Our PTA is coordinating a STEM Showcase this year in lieu of a traditional science fair and the other related activities we have done in the past. Below are links to the registration for the STEM Showcase and a template that can be followed. Participation is entirely optional, and it is open to all students. The gist is that projects or experiments can be done by students/families at home and will be Showcased at school – essentially a virtual science fair. We will also be doing a few school based activities during the first week of May directly related to the STEM Showcase and STEM activities.
Over the past handful of years we have had our students participate in a number of activities in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) largely because of the problem solving expectations that come with these disciplines. Putting our students in positions where they have to apply skills, think critically, collaborate and solve problems is a very natural extension of what we work on throughout the learning day, and it is in that vein that we are coordinating this STEM Showcase.
All of the information and links can also be found in your student’s Google Classroom: Lincoln Elementary.
Growth Mindset, Grit, Collaboration, Curiosity, and Empathy abound in the outdoor classroom at Lincoln! We are celebrating Earth Day by planting some flowers and cleaning up the outdoor classroom for spring.
We are hosting a pre-registration only, planting/weeding session on Earth Day (Thursday, April 22nd) in different time slots to help beautify our outdoor classroom, as well as help kiddos develop a greater sense of environmental stewardship.
Covid restrictions: ~Pre-registration is required (Maximum of 12 students per block, if we cap out or you cannot make these times, you can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org). REGISTER HERE! ~Masks will have to be worn for the entire 30 minutes you are there ~Please bring your own garden trowel and gloves
If this doesn’t work for your schedule and you would like to help in this initiative in the future, please, contact us at email@example.com, and we can organize a time for your family or group to volunteer in the outdoor classroom!
Thank you for your dedication and helping LincolnGROW: Curious Minds • Healthy Bodies • Connected Hearts • Good Humans
Welcome Parents, Students, and Friends to our Read-a-thon!
This year, we are excited to announce that we will hold a Read-a-thon fundraiser. Our Read-a-thon is a program that brings students together with family and friends to encourage reading and to build literacy skills, EVEN AT-A-DISTANCE! The main focus of the Read-a-thon is for everyone to know we are committed to improving reading skills. To that end, the Read-a-thon promises to be a fun, exciting journey for all participants as they begin a personal Reading Adventure that challenges each reader to complete 10 reading sessions over our 2-week event.
We understand that, as parents, you have high expectations for the quality of your child’s education but also have limited time. That’s why we chose to hold a Read-a-thon. You will find this to be the easiest fundraiser possible. By simply activating your reader’s personal page and using the promotional tools found there, friends and family anywhere in the world can show their support for your reader by making a donation to your Read-a-thon.
But wait, there’s more!
The Top 3 Readers and the Top 3 Earners at Lincoln will win a prize!
Eric Smith said that “When kids grow up not seeing themselves in books, they grow up feeling like they don’t matter.” Instead of teachers having to pay out-of-pocket to add variety to their classroom libraries, this fundraiser is helping teachers supplement their classroom libraries with more diverse books! If we exceed our fundraising goal for books, the money raised by this fundraiser will also go towards enhancing PTA initiatives that will better reflect our physically, mentally, and emotionally diverse Lincoln Community. Curious about some of the characteristics at Lincoln? You can check out our Illinois Report Card!
Your involvement in the Read-a-thon will help your child develop a lasting love of reading. We hope each one of you will activate your child’s personal page the day your child brings home their paperwork.