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Lincoln Teachers Use TalkingPoints to Connect with Families

“TalkingPoints is a great tool to talk directly to families, as a friend and partner, about their children, rather than ‘like a teacher,” said Lincoln Elementary School second grade teacher, Mary Cook. “I try to be as friendly as possible even if I have a tough situation I need to ...

Golden Abe Statue A Reward At Lincoln

Lincoln Elementary School sets high standards for its students and staff but also understands the importance of recognizing when they are met, or often, exceeded. The school has three ways it highlights students and staff: the Spotlight Scholar Award, a Staff Spotlight on Facebook and the ...

Lincoln Elementary School Celebrated Socktober

Lincoln Elementary School students went a little “sock-crazy” in October but it was all for a good cause - to help out their community. Each month, the school’s PBIS team focuses on a character trait school wide. As Bullying Prevention Week is in October, the school focused on kindness. ...

umpkin Painting Party One Example Of Parents’ Involvement Through Program

Recently, Lincoln Elementary School students and their families enrolled in the PACERS program had the opportunity to attend a “Pumpkin Painting Party.” Kelly Jose and Kat Freeman put together fun activities including pumpkin painting, games, chalk art and refreshments to encourage ...

How City Schools Use Social-Emotional Learning

“Our talk topics today are ‘Why is it important to let go of negative thoughts?’ and ‘What is one thing I can do to distract myself from negative thoughts or feelings?” said Ring Elementary School teacher Allen Thomas to his second graders during their morning meeting. “Let’s get ...