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.

 

 

 

Future Chef Recipe Contest

Newton Public Schools Food Service will once again host the Future Chef Competition for students in grades 3-5. This year, we’re looking for your favorite Healthy Asian Fusion recipe! One winner from each elementary school will be chosen to compete at a chef’s event at Newton North High School on Tuesday, March 20th. Entries are due by Monday, February 5, 2018. Visit the website www.newton.k12.ma.us/futurechef to download the recipe card entry form and to find out more details about the competition. Good luck!

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.

Gift Basket Donation Deadline: Friday, 1/26

Friday, January 26th is the last day to send in item or monetary donations for class Gift Baskets.  These will be part of our  online auction through Bidding for Good.  The auction will run from February 8, 2018 through February 16, 2018, and will raise money for our Creative Arts & Sciences programs, technology purchases and field trip costs.

A bag will be left in each classroom to collect items, and monetary donations can be sent directly to the Main Office via your child’s purple folder.

If you are interested in assisting with basket assembly, please contact Andrea at ahemment@gmail.com.   If you have questions about the online auction, please contact Cindy at cindy_chan@msn.com.

Thank you for your help!
The Lincoln Eliot PTO

BASKET THEMES
Kindergarten: Craft Basket (Crafting items, kits, materials etc.)
First Grade: Tea & Coffee Break Basket (Teas, coffees, cookies, etc.)
Second Grade: Sports Basket (Sporting goods, jerseys, caps, etc.)
Third Grade: Game Night Basket (Board games, snacks, etc.)
Fourth Grade: Spa Day Basket (Soaps, candles, lotions, sponges, etc.)
Fifth Grade: Foodie Basket (Gourmet foods, etc.)

Lost & Found Clearing Out Day: 1/22 & 1/26

Dear Lincoln-Eliot Community,

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.

Take care and stay warm!

Boys & Girls Club van openings

Boys & Girls Club of Newton offers quality programming with educated and

trained staff. Join our After School program for $125 per family for the

school year.

 

For $15 a day, your child can be transported in our vehicles to the Club

daily.  We currently have six open slots for Lincoln-Eliot Elementary

students.

 

For more information, please contact Dawn Proia at 617-630-2066 or email

her at dproia@newtonbgc.com.  You can also visit our website at

newtonbgc.com

New England Camp Fair – February 11th

If you have a child attending camp this summer, you don’t want to miss this free event. The New England Camp Fair will be held on Sunday, February 11th from 11:30-2:30 in the Bigelow Middle School gymnasium.

In the event of inclement weather, a snow date has been set for Sunday, March 4 from 11:30-2:30. The camp fair is open to ALL local families.

Over 30 camps from Massachusetts, Maine, Connecticut, Vermont and New Hampshire will be participating. Attending camps serve children ages 6-14, and represent a mix of day and overnight camps. Participating camps run the gamut from traditional style camps to sports, computer, arts and themed camps.  Come to the fair with your prospective camper and meet in person with camp directors and representatives.

Visit www.newenglandcampfair.org for a complete list of camps attending.

Parking and refreshments are also free!

If you have any questions, feel free contacting the Underwood PTO at underwoodpto@gmail.com.

Donations needed for Auction: “Class Gift Baskets”

January 10, 2018

Dear Parents:

The Lincoln Eliot PTO is hosting an online auction through Bidding for Good.  The auction will run from February 8, 2018 through February 16, 2018, and will raise money for our Creative Arts & Sciences programs, technology purchases and field trip costs.  We are asking each grade level to donate a gift basket (valued at $25 each) for this event.  We have selected a theme for each grade, and our hope is to create many fun and beautiful baskets for our auction.

Please consider donating a new item for your grade’s basket, or making a monetary donation toward the purchase of basket items. A bag will be left in each classroom to collect items, and monetary donations can be sent directly to the Main Office via your child’s purple folder.

We will collect the bags on Friday, January 26.  If you are interested in assisting with basket assembly, please contact Andrea at ahemment@gmail.com.   If you have questions about the online auction, please contact Cindy at cindy_chan@msn.com.

Thank you for your help!
The Lincoln Eliot PTO

BASKET THEMES

Kindergarten: Craft Basket (Crafting items, kits, materials etc.)

First Grade: Tea & Coffee Break Basket (Teas, coffees, cookies, etc.)

Second Grade: Sports Basket (Sporting goods, jerseys, caps, etc.)

Third Grade: Game Night Basket (Board games, snacks, etc.)

Fourth Grade: Spa Day Basket (Soaps, candles, lotions, sponges, etc.)

Fifth Grade: Foodie Basket (Gourmet foods, etc.)

 

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☐ I would like to donate the following item: _______________________________

☐ I cannot donate an item, but please accept my donation of $_____________ toward gift basket purchases!

Basket (circle one): CRAFT — TEA & COFFEE — SPORTS — GAME NIGHT — SPA DAY — FOODIE

Your Name: _____________________________________

Child’s Name / Teacher: ______________________________ / ____________________________

Contact email/phone: ___________________________________