Principal Update for the week of June 5, 2017

June 5, 2017

Dear Lincoln Eliot Families,

Today was the first annual Live Like Laura 5K.  It was a sparkling day full of community spirit.  Laura’s family, Lincoln Eliot staff, friends from close and far were there to run/walk in her memory.  All money raised will go to support cardiac research at Mass General Hospital.  

Fifth graders arrived home on Friday after two nights at Camp Wing.  Students looked tired and happy Рall signs that they had a great time.  Be sure to check out the lost and found for unclaimed items from camp.

We had our all school assembly on the topic of voice volume on Tuesday.  Students observed videos of their teachers demonstrating  different voice volumes.  Teachers have been reviewing matching the appropriate voice volume to settings around the school.

Thanks to Jeanne Conley for providing K-2 parents with wonderful reading and writing resources at the Light the Fire for Literacy event this past week.  This free event was funded by the Title 1 Program.  We encourage all parents to make reading a priority over the summer so that students will maintain or strengthen their current level of reading.  

Remember to return all library books!

The PTO has two reminders.

There is a PTO meeting on Tuesday, June 6th  from 6:30-7:30pm in the LE Cafeteria

1. End of year review
2. 2017-18 Budget Vote and Volunteer Opportunities
3. Fundraising goals and plans for 2017-18
4.  Meet and greet with new principal Danielle Morrissey
Childcare provided – All are welcome!

Save The Date: End of Year Picnic

Wednesday, June 14th. – 5:30-7:00 pm
LE Playground
PTO will sell pizza, water and baked goods
More info to follow!

We’re getting ready for Celebration Day on June 13.   Please go to this link to see flyer and to print a volunteer signup form.  We are hoping for a rainbow of Lincoln Eliot students!  Therefore, we are asking that students at each grade level wear a specific color T-shirt/shirt.   Colors for grade levels are as follows:

K- yellow
1- Blue
2- Green
3- Orange
4- Red
5- Purple

Honor a Teacher While Supporting the Newton Schools Foundation

Are you looking for a way to honor and thank the exceptional teachers and staff who have motivated, educated and inspired your students to grow and achieve all year? Consider participating in Newton Schools Foundations’ Honor Thy Teacher campaign. This special program, now in its 20th year, enables families to thank teachers or other school personnel by giving a gift to NSF in their honor.

After receiving each donation (suggested amount – $25/teacher), NSF will:

·         Notify the honored teachers and staff of your gift;

·         Share the honoree names with the Superintendent and Principals; and

·         List each of those honored in the Newton TAB.

 

You can make your tax-deductible donation on-line at www.newtonschoolsfoundation.org,  or mail it to Newton Schools Foundation, P.O. Box 590020, Newton Centre, MA 02459. Please be sure to include the names of the teachers and/or staff that you are honoring.  Or look for a flyer that will be sent home in your child’s backpack that includes a donation form.

NSF is a non-profit organization that raises funds to enhance the quality of education throughout Newton’s public schools. Your gift supports NSF initiatives including teachers‚Äô professional development and new curricula and learning opportunities, including the following at the elementary level:

  • Elementary Teacher Summer Writing and Research and Writing Institutes

  • Responsive Classroom Training

  • Instrumental Music Pilot Program at Lincoln-Eliot

Have a great week,

Jody

 

Upcoming Dates:
June 5  All library books are due back at the library
June 8  K Students visit Brookline Puppet Theatre
June 13  Celebration Day
June 22 1:30-2:30  Moving On Ceremony
June 23 Last Day for Students

Principal Update for the week of May 29, 2017

May 29, 2017

Dear Lincoln Eliot Families,

I hope you enjoyed the long weekend.

Thank you to the PTO and all who helped with the Teacher Appreciation Luncheon on Tuesday. ¬†The food was incredible and teachers were so thankful for the recognition. ¬†At the luncheon, we learned of the Kelly DelGreco Memorial Gift. ¬†The PTO will make an annual donation of $500.00 ¬†to the fifth grade class in Kelly’s name to help fund their camping trip. ¬†

The PTO recognized Ms. Keller, Ms. Tannenbaum, Ms. Bolte and Ms. Berges for their contributions to the Lincoln Eliot community.  As you may know, they will moving on from the school.

