also attached for distribution.

It takes all of us, families and educators working together, to create and maintain high-quality classrooms and schools, and I look forward to continuing to work with you. I know that the Commonwealth’s educators are committed to doing what's necessary to provide each and every student in Massachusetts with a world-class education; you have my commitment as well."


Mitchell D. Chester

Veteran's Day

Lincoln Parent and Veteran, Mr. McCarthy, visited Ms. Nagle's first grade classroom today (Kendall McCarthy's dad)  and spoke about his military experiences with the children.  He served in the Army and works currently in the National Guard. 

Thank you to all of our Veterans for the dedication, sacrifices, and service to our country!

Families, Please don't forget that each Monday morning from 8:00 AM - 8:45 AM you may add additional money to your child's lunch account.  John Beckley, from our Lunch Staff will be seated at the table outside the front office to assist you.  If there is no school on a particular Monday, you can meet with lunch staff on that Tuesday from 8:00 AM - 8:45 AM.

Third and Fourth Grade Social Studies And Science Learning Experiences

 Ms. McEleney's third grade students communicate their learning of wampanoags using Google drawing tools, which are part of the Google Apps for Education suite (GAFE).

Fourth Graders  Learn All About Volcanoes!

Look What Students Are Learning About At Lincoln School

Building Wampanoag Villages
Grade 3: Ms. McEleney's Classroom

Principal For The Day Raffle Tickets are on Sale until Friday, October 29, 2016.

Don't Forget to Check Out the Lost And Found for Missing Items!

Do Any of these items look familiar?

"I Need a Home!" :(

Lost and Found Items will be on display all this week and next.  Unclaimed items will be donated to a local charity on 
Friday, November 4, 2016.

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Audiobooks and Listening to our “Guest Readers!”
from the desk of Ella MacLeod, literacy coach
I love listening to audiobooks!  I have trained for 3 marathons while listening to books.   I have driven to Georgia and back each summer listening primarily to auidiobooks.  I listen to them while I clean.  My two daughters and even my husband have all also become fans of audiobooks; getting sucked into The Land of Stories, Harry Potter, 11 Birthdays and many more.  But, I often wondered if listening to audiobooks was the same as reading “real books”. I decided to look to the experts to hear what they had to say about audiobooks, and this is what I found:
Audiobooks can be used to:
  • Introduce students to books above their reading level
  • Model good interpretive reading
  • Teach critical listening
  • Highlight the humor in books
  • Introduce new genres that students might not otherwise consider
  • Introduce new vocabulary or difficult proper names or locales
  • Sidestep unfamiliar dialects or accents, Old English, and old-fashioned literary styles
  • Provide a read-aloud model
  • Provide a bridge to important topics of discussion for parents and children who can listen together while commuting to sporting events, music lessons, or on vacations
  • Recapture "the essence and the delights of hearing stories beautifully told by extraordinarily talented storytellers" (Baskin & Harris, 1995, p. 376)
In the meantime, we hope you enjoy listening to our Guest Readers!  New readers will be featured and added regularly!

Friday, November 4, 2016

It Was A Very Happy Halloween At Lincoln School!


Staff Members Dressed up in Creative Hats!

Ms.  Bowman as Smarty Pants - Contest Winner!


Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF Kickoff !
Jessica Morris, Community Engagement Fellow, Boston U.S. Fund for UNICEF,
gave a wonderful presentation at our All School Assembly on October 27th about UNICEF and what it represents and how students can help make a difference for children all over the world.  Jessica also showed a meaningful video during the assembly explaining  the many different resources and supports that children receive from UNICEF donations.

Did you know that in 2015, Lincoln students raised over $5,000.00 for UNICEF!  We can't wait to share the results from this year.  

Kindergarten Students Also Paraded Around Lincoln School

First Grade Students Dressed Up and Sang Halloween Songs on Front Steps of Lincoln School