This week marks the beginning of Red Ribbon Week at Lincoln. What better way to show school spirit - and a healthy, drug-free lifestyle - than wearing pajamas to school?
After school today is the Fall Fun Fest. To celebrate healthy alternatives to drugs and alcohol, we will be dancing to a DJ, having snacks and playing in the Richert Room, taking pictures in a photo booth, and playing capture the chicken - weather permitting of course!
Stay tuned for tomorrow's spirit day - Twin Day!!
The excitement of the new school year was celebrated by families at Open House last night. Seeing students – both new and old – proudly share their schedules, classrooms, and lockers, always puts a smile on my face.
Ready or not, a new school year is about to begin! I am ready, and I am excited to see the faces of students, both new and old, as we make the 2012-13 school year a great one! Deep breath, smile, and here we go!
The end of the school year is upon us! While planning for the 2012-13 school year began long ago, there is one program that I am extra excited to carry forward to next year. Girls on the Run had its first season at Lincoln this school year. 15 fantastic students and 4 coaches laughed, learned and ran in preparation for our 5K on June 9. Next year we will be hosting the program again... stay tuned for details!!
Next week is yet another mentoring event. It is always fun to see teachers and students interacting outside of the classroom. Some of the most important lessons in life are not part of the curriculum!
Seems that with the change in the weather, there is a new enthusiasm in the hallways of Lincoln. Maybe it is the approach of spring break, or the relief that ISATs are over, or maybe, it is just the sunshine that seems to be bringing the smiles to everyone's faces!
Today, the second session of Game Group began. 8th graders have volunteered half of their lunch periods to be peer models for students with various social skills needs. During this time, we played a lively game of Uno and practiced listening to one another. It was great to see the enthusiasm and excitement from everyone.
Each day this week, girls in sixth grade homerooms will be invited to participate in a group to "Stop the Drama" at Lincoln. Our first group with 3 homerooms was a great success. I am hoping to repeat the relational aggression curriculum and help put an end to the gossip and drama that often plagues middle school girls.
Rainbows has started for the 2012 season. Though there are fewer students this year participating in the grief and loss program, I am overwhelmed by the enthusiasm and excitement that these students bring to each group session.
There is no such thing as a perfect family.
Rainbows is a group for students who have had changes or losses in their family.
The group starts in January during the lunch periods.
Information and permission slips will be passed out during homeroom in December.
If you are interested in being a part of Rainbows or have questions, see Mrs. Buckley in room 204 by December 15th.
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