Principal Update 2.11.18

 

Dear Families,

Box Tops – If you are collecting Box Tops at home, please send them in by Friday, February 16th for our March submission. Every clipping counts to bring funds back to the school!

Mark your Calendar:

  • February 19 – 23: February Vacation Week: No School
  • Tuesday, February 27th, Lincoln Eliot’s Kindergarten Screening Day
  • March 6th: PTO meeting 6:30pm-7:30pm
  • March 6th and March 13th: Parent/teacher conferences

A few reminders from previous weeks:

  • Families Organizing for Racial Justice

FORJ (Families Organizing for Racial Justice) is a coalition of school-aged families in Newton coming together to teach our children – and ourselves – how to stand up for racial equality. For resources & age appropriate book recommendations: https://forjnewton.com/about/

Each school in the district has a team of parents organizing FORJ and the Lincoln-Eliot team is looking for more parents who are interested in enhancing our diverse community through this race, culture, and identity work. Stay tuned for info on a L-E community-building event this spring! L-E FORJ Contact: parent Lanni Isenberg, lanni_harris@yahoo.com

For info on FORJ Newton events, see FORJNewton on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FORJNewton/

  • Winter

Ready or not- winter is here!! Please be sure to send your scholar to school each day with a winter jacket, hats, gloves and snow boots as we will continue have outdoor recess daily throughout the winter. Also, please clearly label these items with your child’s name so they do not get lost or missed placed.

  • Arrival and Dismissal:
  • Arrival and dismissal time has become a bit chaotic and dangerous at times. As a result, I am asking you to please adhere to the following to ensure the safety of all scholars:
  • Students should only be let out of the car on the curbside of the street never into the street.
  • The blue zone (on both Pearl Street and Jackson Road) is a no parking zone; it should be used for quick drop off and pick up only
  • If coming from the Capital Street area, please cross students at the Pearl/Jackson light in the designated crosswalk; not in front of cars on Jackson Street.
  • The fire lane in the staff parking lot is a no parking zone
  • Dogs:

Dogs are not allowed on school property but we have come up with a plan that should work for all. If you choose to walk your dog to school at arrival and dismissal times, you and your dog must wait by the Flagpole on the corner of Pearl St and Jackson Rd. Make sure to inform your child’s teacher that you give permission for your child to walk to the Flagpole area on his/her own. It is imperative that you talk with your child to create a plan in case you are late. Make sure to communicate that plan to your child’s teacher.

  • In an effort to ensure student safety, we are asking for parents and teachers to remind students NOT to climb through the bushes in the front of the school when entering or exiting the building. Thank you for your assistance with this matter.
  • Please notify the office if you have a change of address or phone number. It is important to have up to date contact information in the case of an emergency.

 

 

 

L-E Bidding For Good Online Auction – BID NOW!

Bid this week during our Lincoln-Eliot Bidding For Good Auction! 

Check out our amazing offerings for:

  • Camps (both day and overnight)
  • Classes (cooking, tutoring, knitting, etc.)
  • Activities (Story Land, Disney hopper passes, whitewater rafting, canoeing, hiking, etc.)
  • Travel packages (including destinations such as Cancun, Spain, and Hawaii)
  • Museum passes
  • Spa & beauty (gift baskets and massage at Backworks)
  • Unique gift baskets
  • Restaurants
  • And so much more!
Our goal is to raise at least $10K-15K to support creative arts & science programs, technology updates, and perhaps make some headway towards our much needed playground renovation! We need your support!

Last day of the auction is Friday, 2/16 – DON’T WAIT…BID NOW!!

L-E Online Auction is now open!

Lincoln-Eliot Elementary School PTO’s first online auction is now live! Please visit:

Web: https://www.biddingforgood.com/lepto191
Mobile: https://bforg.com/lepto191

The auction will run through February 16th, with proceeds going to support creative arts & science programs, technology updates, and our much needed playground improvements. Auction items range from exotic vacation getaways to donated items guaranteed to delight and surprise. Let the bidding begin!