Our fifth graders are off to Camp Wing on Wednesday.   Fourth graders will get to experience being the senior students at Lincoln Eliot!

We will have an all school assembly on Tuesday, May 30.  The purpose of the assembly is to review the voice volume scale.  This is a tool that we are using to teach expectations for voice level in different parts of the school.  For example, walking in the halls is a 0, cafeteria is a 2 and outside during recess is a 4.  Ask your children about the assembly Tuesday evening and they should be able to tell you more.  I don’t want to give away too much information!

More Newton Serves Photos were sent to me by the Newton Serves Photographer.  See link to photos here.  

We’re getting ready for Celebration Day on June 13.   Please go to this link to see flyer and to print a volunteer signup form.

Light a Fire for Literacy is happening on June 1

Parents of students in grades K-2 are invited to the cafeteria on June 1st at 8:30 to learn ways to support reading at home.  There will be interactive activities, ideas for supporting your child at home, free book raffles and much more.   This event is supported by Title 1.

Honor a Teacher While Supporting the Newton Schools Foundation

Are you looking for a way to honor and thank the exceptional teachers and staff who have motivated, educated and inspired your students to grow and achieve all year? Consider participating in Newton Schools Foundations’ Honor Thy Teacher campaign. This special program, now in its 20th year, enables families to thank teachers or other school personnel by giving a gift to NSF in their honor.

After receiving each donation (suggested amount – $25/teacher), NSF will:

·         Notify the honored teachers and staff of your gift;

·         Share the honoree names with the Superintendent and Principals; and

·         List each of those honored in the Newton TAB.

You can make your tax-deductible donation on-line at www.newtonschoolsfoundation.org, or mail it to Newton Schools Foundation, P.O. Box 590020, Newton Centre, MA 02459. Please be sure to include the names of the teachers and/or staff that you are honoring.  Or look for a flyer that will be sent home in your child’s backpack that includes a donation form.

NSF is a non-profit organization that raises funds to enhance the quality of education throughout Newton’s public schools. Your gift supports NSF initiatives including teachers‚Äô professional development and new curricula and learning opportunities, including the following at the elementary level:

  • Elementary Teacher Summer Writing and Research and Writing Institutes

  • Responsive Classroom Training

  • Instrumental Music Pilot Program at Lincoln-Eliot

Have a great week,

Jody

Upcoming Dates:
May 31- June 2  5th grade camping trip
June 1 – Light a Fire for Literacy
June 4 РLive Like Laura Road Race  There are many opportunities to participate Рrun, volunteer, sponsor. Please refer to the website for more information
June 5  All library books are due back at the library
June 13  Celebration Day
June 22 1:30-2:30  Moving On Ceremony
June 23 Last Day for Students

Principal Update for the week of May 22, 2017

May 22, 2017

Dear Lincoln Eliot Families,

I hope you enjoyed the spectacular weather this weekend.  This past week the temperature inside at Lincoln Eliot fluctuated from the 50’s on Monday to somewhere in the 90’s on Friday!  

Fidget spinners have become a distraction at school. Who has them and who doesn‚Äôt, ¬†flinging them in the classroom, sharing with only some students, ‚Äúborrowing‚ÄĚ them without telling the owner‚Ķ and lots more examples of how spinners are doing the opposite of helping students focus. ¬†I kindly request that you have your child keep spinners at home. ¬†If your child needs a fidget then please let me know and we can brainstorm some alternatives. ¬†

What an incredible display of community on Wednesday at International Night.  Thank you to all the teacher and parent volunteers.  The variety of food and student talent was impressive.   

We’re getting ready for Celebration Day on June 13.   Please go to this link to see flyer and to print a volunteer signup form.

