As we round the corner into December, we have many family-friendly events happening here at Lincoln and welcome your visit. While the transition to a new school building is never easy, the staff and children have rallied and truly embraced the spirit in understanding that it’s the people in a school that make a difference-not the space we occupy.
On the curriculum front, last week Lincoln hosted a staff developer from Columbia University’s Teachers College. April Deluge worked with K-2 teachers from several Lakewood elementary schools. During the rotations of the day, Ms. Deluge created a collegial environment where teachers learned side-by-side and then went into Lincoln classrooms to practice their craft of teaching writing under the coaching eye of Ms. Deluge. Not only was this a wonderful experience for teachers and the students of those classrooms, but many other students commented “I didn’t know teachers had to go to school”. This provided a natural way to talk about life-long learning.
On the social justice front, Lincoln students are showing leadership skills by planning for and organizing two events in December. First, we are collecting new PJ’s for needy children to help keep then warm this winter. Then, beginning December 8, Lincoln will be collecting food for distribution to Lakewood families. We are proud of their efforts and caring attitudes.
Wishing your families a festive holiday season,