Open Houses by Grade:

Kindergarten:   October 14th 7:45-8:30
1st Grade:         October 6th 8-9 a.m. in students classrooms
2nd Grade:        October 7th 8-9 a.m. in students classrooms
3rd Grade:         Sept. 22nd 8-9 a.m. beginning in the theater and then
                           moving to classrooms

4th Grade:         September 25th 8-9 a.m. beginning in the library and
                           then moving to classrooms

6-8th Grades:    September 24th 6:00-7:30 p.m. beginning in the theater
                           and then following student schedules/visiting each teacher


PUMPKINFEST 

October 18th! 

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Principal Bott's Message:

Dear Families,
 
First I want to thank everyone who made last week’s back to school picnic a huge success.  It was great seeing so many people Wednesday evening – the crowd filling our yard captured in one image the power and the connectedness of our community.  Thank you to the countless volunteers who made the event the success that it was.
 
In conjunction with Pumpkinfest this fall, we are launching a K-8 community project that is being led by our second grade students and teachers.  Students across the grades will create pumpkin patches the week before Pumpkinfest.  These pumpkin patches will be on display throughout the school, capturing the energy and spirit of our community.  Students will work in teams to create their pumpkin, an important part of our school-wide community building efforts this year.  Three homerooms, to be selected by our 2nd grade student project leaders, will be chosen to deliver pumpkins to local community centers (nursing homes, children's programs, etc) to spread fall cheer throughout our community.  If you are able to support this initiative by purchasing and delivering a pumpkin to our school, please fill out the following form http://goo.gl/forms/Bi7PdPaSnB.  Pumpkins would need to be delivered on either October 8th or October 9th so we are ready for this exciting project on Tuesday October 13th.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to me.
 
I want to take a moment in this week’s Lines to provide some clarity about the work of Lincoln Extended Day (LED).  To be clear, it is a huge challenge that LED does not have enough space for everyone who would like to use the program.  That being said, it is important to recognize the work that LED has done in conjunction with the school over the past several months to begin to solve this challenge.  This fall, LED restructured their program to add a third group – Sharktank – to run in conjunction with Wolfpack and Beehive.  The addition of this third group provides the structure needed to grow.  This expansion process also included work to hire new staff and enrollment of students up to the maximum allowed by LED’s operating license.  LED is now engaging with the state to expand the license, and once this licensure update is completed the program will be able to expand even further.  Expanding a very successful program is always a challenge, as it is particularly hard to accomplish expansion and maintain a program’s high quality.  I want to thank the LED board for working extremely hard to develop and implement an aggressive expansion timeline which is designed to maintain the high quality LED program we have come to expect.  Questions about the expansion plans or LED in general should be directed to the LED board. 
 
Lastly, I would like to both recognize and thank Mrs. Zobel and her 8th grade students for bringing a pop-up park to Lincoln School last Friday.  So many members of our community were able to visit this park and learn about our ecological impact on our planet.  Most notable, it was the passion of our students to both share information and make suggestions on ways we can shrink our ecological footprint that was most exciting.  Our student leaders today are well on their way to being the leaders of tomorrow. 
 
We are all looking forward to another exciting week!
 
Andrew