From the PTO
Friendly Reminder: The annual LE Teacher and Staff Appreciation Luncheon is this Tuesday, May 23rd from 12:30 to 2:30 pm in the cafeteria.  If you are donating side dishes, baked goods or beverages, please bring them to the Main Office at drop off on
Tuesday morning, or to the Cafeteria at noon.  Also, we still have room for more volunteers and donation items!  Visit https://www.myschoolanywhere.com/volunteer-new.a5w?vol=LincolnEliot102238 to sign up!  Thank you!!
Light a Fire for Literacy is happening on June 1
Parents of students in grades K-2 are invited to the cafeteria on June 1st at 8:30 to learn ways to support reading at home.  There will be interactive activities, ideas for supporting your child at home, free book raffles and much more.   This event is supported by Title 1.

 

Honor a Teacher While Supporting the Newton Schools Foundation
Are you looking for a way to honor and thank the exceptional teachers and staff who have motivated, educated and inspired your students to grow and achieve all year? Consider participating in Newton Schools Foundations’ Honor Thy Teacher campaign. This special program, now in its 20th year, enables families to thank teachers or other school personnel by giving a gift to NSF in their honor.
After receiving each donation (suggested amount – $25/teacher), NSF will:
·         Notify the honored teachers and staff of your gift;
·         Share the honoree names with the Superintendent and Principals; and
·         List each of those honored in the Newton TAB.
You can make your tax-deductible donation on-line at www.newtonschoolsfoundation.org, or mail it to Newton Schools Foundation, P.O. Box 590020, Newton Centre, MA 02459. Please be sure to include the names of the teachers and/or staff that you are honoring.  Or look for a flyer that will be sent home in your child’s backpack that includes a donation form.
NSF is a non-profit organization that raises funds to enhance the quality of education throughout Newton’s public schools. Your gift supports NSF initiatives including teachers‚Äô professional development and new curricula and learning opportunities, including the following at the elementary level:
  • Elementary Teacher Summer Writing and Research and Writing Institutes
  • Responsive Classroom Training
  • Instrumental Music Pilot Program at Lincoln-Eliot
Arts Night on May 24th
Join us for an evening of fine and performing arts.  
6:30-7  4th grade chorus and instrumentalists
7:00-7:30 – 5th grade grade chorus and instrumentalists
Have a great week,

Jody

 

Upcoming Dates:

May 23 – Teacher Appreciation Luncheon
May 24  Arts Night
May 31- June 2  5th grade camping trip
June 1 – Light a Fire for Literacy
June 4 РLive Like Laura Road Race  There are many opportunities to participate Рrun, volunteer, sponsor. Please refer to the website for more information
June 13  Celebration Day Рwe will need volunteers
June 22 1:30-2:30  Moving On Ceremony
June 23 Last Day for Students

Principal Update for the week of May 15, 2017

May 15, 2017

Dear Lincoln Eliot Families,

We are in store for warm week!  Please stop by lost and found to claim winter wear.  All unclaimed items will be donated at the end of the month.

Thank you to Donna Vincenzino for being the Walk and Bike to School Coordinator.  Here are some photos from the May 3 Walk/Bike  to School Day photos link

International night is on Wednesday from 5:30-7:15.  Please join us as we celebrate the various traditions and cultures of our students through food, music, games and more!

The multicultural potluck begins at 5:30.  Incoming principal Danielle Morrissey will join us.

Light a Fire for Literacy is happening on June 1

Parents of students in grades K-2 are invited to the cafeteria on June 1st at 8:30 to learn ways to support reading at home.  There will be interactive activities, ideas for supporting your child at home, free book raffles and much more.   This event is supported by Title 1.

Honor a Teacher While Supporting the Newton Schools Foundation

Are you looking for a way to honor and thank the exceptional teachers and staff who have motivated, educated and inspired your students to grow and achieve all year? Consider participating in Newton Schools Foundations’ Honor Thy Teachercampaign. This special program, now in its 20th year, enables families to thank teachers or other school personnel by giving a gift to NSF in their honor.