Thank you for a great Movie Night!

Our second annual Movie Night was a success, with over 120 people who joined us in the gym this past Friday night. Thank you for coming out to support our PTO, and a special thanks to our volunteers who sold tickets and concessions, baked yummy treats and helped set up and clean up. It was truly a team effort and fun was had by all!

Principal Update 2.4.18

Dear Families,

Progress reports will be available to parents on Monday, February 5th. You can access Skyward at this link.  Your email should be your user name.  There is a “forgot password” button should you need some help.

Lincoln Eliot Sock Drive:

Our fifth graders are running their annual community service project. This year, they are collecting socks, which will be distributed, to local homeless shelters and the Cradles to Crayons organization. They are in need of any type/size of NEW socks. Socks will be collected until February 9th.

Mark your Calendar:

  • Monday, February 5th, 7:00pm: Kindergarten Information Night
  • Friday, February 9th, 6:00pm- 8:00pm: Family Movie Night
  • February 19 – 23: February Vacation Week: No School
  • Tuesday, February 27th, Lincoln Eliot’s Kindergarten Screening Day

Newton Family Conference

FORJ Update

FORJ (Families Organizing for Racial Justice) is a coalition of school-aged families in Newton coming together to teach our children – and ourselves – how to stand up for racial equality. For resources & age appropriate book recommendations: https://forjnewton.com/about/

Each school in the district has a team of parents organizing FORJ and the Lincoln-Eliot team is looking for more parents who are interested in enhancing our diverse community through this race, culture, and identity work. Stay tuned for info on a L-E community-building event this spring!

L-E FORJ Contact: parent Lanni Isenberg, lanni_harris@yahoo.com For info on FORJ Newton events, see FORJNewton on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ FORJNewton/

UPCOMING FORJ MEETINGS & EVENTS

Next Newton FORJ meeting: Thursday, February 8th from 7:30-9:30pm at Angier Elementary School. Come learn what several Newton Public Schools are doing to bring their communities together while working to reduce racism and injustice on many levels.

How to Talk with Your Children About Race & Racism (rescheduled from January!): Wed, Feb 28th, 6:30-8:30pm (in Boston): Come join us to learn effective ways to talk with your children about race and racism next week in Boston at the beautiful Salvation Army Kroc Center, 650 Dudley St. Dorchester, MA 02125. There is ample parking around this community center, but you can also carpool or take the T to Dudley Station and walk over easily. To register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ newton-metco-parent-meeting-ti ckets-41384289524

A few reminders from previous weeks:

 

  • Kindergarten Registration

If you have a younger child that is 5 (by August 31) or know a friend in the neighbor with a child that age, it’s time to think about Kindergarten! Kindergarten information night is at Newton South on Monday, February 5th at 7:00pm. At the information night, you will receive a folder with all registration documents. You will need to bring the completed paperwork to the Kindergarten screening. Lincoln-Eliot’s screening date is Tuesday, February 27th. Please call the school to schedule your screening appointment. If you have any questions, please call Jena Rossi at 617-559-9540.

  • Winter

Ready or not- winter is here!! Please be sure to send your scholar to school each day with a winter jacket, hats, gloves and snow boots as we will continue have outdoor recess daily throughout the winter. Also, please clearly label these items with your child’s name so they do not get lost or missed placed.

  • Box Tops

Please keep an eye out for any products at home with Box Tops! We collect them in the office and they are redeemed for money for the school. We already have $70 towards our next submission, so keep the collection sheets coming!

