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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.

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

Principal Update 1.28.18

Dear Families,

In celebration of the New England Patriot’s making it to the Super Bowl, please dress your scholar in their favorite Patriots gear (or red, white and blue) on Friday, February 2nd.

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

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/

  • 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.

 

 

 

Principal Update 1.21.18

Dear Families,

Our lost and found is full of many items that students need to keep them warm! In order to help students and families claim these lost items, they will be laid out in the cafeteria on Tuesday, 1/22/18 and Friday, 1/26/18 from 8:20am-12pm. Teachers will send students down to the cafeteria to look for lost items. Parents are also welcome to come and look for something they know is lost. Please stop by the cafeteria when you drop your child off at school. Any unclaimed items will be donated on Friday, 1/26/18 after school.

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/

 

UPCOMING NEWTON FORJ EVENTS:

Next Newton FORJ Meeting: Tuesday, January 23rd (Snow date Jan. 24th) – FORJ Meeting with Robin Bernstein at Angier School – 7:30-9pm

FORJ hosting a presentation and discussion by Robin Bernstein, a professor of African-American studies at Harvard. Robin’s new book and article garnered much attention this summer. If you’d like, you can read the article ahead of time. Opinion – Let Black Kids Just be Black Kids

We’ll explore the societal differences in how Black and White children are perceived, especially around who is considered innocent and worthy of protection. We’ll also explore how we can dismantle this current convention so we can all raise healthy, whole kids.

 

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.

Mark your Calendar:

  • Tuesday, January 23rd:, 7:30pm- 9:00pm FORJ meeting at Angier School
  • 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

 

A few reminders from previous weeks:

  • 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.

Principal Update 12.18.17

Dear Families,

Wishing you a happy and healthy holiday season. Enjoy the season with your families and friends. I am looking forward to a new year filled with fun, excitement and learning at Lincoln Eliot. Please be sure to read with your scholars over winter break.

Thank you to all the volunteers and shoppers who helped make the 2017 Book Fair so successful. It was amazing to see so many of you at the Cocoa and Cookies Book Fair night. Thank you to Tui Sutherland and all of the volunteers and shoppers both online and in-person.  We increased funds raised for library programs at Lincoln-Eliot by over 200% from last year. An impressive success by any measure!

Below is the 2018 MCAS testing schedule for grades 3-5. It is very important all scholars are present on testing days so please avoid scheduling family vacations on the dates below.

 

2018 MCAS Testing Schedule

ELA

 

Date

Monday, 4.2.18

 

Tuesday, 4.3.18

 

Wednesday, 4.4.18 Thursday, 4.5.18 Friday,  4.6.18

Monday, 4.9.19

Grade Level

3rd 3rd 4th 5th 4th

5th

 

MATHEMATICS

 

Date

Friday, 4.27.18

Monday,  4.30.18 Tuesday, 5.1.18 Wednesday, 5.2.18 Friday,  5.4.18 Monday, 5.7.18
Grade Level 4th 5th 3rd 4th 5th

3rd

                                                          

     STE (5th Only) 

Date

Friday, 5.18.18 Monday, 5.21.18
Grade Level 5th

5th

 

Mark your Calendar:

  • December 25 – January 1: Winter Vacation: No School
  • Tuesday, January 2, 2018: Scholars and staff return from winter break.
  • Monday, January 15: No School: Martin Luther King day

 

A few reminders from previous weeks:

 

  • Ready or not- winter is upon us!! Please be sure to send your scholar to school each day with a winter jacket, hats, and gloves. Winter/ snow boots will be needed once the snow arrives; 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.

 

  • 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 voted, and Lincoln-Eliot was awarded $2,099!  If you have any type of account with Watertown Savings Bank, you can cast a vote! Every customer may vote once. Voting is open until December 31, 2017. Please go to Customer Choice to vote online, or visit a branch to cast your ballot for Lincoln Eliot!

 

  • 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.
  • Help Lincoln Eliot earn funds to promote each student’s educational and intellectual growth…register with A+ School Rewards with Stop and Shop at https://stopandshop.com/school-rewards/ Our school ID code is 05887.

 

  • 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.