After receiving each donation (suggested amount – $25/teacher), NSF will:

·         Notify the honored teachers and staff of your gift;

·         Share the honoree names with the Superintendent and Principals; and

·         List each of those honored in the Newton TAB.

You can make your tax-deductible donation on-line at www.newtonschoolsfoundation.org, or mail it to Newton Schools Foundation, P.O. Box 590020, Newton Centre, MA 02459. Please be sure to include the names of the teachers and/or staff that you are honoring.  Or look for a flyer that will be sent home in your child’s backpack that includes a donation form.

NSF is a non-profit organization that raises funds to enhance the quality of education throughout Newton’s public schools. Your gift supports NSF initiatives including teachers‚Äô professional development and new curricula and learning opportunities, including the following at the elementary level:

  • Elementary Teacher Summer Writing and Research and Writing Institutes
  • Responsive Classroom Training
  • Instrumental Music Pilot Program at Lincoln-Eliot

Arts Night on May 24th

Join us for an evening of fine and performing arts.

6:30-7  4th grade chorus and instrumentalists

7:00-7:30 – 5th grade grade chorus and instrumentalists

Add art description and times

Recorder Jam

May 16th 8:45-9:10  in the music room

Come see your third grader play songs on the recorder

Flyer is here.

Have a great week,

Jody

Upcoming Dates:

May 16  Recorder Jam for parents of third graders

May 15-19  Unplugged at Lincoln Eliot

May 17 International Night

May 24  Arts Night

May 31-June 2  5th grade camping trip

June 1 – Light a Fire for Literacy

June 4 РLive Like Laura Road Race  There are many opportunities to participate Рrun, volunteer, sponsor. Please refer to the website for more information

www.livelikelaura.com

June 13  Celebration Day Рwe will need volunteers

June 22 1:30-2:30  Moving On Ceremony

June 23 Last Day for Students

Help Needed for the L-E Teacher & Staff Appreciation Luncheon (5/23/17)

Help Needed for the L-E Teacher & Staff Appreciation Luncheon (5/23/17)

The annual L-E Teacher Appreciation Luncheon is planned for Tuesday, May 23rd (12:30pm-2:30pm in the Cafeteria). We need volunteers to help with set-up, serving and clean up, as well as donations of side dishes (ie. salads of any kind), drinks and desserts! Cash donations to purchase supplies are also welcome. Food/Drinks can be dropped off in the office all morning on May 23rd or can be brought to the cafeteria at noon. Check your purple folders for the sign-up sheet.  If you have questions or can help, please contact Andrea Hemment at ahemment@gmail.com.

Principal Update for the week of May 8, 2017

May 8, 2017

Dear Lincoln Eliot Families,

Thank you to all the walkers and bikers on Wednesday.  Hopefully the Blue Zone was a little less crowded.  Mornings can be hectic but we encourage those who live within walking or biking distance to leave the cars at home.

This Thursday, May 11th is an early release.  All students are dismissed at 12:30.  

Light a Fire for Literacy is happening on June 1  Parents of students in grades K-2 are invited to the cafeteria on June 1st at 8:30 to learn ways to support reading at home.  There will be interactive activities, ideas for supporting your child at home, free book raffles and much more.   This event is supported by Title 1.
Unplugged at Lincoln Eliot is the week of May 15  Stay tuned for a calendar of suggested activities that do not involve a screen!
Honor a Teacher While Supporting the Newton Schools Foundation  Are you looking for a way to honor and thank the exceptional teachers and staff who have motivated, educated and inspired your students to grow and achieve all year? Consider participating in Newton Schools Foundations’ Honor Thy Teacher campaign. This special program, now in its 20th year, enables families to thank teachers or other school personnel by giving a gift to NSF in their honor.
After receiving each donation (suggested amount – $25/teacher), NSF will:
·         Notify the honored teachers and staff of your gift;
·         Share the honoree names with the Superintendent and Principals; and
·         List each of those honored in the Newton TAB.

