Message from the PTSA President
“You may never know what results come of your action, but if you do nothing there will be no result”--Mahatma Gandhi
This is so true.
We all want the very best for our children. Not only because they are our children, but because they are the future. They will one day (sooner than we think!) be running this country, our economy, and our world.
The single best way to help guide this journey for them is to be involved. Be involved in their lives, in their education, in their school. Kids learn from example. If we are involved, if we take action, if we strive to help others, then they will too. They will learn by seeing that their school is important. Their education is important. They will feel important.
It is so easy to get wrapped up in our to do lists, running this way and that, work, home, shopping, cleaning, cooking, taking care of the house and family. I urge you to add one more thing to your daily To Do List. I promise you will not regret it.
Check the ALHS school website: www.lincolnhigh.net. My 9:00am work start time allows me to have the luxury of spending the few frantic morning minutes with my two boys before they head out the door (and yes, it is literally minutes sometimes from bed to door!). I try to pull up the website on the computer while we are getting dressed and ready. We run through the list of upcoming events. There is SO much going on at Lincoln! We talk out about Spirit Week, and FAFSA issues, BSA, drama, the winning Lincoln Mustang varsity football team (way to go!), great photos of the senior picnic, the list seems endless. Many conversations are sparked from here. I feel much more informed, and can participate in their school experience. Is there a time in your day for this--perhaps after dinner? Or while cooking dinner? Give it a try – you might like it!
That is the first step. Stay informed about what is happening at Lincoln. Whenever and wherever you can, get involved. Think about what you can do to help support your child and his/her high school experience. Of course, we would love to have you join us at the PTSA meetings and events. We have lots of ways to get involved. Right now we are focused on our raffle. Can you help us? We need folks to help us sell the tickets. There is information on www.lincolnhigh.net
ALHS PTSA President 2013/2014
Administrative Corner - our Principal
Dear Lincoln Families:
Late fall is upon us and it is more important than ever to stay involved with your student’s progress at ALHS. Each semester, there are two, six-week marking periods before the last six-week marks that include final grades which appear on the transcript. School administration has worked closely with our teachers to develop common expectations for School Loop usage so that you should see a majority of teachers positing assignments and progress grades regularly. As with any newer technology system, some school adults have required more time and training to fully implement this tool. In that case, and in any case, parents should feel free to Loop Mail teachers to ask questions about student achievement if grades are not published.
Speaking of on-line activity, many parents have inquired about cyber-bullying and have wondered about how the school reacts when these matters come to our attention. Please know that we recognize cyber-bullying as being illegal and have a zero-tolerance policy. As an educator and a parent myself, I strongly encourage Lincoln families to monitor both on-line and cell phone activity and to set limits with children. Also please speak to your student about the dangers of social media and publishing inappropriate comments on the internet. In many of the situations I have seen in recent years, the bullying was initially perceived to be playful banter by the student that was misinterpreted.
Please read the on-line bulletin on www.lincolnhigh.net daily. Opportunities abound through the many programs, academic electives, and extra-curricular activities available to students and the school website is your best source of information.
Finally, please know that I am truly honored to work with both the young people of Lincoln as well as the wonderful parent community. Please contact me anytime with questions or concerns.
Barnaby O. Payne, Principal
Abraham Lincoln High School, SFUSD
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