Message from the PTSA President
So much is going on with the Lincoln PTSA!
The Career Resource/Job Fair on February 13th was a HUGE success. This year we partnered with Maria Martinez in the College and Career Center. Special thanks to Carol Dawson, Lily Mok, Joe Stark, John Oberschelp, Hud Bixler and Bill Barnickel for a well-planned, organized and executed event. Also thanks to these other volunteers: Junnie Yong, Hazel Betsy, Deanna Yee, Judy Cheng, Pat Higa and Tina Shih. Thanks to Carol for volunteering to take this project on next year! It just keeps getting better.
Next volunteer opportunity will be for the BSA show on Thursday, March 13th. If you have never been, be sure to plan on attending – the clubs at Lincoln put on an amazing show to help promote community and tolerance. There will be an evening performance at 7:00pm in the auditorium. One of the ways the PTSA helps support the Lincoln students is to contribute food and servers for all the performers. The kids go straight from school to rehearsal to the event with no time for dinner. So we help by contributing food (the clubs do too) and servers for a dinner in the cafeteria. We tidy up quickly so we can all go enjoy the show. If you are able to help out we would greatly appreciate your help starting at 3:30. Please email Lily Mok at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Did you know that we will soon have a Student Store? The small retail establishment is in the courtyard near the Little Theater at the north east corner of the school. Watch this space for updates! Also coming soon will be an art show by the Visual and Performing Arts students. The PTSA is very excited to be a part of this first ever event! Would you like to help us? There will be lots of ways to help with these two projects and many more as we move through this school year and prepare for the next. We are actively seeking new board members and committee chairs. Many hands make for light work as they say! Email me at email@example.com for more details.
Be sure to stay involved and stay informed. It all starts with the website – make a habit of checking several times a week – continuous updates and fantastic information. Are you also aware of the Lincoln Log--our very own student newspaper? Pick up a copy next time you are in the building or click the link on the main page of the website.
And, of course, what better way to stay in the know than by attending our monthly PTSA meetings? Join us the 2nd Wednesday of the month at 7:00 PM in the library. You won’t want to miss this month’s meeting. Principal Payne will be presenting next year’s budget. That’s Wednesday, March 12th at 7:00pm in the library. Hope to see you there!
2013/2014 President ALHS PTSA
Easy Fundraising Opportunities
FREE MONEY for our SCHOOL!!
Do you shop at these stores? Tell them you are from ALHS --they will make a donation to our school!
COLE HARDWARE – www.colehardware.com
Lincoln will get a gift card equal to 10% of all purchases made throughout the year. Just mention ‘Abraham Lincoln HS’ when you make your purchase. Their nearest store is at 956 Cole Street (at Parnassus, near UC Medical Center).
LUCKY S.H.A.R.E.S. - www.luckysupermarkets.com/shares/index/overview
Get your S.H.A.R.E.S. card by contacting (firstname.lastname@example.org 415-759-2700). It's simple! Shop, swipe and earn points at any participating supermarket (Lucky Supermarkets, FoodMaxx and S-Mart Foods). A portion of the qualified purchases will automatically be donated to ALHS in the form of S.H.A.R.E.S. points. The more points you earn, the more money you earn for Lincoln. Up to 3% of the qualified purchases are credited to our account with each swipe. Every quarter, we will receive a check for our share of the qualified purchases- we will need to earn at least $5 to receive a check.
MOLLIE STONE’S - www.molliestones.com
Contact Bill Barnickel (email@example.com or 415-309-8087) for a Community Card. With the Mollie Stone's Community Card, Mollie Stone's will contribute up to 5% of your total purchases to our school. Register online to select up to three organizations to receive contributions from your purchases. Shop at
OFFICE DEPOT - www.officedepot.com
Present our school ID number (70014088) or mention ‘Abraham Lincoln HS’ when you shop online, over the phone, or at your neighborhood Office Depot store. They will give ALHS rewards equal to 5% of the qualifying purchases in the form of a gift card that can be used towards supplies for our school and teachers!
SPORTS BASEMENT - www.sportsbasement.com
Mention ALHS and you will receive 10% off your purchase and Lincoln will get 5%!
Sports Basement is an outlet sporting good and outdoor store selling the best brands at basement prices. Visit their warehouses for brands like The North Face, Burton, Asics, Adidas, Nike and Under Armour all at 10-60% below retail. They also rent skis, snowboards, bikes, and camping equipment for the whole family as well as offer discounted lift tickets to Tahoe resorts and hold monthly bike maintenance clinics.
SF locations: 610 Old Mason Street (Presidio) and 1590 Bryant Street (Potrero Hill).
TARGET – www.target.com
Target pledges 1% of purchases made with the Target Red Card. You will have the opportunity to designate ALHS as the recipient. Our Target School id is (#35250).
Letter from the Principal
Dear Lincoln Families:
A very busy spring semester 2014 is upon us. Please make note that the most important date of the year is the graduation ceremony on Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at 9:00am at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium. This has been an outstanding class and I look forward to the many senior activities in the coming months.
Many families received “First Notices of Truancy” during February. Due to a problem with the school district’s software program, no notices were sent during the first semester so this first letter was retroactive from the first day of school. Please review those letters carefully with your child. If you have questions please contact your child’s counselor, the Deans’ Office or an administrator so we may resolve any concerns.
The spring testing season is upon us and there have been drastic changes to the state-wide testing procedures. The junior class however will take both the old California Standards Test with the results reported to the California State University System and the new Smarter Balanced Assessment. Please check the daily bulletin and calendar on www.lincolnhigh.net for special schedules related to testing. Also questions regarding the new assessment can be answered on the district website, www.sfusd.edu .
Another exciting development is the new Common Core Math sequence recently adopted by the Board of Education that will roll out during the 2015-16 School Year. More detailed information can be found on the district website as well.
Finally, I would implore all Lincoln families to stay connected to the school through School Loop, the school website and the PTSA. Of course, you may contact me as well any time!
Barnaby O. Payne, Principal
Abraham Lincoln High School, SFUSD
The Amazing Spread at the Teacher Appreciation Tea
Mention ALHS SF at checkout and
you get 10% off and
Lincoln gets another 5%.
Some Recent PTSA Purchases!
You Just Shop.
Money will Magically Appear.
Try shopping through this link.
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.