You can make your tax-deductible donation on-line at www.newtonschoolsfoundation.org, or mail it to Newton Schools Foundation, P.O. Box 590020, Newton Centre, MA 02459. Please be sure to include the names of the teachers and/or staff that you are honoring.  Or look for a flyer that will be sent home in your child’s backpack that includes a donation form.

NSF is a non-profit organization that raises funds to enhance the quality of education throughout Newton’s public schools. Your gift supports NSF initiatives including teachers‚Äô professional development and new curricula and learning opportunities, including the following at the elementary level:

  • Elementary Teacher Summer Writing and Research and Writing Institutes

  • Responsive Classroom Training

  • Instrumental Music Pilot Program at Lincoln-Eliot

Arts Night on May 24th  Join us for an evening of fine and performing arts.
6:30-7  4th grade chorus and instrumentalists
7:00-7:30 – 5th grade grade chorus and instrumentalists
Add art description and times

 

Recorder Jam May 16th 8:45-9:10  in the music room Come see your third grader play songs on the recorder Flyer is here.

Have a great week,

Jody

Upcoming Dates:

May 9th  PTO Meeting (this is a change from May 2)
May 11  Early Release
May 16  Recorder Jam for parents of third graders
May 15-19  Unplugged at Lincoln Eliot
May 17 International Night
May 24  Arts Night
May 31-June 2  5th grade camping trip
June 1 – Light a Fire for Literacy
June 4 РLive Like Laura Road Race  There are many opportunities to participate Рrun, volunteer, sponsor. Please refer to the website for more information
June 22 1:30-2:30  Moving On Ceremony
June 23 Last Day for Students

 

Principal Update for the week of April 10, 2017

April 10, 2017

Dear Lincoln Eliot Families,

I hope you had a great weekend.

Project Beatles
Kudos to the 5th grade students for their magnificent performance on Thursday.  What a showcase of talent!  A special thank you to Ms. Nelson and Ms. Sutherland for making this memorable event happen.
 
Wireless Microphone and Speakers
Thank you to the PTO and Plowshares for purchasing a sound system for the school.  A shout out goes to John Mulligan whose persistence made this purchase happen.
Technology Presentation
Instructional Technology Specialist, Jen Roy and 5th grade teacher, Val Kelly presented on digital citizenship for elementary school age students at Tuesday’s PTO meeting.  Go to these links for more information.
Coin Drive
The 5th grade class is organizing a coin drive.  Students are asked to bring in spare change to deposit in the envelope of the teacher/staff member they want to see dressed up in a silly costume on Spirit Day.    All envelopes will be housed in the office for one week and students will be encouraged to drop any spare coins into the envelopes of their choice!  The money will be counted on Wednesday April 12th, and the 3 adults with the most money in their envelopes will dress up on Thursday, April 13th!
Save the Date for International Night
Wednesday May 17 is International Night.  I have visited LE to celebrate with you over the years and now I am excited to be part of it as a staff member.  More information to follow.
Parent English Classes
The next ELL parent group is back to the Tuesday time.  The next meeting will be on Tuesday 4/11/17 at 9:00 AM.   On April 25 we have the Supervisor of Youth Services from the Newton Free Library speaking to the group!

Live Like Laura
Please participate in the Live Like Laura 5k road race on June 4th. Laura Fahey, friend to many of our Lincoln Eliot families, was a vibrant, loving mother of 2 who passed away suddenly in November. To honor Laura, her friends and family are organizing a 5k road race in her memory.   There are many opportunities to participate Рrun, volunteer, sponsor. Please refer to the website for more information www.livelikelaura.com

NewtonSERVES.
Spruce up LE during NewtonSERVES on Sunday, April 30th, from 9 am Р12 pm! Adult workers are needed, as well as kids ready to work with their parents. We need 50 volunteers. We will be cleaning the grounds, raking, spreading mulch, prepping and planting our school garden, as well as painting indoors and making small repairs inside the school. NewtonSERVES is the ONLY time of the year when we can do these projects at the school.  More information here.   Sign up with the city begins on April 1.  Feel free to email Nora at noraziz@gmail.com or Amy at arpollack2@yahoo.com with any questions.