 

 

Principal Update: 12.11.17

 

Dear Families,

Mark your Calendar:

  • December 11- December 15: PTO Book Fair in the Lincoln Eliot library
  • Thursday, December 14th: PTO Pajama Party: 5:00pm- 8:00pm
  • December 25 – January 1: Winter Vacation: No School

 A few reminders from previous weeks:

  • Ready or not- winter is upon us!! Please be sure to send your scholar to school each day with a winter jacket, hats, and gloves. Winter/ snow boots will be needed once the snow arrives; 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.
  • Moving forward the weekly Principal updates will be sent out via the PTO newsletter. If you have not done so yet, please sign up for the PTO weekly newsletter to ensure important school information is not missed. You can sign up using the following link: https://www.myschoolanywhere.com/join.a5w. The invitation Code is: Lincoln-Eliot
  • 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 voted, and Lincoln-Eliot was awarded $2,099!  If you have any type of account with Watertown Savings Bank, you can cast a vote! Every customer may vote once. Voting is open until December 31, 2017. Please go to Customer Choice to vote online, or visit a branch to cast your ballot for Lincoln Eliot!

  • 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.
  • Help Lincoln Eliot earn funds to promote each student’s educational and intellectual growth…register with A+ School Rewards with Stop and Shop at https://stopandshop.com/school-rewards/ Our school ID code is 05887.
  • 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.

Principal Update: 12.4.17

Dear Families,

Ready or not- winter is upon us!! Please be sure to send your scholar to school each day with winter jackets, hats, and gloves. Winter/ snow boots will be needed once the snow arrives; as we will continue have outdoor recess throughout the winter. Also, please clearly label these items with your child’s name so they do not get lost or missed placed.

Don’t forget Inclusive Schools Week is December 4th – 8th. We are having a writing and art showcase where students can submit one original drawing or writing piece on the theme: Why is it important to be inclusive? All entries are due by Friday, December 8th.

Mark your Calendar:

  • December 7th: Early Release Day: 12:30 dismissal
  • December 11- December 15: PTO Book Fair
  • Thursday, December 14th: PTO Pajama Party: 5:00pm- 8:00pm
  • December 25 – January 1: Winter Vacation

A few reminders from previous weeks:

  • Moving forward the weekly Principal updates will be sent out via the PTO newsletter. If you have not done so yet, please sign up for the PTO weekly newsletter to ensure important school information is not missed. You can sign up using the following link: https://www.myschoolanywhere.com/join.a5w
  • The invitation Code is: Lincoln-Eliot
  • 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 voted, and Lincoln-Eliot was awarded $2,099!  If you have any type of account with Watertown Savings Bank, you can cast a vote! Every customer may vote once. Voting is open until December 31, 2017. Please go to Customer Choice to vote online, or visit a branch to cast your ballot for Lincoln Eliot!

  • 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.
  • Help Lincoln Eliot earn funds to promote each student’s educational and intellectual growth…register with A+ School Rewards with Stop and Shop at https://stopandshop.com/school-rewards/ Our school ID code is 05887.
  • 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.

Principal Update 11.13.17

Dear Families,

November is National Diabetes Month

On January 19, 2003, Jordan Weiss, a fourth grade student at Mason-Rice School in Newton, Massachusetts passed away in his sleep from complications of undiagnosed diabetes.

To honor Jordan’s memory, the JBW Fund was established by his family, friends and community to foster awareness and education of the warning signs of diabetes. Sometimes the signs are obvious and sometimes the signs are subtle, limited and attributed to another illness. The latter was the case for Jordan.

Become familiar with the warning signs of diabetes

Knowledge is an important weapon against this disease and its complications.

Warning Signs of Diabetes

Type 1 Diabetes:

These symptoms can occur suddenly and must receive immediate medical attention.

  • Excessive thirst
  • Frequent urination, sometimes exhibited by bedwetting (in large quantities)
  • Blurry vision
  • Sugar in the urine
  • Sweet, fruity odor on breath
  • Increased hunger
  • Weight loss
  • Fatigue
  • Drowsiness, lethargy
  • Irritability and mood changes
  • Heavy, labored breathing
  • Confusion, Stupor, Unconsciousness

 Type 2 Diabetes:

These symptoms occur gradually and must receive immediate medical attention.

  • Blurred vision
  • Tingling or numbness in the legs, feet or fingers
  • Darker patches of skin usually in neck folds
  • Drowsiness
  • Slow healing sores or frequent infections
  • Any of the symptoms listed under Type 1 diabetes

Many of these symptoms can be related to illnesses that are not associated with diabetes. This should be discussed with a health care provider.

