The Library at Lincoln HS needs your help!
Please send me an email to let me know who can help in collecting text books at the end of year.
The periods of time I'll need help are
from Monday, 5/20 to Friday, 5/24 and
from Monday, 5/27 to Friday, 5/31.
Generally the time to drop by is any time from 8am to 4pm. If a parent can only help before Monday, 5/20 that is perfectly fine. Any help is much appreciated! Just forward your name, times, days/dates and contact info. Thanks, thanks, and more thanks!
Abraham Lincoln HS
(415) 759-2700, ex. 3230
The Amazing Spread at the Teacher Appreciation Tea
Mention ALHS SF at checkout and
you get 10% off and
Lincoln gets another 5%.
Here are the water bottles saved by Lincoln-ites (who brought their own) in just the first day of Star Testing.
Some Recent PTSA Purchases!
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You pay the same as everyone else, but a percentage of your purchase is donated to Lincoln!
The ALHS Green Academy is collecting electronics for recycling. Please bring cell phones, laptops, toners, ink jet cartridges and old ipods to the main office or room 21C. All funds raised support the Green Academy's activities including the school garden. Contact Valerie Ziegler with questions.
Message from the PTSA President
Dear Lincoln Family and Friends,
Welcome back from Spring Break! The end of the 2nd grading period is Friday, April 19th, so make sure your students have enough time to rest and focus on their studies!
Here’s what’s new for APRIL:
Kudos to the Outstanding Brotherhood Sisterhood Assembly on March 7th
The ALHS Clubs put on an awesome show this year! The auditorium was packed beyond what I have seen in recent years. This is yet another event that makes me proud to be a Lincoln parent. The theme, “Dream Big, Make It Work,” paralleled the dedication, pride, and hard work that each club put into their performances. Thanks to the student coordinators and ASB, and especially to Ms. Eng, Ms. Kamkar and Ms. Walenta. This annual ALHS event could not have been done without their vision and dedication. The show was enjoyed not only by all ALHS students, but also by 300+ middle school students from the Sunset district. Big thanks to all the parent volunteers who helped with coordinating the food contributions from the clubs and the PTSA. And THANK YOU, parents, for working with the ASB in making sure that all 150+ club members were fed on time for their performances. BSA 2013 DVD’s are on sale for $10, please contact Ms. Kamkar, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tennis Court Windscreen Dedication, April 5th, Noon to 1:30PM
Join ALHS and USTA in a dedication ceremony for the newly installed tennis court windscreens. Come check out the ALHS Tennis Wall, tennis courts’ graffiti mural art.
PTSA Board Elections, Wednesday, April 10th, 6:30PM in the Library
Come and vote for the 2013-14 PTSA Board. Here’s also a good time to volunteer for any committees for the next school year. E-mail us at email@example.com or come to any meeting. We would love to meet you!
SPRING Concert, APR 19th in the Auditorium, 7 to 9 PM
The Spring Concert will feature performances by the ALHS Band, Orchestra, and Choir--all directed by Mr. Tristan Arnold, ALHS Music Dept. Tickets are available at the door: $5/adults, $3/students.
Come support the ALHS Music Dept. and students! We will be selling desserts, light beverages, and flowers for your performing students.
STAR Testing: APR 22, 23, 24, and 25 for 9 to 11th graders
PTSA will be providing breakfast snacks & beverages for over 1500 students for each test day and also for AP test participants in the following weeks. The week of STAR testing will culminate on Friday, April 26 with a special bell schedule for the Earth Day Celebration and Springfest.
Volunteers needed to organize food for individual classrooms! Please contact Lily @ firstname.lastname@example.org.
Last Chance to Donate to the PTSA
There has been just a trickle of donations coming in the last couple of months. You still have time to make a donation before the year ends and there’s still time for a great tax deduction.
Senior parents: Show your appreciation for the wonderful education your child has received at ALHS before they head off to college!
VOLUNTEERS needed for APRIL and MAY event (contact Lily @ email@example.com):
April 27th Saturday 9AM New Student Orientation @ Auditorium - Parent & Student volunteers to help with memberships & volunteer committee sign-ups.
May 2nd , Thursday 2PM Teacher Appreciation Tea @ Library - Looking for volunteers and donations of desserts, tea sandwiches, teacher raffle gifts (gift cards, etc.)
May 16th, Thursday 9AM Senior Awards Assembly @ Auditorium - Parent volunteers to set up & breakdown reception buffet for awardees and family.
May 28th, Tuesday 7AM Senior Breakfast @ St. Stephens - Looking for parents to prepare, setup, serve and breakdown buffet & seating tables.
Dear Lincoln Families:
April is often one of the busiest months of the year as we push towards the end of the year and graduation. Our preliminary budget for the 2013-14 School Year as well as our master strategic plan (The Balanced Score Card) are due this month as well. Lincoln is in great shape in both regards as we are not facing any cuts to personnel or programs in the budget and the superintendent has identified Lincoln as one of the top performing schools in SFUSD based on multiple data indicators.
April is also new student registration month and we welcome over 500 new families to Lincoln in the class of 2017. Lincoln was yet again the number one school of choice in SFUSD receiving more applications than any other school in the district. There will be a new student orientation on Saturday April 27, 2013 from 9am to noon. Current parents are invited to volunteer for that event through the PTSA.
As you know, April is STAR testing month as well. During the week of April 22-26 there will be special bell schedules every day for each grade level. Please consult the schedule that is published now in a bulletin on www.lincolnhigh.net. This assessment is extremely important to our school community. Please be sure your student is well-rested and prepared each day. For juniors in particular the test results are used by the California State University system as a placement exam in English and Math. As principal, I am so grateful for the STAR breakfasts provided by the PTSA for students on each day of testing. Testing week will culminate in our annual Springfest celebration on Friday, April 26. Students will be dismissed early that day.
Finally, I would like to make parents aware of two of the most important initiatives happening in public education currently in California. First, California has adopted the new National Common Core Standards in Math and English, the first such country-wide standards in our nation's history. Teachers have already been working hard to learn the changes and are modifying curriculum accordingly. With the change in standards, annual testing will change radically as well with the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC), and efforts to align testing with 21st century skills. Please go to the California Department of Education website for more information: www.cde.gov.
Have a great month! Feel free to contact me any time.
Mr. Payne, Principal