Message from the PTSA President
Welcome to the 2014/2015 School Year!
For some of you, this is your first time in high school. For some it’s your first time at Lincoln. And for some of you, this is your final year of school before graduation. All of us are on our own journey, but we are all together on that journey here at Abraham Lincoln High School.
PTSA meetings (2nd Wednesday of the month, 7:00 PM in the library) and events are great ways to learn from others, to share experiences, find out what other families are experiencing – homework, teachers, stress, clubs, friends, sports, all the aspects of your student’s life here at Abraham Lincoln. We want to hear about your experiences too. Participate as often as you can – you won’t be sorry!
We are an organization of parent volunteers. Won’t you consider lending a hand? Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you can help in any of the following ways:
Raffle tickets are available for sale. We need you to help sell the tickets (only $1 each) and/or solicit prizes. Please consider taking at least 50 tickets to sell to family/friends/neighbors – what you don’t sell simply return before the drawing. The drawing will be held at our February 11th meeting. Top prizes will be $1,000 and $500 in CASH, and we will be offering a Go Pro camera too! Pauline Lee is our Fundraising Chair and greatly appreciates any and all help.
Neighborhood festivals/events are opportunities for us to sell raffle tickets AND get to know the community as well as our fellow Lincoln Mustangs families. Please consider helping out at the Noriega/Ocean Beach festival on Saturday, October 11th.
Daytime administration help – if you have an hour during the day there are several opportunities to help out in the library and the Career/Counseling Center.
If you missed the back to school mailing, we are shifting our one and only direct fundraising appeal to be right now, at the beginning of the year. If you have not already, won’t you please consider donating to the PTSA? We depend on your donations to run the programs, support the teachers in the classrooms, feed the kids during testing week, and support the ALHS community through Teacher Grants. Your contributions go a long way to help make Abraham Lincoln High School the amazing place it is. You can donate through PayPal or mail us a check. Click for a Support Form or look on the Parents/Community tab of the school’s website.
Deadline for Teacher Grant Requests is October 17th. Be sure to come to our October meeting to hear from some of the Teachers who will be asking for our support. Your voice is valuable in deciding which grants will be awarded.
Hope to see you at the next meeting!
2014/2015 President ALHS PTSA
LETTER FROM THE PRINCIPAL
Dear Lincoln Families:
It has been my pleasure to see and meet so many of you at both the September PTSA meeting and 9th and 10th grade Counselor Information Night. I strongly encourage you to stay involved at Lincoln and to please continue to attend Lincoln parent events, performances, and athletic contests. Please check the homepage and calendar at www.lincolnhigh.net for all school happenings. I can assure you that your presence on campus as a parent/caregiver makes Lincoln a better place.
Also this year, we are in our second year in which all SFUSD students must meet the University of California A to G requirements in order to graduate. A to G is a menu of courses in every subject area that students must complete both for college entrance and high school graduation. There is detailed explanation of these requirements in the SFUSD Student/Parent/Caregiver Handbook that was sent home with students in August. The same information can also be found on the district web page, www.sfusd.edu.
Finally, another great resource for families is ConnectEdu at www.connectedu.net. This is a college and career planning website that is free to all SFUSD students. Simply follow the directions to “create a new account.” Student transcripts automatically upload and families may specialize and individualize their college planning, and find links to college requirements and deadlines. 9th graders are trained on this program through College/Career classes.
I look forward to a great year of working with all Lincoln families. Please contact me anytime through School Loop or through email at email@example.com.
Mr. Payne, Principal
Abraham Lincoln High School—SFUSD
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.
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).
Another Amazing Spread at the Teacher Appreciation Tea