  • Arrival and Dismissal:
  • Arrival and dismissal time has become a bit chaotic and dangerous at times. As a result, I am asking you to please adhere to the following to ensure the safety of all scholars:
  • Students should only be let out of the car on the curbside of the street never into the street.
  • The blue zone (on both Pearl Street and Jackson Road) is a no parking zone; it should be used for quick drop off and pick up only
  • If coming from the Capital Street area, please cross students at the Pearl/Jackson light in the designated crosswalk; not in front of cars on Jackson Street.
  • The fire lane in the staff parking lot is a no parking zone
  • Dogs:

Dogs are not allowed on school property but we have come up with a plan that should work for all. If you choose to walk your dog to school at arrival and dismissal times, you and your dog must wait by the Flagpole on the corner of Pearl St and Jackson Rd. Make sure to inform your child’s teacher that you give permission for your child to walk to the Flagpole area on his/her own. It is imperative that you talk with your child to create a plan in case you are late. Make sure to communicate that plan to your child’s teacher.

  • In an effort to ensure student safety, we are asking for parents and teachers to remind students NOT to climb through the bushes in the front of the school when entering or exiting the building. Thank you for your assistance with this matter.
  • Please notify the office if you have a change of address or phone number. It is important to have up to date contact information in the case of an emergency.

 

 

 

Grades 2, 4 & 5: Final Visit from Andy Green of Potato Hill Poetry

Andy Green, founder of Potato Hill Poetry (and our official L-E “Poet in Residence”), makes his final visit to our second, fourth and fifth grade classes on Monday, Feb. 5th and Wednesday, Feb. 7th.  His visits are made possible by your PTO donations and a generous grant from the Massachusetts Cultural Council.  Please ask your children about the marvelous poems they are writing! More info: www.potatohill.com

Volunteers Needed for Movie Night

Movie Night next Friday, February 9th
 
We need volunteers to make this evening a success! THE LEGO NINJAGO MOVIE will be shown in the school gym and hope lots of families will come out to join us!  Please sign up to help out below, and contact Tui (tui.sutherland@gmail.com) or Karen (kkhite@yahoo.com) with any questions. Family Movie Night 2018!
 
Flyer attached for more information and pizza pre-orders !   MOVIE_NIGHT_FLYER_2018

L-E Online Auction starts this week!!


LINCOLN ELIOT SCHOOL PTO Online Auction

Here’s your chance to win great deals on camps, travel, classes, groceries, and much more while helping the LEPTO accomplish its goals!!!

The LEPTO Online Auction opens for bidding on February 8, 2018 at 12:00 AM EST and runs through February 16, 2018!

Our goal this year is to raise $10K-15K to support CAS programs, technology updates, and perhaps make some headway towards our much needed playground renovation! We need your support! This is an exciting and fun way to help us, and at the same time have a chance to win some great items! We have items ranging from groceries to exotic travel packages!  Buy something for yourself or a loved one (or purchase a trip to include everyone)!!!

We’ll be adding new items daily to our auction for you to preview right up to the auction date. Check back often to see what’s new. Feel free to place a Watch on your favorites, so that you’ll know as soon as bidding begins.

Check out the site:

Web: https://www.biddingforgood.com/lepto191

Mobile: https://bforg.com/lepto191

HELP US SPREAD THE WORD!
Please encourage your friends, family members, colleagues and acquaintances to visit the site and bid!

Other ways to help:
Donate or Be a Sponsor – Contact us at lepto191@biddingforgood.org or 617-559-9540 to take advantage of promotional opportunities for your business or to pledge your individual support

Tuesday Pizza Sales

Pizza ($2/slice) and baked goods($1/each) for sale every Tuesday in the Jackson Road lobby, all proceeds benefit the 5th grade camping trip. If you wish to pre-order a whole pizza for $10 contact Donna by 6:00 pm Monday. donnajohnv@hotmail.com or text 617-217-1878.

2018 Science Night: Save the Date

Save the date for the 2018 Lincoln-Eliot Family Science Night on Friday, March 16 from 5-7 in the school gym!

Stay tuned for more details coming home in purple folders.  Students are welcome to explore the science topic of their choice and bring a display to share their learnings.  Everyone’s invited to check out hands-on STEM activities and exhibits.  Pizza and baked goods will be available, with proceeds benefiting the PTO.