Walk and Bike to School Day is scheduled for May 3.

The City of Newton is running a judgement free conversation for teens and adults on the risks and realities of drug and alcohol use today.  Highs and Lows Event

Community

April Activities for Families and Children
At the West Suburban YMCA
276 Church Street, Newton Corner
Free Family Fun Night Tuesday 4/11/17 6-7:00 pm
The second Tuesday of every month (sponsored by The Belmont Savings Bank Foundation)
Healthy Kids Day Saturday 4/29/17 2:00-4:00 pm
Free day of activities – bike helmets will be given away first come/first served by the Newton Elks Club and Farinas
At the Newton Free Library
330 Homer Street, Newton Center
Teen Craft hours
  • Monday 4/10/17 6:30 pm (second Monday of every month) grades 7-12 make bullet journals (2nd floor)
  • Tuesday 4/11/17 3:30 (second Tuesday of every month) grades 5-7 make slime (2nd floor)

Let’s Talk – free conversation groups for all levels of adult English Language Learners

  • Tuesday 4/11/17 (Tuesday) 12:30 or 7:00 pm (drop in – 3rd floor)

Chinese Bilingual Story time

  • Thursday 4:00 pm¬† Stories, songs and movement in English and Chinese for ages 3-5 (free – pick up tickets at library by 3:45)

ELL Story time at Newton Free Library for English Language Learners and their children 0-4. Practice English and meet families. Singing, reading and fun! Thursday April 20 and 27, May 4 and 11. 10:30 A.M. in the Children’s Room. Register@www.newtonfreelibrary.net or call 617-796-1360.

Have a great week,

Jody

 

Upcoming Dates:

April 13 Spirit Day
April 14-April 21  Vacation (school resumes on April 24)
April 30th Newton Serves
May 3  Walk and Bike to school
May 9th  PTO Meeting (this is a change from May 2)
May 17 International Night
May 31-June 2  5th grade camping trip
June 23 Last Day for Students

 

MCAS Dates:

English Language Arts Math Science
Grade 3 4/6,4/7,4/10 5/3,5/5 X
Grade 4 – Done 5/8 and 5/9 X
Grade 5 4/26,4/28, 5/1 5/10,5/12 5/17, 5/19
Make Up Days 5/1 and 5/2 5/22-5/26 5/22-5/26

Principal Update for the Week of April 3, 2017

April 3, 2017

Dear Lincoln Eliot Families,

I hope you had a great weekend.

Thank you to all who voted for Lincoln Eliot in the Watertown Customer Choice award.  Thanks to all of you, the PTO received a check for $2,000.  This money will help fund the Creative Arts and Sciences programming at Lincoln Eliot.

5th grade performance April 6
MCAS starts this coming week with online testing for Grade 4 students.  We are requesting that all staff and students who carry cell phones turn off their phones while MCAS is in session.
Coin Drive
The 5th grade class is organizing a coin drive.  Students are asked to bring in spare change to deposit in the envelope of the teacher/staff member they want to see dressed up in a silly costume on Spirit Day.    All envelopes will be housed in the office for one week and students will be encouraged to drop any spare coins into the envelopes of their choice!
The money will be counted on Wednesday April 12th, and the 3 adults with the most money in their envelopes will dress up on Thursday, April 13th!
Save the Date for International Night
Wednesday May 17 is International Night.  I have visited LE to celebrate with you over the years and now I am excited to be part of it as a staff member.  More information to follow.
Parent English Classes
The next ELL parent group will be held on Thursday 4/6/17 at 9:00 AM. This is a one time change. ELL parents are welcome and encouraged to attend. OnApril 25 we have the Supervisor of Youth Services from the Newton Free Library speaking to the group!
Live Like Laura
Please participate in the Live Like Laura 5k road race on June 4th. Laura Fahey, friend to many of our Lincoln Eliot families, was a vibrant, loving mother of 2 who passed away suddenly in November. To honor Laura, her friends and family are organizing a 5k road race in her memory.   There are many opportunities to participate Рrun, volunteer, sponsor. Please refer to the website for more information www.livelikelaura.com
NewtonSERVES.
Spruce up LE during NewtonSERVES on Sunday, April 30th, from 9 am Р12 pm! Adult workers are needed, as well as kids ready to work with their parents. We need 50 volunteers. We will be cleaning the grounds, raking, spreading mulch, prepping and planting our school garden, as well as painting indoors and making small repairs inside the school. NewtonSERVES is the ONLY time of the year when we can do these projects at the school.  More information here.   Sign up with the city begins on April 1.  Feel free to email Nora at noraziz@gmail.com or Amy at arpollack2@yahoo.com with any questions.