For more information, talk to your school nurse or visit:

www.cdc.gov/diabetes or www.jdrf.org

Mark your Calendar:

  • Tuesday, November 14th: PTO meeting 6:30pm- 7:30 pm in Cafeteria
  • Wednesday, November 22nd: Start of Thanksgiving Break: 12:00 dismissal
  • Thursday, November 23rd:Thanksgiving Day: No School
  • Friday, November 24th: Thanksgiving Recess: No School

A few reminders from previous weeks:

  • 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 voted, and Lincoln-Eliot was awarded $2,099!  If you have any type of account with Watertown Savings Bank, you can cast a vote! Every customer may vote once. Voting is open until December 31, 2017. Please go to Customer Choice to vote online, or visit a branch to cast your ballot for Lincoln Eliot!

  • 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.
  • Help Lincoln Eliot earn funds to promote each student’s educational and intellectual growth…register with A+ School Rewards with Stop and Shop at https://stopandshop.com/school-rewards/ Our school ID code is 05887.
  • 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.

 

 

 

Principal Update: 11.6.17

Dear Families,

  • Lincoln Eliot has raised $150 so far with Box Tops..Yay! Please continue to save your Box Tops and send them to school with your scholars.
  • Ms. Rossi will be out (beginning Tuesday) for about 2 weeks while she recovers from surgery. Nancy Nathanson will be covering the main office for Ms. Rossi. Please join me in welcoming Ms. Nathanson to Lincoln Eliot.

Mark your Calendar:

  • Tuesday, November 7th: Election Day
  • Friday, November 10th: Veterans Day Observed: No School
  • Tuesday, November 14th: PTO meeting 6:30pm- 7:30 pm in Cafeteria
  • Wednesday, November 22nd: Start of Thanksgiving Break: 12:00 dismissal
  • Thursday, November 23rd:Thanksgiving Day: No School
  • Friday, November 24th: Thanksgiving Recess: No School

A few reminders from previous weeks:

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 voted, and Lincoln-Eliot was awarded $2,099!  If you have any type of account with Watertown Savings Bank, you can cast a vote! Every customer may vote once. Voting is open until December 31, 2017. Please go to Customer Choice to vote online, or visit a branch to cast your ballot for Lincoln Eliot!

  • 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.
  • Help Lincoln Eliot earn funds to promote each student’s educational and intellectual growth…register with A+ School Rewards with Stop and Shop at https://stopandshop.com/school-rewards/ Our school ID code is 05887.
  • 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.

 

Principal Update: October 23, 2017

Dear Families,

  • Food Service Wants to Hear From You! Please share your food service experience so that the NPS food service department can improve service, address any issues of concern, and make changes that create a more positive experience for students and families. The survey should take no more than 5 minutes and gives very important feedback!
  • The last day to purchase Halloween Dance tickets, at the $5.00 advance purchase price, is Monday, Oct 23.  If you do not purchase your tickets by that date, you may purchase tickets at the door the night of the dance for $8.00 per ticket.  As a reminder, this is not a drop-off event; all students must be chaperoned by a parent.  Please see below for additional details.

School Health Newsletter

Communicating with the School Nurse

In order for the school nurse to be as well prepared as possible to care for students coming to the health room, it is helpful to have the “big picture” perspective for each child. Parents and guardians should know they have an open invitation to communicate with the school nurse both about physical changes such as significant illness, hospitalization, injury, and medication (even if not taken at school), and about social and emotional changes.

Examples include changes in the family structure such as a new sibling, parental separation, illness/death in the family or a parent traveling. It is also helpful for the nurse to know if a student is having trouble adjusting to school or if a parent is concerned about bullying or classroom issues.

The goal for the school nurse is to keep students in school whenever possible. This “big picture” kind of information, along with phone calls for parent consultation, is helpful to achieve this goal.

Additional tips for communicating with the school nurse:

  • For urgent or time-sensitive matters, please call. Occasionally there is a substitute nurse who cannot access the email of the regular school nurse.
  • Parents should drop off medication directly to the school nurse instead of sending it with the student.
  • Keep contact information such as cell phone and work phone numbers updated.

To reach the Lincoln-Eliot School Nurse, Nurse Kristen, please call her at 617-559-9554 or email her at Kristen_thibodeau@newton.k12.ma.us.

A few reminders from previous weeks:

  • 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 voted, and Lincoln-Eliot was awarded $2,099!  If you have any type of account with Watertown Savings Bank, you can cast a vote! Every customer may vote once. Voting is open until December 31, 2017. Please go to Customer Choice to vote online, or visit a branch to cast your ballot for Lincoln Eliot!

