Message from the PTSA President
“Rest and be thankful.”
― William Wadsworth
I know, with the hurried frantic pace of the holiday season it is hard to remember that there will be time for rest. But there will be – truly there will be. For now, though, we cook, we shop, we travel, we volunteer, we visit, we attend parties, we clean, we entertain, we enjoy the season. Hopefully your kids are helping you too – being involved and taking responsibility can really add to the experience. After their homework is done, of course!
The season of thanks. The season of friends, family, and good cheer.
I continue to be thankful for the opportunities Lincoln provides for my kids. We really are very lucky to have such a dedicated and committed principal, staff, and faculty. And what really comes to mind is overwhelming gratitude for the hard work of the PTSA's raffle committee! Terry Chen, Joe Stark, Lily Mok, Suzanne Chan, and Pauline Lee have worked tirelessly for months to solicit prizes, sell tickets and involve the Lincoln community it making this year’s raffle bigger and better than ever. It is because of their efforts that we are able to raise funds to sponsor the Teacher Grants that are so critical to the classrooms, clubs, activities, and athletics. I do hope you can join us on Wednesday December 11th at 7:00 in the library for our annual potluck and, of course, the raffle drawing! Will you be the lucky winner of $1,000?
This is also a good time to attend events at the school. If you missed the play, perhaps check out Improv Night. Or the Winter Concert by our fabulous music department. Participate and get involved – encourage your kids to attend a football game, or track meet. Support of classmates builds community, and community builds character. The packed schedule of events is on the front page of the school website – www.lincolnhigh.net
See what you might want to add to your calendar!
As 2013 ends and 2014 begins I encourage you to consider how you might like to become more involved in the PTSA at Lincoln, and through that involvement help to enrich the experience of your child(ren) as well as the rest of Lincoln community.
Eve Barringer, ALHS PTSA President, 2013/2014
1: This week, a very special event begins at Lincoln. The "Beyond Bullying Project" is a storytelling project designed to capture the ways people talk about lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) sexuality and gender in U.S. high schools. The team (including faculty at SF State) will collect stories and talk with students and teachers in three U.S. high schools. From December 2 – 13th Beyond Bullying will be at ALHS with a booth in the garden area and throughout the school. Students, staff and faculty—LGBTQ and straight—are invited to tell stories about LGBTQ sexuality in the booth privately and confidentially and to talk with the team informally about their experiences with LGBTQ sexuality and gender at school. The booth is located across from the school garden behind the new building.
The team will examine what it takes for schools to welcome stories of ordinary LGBT experience beyond stories of bullying and harassment. ALHS is the first of the three schools to participate, and next spring they will return to share what they learn. Thank you in advance for your support and participation. Ian Enriquez and Morgan Wallace are the site liaisons for the project that has been fully vetted through the district and SFSU.
2: The Fall improv comedy show by the Lincoln Mustangs Funny Actors Organization will be taking place this Friday, December 6th at 7pm. This promises to be one of the funniest things you will see this year, so if you need a good laugh come to the Little Theater this Friday night and prepare for the unexpected! We have many new faces this year and a few new games to perform. Come support the kids and bring some ideas for us! Who knows, you might end up on stage yourself!
Youth Outreach Coordinator
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.