Thursday, October 19, 2017

Parents,  Please Don't Forget to Sign up for Parent/Teacher Conferences!

 Conferences are being scheduled for Wednesday, October 25, Thursday, October 26, and Friday, October 27th.  

Movie Night
Comes Again!

WHEN:  Thursday, October 26th
TIME:   6:30-8:00 PM
WHERE:   Lincoln School Auditorium (Please enter and exit at the auditorium doors.)
WHO: Lincoln Students grades K-5
PRICE: Suggested donation $5 per person maximum $15 per family

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

Parents, go enjoy some alone time while your children watch a movie!

First Grade Families,  I will be hosting a Principal Coffee on Thursday, November 9, 2017 from 8:45 AM - 9:30 AM in the school cafeteria.  I hope you are able to join me!

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

What a Wonderful Fall Gathering!
Thank You to our LSPA for organizing this festive event.

Wright Locke Farm


Innovation Lab Update
We are busy organizing the many wonderful supplies we have been receiving from our generous families! Thank you! Please keep them coming!
Also, remember our Donation of the Month
Lego Base Plates!
We are slowly building our Lego Wall but we need your help!
Send in any extra Lego base plates you have or purchase a pack from Amazon with this link:

Thank you for your support of this exciting space!

Fifth Grade Morning Announcers!

Sam and Leo

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Thank you Lincoln Community for ALL You are Doing to Assist with Relief Efforts in Puerto Rico

Check Out Our Donations 
For Puerto Rico So Far!

Wow - Keep Up the Great Efforts!

 Katherine Plosky And Viviana Cella selling Donuts and Cider. 
They Raised $64.00 to purchase items for Puerto Rico!

Maeve Collins and William Richardsonion

 Our Wonderful Fifth Grade Morning Announcers!  

Friday, October 6, 2017

Month Of October Events

  The LSPA is hosting our Second Annual Adult Social Event at Wright-Locke farm. 

Light appetizers and drinks will be served (there is a cash bar).

Location:  The Barn at Wright-Locke Farm
Date:  Friday October 13th
Time:  7-10 PM
For more information or to volunteer please contact:

There is a limit to how many people can attend, please purchase tickets in advance to save your spot*

$15/person Cash Bar
To purchase tickets click this link
Any questions please contact Elisabeth Murphy

 * If space is available, there will be ticket sales available at the door

Kindergarten Families,  

Please join me for the Principal's Coffee on Friday, October 13, 2017 

We will meet in the Cafeteria from 9:00 AM - 9:45 AM

There is still time to Join the School Newspaper Club! 

Simply sign-up through the Extended Day Program.  Contact Person:  Tracy Collins.

 The International Potluck
Thursday, October 26, 2017
At Lynch Elementary School
10 Brantwood Rd.
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Parents, Please sign up for the Fall Parent/Teacher Conferences!

Dates:  October 25, 26, 27, 2017.

Please Note:  These are Early Release Days!  Students are dismissed at 11:30 AM.

Thursday, October 5, 2017


Tickets Are On Sale Now!

Lincoln Students Making a Difference!

A Collection for Puerto Rico

The third graders in Mrs. Thomashow’s class are collecting necessities to be sent to the residents of Puerto Rico.  We are collecting the following items:

  • first aid supplies
  • water
  • diapers
  • hygiene products
  • flashlights
  • batteries
  • pet food
  • baby formula
  • baby food
  • canned food
  • cleaning supplies
  • bug repellent

Please check around your house for extras of these items (samples and hotel giveaways too!), and talk to your friends and neighbors!  There is a bin for donations in the front lobby.

All donations are due by Wednesday, October 11th.
Have you been inspired to contribute to our collection for Puerto Rico residents?  Are you looking for something you can do this weekend?  Check out some of the ways we thought of that you can raise or earn money - then you could use your earnings to purchase some necessities to donate!
  • Lemonade stand
  • Rainbow Loom sale
  • Yard sale/Garage sale
  • Bake sale/Food sale
  • iPad game sale
  • Toy sale
  • Hot chocolate stand
  • School supply stand
  • Arts & crafts sale
  • Stories sale
  • Put on a concert, puppet show

  • Mow lawns
  • Walk dogs
  • Rake leaves
  • Weed gardens
  • Tell stories
  • Help plant
  • Sell flowers/seeds
  • Water garden/plants
  • Babysit
  • Do household chores
  • Cook/help cook

Students in Grades 3, 4, and 5 JOIN THE LINCOLN SCHOOL GREEN TEAM!

