Welcome to the 2018-2019 school year! This year will be my thirteenth year serving as an Elementary Principal and second year at Lincoln Elementary School. It is my privilege to be a part of such a remarkable school community here in the East Penn School District. Our staff strives to provide a learning environment that is warm and safe for our students while encouraging student responsibility for their own learning.
Lincoln Elementary School, home of the Lincoln Lions, is one of seven elementary schools in the East Penn School District. Our school presently houses 400 students in Kindergarten through Grade Five. The staff includes eighteen classroom teachers, three Learning Support teachers, one gifted specialist, four specials teachers, an Instructional Support teacher (IST), guidance counselor, school psychologist, nurse, and numerous support personnel. The three-floor facility consists of eighteen classrooms, three small group instruction rooms, an All-Purpose Room, music and art rooms, a library/media center, and large paved and grassy play areas.
Lincoln is a very unique and diverse neighborhood school on the normally quiet Seem Street in Emmaus. That is until school days, when the 200th block of Seem Street transforms into a spirited community of student bus/car riders, and walkers; parents, grandparents, and siblings; and lots of lively pets! Everyday the beautiful Lincoln Learning Garden area is teeming with family members, big and small, bidding farewell in the morning and eagerly greeting the students at the end of the day.
This year, as always, we will be providing our students with a warm learning environment brimming with exciting new academic experiences that will result in successful and rewarding learning for all! Academics will be aligned with the English Language Arts and Math Common Core and include a Balanced Literacy Program and student driven inquiry opportunities. We look forward to all of our Kindergarten students being with us for the full day! Students will also enjoy many special events, exciting assemblies, and the very popular spring musical. Lincoln students, teachers, parents, and neighbors work together to make learning at Lincoln challenging and fun!
Every year students at Lincoln are empowered to follow three Pawsitive Steps: Be Respectful; Be Responsible; and Be Safe. We teach them our expectations for each of these during class meetings and assemblies. Additionally, we celebrate students at our “Lion’s Pride” Assemblies and recognize them for outstanding work and positive behavior. The talented and dedicated staff and the caring families of Lincoln work cooperatively throughout the school year to assist our students in developing emotionally and socially, as well as academically, so they successfully grow into productive, responsible, and respectful citizens.
We have an outstanding Parent-Teacher Organization (PTO) at Lincoln that helps us acquire many items that supplement the educational program of every student here at Lincoln. From instructional materials and resources, to class field trips, assemblies, and other special student and family events, such as PAW’s Place, Family Bingo, and the Spring Festival, our PTO accomplishes absolutely magnificent things for our children. This year we will be adding two dances; one for our K-2 students and families and a second for our 3-5 students and their families. Please consider participating in the organization!
I’m sure this will be an amazing year at Lincoln! I look forward to greeting the children every day with smiles, hugs, and high fives! If you have any questions or concerns, I can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 610-965-1636.
Lynn B. Brinckman, Principal