On November 9th 2016, the Bergenfield Learning Community spent the afternoon remembering and honoring our veterans in a ceremony that was held at the High School. Veterans and their families were invited to enjoy music from our Bergenfield High School Band, and speeches made by faculty and students from schools throughout the district. Three elementary school students were chosen to read their speeches on what The Pledge of Allegiance means to them. Lincoln School was honored to have one of our students chosen to read her speech to the veterans who attended that day. Megan Thomas made Lincoln School proud by standing in front of the group of students, faculty and veterans to share her thoughts. Bergenfield schools teach the importance of honoring and remembering our veterans, not only on Veteran’s Day, but every day. As written by Megan, “They fought through many days and nights, and though we may not know each name, we thank ALL veterans just the same.” Thank you from Megan Thomas and all of us at Lincoln School.
On Wednesday, October 26, 2016, two of Lincoln School's finest students had the special honor of being driven to school by the Bergenfield Fire Department. Kindergartener Julia Calingasan and fifth grader Rihanna Hernandez, were the district - wide fire prevention poster contest winners. Along with a gift certificate from the BFD, both girls enjoyed a fun ride to school on a fire truck!
International Peace Day takes place September 21st of each year which provides an opportunity for all humanity to come together, in spirit and in action, to forward the ideals of conditions for peace. This global project is observed by hundreds of millions of citizens in cities, towns, and villages worldwide. Click the title to see how Lincoln School commemorated the day.
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!