Simply fill out an application and place it in the front office!

Families, Come to The Annual Autumn WPS Student Art Exhibition

 At the Winchester Public Library

 Head to the library to view and celebrate the creative efforts of  50 young artists from grades K-12 and get a glimpse of the K-12 Visual Art curriculum.   

These 2-D and 3-D pieces of art work will be on display from October 6 until November 30th.  A list of participating artists is attached to this email.


Refreshments will be served and awards will be presented to the participating artists. 

We are very grateful for the Library's generosity and their desire to host such a spectacular show.  Through their support we are able to share what the Art Department does with the community.  This also lets students know their work is valued beyond school walls.  

We are also extremely grateful for the support and craftsmanship of Andrew at Frame Haven, and Dave at Winchester Art and Frame.  Both establishments donated their time, materials and expertise in framing each and every 2-D piece in this exhibit.  Their professionalism adds to the level of excellence displayed in this beautiful art work, and has made this show even more spectacular! 

Congratulations to our young artists and their teachers for kicking off the 2017-18 school year with a stellar art show!

Submitted by:
 Jenn Levatino
Visual Art Director K-12
Winchester Public Schools

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Lincoln School
Opening Day!  
First Grade 

Lincoln Families,  
Welcome to My 2017 - 2018 Blog!

My blog will include important information and reminders as well as photographs that capture different events and learning opportunities that occur throughout the school year.  

Also, please don't forget to read the Weekly Lincletter 
produced by our LSPA.  The Lincletter comes out each Monday morning and it also contains timely information and updates.  The Assistant Principal Lisa Cormier, School Nurse, Lynn Vozzella, and I also contribute newsworthy items to the Lincletter.

Students, Want to Be Principal For the Day? 

Tickets Are on Sale Now! 

1 Ticket = $2.00

5 Tickets = $ 8.00

10 Tickets = $15.00

All proceeds will go towards sports equipment for playground,
school store items and other Lincoln School activities. 

 Fall Extended Day Classes begin this week! 

 Its not too late to sign up - Enrollment is still OPEN!
 Classes include the following:

Recycle Art Buffet - Miss Costello 

Wednesdays from October 4th- December 6th, 2017 
2:45 - 4:00
Grades 2-5
Location - Art Room
Cost $130 (includes $10 materials/supplies fee) (max Students 18)
Join Miss Costello for an 8 week art enrichment session of Recycle Art Buffet. This is an art enrichment experience beloved by all of the Lincoln School artists and is typically offered during the general curriculum twice a year. However, your child can have a recycled Art Buffet afternoon for 8 weeks to further explore, transform,repurpose recycled materials into 2d &3d works of art with this additional studio time. Students can choose to work solo or collaborate and can take work home after each session. Please bring a snack
Painting in the Park - Ms Clough 

Wednesdays from October 4th 2017 - November 29th 2017 
2:45 - 4:00
Grades 3-5
Location - Lincoln School Grounds and Surrounding Neighborhood
Cost $210 (max Students 8)
Students will join Mrs. Clough to draw and paint in the park across the street from Lincoln School and other neighborhood locations.  In case of inclement weather, we will paint inside the school.

Each student will receive his/her own individual portfolio filled with art materials that they will carry with them to each location as we observe and capture the beauty of our natural surroundings.

At the conclusion of our 6 weeks, we will have a mini celebration by inviting parents to join us for our Paint in the Park Expo on November 29th!
Newspaper Club - Ms. Luem, Mr. Bellenoit and Ms. Crossen

Wednesdays from October 4, 2017 – February 7, 2018 
2:45 - 4:00
Grades 3-5
Location - Lincoln School Library
Cost $240 (max Students 25)
Newspaper Club will meet once a week from the week of Oct. 4 through Feb. 2nd, and will involve students in grades 3-5 reading, collaborating, researching articles, interviewing fellow students and staff members, writing and editing articles, creating layout designs, and delivering their very own newspaper--The Pride Papers. Published newspapers will serve as mentor texts for our novice reporters as they begin to explore topics of interest, and delve into the writing process. In addition to a team of Lincoln Staff members who will help the students hone their new skills, we will be joined by a small team of high school students who write the newspaper at Winchester High School. Their expertise will help the elementary students with their research and writing, and their technical skills will ensure that our young reporters are able to edit their work and format it for the newspaper. In general, this newspaper club is a collaborative team seeking to improve students' reading, writing and research skills, and bring the Lincoln community together with a shared project and product.
Movie Making Part 1:  Script Writing- Phil Bellenoit 

