Lincoln Park Middle School

December 2019 Newsletter

From the desk of Mr. Meyer

Dear Parents,

It's the most wonderful time of the year...although as much as I enjoy the beauty of snow, I'm not a fan of shoveling or how it affects our school schedule. But leading up to the winter break, you can feel the excitement of the students in school. Mrs. Holly's winter choral concert, always a highlight of the season, was beautiful and I'm looking forward to Mr. Kertesz' first band concert at LPMS. During this festive time of year, LPMS has partnered with Family Promise of Morris County to collect four essential items for the homeless of Morris County. Please donate gloves, hand warmers, deodorant or hand lotion, items the organization distributes to those who spend much of their day out in the cold weather, without a stable home to return to. For each item donated, your child we get entered into a drawing for a chance to throw a snowball at their principal at our House Day event on December 20. A small purchase from you can really make a difference to someone who is struggling with homelessness. Why would I agree to getting pelted with snowballs? I am hoping that this fun event will motivate our students to contribute to this worthy cause. I can tolerate a few snowballs and the cold knowing that I have a warm home to return to that night, unlike so many in our county.

The holidays can also be a stressful time of year and as we eventually approach the spring season of testing, we recognize the importance of helping students to reduce their stress levels. This year we have provided training to our staff and have even been practicing mindfulness activities. These are short, simple activities that help students to relax their bodies, focus on their breathing and clear their minds. We have already seen improvements in student focus and reductions in student anxiousness.

Please remember that December 20 is an early dismissal day and we will return to school on Thursday, January 2. It will be a much needed break for everyone, but if your child is struggling with grades, please take some time to help him catch up. Starting the new year all caught up rather than lagging behind will help your child to find success for the remainder of the year. I hope you and your family enjoy the winter break and have a joyous holiday season and a healthy and happy New Year!


Michael Meyer

Important dates

December 12 - Winter Band Concert 7:30 pm

December 20 - Early dismissal 12:50

December 23 - January 1 Winter Recess

January 2 - School reopens

Student of the Month

We are proud to announce the Students of the Month for December. This month, students were recognized for their HELPFULNESS!

Grade 5- Darina Formanuk

Grade 6- Qendresa Asani

Grade 7- Caden Loftus

Grade 8- Karen Gamarra

Congratulations to our students of the month!

Board of Education Notes

Lincoln Park Board of Education Meeting:

Where: LPMS Media Center, 90 Ryerson Road, Lincoln Park

Tuesday, December 17, 2019 @ 6:30 pm

Notes: Thank you to all who voted in the School Board Election. Congratulations to Patrick Antonetti, Frank Raffa and Sandra Vucenovic for winning the open seats!

The Board of Education office will be open during Winter Recess on December 26. 27, 30 & 31

Boonton Board of Education Meeting:

Where: Boonton Board of Education Annex Building, 436 Lathrop Avenue, Boonton,

Monday, December 16, 2019, with executive Session at 7:00 pm.