Principal's Corner

What's going on at Barge-Lincoln Elementary?

Learning Bonanza!

Barge is back in "full swing" and the learning has begun! Barge has a new assistant principal, Mrs. Michele Deardorff and she comes to us from Haiti. Mrs. Deardorff speaks Spanish, French, and English---wow! She is trilingual and her knowledge of working with a diverse population is grand, as she worked in the international school in Haiti for the past 13 years. Barge is elated to have Mrs. Deardorff and our learners are loving her positive spirit! If you haven't already, please stop by and introduce yourself.

In the classroom, our Bobcats have transitioned well and their brains and bodies are being exercised daily. I'm sure your Bobcat(s) are coming home exhausted, as they've worked hard to make those brains stronger. Please help by ensuring your child is getting 8-10 hours of sleep per night, at the minimum.

Due to breakfast being served in the classrooms at 8:45am, students are encouraged to be at Barge AFTER 8:30am. Supervision is outside at 8:15am.

As a friendly reminder, Barge-Lincoln reinforces our three standards for learning and we'd love your assistance with reinforcing these at home, as well:

  1. Show Respect
  2. Make Good Decisions
  3. Solve problems

Thank you for being your child's first and most important teacher. We will work with you to ensure we provide a learning environment that is positive, safe, and fun-loving. Our learners have a bright future and a supportive school that will ensure we are reaching and teaching every student, every day!


~Mrs. Brennan


Reading Testing---DIBELS

In the Yakima School District, our learners will take the Dynamic Indicators of Basic Emergent Literacy Skills (DIBELS) assessment three times a year. This assessment is a brief, 1:1 assessment where each learner sits with a teacher and/or paraprofessional to go over basic reading skills. The present levels of each learner are evaluated by our reading interventionists, classroom teachers, and instructional facilitator to ensure we can differentiate reading needs for each and every reader. Please be sure to check in with your classroom teacher to see how you can assist your student at home.

It is best practice for our teachers to communicate with families how each child performs at Fall parent conferences. However, please feel free to reach out to your student's teacher beforehand.

We'd love to share how your student performed!

Parent-Teacher Organization (PTO)

Our PTO is looking to have more families involved in the planning of upcoming events and fundraisers to help our Barge-Lincoln community of learners.

Meetings are held on the 2nd Wednesday of every month from 6-7pm.

Join the meeting virtually or in the school library.

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Soccer Field Dedication and Clinic

Saturday, Sep. 17th, 2-4pm

219 East I Street

Yakima, WA

Come and celebrate the opening of the new soccer fields on our back playground. There will be food, music, and a free soccer clinic for Barge-Lincoln learners.
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