We’ve made it through the arctic freeze of January and are looking forward to a more regular schedule as we enter February.
As we begin second semester, your child brought home report cards last week. We have a dedicated group of teachers here at Lincoln and they welcome any questions you may have. Thank you for supporting your child’s learning by reading each night and assisting them with projects and homework. As always, I am available for any questions or comments you may have about curriculum or learning expectations.
As we ended first semester, students participated in benchmark assessments in reading (all grades) and math (grades 2-5). Teachers and I met as grade level teams to review these scores as well as classroom data and discuss the best learning opportunities for each child. Our reading intervention blocks were adjusted accordingly and I am confident that we are doing our best to meet the specific learning needs of each and every child at Lincoln.
I’d like to extend a personal invitation to parents and guardians to join me for Language Arts Curriculum Night on February 25 from 7:00-8:30 p.m. The common core standards have shifted not only what is taught but also how we deliver instruction in the classroom. The focus of the evening will be on reading and writing instruction and will include activity-based examples so you can experience the kinds of strategies being used by your child’s teacher. While we LOVE our families, this night is designed for adults.
Finally, as we prepare for our transition to the extension site for Lincoln at the former St. Luke School, know that our focus remains on the academic and emotional well being of your child. In addition, I have been to the new site and assure you that it will adequately meet our needs over the next two school years. The best part is that we will all be able to stay together in one location. In the end, it is the people that make Lincoln a great school. We are a community of learners…we are Lincoln Elementary School.