On Wednesday, September 21st the world will be celebrating International Peace Day. This day was founded in 1999 by a filmmaker named Jeremy Gilley. His goal was to have a global day of peace and non-violence, where countries all over the world agree to get along. The World Cultures teachers will be working on a “Peace Quilt” that will contain a “patch” made by each of the students signifying what peace means to them. The quilt will be displayed in the school on September 21st along with a Peace Pledge that the students will recite. We are asking you and your students wear blue on Wednesday, September 21st in honor of International Peace Day. We have also attached a copy of the “Peace Pledge” for you. Click the title to read more.
Mrs. McGuire's Kindergarten class has been very busy during Writer's Workshop writing "Information/All About" pieces. To enhance this unit, Mrs. McGuire and her class carved their class pumpkin and then wrote "All About Pumpkin" pieces. The students used their five senses to help them write everything they know about pumpkins!
On June 16, 2015 Franz Gloria, a fifth grader in Mrs. Babino’s class, and Kaitlyn Duro, a fourth grader in Mrs. Dennis’s class represented Lincoln School at the district Spelling Bee. Franz was in the bee last year and came back this year as champion making Lincoln School the district winner two years in a row! Hopefully we can keep the streak going and house the trophy at Lincoln School for many years to come. We are so proud of Franz and Kaitlyn and congratulate them, and all of their teachers, for their hard work and dedication starting in Kindergarten and beyond.
October is also known as National Bullying Prevention Month. In an effort to educate and raise awareness of bullying prevention, Lincoln School has joined many other schools and communities nationwide in displaying our unity by wearing orange. Click the title to read more.
An annual tradition from the Bergenfield Fire Department, students at Lincoln School were asked to create posters illustrating a given theme. This year’s theme was all about making sure that we have working smoke detectors in our homes. Students’ artistic work is posted all around the halls of our school. On October 7th, members of the Bergenfield Fire Department stopped by to recognize all of the participants and award those whose work was above and beyond their expectations. Congratulations to all of our winners! Click the title to see the winners.
In honor of Read Across America Day the third graders at Lincoln School read across America. The hallway was labeled with all 50 states and each child rotated around while reading “just right” books of their choice. Dr. Seuss would have been proud of these enthusiastic readers. What a great way to celebrate this very special day!
The fourth and fifth grade students, at Lincoln School, celebrated “Read Across America” day by taking some time out of their busy morning to read. Students lined the third floor hallway, selected their favorite book, and read. It was a great way to honor Dr. Seuss and celebrate the joy of reading. These students also participated in Renaissance Learning’s “Read the Most, Coast to Coast” contest on Friday, February 28. The goal was to have 5,000,000 Accelerated Reader tests taken on Friday, across the country. Many students at Lincoln participated in this exciting contest, and earned participation certificates as well. Best of all, our students are READING!
On Thursday, February 20, 2014 the Lincoln School Kindergarten classes celebrated a very special day...The 100th Day of School! The students of Mrs. Hall and Mrs. McGuire’s classes enjoyed counting to 100 by 1’s, 2’s, 5’s, and 10’s, writing stories and drawing pictures of what they would look like if they were 100 years old, as well as many other fun activities centered around the number 100. The students were so excited to have Mr. Mitchel join their celebration by reading them a 100th Day of School story. Mrs. Hall and Mrs. McGuire loved seeing their students create and enjoy another wonderful Kindergarten memory.
Lincoln School’s 4th grade students participated with students throughout New Jersey in the Verizon 4th Grade Folder Contest. The students were challenged by Mrs. Johnson, our School Nurse, to create anti-drug artwork based on the theme “Fun Things to Do Instead of Drugs”. This challenge gave our students an opportunity to be creative and learn about a positive message. All entries were judged by the Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey Organization, winners were selected and their artwork placed on next year’s folders distributed to fourth grade students in New Jersey. Lincoln School students did a great job and were given award certificates for participating.
Mrs. Hall and Mrs. McGuire's Kindergarten classes enjoyed a wonderful activity to celebrate their studies on winter holidays and traditions. Each student created their very own candy house!! The students were so excited to design and build their very own edible structure, with assistance from their teachers, Mrs. Hughes (K paraprofessional), and several parent volunteers. "Candy Houses" is a Lincoln School Kindergarten tradition that we hope the children will always remember, and hopefully will continue this tradition with their own families in future years to come. Click the title for more.