November 13, ¬†2016
Dear Lincoln Eliot Families,
Thank you students and families for sharing the school with the many voters that came to Lincoln Eliot on Election Day. ¬†¬†¬†The PTO raised $1,400 from the Bake Sale. ¬†Thank you to the many volunteers who baked and worked the table that day. ¬†Fifth grade parents sold out of pizza!
Morning Meetings this week
We have planned a coffee for METCO families on Thursday morning and a coffee for families of English learners on Friday morning. ¬†¬†¬†I had a ¬†principal/parent coffee last Monday. ¬†Several parents had questions about the 2016 PARCC test and the Spring 2017 MCAS 2.0 assessment for students in grades 3-5. ¬†
Creative Arts and Sciences
All students will enjoy The Dragon King performed by the Tanglewood Marionettes on Tuesday, November 15. ¬†The PTO sponsors this show as well as many other educational programs that support the Newton Public School curriculum. ¬†4th graders had a hands on rocks and minerals workshop last week and 5th graders will participate in the “World of Owls” next week. Third graders enjoyed an outdoor presentation on trees and bugs and¬†bubbles are in store for the younger learners. ¬†The Creative Arts and Sciences committee are planning on sponsoring three educational programs for each grade level this year.¬†
Understanding Our Differences
The Understanding Our Differences Program has finished up the Fall Units for the 3rd, 4th, and 5th Grades. ¬†Thanks to all of the teachers and staff at Lincoln Eliot who make the Unit presentations possible and accessible for their classes. ¬†Special thanks go out to the parent volunteers: ¬†Rebecca Schmidt, Maryam Farshi, and Linelma Zacarias. ¬†Without their assistance it would not be possible to run the program. ¬†Presentations will resume in the Spring, and will need additional volunteers. ¬†This is Cathleen Morrison‚Äôs last year as coordinator so the PTO will be looking for another volunteer as well for this position. ¬†Thank you Cathleen!
Newton Community Education
Lego Robotics, Chess and Actors Studio¬†are being offered at Lincoln Eliot this winter. ¬†Registration opens on November 16th. ¬†Scholarship applications are available through our school social worker. ¬†Please email Ms. Stephanie Baumann at stephanie_Baumann@newton.k12.ma.us.
VOTE FOR LINCOLN ELIOT
This year, Watertown Savings Bank has set aside $75,000 to distribute to
non-profits through the Customer Choice Awards. ¬†The program provides customers with the opportunity to influence how the bank distributes funds in the community. ¬†Last year, our community turned out the vote, and Lincoln-Eliot was ¬†awarded $2,000! ¬†If you have any type of account with Watertown Savings Bank, you can cast a vote! Every customer may vote once. Deadline to vote is December 31, 2016!! ¬†Go to Customer Choice to vote online, or visit a branch to cast your ballot!
11/15 ¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†Tanglewood Marionettes
11/16 ¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†Picture Retake
11/17 ¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†METCO Family Coffee ¬†¬†8:35-9:35
11/18 ¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†ELL Parent Coffee 8:35-9:35
11/23 ¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†Thanksgiving Music Performance School ¬†– time TBD
11/23 ¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†Dismissal at 12:00
11/24 and 25 ¬†¬†¬†¬†Thanksgiving Break