Technology and Social Media Parent Presentation at April 4 PTO meeting

From Grade 5 Teachers
THANK YOU for supporting the fifth grade’s Community Service Project to help provide warm winter gear to local homeless shelters for people in need.  We collected over four boxes of hats, gloves, mittens, scarves and socks.  We couldn’t have done it without you!  Everything has been delivered to local shelters to be put to good use during this long winter.
Community
ELL Story time at Newton Free Library for English Language Learners and their children 0-4. Practice English and meet families. Singing, reading and fun!Thursday April 20 and 27, May 4 and 11. 10:30 A.M. in the Children’s Room. Register@www.newtonfreelibrary.net or call 617-796-1360.
Have a great week,

Jody

Upcoming Dates:

April 1 Sign up begins for Newton Serves
April 4 5th grade camp meeting at 5:45
April 4  PTO Meeting and Technology Workshop at 6:30
April 6  5th grade Performance
April 7  Principal Coffee
April 13 Spirit Day
April 14-April 21  Vacation (school resumes on April 24)
April 30th Newton Serves
May 17 International Night

MCAS Dates:

English Language Arts Math Science
Grade 3 4/6,4/7,4/10 5/3,5/5 X
Grade 4 – 4/3,4/4, 4/5 5/8 and 5/9 X
Grade 5 4/26,4/28, 5/1 5/10,5/12 5/17, 5/19
Make Up Days 5/1 and 5/2 5/22-5/26 5/22-5/26

Principal Update for the week of March 19, 2017

March 19, 2017

Dear Lincoln Eliot Families,

What an amazing display of spirit, creativity, and inquiry on Thursday evening.¬† I left the building with my mind (and stomach) full!¬† Over 50 student participants shared information on animals, magnets, planets, physics, potato batteries and so much more.¬†¬† Thank you to the Science Fair Committee –¬† Joeva Barrow, Brigitte LaMarche, Anna Aguilera, Pam Rajasekhar, Fernando Vieira, Daniel Barrow, and Ben Slavitskiy for an incredible evening.

A huge shout out to the Stavropoulou-Papathanasiou family for running the cupcake competition and fundraiser.

Also thank you to all the bakers and those who purchased cupcakes. Raspberry, chocolate, vanilla, lemon, red velvet Рjust a marvelous array of delicious treats!  19 students entered the competition and Niko and I took bites from all cupcake entries.  My children guessed that was the equivalent to 4-5 whole cupcakes!

It was extremely difficult to judge for taste and presentation but in the end, 4th grader Vanessa Forsythe won for taste with her brown butter cupcake and banana frosting.  A chocolate cupcake with whip cream frosting made by Kya Fucarile came in second.   Megan Corra was third with a red velvet cupcake and cream cheese frosting.  I’d love to share the recipes of all bakers.  If you want to share, then email it to me and I’ll put them together for the community.

Best in show went to Michael Wheeler who decorated the top of his cupcake as a leprechaun.  Second went to Mark K who decorated the top of his cakes with fondant animals.  Third went to Brian Carter who decorated his cupcakes to look like fish.  It was clear that students put time and effort into their design.

