September 23rd 7-8PM - Science Spectacular Family Fun Night - see below for more information!
Volunteers Needed - Lincoln Farm to School Program
The Lincoln Wellness Committee is looking for volunteers for the Farm to School program. Your task includes washing and cutting veggies/fruits with a team then giving samples to your child's classroom while educating them about locally grown produce! All the information you need will be ready for you when you arrive at Lincoln. It involves an average of 1 hour, 1x per month September – November. Please contact Jodie at email@example.com ASAP if you are interested.
The Lincoln Wellness Committee started the Farm to School Program for students September 2013. The goal of the program is to bring healthy food from local farms to school children and teach them about the path from farm to fork through taste-testing and cross-age teaching. This experiential learning can help children appreciate fresh, local foods early in life. This is mutually beneficial to the students, farmers, and communities.
School Starts @ 8:45
School Ends @ 3:45
Wednesday dismissal @ 1:50
Please call us (319)553-2950
Shared Classroom Snacks
Please provide shared snacks in original containers with appropriate labels. Homemade snacks are not accepted for sharing with other students, though students may bring items from home for their own consumption. Please see the suggestions below for shared snacks in classroom which do not have limitations due to allergy concerns.
Lincoln Elementary plans to implement a Farm to School Program in the fall of 2013. The program will involve a partnering with local grocers and farms for seasonal produce to be offered to students during their snack periods. Starting the third week in September each one grade level will be served a fruit or vegetable during their snack time. One or two volunteer parents per classroom along with available student council members will prepare and deliver the snack to the classrooms. The fall snack program will run for 14 weeks as will the spring snack program for a total of 28 weeks.
Parents with a connection to a local grower, experience with Farm to School, or an interest in volunteering with the Farm to School Program are urged to contact:
Brooke Holahan, 319-504-4635 firstname.lastname@example.org
Jodie Huegerich , 319-230-3824 email@example.com
First installed in May of 2013 with the assistance of Lincoln School neighbors, the three raised bed gardens are a living classroom, where students can engage in the science and biology of food, to see firsthand, the process from start to finish. In April, Mr. Sprau's 5th grade class began a seed nursery indoors and eventually transplanted to the garden. The wide variety of vegetables planted included tomato's, cucumbers, Swiss chard, zucchini, onions, carrots, and beans. The success of the gardens is noteworthy and plans for future classroom integration will hopefully expand to all grades so students can learn how food grows.
Student safety is our foremost concern on a daily basis. Throughout the district all elementary schools are sending home dismissal forms for parents to designate their child’s dismissal plan. It should be noted that this plan will be followed daily unless we have receive a phone call or note from the parent to indicate a change in the plan. Please review this plan with your child so that they have a clear understanding of your family plan. A copy of this form will be sent home with every student. If you need another copy or have a change please download and print the form below.
LINCOLN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL NAMED 2010 NATIONAL BLUE RIBBON SCHOOL
This award honors public and private elementary, middle and high schools who students achieve at very high levels or have made significant progress and helped close gaps in achievement, especially among disadvantaged and minority students.