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.
We need your help to FILL OUR YEARBOOK this year! So each week we will have a new photo theme. Take a photo of your kid(s) that fits the theme, and upload it to our community photo site for consideration in the yearbook. The great news – you can upload ANY TIME for any of the themes! So don’t feel stressed if you forget a week. Do it at your own pace. Just do a few. Or, upload new photos each week.
To upload: go to https://commpe.pictavo.com/. Find our school and create a log in. Once on the site, click the BLUE “upload photos” button on the left. Choose your photos to upload. Then in the field “Choose an upload folder” – look for your child’s teacher’s name, followed by the appropriate descriptor (example – WITT REMOTE RECESS or WITT CHALK TALK). Then follow the prompts to finish your upload!
If you have a photo with more than one child in it with different teachers, just look for the generic folder header for that category (example – REMOTE RECESS, or CHALK WALK).
We’ll put out weekly reminders for the photo themes – but here’s the full list through the end of this year:
SEPTEMBER 21 – REMOTE RECESS (photos of outside fun/exercise) SEPTEMBER 28 – CHALK TALK (photos of chalk art/chalk messages)
OCTOBER 5 – STUFFIE SELFIES (selfie of you and your favorite stuffed animal(s))
OCTOBER 12 – “MY SPACE” (photo of you in your remote learning space)
OCTOBER 19 – PET PROJECTS (photo of you and your pet)
OCTOBER 26 – COSTUMES CAPTURED (photo of you in your Halloween costume)
NOVEMBER 2 – SHOW YOUR SPIRIT (photo of you in Lincoln or class spirit wear)
NOVEMBER 9 – REMOTE READING (photo of you reading at home)
NOVEMBER 16 – HOME COOK (photo of you cooking/baking in the kitchen)
NOVEMBER 23 – GIVING THANKS (take a photo with someone or something that you are thankful for)
NOVEMBER 30 – PAJAMA PLAYTIME (photo of you in your favorite PJs)
DECEMBER 2 – MUSICAL ME (photo of you making music at home)
DECEMBER 14 – HOLIDAY BEST (photo of you in your holiday best or a festive outfit)
There are also teacher-specific and general folders for the following categories – if you have any photos from these events you’d still like to upload.
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There’s also a ZOOM ROOM category for each teacher for any great shots of your Zoom sessions or even screen captures of the class you may have grabbed.
Patriot Day looks a little different this year, but we are no less thankful to our first responders.
Feel free to show your support by posting pictures/videos of how your family is thanking first responders this year. (As always… if you’re not comfortable posting, please email them to email@example.com so they can be included in the yearbook!)
Below are some sample coloring pages if you’d like to print those out and have your kids color them today!