Spirit Wear
Spirit day is scheduled for Thursday, April 13.  The PTO is selling LE T-shirts and sweatshirts.  Students can wear one of these items, a LE shirt from previous years or something blue!  Spirit Wear Order Information
The PTO has put together a survey designed to get input from a variety of Lincoln Eliot stakeholders about how they think the Parent Teacher Organization should spend funds it has in the PTO budget to improve the overall learning experience for our children. Please take the 3-5 minutes to give your input. The PTO will compile the results. It will inform our decision about where to budget and spend some of our financial resources.

A Literacy Fair  for parents and caregivers of toddlers, preschoolers and kindergarten students is being sponsored by the Newton Partnership on April 1.

Blue Zone

There is a district wide PTO group forming to discuss school Blue Zones.  Here is a link to a Doodle Poll regarding possible meeting dates  if you are interesting in participating.  http://doodle.com/poll/paapyysvxi9uf936

Have a great week,

Jody

District Kindergarten Information

Out of District Placement

Upcoming Dates:

April 1 Sign up begins for Newton Serves
April 6  5th grade Performance
April 7  Principal Coffee
April 13 Spirit Day
April 14-April 21  Vacation (school resumes on April 24)
April 30th Newton Serves
MCAS Dates:
English Language Arts Math Science
Grade 3 4/6,4/7,4/10 5/3,5/5 X
Grade 4 – 4/3,4/4, 4/5 5/8 and 5/9 X
Grade 5 4/26,4/28, 5/1 5/10,5/12 5/17, 5/19
Make Up Days 5/1 and 5/2 5/22-5/26 5/22-5/26

Principal Update for the week of March 13, 2017

March 12, 2017

Dear Lincoln Eliot Families,

In like a lion and out like a lamb is how March is usually described.  Mid March can go either way but it sounds like Tuesday will be lion- like weather!

Science Fair
Come to the Science Fair on Thursday, March 16th starting at 5pm in the gymnasium and cafeteria. The planning committee has done a great job organizing students and presenters from local STEM organizations.  All are welcome!  The flyer is linked  here.  The most current list of student presenters is here.  Reminder: Absolutely NO liquids, or flammables are allowed in the gym. If your science project requires liquids, you will have to set it up outside the room.
Principal for the day, Niko Papathanasiou came up with the idea to have a cupcake competition for 4th and 5th grade bakers.  Cupcakes will be sold for $2.00 during Science night and all proceeds will go to the 5th grade camping trip.  Niko and I will be judging the cupcakes on taste and presentation.  Winners will be announced by the end of the day on Friday, March 17th.   Please click on the link above to read more about entry requirements.
Parking
Thank you for improving the parking situation for teachers.  Just another reminder that cars are not allowed to enter the teacher’s parking lot at drop off, during the school day or at pick up.   We need to keep the fire lane clear and teachers and other staff members are sometimes blocked in.  Thank you for your cooperation.
Blue Zone
I have heard some complaints recently about unsafe Blue Zone behavior.  Please email me if you have any suggestions on how to make improvements to drop off and pick up and I will share your suggestions with the School Council.  Teachers and school personnel are not available to monitor the Blue Zone.
Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) Meeting
Read Tuesday’s minutes from the PTO meeting linked here.    David Fleishman, School Committee members Ellen Gibson and Margaret Albright were present at last week’s meeting.  Also at the meeting was Ward 1 Councilor Alison Leary.
Have a great week,

Jody

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Upcoming Dates:

March 16th  Science Fair   Information  and cupcake contest

April 1 Sign up begins for Newton Serves

April 6  5th grade Performance

April 13th  Spirit Day РStay tune for Lincoln Eliot spirit  wear information

April 14-April 21  Vacation (school resumes on April 24)

April 30th Newton Serves

MCAS Dates:

  English Language Arts Math Science
Grade 3 4/6,4/7,4/10 5/3,5/5 X
Grade 4 – 4/3,4/4, 4/5 5/8 and 5/9 X
Grade 5 4/26,4/28, 5/1 5/10,5/12 5/17, 5/19