Lincoln Park Elementary Principal's Message

Dear Lincoln Park Families,

Thanks for working  in partnership with the Lincoln Park staff to make 2015-2016 a great one!  As you and your family establish your summer routines, we wish you a safe, fun, and happy summer break.   We also hope you enjoy a few good books!

Research shows that reading during the summer is critical to students’ academic success.  We regularly see huge drops in reading scores from June to September in students who do not read over the summer months.  Then it takes months of additional instruction to help them “catch up” to where they left off the previous spring.  After multiple summer “drops”, students end up years behind their peers and struggling with grade level work.   This is often referred to as the “summer slide.”  We need your help to keep our CREW moving forward academically and avoid the “summer slide.”  Here are a couple ways you can help!

We encourage everyone to participate in our Learn To Earn online summer program.  You can access activities for each grade level on the “Summer Lincoln Park” Google Classroom at http://classroom.google.com.  At the top of the page, choose the + sign.  The class code to join is eipe1e.  Be sure to have your students fill out the tickets and bring them to school in the fall to earn prizes for reading or working online on RAZ or MobyMax.  The top 5 students with the most tickets will be entered into a drawing for a $50 gift certificate.  There will also be lots of other prizes to choose from as well!

Another way to encourage summer reading is by stopping by the Lincoln Park Library!  The library will be open from 9:00-12:00 on Tuesday’s and Wednesday’s from June 21 to July 27.  Stop by to check out books, play a game, make a craft, and have a treat!  We are also offering breakfast and lunch on those days.  Breakfast will be served from 9:30-10:45 and lunch from 10:45-11:45.  Meals are available to all students (free/reduced/paid) and accounts will be debited accordingly.

Thanks for all you do as parents and partners in education at LIncoln Park.

Wishing you a safe and happy summer!

Karen Abraham, Principal