Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Lincoln Community Making a Difference!

Thank you Lincoln Community for All Your Donations!  

100th Day Collections
For the past twelve years, Lincoln School classes have participated in a special activity for the 100th day of school.  Each grade level has worked together to collect 100 of a specific personal item.  The items are all donated to the Woburn Council of Social Concern.  These are items which are not typically covered by food stamps.  
This year, thanks to the generosity of the Lincoln community, our school was able to donate 1,001 items!  We were able to exceed our goal of collecting 100 items per grade level.  The Woburn Council was so appreciative of the large delivery of toothpaste, toothbrushes, soap, sponges, and lip balm.
Thanks to Everyone for participating in this important initiative and for helping families in need in our local communities!

Our newest philanthropic project at Lincoln School is Pennies for Patients! Students will be bringing home a small collection box this week to collect loose change that will be donated to The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. This project will run for the entire month of March.

A representative from the Pennies for Patients attended our All School Assembly the week before February vacation to speak with all of our students about the mission of Pennies For Patients. Students learned about how these donations, no matter how small, can make a difference towards finding cures for cancer.

We will be collecting donations from each individual classroom. At the end of the month we will tally the amounts from each room. The classroom that raises the most funds will be treated to a Pizza Party!

Families, please mark you calendars for the Gr. K-2 Winter Concert on March 1st at 6:30 PM.  Participating students should dress nicely for this special occasion and should go to their classrooms at 6:15 PM They have some special songs prepared for you.  For safety reasons, siblings who are not performing should sit with their families.  Please do not exit the auditorium until all three grades have performed.

Active Drop-Off Volunteers

We need parent volunteers to monitor The Active Drop-Off sight located on Main St. Monday through Friday from 8:15 AM - 8:30 AM.   For many years, this location was monitored by the same Lincoln parent volunteers , but they are no longer available since their children no longer attend Lincoln School.  

Even if you can volunteer 1 morning per week, we could really use your help.   (The school bus pulls into this location each morning to drop off students at approximately the same time many parents also use the live drop-off)  

Some  parents have been parking illegally in the bus only lane while the bus driver is trying to pull in.  This poses safety concerns for students exiting the bus.   Officer Groux is ordering new parking signs that are larger,  in hopes that this will deter parents from parking in the BUS Only Lane.  

The Winchester Police Department and LSPA  have also advertised in the past for additional crossing guards and parking monitors but we have not been able to find someone to fill either of these roles on a consistent basis.  We will continue to try and fill this position(s).   If you know of someone who might be interested in either being a crossing guard or parking monitor,  please contact  Kelly Clough or Officer Groux.   We greatly appreciate your assistance.    

Please join Kelly Clough for a Principal's Coffee on Friday, March 3 2017 from 9:00 AM - 9:45 AM in the school cafeteria.   Ms. MacLeod, Reading Teacher/Literacy Coach, will also be joining us at this coffee to share important information regarding literacy.  We will also discuss information pertaining to the upcoming MCAS 2.0 Assessments and answer any questions you may have regarding MCAS preparation or other topics related to reading and writing in grades 3 and 4.

Friday, February 3, 2017

Go Patriots!


Lincoln Cafeteria Staff Show Their School Spirit!!!

Go Patriots!

Lincoln School Recognized As A Commendation School

On February 1, 2017,  The Lincoln Elementary School 
and the Vinson-Owen Elementary School were Honored 
as Commendation Schools at The State House in Boston.

​I​n Attendance ​from Left to Right: Michael Day, State Representative; Jim Peyser, Secretary of Education; Evans,Superintendent of Winchester Public Schools; Kelly Clough, Principal of Lincoln School; Laura Zermani, Teacher at Lincoln Elementary School; Lt. Governor Karyn Polito and Mitchell D. Chester, Commissioner of Elementary and Secondary Education
I​n Attendance ​from Left to Right: ​Michael Day, State Representative; Grant Smith, Principal of Vinson-Owen School, Jim Peyserof Education; ​Judy Evans, Superintendent of Winchester Public Schools; Christine Tarantino, Teacher ​at Lincoln School;​ Lt. Governor​ Karyn Polito and Mitchell D. Chester, Commissioner of Elementary and Secondary Education.            

Superintendent Judy Evans and State Representative Michael Day 
Seated in the House of Representatives Chamber

Congratulations to Lincoln Staff, Students
And Family Members!

100th Day of School - Lincoln Gives Back!

For the past twelve years, Lincoln School classes have participated in a special activity for the 100th Day of School.  

Each grade level has worked together to collect 100 of a specific personal item.  
The items are all donated to the Woburn Council of Social Concern.  These are items which are not typically covered by food stamps.  

We have been able to donate over 1,000 items each year, thanks to the generosity 
of Lincoln families.  This year, all donations are asked to be brought in by Monday, February 13th.

Thanks to all the grade levels participating this year!

* Toothpaste: kindergarten
* Toothbrushes: grade 1
* Soap: grade 2
* Lip Balm: grade 3 and 5
* Sponges: grade 4

Guest Reader: Mrs. Rubbins

Mrs. Rubbins reads Max Found Two Sticks from Lincoln Loves Literacy on Vimeo.