  • 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 curb side 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.
  • Help Lincoln Eliot earn funds to promote each student’s educational and intellectual growth…register with A+ School Rewards with Stop and Shop at https://stopandshop.com/school-rewards/ Our school ID code is 05887.
  • Please mark the following dates on your calendars:
    • Tuesday, October 24th and Tuesday, October 31st: Parent Teacher Conferences
    • Friday, October 27th: PTO Halloween dance 5:30- 7:30
  • 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.

 

Order your tickets now for the Lincoln – Eliot  HALLOWEEN DANCE!

Friday, October 27th

5:30PM to 7:30PM; L-E Gym

Tickets: $5 per person if purchased in advance. Last day to purchase advance tickets is Monday, October 23rd. You may also purchase tickets at the door the night of the dance for $8 per person.

All children MUST be accompanied by a paying adult!

 When you purchase dance tickets, your name will be added to a list that will be checked off at the door. You will NOT receive paper tickets for the dance.

Wicked (Awesome) Teacher-Treat Raffle Tickets: $2.00/each

Use the order form below and return your payment & Raffle Tickets (if you want us to enter them for you) via your child’s purple folder.

Please make checks payable to: L-E PTO

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Lincoln-Eliot Halloween Dance Ticket Order Form

 

Name: _____________________________________________

 

Child’s Name: ________________________________________

 

Teacher: ____________________________________________

 

____ Dance tickets x $5.00 ea. = $_________

 

____ Raffle tickets x $2.00 ea. – $_________

 

Questions? Contact Siobhan Wheeler at spwma@aol.com

 

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

Try your luck at the: TEACHER TREAT RAFFLE 2017

Only $2.00 per ticket!

 

Enclose the tickets on the back with your payment (checks made payable to L-E PTO), and you will be entered into the drawing on the night of the Halloween Dance! Good Luck!!

Principal Morrissey: “Principal for a Day” for 1 winner.

 Mrs. Conley: A basket of books for 1 winner.

Mrs. Bradley: Lunch and a ride in Mrs. Bradley’s convertible for the winner and a friend.

Mrs. Ward: Musical breakfast one morning with the 1st Grade Team for the winner and a friend.

Ms. Malavase: Musical breakfast one morning with the 1st Grade Team for the winner and a friend.

Mrs. Hole: Musical breakfast one morning with the 1st Grade Team for the winner and a friend.

Mrs. McDonald & Ms. Phelan: Pizza lunch and a craft for 2 winners and a friend each.

Mr. Raisner & Ms. Kremer: Lunch for the winner and two friends.

Ms. Rooney: Doughnut breakfast dance party for the winner and a friend.

Ms. Gueye: After school ice-cream party for the winner and 2 friends.

Mrs. Levin, Mrs. Goode, Mrs. Monopoli: snack and a craft for 3 winners and a friend each.

Ms. Foster: Board games and brownies for the winner and a friend.

Ms. Bratslavskaya: Friendship bracelet and music, with a treat for the winner and 3 friends.

Ms. Evans & Ms. Penczar: Cards and cupcakes for the winner and 3 friends.

Ms. Andrews, Mrs. Rossi, & Ms. Sharon: Ice-cream sundae party for the winner and 2 friends.

Ms. Conde, Ms. Carmona, Ms. Kazakoff-Eige, Ms. Mahoney: outdoor tye dye party (in the nicer weather) for the winner and a friend.

Mr. Greary: Pizza and Uno party for the winner and 2 friends.

 

Child’s Name: __________________________

 

Parent’s Name: _________________________

 

Phone/Email: __________________________

 

Raffle choice (specify treat #) ______________________________________

TEACHER TREAT

RAFFLE TICKET

 

L-E PTO

Halloween Dance

October 27, 2017

$2.00

Child’s Name: __________________________

 

Parent’s Name: _________________________

 

Phone/Email: __________________________

 

Raffle choice (specify treat #) ______________________________________

TEACHER TREAT

RAFFLE TICKET

 

L-E PTO

Halloween Dance

October 27, 2017

$2.00

Child’s Name: __________________________

 

Parent’s Name: _________________________

 

Phone/Email: __________________________

 

Raffle choice (specify treat #) ______________________________________

 

TEACHER TREAT

RAFFLE TICKET

 

L-E PTO

Halloween Dance

October 27, 2017

$2.00

Child’s Name: __________________________

 

Parent’s Name: _________________________

 

Phone/Email: __________________________

 

Raffle choice (specify treat #) ______________________________________

TEACHER TREAT

RAFFLE TICKET

 

L-E PTO

Halloween Dance

October 27, 2017

$2.00