Superintendent's Report


Each month I will be highlighting the accomplishments, activities and district endeavors that make our district unique and special! Enjoy!

Christopher Kinney


Building Community Relationships!

Builders Club joined the Garwood Senior Club on May 4th for Bingo. Students and seniors chatted, enjoyed cinnamon rolls, and played the game together. A good time was had by all!

5th Grade

Tania Alvarado-Valverde

Emma Anwander

Theo Hartenstein

Anna Sobotka

Amelia Thompson

Emma Willix

Vaughn Zaleski

6th Grade

Cece Blumenstock

Xavier Cresci

Feliciana Hansen

Ellie Heyder

7th Grade

Mia Cruz

James Peniche

Maeve Ryan

8th Grade

Madison Oliveira

Mean and MAD!

Ms. McGuire's 6th grade students learned how to find the mean absolute deviation (MAD) this week. They made their own anchor charts and found the MAD (the distance data values are from the mean or average) in real world situations.

Stay Gold!

To end their “The Outsiders” unit, Ms. Sherby’s 7th grade class dressed up as either a Soc or a Greaser for their final lesson. After discussing their final thoughts on the ending, theme, and character development, the students enjoyed the 1983 film in costume to match their favorite character!

Money and Mealworms in Ms. Lopes' Class!

The second grade is working to master money. We have been identifying, sorting, and counting money. We have specifically been working to show amounts of money using the least amount of coins and bills. We will also be working to solve word problems that involve multiple steps and money!

Our exploration of animal/insect life cycles has been going great! We have had a wonderful time being brave and observing real, live mealworms. Stay tuned because our pupa are slowly appearing and we'll have Darkling Beetles in no time!

Play Ball!

The baseball team currently stands with a record of 4 wins and 3 losses. The team's wins came against Roselle Park, New Providence, and Golda Och twice. The 8th graders on the team are, Arturo Palacio, Austin Lipsett, Damian Garrido, Evan Nocera, Jack Pellino, Mason Zawoysky, Noah Gibson, and Russell Tortorici. The team is coached by Mr. Burke, Mr Gavin Parkhill, and student assistant John Sullivan.

Mustang Softball!

The Mustang softball team has three wins and four losses on the season. They are working hard and getting better each day. There are seven games left in the season which will be played over the next two weeks. The team is comprised of mainly 6th and 7th graders with only four 8th graders on the team. Courtney Kilmer continues to be an incredible catcher and is hitting with a .833 batting average. Lia Simitz is playing an excellent first base and has even turned a triple play this year! Caity Marcazo plays shortstop and pitcher. She has two home runs on the year and several extra base hits. Gianna Malcolm is easily our most improved player so far reaching base on more than half of her at bats! Good luck to the team in the second half of the season!

Step Back in Time!

Mrs. Florio's 3rd graders took a step back in time as they researched the "Age of Dinosaurs." They created dioramas of their favorite dinosaurs and other prehistoric creatures, using mainly recycled and earth materials. The students paired their dioramas with fact-filled powerpoint presentations they composed using Google slides. They added pictures, graphs, text, and animation to each slide bringing their reports to life!

Annual Art Show Amazes!

On Thursday, May 4th, Mrs. Planer showcased Lincoln School's artistic talent at the annual art show! Over 1,000 piece were on display and so many students, families, and community members came out to check out the amazing artwork! What a night to remember!

Liberty for All....Third Graders!

The class trip for the 3rd grade this year had the students visit Liberty Hall where they were enriched by historical architecture, dress and local historians' perspectives.

Once Upon A Time!

Independent work in Ms. Lopes' 2nd grade class exploring various versions of the classic fairytale “Cinderella.” They take a deep dive into these folktales and compare/contrast elements of the traditional Disney version. Dinorella, Spinderella, Dogerella, and Prince Cinders are just a few of the titles the second graders are analyzing as they work to finish their “I Stepped Into” projects! Bonus-they got to use flexible seating around the room to comfortably work at their own pace!

A Gracious Thank you!

The John and Jean Conlin Scholarship offered every year to an eighth grade student, who has demonstrated academic excellence in Science, has been increased at the family's request. We would like to thank the Conlin family for this increase and their continued support of our students in memory of their parents.

H.I.B. Update

Total Number of Investigations from September to May: 12

Number of Confirmed HIB Incidents for the School Year: 2

Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act 21-22 Self-Assessment Grades Confirmed by the NJDOE

Each year, the School Safety Team submits a reflective self-assessment for the previous year. Each of the 26 ratings, based off of multiple criteria, are rated on a 0 to 3 scale.

The following sections were rated:

  • HIB Programs and Approaches or Other Initiatives
  • Training on Board-Approved HIB Policy
  • Other Staff Instruction and Training Programs
  • Curriculum and Instruction on HIB and Related Information and Skills
  • HIB Personnel
  • School-Level HIB Incident Reporting Procedure
  • HIB Investigation Procedure
  • HIB Reporting

The grade submitted and confirmed by the NJDOE was a 78 for Lincoln School.

Next Parent Partnership- May 23rd at 7pm.

The next Parent Partnership workshop will take place on May 23rd at 7pm. in the cafeteria. If you cannot attend, please use the link below to attend virtually. It will also be recorded and emailed out thereafter.

Topic: Building Resilience and Perseverance in Students

Google Meet joining info

Video call link:

Or dial: ‪(US) +1 252-397-0100‬ PIN: ‪602 675 424‬#

Superintendent's Coffee Talk- May 31st at 6:30pm.

The last Superintendent's Coffee Talk for this school year will be on May 31st at 6:30pm. The topic for this talk will be summer endeavors and future fall initiatives. Hope to see you there.

District Advisory Committee Meeting

The next District Advisory Committee meeting will take place on June 7th at 3:30pm. We will plan to meet in the Art room.

S.E.P.A.C. Meeting 6.14.23 at 7pm.

The next meeting of the Special Education Parent Advisory Committee will be held virtually on June 14th at 7pm.

Below is the Google Meet information to log on virtually:

Google Meet joining info

Video call link:

Or dial: ‪(US) +1 929-266-3188‬ PIN: ‪389 912 058‬#

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Dates to Remember:

5/17 - Union County Teen Arts

5/18 - No Homework Night

5/19 - Progress Reports Issued

5/22 - Battle of the Colors

5/23 - Parent Partnership @ 7pm

5/24 - PTA Meeting

5/25 - Spring concert @ 7pm

5/26 - Field Day

  • Early Dismissal

5/29 - No School

5/31- Superintendent's Coffee Talk @ 6:30pm


6/5 - Dinosaur’s Rock Assembly

6/6 - 6/8 - BOGO Scholastic Book Fair

6/9- Kinderpalooza 9am

- 8TH Grade Farewell Dance

6/12- MS Spelling Bee