There is not a doubt in my mind that children will experience the rest of their education and future careers with a huge emphasis on technology. Â They are inherently comfortable with technology and their interest is piqued when it is incorporated into lessons and learning.
Technology is exciting, powerful, and educational. Â As children increase their technology use, it is important to teach children, beginning at a young age, to use it appropriately and safely. Â With the summer months ahead, there is no doubt that children will have even more time and access to the internet.
Here are some other helpful tips that promote safe and acceptable use of technology at home:
- Ask questions and have conversations with your children about their technology use
- Set limits
- Check text messages
- Check friend/buddy lists
- Have a shared, family email
- Check iPods, computers and game systems
- Consider use of monitoring/filtering software
- Check your App store setting on devices to monitor what is being purchased
- The website commonsensemedia.org has been recommended as a helpful site for families
Important updates to note:
COME ONE COME ALL! International Night Wednesday, May 25 from 5:30 â€“ 7:00
International Night is one of the annual celebrations at Lincoln-Eliot. We hope everyone will participate this year. It is a great evening of friends, food, and fun!
- Celebrate the diversity of our community!
- Food: bring your national or favorite dish!
- Culture: Share your culture by hosting a table of artifacts
- from your country!
- Talent: Share a special talent in the L-E talent show!
- (Dance, music, martial arts, comedy, magicâ€¦)
- Friends: visit with old friends and make new ones!
GRADE 5 BIKE SAFETY PROGRAM (Wed. May 25th, 8:30-12:00)
Lincoln-Eliot P.E. teacher, Dave Rota, is organizing L-E first Bike Safety Program for 5th graders. We need a few parent volunteers to ride along-side our fifth graders. This is an initiative promoted by Mayor Setti Warren to ensure our children understand the fundamentals of bike safety. If you can volunteer that day, please contact the L-E office or Dave Rota at firstname.lastname@example.org
- 5 UNDERSTANDING OUR DIFFERENCES
Grade 5 Understanding Our Differences: Monday June 6 (1:00-3:00) The Unit is Autism Spectrum Disorder.Â If anyone is interested, they can contact Cathleen Morrison at 617-699-2977 or email@example.com
PIZZA TUESDAY: Â June 7th is the lastÂ Tuesday Pizza Sale of the school year!Â If ordering a whole pizza, please place your order with Jenn at firstname.lastname@example.org by noon the Monday before the sale.Â The 5th Grade Committee thanks you for your support!
Â Community Service Spotlight:
STUDENTS DONATE TO LOCKS OF LOVE:
Locks of Love is a public non-profit organization that provides hairpieces to financially disadvantaged children in the United States and Canada under age 21 suffering from long-term medical hair loss from any diagnosis. Lincoln Eliot students Shayna and Harper Wong and Fiona Peltonen recently donated their beautiful locks to support this wonderful charity.
PULL TABS FOR SHRINERâ€™S HOSPITAL
We are collecting can pull tabs in the LE office to help support families who need transportation to Shriners Hospital. More details can be found in the attached flyer.
NONANTUM VILLAGE DAY
Nonantum Neighborhood Association will be having their 5thÂ Annual Village Day on June 5thÂ atÂ Coletti-MagniParkÂ and along Watertown Street between Adams and Chapel StreetsÂ from 11:30am to 3:00pm.Â This year we will be having 25â€™ foot rocking climbing wall, professional band, trackless train, and many more events free to all!Â For more information, please visit Nonantum Neighborhood Association Facebook.
MAYORâ€™S SUMMER READING PROGRAM
On Your Mark, Get Set, READ!!!!
Mayor Setti Warren is coming to Lincoln-Eliot on Thursay June 2nd to kick off the Summer Reading Program!
Summer Reading is Important to prevent reading loss and keep young minds growing. Lincoln-Eliot School is encouraging EVERY student to participate in our Mayorâ€™s Summer Reading Challenge.
How much will you read this summer?Â Kids in preschool through 6th grade can use our online reading log to keep track of the time spent reading alone (or with parents, siblings or friends). Audiobooks and Ebooks count too!
Join Mayor Warren on Wednesday, June 22nd at 6:30pm at City hall for a special evening Summer Reading Kick-off event. There is so much going on this summer!Â Check out our events calendar. Â All registered kids are invited to an end-of-summer celebration on Wednesday, August 17th, 5:30-8:00pm.Â We will play giant board games and eat pizza.Â Then join the Mayor from 2-4pm on Saturday, Sept. 17, for his summer reading ice cream celebration at the library!
Reading Rewards Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â
- Make reading a habit! If you log at least one hour of reading you will be entered in a raffle to win one of 3 gift certificates to local bookstores!
- The reader who logs the most hours will win a Kindle Fire!
â€śOn your mark, get set…Read” is sponsored by your local library, the Massachusetts Library System, the Boston Bruins, and the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.