Fridays from October 6 – December 15, 2017
Start Time:  3:00 -  4:00pm
Grades 3 - 5
Location - Lincoln School Library
Cost $120 (max students 8)

This year movie making will be split into two sessions. In the first session, students will develop a script and plan shots using a storyboard. Students may act out the script for the purpose of revision, but there will be no filming. In the second session (January), students will produce the movie written in the first session playing the roles of actor, director, camera a microphone operator. Students are welcome to sign up for both sessions, but it is not required
Read It ,Cook It - Mrs. Cogan and Mrs. Micciche CLOSED

Mondays from October 2 – November 27, 2017 
2:45 - 3:45
Grades 1-5
Location - Lincoln School 
Cost $130 (max Students 12)
Read it, Cook it.  A cooking class for students who like to read AND cook. 
Join Mrs. Cogan and Mrs. Micciche on Monday afternoons from 2;45 – 3:45 and we will read stories about food, then make the recipe.  Books like Pete’s a Pizza or If You Give a Pig a Pancake.  Grab a friend or a sibling and join the fun.
Perfectly Planted - Andrea Cogan and Amy Luem 

Thursdays from October 5th – November 16, 2017 
2:45 - 3:45
Grades 1-5
Location - Lincoln School 
Cost $130 (including Supplies) (max Students 12)
Perfectly Planted!! A gardening class for students who like to plant. Join Mrs Cogan and Mrs lurk on Thursday afternoons from 2.45 - 3.45 and we will learn about soils, annuals, perennials, fruits and vegetables and more. We will be planting around the lincoln school property. Grab someone who has a green thumb and come plant with us. Please bring gardening gloves. we will have everything else.
Homework Club  - Julie McEleney

Mondays from October 2nd , 2017 - February 5th , 2018
2.45PM - 4:00PM
Cost $240 
Grades 3-5 (max students 15)
Location Mrs McEleney's Classroom
Get your homework done before you even get home! This opportunity is open to 3rd -5th grade students and will allow you to do your homework right after school with  Lincoln school teacher supervision and assistance. No more trouble trying to decipher tricky directions or struggle with homework later in the day or evening. Come to this club with your works snack and enjoy the fun setting. Then head home ready to enjoy the rest of your day with family and friends...knowing your homework is all set.
Team Sports  - Andrea Cogan, Missy McBride 

Tuesdays from October 3rd - February 6th 2018
7:30 AM – 8:15 AM
Cost $220 
Grades 2 - 5 (max students 25)
It’s that time of year again – TEAM SPORTS!  Join Mrs. Cogan and Mrs. MacLeod in the Gym Tuesday mornings from 7:30 - 8:15.  We will play whiffle ball, basketball, floor hockey, Team Hand Ball plus so much more.  Grab a friend, grab your sister, grab your brother, and grab your cousin…. and sign up.
Open Gym - Andrea Cogan, Missy McBride 

Thursdays from October 3rd - February 6th 2018
7:30 AM – 8:15 AM
Cost $220 
Grades 2 - 5 (max students 25)
Location - Lincoln Gym
So much Equipment so little time. Come to open gym on Thursday mornings and use jump ropes, hula hoops, boss balls, footballs, lacrosse sticks, parachutes, scooters, noodles and more. Join with a friend a cousin, a sibling and sign up.
Mindful Mornings - Ms. Muscolino, Ms. Wilson, and other Lincoln Teachers

Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings or
Tuesday and Thursday mornings from October 16th -  December 15, 2017
8:05 AM -  8:35 AM  
Cost:  M, W & F:  $280     T, Th:  $180    M-F:  $400
Grades K - 5 (max students 15)
Location - Learning Center Rm. 009
Start your days with Mindful Mornings! This extended learning program will incorporate meditation, yoga, read alouds, and arts and crafts that will ease your child into the school day. Meditation and yoga are known to help children (and adults) improve focus, calmness, and thus allow them to self-regulate. We look forward to starting our day with you!