Lincoln Avenue Elementary School
October 2019 Volume 6, Issue 1
11/6 - PTA Mtg. at 7:00 p.m.
11/6 - Winter Plant Sale Begins
11/6 - Picture Retakes & Yearbook Pictures
11/8 - Veteran’s Community Breakfast
11/13 -Site Based Team Mtg. 8:20 a.m.
11/20 - Miss Chocolate Fundraiser pick up
11/27 - K-5 Parent Teacher Conferences ½ day
11/28 & 29 - School Closed – Thanksgiving Recess
From Mrs. Welker's Secong Grade
The second graders in Mrs. Welkers’ class have been busy building their reading muscles in Reading Workshop. The students spend their workshop time, practicing skills that are modeled to them during the mini lesson, shopping for books in the classroom library, and reading with partners to execute those important reading skills taught in class. Our classroom has a “Reading Stamina” chart that helps us monitor how long we are able to independently read. Our goals help us build our reading muscles. Readers are really getting stronger and stronger every day in second grade!
From Mrs. Geiger's & Mrs. William's Third Grade Class
Mrs. Geiger’s and Mrs. Williams’s third grade class tried to “Save Fred” as a team work STEM activity. This is a cooperative activity that has children work in pairs to save a hapless gummy worm named Fred who has managed to capsize his boat and lose his life preserver. Working together, students must rescue Fred, turn his boat right side up, and put on his life preserver – all without hurting Fred or dropping him into the “lake.” The children were not allowed to touch any of the material with their bare fingers. This activity helps children develop teamwork, problem solving, communication, and fine motor skills. The kids had a blast trying to “Save Fred.”
From Fourth Grade
Mrs. Order’s class and the rest of the fourth graders at Lincoln Avenue had the experience of a life-time! They participated in a fully interactive, in-school field trip, called Journeys into American Indian Territory. This field trip provided an opportunity for the students to step into a world that few children in Sayville would ever get to see.
The students were able to experience a model longhouse large enough to walk through. It contained genuine furs, baskets, rattles, and other items for the students to see and touch. The students were also able to hear American Indian folktales that have been handed down for generations, play with instruments that the American Indians used, played American Indian games, and even created a clay pinch-pot!
The children not only had a great time learning, but they came away with much more than that. They ended the day with a deeper understanding of respect, their responsibility to the Earth and the role that American Indians play in our lives today.
Family Connect Nights
Please mark the following dates as "Family Connect Nights". We believe that family unity is vital to the foundation of Lincoln Avenue Elementary School. Quality family time that is uninterrupted is essential to keeping families close. Research has shown that reinforcing relationships and seizing and savoring moments of connection benefit the well-being of both parents and children.
To encourage and support this important goal, we plan to designate one night of every month for the remainder of the school year as “Family Connect Night.” We understand that there are often events or activities that follow a specific weekday schedule. With a rotation of days, we are hopeful that all families have many opportunities to participate. No academic homework will be assigned to students on these nights with the hopes that your family will spend time together with a preferred activity! This year, six of the nights will be district wide “Family Connect Nights”.
Thursday, October 24
Wednesday , November 20
Tuesday December 10
Monday, January 13
Wednesday, February 26
Tuesday, March 17
Tuesday, April 28
Thursday, May 28
Wednesday June 3
Supporting Reading at Home
Here are some ways you can help your child develop a powerful reading life outside of school
- When you’re out and about with your child, make time to sit and read, or to visit a library or bookstore. The more they are around books, the more kids want to read.
- Find a quiet place and quiet time (as much as possible in our busy lives) for your child to read. We’re aiming for children to read at least half an hour a night, and more than that when possible. When some nights are cut short, try for some longer stretches on the weekend.
- Ask your children what kinds of books they enjoy. If they’re not sure, let them explore the library or a bookstore - or come browse our classroom or school library. There is a book for every child, we just have to find that magic match.
- Check in with your child to see how they are enjoying their reading. Maybe even grab yourself a copy of the book so you can have book chats.
Jumpstart Your At Home Reading Life
Click on the video for tips directly from Teachers College Reading and Writing Project.
The Site Based Team
The Lincoln Avenue Site Based Team meets once monthly to provide enriching experience to our children and to share perspectives on programs and ideas. Some events which have originated with the Site Based Team include the STEM Symposium, the Duathlon, character education programs, “Family Connect Nights” and Student Government, to name a few! We thank our Site Based Team Members for volunteering their time and efforts!
Ms. G. Locurto, Teacher Chair
Ms. K. McMackin, Parent Chair
Ms. K. Galvin
Ms. E Bulger
Ms. C. Barry
Ms. C. Longobardi
Ms. S. Orlando
Ms. A Haas
Ms. K Schait
PTA Executive Board
PTA Co-Presidents - Joanna Larkin & Marianne Williams
PTA Co-Vice Presidents - Jackie Amato & Alison Rothstein
Recording Secretary - Jill Deal
Corresponding Secretary - Maria Dey
Treasurer - Leslie Jantz